segunda-feira, 27 de março de 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1310 March 27, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1310 March 27, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1310
BID: $OPDX.1310
March 27, 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, K3BEQ, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, KO8SCA, W8GEX & 60m DX News, 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, Pete Rayer & ISWL, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3QSL, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW WPX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 17th/March, through Friday, 24th/March there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3V, TUNISIA. Operators Ash (3V/KF5EYY), Ludovic/HB9EOU, Ali (3V/F4HJD),
Ahmed (3V/KG5OUE) and Oussama (3V/KD2LQM) will be active as 3V8SS from
the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW
WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL
via LoTW or to LX1NO.

4M, VENEZUELA. Julio, YV1KK, will be active as 4M1K during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL
via OH0XX, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more info,
see:                http://www.signalhillcontest.com.ve

60M DX ACTIVITY. The 60 meter band has seen an abundance of DX this past
several weeks. The following stations were spotted operating Data, CW or
SSB: 3D2AG, 4Z4DX, 5U5R, 9A2KD, C31LK, CT9/OH2BTB, CT9/L3KWF, CX9AU, DM4IM,
EA9CD, EA9/DL7UFN, EW1HF, F4CXO, G3SED, GD3YUM, GI8SKN, HB9BIN, HB0/HB9RB,
KL7J, LA5YG, ON4DM, PA2JWN, PJ4/NA2AA, PJ4LS, S57C, S52NR, SO1WS, UN7DB,
UT9LI, V21ZG, V47JA, YJ8CW, YL2SM, WL7E, WP4L and ZF1EJ.

8Q, MALDIVES. John, G4IRN, will be active as 8Q7RN from Maldive Islands
(AS-013) sometime in June 2017. Activity will be holiday style on various
HF bands. QSL via his home callsign or OQRS.

9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be active as 9K2K during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 26-27th) and the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band entries. QSL via LoTW.

A7, QATAR. Members of Qatar Amateur Radio Association and others will be
active as A73A from QARS club station in Doha city during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via M0OXO. Operators
mentioned are Saif/A71AM, Aziz/A71GO, Ali/A71BX, Ali/A71BZ, Jimmy/A71FJ,
Jose/A75GE, Vikas/A75GT, Kumar/A75GM, Seid/E76AA, Becir/E78AA and Juma/
A71EM.

CT3, MADEIRA. Operators Vitor/CT1AGS, Joao/CT1BWU, Jose/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL,
Jose/CT3DZ, Antonio/CT3EN, Jose/CT3IA, Jose/CT3KY and Eusebio/CT3KU will
be active as CT3EE from the CR3A contest station on Madeira Island (AF-014)
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Pete, SQ9D, will be active as D4C from Cape Verde Island
during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as Single-Op/Single-Band
(20m)/High-Power entry. QSL info: http://d4c.cc/?page_id=10

D4, CAPE VERDE. Max, IZ4DPV, will activate the special callsign D41CV
from Cape Verde Island during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th)
as Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. The special callsign
is in celebration of th 41st Anniversary of Independence of Cape Verde.
QSL info: http://d4c.cc/?page_id=10

E5, SOUTh COOK ISLANDS. Shirley, VK5YL, will be active as E51XYL from
Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between June 10-17th. Activity will be on 20
meters SSB. QSL via her home callsign.

E7, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. Operators Ranko/E70R, Vlado/E70T, Luka/E74W,
Zoran/E76C, Braco/E77DX, Robert/E77E, Adi/S55M, Davor/9A1UN, Richard/9A1TT,
Patrik/9A5CW, Kresimir/9A5K and Vedran/9A7DX will be active as E7DX from
Prijedor during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via E77E.

EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Jean-Marc, F5SGI, will be active as EA6/F5SGI from
Minorque Island (EU-004) between April 9-15th. Activity will be CW only
on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Manolo, EA8DO, will be active from La Palma Island
(IOTA AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF) during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band or Single-Band (160m)
entry. QSL via LoTW.

HR, HONDURAS. Dan, HR2DMR, will be active as HR2WW during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry.
QSL via KD4POJ.

IOTA NEWS..............
  OC-130.  Marc, ON5SM, will once again be active as DU9/ON5SM from
           Mindanao Island, Philippines, between April 4th and May 24th.
           Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB and the Digital
           modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

  SA-030.  Members of Radiogrupo Sur will be active as CV5A from Flores
           Island (RGS CX-014, WLOTA LH-0528, ARLHS URU-001) between
           March 30-April 2nd. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes.
           QSL via CX2ABC or CX1FU. Visit their Web page at:
                                 http://www.cv5a.cx.uy

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For April). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of April 2017:

 GX4BJC/A - Operated from Bream, in Gloucestershire, by Chris, G0SDD
             (/A WAB Square SO60 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

 MX1SWL/A - Operated from Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU
             (/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).
             
  ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual
operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL
info is on  or  or via .
NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see
 for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed
for their awards.

J2, DJIBOUTI. Dane, S53T, reports, "I got my J28ND license valid till
end of 2019. For now only LP and home made vertical antennas. QSL info
via my QSL manager Slavko - S57DX."

J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Stephen/WF2S and Ralph/K1ZZI will once again be
active as J6/WF2S and J6/K1ZZI from the Bay Guesthouse in Gros Islet, St.
Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336), between April 18-27th. Activity will be on
various HF bands using K3S into a vertical antenna over salt water, plus
other antennas. Operations will probably be on SSB, the Digital modes
(RTTY, PSK, JT65) and some CW. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or
LoTW (preferred).

KC0W DXPEDITIONS. Tom, KC0W, posted the following on his QRZ.com page:
"My next multi continent DXpedition will start 17 April, 2017. Unfortu-
nately it WON'T include Equatorial Guinea & Annobón due to not being
issued the licenses. Regardless, these upcoming DXpeditions should still
generate good interest. I'm also considering (gasp, wheeze) operating
RTTY & PSK due to high need. No SSB operation will take place. CW #1.
..........Full information soon."

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here as NP2P during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-
Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW.

OX, GREENLAND. Roger, SM7RYR, will be active as OX/SM7RYR from Kanger-
lussuaq, Greenlad (NA-018), between April 6-10th. Activity will be on
20/17/15 meters with an Elecraft KX2 with 10w into a GP. QSL only via
LoTW.

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Jeff, VA3QSL, will be active again as PJ7/VA3QSL from
Sint Maarten Island (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between April 2-8th. Activity
will be holiday style 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
He has with him an IC-7000 w/100w, Buddipole or 20m dipole. QSL via his
callsign, by the Bureau, direct (see info on QRZ.com) or LoTW.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 27th-April 2nd).......
 Mar/27th AN      Mar/30th  LN     Apr/01st  AN
 Mar/28th BN      Mar/31st  LN     Apr/02nd  AN
 Mar/29th BN

   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.. (March 24th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5B/SQ2MGM via SQ2MGM (d/e) OE2017HTL via OE5HTL       PJ7PL via WA1ZAM
  EA8/DF7XE via DF7XE        OE2017LRO via OE2LRO       R12APR via R3LO
  EA9/DJ6TF via DJ6TF        OE2017SFG via OE6SFG       S21ZEE via YL2GN (O/L)
  EA9/JA0JHQ via JA0JHQ      OE2017XFF via OE6AXG (O/e) SN1D via SP1RKT
  ED4W via EA4LI             OE2017YTA via OE3YTA       SP/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA
  EH7FCM via EA7URM          OK/DJ1AA/M via DJ1AA       TC102GP via TA3AHJ
  HB2T via HB9EE (L)         P4/JS3LSQ via JS3LSQ       TC18GL via TC18GL (e)
  OE11SO via OE6WIG          PJ2/PT2IC via PT2IC        YN2MF via N5ET
  OE2017BKC via OE3BKC       PJ2/PY4LH via PY4LH (d/L)  ZF2CJ via JJ2RCJ (O/L)
   (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
   (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) No QSL Needed

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: EL2BG, OK2PF, V73NS, S01WS, T88XH, VY2RU and
  XE1EE

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: E51WL (OC-082), TL8TT, XX9TKB and XX9TXN

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2RJ, 9K2HN, FH/F2DX, H8IL, JA0JHQ/VK9C,
  S79C, T2TT, TK/IW5ELA and V73A

RI1, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) are
planning their next Arctic operation. Look for RI1F to be active from
Victoria Island (EU-190) sometime late September (26th or 27th was
mentioned). This island group has never been activated before. Activity
will be on various HF bands. They plan to have up to 12 operators. QSL
via ClubLog's OQRS or by the Bureau. Their Web page is still under con-
struction. Watch QRZ.com for updates.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS ISLANDS. Alex, W1CDC, will be active as V4/W1CDC
from Saint Kitts Island (NA-104) between April 24th and May 7th. Activity
will be holiday style on 160-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meters using
mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign direct. NO Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.

