Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1529


Tedd Mirgliotta
 

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Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1529

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1529
BID: $OPDX.1529
August 30, 2021
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Ohio

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster
Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3OA, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4VA,
K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,
DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4MWO & the 5 MHz
Newsletter, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, International DX Press, Pete Rayer
& ISWL, Sixitalia Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

"Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
"Could this be the final year???"
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Sunday, 22nd/August, through Sunday, 29th/August there were 208
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L,
4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R,
9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3,
C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7,
EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM,
FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a,
HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2,
KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM,
ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7,
SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TZ, UA, UA2,
UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU,
XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB,
ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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".

3X, GUINEA (Update/Interesting Callsign). Jean-Philippe, F1TMY (J28PJ),
will be active as 3X2021 (interesting and correct callsign) from Conakry,
Guinea, starting mid-September. He states that his activity will be on
HF (160-6m) and on the QO100 (IJ39) satellite. He also states that there
will be portable activities from the Los Islands (AF-051). Length of
stay was not mentioned. QSL via ClubLog.

5H, TANZANIA. Maurizio, IK2GZU, will once again returned to "Mission
Ilembula" to do some volunteer work at the Ikelu hospital and orphanage
between September 25th and November 20th. He plans to be active during
his spare time as 5H3MB on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
Maurizio will use his FT-891 and dipoles GP for 10 MHz. QSL via IK2GZU,
direct, by the Bureau and ClubLog. Also, QSL via LoTW (after his return
home) and eQSL. For more details, updates and an online log, visit his
Web pages at: http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm
http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/qsl%20request.htm

5U, NIGER. Reports indicate that Adrien, F4IHM, will be back on the air
again as 5UAIHM from Niamey between September 11th and October 22nd.
Activity is usually very limited, but watch 40/20 meters CW between
1800-2030z. QSL via F4IHM, direct or by the Bureau.

60M NEWS. Paul, G4MWO, Editor of the 5 MHz Newsletter, reports in the
"The 5 MHz Newsletter - No. 27 Summer 2021" edition: "48 countries make
up the CEPT - European Conference of Postal & Telecommunications Admin-
istrations. Of these, 39 countries now have an Amateur presence on 5 MHz.
This makes a total of 81.25% or well over three-quarters of its members."
This is just one great tidbit from "The 5 MHz Newsletter" which is 5
pages long. The summer edition also has a map that shows all the countries
that currently have an official Amateur Radio presence on 5 MHz, whether
it be by WRC-15, RR 4.4, Trial Basis or Individual Special Permits.

The 5 MHz Newsletter -- Can be found freely available at any time at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/koz6msf74mtk76t/5%20MHz%20Newsletter.pdf?dl=0
The 5 MHz Newsletter Archive is at:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9si2gq8dnz73uy9/AACCZty4t4wQaF1mot3cA3d9a?dl=0
G4MWO's Worldwide 5 MHz Amateur Allocations Chart at:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dhapwdfqyaraxh2/5%20MHz%20WW%20Amateur%20Allocations%20Chart%20%28%20c%29%20G4MWO.xls?dl=0

7Q, MALAWI. Vasco, 7Q7CT, a Portuguese operator that has been living in
Lilongwe, Malawi, since 1992, announced on QRZ.com that he uses the
following frequencies (suggested times were not provided):
40 meters -- between 7090-7098 kHz
20 meters -- between 14180-14200 kHz
15 meters -- between 21350-21360 kHz
A list of his equipment (multiple transceivers and antennas) is listed
on QRZ.com. QSL via JH1AJT. He states that he uses echolink (SM-G965F/DS)
and FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/7Q7CT-Ham-radio-page-103780338402810
There are plently of pictures on FaceBook.

9A & EA8, CROATIA AND CANARY ISLANDS. By the time you read this, Michael,
DF8AN, will be active as 9A/DF8AN from Croatia until September 12th. He
plans to activate several different lighthouses. Activity will be on CW
and the Digital modes; usually QRP. After his 9A/DF8AN, Michael will head
to the Canary Island and activate Lanzarote Island (AF-004) between October
2-10th. QSL via DF8AN, direct or by the Bureau. NO LoTW.

C5, THE GAMBIA (Update). Operators Luc/F5RAV, Gerard/F5NVF and Abdel/M0NPT
will be active as C5C from The Gambia between October 24th and November
19th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, Digital and
the QO-100 satellite. They are also planning to be active in CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 30-31st). QSL via F5RAV.

