quarta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2017

WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1318

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs October 15-16-17, 2017

** BRAZIL. 9564.939, Oct 16 at 0558, some Brazuguese audible vs weak pulse jamming, which the stupid Cubans keep running here long beyond the Radio Mart? hours which end at 2400. SRDA Curitiba is seldom heard this well under the circumstances, and remains weaker than the others on 31m, all off-frequency, approx. 9666-, 9675-, 9725+, 9819 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1899 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria reports:
``GERMANY Reception of World of Radio via HLR 9485-CUSB on Oct 15:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/10/reception-of-world-of-radio1899-via-hlr_15.html
1031-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, weak/fair``
WOR 1899 confirmed Sunday Oct 15 at 2344, the 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.079v-CUSB, S9 fair. Also confirmed UT Monday Oct 16 at 0320, the 0300 on Area 51 webcast, while WBCQ 5130.3v is a JBA carrier. Also confirmed UT Mon Oct 16 at 0345 the 0330 on WRMI webcast, JBA carrier on 9955. Also confirmed Mon Oct 16 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.231v-CUSB, S9+10 over noise level; also confirmed UT Tue Oct 17 at 0038, the 0030 on WRMI, 7730, S9+30 very good. Also confirmed Tue Oct 17 at 2042 the 2030 on WRMI, 11580 good, 9455 fair; also confirmed Tue Oct 17 at 2135 the 2130 on WRMI, 9455 fair (WOR 1900 was ready by then but internet down at WRMI).
WORLD OF RADIO 1900 contents: Alaska, Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran and non, Korea South and non, Madagascar, Myanmar, North America, Per?, Romania, Sa`udi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Carolina, Turkey, USA, Zanzibar; and the propagation outlook
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1900 monitoring. Confirmed first SW broadcast, Tuesday October 17 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.25v-CUSB, good. Next [we hope internet uploads to WRMI will be restored in time for:]
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 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW]
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 2130   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
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or maybe 1901 by then]
Full schedule on all affiliates:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
Download and podcasting linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455 // 9395, Oct 17 at 2249-2254, VOA News relay at another odd time within the WRMI Oldies service (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Monday October 16 at 1815, I`m checking KVOH whether it is still a menace to the entire 16mb and beyond as it was when last on the air Friday Oct 13, pushing out a noise field at least to 17600/18200 kHz --- no, fundamental itself is just too weak today, poor S8 on the R75, S4-S5 on the NRD-545; music modulation may sound OK now. It could still be putting out the noise field, but not exacerbated by pipeline propagation: OR, they`ve turned the output power way down to minimize it? Spain 17855 is now inbooming at S9+25 to S9.
17775, another try October 17 at 1632, S9 to S+10, somewhat distorted but no KVOH spurs audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Re my report of open carrier on 1030 kHz in the middle of the night, from the south or north, believed to be 50 kW DAYTIMER, KCTA, Corpus Christi TX, I received this confirmation sent October 15:
``Good morning Mr. Hauser, I follow your DX Reports on the WTFDA Boards. You mentioned in your most recent post, KCTA in Corpus Christi, Texas operating at night.
I, too, have received KCTA in Nashville, TN. I enjoy listening to WBZ from Boston, MA at night, but KCTA completely overpowers WBZ?s signal. I went to the KCTA Webpage http://www.kctaradio.com/ and found contact info at the station to e-mail my complaint to. (This is not the first time this station has operated at night. I e-mailed them a couple months ago about the same problem.)
On my latest complaint to KCTA, the first response said there is no way I can be hearing them as they are a daytime only radio station, but they would look into the problem. I, then, heard from the engineer who said the recent hurricane damaged the communications lines between the transmitter and the studio and that KCTA has been unable to shut the transmitter off at night. (I think I would get into my car, drive to the transmitter and manually shut it down, but that is just me.) He said he was in hopes the phone company would repair the lines and the interference problem would cease at night.
The first response to my e-mail confirmed what I am hearing at night is indeed KCTA. The e-mail said they continue to stream programming long after the transmitter (should) sign off. But, since it stays on, the programs also air on 1030 kHz to approximately 10:30 pm CDT [0330 UT]. After 10:30pm, there is dead air until the streaming picks back up early in the morning. Since the programs are meant to be streamed only at night, no station IDs are aired.
They did appear to correct the problem, as a couple days this week KCTA was off at night. But, the last couple nights, KCTA has been back on interfering with WBZ.
I can only imagine how bad the interference must be for stations authorized to operate at night on 1030 kHz, including one about an hour west of Nashville. It seems strange to me this station has no fear of the F.C.C. and admitted to me about their nighttime operation.
Around the Nashville area, there have been several cases of local AM Stations, with low power night operating authority, to remain on daytime power for months at a time. You may have received them in Oklahoma. WMCG 810, WAKM 950 and WHIN 1010 to name a few, which have been guilty in the past of operating more than a month on their daytime power.
The FCC wants to revitalize the AM Band; maybe they should start by enforcing the laws on the books governing low power operation at night. The engineer stated maybe this was God?s way of talking to me in Nashville. Keep up the good work, William ?Buzz? Rawls, III, Nashville, TN`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** VIETNAM. Ron Howard responds to my log on 7906-USB of Ho Chi Minh Radio on later than reported previously, at 1312 UT October 13:
``Hi Glenn, Happened to be listening at the same time as you today, but I was on // 8294-USB. Yes, your "1312" reception is correct. When they have unusual weather to report they do run longer than normal.
Today the Vietnam coast stations would be providing up-to-date info on tropical storm Khanun (expected to turn into a typhoon), that is headed their way - http://goo.gl/cA4Dfz
Earlier this week, they experienced tropical depression 23W, which caused extensive flooding - http://goo.gl/qJmp6e
Today started at *1305 with series of tones; providing coastal weather
conditions, with mentions of "kilo-m?t" (Vietnamese for kilometers); went off at 1317* with another series of tones. My audio, ending with tones, at http://goo.gl/RWPy78
The VISHIPEL website, in English, at http://goo.gl/HykdZA
Nice map of the Vietnam coast stations at http://goo.gl/6r7avW
Ron`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0236 UT October 18
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[IARU-R2-News 611] Band Planning Committee

