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OPDX Bulletin 1361 April 23, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1361 April 23, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1361
BID: $OPDX.1361
April 23, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sent/Written in Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB6Z, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EI9FBB, ES1CW, F5NQL, F5UFX, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, GW0ANA, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, MW1CFN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB, S50U, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th/April, through Sunday, 22nd/April there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z6, 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".

3B7A ST. BRANDON DXPEDITION NEWS (Thank You Everyone). I’m writing these
words now the entire team is safe back in Mauritius. Of course our very
first priority has been to give news to our family after 2 weeks without
any exchange.
  The team is quite tired after such an intense adventure, but we are
very satisfied. After months of preparation everything goes as planned,
result of so much work and a flawless organization. Of course, we will
study statistics in detail, but we are quite satisfied by the overall
results. Many have been able to log Saint Brandon as a new DXCC. Other
people have filled one or more bands/modes slots. Our team was quite
small with only 8 peoples, for a short duration of 10 days, managing
food, maintenance, and the radio, better say immediately we haven't
slept much!
  We knew propagation was not at his best and it has been confirmed on
the air. All days were different giving various openings. High bands
only gave propagation to Europe, Japan and Africa. The final repartition
of QSO is the perfect reflect of this reality. Our efforts oriented to
the most difficult areas helped to balance the different percentage by
continent.
  From a global point of view, Europe and Japan had the best conditions
on all bands. Regarding America, we had not to miss any opening and pay
a very special attention to maximize chances. This was one of our main
priority. Daily information from our pilot’s stations helped us to adapt
our strategy and identify some short openings with VK-ZL or SA for example.
  We have received so many emails from you. All of them confirm your
satisfaction, thank you so much for these kind words. Like for every
expedition a few of them mention too fast cw, too slow cw, too much rtty,
not enough ft8, missed openings, etc. The most interesting comments will
be part of our debriefing and will help us to improve our strategies for
any possible future project. We have now left Saint Brandon with the
confidence of the “accomplished mission”, accordingly with our announced
objectives.
  After Tromelin and Juan de Nova we have now discovered another great
island. “L’ile du Sud” is home for very important wildlife in the Indian
Ocean. We have been lucky privileged spectators during these few days:
Turtles, Macoua, Sternes, rabbits, etc. We gave a very special attention
so our mission does not disturb wildlife at all by choosing carefully the
location of each antenna or cable, watching at each move around the island.
Our previous experiences have been a great advantage. We have also met some
interesting people on the island: coast-guards, fishermen, a globe-trotter.
  Then, certainly the most important point, the team has been incredible
one more time, working like one man, with countless effort from the first
to the very last minute. The human experience has been outstanding and
will remain in our memories. None of us imagine a final end of our team,
but this will certainly be another story...
  Our first thanks are of course for our families for their continuous
support. Thanks to all of you for your personal of clubs/foundations
donations, they are a condition to make such projects possible. The quality
of the equipment provide by some sponsors also had a major role to provide
strong signals, reliable setups corresponding with our needs. The SunSDR2
pro by Expert Electronics have really been a game changer for us. All the
team get familiar with them very easily and we cannot imagine a new project
without them, associated with our Modmics provided by PileupDX they were
just perfect. The antenna parts was one more time supported by Spiderbeam.
The different RX systems were by DXengineering, Low Band Systems and Batima.
Then everything was connect by our lightweight high performance coaxial
cables by Messi and Paoloni.
  Special thanks also to: F6AGM, LU5FF, ON9CFG, N6PSE, JJ3PRT, F8DQL,
F4DSE, DX AVENUE, K6TU, VOACAP, QSL Concept, Raphael Fishing, E-Sat,
for their support.
  This final version of the Log has now being uploaded on clublog as well
as the complete photo album of the expedition. OQRS will soon be open so
you can request your QSL card. We strongly recommend to use this system
for you direct or buro request, we don’t need your paper cards. LOTW will
also be uploaded in the coming weeks.
  73’s de F5UFX Seb, for the entire team.
  3B7A QRT, VA

3B8, MAURITIUS. Operators Giulio/IW3HVB, Corrado/IK3YBX, Fabio/IZ3IBL
and Vittorio/I3VFJ are now active as 3B8MB from Mauritius Island (AF-049)
until April 27th. Activity is mainly on 144 and 1296 MHz EME. QSL via
IW3HVB. For more details and update, check out: 
                      http://www.iw3hvb.it/?page_id=396

5U, NIGER. Torbjon, SM7RME, is expected to be active as 5U7R from Niamey.
The length of his stay is not known. Activity will be during his spare
time on various HF bands. QSL via SM7EHU.

5W0 & YJ, SAMOA AND VANUATU. Stan, LZ1GC, will be active from two different
entities later in the year. His tentative schedule is as follows:
  September 28th-October 14th -- From Apia, Samoa (OC-097); callsign 5W0GC
  October 15th-November 4th   -- From Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035),
                                 Vanuatu; callsign YJ0GC
Activity will be on 160-6 meters, with a focus on 160/80m, using CW, SSB
and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details
and updates, see:               http://www.c21gc.com

6Y, JAMAICA. Armin, DK9PY, will once again be active as 6Y6N from St.
Elizabeth, Jamaica, between May 23rd and June 6th. Activity will be
holiday style on various HF bands (160-10m) using CW only. He will be
active from Josh's, 6Y5WJ, station, and will participate in the CQWW
WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home
callsign.

8J1, JAPAN (Special Event). Look for special event station, 8J1ITU, to
be on the air from Japan between 1500z, on April 30th, and 1459z, on
May 31st. Activity is to celebrate the anniversary of the foundation of
the ITU (World Telecommunication and Information Society Day - May 17th).
8J1ITU is operated by the Japan ITU Amateur Radio Club during the month
of May every year. This activity counts for Japan Honshu Island (AS-007,
JIIA AS-007-001, WLOTA 2376), as well as Kasumigaura City (Japan JCC#
1430). QSL via the Bureau (JARL) or eQSL.

A5, BHUTAN. YL operators Kay/WA0WOF/A52YLE and Mio/JR3MVF/A52YLM will be
active as A52YL from Dochula Eco Retreat in Bhutan between April 29th
and May 5th. They will be joined by OM operators Junichi/JH3AEF/A52AEF
and Jusei/JA3IVU/A52IVU mainly to help and with limited operating. Activity
will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Suggested
frequencies are around: 3537, 3798, 7100, 10100, 14175, 18118, 21225,
24940, 28850 and 52.00 kHz. QSL A52YL and A52YLE only via WA0WOF or
LoTW. QSL A52YLM via JR3MVF. QSL A52IVU via JA3IVU, by the Bureau or
direct. QSL A52AEF via JH3AEF, by the Bureau or direct.

DAY-ZENIA HAMVENTION NEWS (DX Forum). Details of the SWODXA DX Forum for
the 2018 Day-Zenia Hamvention have been posted. The DX Forum will be in
Room 1 on Saturday, May 19th, between 3:15-5:00 PM (EDT), at the Greene
County Fairgrounds, Ohio. Jay Slough, K4ZLE, will be the moderator. The
scheduled talks this year are:
    6O6O - Somalia - by Adrian, KO8SCA
    3C1L/3C0L - Equatorial Guinea & Annobon Island - by Yuris, YL2GM
    3Y0Z - Bouvet - by Bob, K4UEE
  The complete write-up about the above forum talks can be found on the
SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) Web page at: 
                    http://swodxaevents.org/latest-news
The complete list of HamVention Forums for all three days with times and
dates can be found on the HamVention Web page at: 
http://hamvention.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-Forum-Complete-v8.pdf

DXCC NEWS. ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ,
reports that the current 4B4B DXpedition to Revillagigedo has been approved
for DXCC credit.

FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY (Just A Reminder). Operators Rick/AI5P, Barry/N0KV,
Gregory/W0ZA and Jim/WD0E are now active as FJ/AI5P and FJ/N0KV from
Pointe Milou, St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146, Grid Square FK87), until
April 27th. Activity is on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and some
Satellite operations. FJ/N0KV logs will be updated to LoTW while Rick's
logs (FJ/AI5P) will not since he continues to be an analog guy with an
actual key and pen/paper log. Paper QSLs will be available from both
N0KV and AI5P direct and via the Bureau. All U.S. addressees send SASE;
addressees outside the US should send SAE plus 2 USDs for return postage.
Use of ClubLog is not anticipated.

