DX Bulletin No. 1322
July 17, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From 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, N3JS, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DTA, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, N0AX, 4L2M, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY5EG, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th/July, through Sunday, 16th/July there were 210 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3D2, FIJI. Bill, VK4FW, will once again be active as 3D2T from Nadi, Viti Levu Island (OC-016), between July 16-27th. He is there on a family holiday set up by his sister. Using a K3, Bill will be active on 40/30/ 20/17/15 meters using mainly CW. He plans to activate some WWFF areas in Fiji. QSL via his home callsign. 4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ- ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), reports: "Abkhazia is a Georgian territory occupied by Russia. From this territory Russian radio amateurs are using Russian prefixes. By Georgian rules all these stations are without permits and they are pirate stations. STOP Russian callsigns from the Georgia territory!!! We are very opposite to the uses of Russian callsigns from Georgian territory." PLEASE NOTE: The Georgian Republic prefix of 4L has been in effect since August 1, 1994. Abkhazia is not part of Russia, and therefore cannot count as Russia for DXCC. 4L, GEORGIA. Operators Armen/4L6DL, Sergo/4L6QC, Antoine/F5RAB, Luc/F5RAV and Alexander/UR5EAW will be active as 4L0GF from Zeda Tkhilnari, Georgia, between August on 3-13th. This is a Georgian, French and Ukrainian DX- pedition by the BSCC (Black Sea Contest Club) members. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on various HF bands. QSL via F5RAV, direct, eQSL or LoTW. The log will also be uploaded to ClubLog. 6Y, JAMAICA. Operators Steve/AA4V (6Y4V), Gaylord/N4SF (6Y4F), Rick/W4GE (6Y4E) and David/K8AJA (6Y4J) will once again be active from 6Y5WJ's QTH on the Island of Jamaica (NA-097) between October 21-31st. The team plans to be active as 6Y4V during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. Outside of the contest, operators will be active on 160-10 meters on various modes. QSL 6Y4V via AA4V, direct or LoTW. QSL 6Y4F via N4SF, direct or LoTW. QSL 6Y4J via K8AJA, direct or LoTW. QSL 6Y4E via W4GE, direct or LoTW. 7Y9, ALGERIA (LH Op). Members of the Radio Club of Djelfa (7X2VFK), in cooperation with Algerian Radio Amateur Union (ARU) will be active as 7Y9C from the Phare de Colombi Lighthouse between October 25-29th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via 7X2DD. ADXG IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ZZ0T. Oms, PY5EG, informs OPDX that they've (Araucaria DX Group) been receiving quite a number of e-mails asking information about the DXpedition to Trindade Island ZZ0T. A group of Brazilian and Argentines DXers are organizing a operation from Trindade Island in near future, and the information that the ADXG has is what is written on QRZ.com under ZZ0T, and a general letter signed by Martin Bufera (LU9EFO) addressed to the DX community. The ADXG is not the organ- izer of this expedition. They have been part of several previous expedition to the island, but not this one. They wish total success of this event. There has not been a operation from Trindade for a quite long time. The ADXG suggests future contact be made with Martin, PT2/LU9EFO. BALKANS TOUR (Update). Costa, IZ7GXB, will be traveling between the Balkans from August 21st and September 3rd. He has announced the following schedule: August 21-25th -- From Ohrid, Macedonia as Z38/IZ7GXB August 25-29th -- From Durres, Albania as ZA/IZ7GXB August 29th-September 3rd -- From Ulcinj, Montenegro, as 4O7GXB Activity will be focused on 6 meters (50.150 SSB), but also HF bands (160-6m) using mainly SSB with some CW and RTTY. Equipment will be a Kenwood TS2000x with a 500w amp into a Vertical Spiderbeam, Multi-Dipole 1/2 wave, Windom - Long Wire - End Fed and a 3 element beam (50 MHz). QSL via his home callsign direct, NO Bureau or LoTW (after his operation). For more details and updates, see: https://balkanstour-iz7gxb.jimdo.com CN, MOROCCO. Operators Tev/TA1HZ and Golkem/TA7AZC will be active from here between September 