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OPDX Bulletin 1386 October 22, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1386 October 22, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1386
BID: $OPDX.1386
October 22, 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, AF1G/C6ATH, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K6VVA,
K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA &
Les Nouvelles DX, HA1AG, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia
News, JI1LET, OZ1ADL, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, and
VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 14th/October, through Sunday, 21st/October there were 222
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP,
BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL,
DU, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU,
EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB,
HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA,
JD/o, JT, JW, 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,
PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI,
TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8,
VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9,
YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF,
ZL, ZL7, 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. This past week the Rebel DX Group announced
their 3Y0I band plan ­ frequencies and modes they will use while operating
from Bouvet Island. The information can be found at:
                         https://www.rebeldxgroup.com
                      https://bouvetoya.org/3yoi-bandplan
  As this was being written, there are no specific days announced other
than "the southern hemisphere’s summer is coming soon." For more details
and updates, watch:          https://bouvetoya.org
                    https://www.facebook.com/bouvetoya.org
                         https://twitter.com/Bouvetoyaorg

4S, SIR LANKA. Peter, DC0KK, will once again be active as 4S7KKG from
Moragalla, Sri Lanka (AS-003, WLOTA 0762) between November 1st and April
1st. He states that he preferably likes to be active on the Digital modes
and CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct and by the Bureau. All QSOs
will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog.

5W, SAMOA. Steve, WB2IQU, will be active as 5W2IQ from Apia, Samoa,
starting October 21st, for 6 days. Activity will be holiday style
on 20 meters. QSL via WB2IQU.

5Z, KENYA. Scott, WA5A, is once again active as 5Z4/WA5A from Ruaka
until November 7th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/15 meters
using mainly SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

7Q, MALAWI. Susan, W7KFI, will be joining Don, K6ZO, to be active as
7Q7M and 7Q6M, respectively, from Embangweni Mission Hospital, in Northern
Malawi, late November for the CQWW DX CW Contest. Susan told OPDX that she
will be there for 8 days (specific days were not mentioned). She also
mentioned that Don will put up a 6 element 20 meter beam on top of 65 ft.
tower while there, and hopes to build a world class contest station for
future use. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, but they will concentrating
on 20m (14036 kHz) and 40m (7036 kHz) outside the CQWW DX CW Contest
(October 24-25th). Remember to look for them in the contest. QSL 7Q6M via
K6ZO. QSL 7Q7M via Susan's instructions. ADDED NOTE: You may remember
Susan, W7KFI, who is about 83, and was the Skipper of her own sailboat
called "USSV DHARMA" stationed in Hawaii. She planned to activate Johnston
Island (KH3) in 2011, but had engine problems and then some health issues.
She is now living in Gulfport, Ms.

A5, BHUTAN. Operators Zorro/JH1AJT (A5A), Martti/OH2BH (A52BH), Franz/
DJ9ZB (A52ZB), Jin/JF1IST (A52IST) and Champ/E21EIC (A52C) will be active
from Thimphu, Bhutan, between October 24-30th. Activity will be on 160-10
meters. The main purpose for Zorro is to meet with the Foreign Ministry
to continue discussions on outcomes and progress on the collaborative
project for youth development program SEISA working for BOC. He will
meet the official of the Ministry of Health, meet sports federations
and will have meetings with BOC National Olympic committee. The team
will also be on the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) signing as
A5A and as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via JH1AJT. Before and after the contest
Zorro JH1AJT/A5A and Jin JF1IST/A52IST will focus on the FT8 DXpedition
mode using the following frequencies: 7056, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091,
24911 and 28091 kHz. Operators will operate with their own Bhutan call-
signs outside of the contest. QSL routes are as follows:
   QSL A5A via JH1AJT       QSL A52BH via OH2BH  QSL A52ZB via DJ9ZB
   QSL A52IST via JA1HGY    QSL A52C via E21EIC

A7, QATAR. Once again, a joint team with members from the Qatar Amateur
Radio Society (QARS) and others, will be active from the beautiful Katara
Cultural village on the east coast of Doha, as A73A in the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are
Mubarak/A71AE, Ibrahim/A71BI, Ali/A71BX, Abdulla/A71CV, Juma/A71EM,
Jameel/A71FJ, Aziz/A71GO, Jose/A75GE, Seid/A75GN, Vikas/A75GT, Ali/F4HJD,
Alessandro/IV3KKW, Silvio/IZ5DIY, Mindaugas/LY4L, Jay/LY4Y, Flo/OE3FTA,
Michael/OE3MZC, Max/ON5UR, Jan/OZ1ADL, and possibly more members of QARS.
QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.

C4, CYPRUS. Operators Tamer/5B4AHE, Stavros/5B4AFM, Nestor/5B4AHZ, George/
5B4KH, Spyros/5B4MF, Philip/5B4ZN and Andreas/5B8AP will be active as C4A
from Nicosia during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-?
entry. QSL via LoTW, direct via 5B4KH or ClubLog's OQRS.

C6, BAHAMAS.  Tim, C6ATH, a resident of Andros Island, will be in the USA
for most of the rest of this year for cancer treatment. Look for him on the
bands using his home call, AF1G.

CR3, MADEIRA. Members of the Slovak Contest Group (OM8A Contest Team)
will be active as CR3DX from Madeira Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via OM2VL,
direct or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are Rastislav/OM3BH, Jozef/
OM3GI, Branislav/OM2KW and Tibor/OM3RM.

CR3, MADEIRA. Operators David/CT1DRB, Laszlo/HA3NU, Rastislav/OM3BH,
Jozef/OM3GI, Tibor/OM3RM and Peter/OM7LW will be active as CR3DX from
Porto Moniz, Madeira Island, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via OM2VL.

ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Operators Salvador/EA7FQB, Al/EA7JR, Cristobal/EA7RU,
Manolo/EA7LL, Maria/EA8LF, Santiago/EA8DFB, Manuel/EA8DO and Miroslav/OM5RW
will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) Multi-? entry. QSL via EA8DO or LoTW.

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-045.  Members of the Korean Amateur Radio League will be active as
           HL0DOK from Ullung Island on October 20th, and depending on
           the weather from the Dok Islands between October 21-22nd.
           Both islands are IOTA AS-045. Activity will be on 80/40/30/
           20/2 meters using CW, SSB, FM and FT8. QSL via HL0DOK, by
           the Bureau or direct.

  AS-173.  (Update) A group of VU operators are planning to activate Pamban
           Island (Dhanushkodi) as AT4DK between November 3-4th. The team,
           led by Madhu, VU3NPI, is calling themselves "Manic Monkeys",
           are planning to be active on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.
           Look for more details to be forthcoming.

  EU-143.  Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as EA7/DJ4EL from Sancti Petri
           Island between October 19-24th. QSL via his home callsign. He
           requests that you use LoTW or ClubLog. Follow him on Twitter
           at:              https://twitter.com/rapanuiman

  EU-192.  NEW IOTA!! A group of five Swedish operators, members of the
           Invoker Team  will be active as
           8S2K from Kataja Island possibly late May or the first week
           of June 2019. Activity could possibly be sooner depending on
           the ice conditions and transportation. The group plans to
           have 4 stations active for 5 days using 200 watts and vertical
           antennas. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

  NA-004.  Rick, K6VVA, will be active as K6VVA/KL7 from Endicott Island
           between 2200z, November 8th, and 1800z, November 11th. Activity
           will be primarily CW (possibly some SSB)on 40/30/20 meters,
           using a TS-480HX (200w) and Vertical w/16 sloping radials,
           plus backup radio, power supply, computer and antenna parts.
           No QSLs. IOTA credit only via . For more
           details and updates, especially for QSL details, see:
                       http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na-004
           Rick also has a Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/k6vva

  NA-077.  Eric, VA2IDX, will be active as VA2IDX/p from Anticosti Island
           between November 2-7th. Activity will be sporadic around 1500z
           and 2300z. Operations will be on 40/20 meters using QRP SSB
           and maybe CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau
           eQSL.