ED3/EG1-EG8/EH1-EH8, SPAIN (Special Event). Once again look for the fol-
lowing special event stations ED3SDC, EG1SDC through EG8SDC and EH1SDC
through EH8SDC between September 1-12th. Activity is commemorating the
festivity of Asturias Day and its patron saint, Santina de Covadonga.
QSL all callsigns via EA1AUM, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. Special
downloadable certificates are available. For more details, see:
http://santina.dxfun.com
https://www.qrz.com/lookup/EG1SDC

EG5, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the URE section of Torrent (Valencia)
Union of Radio Amateurs Torrent (EB5URT) will activate the special event
callsign EG5DIC to celebrate "International Chocolate Day" (September 13th).
Activity will take place between September 10-17th, starting from 1000 UTC
on Friday, September 10th, until 2400 UTC on Sunday, September 19th.
Operations will be on various HF bands (80-10m) using CW, SSB and the
Digital mode (FT8). A downloadable special diploma/award (PDF) is available
(see QRZ.com for details). QSL via the Bureau.

GB0, ENGLAND (Special Event). Ed, M0MNG, will be active as GB0KSS (suffix
Kent Surrey Sussex) from Littlehampton in support of Air Ambulance Kent
Surrey Sussex (https://www.aakss.org.uk/) during the International Air
Ambulance Week (IAW)[http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/index.htm].
He plans to be active throughout the whole nine day event, starting
Saturday, September 4th, until the following Sunday, September 12th.
Activity will be mostly on 40 meters SSB above 7.1MHz, although he will
appear on the higher HF bands if they are open. If you work this station
(reference number A030) then it will count towards the IAW Award. Details
are at: http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/Awards.htm
Ed states, "I don't have a dedicated QSL card for GB0KSS, but if you
want one of mine (M0MNG) then I am happy to QSL direct or via the Bureau
to M0MNG."

GB1, ENGLAND (Special Event). Nigel, M0NJW, will be active as GB1SAK
(suffix St. Annes Kites) from the St. Annes International Kite Festival
on the north west coast of England, between September 3-5th. He states,
"This coincides with SSB field day, and I'll be using a long wire antenna
supported by a kite. I hope to work as many stations as possible over
that weekend." QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.

HK3, COLOMBIA. Lothar, DK8LRF, will once again be active as HK3JCL from
Restrepo / Meta, near Villavicencio, Colombia, between September 1st
until end of May 2022. Activity will be mainly on 20 meters SSB. QSL
via his home callsign by the Bureau.

HS400 & OZ400, THAILAND AND DENMARK (Special Event). To celebrate the
400th anniversary of good relationship ad trade between Denmark and
Thailand, look for "special event stations" (SES) HS400OZ and OZ400HS to
be active between September 1st and October 31st. Three special diplomas
are available (Gold/Silver/Bronze) as well as special prizes. See QRZ.com
for details. QSL HS400OZ via E21EIC or LoTW. QSL OZ400HS via ClubLog's
OQRS. All logs for both SES callsigns will be uploaded to ClubLog, LoTW
and eQSL.

INDEXA NEWS (Summer Newsletter). The Summer 2021 Issue of the INDEXA
Newsletter (Issue 133) is now available. Steve Molo, KI4KWR, Editor,
reports: With the still no active DXpeditions, I've reached back to
the Summer 2010 issue to reproduce the report on the 2009 Lord Howe
Island DXpedition VK9LA. There is a list of Members we have lost contact
with and if you can help us find them...THANK YOU!! Lastly I have a
spotlight on Director Gary Dixon, K4MQG, who has been with INDEXA since
1983." The INDEXA Newsletter can be view at:
https://indexa.org/documents/newsletters/Newsletter-Issue-133-Summer%202021.pdf

IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between August 23-28th (as per the DXCluster):

IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
------ ---------- ------------- ------------
AF-004 EA8ACW CANARY 20m; FT8
AF-004 EA8ED CANARY 20m;
AF-016 FR5CB REUNION 30/17m; FT8/FT4
AF-019 IG9ITO PELAGIE 20m; SSB
AF-032 5I3B Zanzibar 10m; CW
AF-032 5I3W Zanzibar 40/10m; SSB
AF-049 3B8BAP MAURITIUS 17m; FT8
AF-086 D4SAL WINDWARD 20m; SSB
AS-004 5B4VL Cyprus 17m; SSB
AS-007 JA2TQZ HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JG1OUT HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JG1XUZ HONSHU 30m; FT8
AS-007 JH0RVY HONSHU 80m; FT8
AS-007 JH1HDT HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH3CUL HONSHU 20m; FT4
AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JP2QXQ HONSHU 17m; SSB
AS-007 JR3IIR HONSHU 20m; FT4
AS-018 RM0F SAKHALIN 17m; FT8
AS-013 8Q7PR MALDIVES 40m; CW
AS-017 JR6YAA OKINAWA 15m; FT8
AS-031 JD1/JH1FFW OGASAWARA 17m; FT8
AS-076 JA5AQC SHIKOKU 17m; SSB
AS-077 JA6FFO KYUSHU 20m; FT8
AS-078 JA8DCR Hokkaido 17m; FT8
AS-078 JA8FFB Hokkaido 80m; FT8
AS-078 JH8RBY Hokkaido 17m; SSB
AS-078 JM8IXA Hokkaido 40m; FT8
EU-002 OG0C ALAND 30m; FT8
EU-002 OH0KRF ALAND 80/40/20/17m; SSB
EU-004 EA6AMI BALEARIC 40m; FT4
EU-004 EA6C BALEARIC 30m; FT8
EU-005 G0HUZ/MM GREAT BRITAIN 20m;
EU-005 G4WSB/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 GW3UZS GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB
EU-005 M0KCB/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-005 M0MJA/P GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB
EU-005 M0TPT/P GREAT BRITAIN 40m; SSB
EU-015 SV9RKU CRETE 17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0HMZ SARDINIA 20m; SSB
EU-024 IS0YXL SARDINIA 20m; SSB
EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 20m; CW
EU-018 OY1DZ FAROE 30m; FT8
EU-025 IO9MMI SICILY 20m; CW
EU-025 IT9BYS SICILY 40m; CW
EU-029 OZ1RH SJAELLAND 20m; FT8
EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 17m; CW
EU-031 IC8HRG Ischia 20m; SSB
EU-042 DA0DFF Oland 40m; CW
EU-046 LA6KOA TROMS COUNTY 17m; SSB
EU-048 F4FMU/P BRETAGNE (MORBIHAN) REGION 40m;
EU-053 OJ0WS MARKET REEF 20m; CW
EU-054 IF9A EGADI 20m; CW
EU-121 EJ7NET Gola 80/40/30/20m; CW/SSB/FT8/FT4
EU-131 I3BQC/P VENETO REGION 40m; SSB
EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB
EU-174 SV8/SV2CBA MAKEDONIA/THRAKI REGION 80m; FT8
NA-009 VE6FTP/VY0 Cornwalles 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO8MCL CUBA 17m; FT8
NA-018 OX3XR GREENLAND 20m; CW
NA-021 8P6ET BARBADOS 17m; FT8
NA-026 KC2YRJ NEW YORK STATE 20m; FT8
NA-036 VE7LKE BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE 20m; FT8
NA-065 K9QJS San Juan 20m; SSB
NA-067 AF2F/W4 Hatteras 20m; FT8
NA-099 WP3R PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB
NA-107 FM4SA MARTINIQUE 20m; SSB
NA-135 XE3BGM CAMPECHE STATE 40/20m; SSB
OC-001 VK2DYN Australia 20m; FT8
OC-001 VK2PDX Australia 40m; FT8
OC-001 VK3EY Australia 20m; SSB
OC-001 VK3GL Australia 30m; FT8
OC-001 VK5WU Australia 30m; FT8
OC-001 VK6MIT Australia 40/20m; FT8
OC-016 3D2AG VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 30/20/17m; CW/FT8
OC-016 3D2USU VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 17m; FT8
OC-019 AH6KO HAWAIIAN 20m; CW
OC-019 KH6RDO HAWAIIAN 40m; FT8
OC-019 NH6JC HAWAIIAN 20/15m; CW/SSB
OC-019 WH6R HAWAIIAN 20m; CW
OC-021 YB0ECT JAVA 20m; CW
OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 15m; SSB
OC-021 YB0KTT JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-021 YB1BA JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-021 YB1MIG JAVA 20m; CW
OC-021 YC2DNF JAVA 20m; SSB
OC-021 YC2DTC JAVA 15m; FT8
OC-021 YC2KJC JAVA 20m; FT8
OC-022 YC9BOX BALI 20m; FT8
OC-036 ZL1ANH NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1MRC NORTH 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL3TE NORTH 30m; FT8
OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB
OC-088 YB7WBC BORNEO 20m; FT8
OC-097 5W1SA SAMOA 20/15m; FT8
OC-166 YE7LTN KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL EAST 30m; FT8
SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20m; SSB
SA-006 PJ4NX BONAIRE 17m; FT8
SA-011 9Y59IND TRINIDAD 40/20m; SSB
SA-020 FY5KE FRENCH GUIANA 30m; CW
SA-068 8R1AK/P Leguan 10m; SSB

** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports. The format we
suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group" (ex. FT8/OC-146/Celebes).

