domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017

Conteste CB Livre 2017 - É já no dia 9 de Setembro


O Conteste CB Livre 2017, é um novo projecto criado e organizado por um grupo de amigos, que todos os dias fazem os seus QSO’s em canal 27 (27,275 mhz).
Num certo dia surgiu a ideia deste Conteste e passamos à acção.
Todas as novidades e duvidas para esclarecer é no seguinte:
- Tópico
Os organizadores são:
• Estação Dragão - José Carlos
• Estação Onça 4 - Filipe
• Estação Panorâmica - Miguel
• Estação Philadelphia - Pedro
• Estação Planalto Azul - Oliveira
• Estação Rambo 92 - Manuel
• Estação Turbo - Toni
Regulamento
1 – Este conteste destina-se a promover a faixa da Banda do Cidadão. Vai ser feita no canal 27, frequência 27,275 Mhz, no modo LSB.
2 – A localização do conteste é um Mistério e vai ser revelado até ao dia 13 de Setembro (quarta-feira).
3 – O Conteste CB Livre 2017, terá início às 14:00 de 9 de Setembro (sábado) e terminará às 03:45 de 10 de Setembro (domingo).
4 - São 7 períodos para contactos:
• 1º Contacto – 14:00 – 15:45
• 2º Contacto – 16:00 – 17:45
• 3º Contacto – 18:00 – 19:45
• 4º Contacto – 20:00 – 21:45
• 5º Contacto – 22:00 – 23:45
• 6º Contacto – 00:00 . 01:45
• 7º Contacto – 02:00 – 03:45
5 – Nos primeiros contactos feitos, vai ser registado: nome de estação, operador, localização da estação, sinal recebido, número sequencial da chamada, QTR e a resposta da pergunta que vai ser feita: “Qual é a localização Mistério?”
6 – A partir do 2º contacto segue-se o número sequencial das chamadas e quando terminar, surgirá nova oportunidade para contactos.
7 – Para confirmação QSL dos contactos feitos, envie a sua QSL devidamente preenchida para:
Conteste CB Livre 2017, Apartado 2243, 4451-901 Matosinhos, Portugal.
8 – Para acompanhar todas as novidades e esclarecimentos, acompanhe este tópico do  trxnice!
- Tópico
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sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2017

** SPAIN. 17855, August 17 at 1804, no signal again from REE to North America, while 17715 to South America is a JBA carrier, and the other pair, 15390 & 15520 are more audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 6604-USB, Aug 18 at 0549, VOLMET for Atlanta, several FL airports, Nassau and Bermuda are all ``missing`` repeated over and over, from New York Radio. Obviously no human is paying attention and as too frequently happens, the automation has failed. Frequency is shared with Gander which should take over at 0550, hopefully more successfully (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1891 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 17 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9331.6v-CUSB, poor. Next:
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  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
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, August 17 at 1807, WRMI with choral music not // 11825 Brother Scare as it is supposed to be at 15-20 UT. At 1809, 9395 // 9455 correctly with Oldies. Yes, at 1859, 11580 still IDs as Radio Africa Network on 21525 (only).
So at 1930 I finally notify: ``Jeff, Have been hearing Radio Africa ``21525`` programming on 11580 all day, as early as 1300 and still 1900 UT. If this is a mistake, perhaps you can get 11580 programming back on 11580 by 2000? 73, Glenn``
But at 2015 next check, 11580 is music and gospel huxter still not // anything, except presumably inaudible 21525. Reply comes from Jeff at 2050:
``Glenn: It's a bad switch on our automation system. It's now being switched manually until the switch is fixed, so programming should be OK``
9395, Aug 18 at 0146, interview in English with someone in New York, presumably RAE correctly.
11580, Aug 18 at 1322, back to BS instead of RAE in French; next check 1358 separate music from 11825, and 1400 into RAE in Spanish for jueves. I advise Jeff, who is probably in South Africa already for HFCC B-17, that the Okeechobee ops need to be vigilant for other anomalies we have noted (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Morning of August 18, tropo is up from eastern OK and Arkansas. William Hepburn`s map for 15 UT shows a Level 8 tropo blob in western Arkansas, around a tiny Level 9 spot; progressively less toward us, as usual on the edge of an opening.
Most UHF and hi VHF channels display at least a Bad signal on the Zenith box and/or Sanyo TV. Many otherwise OKC-area good signals are either broken up or bad due to DX interference: RF 7, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29, 33, 46.
OKC low powers are making it: 41 KBZC-LD, 36 KUOK-CD. Also still past 1612 UT, the only NTSC analog, 48 KOCY-LP, with Don Cheto and his prancing girls on Estrella TV.
RF 18, KFSM-DT Fort Smith AR is the only solid DX, as 5-1 with CBS; 5-2 with KXNW-DT, and 5-3 with Antenna TV; weakening during the 15-16 hour (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 10024-AM, August 18 at 0540, VP carrier and trace? of modulation? Might be a leapfrog from the 31m band, except one or both would have to be off-frequency, unlikely. Pirate?
EiBi has one entry on 10024, but never specifying mode, AM or SSB:
``10024 0000-2400 HONDURAS COCESNA Cenamer Control E CAm``
So what is COCESNA?
``Qu? es ACNA? COCESNA es el organismo responsable por la prestaci?n de los Servicios de Navegaci?n A?rea en la Region Centroamericana mediante la Agencia Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegaci?n A?rea ACNA, la cual nace con la reforma de los Estatutos el 1 de junio de 2001 y se encuentra ubicada f?sicamente en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, siendo su actual Director el Licenciado Juan Carlos Trabanino, y donde se agrupan los servicios p?blicos de:
    Control de Tr?nsito A?reo
    Telecomunicaciones Aeron?uticas
    Informaci?n Aeron?utica
    Radio-ayudas a la Navegaci?n A?rea.
    Actualmente esta Direcci?n desarrolla importantes proyectos.``
But that still doesn`t explain explicitly what the letters COCESNA stand for! We have to go to The Free Dixionary:
``Corporaci?n Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegaci?n A?rea
(Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services)``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11802-USB, August 18 at 1434, 2-way in colloquial Spanish INTRUDERS. Mentions ``madre``, no doubt a shortened expletive, much like in English. Kudos on their frequency management, as there are no AM signals bothered on either side, 11800/11805 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1636 UT August 18
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ARLP033 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP033 Propagation de K7RA

