DX Bulletin No. 1324
July 31, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the RSGB IOTA Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 21st/July, through Friday, 28th/July there were 199 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, 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".
7P, LESOTHO. Operators Quintus/ZS2KU and Vaughan/ZS2VR will be active as 7P8QM and 7P8VRR, respectively, from the Sani Stone Lodge (WW Loc. KG40PK) in the Sani Pass region between August 18-21st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters. QSL via their home callsigns. ZS2KU has applied for a 7P8QM LoTW account. 9X, RWANDA. Alan, KE4TA, reports, "I have just received my callsign (9X0TA) information from the RURA. I am still awaiting shipment of my permanent operating station, but with any luck I will be QRO in the next two weeks. QSL Manager is N4GNR. Radio will be Yaesu FT-991, antenna will be a Hexbeam on a push up tower. I'll be here for a total of three years, so plenty of time to work 9X. I will be active primarily be on 20 and 17 meters, but I will attempt an 80m loop antenna as well. If it works, I will be able to work 80 and 40 as well. Noise levels here are extremely high. Please don't be offended if I'm not answering your call, I likely can't hear you." CARIBBEAN TOUR. John, WV0CQ, will be on a Caribbean cruise (Carnival Magic) between July 29th and August 6th, and plans to be active from the following locations: WV0CQ/KP2 -- St. Thomas, USVI (he states hopefully) on August 1st, between 1430-1530z and again at 2330z WV0CQ/KP4 -- Puerto Rico (he states hopefully) on August 2nd, between 1230-1330z and again at 2300z WV0CQ/MM -- Maritime Mobile; "various dates" between July 29th and August 6th, 1000-1200z; states, "I will try to have coords. available during our exchange, I may or may not have grid square location done, you may need to do this yourself based on the coords. I give. "This schedule is subject to change, depending on the XYL ", John states. John, will be working on 20m SSB, somewhere between 14320-14347 kHz, and will be monitoring local repeaters and 147.52 MHz during his cruise. QSL via his home callsign, eQSL or LoTW. FS, ST. MARTIN. John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/homecall from St. Martin Island (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88) near the Orient Beach between November 30th and December 8th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters but will mainly be focused on the lower bands (160 and 80m). Operations will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK63. John usually will operate on 60m if there is interest. There will be daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via his home callsign or on ClubLog's OQRS. His operating frequencies (except during contests) will be announced in real time via Twitter at: https://twitter.com/FSK9EL Requests for schedules can be sent via his QRZ.com E-mail address or his Twitter account @FSK9EL. GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES....... VKFF-1164 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 1-2nd; Burral Yurrul Coordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; around 11:00am; this is a N/P, NOT a conservation area Z3FF-0011 -- By Z31NA/P; August 3-10th 10:00 (UTC); Simeon, Z31NA, are going to work as Z31NA/P in holiday style from Ohrid Lake; 40-10m (depends of condition and propagation) PAFF-0037 -- By PA/ON8WR; August 4-8th; camp site VKFF-0587 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 4-5th; Dthinna Dthinnwan Coordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; around 11:00am; this is a N/P, NOT a conservation area VEFF-0446 -- By VE2GT; August 5-6th; MONT-MEGANTIC NATIONAL PARK KFF-1540 -- By W8MSC; August 5th; 1700-1900z; Sleepy Hollow SP, MI; on 20/40m SSB mostly. PSK and JTx digital modes possibly if time allows; casual camping vacation, operating