Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1339

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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1339
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1339
BID: $OPDX.1339
November 13, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, Ohio
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, W6NV, W6SZN, K8GI,
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MHz DX News, Radio Club Argentino (LU4AA), 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, 5th/November, through Sunday, 12th/November there were 224
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W,
3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W,
6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y,
A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP,
CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK,
EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G,
GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP,
HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2,
KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2,
P4, PA, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7,
TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4,
V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VK9M, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8,
VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV,
Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report “could” contain “Pirate/SLIM” operations or
  more likely a “BUSTED CALLSIGN”. As always, you never know – “Work
  First Worry Later”.
3C1, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update). By the time you read this, operators
Yuris/YL2GM and Kaspars/YL3AIW should be QRT as 3C1L from Luba located
on the ocean’s coast. ClubLog.org shows as of 0315z, November 9th, the
3C1L team made 35143 QSOs with 12481 unique callsigns (28307/CW, 1532/RTTY
and 5304/SSB). Breakdown is: 246/AF, 3708/AS, 22191/EU, 8118/NA, 78/OC
and 802/SA. QSL via YL2GN direct or ClubLog’s OQRS (direct or Bureau).
Look for the logs to be uploaded to LoTW six months after their operations.
Updates are being posted to:       http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l
LAST MINUTE UPDATE (November 12th): Operation is over. 3C1L is QRT since
November 12 05:00 GMT. Around 42,000 QSOs made it into 3C1L log during
roughly 16 days of on-the-air time. Plus 32,447 QSOs in 3C0L log in 12
days on the air. Yuris will upload the last part of 3C1L log today in
the evening when in Malabo. Their flight home is on November 13 morning.
3D2/R, ROTUMA ISLAND (Update). Operators Tony/3D2AG, Heye/DJ9RR, Erno/
DK2AMM, Hans/DL6JGN and Ronald/PA3EWP will be active as 3D2EU from Rotuma
Island (OC-060) between February 23rd and March 16th, 2018. They will have
two radio locations on the western peninsula of Rotuma. One in Fapufa in
the south. This is the annual QTH of Tony. The second QTH is in Maftoa on
the north coast. This is a joint operation using the resources of Tony and
the European group. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
the Digital modes. The team will use two stations (2x K3, 1x Expert 1,
3k-FA and 1x Tokyo Hy-Power HL-1.1KFX), a Spiderbeam and vertical antennas.
Subject to a reliable Internet connection, they will upload the log to
ClubLog on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete log will be uploaded
upon their return. QSL via DK2AMM (OQRS, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW).
They now have a Web page online at:     http://www.rotuma2018.de
3V, TUNISIA. SWL Ashraf “Ash”, 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8SS
from the “Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts” in Sousse, during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or to LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web
page at:                     http://www.kf5eyy.info
5A, LIBYA. Abubaker, 5A1AL, has found the new FT8 mode to operate on the
30 meter band. QSL via his home callsign. QRZ.com states, “Last log update
into ClubLog was on November 8th, at 2330 UTC.
5B, CYPRUS. Alex, SQ9UM, is now active as 5B/SQ9UM from Cyprus (AS-004)
until November 17th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters,
including 30/17/12m, using CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL via his home
5N, NIGERIA. Bodo, DF8DX (ex-DL3OCH), will once again be active as 5N7Q
from the Voice Of Nigeria in Abuja between November 12-16th. Activity
will be limited to his spare time (there working) on 80-10 meters using
mostly CW. QSL via DF8DX, LoTW or ClubLog’s OQRS.
6W, SENEGAL. Willy, ON4AVT, will be active as 6W/ON4AVT from Mbour some-
time in February 2018. Activity will be on 20 meters using CW, SSB, PSK31
and PSK63. Equipment is a Yaesu FT891 transceiver into a Buddipole antenna.
QSL via his home callsign.
9U, BURUNDI (Update). Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club are now active
as 9U4M until November 17th. Activity is on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8 (see OPDX.1338 for frequencies). ClubLog.org shows as of 1618z,
November 12th, the 9U4M team made 32833 QSOs with 11773 unique callsigns
(16016/CW, 13051/SSB, 3469/RTTY and 297/FT8). Breakdown is: 474/AF, 2847/AS,
23359/EU, 5196/NA, 131/OC and 826/SA. QSL via IK2VUC, direct, by the Bureau,
ClubLog’s OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:
ARGENTINA NEWS (new bands/other bands get extended). The Radio Club
Argentino (LU4AA), IARU Member Society, informs the international amateur
community that they have succeeded with its petition to their local
communications authorities, having granted new privileges to the Amateur
Radio Service on 630m and 60m as well as getting extensions on existing
allocations on 160m, 80m and 30m. The new allocations are the final
result of efforts made by the RCA during its participation in the pre-
paratory meetings of the WARC ’07, ’12 and ’15; and will be effective
in 90 days.
       New allocations              Extended allocations
   ————————-      ———————–
   630m — 472­479 kHz            160m — 1800­2000 kHz
    60m — 5351.5­5366.5 kHz       80m — 3500­4000 kHz
                                   30m — 10100­10150 kHz
AU2, INDIA (Special Event). Look for special event station AU2JCB to be
active between November 23rd and December 11th. Activity will be on 40-10
meters using SSB. Suggested frequencies are (depending on the propagation):
3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310, 21235, 21310, 21350, 28490, 28510
and 28545 kHz. On FM Mode: 6m – 50800 and 51500; 10m 29700 kHz If higher
bands are open, operations will be on those bands. The operator will be
Surabhi, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with 2 IRCs) to VU2DSI. Operations are to
celebrate the 159th anniversary of the birth (November 30th) of Sir
Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India’s great scientist and inventor who they
consider the “Father of Wireless Communication”. For more details, see
the following Web page at:     http://www.qsl.net/vu2msy/JCBOSE.htm
C2, NAURU (Reminder). Operators Kuni/JA8VE, Mat/JA1JQY and Kaoru/JA3MCA
are now active as C21VE, C21JY and C21JY, respectively from Nauru (OC-031)
until November 14th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
CR2/CU4/CT8, AZORES (Rare IOTA/Update). Operators Alan/K0AV and Oliver/W6NV
will activate the rare IOTA Graciosa Island (EU-175) in the Azores Group
between November 21-28th. Oliver, W6NV, will be active as CR2M during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th), while Alan, K0AV, will be active
as CU4DX during the contest. Look for Oliver to sign as CT8/W6NV on the
lower bands prior to the contest. Look for Alan to be active as CT8/K0AV
before the contest with possible SOTA activations and some 60 meters. QSL
CT8/W6NV via W6NV direct. QSL CT8/K0AV via K0AV direct. QSL CR2M via LoTW.
CR3, MADEIRA ISLAND. Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as CR3OO during the
QCQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
QSL via LoTW.
DXCC NEWS……………..
  4W/OZ1AA — It has been reported that Thomas, OZ1AA, states his 4W/OZ1AA
              log from East Timor has been uploaded to LoTW and “the
              operation has been approved for DXCC.”
  FT5XT    — QSL Manager Stephane, F4DXW, reports “good news” as “all
              the proofs were sent to the ARRL by email and by mail (paper
              copy) to accredit the FT5XT activities and also FT5WQ.”
              Sharon Taratula, Awards Manager, has told Stephane that
              both operations are now approved for DXCC credit. The
              FT5XT operation was from Kerguelen Island on October 11th.
              Gil has not yet been active this year as FT5WQ from Crozet.
              Also, LoTW certificate has been requested for both calls and
              Stephane says once received he’ll upload the FT5XT logs.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. An international contest team will be active as ED8X
from La Palma Island (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators
mentioned are Kresimir/9A5K, Emir/E77DX, Krassimir/K1LZ, Velimir/K3JO,
Alexey/RA1A, Alexey/RN1AM, Vladimir/RW1A, Andrey/RW7K, Adi/S55M, Alexandru/
YO8TTT, Ionut/YO9WF and Tiberiu/YO9GZU. QSL via LoTW or RN3RQ.
FY/TO2, FRENCH GUIANA. Hartwig, DL7BC, will be active as FY/DL7BC/p from
French Guiana in 2 weeks. He tells OPDX that he will leave for his first
visit (reaching there on Saturday, November 25th), but first will have to
set up an antenna of his friend Bruno, FY4VA (also DH1BL, ex-FY4VOS).
Hartwig will go back to DL-land on December 7th in the afternoon, so he
might close down the station on the 7th around noon time. His second visit
will then take place around March 12-13th, 2018, and then he will return
home probably on March 26th. He will be active as TO2BC during the BARTG
HF RTTY (March 17-18th, 2018) and CQWW WPX SSB (March 24-25th) contests.
Again, look for him to be active as FY/DL7BC/p before and after the
contests. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 80m) using a Kenwood
TS590SG into a Spiderbeam for 20-10m with WRTC-40m-extension and a Triple-
Leg for 40m. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
Watch his Web page for updates at:     http://www.qslnet.de/dl7bc
FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Operator Didier, FY5FY, will be active during the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-
Power entry. QSL via FY5FY.
  VKFF-0622 — By VK3TKK; November 13th; between 0300-0700z; French
               Island National Park; 7150 khz SSB; Try 80 & 40m
  VKFF-0744 — By VK3XV/P; November 13th; between 0300-0700z; Cape Conran
               Coastal Park
  VKFF-0119 — By VK2AWJ; November 13-14th; Croajingolong National Park;
               7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0618 — By VK2AWJ; November 13-14th; Alfred National Park; 7144
               kHz SSB
  VKFF-0158 — By VK3XV/P; November 13-14th; Morning Errinundra National
               Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0026 — By VK5PAS/2 and VK5FMAZ/2; November 14th; between 0300-
               0700z; Ben Boyd National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0455 — By VK3XV/P; November 14th; between 0300-0700z; Snowy
               River National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0761 — By VK5PAS/3 and VK5FMAZ/3; November 14-15th; Lake Tyers
               State Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0321 — By VK2AWJ; November 14-15th; Mitchell River National
               Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0962 — By VK5PAS/3 and VK5FMAZ/3; November 15th; between 0300-
               0700z; Colquhoun Regional Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0556 — By VK3ZPF/P; November 15th; between 0300-0700z; Yarra
               Ranges National Park; 7144 kHz SSB; Also 80/20/15/12/10m
  VKFF-0321 — By VK3XV/P; November 15th; between 0300-0700z; Mitchell
               River National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0480 — By VK5PAS/3 and VK5FMAZ/3; November 15-16th; Tarra-Bulga
               National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0484 — By VK2AWJ; November 15-16th; The Lakes National Park;
               7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0626 — By VK5PAS/3 and VK5FMAZ/3; November 16th; between 0300-
               0700z; Morwell National Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0758 — By VK3XV/P; November 16th; between 0300-0700z; Holey
               Plains State Park; 7144 kHz SSB
  VKFF-0020 — By VK2AWJ; November 17-18th; Baw Baw National Park;
               7144 kHz SSB
  OHFF-0011 — By OH6EFH/p;  November 19th; OHFF-0019 Leivonmaki National
               Park; 80m SSB; Operator Kai, OH6EFH
  For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see:
  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
  Canada Flora & Fauna (VEFF) link is:
  Other links for VEFF are:
  PLEASE NOTE: Yahoo Groups might be removed if the Facebook Group works
  as expected.  However, it will remain online well into the New Year 2018.
HK0, SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA (Reminder). By the time you read this,
members of the Yaguarete DXers Group will be active as 5K0T from San
Andres Island (NA-033) until November 25th.  Activity will be on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB and various Digital modes. QSL via LU1FM.
HP8, PANAMA. Operators Mike/W1USN and Bob/AA1M will once again be active
as HP8/W1USN and HP8/AA1M, respectively, from Panama between February
1-15th, 2018. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes. QSL HP/W1USN via W1USN direct or LoTW. QSL HP/AA1M via
AA1M direct or LoTW.