Several readers pointed out those averages for the various
indicators we track were all wrong last week. Average daily sunspot
number was 12.1 instead of 5, although the rest of the text in the
bulletin was correct. Likewise, average daily solar flux was 73.2
instead of 71.

And average daily planetary A index was 11.3 instead of 5, and
mid-latitude A index was really 6.9 instead of 6.

The current (most recent) week, August 10-16 showed average sunspot
numbers at 15.3 and average solar flux at 72.

Predicted solar flux is 78 and 77 on August 18-19, 76 on August
20-24, 72 on August 25, 68 on August 26-28, 70 on August 29, 72 on
August 30 through September 8, 70 on September 9, 68 on September
10-24, 70 on September 25, and 72 on September 26 to October 1.

Predicted planetary A index is 24, 18, 16, 14 and 12 on August
18-22, 8 on August 23-24, 5 on August 25-29, then 12, 24, 18, and 14
on August 30 through September 2, 5 on September 3-7, 10 on
September 8, 8 on September 9-10, then 5, 10, 20, 25, 15, 12, 10, 8
and 6 on September 11-19, 5 on September 20-25, and 12, 24, 18, and
14 on September 26-29, then 5 on September 30 and October 1.

"Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period August 18-24, 2017:

"Quiet:       Aug 22-24
Unsettled:   Aug 20-22
Active:      Aug 18-19
Minor storm: Aug 18

"Geomagnetic activity summary: We expect an active minor storming
episode within the next 24 hours. Expect active conditions August
18-19. Friday (August 18), the K-index may reach 5 (minor storming
event). Saturday, August 19, we expect at most unsettled to active
conditions.

"The following two days August (20-21), we expect at most unsettled
conditions with one isolated active event.

"The rest of the forecast week (August 22-24), we expect quiet to
unsettled conditions.

"Tomas Bayer
RWC Prague
Institute of Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech
Republic, Prague
Department of Geomagnetism
Budkov observatory (BDV)"

Solar eclipse mania: http://bit.ly/2tG6njO .

On Monday, don't miss the total solar eclipse and the related Solar
Eclipse QSO Party: http://hamsci.org/seqp .

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 August 10-16, 2017 were 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 21,
and 30, with a mean of 15.3. 10.7 cm flux was 71, 69.8, 70.3, 68.2,
73, 74.2, and 77.3, with a mean of 72. Estimated planetary A indices
were 5, 7, 11, 7, 5, 4, and 6, with a mean of 6.4. Estimated
mid-latitude A indices were 7, 7, 12, 9, 5, 3, and 5, with a mean of
6.9.
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ARLP033 Propagation de K7RA
ZCZC AP33
QST de W1AW
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 33  ARLP033
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  August 18, 2017
To all radio amateurs 

ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org>

ARLD033 DX news

ARLD033 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
HL4CCM, RW6HS, SP8TK, 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.

SAMOA, 5W.  Bert, CX3AN will be QRV as 5W0HA from Upolu Island, IOTA
OC-097, from August 19 to 26.  Activity will be holiday style on the
HF bands.  QSL direct to home call.

LESOTHO, 7P.  Quintus, ZS2KU and Vaughan, ZS2VR are QRV as 7P8QM and
7P8VRR, respectively, from the Sani Pass Region until August 21.
Activity is on 20 and 15 meters.  QSL to home calls.

CUBA, CO. 
A group of operators will be QRV as T45FM from the Faro
Puta Maya Lighthouse, ILLW CU-005, during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be with six stations
active on all bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL
direct to RW6HS.

PORTUGAL, CT.
  A group of operators from the Nucleo de Radioamadores
da Armada will be QRV as CR1FF from the Farol da Ponta Ferraria
Lighthouse on Sao Miguel Island, IOTA EU-003, during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity is on the HF
bands using CW and SSB.  QSL via CS5NRA.

SABLE ISLAND, CY0.   Aaron, VA1AXC is QRV as CYO/VA1AXC until the
end of August.  He is active on 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via
JE1LET.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.
  Operators DH3WO, DJ2HD, DJ2BQ and
DL3DXX will be QRV as DA2017LH from Fluegge Lighthouse during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via DJ2HD.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Dale, KE0BRZ, is QRV as DU1/KE0BRZ from Palawan
until August 22.  Activity is holiday style on 20 meters using SSB
and QRP power.  QSL direct to home call.

SPAIN, EA.  A group of operators will be QRV as EG1LWV from the Faro
Cabo Vilano Lighthouse during the International Lighthouse/Lightship
Weekend.  QSL via EA1HNP.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.   Operators F6BCW and F6DTZ are QRV as TX5EG
from Moorea until September 5.  They may also be active as FO/F6BCW
and FO/F6DTZ, respectively.  Activity is on 80 to 12 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.  QSL via operators' instructions.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Members of the Gwangju DX Club are QRV as
D73G from Ap'ae Island, IOTA AS-060, until August 20.  Activity is
on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
6L0NJ.