GB0, WALES (Special Event). A special event station, GB0BYL, will operate
digital (including WSPR) and occasional SSB during the period of April
22-28th, inclusive. This commemorates the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl
nuclear catastrophe. As well as reminding everyone of this event, John,
MW1CFN, hope as many of you as possible will support the UN-accredited
charity, Chernobyl Children International.

GB4, WALES (Special Event). Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society
will be active from "Her Majesties Royal Mint" at Llantrisant, South Wales,
UK, signing GB4RME (Royal Mint Experience) between June 1st and 2nd.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is for two days only. The Theme is "Covert Radio
as used in WW2". At the same time the Royal Mint will be releasing a new
British 10p coin showing that legendary "Special Agent 007". Activity will
be on CW, SSB, DATA JT8, plus Satellite operations. QSL via GW0ANA, direct,
by the Bureau, and LoTW. For added infor, see:
 Mint Web -- https://www.royalmint.com/the-royal-mint-experience
 007 Coin -- https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/great-british-coin-hunt/silver-proof/bond-silver-proof

H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Update). Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as H44XG from
Honiara, Solomon Islands, between June 21-27th. Activity will be limited
due to business/holiday style on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using mainly CW,
sometimes FT8. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog
OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: 
                          http://island.geocities.jp/h44xg

IOTA NEWS..............
  AS-073.  Luca, IK2PFL, will once again be active as 9M2/IK2PFL from
           Perhentian Kecil Island. This time during the RSGB IOTA Contest
           (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Island-DXpedition entry. Activity
           outside of the contest will be holiday style on 30-10 meters
           (possibly 40m) with a focus on the 30/17/12 meters using mainly
           CW. QSL via IK2PFL, direct or by the Bureau. For more details
           and updates, see: http://www.stellemare.eu/wordpress/amateur-radio

  AS-201.  Operators Ben/DL7UCX and Bernd/DL7VBJ are now active as TA0/DL7UCX
           TA0/DL7VBJ from Marmara Island until April 26th. Activity will
           be on various HF Bands. QSL TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX or LoTW.
           QSL TA0/DL7VBJ via DL7VBJ.

  AS-201.  DX-World team members (Col/MM0NDX, Max/IK8LOV, Björn/ON9CFG)
           will undertake their inaugural DXpedition to Buyukada Island,
           Turkey, between May 7-11th. Operating as TC0AX, they will be
           active holiday style on 80-2 meters, focusing on being happy and
           enjoying themselves with a view to contacting as many readers
           and friends of DX-World Web site as possible. QSL via M0SDV or
           LoTW. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog.

  EU-065.  Jérôme, F4HJO, will be active as F4HJO/P from the Island of
           Ushant (DIFM AT001) between April 28th and May 4th. Activity
           will be on 80-17 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
           via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW.

  NA-013.  Operators Sergey/R4WAA, YL Elena/RC5A, Yan/RZ3FW and Yuri/RM0F,
           members of the Russian Robinson Club, will be active as H7/R4WAA,
           H7/RC5A, H7/RZ3FW, H7/RM0F and YN4RRC from Big Corn Island
           between November 26th and December 26th. Activity will be on
           160-10 meters using CW and SSB. Listen for QSL routes.

  NA-071.  (Update) Members of the V.R.I. Association will be active as
           3F6IC from Cebaco Island between May 4-6th. Operators mentioned
           are Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/HP1MRA,
           Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JGG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters,
           including 60 meters (5.357 MHz between 2230-2359z on May 4th
           and 5th), and  using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via HP1AVS.

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

PJ2, CURACAO. Savvas, SV2AEL, will be active as PJ2/SV2AEL from Curacao
Island (SA-099) between May 10-15th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
QSL via his home callsign, direct, LoTW, eQSL or QRZ.com LogBook.

PJ6, ST. EUSTATIUS AND SABA ISLANDS. Operators Claus/DK7KF and Angelo/
DM1AC are now active as PJ6E from Saba Island (NA-145, WW Locator FK87jp)
until April 28th. This is a VHF only operation. QSL via DL9MS. More details
are available on QRZ.com.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 23-29th).......
 Apr/23rd AN      Apr/26th  AN     Apr/28th  AN
 Apr/24th AN      Apr/27th  AN     Apr/29th  AN
 Apr/25th AN

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

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

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

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  [April 22nd]
 --------------------------------------------------------------------
  4X0BG via (4X-B)         GB106TBC via MI0MOD   PF2018SLO via PA0MBD
  5P0WARD via OZ1ACB (O/N) GB4MDI via GW0ANA     PJ4/PB2T via PB2T
  5P0WHD via OZ1ACB (O/N)  GB80GGCN via G0TOC    PY2/IK6OSZ via IK6OSZ (d)
  8T4I via VU2MLQ (d/L)    HF20PWSZ via SP9TOB   S590RTVS via S50E
  A61FK via A61BK (d)      HS0ZLV via DL8TV      SK2T via SK2AT
  A71AM via M0OXO (O)      II4MAR via IQ4FE      SU8WD via SM5AQD
  CT9/G3TKK via G3TKK      IY0GA via IS0JMA      SV8/G4EDG/P via G4EDG (d)
  DL/OT6V/P via ON6VI      IY7GMB via IK7JVE (d) TA0/DL7UCX via DL7UCX
  DM152ZYA via DK4PL       IY7M via IZ7XNB       TM33UFT via F6ICG
  EH8WDX via EA8ED (d/L)   J88PI via GW4DVB (d)  TM3Y via ON4ZD
  EI0CAR via EI4JR         K3S via K3LU          TZ4AM via W0SA
  EI0MAR via EI5EM         KM1CC via (W1-B)      VK9X/N1YC via W5UE
  EI0NMMI via EI6AL        M2G via M0OXO (O)     VP2ETE via W3HNK & (L)
  EM7U via UR7UT or (e)    MM2N via MM0GPZ       VP8VPC via VP8LP (d)
  EO32U via UT2UQ (d)      OE100DMA via OE3DMA   YO/HA8WX via HA8WX
  FJ/AI5P via AI5P       OE100XGM via OE5XGM (d) ZM50GW via ZM50GW (O/N)
  FJ/N0KV via N0KV & (L)   OE18M via OE1WHC      ZP9MCE via EA5ZD  
  GB0CMS via (G-B)         OK/DL2DXA via DL2DXA

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/H44XG
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/KH1/KH7Z
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/VK5MAV/9
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/Z66D

  5Z4/LZ4NM: Nikolay Peychovski, P.O. Box 45681, Nairobi, 00100, KENYA

  7Q7EI QSLS. David, EI9FBB, informs that the 7Q7EI team has completed
  the QSL design from their recent 7Q7EI DXpedition to Malawi. These are
  being printed right now and they hope to begin mailing early next
  month. There are two separate style QSL cards for their operation.
  The Sponsors and OQRS directs will all receive a special double folding
  QSL card while any Bureau requests will receive a single QSL card.
  Both these designs will look great in any collection. To see how to
  request your QSL card, go to . Remember,
  those who sent $20 and above will receive their QSL card sent directly
  to them...just send them your QSO details.
 9Q5MRC, 9Q5MRC/P, G3MRC/9Q5 AND G3MRC/9U5. QSL Manager Phil Whitchurch,
  G3SWH and AD5YS, reports: "I am pleased to announce that I have trans-
  ferred all of the old paper logs of the above callsigns to an electronic
  format and uploaded them to ClubLog and LoTW. There is also a log search
  on my own web site. Paper QSLs can be ordered via the URL below.
    As with any such manual transfer, transcription errors are possible.
  If you have a QSO that does not appear in the online log, please contact
  me and I will do a double check (and amend if necessary).
    When Joe became a silent key in early May 2017 his RSGB membership
  lapsed. Consequently, please note that, following a decision by the
  RSGB QSL bureau not to process outgoing cards for non members, paper
  QSLs for this station are ONLY available DIRECT with adequate return
  postage or via the OQRS facility on my site .

