domingo, 9 de dezembro de 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1393 December 10, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1393 December 10, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1393
BID: $OPDX.1393
December 10, 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, the AB5K's AR Clusters
Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2OO, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6RSE,
K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W8HC, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The
DX News Letter, DM2TO, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW,
F5JY, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News,
I2MQP & DX Italia News, JI3DST, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RW6HS, Sixitalia
Weekly, UT5UY and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 2nd/December, through Sunday, 9th/December there were 216
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G,
9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY,
C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n,
E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F,
FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8,
JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ,
OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7,
PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V8, VE,
VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB,
YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, Z8, 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".

3Y0I BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted (with pictures)
on December 8th: "3Y0I fire-fighting training completed! -- The team
building and high spirits are crucial when it comes to deal with danger.
And you need firefighter training when you're getting ready to set the
world on fire. :) Seafarers Firefighting Training continues in Cape
Town, South Africa."
  No other details to report, other than there were a few 3Y0I pirates
active recently. Departure dates are still not known. It is still a
mystery... 
  Remember, it takes 12 days to get to Bouvet from South Africa, and they
plan to stay on the island for at least 2 weeks, if the weather cooperates.
The 3Y0I DXpedition's band plan ­ frequencies (160-6m) and modes (CW/SSB/
FT8) can be found at:     https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
                       https://bouvetoya.org/3yoi-bandplan
  QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), LoTW or via 3Z9DX. For more details
and updates, we suggest to watch the following Web pages:
                              https://bouvetoya.org
                           https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
                      http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)
                      https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
                      https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
                         https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg

4X0, ISRAEL (Update/Special Event). Members of the Holy Land DX Group will
operate from the heart of "Masada Fortress" as 4X0M (M=Masada) between
January 4-6th, 2019. Built by King Herod the Great, Masada, was designated
a UNESCO World Heritage in 2001. From its strategic perch in the Judean
Desert overlooking the Dead Sea, this historically famous palace fortress
is one of the most visited tourist sites in all of Israel. For more info,
see:                 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masada
Activity will start on Friday, January 4th, at 0730 UTC, and close down on
Sunday, January 6th, 0600 UTC. They will have two stations on the air on
80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are Ruben/4Z5FI, Mark/
4Z4KX, Alex/4Z4AK, Ros/4Z5LA, Yuli/4X6HP, Vladimir/4Z5IW, Amir/4X6YA,
Arthur/4X4DZ, Jan/4X1VF and Hal/W8HC. QSL Manager is Antonello, IK2DUW.

4X0, ISRAEL. Members of the Israel Amateur Radio Club (I.A.R.C) are pleased
to announce the 2018 XMAS activity for its national award program: Holy-land
Christianity On The Air (HOCOTA). The program includes numerous sites with
major significance to Christianity - well-known to every Christian and based
by the language and citation from the holy books, Christian tradition,
beliefs and heritage, as well documented archeology and other researches.
This is the third year of the program and the activity will be commenced
during the 2018 Christmas season (December 25-29th) by 5 special event
multi-operators stations. The current sub-program includes Christian sites
from various sectors of the program including Kar Nachum, Caesarea, Jerusalem,
Latrun and Massada. Look for the following to be active:
  1. Callsign 4X2XMAS; KFAR NACHUM - ?(Capernaum) Church of the Holy
     Apostles; Ref. No. (WW. Loc. KM72SV, HOLYLAND Loc. K-07-YZ, HOLYLAND
     N05KN and 4XFF-0064); Operators 4Z1DZ, 4Z5SL, 4Z1SH, 4X6ZM, 4Z1KD
     and 4X1KW; QSL ONLY via LoTW and eQSL.CC; NO BUREAU - DO NOT WASTE
     YOUR CARD or YOUR TIME

  2. Callsign 4X3XMAS; CAESAREA - Crusader Fortress; Ref. No. (Category
     F-01, WW. Loc. KM72KM, F-09-FD and 4XFF0161); Operators 4Z1NB, 4X1OM,
     4Z1KM and 4X6FR; QSL ONLY via LoTW and eQSL.CC; NO BUREAU - DO NOT
     WASTE YOUR CARD or YOUR TIME

  3. Callsign 4X19HNY; JERUSALEM; Ref. No. (WW. Loc. KM72 and J-18-JS);
     Operators 4X1KS, 4X1ZZ and 4X1TQ; QSL ONLY via LoTW and eQSL.CC; NO
     BUREAU - DO NOT WASTE YOUR CARD or YOUR TIME

  4. Callsign 4X9XMAS; LATRUN; Ref. No. (WW. Loc. KM71LU and G-17-RM);
     Operators 4X1IG, 4Z4DX, 4X6RE, 4Z4UO, 4X5AR and 4X5ZS; QSL ONLY via
     LoTW and eQSL.CC; NO BUREAU - DO NOT WASTE YOUR CARD or YOUR TIME

  5. Callsign 4X0M; See details above under "4X0, ISRAEL (Update/Special
     Event)"; QSL via IK2DUW

  For more details, see QRZ.com for each callsign.....

BLOCKED/BOUNCED OPDX BULLETINS (Update). Some OPDX Bulletins are still
being BLOCKED. However, the good news is that the bouncing of bulletins
seems to have stopped. The majority of the bounces/blockings are from the
following ISPs: COMCAST, COX and GMAIL. We are not totally sure why this
is happening, but if your ISP blocks the OPDX Bulletin, please send a
complaint to your ISP.
  We were informed this past week that if you use one of the above ISPs
there is away to stop the blocking. If you are an ARRL member, try using
their mail forwarding service (see ).
This service will pass the bulletin through to your ISP.
  If you did not receive the bulletin, there are other ways to receive
it. The bulletin is posted every week at the following URLs:  
      The OPDX (Mailing List) Archives: http://hamnet.org/pipermail/opdx
    The OPDX Web page (provided by John, K8YSE): http://papays.com/opdx.html

     The weekly bulletin (issue #) is also posted (for the above URLs)
   on FaceBook  and
   Twitter . Let's hope this problem will
   clear up. Thanks for your understanding..... 73 de Tedd KB8NW 

DF13, GERMANY (Special Event). Look for special event stations DF13DEJU,
DF13BLN, DF13BUD, DF13MUC, DF13PAR and DF13STO to be active between January
1st and June 30th, 2019. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the maiden flight of the Junkers F-13, the mother of all commercial
aircraft. All QSOs will be automatically confirmed after July 15th, 2019,
with a QSL card via Bureau. If you do not need a QSL card, let them know.
This saves their money and time. Send direct QSLs via DM2TO cards --
shipping starting after August 1st, 2019. For more details and info on
awards, see their QRZ.com page.

E4, PALESTINE. YL Elvira, IV3FSG, is once again active as E44YL from
Bethlehem until December 18th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
Look for Elvira to operate SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY and FT8).
QSL all SSB and Digital mode QSOs via IK3GES. Logs will be uploaded
to both LoTW and ClubLog after the operation.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Phil, F6OBD, will be active as FK/F6OBD from New
Caledonia between December 18th and February 10th (2019). Activity will
be holiday style on various HF bands, using the Digital modes with a
FT-857 into wire antennas. QSL via F6OBD.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-032.  Take, JS6RRR/JI3DST, will be active from Nishinoomate-City,
           Tanega Island, between 0900z, December 26th and 0000z, January
           7th. He will use the following callsign: JI3DST/6 for DX, and
           JS6RRR/6 & JL3YWN/6 for JA stations. Activity will be on
           80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and
           FT8. Operations may vary in case of heavy rains or other
           conditions. QSL routes are as follows: JI3DST/6 via JI3DST;
           JS6RRR/6 via JS6RRR and JL3YWN/6: ONLY 1 WAY (Please don't
           send QSL to him). Please check QRZ.com for details. Look for
           logs to be posted on ClubLog.