  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......

JD1, OGASAWARA. Operators Koji/JI1LET, Takeshi/JA1UII, Masatoshi/JH1HHC
and Hideo/JI1CRM will be active as JD1BOI, JD1BON, JD1BPH and JI1CRM/JD1,
respectively, from Komagari, Chichijima Island (AS-031), between November
22nd and December 7th. Activity will be on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6
meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via their home callsigns, direct,
by the Bureau or LoTW.

KH6, HAWAII. Operators Richard/N0HJZ, JA7OHF, Eran/WH6R, John/KH6U,
Stuart/NH6N, Kimo/KH7U, Dan/W0CN and possibly others will be active as
KH6J during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry.
QSL via LoTW.

KP3, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z/KP3Z, will be active as KP3Z during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via N4AO.

KP4, PUERTO RICO. Rafael, KP4RV, is back on the air after Hurricane Maria
2017 from Luquillo, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m - fixed antenna system) entry.
QSL via LoTW or ClubLog.

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators David/VA7AM, Tom/VE3CX, Ed/VE4VT, Brad/VE3MXJ,
Cary/VE4EA, Stanley/VE3TW, Geoff/W0CG, Peter/K8PGJ, Rich/W3ACO and Egon/
KF4DX will be active as PT2T from the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's
(CCC) Signal Point contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942)
during the CQWW DX SBB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry.
QSL PJ2T via W3HNK. Outside the contest, operators will probably be signing
PJ2/homecall or their own personal PJ2 callsign. QSL via their home
callsigns.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 22-28th).......
 Oct/22nd HN      Oct/25th  AN     Oct/27th  AN
 Oct/23rd AN      Oct/26th  AN     Oct/28th  AN
 Oct/24th 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 :
    We are sad to report that the (REALTIME) Band Condition Web page is
    down or no more!! It seems that the Web page went down sometime in
    late September, after reading the messages on the site's Yahoo group
    . Your editor
    has been trying to contact the author of the site, but hasn't heard
    anything back yet. Let's hope that it comes back up again.

    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  
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z100M via SP6IEQ & (L)    EA8/RA5A via RA5A     OH/DK4ZC via DK4ZC
  4K0KRB via 4J6RO           EH3JAM via EA3URE     OV1CDX via OZ1GML (d) 
  4K7Z via RU3SD             EM75QM via UR7QM      OZ/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA
  5P1KZX via OZ1KZX & (L)    EM7U via UR7UT or (e) PD/DO1BEN via DO1BEN
  8S0DX via SM0DSG (B)       GM9C via MM0GHM       PF2018WOR via PA0MBD & (L)
  9L1YXJ via KW4XJ (d)       HA44FF via HA5OKE     SN100TR via SP9PGE
  A43JOTA via A47OS          HF100SCI via SP9SCI   SN740BAR via SP1KRF
  AM5BCP via EA5GUQ          HH2AA via NR6M & (L)  SP100ZCF via SP9ZCF
  AM7JAM via EB7FLW          HK3JCL via DK8LRF     T88SM via JA6EGL (d)
  CT9/DF6QV via DF6QV        HL06NWPF via HL5BJU   TM220BP via F4GFE
  DL0CW via DK2KT            II0BP via IW0GOA      TM2EMC via TM2EMC (L)
  DP5N via DJ0ACA            II7JOTA via IK7YZI    TM63CDP via F6BDE
  EA6/DK5IR via DK5IR        KG4HF via W6HGF & (L) V55JOTA via V51Q (d)
  EA7/DJ4EL via DJ4EL (O/L)  OG3P/P via OH3P       XW1IC via E21EIC (O/L)

   >> >>> Sorry, no QSL-Infos Sunday Oct. 28, 2018 <<

  (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 

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/KG4WV
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/VK9XG

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 8Q7PE, FR5CB, H40D, H44R, H44R/P, KG4HF, T88UW,
  TR8CA and ZD9CW

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: KD6WW/VY0 (NA-207), KH1/KH7Z, K9AJ/VY0 and
  ZS9V  (AF-064)

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3C0L, 6Y0ND, 6Y0W, A71AM, H40GC, J5B,
  P29VXG (OC-008), PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/NE9U, PJ4V, PJ4Y, TG9IRP, TO2BC, VK9MA,
  VY0ERC and ZC4A

S9, SAO TOME. Jorge, CT1BOL, will once again be active as S9CT, but from
Principe Island (AF-044) between October 24-29th. Activity will be holiday
style on various HF bands with 100 watts. He also plans to be in the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via
his home callsign, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI ISLANDS. Operators Guenter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN,
Heye/DJ9RR, Wolf/DM2AUJ, Joe/DK5WL and RonaldPA3EWP will be active as
T31EU from Kanton Island (OC-043) between February 16th and March 5th,
2019. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and some FT8. QSL
via DL2AWG or ClubLog's OQRS. ADDED NOTE: Before and after the DXpedition,
the T31EU team will be active from Tarawa (T30), (holiday style). For
more details and updates (still under construction), see:
                          http://www.kanton2019.de

T32, EAST KIRIBATI ISLANDS. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as T32NH
from Captain Cook Hotel on Kiritimati Island (OC-024) between December
5-11th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW and FT8. He also plans
to be in the ARRL 10m Contest [December 8-9th] (CW, if possible SSB).
Equipment is a TS-480HX w/200w into a MV or Vertical antenna. (Using
Linear Amp is not permitted at Kiribati , because of the interference
to the AM Radio) QSL via JA0JHQ direct or LoTW (preferred). For more
details and updates, see:     https://pandasan.jimdo.com/t32nh

TC29, TURKEY (Special Event). Several Turkism ham radio clubs [ANARAD
(YM2KW), ATRO (YM1KTR), TANGO ALFA (YM1KE) and TAMAD (YM1KAD)] will be
on the air as TC29OCT between October 26-29th, to celebrate Turkey's
anniversary of becoming a republic. Many people in Turkey celebrate
"Republic Day" on October 29th, by attending performances and partici-
pating in traditional processions with flags and musical bands. The
Turkish Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk proclaimed "Republic
Day" as Turkey's most important holiday.

TK, CORSICA. Look for "Team Charlie" (TeamC) to be active again as TK0C
from Sant Ambroggio, Corsica, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via S50C, direct, eQSL and LoTW. The
list of operators was not provided. For details and updates, watch:
                   https://www.facebook.com/TK0CHARLIE

TT8KO DXPEDITION NEWS. Last week we told you that Ken, LA7GIA, had his
TT8KO operation shut-down by the national security police, and has since
been waiting for his equipment to be inspected. This past week, Ken was
planning to leave Chad on Thursday, October 18th. In the meantime, Ken
was also told that he was still not allowed to disassemble the equipment
until inspection was completed, everything must remain as is. Then on
Friday, Ken posted the following on FaceBook: "Finally I got this working.
No social media for 1 week. Last night I was informed that a police order
has been issued preventing me from leaving TT, even w/o equipment. Status
of my return flight has changed to "open". The Norwegian embassy and
foreign ministry are now working on the issue. I get many emails every
day from DXers around the world with kind words, it keeps the spirit up
- thanks! Hotel staff also very supportive. Still waiting."

V3, BELIZE. Victor, WB0TEV, has cancelled his V31VP operation between
October 24-31st, for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th). He states,
"I was advised by the station owner in Belize that the rent a shack equip-
ment was damaged in a recent lightning storm. As a result I'm cancelling
my trip down there. Hopefully things will be fixed by Feb 2019 when I
hope to go down for WPX RTTY and possibly ARRL Int DX CW."

