terça-feira, 14 de agosto de 2018

IARU-R2-News 701 - Campeonato Mundial ARDF

IARU-R2-News 701 - Campeonato Mundial ARDF
Los atletas radioaficionados en la Región 2 están realizando sus preparativos finales antes del Campeonato Mundial de Radio Localización (ARDF por sus siglas en inglés) de 2018 en septiembre. Al menos 30 sociedades miembro de IARU están enviando un equipo al evento este año, que es organizado por la Liga de Radioaficionados de Corea (KARL) y tendrá lugar cerca de la ciudad de Sokcho, en la hermosa costa este de Corea. Los Campeonatos Mundiales son organizados por la IARU y se llevan a cabo cada dos años. Los campeonatos de este año contarán con cuatro carreras diferentes usando bandas de 3.5 MHz y 144 MHz. Los atletas llevan receptores con antenas direccionales para orientarse y utilizan un mapa topográfico y una brújula para encontrar su camino mientras corren por bosques y campos en busca de los transmisores de baja potencia que envían la identificación del código Morse desde antenas omnidireccionales.

Dos sociedades miembro de IARU de la Región 2 enviarán equipos al Campeonato Mundial este año. La ARRL enviará uno de los equipos más grandes de su historia, con 11 atletas. El equipo incluye tanto hombres como mujeres que competirán en categorías de edad y sexo separadas. El equipo de este año presenta atletas de seis estados diferentes de EE. UU. cuyas edades oscilan entre 29 y 76. Aquellos que compiten en categorías de mayor edad buscarán menos transmisores en cursos más cortos. Estados Unidos se llevó dos medallas de bronce en el Campeonato Mundial de 2016 (una individual y una medalla de equipo) y espera hacerlo bien en Corea. Radio Amateurs of Canada, RAC, también estará representado en los Campeonatos del Mundo, con un competidor y un miembro del Jurado Internacional. El jurado se asegura de que se sigan las reglas de la competencia, observa a los competidores durante la carrera, escucha protestas o apelaciones y certifica los resultados. Todos los competidores practicarán en las semanas que faltan antes de la competencia, perfeccionando sus habilidades técnicas de radio, practicando la lectura de mapas y, por supuesto, la capacitación para correr a campo traviesa.

Para más información, ver:
http://ardf2018.kr/
http://www.ardf-r2.org/

Foto: Equipo de EEUU en el Campeonato Mundial ARDF de 2016 en Bulgaria.  Foto por Mindy Wright.
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Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx

IARU-R2-News 700 - ARDF World Chiampionship

ARDF World Chiampionship

Amateur radio athletes in Region 2 are going through their final preparations ahead of the 2018 World Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Championships in September.  At least 30 IARU member societies are sending team to the event this year, which is hosted by the Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) and will take place near the city of Sokcho, on Korea’s naturally beautiful east coast.  The World Championships are organized by the IARU and held every two years. This year’s championships will feature four different races using both 3.5 MHz and 144 MHz bands.  Athletes carry receivers with directional antennas to take bearings and use a topographic map and compass to find their way as they run through woods and fields in search of the low-power transmitters sending Morse code identification from omnidirectional antennas.

Two IARU member societies from Region 2 will be sending teams to the World Championships this year.  The ARRL will be sending one of its largest ever teams, with 11 athletes.  The team includes both men and women who will be competing in separate age and gender categories.  This year’s team features athletes from six different US states whose ages range from 29 to 76.  Those competing in older age categories will be searching for fewer transmitters on shorter courses.  The United States took two bronze medals in the 2016 World Championships (one individual and one team medal) and are hoping to do well in Korea.  The RAC will also be represented at the World Championships, with one competitor and a member of the International Jury.  The Jury ensures that the competition rules are followed, observes the competitors during the race, hears protests or appeals, and certifies the results.  All competitors will be practicing in the weeks remaining before the competition, honing their technical radio skills, getting practice in map reading, and of course training for cross-country running.

For more information see:
http://ardf2018.kr/
http://www.ardf-r2.org/

Photo: Team USA from the 2016 ARDF World Championships in Bulgaria. Photo by Mindy Wright.

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Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx

 

IARU-R2-News 699 - 3rd IARU Region 2 Area G Regional Contest

3rd IARU Region 2 Area G Regional Contest

On next Saturday, August 18, will be held a new version of the IARU Region 2 Area G Regional Contest. HF edition, RTTY mode.
All the information about it can be found at

http://concursoareag.lu4aa.org
________________________________________ 
Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx

IARU-R2-News 698] 3º Concurso Regional IARU Región 2 Área G

IARU-R2-News 698] 3º Concurso Regional IARU Región 2 Área G

El próximo sábado 18 de agosto se llevará a cabo una nueva versión del Concurso Regional IARU Región 2, Área G, edición HF modo RTTY.
Toda la información sobre el mismo puede encontrarse en
http://concursoareag.lu4aa.org
____________________________________
Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx

 

segunda-feira, 13 de agosto de 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1376 August 13, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1376 August 13, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1376
BID: $OPDX.1376
August 13, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sent/Written in 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, K5GS, AA7A,
K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, CO3JK, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F2YS/W2,
F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3WYW, GM3POI, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX
News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OK6DJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia
Weekly, TA1HZ, TA3J and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 5th/August, through Sunday, 12th/August there were 205
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O,
4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L,
9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE,
CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY,
G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL,
HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2,
KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM,
ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7,
SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9,
VR, VU, XE, XU, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA,
ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
  more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
  First Worry Later".

2018 HAMVENTION ANTENNA FORUM PAPERS NOW POSTED! Tim, K3LR, reports:
The 2018 Antenna forum papers are posted in PDF format at:
             http://www.k3lr.com  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

J8, ST. VINCENT ISLAND. Operators Alan/K7AR, Robert/N7QT, Adrian/KO8SCA,
John/VE7CT, Sandro/VE7NY and Ralph/VE7XF will be active as J8NY from St.
Vincent Island (NA-109) between November 21-28th. Activity will be on
160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also be in
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via
VE7NY.

KH9 & V7, WAKE AND MARSHALL ISLANDS. Randy, WW6RG, will once again be
active as KH9/WW6RG from Wake Island (OC-053) on August 17th. His activity
will be mostly on between 0430-0545z and 0615-0700z on 14190 kHz. He will
also be active as V73/WW6RG from Kwajalein Island (OC-028), Marshall
Islands, between August 21-23rd. Activity should be the same as above.
QSL via his home callsign.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY AND NEWS........
  *  Operators Amey/VU2YQ, Ajaya/VU2DED, Suhas/VU2SMN, Manju/VU2SMS,
     Mahindra/VU2ZMK and Biju/VU2TDD will be active as AT3LH from the
     Vengurla Point Lighthouse in India between August 17-20th. They
     plan to be in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW).
     Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using SSB, PSK and FT8. QSL
     via VU2YQ direct.

  *  Baldur, DJ6SI,  will be active as SD6X from the Pater Noster Light-
     house on Hamneskar Island (EU-043) between August 12-20th. His
     activity will include an entry in the International Lighthouse/
     Lightship Weekend (ILLW). QSL via his home callsign.

  *  Several members of the Mayabeque Contest Group will be active as
     T43SD from the Lighthouse San Dionicio (CU0015), Cuba (NA-015),
     during the 21st annual International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
     (ILLW) (July 18-19th ). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW,
     SSB and the Digital mode. QSL via CO3JK.