  NA-079.  Operators Faith Hannah (AE4FH), Hope (KM4IPF), and Dad (WX4TV)
           will be operating amateur radio from the Dry Tortugas National
           Park from December 14-17th. Their call will be N4T. QSL via
           WK1DS.
             This trip to the Dry Tortugas is a dry run to see if it is
           feasible to take other young amateur radio operators to the
           island to give them the experience of going on an amateur radio
           DXpedition. If this trip is successful, the plan is to form a
           501-C3 non-profit to begin to take two or three young hams each
           year to the Dry Tortugas or other islands to give them this
           experience.
             The Dry Tortugas are a desired entity in the amateur radio
           world, so the team expects to make lots of contacts during the
           three days that they are on the air from the island. They will
           be operating on HF (shortwave) and also the amateur radio satel-
           lites, in an attempt to contact as many other amateur radio
           operators as possible.
             Reference numbers are: IOTA NA-079, USI# FL013S, WFF ref#
           KFF-0023, GRID EL-84, and the National Parks on the Air: Dry
           Tortugas K-0023.
             To prepare for this trip, the girls and Dad camped in the
           Crane Point Hammock in the Florida Keys and operated during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest in late July, 2018.  The girls gained
           experience in primitive camping skills, preparing food over
           open fires, and operating from a tent with battery and solar
           power.
             The National Park Service and the Yankee Freedom Ferry do
           not allow liquid fuels or accelerants on the island, so they
           needed to find a way to boil water using dry fuel. They tried
           many different ways to boil water for food preparation and
           every one of them failed­until they found the Kelly Kettle.
           They will be using the Ultimate Stainless Base Camp Kit for
           food preparation. Watch the YouTube channel for a video that
           they will be producing about this very soon!
                           
  NA-250.  NEW IOTA! A couple of sources are reporting that operators
           Mike/K9AJ and Bruce/KD6WW are planning to be active from
           Yakutat County Group, Coastal Groups (Alaska), sometime between
           May 10-13th, 2019. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

  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......

J2, DJIBOUTI. DX-WORLD.net reports: "A DXpedition to Djibouti (J2) in
the early part of 2019 is currently in planning stages. Full details in
the coming weeks, however DX-World understands that side-trips to both
IOTA groups AF-053 and AF-059 are under consideration. A license has
been applied for and a callsign should be known soon."

P4, ARUBA. Ben, DL6RAI, is once again active as P4/DL6RAI from Aruba
(SA-036) until December 27th. Activity will be holiday style with a
focus on CW, the low bands and some part-time activities in contests.
QSL via LoTW or ClubLog.

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba (SA-036)
during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. He will be there between February 18-25th. Operations
outside of the contest are usually on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time
permits. Watch 160m on the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or
direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be loaded
on LoTW upon his return to the USA.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 10-16th).......
 Dec/10th AN      Dec/13th  AN     Dec/15th  AN
 Dec/11th AN      Dec/14th  AN     Dec/16th  AN
 Dec/12th 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 
    is still down. Nothing to report.

    Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites:
     * VOACAP predication Web page at:  http://www.voacap.com/hf
     * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
     * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
     * SolarHam Web page:   http://www.solarham.net
     * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
                           http://sunspotwatch.com
     * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3W1T via XV1X (d)         LZ532PSO via LZ1KCP       SO750W via SP6CES
  4Y1A via UA3DX            OH9S via OH9S (O/L)       SP/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA 
  B5/IK7YTT via IW7EGQ (d)  PD18SANTA via PD2RKG      TC630MECCA via TA3X
  C5A via OM2FY             PF2018SNK via PA0MBD & (L) TM8AB via F4KJQ
  DU1/JH1FNS via JH1FNS (d**/e)  R2AA via RW3RN       TX0M via VE3LYC
  EG1AQ via EA1URO & (e)    S510SOTA via S58R         UZ2M via US0LW
  EH40CE via EA7URM         S511PMC via S59DCD        YP2XMAS via YO2MSB
  GW4J via GW0ETF (d/L)     SN0UNESCO via SP9KDU
  HP3/NL8F via N7RO         SN5M via SP5UAF

  (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        (NB) No Bureau
  (**) direct to DU address

  QSL MANAGER Vasiliy, RW6HS, informs that he is now the QSL Manager
  for all of the following stations: RZ4AZ, RZ4AZ/P, RZ4AZ/6, RZ4AZ/7/M,
  RZ4AZ/QRP, RY4AAE, RY4AAE/QRP, R110B, R163VW, R164VW, R165VW, RP72FV
  and UE64AS.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5Z4LS, A45XR, AA4V/VP9, C6AAT, DJ0SP, DL1DAW,
  DL1YAY, DP0GVN, FG/F6ARC, FG/SM7RYR, FM5FJ, FY5KE, IS0/OE2LCM, J68GD,
  J73WA, KG4HF, LA1MFA, LU2FGL, LZ33MM, LZ73ZZ, MD/DL7JOM, N1RNJ, OA4SS,
  OG7A, OH0Z, ON6VL, PI4CC, PJ7AA, RI1ANL, TI5/N3KS, TK0C, TO40CDXC, TO60K,
  V26K, VP2MUW, VP2MXP, VP2V/K6NAO, XE2JS, YJ0GC (OC-035), ZL7X (OC-038)
  and ZP4KFX

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7X4AN, 9X0T, EK3SA (02/2010 and 11/2011) and
  TO6OK.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 2M0DDS, 4L1MA, 5H1WW, 5V7BD, 6Y1LZ,
  A61ZX, CE3/UA4WHX, CR2X, CU9AB, DL0JBB, DL1BUG, GM4ULS, HB9LB, HB9TNW,
  HP1/IZ6BRN, HZ1XB, IN3ZNR, JA1OJJ, OA7/DL1CW, OH0V, SP9FOW, UA2FL,
  Z35T and ZD8N
   --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
       send in their info....

TI5, COSTA RICA. Operators Mike/W1USN and Bob/AA1M will be active from
Atenas, Costa Rica, as homecall/TI5 between February 2-13th, 2019. They
will be operating on CW, SSB, some Digital modes, and they hope to catch
a few of the FM satellites. All QSLing will be through LoTW, by the Bureau
and direct to CBA.

YP[2-9], ROMANIA (Special Event). Look for the following special event
Santa Claus stations to be active during December. Activity will be on
various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. An electronic award
will be issued for working stations on at least 3 different bands upon
request. QSL via YO2MSB or see QRZ.com (under YP2XMAS) for more details.
Here are the special event stations and their locations:
 YP2XMAS - Timisoara (QSL via YO9FNP)     YP7XMAS - Arges (QSL via YO2MSB)
 YP3XMAS - Bucuresti (QSL via YO9FNP)     YP8XMAS - Suceava (QSL via YO2MSB)
 YP4XMAS - Cernavoda (QSL via YO2MSB)     YP9XMAS - Buzau  (QSL via YO9FNP)
 YP5XMAS - Transilvania (QSL via YO9FNP)  YP0XMAS - Giurgiu (QSL via YO9KYO)
 YP6XMAS - Brasov (QSL via YO2MSB)

YS, EL SALVADOR (Update/Callsign & Date Change). Tom, KC0W, will be active
as YS2/KC0W (not YS1/KC0W as first announced) from El Salvador between
February 15-22nd, 2019. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW only.
QSL via his home callsign. NO LoTW or NO Bureau. ADDED NOTE. Read about
Tom's planning (or as he calls it the "Anatomy of a DXpedition") at: 
    https://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,123022.0.html

Z6, KOSOVO. Operators Philipp/DK6SP, Tomi/HA8RT, Flo/OE3FTA and Horia/
YO3IMD will be active as Z66DH from Pristina between December 10-22nd.
They state, "Who are we? ... We are 4 enthusiastic young amateur radio
operators aged between 20 and 25 years old." Activity will be on all HF
bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (FT8 - mostly F/H - DXpedition
Mode!) They will have three stations on the air. QSL Manager is Jamie,
M0SDV (direct). Also, QSL via LoTW or ClubLog (for direct and Bureau).
For any questions, special skeds etc, don't hesitate to contact the team
directly at .
ZK3, TOKELAU ISLANDS. An international team led by operators Roman/UR0MC
and Alex/UT5UY is planning an DXpedition to Tokelau Islands sometime
between October-November 2019. ZK3 is currently #42 on the DXCC Most
Wanted List. Alex informs OPDX that ZK3 is very highly rated on the low
bands and EME. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

 
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 8, 2018

** CANADA. 413 kHz, Dec 8 at 0755 UT, beacon YHD, 250 watts from
Dryden, Ontario; must have had a dash but didn`t note it.