VP6, PITCAIRN ISLAND. Word has it that operators Ned/AA7A, Nodir/EY8MM,
Harumi/JR4OZR, Ralph/K0IR, Pat/K0PC, Craig/K9CT, Louis/N2TU, George/N4GRN,
Arnold/N6HC, Glenn/W0GJ, Mike/W0VTT, Gregg/W6IZT, Hal/W8HC and Jerry/WB9Z
will activate Pitcairn Island in October of 2019. The team will travel
there by the way of RV Braveheart. This will be a two-week operation on
all bands and all modes. Look for more details and an announcement of a
DXpedition Web page in the coming days.

VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The VP6D team arrived at Ducie Island
(OC-182) on Friday, October 19th, and are now active until November 3rd.
The first VP6D station hit the airwaves on October 20th, around 0418z on
40 meters CW  followed by a 20 meters SSB station  Activity will be on
160-10 meters using CW, SSB and various Digital modes which includes FT8.
Suggested frequencies are:
  CW   - 1826.5, 3523, 7010, 10105, 14023, 18069, 21023, 24891 and 28023
  SSB  - 7090, 14185, 18130, 21285, 24955 and 28485
  RTTY - 7045, 10142, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24910 and 28080
  FT8  - 1840, 3567, 10131, 14090, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28091
   6m  - 50323/FT8 and 50200/JT65A

  They will be working SPLIT only! Please pay attention to the SPLIT MODE! 
     CW  :    UP 2-10
     SSB :    UP 5-15
    RTTY :    UP 2-10
  Listen for the operator's instructions. They will listen for U.S.
Generals (only) on 14.280 and UP. They will listen for JA stations DOWN
5-6 kHz on 160 m. On 160m their FT8 frequency for JA is 1908 kHz.
  The VP6D team will be using the DXA written Bob Schmieder, KK6EK,
of Cordell Expeditions. 
  By pointing your browser to  DXA allows
anyone with an ordinary browser to see VP6D activity in near real time.
Within 60 seconds of your contact with VP6D, the browser page is auto-
matically updated to show your callsign, this confirms that your contact
is in the log (DXA reads the VP6D log). This process eliminates the need
for duplicate contacts on the same band / mode and minimizes the confusion
caused by pirates or other DX-peditions operating at the same time. Also,
they will upload the log every day to the VP6D.com - Log Search tab. They
will not use ClubLog and there is no Leaderboard. QSL via operators'
instructions. For more details and updates, see the following URLs:
  VP6D Web page:       https://www.vp6d.com
  VP6D FaceBook page:  https://www.facebook.com/VP6D-Ducie-2018-1470984209616170
  VP6D Twitter page :  https://twitter.com/VP6D_2018

XT2, BURKINA FASO (Reminder). Operators Peter/S54W, Janko/S57L, Robert/S58Y,
Rado/S59ZZ and Tine/S50A will be active as XT2SZZ from Bobo Dioulasso between
October 22-30th. Activity will be on various HF bands and 6 meters as
well. The Slovenian team will also participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via S59ZZ.

YS, EL SALVADOR (Update). Tom, KC0W, will be active as YS/KC0W from El
Salvador sometime 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.
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs October 17-18-19, 2018

** CUBA [and non]. 9965, Oct 19 at 1418, heavy pulse jamming against
weaker talk, certainly not in Spanish --- listed in NDXC/Aoki is
Lester Sumrall Teaching via T8WH PALAU. Something`s always wrong at
the DentroCuban Jamming Command! --- tsk2, nothing to jam on 9955
after WRMI closes at 1400 (except Sat), so might as well jam this!
Without it, T8WH from far Palau used to have a generally better signal
here than WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Friday Oct 19 at 1351, Qur`an with reverb,
S9+10, i.e. Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, FRCN still relayed via WRMI;
violating Separation of Mosque and State, as the federal government
thus endorses Islam. Take that, Christians! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 1230, Oct 17 at 2017 UT on cardaio, I check out semi-
local (in the daytime) WBBZ Ponca City, as there have been reports of
name/format changes. ``Ponca City`s variety station, Sunny one-oh-
four-point-seven [104.7]`` is the only ID here on AM 1230.
So I check 104.7 and hear CCI between two stations, one of them
country, NEITHER matching 1230 as I A/B. (Likeliest other is KVCY Fort
Scott KS, 16/16 kW, 201 miles in SE Kansas).
At home on the PL-880, I do get local PC ads on 104.7 at 2036 UT, and
then at 2038 UT: ``The new one-oh-four-seven The Bull`` and country
music.
So we have the incredible situation of the real 104.7 (KQSN, not a
translator) and another, fake 104.7 identifying as such on 1230!
This was reported in NRC DX News Oct 1 in Wayne Heinen`a AM Log
update: ``1230, WBBZ, Ponca City ? Format to TLK/AC (ex-NWS/TLK/SPT);
slogan to ?Sunny 1230,? networks to C/Ok/Oa/P``
Here`s the website:
http://www.poncapost.com/wbbz-schedule
The homepage link labeled ``Sunny 1230`` goes to this!:
https://www.poncapost.com/sunny-104-7
``Sunny 104.7 is the region?s only Adult Contemporary radio station
targeting 25-54 year old adults with a mix of Today?s Hits and
Yesterday?s Favorites!
Station Distinctives
Locally Unique: A blend of artists like Pink, John Mayer, Rod Stewart,
Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Adele, Elton John, and Carrie Underwood.
Local Information: Sunny features local news updates from 7am ? 6pm
weekday, plus 24/7 Dan Holiday Weather from the Oklahoma Storm Watch
Weather Center, and live coverage of Ponca City High School Sports.
Local, award winning talent: Lyman James, most recently with Clear
Channel/iHeart Media and a veteran of larger markets like Wichita
(KFDI and KKRD), Kansas City (KQRC), Charlotte NC (WLYT) and
Sacramento (KGBY), now makes his home here in the heartland and hits
the airwaves live every weekday morning in Ponca City. Lyman has
earned many industry awards both on-air and production work.
Locally developed programming. Other local FM?s turn to LA and Denver
for satellite fed music and air personalities for up to 21 hours per
day. All Sunny 104.7 music programming originates here locally,
designed specifically for the tastes of adults across North Central
Oklaoma [sic].
Multiple local platforms: In addition to our broadcasts at 104.7,
Sterling Broadcasting also operates Ponca City?s legendary 1230 WBBZ,
and owns PoncaPost.com, a local community news and information portal
with over 24,000 followers, plus several other digital assets to
provide maximum impact for our advertisers.``
Yet also prominently displayed is a Listen Live link for 104.7 The
Bull! but does not seem to have its own page or schedule.
https://www.poncapost.com/wp-content/plugins/srr-listenlive/images/listen.png
which leads to:
https://streamdb9web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KQSN
I suppose ``The Bull`` be a recent rebranding of 25/25 kW KQSN. But
the old branding lives on via sibling station 1230 WBBZ, which
otherwise has lost its own original identity, a legacy dating back to
*1928.
Wikipedia says: ``On September 12, 2018, WBBZ changed their format
from classic hits to adult contemporary, branded as "Sunny 1230"
(format moved from sibling station KQSN 104.7 FM Ponca City, which
switched to country).
To add to the confusion, WBBZ (AM) is unrelated to WBBZ-TV in
Williamsville NY, DTV RF channel 7, originally analog 67 (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U A E. 15215.126, Oct 19 at 1347, fluttery JBA carrier stix out
sorethumbly in BFO 1-kHz step tuning bandscan. Aoki/NDXC shows it`s DW
via Al-Dhabbiya, 1330-1430 in Dari & Pashto. Typical shoddiness from
this site (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1952 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday Oct 17
at 2100 on 7490 WBCQ and 9955 WRMI, both poor and close to synchrony.
Next:
0629 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday  WINB   9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday  HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-6190]
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1030 UT Sunday    HLR    7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-9485]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Oct 18 at 1641, random check of WRMI on caradio finds
dead air, while 9330 WBCQ continues BSing. Same situation Oct 19 at
1422, silence of TOMBS on 9395, non-BS preacher measured on 9330.169
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505, Oct 18 at 0457, WRNO with distorted modulation, soul
music, S9+10; 0458 outro ID as ``The Haven, Fridays at 8-9 [AM or
PM??], Saturdays 10-11 AM`` when WRNO is never on the air! Anyhow
this sure isn`t Chinese.
`The Haven` is shown multiple hours on this undated and outdated
schedule which I searched out altho it has no link from the WRNO
homepage:
http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/schedule-wrno-app/
7505, Oct 19 at 0644, WRNO still distorted modulation, but now in
Chinese, S9+10 fading to S6. Ron Howard says he still hears Chinese at
times from WRNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, Oct 18 at 1227-1242
UT: 774(2)-NW>WSW; 576, 585, 594-NW, 612, 657-WSW, 693-NW, 702(2)-WSW,
738, 747-NW, 756-WSW, 828-WSW, 837, 864, 882(2), 936(2), 945-WSW,
1026-WSW, 1044, 1052-NW, 1098-W, 1134, 1242(2), 1287, 1314-WSW, 1485,
1494-WSW, 1503-WSW, 1521-WSW, 1548-NW, 1566-NW. The very weakest ones
I did not get a DF on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1610 UT October 19
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quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2018

ARLD043 DX news

ARLD043 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
CT1BOL, 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.