  Z60A QSLS. It has been reported that Martti Laine, OH2BH, has brought
  over 2000 Z60A QSL cards with him to the IDXC in  Visalia, California,
  on April 17th. On April 18th, members of the Northern California DX
  Club, helped Martti seal the envelopes and apply postage. All QSL cards
  were mailed to the US on the afternoon April 18th.
  
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1ITU, 9G5AR, 9H1AE, 9N1AA, CP4MG, DJ8EW, E70T,
  EA3UU, EA5WO, EI2GLB, FJ/N0KV, HZ1FI, J35X, JJ0UAQ, OD5YA, OH5ELO, S92HP,
  SM6CKU, TJ2TT, TN5R, UA5D, VE7ACN/VE2 (NA-084), VK2AHE, YO9BLY and Z60A

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: OJ9X, TN5R and Z60A

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

RSGB 2018 CONVENTION. Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open.
The event takes place between October 12-14th, 2018, and there will be
topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture
streams. The event also includes a buildathon, a construction competition
and an opportunity to visit the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park
during the day on Friday, October 12th. AMSAT will be organizing some
of the lectures as the AMSAT Colloquium will be incorporated into the
Convention again this year. To book go to: http://rsgb.org/convention

S590, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Special event station, S590RTVS, has
been active since March 1st and will continue to be active until December
31st. Activity is a special promotional callsign celebrating 90/60 years
of the public institution Radio and Television of Slovenia, and operated
by the members of the Radio Club Cerkno (S50E) and their section Kricac
Ljubljana (S59DRL). QSL via S50E. A special S590RTVS QSL will be confirmed
for each contact via the QSL Bureau in early 2019. The LOG will also be
uploaded to the ARRL's LoTW and CLUBLOG on a regular basis. For more
information, updates and useful links please visit Radio Club Cerkno
(S50E) Web site at:             http://www.s50e.si
Also, view QRZ.com for more details.

SV9, CRETE. Seppo, OH1VR, will be active as SV9/OH1VR from Kato Stalos,
Crete (EU-015), between April 26th and May 2nd. Activity will be on
80-10 meters using mainly CW. QSL only direct via OH1VR.

SV9, CRETE. Mek, SP7VC, will be active as SV9/SP7VC from Crete (EU-015)
between April 29th and May 6th. Activity will be on 160-15 meters as
well as 4 meters. QSL via SP7VC, direct, LoTW or PayPal. For possible
updates, watch:         http://expedition.sp7vc.pl

VB18, CANADA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Amateurs of Canada
(RAC) and the Maritime Contest Club (MCC) will operate the special event
station, VB18FIFA, to celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Football
(Soccer) from various locations in Atlantic Canada between June 1st and
July 15th. QSL via LoTW only. NO paper QSL cards! ADDED NOTE: The 2018 
FIFA World Cup of Football is being held in Russia and many special
Russian callsigns will be active using "FIFA" or "FWC" in their suffix.
Also, look for R18 prefixes with suffixes representing participating
countries or cities where matches are held. For example, R18ARG honors
Argentina, and R18SWE honors Sweden. For more details, see the ARRL
Web page at:
http://www.arrl.org/news/view/special-call-signs-to-be-on-the-air-for-2018-fifa-world-cup-more-invited

V4, ST. KITTS AD NEVIS. Alex, W1CDC, will once again be active from St.
Kitts during April 23rd-May 5th, but this time sign as V47CDC. Activity
will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

VE, CANADA (Special Event). Look for special event station, VE2SPEED,
to be active between June 8-15th. Activity is to commemorate the Formula
One Grand Prix in Montreal. QSL via VE2JCW.

XW, LAOS. Bruce, 3W3B (HS0ZCY/XU7ADF/XW1B/AA4XR), who lives in Da Nang,
will once again be active as XW4XR from Vientiane between April 23rd and
May 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 6m) using CW, RTTY
and JT65. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW.

YJ, VANUATU (Reminder). Grant, VK5GR, is now active as YJ0AG from Efate
(OC-035) until April 29th. This is another holiday style DXPedition with
his family. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mostly the Digital
modes (RTTY, FT8, PSK, Olivia) as well as SSB and some SSTV, possibly CW.
QSL will again be managed by M0OXO through his OQRS service for elec-
tronically requested cards delivered to you either direct or via the
Bureau. QSL via the Bureau go to VK5GR.

ZB, GIBRALTAR. Mike, DF8AN, will be active as ZB2/DF8AN between May
17-21st. Activity will be only on 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm, using CW and SSB.
QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the Bureau

 
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 22-23, 2018

** NEWFOUNDLAND. 2598-USB, April 23 at 0128, YL voice in English with marine weather, VP S4-S5 about equal to noise level. Canadian Coast Guard schedule shows starting at 0107 is VOK Labrador via St. Anthony, Newfoundland Island site. Nothing on 2749-USB right now, normally stronger from NS area if anything be on (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6960-AM, April 23 at 0056, JBA music S6 vs S5 noise level, and some stronger ute bursts. Slightly better at 0122 with ECSS, music, some SSB ACI. These say it`s Dr. Detroit:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41983.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-AM, April 23 at 0057 blues music at S7-S9, with barking, YL talking with dance music, synthetic voice rappy in English nonsense. No ID circa hourtop. Off by 0122 check. These say it`s Clever Name Radio:
https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,41982.0.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1926 monitoring: confirmed, restored to 2330 UT on WBCQ 9330v-CUSB: Sunday April 22 good signal on 9329.9v-CUSB.
Also confirmed UT Monday April 23 at 0130:30 on WRMI, S9+40 on 5850, S9-S5 on 7780 --- but third frequency 5950 is off. It had been on before 0100 with Eslovaquia; at 0050 no longer with the big SAH, but still trace of another signal, presumably Iran. Also confirmed UT Mon Apr 23 from 0300:30 on Area 51 webcast, and until 0329:30 on WBCQ 5129.8v. JBA UT Mon Apr 23 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, but definitely on webcast. And still repeating immediately from 0400 on webcast only, a full schedule for which is not available. More below about WRMI`s new schedule display. Next:
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Checking http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs I see that the program skedgrid below the transmission skedgrid has been completely reorganized! --- now it`s System by color-coded System, each of which will be on a variety of frequencies depending on the time. This is more explicit than before. But it would still be helpful to have a separate schedule sorted by frequency. Otherwise you have to hunt thru the Systems for a particular frequency and time.
WORLD OF RADIO times are as before, including the new one Sunday at 1900 on 9395, and the almost-new one Monday at 0130 on 5850, (5950-not), 7780. AND, still allegedly Saturday 2300 on 7780, while VORW has really been airing.
Now there`s a better view of System G - Oldies, and all the variations from that. But strangely, shows RAE in German M-F at 19-20 UT on 9395, but Italian M-F at 20-21 UT on 9455. Yet System D shows 20-21 UT with variety programming on 9455 and 7780, including WOR Tuesday at 2030 as before. 9455 can`t be on both Systems at once.
NOTE that System G and System B (mainly 9955) are displayed in EDT!! While the others are in UT. It`s still not 100% accurate compared to monitoring, e.g. Overcomer really running beyond 0500 on 7570 as heard last night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, April 23 at 0107, WBCQ with Blalock the Blaster; 9330 with Brother Scare; 5130 with Area 51 music (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, UT Mon Apr 23 at 0055, still no signal from WWRB nor anywhere on 90m. 15240 also missing earlier, so maybe just totally off, whatever the nominal scheduling may now be (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7505v, April 23 at 0107, still no signal from WRNO (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. No one asked, but anyhow, I left one number out of the URL for recording of KLEY Wellington KS; should have a 1 after SNAFU as I anticipate adding a 2: how it sounded April 20 when tuned to 1129-USB:
http://www.w4uvh.net/KLEY1130SNAFU1.mp3
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 11990-12007 approx., April 23 at 0113, huge distorted blob peaking about 12000, S9+10, cannot make out any rational modulation in AM or FM modes. Maybe Cuba. RHC is OK on 11840, 11760, 11700, 11670 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 0421 UT April 23
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 22, 2018