  *  Just a reminder that the 21st annual International Lighthouse/Lightship
     Weekend (ILLW) will take place this month between August 18-19th. For
     complete details, rules and a listing of announced participating
     stations, go to:              https://illw.net

NCDXF NEWS (Press Release, dated August 10th). The Northern California
DX Foundation (NCDXF) is pleased to announce the addition of two new
members to the Board: Rich Seifert, KE1B, and Lee Finkel, KY7M.
  Rich and Lee have strong technical and legal backgrounds, and years of
DXpedition experience, which will serve them well as members of the NCDXF
leadership team.
  The primary purpose of NCDXF is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions
to rare, difficult and expensive entities. Those funds come from the con-
tributions of our supporters in the DX community. Your contribution will
help make DX happen. Visit our website:     http://www.ncdxf.org
  In addition:
  • NCDXF provides scholarships to Contest University for those 25 years
    of age and under
  • Partners with IARU to operate the NCDXF Beacon System worldwide
  • Oversees the Cycle 25 Project:  an endowment-fund created from
    estate planning

  We thank you for your continued support.
  Best regards, Ned Stearns, AA7A, NCDXF Vice President

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 13-19th).......
 Aug/13th AN      Aug/16th  AN     Aug/18th  AN
 Aug/14th AN      Aug/17th  HN     Aug/19th  AN
 Aug/15th 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/hf/
  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  [August 12th]
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3B8CW via NI5DX (d)    EG8LCM via EG8LCM (e)      OH5/DG2SBL via DG2SBL
  3B9FR via M0OXO (O)    EM0KHNO via UT4UMZ         PA/DL8ECA/M via DL8ECA
  4S7DMG via SP9DLM      EN90L via UT8LN (d)        PF18NAWAKA via PA5UL
  8J7SPA via (JA-B)      EO70UWC via UT4UWC         PI40FL via PA3HEB
  8P5A via HA1AG (B/d/L) GD4SKA via M0OXO (O)       R100WWS via RV3YR
  9A/ON4PRA/P via ON4PRA HA/OE3RAP via OE3RAP (d/L) R18ARMI via R4AS
  9A/PH1DLB via PH1DLB   IS0/IZ2DLV via IZ2DLV & (L) R25RLHA via RZ3EC
  9M2TO via JA0DMV (d)   K5A via K5DB               SB3A via SM3LIV
  9M61MA via 9W2FSY (d)  KH6AP via KH6AP (L/e)      SP/DF9PE/P via DF9PE & (e)
  9M61MY via 9M2OOO (d) LA/CT1BWW via CT1BWW(d)/EA4URE(B) SV1/IW5EDI via IW5EDI
  A61FK via A61BK (d)    LZ/RN5M via RN5M           TF1A via EB7DX (d)
  A91YOZ via A92AA (O)   M3I via G3SWH (O)          TK/S56AW/P via S56AW (d/e)
  AN5TOR via EA4PN       MM/HB9TWM/P via HB9TWM     TM13FAJ via F5KHP (B)
  BG4GOV via BD4HF (B)   MU/SP7VC via SP7VC (d/L)   XU7AEX via F6CTW (d) 
  DP0GVN via DL5EBE      OE/OK1RCG/P via OK1SP      ZM50MAUQ via ZM50MAUQ (O/N)
  EA8/OE5EEP via OE5EEP  OH0JV via DL7RV

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal        

  3C3W & 3C0W QSL STATUS. On August 10th, the following was posted by
  Yuris, YL2GM, on their Web page: A lot of direct QSL letters don't
  reach their destination and are returned to me with the reason "address
  is undeliverable" or get lost in the process. I send out all direct
  QSL cards once every month. If you have not received your direct QSL
  card, please write email to me and I will send again .
  Please also check that your address is correct in QRZ.com and clublog.org.
  LoTW will be uploaded not later than 1st of September.

  FO/K5PI via home callsign, direct (NO IRCs), by the Bureau or LoTW.
  George, K5PI, was active from Punaauia and Papeete, Tahiti Island
  (OC-046).

  XW8DX/CW & XU8DX/CW QSLS STILL AVAILABLE. Jacques, F2YS/W2, informs
  OPDX: "Just thought I should be sending you a note about these old DX-
  peditions. Believe it or not I am still receiving QSL requests for the
  calls above, 29 & 28 years later. Just to let you know that I still
  have the logs and some blank cards and I will be glad to answer anyone.
  Dates are important: XW8DX/CW from Dec. 08, 1989 to Dec.26
                       XU8DX/CW from Apr. 03 1990 to Apr. 11
  This call was occasionally activated until late 1991, I receive requests
  for dates past 04/11/90 however I have no log past the end of the ex-
  pedition, not even sure that the activity was legal!"

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: KH1/KH7Z, KH9/N7NVK, LU1WFU and T2AR

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3G9JA, EJ7NET, JY4CI, S01WS and SV2ASP/A

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

SILENT KEYS (SK).......
  * Yasar Gocet, TA3D, became a Silent Key on August 1st, due to an
    unfortunate accident while fixing his antenna. The pole he was
    climbing on broke and he had fell down. Yasar was one of Turkey's
    well-known CW operator and contester.

  * William A. (Bill) Tynan, W3XO, became a Silent Key at the age of 92.
    He was one of the founding members of AMSAT, Bill served as its pre-
    sident and chairman of the board, as well as the longtime vice pre-
    sident for manned spaceflight. He was also a past president of the
    Central States VHF Society and the longtime conductor of QST's "The
    World Above 50 MHz". A Fellow of the Radio Club of America, Bill
    received its Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award in 2012. Also read
    info on the ARRL Web page at:
    http://www.arrl.org/news/view/amateur-radio-satellite-pioneer-past-amsat-president-bill-tynan-w3xo-sk 

  * OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the
    family and friends of the above SKs.

TO6, MAYOTTE (Update). Members of the Czech DXpedition team (CDXP) will be
active as TO6OK from Mayotte (AF-027) between September 22nd and October
4th. The team will arrive September 21st and depart October 5th. Operators
mentioned are Petr/OK1BOA, Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1GK, Ruda/OK2ZA, Ludek/
OK2ZC, Karel/OK2ZI and David/OK6DJ. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Focus will be on the lower bands, but also
on the new Digital modes. QSL via OK6DJ, OQRS or LoTW. For more details
and updates, see:                   http://www.cdxp.cz

TX5, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Reminder). Operators Bob/K4UEE, Robert/K5PI, Madison/
W5MJ, Robert/W5RF and Bill/W5SJ will be active as TX5T from Raivavae Island
(OC-114) between August 13-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8 (DXpedition mode). Suggested frequencies are:
 CW   - 1822.5, 3528, 7028, 10128, 14028, 18078, 21028, 24898 and 28028
 SSB  - 1848, 3788, 7088/7188, 14188/14288, 18138, 21288, 24938 and 28488
 RTTY - 3588, 7088, 10138, 14088, 18100, 21088, 24920 and 28088 kHz
 6m   - 50108/CW
QSL via M0URX. For more details and updates, see: http://australs2018.com

V3, BELIZE. Victor, WB0TEV, will once again be active as V31VP from
Blackman Eddy between August 16-22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. 
This will include participation in the SARTG RTTY Contest and the North
American SSB QSO Party during the weekend of August 18-19th. He states,
"Outside the contest, I plan on trying to be QRV on RTTY to Asia starting
daily at 2200z on the high bands and possibly also some around 0400z on
30/40m. Check back here on QRZ.com for refinements and updates to those
plans." His equipment is an Icom IC-7300 HF transceiver and SPE 1,3K amp
into a Cushcraft A3S and dipole antennas. QSL V31VP via WB0TEV, direct,
by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. No LoTW or eQSL.
  ADDED NOTE: Victor, WB0TEV (V31VP), will return again in September-
October, but with Scott, K5PS (V31CQ), between September 27th and October
2nd. They will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th)
as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry signing V31VP. QSL via ClubLog. Out-
side of the contest, look for V31VP to be on SSB/RTTY and V31CQ on CW.
QSL V31CQ via K5PS.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Clive, GM3POI, will be active as V4/GM3POI from
John's, V47JA/W5JON, Calypso Bay QTH, St. Kitts Island (NA-104), between
October 23-30th. Activity will be holiday style using CW, SSB and FT8.
He will also be active as V47X during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
27-28th). QSL both callsigns via M0URX.