V5, NAMIBIA. Tev, TA1HZ, will be active as V51/TA1HZ from the Swakopmund
Beach Hotel between March 22-28th. Activity will include the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. He will use a Yaesu FT-991
running 100w to a windom antenna. QSL via LZ3HI or LoTW.

VP9, BERMUDA. Adrian, KO8SCA, is planning a 3-day holiday style DXpedition
to Bermuda between March 24-26th. Look for him to be using the callsign
KO8SCA/VP9. Equipment is a K3 transceiver running 100w into 160/80/40m
dipole and 20/15/10m Cushcraft A4S Triband working SSB, CW and the Digital
modes. There will be ClubLog uploads during DXpedition. LoTW after the
DXpedition. For more details, see the KO8SCA/VP9 on the QRZ.com page.
ADDED NOTE: During the CQWW WPX SSB Contest he will be using the call-
sign VP9I.

VR, HONG KONG. Look for VR2HKS to be active during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via VR2HKS direct.
Main operators will be HAM & Ex-Scouts (VR2ZLI, VR2XNG, VR2UNG) with
young Scout members (ages 13-19) earning their Communications Badges.

YJ, VANUATU. Chung, VA7YM, will be active as YJ0YM from Port Vila, Efate
Island (OC-035) between April 6-17th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters
using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. He will have a Elecraft KX3 w/PX3 into an
Ultralight Hexbeam (from MW0JZE) and End Fed Wire antennas. QSL via EA5GL.

YW4, VENEZUELA. Paolo, YV1DIG, will be active as YW4D during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 25-26th) a Single-Op/Single-Band (???) entry. QSL via
LoTW. He states that he will be on before and after the contest on 160m.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
       The following stations are expected to be active in the
                 CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th, 2017)
               Contest Rules: http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2017 CQWW WPX SSB Contest.
For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2017.html  (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxsd2017.html (By entity)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
 Callsign       Entity                      Route
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3V8SS           Tunisia       M/S           LoTW; QSL via LX1NO
3Z6V            Poland        SO LP         LoTW; QSL via SP6DVP or (C)
4M1K            Venezuela     SOSB 40M      LoTW; QSL via OH0XX
5J0NA San Andres & Providencia SOAB         LW9EOC
8P1W            Barbados      SOAB LP       KU9C
8P5A            Barbados      SOAB HP       LoTW
9K2K            Kuwait        SOAB          LoTW
A73A            Qatar         M/2           M0OXO
BP0P            Taiwan        M/2           BP0P
BW/JL3RDC       Taiwan        SOAB          JL3RDC
BW/JN3MXT       Taiwan        SOAB          JN3MXT
BW/JP3PZG       Taiwan        SOAB          JP3PZG
CQ3W            Madeira       M/?           ClubLog
CR6K            Portugal      SOAB 
CT3EE           Madeira       M/S
D4C             Cape Verde    SOSB 20M      LoTW
D4CV            Cape Verde    SOSB 15M      LoTW
E2A             Thailand      SOAB LP       LoTW; QSL via E21EIC 
E51DWC     South Cook Islands SOAB HP       LoTW
E7DX     Bosnia & Herzegovina M/S           E77E
EA8DO          Canary Islands SOSB 160M     LoTW
EA9KB         Ceuta & Melilla SOSB 20M      EA7FTR
ED8W           Canary Islands SO            LoTW
EF9R          Ceuta & Melilla SO            LoTW; QSL EA5KB (d)
HR2WW           Honduras      SOAB LP       KD4POJ
IE9K            Italy         M/?           IT9DSZ
IF9A            Italy         SOSB 15M      IT9WDC
IO9R            Italy         M/2           ON3AR
IY4FGM          Italy         M/?           IZ4AFW
KP3H            Puerto Rico   SOSB 15M      LoTW
KP4RV           Puerto Rico   SOSB 15M      KP4RV
LY27A           Lithuania     M/2           LY5A
M1E             England       SOSB          LoTW; QSL via ClubLog 
M1U             England       SOSB          LoTW; QSL via ClubLog
NP2P        US Virgin Islands SO            LoTW
OF5Z            Finland       M/2           LoTW
PA10A           Netherlands   M/S           LoTW
PJ7PL           Sint Maarten  SO LP         WA1ZAM
RK90DR          Russia (Asia) M/S           R9XC
S21KW           Bangladesh    M/?           YL2GN
S21L            Bangladesh    M/?           S21L (B)
SI9AM           Sweden        M/S           ON3UN
T22TT           Tuvalu        SOSB 80M      N7RO
T40A            Cuba          M/S           (d)
T42A            Cuba          M/?           LoTW; QSL via RW6HS
TI5M            Costa Rica    M/2           TI2KAC
TM3Z            France        SOAB HP       F4DSK 
V31VP           Belize        SOAB HP       WB0TEV
V47JA        St Kitts & Nevis SOAB          LoTW; QSLvia W5JON (d)
V51/TA1HZ       Namibia       SO            LoTW; QSL via LZ3HI
VC2W            Canada        SOAB HP       LoTW
VC3T            Canada        SOAB HP       VE3DZ  
VP5P           Turks & Caicos M/2           LoTW; QSL via W2TT (d)
VP9I            Bermuda       SOSB LP       KO8SCA 
VR2HKS          Hong Kong     M/S           VR2HKS (d)
WX3B            USA           M/M           WX3B
XO1X            Canada        M/S           KC1CWF
YD3RJL          Indonesia     SOSB 80M
YD3VRY          Indonesia     SOSB 40M
YN2KW           Nicaragua     M/S           N5ET
YV1YL           Venezuela     SOSB 10M      LoTW; QSL via OH0XX 
YW4D            Venezuela     SOSB          LoTW
Z60A            Kosovo        SO HP         Z60A
ZA/PA2LS        Albania       M/?           PA2LS (PA-B/d)
ZX5J            Brazil        SOAB          NZ4DX 
   (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
   (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) 

TO BE ADDED TO THE OPDX MAILING LIST -- Click or send requests to:
Help: opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=help
Subscribe: opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=subscribe
Unsubscribe: opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=unsubscribe
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME PAGE (provided by John, K8YSE):

http://www.papays.com/opdx.html
ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB PAGES AT:
http://www.nodxa.org/
http://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation


Excerpts and distribution of The OPDX Bulletin are granted as long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receive credit.
To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to:
kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
- OR -
kb8nw@hotmail.com
- OR -
kb8nw@arrl.net
Information can now be faxed to the following phone line at:
1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)