SAMOA, 5W.  Steve, WB2IQU is QRV as 5W2IQ from Apia until October
24.  Activity is on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.  QSL direct to home
call.

MALAWI, 7Q.  Dan, K6ZO will be QRV as 7Q6M from October 23 to 29.
Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters.  This includes being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

SPAIN, EA.  Members of the Cartagena Team are QRV with special call
AM5BCP until October 21 to commemorate the Battle of Cabo de Palos
80 years ago.  QSL to EA5GUQ.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  Thierry, F6CUK plans to be QRV as F6CUK/FJ
from October 21 to November 1.  Activity will be holiday style on
the HF bands using CW and SSB.  This may also include being an entry
in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL to home call.

ENGLAND, G.  Members of the Braintree and District Amateur Radio
Society will be QRV as GB0CHS from Castle Hedingham during the
Jamboree On The Air event.  QSL via bureau.

ITALY, I.  Members of ARI Milano will be QRV as II2JOTA during the
Jamboree On The Air event.  QSL via bureau.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  Kazu, JD1BNA will be QRV from Chichijima, IOTA
AS-031, from October 24 to 29.  Activity will be focused on 160, 80
and 40 meters using CW.  QSL direct to JL1UTS.

AUSTRIA, OE.  Special event station OE100ES is QRV to commemorate
the death of painter Egon Schiele 100 years ago.  QSL via bureau.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F.  Members of the Noronha Contest Group
will be QRV as PY0F from October 23 to 29.  Activity will be on 160
to 10 meters using SSB and FT8.  This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.  QSL direct to PY7RP.

SURINAME, PZ.  A group of operators will be QRV as PZ5K from October
23 to 30.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW and RTTY.  This
includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB
contest.  QSL via G3NKC.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9.  Jorge, CT1BOL will be QRV as S9CT from
Principe Island, IOTA AF-044, from October 24 to 29.  QSL to home
call.

GREECE, SV.  Erich, HB9FIH is QRV as SV8/HB9FIH from Lesbos until
October 21.  Activity is on the HF bands from various summits and
lighthouses.  This includes being an entry in the Worked All Germany
contest.  QSL to home call.

COTE D'IVOIRE, TU.  Bertrand, DF3FS will be QRV as TU5MH from
October 20 to 29.  Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and
SSB.  QSL to home call.

CANADA, VE.  Members of the Eureka Amateur Radio Club are QRV as
VY0ERC from Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, until November 10.
Activity is on 40 and 20 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using SSB
and various digital modes.  QSL via M0OXO.

DUCIE ISLAND, VP6.  A large group of operators will be QRV as VP6D
from October 20 to November 3.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, and various digital modes including FT8.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

BURKINA FASO, XT.  A group of operators will be QRV as XT2SZZ from
Bobo Dioulasso from October 22 to 30.  Activity will be on the HF
bands.  This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide
DX SSB contest.  QSL via S59ZZ.

INDONESIA, YB.  Special event station YB46SEA is QRV during the 46th
SEANET Convention in Yogyakarta until October 20.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

ANTARCTICA.  Adam, ZL4ASC is QRV as ZL5A from Scott Base, Ross
Island, IOTA AN-011, during the 2018/2019 season while working as a
communications technician.  Activity is in his spare time.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

CHATHAM ISLANDS, ZL7.   A group of operators are QRV as ZL7X until
October 22.  Activity is on the low bands using various digital
modes, including FT8 in DXpedition mode.  QSL via JA0VSH.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Stew Perry Topband Challenge, 10-10
International Fall CW Contest, Jamboree On The Air, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Zombie CW Shuffle, JARTS World Wide RTTY
Contest, Araucaria World Wide VHF Contest, Argentina National 7 MHz
Contest, New York QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, Feld Hell
Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest,
Illinois QSO Party and the RSGB RoLo CW will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 22.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled
for October 24.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see October QST, page 91, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE43
QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 43  ARLD043
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  October 18, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs October 16-17, 2018

** KUWAIT. 11629.762, Oct 16 at 1450, Arabic, Qur`an from R. Kuwait,
typical off-frequenciness (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 11580, Oct 16 at 1449, strumming & singing at S9+10,
1458 music stops, bits of Qur`an bookending lively YL talk, cut to
WRMI canned ID too late, not enough time to finish it before cutoff
the air at precisely 1500:00*.
So Radio Nigeria, Kaduna is still running on this transmission,
despite World Music fill at this time on Oct 14, evidently defaulting
due to LOS from Kaduna. Is it a satellite feed, or what? Existing, or
set up especially to reach Okeechobee? Search shows it available here,
untried, among the usual other aggregators:
http://tunein.com/radio/FRCN-Kaduna-Hausa-Service-s214977
11580, Oct 17 at 1430, Hausa at S7-S9, so still going now.
Aside from the transmission grid, nothing found about the Kaduna relay
on the WRMI programming page nor WRMI FB.
No luck finding own website, but searching leads to:
https://www.facebook.com/RadioNigeriaKaduna/
but stalled since 2014y. That in turn leads to
http://www.radionigeriakaduna.net/
--- but this domain is now For Sale.
In the pattern of Ibadan in WRTH I find this also leads nowhere:
http://radionigeriakaduna.org.ng
Per WRTH 2018 page 306: 11580 must be Channel 1 in Hausa only, since
they have a separate Channel 2 in Hausa and several other minority
languages including English on MW 1107 only, and not on SW unlike 1
which had been on 6090. Wikipedia stub claims English on 4770, which I
hardly remember. Also there are two FM channels, one all-English, the
other all-Hausa.
Well, at least the Hausans have this, while VOA has been disgraced, as
Dan Robinson refers us to:
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-governors-5000-gift-swept-away-15-voa-hausa-staff.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 11950, Oct 16 at 1444, YL with chorus music like S Asian
rap has me going at S8-S4 until 1447 announcement in Romanian and RRI
ID. Tipoff is the frequent word pronounced ``shi`` which means
``and``, and a sprinkling of familiar Romance-language words similar
to Italian or Spanish. Also similar signal on 11910 in German, as both
are scheduled (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SWAZILAND [and non]. 9585, Oct 16 at 1458, African language, weak
with fast SAH just starting from an understation, past 1500+. HFCC
explains it: at 1455-1525 is TWR Manzini, 100 kW, 64 degrees in
Malgache/French, and from 1500, CRI in Japanese, 500 kW, 73 degrees
from Xi`an (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13565, Oct 16 at 1422, K6FRC CW beacon from Patterson,
California is JBA. The most often audible one, and over time only a
few others ever heard on this band altho quite a lot are supposedly
active (sporadically?) in the LWCA roster:
http://lwca.org/sitepage/part15/index.htm
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1952 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday
October 16 at 2055 check the 2030 on WRMI 7780 --- JBA but sounds like
me. Also confirmed Wednesday October 17 at 1038 check the 1030 on WRMI
5950, poor. Next:
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI   9955 to SSE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ   7490v to WSW
0629 UT Saturday  HLR    6190-CUSB Germany to WSW
1231 UT Saturday  WINB   9265V via Unique Radio to WSW
1431 UT Saturday  HLR    9485-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-6190]
1930vUT Saturday  WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional
0300vUT Sunday    WA0RCR 1860-AM non-direxional [nominal 0315-]
1030 UT Sunday    HLR    7265-CUSB Germany to WSW [ex-9485]
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505v, Oct 17 at 0512, WRNO poor in English, not Chinese.
Ron Howard has also noticed Chinese missing at various times, but the
nominal schedule for that language has never been clear, if there were
one. In case of no Chinese at all any more, that would be noteworthy.
We need to recheck in the hour before 1300*.
Website now shows nothing about Chinese, and no program schedule at
all, just publicity for three main English ministries, headed by owner
Mawire:
http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/
Aoki/NDXC shows daily Chinese segments `Grace for Today` at 03-05, 08
-10, 11-13, and something else in Chinese at 10-11. Altho there is no
link from the homepage, this still exists without any specific
scheduling info:
http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/grace-for-today/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6195, Oct 17 at 0601, strong carrier, off 0602 before I
have a chance to read the S-meter. Nothing scheduled, but probably
WHRI with a transmitter test before the 09-10 NHK relay in Portuguese
& Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1714 UT October 17
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quarta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2018