6-13th. Callsign(s) have not been issued yet. Activity will be holiday style, and they will participate in the WAE DX SSB Contest (September 9-10th). QSL via LZ3HI (QSL Mgr) or LoTW. CR3, MADEIRA. Operators Nigel/G3TXF and Ian/G3WVG will be active as CR3G from Santana, Madeira Island (AF-014), during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-2/Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog. D2, ANGOLA. Paulo, CT1FJZ, is once again active as D2FJZ from Luanda. The length of his stay is unknown at this time. Activity was reported on 20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign. DXCC RULES ARE ABOUT CHANGE? (It's Been a While) Wayne Mills, N7NG, at DX University reports (on July 12th): "Yes, it's been a while -- too long -- since I have reached for the keyboard to express some fact and opinion. In July 2004, changes were made to the DXCC List Criteria that -- as time would tell -- rendered the criteria ineffective." In the article written by Wayne, he goes on states, "We hope to see a change coming within the next ten days (ed. which would be July 22nd). Much effort has gone into the process required to effect this change. On Monday of next week (ed. July 17th), on this page (ed. see Web page below), I will elaborate on the original 'situation' and its effects. Why it happened, and how we proposed to fix it." Wayne's complete article was on the "DX University" Web site , but has since been removed. It can now be found on: https://dx-world.net/change-in-the-dxcc-rules GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES....... ONFF-XXXX -- By ON5SWA/P; July 18th, between 0630-1430z; 0630-1030z from ONFF-0049 Bassegembos in JO10RT (8573 Anzegem) 1200-1430z from ON/ON-027 Pottelberg and ONFF-0318 Pottelbergbos in JO10US (7880 Vloesberg) EAFF-0183 -- By EA2/DL2DXA/p; July 18th, between 0900-1200z, from Murugil SOTA EA2/SS-036; later in the afternoon any lighthouse on the coast VKFF-0129 -- By VK4JAZ/P; July 18-19th; D Aguilar National Park; on 7032 kHz CW; Also 14062 kHz CW and 146.5 FM; Late morning VKFF-1594 -- By VK4SMA/P; July 19th, between 0300-0700z; Moggill Con- servation Park; on 7144 kHz SSB EAFF-0179 -- By EA2/DL2DXA/p; Julyu 20th, between 0900-1100z (time aprox); from Areetza SOTA EA2/SS-010; later in the afternoon; also EAFF-0178 possible; Please listen carefully for Reference No. VKFF-1382 -- By VK2JNG/P; July 20-21st; from Trinkey Coordinated Con- servation Area; on 7144 kHz SSB; Noon or earlier, weather permitting ONFF Summer Activation 2017 -- On July 21st; several ON stations from the KOTA group will activate different ONFF references on the National Day of Belgium. Special Award will be available via WWFF; LogSearch ON5SWA/P ONFF-0544 OT4V/P ONFF-0647 + VKFF-0610 -- By VK2JNG/P; July 21st; between 0300-0700z; from Tinkra- meanah Coordinated Conservation Area; on 7144 kHz SSB at 1:00pm LT. This is a N/P, not a conservation area VKFF-0588 -- By VK2JNG/P; July 21-22nd; from Garrawilla Coordinated Conservation Area; on 7144 kHz SSB at 10:30am LT, this is a N/P, not a conservation area VKFF-1197 -- By VK2JNG/P; July 22nd; from the Rocky Glen Coordinated Conservation Area; on 7144 kHz SSB at 1:30pm LT; This is a N/P not a conservation area VKFF-1307 -- By VK2JNG/P; July 22-23rd; from Cooleburba State Conser- vation Area; on 7144 kHz SSB, starting around 11:00am LT. GxFF National Parks Week -- July 24-30th; There will be awards, more info later ONFF-0648 -- By ON5SWA/P; July 24th; between 0630-1230z; NEW ONE; Rosdel Mene Jordaan EAFF-0081 -- By EA1/DL2DXA/p; July 24th; between 0900-1200z VKFF-0607 -- By VK2JNG/P; between July 24-25th; Somerton Coordinated Conservation Area; on 7144 kHz SSB 11:00am; This is a N/P, not a conservation area For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see: http://wwff.co/agenda Also suggest URLs: World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44 USA -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster IOTA NEWS.............. AF-094. Members of the Radio Club of Djelfa (7X2VFK), in cooperation with Algerian Radio Amateur Union (ARU) will be active as 7Y94I from Rachgoun Island between September 1-10th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via 7X2DD. AF-104. Members of the Radio Club of Djelfa (7X2VFK), in cooperation with Algerian