domingo, 26 de março de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2017

** ALBANIA [non]. 9850 & 9855, March 26 at 0142, clear frequencies in case Radio Tirana should be able to reactivate its SW services in A-17, as either would work for what used to be English to North America at 0130 except UT Mondays. Will new programming still be produced without radio outlets? It is reported to be finally closing all its own SW and MW transmissions.
The German service has its separate organization and fan base. Manfred Reiff tells the DXLD yg: ``According to a German language email received today from Christian Milling (shortwaveservice.com) the station will broadcast Radio Tirana's German service Mondays through Saturdays at 1930-2000 UT (2130-2200 CEST/MESZ) on 3985 and 6005 kHz.  So the first broadcast will be on Monday, March 27 at 1930 UT``
These are 1 kW transmitters in Kall, GERMANY, which already relay several other ex-SW stations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 26 at 0119, RNA/RNB is AWOL for sixth night in a row; 25m propagates the weaklings circa 11935, 11856, 11764, but not 11925, Bandeirantes has been off, nor 11815, sporadic RBC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 2749-USB, March 26 at 0158, roboYL in French with day-by-day forecasts of some marine weather, at S9 until off at 0200*. I still can`t catch a definite ID, if any, but Canadian CG shows the latest 2749 transmission is VCS Halifax from Chebogue NS site starting at 0140 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910.03, March 26 at 0147, Alcarav?n Radio music now in the clear around S9, as Romania has just evacuated 5910 for the duration of A-17. HFCC now shows nothing on 5910 between 2000 and 1130, tho may be incomplete, except 0000-0100 the worldwide emergency standby channel for RDR, Vatican SMG the placeholder. (RRI is still on 5910 heavily to Europe 1430-2000) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11880, March 25 at 2206, RHC in French this semi-hour, no longer in English since March 11 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5025, March 26 at 0153, R. Rebelde is off again, leaving a JBA carrier, presumably Quillabamba, Per? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUANTANAMO BAY [non]. Replies to my log of KG4USN, not Gitmo:
Glenn, Gitmo does have KG4 but only if it has a two-letter suffix. KG4 with a three-letter suffix is regular mainland USA. My most recent logs of the real thing were KG4BP in 2016 and KG4HI in 2015. 73 (Eike Bierwirth, Germany, March 25, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Glenn, Here's some info that may clarify Guant?namo Bay amateur callsigns. Gitmo callsigns are issued by the Navy, not the FCC, and are 2x2 calls. That is, a true Gitmo call will always be from the group KG4AA thru KG4ZZ..
The callsign you heard, KG4USN, has a "Radio Service" code of "HA"
meaning it was a sequentially issued call. The ham operator did not
receive that call as a result of having been in Gitmo, nor is it a
vanity callsign. Hope this helps. 73, (Jim K5JG, ibid.)
Tnx, Eike and Jim; I see. So whose bright idea was it to intermix unique prefices for US overseas entities, with CONUS ham calls?? Also the call-areas no longer seem to mean anything. Beyond US, the numbers would match nearest US territory, such as KZ5 for Canal Zone, KG4 for Gitmo, K#6 for various Pacific Islands. But Maryland is not even in 4-land; and now it seems anyham may move anywhere to a different call area and still retain their original call, without even a /# (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MADAGASCAR. 6190, March 26 at 0212, MWV now here for A-17, ex-7390, song in Spanish; not on originally planned 6070, whew for CFRX, but I bet the PTB at CFRB never new they were threatened. Fortunately, someone at WCB changed it, after we pointed out CFRX on 6070 despite missing from HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6940-LSB (not USB), March 26 at 0143, pirate soul music; 0150 ID as ``Radio Free, Whatever``, as DJ says his ``very last listener has fallen off, probably nobody else out there listening. Post right now to HF Underground for me to stay on the air; [shortly:] Dick Weed, finally signing off`` at 0151*. Well, I`m here, but not on an internet device while DXing, tsk2.
6940-USB (not LSB), March 26 at 0208 recheck, pirate music at S9, 0210 DJ apologizes to Radio Cosmo(?) for calling him a C-S-M-F; that was just a test. ``Next song from Zipper Club on Radio Free, Whatever`` which is back on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ROMANIA. 9730, March 26 at 0125, RRI is already up and running on A-17 schedule, in French at S9+10 with Romanian folk music. 7375 found stronger // at 0138 now with C&W song but apparently in French.
7335, March 26 at 0140, RRI also back here for A-17 with piano  concerto, S9+30. Listed // for Romanian service at 0000-0200 is 9790. Has a classical concert on Saturday nights, which The Mighty KBC will never do (still on 6145) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690, March 25 at 2208, REE VG at S9+25, Spanish rock music and interviewing musicians. Last date for 7 months that REE will be on the air this hour or this frequency. For A-17, 17855 to North America replaces it, ending at 2200, but at first it may have problems propagating all the way; should be much better from the start at 1400 ex-1500 on weekends (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 11905, March 26 at 0114, SLBC with S4-S5 carrier just come on, JBA music at 0116, but never detected any mis-timesignal. Jose Jacob says this was recently reactivated, so my not hearing it all winter was not due only to propagation (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also UNIDENTIFIED 9720
** TURKEY. 9515, March 26 at 0333, very poor signal with Turkishish music and flutter, presumably VOT English to North America now here from 0300 for A-17, ex-6080. We hope propagation improve as summer oncome. We may also try 15450 at 1230, and 9830 at 2200 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)
** U S A. 7535v-LSB, March 26 at 0132, distorted very intermittent ham signal, obviously a contest worker, unstable and hard to copy with BFO. At first I figure it`s a spur from 40 meters, but don`t find a match tuning across another receiver. Then I realize it could be a second harmonic from ``80`` meters, and sure enough, there he is // on 3768-LSB, ID as WS9V, working someone at 59-1050. The fundamental isn`t wobbling around like the harmonic. WS9V is James J ``Skip`` Riba, PO BOX 73, Virden, IL 62690 USA, but at QRZ.com says he may not be the operator all the time during contests (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Saturday March 25 after 2230 on WBCQ, 9330.05v-CUSB, S8. Also confirmed UT Sunday March 26 starting just as I tune in at 0329.5 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, S9+20. Next:
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.10v, March 25 at 2157, WBCQ The Planet IDs and IS, runup to sign-on, so not on an hour earlier this Saturday with anything Special (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 11580, Sat Mar 25 at 2200, WRMI opening `Your Weekend Show`, as scheduled on 5950 only. This hour on 11580 is not accounted for, but so far it all seems to be matching 5950. But 6855 is again unknown.
9955, UT Sun March 26 at 0121, WRMI with preacher in Haitian Kriyol. Skedgrid now shows this quarter-hour as `Soulsvision` which would not otherwise clue us in to the language.
9395, UT Sun March 26 at 0128, this WRMI is not Oldies at the moment, but an ad for something with an 856-number, and then ``curating the King James Version``, with rock music background, over to a YL reading Psalms XXVI, Yahwuh-this and Yahwuh-that, so another YHWH cult. Checking my handy NIV with Psalms, it says ``O Lord``, this and that. Not good enough! For a picky, picky deity. But what program is this?
9395, UT Sun March 26 at 0205, now here`s yet another additional `Wavescan` repeat from 0200 as Ray Robinson is reading a script about CBR and CBRX, which later became CBU and CBUX/CKZU in Vancouver, about its site on Lulu Island (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9770, March 26 at 0123, S8-S9 signal with modulation cutting out and in about 4 times per second, talk in language impossible to recognize, then music, 0124 to dead air, and off at 0124.5*. HFCC A-17 shows two possibilities:
SLBC Sri Lanka, 125 kW, 345 degrees in Hindi from 0115 (which looks a lot like the 11905 entry now shown as 0000-0300); or Voice of Turkey in Spanish at 0100-0200. Like last summer, it`s // 9870, so should have tried to match them up; next time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 12121.20-USB, March 26 at 0118, 2-way in Spanish with cambios. Maybe we could push it to 12121.21 for the sake of symmetry? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0500 UT March 26
________________________________________________
Message: 11
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:00:53 +0000 (UTC)
From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
To: <dxld@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: <swl@mailman.qth.net>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 25-26, 2017
Message-ID: <428113521.3865483.1490504453238@mail.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Send Hard-Core-DX mailing list submissions to
        hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hard-core-dx
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        hard-core-dx-request@hard-core-dx.com
You can reach the person managing the list at
        hard-core-dx-owner@hard-core-dx.com
When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of Hard-Core-DX digest..."

 