IARU-R2-News 724 - Reunión de Comité Ejecutivo de IARU R2

La reunión presencial anual de Comité Ejecutivo de IARU Región 2 se celebró en la ciudad de Panamá, Panamá del 12 al 14 de octubre de 2018 con la presencia del Presidente de IARU R2 Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM; el Vicepresidente y Director de   Área C Ramón Santoyo V. XE1KK, el Secretario y Director Área D José Arturo Molina YS1MS, el Tesorero y Director Área B Jay Bellows, KØQB, el Director Área A George Gorsline VE3YV, el Director Área E Noel E. Donawa 9Y4X, el Director Área F Gustavo de Faria Franco PT2ADM
y el Director Área G Ernesto Syriani LU8AE.

Dos observadores estuvieron también presentes: representando al Secretariado Internacional de IARU estuvo el Secretario Dave Sumner, K1ZZ y el Presidente del Comité de Plan de Bandas de IARU R2 IARU Región 2 Alphonse Penney, VO1NO / VA1AVR.

Entre los asuntos abordados en dicha reunión, se conocieron y analizaron los reportes de cada uno de los oficiales, directores de área y coordinadores y se discutió la situación de cada una de las áreas y de las sociedades miembros. Se puso especial atención a los temas a ser tratados en la próxima Conferencia Mundial de Radio 2019 a celebrarse el año próximo en Egipto.

Otro evento que fue ampliamente comentado fue la próxima Asamblea General de la Región 2, a celebrarse en Lima, Perú en la segunda mitad de 2019, donde se proporcionará además un taller de comunicaciones de emergencia, evento que ha sido muy bien recibido por los participantes.

Se aprovechó la visita a Panamá para conocer y saludar a las autoridades locales de telecomunicaciones, especialmente aquellas relacionadas con los radioaficionados y a directivos de la sociedad miembro (LPRA) y colegas individuales para intercambiar impresiones sobre la situación local. 

Los participantes estaban muy satisfechos con los resultados de la reunión, también comentaron sobre los buenos resultados de las reuniones periódicas virtuales y reiteraron su compromiso de continuar trabajando a favor de sus respectivas áreas y de la radioafición.

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IARU-R2-News 725 - IARU R2 Executive Committee meeting

The annual in-person IARU Region 2 Executive Committee meeting was held in Panama City, Panama, on October 12-14, 2018, with the presence of IARU R2 President, Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, Vice-President and Area C Director, Ramón Santoyo V. XE1KK, Secretary and Area D Director, José Arturo Molina, YS1MS,

Treasurer and Area B Director, Jay Bellows, KØQB, Area A Director, George Gorsline, VE3YV, Area E Director, Noel E. Donawa, 9Y4X, Area F Director, Gustavo de Faria Franco PT2ADM
and Area G Director, Ernesto Syriani, LU8AE

Two observers were also present: representing the IARU International Secretariat was Secretary Dave Sumner K1ZZ and IARU Region 2 Band Planning Committee Chairman Alphonse Penney VO1NO / VA1AVR.

Among the issues addressed at the meeting, the reports of officers, area directors and coordinators were read and analyzed, and the situation of each area and of member societies was discussed. Special emphasis was placed on the issues to be discussed at the future World Radio Conference of 2019, to be held in Egypt.

Another event that was widely commented was the next Region 2 General Assembly, to be held in Lima, Peru, in the second half of 2019, where an emergency communications workshop will also be provided. The participants have welcomed this event.

Given that Panama was the venue of the meeting, Region 2 officers were able to meet with local telecommunications authorities related to the radio amateurs and with officers of the Member Society (LPRA) and colleagues to exchange points of view about the local situation. 

All participants were satisfied with the results of the meeting; they also commented on the good results of the periodic virtual meetings and reiterated their commitment to continue working in favor of their respective areas and of amateur radio.

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segunda-feira, 15 de outubro de 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1385 October 15, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1385 October 15, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1385
BID: $OPDX.1385
October 15, 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, K5GS, W5UE, K8GI,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, K9EL, W9ILY, 4X1VF, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX
News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F4AHN, F5NQL,
F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia
News, LU5AG, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA0RRS, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ
& ICPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 7th/October, through Sunday, 14th/Oct there were 228
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A,
9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9,
AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL,
DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET,
EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7,
JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA,
LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2,
PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T5,
T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR,
V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9,
VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6,
Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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".

4X0, ISRAEL. Members of the Holy Land DX Group will operate from the
heart of "Masada Fortress"  as
4X0M (M=Masada) between January 4-6th, 2019. Masada is one of the most
attractive sites and has the highest number of tourists visiting. 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.

6Y, JAMAICA. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as 6Y5KB from Jamaica (NA-097)
sometime in March and April in 2019. Activity will usually be on 40-6 meters
including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
QSL HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY, direct or the OQRS (Bureau/direct) via ClubLog
ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau! His log will be uploaded to LoTW
later. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

8Q, MALDIVES. Operators Wilbert/PE7T and James/9V1YC are currently active
as 8Q7PE and 8Q7YC, respectively from Ukulhas Island, Alif Alif Atoll,
Maldives (AS-013), until October 21st. Activity is on various HF bands,
usually on CW, SSB and possibly FT8. QSL 8Q7YC via W5UE, and 8Q7PE via
PE7T by the Bureau only.

8Q, MALDIVES. Braco, E77DX (OE1EMS), will be active as 8Q7DX, from Baa
Atoll (AS-013) between November 10-27th. Activity will be holiday style
on 160-10 meters using mainly CW. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Classic entry, but
only for the first 24 Hrs. Equipment is a Elecraft KX-3, Juma 1000 1KW,
into an endfeed antenna in halfsquare configuration (80-10m). QSL via
OE1EMS.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Nick, VE3EY, will once again be active as
9Y4/VE3EY from Trinidad and Tobago between November 19-26th. This will
be a (Field Day) suitcase operation on 160-10 meters using a K3 and
KPA500 amp into two verticals. His activity will include the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
Focus prior to the contest will be on Low Bands/WARC. QSL via VE3EY.

AH2, GUAM. Members of the Guam Contest Club will be active as AH2R during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-? entry. Operators
mentioned are: JA1KSA, Toshinobu/JI3ERV (NH2C), Hajime/JO1RUR, Mikawa/JR7OMD
and Osamu/JR8VSE. QSL via LoTW. PLEASE DO NOT QSL via the KH2 Bureau.