At the recent meeting of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 Executive Committee, it was decided to create a Region 2 Band Planning Committee in order to coordinate all aspects of band planning and spectrum usage.  I was asked to head this committee.  The purpose of this letter is to describe the function of the new Band Planning Committee, and to solicit volunteers to serve as members of the Committee.
As outlined in the attached Terms of Reference, the function of the Committee is to deal with all matters relating to Amateur spectrum allocations, such as band planning and general operating standards and practices, and to act as adviser to the Region 2 Executive Committee.  The Committee will cooperate and exchange information with similar activities in Regions 1 and 3.
The Band Planning Committee will be composed of the Chairperson (myself), Vice-Chairperson and up to one member from each of the seven geographical areas of Region 2, appointed by the Executive Committee.  For a description of the geographical regions of Region 2 please consult http://www.iaru-r2.org/executive-committee/
In order to start working on its assigned duties, the Committee needs members.  Volunteers must be an active, licensed and concerned Amateur who is a member of an IARU Region 2 Member-Society in good standing.  He or she must have a general technical and operational background and an understanding and appreciation of the political implications involved in the band planning process.  The ability to work in English is a preferred asset.
If you believe that you are able to contribute to shaping the way that Amateurs will utilize our spectrum allocations in the years to come, then we want to hear from you.  Please contact me by e-mail at alphonsepenney@gmail.com, including a short biography of your Amateur Radio background.  Note that your appointment must be approved in advance by the Member Society of your country.

Thank you,
73 de Al VO1NO
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Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx por  kkn.net

[IARU-R2-News 610] Comité de Planificación de Bandas

En la reciente reunión del Comité Ejecutivo de la IARU Región 2 se decidió crear un Comité de Planificación de Bandas para coordinar todos los aspectos de la planificación de la banda y el uso del espectro.  Me pidieron que dirigiera este comité.  El propósito de esta carta es describir la función del nuevo Comité de Planificación de Bandas y solicitar voluntarios para servir como miembros del Comité.

Como se describe en el mandato adjunto, la función del Comité es tratar todas las cuestiones relacionadas con las asignaciones de espectro de aficionados, tales como la planificación de la banda y las normas y prácticas generales de funcionamiento, y actuar como asesor del Comité Ejecutivo de la Región 2.  El Comité cooperará e intercambiará información con actividades similares en las Regiones 1 y 3.

El Comité de Planificación de Bandas estará compuesto por el Presidente (yo mismo), un Vicepresidente y hasta un miembro de cada una de las siete áreas geográficas de la Región 2, nombradas por el Comité Ejecutivo.  Para una descripción de las regiones geográficas de la Región 2, consulte http://www.iaru-r2.org/executive-committee/

Para comenzar a trabajar en las tareas asignadas, el Comité necesita miembros.  Los voluntarios deben ser radioaficionados activo, con licencia y preocupado por nuestro espectro, asi como el que sea miembro de una Sociedad Miembro de la Región 2 de IARU en buen estado.  Él o ella debe tener un conocimiento técnico y operacional general y una comprensión y apreciación de las implicaciones políticas involucradas en el proceso de planificación de bandas. La habilidad de trabajar en inglés es una consideración importante.

Si cree que puede contribuir a dar forma a la manera en la que los aficionados utilizarán nuestras asignaciones de espectro en los años venideros, queremos saber de Usted.  Por favor, póngase en contacto conmigo por correo electrónico en alphonsepenney@gmail.com, incluyendo una breve biografía de su fondo de radioaficionados.  Su nombramiento deberá de ser aprobado previamente por la Sociedad Miembro de su país.

Gracias,
73 de Al VO1NO
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Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx por  kkn.net

 

segunda-feira, 16 de outubro de 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1335 October 16, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1335 October 16, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1335
BID: $OPDX.1335
October 16, 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, W2SC, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5GS, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CO2MM, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL5LYM, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EI9FBB, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0VDE, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, ON5SWA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), UT5UY and VU2CPL for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/October, through Sunday, 15th/October there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3C0, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FP, FR, FT/x, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VK9X, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, 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".

3B8, MAURITIUS. Jean-Paul, HB9ARY, will once again be active as 3B8HC
from Mauritius (AF-049) between November 4-18th. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-6 meters (focus on 80m), using mainly SSB, but with some slow
CW. Jean-Paul will use an Elevated Delta-Loop for 80-30 meters along with
his folded HexBeam for 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters. QSL via NI5DX direct.

3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND. Operators Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW were active
as 3C1L from Malabo (Bioko Island, AF-010), Equatorial Guinea, earlier in
the week (between October 9-10th). They are now active as 3C0L from Annobon
Island (AF-039), and are expected to be there until October 13th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have two stations
on the air. QSL via YL2GN direct or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or Bureau).
Look for the logs to be uploaded to LoTW six months after their operations.
Updates are being posted to:       http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l
  October 14th (Update): 12:40 GMT SMS from Yuris: Power generator failed.
Were running on 15m band CW with 100 W. That was the maximum power that
the generator could handle. In the evening after 6 PM (local time, which
is GMT+1) hopefully will have mains voltage again. Good news - they got
some tap water. Sun is frying. Soonest upload to Clublog could happen when
they come back from Annobon. There is no Internet on the island. But as
you understand there are bigger challenges than Internet. For example -
electricity and water :)

3Y0Z BOUVET DXPEDITION (News from the Web page dated October 10th).
"OUR SEA CONTAINER IS PACKED!! After weeks of inventorying, packing,
padding and weighing  supplies and equipment, we have sealed our container
and loaded it aboard a truck bound for the port of Savannah. The container
will go by sea to Manzanillo, Mexico; by rail to Balboa, Panama; then by
sea to San Antonio, Chile; Copihue, Chile and finally Punta Arenas, Chile.
The contents will be taken aboard our ship in Punta Arenas, and meet our
team at King George Island in the South Shetlands on January 13, 2018."
Check the Web page for pictures at: http://www.bouvetdx.org/news-and-updates