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Update/Change). Operators Martin/A65DC/SA6MIW,
Paul/A65DR/G7SLP/KW4CM and YL Delia/VE7HDW will be active as VK9XT from
Christmas Island (OC-002) between September 29th and October 6th. Due to
the reduced team, they will mainly operate on 40m and above. They will
have some operation on 80m, but this will not be a priority. Also, there
is a new ham on Christmas Island (Doug, VK9JD) who will help them and
may do some operating with them also. The team will start the DXpedition
with an effort in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. However, they will miss the
start of the contest, but will be set up and running as quickly as they
can. FT8 might be used at times when no other operations are going on.
QSL via N4GNR direct, LoTW, eQSL or QRZ.com's LogBook. Direct card via
Clublog's OQRS will be active for 6 months after the DXpedition. You may
request your direct card there. QSL Fee on the OQRS will increase to 3
USDs for OQRS to cover envelope and paypal costs. Free Bureau card via
ClubLog's OQRS will be open for six months after the DXpedition. For more
details and updates, see: http://vk9xt.qsodirector.com
                          https://www.facebook.com/vk9xt

VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Gene, K5GS, sent out the following
update on August 9th [edited]: VP6D Equipment in Transit --  Chris/N6WM
and Walt/N6XG report that on the evening of Wednesday, August 8th, our
customs broker accepted the VP6D shipment for transport to Braveheart in
New Zealand. The shipment will soon begin its long journey. We appreciate
the assistance from: Jim, K8JRK, for the loan of the Halliburton cases
used for the shipment, Ross, K6GFJ, for his coordination activities, and
Paul, N6PSE, of the Intrepid DX Group for their loan of a BGAN and addi-
tional Pelican cases. Also, while in California we attended a meeting
with members of the recently completed KH1/KH7Z Baker Island project for
a debrief. We were especially interested in their FT8 experience. Look
for our photos on  under the “Photos Tab”.

Z6, KOSOVO (Update). Tev, TA1HZ, will be active as Z68HZ from Prishtina
staying with "The Kosovo International Friendship Consortium" between
August 17-27th. Activity will be mainly on SSB and FT8 (trying to work/
reach for another DXCC award). QSL via TA1HZ direct or preferably via
LoTW.

ZY159, BRAZIL (Special Event). Operators Adriano/PP2BO (Team Leader),
Rafael/PP2OK, Oderson/PP2MD, Jordane/PP2JP, André/PU2GEN, Jainir/PY4RL,
Wendel/PY4WL, Luiz/PY4DK, Walter/PY4ZO, Ricardo/PY4RR and Daniel/PY4KP
are now active as ZY159CAT to celebrate the 159th anniversary of the
city of Catalão, Brazil, until August 30th. Activity will be on 80/40/
20/17/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via PP2BO,
direct only (2 USDs).

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IARU-R2-News 696 - Activación 60 años Radio CIub de Honduras

Activación 60 años Radio CIub de Honduras

San Pedro Sula
8 de agosto de 2018

1- Fecha: Comenzando el sabado 15 de septiembre 2018,21:00 UTC y
concluyendo el
domingo 16 de septiembre 2018,21:00 UTC
2- lndicativo: HR2RCH
3- Modos y bandas: Son validos los contactos en todas las bandas de HF y
modos SSB,
PSK31, RTTY, FT8 y Sat6lite VHF/UHF
4- Tambien se operara en modo digital fonia en DMR por medio de nuestro
TG 708 de
Honduras.
5- Se enviara QSL conmemorativa via eQSL, buro y directo con IRC o $ 3.0
6- Podran tomar parte radio clubes, grupos u operadores independientes
de todos los
paises, con licencia oficial otorgada por las autoridades de sus
respectivos paises.
7- Cualquiera correspondencia al correo electronico hr2rch@yahoo.com.

Atentamente

Marco Vinicio de León
Presidente
Radio Club de Honduras
________________________________________________ 
Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx por  lists.kkn.net

IARU-R2-News 697 - Radio Club de Honduras 60th Anniversary Activation

Radio Club de Honduras 60th Anniversary Activation

San Pedro Sula
August 8, 2018
1.    Date: From Saturday, September 15, 2018, 21:00 UTC to Sunday,
September 16, 2018, 21:00 UTC
2.    Callsign: HR2RCH
3.    Modes and bands: Contacts are valid in all HF bands and SSB,
PSK31, RTTY, FT8 and Satellite VHF/UHF modes
4.    There will also be digital DMR operation through our TG 708 of
Honduras.
5.    A commemorative QSL will be sent via eQSL, bureau and direct with
IRC or $ 3.00
6.    There can also be participation of clubs, groups or independent
operators from all countries, with official license granted by the
authorities of their respective countries.
7.    Please send any mail to hr2rch@yahoo.com
Sincerely
Marco Vinicio de León
President
Radio Club de Honduras
www.hr2rch.com
___________________________________________ 
Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2 xe1r-iarur2@jsolana.com.mx por  lists.kkn.net

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 11-12, 2018

** CUBA. 15140, Aug 12 at 1500, squealy RHC is on this early with ID and 1501 introducing Sunday Esperanto // 11760. 15140 was not on at previous check circa 1430 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6185.002, Aug 12 at 0054, S8-S9 carrier but no modulation audible, XEPPM? Haven`t heard much from it lately, needs further chex. Aoki/NDXC shows nothing else on 6185 thruout our evenings, not even China. EiBi shows XEPPM span as 2200-0509. Don`t you believe HFCC listing Manokwari, Indonesia! in English!! at 01-05!!!
Harold Sellers, BC, reported to the WOR iog: ``6185 MEXICO Radio Educacion (?) at 0307. Somewhere ? but I can?t find it now ? I read a report that a flood in their building had knocked Radio Education off the air, but there was a weak station in Spanish here tonight. Hopefully them, back on. - Aug. 7 Sellers-BC``
XEPPM is a regular log for Manuel M?ndez in Spain. His latest report: ``MEXICO, 6185, Radio Educaci?n, Ciudad de M?xico, 0457-0503, 05-09, music, extremely weak. 15311. (M?ndez)`` I guess he meant 5 August like some other logs in the same report sent on that date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 9730, Aug 12 at 0044, RRI English with mailbag, unusually weak and poor at S6-S8 with flutter, much less than 9925 KBC via Germany which is S9+10/20 without flutter. Almost the same path except Romania is a bit further. RRI should have 3 X the power of Nauen, but suspect it`s QRP. Romanian language transmitter on 9790 is still AWOL. RRI English // 7375 is still normally loud (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 12695.5-CW, Aug 11 at 2229, VVV VVV VVV CQ DE KFS --- it`s the OSOB heard with an ID marker --- as I have tuned the entire 12 MHz marine band which is mostly vacant now. So KFS, California, really stands out; but it`s not a really funxional coastal station, rather an MRHS Saturday legacy activation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1942 monitoring: via UTwente SDR, 6190-CUSB, Saturday August 11 first checked at 1415 during Media Network Plus, nothing audible, but by 1432, WOR has started and JBA, improving to better by 1450-1500* check. Alan Gale, England, hears it direct: ``Hi Glenn, World of Radio was audible for the full half hour on HLR today at 1430 UT on 6190 kHz. The signal wasn't too strong at the start, but had come right up in strength by the end. Attached is a short mp3 showing the start and finish. Alan``
WOR 1942 confirmed starting late at 0348 UT Sunday August 12 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, MO, good.
Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, reports: ``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485-CUSB, August 12:
http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2018/08/reception-of-world-of-radio-via-hlr-on_12.html
1030-1100 on  9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun, good signal. Wrong frequency announcement:"...HLR SWSce on 7265 kHz", instead of 9485!`` Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130.5 WRMI 5850 to NW, 7780 to NE
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 0400   WRMI webcast only, non-direxional
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1943?]
Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9955, August 11 at 1400, since it`s Saturday, WRMI does not sign off but radiates Blalock the Blaster; some weeks instead at this hour, it`s Slovakia in Spanish; you never know which it will be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Sat Aug 11 at 2200, `Voice of the Report` of the Week is starting; John is ill-informed about his own schedule. Says this is the Thursday Aug 9 edition, also to be heard on Friday Aug 10 and Sunday Aug 12 (but not Sat Aug 11!). Also audible on much weaker // 7780. He thinx that since the 11580 broadcast was canceled, the triplicated frequencies also were canceled. Same situation a week ago. Lists frequencies he is on at some time or other: 9955, 9395, 7780, 7730, 7570, 7490, 5950, 5850. 7570? This is one WRMI frequency which had been dedicated to nothing but BS, but the skedgrid now shows it opening an hour earlier on Sundays only for VORW at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5129.928, Aug 12 at 0058, WBCQ Area 51 talking about Bob, ``Church of the Subgenius Hour of Slack``, an erstwhile gospel huxter parody, discussing whether this be episode 343 or 344 or 343 and a half. Recheck at 0325, has drifted slightly to 5129.940, both about 0.1 kHz higher than usual spot (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 9370, Aug 11 at 1500 via UTWente SDR I check in case WWRB could have resumed Radio Munansi for Uganda --- instead I hear YL in unknown language mentioning ``kiloHertz`` several times. Aoki/NDXC shows VOA Burmese via THAILAND at 1430-1530. (As well as long-abandoned WWRB Overcomer on 9370 at 11-01!) I also check 15240-, another frequency WWRB previously employed for Munansi and nothing there but strong splash from 15245 in English = CRI via Kashgar (no sign of VOK English during same hour, same frequency). Aoki also still lists Munansi via WWRB Sat & Sun at 15-17 in Mus+ic, and 17-21 in Lug+anda (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15809.961V, Aug 12 at 1430, WTWW-3 is on at S9+20, first time heard in several days, country music // only S9+10 WTWW-1 9475 SFAW. Higher carrier is wobbly, vibrating slightly vs BFO, unlike other signals like 15825 WWCR. Recheck at 1830: 15809.9+ is OFF. What is the schedule for it? Just on Tedwhims (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6955-AM, Aug 12 at 0041, JBA carrier, the OSOB which might be a pirate even tho it`s a normally active Saturday evening. Four reports of an unID carrier here much earlier during the Aug 11 daytime, but none now:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,45011.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 89.3, Aug 12 at 0550 UT, I select this open frequency to listen for meteor bursts at the annual Perseid peak. The best one comes at 0551, minor ones at 0556, 0559, 0600 with some talk but no ID, 0610. Nothing further as I am dozing off. This on the PL-880 with telescopic antenna only. Also let the DX-398 run all night on 92.1, but no RDS capture to be seen.
>From http://spaceweather.com/ via Mike Terry, WOR iog: ``The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend with 100 or more meteors per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday, August 12th, and again on Monday, August 13th. At those times, the shower's radiant will be high in the sky, spewing meteors in all directions`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1932 UT August 12
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sexta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2018