mostly after dinner, maybe other times if weather and schedule permits OZFF-0004 -- By OZ/DF2SD; now until August 4th; many bands/modes; more info at: http://www.qrz.com/db/oz/df2sd YLFF-155 -- By YL/LA9TKA; between now and August 1st; from Latvian summer cottage; active on SSB only and 20, 40 and 80m; info at: http://www.la9tka.com VKFF-1875 -- By VK3TKK; July 31st; 0300-0700z; Point Cook Coastal Park; 7144 kHz SSB; on 80, 20 and 15 meters for about 60 mins max RFF-0314 -- By R2017F; July 31st; 1100- 1500z; RN3ANT will active from “Meshchersky” Nature Park; on 20-30-40m bands mostly CW PAFF-xxxx -- By PA/ON4BB/p; August 1-4th; from the PAFF areas 0028, 0029, 0038 and 0039; day and time depending on local weather conditions; usual bands and modes VEFF-0345 -- By VE/KB0IBI; August 4-5th; Polar Bear Provincial Park on the Sutton River esturary at Hudson Bay, northern Ontario, Canada; on 20m, QRP, in the evening, as time and weather permits KFF-0671 -- By KC3HRB; August 5-6th; at the Assateague Island National Seashore Oceanside Campground for the week; doing several activations while there; operating QRP VKFF-0605 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 7-8th; Scone Mountain National Park; 7144 kHz SSB; starting around 11:00am KFF-0671 -- By KC3HRB; August 8-9th; at the Assateague Island National Seashore Oceanside Campground for the week; doing several activations while there; will be operating QRP VKFF-0585 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 8-9th; Dowe Coordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; around 11:00am; this is a N/P, NOT a conservation area VKFF-1397 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 9-10th; Wondoba Coordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; around 11:00am; weather permitting (2 hours max) VKFF-0518 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 11-12th; Warrabah National Park; 7144 kHz SSB; around 11:00 am VKFF-0607 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 12th; 0300-0700z; Somerton Coordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; starting noon or a bit earlier; weather permitting KFF-2895 -- By N4EE; August 12th; 1200-2000z; GIVANS FERRY STATE PARK; MULTI-OPS; PSK/CW/SSB/FM 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.............. AF-064. (Update) Look for a group of 6 operators from South Africa to activate once again Robben Island, in the Western Cape Province South West Group, as ZS9V between August 9-13th. Operators mentioned are Paul/ZS1V, Jan/ZS1VDV, Andre/ZS1AN, Johan/ZS1A, Pierre/ZS6A and Oleg/ZS1ANF. This is the weekend BEFORE ILLW (lighthouse weekend). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and possible the Digital modes. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS. For more details, see: http://zs9v.org.za AS-040. Yasu, JA6WJL, will be active from Fukue Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/ High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. AS-053. Haw, HS8HEX, will be active from Phuket Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th), where he has a permanent station. QSL via HS8HEX, by the Bureau or direct. AS-126. Operators "X"/HS8JCV, HS9JZT and Chayakorn/HS9STL will be active as HS8JCV/P from Lipe Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode entry, operating on 40-10 meters. QSL via HS8JCV, direct, by the Bureau or eQSL. AS-129. Xianyu, BD7PCA, will be active from Nan'ao Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via BD7PCA. AS-145. Noi, HS3NBR, will be active as HS3NBR/P from Maeo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode entry; operating on 40-10 meters. QSL via HS3NBR, direct or by the Bureau. EU-005. Look for G6XX from Great Britain to be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW. G6XX is an historic RSGB callsign which has been reissued to the RSGB in 2017 after 90 years. See QRZ.com for details. EU-013. members of