quarta-feira, 20 de junho de 2018

ZV8FF- PARQUE NACIONAL DA SERRA DA CAPIVARA.

Resultado de imagem para ZV8FF
Grupo de radioamadores realizam Expedição ao Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara, com finalidade divulgar através do radioamadorismo por contatos em diversos pontos da Terra através de sinais enviados pelas ondas de radio nas formas de contato por fonia, chamador por voz, por codificação digital ou utilizando a passagem de satélites que será expandido o sinal para outras regiões do Globo.
A atividade visa divulgar o Parque em todos os continentes mostrando o trabalho de conservação do meio-ambiente realizado pelos órgãos ambientais
brasileiros para toda à comunidade radioamadoristica nacional e internacional.
Aos que efetuarem contato, enviaremos a comprovação de contato no qual estamos inseridos ao programa de Diplomas oferecido em âmbito internacional aos
Radioamadores e RadioEscutas que tenham realizado contatos aos Parques Nacionais e Internacionais.
A expedição está organizada pela ARPI - Associação de Radioamadores do Piauí, com equipe composto por:
PS8RV - Ronaldo Val - Manager
PS8NF - Nelson Filho
PU8PSF - Fernando
PT2OP - Orlando Perez - Brasilia DF
PS8ACM - Aristides Carlos
A realização será de 20 a 23 de junho com equipe saindo da cidade de Teresina-PI ao extremo sul do estado, na região que recebe os Parque Nacional da Serra
da Capivara e Parque Nacional da Serra da Confusão, entre os municípios de Coronel José Dias e São Raimundo Nonato.
Maiores informações são apresentadas nos sites:

ZV8FF- PARQUE NACIONAL DA SERRA DA CAPIVARA.

por paradxgroup

terça-feira, 19 de junho de 2018

ARLX010 2018 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

ARLX010 2018 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

Day      Mode     Pacific    Mountain   Central   Eastern   UTC

FRIDAY   CW       5:00 PM    6:00 PM    7:00 PM   8:00 PM   0000 (Sat)
         Digital  6:00 PM    7:00 PM    8:00 PM   9:00 PM   0100
         Phone    6:45 PM    7:45 PM    8:45 PM   9:45 PM   0145
         CW       8:00 PM    9:00 PM   10:00 PM  11:00 PM   0300

SATURDAY CW       7:00 AM    8:00 AM    9:00 AM  10:00 AM   1400
         Phone    8:00 AM    9:00 AM   10:00 AM  11:00 AM   1500
         CW       5:00 PM    6:00 PM    7:00 PM   8:00 PM   0000 (Sun)
         Digital  6:00 PM    7:00 PM    8:00 PM   9:00 PM   0100
         Phone    6:45 PM    7:45 PM    8:45 PM   9:45 PM   0145

SUNDAY   CW       7:00 AM    8:00 AM    9:00 AM  10:00 AM   1400
         Phone    8:00 AM    9:00 AM   10:00 AM  11:00 AM   1500
         Digital  9:00 AM   10:00 AM   11:00 AM  12:00 PM   1600


K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule

SATURDAY CW        7:30 AM   8:30 AM   9:30 AM  10:30 AM   1403
         CW        5:30 PM   6:30 PM   7:30 PM   8:30 PM   0030 (Sun)
         Digital   6:30 PM   7:30 PM   8:30 PM   9:30 PM   0130

SUNDAY   CW        7:30 AM   8:30 AM   9:30 AM  10:30 AM   1430
         Digital   9:30 AM  10:30 AM  11:30 AM  12:30 AM   1630


W1AW will operate on its regularly published frequencies.

CW frequencies are 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975,
21.0675, 28.0675, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

Digital frequencies are 3.5975, 7.095, 14.095, 18.1025, 21.095,
28.095, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

Phone frequencies are 1.855, 3.990, 7.290, 14.290, 18.160, 21.390,
28.590, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

During Field Day weekend, W1AW will transmit the Field Day bulletin
using 45.45-baud Baudot, PSK31 in BPSK mode and MFSK16 in this
order.

Please note the Field Day bulletin WILL NOT be sent out via
EchoLink.

In addition, on Friday local, June 22, 2018, the digital version of
the Field Day bulletin sent at 9 PM EDT (0100 UTC June 23) will be
transmitted using BPSK31, Baudot, and MFSK16 in this order.  The
regular digital mode lineup of Baudot, BPSK31, and MFSK16 will be
used during Field Day weekend.

The Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit
the W1AW Field Day 2018 bulletin for the benefit of West Coast
stations on 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975 and 21.0675 MHz using
CW.

K6KPH will transmit the Field Day bulletin using Baudot, BPSK31 and
MFSK16 in this order on 7.095 and 14.095 MHz.

The K6KPH schedule is accurate as of June 18, 2018.

Any additional transmissions or changes in the schedule will be
posted on the web at, http://www.arrl.org/Field-Day .
____________________________________________
ZCZC AX10
QST de W1AW 
Special Bulletin 10  ARLX010
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  June 18, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org>

segunda-feira, 18 de junho de 2018

AMSAT Field Day on the satellites

AMSAT Field Day on the satellites

It’s that time of year again; summer and Field Day!
Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day as a 'picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!'
The event takes place during a 23-hour period on the fourth weekend of June. For 2018 the event takes place during a 27-hour period from
1800 UTC on Saturday, June 23, 2018 through 2100 UTC on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Those who set up prior to 1800 UTC on June 23 can operate only 24 hours.
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own version of Field Day for operation via the amateur sat- ellites, held concurrently with the ARRL event.
This year should be easier than many years since we have more than
10 transponders and repeaters available. Users should check the AMSAT status page at http://www.amsat.org/status/ and the pages at http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=177 for what is available in the weeks leading up to field day.
To reduce the amount of time to research each satellite, see the current FM satellite table at http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=5012
and the current linear satellite table at
http://www.amsat.org/?page_id=5033
If you are considering ONLY the FM voice satellites, there are SO-50, AO-85, AO-91, and AO-92. It might be easier this year to make that one FM contact for the ARRL bonus points with so many FM birds. The congestion on FM LEO satellites is always so intense that we must continue to limit their use to one-QSO-per-FM-satellite. This includes the International Space Station. You will be allowed one QSO if the ISS is operating Voice.
AO-92 may be in L/v for the first part of the event, depending on command station availability. Keep an eye on @AMSAT on Twitter for expected L/v mode change times.
The full set of rules are posted at:
https://www.amsat.org/field-day/
Bruce Paige, KK5DO
AMSAT Director Contests and Awards
______________________________________
SOUTHGATE AMATEUR RADIO NEWS
 



OPDX Bulletin 1368 June 18, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1368 June 18, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1368
BID: $OPDX.1368
June 18, 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, KC1CWF, NJ1Q & W1AW, W2ARP, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, KW4XJ, W4DTA, AA5AM, K5GS, AA6RE, WB6RSE, AA7JV, K8GI, K8YSE, KT8D, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA5RM, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HP1AC?, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, 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, 10th/June, through Sunday, 17th/June there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, 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, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9X, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, XZ, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
6W, SENEGAL. Dominic, ON4AZP, will be active as 6W/ON4AZP from Senegal
between June 25th and July 5th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/
15/10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau
or eQSL.