ARLD033 DX news

ARLD033 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
F6AJA, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

GREENLAND, OX.  Brandon, W0GPR is QRV as OX/W0GPR until August 27.
QSL via LoTW or to W0GPR.  Also, Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active as OX3LX
from August 15 to 29.  Activity will be on various HF bands.  QSL
via OZ0J direct.

VIETNAM, 3W9.  Jacek, SP5APW will be active as 3W9JK/P from Cham
Island (AS-162) from September 15 to 22, and as 3W9JK from Ho An
City in the Quang Nam Province from September 22 to 27.  Activity
will be on 20 to 6 meters using SSB.  QSL via his home call sign,
direct, via the bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

MOROCCO, 5E.  Operators Jose, EA1ACP, Gen, EA5EL, Francisco, EA7FTR
and David, EB7DX will be active with special call sign 5E5A on
August 14 and 15, August 19 to 21 and August 30 to September 3.
Operations will be on CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL via EA7FTR.

CHINA, B0.  Operators Lide, BI8CKU and Rui-Li, BI8JDW will be QRV as
B0/BI8CKU from Lhasa, Tibet, China, until August 14.  Activity will
be on 40 and 20 meters using FT8 only.  QSL via EA5GL or BI8CKU
direct or via ClubLog's OQRS.

GREECE, SV8.  Jacques, F6HMJ will be QRV as SV8/F6HMJ from Ios
Island (IOTA EU067) from August 27 to September 6 on 40 to 10 meters
using CW and some SSB.  QSL via F6HMJ.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Charles, NK8O will be active as PJ2/NK8O from August
27 to September 2.  Activity will be holiday style, QRP only, on 20,
17, 15, 12 and 10 meters.  QSL via LoTW.

CUBA, T42.  Operators Alexei, CO2XK, Lazaro, CO2WL, Amed, CO2AME and
possibly others will be active as T42W from October 25 to 29.
Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest, October 27 and 28,
and include some FT8 operations.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, TX5.  A five man team will be QRV on 160 through 10
meters, except 60 meters, from August 13 to 22, signing TX5T.

ANTIGUA, V2.  Philippe, EA4NF will be active as V26NF from August 12
to 19.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL via his home call
sign, direct or by the bureau.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Tev, TA1HZ will be on the air as Z68HZ from August 17
to 27.  QSL via TA1HZ or preferably via LoTW.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV on August 17 as
KH9/WW6RG using SSB and running QRP.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  Randy will then move on to Kwajalein Atoll
from August 21 to 23, signing V73/WW6RG.  QSL via WW6RG.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6.  Enrico, IZ0GYP will be living in Dubai
for at least a year.  He has been issued the call A65FU.  QSL via
LoTW or via the bureau to his home call.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Rene, F6CTW is QRV as XU7AEX until August 20.  Listen
for him using CW on 40, 30 and 20 meters.  QSL direct only.

QATAR, A7.  Rasto, OM6AA is signing A75GR from Doha.  He has been
QRV on 20 meter CW.  QSL via M0OXO.

BELIZE, V3.
  Victor, WB0TEV will sign V31TP from August 16 to 22
while QRV on 80 to 10 meters.  QSL via home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The WAE DX Contest, CW, SKCC Weekend
Sprintathon, Maryland-DC QSO Party and the MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz
Meteorscatter Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.

The NAQCC CW Sprint is scheduled for August 15.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see August QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
________________________________________
ZCZC AE33
QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 33  ARLD033
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  August 9, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org

terça-feira, 7 de agosto de 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1375 August 6, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1375 August 6, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1375
BID: $OPDX.1375
August 6, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sent/Written in 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, N2OO, W2VU, K3IRV, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX,
K4UEE, K5GS, W5AJ, K8GI, K8YC, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, KU9C, 9W2JMW,
CO2AME, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com,
DX-World.Net, E73Y, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH
& 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, LU4AA, ON5NT, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX
News, Sixitalia Weekly, TA2RX, VA3RJ & ICPO and VE6CMV/VO2VC for the
following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 29th/July, through Sunday, 5th/August there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2,
C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA,
EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP,
FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK,
HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, K,
KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH,
OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, R1FJ, S0,
S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL,
TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E,
VP2M, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS,
YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or
  more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work
  First Worry Later".

3W9, VIETNAM. Jacek, SP5APW, will be active as 3W9JK/P from Cham Island
(AS-162) between September 15-22nd, and as 3W9JK from Ho An City in the
Quang Nam Province between September 22-27th. Activity will be on 20-6
meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or
ClubLog's OQRS.

5E, MOROCCO. Operators Jose/EA1ACP, Gen/EA5EL, Francisco/EA7FTR and David/
EB7DX will be active with the special callsign 5E5A during four different
periods. Activity is a "National Celebrations in Morocco". The first period
has past (July 28-31st), but the next three are August 14-15th, August
19-21st and August 30th-September 3rd. Operations will be on CW, SSB and
FT8. QSL via EA7FTR.

9M61, MALAYSIA. Look for the special event callsigns with the prefix
"9M61" to be active (as of August 1st) through September 1st. Activity
is to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the independence of Malaysia,
and to promote Malaysia's amateur radio enthusiasts in the country. The
callsigns to look for are:
        9M61MA - Perak         9M61MN - Negeri Sembilan
        9M61MB - Selangor      9M61MP - Penang 
        9M61MC - Pahang        9M61MQ - Sarawak
        9M61MD - Kelantan      9M61MR - Perlis
        9M61MJ - Johor         9M61MS - Sabah
        9M61MK - Kedah         9M61MT - Terengganu
        9M61MM - Melaka        9M61MW - Kuala Lumpur
  QSL via the operator's instructions. There are four different certifi-
cates available from the Malaysian DX and Contest Group's (9MDXC). Details
can be found on their Web site at:      http://www.9mdxc.com/cq9m

9Y4, TRINDADE AND TOBAGO. Chris, 9Y4D (ex-9Y4NZ), will be active during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band
(15m)/High-Power entry. QSL via 9Y4D (see QRZ.com), LoTW or eQSL.