the Jersey Contest Group and guest operator, Norbert, LX1NO, will be active as GJ2A from Jersey Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via LoTW. EU-020. Bjorn, SM0MDG, will be active as SM0MDG/1 from Gotland Island during (some casual operations) in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL only via LoTW. EU-025. Alf, IT9MUO, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/UnAssisted/CW-Mode/ 12-HRs/Low-Power entry. QSL via IT9MUO, LoTW, by the Bureau or direct. EU-034. Igor, ES0IA, will be active from Kassaar Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/ Low-Power/12-HRs entry. QSL via ES0IA by the Bureau. EU-049. Operators Makis/SV8AJN, Panos/SV8JNL and Tony/PY2DY/SY8APQ will be active as SZ8LES from Lesvos Island during "select appropriate contest" as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via SZ8LES. EU-057. Operators Hardy/DL3KWF, Roland/DL9GMN and Gun/DF2TG will be active as DF5A from Kap Arkona, Ruegen Island, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via DL9GMN. EU-075. Operators Manos/SV1PMR, George/SV1RP and Paul/SY1AKF will be active as SX8B from Salamina Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). EU-083. Members of the ARI La Spezia, will once again be active as IP1T from Isola del Tino (IFF IFF-218, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, ITA ITA-058, WLOTA 0645) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/1-Stn/Low-Power entry. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using low power, with antennas: Windom (80-10m) and a vertical 1/4 wave on 40 meters. QSL via I1ANP, direct or by the Bureau (preferred). Operators mentioned are Jul/I1SAF, Marco/IK1IXF, Mirco/IK1WVR, Antonio/IK8XVA, Enzo/ IU1AAH, Felix/IK1ZVJ and Riccardo/IZ1JOE. EU-084. Rune, SM5BAX, will once again be active as SM0S from Ornoe Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single- Op/High-Power entry. QSL via SM5BAX. EU-096. Tony, OH1TD, will be active as OF1TD from Korpo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/ 12-Hrs entry. QSL via LoTW, or via his home callsign by the Bureau or direct. EU-101. Teemu, SM0W, will once again be active as OH/SM0W from Berggrund Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30st) as a Single- Op/Island-DXpedition/Low-Power entry. QSL via SM0W. EU-105. Operators Didier/F6DXE, Christophe/F4ELI and Andy/F4ELK have cancelled their trip to Vierge Island as TM5VI for the RSGB IOTA contest. EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will once again be active as G4ALE/P from the Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-1/DXpedition/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Peter/G3SJX, Steve/G3UFY, Mike/G3VYI, and Steve/G4SDM. They will be using wire antennas. QSL via G3VYI. EU-121. Members of the Stockport Radio Society will be active as EJ8KO from Arranmore Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL by the Bureau to G0SYP or LoTW. Operators mentioned are YL Sarah/2E0KUH, Carsten/G0SYP, Bernard/G3SHF, Tom/M0DCG, Evan/M0TJU, Pete/M1PTR and Kieron/M5KJM. EU-126. Operators Pekka/OH8NR, Ulla-maija/OH8ZZ, Jarmo/OH8JK and Marko/ OH8KVY will be active as OH8AA from Selkasarvi Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-1/Island-DX- pedition entry. QSL via OH8AA. EU-131. Sergio, IZ3NXC, will be active as IZ3NXC/P from Pellestrina Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode entry. QSL via IK3GES, direct or by the Bureau. NO eQSL. EU-131. Giulio, IW3HVB, will be active as IW3HVB/P from Fisolo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ Unassisted/SSB-Mode/24-Hrs/Island-Dxpedition/Low-Power entry. QSL via IW3HVB. EU-132. Przemek, SP7VC, will once again be active as SP7VC/1 from Wolin Island between July 28-30th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/SSB- Mode entry. QSL via LoTW. EU-146. Maarten, PA3EYC, will be active as PI4AMF/p from Goeree Over- flakkee