4S, SRI LANKA. The Ukrainian DXpeditioners Team (UDXT), members Alex/UT5UY
and Roman/UR0MC will be active as 4S7AYG from Sri Lanka (AS-003) between
October 22-31st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL via M0URX or OQRS (direct and Bureau). Complete infor-
mation is available at:         https://www.qrz.com/db/4S7AYG

4S, SRI LANKA (Update). Ilya, R3XA, will be active 4S7KLG from Ambalangoda,
Sri Lanka (AS-003), between October 23-30th. His activity will include the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/High-Power
entry. Activity outside of the contest will be mostly CW. QSL via LoTW,
ClubLog's OQRS or EA5GL.

7P, LESOTHO. Pista, HA5AO, will return to Lesotho as a volunteer to a
local community group. Look for 7P8AO between October 16-28th. Activity
will be on 40-10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8; when not at work; The
log and an OQRS will be available at . The primary purpose of
this trip is to conduct training classes for young entrepreneurs wanting
to start their own small business. Pista himself started a business in
Budapest over 25 years ago, today the company is a leader in its field. 

7Q, MALAWI. Members of the EIDX Group (who brought you 9N7EI earlier this
year) will be active as 7Q7EI from an ideal location on the shores of
Lake Malawi  between March 21st and April 3rd, 2018. There will be a team
of 14 operators. Activity will be on 160-10  meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They also plan to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th). Look
for more more details to be forthcoming and a Web page which is under-
construction.

8P, BARBADOS. Tim, 8P6ET, will be active as 8P1W during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via KU9C.

8P, BARBADOS (Update). Tom, W2SC, will once again be active as 8P5A during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. Look for him to do casual operating and testing before and after
the contest on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. He will be on the island
between October 24-31st. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN1N.

C4, CYPRUS. Operators Stavros/5B4AFM, Nestor/5B4AHZ, George/5B4KH, Spyros/
5B4MF, Philip/5B4ZN and Mark/G4AXX will be active as C4A from Nicosia
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL
via LoTW, direct via 5B4KH or ClubLog's OQRS.

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA (Special Event). Look for 9M2SJM to be on the air by
the Scout Melaka group during the JOTA event October 20-22nd.

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators
mentioned are: Atsuo/JE6HIB, Kazuma/JG3RPL, Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C),
Mikawa/JR7OMD and Makoto/JH1ASG. QSL via LoTW. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via
the KH2 Bureau.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Johannes, PA5X, is now active as C93PA from Beira as of
mid-October for the next coming months. Activity so far has been on 40
meters FT8, but will probably be on various HF bands using SSB and the
Digital modes (FT8/JT65/WSPR). He is the first ever operator to operate
FT8 in Mozambique. His setup consists of: Yaesu FT DX 5000MP Ltd, SM 5000,
Acom 1010 HF Linear Amp (800W), Kio Hexbeam antenna and Endfed antenna.
QSL via LoTW, ClubLog and QRZ.com. For paper QSL cards, QSL via PA5X,
by the Bureau or direct.

CO0, CUBA. A large number of operators from the Holguin Province, will be
active starting October 26th until November 1st, using the special call-
sign CO0CB to commemorate the 525th anniversary of the encounter between
cultures. The station will be installed near to the place where Cristobal
Colon arrived on October 27th of 1492. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/10
meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via direct to CO8NDZ.

CR3, MADEIRA. Operators Filipe/CT3AB, Norberto/CT3FH, CT3JJ and Débora/CT3OP
will be active as CR3Z from Madeira Islands during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via CT3AB.

CT8, AZORES. Operators Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will be active as
CT8/DL7AFS and CT8/DJ7ZG from Sao Miguel Island (EU-003) between October
23rd and November 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly
SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DL7AFS and LoTW. For more details and
updates, see:              http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs

DL, GERMANY. Operators Seth/4X1DX and Zvi/4X6FR will be active as DL/4X1DX
from Germany during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Low-
Power/Mult-? entry. QSL via 4X6OM. They state that this is a, "Test run
to experience radio propagation from northern Europe in preparation for
WRTC. From DM9EE station, Tnks Tom."

ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Manuel, EA8DO, will be active as ED8W from La Palma
Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) Single-
Op/Single-Band (**m) entry. QSL via EA8DO.

EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9R from Ceuta
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry.
QSL via EA5KB direct or LoTW.