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2017

** ANGOLA. 4949.73, March 25 at 0456, still no signal from RNA, nor has it been heard on March 23 or 24 per Ron Howard, Thorsten Hallmann, Bill Bingham, Wolfgang B?schel and myself (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 25 at 0239, PMS is back on air, at customary unusable suptorted modulation level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 25 at 0238, RNB/RNA are still off the air for the fifth night in a row. Standard inquiry (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CANADA. 1610, March 25 at 0459 UT, CHHA Toronto as ``La voz de nuestra comunidad``, plus ``Gran Radioth?n, 24, 25 y 26 de marzo`` with street address, AC 416 phone, then political ad for the Ecuadorian elexion (the front-runner`s first name is Lenin); 0501 ``Radio Voces Latinas`` ID, ``la mejor m?sica latina(?) y canadiense``, then such music. On website http://chha1610am.ca I finally find what the Radiothon is about: ``Radiothon "Todos somos Per?" un milagro m?s de Monse?or Romero en su 37 aniversario de su asesinato! GRAN RADIOTHON "TODOS SOMOS PERU" ESTE VIERNES 24, SABADO 25 Y DOMINGO 26``. Does this mean programming pre?mptions on CHHA 1610?
This refers to the El Salvadorian priest who was in fact assassinated on 24 March 1980, but what`s the connexion to Per? in particular? He`s been working miracles there since? Wikipedia says, ``In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 March as the "International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims" in recognition of the role of Archbishop Romero in defence of human rights``. Or, for short, IDFTRTTTCGHRVAFTDOV; or for shorter, IDRTCGHRVDV. I am amused by the rather cumbersome name, not by its mission (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 4900 & 4940, March 25 at 1250, no signals from Voices of Strait; Recheck 1331, now JBA carriers. O yes, Aoki shows them not opening until *1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** COLOMBIA. 5910.039, March 25 at 0433, I am hearing only HJDH during what was publicized as the final SW broadcast ever from LITHUANIA, q.v. The least the irregular HJDH could have done was go off the air briefly in a respectful tribute to its companion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5010, 5025 & 5055, March 25 at 0455, all three are off, leaving nothing but 5040 RHC on 59m (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUANTANAMO BAY [non?]. 7248.6-USB, March 25 circa 0510, strong KG4USN, often with fonetix ``United States Navy``, contest contacts including with W6KEC, 59-138, so I think I`ve got Gitmo, tho he never says whence, as I used to DX hams there with KG4- prefix. Not any more! QRZ.com lookup shows
``KG4USN USA flag USA
Kenneth B Reid
5 Park Pl #705
Annapolis, MD 21401
USA
Hi all, Please note I am now in Annapolis MD as of June 2016`` And he doesn`t say anything about ever being in Guantanamo Bay. What`s the prefix there now? Well, per http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DXCC/2016_Current_Deleted(1).txt
KG4 is in fact the one and only prefix for the Current Entity, not a Deleted Entity, of Guant?namo Bay! So what`s he doing using it in Maryland? This rather sours me on any more contest DXing. The 40m band is ham-crammed, as another contest is underway, so no point in trying to fish out Eritrean intruders. I also tuned the entire 160m band without hearing anything (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 11600, March 25 at 1257, mix of Chinese talk and Kurdish music, S6-S9. At 1258 the Chinese seems to stop, but circa 1300 I hear two sets of timesignals several seconds apart (and not looking at my clock for precise timing comparisons). The first one has one long tone, then several short ones and a final prolonged one. The second is more conventional, 5 or 6 pips, and then a Denge Kurdistane ID. Trying to sort this out consulting Aoki:
D.K. at 1300 is supposedly changing from one 300 kW antenna azimuth to another from PRIDNESTROVYE. RTI is finishing an unjammed hour in Amoy, but Sound of Hope may also be on here during long hours relaying RFA in Chinese, when it would be jammed, presumably with CNR1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** LITHUANIA [and non]. 5910, March 25 at 0442, Alcarav?n Radio on as usual from COLOMBIA, during the final semi-hour broadcast ever from the Sitkunai site, i.e. NHK relay in Russian, as Christian Milling had tipped us earlier: he`s in Vilnius putting together a tribute to Lith SW to be broadcast later elsewhere. A few minutes earlier on the R75 I could detect no second signal, but now on the NRD545 I can almost convince myself there is a second slightly offset carrier underneath (double-pitched het with BFO offtuned). At 0504 recheck again nothing but HJDH.
Sitkunai had been carrying only a few relays which obviously didn`t make it cost-effective. But as too often happens, also registered a bunch of imaginary transmissions in HFCC B-16, all dated 1234567 301016-250317; the LitEng ones surely being the long-deleted Radio Vilnius!:
5910 0430 0500 27,28 SIT  100  79 Rus        LTU NHK NHK  7185
7325 2300 2400 4,8,9 SIT  100 310 LitEng     LTU LRT LTU  3011
9455 2100 2200 43,44 SIT  100  79 Cmn        LTU IBB IBB   511
9555 0600 1600 29,30 SIT  100  79 LitRus     LTU LRT LTU  3007
9710 0800 1500 27,28 SIT  100 259 LitEng     LTU LRT LTU  3008
9735 0100 0300 4,8,9 SIT  100 310 LitEng     LTU LRT LTU  3009
9740 0100 0200 42,43 SIT  100  79 Uig        LTU IBB IBB   544
9825 2300 2400 43,44 SIT  100  79 Cmn        LTU IBB IBB   562
Only the IBB and NHK ones have really existed. HFCC A-17 still has, just in case, 4 SIT listings for LRT only, on 9555, 9710, 9875, 11690. Some defunct stations just won`t let go, resulting in far too much nonsense in HFCC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, UT Sat March 25 at 0311, Station YHWH is on at S9 level but very undermodulated; still at 0433. Was not on before 0300, probably approx. start time. Switching from the R75 to the NRD545 at 0451, now I get S8 on its meter but much more readable, about Yahweh being a jealous god (but not envious?), and starts going thru the Ten Commandments of Yahweh, which seem to match the better-known ones, but according to Martin K. Elliott, they are much more severe and all-encompassing, e.g. #7, adultery, is not limited to the physical act. For #4 he points out that Shabat starts at Friday sundown, after which no work shall be done --- SO WHAT IS HE DOING RIGHT NOW???? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, March 25 at 1251, still VP carrier, so SIBC must be extended tonight (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TURKEY [and non]. 6080, March 25 at 0447, two very poor signals, presumably TRT English to N America, and VOA S?o Tom?, as they have been colliding all winter. One is slightly on the hi side, TRT as usual, making a SAH with the other. Also stray(?) Cuban pulse jamming which is audible on LSB only. That`s the end for 6080 Turkey, as from March 26, English to N America shifts one UT hour earlier to 0300, and back up to 31m, 9515, which should be much better if MUF co?perate; and the // for Asia to 6165, which RHC will totally block here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1870 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 24 at 2230 on WRMI 11580; JBA carrier on 5950, but by 2256 I can confirm it // 11580. What about 6855, which originally was a third //, but not confirmed lately? NO:
6855 is very poor with music at first; by 2259 I can make out an ID as ``community radio for Alaska``, and playing ``Rock Around the Clock`` --- so it`s the KIYU special which originally aired (mostly) on Friday, Feb 24, a month ago! But like many `specials` on WRMI, or even canceled programs, they keep repeating week after week without notice.
WOR 1870 also confirmed Fri Mar 24 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.8v-CUSB, very poor.
This Saturday I monitor 7265-USB continuously via UTwente from 1523, and hear nothing but noise! WOR is supposed to appear at 1531. However at 1557 I suddenly hear CRI closing Hindi, and JBA, there I am in the background. Altho the SDR was displaying 7265 all along as I had entered, I fear due to computer overload, it was really stuck tuned to some other previously entered frequency. Confirming it`s really listening to 7265 now, from *1600 blasts on CRI opening Russian.
>From April, WOR time shifts to 1431 UT Sat, which should lessen any CCI from elsewhere, but CRI will still be there with its Sinhala hour, 100 kW, 174 degrees from Kashgar, East Turkistan (and after 1500 same in Hindi). G?hren counts upon only 1 kW at 230 degrees, and will also experience increased absorption closer to midday. Next WORs:
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, UT Sat Mar 25 circa 0045, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide` in progress. He`s on the phone with J. P. discussing early television sets (which he collects) and history of TV in UK, USA. This goes on and on, then interrupted by a repeat caller from France, making some political points hard for Allan and us to follow, but hey, it`s free speech -- until 0122 or so he hangs up and starts to go thru the e-mail, but audio suddenly stops at 0124 --- dead air. 0126 music fill starts, and I tune out. But I should have kept listening; at 0133 I am again hearing snippets of AHW, and someone else off-mike; sounds like a conversation they don`t know is on the air (partly). 0137 finally canned ID and over to Brother Scare (who was already on 5129.8v-AM, presumably starting at 0100) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7780, March 25 at 0235 check, this WRMIBS is back on air, after missing yesterday, but it`s even weaker than usual, on the least useful azimuth for here, southwards from Okee (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1710 UT March 25
________________________________________________-
Message: 6
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:10:14 +0000 (UTC)
From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
To: <dxld@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: <swl@mailman.qth.net>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 24-25, 2017
Message-ID: <1603048518.2836406.1490461814869@mail.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Send Hard-Core-DX mailing list submissions to
        hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hard-core-dx
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        hard-core-dx-request@hard-core-dx.com
You can reach the person managing the list at
        hard-core-dx-owner@hard-core-dx.com
When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of Hard-Core-DX digest..."

 

SWL DX-ing - Bulgarian DX blog

SWL DX-ing



sexta-feira, 24 de março de 2017

ARLD012 DX news

ARLD012 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
F5IXR, WB0TEV, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,
DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all.
BARBADOS, 8P.  Tom, W2SC will be QRV as 8P5A as a Single Op/All
Band/High Power entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL
direct to NN1N.
KUWAIT, 9K.  Operator 9K2GS will be QRV as 9K2K as a Single Op/All
Band entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via operator's
instructions.
TONGA, A3.  Masa, JA0RQV is QRV as A35JP/p from Niuafo'ou Island,
IOTA OC-123, until March 28.  Activity is in his spare time on 40 to
6 meters using CW and SSB.  He plans to also be active for a few
days from Niuatoputapu, IOTA OC-191.  QSL to home call.
TAIWAN, BV.  A large group of operators will be QRV as BP0P as a
Multi/2 entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via
operators' instructions.
CUBA, CO.  A group of operators will be QRV as T40A as a Multi
Single/Low Power entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL
via operators' instructions.
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Milan, OK1DWC is QRV as E51DWC from
Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, until the end of March.  He is active
on 160 to 10 meters each day using CW, SSB and RTTY.  He plans to be
a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB
contest.  QSL to home call.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, E7.  A group of operators will be QRV as
E7DX as a Multi/Single entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.
QSL via E77E.
CEUTA AND MELILLA, EA9.  Enrique, EA9KB will be QRV from Ceuta as a
Single Op/High Power/Single Band entry on 20 meters in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via EA7FTR.
ITALY, I.  Members of the Marconi Memorial Station in Pontecchio
Marconi will be QRV as IY4FGM in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.
QSL via operators' instructions.
GRENADA, J3.  Franz, OE2SNL is QRV as J3/OE2SNL until March 30.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters.  QSL to home call.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS, KP2.  Yuri, N2TTA will be QRV as NP2P in the CQ
World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via operator's instructions.
NETHERLANDS, PA.  Operators Bert, PA1BK, Alfred, PA7AL, Laurens,
PD9X and Frank, PF5T will be QRV as PA10A as a Multi/Single entry in
the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.
BANGLADESH, S2.  A large group of operators are QRV as S21ZEE until
March 27.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
This includes being active as a Multi Op entry in the CQ World Wide
WPX SSB contest.  QSL via operators' instructions.
TUVALU, T2.  Tim, NL8F is QRV as T2TT until April 13.  Activity is
on the various HF bands using SSB and digital modes.  This includes
being an entry in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via N7RO.
MALI, TZ.  Laurent, F5IXR is QRV as TZ5XR until 2019.  Activity is
on 40, 20, 17, 12 and 10 meters using mostly CW.  QSL direct to home
call.
BELIZE, V3.  Victor, WB0TEV is QRV as V31VP until March 28.
Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly SSB with some RTTY.
This includes being active in the CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest.
Outside the contest he will focus on working into Asia using RTTY on
the high bands around 2200 to 0200z, and possibly 0930 to 1200z on
40 meters.  QSL to home call.
CANADA, VE.  Members of the Canam Contest Club are QRV as XO1X from
Whitehorse, Yukon during all of 2017 in celebration of Canada's
150th anniversary.  This includes being an entry in the CQ World
Wide WPX SSB contest.  QSL via KC1CWF.
CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.  Jim, ND9M is QRV as VQ917JC from Diego Garcia
Island, IOTA AF-006.  His length of stay is unknown.  He is
generally active from 1200 to 1600z, with a focus on 30, 20 and 17
meters.  He may be active on the satellites as well.  QSL to home
call.
ALBANIA, ZA.  Lisa, PA2LS, Lennart, PD5LKM and Kees, PE1KL are QRV
as ZA/PA2LS until March 29.  Activity is on 160 to 2 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK.  QSL via PA2LS.
OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operation has
been approved for DXCC credit:  Palestine, E44CM, November 2016
operation.
THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The CQ World Wide WPX SSB Contest, QRP
80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, FOC CW QSO
Party and the UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest are all on tap for this
upcoming weekend.
The UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray
and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for March 29.
Please see March QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web
sites for details.
___________________________________________ 
ARRL Web site <memberlist@www.arrl.org>
ZCZC AE12
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 12  ARLD012
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  March 23, 2017
To all radio amateurs
 