during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators are PA3EYC, PA2LO and PD0PIW. QSL via PA3EYC. EU-170. Mauro, IV3AZV, will be active as 9A/IV3AZV from Pag Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign. EU-172. Dan, DL5SE, will be active as 5P5CW from Langeland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ CW-Mode/Island-DXpedition/12-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via DL5SE. NA-026. Mike, N2GC, will be active as N2GC from Long Island, NY, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC. NA-029. Operator Ken, K6LA, will once again operate from Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada using the VY2TT superstation (Grid Square FN76vs, CISA PE-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/High- Power entry. QSL via K6LA direct. NA-034. Dennis, W2DEN, will be active from City Island (Peninsula of Lido) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode (Saturday only)/Non-Assist entry. QSL via W2DEN. NA-042. Mikhail, VE7ACN, will be active as AL3/AA7CH from Hinchinbrook Island, Alaska, between August 9-15th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. NA-055. Operators Bert/N4CW and Jim/W4TMO will be active as K1IMI [the Al Michaud Memorial Club callsign] from Little Deer Isle, Maine, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-1 entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to N4CW. NO Bureau. NA-058. Jeff, KU8E, will be active as a portable from Jekyll Island, GA, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via KU8E. NA-065. Yuri, N3QQ, will be active as N3QQ/p from Whidbey Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/ High-Power entry. QSL via N7RO. NA-067. Nathan, N4YDU, will be active as NR3X/4 from Pea Island, NC, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. Activity will be part-time, battery power and vertical antenna. QSL via N4YDU direct. NA-068. Jean, VE2VIA, will be active as VE2VIA/VE9 from Lameque Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via VE2VIA. NA-111. Steve, AG2J, will be active from Seven Mile Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. NA-157. Mikhail, VE7ACN, will be active as NL6/AA7CH from Kayak Island, Alaska, between August 18-28th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW. OC-016. Wes, ZL3TE, will once again be active as 3D2SE from Viti Levu (OC-016) while on a business trip. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/24- Hrs/Low-Power entry. Operations outside the contest will mainly be casual on CW, with some Digital modes. QSL via LoTW or ZL3TE. OC-042. Mike, W6QT, will be active as DU3/W6QT from Luzon Island in the Philippines between September 1st and December 31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using various modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. ISLAND HOPPING (Update/Change). "The DAILY DX" reports that Randy, WW6RG, has a schedule change while visiting some of the four islands during July and August. He will operate some short SSB QRP operations. Look for him to be on the following islands: KH9 - Wake Island; WW6RG/KH9; propagation was very poor during his last visit; he worked only 4 stations -- next visit August 18th; watch around 0330z and 0730z on 14205 kHz; and again around 0545z; US General ops listen for him around 14235 after 0600z. V7 - Marshall Islands (from Kwajalein Atoll); V73/WW6RG; next visit will be August 22nd and 24th; watch for him on 14205 kHz between 0330z and 0800z; and again at 0545z around 14235 kHz; this time he will be running 100 watts V2 - Antigua & Barbuda; V25RA; on August 5th and 6th; watch around 14230 kHz; SSB running 5 watts ZD8 - Ascension Island; ZD8RA; on August 8th; watch between about 0800z and 1030Z around 14205 kHz; and again between 1530z and 2000Z; running QRP QSL all operations via his home callsign WW6RG. He does not use LoTW or eQSL. ISWL CALLSIGNS (For August). The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of August 2017: GX4BJC/A - Operated from Lambourn, in Berkshire, by John, G0GWK (/A WAB Square SU37 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). MX1SWL/A - Operated from Lydney, in Gloucestershire, by Chris, G0SDD (/A WAB Square SO60 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on or or via . NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards. PACIFIC TOUR (5W and YJ). 