ER, MOLDOVA. Ben, DL7UCX, is now active as ER/DL7UCX from Moldova until
October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW. QSL via DL7UCX,
by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES.......
  EAFF-0074 and EAFF-0070 -- By EA8/DL4FO/P; now and October 20th; Holiday
               style from La Gomera Island (EA8); on 40-10m, mostly CW
               and QRP
  KFF-3378  -- By N4EX/P; between October 16-18th, 1530-1630z; from the
               Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina; suggested freqs +/- QRM:
               14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB and 10114-CW as time
               and band condx permit. Also, SOTA W4C/EM-058; will self-spot
               if cell service available
  KFF-2733  -- By N4EX/P; October 16th; between 1830-2000z; from Grandfather
               Mountain State Park, North Carolina; suggested freqs +/- QRM:
               14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB, 5332-CW, 5330.5-SSB,
               10114-CW, 18084-CW and 18144-SSB as time and band condx
               permit. Will self-spot on DX watch.
  VKFF-1977 -- By VK5PAS/2 and VK5FMAZ/2; between October 16th and November
               17th; Nadgee Nature Reserve; 7144 kHz SSB; 
  KFF-2728  -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1300-1400z; from Elk Knob
               State Park, Watauga County, North Carolina; suggested freqs
               +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB and 10114-CW
               as time and band condx permit. Also, SOTA W4C/EM-005. Very
               limited cell service so please spot him
  KFF-2748  -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1530-1700z; from New River
               State Park, Ashe County North Carolina; suggested freqs
               +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB, 5332-CW,
               5330.5-SSB, 10114-CW, 18084-CW and 18144-SSB as time and
               band condx permit. Will self-spot on DX watch
  KFF-3846  -- By N4EX/P; October 17th; between 1830-2000z; from Mount
               Jefferson State Natural Area, Ashe County, North Carolina;
               suggested freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW,
               7194-SSB and 10114-CW as time and band condx permit; Also,
               SOTA W4C/EM-021. Will self-spot on DX watch.
  OHFF-0189 -- By OF7JHA/p; October 18th; from Hossa National Park; 20m,
               40m SSB; operator Timo, OH7JHA
  OHFF-0182 -- By OF7JHA/p; October 18th; from Iso Ahvensuo-Karhusuo
               protected mire; 20m,40m SSB; operator Timo, OH7JHA
  KFF-1300  -- By N4EX/P; October 18th; between 1330-1500z; from Grayson
               Highlands State Park, Grayson County, Virginia; suggested
               freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,
               5332-CW, 5330.5-SSB, 10114-CW, 18084-CW and 18144-SSB as
               time and band condx permit; very limited cell service so
               please spot him
  KFF-2754  -- By N4EX/P; October 18th; between 1700-1830z; from at Stone
               Mountain State Park, Alleghany County, North Carolina;
               suggested freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW,
               7194-SSB, 5332-CW, 5330.5-SSB, 10114-CW, 18084-CW and
               18144-SSB as time and band condx permit; No cell service
               so please spot him
  VKFF-1777 -- By VK2IO/P; October 19th; between 0100-0400z; from Berowra
               Valley Regional Park; 7144 kHz SSB; Also 20m, 80m and CW
  KFF-2750  -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; between 1230-1400z; from Pilot
               Mountain State Park, Surry County, North Carolina; suggested
               freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,
               5332-CW, 10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condx
               permit; will self-spot on DX Watch
  KFF-2735  -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; between 1530-1700z; from Hanging
               Rock State Park, Stokes County, North Carolina; suggested
               freqs +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB,
               5332-CW, 10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condx
               permit; will self-spot on DX Watch
  KFF-2743  -- By N4EX/P; October 19th; 1830-2000z; from Mayo River State
               Park, Rockingham County, North Carolina; suggested freqs
               +/- QRM: 14043-CW, 14285-SSB, 7043-CW, 7194-SSB, 5332-CW,
               10114-CW and 18084-CW as time and band condx permit; will
               self-spot on DX Watch
  VKFF-0958 -- By VK3XV and VK3GGG; October 21-22nd; from Ararat Hills
               Natural Features Reserve; 7144 kHz SSB

  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
  Canada Flora & Fauna (VEFF) link is:
               https://www.facebook.com/groups/Canadawwffveff
  Other links for VEFF are: 
  Home Page at: http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/veff.html
  Yahoo Groups: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/veff
  PLEASE NOTE: Yahoo Groups might be removed if the Facebook Group works
  as expected.  However, it will remain online well into the New Year 2018.

GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as GU3HFN (the Guernsey Amateur
Radio Society callsign) from St. Peter Port during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via the
Bureau.

HC, ECUADOR. Members of Quito Radio Club will be active as HC0E from
Ecuador during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-
Multi entry. QSL via HC1QRC.

HR, HONDURAS. Operators Dennis/W1UE, Paul/K1XM and Charlotte/KQ1F will
be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-2
entry. They will be operating from Chillax Roatan (NA-057). Currently,
their callsign is pending. QSL via KQ1F. Operators will be active outside
of the contest signing homecall/HR9. W1UE will be there between November
11-27th, and K1XM/KQ1F will be there between November 18-27th.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-127.  Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG, Axel/DL6KVA, Syed/S21ED
           and Anup/S21TV will be active as S21ZDC from Saint Martins
           Island between October 21-25th. Activity is on 40-15 meters
           using CW and SSB. QSL via SM6CVX.

  AS-140.  Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG, Axel/DL6KVA, Syed/S21ED
           and Anup/S21TV are now active as S21ZDC from Bhola Island
           until October 18th. Activity is on 40-15 meters using CW
           and SSB. QSL via G3KHZ.

JT, MONGOLIA. A team of operators are expected to be active as JT5DX
from Ulaanbaatar during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as
a Multi-2 entry. QSL via JT1CO direct only. Operators mentioned are
Choigonjav/JT1CO, Purevjav/JT1BU, Oleg/RD1A, Alexey/RN1AM, Vladimir/RW1A,
Sergey/RW1F, Paul/RK4FD, Gennady/UA9MA, Serge/UA0SC and Togtokhin/WV6E.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Al, W6HGF, is now active as KG4HF from GITMO until
October 20th. He states, "I prefer digital modes, but when I run out of
business on data, I will go to CW. I plan to try FT8 this trip." His
other main mode will be RTTY, and once that is exhausted he will go to
CW. Also, watch PSK. QSL via W6HGF or LoTW.

P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Roly, ZL1BQD, will be active as P29RR between
October 20th and November 6th. Activity will probably be mainly on 40/20
meters using CW and the Digital modes (FT8, JT65, JT9). QSL via his home
callsign direct, LOTW or eQSL.

P4, ARUBA. Ulf, DL5AXX, is now active as P40EU from Aruba Island (SA-036)
until October 23rd. Activity will be on holiday style on probably on
80-10 meters using mainly CW with some RTTY.  QSL via his home callsign
or via .

P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba
(SA-036) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or AE6Y.

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators  Ulrich/DL8OBQ, John/N4RV, Heiko/DK3DM, Louis/DO9EE
and Stephano/PT2IC will be active as PT2T from the Caribbean Contesting
Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099,
WLOTA 0942) during the CQWW DX SBB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-
Single entry. Outside the contest, operators will probably be signing
PJ2/homecall or their own personal PJ2 callsign. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK.
QSL all others via their home callsigns.