** CANADA. 346 kHz, April 22 at 0624, ND beacon YXL and dash, 500 watts from Sioux Lookout, Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHAD [non]. 5960, April 22 at 0558, R. Ndarason, or Dandal Kura, mentioning Boko Haram multiple times until ASCENSION chops it off abruptly at 0559.5* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13700, April 22 at 1325, RHC again spurless: it`s so lonely (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 22 at 1915 UT check, ``K530AM``, Vance AFB remains open carrier as for last several days; how long till anyone-in-charge notice? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15239.93, April 22 at 1430, 1842, 1909 chex, NO signal from WWRB with R. Munansi, nor even on 15240.00. Seems to be off like yesterday, but very poor propagation today; neighbor WWCR 15825 is JBA. Final check at 1909 has some clicking centered on 15240 like OTH radar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 347 kHz, April 22 at 0625, ND beacon AFK, 25 watts from Nebraska City NE.
353 kHz, April 22 at 0626, ND beacon LI, 400 watts from Little Rock, Arkansas (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1926 monitoring: confirmed on WA0RCR, 1860-AM, Wentzville MO, UT Sunday April 22 at 0352 about 20 minutes in, so started rather late circa 0332; ARRL was still playing at first check 0328. NEW time of Sunday 1900 on WRMI 9395 barely confirmed April 22 --- JBA, but intonation at 1907 with ECSS boost sounds like me; it reads S4, same as the noise level. Other frequency 9455 is slightly stronger with music. Next:
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe, not for last few days]
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to S, 7780 to NE [NEW]
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5950, April 22 at 0558, no signal any more from WRMI with Oldies, as had been heard past week. Never appeared on skedgrid, but off for good?
7570, April 22 at 0615, WRMI still on with BS, after a bit of music, despite new skedgrid showing 2300-0500 only; unknown how far extended, but off by reawakening before 1300 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, April 22 at 1915 UT, KLEY Wellington KS back to SNAFU mode as described multiple times before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1950 UT April 22
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 21-22, 2018

Alan Roe`s Hitlist Updated:
http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm
DX/SWL/Media Programs Updated:
http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html
World of Radio schedules:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
** CUBA. 13700, April 21 at 1329, not a dozen, not any filthy FM spurblobs audible from RHC which is failing to provide them day after day: but I`m sure they`ll be back eventually. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11860, April 21 at 2302, RHC music still on air, but chops off at 2305.3* while continuing on 11840, 11760, 11700. 11670 soon goes from dead air to join the rest, not including listed 12000 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIN DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 21 at 1334 UT, `K530AM` Vance AFB is still dead air; ID will presumably fire on timer at unpredictable intervals (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 5980, April 21 at 2358, JJBA carrier from R. Chaski, cuts off circa 2359:45* so no more slippage. We`ll have less and less reception of this with earlying sunsets (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SAUDI ARABIA. 15435, April 21 at 1718, wobbly carrier on weak signal, presumed BSKSA as only scheduled 15-18, 500 kW, 320 degrees USward from Riyadh; sounds like interview in Arabic. Only alternative explanation would be CCI from another station slightly off-frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9395, Sat Apr 21 at 1251, WRMI with Brother Scare instead of scheduled Oldies. 1300 break for ID, and more TOM with Scourby pontifications. BS had not been starting until 1500 on 9395, but see below. Same as but not synchro with WBCQ, April 21 at 1251, which is closer to on-frequency now, 9329.935v-CUSB (no LSB).
7570, April 21 at 2307, WRMI reactivated with Brother Scare, VG S9+20 during Moanin` `n` Groanin` vespers hour. This frequency had been totally off since December when TOM was drastically cut by WRMI. Again on 315 degree antenna right at us, and too bad it has not been used for any rational programming. The skedgrid
http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
has now been updated as of April 21 to show XMTR 11 on 7570, 315 degrees with light green System C TOM at 23-05 (and all the rest: 7730 at 01-04, 5850 at 02-05; 9395 at 10-19; 7780 at 17-20) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15390 & 15520, Sat Apr 21 at 1719 no signals from REE, but fair on 17855 with a partido. O, the 161-degree distorted transmitter is supposed to be on unpropagable 21620 for the weekend 14-18 expansion, and then 15390 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** UGANDA [non]. 15240, Saturday April 21 at 1720, no signal detectable from WWRB with R. Munansi. It might be due to degraded propagation, except neighbor 15825 WWCR is getting a sporadic-E boost up to S9+10! (also on 13845, and even more on 12160, S9+20/30. Nor was 15240 audible around 1430 UT check via UTwente. So appears to be OFF. Please check 15240 Sunday between 14 and 21 UT (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [non]. 9490, April 21 at 1256, YL alternating English and Korean, a les about such confusing but vital idioms as ``under the weather``. This hour only is VOA Korean, 250 kW, 333 degrees from TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1926 monitoring: missing again from WBCQ, Saturday April 21 at 2130 when has been on 9330. Now 9329.82v-CUSB keeps playing BS from 2128 past 2130. Makes the third day in a row this has happened, along with April 19 & 20 at 2330. No notification or reply from WBCQ whether this be intentional.
And for the second week, contrary to its own websked, 7780 WRMI at 2300 Sat April 21 is airing `Voice of the Report of the Week` along with some other frequencies, instead of WOR. But next airing, UT Sunday April 22 at 0200 on 7780, WOR is reconfirmed, fair.
Furthermore, skedgrid update shows another NEW TIME for WOR: Sunday 1900 on 9395. That`s JBA here, but should be better along the 355 degree azimuth from Okee. Next:
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 29]
Sun 1900   WRMI 9395 to NNW [NEW]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to S, 7780 to NE [NEW]
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5950, April 21 at 2345, this WRMI with FR in Spanish still has a SAH as if a second slightly offset transmitter be upon it; nor does updated skedgrid show Oldies on 5950 between 0200 and 1100 as we have been hearing it the past week. http://www.tinyurl.com/WRMIfqs
Finally! it does show 9395 with RAE in German at 19-20, Italian at 20-21, weekdays, where they have been for months, but also still shows same at 21-22 & 22-23 on 11580, a disused frequency so far.
See also SOUTH CAROLINA [non] for WRMI`s Brother Scare changes; and USA: WORLD OF RADIO monitoring (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5050, April 22 at 0002, no signal from WWRB nor on any 90mb frequency. I`ve yet to hear them on reactivated 5050 as others have reported. Nor was 15240 heard by me earlier April 21, see UGANDA [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, April 21 at 1134 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is back to normal at the moment, continuous carrier and modulation! Promo for a co-ed mud volleyball festival sponsored by Rocking M Media, usual slogan ID ``The Wave, 100.3 and 1130, your music stations from the wheat capital of the world``. No doubt the SNAFU will be back anon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0233 UT April 22
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sábado, 21 de abril de 2018