PANAMA, HP.  Members of the Radio Club de Panama will be QRV as 3E1L
from the Canal Miraflores Lighthouse during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via HP1RCP.

POLAND, SP.  Special event station HF700LUB is QRV until August 2018
to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the city Lublin.  Activity is
on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
SP8AB.  In addition, look for 3Z20ILLW to be QRV from the
Jaroslawiec Lighthouse, ILLW PL-0014, during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via bureau.

ANTARCTICA.  Raj, VU3LBP is QRV as VU3LBP/p from the Bharati
Station, Larsemann Hills, IOTA AN-016, until November 2017.  QSL via
I1HYW.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V73/WW6RG from
Kwajalein Atoll from August 21 to 24.  Activity will be on 14205 kHz
using SSB between 0300 and 0730z.  QSL to home call.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the Goa Radio Amateurs Society will be QRV as
AU2LH from the Betul Lighthouse during the International
Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL direct to VU2YQ.

MEXICO, XE.
  Members of the Radioexperimentadores de Campeche will
be QRV as 4A3AA from the Isla Aguada Lighthouse during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.  QSL via XE3AA.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Rene, F6CTW is QRV as XU7AEZ from Phnom Penh until
August 29.  Activity is on 20 meters using CW.  QSL direct to home
call.

INDONESIA, YB.  Special event station YB67TJG will be QRV from
August 20 to 27 to mark the founding of the province Jawa Tengah 67
years ago.  This includes operations from the Borobudur Central Java
Amateur Radio Fair 2017.  QSL via operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY, ARRL 10
GHz and Up Contest, International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, QRP
20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, SARTG
World Wide RTTY Contest, Russian District Award Contest, Keyman's
Club of Japan CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint, North American SSB QSO
Party, CVA DX CW Contest and SARL HF Digital Contest will certainly
keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Solar Eclipse QSO Party and Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest are
scheduled for August 21.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are
scheduled for August 23.

Please see August 2017 QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
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ARLD033 DX news
ZCZC AE33
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 33  ARLD033
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  August 17, 2017
To all radio amateurs 

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 16-17, 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. RAE relays missing from WRMI 11580: see U S A
** BRAZIL. 9665.989, Aug 17 at 0554, R. Voz Mission?ria has almost achieved a full kHz of offness, S7 signal in Brazuguese gospel huxter, much better signal than the others, JBA carriers circa 9674.97, 9725+, 9819 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 15190.732, Aug 16 at 2012, JBA carrier, presumed R?dio Inconfid?ncia, which JRX in Brasil reported reactivated as of Aug 13, not heard since June 5, on ``15190``, but it`s always been off-frequency, now more so than before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA [non]. 9955, Thu Aug 17 at 1308, WRMI, Spanish news of protest demonstration in Buenaventura, with lots of location crowd noise. Hadn`t heard about it elsewhere; is this news or olds? During `Informativo G24` the Colombian-oriented but produced in Miami weekly news magazine, and thus the closest thing to a Colombian external SW service. 1326 wrapup with program ID as such.
Searching on Buenaventura manifestaciones, these ranged from May 19 to June 12. People were killed and injured. So what was this about? Here`s an RCN story from May 19:
http://www.noticiasrcn.com/nacional-regiones-pacifico/disturbios-buenaventura-dejan-un-muerto-11-heridos-y-41-detenidos
It seems there had been riots and vandalism, and a `paro c?vico`, meaning general strike? A prolonged one by teachers protesting their treatment by the government (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 17, K17JN-D, Enid`s only `local` TV station, really just a satellator, continues with six 3ABN subchannels, except 17-6 remains nothing but silent greenscreen labeled `test`, August 17 at 1620 UT. So what are they testing? This was first noted August 11. I don`t remember what used to be on #6. When I surveyed them in May 2016, it was AFTV == AmFacts, which is now on 17-3; and rabbitears.info now has Amazing Facts on 17-5! All filed under Market 50 OKC, altho no one in OKC is ever going to see this station except possibly as DX. 17-5 is really now Hope201 per the PSIP during a drama, Aug 17 at 1626 UT. The lineup at W9WI.com is not accurate either, but this Adventist offshoot keeps shifting them (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1891 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 16 after 2100 on webcast of WBCQ, while 7489.978 is JBA (as measured a semihour earlier). Also confirmed Wed Aug 16 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9331.630v-CUSB, fair; creeping further upward. Next:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  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
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7489.978, Aug 16 at 2042 WBCQ is JBA and off-frequency here during `Financial Survival` prior to WOR at 2100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Aug 16 at 2017, WRMI with BS here // stronger 11825, instead of an hour of diverse programming. Mistake? Hope so, as anything but BS is to be preferred.
At 2017, I quickly check some other frequencies: 9455 has gospel huxter in Spanish, so what is it // to? I bet it`s `Creciendo en Gracia`, Wednesday, the only SS program scheduled this hour on 11580, flipped. 9455 is S9 and stronger than 11580; 9395 is much weaker but seems still Oldies; 15770 is BS at S4-S6.
11580, Aug 17 at 1306, WRMI with no RAE relay in French, but instead a gospel huxter in accented English; 1314 closing until ``next Sunday right here on this wonderful station`` but no name. No ID at 1315 but right into next show `Hope for Today`; and 1330 to `The Redemption Hour`; 1352 a different g.h. in accented English; 1359 WRMI ID and then ID as Radio Africa Network on ``21525`` (only). 1400 into RAE music beat, but no RAE in Spanish; 1403 switch to other music fill.
Meanwhile I try to // 21525 which is JBA here, but at 1402 unseems //. At 1415, 11580 with another g.h. in English and now I can barely make it // 21525. 1429 RAN ID with P O box in Zimbabwe. By 1504, 11580 should have rejoined Brother Scare, but it`s not // 11825, instead gospel music, maybe still duplicating 21525, again too weak to be sure.
So has 11580 been getting a misfeed of the 21525 program line, or put there intentionally to fill absent RAE? Their relay deal was initially said to be ``temporary``. Must check out the other RAE relays whether they still exist, notably English at 01 on 9395! I see that RAE has continued to upload new programs in all languages as of Aug 16-17 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM. 9635.850, Aug 17 at 1258, S4-S6 in Vietnamese, so this VOV remains far off-frequency. David Sharp, NSW had even measured it 40 Hz beyond 9636 on August 5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1709 UT August 17
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WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1310