PJ4, BONAIRE (Update to OPDX.1333). Operators David/NA2AA, Noah/K2NG,
Giuseppe/IT9HBT, Sal/IW9FRA, Gianfranco/IT9SPB and Gabry/IT9RGY will be
active as PJ4G from Radio Mountain Bonaire station (see pj4g.com or
@pj4radio on Facebook) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th).
Look for operators to sign PJ4/homecall before and after the contest.
QSL for PJ4G via WA2NHA or LoTW. QSL all other callsigns via direct or
LoTW.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Oliver/DH8BQA, Paul/DL5CW, Tom/DL5LYM and Peter/
PJ4NX will be active as PJ4/homecall between November 9-29th. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home
callsign. Look for them to be active as PJ4Y during the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL5CW
(only for QSOs of this year's CQWW-CW).

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 16-22nd).......
 Oct/16th AN      Oct/19th  AN     Oct/21st  AN
 Oct/17th AN      Oct/20th  AN     Oct/22nd  AN
 Oct/18th 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... (October 15th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  8P2K via KU9C           II0IAAR/2 via IZ8DBJ   OF2BLV via OH2BLV
  9M2M via 9M2GET (d)     IP0TRC via IQ0TE       OF6MW via OH6MW
  AM8HIS via EA8RKL (L)   IQ5LU via IZ5AXB       ON50MIRA via (ON-B)*
  AO5VOR via AO5VOR (O)   JT5DX via JT1CO        OY/RU7D via RU7D
  AT4FI via VU2SMS (d)    KG4HF via W6HGF & (L)  PT2/HA5UX via HA5UX (B)
  CM3EFM via RW6HS (d)    KH2/JH7BVH via JH7BVH  R19FYS via R19FYS (O)
  CT9/DL8JS via DL8JS     LZ251MKP via LZ1KCP    R75ALSB via UA3QII
  EA6/SM0JHF >> *         LZ6DX via LZ1PM        RA19WF via RA19WF (O)
  EA8/UA4WW via UA4WW     N0F via K1IED          RC19WF via RC19WF (O)
  EA8/UA5C via UA5C (d/e) N1F via K1IED          RJ19WF via RJ19WF (O)
  EG5MCC via EA5RCK       N2F via K1IED          RM19WF via RM19WF (O)
  EH1RGC via EA1DST       N3F via K1IED          SG8X via SM5AQD
  EM1325R via UZ1RR       N4F via K1IED          VA3FIRE via K1IED
  EN90QDG via UR6QR       N5F via K1IED          VR20XYL via VR2XYL (d)
  HF25WZS via SP9WZS      N6F via K1IED          W3R/90 via AA3B (d/L)
  HG500H via (HA-B/L)     N7F via K1IED          YJ0CA via VK2YUS (d)
  HG500T via (HA-B/L)     N8F via K1IED          YP0C via YO3CZW
  HG500U via (HA-B/L)     N9F via K1IED
  HG8ARDF via HA8BE       NH2LL via JO7GVC
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    * no QSL needed

  RI1F (Update/Log Info). The RI1F team left Victoriya Island (EU-190)
  on October 9th, and are now back at Murmansk as of the 14th. The RI1F
  main log has been uploaded to the ClubLog (showing 11,196 QSOs):
              https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/RI1F/EU-190
  Look for Digital modes and VHF/UHF/SAT (paper logs; requests and questions
  should be addressed to R9LR) QSOs to be uploaded later after correction. 

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5T5OK, 5X2B,  9A1A, 9A4FS, A5A, BG1REN, CG3CGR,
  CT8/SP7VC, CX5ABM, HI8RD, J3/SP7VC, JA1HYD, JJ2LPV, JR7AMZ, KG4HF, KL7J,
  LA2XPA, LZ2RR, PZ5RA, S9CT, T88GA, VE9DX, VK5BC, VR2VAZ, VY0ERC, YE6YE
  and ZL1HD

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5U5U, 9H3WHX, A35W, PJ5/PH2M, R71RRC (AS-071),
  SV1DH, TZ9A,  VK9MAV/4 (OC-160), VK9MAV (OC-267), XF2L (NA-221), XF2L
  (NA-224) and ZD7BG

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!

RI50, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. Alexander, UA1OJL, will be active as RI50ANO
from Belligshausen Station, King George Island (AN-010), between January 1st
and March 31st, 2018. The special callsign RI50ANO is to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of Bellinghausen Station. Activity will be during his spare
time on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via
RN1ON, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

T2, TUVALU. Tony, 3D2AG, will be active as T2AR from Funafuti Atoll
(OC-015) between October 21-28th. Activity will be on various HF bands
as well as 2 and 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL via
3D2AG or PayPal.

TC68, TURKEY. Look for TC68JOTA to be operated by scouts for the JOTA/JOTI
weekend (October 20-22nd) from Aksaray. QSL via TA5IHY. ADDED NOTE: The
ARRL Web page states, "JOTA-JOTI Reports More Than 2,500 Registered for
October 20-22 Event". Read all about it at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/view/jota-joti-reports-more-than-2-500-
registered-for-october-20-22-event

TI, COSTA RICA. Members of the Northeast Tarrant County Amateur Radio
Club (Phil/K5SGE, Jim/W5AP, Randall/WA0D and possibly others) will be
active as TI7/K5SGE, TI7/W5AP and TI7/WA0D from Costa Rica between
October 21-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. They will probably be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 28-29th) during this time. QSL operator's home callsign or LoTW.

TK, CORSICA. Salvatore, IK8UND, will be active as TK9R from Ajaccio,
Corsica (EU-014), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as
a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via IK8UND direct ONLY.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Members of the Frankford Radio Club will
be active as VP5W from Providenciales, Caicos Islands (NA-002) during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Low-Power/Multi-? entry. QSL
via LoTW or KD3TB. Operators mentioned are Irwi/KD3TB, Andrew/KD3RF,
Zev/N2WKS and Sheldon/WA2UBK. The team "may" be active before and after
the contest signing VP5/homecall. QSL via their home callsign.