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs APril 19-20-21, 2018

** ANGUILLA. 11775, April 20 at 1415, no signal from CB, but I believe she was on earlier this morning. The extremely erratic appearances of this and 6090 at night theoretically call for monitoring reports of when they are on and when they are off, but I confess to being extremely bored by the spectacle, since their modulation when on is of no interest whatsoever, and I do not always log whether they are on or off; I hope you understand (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13700, April 20 at 1411, again today no galaxy of filthy distorted FMish spurblobs all over the band from RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, April 21 at 0216, RHC English is S9+20 to S9, but just barely modulated; only // 6000 is S9+10 but suptorted with tone, the best they can do as about to translate a Ra?l (valedictory?) speech. I hope he doesn`t mind. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KUWAIT. 13645-13650-13655, April 19 at 1824, DRM noise from scheduled R. Kuwait in Arabic, averaging S7, probably not enough to decode, but way better than inaudible English DRM allegedly circa 15540. Alexander Busneag, WOR iog, presents an updated DRM schedule:
``DRM schedule now with graphical overview and more technical details:
http://ab27.bplaced.net/drm.pdf
Unfortunately, most transmissions have unnecessarily high bitrates,
which makes decoding without dropouts almost impossible``
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6905-AM, April 21 at 2315, S7-S8 of pirate music. No one else logged it at hf underground or free radio net. 6905 has been an active pirate frequency lately, including two stations by me (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 20 at 1416 UT, still dead air from ``K530AM``, Vance AFB. Happen to retune at 2138 UT when the background-noisy canned ID is firing, back to dead air instead of irrelevant PSA loopings (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 293 kHz, April 20 at 1247 UT, ND beacon FBY. DXInfocentre.com shows it as 25 watts from Fairbury, Nebraska. I was tuned to 295 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17530, April 20 at 1413, open carrier, fair signal, and the OSOB = only station on band --- nothing from KVOH, RHC or BSKSA. Typical behavior of Greenville-B, warmup/test for later scheduled broadcast, the ONLY English now from VOA GB, at 1700-1830 daily. 1400-1500 is a gap in IBB 17530 usage except on weekends when STP is on here; daily SMG until 1400, BOT after 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1926 monitoring: 9330v-CUSB, April 19 at 2330, WBCQ keeps going with Brother Scare instead of WORLD OF RADIO, and, even worse, it`s a double audio feed from BS with horrible echo making him even more unlistenable than usual. Same on 5129.8v-AM. No one minding the store?
9329.807v-CUSB, April 20 at 2330, once again Brother Scare instead of WOR, and also at 2359 recheck, but this time only one BS, no echo; anyway, during the incomprehensible Moan & Groan hour. It`s always something. We`ll see what happen Saturday when WOR is supposed to appear a bihour earlier. Next, maybe:
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28]
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE [not last week; canceled?]
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 29]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to S, 7780 to NE [NEW]
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 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9329.807v-CUSB, April 20 at 2311, WBCQ with Brother Scare in Moanin` `n` Groanin` Hour, sounds same on 5129.83v. Also continues past 2330 when WORLD OF RADIO should have aired on 9330-.
(7490.05v) on webcast, April 21 at 0000, WBCQ with `Allan Weiner Worldwide`, but soon obviously a rerun, from a few weeks ago when he and Angela had apologetically just returned from a cruise to DR and Grand Turk, so tune out. John Carver, IN, also notes:
``No report this evening as I've already posted the synopsis of this episode a few weeks ago as they are rerunning a previous episode. At a guess Allan and Angela are on their way to Maine or are having a last fling in FLA before returning to Maine and evidently Allan couldn't find anyone to host the show this evening. Episode is the one about Trump and taxes and CNN on the cruise ship.``
After that hour, really 7490+ at 0106 April 21, it`s Blalock the Blaster, and now he is also back on // 9330, but 5130 is off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, April 19 at 1857 mid-day, WTWW-1 audible on night frequency with SFA ID, S9-S5; ALSO on day frequency 9475 at S9+20, but NOT SFAW, not // with music and 1901 TedHamad, 1903 ``classic songs on WTWW``, i.e. country. Seems Ted is jumbling up the transmissions now; what`s next?
9475, April 20 at 1409, still C&W music rather than SFAW, and 5830 is off. What would PPPPP say? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, April 20 at 0529, WTWW in ham ads, but very poor signal, less than 5129.8 WBCQ which is S9+10. 4840 WWCR at same time is poor, reading S9+10/20 but less than usual and fluttery. Unusual for these two not to be loud & clear all night. G2 geomagnetic storm has disrupted closer signals, and lowered MUF. 3215, WWCR still good at S9+20 but fadey. WWV reported at 0600 & 0900:
``Solar-terrestrial indices for 19 April follow.
Solar flux 71 and estimated planetary A-index 3.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 20 April was 5.
The estimated planetary K-index at 0900 UTC on 20 April was 6.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be moderate.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G2 level are expected.``
Daytime propagation all day April 20 was also degraded (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, April 20 at 1427 UT, KLEY Wellington KS in usual SNAFU, mixture of rapid regular noise pulses, and carrier modulation cutting on and off the air at slower very irregular pace. Here`s a sample of how it sounds when tuned to 1129-USB:
http://www.w4uvh.net/KLEY1130SNAFU.mp3
Later in day I wanted to record it on caradio without BFO and with stronger signal, but it was completely off. No doubt there will be more opportunities (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0358 UT April 21
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sexta-feira, 20 de abril de 2018

ARLD017 DX news

ARLD017 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
S50U, WB6Z, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL,
Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web
sites.  Thanks to all.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Giulio, IW3HVB is QRV as 3B8MB until April 27.
Activity is on 2 meters and 23 cm using EME.  QSL to home call.

ISRAEL, 4X.  Artur, 4X4DZ, Alex, 4Z4AK, Hilik, 4X6YA and Jan, 4X1VF
will be QRV with special event call 4X0BG on April 20 and 21 during
the Holyland contest.  QSL via bureau.

ZAMBIA, 9J.  Brian, 9J2BO plans to be QRV in the CQMM DX contest.
QSL direct to G3TEV.

SIERRA LEONE, 9L.  Mark, KW4XJ plans to be QRV as 9L/KW4XJ near
Freetown in the CQMM DX contest.  QSL to home call.

NEPAL, 9N.  Sergei, R4WAA is QRV as 9N7WA until April 27.  Activity
is on the HF bands using CW and various digital modes.  QSL to home
call.

MOROCCO, CN.  A large group of operators are QRV as 5C5AF from Ile
de Mogador, IOTA AF-065, until April 22.  QSL via I8LWL.  In
addition, special event station 5C13SIA will be QRV from April 24 to
28 to commemorate the 13th International Exhibition of Agriculture
being held in Meknes City.  QSL direct to CN8WW.

BOLIVIA, CP.  Enrique, CP6UA plans to be QRV in the CQMM DX contest.
Activity will be with CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

SAINT BARTHELEMY, FJ.  Rick, AI5P, Barry, N0KV, Gregory, W0ZA and
James, WD0E are QRV as FJ/AI5P and FJ/N0KV until April 27.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, with some Satellite
activity as well.  QSL to home calls.

SOLOMON ISLANDS, H4.  Bernhard, DL2GAC and Cezar, VE3LYC will be QRV
as H44R from Mbanika Island, IOTA OC-168, from April 22 to 25.
Activity will be on 40 to 17 meters using CW and SSB with two
stations active.  QSL direct to VE3LYC.

ST. VINCENT, J8.
  Brian, GW4DVB will be QRV as J88PI from Palm
Island, IOTA NA-025, from April 21 to 29.  Activity will be on 40 to
6 meters using only SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event station 8J1ITU is QRV from Honshu Island,
IOTA AS-007, until May 31 to commemorate World Telecommunication and
Information Society Day that will be held on May 17.  QSL via
bureau.

SLOVENIA, S5.  Special event station S50RTVS is QRV until December
31, 2018 to celebrate 90 years of radio broadcasting and 60 years of
television programs broadcasting by the Public Institute Radio and
Television Corporation of Slovenia.  QSL via bureau.

TURKEY, TA.  Ben, DL7UCX and Bernd, DL7VBJ are QRV as TA0/homecalls
from Marmara Island, IOTA AS-201, until April 26.  Activity is on
the HF bands.  QSL to home calls.  In addition, special event
station TC23TC will be QRV on April 21 to 23 to celebrate the 23rd
April Children Fest.  QSL via operators' instructions.