The latest edition (16 August) of the WORLDWIDE DX CLUB "Top News",
compiled by Wolfgang Bueschel, has been posted:
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 15-16, 2017

** CUBA. 6100, Aug 16 at 0613 survey of RHC English frequencies: this one is S9+30 of dead air. 6145 & 6000 are equally undermodulated, at S9+10 and S9+20/10 respectively. 6060 is also S9+20/10 but with good modulation; and 5040 is off after 0600. Somethings are always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUATEMALA. 4055, Aug 16 at 0619, R. Verdad carrier is still on after sign-off, S9 to S9+10 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 16 at 0611 check, VON is back on in Hausa, after AWOL 24 hours earlier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 15430, Aug 16 at 1342, M&W talk in Farsi? at S8-S4 with flutter as if transpolar: yes, Aoki shows Deutsche Welle, 250 kW, 335 degrees via Trincomalee, 1330-1400 in Dari (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 15523, Aug 16 at 1340, JBA carrier no doubt from Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN, and a weaker fluttery JBAC on 15520 which would be the ChiCom jammer. HFCC rather on 15520 shows Iran in Urdu until 1420 from Kamalabad, but we know that site and its schedule are OFF. Aoki as of Aug 11 agrees there is no Iran on 15520 but unlists 15523 either. At 1357 recheck, now the split frequency is 15557 instead, but no sidejam (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 10000, Aug 16 at 0615, WWV is loud and clear while other 31m North American signals, i.e. WRMI are JBA. Must be some midnight Es enhancing. 5000, Aug 16 at 0616, I find WWV is still running an announcement this minute about their 25 MHz antenna in effect thru the eclipse. Aug 16 at 0618, propagation minute says SF 74, Ap 4, K 1 at 06, no storms in past 24 hours, minor G1 coming up (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1891 contents: Australia, Bangladesh, Chile, Cuba, Eritrea non?, Faeroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Kashmir, Korea North non, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mongolia, Oklahoma, Per?, Romania, South Carolina, Spain, Tibet non, UK, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican, unIDentified 1710

WORLD OF RADIO 1891 monitoring: confirmed first SW airing less than an hour after completed, Tuesday August 15 at 2130 on WRMI, very good on 9455, good on 15770. Also confirmed Tue Aug 15 at 2330 on WBCQ 9331.5v-CUSB, good. Also confirmed Wed Aug 16 at 1315 on WRMI 9955, good S9 but some deep fades to S6; no jamming. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW

Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [lately 9331.5v]

Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  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
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1617 UT August 16
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quarta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 14-15, 2017

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 15 at 1358:48.5 again like yesterday BB mis-timesignal ends more than a minute early on VP signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 6230, August 15 at 0149, no signal, so I expect on my downward bandscan I will find 6145 and/or 6060 missing from RHC, the co-conspirators producing the leapfrog mixing product on 6230. Yes, 6145 is on in English, but 6060 is off in Spanish at 0150 --- uncovering a JBA carrier on 6059.82, presumably SRDA BRAZIL, which EiBi has on 6059.8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, August 15 at 0143, ERT is playing song in English, ``Moon River``, not positive if original by Andy Williams, but nice, S9 to S9+20, 0145 Greek announcement and instrumental theme from a Western movie. No // 9935. IIRC, 24 hours earlier, 9420 was off; you never know when or whether it will be operational (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 11620, August 15 at 0133, S Asian music at S1-S3, as special independence day broadcast from AIR is imminent. Of the frequency info provided by Alokesh Gupta, I expected this one would be best here. 0135 AIR English ID by YL, talk continues but unreadable, and this frequency is supposed to be in Hindi. 15040 & 11740 have JBA carriers, but nothing audible on 7520, 9380, 13695, 15120.
We should not forget that India`s independence also meant partition into Pakistan, which was a huge upheaval killing lots of people:
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/15/543583474/millions-of-lives-were-changed-immediately-with-the-partition-of-india
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 11735, Aug 15 at 0614, paradisical harmonies from VOK`s music, 0615 Spanish announcement, more song, mixed with self-jamming noise. With no NZ any more on 11725, VOK is the SSOB, S4-S7. The 0530 hour is for Latin America, rather late for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 15 at 0610, no signal from VON which is usually reliable for Hausa hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 7415, Aug 15 at 0608, very poor music at S5-S7, repetitive strumming, vs ute bursts. Must be Dandal Kura, this hour via ASCENSION, usually better heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Tropo is up from Tulsa area, morning of August 15: Tulsa DTV RF channels decoding are 20, 22 and 28, with bad signals from most of the others. More interesting are the OKC channels which are *not* decoding due to DX QRM: 33, maybe due to KNWA, 820 kW in Rogers AR; and 29, maybe due to KTZT-CD, 10 kW in Tulsa. More low-powers on both inhabit OK, AR, KS, MO (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA. Fed up with hearing Brother HyStairical trying to draw psychophants into his cult compound for the Eclipse? A much more enlightening convention happens to occur nearby in North Charleston starting August 19:
https://www.atheists.org/convention2017/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 14 at 2330 on WBCQ 9331.50v-CUSB, good. Remains a sesquikHz high after a week. Also confirmed UT Tuesday August 15 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+30 to 10.
WORLD OF RADIO 1891 should be ready for first airings August 15:
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9331v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
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
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  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
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775.0, Aug 15 at 1359, KVOH guitar IS, English ID and sign-on as ``17775``, 1401 into Spanish. Aug 11 it was on 17777, but did not get around to checking which was in use on next broadcast August 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1721 UT August 15
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ARLP032 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP032 Propagation de K7RA