9L. SIERRA LEONE (Update to OPDX.1367). Mark, KW4XJ, who is now active
as 9L1YXJ from Freetown (WW Loc. IJ38jk), informs OPDX that his overseas
assignment is for 3 years and he has been there for 9 months now. Mark
operates mainly on CW and the Digital modes on the HF bands (40-10m).
He adds that he [edited] uses an "ICOM IC-7300 running 100 watts, Chame-
leon EMCOMM II end-fed wire antenna in an inverted L configuration, with
a telescopic mast up about 25’, then the rest of the wire out horizontally
to a convenient supporting anchor. I had to switch to the wire antenna
as we have progressed into the rainy season, and we do get some rather
strong wind gusts and monsoon rains here in the tropics. Before that I
was using a Chameleon mil-whip w/extension. That worked very well but
is a portable antenna. No way it could hold up to the storms this time
of year. The wire antenna seems to be holding up well so far. I am going
to be ordering an Elecraft 500 watt amplifier and electronic antenna
tuner here shortly. I hope to have that delivered and installed in about
a month or so. Right now I’m using a MFJ manual antenna tuner — it works
fine but after awhile it gets tiring and the lazy side of me wants to
just hit a button to tune. :) With the sunspot cycle where it is I’ve
only been able to make FT8 and CW contacts with just 100 watts. Sometimes
PSK31 will work from here. I’ve made a handful of RTTY contacts. Usually
CW and FT8 most of the time. SSB seems pointless after many attempted
QSOs to Europe that were very marginal at best if we could get through
at all. That is why I was thinking the amplifier would help. My CW skills
are still pretty basic, I can reliably manage about 13 WPM on the air.
I did do my first ever CW contest here recently for the CQMM DX. I made
over 300 contacts which I thought was a decent showing given my relatively
low power, rookie operator, and slow speed. I need to find another CW
contest to try. I’m still relatively new at operating on HF. I’ve got a
lot of unexpected, excellent advice from hams around the world — the US,
but also lots of help from the UK, Germany, Brazil, and Japanese operators.
This is an amazing hobby. I’ve had FT8/JT65 QSOs from here in Freetown
to the Falkland Islands, Iceland, Japan (lots of Japan on the long path),
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the West coast of Canada, all
with my modest setup." QSL via his home callsign.

CP, BOLIVIA. Antonio, EA5RM, will be active as CP1XRM from Bolivia between
June 18th and July 10th, and working as Solidaridad Medica and Radioamateurs
Without Frontiers NGO volunteer. He plans to be on the air during his spare
time on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. He may also be on 60
meters. QSL via EA5RM.
 HS50, THAILAND (Special Event). Members of the Radio Society of Thailand
(RAST) are now active as HS50IARU until October 31st. Activity is to
celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARU Region 3. QSL via the Bureau, by
ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: The IARU Region 3 (Asia-Pacific Region)
will grant the 50th Anniversary Award to radio amateurs who certify having
contacted at least five contacts (QSOs) on different modes or bands with
Special Event Stations for commemorating the 50th Anniversary of IARU
Region 3 from eligible countries that are in Region III whose amateur
societies are members of IARU Region 3. Special event callsigns will have
the number "50" as the prefix number and IARU as their special event
callsign suffix. (ie. BV50IARU, HL50IARU, HS50IARU, V850IARU, VI50IARU3,
YB50IARU, etc..) The anniversary award rules can be found at:
                            http://awards-iaru-r3.org 
IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-064.  Thomas, DL1ASA, will be active as F/DL1ASA/p from Noirmountier
           for one day between June 18-24th. He will be activating several
           WWFF references. QSL via his home callsign.

  EU-090.  (Update) Members of the Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna are
           now active as 9A90P from Vela Palagruza Island (CI-084, LH
           0057) until  June 23rd. Operators [Members of the Radio Club
           Croatian Flora Fauna] mentioned are Marijan/9A1MB, Radovan/
           9A2SC, Zeljko/9A3DF, Branko/9A3ST, Kiko/9A4WY, Vito/9A5VS,
           Neven/9A5YY and Emir/9A6AA. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
           near the IOTA frequencies using CW, SSB, the Digital modes
           and the satellites. QSL 9A90P via 9A2MF. For more details and
           updates, see:       https://9aff.wordpress.com
           ADDED NOTE. Look for some operators to possibly operate (using
           their own callsign) from neighboring islands: Mala Palagruza
           (EU-090, CI-461) and Galijula Island (EU-090, CI-462).

  EU-103/  (Cancelled/Update) Members of the EJ0DXG operation from Little
  EU-121.  Saltee Island (EU-103) scheduled for June 15-18th, had to post-
           poned their activity due to rough seas (could not land safe on
           the island). Look for new dates to be announced. The EIDX Group
           instead activated Bere Island (EU-121) this past weekend. If
           you missed them this past week, they will be active again
           between August 24-26th. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. For more details
           and updates on the EIDX Group's "Irish Island IOTA Tour 2018",
           see their QRZ.com or FaceBook pages.

  EU-132.  Adam, DJ0IF, will once again be active as SN0RX from Wolin
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-
           Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via SP8BXL.

  NA-055.  Mike, W2IY, will once again be active from Mount Desert Island
           (USI ME-021S, WLOTA 1129, Hancock County, Maine) during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op entry. Outside
           of the contest, activity will be holiday style. QSL via his
           home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

  NA-143.  Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston
           Island (USI TX-001S, Galveston County, Texas) during the RSGB
           IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/24-Hrs entry. QSL
           via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

  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......

KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS.......
  *  TOPBAND ADVICE BY GEORGE, AA7JV [edited]: Hello TopBanders -- The
     KH1/KH7Z will be active on 160m from Baker Island from June 27 to
     July 6 (note that dates are tentative and may change -- please visit
     ). Given the time of the year,
     KH1 is likely to be challenging for most. In addition to the less
     then perfect time of the year, we are limited to a maximum antenna
     height of 43 feet. But we do have a new antenna for 160 meters; we
     will stand it in the salt-water to maximize its performance. We will
     also have a couple of DHDL receiving antennas with high performance
     pre-amplifiers. In other words, we will do our absolute best to over-
     come the handicaps that we were dealt. Our TX frequency will be 1822.5
     to begin with, and we will be listening up. NA stations should call
     above 1825.0 to avoid the stronger JA callers who are limited to
     below 1825.0. Our sunset will be at 07:45 UTC. We will be on the band
     at sunset to fully take advantage of the 1 1/2 hours of common dark-
     ness with the NA East Coast. During that time the sun will be still
     up in Japan, so we will be able to focus on NA and SA. West Coast
     stations will have more than 4 hours of common darkness with us, so
     they should have a decent chance of putting KH1 in the log. After
     the West Coast sunrise, from about 12:45 UTC onward, JA, UA0 and
     SE Asia, as well as ZL/VK, will have an exclusive shot at us. During
     this time we may move down to give the JA-s more room. EU will be,,,
     well ...difficult. We will stay on the air throughout each sunrise,
     working as far west as possible.... GL and CU, George, AA7JV

  *  Don, N1DG, posted a photo on the KH1/KH7Z - Baker Island DXpedition
     2018 FaceBook page on June 12th, stating: Our advance team has arrived
     in Fiji and today visited the Nai'a support warehouse in anticipation
     of loading the vessel in 3 days. Here is Tomi, HA7RY, George, AA7JV
     and Mike, KN4EEI with the Nai'a warehouse crew.
     https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/35331219_10156427747323210_7549337305501138944
_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=b2cf436c9b49d3a635c61c4bd05cdeee&oe=5BB73048


  *  This album chronicles the Dateline DX Association's (KH1/KH7Z)
     adventure to, and activation of Baker Island:
     https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2154334738179158&type=3

  *  June 15th, Update -- All DXpedition gear has been loaded into the
     NAI'A has been loaded in preparation of her journey from Lautoka,
     Fiji, to Pago Pago, American Samoa, where the team will embark to
     begin their voyage to Baker Island. See 25 pictures at:
     http://kh7z.net/2018/06/16/team-equipment-loaded-onto-the-naia/