VR20, HONG KONG. Operators Huang/BD7IS, David/VR2YDC, Farid/VR2UNG,
Lap/VR2UP, Eric/VR2ZRE and Dawood/VR2XNG will be active as VR20FUN
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via VR2FUN. The VR20FUN special callsign is to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region.

VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS. A team of 6 DXers are now active as VU7T from
Lakshadweep Islands until October 20th. The team landed on the Island of
Agatti by air and then took a shift boat to Kavaratti to set up their
stations on the beachside of the island. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They state, "A detailed roster has
been prepared to optimize operations during the propagation windows to
various geographies." Operators mentioned are Manoj/VU2CPL, Sangeeth/
VU2WH, Kiran/VU2XE, Siddhu/VU3NXI, Gopan/VU3HPF and Paul/A65DR as remote
support. Their equipment is 1x Elecraft K3, 2x Elecraft KX3, 2x ICOM
IC-7300 and all with amps. Antennas are: verticals (80/40/30m) and Spider-
beam (20/17/15/12/10m). QSLs will be handled by Manoj, VU2CPL. Logs will
be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible and this is the preferred QSL
mode. An OQRS will be active once the team is back on mainland. Direct
QSL requests are highly discouraged, and if this is the only option to
request a QSL, please include an SAE and 3 GS. For log checks and other
inquiries, please write to . Internet connection is
very poor on the island and please don't expect any replies during the
operation. They state, "This is completely self-funded operation. Our
goal is to do some serious operation to give ATNOs and as much band fills
to DXers around the globe and have fun. We welcome any donations which
will go towards offsetting our costs of transportation and other large
expenses. You may help us to cover our costs by donating any amount using
link  or through donate option in OQRS.

XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, is once again active as XW1IC from Vientiane
until October 18th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes.
QSLs must be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or via E21EIC and LoTW.
NO PAPER QSL IS NEEDED.

ZD7, ST. HELENA ISLAND (Update to OPDX.1331). By the time you read this,
Bill, G0VDE, will be active as ZD7BR (not ZD7VDE as announced earlier)
from Saint Helena Island (AF-022) until October 21st. He has waited over
a year for the Island of St. Helena's airport to start commercial fights
back up again. He is expected to arrive October 14th. He is planning to
stay for one week on this trip and will be operating mainly SSB, some
Digital modes (maybe even FT8!) and just maybe a little CW. Operations
will be on 80-10 meters (maybe some 60m). Bill will be taking a FT-991,
FT-891 and a Juma PA1000, with a vertical antenna and a variety of wires,
dipoles and fiber-glass supports. He has setup a Web site at:
                            http://www.sthelenadx.com
PLEASE NOTE: QSL via G3SWH. The log will be uploaded to ClubLog and to
the ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) in due course.... Please note
that it is possible the flights may be delayed and he may travel later
than 14th October - watch his website for more information.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD/SP9E, will be active as ZF2ZE from
the Grand Cayman Island (NA-016) between October 23-29th. Activity will
be "Holiday Style" on 40-10 meters, including the WARC bands, using CW,
SSB and possibly FT8, with 100 watts into a balcony mounted mobile antenna
and Spider vertical. There will be minimal operating in the CQWW DX SSB
Contest. QSL via NE8Z (see QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW after
the trip.

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

NETHERLANDS [non]. 5960, Oct 15 at 0003, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY is mighty weak this week, very poor, less than the S8 nearby lightning crashes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15520 // 17855, Sunday Oct 15 at 1404, REE is good with SBG, 17715 poor, and 21620 detectable JBA carrier (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 11518, Oct 15 at 1319, JBA carrier with flutter, presumed Voice of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN on signature split frequency. Today`s NDXC/Aoki agrees: 11518 is in use only at 1315-1330 in Chinese, 100 kW, 95 degrees from Dushanbe-Yangiyul (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15555-USB, Oct 14 at 2118, WJHR is on and in with good signal, always the same gospel huxter preaching. Had not been able to hear it for some weeks, usually checking around alleged *1402, so has it been off or just not propagating? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1899 monitoring: confirmed Saturday Oct 14 at 2130 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair. (Tuned in earlier so caught *2125:30 with The Planet ID and IS loop; tuned in later to measure: 9330.14v-CUSB at 0009 during Blalock the Blaster.) Also confirmed Sat Oct 14 at 2300 on WRMI 11580, poor. Next airing at 0200 UT Sunday Oct 15 on 11580: JBA carrier, too weak to confirm. Confirmed UT Sunday Oct 15 at 0337 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, S9+30, about 26 minutes in so started circa 0311. Next:
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
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW [NEW time; or maybe #1900]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Oct 15 at 1322, Republic of Yemen Radio is S9=S5 with flutter, but better than most signals except Cuba on 25m, as numerous FE frequencies are really weak today. Drumming and chanting, 1326 militant talk and music; presumably from SAUDI ARABIA, and now arriving by relatively low-latitude longpath? Sunset in Sana`a is currently 1443 UT, in case they should pause for Qur`anic vespers any more (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1523 UT October 15
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ARLD041 DX news

ARLD041 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
NT5V, 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.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Flavio, IW2NEF will be QRV as 3B8/IW2NEF from
October 16 to 23.  Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands.
QSL to IK2DUW.

SWAZILAND, 3DA.  A group of operators are QRV as 3DA0MB until
October 18.  This is an EME DXpedition, with activity on 6 and 2
meters, and 70, 23, 13, 9, 6, and 3 cm using CW and JT65.  QSL via
PA3CMC.

UGANDA, 5X.  Kazuo, 5X2B is QRV from Kampala until July 2019.
Activity is on 30 to 12 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct
to JA1PBV.