B0, CHINA. Operators Lide/BI8CKU and Rui-Li/BI8JDW will be active as
B0/BI8CKU from Lhasa, Tibet, China, between August 6-14th. Activity will
be on 40 and 20 meters FT8 only. QSL via EA5GL or BI8CKU direct. Also
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.

CQ NEWS (Amateur Radio Newsline Press Release, dated August 1st). Rich
Moseson, W2VU, from CQ Magazine, sent out the following: Bryant Rascoll,
KG5HVO, is 2018 Newsline Young Ham of the Year -- Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO,
of Montgomery, Alabama, has been selected as the 2018 Bill Pasternak
WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year. Read the
whole press release at:       https://www.arnewsline.org/yhoty
Also read: http://www.arrl.org/news/view/bryant-rascoll-kg5hvo-is-2018-newsline-young-ham-of-the-year
Picture of KG5HVO:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58b08985be65947bf171e05e/t/
5b5b6c03352f53e9f5a6680c/1532718327161/?format=500w

E7, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Boris, E73Y, informs OPDX that on July 26th,
2018, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Communications Regulatory Agency (see
) published Rule 86/2018 which allows Amateur Radio
operations on portions of 60m and 4m bands. On 60m, E7 HAM's will use
frequencies 5351.5-5366.5 kHz and 68.0-74.5MHz on 4m. 

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Bob, GU4YOX, will be active as EA8/GU4YOX from
Fuerteventura Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via GU4YOX,
direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

INDEXA 2018 SUMMER NEWSLETTER. John Scott, K8YC, INDEXA V.P. and Editor,
reports that "the following URL link will allow you to read and/or down-
load the Summer 2018 Issue of the INDEXA newsletter (#122). It reports
on the DXpedition to Rotuma (3D2EU) earlier this year. Also in this issue
President Bob Schenck, N2OO, provides some of his experiences using FT8
in these times when our Sun's solar activity is quite low. I also call
your attention to the INDEXA MEMBERSHIP AMBASSADOR PROGRAM outlined by
Bob on Page 8." The newsletter can be found at:
  http://indexa.org/documents/newsletters/Newsletter-Issue-122-Summer%202018.pdf

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-065.  (Update) Operators Victor/UA3AKO, Yuri/UA0KBG and Aleksandr/
           RA3AV will be active as RT65KI from Chukotka, Idlidlya Island
           (RDA: CK-08, RRA: RR-11-06, RLHA: RLA-035, WLOTA: LH-2266),
           Asiatic Russia, in the Chukchi Sea Coast East Group between
           August 19-25th. There has been no activity from this IOTA
           group in the last 26 years. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10
           meters using CW and SSB, with an Elecraft K3 and Yaesu FT-897
           transceivers and amplifiers. QSL via UA3AKO (OQRS, direct or by
           the Bureau). Activity is to commemorate the 25th anniversary
           of Russian Robinson Club (RRC).

  EU-052.  Operators Alberto/I2KBD and Paolo/IZ2AMW are now active as
           SV8/I2KBD and SV8/IZ2AMW, respectively, from Kefallonia Island
           until August 10th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and FT8 using
           an Elecraft KX-3 and Alexloop antenna. QSL via their home
           callsign or LoTW.

  EU-064.  Press Release (Challenge TM64YL ­ 2018 -- Noirmoutier Island
           ­ 25th August to 31st August 2018) -- Overview: Purpose of the
           challenge is to encourage all Ham operators worldwide to contact
           regularly TM64YL (each calendar day), on all bands and modes
           activated by TM64YL team during TM64YL expedition at Noirmoutier
           Island between August 25-31st, 2018. Ranking of the stations
           having made greatest number of QSO with TM64YL will be published
           by TM64YL team after the expedition.
           * Date & Period: The TM64YL challenge is organized during
             presence of TM64YL team on the Noirmoutier Island Island.
             It will start at on Saturday 25th August 2018 18h00 UTC until
             Friday 31st August 12h00 UTC.
           * Ranking: Each daily QSO (mode and band) completed with TM64YL
             (dupe excluded) credit one point to the station contacted
             (callsign).
           * Results: A list of Top 10 stations with largest number of
             valid contacts will be published on the TM64YL site.
           * Awards: A special certificate will be awarded to top three
             scoring stations. This certificate Challenge TM64YL will be
             signed by all TM64YL operators (16 YLs) and it will be either
             handed at HAMEXPO 2018 au Mans by Christine, F4GDI, President
             of TM64YL, or mailed to recipients.
           * Reporting: There is no need for participants to send log to
             TM64YL team, the ranking will be established from the TM64YL
             log. Ranking published will be final and non-disputable.

  EU-067.  Petr, OK1FFU, is now active as SV8/OK1FFU from Naxos Island,
           Greece, until August 10th. Activity is holiday style on 40-10
           meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical dipole
           and Inv. V. QSL via OM2FY.

  SA-055.  The Radio Club Argentino (RCA), IARU National MS, announces
           that it will be active as LR5D from Martín García Island (ILLW
           AR-0022). Operation is scheduled between August 16-20th,
           including the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW).
           Operators mentioned are Juan Ignacio/LU8ARI, Fernando/LU1ARG,
           Carlos/LU1BCE, Diego/LU2CDE, Juan Manuel/LU4CJM, Claudio/LW3DN
           and Gonzalo/LU3BGG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW,
           SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via QRZ.com.

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

KL7, ALASKA (Bird Roving Trip To AK BP64). NODXA member Bob, K8BL, is now
in Alaska on a "Bucket Trip" which started on August 2nd to Fairbanks
until August 8th. Bob wrote, "I'll be taking my regular Rover Gear -
IC820H & Arrow w/tripod. I plan to activate BP64 and a couple nearby
Grids - holiday style. That means I'll pop up on various Satellites
with no strict schedule other than a Twitter Message with a few hours
notice. I log as K8BL/KL7 and will upload to LoTW upon my return."

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY AND NEWS........
  *  Members of the Old Barney ARC were expected to operate as W2T from
     the Tucker’s Island Lighthouse (USA-911) 
     in the Tuckerton Seaport  in New
     Jersey on August 4th in honor of US NLLW Weekend .
     This Lighthouse is a replica of the original which fell into the sea
     during a storm in 1927. It currently features a museum and is the
     focal point of the Tuckerton Seaport. Since this is not on an island,
     it does not count for IOTA or USI. Operation is planned mainly on
     40 and 20 SSB with some CW and FT8 from about 1300 ­ 2100 UTC. QSL
     W2T via N2OO.

  *  The Old Barney ARC will be operating as N2OB from the Barnegat
     Lighthouse (USA-039) 
     in Barnegat Light, NJ (Long Beach Island IOTA NA-111 & USI NJ-001-S,
     WWFF KFF-1609) on August 18th in honor of ILLW .
     Operation is planned mainly on 40 and 20 SSB with some CW and FT8
     from about 1300 ­ 2100 UTC. QSL via N2OB.

  *  The TCSWAT and GITRAD (Giresun Amateur Radio Society) activated, once
     again, Yoroz Lighthouse with the special callsign TC7YLH this past
     weekend (August 4-5th). Activity was on SSB, CW and possibly digital
     (FT8). However, there will not be any paper QSLs this time and all
     QSL activity will be via LoTW and eQSL. QSL Manager is TA1HZ, as
     usual. 

  *  Just a reminder that the 21st annual International Lighthouse/Lightship
     Weekend (ILLW) will take place this month between August 18-19th. For
     complete details, rules and a listing of announced participating
     stations, go to:              https://illw.net

OX, GREENLAND. Brandon, W0GPR, will be active as OX/W0GPR from Jakobshavn,
Western Greenland, between August 9-27th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters 
using a KX3. Brandon states that his activity will be during the evenings
"when time allows (he is there studying glacial geology in Greenland";
possible 4 grids GP48,49,58,59 depending on various camp locations". QSL
via LoTW or direct to W0GPR.