HQ9, HONDURAS (Update). Operators Dennis/W1UE, Paul/K1XM and Charlotte/
KQ1F will be active as HQ9X during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. They will be operating from Chillax Roatan
(NA-057). QSL via KQ1F. Operators will be active outside of the contest
signing homecall/HR9. W1UE will be there between November 11-27th, and
K1XM/KQ1F will be there between November 18-27th.
  SA-093.  (Update/Postpone). Reports indicate that Martin, LU9EFO, has
           stated [edited], “Due to the strike of pilots of the Avianca
           Local Airline of Colombia, the team of the DXpeditions to IOTA
           SA-040 and SA-093 (operators Martin Butera/LU9EFO and Camilo
           Andres Fierros Castellanos/HK3TU), have decided to postpone
           their DXpedition until February of next year.”
  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announced upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin……
J5T GUINEA BISSAU DXPEDITION (Reminder). The Italian DXpedition Team will
be active as J5T from Bubaque Island (AF-020) this week between November
13-26th. They expect to have 4 stations on all HF bands (no 50 MHz), using
CW and SSB, and RTTY one band only, to be chosen. It was also mentioned
that there will not be any FT8 operations. You can participate in the J5T
survey on their official Web site at:    http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Subject to the availability of internet connection, the REAL TIME Log
will be available at:            http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline
Official forum at:               http://www.hamradioweb.net
QSL via I2YSB direct, OQRS or LoTW.
JW, SVALBARD. Erik, LA2US, will once again be active as JW2US from Bear
Island (IOTA EU-027) for the next 6 months starting in early December.
Activity will be limited to his spare time and he will operate on various
HF Bands mostly CW at the lower band edges and IOTA frequencies. Also,
on this trip he will be on BPSK, FT8 and RTTY. Equipment is a FT-450D,
Signalink USB, Expert 1K-FA and a OCFD antenna. QSL via ClubLog’s OQRS,
LoTW or eQSL.
PJ2, CURACAO. Before going to Aruba for the CQWWDXCW Contest, Alex, KU1CW,
will be active as PJ2/KU1CW from Curacao (SA-099) between November 15-20th.
Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via LoTW.
 Nov/13th AN      Nov/16th  AN     Nov/18th  AN
 Nov/14th AN      Nov/17th  AN     Nov/19th  AN
 Nov/15th HN
    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 <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
  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:
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (November 12th) <www.qslinfo.eu>
  3B9FR via M0OXO (O)       HF40PLV via SP3CGK    PA25ZWN via PI4ZWN
  4J3J via RW6HS (d)    HF6FIRAC via SP6IEQ (B/L) PI4SRN via PA3DHR
  4U1A via UA3DX            HF7ASQ via SP7VC      PJ4/DL5CW via DL5CW
  4X/R1CC via DJ1ND         HF7HB via SP7VC       PJ4/DL5LYM via DL5LYM
  5B/RA1ALA via RA1ALA (d)  HF7JX via SP7VC       SP9IZ via K5QB (B/d)
  9A/IZ3NXC via IK3GES      HG44DSL via HA1DSL    TC630MECCA via TA3X
  C93PA via PA5X & (L)      HG7T via HA7TM        TM100LGG via F4GRW
  CT8/DL7AFS via DL7AFS     HS0ZLP via DJ9ZB      TM17PGM via F4FCE
  DK0HN via DJ5QE           J68GD via K9AW (d/L)  TM8OMC via F8KGN
  DU7/DK5EW via DK5EW       LX/PC2D via PC2D (L)  TR8CA via F6CBC (d)
  EA7/OG55W via OH2OT (O/L) MW5R via MW0EDX       VP9/DK7LX via DK7LX
  EA8/DM6KG via DM6KG       N4T via WN8Y          W1H via KB1QXJ
  EA8/OH5ZN via OH5ZN       OL1C via OK1ONA       YB0ECT via W2FB
  FP5BZ via F5TJP           OP17RCL via ON3AR     ZW1CML via PY1CML
  H2X via IZ4AMS (d/O)      OP8ON via ON8ON       ZZ2Z via PY2GTA
  HB9/DF4WX via DF4WX       OZ/KH6DXX via DF3XX   ZZ8A via PY1MT
  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX’s- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (88) no QSL required
  NEW QSL ROUTE 9N1AA. Dan, N4GNR, reports, “Satish, 9N1AA, has asked me
  to pick up his QSL duties…so QSL DIRECT to N4GNR. I understand that
  N4AA has a sack full of unanswered cards at his home up to the time of
  his death. I will be getting those cards this week, and I hope to have
  them answered within 2 weeks… and any cards that come in hereafter
  will be answered same day … Again– QSL DIRECT to N4GNR…
  73 Dan Cisson N4GNR”
  VU7T and ZS4JAN
  TJ3SN, V51LK, V51MH, XV9NPS, Z61KR and ZF2CJ
SILENT KEY. It has been reported that the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani
(ARI) President Pietro “Mario” Ambrosi, I2MQP, of Rodano, Millepini, Italy,
became a Silent Key (SK) on November 6th, at the age of 74. Mario served for
several decades at the head of Italy’s national Amateur Radio organization
and IARU member society. He was also a long-time ARRL member, DXCC card
checker, and a 2005 CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Ambrosi was a
DXer and Contester, a member of the ARI DX Club Contest Team, and held #1
Honor Roll and 9-Band DXCC. He also served as a QSL Manager for multiple
stations and was an author of many radio books. OPDX and its readers would
like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of I2MQP.
ST, SUDAN. DXNews.com reports that Sergey, R4PBW, is currently active as
ST/R4PBW from Khartoum, Sudan. Length of stay is unknown. He is using a
Yaesu FT-847 transceiver and GP Antenna. QSL via eQSL.
TI5, COSTA RICA (Update/Change). Chris, KL9A, will once again be active
from Costa Rica, but as TI7W (not TI5W as first announced) during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power
entry. QSL TI7W via W4FS. Outside of the contest he will use the callsign
TI5/KL9A. QSL TI5/KL9A via W2GR.
V2, ANTIGUA. Frank, N2FF, will be active as V26FF from English Harbour,
Antigua Island (NA-100), between November 15th and December 7th. Activity
will be on 40/30/17 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY and
FT8). Look for him to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th).
QSL via LoTW. PLEASE, send NO cards to Antigua home callsign N2FF.
V3, BELIZE. Michael, K5MDK, will be active as V31MK from Maya Hill Lodge
near central Belize between March 1-5th. Activity will be on various HF
bands.  QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. He also plans
to operate with V31VP during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March
4-5th). Watch QRZ.com for more details.
VK, AUSTRALIA. Byron, KF8UN, is expected to be active as VK/KF8UN around
and near the Brisbane area until January 14th. He will be using a G5RV
antenna and running barefoot. QSL via his home callsign.
VK9M, MELLISH REEF (Update). The VK9MA team continues to be active from
Mellish Reef (OC-072) until November 16th. Activity is from Heralds-Beacon
Islet, the only permanent land in the reef, on 160-10 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. ClubLog.org shows as of 1628z, November 12th, the VK9MA team
made 36771 QSOs with 12484 unique callsigns (8820/SSB, 25227/CW, 469/FT8
and 2254/RTTY). Breakdown is: 151/AF, 14190/AS, 11197/EU, 9145/NA, 1777/OC
and 311/SA. QSL via N7QT, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog’s OQRS (STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED), LoTW or eQSL. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL
shortly after the operation. For more details and updates, see:
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (6m Op). Dave, W9DR, a well-known 6m op,
will be active as VP5/W9DR from VP5-land (Grid Sq. FL41AW) between June
13-25th, 2018. 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.
VP9, BERMUDA (Change/Update). Tony, VE3RZ, will be active as VE3RZ/VP9
from the VP9GE apartments on Bermuda between November 19-28th. Activity
will be on various HF bands (especially 160/80m) using mostly CW, some
SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY, FT8). He also plans to be in the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/Assisted/
Low-Power entry. QSL via M0URX’s OQRS (direct and Bureau) or LoTW.
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLAND. Kazeno, JO1GWT/KJ6ZHM, is once again active as VQ9KA
near Diego Garcia. The length of his stay is unknown. If like last time,
he will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. He states that if it rains
there will be no operation. Kazeno uses a Yaesu FT-857D into a Buddipole.
QSL via JO1GWT, direct or by the Bureau.
YASME NEWS (Press Release, dated November 6th). Kip Edwards, W6SZN,
Secretary and Director of the Yasme Foundation, sent out the following:
  The Yasme Excellence Award is presented to individuals and groups who,
through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made
a significant contribution to amateur radio. The contribution may be in
recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement, as all
three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper. The Yasme
Excellence Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-
engraved crystal globe.
  The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce
the latest recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award:
    Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) — to pick up the world’s
  largest amateur radio event on a few months notice and move it to a
  completely different facility is a daunting task. That it went so
  smoothly was a testament to the extraordinary efforts of the 600
  volunteers and event leadership.
    Paul Verhage, KD4STH, and Bill Brown, WB8ELK — for their leadership
  and continued technical innovation in amateur radio high-altitude bal-
  looning (ARHAB – <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-altitude_balloon>). While
  not the traditional means of introduction, ARHAB is exposing hundreds
  of students to amateur radio through an interest in science experimen-
  tation. Both have written extensively about ARHAB and have contributed
  material to the ARRL Handbook.
    Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF and Magda Moses, KM4EGE — for creating and
  leading the HamSCI (Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation) organization
  that sponsored the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP). The SEQP was the
  largest amateur radio experiment ever devised and generated the world’s
  most extensive set of HF propagation observations during an eclipse.
  Beyond the SEQP, HamSCI is attracting the interest of professional/
  academic researchers such as from numerous universities, the Arecibo
  Radio Observatory in Puerto Rico, MIT’s Haystack Observatory, and HAARP
  facility in Alaska.
    The WSJT Development Team — initially the work of Joe Taylor, K1JT,
  the WSJT software is now maintained and extended by a team of developers
  led by Bill Somerville, G4WJS; Steve Franke, K9AN; Greg Beam, KI7MT;
  Michael Black, W9MDB; Edson Pereira, PY2SDR; and Nico Palermo, IV3NWV;
  along with Joe Taylor. Their latest digital mode, FT8, combines the
  extraordinary low-SNR performance of JT9 and JT65 with a much faster
  decoding and exchange process.
    Dale Hughes, VK1DSH, — for his excellent work as Chairman of the
  Amateur Working Group in ITU-R Working Party 5A and as Chairman of the
  sub Working Group dealing with a worldwide 60 meter amateur allocation
  during World Radiocommunication Conference 2015.
    The Board also made a grant to Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, for his production
  and distribution of videos of interest to the amateur radio community
  through Ham Radio Now and YouTube.
  * * * * *
  The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to support
  scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including
  DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion
  of amateur radio in developing countries. For additional information
  about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at <www.yasme.org>.
  Ward Silver, N0AX, President The Yasme Foundation
  Board of Directors: Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director
                      Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Vice-President and Director
                      Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director
                      Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Secretary and Director
                      Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
                      Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
                      Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director
                      Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director
from Pristina, Kosovo, dated November 11th). Kip Edwards, W6SZN, sent
out the following: The Kosovar Amateur Radio Association, SHRAK with the
National Association Radioamateurs of Albania, NARA are organizing a
multi-multi effort from the coastal city of Durres in Albania. Fehmi,
Z62FB, and Fatos, ZA1F, are leading the team of locals plus their invited
  Vjollca, Z61VB, the president of SHARK, observes that these exchange
programs are necessary for the time being while waiting for Kosovo itself
to count for DXCC. As a CQWW multiplier, however, their HQ station Z60A
would  be operated as Z60WW by seasoned contester Olli Rissanen, OH0XX.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Dan, N6MJ, will once again be active as ZF2MJ from
ZF1A QTH on Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will be on the island
between November 20-28th. Activity outside of the contest will be on
160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via N6MJ or LoTW.
ZP, PARAGUAY. Manu, ZP9MCE, will be active from Hohenau-Itapúa during the
CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via EA5ZD only.
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ARRL Propagation Bulletin No. 0045