BHUTAN, A5.  Steve, N6SJ is QRV as A52SJ from Paro until October 19.
Activity is on the HF bands with a focus on 160 meters.  QSL to home
call.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Steve, KL7SB is QRV as E51RAT from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until October 18.  Activity is on 160
to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL direct to NI5DX.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  Damien, F4AZF is QRV as FJ/F4AZF until
October 20, or possibly until October 27, while working here.
Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time.  QSL to home call.

MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1.  Take, JG8NQJ will be QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1
beginning October 15 and will be here for two months.  Activity will
be in his spare time on the HF bands using CW and RTTY.  QSL direct
to JA8CJY.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0.  Look for OH0B to be QRV in the Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest.  QSL via OH2BH.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Henri, OH3JR is QRV as OJ0JR until October 14.
Activity is on 40 to 4 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home
call.

BELGIUM, ON.  Special event station OP36CLM will be QRV from October
16 to November 15 to commemorate the liberation of the town of
Knokke by Canadian forces in November 1944.  QSL via ON3AIM.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  Operators Vernon, NN5E and Jim, NT5V will be QRV as
PJ4/NN5E and PJ4/NT5V, respectively, from October 15 to 22.
Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL
to home calls.

BANGLADESH, S2.  A group of operators are QRV as S21ZDC from Bhola
Island, IOTA AS-140, until October 18.  Activity is on 40 to 15
meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via G3KHZ.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9.  Jose, EC5AC is QRV as S9CQ from Sao
Tome, IOTA AF-023, until October 21.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters
using SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home call.

CRETE, SV9.  Mirko, DJ1AA is QRV as SV9/DJ1AA/p from Sisi, IOTA
EU-015, until October 13.  Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands.  QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Operators JH7IPR, JA6EGL and JQ6FQI are QRV as T88UW,
T88SM, and T88WM, respectively, until October 18.  Activity is on
160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home calls.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Bill, W5JON will be QRV as V47JA from
Calypso Bay, IOTA NA-104, from October 15 to November 7.  Activity
will be on 160 to 10 meters, including 60 meters, using SSB.  This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ Word Wide DX SSB contest.
QSL direct to home call.

BRUNEI, V8.  Special event station V84K50GJ is QRV until October 15
to mark the present Sultan's Golden Jubilee.  QSL via operators
instructions.

INDIA, VU.  Special event stations AT1FI, AT2FI, AT3FI and AT4FI are
QRV until October 28 during the FIFA U-17 World Cup.  Activity is on
40, 20 and 15 meters using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via
VU2SMS.

LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, VU7.  A group of operators are QRV as VU7T from
Kavaratti, IOTA AS-011, until October 20.  Activity is on 80 to 10
meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes, with up to three
stations active.  QSL via VU2CPL.

ST. HELENA, ZD7.  Bill, G0VDE plans to be QRV as ZD7VDE for one week
beginning October 14.  Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB
and various digital modes.  QSL via G3SWH.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Oceania DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Makrothen RTTY Contest, Scandinavian
Activity SSB Contest, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, Pennsylvania QSO
Party, Arizona QSO Party, FISTS Fall Unlimited CW Sprint, PODXS 070
Club 160-Meter Great Pumpkin Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint and
the UBA ON 2-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 16 to 20.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 16.

The Telephone Pioneers QSO Party is scheduled for October 16.  The
Phone Fray, RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series and CWops Mini-CWT Test
are scheduled for October 18.

Please see October QST, page 94, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs October 11-12, 2017

** GUATEMALA. 4055, Oct 12 at 0554, R. Truth, S9 signal but JBM, enough to perceive that it`s an hymn in English as usual during the final hour. Listen for normal modulation level to be restored shortly by visiting engineer Ralph Borthwick, who has also assisted other missionary stations in Per? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PHILIPPINES [non]. 11630, Oct 11 at 1427, open carrier at S3-S6, 1430 trumpet IS and music, 1431 sign-on in S Asian language, mentioning several MHz and meter-bands, and a website ending in asia.org. HFCC shows it`s R. Veritas Asia, 250 kW, 98 degrees via VATICAN, 1430-1457 in Urdu. Apparently RVA relies on better signal into Pakistan/Gulf this way than direct from Palauig (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1899 monitoring: Not confirmed at the new time of Wed 2030 on WRMI 9955, instead back to BS on October 11. Apparently the hour carved out of BS 20-21 UT as I have been monitoring on 9955, but never published on skedgrid, has been deleted: no more R. Prague English at 2000, and no more variety including DX programs at 2030. This WOR broadcast was first monitored Sept 27 but may have started Sept 20.
WOR 1899 confirmed Wed Oct 11 at 2100 on WBCQ, 7490, fair. Also confirmed Wed Oct 11 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.00-CUSB, very poor. Next:
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW [NEW]
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 2130   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
Full schedule on all affiliates:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
Download and podcasting linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, Thu Oct 12 at 1345, WRMI finally with a new edition of `Viva Miami`, and since it`s in Spanish should be called ``Long Live Miami``? Jeff and Tha?s are conversing about their visit to Cape Town, South Africa, for HFCC in August (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Oct 12 at 0544, WRMI just ending VOA news relay, back to Oldies; S9+20 and S9+10 respectively (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455 // 9395 // 7780, Thu Oct 12 at 1427, surprised to find WRMI back to Oldies tunes instead of `The Power Hour`. WRMI skedgrid http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
altho ``updated Sept 28`` still shows `The Power Hour` at 13-15 UT on 7780, 9395, and 14-15 on 9455 (which were of course M-F only).
Then I check WWCR: no signal audible on 13845 altho there is a very poor one on 15825, so suspect 13845 is off the air. Huge signal on 7490 now at 1434 Oct 12 sounds like Power Hour, pushing gold & silver, especially in view of what is happening with the Girl Scouts (??? Boy Scouts co-opting them?). But WWCR pdf sked now dated October 1:
7490, M-F 9-10 am still misconverted as 15-16 UT:
``Power Talks w/ Beth & Melody in the Morning``
Power Talk was mentioned at 1448.
So it`s one of the Cedarstrom shows, not TPH. This means that TPH is not heard on any frequency at this hour. WWCR still shows `Power Hour`, Central time:
 7490, M-F 7- 8 am, still misconverted as 13-14 UT;
13845, M-F 7-10 am, still misconverted as 13-16 UT [but no signal]
What`s really happening earlier on WRMI as above remains to be checked.
`Power Talks` and `Financial Survival` and any other show sponsored by gold & silver pushers to the gullible, Answer me this: if G&S are such an essential investment vs the imminent apocalypse, or at least government takeover of everything, why aren`t those who have such coins hoarding them, instead of trying to sell them in virtual transaxions, or at best, for worthless paper money? Or maybe sax & sax of cupro/nickel/zinc coins? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775, Oct 12 at 1420, NO signal at all from KVOH, not even on 17775.115v where heard yesterday. Maybe off for repairs following my reports? Or just not propagating. Cuba is making it on 17730, and weak Saudis on 17895, 17705, 17615, but those are to the east. K-index 5 at 1500 after G1 storms.
17775.019, Oct 12 at 1607 recheck, now it`s on and blasting in at S9+20/30, only 19 Hz off-frequency, wobbling slightly, overmodulated distortion discussing marijuana en las escuelas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, Oct 12 at 1439, WTWW-1 is still on with PPPP instead of day frequency 9475 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15454.88, Oct 12 at 1422, JBA carrier, much weaker than Biblis 5 kHz lower, which I measured Sept 26 at 15449.884. I`m still hearing it too with stronger signal, and the strange thing is, the higher one is at exactly the same offset/pitch with BFO step tuning to 15454.00, as to 15449.00. EiBi, NDXC/Aoki and HFCC all list nothing at all at this time on ``15455``. BTW, HFCC A-17 has not been updated since Sept 27; presumably concentrating on B-17 planning instead (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1625 UT October 12
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs October 8-9, 2017