EU-011. Members of the South Dorset Radio Society will be active as
GB0SCI from St. Mary's in the Scilly Isles archipelago, SW of
Land's End off the Cornish coast, between the evening of
September 18th, and the morning of September 22nd. Operators
mentioned are Ray/M0XDL, Stuart/M0SGV, Peter/G4UIX, Mike/G8VCN,
Fred/G0LVF and Kevin/2EOKKV. Activity will be on various HF
bands using CW, SSB, PSK and FT8. QSL via M0XDL, direct, eQSL
or LoTW.

EU-032. By the time you read this, Tom, DL1ASA, should be active
as F/DL1ASA/p from the the Poitou-Charentes Region IOTA Group
until September 1st. Activity is usually on 20m and 40m using
CW and SSB. QSL via the Bureau.

EU-047. Operators Markus/DJ4EL and Thorsten/DJ5TM will be active as
DJ4EL/P and DJ5TM/P, respectively, from Memmert Island (WW
Loc. JO33kp) sometime between September 2-5th. This island
has never been activated before. Activity will be on 40/20
meters using SSB for only a few hours. Before and after their
activity from Memmert Island, operators will be active also
from Juist Island (also EU-047, WW Loc. JO33lq). QSL via their
home callsigns.

EU-124. Paul, G4PVM, will be active as GW4PVM from Holy Island (WW Loc.
IO73QH, WAB SH28), Wales, between September 26th and October
1st. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW
and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via LoTW,
eQSL and ClubLog for IOTA. NO QSL cards.

EU-125. Fabian, DF3XY, is expected to be active as OZ/DF3XY from the
Island of Romo (WWFF OZFF-0004) in Denmark while on holiday.
His length of stay is unknown. He will use an Icom IC-7300
with a dipole antenna, mounted on a fiber pole about 10m over
the ground as INV-V. QSL via his home callsigns, direct, by
the German Bureau or eQSL.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the <www.iota-world.org> 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......

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For September 2021). The following ISWL club callsigns
will be used throughout the month of September 2021:

GX4BJC/A - Operated by John, G8XTJ, located in Great Missenden, Bucking-
hamshire. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-SP80, WLOTA-1841).
MX1SWL/A - Operated by Peter, G0NQZ, located in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
(IOTA EU-005, WAB-TQ50, WLOTA-1841).
MX1SWL/P - Will also be used by Peter during September.
** Please, QSL all GX4BJC and MX1SWL callsigns via Dick,
M5DIK, and NOT the individual operator. **

GB75ISWL - Operated by Herbie, G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze,
Essex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841).
** Please QSL GB75ISWL via Herbie G6XOU. **

All callsigns via the Bureau, eQSL.cc, or direct with return postage.
(No IRCs in the UK). The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on: www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrzcq.com or www.qrz.com or
via www.eQSL.cc. NO LoTW.

JU1, MONGOLIA (SAT Op). Jaeseok, HL1WP (ex-HL2WP), is once again active
as JU1WP from Ulanbator since July. Activity has been mainly on the LEO
satellites using an IC-9700 with Serbian dual band yagi. More details
are available on QRZ.com. QSL only via LoTW.

K2, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Special event stations K2A, K2R and
K2S will be active between now and September 5th. The event is for the
Amateur Radio Software Award and the 2021 Award Recipient Jordan Sherer
(KN4CRD), the author of JS8Call?. QSL via direct with SASE. Detailed
operating schedule is available at: https://arsaward.com/special-event.html
* The Amateur Radio Software Award is an annual international award
for the recognition of software projects that enhance amateur radio.
The award aims to promote amateur radio software development which
adheres to the same spirit as amateur radio itself: innovative, free
and open. Every year the award commitee selects a recipient for the
award. The award includes a monetary grant for the recipient. Visit
(https://arsaward.com for more information). They are accepting nomin-
ations for the 2022 award at https://arsaward.com/award-nominations.html

* ARSA committee awarded the 2nd annual Amateur Radio Software Award to
Jordan Sherer, KN4CRD, and his project, JS8Call. The award committee
has considered numerous factors in choosing this year's winner,
including the project's impact on furthering the interests of amateur
radio, innovation, and community involvement. JS8Call is a full-
fledged weak-signal digital communication application for amateur
radio operators. In the spirit of open-source, Jordan extended the
popular FT8 protocol instead of reinventing the wheel. During the 5
years of development, JS8Call has become a new tool for ARES functions
and has cultivated a community of radio enthusiasts for digital com-
munications. Jordan's work on JS8Call provides important innovation
to advance the art of radio in the digital field. JS8Call is licensed
under GPLv3 and can be freely downloaded at (http://js8call.com). The
ARSA committee is proud to present the 2021 Amateur Radio Software
Award Certificate and an award grant of $300 to Jordan Sherer, the
project owner and core contributor of the JS8Call application. They
are looking forward to next year's Amateur Radio Software Award. Input
and nominations for future awards are welcome.