ARLP045 Propagation de K7RA
Propagation Forecast Bulletin 45  ARLP045
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  November 10, 2017
To all radio amateurs
ARLP045 Propagation de K7RA
No sunspots are visible so far in November, and as of November 9 we
have seen nine days of blank Sun. But the past few days had strong
geomagnetic activity, with planetary A index on November 7-9 at 36,
47 and 20, and so far on early November 10, at 21. 28 is the
predicted planetary A index for November 10.
According to Spaceweather.com, 24% of 2017 so far (76 days) have
seen 0 sunspots. In all of 2016 there were only 32 days (9%) with no
sunspots. There were no periods in 2015 with any visible sunspot
Average daily sunspot number dropped from 17.7 last week to 0 this
week, November 2-8. Average daily solar flux declined from 75.4 to
70.8. Average daily planetary A index changed from 6.4 to 15.6, and
average mid-latitude A index rose from 4.7 to 12.4.
Predicted solar flux is 66 on November 10-11, 68 on November 12-13,
70 on November 14-17, 75 on November 18-30, 72 on December 1, 71 on
December 2-3, 70 on December 4-10, then 71, 72, 73, 73 and 74 on
December 11-15, and 75 on December 16-24.
Predicted planetary A index is 28, 24, 12, and 8 on November 10-13,
then 5, 16, 12 and 10 on November 14-17, 5 on November 18-19, 20 on
November 20-22, 5 on November 23-28, 10 on November 29-30, 5 on
December 1-2, 10 and 27 on December 3-4, 30 on December 5-6, then
28, 25 and 10 on December 7-9, 5 on December 10-11, 10 on December
12-14, 5 on December 15-16, 20 on December 17-19, and 5 on December
Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period November 10 to December
6, 2017 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interest
Group, who has been compiling this geomagnetic activity weekly
forecast since 1978.
“Geomagnetic field will be:
“Quiet on November 13-14, 19, 24-28, December 2-3
Mostly quiet on November 18, December 1
Quiet to unsettled on November 16, 20, 23, 29
Quiet to active on November 12, 15, 17, 30, December 30, December 4, 6
Active to disturbed on November 10-11, 21-22, December 5
“Amplifications of the solar wind from coronal holes are expected on
November 11-15, (16-19,), 20-24, (29-30,) and on December (1-5,)
– Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.
– Current forecasts remain less reliable.”
Also we got this from Tomas Bayer of the Department of Geomagnetism
at Budkov observatory, also in the Czech Republic.
“Geomagnetic activity summary:
“At the Budkov observatory, we observed a minor storm event on
November 7, peaking at 1842 UTC. After this event, the conditions
are between unsettled to active and through November 10 we expect
the same level. Further, we expect at most unsettled conditions till
Sunday, November 12, and also probable unsettled event at the end of
the forecast period, Thursday, November 16.
“Between Monday, November 13, and Tuesday, November 15, we expect at
most quiet conditions only with minor unsettled event.”
Hisako Koyama appears in the news again this week. Check out “Ms.
Hisako Koyama: From Amateur Astronomer to Long-Term Solar Observer”
Check out this article about an unusual solar event:
Bruce Smith, AC4G of Taft, Tennessee wrote:
“In April 2013, I was so excited to hear and make a QSO with VK9CZ,
Cocos-Keeling on 80m CW as reported in the ARRL Propagation Report.
The VK9CZ signal appeared all of a sudden out of nowhere with 579
signals at my sunset 2343z via long path. Other stateside operators
made the QSO including N4II who studied the technical aspects
(science) and wrote a few articles on the path of the VK9CZ signal
at grey line for April 2013.
“Recently, in Nov 2017, 4 years and 7 months later, VK9CZ put on
another DXpedition to Cocos-Keeling. To my surprise, I heard their
signals once again pop out of nowhere on 80 CW at my sunset (from
2235z until 2325z) early-November renewing my excitement. The
signals long path (SE Beverage antenna) were surpassing 599. I could
not pass another chance to say hello this year by giving the op on
that side a 599 signal report. His sigs peaked via long path at 10
dB over S9 at my Taft, TN QTH this year Nov 2017. Perhaps Fall long
path sigs are better than April sigs? There were several stateside
hams who made the 1 Nov logs on 80m. The online log only showed
about 36 QSOs in NA who had made the logs according to the Clublog
statistics that I was monitoring on 1 Nov.
“On 5 Nov, I could barely hear the VK9CZ signals long path via SE
Beverage antenna. Since then, a few other lucky operators logged an
80m QSO via LP with VK9CZ for a total of 71 80m QSOs as late as 6
“November 6 was one of their last operating periods closing out
their operation with another long path opening. The VK9CZ signals
peaked via LP about 539 on this day in Taft, TN. All other days not
described above, there were no apparent signals being received at my
location in southern Tennessee on 80m.
“My observations revealed one great long path opening at my sunset
and one mediocre opening, while the other long path openings were
nil to barely readable. As it was in 2013, both VK9CZ and my QTH
were in sunlight for both QSOs taking advantage of another sunrise
“I also monitored 160m on days no sigs were heard on 80m, but not a
whisper from the VK9CZ 160m signals at my sunset on many days
monitored or when 160m cluster spots indicated VK9CZ operations on
“By the time the readers read this, the DXpedition will have ended.
Hopefully, the next few years may bring other surprises on 80m/160m
for us all renewing the DX Spirit for all low band operators.”
If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers,
email the author at k7ra@arrl.net.
For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL
Technical Information Service web page at,
numbers used in this bulletin, see
An archive of past propagation bulletins is at
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 November 2 through 8, 2017 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
0, and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 73.6, 73.2, 72.1, 71.1,
69.4, 68.3, and 67.6, with a mean of 70.8. Estimated planetary A
indices were 8, 9, 4, 3, 2, 36, and 47, with a mean of 15.6.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 12, 7, 2, 1, 0, 26, and 39,
with a mean of 12.4.