ST KITTS AND NEVIS, V4.  Alex, W1CDC will be QRV as V47CDC from St.
Kitts, IOTA NA-104, from April 23 to May 5.  Activity will be on 80
to 10 meters using only CW.  QSL to home call.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Sho, JA7HMZ is QRV as V63DX from Pohnpei Island,
IOTA OC-010, until April 24.  Activity is on the HF bands with a
focus on 160 meters using FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X.  James, N1YC and Wilbert, PE7T are QRV as
VK9X/homecalls until April 21.  Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using
CW and SSB.  QSL VK9X/N1YC via W5UE and VK9X/PE7T via PE7T.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Uwe, DG8NCO plans to be QRV as Z66EME from April 21 to
30.  Activity will be on 2 meters and 70 cm using EME.  QSL to home
call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO The NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint,
Holyland DX Contest, ES Open HF Championship, Worked All Provinces
of China DX Contest, QRP to the Field, CQMM CW DX Contest, YU DX
Contest, Nebraska QSO Party, Michigan QSO Party, EA-QRP CW Contest,
Feld Hell Sprint and the Ontario QSO Party are all on tap for this
weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, 432 MHz Spring Sprint, UKEICC 80-Meter
CW Contest, Phone Fray and SKCC CW Sprint are scheduled for April
25.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see April QST, page 84, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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From ARRL Headquarters 
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To all radio amateurs  

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs April 18-19, 2018

** CUBA. 6100, April 18 at 1130, checking RHC which allegedly airs `Mesa Redonda` during this bihour on this frequency only, per its latest schedules, besides the live hour at 23-24 UT on 6000 & 11950 (4? or 5 days a week?). NO, 6100 same as mainstream RHC Spanish on // 6060. But this is a Big Day in Cuba, as the Commies are ``electing`` their next dictator, and apparently various local races. Results to be notified tomorrow. Also stuff about the Playa Gir?n anniversary --- they just can`t get over it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13700, April 18 at 1318 check; and April 19 at 1333, No spur constellations across the 22 m band from RHC; what`s right? There`s always another day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 530, April 18 circa 1830 UT and 2025 UT chex, ``K-530-AM``, Vance AFB, is still on but dead air instead of mostly irrelevant PSA loops; still same at 1552 UT check April 19 (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** RWANDA [non]. As heard on NPR Morning Edition via KOSU, 1351 UT April 19: Science [sic] --- RWANDAN RECONCILIATION THROUGH RADIO SOAP OPERA --- Shankar Vedantam
In the ruins of the recently-ended Rwandan civil war, a team of radio performers attempted to unite Hutus and Tutsis through a soap opera.
The idea behind "Musekeweya," or "New Dawn," is to do the opposite of what the government's notorious "hate radio" did 20 years earlier.
Stephanie Aglietti/AFP/Getty Images [caption; link to 6:57 audio]:
https://www.npr.org/2018/04/19/603844651/rwandan-reconciliation-through-radio-soap-opera
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SPAIN. 15390, April 18 at 2023, REE distorted as usual, but no signal on 15520 which if on would be clear. Duh: if you`re going to turn one transmitter off, it should be the bad one! What about 16m? 17855 for North America is about S9, sufficient but not the bigsig it could have been. Nothing on 17715, so that one probably off too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U A E. 17745, April 19 at 1409, JBA carrier here, at least compensating for nothing on 17775 from KVOH. HFCC shows it`s BBC Somali, 250 kW, 225 degrees via DHA at 1400-1500 since March 31 (not 25), while on Saturdays expands to 1130-1600; silly ballgames? Also daily 1100-1130 on 5 degrees less azimuth of 220, why? UAE site means it`s probably off-frequency, so I should have measured it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U K. Dear Babcock: Heard your 15640 kHz test transmission today April 19
Tune-in at 1340 UT with bits of various music, including steel drums, the Babcock Theme and periodic ``You are listening to a test transmission``. Occasionally also gives this email address. Keeps looping past 1408, but off at next check 1427.
It`s a steady S9, very light fading. Only equivalent signal on 19m band is Cuba 15230. Is this Woofferton? Nothing else from European area anything like it. Saudi is audible weakly on 15380. Or is it Ascension?
Do these test loop announcements ever emanate from any site but Woofferton? It would be helpful if the announcements also mentioned where they are coming from.
I also wonder about the antenna azimuth. If WOF, does it still have one suitable for North America? We`re all set for the BBCWS to resume . . .
I hope this has been useful, and will appreciate an answer to my questions, or even a QSL.
Receiver: Icom R75. Antenna: 100-foot E-W longwire
Glenn Hauser
P O Box 1684
Enid OK  73702
USA (to transmissiontest@gmail.com via DX LISTENING DIGEST)
Received this reply in 10 minutes! ---
Hi Glenn, Well, we have all the 250 degree to 305 degree antennas on all the bands still in place at WOF so the BBC have only got to ask; but they seem to be internet and FM mad these days for grade A countries rather than as they would say crackly old HF!
You really need trump/Putin and Rocket Man to get going to stoke up the HF again.
VoV were the last to use those bearings after Sackville closed.
Martin 2E1EKX who made the loop deliberately did not mention WOF as the solo, only source as we generate more interest that way!
Thanks for your IRS checks to the Voice that bought us most of the WOF infrastructure over the last 60 years!
Below is a copy and paste of the standard info / QSL we send to the reporters.
Vy 73
Dave Porter G4OYX
30 years at WOF!
follows
 Hello, Thank you for your report and I confirm the details are correct. These transmissions were to fault-find on a 250/300 kW sender at the UK HF transmitter station at Woofferton.
These duration of these tests can be variable as the engineers can sometimes need a long time to establish a fault or they may interrupt the test, make an adjustment and resume. This is particularly so if the fault is of an intermittent nature.
Babcock, Woofferton is the only remaining UK HF sender broadcast station and also is the only one with this transmission test audio and email address.
The audio is contained in a file play-out system and incorporates non-copyright music and voice announcements from one of the engineers, Martin 2E1EKX at the transmitter site.
Thanks for your interest.
73
Dave G4OYX,
(Retired) Senior Transmitter Engineer Woofferton 1982-2012.
Check out the video presentation of Woofferton on
https://www.youtube.com/user/wooffertonuk
There is also the history of WOF on
http://www.bbceng.info/Technical%20Reviews/technical_reviews.htm
(via DXLD)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1926 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday April 18 at 2100 on WRMI 9955 (following IS & ID loop from 2057; also pulse jamming is building up: tnx a lot, Arnie!); and at same time on WBCQ 7490.09v: S8-S9, while 9955 is more like S9 with less band noise. Also confirmed Wed Apr 18 at 2330 on WBCQ 9329.667v-CUSB, good S9/S9+10. Next:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0629   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28]
Sat 1431   HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 28]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2130   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 7780 to NE [not last week; canceled?]
Sun 0200   WRMI 7780 to NE
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW [suspended until April 29]
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0130   WRMI 5850 to NW, 5950 to S, 7780 to NE [NEW]
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 2030   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Tue 2130   WRMI 7780 to NE, 9455 to WNW [or #1927?]
Full WOR sked on all outlets, podcast access:
http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5129.8, April 18 at 1141, WBCQ has resumed Brother Scare, despite rock music instead as of 0000 UT April 18, likewise 9330v, which so far is JBA.
[and non]. 9329.663v-CUSB, April 18 at 1320, now WBCQ is audible with reactivated BS, more modulation on USB but also some on LSB with slightly reduced carrier. And also a het from 9330.0: TWR-India via ARMENIA is now registered: 1300-1450, 300 kW, 100 degrees in various languages, but may not be using the entire span every day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5950, April 18 at 2338, F?mily Radio remnant in Spanish via WRMI this hour only --- and again, that subaudible heterodyne of regular fading from another transmitter a few Hz away from WRMI. What can it be?? Still nothing else known on 5950 at this time. It goes on past 0000 as previously noted, but not there later all-night when WRMI is still secretly running Oldies on 5950. WYFR/WRMI did not double up two transmitters & antennas on one frequency before, but maybe experimenting with that now? If so, they need to zero-beat them; or not, since it would be less obvious to the monitor (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1130, April 18 circa 1830 UT and 2025 UT chex, KLEY Wellington KS is still in total SNAFU with the carrier/modulation cut-ons and separate continuous fast noise bursts. Ditto at 1552 UT check April 19. I must get a recording of this for everyone to hear (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6116.58-USB approx., April 19 at 0610, INTRUDERS, 2-way in tonal language, maybe Chinese; no broadcasters around at this time tho Japan & Congo should be on 6115-AM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 1649 UT April 19
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quarta-feira, 18 de abril de 2018

ARLX006 Radio Amateurs in Canada to Get New 100 Watt 5 MHz Allocation

ARLX006 Radio Amateurs in Canada to Get New 100 Watt 5 MHz
Allocation


Radio Amateurs in Canada are poised to join those in several other
nations around the world who have access to a new 60-meter band,
5351.5 - 5366.5 kHz, as agreed upon at World Radiocommunication
Conference 2015 (WRC-15), but with a maximum power of 100 watts
effective radiated power (ERP). The updated Canadian Table of
Frequency Allocations includes the new allocation, although radio
amateurs have not yet been authorized to use it. This updated table
can be found on the web at,
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf10759.html .