LY785, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Valerijus, LY2QT, will be active with
the special event callsign LY785QT from Siauliai during the month of
September. Activity is to celebrate 785th anniversary of the City of
Siaulai. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via LY2QT.

LZ23, BULGARIA (Special Event). Members of the Bulgarian Federation of
Radio Amateurs (BFRA) will be hosting the 23rd IARU R1/European ARDF Cham-
pionships and the 18th European Youth ARDF Championships. Both events
will take place simultaneously in Bansko, Bulgaria, between August 28th
and September 3rd. BFRA will be on the air signing LZ23ARDF from Bansko.
The Championship venue will be held at the most famous Bulgarian winter
ski resort, 130 kilometers south of Sofia in the Pirin Mountains foot-
hills, but it is also beautiful in summer. QSL via the LZ QSL Bureau.

N7, UNITED STATES (Special Event/Never Forget). Members of the American
Legion Post 10 Amateur Radio Club (N7ALA) will be active using the special
event callsign N7F (Never7Forget) between September 9-12th. Activity is
to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Their schedule
is as follows: September 9th 1600z to September 10th 0200z
September 10th 1600z to September 11th 0200z
September 11th 1600z to September 12th 0200z
September 12th 1600z to September 13th 0200z
Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB, PSK-31 and CW. Club members
may operate from home QTH. QSL with SASE sent to: N7F Never Forget,
c/o American Legion Post 10, 1215 Pacific Blvd SE, Albany, OR 97321.

OE120, AUSTRIA (Special Event Update/Reminder). Look for the following
special event callsign with the "OE120" prefix to be on the air between
now and December 31st. Activity is to celebrate the 120th anniversary of
Austria's Nobel Prize Laureates. The OEVSV Landesverband Steiermark
organizes this event with special activities with special callsigns and
awards with several diplomas available. The special callsigns are:
OE120AGD (eQSL), OE120BKC (Bureau via OEVSV), OE120DMT (via Bureau),
OE120SGU (LoTW/eQSL), OE120TWA (via OE3TWA), OE120U (Club OEVSV, ADL601),
OE120WDR (no QSL), OE120XFG (via OE6WIG), OE120XGM (direct/eQSL),
OE120XKJ (no QSL), OE120XDX (via OEVSV/direct), OE120XRC (via OE3CQB
Bureau/eQSL) and OE120XYK.
There will be 4 special awards available (Basic, Master, Basic-CW,
Master-CW). The rules and requirements for the acquisition of the diplomas
are available here:
https://oe6.oevsv.at/aktivitaeten/diplome/120-years-nobel-prize/
For any inquiries: oe120bkc@a1.net

OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 30th-September 5th).......
Aug/30th LN Sep/02nd HN Sep/04th HN
Aug/31st HN Sep/03rd HN Sep/05th AN
Sep/01st AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
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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

Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation:
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
and http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
http://sunspotwatch.com
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Adminisration (NOAA):
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov
https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
https://www.spaceweather.com
* Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
overseas locations are at: http://arrl.org/propagation
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
* Point to point propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk/p2p.html
* Real-time propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
* Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF (www.qslinfo.eu) (August 29th)
QSL-INFO from various sources provided by OPDX
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3DA0AQ via EAA5GL EM30RUARL via UX7UU OS3VS via ON3VS
4A2MAX via XE2N EP2MRK via RW6HS OS8D via ON8DN
4L6DL via LZ1OT ER30MD via ER1BF & (L) OY1DZ via F5CWU & (L)
4O/UT8UU/P via UT8UU EW/LY2SL via LY2SL OZ/HB9EAJ/P via HB9EAJ (L)
4U1A via UA3DX F/HB9AFI/P via HB9AFI OZ50SOUND via OZ3EDR
5I3B via EA3BT F/I1WKN/P via I1WKN PA/DL1KVN via DL1KVN
5I3W via EA3BT HB0/IK3TND via IK3TND (d) PA6WSD via PA9RD
5T5PA/P via PA5X HB9/DH8WN/P via DH8WN PI4COM via PA1AW & (L)
5X3R via IK2DUW HF60B via SQ5ABG PW7M via PS7HD
7S5A via SM4DDS IK2GSO/IA5 via IK2GSO PX4M via PY4ME (d/L)
8S9J via SM5TOG IR2C via IK2FTB R100KOMI via R1II
9A/OE3DEC via OE3DEC IS0/OE2UKL via OE2UKL R1221NN via RJ3T
9M2PPM via 9M2VJP (d) K4H via W4IBM R20RTA via R7AA
9M64MM via 9M2MDX (d) OE/DL7UZO/P via DL7UZO R20RTP via R7AA
A35JP via JA0RQV (O/B/d/L) OE100GOA/3 via OE1GOA SI6T via SM6LZQ & (L)
A61BG via EA7FTR OE120AGD via OE6AGD SO7M via SP7PKI
AP2IN via IK2DUW OE120BKC via OE3BKC SP0PILKON via SP3ZBY
CO8MCL via CO8MCL (L) OE120DMT via OE7DMT (B) SU9VB via UA4WHX
CT/HB9GIP via HB9GIP OE120SGU via OE3SGU (L/e) SV0GU via DL4SV
CT9/DD8ZX via DD8ZX & (L) OE120U via OE6XUG SV7/SV2CNE/P via SV2CNE
CT9/DJ9KM via DJ9KM & (L) OE120WDR via OE7WDR (P) TC1LHS via YM1KE
D4SAL via EA7KNT OE120XDX via OE8HAQ TM1COB via F5MFV
DL0LNW via DE2HJW OE120XFG via OE6WIG TM6X via F5VHY
DL0MFK via DL2ARH OE120XKJ via OE7MPI (P) TZ4AM via W0SA
DL0WFF via DL2JIM & (L) OE120YXK via OE8YXK UE80PQ via RN1ON
DN2ALY via DL2ALY OE6XMF via OE6NFK V85A via EB7DX
DQ9Y via DF2SD (O/L) OG0C via OH5CW (B/L) VK0PD via EB7DX
E2A via E21EIC OH/OK2WX via OK2WX VK5/N2TA via RN3RQ
EA6/EA2GM/P via EA2GM (e) OH0/SP1F via SP1F XQ3WD via XQ4CW
EF1A via EA1X OH0EG via SP1EG YQ6A via YO6BHN
EJ7NET via EI6FR (d) OH5/DG2SBL via DG2SBL YT1914CER via YU1ANO
EM30AUARL via UX7UU OJ0WS via OH3WS Z36T via DJ0LZ
EM30EUARL via UX7UU & (L) ON/F4GYG/P via F4GYG (L/e) ZA/DL3JH via DL3JH
EM30LUA via UR6LF OO2O via ON4LDI ZC4GR via EB7DX & (L)
EM30QUARL via EM30QUARL (UR-B) OR1Z via ON6IX ZW16ZT via PT7ZT (d/L)

(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 (NB) No Bureau (n) no printed QSLs
(P) Please send no QSL
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs

LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3D2USU (Updated)
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/5I3B (Updated)
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/5I3W (Updated)

QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG, 8N2OLP, A41KB, EA7IWX, ET3JA, F4IVV,
F6KOP, FG1GW, J8DX, KH6CJJ, N4BAA, OH1NX, P29VCX, SM6CVX, VE3ZN, VY2GF,
W1XX, WH7T, WP3C, XW0LP, YE7LTN and YU1LA

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 7D5RI (OC-245), 7Q7RU, A25RU, A71CT, AA1AC
(NA-031), C92RU, FY5FY, HV0A, JA2CSH, JT1CO, K4D (NA-085), KL7FBI
(NA-037), KT3Q/4 (NA-142), NL0H (NA-040), RI0FF (AS-025), RI0Q (AS-152),
SV2RSG/A, T6AA, TG9ADM and VP9EME

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4U1A, 4U2STAYHOME, 4U75A, 5B/R7LP, 5H3UA
(AF-032), 5T3WW, 7O6T, 9Q9RR (Romeo Stepanenko!), EX0QR, OJ0/UA4WHX,
P3AA, P3W, R1MVC (EU-117), R1MVF (EU-117), R63RRC, R71RRC (AS-071),
R207RRC (AS-207), RI0KV (AS-027), RI0Q (AS-152), RT92KA (AS-092),
TI9/RA9USU, VK5MAV/6 (OC-266) and VK5MAV/8 (OC-229)
--- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....

R875, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Special event station R875GE will
be active from Yelets, Lipetskaya oblast, between September 1-5th, to
commemorate the 875th anniversary of Elets City. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via the Bureau.