C6, BAHAMAS. After his WP3Q operation (see below), Brian, ND3F, will be
active as C6AQQ from Nassau, New Providence Island (NA-001), between
November 24th and December 1st. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW
Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He
will use a modest portable setup. Outside the contest, Brian plans to
operate FT8. QSL via N3IQ.

CQ3/CT9, MADEIRA. Helmut, DF7ZS, will once again be active as CQ3W during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL CQ3W
via ClubLog's OQRS. Outside of the contest, Helmut will be active as
CT9/DF7ZS between October 23-29th. QSL via his home callsign.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Operators Mark/EA8FF, Andrea/HB9DUR, Marco/IK2LFF, Massimo/
IZ4DPV, Pete/SQ9D, Rick/PY2EL, Ferando/PY2LED and Waldir/PY2WC will be
active as D4C from Sao Vicente Island (AF-086) during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL D4C direct to HB9DUR
or by the Bureau to IK2NCJ, also LoTW or eQSL. Look for operators to sign
as D4Z and/or D41CV prior to contest. For the latest information, check
the D4C Web page at:               http://www.d4c.cc

E4, PALESTINE. Janusz, SP9FIH, will once again be active as E44WE from
Bethlehem between October 27th and November 11th. Activity will be on
20/17/15 meters (possibly 160m) using SSB, some RTTY and possibly FT8.
He will also be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Assisted/Low-Power entry. QSL via his
home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see:
                      http://www.e4.dxpeditions.org

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Kasimir, DL2SBY, is now active as EA8/DL2SBY from
Fuerteventura Island (AF-004). Length of activity unknown. Activity will
usually be on 40-6 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. His equipment will be a TS480SAT with a 400
watts amp, antennas are a Triple Leg (20/17/15/12/10m), vertical (80-10m)
and an Inverted Vee (30/40m). QSL HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY, direct or the
OQRS (Bureau/direct) via ClubLog ONLY. Do not send your QSL via the Bureau!
His log will be uploaded to LoTW later.

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY. Thierry, F6CUK, will be active as F6CUK/FJ from Saint
Barthelemy Island (NA-146) between October 21st and November 1st. Activity
will be holiday style on various HF bands using CW and SSB. Equipment is
a TS480SAT and wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign, eQSL, LoTW or
ClubLog's OQRS.

FS, ST.MARTIN. Operators Paul/K9NU, John/W9ILY, Mike/W9MK, John/K9EL
and Marco/FS4WBS will be active as FS/homecall (except FS4WBS) between
November 28th and December 7th. Team Saint Martin 2018 states, "The island
of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September
2017. The people of the island faced many hardships but now welcome
tourists back to their wonderful island. We will celebrate with the
people of Saint Martin from 28 November to 8 December, 2018." Operations
will be on a hillside location not far from Orient Beach with excellent
takeoff to most areas of the world. The team's primary focus will be on
160/80 meters during hours of darkness. They will also operate 40-6 meters
depending on the propagation openings. Their primary modes will be CW,
SSB and FT8. Their plan is to operate FT8 in Fox/Hound mode on DXpedition
frequencies. Some RTTY is also planned.  There will be NO operation on
60 meters or PSK modes. Currently, QSL details are as follows:
    FS/K9NU  - ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau
    FS/W9ILY - ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau
    FS/K9EL  - ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau
    FS/W9MK  - Listen for instructions
    FS4WBS   - QSL via IZ1MHY
    Daily uploads to ClubLog and LoTW will be done if possible.  
  For more details and updates, see:  
              http://www.k9el.com/SaintMartin2018/SXM2018.htm

GU, GUERNSEY. Oleg, RL5D, will be active as GU3HFN (the Guernsey Amateur
Radio Society callsign) from St. Peter Port during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via GU8ITE
or the Bureau.

HC, ECUADOR. Uwe, DL8UD, will be active as HC5M from Cuenca between
November 21-28th. He plans to operate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry. Before and
after the contest, Uwe will operate on 160-10 meters, including the
30/17/12m bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via DL8UD, direct or by the Bureau.

IOTA NEWS..............
  IOTA ANNOUNCEMENT.  Roder Balister, G3KMA, announced that at the 2018 RSGB
  Convention 6 new IOTA groups that would be added to the IOTA Directory.
  The new IOTAs are as follows:
            EU-192 [SM/OH] ­ Kataja Island (Finland/Sweden)
            OC-297 [FO]    ­ Morane Atoll (Tuamotu, French Polynesia)
            NA-249 [KP3]   ­ Puerto Rico’s Coastal Islands
            NA-250 [KL]    ­ Yakutat County Group, Coastal Groups (Alaska)
            AS-204 [R0F]   ­  Kuril’skiye Island North
            AS-205 [R0X]   ­ Bering Sea Coast East

  AS-006.  Alberto, IV3TAN, will once again be active as VR2XAN during
           the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/
           Single-Band (80m) entry. Activity will be from Peng Chau
           Island, HongKong. QSL via: Alberto Annesi, 1/F, 7A Nam Shan Road,
           Peng Chau Island, Hong Kong.

  AS-130.  Bill "BJ", WA7WJR, is now active as XV9WJR from Con Dao Island
           until October 15th. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters using
           primarily CW with some SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign
           direct. He will upload his log to LoTW on his return home. For
           more details, updates and pictures, see QRZ.com.

  EU-125.  Operators Olaf/DL4HG, Andy/DL7AT and Uwe/DL8UD will be active
           as OZ0TX from Römö Island, Denmark, between October 25-30th.
           Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th)
           as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via DL7AT, direct or
           by the Bureau.

  OC-113/  Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Adrian/KO8SCA will operate as TX0A
  OC-279.  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.

  SA-073.  Rich, K2RR, will be active as OA5/K2RR from San Gallan Island
           for only a few hours (3 hours was mentioned) during the daylight
           on Monday, October 15th. Activity will start around 1430z and
           be mainly on CW near 14040 kHz. There may be some SSB on 14260
           kHz and possibly 30m operations on 10115 kHz. QSL via ClubLog.
           Possibly LoTW (TBD).

  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......

LU, ARGENTINA (CW Key Day). Raul Bon Foster, LU5AG, Secretary of the
Radio Club QRM Belgrano (LU4AAO), informs OPDX that "CW Key Day", is on
Saturday, October 20th, with activity on 40 meters CW between 1900-2100
UTC and 80 meters CW between 2300-0100 UTC. This is not a contest, but
a "CW Activity Event"; QRS for many stations. For more details, see the
link:               http://lu4aao.org/Key_Day_2018.htm

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Members of the GMDX Group (Scotland's DX Association)
will be active as LX/GM4UYE from Baschleiden between May 25th and June
1st. Operators mentioned are Hugh/GM4UYE, Billy/GM0OBX, Jonathan/MM0OKG,
Ross/MM0OBT, John/MM0JZB and Stevie/MM0VPY. Activity will be on 40-6
meters (possibly 80/160) using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via LoTW and
M0OXO. Visit the GMDX Web page at:      https://www.gmdx.org.uk

PE75, THE NETHERLANDS. Operators Wino/PA0ABM and Rich/PA0RRS will be
active as PE75W to celebrate their 75th birthdays during the CQWW DX
CW Contest (November 24-25th). They will use 100w into a 3-element yagi
for the high bands and dipoles for the low bands. QSL only via LoTW.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 15-21st).......
 Oct/15th AN      Oct/18th  AN     Oct/20th  HN
 Oct/16th AN      Oct/19th  LN     Oct/21st  AN
 Oct/17th 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 :
    We are sad to report that the (REALTIME) Band Condition Web page is
    down or no more!! It seems that the Web page went down sometime in
    late September, after reading the messages on the site's Yahoo group
    . Your editor
    has been trying to contact the author of the site, but hasn't heard
    anything back yet. Let's hope that it comes back up again.