406, Dec 8 at 0756 UT, beacon YLJ and dash, 40 watts at Meadow Lake,
Saskatchewan.

401, Dec 8 at 0758 UT, beacon YPO and dash, 500 watts from Peawanuck,
Ontario. Got to be a new one: love these colourful placenames.

Wikipedia: ``Peawanuck is an isolated Cree community in the Kenora
District, Ontario, Canada. It is located near the confluence of the
Winisk and Shamattawa rivers, about 35 km from the Winisk River's end
in Hudson Bay. Its population is 237.`` --- that does not mean it is
anywhere near Kenora in the SW corner of the province! (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CAYMAN ISLANDS.
415 kHz, Dec 8 at 0754, beacon CBC, which is 600
watts from Cayman Brac (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [non}. 11920, Dec 8 at 1500, S8-S4 news in perfect French,
RFI? but DPRK clew and stingers leading finally to 1509 ID as ``Radio
Chine Internationale``. This is 150 kW, 240 degrees via ALBANIA at 14
-16 --- the only station anywhen on 11920 per HFCC, but a 5960 could
harmonicize here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15140, Dec 8 at 1511, RHC is S9+10 but suptorted; wiggle that
patchcord! // 15230 sounds OK. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ERITREA [non]. UNIDENTIFIED.
17545, Sat Dec 8 at 1546, VP carrier,
the OSOB! (as 17775 KVOH is not on yet or inaudible). Aoki/NDXC shows:

17545 R [sic, only one letter in name column!] 1500-1600 12...67
Amharic 150 122 Issoudun F 4657N 00159E RMI Eritrea b18 Dec.1- 

And EiBi:
17545 1500-1600 F R.V. [sic, 2 letters!]. Eritrea Tig Issoudun 167 

And HFCC:
17545 1500 1600 48NW ISS 150 122 0 227 1267 011218 300319 D 17400 Mul
F RMI TDF 17058 Eritrea

So I ask Jeff White: ``Hi Jeff, Heard a signal on 17545 this morning
(and nothing else on 16m then). It appears to be one of yours --- what
is the real name of this station; contact info? Is the 4-day-a-week
sked correct? Or 3 days as in EiBi. Tnx, Glenn``

He replies: ``Glenn: It?s Saturday only. It?s called Alsmood, but I
don?t have a website or contact info. Jeff``

So I go a-Googling, disregarding sites about ALS:

https://www.facebook.com/alsmood.llaytam
with more than 5 megafollowers

leading to this satellite broadcast:
https://www.facebook.com/elradio9090/

and also linked to this on 88.1/88.7 FM:
https://www.facebook.com/88.7fmNews/?ref=py_c

It`s apparently based in Cairo, but nothing much ``about``
https://www.facebook.com/alsmood.llaytam/about

Nothing found about this SW broadcast, so no positive 17545 connexion
with this disgraced FB info (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 6190-USB, Sat Dec 8 at 0730 I struggle to detect Hamburger
Lokalradio when WORLD OF RADIO is scheduled, but not a trace. Would
just like for once to hear me direct on this station. Deep winter
should be the best chance, but too-low MUF and/or too-low power. No
luck either at 1531 UT Saturdays on 9485-CUSB. But it`s mainly for
Europe. And sometimes off the air without notice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** GERMANY. 11900, Dec 8 at 1456, gospel huxter in English at S4-S6,
not noticed before --- because it`s a Saturday-only broadcast of Bible
Voice via Nauen (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1300 & 1480, Dec 8 at 1946 UT during bandscan on caradio
for daytime skywave, JBA hets on these two, i.e. ~90 kHz from 1390
KCRC local a mile or so away. The +/- ~30 kHz KCRC spurs near 1360 &
1420 are perpetual and loud enough to listen to, while the weaker ones
+/- ~60 kHz near 1330 & 1450 are also always audible; so now I
conclude KCRC spurs also spew out to the third order. BTW, the KCRC
engineer denies they exist! Despite my hearing the closer 4 anywhere
in Enid on anyradio, and the primary ones a considerable distance on
the road out of Enid (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Some NDB DXing before I doze, tuning down, don`t even get to
400 kHz:

417, Dec 8 at 0752, IY, which is 25 watts from Charles City, Iowa

404, Dec 8 at 0757, HU, 25 watts at Hutchinson, Kansas.
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) more: CANADA; CAYMAN ISLANDS

** U S A. 15580, Sat Dec 8 at 2105, VOA`s only hour via Greenville is
S9+30, blasting in during VOA One rock music, but with some IADs
(intermittent audio dropouts). Hardly any announcements past 2130 as I
continue to wish VOA had more diverse tastes in American! music (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1959 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
December 8 at 1209 on Unique Radio via WINB, 9265, as I happen to
awaken; VP S3-S4. Richard Langley, New Brunswick also reports:

``Heard very weakly using the U. Twente SDR receiver today (8
December). So weak, couldn't make out edition # nor most other
information. When WINB signal checked before leaving home at about
1200 UT, nothing could be heard. Propagation not supported to NB``

Saturday Dec 8 at 1531 on HLR 9485-CUSB: nothing audible via UTwente
SDR, possibly a trace at 1558. (See also GERMANY)

I am also wanting to confirm WOR Saturday at 1700 on WRN via WRMI
5950, but keep missing it. Did check at 1747 and could hear JBA signal
in English mentioning Chinese, so that fits for Guangdong Radio at
1730 on WRN. Next:
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. John Carver`s report on this week`s `Allan Weiner
Worldwide`, UT Sat Dec 8 at 00-01 on WBCQ, had not quite yet arrived
in time for my last report, but now:

``Show started more or less on time on 7490 this evening after a bit
of dead air. Allan and Angela in the studio. Allan had a small rant
about special prosecutors, equating them with the Inquisition. Said it
was a terrible waste of time and money, achieving nothing but the
ruined lives of a few good people.

Allan stated they were also on 5130 and 9330 but there is another
program on 5130 at this time. Phone caller at 0113 points out to Allan
that there's another program on 5130 at that time. More talk between
Allan and the caller about politics, social media, cellphones etc.
Signal on 7490 starts to diminish around 0132.

Phone call at 0137 from an old listener and some talk about old shows
in the archives. Some talk with Angela about "smart" speakers and how
they can gather information on the owners.

Allan starts reading some old emails at 0148. Mr. Transistor Norm
calls at 0151 and touches base with Allan as it's been awhile since
they've talked. Back to the old emails at 0154. Prayer at 0158. Show
was off the air at 0200 as was 7490. John, Mid-North Indiana`` (Glenn
Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Dec 8 at 1453, this WRMI is off; on Saturdays is
supposed to stay on even past 1500; 9395 in well enough (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 21525, Dec 8 at 1905, Radio Africa via WRMI with good
signal, S9+10 even audiblizing some humbuzz like video mix, gospel
huxter in English. Normally it`s a JBA carrier at best, as obviously
getting a temporary winter sporadic E boost.

21610 has VP signal from WHRI, now HFCC registered at 14-19, but
Aoki/NDXC says 16-19 on weekdays, 14-19 on weekends.

Tnx to Es, I also explore the higher non-BC bands: a couple hams on
``15`` meters, 21335-USB and 21300-USB. I cannot copy their co-channel
contacts, and despite some exchanges, no IDs uttered, geez. No
activity on 12 or 10m. On 11m CB, only a hetty pileup on 27025, or
rather dominated by someone on 27024-AM.