S5030, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Alex, S50DX, is active as S5030DX from
Prevalje until December 31st, to celebrate 30th anniversary of the in-
dependence of the Republic of Slovenia. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

SPECIAL EVENT (Highway to a DX Party!). The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio
Club of San Bernardino (w6jbt.org), California, is once again hosting
(probably one of the most fun special event activities) the 22nd annual
"Route 66 On The Air" special event between 0000z on Saturday, September
11th and 2359z on Sunday, September 19th. The purpose of this event is
to offer amateur radio operators a fun way to "Relive the Ride" of their
own memories of Route 66, and to celebrate the highway's 95th anniversary.
The U.S. Highway 66 established in 1926, was the first major improved
highway to link the west coast with the nation's heartland. Through stories,
songs, and TV shows, the highway came to symbolize the spirit of the freedom
of the open road, inspiring many to see America.
Look for the following 22 stations (two are rovers) operating in or
around the major cities along the old "Route 66" from Santa Monica,
California, to Chicago, Illinois:
Stations City Clubs/Individuals
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W6A Santa Monica, CA Westside Amateur Radio Club
W6B Los Angeles, CA Westside Amateur Radio Club
W6C San Bernardino, CA Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club
W6D Victorville, CA Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club
W6E Barstow, CA Barstow Amateur Radio Club
W6F Kingman, AZ (#1) K2 Amateur Radio Society
W6G Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona DX Association
W6H Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque DX Association
W6I Amarillo, TX Panhandle Amateur Radio Club
W6J Stroud, OK Mid-Del Amateur Radio Club
W6K Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Auto Patch Association
W6L Tulsa, OK Tulsa Amateur Radio Club
W6M Tribune, KS Western Kansas Amateur Radio Club
W6N Joplin, MO Joplin Amateur Radio Club
W6O Lebanon, MO Lebanon Amateur Radio Club
W6P St. Louis, MO St. Louis Amateur Radio Club
W6Q Chicago, IL Six Meter Club of Chicago
W6R Springfield, MO Southwest Missouri Amateur RC
W6U Wilmington, IL Wilmington Area Amateur Radio Club
W6V* Kingman, AZ (#2) Hualapai Amateur Radio Club

* New Station Added This Year!!

ROVER STATIONS
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W6S ROVER 1 Northern Arizona DX Association
W6T ROVER 2 Northern Arizona DX Association

Special event stations are expected to be found in the vicinity of the
following frequencies. (Look for digital modes in the standard band segments
for such mode) All frequencies +/- QRM:
CW - 3533, 7033, 10110, 14033, 18080, 21033, 24900, 28033 and 50033 kHz
SSB - 3866, 7266, 14266, 18164, 21366, 24966, 28466 and 50166 kHz
Digi - 3573, 7074, 10136, 14074, 18100, 21074, 24915 and 28074 kHz

R66 MOBILE Operations - Any amateurs operating while actually driving
along Route 66 during the special event period are encouraged to
take part in "Route 66 On The Air", by using the designation
"mobile 66" for SSB or "/m66" for CW after their callsigns. All
other amateur radio operators are welcome to contact these mobile
operators. NOTE: W6S AND W6T ARE THE ONLY OFFICIAL EVENT ROVER/
MOBILE STATIONS AND WILL BE ENDORSED ON THE EVENT CERTIFICATE.

REPEATERS - Some of the participating clubs will also be operating this
event from their local VHF/UHF repeaters. Check the ARRL repeater
guide for possible repeater frequencies, if you're in the local
area.

2021 ROUTE 66 - LOG SHEET: This simple log sheet can be used during
the event for a quick log record. Simply click on the link below and
print off. When printing make sure it's in "Landscape" orientation.
https://w6jbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/EVENT-LOG-SHEET-FOR-WEBSITE.pdf
PLEASE NOTE: This sheet is NOT to be used to request a certificate as
you must fill out the application found under the "2020 Route 66 On The
Air" tab on home page, then click the "Certificate/Decal Request..." tab.

QSL - Each participating club will issue their own QSL card commemorating
this event. QSL information is available on the Web at:
http://w6jbt.org/?page_id=27

CERTIFICATE/DECAL REQUEST - For more details about the event and the
certificate that is available, please visit the "Route 66 OTA Site"
at: http://w6jbt.org
https://w6jbt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/F-I-N-A-L-2021-NEW-CERTIFICATE-APPLICATION.pdf

SX021, GREECE (Special Event). Operators Manos/SV1IW and Miroslav/YT7MPB
will activate the special event callsign SX021IEEE between September
1-15th. Activity is to promote the 26th IEEE Symposium on Computers and
Communications (ISCC) 2021 (https://iscc2021.unipi.gr/) which take place
in Athens, Greece, between September 5-8th. See QRZ.com for more details.
All contacts will be confirmed via the Logbook of the World (LoTW). For
a paper QSL please send your QSL card to the SV QSL Bureau Att. SV1IW.