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 visiting Efate Island (OC-035) in Vanuatu. He has applied for a temporary license, but still has no answer from the YJ authorities. PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Ed, WA1ZAM, will once again be active as PJ7PL from the Royal Palm's between October 20th and November 5th. Activity will include operations in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be holiday style on 30-10 meters using SSB and RTTY, possibly CW -- depending on what he brings down. QSL WA1ZAM. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 31st-August 6th)....... Jul/31st HN Aug/03rd HN Aug/05th BN Aug/01st AN Aug/04th HN Aug/06th BN Aug/02nd 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... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4O/US0VA via US0VA HG17WWW via (HA-B) P40X via DL8UD 4X/EA3HSO via N4GNR (d/L) II2FIST via IZ2FME R1591M via RK3AW 8Q7PW via G4PWO IS0/G4DJX via G4DJX R17CWB via R17CWB (L/e) 9A/S59A via S59A IS0/IK2QEI via IK2QEI R17CWC via RD9CX 9M2/IK2PFL via IK2PFL IS0/OE9HRV/P via OE9HRV R17CWD via (L/e) AM625VQ via EA6VQ IT9/IZ2ZTR via IZ2ZTR R280TLT via R4IT AM725QL via EA7QL JW/ON6FDP/P via ON6FDP & (L) RA17CW via RA17CW (L/e) BG4/IK7YTT via IW7EGQ K1T via W7UUU & (L) RD17CW via RD17CW (L/e) CS7/DO3HK via DO3HK KP2/N5PV via N5PV & (L) RG50SP via RC3M (d) DL/OZ1KAH via OZ1KAH LA/DL3YDX via DL3YDX RJ17CW via RJ17CW (L/e) DR1517LU via DK1DSA LA/OK1XC via OK1XC RK17CW via RK17CW (L/e) EI/EA6SX via EA6SX LY/SN0WFF via SP5C RU17CW via RU17CW (L/e) GB5GHT via M0XIG LZ114RF via LZ1YE (d) SC40VIC via SM6JSM HF100LZ via SP4FIY OE/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA SV9/DK9PY via DK9PY HG17BF via (HA-B) OE/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA SV9/WB2GAI/P via WB2GAI HG17BT via (HA-B) OH0JV via DL7RV T88GA via JA7XBG (d/L) HG17DA via (HA-B) P4/DF4XX via DF4XX (L/C) TF/SM6YOR via SM6YOR HG17HA via (HA-B) P4/DL7AC via DL7AC TM5GTW via F5KFL HG17SW via (HA-B) P4/DL8UD via DL8UD ZL2/2E0UGO via 2E0UGO (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only **Your QSL is not needed *** WOW... Slow week again for QSL info!!!! QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5B4VL, B7CRA (AS-143), CN8YZ, DA3X, DJ5MW, EA8CDJ, EA7DIU, F4GGJ, F5BZB, G6RC, HD2RRC (SA-034), IZ4JUK, JE2PMC, LW5DD, MI0M, PA0HWB, PU2SDX, PY2TTE, RW9UB, TA1CM, VK4HG, XX9D, YT4A, ZS1BHJ and ZS8Z QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0FA, C6ADX, C6AJR, FO/JI1JKW, GB13COL, JW2US, LB1AH/p (EU-055), PJ2BR, VU4YC and VY2SS QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!! SILENT KEY. Murray Adams WA4DAN, informs OPDX, "It is with great sadness that I must report that Gary Bartlett, VE1RGB, passed away Saturday evening (July 22nd) surrounded by his loving family. Gary was an avid contester and had participated in four Sable Island DXpeditions, including the 2013 CYOP and 2014 CY0C operations. Gary was a CW purist and had commented many times that he didn't own a microphone. Gary was very instrumental in providing logistical support for all of the recent CY0 DXpeditions. He will be sorely missed by the Amateur Radio community, Contesters and his CY0 DXpedition team mates". OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of VE1RGB. T41, CUBA. A large team of operators from the Pinar del Rio filial of the FRC (Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba) will be active from Faro Roncali (ILLW CU-0002) located in the