18157.5-USB, Dec 8 at 1914, bears a ham in NC contacting someone in
HI, weaker but also audible. Quick ID from NC sounds like ``W1CP,
QRT``. That fits the ARRL lookup, not in New England at all:
PORTOUKALIAN, GEORGE, W1CP, FRANKLIN, NC 28734 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, Dec 8 at 1916, WJHR heard for third time here,
ex-15555, now S9 tnx to sporadic E; 15610 WEWN & 15825 WWCR are also
boosted. 15555 was exclusive, but 15550 must avoid 15-16 UT, Tamazuj.

I hasten out to the field and caradio to check for DX reaching FM, but
none heard, so I mainly bandscan on MW which is possibly also affected
by Es, but lowsun now also means non-sporadic night-like E-propagation
is possible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Altho local mean noon is always 1832 UT, I don`t get around
to bandscanning for winter daytime skywave on MW until 1945 UT on
Saturday December 8. I`m on the caradio at the kitefield north side of
Enid away from power lines (but still lite buzz at highband). Nothing
much on lowband, not even WGN-720, but 1090 has something besides KEXS
KS/MO.

1480, Dec 8 at 1947, Spanish music from KBXD Dallas mixing/atop KQAM
Wichita. 1480 also suffers from KCRC-1390 +90 kHz spur; see OKLAHOMA

1510, Dec 8 at 1948, quit-smoking PSA in strong, then fadeout. Got to
be skywave, but what; 1958 Nabisco ad is atop the jumble. PSA for
USNA.edu, pause 10 seconds for ID: ``ESPN Kansas City, KCTE
Independence`` MO plus some FM translators, and back to an Army-Navy
SBG. Also an intriguing LAH (low audible heterodyne) from algo (KCTE
itself off-frequency? I think it used to be).

1560, Dec 8 at 1950 UT, Vietnamese atop CCI in English, i.e. KGOW
Bellaire/Houston already skywaving almost 500 miles.

1600, Dec 8 at 1951 UT, more Vietnamese about equal level to semi-
local KUSH Cushing OK, i.e. KRVA from The Metroplex TX. This language
tends to stand out on the MW dial!

1700, Dec 8 at 1952 UT, TexMexmx, i.e. KKLF Richardson TX inbooming.

1200, Dec 8 at 2004 UT, breaking news from WOAI.com, San Antonio
already propagating, but was not a few minutes earlier (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15359.50-USB, Dec 8 at 1513, 2-way in colloquial Spanish
INTRUDERS, just finishing as nothing further heard in next dekaminute
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0100 UT December 9
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 7-8, 2018

** BOLIVIA [non]. 6134.82, Dec 8 at 0049, no signal from R. Santa
Cruz, despite Ron Howard`s reminder that the last two years at least
on this date, they stayed on later than 0400 past usual 0230 closing,
for some mass religious festival. See:
http://lapatriaenlinea.com/?nota=91587
http://goo.gl/P96G9j
But there is a JBA carrier on 6135.13 which would be its nemesis, R.
Aparecida, BRAZIL.

At 0256 Dec 8 recheck, detect a JBA carrier circa 6134.8 even weaker
than Aparecida, and vs stray Cuban pulse jamming to boot (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL [and non]. 6180, Dec 7 at 0114, no signal from RNA here (nor
on 11780), so CRI English relay via CUBA is in the clear yet only
poor, generally much inferior to RHC`s own frequencies on 49m.

6180.09, Dec 8 at 0051, RNA is back on with Brazuguese talk, but heavy
crackle on the modulation and breakup on the carrier, which is S9+25
and off-frequency+plus; unlistenable before the 0100 start of
CRI/Cuba, after which the collision will be worse than ever (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Dec 7 at 0112, RHC English again on an hour early,
undermodulated, while 6165 is on but dead air. Something`s always
wrong at RHC.

5040, Dec 7 at 0126, RHC is S9+20 but JBM in Kriyol. Something`s
always wrong at RHC.

5040, Dec 8 at 0044, RHC is S9+30 but JBM and suptorted in presumed
English; wiggle that patchcord! Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA
. 5025, Dec 7 circa 1700 UT (noon in Cuba), R. Rebelde is still
poorly audible on caradio over a more than 2 megameter fulldaypath.
Now I need to start DXing midday skywave on MW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6165, 6100, 6060, 6000, 5040, Dec 7 at 0726, all RHC
frequencies are off by now; so is this wrong, or right? (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9570.199, Dec 7 at 1940, S8-S5 of dead air or maybe JBM ---
I bet it`s Cairo. Yes! The German hour from Abis on ``9570`` (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** IRELAND. 3413-USB, Dec 8 at 0040, ``Shannon VOLMET`` YL ID shortly
after tune-in. Always nice to hear this (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH [non]. 9605, Dec 8 at 0058, surprised to hear English
until I realize it`s just a Voice of Martyrs commercial that WHRI
imposes next to its relays of secular foreign broadcasters; 0059 WHRI
ID prior to the Spanish hour of KBSWR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** MADAGASCAR. 5009.931, Dec 7 at 1500, JBA carrier matching precise
frequencies heard circa *0200 and presumed to be R. Madagaskikara.
Now, it would be via longpath.

[non] 6135.000, Dec 7 at 1504 I check the other possible Mad channel,
which also has a JBA carrier but right on-frequency. Likely the 500
kW, 200 degrees from Xian CRI English at 14-16; so we may forget about
any Mad LP on 49m this season even if active (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY.
11815.711, Dec 7 at 1513, TRT Turkish talk is S9+10/20 and
very off-frequency today unlike 25 hours ago. When logging any VOT
broadcast be sure to check frequency for extravagance (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1959 monitoring: tnx to Richard
Lemke, Alberta for confirming an airing I missed checking:

``Date heard in UTC:  December 5 UTC 2018
Program heard:   World of Radio,  #1959
Time in UTC:  2200 - 2229 UTC
Details:  Reception report --- 9955 kHz, 2200 - 2230 UTC. Reception
was fair in my area this afternoon before sunset ranging from S 7
signal, too changeable conditions, heard ID at 2214 UTC. Good
listening, Richard Lemke`` Next:

0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday  WRN    *5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.48, UT Sat Dec 8 at 0035, three rising tones and a
telephone intercept message; lost a live feed? But then talking about
it. 0059 more of that, WBCQ quick boing ID and 0100 start another
program, *not* Allan Weiner Worldwide any more on this frequency ---
bad news for John Carver and many more who can`t get 7490v or 9330v
well, or at all, on winter nights.

Meanwhile, Larry Will forwarded the latest 5130 schedule update, which
would soon be added to the website; so Sat 00-01 UT show is now `The
Analog Telephone System`, followed by `Intelligence Report`, UT Tue-
Sat 01-02. The sked in EST = UT -5 ---

> Mon 8-9
8-9 Intelligence Report

> Tues 8-10:30
8-9 Intelligence Report
9-10:30 Amateur Radio Roundtable

> Wed 8-11
8-9 Intelligence Report
9-11 Hal Turner

> Thurs 7-9
7-8 Hour of the Time
8-9 Intelligence Report

> Fri 7-10
7-8 The Analog Telephone System
8-9 Intelligence Report
9-10 Report of the Week

> Sat 7-midnite
Area 51

> Sun 7-midnite
Area 51
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490.19, UT Sat Dec 8 at 0100, after some silence, S9 but
only fair vs noise WBCQ starts ``William Tell Overture`` and Allan
Weiner`s first Worldwide interjexion is about an ``Inquisition``. Also
JBA on // 9330.1, but no longer 5130v (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. 15550-USB, Dec 7 at 1950, trace of talk from WJHR, again ex
-15555 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6934.8-AM, Dec 8 at 0103, JBA carrier, my first pirate
in a sesquimonth? But no logs of it on HF Underground tonight, just
unID USBs on 6925, 6950, 6955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9288.55-LSB, approx., Dec 7 at 1542, 2-way in Spanish
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0308 UT December 8
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ARLD050 DX news

ARLD050 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
W9JJ, 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.