    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  
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3Z100POL via SP6PZG & (L)  II0IDO via IZ0FVD       OK8UN via LX1UN
  5A0YL via 5A0YL (O)        II3GM via IQ3CO         OL100E via OK1PI
  7X4AN via 7X4AN (d)        IO8MQP via IZ8EDJ & (L) OL100OHA/P via OK2OHA
  8Q7YC via W5UE             IR3C via I3VJW (L/e)    OM100CSR via OM2FY (O/L)
  9A1WFF/P via 9A2MF         J79WTA via HB9MFM       SE5L via SM5ALJ
  9A2018CRO via 9A7R         JW9DL via LA9DL         SM/DG1BAR via DG1BAR
  CS2TTC via CT7ABF          N0F via KD2CUO (d)      SN150EL via SP1KRF
  DM152ZYA via DK4PL         N1F via KD2CUO (d)      SN3A via SP3GEM
  EA8/DL2SBY via DL2SBY      N2F via KD2CUO (d)      SP/EW3DC via EW3DC
  ED1DST via EA1DST (B)      N3F via KD2CUO (d)      TT8KO via M0OXO & (L)
  ED5ST via EA5ST            N4F via KF2IRE (d)      VE3FIRE via KD2CUO (d)
  EG1TMP via EA1URE & (L)    N5F via KD2CUO (d)      VK9/JK7LXU via JK7LXU
  EH2018AJT via EA1EG        N6F via KD2CUO (d)      VR2CC via VR2XRW
  EI100SSD via EI3KE         N7F via KD2CUO (d)      XV9RH via OE1ZKC
  FY/F5DKO via F5TJP (d)     N8F via KD2CUO (d)      YR0REX via YO5BFJ & (L)
  GB2YMR via G8YQN           N9F via KD2CUO (d)      YU100WWI via YU1SRS
  HG7T via HA7TM             OE100RAD via OE6RAD & (L)  

  (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 

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/5W0GC
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/E6Y
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/TT8KO
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/VK9XG

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B7A, 3C0W, 9X0T, 9X0Y, CT3MD, DF0HQ, DP0GVN,
  EA5IKJ, EA9IB, EI4DQ, HG2DX, JH1QHT, KV4VZ, LU7YS, MM0SJH, PD1LVK,
  PZ5RA, RX3DIN, SV5DKL, TO6OK, TY7C, V6J (OC-226), V6J (OC-254), VK9ACT
  and ZD9CW

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3A2NL, 4B4B, GB5RC, KH1/KH7Z and YW6X (SA-090)

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5B/AA7A, 6Y5/K1XM, 6Y9X, A93JA, E51AAR,
  E51MQT, EP4MMM, EX/W9FAM, FS/K1XM, H100CGCDH, HI3/N3SY, HK1NA, J7A,
  J8/KE1B, KH7CW, KL7KK, KL7QK, KP2/K1ZF, N7ET/DU7, NY0V/MM, OH0X, OH0Z,
  P40L, P49Y, PJ2T, PJ7TM, PZ5W, S9MX (AF-044), TF/K2HVN, TX7G, V25OP,
  V26K, V6Z, V63X, VK9CZ, VP2ERM, VP2MKV, VP2MQT, VP5/K0PC, VP5T, VP9I,
  VX3100, WL7E, WP4U, XE2MX, YB0DPO, YD1NAA (OC-075), YN2GA, YN2SX, ZF2AH
  and ZF35LC

SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS. Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, is back at the Monastery from
Mount Athos, and was heard on CW (14036 kHz), Friday, October 12th,
between 1140-1900z. He is expected to be more active.

SW9, CRETE. Operators Christo/LZ3FN, Todor/LZ4AW and Georgios/SV9DJO will
be active as SW9AA from Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA
1400) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Mukti-Op/Low-
Power entry. QSL via LZ1PM. Activity outside of the contest will be holiday
style on all bands, mainly CW.

TM62, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event callsign, TM62GG,
to be on the air from Meurchin (Pas-de-Calais 62) for the 100th anniversary
of WWI (Grande Guerre). Operators mentioned are Philippe/F4ICT, John/F4HLE,
Guy/F4HLX, Laurent/F4AHN, Joel/F4DVP and Serge/F5LKK. Dates of activity
are October 12-14th, October 27-28th, November 1st, November 3-4th, November
10-11th, and December 1-2nd. Activity will be on all HF, VHF and DMR bands.
A special QSL card will be sent systematically by the REF and eQSL office
for any contact, and for any SWL request. QSL via F4AHN, by the Bureau or
direct. For more details, see QRZ.com.

TT8KO DXPEDITION NEWS. Kenneth, LA7GIA, was active earlier in the week
as TT8KO, but on October 10th, he was shut down by the national security
police. As of press time, Kenneth has been waiting for the Chief of the 
ational Security (who is traveling with the President of Chad) to per-
sonally check out his radio and equipment. As of late October 13th, Kenneth
has been through two interrogations by the security police, and is still
waiting and thinking about returning home.

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Masa, JA0RQV, will be active from a small seaside
bungalow on Majuro Atoll (OC-029) between October 26-29th. Activity will
be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October  27-28th). Equipment is an IC-7000 w/100 watts into
a vertical antenna. QSL via M0OXO < http://www.m0oxo.com>. For more
details and updates, see:         https://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Date Changes). Operators Chris/G3SVL, Nigel/G3TXF,
David/G3WGN, Mike/G3WPH and Tony/G2NF (all 6Gs Group members) will be
active as VK9XG from Christmas Island between October 17-29th (not October
16-30th). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and possibly
RTTY. QSL via G3TXF. Full logs will be uploaded to LoTW during the oper-
ation. For more details and updates, see:
                   http://www.6gs.org.uk/christmas-island-2018

VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #11, dated October 10th).
  VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition (OC-182) -- After 18 months of
intensive planning we will soon begin our long journey to Ducie Island.
This is a team effort and you are part of the team. Please help us to
work you by reviewing this important information.

  1. You can follow our progress as we sail to and from Ducie Island.
      Tracking will be available on Oct.
     16th as we depart Mangareva.
  2. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook - updated from the ship and island.
  3. As time permits, we’ll send Press Releases to the DX-bulletins and
     upload photos to VP6D.com from the island.
  4. Your only email route to VP6D is through the pilot team.
  5. The pilots do not have the logs. Please don’t ask them about NiL,
     busted calls, skeds, etc. -- Do send them helpful suggestions.
  6. There is no access to personal email while on the ship or on the
     island.
  7. The log will be uploaded daily, OQRS will be available at VP6D.com
     shortly after we leave the island.
  8. The process for reporting busted / missing QSOs will be available
     when OQRS opens. 
  9. We are uploading the log only to VP6D.com - there is no Leaderboard.
 10. We plan to use WSJT-X Version 1.9.1 as a Fox on all bands except
     160 where we will not use DX-pedition mode.  VP6D FT8 operating
     guidelines posted at VP6D.com
 11. DXA at DXA3.org/VP6D will update about 3 minutes after your contact.
     Check here to see if you are in our log.
 12. The log may show FT8 dupes even if you didn’t dupe us, we will resolve
     dupes after the DX-pedition.
 13. Thanks to Lance, W7GJ, our plan to activate 6m EME is a first for
     Ducie Island.

  There will be at least 3 DX-peditions operating from the Pacific during
Oct/Nov. Ensure you are in the correct pileup for the DX you are trying
to work. If you see your contact on VP6D’s DXA that contact is in our log.

  Please consider a donation at VP6D.com to help offset the team’s signi-
ficant investment to put Ducie Island on the air. Those who process a
donation on VP6D.com before we sail on 16 October will receive their LoTW
confirmation while we’re on the island.
  We wish everyone the best of luck in getting in the log, we’ll do our
best to get you the Qs you want.
  73, Team Ducie ­ 2018
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  ADDED NOTES (From Gene, K5GS, date October 10th). The team is as ready
  as we can be. We begin our travel this weekend, first meeting in Tahiti.
  Nigel Jolly will not be with us on the boat, his son Matt will be the
  skipper. Nigel will meet us in Tahiti on Oct 15th, he will then fly to
  Tonga. He was awarded a last minute contract to bring supplies to Tonga,
  his other ship Claymore II has the job. Nigel must be in Tonga to arrange
  the Customs and Immigration formalities.