most western point of the island, during next ILLW using the callsign T41FR. The activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and PSK-31. QSL only via direct including SASE to: P.O. BOX # 253, Pinar del Rio, 20100, Cuba. T48, CUBA (LH Op). Look for a team of Cuban hams from coastal town of Gibara in Holguin Province to operate during the International Lighthouse and Lightship Week End [ILLW] (August 18-20th) as T48LHH from Punta Rasa Lighthouse, 3 km North off Gibara. Activity will be 160/80/40/20/10/2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are CO8HH, CO8YWK, CO8FS, CM8MLK, CM8AY, CL8CSV and possibly others. V3, BELIZE. Robert, DL7VOA, and his XYL will be following the tracks of the Maya in Central America with their final recreational stay in Belize. Robert plans to be active as V34AO from Hopkins in Belize between November 18-30th. The QTH will be directly on the beach of Hopkins with every QSO made viewing over the Caribbean Sea. As usual, operating will take place in "holiday style" mainly on CW during the local evening and night hours (maybe some SSB, no digital). Robert will have his little Elecraft K2 with him running 100 watts into a 10m fiberglass pole with vertical dipoles on 10/12/15/17/20m, ground-planes for 30m/40m or an Inverted L for 80m. He will join the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power, with the only focus on having fun in pile-ups. He states, "The contest weekend will be (mostly) mine, but during the rest of the time please understand that during day time there are other important holiday activities to be undertaken with my wife like relaxing, snorkeling, flying my drone, etc. instead of conducting a 100% DXpedition (which does not mean that I never show up on the bands during day time). I already have a license for the regular callsign V31EO, but I have also applied for the short term special callsign V34AO, and I am very optimistic that it will be issued to me as well. Depending on the limitations I am planning to use the special call V34AO not only during the CQWW CW Contest, but also throughout my stay." All information (including a link with exact GPS coordinates and maybe later also some drone videos) can be found on the Web site: http://www.qrz.com/db/dl7voa QSLs for both V34AO (or V31EO) are via DL7VOA, by the Bureau or direct. V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (Update/On the Bird). John, V47JA/W5JON, reports that his FT857 failed yesterday (July 23rd) during a SO-50 pass when he was about to call N8HM. He will be looking to borrow a UHF receiver from someone on the island to get back on SO-50. He will also be returning to St. Kitts in October if that fails. VK9X & VK9C, CHRISTMAS AND COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS (Update). Operators Peter/VK3FN, Chris/VK3FY, Lee/VK3GK, Luke/VK3HJ, Tony/VK3TZ and David/K3LP will activate both Christmas Island (OC-002) and Cocos (Keeling) Island (OC-003) in the month of October 2017. The team will start on Christmas Island as VK9XI between October 3-10th. During this time, they will be active during the Oceania DX SSB Contest (October 7-8th). The team will then move to Cocos (Keeling) Island and be active as VK9CI between October 10-17th. During this time, they will be active during the Oceania DX CW Contest (October 14-15th). For activity outside of the contest, operators will be active on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, plus they will be running a 6m beacon. QSL via M0OXO - Bureau requests ONLY via M0OXO's OQRS. The operation now as a Web page at: http://christmascocos2017.vkdxg.com/index.php/category/news W9DXCC (Registration discount ends soon!). The July 31st deadline for discounted registration for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet in suburban Chicago is rapidly approaching, so don't delay in ordering tickets. Discounted hotel rooms can also be booked now. The prize pool commitments now exceed $12,000, including a Yaesu FT DX 3000, Icom IC-7300 and many more. A partial list is posted at . The 65th annual convention is Sept. 15-16th, 2017. The ARRL has approved the gathering as an "Operating Specialty Convention" and league President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the keynote speaker. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, W9DXCC will also offer Contest University and DX University programs on Friday, with presentations for new and veteran DXers and contest operators. The day long session on Saturday will feature speakers, exhibits, QSL card checking and a CW pileup contest. The evening banquet is a time to relax and enjoy our keynote speaker. For non-ham family members, Woodfield Mall, which offers a wide array of shopping, is one traffic light south of the convention site at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road. Updates at for new developments. For more information, contact: John McCormick, XT2, BURKINA FASO (Update). Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Burkina Faso between September 28th and October 30th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He states that he works mostly on the Digital modes (PSK31, JT65 and RTTY) and slow CW. Equipment is a FT-450D into a home-made HEX BEAM and a dipole for 40 meters. QSL via M0OXO, direct or OQRS . -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th, 2017) For rules for the contest are available at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2017/riota.shtml -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2017 RSGB IOTA Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2017.html (By Callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2017.html (By DXCC Entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2017.html (By IOTA) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/ Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3D2SE Fiji OC-016 Viti Levu LoTW; QSL via ZL3TE 5P5CW Denmark EU-172 Langeland DL5SE 5P7LSO Denmark EU-088 Laesoe OZ1KZX 9A/IV3AZV Croatia EU-170 Pag 9A/OM2ZZ Croatia EU-170 Pag OM2FY 9A/OM6NM Croatia EU-016 Korcula OM2FY 9A8CV Croatia EU-136 Krk eQSL 9A8DV Croatia EU-016 Drvenik Veli IK6VXO 9A0AA Croatia EU-016 Vis S59A AA4V USA NA-110 Isle of Palms AG2J USA NA-111 Seven Mile AM625VQ Balearic Islands EU-004 Mallorca LoTW; QSL via EA6VQ B5C China AS-137 Qingbang BA4TB BG4TMC China AS-136 Chongming BG4TMC BD5UDN China AS-138 Pingtan M0OXO BD7PCA China AS-129 Nan'ao BD7PCA CF2NDX Canada NA-128 Ile d'Orleans VE2TLH CG2I Canada NA-128 Ile aux Coudres LoTW; QSL via VE2EBK (d/C) CR2V Azores EU-089 Flores LoTW; QSL via HB9CRV CR2G Madeira AF-014 Madeira LoTW; QSL via (C) CR5CW Portugal EU-145 Culatra LoTW; QSL via CT7ACG DF5A Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL9GMN DG5LAC/p Germany EU-042 Hooge DG5LAC DJ6OI/p Germany EU-127 Helgoland DJ6OI DJ7MH/p Germany EU-047 Spiekeroog LoTW; QSL via (e) DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen ClubLog DL5KVV/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL5KVV DL6DQW/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL6DQW DL0KWH/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL0KWH; QSL via (DARC-B/d/C) DO7ES Germany EU-057 Ruegen DO7ES; QSL via (e) DR0F Germany EU-127 Neuwerk DM4DL; QSL via (DARC-B/d) E2T Thailand AS-125 Chang LoTW; QSL via E21IZC (d) E2X Thailand AS-107 Si Chang LoTW; QSL via E20GMY EA5HPX Spain EU-093 Tabarca EA5HPX EA6/DK5ON Balearic Island EU-004 Mallorca LoTW; QSL via DK5ON (Bu/d/C) EA8AQV Canary Islands AF-004 Gran Canaria EA8AQV (d/e) EA8CNR Canary Islands AF-004 Gran Canaria LoTW; QSL via EA8CNR (d/e) EI/ON6QR Ireland EU-121 Tory ON6QR EJ3HB Ireland EU-121 Bere M0OXO EJ8KO Ireland EU-121 Arranmore LoTW; QSL via G0SYP (B) ES0DJ Estonia EU-034 Muhu ES0GP Estonia EU-178 Manilaid ES8GP ES0IA Estonia EU-034 Kassaar ES0IA ES0V Estonia EU-034 Saaremaa ES3VI