MONTENEGRO, 4O
.  Station 4O18YOTA is QRV during December as part of
YOTA, or Youth On The Air.  The idea behind YOTA is to showcase
amateur radio to the youth and to encourage them to be active on the
air.  QSL via OQRS.

CYPRUS, 5B.  Special event station C4XMAS is QRV during the festive
season throughout the month of December.  Activity will be on 160 to
6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via IZ4AMS.

SENEGAL, 6W.  A group of operators are QRV as 6V1A from Goree
Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 9.  Activity is on various HF
bands using CW and SSB with two stations.  QSL via 6W1QL.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK until March 9, 2019.
Activity is on 60 to 10 meters using FT8, with some CW and SSB.  QSL
to home call after March 15, 2019.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, E7.  Station E71YOTA is QRV during December as
part of YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

SPAIN, EA.  Members of the Amateur Radio Union Malaga are QRV with
special event call EH40CE until December 12 to commemorate the
enactment of the Constitution of Spain 40 years ago.  QSL via
EA7URM.

ESTONIA, ES.  Station ES9YOTA is QRV during December as part of
YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

ETHIOPIA, ET
.  Members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society are
QRV as ET3YOTA during December as part of YOTA.  QSL via N2OO.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO
.  Operators Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA
are QRV as TX0A from Maria Est Atoll, IOTA OC-113, and as TX0M from
Morane Atoll, IOTA OC-297P, until December 18.  Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via VE3LYC.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI
.  Peter, DD1GG is QRV as DD1GG/HI until
December 14.  Activity is holiday style on various HF bands.  QSL to
home call.

HONDURAS, HR.  Tom, N9EAW is QRV as HQ9T from Roatan Island, IOTA
NA-057, until December 18.  Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands using slow CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE.  Members of the United Nations Amateur Radio DX Contest
Club are QRV as 4Y1A until December 11 for International Civil
Aviation Day.  QSL via UA3DX.

DENMARK, OZ.
  Volker, DJ8VW will be QRV as 5P8VW/p from Aabenraa
from December 8 to 19.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL to home call.

ARUBA, P4.  Ben, DL6RAI is QRV as P4/DL6RAI until December 27.
Activity is holiday style on the low bands, with some activity in
various contests.  QSL via LoTW.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Anders, SM4KYN will be QRV as PJ2/SM4KYN from
December 10 to January 14.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This
includes being active as PJ2T in the ARRL 10-Meter contest.  QSL
direct to home call, and PJ2T via W3HNK.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as T32NH until December 11.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and FT8.  This includes
being active in the ARRL 10-Meter contest.  QSL direct to home call.

MACEDONIA, Z3. 
Look for stations Z30YOTA and Z39YOTA to be QRV
during December as part of YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Look for Z60YOTA to be QRV during December as part of
YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club
Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, International Naval Contest, QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits
Homebrew Sprint and the CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for
December 10.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and
NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 12.

Youth On The Air runs during all of December.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see December QST, page 70, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
___________________________________________
ZCZC AE50
QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 50  ARLD050
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  December 6, 2018
To all radio amateurs    

ARRL Web site memberlist@www.arrl.org

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs December 4-5-6, 2018

** CANADA. 6070-, Dec 6 at 0635, CFRX with music, but it`s only the
mid-hour break in `Coast to Coast AM`, a very American overnight
talkshow, as immediately found // 850 KOA Denver, and soon back to
George and call-ins.

Checking now because Channel 292, Germany, was reported by Manuel
M?ndez, Spain, to have ``eclipsed`` CFRX when it came on at 0625 Dec
2, and I wondered if there would be QRM over here, and is that when
292 start every day? But nothing of it (Glenn Hauser, OK, D LISTENING
DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5040, Dec 6 at 0637, RHC English is overmodulated, distorted
and slightly wobbly; after checking the rest of The Cuban Five at
0636: 6060 strong and fully modulated: 6100 medium mod; 6165 weaker
than 6000 but more modulation as 6000 is the quietest. Something`s
always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 13563, 13633, 13767-13770, 13830, Dec 6 at 1358, approx.
spans of filthy FM spurblobs out of RHC 13700-AM transmitter. They are
all diffuse, and unreadable even with FM tuning. The least they could
do would be to tune them up for clear FM reception. But instead by
1509 recheck they are gone, while both 13700 & 13780-AM remain on.
Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

** FRANCE [non]. 5950, Dec 6 at 0630, RFI via WRN via WRMI, English
hour is still here, mid-ID, contact addresses, press review about the
yellow-vest protests. (What is that in French? I had to search it out:
a bit more euphonious: ?gilets jaunes?). ``Paris Live`` is anything
but, recorded 16 hours earlier (and on Mondays, 64 hours old) (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [and non]. 6085, Dec 6 at 1348, Sea Breeze via JSR
JAPAN, usual earnest YL in English but still hard to understand;
stinger and another negative news item about KN I think attributed to
VOA. Latest frequency change, but already has rapid click jamming on
the hi side only, one peak circa 6087.6; evitable by LSB tuning (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA [and non?]
. Altho temp is near freezing, some surprising
enhanced local-area tropo morning of Dec 5. Bill Hepburn`s map
forecast a marginal level-1 blob from central OK into S central KS,
right on the money. First tipoff was a solid signal from KWOU 88.1
Woodward OK at 1442 UT December 5, for `Stardate`, which is often a
struggle to hear, sometimes with momentary airplane scatter Doppler
bursts.

At 1530 Dec 5, I`m bandscanning UHF DTV to find at least Bad signals
on these channels normally vacant: 10, 11, 19 (KAUT NF QRP?), 21, 22,
26, 28, 31, 34, 35, 36, 45. Most of these check out for OK such as
Tulsa, maybe also Wichita area. The only decodees are 42 KBZC-LD OKC,
confirming it still exist on the doomed band; 46 KOCM Norman not yet
moved to 16; and RF 20 KQCW ``19`` Muskogee, 550 kW which BTW has
applied to double power (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SUDAN SOUTH [non]
. 15410, Dec 6 at 1508, Arabic mentioning
Argentina; it`s Eye Radio, M-F 15-16 via VATICAN, hardly any other TA
signals audible on 19m now. HFCC says it continue at 16-18 via FRANCE,
both at 139 degrees! Despite the Eurosites, both are brokered by
Madagascar`s MGB, whence you would think these could emanate (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY [and non].
12035.695, Dec 6 at 1402, VOT English talk, 1404
over to music as this Emirler is the off-kilter transmitter today.
Also QRM from pulse jamming, same rate and sound as on 11980, 11875,
presumably strays out of the full-bore Cuban jammers on 11930, 11860.

11815.022, Dec 6 at 1408, S9/+10 VOT Turkish almost on-frequency, but
distorting music when tuned to 11815.000 USB (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7615-USB, Wed Dec 5 at 1516, Civil Air Patrol net, with
numerous colorful tactical callsigns, usually followed by two numbers.
Most of them emit a beep at end of transmission so no one has to say
``over``. Among those heard, either directly or referred to: triblade
(which I think is the overall net call), yellowbrick, sunfish,
rattlesnake, bluebird, aspengold, redfox, bluemesa, oilwell,
bluemound, middleeast, landinggear. Note that every one is a two-word
compound, and just hearing them, I cannot be sure whether there be a
space between them. Many talkovers as stations vie to check in (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]
. WORLD OF RADIO 1959 monitoring: zzzz, not checked
Wed Dec 5 at 1030 on WRMI 5950; also missed checking Wed Dec 5 at 2200
on WBCQ 7490v & WRMI 9955: can anyone confirm hearing any of these, or
not if tried to? Next:

0729 UT Saturday  HLR     6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1200 UT Saturday  Unique *9265 via WINB to WSW
1531 UT Saturday  HLR     9485-CUSB Germany to WSW
1700 UT Saturday  WRN    *5950 via WRMI to WNW [unconfirmed]
2030vUT Saturday  WA0RCR  1860-AM non-direxional
0400vUT Sunday    WA0RCR  1860-AM [nominal 0415], ND
0830 UT Sunday    WRMI    5850 to NW, 5950 to WNW, 7730 to WNW [NEW]
1130 UT Sunday    HLR     7265-CUSB Germany to WSW
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI    7780 to NE
0230 UT Monday    WRMI    5950 to WNW, 9395 to NNW
0400vUT Monday    WBCQ   *5130v Area 51 to WSW
0430 UT Monday    WRMI   *9955 to SSE
* also webcast; direct linx to these and many others at:

Complete updated WOR sked, all affiliates, satellite, webcast, AM&FM:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5130.46-AM, UT Thu Dec 6 at 0255, surprised to find this
WBCQ on with a rant associating GHW Bush with the Kennedy
assassination! What a tribute. It`s the wacko `Hal Turner Show`, and
he breaks for ToH ID at 0300 mentioning only 9455 WRMI and 7490 WBCQ.
He doesn`t even know he`s on 5130+, which is fair; 7490+ is poor, and
9455 is a JBA carrier. This appears UT Thu only at 0200-0400. He`s not
on the WBCQ 5130 sked either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, Thu Dec 6 at 1417, WRMI, DX news in Spanish with quite
a Brazilian accent, mentions DX Clube sem Fronteiras. It`s a segment
on `Frecuencia al D?a`, as Dino Bloise then continues with a tribute
to Carlos Arturo del Castillo, on the Nov 27 anniversary of his death,
with clips as announcer at R. Austria; and IIRC this name was a
pseudonym (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. 15550-USB, Dec 5 at 2029, gospel huxter as WJHR is
here instead of 15555-USB! IIRC, 15550 was its original frequency,
later shifted. Most of the time this 1 kW PEP station is inaudible on
either frequency, often passed by in daytime bandscans. And maybe on
air only sporadically; after all, deceased John Hill has nothing new
to say.

Latest HFCC Dec 6 still has it on 15555 only: 14-22 UT, imaginary 50
kW at 5 degrees and in imaginary AM, while it has always been in USB.

Our FCC has not got around to posting any B18 sked, since A18!
https://www.fcc.gov/general/high-frequency-stations-seasonal-operating-frequency-schedules

HFCC has WJHR as the only station in the world on 15555, but on 15550
it will have some competition during its 8-hour span: notably FPU via
VATICAN, FRANCE at 1500-1600. Fortunately the other listees, DHA UAE
ADM are likely only imaginary woodens at 13-15, 1630-1820, 1920-2300.

So I`m rechecking Dec 6 at 1504: nothing on 15555, but 15550-AM indeed
occupied by language talk with echo, still at 1532, which Aoki/NDXC
identifies as R. Tamazuj for Sudan South, with the site switch at
1530. It remains to be heard whether WJHR have permanently moved back
to 15550 or was it a test or a mistake? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3215, Thu Dec 6 at 0646, WWCR is still running TOMBS with
his perpetual promotion of how to call and talk into his answering
machine. WWCR has finally updated its program sked to dated Dec 1, but
still shows WWCR-1 off after 0600, with Brother Scare only at 0400-
0600 UT Tue-Sat (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, Dec 6 at 1354, WTWW-2 is (still?) on with Xmasmx,
interrupted by hard-sell ham radio ads, S9+30 along with weak parasite
spur carriers 5072.1, 5097.9. All still going and still S9+30 at 1530
check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 810, Dec 6 at 1329 UT, vocal Xmasmx in English, Silver Bells
to OCAYF, from E/W, soon QRMed by cut-on of WHB Kansas City with
sportstalk, making fast SAH of approx. 10 Hz. This must be the same
unID station which had Xmasmx mixing with my Mexican log a few
mornings ago. 1333 brief announcement about homemade chile, and 1337
another break about a broadcast of the Santa Fe City Council. So it`s
KSWV, with a new format, temporarily? Or as transition? No longer `Que
Suave`, semi-Spanish. Is 5000/10 watts U1, with 7.5 watt PSRA, but
this is obviously on day power before local sunrise which in Dec is
officially 1400 UT (January: 1415). Here`s website now, except for
``Suave``, all-English as Classic Hits:
http://www.santafetoday.com/kswv/

BTW, WHB is correct in switching to 50 kW ND day pattern at 1330 UT in
Dec and Jan (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1566, Dec 6 at 1344-1346, JBA carrier, presumably HLAZ
Jeju, Korea South, 250 kW FEBC. I`m trying to catch the signal drop at
1345 as they switch from Japanese to Chinese, but no change here;
maybe I just missed it a minute earlier. Earlier TP carrier check pre
-sunrise around 1320 found JJBBA carriers on 774, 747 (Glenn Hauser,
OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 5011.7-USB, Dec 6 at 1357, weak 2-way in colloquial
Spanish discussing putas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 11730.010, Dec 6 at 1412, poor signal sounds like Thai.
But listed is AWR in Mandarin via Nauen, Germany. Some other site? AWR
also uses off-frequency Sri Lanka (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1912 UT December 6
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OPDX Bulletin 1392 December 3, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1392 December 3, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1392
BID: $OPDX.1392
December 3, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, AA6YQ , WB6RSE,
K8GI, K8PGJ, K8YSE, KU8X, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The
DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA5GL, ES1CW,
F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX
Italia News, JG7PSJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer & ISWL, PP1CZ,
Sixitalia Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

** PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Two weeks ago the OPDX mailing list received an usual
   amount of E-mail bounces (in the hundreds). The majority of the bounces
   were from the following ISPs: COMCAST, COX and GMAIL. We are not totally
   sure why this happened, but if your ISP blocks the OPDX Bulletin, please
   send a complaint to your ISP. If you did not receive the bulletin,
   there are other ways to receive bulletin. The bulletin is posted every
   week at the following URLs:  
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     The weekly bulletin (issue #) is also posted (for the above URLs)
   on FaceBook  and
   Twitter . Let's hope this problem will
   clear-up. Thanks for your understanding..... 73 de Tedd KB8NW 

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 25th/November, through Sunday, 2nd/December there were 227
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q,
7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4,
A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP,
CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI,
EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI,
GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I,
IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, 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, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5,
SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9,
UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V,
VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YB, YI, 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".

3Y0I BOUVET DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted December 1st:
"3Y0I to invite additional operators -- Some fresh news from Cape Town,
South Africa. The 3Y0I Team is about to deal with another extensive
training next week + gathering some additional equipment we'll need at
Bouvet Island. Also, new possibilities emerge: we can take 2 additional
operators (CW + SSB) with us. If you're flexible operating - and weather-
experienced individual, and willing to join 1-month long adventure of
your life time, drop a msg asap at:    k38dom@gmail.com. Be quick!"
  Also, there has been several QSNs reported on the DXclusters by E51DOM/MM
(mostly on FT8). This is reportedly Dom, 3Z9DX, "probably" operating from
the ship that they will use to take them to Bouvet. Dom has stated that he
will use this callsign during his sailing trips to several different
locations in the World and "probably" on his way to Bouvet.
  Departure dates are still not known. It is still a mystery...
Remember, they plan to stay on the island for at least 2 weeks, if the
weather cooperates. The 3Y0I DXpedition's band plan ­ frequencies (160-6m)
and modes (CW/SSB/FT8) can be found at:
                          https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
                       https://bouvetoya.org/3yoi-bandplan
  QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred), LoTW or via 3Z9DX. For more details
and updates, we suggest to watch the following Web pages:
                              https://bouvetoya.org
                           https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
                      http://jouban.jp/3y0i_ja (For JA stations)
                      https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
                      https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup
                         https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg

9U, BURUNDI. Shabu, M0KRI, will be active as 9U4RI from Burundi between
February 15-25th, 2019. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/10 meters
using CW, SSB and PSK31. Shabu states, "Look out mostly around 14.222
kHz for voice and very lower end of 40m and 20m for CW. I will be more
active on CW than on voice." QSL via M0KRI direct.