Sorry for the long delay in getting this bulletin out, which
normally occurs on Friday, but is now being released on the
following Tuesday. This was the result of an automatic operating
system update gone bad, which has me now actively considering open
source alternatives. It still isn't fixed.

Average daily sunspot numbers for the recent reporting week (August
3-9) rose 7.1 points to 12.1, and average daily solar flux rose from
71 to 73.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5 to 11.3, and mid
latitude A index rose from 6 to 10.9.

Predicted solar flux for the near term is 74 on August 15-21, 72 on
August 22, 68 on August 23-28, 70 on August 29, and 72 on August 30
through September 8.

Predicted planetary A index is 5, 16, 26 and 20 on August 15-18,
then 16, 14, 12, 10 and 6 on August 19-23, 5 on August 24-29, then
12, 24, 18 and 14 on August 30 through September 2, and 5 on
September 3-8.

W7WKR sent this:

http://nyti.ms/2f4mpNH

Max White sent this:

http://bit.ly/2uUxsNm

Ward Silver, N0AX and others reminded me that the upcoming HamSCI
experiment this month in conjunction with the solar eclipse is not
actually sponsored by the ARRL, but is a creation of HamSCI, Ham
Radio Science Investigation. Check them out at,
http://www.hamsci.org/ .

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 August 3 to 9, 2017 were 13, 13, 13, 13, 11, 11,
and 11, with a mean of 5. 10.7 cm flux was 75.1, 74.1, 74.1, 73.5,
72.7, 71.1, and 71.5, with a mean of 71. Estimated planetary A
indices were 12, 23, 16, 13, 5, 5, and 5, with a mean of 5.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 11, 19, 17, 13, 6, 5, and 5,
with a mean of 6.

segunda-feira, 14 de agosto de 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1326 August 14, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1326 August 14, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1326
BID: $OPDX.1326
August 14, 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, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, K0IR, CO2AME, CX3ZAN, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3KHZ, G4XUM, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, ON4CAS, ON5SWA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, SM6CVX, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th/August, through Sunday, 13th/August there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 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, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3E, PANAMA. Members of the "Radio Club de Panama" will activate Panama
Canal Miraflores Lighthouse (PAN-030, Pacific Entrance) ?with the special
callsign 3E1L for the ILLW weekend, August 19-20th. QSL via HP1RCP.

3Y0Z BOUVET PRESS RELEASE (dated August 6th, by Ralph, K0IR, Bouvet Island
DXpedition Co-leader). The 3Y0Z  team is extremely grateful to the Northern
California DX Foundation for their $100,000 contribution to our Bouvet
Island DXpedition.  We are honored and privileged to receive the largest
grant even given by NCDXF.
  This contribution by the NCDXF mandates that we as a team, and each of
us as an individual, recognize the responsibility that accompanies the
level of trust placed in us. It demands the best of us, being on Bouvet
singly focused on the DX and amateur community worldwide -- nothing else.
We as a team accept that responsibility. We pledge to do our best ­ nothing
less.  Our goal is to have your call in our log and get home safely ­
nothing more.
  While we are light years from where we started this project, we still
have work to do and financial challenges to meet to get us to Bouvet,
give you those QSO’s, and get home again.  We thank the NCDXF and all
of you who have helped us financially and with your good wishes.  You
have moved us well down the path to Bouvet and we would be honored by
your continued support.  Together we will make this happen.
  Thank you.... The Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

9G, GHANA. A group of Slovenian operators will be active as 9G5W from
Kokrobite between November 20-29th. Operators mentioned are Peter/S54W,
Drago/S59A, Renato/S57UN, Borut/S57GM, Uros/S57SU, Rado/S59ZZ and Alex/
OZ7AM. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They
plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Their equipment
contains 2x TS-480SAT and 2x TS480-HX with various verticals for 160/80/
40/30m, Delta-Loops for 17/12m and SpiderBeams for 20-10m. QSL via S59ZZ
or ClubLog's OQRS. Log will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months later. For more
details and updates, see:           https://www.ghana.si

9N, NEPAL. Operators Eri/KM4DAY and Alex/LZ4AX are now active as 9N7ES
and 9N7AE, respectively, until August 17th. Activity will be on various
HF bands. QSL both callsigns via LZ3SM.