** BRAZIL. 9665.95v, Oct 9 at 0026, poor signal in Portuguese, as Voz Mission?ria continues to wander around. By 0536 next check it`s audibly wavering BFOly but still circa 9665.95v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 750, Oct 9 at 0558 UT thru houtop, classic rock in null of WSB, so roughly N/S, 0603 UT Geo ad, 0604 UT ID as `CK 750 Classic Hits``, i.e. CKJH, Melfort, Saskatchewan, 25/25 kW U4 (and in stereo per NRC AM Log). ND day, but the late Paul Swearingen`s NRC Pattern Book shows at night is supposed to be almost circular to north with a notch toward Atlanta (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, Oct 8 at 2125, RHC is S9 of dead air again, and also detectable on the parasitical 11830 & 11850 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. 15390, Oct 9 at 1405, very poor signal in unID language, but it can`t be REE, which starts at 1800, and weekends from 1400 uses 21620 instead. HFCC shows multilingual somethings, 250 kW, 85 degrees from MBR Nauen at 1330-1530 daily. NDXC Aoki reveals it`s GFA = Gospel for Asia, a.k.a. Athmeeya Yatra Radio; so exactly what occupies Monday at 1400-1415? Halam, also Tuesday. EiBi rosters the language thus:
``C-F Chin-Falam / Halam: Myanmar-Chin, Bangladesh, India (0.1m) [cfm]``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)
** KYRGYZSTAN. 4010.21, Oct 9 at 0020, JBA carrier, presumed Bishkek, along grayline, always off-frequency but less than before circa .23 or .22 as last month; could it be drifting steadily downward on the way to .00? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6770, Oct 9 at 0010, JBA carrier, presumed the old-time-radio museum, while there is no activity in the 6.9+/- pirate band. If you missed it, see DXLD 17-37 for background on this, not including location (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 42, Oct 8 around 1500 UT, KBZC-LD OKC is decoding with some regional tropo enhancement; also analog 48, KOCY-LP (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 15380, Oct 9 at 1326, BSKSA with Qur`an, amid horrible frying buzzroar again, S9+10 and also suffering splat from 15370 Cuba; off at 1405 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U A E. 17744.990, Oct 9 at 1359, S1 talk but with BFO I can tell the carrier is wobbling at approx. rate of 10 x per second. HFCC shows it`s BBCWS in Somali via DHA, 250 kW, daily at 1400-1500, 250 kW, 225 degrees (but on Saturdays the span may run from 1130 to 1600). This site is frequently if not always off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1898 monitoring: confirmed Sunday Oct 8 after 2330 on WBCQ, 9330.000v!-CUSB, good. confirmed UT Monday October 9 at 0305 on Area 51 webcast underway and also on WBCQ 5130.30, S9+10 until 0329:49, so started circa only 49 seconds late. Next airing UT Monday Oct 9, 0330 on WRMI 9955: JBA carrier but confirmed on webcast. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
AND, as discovered last week by Harold Frodge, and now on the sked:
Tue 2030   WRMI 11580 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Maybe I will have new 1899 ready by then, maybe not
AND, also added, by when 1899 will certainly be running this week:
Thu 2230   WRMI 5850 to NW
Thanks, Jeff! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 730, Oct 9 at 0605 UT, Augusta ad with 855-tollfree number; KLOE 730 ID and extended weather forecast, 0606 UT ``730 KLOE``, into talk show with YL, `America Tonight`, or ``ATN`` for short, previewing various topix including football. Guess what: KLOE, Goodland, NW corner of KS, 1 kW daytime is supposed to run 20 watts at night; now it`s dominant over everything, including 100 kW(?) XEX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Atlantic JBA MW carrier search, Oct 9 at 0035-0038, as DXers further east are reporting a good opening: 783-east (likely Mauritania), 756-seems southeast? (maybe 100 kW Nigeria, more like east), rest Europish: 1044-ENE, 1053-NE (2 carriers beating), 1215-NE (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1716 UT October 9
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