C4, CYPRUS (Special Event). Alex, 5B4ALX, will be active as C4XMAS between
now and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the Christmas season.
Operations will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via IZ4AMS, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog.

C5, THE GAMBIA. Andre, ON7YK, is once again active as C5YK from Bijilo
until March 9th, 2019. Activity will be on 60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6
meters using mostly FT8 as well as CW, SSB, JT65, JT9 and RTTY. QSL via
his home callsign, direct, LoTW or eQSL. Please NO QSL direct to his
home address before March 15th, 2019!!!! Visit his Web page at:
                       http://www.on7yk.eu/index.html

C6, BAHAMAS. Dom, M1KTA, will once again be active as C6AKT from Eleuthera
Island (NA-001) between March 6-16th. Activity will be mainly QRP on
80/40/20/15/10 meters using CW. His primary purpose is to be in the
Commonwealth Contest (BERU) [March 9-10th]. Dom's band schedule for the
contest will be posted on the QRZ.com page. QSL via M1KTA, direct, by
the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has
been updated on ClubLog as of November 28th. The list contain 340 entities
and here are the top 10 entities (which has not changed since last month):
    1. P5    DPRK (North Korea)           6. BV9P  Pratas Island
    2. 3Y/B  Bouvet Island                7. KH7K  Kure Island
    3. FT5/W Crozet Island                8. KH3   Johnston Island
    4. BS7H  Scarborough Reef             9. VK0M  Macquarie Island
    5. CE0X San Felix Islands            10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island
                 
  The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list is available at:
              https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php

FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON. Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from
the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as
FP/KV1J between September 24th and October 8th. This is his 13th trip to
the island. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8
(but primarily SSB, RTTY and FT8) and the satellites. He will generally
be on the highest frequency band that is open (favoring 12/10m). He will
be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 28-29th). ADDED NOTE:
Eric will usually try to be on as many Satellite passes as he can when
the WX is good, generally favoring the FO-29, XW-2x, AO-7, and possibly
the FM birds. Weekends may be limited since he will be concentrating on
the low(er) bands and contests. QSL via KV1J, direct or by the Bureau.
Also eQSL and LoTW. For more details and updates, check out his Web page
at:                   http://www.kv1j.com/fp/Sep19.html

HH, HAITI. John, W2GD, will be active as HH2AA from Radio Club D'Haïti
in Obleon during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 2-3rd) as
a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. He states, "Remote operation
from the USA courtesy of RHR." QSL via LoTW only.


HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Peter, DD1GG, will be active as DD1GG/HI (or as
HI/DD1GG) from the Dominican Republic (NA-096) between December 4-19th.
Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. QSL via his home
callsign.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AF-037.  (Update) Members of the F6KOP Team will be active as 9LY1JM
           from Banana Islands, Sierra Leone, between January 9-21st,
           2019. Operators mentioned are Frank/F4AJQ (Team Leader),
           Jean-Luc/F1ULQ/AK8DX (Co­leader), Patrick/F2DX, Andreas/
           DL3GA/AB8AY, Jimi/F4DLM/AF7JJ, Jean-Baptiste/F4ERY, Frank/
           F5TVG, Julien/F8AVK, Herman/ON4QX/KM6CPP and Eric/ON7RN.
           Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK
           and FT8. There will be 4 stations on air: 4X Kenwood TRX-590s
           into VDA antenna 10 to 20m & Spiderbeam mast for low band
           30 to 160m. QSL via F5GSJ, direct, by the Bureau. Also, QSL
           via ClubLog or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
                          https://9l2019dx.wordpress.com

  AS-153.  Members of the West Bengal Radio Club (VU2WB) will be active
           as AU2HAM from Ganga Sagar Mela Island between January 10-17th,
           2019. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via VU2NRO.

  NA-057.  Tom, N9EAW, is now active as HQ9T from Roatan Island (NA-057),
           Honduras, until December 18th. Activity will be on various HF
           bands using CW and SSB. Equipment is an Icom IC-7300 trans-
           ceiver into a dipole antenna. QSL via N9EAW direct.

  OC-022.  Emmanuel, F5LIT, will once again be active as YB9/F5LIT from
           Bali between January 27th and February 6th, 2019. Activity
           will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct
           or LoTW.

  OC-042.  Christian, F4EBK, will be active as DU3/F4EBK from Luzon
           Island sometime in February and March of 2019. He plans to
           participate in the ARRL International SSB Contest (March
           2-3rd). QSL via info on QRZ.com for DU3/F4EBK.

  OC-113/  (Reminder) Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Adrian/KO8SCA will operate
  OC-279.  as TX0A from Maria Est Atoll in the Acteon Group (OC-113), and
           as TX0M from Morane Atoll in the Morane Group (OC-297P) between
           December 4-18th. 
             The only amateur radio activity from the Acteon Group took
           place more than 28 years ago by Robert Berry (FO5BI/P). He
           operated in April 1990 from the Marutea Sud Atoll. This IOTA
           reference is currently ranked #6 on the Most Wanted IOTA
           Listing, needed by 98% of the IOTA members. Since at the time
           of this operation there will be 1126 IOTA references activated
           to date, compared to 340 current DXCC entities, the rarity of
           this IOTA group corresponds to #2 on the DXCC Listing. The Morane
           Atoll is the only counter of the New IOTA Group OC-297. It fits
           the "Remote Island Group" criterion (IOTA Programme Structure
           B.1.3). Both Atolls are uninhabited. The plan is to operate
           from each Atoll for 5 full days. Activity will be on CW, SSB
           and 40-10 meters concentrating on the bands that will exhibit
           the best propagation conditions within specific time windows
           for each region. They will maintain one station on 20 m as
           long as the propagation will permit in order to maximize the
           number of unique stations logged. This is a complex and extremely
           expensive project, and they need your support to defray some
           of the considerable costs incurred! All donors will be timely
           acknowledged on their Web site at: https://tx0a-tx0m.weebly.com
           QSL via VE3LYC, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

  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......

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For December). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of December 2018:

  G4BJC & GX4BJC - Operated from Broad Oak, in East Sussex, by Arthur,
          G0KOC (WAB Square - TQ62 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

  MX1SWL/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU
             (/A WAB Square - TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).           
  ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager 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 
or via . NO LoTW.

JD1, OGASAWARA. Harry, JG7PSJ, will once again be active as JD1BMH from
Chichijima Island (AS-031) between December 17th and January 2nd. This
will be his 22nd visit. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau to JD1BMH or direct to JG7PSJ. Visit his
Web page for more details at:  http://sapphire.es.tohoku.ac.jp/jd1bmh
Also, on Twitter:              https://twitter.com/jd1bmh

OH9, FINLAND (Special Event/Reminder). The Santa's Radio Club will be
active as OH9S from the Arctic Circle until December 8th. Activity will
be mainly on 80-6 meters using all modes; also including the popular
FT8 Digital mode. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (Preferred) or LoTW. QSOs will
automatically be QSLed via the Bureau. For some additional info, see:
                                https://oh9s.fi
                            https://fb.me/oh9santa

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (December 3-9th).......
 Dec/03rd AN      Dec/06th  AN     Dec/08th  AN
 Dec/04th AN      Dec/07th  HN     Dec/09th  AN
 Dec/05th HN

   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 
    is still down. Nothing to report.

   Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites:
     * VOACAP predication Web page at:  http://www.voacap.com/hf
     * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
     * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
     * SolarHam Web page:   http://www.solarham.net
     * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
                           http://sunspotwatch.com
     * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Leo, PP1CZ, will once again be active as PY0FW
or possibly PY0F/PP1CZ from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA
1208, WWFF PYFF-016) between December 3-8th. He does state, "This time I'll
concentrate my efforts to the tower maintenance (for Morena/PU0FNI), but
for sure I'll be on the air. As 60 meters band is now allowed in Brazil,
starting November 28th, I'll try to be on the air from this new Band to
use."