425 DX News No. 1384

11 November 2017                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1384
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
+ SILENT KEY + ARI President  and  former  Secretary General  Mario Ambrosi,
I2MQP passed away unexpectedly on  6 November at  74 years of age.  Licensed
since 1975, he was an accomplished DXer with 339/356 (current/total)  in the
DXCC Honor Roll Standings; he also gained DXCC on 9 bands (80-6m) and the CQ
WPX Award of Excellence.  A CQ Awards Checkpoint  and  DXCC Card Checker, in
2005 he was inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame as a  “prominent
Italian amateur, author of  many radio books,  QSL manager,  top official of
Italian national  amateur  radio  association and Editor  of  its  magazine,
RadioRivista”.  Above all, he  was a  personal  friend of your  Editors’ for
thirty years, and we will sorely miss him.
5B     – Alex, SQ9UM will be active holiday style as  5B/SQ9UM  from  Cyprus
         (AS-004) on 10-17 November.  He will operate CW, RTTY, PSK and  FT8
         on 40-6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX SQ9UM]
5N     – Bodo, DF8DX will be active again  as  5N7Q from  Nigeria  on  12-16
         November 2017. In his spare time he will operate mainly CW on 80-10
         metres. QSL via Club Log’s OQRS and LoTW, or via home call  (direct
         or bureau). [TNX The Daily DX]
5X     – Jonathan, KK7PW will be active again as 5X1O  from Uganda  on  8-20
         November. He expects to be QRV during his early morning and evening
         hours on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres  CW, SSB, WSPR, and  possibly
         FT8 and JT65. QSL via EA5GL. [TNX DX World]
6Y     – LZ4AE, LZ2BE, LZ2HM, LZ3ND, LZ1NK, TA3D and TA2TX will be active as
         6Y0AE, 6Y0BE, 6Y0HM, 6Y0ND, 6Y0W and 6Y0D from  Jamaica (NA-097) on
         23-29  November.   QSL  via  operator’s  instructions.   They  will
         participate  in  the  CQ WW DX CW Contest  as  6Y0W (QSL direct  to
         LZ1NK). Outside the contest they will concentrate on the low bands.
         [TNX NG3K]
9L     – Mark, KW4XJ is currently active as 9L/KW4XJ  from  Freetown, Sierra
         Leone while waiting for a permanent 9L callsign. He operates CW and
         digital modes. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
HR     – HQ9X is the callsign that W1UE, K1XM and KQ1F will be using  during
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest from  Roatan Island (NA-057) [425DXN 1383].
         QSL via KQ1F. Outside the contest they  will operate  as  HR9/W1UE,
         HR9/K1XM and HR9/KQ1F (QSL via home calls). [TNX NG3K]
JW     – Erik, LA2US will be back to Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard in early
         December for a 6-month stay. In his spare time he will be active as
         JW2US and operate CW and  digital modes (RTTY, FT8, BPSK).  QSL via
         LoTW, eQSL and Club Log’s OQRS (the bureau request  service will be
         open while Erik is on the island,  the direct request service  will
         be available when he returns home in June).
SP     – Special callsigns HF7ASQ,  HF7CKF,  HF7DTP,  HF7EX,  HF7HB,  HF7HX,
         HF7JX, HF7LA, HF7LB, HF7LW and HF7NJX are active on  10-12 November
         to honour the memory of eleven SKs (SP7ASQ, SP7CKF, SP7DTP,  SP7EX,
         SP7HB,  SP7HX,  SP7JX,  SP7LA,  SP7LB,  SP7LW   and   SP7NJX)   who
         contributed to  the  development  of  amateur radio in  the  Polish
         region of Lodz. QSLs via SP7VC, direct or bureau.
V2     – Frank, N2FF will be active  holiday  style  as V26FF  from  Antigua
         (NA-100) from 15 November  to  7 December.  He will operate digital
         modes (RTTY and FT8), CW and SSB.  QSL via LoTW  or  via home call.
         [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     – Yuri, VE3DZ will be active as VE2IM from Zone 2 on  21-28 November,
         including an entry  in  the  CQ WW DX CW Contest.  QSL via LoTW  or
         VE3DZ. [TNX NG3K]
VP8    – Eberhard, DL7JLL will be active as VP8JLL from the Falkland Islands
         (SA-002)  between  15  and  25  November.  QSL via home call.  [TNX
VP9    – Tony, VE3RZ will be active as VE3RZ/VP9  from  Bermuda (NA-005)  on
         19-28 November, including participation in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
         Outside the contest he will  operate mainly  CW  (especially on 160
         and 80 metres), FT8 and  possibly some RTTY.  QSL  via M0URX’s OQRS
         and LoTW. [TNX M0URX]
ZF     – Dan, N6MJ will be active again as  ZF2MJ  from  the  Cayman Islands
        (NA-016) on 20-28 November, including  an entry in  the  CQ WW DX CW
         Contest. QSL via LoTW or via N6MJ. [TNX NG3K]
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW … ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
Access to the main functions of www.425dxn.org is provided by the 425DXN App
for Android. It is available on Google Play – free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!
3C1L —> The 3C1L operation (http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l) will  QRT on  12
November in the UTC morning, and Yuris (YL2GM) and Kaspars (YL3AIW) will fly
back home the next day. Their latest update on Club Log (9 November at 03.15
UTC) included 35,143 QSOs with 12,481 unique callsigns.
ARRL INTERNATIONAL GRID CHASE —> This new year-long operating  event  will
run from 00.00 UTC on 1 January through 23.59 UTC on 31 December 2018. It is
open to all amateurs, regardless of location or license class. Any operating
mode is eligible as well as every  band, except 60 metres.  The objective is
to work stations in as many different Maidenhead  grid squares  as possible,
and then upload your log data to ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW).
Each new grid square contact confirmed through LoTW will  count  toward your
monthly total. At the end of each month, the monthly scores will be reset to
zero to begin the new month  of competition.  The online scoring system will
maintain your monthly totals for a grand total at the end of the year,  when
an annual summary will be released  and  awards given  to  top finishers  in
various categories. See http://www.arrl.org/aigc2018 for complete details.
QSL 9N1AA —> Dan, N4GNR is the  new  QSL  manager  for  Satish, 9N1AA.  “I
understand that N4AA had a sack full of unanswered cards  at his home  up to
the time of his death”, Dan says. “I will be getting those cards  this week,
and I hope to have them  answered  within two weeks.  Any cards that come in
hereafter will be  answered same day”.  QSL direct  only  to  Dan Cisson, 12
Hancock Drive, Toccoa GA 30577, USA.
YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS —> In 2008 The  Yasme  Foundation  (www.yasme.org)
established the Yasme Excellence Awards, to be presented to individuals  and
groups who, through their own service,  creativity,  effort and  dedication,
have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The  contribution may
be in recognition of technical, operating  or organizational achievement, as
all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow  and  prosper.  The  Yasme
Excellence Award is  in  the  form  of  a  cash grant and  an  individually-
engraved crystal globe. The latest recipients, announced on 6 November, are:
– Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) – to pick up the  world’s  largest
  amateur radio event on a few  months notice  and move it to  a  completely
  different  facility  is a daunting task.  That it went  so  smoothly was a
  testament to the extraordinary  efforts  of the 600 volunteers  and  event
– Paul Verhage, KD4STH and  Bill Brown, WB8ELK – for  their  leadership  and
  continued technical innovation in  amateur radio  high-altitude ballooning
  the  traditional  means  of  introduction, ARHAB  is exposing hundreds  of
  students to amateur radio through an interest in  science experimentation.
  Both have written extensively about ARHAB and have contributed material to
  the ARRL Handbook.
– Nathaniel Frissel,  W2NAF  and  Magda Moses,  KM4EGE –  for  creating  and
  leading the HamSCI (Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation)  organization
  that  sponsored  the  Solar Eclipse  QSO Party (SEQP).  The  SEQP was  the
  largest amateur radio experiment ever  devised and  generated  the world’s
  most  extensive  set of  HF  propagation  observations during  an eclipse.
  Beyond  the SEQP, HamSCI  is  attracting  the  interest  of  professional/
  academic researchers such as from numerous universities, the Arecibo Radio
  Observatory in Puerto Rico, MIT’s Haystack Observatory, and HAARP facility
  in Alaska.
– The WSJT Development Team – initially the work  of  Joe Taylor, K1JT,  the
  WSJT software is now maintained and extended by a team  of developers  led
  by  Bill Somerville  (G4WJS),  Steve  Franke  (K9AN),  Greg Beam  (KI7MT),
  Michael Black (W9MDB),  Edson Pereira (PY2SDR) and  Nico Palermo (IV3NWV),
  along  with  Joe Taylor.  Their latest  digital  mode, FT8,  combines  the
  extraordinary  low-SNR  performance  of  JT9 and JT65 with a  much  faster
  decoding and exchange process.
– Dale Hughes, VK1DSH – for his excellent work  as Chairman of  the  Amateur
  Working Group in ITU-R Working Party 5A and as Chairman of the sub Working
  Group dealing with a worldwide  60 meter amateur  allocation  during World
  Radiocommunication Conference 2015.
Additionally, the Board of Directors  of  The Yasme Foundation  also made  a
grant to Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, for his production and  distribution of  videos
of interest  to  the  amateur  radio  community  through  Ham Radio Now  and
YouTube. [TNX W6SZN]
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3B8HC       NI5DX       EA9KB       EA7FTR      OF2IPA      OH4MDY
3C1L        YL2GN       ED7B        EA7ZC       OH0X        OH2TA
3E1FD       HP1RCP      ED7R        EA7IZJ      OH0Z        W0MM
3G18PAX     XQ4CW       ED8W        EA8DO       OH8X        OH2UA
3G1D        XQ1FM       EF1W        EA1WS       OK5W        OK1MJA