G4ALE/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight G3VYI G5XV England EU-120 Isle of Wight G5XV G6LD England EU-120 Lindisfarne G0BWB GB9IOW England EU-120 Isle of Wight ON3UN GJ2A Jersey EU-013 Jersey LoTW GM1J Scotland EU-092 Tanera Mor MM0BQI GM2T Scotland EU-008 Isle of Tiree LoTW; QSL via GM4UYZ (Bu/d/C) GM4U/p Scotland EU-008 Jura G4SGX GM7A Scotland EU-008 Lismore GM7WCO GM7V Scotland EU-010 Benbecula N3SL GU3HFN/p Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey GU8ITE GW6W Wales EU-124 Holy LoTW; QSL via GW0ETF (d/email) HS3NBR/p Thailand EU-145 Maeo HS3NBR (d/B) HS8HEX Thailand AS-053 Phuket HS8HEX HS8JCV/P Thailand AS-126 Lipe HSJCV (d/B/e) IF9A Italy EU-054 Favignana IT9PPG II3Y Italy EU-130 Barbana IV3OSC IM0/I0PNM Italy EU-165 S Peter IN3EQD/IA5 Italy EU-028 Isola d'Elba IN3EQD IO7TA Italy EU-091 Pedagna Grande IZ8EGM; QSL via (C) IO9Z Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9DSZ (B) IP1T Italy EU-083 Tino I1ANP (d) IS0/G4DJX Sardinia EU-024 Sardinia LoTW; QSL via G4DJX (d) IS0/OM8A Sardinia EU-024 Sardinia OM2VL IT9MUO Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9MUO IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTW; QSL via IT9RZU (B/d) IW3HVB/p Italy EU-131 Fisolo IW3HVB IZ3NXC/p Italy EU-131 Pellestrina IZ3NXC JA6WJL Japan AS-040 Fukue JA6WJL; QSL via (JARL-B/d) JI3DST Japan AS-008 Shikine JI3DS; QSL via (B/d) K1IMI USA NA-055 Little Deer N4CW K4P USA NA-083 Chincoteague N3JS K5KUA/5 USA NA-143 Galveston K5KUA KF5VDX USA NA-092 Padre KF5VDX; QSL via (B/d) KI4GGJ/p USA NA-213 Dauphin LoTW; QSL via KI4GGJ and (e) KN4Y/p USA NA-085 St George LoTW KS4YT/p USA NA-213 Dauphin LoTW; QSL via KS4YT and (e) KU8E USA NA-058 Jekyll KU8E KV4T/p USA NA-213 Dauphin LoTW; QSL via KV4T and (e) LA/OK1DBS Norway EU-056 Longva LA/OL7X Norway EU-056 Flemsoya OK1XC LA7XK Norway EU-061 Spjaeroy LoTW; QSL via LA7XK (B/di/C) MD/OO4O Isle of Man EU-116 Isle of Man LoTW; QSL via ON4APU (B) MM1E Scotland EU-123 Great Cumbrae MM1E MM0TFU/p Scotland EU-123 Isle of Arran LoTW N2GC USA NA-026 Long LoTW N3QQ/p USA NA-065 Whidbey N7RO NR3X/4 USA NA-067 Pea N4YDU (d) OF1TD Finland EU-096 Korpo LoTW; QSL via OH1TD (B/d) OG5A Finland EU-140 Nuokot OH5AD; QSL via (B/d) OH/SM0W Sweden EU-101 Berggrund SM0W OH5TS Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo LoTW; QSL via OH5TS (d) OH8AA Finland EU-126 Selkasarvi OH8AA OH0X Aland Island EU-002 Brando OH2TA OZ/DF2SD Denmark EU-125 Fano DF2SD OZ/DJ4MF Denmark EU-172 Hjarno DJ4MF; QSL via (DARC-B/d) OZ/DL8MF Denmark EU-172 Samso OZ2PBS Denmark EU-029 Zealand OZ2PBS OZ8SW Denmark EU-029 Sjaelland OZ8SW OZ9V/p Denmark EU-172 Aero LoTW P40X Aruba SA-036 Aruba DL8UD (d) PA38EU Netherlands EU-038 Terschelling PH9GFB (B) PA5TT Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland PI4AMF Netherlands EU-146 Goeree Overflakkee PA3EYC PW7I Brazil SA-046 Itamaraca PY7RP (d) PX8I Brazil SA-060 Itarana PY8WW PX8Z Brazil SA-060 Cotijuba PX8Z R66IOTA Russia (Asia) AS-066 Popov UA0LCZ RU6DX/p Russia (Europe) EU-185 Sudzhuk RU6DX S79NH Seychelles AF-024 Praslin LoTW SM5CKV/p Sweden EU-177 Harstena M0OXO SM0MDG/1 Sweden EU-020 Gotland SM0MDG SM0S Sweden EU-084 Orno SM5BAX SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8BXL SP7VC/1 Poland EU-132 Wolin LoTW SV0XAF Greece EU-067 Paros SX5R Dodecanese EU-001 Rhodes SV5DKL SX8B Greece EU-075 Salamina SZ8LES Greece EU-049 Lesvos TX5EG Marquesas OC-027 Hiva Oa F6BCW UR1G Ukraine EU-179 Kalanch UR8GX V47JA St Kitts & Nevis NA-104 St Kitts LoTW VC1G Canada NA-126 Bon Portage VA1YL VC7A Canada NA-036 Vancouver VE2VIA/VE9 Canada NA-068 Lameque VE2VIA VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward K6LA VY0/VA2NDX Canada NA-173 Charlton F4BHW W2DEN USA NA-034 Lido W2DEN W2IY USA NA-055 Mt Desert W2IY W2KV/2 USA NA-111 Long Beach W2KV W4KAZ USA NA-067 Great W4KAZ ZY8D Brazil SA-072 Canarias PS8RV (d)
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