  * June 16th, Press Release -- The first of our team arrived in Fiji this
    week to load the Nai’a.  The Nai’a is now underway from Fiji to Pago
    Pago for its pre-departure inspection by US authorities. This is the
    last hurdle before departing with the team on 20 June for Baker.
      We have activated our daily blog and in-reach GPS so you can follow
    us. You can see both new features at .
      When we arrive on the 26th at Baker we will immediately begin setup
    and expect to be QRV by our afternoon on the 27th (00:00 UTC 28 June).
      We will have 8 radios on all open bands 24/7 for the next 10 days.
    Our band plan is here:   .
    But any plan is only good until you meet the enemy in the field of
    battle.  We plan on listening to our pilots. Please tell them if we
    are missing an opening or opportunity. We can and will adjust to the
    propagation.
      We still could still use your donation at this time.
           http://www.baker2018.net/pages/donate.html
      Thank you in advance for your support.
      The Baker Island 2018 Team

    See photos of Nai'a departing from Fiji:
    http://kh7z.net/2018/06/16/6-16-2018-0200z-update/

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT June 18-24th).......
 Jun/18th AN      Jun/21st  AN     Jun/23rd  AN
 Jun/19th AN      Jun/22nd  AN     Jun/24th  AN
 Jun/20th AN

   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  [June 17th]
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  3W9XG via DF2XG          EA8/DF4WC via DF4WC       PA18FIFA via PA0RSM
  4U18FIFA via UA3DX       EA8/DL2EAA via DL2EAA     RC18SO via RZ6A
  5K18FWC via 5K18FWC (L/e) EJ0DXG via M0OXO (O)     S510SOTA via S58R
  9A/IV3APH via IV3APH     EJ2HMB via DG5SDQ         SN0UNESCO via SP9KDU
  9A11VEDA via 9A3AG & (L) G6XX via M0OXO (O)        SN600L via SP4SAF
  AO5AGA via EA5RCZ        GB18FIFA via MI0SAI       SX18FIFA via (SV-B)
  CN18FWC via CN8MC        GI6XX via M0OXO (O)       T88DT via JH1OLB & (L)
  CR2018FWC via (L/e)      IR0UN via (I-B)           TA2/DL2JRM via DL2JRM
  CS20EXPO via CT1REP      KH8/WJ2O via N2ZN         TI2/KM4HI via KM4HI & (L)
  CS2CEM via (CT-B)        KP4/K6DTT via K6DTT       TM390SR via F4DTO
  CS7/DO3HK via DO3HK      LA/SP7IDX via SP7IDX      VB18FIFA via VB18FIFA (L)
  CW18FWC via (CX-B)       LZ/DJ8QP via DJ8QP        WH2JA via JR3RIU (d/L)
  DL160EMMA via DG5YHE    MM/DL9FBF via DL9FBF & (L) YW18FIFA via (YV-B & L)
  DM18ARDF via DK2FW (B)   OE/DL1KMN/P via DL1KMN    Z30FIFA via Z30A
  E7/YU1CA/P via YU1CA     OH0/PA0VHA via PA0VHA
  EA/DL8NCG via DL8NCG     OO9A via ON8YB

  (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/TE6DX    (Updated)
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/XZ2A     (Updated)

  YV5EED NOW ON CLUBLOG. Steve, W4DTA, states, "I have uploaded the YV5EED 
  logs into ClubLog, that will make it easier and faster to get YV confirmed
  hi hi... the link to the log is: 
             https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/yv5eed

  ZS9FOC QSL ROUTE. The South Africa Radio Club's (ZS9FOC) QSL Manager
  is Robert Pantazes, W2ARP, 314 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33990.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B7A, 4L1MA, 9A9K, A91HI, AH2R, DM80FOC, DS5USH,
  EA5XA, EA9/EA5DCL, FY5KE, G6XX, HK3W, HK6JCF, HQ9X, JA1NCZ, JA1PCM,
  JG3FEA, JJ1DWT, LX5IGRY, OA4DOS, R0AX, R5CA, SC80FOC, TC179JAN, VK5NG,
  XR0YD and Z35Y

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: TJ2TT, Z66D and ZK3SB

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 8J1ITU, 8J3A, 8J2016Y, A5A, AC2AI/KH2,
  AH0BT, E31A, JA0FOX, KH0XG, PY0F/PP1CZ and XV9NPS

TM2, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Vendeen RCV (F6KUF)
will be active with the special callsign TM2GGR for the 50th Golden Globe
Race (a second race will start on the July 1st, from Les Sables d'Olonne)
between June 21st and July 5th. QSL via F6KUF (by the Bureau) or via F5OEV
(for direct QSLs). NO eQSL or LoTW.

TM8, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club Vendeen RCV (F6KUF)
will be active with the special callsign TM85TF for the 105th "Tour de
France" bicycle race starting from Vendée between July 6-20th. QSL via
F6KUF (by the Bureau) or via F5OEV (for direct QSLs). NO eQSL or LoTW.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (Reminder/6m Op). Dave, W9DR, a well-known
6m op, is now active as VP5/W9DR from VP5-land (Grid Sq. FL41AW) until
June 25th. Activity will be on 6 meters (50.115 MHz) only using CW and
SSB. Dave states that he will be using a SDR Transceiver, 1 KW, 5 element
Yagi, Beacon during slow periods, all salt water launch over North Atlantic
to NA and EU/Mid-East." QSL via W9DR direct.

VP6D DUCIE ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #5, dates June 14th)
[edited] -- The VP6D Ducie Island (OC-182) 2018 project is on schedule.
At Visalia and Dayton we had the pleasure of meeting many of our supporters
and equipment sponsors, including: DX Engineering, Elecraft, SteppIR and
Arlan Communications (RadioSport headsets). Several of team attended
Europe’s Ham Radio event conducted at Friedrichshafen, Germany, where we
met with corporate, EU club and foundation sponsors, many EU DXers and
other DX-pedition operators.
  Joining the Pilot Team is Mason, KM4SII, from Clemmons, South Carolina.
Mason, an avid DXer, is 15 years old. In 2017 he operated from Iceland as
TF/KM4SII, in July 2018 he will operate from Curacao as PJ2/KM4SII. Mason
will work with NA and Chief Pilot Glenn KE4KY.
  Joining our list of corporate sponsors is Rig Expert Ukraine Ltd
. Rig Expert is a recognized leader in the develop-
ment, production and global sales of antenna analyzers, transceiver inter-
faces, ARDF equipment and amateur radio software. Rig Expert donated 2
Model AA-55 Zoom antenna analyzers to the project. We appreciate the
support of our corporate sponsors.
  Our current fundraising campaign is underway; you may see the progress
at our website. We appreciate the donations and equipment support we’ve
already received. Our final payment for the Braveheart is due on September
1st. Please keep in mind, boat/tent/generator DX-peditions incur similar
expenses whether or not you make a contact. Team members have booked their
travel to meet the Braveheart at Mangareva, French Polynesia. This is not
a VP6D project expense; each team member pays travel expenses from personal
funds.
  Financial transparency allows the major sponsors to better understand
the costs associated with a DX-pedition and how we spend their money.
Consistent with our previous DX-peditions, we will send club and foundation
sponsors a VP6D financial summary.
  We need your help to keep our DX-pedition team’s personal investment
to a reasonable level.  Please consider making a donation at: vp6d.com
  Good luck to the KH1/KH7Z DX-pedition team, we’ll see you in the pile-ups.
  73, Team Ducie ­ 2018
  Website:  vp6d.com, Twitter and Facebook
  Please direct questions to:  info@vp6d.com

YI, IRAQ. Several sources are reporting that Darko, E70A (ex-6O3A, 9A7WW,
J28AA, J28OO), will be in Baghdad soon and have been issued the callsign
YI9DX. QSL via K2PF or E77E. 