quinta-feira, 23 de março de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22-23, 2017

** ANGUILLA. 6090, March 22 at 0235, no signal from TUN/CB/DGS/PMS, what a relief; but not for long, back on by 0352 recheck, usual severe modulation distortion (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 6180, March 22 at 0235, RNA/RNB is totally missing for the second night, also not on 11780 at 0240 check. And third night absent from both, no 6180 March 23 at 0310, not 11780 at 0322 check. So what`s wrong this time at Parque Rodeador? (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1870, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL. 11815.03, March 22 at 0402, no 11780, but here must be R?dio Brasil Central, S5 with Brazuguese talk. I think this one must have been inactive for a while, not hit in numerous bandscans. Also JBA carrier at 0322 March 23 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6060, March 22 at 0236, no signal from this RHC, but a very poor carrier on the lo side, presumably Brazil. 6165 is on in English but poor; 6000 is good.
5010 & 5055, March 22 at 0349, leapfrog mixing products between 5040 RHC and 5025 Rebelde are quite audible, so must be from same site; I still see some reporting with listed sites on the fundamentals as different (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9790, March 22 at 0358, CRI English with end-of-hour-disposable-filler Chinese lesson, back up to S9+50 level, vs JBA the night before; March 23 after 0300 I notice that the still bigsig is very undermodulated, and with noisy spurblobs about plus and minus 10 kHz (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11880, March 22 at 2156, RHC is in Spanish, not English; unchecked between 22 and 23, but at 2350 it`s in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7615, March 23 at 0306, Station YHWH is S9 with usual somewhat suppressed modulation, about the false rapture theory of Christians, still past 0314. Walt Salmaniw, BC, heard YHWH crash-start at *0302 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SUDAN SOUTH [non]. 7315, March 22 at 0356, huge collision between WHRI and equally strong R. Tamazuj via VATICAN. WHRI usage varies, but registered available in B16 from 2300 to 1300 except for 0400-0430. Soon should be resolved, for in A17, same service via SMG moves to 9600 per HFCC, while WHRI may stay on 7315 at least until 0400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UKRAINE [non]. 11580, Wed March 22 at 1336, RUI via WRMI with war stats for March 15, so a week-old show, i.e. 106 Russian attacks on eastern Ukraine, resulting in injuries to 7 Ukrainian soldiers (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1869 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday March 21 at 2130 on WRMI 15770, fair; JBA carrier on 6855, presumably //. Also confirmed Tue Mar 21 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed Wednesday March 22 at 1328 the 1315.5 WRMI broadcast on 9955, poor at S5-S7, and JBA // 6855, vs S9 noise level. Also confirmed Wed Mar 22 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490, fair. Also confirmed Wed Mar 22 at 2350 the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, good.
[and non] WORLD OF RADIO 1870 ready for first broadcasts March 23:
CONTENT: Alaska, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Burundi non, Canada, Egypt, Eritrea/Ethiopia, Europe, France, Germany and non, India, Israel and non, Japan and non, Latin America, New Zealand, Nigeria non, North America, Philippines, Rwanda non, Spain, Tonga, UK, USA, Zanzibar
Thu 1130   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Thu 2130   WRMI 11580 to NE
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2230   WRMI 11580 to NE, 6855? to WNW, 5950 to S
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0730   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1530   HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW [ex- 1130 expected due to MESZ]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7504.9v, March 23 at 0313, WRNO with gospel huxter in English, not Chinese. Modulation level somewhat improved (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 4070.4 approx., March 22 at 0345, beacon GT, vs S9 elevated local noise level which is really bothering the tropical bands here, whence? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9270-USB, March 22 at 0400, Spanish 2-way (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0451 UT March 23
_________________________________________________
Message: 3
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:51:26 +0000 (UTC)
From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
To: <dxld@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: <swl@mailman.qth.net>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 21-22-23, 2017
Message-ID: <1485912163.1035487.1490244686110@mail.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Send Hard-Core-DX mailing list submissions to
        hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hard-core-dx
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        hard-core-dx-request@hard-core-dx.com
You can reach the person managing the list at
        hard-core-dx-owner@hard-core-dx.com
When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of Hard-Core-DX digest..."

 

quarta-feira, 22 de março de 2017

SWL DX-ing - Bulgarian DX blog

SWL DX-ing



CQ ENCE 2017: en un mes justo

logo de FEDI-EA

Federación Digital EA

la primera federación de radioaficionados de España

es ca eu gl en fr
Apartado 3050 - 08200 Sabadell (España) - Tel. (+34) 902 945 699
noticias
Noticias de radioafición...

Foro FEDI-EA nuevo

Anuncia tus actividades en nuestro foro y lee las de los demás. Una buena forma de estar al corriente de lo que se cuece en nuestra afición.

CQ ENCE 2017: radioaficionados en alerta naranja nuevo

Inspector Gadget Se ha perdido un radioaficionado y tenemos que encontrarlo como sea. En esta edición nosotros mismos seremos los prota­go­nis­tas, que ya era hora (hi hi). Esta es la excusa/línea argumental para llevar a cabo el Ejercicio Na­cio­nal de Comunicaciones de Emer­gen­cia de este año, que presenta algunas no­ve­da­des de formato, para mantener la atención y la diversión.
Anota esta fecha: sábado 22 de abril del 2017 de 11:00 a 12:00 h EA (09:00-10:00 UTC).
No te lo pierdas. Lee las explicaciones y prepara con tiempo tu participación...
BAJA: Si deseas darte de baja de esta lista informativa y no recibir más este boletín, sólo tienes que responder a este email indicando BAJA en el asunto. Si prefieres recibirlo en otra cuenta de correo, indícanos la dirección antigua y la nueva, para poder cambiarla.

terça-feira, 21 de março de 2017

WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1292

The latest edition (20 March) of the WORLDWIDE DX CLUB "Top News",
compiled by Wolfgang Bueschel, has been posted:
http://topnews.wwdxc.de
(or http://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml / https://www.wwdxc.de/topnews.shtml)
Best regards,
Michael Bethg
 ******************************
WORLDWIDE DX CLUB
Postfach 1214
D-61282 Bad Homburg
GERMANY
Fax: +49 6172 123117
E-Mail: mail@wwdxc.de
Internet: http://www.wwdxc.de