Canada's radio amateurs will also retain the four Amateur Radio
channels that do not fall within the new allocation. These have been
authorized under a footnote to the Table since 2014, permitting
phone, data, and CW at a maximum occupied bandwidth of 2.8 kHz. The
60-meter allocation and spot frequencies are on a secondary,
non-interference basis.

In January 2017, ARRL asked the FCC to allocate a new, secondary
contiguous band at 5 MHz to the Amateur Service, while also
retaining four of the current five 60-meter channels and current
operating rules, including the 100 watt PEP ERP limit. The federal
government is the primary user of the 5 MHz spectrum in the US. The
FCC has yet to act on ARRL's petition.

Canada's regulatory agency, the Department of Innovation, Science
and Economic Development Canada (ISED) last August proposed to adopt
WRC-15 decisions that included the 15 kHz Amateur Radio allocation.
The proposed revisions to the Table would retain the original five 5
MHz spot frequencies with a maximum of 100 watts ERP, but restrict
the new 15 kHz allocation to just 15 watts EIRP, as agreed to at
WRC-15, accommodating the concerns of a few countries over possible
interference to their domestic communications.

"Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) noted in its response to the
proposed changes that there had been no reports of interference from
Amateur Radio operations on the existing five 60-meter spot
frequencies following their use in Canada since 2014 and in the USA
for even longer," RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, said.
"Further, the rationale for allocating the spot frequencies had been
based on the value of 60 meters for emergency communication, and the
low power limit adopted at WRC-15 would seriously limit this use."

MacDonnell said comments from the Radio Advisory Board of Canada (of
which RAC is a member organization), the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio
Club, the Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland, and several individual
radio amateurs also recommended 100 watts.

"The new allocation will be more effective and manageable for
domestic SSB communications, and consistent with the existing use of
the band on the five spot frequencies now enjoyed by Canadian
amateurs," MacDonnell said.

ISED typically authorizes the use of new allocations via a revised
document RBR-4 - Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in
the Amateur Radio Service. "Radio Amateurs of Canada will be urging
ISED to authorize the new 15 kHz segment as soon as possible,"
MacDonell said.
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segunda-feira, 16 de abril de 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1360 April 16, 2018

OPDX Bulletin 1360 April 16, 2018
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1360
BID: $OPDX.1360
April 16, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Sent/Written in Murfreesboro, TN
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, N2DG, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, K8GI, K8LBT, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, CO3JK, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, IK7JWY, M0PCB, OE7SEL, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PY4WAS, Sixitalia Weekly, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/April, through Sunday, 15th/April there were 208 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, 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, PJ5, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YB, YJ, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, 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".

3B7A ST. BRANDON ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. By the time you read this,
teardown has begun and 6 team members have left the island. The 3B7A
should be going QRT on April 17th. It was reported on April 14th, they
had made +60,000 QSOs with only 8 operators for 9 days. QSL via F5CWU
(direct or by the Bureau),vClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more information,
see:                    http://www.saintbrandondx.com
Support them from their Web site: http://www.saintbrandondx.com/how-to-help-us
Follow them on Facebook  and
Twitter .

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Members of the Association Réunionnaise des Radio
Amateurs (ARRA)[FR4KM] Radio Club will be active as 3B9RUN from Rodrigues
Island (AF-017) between May 11-16th. Operators mentioned are Jacky/FR4NP,
Bruno/FR4PF, Emile/FR4PM, Jean/FR5CB and Bernard/FR5FC. Activity will be
on 80-10 meters using SSB and FT8. Equipment will be 2x Icom 7000 and 1x
Kenwood TS480 with a 500w amp into a Hexbeam and a DX88 vertical. QSL via
EA7FTR, direct or ClubLog. See QRZ.com for updates.

6Y, JAMAICA. Chris, VO1IDX, will be active as 6Y5IDX from Negril, Jamaica
(NA-097), between April 29th and May 6th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign.

7P, LESOTHO. Bernie, ZS4TX, will once again be active as 7P8Z from Maseru
(WW Loc. KG30vo) between April 27-28th. Activity will be on 2m EME.
Planned operations are from Moonrise time 1440Z [First 3 degrees blocked
by mountain range] on Friday the 27th until Moonset on Sunday 0340Z, 29th
of April 2018. QSL via LoTW.

9H, MALTA. Thomas, SV2CLJ, will be active as 9H3SV from the QTH of Savas,
9H1AE, at Sliema, Malta (EU-023), between May 24-31st. Activity will be
holiday style on 80-2 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL via
his home callsign direct.

9K, KUWAIT. Abdallah, 9K2GS, will be active as 9K2K during the CQWW WPX
CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via EC5AC or
LoTW.

9X, RWANDA. Members of the Italian DX Team (IDT) are planning a DXpedition
to Rwanda sometime between late September-early October this year. Callsign
will be announced later, but they are seeking input for the needs for both
bands and modes. DXers can take the survey at:   http://www.i2ysb.com/idt

C8, MOZAMBIQUE. Members of the Lions DX Team will be active as C8T from
Bilene-Macia, Gaza, Mozambique, between May 2-15th. Operators mentioned
are Kurt/ON8KW (Team Leader), Roger/ON7TQ (Co-Leader), Bruno/CS7ABG (Co-
Leader), Paulo/CU2CO, Emil/DL8JJ, Ron/ON1DX, Philippe/ON4ACP, Marc/ON4AMX,
Erik/ON4CCV, Olivier/ON4EI, Herman/ON4QX, Ivo/ON5CD, Cis/ON6LY and Franky/
ON7RU. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  They
will also operate on 60m and 2m EME. QSL via ON1DX. QSL via ON1DX. For
more details and update, see:   https://mozambique2018.wordpress.com

CO, CUBA. The members of Group CW of Cuba (Jav/CO3JK, Rey/CO6RD and
Oriol/CO8CY) will be active as CO3JK to celebrate the 93rd anniversary
of Radioaficionados's International Union (IARU) between 0000-2359z,
on 40 meters CW, on April 18th. QSL via CO3JK.

CQMMDX CONTEST. The CQMM DX Contest, organized by the Juiz de Fora CW
Group , will be held on April 21-22nd.  For more
details, see:                http://www.cqmmdx.com.

DXCC NEWS. Sharon Taratula, ARRL Awards Manager, states, "The ET7L contact
still is not acceptable for DXCC credit."

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Bruce, WB7OTC, will be active as E51OTC from
Rarotonga Island (OC-013), Aitutaki Island (OC-083) and Atiu Island
(OC-083) between May 7-18th. Activity will be QRP on various HF bands.
QSL via his home callsign.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Bob, NC6Q, will be active as E51NCQ from Rarotonga
Island (OC-013) between May 13-25th. Activity will be on various HF bands
using CW, with 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign.

E6, NIUE. The Quake DXpeditioners are pleased at announce that they will
be activating Niue Island (E6) between October 6-16th. Callsign TBA. They
will also be entering in the Oceania DX Contests (SSB & CW legs). Operators
mentioned are Phil/ZL3PAH, Geoff/ZL3GA, Mark/ZL3AB and Paul/ZL4TT. QSL via
ZL3PAH.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Walter, HB9XBG, will be active as FO/HB9XBG from
Bora Bora Island (OC-067) between June 7-17th. Activity will be on 20
meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

FOC NEWS.  Iain, M0PCB, FOC Activity Coordinator, informs: In May 2018
the First Class CW Operators Club, FOC, will be celebrating its 80th
anniversary. Between May 1-31st, FOC members from around the world will
be active on the bands with CW with special callsigns, many of them
containing the number ‘80’ or an ‘FOC’ suffix. Points will be awarded
for working these special calls. The challenge is being run as a leader
board on ClubLog, and your ranking in the leader board determines the
award level you achieve. To see the full rules, a list of active stations
and how to claim the award, please see:    https://www.g4foc.org/foc80

GD6, ISLE OF MAN. Operators Billy/GM0OBX, Jonathan/MM0OKG, Adam/MM0KFX
and Ross/MM0OBT will be active as GD6NX from Scarlett Point, Isle of Man
(EU-116), during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/
Island-DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. 