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sexta-feira, 15 de junho de 2018

ARLD025 DX news

ARLD025 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
VK4ZD, 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.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as 3W9NH from Hoi An until June
18.  Activity is on the HF bands, and possibly 6 meters, using CW
and FT8.  This includes being an entry in the All Asian DX CW
contest.  QSL direct to home call.

ALGERIA, 7X.  Special event station 7X2FIFA is active until July 15
during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  QSL via operators' instructions.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  Mark, KW4XJ is now QRV as 9L1YXJ from Freetown.
He is generally active on 40 to 10 meters using FT8 and some CW.
QSL to home call.

TAIWAN, BV. 
Members of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League are
QRV with special call BV18FIFA until July 15 during the 2018 FIFA
World Cup.

IRELAND, EI.  Members of the EIDX Group are QRV as EJ0DXG from
Little Saltee Island, IOTA EU-103, until June 18 as part of their
All Irish IOTA Groups effort.  Activity is on the HF bands using CW,
SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via M0OXO.

FRANCE, F.  Special event station TM62GG is QRV from Meurchin on
June 17 and 18 to commemorate the end of World War I.  QSL via
F4AHN.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station GB4LMG will be QRV from the
Gloucester Life Museum on June 16 as part of the International
Museums Weekend.  QSL direct to G4CIB.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Haru, JA1XGI will be QRV as H44XG from Honiara
from June 21 to 27.  Activity will be on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15 and 12
meters using CW, and FT8 in DXpedition mode.  QSL direct to home
call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  A large group of operators will be QRV as
6M6M from Yonghung Island, IOTA AS-105, grid square PM37fg, on June
16 and 17.  Activity will be on 6 meters using CW, SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL via DS1SYV.

THAILAND, HS.  In celebration of the 50th anniversary of IARU Region
3, members of the Radio Society of Thailand are QRV as HS50IARU
until October 31.  QSL via LoTW.

GUAM, KH2.  Masayuki, JR3RIU will be QRV as WH2JA in the All Asian
DX CW contest.  QSL to home call.

LUXEMBOURG, LX.  A group of operators are QRV with special event
call LX8SAR during the 2018 SAARLORLUX Friendship meeting being held
in Weicherdange.  QSL via DK4XC.

EGYPT, SU.  Special event station SU18FWC is QRV until July 15
during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  Activity is on all HF bands using
CW and SSB.  QSL via SM5AQD.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  Special event station R400N is QRV until July
15 to celebrate 400 years since Novokuznetsk City was founded.  QSL
via RV9V.

BRUNEI, V8.  Members of the Brunei Darussalam Amateur Radio
Association are QRV with special event station V850IARU until
October 31 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARU Region 3.  QSL
via V85TL.

CANADA, VE.  Members of the Rotarians Of Amateur Radio and Friends
will be QRV with special event station VE3R from June 20 to 30 for
the Rotary International Convention in Toronto.  QSL via bureau.

FALKLAND ISLANDS, VP8
Station VP8HDM will be QRV on June 16 and 17
from the Historic Dockyard Museum in Stanley, IOTA SA-002.  Activity
will be on the HF bands using SSB and FT8.  QSL direct to VP8LP.

INDIA, VU.  Members of the Bangalore Amateur Radio Club are QRV with
special call VU18FIFA until July 16 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

MEXICO, XE.  Look for special event station 4A18FWC to be QRV until
July 15 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  QSL via bureau.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Lawrence, K8HTC will be QRV as ZF2LT from Grand
Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, from June 18 to 24.  QSL to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  ARRL SSB Kids Day, All Asian DX CW
Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, SMIRK Contest, Ukrainian
DX Classic RTTY Contest, International Museums Weekend, ARR BPSK63
Contest, IARU Region 1 50 MHz Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF Contest, Stew
Perry Topband CW Challenge, West Virginia QSO Party, Feld Hell
Sprint and the WAB 50 MHz Phone are all on tap for this weekend.

The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for June 18.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for June 20.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see June QST, page 82, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
_________________________________________
ZCZC AE25
QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 25  ARLD025
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  June 14, 2018
To all radio amateurs    

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terça-feira, 12 de junho de 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1367 June 11, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1367 June 11, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1367
BID: $OPDX.1367
June 11, 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, N1DG, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WA4DAN, AA6YQ, K6MM, K8CX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, N0FCD, DL1SBF, DL7JOM, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, 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, 3rd/June, through Sunday, 10th/June there were 203 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3W, VIETNAM. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as 3W9NH from Hoi An between
June 14-18th. Activity will be on various HF bands, possibly 6 meters,
and using CW and FT8. He also plans to be in the All Asian DX CW Contest.
(June 16-17th). QSL via JA0JHQ direct or LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs. For more
details and updates, see:     https://pandasan.jimdo.com/3w9nh

6M, SOUTH KOREA (IOTA & 6m Op). Operators Jeongho/HL2VA, Lee/DS4EOI, Kim/
HL2CFY, SangHyun/HL3EYC, Geum-dong/DS4AOW, Lee/DS2GWM, Gyeong-Hwan/HL4CEL,
Wang-Hyun/HL4RBR, Park/HL4CGB, JuHyun/HL2VXK, Byung-ho/HL1TKF, Mun/6K2KCW,
Youngkyun/HL2DAA, Lee/DS3FXU, Sam/HL2ZIK, Jun/HL2ZDA, Sungki/HL1IWD, Sun/
DS1IYZ, Moon/DS3OWY, Hwan-Jong/DS2NSC, Jang/DS3CHK and Hae-Young/DS3BNU
will be activating Yonghung Island (AS-105, WW Loc.  PM37fg) between June
16-17th. Yonghung Island is located in the Yellow Sea, just off the city
of Incheon which holds one of the largest and busiest airports in the
world. The callsign 6M6M has been operated by many DXers every year since
2013 to experiment and promote the 6 meter band. They will be operating a
high power 6 meter station with a 12.5 meter (41 ft) long boom  8 element
Yagi antenna on a 42 meter (138 ft) high crank-up tower. They will be using
all modes - CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DS1SYV.

8Q, MALDIVES. Daniel, SM0UDH, will be active as 8Q7DT from Horubadhoo,
Baa Atoll, Maldives Islands (AS-013, WW Loc. MJ65MD), between June 24th
and July 9th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands using
SSB, JT9, JT65 and FT8, with an ICOM IC-7300 transceiver and a simple
antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog, LoTW
or eQSL.

9H, MALTA. Operators Alan/G3XSV, Robin/G3TXF and Mark/G4AXX will be
active as 9H6YB from Malta (EU-023) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
28-29th) as a Multi-Single/24-Hrs entry. The team is expected to be
active before the contest starting July 25th, and sign as 9H3XSV, 9H3TKF
and 9H3AXX. They will go QRT after the contest. QSL routes are not avail-
able at this time.

9H, MALTA. Dr.Tevfik Aydin "Tev", TA1HZ, is planing to be active from
Malta (EU-023) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-
Op entry. Callsign is pending and QTH is TBD. Activity outside of the
contest will be on FT8, and he will do portable operation only on the
contest weekend. QSL via LoTW.

9L. SIERRA LEONE. Mark, KW4XJ, who is on an overseas assignment and was
signing 9L/KW4XJ, is now active with the permanent callsign 9L1YXJ from
Freetown (WW Loc. IJ38jk). We still don't know the length of his stay.
Mark operates mainly on CW and the Digital modes on the HF bands (40-10m).
His QTH station is an Icom IC-7300 into a magloop (with power set to max.
10W) currently until more antennas arrive and get installed. His QRP
station is a Yaesu FT-817ND running 5 watts into magloop (Chameleon
F-Loop). QSL via his home callsign.