CQ MAGAZINE NEWS ("Article on INDEXA "Hams with Hearts"). Dick Williams,
W3OA, INDEXA Secretary/Treasurer, reports: Hello DXers -- Bob Schenck,
N2OO, is a member of INDEXA's Board of Direstors and the editor of the
monthly DX column in CQ magazine. Bob provided an excellent description
of our Humanitarian Aid, or "Hams with Heart", Program in the June Issue.
The article includes specifics on aid provided in Bangladesh by members
of the March 2017 S21ZED/S21ZEE DXpedition team. INDEXA was the major
supporter for this aid.
  The article is now available on our Web site. If you missed it in CQ
you have another chance to see by clicking on this link: 
   http://indexa.org/documents/newsitems/CQ%20June%202017%20Article.pdf

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Doug, W6HB, will once again be active as E51DLD
from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between August 27th and September 8th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB. Doug states, "I will be with
XYL Ana this trip and will be playing more the tourist. Expect some operat-
ing vacation style from E51AND's and E51KC's QTH -- I expect visiting and
possibly some operations from E51JD's and E51BQ." QSL via his home callsign.
See QRZ.com for more details. No LoTW, no eQSL, no QRZ.com logs -- hard
cards ONLY folks.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Heinz, DF1YP, will once again be active as FO/DF1YP
from Moorea Island (OC-046, ARLHS FRP 004, WLOTA 0465, WWFF FFF-178)
between September 6th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style
on 20/17/15 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau (preferred).

FY, FRENCH GUYANA. Christian, F5UII, will once again be active as FY/F5UII
from the "Radio club de Kourou" (RACK) radio club station FY5KE in Kourou
City between August 14-18th. Activity will be limited because of his
work, but look for him on 40-10 meters  (depending of propagation) using
mainly SSB and RTTY. He suggests to look for him during the his spare
time approximately before 1100z, and between 1500z and 1700z, and also
in the evening after 2100z. Christian also mentioned that he will use his
TS480 (100W) and may be a little bit on 80m, and 160m (with Shunt Feed
mast). After his on air activities, you will be able to check his online
log for your QSO at:   http://www.f5uii.net/en/carnet-de-trafic
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details
and updates, visit:           http://www.f5uii.net/en
Christian also has a Twitter account:  https://twitter.com/f5uii

GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES.......
  IFF-XXXX   -- By IQ5QO/P; between now and August 25th; Operator Steve
                will be active from variuos IFF new references according
                to his plan from August 13th to August 17th (IFF1144,
                IFF1143, IFF1146, IFF1147, IFF1145, IFF0710, IFF0707,
                DCI-VC068 VC070 +)
  VKFF-1397  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 14th; between 0300-0700z; Wondoba
                Coordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; Noon or
                earlier; weather permitting
  VKFF-0528  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 14-15th; Werakata National Park;
                7144 kHz SSB; around 11:30
  VKFF-1171  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 15th; between 0300-0700z; Hobden Hill
                National Park; 7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00 or a bit later
  ONFF-0251  -- By ON5SWA/P; August 15th; between 0530-1030z; Vallei van
                de Zeverenbeek
  KFF-1827   -- By W8W; between now and August 15th; Special event station
                supporting Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge;
                              https://www.qrz.com/db/W8W
  VKFF-0522  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 15-16th; Watagans National Park;
                7144 kHz SSB; around 11:30
  VKFF-1875  -- By VK3THK; August 15th; between 1630-1830z; Point Cook
                Coastal Park; 7100 kHz SSB; also 80/20m; only 60 min.
                activation.
  KFF-3320   -- By ND8MS; August 15-16th; check for the WWFF CW calling
                frequencies; slower CW please, about 12 wpm
  VKFF-0559  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 17-18th; Yengo National Park; 
                7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00
  YOFF-122   -- By YO/YU7ZZ; between now and August 18th
  GIFF-0024  -- By MI1AIB; August 18-20th; Bushvalley ARC, Rathlin Island
                activation
  VKFF-0595  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 19-20th; Hunter Wetlands National
                Park; 7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00
  GFF-0331   -- August 19-20th; Special event station GB1PBL (Portland Bill
                Lighthouse); operating during International Lighthouse &
                Lightship Weekend (ILLW); QSL direct only
  OZFF-0030  -- By OZ4HAM; August 19-20th; ILLW; EDR Bornholm Club; 2
                stations on the air; on 80/40/20m using SSB and PSK63;
                also ARLHS DEN-012 and IOTA EU-030
  KFF-1494   -- By W8MSC; August 20-21st; Craig Lake State Park, MI; is
                the most remote state park in Michigan; primarily SSB on
                40/20m, higher bands if open; maybe PSK and/or JTx.

  For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see:
                           http://wwff.co/agenda
  Also suggest URLs: 
         World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44
           USA      -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair
  A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster


IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-034.  Eugene, RX3AMI, will be active as ES/RX3AMI/LH from the light-
           house (ARLHS EST 009) on Osmussaar Island (ESFF-0264) between
           August 15-31st. QSL via RX3AMI, direct or by the Bureau.

  EU-037.  Stefan, DF8HS, will be active as SM7/DF8HS from Oland Island
           between September 16-30th. Activity will be on various HF
           bands. QSL via the Bureau or eQSL.

  EU-128.  Stefan, DF8HS, will be active as DF8HS from two different QTHs
           on Fehmarn Island between August 28th and September 14th.
           Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via the Bureau
           or eQSL.

  EU-170.  Peter, GW4UWD, will be active as 9A/GW4UWD/P from Zlarin Island
           between August 27th and September 2nd. Activity will be on
           various HF bands using SSB with a FT817 with a 45w amp into
           a 6m vertical antenna on the island. QSL via the Bureau or eQSL.