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 19-20-21, 2017

** CANADA. 15034-USB, March 20 at 2156, CHR, Trenton Military`s own clock is *still* 61 minutes slow, despite the shift to DST March 12. Announces current time as ``2055`` and then goes on to aviation weather conditions from Cold Lake timestamped ``2100 zulu`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15370, March 20 at 2155, RHC in Spanish music // 13740, 11840, etc., and 17730 is not heard. I am trying to locate the third airing of the weekly Sunday Esperanto semihour. Which until the DST change had been at 2130 on 15370, a few weeks before having moved from 2230 on 17730, bumping what would otherwise be a daily French service. But unfound before 2200; how about after 2230? I start monitoring again at 2226 when the ``18-minute`` (before it`s time for En Contacto to start by 2244) Filatelia show is starting on 15370, 13740, 11760, 9710, 9535-vs MWV Chinese. No Esperanto then either. So when & where is it??
11880, however, is S9 of open carrier/dead air at 2206, and still so past 2230; finally in English after 2300. That would have been a convenient place to stick in Esperanto at 2230. Different next day; read on.
While I`m at it, circa 2230 UT March 19, with two receivers, I compare which frequencies are making an echo against 15370: 15230 (but which goes into Portuguese by 2233), 9710 and 9535, indicating they are from a different site. The others mentioned above are synchronized with 15370, i.e. from same site it is (Bejucal or Bauta or Quivic?n, but which is which? Listings are not necessarily etched in stone, nor non-contradictory. Only Arnie knows for sure and he isn`t saying.)
6000, UT Monday March 20 at 0640, RHC with Arnie on `DXers Unlimited` talking about how we have zero sunspots lately, plugging his favorite T2FD antenna for SW, much like he was doing in Spanish on `En Contacto`.
You never know how the 4 or 5 English frequencies will compare from one night to the next. Tonight, both 6000 & 6100 are very undermodulated, compensated by 6060 being over-modulated! And 6165 is VG, loud and clear, much like 6100 has usually been; did they swap transmitters? 5040 is off.
11880, Monday March 21 at 2200 tune-in, RHC is *ending* the English broadcast. Have they really moved it to start at 2100 so this has been running for an hour; or a miscue? Instead of or in addition to English at 23-24? 2201 opening French at a temperature of 24 degrees, but no kHz, instead of dead air this hour yesterday; and at 2250 check in Portuguese, presumably from 2230.
It seems that RHC does not dare to announce frequencies within each language broadcast, since they risk being outdated or totally wrong due to mixups! Except Esperanto, where indeed they are all wrong. Not even in Spanish have I heard one, but maybe just missed, as they used to do so, not completely correctly, at major frequency changeover times. We never hear them in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 9690 // 15500 // 15390, March 20 at 2155, REE is frequently announcing its new schedule effective March 26, including now:
M-F 18-22 to
West Africa/South Atlantic on 15390
South America on 17715
North America on 17855
Indian Ocean/Middle East/?? somewhere else on 15520
Sat & Sun 14-18 to
West Africa/South Atlantic on 21620
Sat & Sun 18-22 to
West Africa/South Atlantic on 15390
Sat & Sun 18-22 to
South America on 17715
North America on 17855
Indian Ocean/Middle East/?? somewhere else on 15520
Note 15520 replaces 15500, altho both have been registered for A-17.
That`s a cumbersome way to organize it, but they always do so. Announcement not found on a fourth frequency, 11685, reminding us that at any given time, one or even two of the four frequencies may be AWOL. 17855 was generally very good for us all day last summer, so let`s hope despite minimal solar activity that will yet continue (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1869 monitoring: confirmed Sunday March 19 at 2330 on WBCQ, 9330v-CUSB. Also confirmed UT Monday March 20 from 0301 on Area 51 webcast, and on WBCQ 5129.8-AM, poor at 0329 before finished. Also confirmed on WRMI 9955 webcast, UT Monday March 20 at 0345, after only a JBA carrier was audible at 0330 on 9955. Also confirmed Monday March 20 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed UT Tuesday March 21 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good. Next:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE, 6855 to WNW
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9395, Sunday March 20 at 2325, this WRMI is playing end of `Wavescan`, same episode from 2300 as on 9395 earlier today after 1300. Two more to be added to the DX/SWL/MEDIA PROGRAMS schedule (but will they stick, week after week, without any published schedule?)
6855, Sunday March 19 at 2328, `In Christ We Live` seems to be program title, at closing? No full schedule for this frequency, nor is it shown on any other frequency at this or any time, but it is one of the shows listed on WRMI`s Programming page, as from Niagara Falls NY/St David`s Ont., without any time details.
5850 & 7730, Monday March 20 around 0630, jazz music with drumming, audience. Not `Jazz from the Left`, but now on sked for UT Monday 06-07 is something called `Teachers Corner`. (6855 is not // but Qur`an instead). It is found on the 9955 schedule for Monday 21-22, already replacing `Noches con Mirka`, but she remains on Wed & Fri during that hour. `Teachers Corner` is now also listed for Mon 21-22 on 15770, Mon 22-23 on 5950 (which is usually also on 11580, 6855?)
But what is it really about? Not jazz music, it seems, so maybe what I heard was not really it? There is this long writeup about it at the bottom of the Programming page, probably meaning it`s the latest addition:
``"Teachers Corner" actually started for me in 1975. No kidding! I was a thirteen year old interested in radio and communication. I listened to a lot of shortwave broadcasts from an old radio my father bought for me. Voice of America, Radio Moscow, Radio France International, etc, etc, etc, filled my log book. I guess it filled a fascination with traveling and far away places, at the time. Not to mention a mail box full of QSL cards! Well, the fascination turned into a hobby (Amateur Radio ? WB9WNW) and by the time I was sixteen years old turned into an enlistment into the military (United States Navy ? Cryptography).
My dreams of far away places turned into reality and by the old age of twenty five I had visited and or lived in 16 countries. A big constant in all the travel and meeting different people from different cultures was International Broadcasting. I enjoyed listening to the differing opinions and presentations of the radio personalities and the landscape they painted over the radio.
Sometime later in my life, I met a very interesting man from the city where I am home based (Raleigh, North Carolina). He explained that he was an International TEFL Teacher. He told me that he was teaching English in Austria and had a very rewarding career.
I was immediately interested and wondered if such a career would work for me. Teaching, travel and new experiences were the key to my interest in this TEFL stuff. It is a great fit. After being TEFL Certified in 2010 I have taught extensively in the Czech Republic (Pardubice) and China (Zhujian Province). Teaching young learners through adult age students brought me great satisfaction and enjoyment.
I really wanted to tie this occupation of TEFL Teaching and Shortwave Broadcasting together. While I was in China, I thought of a SW Program dedicated to International Teachers and Educators for entertainment and informational reasons. I really did not recognize any stations doing this type of format or programming. International Teachers and Educators can be somewhat isolated in their locations and an open medium that reaches out to them, wherever they may be, seems helpful and appropriate.
"Teachers Corner" can be a place for active listeners to be a part of a larger community than they currently know exists. Worldwide listeners active in Education and Teaching can share and exchange information from their personal experiences and knowledge as well as appreciate the entertainment value. Hopefully the concept and production of "Teachers Corner" will garnish [sic] enough interest to keep the program "On The Air" and be of benefit to all listeners, wherever they may be. Timothy Cordray / Teachers Corner
You can hear Teachers Corner on WRMI at the following times and frequencies:
* 0600-0700 UT Monday on 7730 kHz to Mexico, the Pacific and the Southwestern US
* 5:00-6:00 pm ET Monday on 9955 kHz to South America (this is 2100-2200 UT Monday until Nov. 2017)
* 2100-2200 UT Monday on 11580 kHz to Europe, Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern US [cf shown on grid as 15770 instead --- gh]
* 2200-2300 UT Monday on 5950 kHz to the Caribbean and South America``
I still ask, teaching what? English? Cryptography? Jazz? He doesn`t spell it out, but I guess TEFL means Teaching English as Foreign Language (only). Can you do that without learning the local language?
11580, March 20 at 2250 check, WRMI music sounds ``new age``, so strongly suspect Fred Moe`s `Christian New Age Radio` is still getting bonus repeats of its second broadcast from November, every Monday during this unscheduled semihour which also may be // 5950, even 6855, but too weaks to tell. Oops, `Teachers Corner` is supposed to be on 5950 now, as just above (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 7200-LSB, March 20 at 2211, chicken cackling and rooster crowing, mixed with strumming music, a jhammer no doubt against some net, and then they all go silent for a bit. Perhaps such nonsense was also being referred to in this commentary Mike Terry forwarded, WTFK?
"SHOCKED AT WHAT I HEAR ON HF"
Bryan Beam (W4HLD) on February 16, 2017
http://www.eham.net/articles/38315
HF? Is he implying everything`s much nicer on VHF? Why? Also, I wonder
if CW ops bother to swear as much?
7210-LSB also checked at 2213 March 20, but some QSO in English rather than N1NR in Spanish with Cuban jhamming (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11435-USB & 11415-USB, March 20 at 1337 pileups on both by presumed Indonesian QSO pirates. On 11435, one of them is shouting ``radio`` ---- something over and over, maybe an ``ID``, but can`t understand the following word (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0113 UT March 21
___________________________________________________
Message: 5
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:12:34 +0000 (UTC)
From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@yahoo.com>
To: <dxld@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: <swl@mailman.qth.net>
Subject: [HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs March 19-20-21, 2017
Message-ID: <439332973.102683.1490058754956@mail.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Send Hard-Core-DX mailing list submissions to
        hard-core-dx@hard-core-dx.com
To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/hard-core-dx
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        hard-core-dx-request@hard-core-dx.com
You can reach the person managing the list at
        hard-core-dx-owner@hard-core-dx.com
When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of Hard-Core-DX digest..."
 

segunda-feira, 20 de março de 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1309 March 20, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1309 March 20, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1309
BID: $OPDX.1309
March 20, 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, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, ND9M, CO8ZZ, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK0EFR, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA3CNO, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th/March, through Sunday, 19th/March there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, 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".
8P, BARBADOS. Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 25-26th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via
LoTW or direct to NN1N.