CASS AWARD 2017 (Press Release). [edited] Janusz Wegrzyn, SP9FIH, has
won the 2017 Single-Operator Cass Award.
-- Sponsors Add New Award -- "The Cass Awards encourage DXpedition
operating excellence."
  While QRV from Palestine as E44WE during May 2017, Janusz worked 10,087
unique stations during 14 days of his one-man DXpedition, demonstrating
an outstanding effort to log as many DXers as possible, and setting a
new Single-Operator Cass Award record.
  Polish Amateur Radio Union President Waldemar Sznajder, 3Z6AEF, presented
Janusz with his plaque at their LOS Convention on May 26, 2018. Here's a
photo of Janusz (on the left) proudly displaying the plaque just received
from Waldemar: 
    low resolution : http://www.cassaward.com/SP9FIH_3Z6AEF_lowres.jpg
    full resolution: http://www.cassaward.com/SP9FIH_3Z6AEF.jpg

  "Two categories of Cass Award in 2018 and beyond" --  The Cass Award
Sponsors ­ Club Log, DXLab, and the Northern California DX Club ­ have
also announced the addition of a new "unlimited" award. Presented annually,
the Cass Awards encourage DXpeditions to maximize the number of DXers
worked with a plaque for the Single-Operator DXpedition that works the
most unique callsigns during a two-week interval and, and a plaque for
the "unlimited" DXpedition that works the most unique callsigns; the
rules for each award are defined in . These
awards honor the wisdom and spirit of Cass, WA6AUD (SK), whose stories
in the West Coast DX Bulletin taught a generation of DXers that DX IS!
  Congratulations to Janusz on his achievement in winning the 2017
Single-Operator Cass award!

CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Press Release: Behind The Scenes) [date June 9th]:
  The 2016 CY9C DXpedition team has been quietly working behind the scenes
with Parks Canada attempting to gain permission to mount a significant
DXpedition to Sable Island CY0. This effort began more than a year ago.
For a number of years now, the Parks Canada policy has been to not allow
overnight stays on the island. This was one reason the small team of N0TG,
VE1RGB and WA4DAN mounted a one day DXpedition to Sable on September 8,
2014.
  Aaron, VA1AXC, who worked with Parks Canada, was active from Sable during
his tours on the island. Last August, Aaron left Parks Canada and went back
to work with the Canadian Coast Guard. Aaron was very instrumental in the
months long negotiations. We had worked with Aaron during the CY0P DX-
pedition in October 2013 as well as our one day CY0C operation. Our team
donated equipment and antennas for Aaron to use while on Sable. Many email
exchanges and phone calls were made between Parks Canada, Aaron and the
CY9C team in an attempt to gain permission.
  The CY9C team sent a "Qualifications Package" to Parks Canada highlighting
not only our general DXpedition experience, but our experience out on Sable
Island. Many different scenarios were discussed and there was a lot of back
and forth between Parks Canada and our team. There were times that per-
mission seemed nothing more than a dream. It was very discouraging but we
kept plugging away trying to stay positive. Finally, a couple of weeks ago,
we received word from Parks Canada that we had been granted permission for
a one week DXpedition in September 2019!!
  The 2019 CY0 DXpedition team will consist of 6-7 ops, mostly those who
were on the CY9C team. Much more information will be forthcoming later this
year and as we enter 2019. The 2019 CY0 team is already in the initial
planning stage for this DXpedition. Sable is especially rare on CW and a
big effort will be made to satisfy that demand.
  73,
  Randy N0TG Team Co-Leader
  Murray WA4DAN Team Co-Leader

E6, NIUE. Members of the Quake Contesters will be active as E6Y at Turtle
Lodge in the Makefu area on Niue Island (OC-040) between October 6-16th.
Operators mentioned are Mark/ZL3AB, Geoff/ZL3GA, Phil/ZL3PAH and Paul/ZL4TT.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters (including 60m) using CW, SSB, RTTY and
FT8. Suggested frequencies are:
CW   - 1805/1826.5, 3503, 7024, 10120, 14025, 18069, 21024, 24891 and 28025
SSB  - 1865, 3770, 7080/7160, 14260, 18145, 21295, 24930 and 28490
RTTY - 3580, 7040, 10144, 14080, 18106, 21080, 24926 and 28080
FT8  - 3573, 7074, 10136, 14074, 18100 and 21074 kHz
   * Freq. are subject to change
They also plan to be active in the Oceania DX Contests (CW/Oct. 13-14th
and SSB/Oct. 6-7th) as a Multi-2 entries. QSL via ZL3PAH, direct, by the
Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
               https://quakedxpeditions.wordpress.com

E6, NIUE (2019 Op). Alex, 5B4ALX will be active as E6ET from Niue Island
(OC-040) between March 19th and April 2nd, 2019. Activity will be on
80-15 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. He will also be in the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-
Power entry. QSL via 5B4ALX, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details
and updates, see:      http://www.5b4alx.cloud/e6et-niue-2019

IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-129.  Members of the club station "des OV Konigs Wusterhausen"
           (DL0KWH) will be active as DL0KWH/p from Usedom Island (0-13
           for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Two-TX/High-Power entry. Operators
           mentioned are Ronny/DG2RON, Rainer/DL2RVL, Bert/DL2RNS, Heiko/
           DL1RTL, Ron/DG2RON, Georg/DL4SVA and Olaf/DL7JOM. QSL via
           DL0KWH (direct, by the Bureau) or ClubLog's OQRS.

  EU-178.  Toivo, ES2DJ, will be active from Ruhnu Island during the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via the Bureau.

  NA-121.  Operators Fred/VE1FA and XYL Helen/VA1YL will be active as
           VE1FA/KH7 and VA1YL/KH7 from Round Island, AK, between July
           5-10th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters (around 7150 and
           14260 kHz +/- QRM) on SSB with 100 watts. They will announce
           when they are active on DX Summit. Antennas will have a clear
           ocean shot to south and east, but will be blocked to west.
           Round Island, AK, is 58.6 degs N.Lat., 160 degs W.Long. QSL
           to VE1FA. No electronic QSLs, please.

  NA-126.  Operators Richard/VA1CHP, Lowell/VY2OX, Mark/VA2MM, Helen/VA1YL,
           Fred/VE1FA, Alphonse/VO1NO, Wayne/VE1BAB, Bob/VE1RSM and
           Sheldon/VE1GPY will be active as VB1M from Bon Portage (Outer)
           Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-
           Op/Single-TX/Mixed-Mode/24-Hrs/Island-Expedition entry. QSL
           via VA1YL.

  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......

K8CX'S 2018 DAYTON HAMVENTION PHOTO GALLERY. Tom's, K8CX, 2018 Dayton
Photo Gallery is now up at:    http://hamgallery.com/dayton2018/
This is Tom's 22nd consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 392
photos taken this year at the Crowne Plaza, various events and hospitality
suites. There are now close to 5692 Dayton photos on HamGallery. The site
has Dayton photos in "The HamGallery"  dating back
to 1971. All years are search-able by callsign from the search engine on
the HamGallery home page. If you have any old photos from Dayton, please
send them to K8CX. You may submit your own Dayton photos to be included
in this gallery, but first please read the guidelines/instructions listed
on the Dayton 2018 page. 

KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS.......
  * The following Press Release #10 was sent out by Don, N1DG, on June 4th:
    Propagation Forecasts -- The 2018 DXpedition to Baker Island occurs
    during the declining side of the solar cycle where propagation is
    usually much, much worse, nearing the bottom:
        https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression
      In addition, there are limited hours of darkness in some Northern
    Hemisphere locations. However, this is the when our permit is valid
    and we are planning to maximize the time we are available to work to
    propagation challenged areas. For instance, stations will be on 20
    meters 24 hours a day.
      First, thanks to Stu, K6TU, we have embedded his tools in our website
    where you can run forecasts specific to your grid square and station
    properties. Please visit 
    to see when and on what bands to look for us. We have also run these
    forecasts by geographic area to know when we should be listening for
    you. The forecasts are grim. However, stations on the Equator report
    working EU in June/July is one of the better times. During noon, local
    time, we don’t expect to hear any signals. We will mostly likely take
    our main meals during that time, and rest up, for a long night of pro-
    ductive QSOs.
      Remember, these are predictions ­ like climate versus weather. Climate
    is what you expect, weather is what you get. Keep an ear on the bands ­
    you might catch an opening. Check the daily space weather forecast -
    
      Our network of worldwide pilots will also report how well we are being
    heard in your area to keep us abreast of propagation.
      Our permit restricts our antennas to 43 ft vertical antennas. We
    won't get the gain of a Yagi, nor the directionality. We will be using
    Steppirs and special design antennas to take advantage of the salt
    water ground. One of the antenna designs has been adapted by AA7JV
    from the recent 3B7A operation.
      We will be using FT8 to find openings we might not hear, and to serve
    as a beacon. When we find an opening, we will put as many radios/modes/
    ops on as we can.
      Our group helped develop the latest WSJT-X software to incorporate
    a DXpedition fox/hound mode. Please download version 1.9.0 before we
    are QRV around 27 June. This may expand the bands we are able to use
    at this point in the solar cycle. We’ve also put a "how to use the
    new FT8" primer on our site.  You can view it and our planned operating
    frequencies at . It will
    help those new to the mode to quickly master the new version.
      As previously mentioned, we will stay on 20 meters continuously and
    jump to other bands from one of the other 7 operating positions. Our
    15 operators will rotate on and off in 3 hour shifts. We have one goal,
    maximize the number of ATNO QSOs with this 5th most wanted entity.
      All our equipment has arrived at the departure point. Our permit has
    been issued. Our callsign is set, KH1/KH7Z. All our plans for the past
    11 months have led to this month! We are excited, and trust you are
    too.
      We are nearing the start of the operation, as the ops leave for Pago-
    Pago within the next two weeks. We still could still use your donation
    at this time.  
      Thank you in advance for your support.
      The Baker Island 2018 Team

  *  Don, N1DG, on June 6th, posted on the KH1/KH7Z and FaceBook page a
     JPG on their route to Baker and back:
     http://baker2018.net/images/travel-master-650.jpg
     https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/
v/t1.0-9/34646028_10156413423133210_5177794834395561984_n.jpg?_nc_
cat=0&oh=bb4823597cbd2c5e6baf2923d17de5c2&oe=5BBE9B67

  * Check out an interview with Don, N1DG, by Val, NV9L, talking about
    the upcoming KH1/KH7Z DXpedition to Baker Island on Ham Nation's (last
    week's "Ham Nation 354 Field Day Plans" TWiT.TV show). The segment on
    Baker Island is about 44 min. into the talk:
    https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation/episodes/354?autostart=false

NCDXF NEWS (Press Release -- Northern California DX Foundation Secretary,
G. Kip Edwards, W6SZN, SK). [edited, dated June 9th] NCDXF Director and
Secretary G. Kip Edwards, W6SZN, of Indianola, Washington, died on June 6
at the age of 71. The Foundation has lost a dear friend and valued col-
league.
  Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1947, Kip was first licensed as KN0PID at
the age of 11. The family moved to Washington State where Kip later
became K7GGC. Newly married in 1968, Kip and his wife moved to Berkeley
where he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley School
of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1971. After a stint as a Teaching Fellow at Stan-
ford Law School, Kip joined a major law firm in San Francisco as an
associate in 1972 and became a partner in 1978. In 1976, Kip passed
the Amateur Extra exam and became W6SZN. After retiring in 2013, Kip and
his family moved back to Washington.
  An ARRL Life member, Kip served as President of Northern California
Contest Club and editor of The JUG, the club’s newsletter. He was honored
as Contester of the Year in 1982. He was also a member of the Northern
California DX Club and also served as that club’s President, receiving
the club’s DXer of the Year award in 1988. Kip is on the DXCC Honor Roll
and holds 9BDXCC and 5BWAS.  He was an enthusiastic DXpeditioner, and
contester, having achieved Top 10 status in many DX contests over the
years. 
  In addition to his role as Secretary and newsletter editor for NCDXF,
Kip also served as Secretary of the Yasme Foundation and editor of the
Western Washington DX Club’s Totem Tabloid. He was a member of the ARRL
Maxim Society and a founding member of the Kitsap County DX Club.
  Kip made many great contributions to the Foundation over the years,
helping to move it forward in numerous ways.  He was caring, creative
and had a wonderful sense of humor. His work will not soon be forgotten.
  John Miller, K6MM
  NCDXF President

OX, GREENLAND. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Ittoq-
qortoormiit City, East Greenland (NA-018, WW. Loc. HQ90) between July
1-14th. Activity will be on various HF bands, but limited to his spare
time when not working (He states, "Best chance is in the morning around
lunch and after dinner [local time utc+2], on the weekend also during
night/morning"). He may also be active some days from the Greenland's
Coastal Islands North East IOTA Group (NA-243). QSL via OZ0J direct (see
QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For
more details and updates, see: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT June 11-17th).......
 Jun/11th AN      Jun/14th  AN     Jun/16th  AN
 Jun/12th AN      Jun/15th  AN     Jun/17th  AN
 Jun/13th AN

   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  [June 10th]
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  7S18FWC via SM-Bureau & (L) HG18FIFA via HG18FIFA (e)  SO2E via SQ2KLZ
  8N1080S via JF1CCH & (e)  HL50IARU via HL50IARU (e)  SP9YFF via SP9WAN (d/L)
  8S18FWC via (SM-Bureau/L)  II9FIFA via IW3RUA (d/L/e)  SU18FWC via SU0ERA
  9X2AW via M0OXO (O/L)       IQ3QM via IZ3ZUC        SV3/DL8DBW/P via DL8DBW
  AO18FWC via EA4URE          J48GEO via SZ8LSV (d/L) SV67FF via SV2GWY (d/e)
  AY0FWC via LU5FB (L)        LA/DC8TM/P via DC8TM       SV8/DL8MCA via DL8MCA
  BV50IARU via BV2FP          LA/DF3TS/P via DF3TS       TK/IW5ELA via IW5ELA
  CP4BT via DJ2BW & (L)       LZ30STM via LZ1ZF          TM100LGG via F4GRW
  CR520D via CS5LX            LZ430PPW via LZ1KCP        TM18FWC via (F-B)
  DL/KU1CW via KU1CW (L)      MW/DL1FDH via DL1FDH       TM18PGM via F4FCE
  DL0RRC via DL6ZFG           OE100AKD via OE6AKD        TM3FO via F6KCZ
  DU1/JH1FNS via JH1FNS (*/e) OE100RJJ via OE9RJJ        TM40SC via F1JSU
  DX18FIFA via DU1EV          OG0C via OH5CW             TM41VFV via F6KJX
  EA6/DG3MIM via DG3MIM       OK/DL2DXA/P via DL2DXA     TM5PAM via F4HSQ
  EG1MEP via EA1AUM    OM18FIFA via OM18FIFA (e) UP18FIFA via UP18FIFA (L/e/C)
  EG7JIR via EA7LH            OP0PPY via ON7LX           VK18FIFA via VK2IR
  EH4MCG via EA4DCU & (L)     OU18FWC via OU18FWC (O)    VR2FIFA via VR2XRW
  EO70UWC via UT4UWC          SD7SUB via SM7EYO          WU1ITU via KA1R
  ER18FIFA via ER1FF          SE18FWC via (SM-B/L)       YB50KT via YB50KT (L)
  HB0/F4HOD/P via F4HOD (e)   SM/DM3MS via DM3MS         YB50NB via YB50NB (L)
  HB18FWC via HB18FWC (L)     SN740BAR via SP1KRF        ZL/PD9DX via PD9DX