Radio Amateur Union (ARU) will be active as 7Y7AI from Ile du Cavallo between September 30th and October 10th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via 7X2DD. AS-136. Operators Dale/BA4TB, Yu/BG4TMC, Tao/BG4TRN and Zhou/BG4TVT will be active as BG4TMC from Chongming Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via BG4TMC. EU-004. Gabriel, EA6VQ, will be active as AM625VQ from Mallorca Island, Balearic Islands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via EA6VQ or LoTW. The special callsign is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EA Digital Federation. EU-008. Operators Allan/GM3OZB, Barry/GM3YEH, Steve/GM4OSS, John/GM0DJG, Jason/GM7VSB and Gordon/GM7WCO will be active as GM7A [callsign of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC. (GM0ADX)] from Lismore Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Mixed- Mode entry. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via GM7WCO, direct or by the Bureau. EU-016. Operators Franjo/9A6M, Dragan/9A6W, Branko/9A7YY, Silvo/S50X, Tomaž/S51AC, Krajcar/S52P, Zarko/S53Z, Milan/S58MU and Dragon/ S59A will be active as 9A0AA from Vis Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via S50A. The team will be active between July 25th and August 1st. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-6 meters. EU-016. Norbert, OM6NM, will be active as 9A/OM6NM from Korcula Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via OM2FY. EU-024. Alan, G4DJX, will be active as IS0/G4DJX from Sardinia during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Island- DXpedition/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct. EU-029. Palle, OZ2PBS, will be active from Zealand Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via OZ2PBS, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. EU-029. Steen, OZ8SW, will be active from Sjaelland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via OZ8SW. EU-034. Toivo, ES2DJ, will be active as ES0DJ from Muhu Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Fixed-IOTA/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES2DJ. EU-056. Josef, OK1XC, will be active as LA/OL7X from Flemsoya Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via OK1XC. EU-057. Eddi, DO7ES, will be active from Ruegen Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/ Low-Power entry. QSL via DO7ES or eQSL. EU-136. Janez, S53V, will once again be active as 9A8CV from Krk Island from between July 27th and August 3rd. Activity will be CW only on various HF bands. He will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via eQSL only. EU-140. Members of the OH5AD group and possibly others will be active as OG5A from Nuokot Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/One-TX/Island-DXpedition/High-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via OH5AD, direct or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are Simo/OH5GIO, Jukka/OH5GJZ, Meiju/OH2ENF, OH2FXK, Panu/OH7CW and Vili/OH5GE. EU-146. Teun, PA5TT, will be active from Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via PA5TT. EU-170. Operators Branislav/OM1BD, Brani/OM2FY and Radovan/OM2ZZ will be active as 9A/OM2ZZ from Pag Island, Croatia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition/ Fixed/Low-Power entry. QSL via OM2FY. EU-172. Immo, DL8MF, will be active as OZ/DL8MF from Samso Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a QRP/Mixed- Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. EU-185. Valery, RU6DX, will be active as RU6DX/p from Sudzhuk Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via RU6DX. 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 29-30th) as a Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be holiday style. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. NA-083. Jeff, N3JS, will once again be active as K4P from Chincoteague Island (USI VA002S) between July 23-31st. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Island/Fixed entry. If like last time, activity during the contest will primarily be on 40, 20, and 15 meters SSB. Before and after the RSGB IOTA Contest, K4P will also be active on SSB, PSK31, JT65/JT9, and possibly CW, on 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters. QSL via N3JS. NA-126. (Change) Fred, VE1FA, will once again, along with operators Helen/VA1YL, Wayne/VE1BAB, Al/VO1NO, Lowell/VY2OX, Rich/VA1CHP and Sheldon/VE1GPY, be active as VC1G from Bon Portage (Outer) Island, off of Nova Scotia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/One-TX/High-Power entry. QSL via VA1YL. OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Marq, CT1BWW, will be active as OY/CT1BWW from the Faroe Islands (EU-018) between August 1-10th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via EA4URE by the Bureau or direct to CT1BWW. P4, ARUBA. Andreas, DL7AT, will be active as P4/DL7AT from Aruba (SA-036) between July 22nd and August 6th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 17-23rd)....... Jul/17th AN Jul/20th AN Jul/22nd HN Jul/18th AN Jul/21st AN Jul/23rd AN Jul/19th 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... (July 16th) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- We will be back next week..... (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only **Your QSL is not needed 9Q5MRC QSL ROUTE. John, W9ILY, reports: "I received a long overdue QSL from 9Q5MRC from a 1995 QSO in the US mail yesterday. Phil, G3SWH, has undertaken the chore of sending QSLs from Joe's old logs along with a nice note. Phil should be congratulated!!!" QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4X1QQ, 7Q7BP, 9K2NO, 9Z4Y, CM2XN, CN8YZ, DF8XC, EI3CTB, EI7HDB, F6EXV, FR4QT, HB0/SP2GCJ, HI8PLE, HK3W, I6WJB, KH6TU, LY5W, ON8BB, PJ6Y, RA6GW, SV1IYF, VE3OIJ, XE2OR, YT5DLT, ZL1BQD and ZP9CTS QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3W9DQ, 5A1AL, 9Q5MRC (1995), OY/MM0ZBH and TN5E QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!! R44, RUSSIA (Flora-Fauna Expedition). Radio Amateurs from Russia will be active as R44WFF from the following specially protected natural areas in Bashkiria between July 20-25th. The next sites to be activated/scheduled are: * National Park "Bashkiria" (RFF-009) * State Natural Site "Shulgan-Tash" (RFF-099) * State Natural Site "Bashkirskiy" (RFF-120) Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Yakov/RC8SC, Sergej/RU9SO, Valery/UA3DUV, Vladimir/ UA9SIV, Boris/RW9TP, Vjacheslav/R9SD and Sergej/R9SN. QSL via RA3AKF. SOLAR ECLIPSE (For Hams and Non-Hams). Ward, N0AX, reports: "OK, ham radio folks - I'm sure all of you have family, friends, clubs who are interested in the eclipse. Knowing you're a ham radio operator, maybe they asked how the eclipse will affect radio waves (a.k.a. 'RF' for 'radio frequency'). Here's an article I wrote in Nuts & Volts magazine presenting several things they can do with radios they already have to hear the effect them- selves. There are other articles to read listed in the article and on the HamSCI website, too. Got your goggles yet?" http://hamsci.org/article/non-ham-participation-observing-eclipses-rf-effects http://www.nutsvolts.com/magazine/article/the-solar-eclipse-and-ham-radio The solar eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21st. ADDED NOTE (by Editor): Look for Perry, N7FST, to be active in celebrating the "Great American Total Solar Eclipse." He will operate with the special event callsign K7E (K7Eclipse). Operation will be Monday, August 21st, at 1400z, until August 22nd, at 0200z. Activity will be on 7183 kHz and 14256 kHz plus or minus QRM. He states, "I'll be operating portable near the path of eclipse totality from the state of Wyoming. I have a nice QSL card for this special event. You can send me your QSL card, and I'll send you the special K7E eclipse QSL card. QSL direct to N7FST (also QRZ and LoTW)." https://www.qrz.com/hampages/n7fst/solar_eclipse_b_w.jpg YW450, VENEZUELA (Special Event). Members of the the Associacion of Radio- aficionados de Caracas (ARV) during the month of July will be operating as YW450ARV. Activity is to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the foun- dation of the Capital of Venezuela, Caracas. QSL via W4DTA, direct, by the Bureau, or via ClubLlog: https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YW450ARV Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Diya, YI1DZ, is once again active as Z81D from Juba, South Sudan, and was heard on Saturday. Activity was mainly on 40 meters SSB. QSL via OM3JW. He also use ClubLog and LoTW.
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