A2, BOTSWANA (Update). A UK Team will be active as A25UK from Botswana
between April 25th and May 6th. Operators mentioned are Nobby/G0VJG,
Dave/ G4BUO, Nick/G4FAL, Graham/G4FNL, Tony/G4LDL, YL Glenys/G8KWD,
Guy/G0UKN, Martin/M0MDR, Toby/M0TBS and Giles/M0TGV. Activity will be
on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies are
available as a PDF file per the following languages (EN/IT/ES/FR/DE/JA/RU)
at:                      http://www.a25uk.com/2017-2#mhz
QSL via M0OXO or via ClubLog's OQRS. Also, visit their new Web page at:
                         http://www.a25uk.com

AH2/KH2, GUAM. Operators Santos/EA4AK (AH2P) and Tony/EA5BY (KH2BY) will
be active from Guam between March 30th and April 10th. Activity will be
on 160-10 meters, but a focus on the lower bands (160/80/60/40/30m) using
RTTY and CW, with some SSB. Look for AH2P to operate mostly on RTTY and
KH2BY mainly on CW. Reports indicate that they will be on higher bands,
but mostly for western Europe. QSL AH2P is preferred via LoTW, eQSL or
ClubLog's OQRS. Later all AH2P QSLs will be sent by the Bureau. Please,
no direct or Bureau QSLing to AH2P to Guam's QTH. Send all your QSLs,
direct or via the Bureau, to EA4AK. QSL KH2BY only via EA5BY (see QRZ.com
address), by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, GDURE and LoTW is OK. Do not
send direct QSL to the KH2BY QTH listed on QRZ.com, please.

DXCC NEWS. The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved the 2016 November operation
by E44CM from Palestine for DXCC credit.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update). Milan, OK1DWC, who is still active as
E51DWC from the Rarotonga Islands (OC-013, WAZ-32), will be there at least
until sometime until the end of March. Milan is active every day on 160-10
meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Look for him to be in the CQWW WPX DX SSB
Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via
his home callsign. Confirmation is not a problem across all OQRS's and
the information can be found on:
                         http://QRZ.com/lookup/E51DWC
                         http://QRZ.COM/lookup/OK1DWC
                         http://www.hamqth.com/E51DWC

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Operators Bruce/AD7MM (E51BAS) and Doug/W6HB
(E51DLD) will be active from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between April
30th and May 12th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters, and
operating from E51AND and E51KC QTHs (also possibly from E51JD, E51BQ
and E51CG QTHs). QSL via their home callsigns direct (sse QRZ.com).

ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Operators Alvaro/EA8JR, Jorge/EA8TL and Manuel/EA8DO
will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the CQWW WPX
SSB Contest (March 25-26th) Multi-Op entry. QSL via EA8DO or LoTW.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. A group of Dutch radio amateurs (from the PI4RAZ Radio
Club) will be active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein between April 1-8th.
Operators are Mans/PA2HGJ, Robert/PA2RDK, Frank/PA3CNO, Paul/PA3DFR, Henry/
PA3HK, Gert/PE0MGB and Piet/PE1FLO. Operations will be on all bands, 160-10
meters, using mainly CW and some SSB/Digital modes with an emphasis on the
new 60m band. QSL via PE1FLO.

HH8, HAITI. Doug, KD8CAO, will once again be active as HH8/KD8CAO from
Jacmel, Haiti (FK38rf), on both satellite and the HF bands between March
19-23rd. The primary purpose of Doug's travel to Haiti is missions work
(he and his team will be installing a solar array to power Radio Lumiere's
FM broadcast station in Jacmel); amateur radio is secondary, so don't
expect him to be active on every pass. He plans to operate both SSB and
FM satellite as time allows, HF operation is planned for 17m and/or 20m
SSB, typically evenings between 2000-0000z. For those needing Haiti as
a new DXCC on satellite, please send Doug an E-mail at 
or via private Twitter message to indicate your interest in a sked.
Activity updates will be posted via Twitter, follow @kd8cao. QSL via
direct w/SASE and/or LoTW (upload upon return to USA).

IOTA NEWS..............
  AF-064.  Operators Ashley/ZS1ASH, Grant/ZS1GS, Mari/ZS1MW and Elizabeth/
           ZS1XS are now active as ZS1FUN from Dassen Island until March
           22nd. Activity has been on 40/20 meters using mainly SSB. QSL
           via the Bureau or requests via E-mail at: info[at]zs1fun.co.za
                                                     zs1fun.sa[at]gmail.com

  AS-071.  Members of Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as R71RRC
           from the Arakamchechen Island (RRA RR-12-02, RDA C?-06, RFF-165
           [NEW ONE], RLHA [NEW ONE], WLOTA [NEW ONE]), near the Chukotka
           Peninsula, in the Bering Sea Coast North Group, Asiatic Russia,
           between April 7-17th. The dates are tentative and dependent on
           local logistics and weather conditions. Operators mentioned are
           Aleksandr/RA3AV, Yuri/UA0KBG and Victor/UA3AKO. The team plans
           to be on the island at least 5-7 days. They plan to have two
           operating positions on the air on 40/30/20/17 meters using CW
           and SSB. Equipment to be used: two Elecraft K3's, FT-857 (for
           backup), two 500 watts power amplifiers. The antennas are:
           4 SQ for 20m, GP or 2 elements switchable for 30m, GP for 17m
           and GP for 40m. The electricity to be taken from two power
           generators (main and backup). QSL via UA3AKO, ClubLog's OQRS,
           direct and QSL Bureau. DXpedition's Web site in now online at:
                                http://r71rrc.ru/en/

  EU-121.  Fred, ON6QR, will be active as EI/ON6QR from Tory Island during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode
           entry. QSL via his home callsign.

  OC-098.  Cezar, VE3LYC, has announced that he will be active as E51LYC
           from Pukapuka Atoll (Danger Islands), North Cooks Island,
           between May 9-23rd. This IOTA group has not been activated
           for more than 22 years. More details will be forthcoming and
           a Web site is currently under construction.

IQ0, ITALY (ARI 90 Years Award). Look for special event station IQ0PG
(Sezione A.R.I. Perugia) to be active between April 1-30th. Activity
will be on 160-2 meters. Operations are valid for the ARI 90 Years Award.
QSL via the Bureau, direct, LoTW, eQSL.cc or Clublog's OQRS. For details
and rules about the U9ØARI1 special award, see:
http://www.ari.it

J3, GRENADA. Franz, OE2SNL, is now active as J3/OE2SNL from Grenada
(NA-024) until March 30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using a
Kenwood TS-480HX into a G5RV antenna and 160m inverted L. QSL via his
home callsign. For more details, see: https://www.oe2snl.at/j3-grenada-2017

J6, ST. LUCIA. Bill, K9HZ, will once again be active as J68HZ from his
villa at Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) between
April 1-8th. Activity is usually on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
He states, "Will try to fill some band-mode slots for WAS and DXCC.
Particularly looking for AK and MT in the USA to complete 8BWAS." His
equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3, a 3 element beam for 20-6
meters and wire antennas for 160-30 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
He does use the LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.

J8, ST. VINCENT. Brian, GW4DVB, will once again be active as J88PI from
Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA NA-025), in the St.
Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, between April 12-23rd. Activity
will be on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters SSB only using an Elecraft KX3 and
KXPA100 Power Amp (100w) into a 10m vertical antenna and a M0CVO HW-40HP
off center fed dipole. QSL via GW4DVB, by the Bureau or direct to:
PO Box 20:20, Llanharan, Pontyclun, Wales - UK CF72 9ZA. For more details
and updates, check:              http://www.g4dvb.co.uk
ADDED NOTE: Palm Island is an exclusive, private-island resort. This
idyllic tropical hideaway is situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent
and the Grenadines, an idyllic archipelago of 32 tropical islands and
cays known for its stunning natural beauty, clear, warm waters and turtles.

OE17, AUSTRIA. Look for special event station OE17ATOM to be active from
the Nuclear Power Plant (inside the reactor's hall) in Zwentendorf between
April 21-22nd. Activity will be on the HF, VHF and UHF bands. Operators
mentioned are Stefan/OE1SSU, Franz/OE1AOA and Gregor/OE1SGW. There will
be live streaming video during the operation (see QRZ.com for details).
QSL via ADL303 only. Direct QSL card requests to operator's callsign
will not be answered. All logged QSOs will receive a QSL.