  NA-220.  Bo, OX3LX, will be active from Simiutaq Island between August
           18-24th. This is not a DXpedtion, but QRL trip and will be
           active when time permits on 60-6 meters. Best chance is in
           the morning around lunch and after dinner (local time utc+2).
           During the weekend and also during the night/morning. QSL via
           OZ0J (see QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW, Clublog and
           sometimes later to eQSL. For updates, watch:
                     http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped

IRS AUCTION OF HARA ARENA (Old Dayton HamVention) TO TAKE PLACE ON
AUGUST 30th. See details at: 
         https://www.treasury.gov/auctions/irs/daoh_comm_8833.htm

OJ0, MARKET REEF (Press Release from Martti, OH2BH, dated August 9th).
[edited] RADIO ARCALA SALUTES JOE TAYLOR, K1JT, AND THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
OF FT8 MODE ON HF PLUS ACTIVATE 4M MS FSK441 AND 60M....
  MARKET REEF, OJ0BH/OJ0JR QRV: 12th­19th August 2017 -- Tuning the poor
20m band month after month represents a major frustration nowadays.
Particularly on SSB, only the occasional DX signal breaks the sea of
noise, consequently reducing activity levels even further. However, that
very noise could be a new lease of life, if one were to copy signals below
it. They are there every day. Indeed, with their huge antennas and state-
of-the art receivers, DXers can dig even deeper into the noise and log
plenty of good DX faster than one can think.
  Martti, OH2BH/OJ0BH, and Henri, OH3JR/OJ0JR, will attempt to land on
Market Reef this Saturday PM, weather permitting, and will immediately
break the noise floor by getting FT8 QSOs underway. They will also hand
out the OJ0 multiplier in the Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC) and
appear on a variety of traditional modes in the event of any available
audible propagation. This is the week originally dedicated to a youth
expedition to Market Reef, and to releasing options for selected 2018
DXpeditions, involving both youth and seasoned DX groups.
  Demonstrating Amateur Radio to today’s youth thus sports a new booster
shot, raising their potential interest to new heights.
  A beta release of WSJT-X, version 1.8.0-rc1, included a new FT8 mode,
featuring a faster turnaround, and it’s already a major breakthrough on
the HF bands. FT8 offers “sensitivity down to ­20 dB on the AWGN channel,”
and contacts 4 times faster than JT65 or JT9. An auto-sequencing feature
offers the option to respond automatically to the first decoded reply to
your CQ. 

PACIFIC TOUR (5W & YJ, Update). Bert, CX3AN, will be signing 5W0HA from Upolu
Island (OC-097), Samoa, between August 19-26th. Activity will be holiday
style using 100 watts into dipoles. QSL via his home address. The week
after, Bert will be active as YJ0CX from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035),
Vanuatu, between August 26-30th. Activity will also be holiday style using
100 watts into dipoles. QSL both operations via his home callsign.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 14-20th).......
 Aug/14th AN      Aug/17th  HN     Aug/19th  HN
 Aug/15th AN      Aug/18th  HN     Aug/20th  HN
 Aug/16th AN

   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    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

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  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:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF... 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4E1ADW via 9V1KG          HF2017TSR via SP1PBT      PA50LELY via PA3HEB
  5B4AHL via M0URX (O)      HG0DX via HG5DX           R105WWS via RV3YR
  AL3/AA7CH via VE7ACN      HG150MONAR via e-Mail**   R870K via RK3AW
  AM225CW via EA2CW (L/e)   HG160RAIL via HA5GY       RG50PZ via RK3MXT
  DL500ML via (DL-B)        HG60JLO via HA8KW         RL5A via YL2GM
  EG8ESJ via EA8URL & (L)   IQ5QO/P via 9A8MDC & (L)  RM1T via R1TE
  EI/ON5GS via ON5GS        IR3Z via IN3XUG           SE0C via SM0CUH
  F/G4BJM via G4BJM         IT9/ON4ENL via ON4ENL     SE4E via SM4DQE 
  FH/DJ9RR via DJ9RR        JW/DL4AOJ via DL4AOJ      SP8/IN3EYI via IN3EYI
  GB2RN via (G-B)           LY17LP via LY2KM          TM007TF via F6KPH
  GB3RS via GB3RS (O/G-B)   LZ55UPB via LZ1KCP        UW1I via UW5IM
  GB8YA via GB8YA (L)       OE8Q via OE8SKQ (d/L)     YL/SP7VC via SP7VC (d/L)
  HA6P via HA6PX            OG6N via OH6NIO and LoTW  YR2017SIMPO via YO3KAA
  HB0/DL2JRM via DL2JRM  ON40EKO via ON4EKO(B); ON4DMF(d) YT7R via YU7BW
  HF0HERTZ via SP5PPA       OP17A via ON7LU
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only  (**) ha0bw@gmail.hu

  PIRATE ALERT. Ernie, ZB2FK, reports that someone has been pirating ZB2A
  callsign which has been defunct for at least 40 years and is therefore
  not a valid Gibraltar callsign.

  PIRATE ALERT. "DXNews.com" reports that JX2017A is a pirate station.
  Probably same guy that operated with the JX2016A callsign before.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9V1XX, AN400M, AN400I, AN400G, AN400U, AN400E,
  AN400L, AN400D, AN400C, AN400R, AN400V, AN400A, AN400N, AN400T, AN400S,
  CR6K, CX9A, DL5WB, DL8FBD, E73AW, E74KC, EA1YV, EA2LMI, EA4DAU, EA6SX
  (IOTA EU-004), EA6VQ, EF4HQ, FG8OJ, FP/KV1J, FT3YL (AN-017), HI8PJP,
  JA6LCJ (AS-012), JT1BZ, KP4AJ, LZ1UBO, OH1LWZ, OH1LWZ/M, OZ1IEP, OZ4CG
  (EU-030), PA4J, PA6HQ, S56A, S79NH, SQ1PSA, SQ5AM, SV5BYP, VX7150, W4EG
  (NA-138), WP3EF, XE2OR and YR0HQ

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6V1IS (AF-045), 9U5/G3MRC, C91MR, CX4SS, 
  DU6/JA1PBV (OC-125), E51DWC, FW5JJ, HD2RRC/4 (SA-033), HD2RRC (SA-034),
  N2OO/VP9, TG7/KC0W, TU7C, YJ0COW, YS1AG and Z35M