OX, GREENLAND. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX, this time
from Uummannaq Island (NA-134, WW Loc. GQ30WQ), Northwest Greenland,
between August 15-29th. Activity will be on various HF bands, but limited
to his spare time when not working (He states, "Best chance is in the
morning around lunch and after dinner [local time utc+2], on the weekend
also during night/morning"). QSL via OZ0J direct (see QRZ.com). Logs get
uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details and updates,
see:          http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped

PJ2, CURACAO. Charles, NK8O, will be active as PJ2/NK8O from Curacao
(SA-099) between August 27th and September 2nd. Activity will be holiday
style, QRP only, and probably on 20/17/15/12/10 meters during the day-
light hours. QSL via LoTW (preferred). NO Bureau.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 6-12th).......
 Aug/06th AN      Aug/09th  AN     Aug/11th  AN
 Aug/07th AN      Aug/10th  AN     Aug/12th  AN
 Aug/08th 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/hf/
  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 
  [July 29th and August 5th]
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3B8/OK2ZI via OK2ZI & (L) G4R via G4POF (d/e)     MX0SCG/P via G1LAT
  3W1T via XV1X (d)         G7Y via M0ZDZ           N8M via N8OZV
  5E5A via EA7FTR           G9Y via G9Y (L)         OE/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA
  5E5PG via EA7FTR          GB1PF via (G-B/e)       OE100EGN via OE5EGN
  5E5R via CN8YZ            GB4SAS via G7MFN        OE100XHQ via OE3XHQ
  5P1KZX via OZ1KZX & (L)   GX3WIM via G4WYJ        OE100YXK via OE8YXK
  5P5CW via DL5SE           HB0/DK6DD via 9A6NDD    ON/DL8ECA/M via DL8ECA
  5P5X via DD5ZZ         B0/IU2DQH via IU2DQH (L/e) OP18A via ON7LU
  9A/DL3NCI via DL3NCI      HG60KCI via HA8KCI      OT7X via ON7XT
  9A/OM8AA via OM8AA        HI8PLE via HI8PLE (L/e) OV1RR via OZ1HHH
  9A25RRC via RZ3EC         IF9A via IT9ATF         OZ/DJ2BC via DJ2BC
  9A50P via 9A1CBK (B)      II3WW via IQ3BM         OZ/DJ2OS/P via DJ2OS
  9A8DV via IK6VXO          II3Y via IV3OSC         OZ/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
  9A8TQF via HB9TQF (B)     IN3EQD/IA5 via IN3EQD   OZ/PH0NO/P via PH0NO & (L)
  9H4G via M0OXO (O/L)      IO9Z via IT9DSZ  & (L)  PA/ON4IBM via ON4IBM
  9H6A via 9H1BT (d)        IP1/IZ1JOE via IZ1JOE   PA6IOT via ON3UN
  9H6YB via G3SWH           IQ2DN via IK2AHB        PI4ECC via PA0MBD & (L)
  BV0WPX via BV2KI          IS0/OH6MMC via OH6MMC*  PS1S via M0OXO (O)
  BW9W via BV2KI            IT9/IZ2WFL via IZ2WFL   S01WS via EA2JG (O)
  CR2S via CU2ARA (d)       IT9CHU via IT9CHU (L/d) SD1A via SM1TDE
  CR3DX via OM2VL           J49A via SV9GPV (L)     SM7/DF4ZL via DF4ZL
  CT9ABN via OM2VL          K3Y via WX4TV or (L)    SP304PAF via SP5KCR
  CT9ABO via OM3GI (d/L)    KL7SB/VP9 via NI5DX     SV5/OM6NM via OM2FY
  DQ800HRO via DL5KVV       LA/UA1OIW via UA1OIW    SV6/SV2CNE/P via SV2CNE
  DU6/PE1NSQ via DU6/PE1NSQ (L/e) LA7/DH0JAE via DH0JAE TA/OZ1MHP via OZ1MHP
  EA5/F5TDK via F5TDK       LC5C via LA6KOA         TF/G0MFR via G0MFR
  ED1K via EA1NK            LY/DG5KCB via DG5KCB    TM5SE via F4KJP
  EH2DLG via EB2FAC         LZ0I via LZ1BJ          VA7DXM/4X via VA7DXM
  EM20E via EM20E (e)       LZ1146SPS via LZ1KCP    YO14IPA via YO3AS
  EU8F via EW8OF            M2W via (G-B)           YR100R via (YO-B)
  FG8OJ via F4AVX & (L)     MD7C via M0OXO (O/L)    ZF1EJ via K6AM
  G4F via G4AFJ             MM3N via GM4SID

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal        (*) no QSL please

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/3B8/OK2ZI
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/KD6WW/VY0
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/K9AJ/VY0
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/OJ0C 
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/PW7I

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4L1MA, A91YOZ, AH2R, BX2AFO, HL4CJG, JA1NLX,
  JF1LMB, JH1DSF, JP3NVU, KD6WW/VY0 (NA-207), KH9/N7NVK, RV3YR, VE2DLC,
  VK0AI and ZL3GQ

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B7A, 3C0W, FT5WE (1996) and V5/DK1CE

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!

SILENT KEYS (SK)....... 
  * Reg, VE7IG, became a Silent Key (SK) on the July 24th, after only
    a few days of being seriously ill. Reg was a very well-known DXer,
    Antarctic Hunter and IOTA chaser, island activator and former IOTA
    card checker. Reg was 80 years old. OPDX and its readers would like 
    to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of VE7IG.

  * Lola, N4KAI, wife of Wayne, W4MPY (QSLMAN), and part of the printing
    team passed away a few weeks ago.

SX10, GREECE (Special Event). Members of the Thessaloniki's Amateur Group
(TARG) will be active as SX10HF between August 25th and September 8th.
Activity is to celebrate the tenth consecutive year the TARG has hosted
the Thessaloniki HAM-FEST which is on September 9th. They will also use
this callsign to take part in the Field Day contest during the first
weekend of September. For more details, see:
http://www.targ.gr/??a-a?a?????se??/329-?aµ-fest-9-sep-2018-special-call-sx10hf.html

T42, CUBA. Operators Alexei/CO2XK, Lazaro/CO2WL, Amed/CO2AME and possibly
others will be active as T42W between October 25-29th. Activity will
include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) and some FT8 operations.

TX5, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Update/Low Band enthusiasts.....). Bob, K4UEE,
sent out the following: The 5 man team going to TX5T, Raivavae Island
in the Austral group are pleased to announce that they will be QRV on
all bands 160m thru 10m. (no permit for 60M).  We should arrive August
13th and depart the 22nd.
  The decision has been made to use 18m Spider poles to support a 160m
Tee and an 1/4 vertical on 80m. Power output will be limited to 500w.
There are plans for receive antennas as well.
  On TopBand, our frequency allotment begins at 1830 KHz, so look for
us just above that and likely listening up most of the time, but down
for our friends in JA. We also expect to be QRV on FT8 around 1838-1840.
  Check out our website for additional information:
            http://www.australs2018.com/
  73, The 2018 TX5T team
  (W5MJ, W5RF, W5SJ, K5PI AND K4UEE)

V2, ANTIGUA (Reminder). Philippe, EA4NF, will be active as V26NF from
Antigua (NA-100) between August 12-19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

VO2, CANADA (Zone 2). Chris, VE6CMV, will be active as VO2VC from CQ
Zone 2, Labrador (LB), during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. He will be using a
Delta Loop antenna with 100w. Outside of the contest, Chris will be
active (between September 27th and October 4th) on 80-6 meters using
SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL to his home callsign VE6CMV as per QRZ.com

VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #7, dated August 5th):
  VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition (OC-182) -- We  are honored to have
received a grant from the ARRL's Colvin Award Committee. The Colvin Award
is funded by an endowment established by Lloyd D. Colvin, W6KG (SK). More
information can be found at:   http://www.arrl.org/colvin-award-grants
We appreciate the ARRL's confidence in, and support of, VP6D.
  We're pleased to announce that Rob Fanfant, N7QT, has joined the VP6D
team. Rob is a DX-pedition veteran whose most recent project was VK9MA
Mellish Reef in 2017. Previous projects include: VK9WA Willis Island,
Manihiki E51MQT, Montserrat VP2MQT, Austral Islands (TX5Z), Christmas
Island, Australia(VK9AN), San Andres (5J0X , HK0/N7QT), Sint Maarten
(PJ7/N7QT), Saba (PJ6/N7QT), Austral Islands TX5D), Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT),
and Saint Lucia (J6/N7QT). We think you will agree that Rob is well
qualified for the project and we are happy to add him to the team.
  As we march towards our departure date of October 16th the project is
on schedule. A VP6D working group is currently in Northern California
preparing the equipment for shipment to Braveheart in New Zealand. On
August 3rd, we had the pleasure of meeting Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ, at the
Elecraft factory where we were introduced to the Elecraft team and toured
the factory. We then accepted 8 complete K3s stations for use at VP6D.
Thanks to Elecraft and all our corporate sponsors for their ongoing
support.
  Today we are continuing the tasks of integrating the radios, computers,
software, configuring the network and preparing the shipping cases. We
plan an end to end test,  from the keyboard to the BGAN to the log server
in the cloud. We expect to have the equipment ready for the customs broker
by Weds, Aug 7th.
  Thanks for your continued interest and support of VP6D.
  73, Team Ducie ­ 2018
  Website:  vp6d.com, Twitter and Facebook
  Please direct questions to:  info@vp6d.com

YB73, INDONESIA (Special Event). Members of the Organisasi Amatir Radio
Indonesia will activate the following callsigns from 10 different call
areas between August 10-17th. Activity is to celebrate the 73rd anniversary
of the Republic of Indonesia, and the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang
2018. Activity will be on all HF bands, including the WARC bands, using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, PSK31, JT65, FT8). Three special
awards will be available (Gold, Silver, Bronze) [see QRZ.com for details].
Also watch  for more details. The stations
will be active:
  YB73RI/0 : Jakarta Special District
  YB73RI/1 :  West Java and Banten
  YB73RI/2 :  Central Java and Special District of Yogjakarta
  YB73RI/3 :  East Java
  YB73RI/4 :  South Sumatera, Lampung, Jambi, Bengkulu and Bangka Belitung
  YB73RI/5 :  Riau, Riau Islands and West Sumatera
  YB73RI/6 :  North Sumatera and Special District of Aceh
  YB73RI/7 :  West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central
              Kalimantan
  YB73RI/8 :  South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central
              Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku and North Maluku
  YB73RI/9 :  Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur and Papua

Z23MD ZIMBABWE DXPEDITION NEWS (2018 The New Adventure For the Mediter-
raneo DX Club). [Update] The MDXC reports on July 26th that their team
of operators is complete for their Z23MD operation between October 26th
and November 6th (see Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1364.2). The list
of operators are Ant/IZ8CCW (Leader), Gabriele/I2VGW (Co-leader), Marco/
IZ2GNQ, Michel/F5EOT, François/ON4LO, Gabi/YO8WW, Eric/ON7RN, Henri/F1HRE,
Dario/IZ4UEZ, Andrea/IK5BOH, Feri/YO5OED, Steve/MW0ZZK, Alex/YO8SS,
Karl/OE3JAG, Adrian/KO8SCA, Sarath/VU3RSB, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Axel/DL6KVA,
Les/SP3DOI and Gerd/DJ5IW. The official Web site, by the way, is already
online at:             http://www.mdxc.org/z23md

Z6, KOSOVO. Tev, TA1HZ, will be active as Z68HZ between August 17-27th.
QSL via TA1HZ or preferably via LoTW. Look for more details to be forth-
coming. 
 
ZA, ALBANIA. Members of the OE6V Khuenegg Contest team/station (operators
Werner/OE6FNG, XYL Linde, Franz/OE6WIG, XYL Maria/OE6YWD, Albin/OE6KAE,
Drago/S59A, Franz/OE6TQG, Jürgen/OE6JUE, Christian/OE6VCG), and along
with members of the National Association of AlbanianccRadioamators and
the Radio Club Shkodra (ZA5A) [operators Florian/ZA5G, Andi/ZA5D, Gjovalin/
ZA5B, Edi/ZA5E, Nino/ZA5N and Helidon/ZA5H] will be active as ZA5V from
Lake Shkodra Resort (JN92RD) between October 1-8th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also operate
on 6 and 2 meters EME. QSL via OE6FNG (only paper QSL).

 
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 5-6, 2018

** BRAZIL. 11780, UT Monday August 6 at 0151, RNB/RNA is off, unlike most evenings at this time: maybe a Sunday thing (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, August 6 at 0135, R. Rebelde is OFF, but detect a JBA carrier a bit high like 5025.01: R. Quillabamba, Per?, or exciter only from Cuba? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba.
4765, August 6 at 0138, R. Progreso music is S9+20 but modulation breaking up. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba. At least the third 60m Cuban, RHC on 5040 is OK (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100, August 6 at 0555, this RHC English air is dead tonight, while 6165, 6060 and 5040 are very good; 6000 merely good modulation. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DXL ISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 9490, August 6 at 0148, heavy jamming against R. Rep?blica via FRANCE audible underneath. The jam has a higher pitch than usually heard from the DentroCuban Jamming Command (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 9790, August 6 at 0552, RFI in French, S4-S5 with big humbuzz from defective TDF Issoudun transmitter; tonight another frequency from there, 7220 with Dandal Kura is S9 and clear. Some other night, it could be the bad one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6870-AM, August 6 at 0128, VP S9 pirate with jazz, still at 0153. These say it was Mix Radio at *2352-0159*:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,44915.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 15410, fair August 6 at 1551, Eye Radio via FRANCE, YL in African accented English about mp3s, ID at 1554; fair via UTwente SDR; is M-F only at 15-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U A E [and non]. 9840.1 approx., August 6 at 0146 JBA talk, unknown language. Wonder if it`s always off-frequency Vietnam? NO, that`s on ``9840`` only at 10-24 UT per NDXC/Aoki. At this hour 0100-0300, it is VOA Deewa Radio in Pashto via Dhabbiya, an habitually off-frequency site.
Indeed, presumed VOV JBA carrier measured on 9839.787, as usual on the minus side, August 6 at 1313. Aoki has room for three decimal places, but hit-and-miss, mostly missed except for Sounds of Hopes; and another VOV as 9635.789 at 2145-1600. Hmmm, notice the almost-match in offness, one plus, one minus. I claim no greater accuracy than plus/minus 2 Hz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 2097.3-CW, August 5 at 0613, despite heavy storm noise level of S9+10/20, I decide to check whether the A beacon from Quartzsite AZ can be heard --- and it can! Enough to copy .- once every dekasecond. 1519 km = 944 miles, almost to CA border. BTW is missing from this:
http://www.lwca.org/sitepage/part15/index.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1941 monitoring: confirmed UT Monday August 6 from 0130.5 on WRMI 7780, S9/S7 and 5850, S9+45/25. Also confirmed on Area 51 webcast UT Mon Aug 6 starting late at 0309, after ``The B-Movie Bob Show at 6:30-7 pm Eastern``, presumably from an ancient archive, overfilling during an off-week for JL. Also confirmed via WBCQ 5130- at 0329 check, poor in noise level. Also confirmed from 0330 August 6 on WRMI 9955, good S9/S9+10; and also immediate playback at 0400 on WRMI webcast only. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1942?]
Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780, August 5 at 1306, this WRMI is on morning as scheduled now on Sundays only, gospel huxter; still a JBA carrier at 1412. 9395, at 1306 check Sunday August 5 with Brother Scare, no longer a secret `Wavescan` time.
9955, August 6 at 0145, WRMI amid `Wavescan` about Shepparton, and with Cuban pulse jamming: tnx a lot, Arnie! 0130 Monday is one of dozens of WS times on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday August 5 at 0614, despite omission from WTWW homepage and schedule, `Southern Talk in the Midnight` is still going, S9+20 but unsolid signal and combating storm noise level. If 15809.9 be // this time, is totally unpropagating. Presumably still starting at 0500 after rock music show.
15809.9 is however audible at 1413 August 5 with SFAW much weaker than // 9475. By 1920 recheck when should propagate better, is off; while 9475 is problematic, modulation cutting on & off & skipping (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, UT Monday August 6 at 0156, WWRB is S9+30 with screaming gospel huxtress; is only on UT Sun & Mon, or also UT Tue? Should always check for second harmonic 10100 as once logged, but not heard since July 15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6900-LSB, August 6 at 0143, peskie talx in Spanish, mixing with music in background or CCI from another one (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1555 UT August 6
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ARLD032 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
EA4NF, NE8Z, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites.  Thanks to all.