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators Jean-Paul/ON2KMJ, Ronald/ON5TQ, Mike/ON6QO and
Peter/ON8VP will once again be  active as OJ0V from Market Reef (EU-053)
between July 1-7th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters with two stations on
the air using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ON5TC, direct or by
the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog during the DXpedition if they
have a connection to the internet or as soon as they return back in Belgium.

PA10, THE NETHERLANDS. Operators Bert/PA1BK, Alfred/PA7AL, Laurens/PD9X
and Frank/PF5T will be active as PA10A from the contest station location
of PI4M during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest as a Multi-One entry. QSL via LoTW.

PA150, THE NETHERLANDS. Harry, PA3ARM, will be active as PA150LIM during
the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via PD0MHZ. Special callsign is to celebrate 150th anniversary
of the Dutch Province Limburg.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 20-26th).......
 Mar/20th AN      Mar/23rd  HN     Mar/25th  AN
 Mar/21st AN      Mar/24th  AN     Mar/26th  AN
 Mar/22nd HN

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

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  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.. (March 19th) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  5T2AI via NI5DX          HI3/N3SY via N3SY      OE2017IIO via OE5IIO
  6E3MAYA via XE3N or (L)  II0IDR via IZ0FVD (O)  OE2017MPI via OE7MPI
  CQ3W via CQ3W (O)        II3ICZ via IQ3GA       OE2017MXL via OE5MXL
  CT9/DL3KWF via DL3KWF    II8GIRF via IK8HEQ     OE2017SGU via OE3SGU
  CV7S via CX7SS           II9IGA via IT9CKA      OE2017SWG via OE6SWG
  DL2DSD via DL2DYL (e/d)  J3/OE2SNL via OE2SNL   OE2017VIE via OE4VIE
  DP6A via DL8OH           KL7J via N3SL          OE40WG via OE6XUG
  E2A via E21EIC & (L)     KL7RST via K7ICE       PJ2/DL1RNT via DL1RNT
  EA7/M0TTT via M0TTT (L)  LY/UA4WHX via UA4WHX   S21ZED via YL2GN (OQRS/L)
  EA9/DL7DF via DL7DF      LZ5R via LZ1YQ         TC102GS via TA3AHJ
  EA9/DL7UFN via DL7UFN    M7O via M0VKY (O)      TM40LUB via F4PCM
  EH3DWN via EA3HKY (L/e)  MJ5Z via M0CFW (O/L)   UP0L via DL8KAC
  EK/R2DX via R2DX         OE2017AKD via OE6AKD   UP2L via UA9AB
  GI5I via GI4DOH          OE2017CCN via OE5CCN   VE3GFM/W4 via VE3GFM
  HB0/DL2JRM via DL2JRM    OE2017CFC via OE3CFC   YL/UA4WHX via UA4WHX
  HB0/HB9RB via RC3C       OE2017FKS via OE3FKS
  HF800O via SP6PAZ        OE2017GTU via OE1GTU
   (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
   (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) No QSL Needed

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B8/G3TXF, 4O4A, 5Z4/DL2RMC, 9G5X, CP6CL, HH2AA,
  HR5/F2JD, NP2X, OJ0DX, S55SL, T31T, UT1AA and YS1YS

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: A35W, 7X4AN, HB0/DK4YJ and ZC4A

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5B4ES, 5B4MF, E71EZC, E72WG, E73EPA,
  E74X, E75O, E76C/P, E77AO, E78G, OA4AI, OA4CN, OA4CPY, P3J, PY3ETS,
  PY3KV, R2015GV, T93Y, T94JS, T94VT, TO4K,  VE3CFN, VE3IKT, VE3KP,
  VE3MCE, VE3NOO, VE3OTL, VE3QN, VE3VDX, VE7DP/7 (IOTA NA-181), VE7VAW
  and XL3T
SI9, SWEDEN. Operators Jef/DD2CW and Dirk/ON3UN will be active as SI9AM
from the "King Chulalongkorn Memorial", the largest Thai Pavilion in the
world outside Thailand in Raganda, Sweden, between March 22-29th. Activity
will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as Multi-Single
entry. Suggested frequencies outside of the contest are:
  CW  - 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz
  SSB - 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz
  FM  - 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612 MHz
QSL this operation via ON3UN. Visit the SI9AM Web page at:
                                 http://www.si9am.com
                                 http://www.si9am.se
SILENT KEY. Members of the Northern Ohio DX Association were sadden this
past week to learn their long time Vice President Dwaine Modock, K8ME
(ex-WA8MEM), became a Silent Key unexpectedly late Saturday evening on
March 11th, at the age of 68. Dwaine was a WAS and VUCC card checker, a
member of FIST #1466, a Life Member of the ARRL, Life Member of the QCWA
#22130, a Life Member of INDEXA and a member of OMISS #6316. He had DXCC
Honor Roll Mixed 351, DXCC Honor Roll Phone 347, DXCC Honor Roll CW 344 and
DXCC on RTTY 289. Dwaine had many friends and belonged to many associations
and clubs. He will dearly be missed by all. OPDX and readers would like
to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of K8ME.

T2, TUVALU (Reminder). Operators Jacek/SP5EAQ and Marek/SP7DQR are now
active as T2AQ and T2QR, respectively, from Tuvalu between March 14th
and April 6th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. Jacek will operate only
SSB, while Marek will operate the Digital modes (mainly RTTY) and CW.
QSL both callsigns via SP7DQR, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (after the
operation). Online logs with an OQRS for the Tuvalu activities will be
available on SP7DQR's Web page during the operation at:
                        http://sp7dqr.pl/en/oqrs.php
Logs will also be on ClubLog after the operation. For more details and
updates, see:           http://tuvalu.sp7dqr.pl/index.html

T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI ISLANDS. Ken, KH6QJ, will once again be active as
T32AZ from Kiritimati Island (OC-024) between April 11-18th. Activity
will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using SSB. He will also be in the WAPC
Contest (Worked All Provinces China) [See: ]
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

T40, CUBA. Raul, CO8ZZ, informs OPDX that several operators from the Las
Tunas Contest Crew (T48K) [including CO8ZZ] will be active as T40A during
both the CQWW WPX SSB and CW Contest (March 25-26th and May 27-28th) as a
Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. The main goal of the operations will be to
introduce new contest operators to their local contest station (Las Tunas
Contest Crew T48K) and the development of contesting skills on them.
Operators list also include CO8TH, CM8ADT and CL8RCT. 

T8 PALAU. Kiyoshi, JA0EKI, is once again active as T88XH from the VIP
Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) until March 22nd.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.
QSL via JA0EKI. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio
Room), see:      http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014

T8 PALAU (Update). Operators Toshio/JM1LRA (T88TA), Kazuhiro/JA7WFT (T88FT),
Shinichi/JI6IHG (T88IH) and Ichiro/JH7IPR (T88UW) will be active from the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009), between April
14-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, JT65 and JT9. QSL
T88IH via JI6IHG. QSL T88FT via JA7WFT. QSL T88TA via JM1LRA. QSL T88UW
via JH7IPR, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or ClubLog. For more details
about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
           http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014

VQ917, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Jim, ND9M (VQ96JC), from Diego Garcia Island
(AF-006) informs OPDX on March 14th, "Well, the local licensing office
came through for me again. The VQ917JC license I asked for just came
through here this afternoon." So start looking for Jim to be on the air
signing as VQ917JC. Jim told OPDX he will not make an effort on 60m at
this time. His operating hours are still limited to 1200-1600z max which
doesn't do much good for the NA/SA ops. He states that he will probably
focus on 30, 20, and 17 meters just to get VQ9 into some logs. Jim also
mentioned he did bring his satellite equipment. QSL via his home call-
sign. Look for more details to be forthcoming.

XO1, CANADA. Members of the Canam Contest Club will be active as XO1X
from Whitehorse, Yukon, throughout the year of 2017, celebrating Canada's
150th anniversary/birthday. Next big operation will take place between
March 25-27th during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (as well as the CW WPX).
Operators mentioned are Gerry/VE1RM, Cary/VE4EA and Gene/KB7Q. QSL via
KC1CWF.

XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang,
will once again be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between April 12-26th,
2017. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, RTTY and JT65. QSL via
E21EIC and LoTW.

Z6, KOSOVO. The Kosovo Amateur Radio Association (SHRAK) will be active
as Z60A during the the coming CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th). Pekka,
OH2YY, will operate this station as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
QSL via Z60A.
TO BE ADDED TO THE OPDX MAILING LIST -- Click or send requests to:
Help: opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=help
Subscribe: opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=subscribe
Unsubscribe: opdx-request@barf80.org?subject=unsubscribe
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME PAGE (provided by John, K8YSE):

http://www.papays.com/opdx.html
ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB PAGES AT:
http://www.nodxa.org/

http://www.facebook.com/NorthernOhioDxAssociation


Excerpts and distribution of The OPDX Bulletin are granted as long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receive credit.
To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to:

kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
- OR -

kb8nw@hotmail.com

- OR -
kb8nw@arrl.net

Information can now be faxed to the following phone line at:
1-419-828-7791 (F A X only!)