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4O1HQ via 4O1HQ (L)       H7/RC5A via RC5A       SP315PAF via SP5KCR
  CO2RQ via EC6DX           H7/RM0F via RM0F       SP317PAF via SP5KCR
  CR5E via CT1ILT           HA7A via HA5MK         SP85NISKO via SQ7FPD & (L)
  CR5O via CT7AJL & (L)     HF6FIRAC via SP6IEQ (B/L) TM420CCAE via F6FMT
  CT9/DJ2YA via DJ2YA       J8NY via VE7NY         UP0L via DL8KAC
  CT9/DL1CW via DL1CW       LO5D via LU8EOT        VP2MSK via NS7K (d)
  CT9/DL8JJ via DL8JJ       OP5MA via ON5MA        VR2FUN via VR2FUN
  DF0YOTA via M0SDV (O)     OR2M via ON4IA         XV9D via EA5GL
  DG5BQ/AM via DG5BQ        PA/SP1MVG/P via SP1MVG YB0ECT via W2FB Only
  EA5/G3XGS via G3XGS (d)   PB18XMAS via PD2RKG    YT1R via YT1EA
  EA8/DL9BJ via DL9BJ       SN6O via SP6PAZ
  EP4MMM via WA3FRP         SP307PAF via SP9KAO

  (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        (NB) No Bureau

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/Z68HZ (Updated)

  QSLS AVAILABLE VIA EA5GL. Pedro, EA5GL, informs that he is the QSL
  Manager for the following stations: C6AQQ, HK7AAG, HC7AE, UK7AL, XV2D
  and XV9D.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5W0GC (OC-097), 9X0T, C37NL, F6ARS, JL1ELQ,
  JL1SAM, LA6K/P (EU-036), NH6D/KH4 (2000), PD1BHZ, PY5OD, SV2ASP/A,
  UA0FO, VA3MJR, VP8EME, XT2AW and YR8D

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4B4B, 9X0T, 9X0Y, F/DK2RO/P (EU-156), RT65KI
  (AS-065), VK9XG, VU2GSM and Z66X

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3V8/ON7HLU, 3XY5M, 4K6FO, 4L1MA, 4W/PE7T,
  5V7FMD, 8J17OCV, 8J60JARE, 8J75RS, 9H3G, 9M2TO, 9M4DXX, AH2K, A41KB,
  AM8TRV, AO8LH, C31CT, CS9/PD3EM, CU2A, DJ18FWC, DM65MVP, EA6FB, EA8AF,
  EA6ZS, EA8AJY, EA8BWL, EA8CPN, EA8CDJ, EA8DAO, EA8DG, EA8IM, EA8KL,
  EA8MT, EA8QP, EA8TV, EF4HQ, EE8A, EF8U, EG8ARO, EG8COR, EG8URT, EH8FDC,
  J5B, JD1BMH, MJ/PA1AW, OJ0V, ON90IARU, PJ2/HB9BJL, S9WL, SV5/OO4O, 
  SV8/DK7TX, SX10TARG, TA1TB, TT8M, UN7FU, UN7JZ, UN7LAN, UN9LBZ, UP4L,
  UQ50L, VI2R, VI103WIA, VK1MT, VK3XL, VK4VIL, VK4ZD, VK5CE, VK6NC, VK6RO,
  VK7AD, VK8CAW, VY2ZM and XU7TAS
   --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
       send in their info....

SX60, GREECE (Special Event). Look for special event station SX60RAAG to
be active until December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anni-
versary of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG). Operations
will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS
(for direct and by the Bureau). Awards are available for 4 classes. For
more details, log search and downloadable awards, go to:
                 http://www.raag.org/news.asp?ITMID=1177&LANG=EN
                         http://sx60raag.hamlogs.net

TR, GABON. Roland, F8EN (ex-CN8EM, FO8BV, 3C3CR), who recently just turned
90, will once again be active as TR8CR from Gabon for 3 months starting on
December 16th. Activity will be on 40-17 meters (possibly on 80m) using
CW and SSB. QSL via F6AJA, by the Bureau or direct. When possible, the
logs will be uploaded to:    http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php

TT8KO DXPEDITION NEWS (Update/Complete Story). Ken, LA7GIA, who had his
TT8KO operation shut-down by the national security police earlier than
planned, was only active between October 9-10th. He logged 2135 QSOs
which are all uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW. Read his complete story at:
    http://dx-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/TT8KO-story.pdf

XT2, BURKINA FASO. Max, DK1MAX, will once again be active as XT2MAX from
Burkina Faso between April 17-25th, 2019. Activity will be holiday style
on all bands using mostly CW and FT8. QSL via DK1MAX, LoTW, eQSL (no SWL
reports) and ClubLog. NO PAPER QSLs.

YOTA HAS BEGAN!!! During the entire month of December several youngsters
will become active with the "YOTA" suffix in the callsign. The idea for
this is to show the amateur radio hobby to the youth and to encourage
youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves. As of December 1st, here
are the participating stations known so far:
  4O18YOTA Montenegro      HA6YOTA  Hungary        R18YOTA  RUSSIA
  5H3YOTA  TANZANIA        HB9YOTA  Switzerland    SH9YOTA  Sweden
  6V1YOTA  SENEGAL         HG0YOTA  Hungary        TF3YOTA  Iceland
  9A0YOTA  Croatia         II3YOTA  Italy          TM18YOTA FRANCE
  9A18YOTA Croatia         II5YOTA  Italy          WK1DS/YOTA USA
  AO1YOTA  SPAIN           JH1YDT/YOTA Japan       YO0YOTA  ROMANIA
  AO5YOTA  SPAIN           LY5YOTA  Lithuania      YT18YOTA Serbia
  AP3YOTA  Pakistan        LZ0YOTA  Bulgaria       YU18YOTA Serbia
  DF0YOTA  Germany         OE0YOTA  Austria        Z30YOTA  Macedonia
  E71YOTA Bosnia&Herzegovina OH2YOTA  Finland      Z39YOTA  Macedonia
  EG2YOTA  Spain           OL18YOTA Czech Republic Z60YOTA  Kosovo
  EI0YOTA  Ireland         OM18YOTA Slovakia       ZL6YOTA  New Zealand
  ES9YOTA  Estonia         ON4YOTA  Belgium        ZS9YOTA  South Africa
  ET3AA    Ethiopia        PA6YOTA  The Netherlands     
  GB18YOTA United Kingdom  PD6YOTA  The Netherlands     

  Complete details about the event and the available awards can be found
at . QSLs are via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or
Bureau ONLY) or direct to M0SDV. Also, statistics by participating stations,
by bands & modes and awards are available at: 
                      https://events.ham-yota.com/stats

YS, EL SALVADOR (Update). Tom, KC0W, will be active as YS1/KC0W from El
Salvador between February 16-22nd, 2019. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
using CW only. QSL via his home callsign. NO LoTW or NO Bureau. ADDED
NOTE. Read about Tom's planning (or as he calls it the "Anatomy of a
DXpedition") at: 
    https://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php/topic,123022.0.html

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Pete, K8PGJ, will once again be active as ZF2PG on
the Sunny Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the week of January 17-20th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters during the NAQP SSB Contest (January
19-20th). Outside of the contest, look for him work on the 17th, especially
on 160-40 meters during the evening hours. Then all day on the 18th and
the mornings of the 19th and 20th. Pete states that he will be trying to
motivate 10 meters. LoTW will be utilized and direct QSL via his home
callsign. A weekday schedule will be posted on QRZ.com.

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND. Nobuaki "Nobu", JA0JHQ, will be on a short vacation
from the Chatham Islands (OC-038) as ZL7/JA0JHQ between January 17-20th.
Activity will be mainly FT8 on 160 meters and 6 meters as well as 160-10
meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For updates,
watch his home page at:        http://pandasan.jimdo.com
ADDED NOTE: Nobu may try to go to Auckland and be active....

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