SRI LANKA, 4S.  Dariusz, SP9DLM will be QRV as 4S7DMG from Kalkudah
from August 6 to 14.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
QSL to home call.

WEST AND EAST MALAYSIA, 9M2, 9M6.  In celebration of Malaysia's 61st
anniversary of their independence on August 31, look for special
call 9M61Mx to be QRV from fifteen locations, each with a different
suffix, during the month of August.  QSL via operators'
instructions.

AZORES, CU.  Jim, W6PQL is QRV as CT8/W6PQL from Pico Island, IOTA
EU-175, until September 3.  Activity is primarily on 20 meters using
SSB and FT8.  This also includes some activity on 40, 17 and 15
meters.  He plans to be active using EME on 2 meters mid-month when
the Moon is in a favorable position.  QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DQ800HRO is
QRV during the month of August during the occasion of the Hanse Sail
2018.  QSL via DL5KVV.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5
.  Dave, G4BUO is QRV as E51BUO on Rarotonga
Island, IOTA OC-013, until August 6.  Activity is holiday style on
the HF bands using CW.  QSL to home call.

ISLE OF MAN, GD.  Andrew, G8GNI plans to be QRV as GD8GNI from
Scarlett Point Tower from August 6 to 10.  Activity will be on the
HF bands using only digital modes.  QSL to home call.

GUERNSEY, GU.  Mek, SP7VC will be QRV as MU/SP7VC from August 5 to
11.  Activity will be on the HF bands, as well as 6, 2, and 4 meters
using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, HC8.  Alfredo, HC1HC will be QRV as HC1HC/8 from
Santa Cruz Island, IOTA SA-004, from August 7 to 10.  Activity will
be mainly on 30, 17 and 12 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW,
and FT8 in DXpedition mode, all using QRP power.  QSL direct to
NE8Z.

BULGARIA, LZ.  Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik are
QRV with special event station LZ1146SPS during August for their
annual All Saints 2018 celebration.  QSL via bureau.

ANTARCTICA.  Sergey, R3IW is QRV as RI1ANW until March 2019 from the
Novo-lazarevskaya Station.  Activity is on the various HF bands.
QSL via RN1ON.

GREECE, SV.  Petr, OK1FFU is QRV as SV8/OK1FFU from Naxos Island,
IOTA EU-067, until August 1.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10
meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via OM2FY.  In addition, operators
I2KBD and IZ2AMW are QRV as SV8/home calls from Kefallonia Island,
IOTA EU-052, until August 10.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and FT8.  QSL to home calls.

MALI, TZ.  Youma, TZ5YL is usually QRV on 17 meters using slow CW
typically between 1400 and 1700z.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, V2.  Philippe, EA4NF will be QRV as V26NF from
Antigua Island from August 5 to 19.  Activity will be on 20, 15 and
10 meters using QRP power.  QSL to home call.

INDONESIA, YB.  In celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the
Independence of Indonesia, special call YB73RI will be QRV as
YB73RI/0 to 9 from all ten Indonesian call areas from August 10 to
17.  QSL via operators' instructions.

ALBANIA, ZA.  Waldi, SP7IDX will be QRV as ZA/SP7IDX from August 5
to 12.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL via SP7IDX.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance
Contest, North American CW QSO Party, 10-10 International Summer SSB
Contest, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
European HF Championship, WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone, SARL HF Phone
Contest,

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for August 7.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August
8.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see August QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
________________________________________
ZCZC AE32
QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 32  ARLD032
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  August 2, 2018
To all radio amateurs    
ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 2-3, 2018

** ALGERIA [non]. Mark Coady has posted a couple of logs to ODXA about Calls to Prayer from Saudi Arabia on 25 m being // to relays of RTA via FRANCE on same band. He thinx it`s a network feed from Islamic HQ. I doubt this, as CTPs should depend on local and constantly shifting times; so try to check with two receivers whether they are really //, and synchronized:
11820+, August 2 at 1929, BSKSA Qur`an and there is also Qur`an on very poor 12060, which is RTA via France, but they are *not* // --- or rather they are definitely not synchronized, but Qur`aning is so repetitive, that I can`t tell if they may match some seconds apart.
11985 is another weak frequency this hour of RTA via France, and 11915 is another frequency of BSKSA. As one would expect, 11820+ // 11915, and 11985 // 12060, but not in cross-station combinations.
However, since this Qur`aning goes on for most of an hour, it`s not specific Calls To Prayer, but extended recitations, so the two stations could be connected. Further chex might elucidate.
It`s really counterproductive to broadcast local CTPs to a worldwide SW audience as that could mislead the faithful into praying at the wrong local times! Some stations may do it anyway since SW is merely plugged into relay domestic services (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ARGENTINA [non]. See last report, USA: WRMI about RAE in English. On their website with outdated sked info, to read the playback timers, I pretend to download ``today`s broadcast`` podcast in each language (really today? Some are labeled May 2017!), whether languages other than English have also been reduced to half an hour? It`s been inconvenient to monitor them on SW, mostly poor signals or sleep-time. No, only French is less than 30 minutes as always, and English now confirmed totaling only 28:28, but the others are still a few minutes under 60 (Glenn Hauser, OK, UT August 2, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, August 2 at 0626, R. Rebelde is dead air except for some whooshing sound. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13740, August 2 at 1356, RHC is off, unknown whether just quit prior to CRI relay or missed all or part of entire transmission. The separate transmitter for China Plus = CRI English relay does not cut on until *1359:20 and remains dead air until 1401:55 finally fades up CRI modulation, JIP ``news`` in progress. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 7340, August 2 at 1414, RHC is still on but VP at S7/S9+10 vs daytime noise level amid `Sonido Cubano` music show during this hour. Really scheduled until 1500, outlasting Radio Mart? on adjacent 7335. RHC is obviously cozying up to RM, in the evenings adjacent the other side on 7330, but why? Casual tuners are liable to run into Cuban-sounding RM by mistake, but maybe Arnie thinx that in addition to his co-channel jammers, the RHC signals will help to QRM RM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 4920.903, August 3 at 0135, JBA carrier vs storm noise, presumed La Voz del Pueblo still active on variable off-frequency. I suppose only pre-sunrise, zzz, and post-summer storm season may I have a chance of hearing it better. Tonight`s blitzortung.org map shows closest lightning area is north-central New Mexico (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SINGAPORE. 11795, August 2 at 1403, S7-S5 in S Asian language. HFCC shows it`s BBC in Hindi this semihour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 15629.871, August 3 at 0139, very poor fluttery signal with talk. Aoki/NDXC shows 15630 is AWR via Trincomalee at 0100-0200 in Chinese languages. Any signal on 19m after sunset here has a good chance of being the OSOB, and lacking a WTWW, indeed this one is, despite its poverty (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TAIWAN. 9590, August 2 at 1408, poor S5-S8 in Russian; could be CRI? No, not // 9675. Nothing in HFCC. But in Aoki/NDXC as Radio Taiwan International (MPT) in Russian for this hour only from Tamsui district. Of course, the ChiCom have managed to ban Taiwan from HFCC, even tho the ChiCom don`t bother to register their entire schedule including countless jammers against fellow HFCC participants, using CNR programming or Firedragon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGESET)
** U S A. 9395, August 3 at 0133, WRMI is S9+10/20, filling with Oldies instead of World Music, the semihour vacated by RAE condensing English to 30 minutes only. I had suggested to Jeff that this slot could be programmed more productively than defaulting to WMX, e.g. inserting WORLD OF RADIO to a much-needed UT Friday or Saturday time. But it`s definitely Oldies now, with BB announcements, Beatles tune later, and // much weaker 5950; as usual 9395 on to Wavescan at 0200, which is now stripped seven days a week at 0200, while 5950 switches to F?mily Radio. Perhaps Jeff could be persuaded to add WOR sometime on Thu, Fri or Sat, if listeners request it rather than yours truly (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]
** U S A. 7505, August 3 at 0150, no WRNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0327 UT August 3
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