3V8SS       LX1NO       EF3T        EA3CCN      OK7K        OK1BN
3W3B        E21EIC      EF6T        EA3AIR      OK8WW       OM2FY
3XY4D       F5RAV       EF8R        EB7DX       OM7M        OM3PA
3Z3GF       UT3GF       EF9R        EA5KB       ON1418POP   ON4HRT
4E1A        9V1KG       EH2GRE      EA2RKW      OP17AR      ON7SS
4L2M        EA7FTR      EI1A        PA3249      OP17N       ON4CRD
4L5P        UT7QF       EL2BB       EI9FBB      OP17RCL     ON3AR
4L7AA       IW7EGQ      EL2EL       M0OXO       OZ0BO/p     DK5OPA
4M8E        YV8ER       EL2GM       M0OXO       P29LL       EA7FTR
4O7CC       UA4CC       EP2C        EA5GL       P33W        UA3DX
4W/OZ1AA    OZ1ACB      ER4A        ER1FF       PA160HZ     PA5V
4X0A        4X1VF       ER4DX       ER1FF       PA25ZWN     PI4ZWN
4X0T        4Z5FI       ES9C        ES5RY       PI4AMF      PA3EYC
4X2M        4X4DZ       EX8NR       RW6HS       PI4COM      PA3CAL
5B4AAB      G8CLY       FM1HN       W3HNK       PI4M        PA0MBD
5B4AMX      LZ3SM       FM5BH       W3HNK       PJ4G        WA2NHA
5C42KD      EA7FTR      FR4NT       F4DXW       PJ4Q        W4PA
5C42PG      EA7FTR      FS4WBS      IZ1MHY      PQ1LM       PY1AA
5H3WA       SM0HPL      GM2T        GM4UYZ      PS14BIS     PY2GTA
5P2C        DL8UD       H2017PFO    5B4AIE      PX2A        PY2VM
5Q1A        OZ5ESB      H2T         5B4XF       R100OR      R4AS
5T2AI       NI5DX       H2X         IZ4AMS      R460KB      UA6XT
6W1SU       M0URX       H79H        TI4SU       RF1A        RQ1AP
7S50AW      SM6PPS      HB2U        HB9OCR      RI1ANC      RN1ON
8J1RL       8J1RL  [b]  HB9H        HB9CXZ      RK1A        RV1AQ
8J1RL       JG2MLI [d]  HC0E        HC1QRC      SJ0X        SM6JSM
8J60JARE  8J60JARE [b]  HF0HERTZ    SP5PPA      SK3W        SM5DJZ
8J60JARE    JG2MLI [d]  HF0HW       SP3PWL      SN100F      SP5CGN
8P1W        KU9C        HF40PLV     SP3CGK      SN145BRAIL  SP2PBY
8S0C        SM0MPV      HF6FIRAC    SP6IEQ      SN250A      SP9KUP
9A/IZ3NXC   IK3GES      HF7ASQ      SP7VC       SN3A        SP3GEM
9H3ER       ON7ERA      HF7HX       SP7VC       SN8B        SP8CUR
9H6A        9H1BT       HF7JX       SP7VC       SX1Z        SV1PMR
9J2BO       G3TEV       HF7LA       SP7VC       SX2X        SV2JAO
9K2BS       A61BK       HF7LB       SP7VC       SZ3P        SV3CYL
9M8K        JR3WXA      HF95OSP     SP9MOA      SZ5RDS      SV5AZP
9Q6BB       W3HNK       HG4F        HA4FF       T42A        RW6HS
9U4M        IK2VUC      HG6N        HA6KNB      T88GA       JA7XBG
9V1YC       W5UE        HG7T        HA7TM       TC0F        TA2FE
9X0TA       N4GNR       HI3K        KB2MS       TC29EKM     YM1KD
9Y4W        DL4MDO      HL2ZDA      OE1ZKC      TC630MECCA  TA3X
A31MM       EA5GL       HP1RIS      HP1ALX      TF3CW       LX1NO
A44A        A47RS       HP1XT       K5WW        TI5M        TI2KAC
A5A         JH1AJT      HR1AAB      EA7FTR      TI5W        W4FS
A60FD       A61BK       HR2DMR      KD4POJ      TK9R        IK8UND
A61EK       IZ8CLM      HS0AC       HS5NMF      TM17PGM     F4FCE
A61FK       A61BK       HS0ZLP      DJ9ZB       TM1CT       F4HJO
A61HA       A61BK       IB2A        I2PJA       TM3R        F5UTN
A61Q        EA7FTR      IB4A        IZ4VYY      TM40SM      F5KPO
A61QQ       A61BK       IB4K        IZ4COW      TM44RT      F5KBB
A61SM       A61BK       IB4X        IZ4ORO      TM6M        F4DXW
A65CF       EA7FTR      IB9T        IT9TQH      TO2E        K2HVN
A71AM       M0OXO       IF9A        IT9ATF      TY2AC       IZ1BZV
A73A        M0OXO       II2S        IZ2FOS      TY2BP       IK2IQD
AC2AI/KH2   JJ2CJB      II9P        IT9CHU      TZ4AM       W0SA
AH0BT       7L1FPU      IO2X        IK2NCJ      UA4M        RN4LP
AH2D        JA1NEJ      IO5O        IK5RLP      UA4S        RU4SU
AH2EA       JF2WGN      IO9A        IT9YVO      UB6B        R7AB
AH2R        JH7QXJ      IP5LV       IK5ZUB [d]  UN8LYA      UA9AB
B1Z         EA7FTR      IP5LV       IQ5LV  [b]  UP0L        DL8KAC
B4T         BA4TB       IR1Y        IZ1YPF      UP2L        UA9AB
B7K         BA4EG       IR2L        IW2LLH      V26A        KA2AEV
B7Q         BA1DU       IR3MD       IZ2GOT      V26B        KA2AEV
B9K         BA4EG       IR3Z        IN3XUG      V26E        AB2E
BM0DX       BM2JCC      IR4M        I4IFL       V26NY       PY2NY
BV0L        BV2KI       IR4X        I4EAT       V31AE       EB7DX
C21JY       JA1JQY      IR6T        IK6VXO      V31VP       WB0TEV
C21MA       JA3MCA      J42T        SV2DCD      V3A         M0OXO
C21VE       JA8VE       JG8NQJ/JD1  JA8CJY [d]  V47FWX      M0URX
C37RC       C37URA      JG8NQJ/JD1  JG8NQJ [b]  V51/TA1HZ   LZ3HI
C44C        M0URX       JT5DX       JT1CO       VA2ZM       VE2PGI
C4A         5B4KH       K2SC/KH2    JJ2PIK      VC3C2C      VE3DC
CB3R        CE3KHZ      KB7G/KH6    VR2BG       VC3X        VE7VR
CE2AWW      N7RO        KH7CW       K2WR        VE2IDX      VE3ZF
CE3CT       EA5KB       KH7M        KH6ZM       VK4KW       N3SL
CN2AA       UA2FM       KH7X        K2PF        VK4NM       M0OXO
CN2BW       CT1BWU      KL7RA       NI5DX       VK9AR       VK5CE
CN2R        W7EJ        KL7SB       NI5DX       VK9MA       N7QT
CN42MS      EA7FTR      L77D        LU6DC       VP2MDG      K2DM
CO6HLP      IZ1DSH      LN8W        LA9VDA      VP2MDL      DL7DF
CO6LC       IZ1GDB      LO7H        LU7HW       VP5W        KD3TB
CO6RD       EA5GL       LQ0D        EC5AC       VY2ZM       EA7HBC
CP5HK       EC5AC       LU3DX       EA5FL       WH0RU       JG7PSJ
CR5T        CS5ARC      LU8YE       IK2DUW      XL3T        VE3AT
CR6K        CT1ILT      LX7I        LX2A        XU7AJA      N0MMA
CR6T        CT1ESV      LZ307MU     LZ1KCP      XX9O        XX9AU
CS8ABG      EA5GL       LZ5R        LZ1YQ       YE16BATU    YB3MM
CU4DX       CU2CE       LZ7A        LZ1KAA      YJ0MB       VK2BXE
CV7S        CX7SS       LZ8A        LZ2DF       YR8D        YO8KRR
CX2DK       EA5GL       M1C         G1XOW       YV6CR       EA5GL
D2EB        IZ3ETU      M6T         G4BWP       YV7MAY      EA8MU
D4C         HB9DUR [d]  MD2C        MD0CCE      Z370M       Z33Z
D4C         IK2NCJ [b]  NP4Z        N4AO        ZB2TT       M0URX
DA0WRTC     DJ9MH       OA4SS       KB6J        ZF2LC       W2SM
DC500LS     DM2AJK      OA6Q        OE3NHW      ZM4T        ZL3IO
DF0HQ       DL5AXX      OD5ZZ       NI5DX       ZS9Z        ZS1OIN
DL/4X1DX    4X6OM       OE2S        OE2GEN      ZV2C        PY2CX
DU1HR       DU1VHY      OE3K        OE1DIA      ZW8T        PS8HF
DU1R        DU1UGZ      OE6Z        OE6CLD      ZX5J        NZ4DX
DU7/DK5YA   DL8FBD      OF1F        OH1AF       ZY2A        PP2BO
E2X         E20GMY      OF1Z        OH1LEG      ZZ8A        PY1MT
4U1ITU   International Amateur Radio Club, Case Postale 6, 1211 Geneve 20,
CR6P     Miguel Goncalves, Rua Dr. Joel Magalhaes 6, 4740-272 Esposende,
CW5W     Jorge Diez Furest, Remigio Castellanos 474, 37000 Melo Cerro Largo,
DL7DF    Sigi Presch, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, 12621 Berlin, Germany
ED8H     Rafa Afonso, Apartado Postal 532, 38760 Los Llanos de Aridane
         (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Spain
ED9E     Mario Pilar Castro, Apartado Postal 418, 51001 Ceuta, Spain
EE5T     Farfollas Contest Radio Team, Apartado Postal 290, 46960 Aldaia
         (Valencia), Spain
EF7T     Jose Alfonso Navas Garcia, Calle Mar Tirreno 4 6-C, 41015 Sevilla,
EI7M     John Barry, Lackabeha, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland
F4HJO    Jerome Charton, 14 Rue du Tilleul, 76970 Ectot Les Baons, France
F5RAV    Luc Thibaudat, 15 rue de Moiscourt, 27140 Gisors, France
FP5BZ    Ronan Darchen, B.P. 109, 22700 Perros-Guirec, France
GJ2A     Jersey Amateur Radio Society, Le Chemin des Signaux, St. Brelade,
         Jersey, JE3 8LQ, United Kingdom
HB0A     Amateur Funk Verein Liechtenstein, P.O. Box 629, 9495 Triesen FL,
HK3J     German Duran, 2550 NW 72 Av, Suite 115, Miami FL 33122, USA
HV0A     Francesco Valsecchi, Via Bitossi 21, 00136 Roma RM, Italy
IK2VUC   Giuliano Mondini, Ufficio Busto Arsizio, Casella Postale 10,
         21052 Busto Arsizio VA, Italy
JH1AJT   Y. Zorro Miyazawa, P.O. Box 8, Oiso-machi, Naka-Gun, Kanagawa-ken,
         259-0111, Japan
KH6J     Walt Niemczura, 47-757 Hui Kelu St. Apt 5, Kaneohe HI 96744, USA
KH7XS    Big Island Contest Club, P.O. Box 532, Laupahoehoe HI 96764, USA
MI0M     Simon Barnes, 191 Marlacoo Road, Portadown, Craigavon, BT62 3TD,
         United Kingdom
N7QT     Robert Fanfant, 21422 NE 79th Street, Redmond WA 98053, USA
NH2DX    Mariana Islands DX Association, 279 Gardenia Ave, Mangilao
         GU 96913, USA
NP2N     George Oster, 780 Leaf Road, Boone IA 50036-7265, USA
OG7O     Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3 A 18, FI-33100 Tampere, Finland
OH8L     Jari Ojala, Latvalammentie 32, FI-92260 Kopsa, Finland
OX3XR    Harry de Jong, Broekdijk 59, 7695 TC Bruchterveld, The Netherlands
RW2F     Ulrich Mueller, Kreutzacker 13, 35041 Marburg, Germany
S01WS    Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo (Alava),
S0S      Arseli Echeguren Bardeci, Barrena 6 1 Izq, 01408 Luiaondo (Alava),
SZ1A     Radio Amateur Association of West Greece, P.O. Box 84,
         301 00 Agrinio, Greece
TF3T     Benedikt Sveinsson, Einarsnes 42, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
TG9ANF   Francisco Vassaux, 8602 Royster Run, Marvin NC 28173, USA
TG9IIN   Ilias Nikolaidis, 8602 Royster Run, Marvin NC 28173, USA
TI2CC    Carlos Paez, SJO 169221, P.O. Box 025331, Miami FL 33102, USA
UA2F     Ulrich Mueller, Kreutzacker 13, 35041 Marburg, Germany
VK5CE    Craig Edwards, PO Box 2160, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia
VR2/KC0W Thomas M. Callas, P.O. Box 1058, Minnetonka MN 55345, USA
XE1B     Marcos Campos, Lava 173, Jardines del Pedregal, 01900 Mexico DF,
YL2GN    Ziedonis Knope, P.O.Box 55, Balvi LV-4501, Latvia
ZB2CN    Bertin Butz, St. Johannisrain 9, 82377 Penzberg, Germany
ZV5O     Associacao dos Radioamadores do Parana, Caixa Postal 16515,
         Curitiba – PR, 81520-981, Brazil
ZZ2T     Wanderley Ferreira Gomes, Avenida 23 de Maio 2966 Ap 1320,
         Sao Paulo – SP, 04008-000, Brazil
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425 DX News No. 1384 Calendar