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN (WWFF Op). Operators Marc/PD7YY, Marcel/PG8M and 
Lars/PH0NO [(members of the YNOMY DX Group) will be active as HB0/PG8M
and HB0/PH0NO from several different WWFF nature reserves between May
12-13th. Activity will be on 80-2 meters using CW, SSB and possibly
some Digital modes. QSL via PD7YY. For more details, see:
   http://www.ynomy.nl/2018/03/ynomy-goes-hb0-wwff-expedition.html

IOTA NEWS..............
  AF-065.  A team of 20 Moroccan operators (CN) will use the special
           callsign 5C5AF from Mogador Island between April 17-22nd.

  AS-047.  Operators Tak/JR1LZK and Mitsu/JE1HXZ will be active as home-
           call/6 from Kita Daito Island between April 27th and May 7th.
           Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
           QSL via their home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog
           and LoTW.

  EU-103.  Operatros Pete/M1PTR, Tom/M0DCG and Kieron/EI6KP/M5KJM will
           be active as EJ6KP from Great Saltee Island, weather permitting,
           between April 17-19th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters SSB.
           QSL via the Bureau.

  EU-120.  Eddie, GM0KLS, will be active as G0LKS from Holy Island during
           the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/12-Hrs/
           High-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.

  NA-071.  Operators Victor/HP1AVS, Henry/HP1CDW, Enrique/HP1ECA, Roberto/
           HP1MRA, Romel/HP8MAK and HP1JCC will be active as 3F6IC from
           Cebaco Island between May 4-5th. Activity will be on 80-10
           meters using SSB and the Digital modes.

  NA-155.  Members of the TI DX Group will be active as TE6DX from Uvita
           Island between June 7-11th. Operators mentioned are Charlie/
           TI2CDA, Carlos/TI2CC, Kamal/N3KS and possibly 2 or 3 more
           operators. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB,
           FT8, RTTY and FM Satellites. QSL via TI2CDA, ClubLog's OQRS
           or LoTW.

  OC-015.  Reminder that Tony, 3D2AG, will be active as T2AR from Funafuti
           Atoll, Tuvalu, between April 14-21st. Activity will be on
           160-6 meters, including 60m, plus 2m meteor scatter. QSL via
           3D2AG .

  SA-090.  Operators Luis/YV5ENI, Esteban/YV5DTA and Jesus/YV5MI were
           active as YW6X from Piritu Islands (ARLHS VEN-016, WLOTA L-202)
           QSL via YV5ENI.

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

KH1/KH7Z BAKER ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release, dated April 11th).
  The 2018 DXpedition to Baker Island is proud to announce the addition
of Neil King, VA7DX to our team.
  Neil was first licensed in 1979 as VE7CVM, attained his advanced certi-
fication in 1980 and acquired the call VA7DX in late 1999.
  An avid HF, VHF and UHF contester, Neil has also dabbled in meteor
scatter, EME, tropo and satellite operation.
  Neil has had the opportunity to visit and operate from 3DA0, 7P8, VU7,
TX5C, JT1, K5D, HK0, C9, A25, FT5ZM, 7Q7, A35, and TX5T.
  KH1 is the 6th most wanted entity. Our plans are to bring the KH1 entity
to as many operators, and countries as we can.
  As with any DXpedition to the really rare ones, this will be another
large budget operation. The operator team will contribute over 50% of
the expected budget of $400,000. You can help make this DXpedition happen
by visiting our website, and contributing today.
                   http://www.baker2018.net/pages/donate.html
  With two months to go before we board our ship in American Samoa, we
thank you in advance for your support.

                    The Baker Island 2018 Team

KH9, WAKE ISLAND (Update). Philip, N7NVK, now active as KH9/N7NVK,
reported on QRZ.com this past week 0n April 13th: "I am now on Wake Is.
I am working out the logistics to get on the air this coming weekend 
(20 meters SSB) in the neighborhood of 14.225 split, listening up 5kc.
Saturday the 14th (USA) at 2200 UTC.  Hope the bands are favarable."

OT70, BELGIUM (Special Event). Look for special event station OT70NOL to
be active on various bands using CW and SSB, between May 1-31st. Activity
is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UBA. A special QSL will be
available. 

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 16-22nd).......
 Apr/16th AN      Apr/19th  HN     Apr/21st  HN
 Apr/17th AN      Apr/20th  AN     Apr/22nd  HN
 Apr/18th AN

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

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

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

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF  [April 15th]
 --------------------------------------------------------------------
  9A/S52DG/P via S52DG     ER/DL7VBJ via DL7VBJ     R1CC via DJ1ND
  9H1XT via 9H1XT (d/L)    ES9C via ES5RY (d)       RJ1O via RZ1O & (L)
  9H3HI via EU4CK(B);DL7VFM (d) HA9HAF9A via HA5CBM SV8/SV1CEI via SV1CEI
  C7A via UA3DX            HC2AO via RC5A           T88UW via JH7IPR & (L)
  CR2EME via DL9MS (d)     HG8ARDF via HA8BE        UP0L via DL8KAC
  CR5VISO via CT1EIS       HH2AA via NR6M & (L)     UP57GC via UN0GWL
  CT8/DD5DD via OK8ZZ      HV0A via IK0FVC          V31GS via K9GS
  CT8/OK4MM via OK4MM      IB2RT via I2MYF          VD105A via VO1NAR
  CX5A via CX2ABC          IR9Z via IT9VCE          W4R via W4RKC & (L)
  EE8K via EA8AV           K5V via N2GG (d)         YB0/JA1PBV via JA1PBV
  EG1MOP via EA1AUM        LZ362ME via LZ1KCP       YB0/JQ1LCW via JQ1LCW
  EG5WRD via EG5WRD (d/L/e) OE100WMA via OE3WMA     YQ69MSCC via YO2MKI
  EI0NMMI via EI6AL        OE100XWI via OE7XWI (B)  YT100SF via YU1SRS
  EM915Q via UR6QS         OL9R via OK6RA (d)       ZB2RAF via G8FC
  EP7AHN via EP7AHN (e)    PJ5/AI5P via AI5P
  ER/DL7UCX via DL7UCX     R108M via RK3LC

  (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
  (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (N) No QSL needed
  (I) No IRC     (P) PayPal

  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/3B7A   (Log is now being updated)
  https://clublog.org/logsearch/OY1OF  (As well as LoTW)
  
  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, 3W9CI, 5A1AL, 5B4AMM, 5T2AI, 6Y5SGD,
  9Y4DA, AH3C, CA3SOC, EA4GWU, EB3JT, F5LML, HA7XC, JA1DOT, JA8BNP, JE1GGI,
  JI1ANI, KG4USN, OE3EPW, ON8BB, OS8A, OT9A, OZ0MJ, PY2TTE, SU9IG, SV2DFK,
  UA0CW, VA7XW/VE2 (NA-038), VE3RCN, VE3TCV, VE9IQ, XE1/N4DMH, XX9B,
  ZL2IFB and ZP6ARO

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3G9A/MM, 9M6AAC, A5A, HB0/GM4UYE, SV2ASP/a,
  TI5/N4YDU and V31MA

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

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. Operators Chris/G3SVL, Nigel/G3TXF, David/G3WGN,
Mike/G3WPH and Tony/G2NF (all 6Gs Group members) will be active as VK9XG
from Christmas Island between October 16-30th. QSL via G3TXF. Full logs
will be uploaded to LoTW during the operation. PLEASE NOTE: The callsign
VK9XG is being reissued: if you worked VK9XG in 2006 or earlier, please
QSL (direct only) to Charlie, W0YG, with 2.00 USDs and SAE.

Z6, KOSOVO. A group of Czech operators will be active as Z66D until
April 22nd. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY
and FT8 with several stations active. Operators mentioned are Petr/OK1BOA,
Palo/OK1CRM, David/OK6DJ, Ruda/OK2ZA, Karel/OK2ZI and Ludek/OK2ZC. QSL
via OK6DJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

 
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