JH1FNS: Masatoshi Ohta, 0651 Langka St. Purok-4 Brgy Lamot-2,
        Calauan-City, Laguna-Province, 4012, Philippines

  (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        (*) direct to DU-Address

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/KL7RRC/P/2018
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/vk5ce/6_oc164

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B7A, 3B9FR, 4L1MA, 4Z5ML, 9M0W, A91FWC, CN3A,
  D2EB, DS3HWS, E51DWC, EA8DBM, HL1LUA, HZ1TL, JR1IIR, KD6WW/VY0 (NA-159,
  NA-196), LU8XW (SA-008), SP9UH, TO2SP, UA2FI, UL7GAA, UN1L, UT7ZA,
  WA3DX/6W, XP3A, YB8OUN and Z35Y

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5N3WQK, 9M0W, XR0YD and Z60A

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

TF, ICELAND. Richard, VE2DX, will be active as TF/VE2DX from Iceland
between September 3-15th. Activity will be on various HF bands. Look
for more info to be forthcoming.

VA2, CANADA (Zone 2/Grid Correction). Dany, VA2BK, will be active from
Zone 2 (WW Loc. FO03 -- not FN03) in Chisasibi, QC,  between June 7-11th.
Activity will be during his spare time mostly on the Digital modes (RTTY/
FT8) and on the lower HF band including 60 meters. Both he and François,
VA2RC, (permanent resident) will be active on 6m HP during the ARRL VHF
Contest [June 9-11th] (CW/SSB) if the band opens. Dany states, "The 5
elements beam should be installed just in time for the contest." QSL
only via LoTW after he returns back home (No direct or Bureau). PLEASE
NOTE: If you need Zone 2 on CW or SSB, watch Yuri, VE2IM (VE3DZ), in
upcoming CQWW contests.

W9DXCC ADVISORY. John, N0FCD, sent out the following on June 4th:
Dear fellow radio amateur:
  We're reaching out to you because you cover DX news or have in the
past been listed as a club contact.
  It's our hope that you might help us spread the word about the 66th
annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet on Sept. 14-15th, 2018, in Schaum-
burg, Illinois. Please consider sharing the following information with
your members via e-mail, website or word of mouth:
  (June 4, 2018) ­ Registration is open for the 2018 W9DXCC DX Convention
and Banquet in suburban Chicago on Sept. 14-15th. Presentation topics at
the 66th annual gathering will include the upcoming Baker Island DX-
Pedition, how Kosovo became a new DXCC entity, emergency communications
in Puerto Rico and the epic tale of the attempt to activate Bouvet Island
for the first time since 2008.
  The keynote speaker for the banquet will be Bob Schenck, N2OO, a veteran
operator, DXpeditioner, QSL manager, CQ magazine DX editor and current
president of the International DX Association (INDEXA).
  Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, W9DXCC will again
offer Contest University and DX University on Friday. The daylong session
on Saturday will feature speakers, exhibits, QSL card checking and a CW
pileup contest, as well as the evening reception and banquet. The venue
remains the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.
  For more information and registration: http://w9dxcc.com/ 
  73, John/K9KE (K9KE@arrl.net)

Z6 PREFIX IS QUESTIONED. On the ITU Web site and in "ITU Operational
Bulletin (No. 1149 1.VI.2018)" [Information received by 16 May 2018],
on page 7, the Secretary-General of the ITU reports the following:
  "Following the inquiry of the Administration of Serbia of 16 March
2018 regarding the use of Call Sign Series Z6 by amateur radio stations
of Kosovo*, I would like to provide the following statement: Pursuant
to Article 19 of the Radio Regulations, notably its provisions Nos. 19.28B
and 19.33, the management of international series of call signs is a
prerogative of ITU. Call sign series can be allocated only to the admini-
strations of the ITU Member States by world radiocommunication conferences
or, between radiocommunication conferences, by the ITU Secretary-General.
In this respect, the attention of the ITU administrations is drawn to the
fact that ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its Member
States. Consequently, the utilization of call signs series Z6 by any
entity without a formal allocation and consent of the ITU represents an
unauthorized and illegal usage of this international numbering resource.
  * This designation is without prejudice to position on status, and is
in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ opinion on Kosovo declaration of
independence."
https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/opb/sp/T-SP-OB.1149-2018-OAS-PDF-E.pdf
  ADDED NOTES: The Z6 prefix does appears in the ARRL's "ITU Table of
Allocation of International Callsign Series" which can be viewed at:
                http://www.arrl.org/international-call-sign-series
However, the Z6 prefix does not appears in "Table of International Call
Sign Series" -- [yet] at: 
https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/terrestrial/fmd/Pages/call_sign_series.aspx

Z6, KOSOVO. It was announced that Max, ON5UR, is planning to be active
as Z68UR from Kosovo for 9 days sometime at the end of September. The
QTH will be near the border of Albania. Look for more details and a Web
site to be forthcoming.

 
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ARLP023 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP023 Propagation de K7RA

Sunspots vanished again after appearing on every day, from May 21
through June 4.  Average daily sunspot numbers this week (May 31
through June 6) dropped from 26.3 to 12.9.

Average daily solar flux declined from 74.9 to 73.2.  Average
planetary A index increased from 3.9 to 11.7 while average
mid-latitude A index increased from 4.7 to 10.4.

Predicted solar flux is 69 on June 8 to 10, 70 on June 11 to 14, 72
on June 15 to 17, 74 on June 18 to 23, 72 on June 24 to 30, 73 and
72 on July 1 and 2, 70 on July 3 to 7, 72 on July 8 to 14, 74 on
July 15 to 20 and 72 on July 21 and 22.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on June 8 to 12, 8 on June 13, 5 on
June 14 to 18, 8 on June 19, 5 on June 20 to 26, then 15, 28 and 18
on June 27 to 29, 10 on June 30 through July 1, 8 on July 2, 5 on
July 3 to 9, 8 on July 10, 5 on July 11 to 15, 8 on July 16, and 5
on July 17 to 22.

Summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is coming up in less than
two weeks, on Thursday, June 21, just before ARRL Field Day weekend.
Around this time of year we may see sporadic-E propagation on ten
meters, and sometimes on six meters.

Check this site devoted to ten meter sporadic-E:

http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/uham/spore.html

June 23 and 24 is Field Day weekend.  Predicted solar flux of 74 and
72 looks promising, and the planetary A index prediction of 5 for
both days is excellent.  Previously the planetary A index was
predicted at 8 for Sunday, and 5 is better.

Bill Mader, K8TE, president of the Albuquerque DX Association wrote:

"I hope you and Dr. Skov can educate folks about HF communications
on the planet Mars.  Although Mars' atmosphere is approximately 0.6
per cent of Earth's,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AtmosphereofMars

there are sufficient atoms to provide an ionosphere according to
some scientists (see https://bit.ly/2xTY06z).

However, reading this paper, it's obvious the authors do not have a
lot of experience with the subject since they state the Mars
ionosphere 'reflects' radio signals, rather than refracts them.