TI200, COSTA RICA (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club of Costa
Rica (TI0RC) will be active as TI200I from San Jose, the capital of Costa
Rica, between September 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anni-
versary of the Independence of Costa Rica. Operators mentioned are Carlos/
TI2CC, Gus/TI2ALF, Carlos/TI2BSH, Eugenio/TI2CCC, Charlie/TI5CDA, Luis/
TI2CLX, Gregory/TI2GBB, Hugo/TI2HAS, Javier/TI2JS, Rob/TI3RCS, Eduardo/
TI2SD, Victor/TI2VVV, Alfonso/TI3ATS, Jon/TI5JON, Juan "JC"/TI5VMJ,
Kamal/N3KS/TI5, Adrian/TI2LCO, Juan/TI2JCY, Francisco/TI2OKY and Minor/
TI2YO. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8, RTTY, PSK31
and the Satellites. QSL via LoTW. For QSL and certificate info:
ti200i@ti0rc.org

TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. Getting ready for their next DXpedition to
Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea Bissau, as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT
(FT8) between October 9-22nd, the members of the Italian DX Team have
announced their plans for a DXpedition to Central African Republic as
TL8AA (CW-SSB-RTTY) and TL8ZZ (FT8) during the Spring of 2022. Plans
are to have 7 operators and 4 stations to be active on 160-6 meters.
Look for more details to be forthcoming. Also, watch for updates at:
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt

VK9N, NORFOLK ISLANDS. A few sources are reporting that Nick, VK2DX, will
be moving to Norfolk Island later this year, and should be active as
VK9DX around Christmas time. He states that 80m is his favorite band,
and expects to be very active on that bands, all modes. His new location
has five acres on a hilltop 400 ft. above the ocean, with a number of
40m pine trees. However, both NSW and Norfolk Island are in a lockdown,
but they are optimistic that travel will resume in a month or two.

W1, UNITED STATES (Special Event/Transatlantic Tests of 1921). Mark your
calendar. 2021 marks the 100th year anniversary of the historic Trans-
atlantic Tests where radio amateurs using the callsign 1BCG were respon-
sible for the first successful radio communication across the Atlantic
Ocean on "short waves". On December 11, 2021, the American Radio Relay
League, The Radio Club of America and the Antique Wireless Association
will recreate these historic transmissions on 160 meters near the same
location in Westport, Connecticut, that was used in 1921, using a replica
transmitter constructed by volunteers at the Antique Wireless Association,
and operating as W1BCG, the callsign of the Shoreline Amateur Radio Club.
This special event is your opportunity to relive a historic moment in
amateur radio history. The operating schedule and frequency for the 1BCG
Transatlantic Tests Special Event has not been established. Additional
details will be posted on the following Web page when they are available:
http://1BCG.org

W2, UNITED STATES (Special Event/We Will Never Forget). Members of the
Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC)[W2GSB] and the Northeast
Wireless Radio Club [NW2C] will activate the special event callsign W2T
from Fort Totten Park (Army Base) Queens, NY, on September 11th, between
10 am EST to 8 pm EST. Activity is to commemorate the 20th anniversary
of the attack on the World Trade Center. Operations will be on various
HF bands using CW, SSB, satellites and the Digital modes. Please visit
the QRZ.com W2T page after the event to get a downloadable certificate
only.

W8S SWAINS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Steve/AG4W and Adrian/KO8SCA attended
the Huntsville hamfest last weekend where Adrian also gave a successful
W8S presentation at the NADXC banquet. The current plans for the W8S
Swains Island DXpedition is to take place during the Spring of 2022.
Swains Island is ranked #30 on the ClubLog's "Most Wanted List". The
W8S team consists of 10 members: Hans/DL6JGN (Team Leader), Ronald/PA3EWP
(Co-Team Leader), Uwe/DJ9HX, Axel/DL6KVA, Steve/AG4W, Adrian/KO8SCA,
Martin/PA4WM, Marcel/PA9M, Gerben/PG5M (QSL Manager) and Rainer/DL2AMD.
Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY, with 4
stations from 2 separate camps. It is a 12 hour boat ride from American
Samoa (KH8). For more details and updates, see the following URLs pages:
Swains Island DXpedition Web page -- https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/
Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/swains2020
Twitter -- https://twitter.com/swains2020

ZW16, BRAZIL (Special Event). Mor, PT7ZT, is now active as ZW16ZT to
celebrate the 16th Paralympic Games (being held in Tokyo) until September
5th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes.
Most of his activities have been on 40/20/17/15 meters using FT8. QSL via
PT7ZT, direct or LoTW.

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Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)