11 November 2017                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1384
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PERIOD           CALL                                                   REF
till  11/11      8P9MT and 8P9BT: Barbados (NA-021)                    1382
till  12/11      3C1L: Bioko Island (AF-010), Equatorial Guinea        1384
till  12/11      HF7ASQ, HF7CKF, HF7DTP, HF7EX: special callsigns      1384
till  12/11      HF7HB, HF7HX, HF7JX, HF7LA: special callsigns         1384
till  12/11      HF7LB, HF7LW, HF7NJX: special callsigns               1384
till  12/11      YB8RW/p: Morotai Island (OC-145)                      1383
till  12/11      YE16BATU: special callsign                            1381
till  14/11      C21VE, C21JY, C21MA: Nauru (OC-031)                   1382
till  15/11      OP36CLM: special event station                        1375
till  15/11      OX90EDR: special callsign (Greenland)                 1339
till  15/11      OZ90EDR and 5P90EDR: special callsigns                1339
till  15/11      V47FWX: St Kitts (NA-104)                             1382
till  15/11      VR2/KC0W: Cheung Chau Island (AS-006), Hong Kong      1379
till  16/11      DU7/DF8AN: Negros Island (OC-129)                     1383
till  16/11      VK9MA: Mellish Reef (OC-072)                          1372
till  17/11      5B/SQ9UM: Cyprus (AS-004)                             1384
till  17/11      9U4M: Burundi                                         1375
till  18/11      3B8HC: Mauritius Island (AF-049)                      1381
till  20/11      5X1O: Uganda                                          1384
till  20/11      TC10A, TC10E, TC10F, TC10K, TC10L: special callsigns  1379
till  20/11      TC10M, TC10R, TC10S, TC10T, TC10U: special callsigns  1379
till  20/11      VP2MDL: Montserrat (NA-103)                           1363
till  30/11      IR3MD: special callsign                               1383
till  30/11      LZ307MU: special callsign                             1339
till  01/12      3XY3D: Kassa Island (AF-051), Guinea                  1381
till  04/12      5H3DX: Tanzania                                       1381
till  15/12      JG8NQJ/JD1: Minami Torishima (OC-073)                 1377
till  31/12      4U24OCT: special callsign (Italy)                     1382
till  31/12      7S1GRK and SK70BL: Gotland Island (EU-020)            1358
till  31/12      9A57AX and 9A1957AA: special callsigns                1339
till  31/12      CF, CG, CH, CI: special prefixes (Canada)             1338
till  31/12      DC500LS, DM5LUTHER, DL500ML: special callsigns        1340
till  31/12      DR500MLE, DR1517LU, DR5LUTHER: special callsigns      1340
till  31/12      DU3/W6QT: Luzon Island (OC-042)                       1373
till  31/12      EI11WAW, EI22WAW, EI33WAW: special callsigns          1338
till  31/12      EI44WAW, EI55WAW, EI66WAW: special callsigns          1338
till  31/12      EI77WAW, EI88WAW, EI99WAW: special callsigns          1338
till  31/12      EO25: special callsigns (Ukraine)                     1373
till  31/12      H2017PFO: special callsign (Cyprus)                   1343
till  31/12      HB600NVF: special callsign (Switzerland)              1354
till  31/12      II2FIST special callsign                              1364
till  31/12      II2XC: special callsign                               1368
till  31/12      LM80REX and LM80Q: special callsigns                  1337
till  31/12      OF100FI/#: special callsigns                          1337
till  31/12      OH100FIN: special callsign                            1339
till  31/12      OZ100DVI: special callsign                            1337
till  31/12      S557E: special callsign                               1337
till  31/12      SC90SM: special callsign (Sweden)                     1354
till  31/12      XO1X : special callsign (Canada)                      1351
till  31/12      Z370M: special callsign                               1379
till  31/12      ZS8Z: Marion Island (AF-021)                          1337
till  December   YV1YL/HC1 and YV1KK/HC1: Ecuador                      1375
till  14/01 2018 TC630MECCA: special callsign                          1382
till  20/01 2018 8J1RL and 8J60JARE: Ongul Island (AN-015), Antarctica 1335
till  27/01 2018 II4GV: special callsign                               1380
till  30/04 2018 ZS8Z: Marion Island (AF-021)                          1337
till  Feb   2018 DP0GVN: Neumayer III base (Antarctica)                1332
till  Feb   2018 FT3YL: Dumont d’Urville Station (AN-017), Antarctica  1347
till  Feb   2018 RI1ANC: Vostok Station (Antarctica)                   1333
till  25/03 2018 4S7KKG: Sri Lanka (AS-003)                            1381
till  Mar   2018 RI1ANO: Bellinghausen, South Shetlands (AN-010)       1347
till  Apr   2018 VP8DPJ: Adelaide Island (AN-001), Antarctica          1331
till  30/06/2018 VR20: special prefix (Hong Kong)                      1364
till  24/08/2018 II6CNT: special calsign                               1373
till  Aug   2018 UA4RX/1 (RI1FJ): Heiss Isl (EU-019), Franz Josef Land 1374
11/11-12/11      VK9AR/6: Browse Island (OC-234)                       1382
11/11-27/11      HR9/W1UE: Roatan Island (NA-057)                      1383
11/11-05/12      NE9U/KP2: US Virgin Islands (NA-106)                  1383
12/11-16/11      5N7Q: Nigeria                                         1384
12/11-25/11      5K0T: San Andres Island (NA-033)                      1379
13/11-26/11      J5T: Bijagos Archipelago (AF-020), Guinea-Bissau      1379
14/11-18/11      V63PSK: Chuuk (OC-011), Micronesia                    1381
15/11-20/11      YJ0JA: Efate (OC-035), Vanuatu                        1381
15/11-25/11      VP8JLL: Falkland Islands (SA-002)                     1384
15/11-30/11      9X2AW: Rwanda                                         1383
15/11-07/12      V26FF: Antigua (NA-100)                               1384
16/11-23/11      DU1/SP5APW: Busuanga Island (OC-090)                  1383
16/11-30/11      TO2SP: St. Barthelemy (NA-146)                        1353
17/11-30/11      3W9CW: Vietnam                                        1379
18/11-27/11      HR9/K1XM and HR9/KQ1F: Roatan Island (NA-057)         1383
18/11-30/11      V34AO: Belize                                         1383
19/11-28/11      VE3RZ/VP9: Bermuda (NA-005)                           1384
20/11-28/11      P40W: Aruba (SA-036)                                  1383
20/11-28/11      ZF2MJ: Cayman Islands (NA-016)                        1384
20/11-29/11      TK/S50P, TK/S53BB, TK/S53CC, TK/S53F: Corsica         1383
20/11-29/11      TK/S53MM, TK/S53RM, TK/S53WW, TK/S53ZO: Corsica       1383
20/11-29/11      TK/S55OO, TK/S57C, TK/S57L, TK/S57VW: Corsica         1383
20/11-30/11      5X1NH: Uganda                                         1383
21/11-28/11      5K1B: San Bernardo Islands (SA-078)                   1382
21/11-28/11      TO5W: Martinique (NA-107)                             1383
21/11-28/11      VE2IM: Zone 2                                         1384
21/11-29/11      9G5W: Ghana                                           1371
21/11-29/11      DU9/RZ3FW and DU9/R4WAA: Sarangani Island (OC-175)    1383
21/11-29/11      YN2CC: Nicaragua                                      1383
22/11-27/11      9Y4/VE3EY: Trinidad (SA-011)                          1383
22/11-28/11      PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/K9ES, PJ4/AD4ES: Bonaire (SA-006)      1383
22/11-29/11      S79K: Mahe (AF-024), Seychelles                       1383
23/11-28/11      AH0K: Mariana Islands (OC-086)                        1381
23/11-29/11      6Y0AE, 6Y0BE, 6Y0HM: Jamaica (NA-097)                 1384
23/11-29/11      6Y0ND, 6Y0W, 6Y0D: Jamaica (NA-097)                   1384
23/11-29/11      T88DT: Koror (OC-009), Palau                          1383
23/11-12/12      3B9HA: Rodrigues Island (AF-017)                      1381
24/11-01/12      V63DX and V6A: Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia           1383
25/11-26/11      9M6NA: Labuan Island (OC-133), East Malaysia          1383
25/11-26/11      HQ9X: Roatan Island (NA-057)                          1384
25/11-26/11      PJ4A, PJ4E, PJ4I: Bonaire (SA-006)                    1383
25/11-26/11      PS0F: Fernando de Noronha (SA-003)                    1383
25/11-26/11      TK0C: Cosica (EU-014)                                 1383
25/11-03/12      XF1IM: Isla Magdalena (NA-078)                        1380
28/11-24/01 2018 VU2BMS: India                                         1381
29/11-08/12      HC8LU: Galapagos Islands (SA-004)                     1377
November         H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
November         HK1/LU9EFO and HK3TU/1: Rosario Islands (SA-040)      1382
November         HK4/LU9EFO and HK3TU/4: Titumate Islands (SA-093)     1382
01/12-31/12      LZ710SG: special callsign                             1339
01/12-30/01 2018 9M2MRS: Penang Island (AS-015), West Malaysia         1349
02/12-04/12      9M4IOTA: Langkawi Island (AS-058)                     1381
December         JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
January     2018 JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
Jan-Feb     2018 3Y0Z: Bouvet Island                                   1381
23/02-16/03 2018 3D2EU: Rotuma Island (OC-060)                         1378
February    2018 H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
February    2018 JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
10/03-20/03 2018 9M0W: Spratly Islands (AS-051)                        1379
21/03-03/04 2018 7Q7EI: Malawi                                         1382
March       2018 D2TI: Tigres Island (AF-108)                          1374
March       2018 H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
March       2018 JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
April       2018 3B7: Saint Brandon Islands (AF-015)                   1382
April       2018 H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
April       2018 JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
May         2018 H44MS: Solomon Islands                                1381
May         2018 JW2US: Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard                 1384
June        2018 KH1: Baker Island (OC-089)                            1374
01/08-09/08 2018 CY9C: St. Paul Island (NA-094)                        1377
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ARRL DX Bulletin No. 0045