Long ago, I gave a presentation to a middle school class on this
very subject.  This is before the scientific community knew about
Mars' complicated atmosphere, much less its ionosphere.  I suggest
satellite communications would be necessary between explorers on
Mars' surface.  It may well be you will eventually need to provide
HF propagation predictions for hams on Mars."

VK5EEE wrote, regarding a recent inquiry on HF beacons:

"Beacons on bands other than 10m on HF (28200 to 28300 kHz) are
discouraged by the IARU, however, there are a few exceptions that
have been approved (and many unapproved beacons).

The most famous and useful is DK0WCY.  The German website (with a
few pages in English) has a wealth of information.  I have also
corresponded with DDK9, the German RTTY WX station on 30m and
obtained information about that station too.  To make it easy for
hams, I have put together pages that make it easy to find what you
need about these.  Please take a look:

http://www.30cw.net/dk0wcy and http://www.30cw.net/ddk9

A very fun beacon is IY4M that is licensed just below the 10m
exclusive beacon band (28200 to 28300) on 28195, and also on 12m.
It is extremely hard to find information about this beacon, which is
sad, as it is an amazing work.

You can QSO with the beacon in CW and it is very friendly and
upbeat, you give it various commands, such as to speed up, slow
down, send this or that info, etc.  I used to love having regular
QSOs with it from Europe especially during Sporadic E seasons.

All best wishes,

73 de Lou VK5EEE"

This is from George Ockwell, K7HBN:

"Perhaps it occurred too late in the reporting period, but I'm
surprised you didn't receive any comments on the exceptional
conditions during the WPX CW Contest.  Here in Western Washington 20
meters was open to somewhere the full 48 hour period.  The SFI was
74 to 75 with the A Index 4 to 5 and the K Index 0 to 1.  15 meters
was open to South America with some JA as well.  Brief openings also
happened on 10 meters."

That was last weekend on May 26 and 27.  See https://www.cqwpx.com/

Here is a propagation resource for the upcoming Baker Island
DXpedition:

http://www.baker2018.net/pages/propagation.html

Other resources from K6TU:

https://www.k6tu.net/

For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service at
http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals.  For an explanation of
numbers used in this bulletin, see
http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere.

An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation.  More good
information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/.

Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation.

Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL
bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for May 31 through June 6, 2018 were 21, 22, 20, 16,
11, 0, and 0, with a mean of 12.9.  10.7 cm flux was 76.8, 74.8,
74.4, 73.6, 70.5, 71.3, and 71.1, with a mean of 73.2.  Estimated
planetary A indices were 12, 26, 17, 9, 5, 6, and 7, with a mean of
11.7.  Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 11, 19, 14, 9, 5, 6,
and 9, with a mean of 10.4.
______________________________________________
ZCZC AP23
QST de W1AW 
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 23  ARLP023
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  June 8, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org

quinta-feira, 7 de junho de 2018

ARLD024 DX news

ARLD024 DX news

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

VIET NAM, 3W.  Nobu, JA0JHQ plans to be QRV as 3W9NH from Hoi An
from June 14 to 18.  Activity will be on the HF bands, and possibly
6 meters, using CW and FT8.  This includes being an entry in the
upcoming All Asian DX CW contest.  QSL direct to home call.

RWANDA, 9X.  Harald, DF2WO is now QRV as 9X2AW from Kigali.
Activity is on various HF bands using slow CW, SSB and various
digital modes.  QSL via M0OXO.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DK6GEO will
be QRV during the Geoparks Communication Weekend from Unicorn Cave.
QSL via operators' instructions.

IRELAND, EI.
  Members of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will
be QRV as EI2GEO from the Copper Coast European Geopark during the
Geoparks Communication Weekend.  QSL direct to EI3HDB.

ESTONIA, ES.  Operators Henrik, DG0LFF, Steffen, DH1DM, Fred, DH5FS
and Uwe, DL3BQA will be QRV as ES0/home calls and ES0UG/8 from
various islands from June 11 to 15.  Their fist stop will be Kihnu
Island, IOTA EU-178.  Activity will be on the HF bands, including 6
meters, 4 meters, 2 meters, 70 centimeters and 3 centimeters using
various modes.  QSL via operators' instructions.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.  Walter, HB9XBG is QRV as FO/HB9XBG from Bora
Bora Island, IOTA OC-067, until June 17.  Activity is on 20 meters
using SSB.  QSL to home call.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station GB6GEO will be QRV on June 9 and
10 from Kent's Cavern, Torbay, as part of the Geoparks Communication
Weekend.  Activity will be on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters, in
addition to 6 meters using SSB, and 2 meters using FM.  QSL via
bureau.

AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8.  Dave, WJ2O is QRV as KH8/WJ2O until June 10.
Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using CW.  QSL direct to N2ZN.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Pasi, OH3WS will be QRV as OJ0W while on work
assignment from June 9 to 16.  Activity will be in his spare time on
40 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call.

BONAIRE, PJ4.  Lauren, W0LD and Jon, N0JK are QRV as PJ4/home calls
until June 11.  Activity is on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW,
SSB and FT8.  They plan to be active as PJ4V in the ARRL June VHF
contest.  QSL both calls via W0LD and PJ4V via M0URX.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, S9.  David, EB7DX is QRV as S9ZZ from Sao
Tome Island, IOTA AF-023, until June 9.  Activity is holiday style
on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL direct to home
call.

GREECE, SV.  Special event station J48GEO will be QRV from Lesvos
Island, IOTA EU-049, from the Natural History Museum at the Lesvos
Petrified Forest during the Geoparks Communication Weekend.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

DODECANESE, SV5.  Marcel, OK2QQ will be QRV as SV5/OK2QQ from
Kalymnos and Telendos, IOTA EU-001, from June 12 to 22.  Activity
will be on 40 to 2 meters using CW, SSB and FM.  QSL direct to home
call.

COSTA RICA, TI.  A group of operators are QRV as TE6DX from Unita
Island, IOTA NA-155, until June 11.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via TI2CDA.

CORSICA, TK.  Arnoud, PE2USA will be QRV as TK/PE2USA near
Sari-Solenzara, IOTA EU-014, from June 10 to 15.  Activity will be
on 40, 20 and 10 meters, and possibly 80 meters, using SSB and RTTY.
QSL via operator's instructions.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0.  Special event station R30STM is QRV until June
10 from both Tyumenskaya and Kurganskaya Oblasts to commemorate the
30th anniversary of the launching of the Soyuz TM-5 spacecraft.  QSL
via operators' instructions.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  Will, KW4WZ plans to be QRV as V73/KW4WZ from
Kwajalein, IOTA OC-028, until June 18.  Activity is in his spare
time on the HF bands using some SSB, and JT65 and FT8.  QSL via
LoTW.

BERMUDA, VP9.  Kyle, WA4PGM is QRV as VP9/WA4PGM until June 16.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using mostly CW.  QSL direct to home
call.

ROMANIA, YO.  Look for special event station YP2GEO to be QRV during
the Geopark Communication Weekend from Tara Hateulul.  QSL via
operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL June VHF Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, Geoparks Communication Weekend, NCCC CW Sprint, DRCG World
Wide RTTY Contest, VK Shires Contest, Asia-Pacific SSB Sprint, SKCC
Weekend CW Sprintathon, Portugal Day Contest, GACW WWSA CW DX
Contest, REF DDFM 6-Meter Contest and Cookie Crumble QRP Contest are
all on tap for this weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for June
11.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, NAQCC
CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for June 13.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see June QST, page 82, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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ZCZC AE24
QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 24  ARLD024
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  June 7, 2018
To all radio amateurs      

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