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3G0ZC, 5V7D and FT4JA

S2, BANGLADESH (IOTA Op). Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Hans/SM6CVX, Axel/DL6KVA,
Steve/G4EDG, Tuhin/S21ED and Anup/S21TV will activate two rare Bangladesh
IOTA islands, St. Martins (AS-127) and Bhola (AS-140), starting around
October 13th, and ending around October 27th. Activity will be on 40-15
meters using CW and SSB with vertical dipoles for each band. QSLs for
AS-127 goes to SM6CVX, and for AS-140 to G3KHZ. QSL only via the Bureau
or direct per information on QRZ.com. Additional information is on their
Web site at:                    http://s21iota.weebly.com

S7, SEYCHELLES. Martin, G4XUM, will once again be active as S79K from
Mahe Island (AF-024) between November 22-29th. Activity will be main
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Operation prior to the contest is possible but not guaranteed.
QSL via G3NKC.

SILENT KEY. Egbert, ON4CAS, informs that Jean Lewuillon, 5T0JL (ex-ON8RA),
became a Silent Key (SK) on this Tuesday, August 8th. He was born in
Quievrain, Belgium, on October 3rd, 1928. OPDX and its readers would
like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of 5T0JL.

SIX METER BBQ IN AUSTIN, TX (late September). Tim, K3LR, reports, "Excellent
line up of speakers and growing group of vendors. Hang out and network with
Magic band contesters and DXers. Check out the fun - the official Web site:
                               http://sixmeterbbq.com
Come and support the 6 meter BBQ tradition started by W6JKV and K5AND!
I hope to see you there!"

SV5, DODECANESE. Claudio, HB9OAU, will once again be active as SV5/HB9OAU
from Votsalakia Beach Hotel, Karpathos Island (EU-001), between September
9-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via
his home callsign.

SV5, DODECANESE. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as SV5/DK7TX from four of
the IOTA group EU-001 (Islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Telendos)
between October 3-30th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters
(mostly on 20/15/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or eQSL.

T45, CUBA (Update/Reminder). Cuban operators will be active as T45FM from
the Faro Puta Maya Lighthouse (ILLW CU-005, WW Loc. EL93cd) during the
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between August 19-20th.
Operators mentioned are CL2DPC, Reinier/CL3ATR, Dairis/CL3DAI, CL5HMB,
Eddy/CM3EFM, Amed/CO2AME, Bob/CO2KL, Boris/CO3DSE, Carlos/CO5API, Alejandro/
CO5AY, Davis/CO5DOR, Onelio/CO5FR, CO5JK, Luis/CO5LB, Maykel/CO5MK,
Norberto/CO5NS, CO5SD and Moses/CM2YM. They plan to have 6 stations
active on all the bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manager
is RW6HS direct only.

T8, PALAU. Katsumi, JA3KIO, will once again be active as T88XA from the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Islands (OC-009) between
September 20-26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and JT65. Look for some activity in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. QSL via his
home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

TX5, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Update/IOTA Tour/Reminder). Operators Le/F1TCV,
Didier/F6BCW and Dominique/F6DTZ will be active as TX5EG from their
fourth island in the French Polynesia Islands. Activity will be from
Moorea Island (OC-046), Windward Islands (WW Loc. BH52BM), between August
15th-September 5th. Operators may also sign FO/homecall. Operations will
be on 80-12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies
are:    CW  - 3527, 7027, 14027, 18077, 21027 and 24907 kHz
        SSB - 3677, 7127, 14127, 14227, 18127, 21227, 21277 and 24927 kHz
QSL via F6BCW, direct, by the REF Bureau or eQSL.

V6, MICRONESIA. Chusuke, JR1FKR, will be active as V63FKR from South Park
Hotel, Pohnpei Island (OC-010), between September 27th and October 2nd.
Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using SSB and
RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (not the KH0
Bureau).

VP9, BERMUDA. Christoph, DL1YAF, is now active as VP9/DL1YAF from the
Paget Parish (Grid FM72OG) on Bermuda (NA-005) until August 27th. Activity
will be holiday style on CW, SSB and PSK31, using a Elecraft KX3 (KXPA100)
into a MP1 Vertical Antenna and Dipole. QSL via home callsign, by the
Bureau or direct.

VU3, ANTARCTICA. There has been a QSN report this past week on Raj, VU3LBP,
who is active from the Bharati Station (WAP IND-04), Larsemann Hills,
Antarctica, until November 2017. He was on 14183 kHz around 0553z. QSL
via I1HYW.

W4DXCC DX AND CONTEST CONVENTION [13th year](Press Release #2). Dave
Anderson, K4SV, reports [edited]: The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention is
located at the MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN, September 22-23rd 2017.
A full schedule of popular presenters speak on DX and Contest subjects
throughout the main convention with prize drawings between presenters,
drinks and snacks included. Equipment manufacturers are on hand to demon-
strate new products and answer your equipment questions face to face. A
banquet rounds out the day where the grand prizes are drawn. 
  We have Martin Jue, K5FLU, as our Banquet speaker this year. Hal, N4GG,
will have his spark transmitter Blue Lighting at the convention. This 500W
spark transmitter is something to see. CWT has a CW contest for everyone.
  It's time to make reservations and get your tickets.  We look forward
to seeing everyone.  Check out the WEB site for more details, filling
fast, book early .

YJ, VANUATU. Michael, G7VJR, will be active as YJ0GB from Epule, Efatu
Island (OC-035), between March 2-19th, 2018. Activity will be on various
HF bands and modes. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.

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