ARLD045 DX news
DX Bulletin 45  ARLD045
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  November 9, 2017
To all radio amateurs
ARLD045 DX news
This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and
the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.
LIBYA, 5A.  Abubaker, 5A1AL has been active using FT8 on 30 meters.
QSL to home call.
UGANDA, 5X.  Jonathan, KK7PW is QRV as 5X1O until November 20.
Activity is in his spare time on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using
CW, SSB, WSPR and possibly JT65 and FT8.  QSL via EA5GL.
SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  Mark, KW4XJ is QRV as 9L/KW4XJ from Freetown.  He
is waiting for his permanent 9L call sign.  His length of stay is
unknown.  Activity is on the HF bands using mainly CW and various
digital modes.  QSL to home call.
BURUNDI, 9U.  Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club are QRV as 9U4M
until November 17.  Activity is with five stations on the HF bands
using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL via IK2VUC.
NAURU, C2.  Kuni, JA8VE, Mat, JA1JQY and Kaoru, JA3MCA are QRV as
C21VE, C21JY and C21MA, respectively, until November 14.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home calls.
QATAR, A7.  Justin, NE5JK is living and working in Doha and QRV as
A71/NE5JK until he receives his A75 call.  He’s currently running
QRP power on the HF bands.  QSL via operator’s instructions.
PHILIPPINES, DU.  Mike, DF8AN is QRV as DU7/DF8AN from Negros
Island, IOTA OC-129, until November 16.  Activity is on the HF bands
using CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8.  QSL to home call.
CANARY ISLANDS, EA8.  Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be QRV as EA8/IZ2DPX
from Lanzarote, IOTA AF-004, from November 13 to 20.  Activity is on
the HF bands using only SSB.  QSL via IK2DUW.
SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0.  Members of the Yaguarete DXers
Group will be QRV as 5K0T from San Andres Island, IOTA NA-033, from
November 12 to 25.  Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via LU1FM.
HONDURAS, HR.  Dennis, W1UE, Paul, K1XM and Charlotte, KQ1F will be
QRV as HR9/home calls from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, beginning
November 12.  They will be active as HQ9X in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX CW contest.  QSL via KQ1F.
GUINEA-BISSAU, J5.  A group of operators will be QRV as J5T from
Bubaque Island, IOTA AF-020, from November 13 to 26.  Activity will
be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations
active.  QSL via I2YSB.
SVALBARD, JW.  Rene, DL2JRM is QRV as JW/DL2JRM from Spitsbergen
Island, IOTA EU-026, until November 13.  Activity is on the HF
bands.  QSL to home call.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2.  Scott, NE9U will be QRV as NE9U/KP2 from
November 11 to December 5.  Activity will be on the HF bands.  He
will be active as NP2X in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW and ARRL
160-Meter contests.  QSL via NE9U and NP2X via K5WW.
BONAIRE, PJ4.  Operators Olli, DH8BQA, Paul, DL5CW and Tom, DL5LYM
are QRV as PJ4/home calls until November 29.  They will be active as
PJ4Y in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX CW contest.  QSL to home
calls, and PJ4Y for this contest via DL5CW.
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Gary, G0FWX is QRV as V47FWX from Calypso
Bay, IOTA NA-104, until November 15.  Activity is holiday style on
the HF bands.  QSL via M0URX.
MICRONESIA, V6.  Shu, JA1FMN will be QRV as V63PSK from Moen Island,
IOTA OC-011, from November 14 to 18.  Activity will be on 20 to 10
meters using PSK, JT9, JT65 and FT8.  QSL direct to home call.
MELLISH REEF, VK9M.  A group of operators are QRV as VK9MA until
November 16.  Activity is with five stations on 160 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8.  QSL via N7QT.
SOUTH AFRICA, ZS.  Members of the Bo-Karoo Amateur Radio Club are
QRV during November with special event call sign ZS40VDK to celebrate
the 40th anniversary of the commissioning of the Van-derkloof Dam.
QSL via the operators’ instructions.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The Worked All Europe DX RTTY Contest,
10-10 International Fall Digital Contest, Japan International DX
Phone Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW
Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, OK/OM DX CW Contest, Kentucky
QSO Party, CQ-WE Contest, North American SSB Sprint Contest and the
4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint will certainly keep
contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The RSGB 80-Meter Autumn Data Series is scheduled for November 13.
The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for November 15.
Please see November QST, page 93, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.