VR, HONG KONG. Alberto, IV3TAN, will once again be active as VR2XAN during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m)
entry. Activity outside of the contest is mostly on the Low Bands (40/
80/160m on CW/SSB). He uses an Icom 756 Pro III with an Icom IC-2KL (400w)
amp into a Crushcraft D4, rotary dipole 10-40 meters and Inverted V Kelman
dipole 80/160 meters. QSL via: Alberto Annesi, 1/F, 7A Nam Shan Road,
Peng Chau Island, Hong Kong.

WP3, PUERTO RICO. Brian, ND3F, will be active as WP3Q from Loquillo (NE
coast) between October 24-29th. Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He
will use a modest portable setup. QSL via N3IQ.

YS, EL SALVADOR. Tom, KC0W, will be active as YS/KC0W from El Salvador
sometime between January and February 2019 (exact dates to be announced).
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW only. QSL via his home callsign. 

ZF9, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Stan, K5GO, will once again be active as ZF9CW from
Cayman Brac Island (NA-016) sometime during late October to early December.
Look for him to be in various contests both CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or
his home callsign direct. NO LoTW or NO Bureau.

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs October 12-13-14, 2018

** CUBA. 13660, Oct 13 at 1332, RHC is S7 here, sufficient on leapfrog
mixing product of 13740 over 13700 another 40 kHz lower; but no
reverse audible on 13780. 13740 is S9+20, 13700 is S9+30 and no FM
spurfield from it today. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100, Sunday Oct 14 at 0701, RHC opening Esperanto, while all
the other frequencies are off. Unlike a week ago, when Esp`o showed up
at 0600 on a bunch of them. Something`s not wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [non]. 13820, Oct 14 at 1415, lite pulse jamming against no
Radio Mart? ---- lest we forget, RM uses this in the B-seasons,
instead of 13605 in the A-seasons; why? HFCC B-18 now available
confirms 13820 GB at 14-20, nothing on 13605 (and new 11860 remains M
-F at 14-22) (Glenn Hauser, OK DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. More on Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, new relay via WRMI
11580. Further info from Jeff White, a bit too late for my last
report:
On Friday, October 12, 2018, Glenn Hauser wrote:
``Tnx. So what will be the regular schedule? Modulation was really
cutting off and on a lot today. Glenn``
Jeff: ``0500-0900, 1100-1500, 2000-2300. But it may change to just
2000-2300 in the near future. Sent from AOL Mobile Mail``
And I see these have already been entered on the WRMI skedgrid, XMTR
10 at 87 degrees, as System L in brown, but no further details.
This is the FRCN regional station, in Kaduna, formerly active on 6090.
Federal government, *not* clandestine this time.
Paul Walker received another reply from Jeff: ``That's us with Radio
Nigeria Kaduna in the Hausa language, on daily now at 0500-0900, 1100
-1500 and 2000-2300 UTC on 11580, till further notice. It's beamed to
West Africa``
My further monitoring of 11580: at 2022 Oct 12 VP S6-S8; better S9+10
with music at 2048. At 0611 Oct 13, JBA carrier, OSOB except for
slightly stronger Aparecida, Brasil on 11857-. Sure hope the night MUF
is holding up better eastward from Okee. At 1413, S9+10 in Hausa talk.
Oct 14 at 0630, JBA carrier again.
11580, Oct 14 at 1447, non-African music on good signal, 1449 canned
Biermann WRMI ID as in the Oldies stream, and indeed followed by an
obviously Oldies tune. (9395 currently with TOMBS); so this
transmission is already gone from Nigeria, but still on the air (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1951 monitoring: confirmed Saturday
October 13 at 1255 the 1231 on Unique Radio via WINB, 9265, S9+10.
Next WOR broadcast, at 1431 via Hamburger Lokalradio, has been missing
from 6190-CUSB the past three weeks with no info from station about
the status. But Alan Gale, England, found a new schedule effective
today on their website, with 9485-CUSB replacing 6190 for this
transmission, WOR at the same times as before:
http://hamburger-lokalradio.net/?page_id=2229
Samstag
06.00 ? 11.00 UTC ? 6190 kHz (49mB)
11.00 ? 15.00 UTC ? 9485 kHz (31mB)
Sonntag
09.00 ? 12.00 UTC ? 7265 kHz (41mB)
So 9485-CUSB, at 1430 via UTwente, gets a JBA carrier, with huge
splash, especially during music, from 9490 CRI Bengali, 150 kW, due
west from Kunming. HLR might have a chance if it were on LSB instead
of USB. Which HLR frequency is only 150 watts? As shown on website,
the other two 1 kW. 9485 means an even greater skip distance at 1431,
less likely reception as close as UTwente. But further in England,
Alan reports:
``Hi Glenn, HLR on 9485 at fair strength. I've been listening to HLR
since it came on 9485 at 1100 UT, not booming in, but fair and
listenable, though at around 1440 there is some QSB starting to build
up during the World of Radio slot. Nice to listen to it without the
usual PBS carrier, and to be able to use AM rather than CUSB. No
splatter noted here on either sideband, thankfully. Alan``
>From Northern Ireland, Jordan Heyburn reports: ``World of Radio -
Glenn Hauser: 9485 kHz CUSB at 1435 UT good signal. Perseus SDR -
Beverage (Facing South) - Remote QTH Finland``.
WOR 1951 confirmed UT Sunday October 14 at 0328 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM,
Missouri, good signal about 11 minutes into show so started circa
0317.
Next HLR airing should be Sunday 1030, HLR on new 7265-CUSB, ex-9485.
Manuel M?ndez, Lugo, Spain, confirms during the previous program:
``7265-CUSB. Now on air 1005-1013, 14-10, with poor signal, program
"Media Network Plus"``  Next:
2130 UT Sunday    WRMI   7780 to NE, 9955 to SSE
0300vUT Monday    WBCQ   5130v Area 51 to WSW
0330 UT Monday    WRMI   9955 to SSE
#1952 should be ready for first airing UT Tue 0030 on 7730 WRMI.
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9265, Saturday Oct 13 at 1301, right after WOR finished on
Unique Radio via WINB, Tim Gaynor`s own `Sounds of Your Life` show
starting with ``Happiness`` song, nice (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING
DIGEST)
** U S A. (7490v), Oct 13 from 0004, `Al Weiner Worldwide` on WBCQ is
instead inhabited by CE Tom Barna, with Robert aside, since AW and
Angela are away at some hamfest. Takes a lot of phone calls, bits of
music, and mainly talks about Superstation progress. About 65 to 75%
complete now. Need to hook up antennas and transmission line. 500 kW
Continental transmitter expected to be delivered about November 5. Tom
will be working long hours 6 days a week for two months, installing it
along with TimTron and the rep from Continental. Tom has already moved
into the apartment in the new octagon building (seen on website) which
will house master control and the transmitter. Building has copper
faraday cage screening built in already. Hope that most of the RF out
of antenna will be directed away from the MCR.
Depending on whether the Ampegon antenna is ready, maybe start testing
(presumably meaning on the air), early December. To be installed, a
kilofoot of 9-inch transmission line. Tom says working on a 500 kW
unit will be new for him, only 50 kW previously. Maybe ready to go on
air in five months (which would be mid-March, already). One caller
asks if they have icing problems there in northern Maine --- not much,
he says; it`s either too cold or too hot for ice to build up. No e-
mail reading, since he can`t get into AW`s inbox (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6135-USB, Oct 13 at 0626, INTRUDER 2-way in Spanish
repeating digits 5-8-6-5, presumably a QSY notice. So I retune to 5865
at 0627 and do hear weaker JBA 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1637 UT October 14
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