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IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

9 November, 2017

Island activities:

CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

AF-004; EA8, Canary Islands: Giovanni/IZ2DPX is going to operate
from Lanzarote between the 13th and 20th as EA8/IZ2DPX (SSB only).
QSL via IK2DUW (d/B).

AF-014; CT3, Madeira Archipelago: Peter/G8VG will be active as
CT9/G8VG from Madeira between Nov. 6 and 13. QSL via h/c (d/B).

AF-020; J5, Bijagos Archipelago (aka Bolama Region): An Italian team (I1HJT, I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, and IK2RZP) plans to activate Bubaque Island from the 13th to the 26th as J5T.
QRV with three rigs on 160 to 10m (CW, SSB, RTTY). QSL via I2YSB
(d/B), LoTW. http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/

EU-026; JW, Spitsbergen Island: Rene/DL2JRM returns to Svalbard
from Nov. 10 to 13 as JW/DL2JRM. QSL via homecall (d/B).

NA-057; HR, Bahia Islands: Dennis/W1UE is going to arrive on Roatan
Island on Nov. 11 and will be joined by Paul/K1XM and Charlotte/KQ1F on the 18th for the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QRV as HR/W1UE on HF. QSL via KQ1F, LoTW.

OC-129; DU5-7, Visayan Islands: Mike/DF8AN will be active as
DU7/DF8AN from Negros Island between the 5th and 16th on HF (CW,

OC-234; VK, Browse Island: Following their operation from Ashmore
Reef, Mike/AB5EB, Mike/AD5A, and Craig/VK5CE plan to put Browse
Island on the air as VK9AR/6 for just 4 hours on Nov. 11 (starting
20z). They plan to work with two setups on CW and SSB with a focus
on Europe and North America. QSL via ClubLog OQRS, VK5CE (d/B).

SA-040; HK1, Bolivar/ Atlantico Department group: Martin/LU9EFO
(SSB) and Camilo/HK3TU (CW) are planning an activation of a)
Rosario Island (SA-040) for some time during November as HK1/LU9EFO
and HK3TU/1, and b) Titumate Island (SA-093) as HK4/LU9EFO and
HK3TU/4. Exact dates are not known so far. QSL direct via F4BHW.

Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
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