The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1273
July 11, 2016
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
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** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier
than normal to accommodate the late IARU HF World Championship announce-
ments. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing
of the IARU HF World Championship participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 1st/July, through Friday, 8th/July there were 203 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S,
4X, 5A, 5B, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6,
9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN,
CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI,
EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY,
G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS,
HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5,
SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2,
V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA,
YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report 'could' contain 'Pirate/SLIM' operations or
more likely a 'BUSTED CALLSIGN'. As always, you never know - 'Work
First Worry Later'.
AT1, INDIA. Operators Deepak/VU2CDP, Manoj/VU2CPL, Madhu/VU2MUD, Nand/
VU2NKS, Prasad/VU2PTT, Koodur/VU2RCT, Sarla/VU2SWS and Gaurav/VU2WE will
activate the callsign AT1HQ, the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI)
HQ station - located across India on a wide area network for IARU HF
World Championship (July 9-10th). Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL
B1/3/4/5/7, CHINA. Dale, BA4TB, reports to look for the following HQ
stations (CRSA) to be in the IARU HF World Championship (July 9-10th):
B1HQ, B3HQ, B4HQ, B5HQ and B7HQ.
DA0, GERMANY. Members of DARC will be active as DA0HQ during the IARU HF
World Championship (July 9-10th). They will have 12 stations on 6 bands
using CW and SSB. QSL via the Bureau.
FM, MARTINIQUE. Alex, DD5ZZ, will be active FM/DD5ZZ from Martinique
(NA-107) between September 12th and October 3rd. Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
HH2, HAITI. Pierre, HB9AMO, will once again be active as HH2/HB9AMO
from Port-au-Prince between July 8-26th. Activity will be holiday style
(local evenings and weekends) and only on CW using a TS-50 into a wire
antenna and tuner. QSL via M0URX or M0URX' OQRS. For more details, updates,
pictures of his previous operations, and an online log search, visit:
AS-025. Mikhail, RA1ALA, will be active as RA1ALA/0 from Paramushir
Island between July 10-19th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10
meters. QSL via his home callsign direct.
AS-091. Operators Igor/R0XA, RA0ZJ, Sergey/UA0ZL, Sergey/UA0ZFW and
UA0ZM will be active as RZ0ZWA/P from Kamchatka Island between
July 12-20th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via
AS-141. Operators Dale/BA4TB, Mi/BD4TQ, Ni/BD4TR, Gu/BD4TS, Zheng/
BD5FFK, Zhou/BG4TVT, Zhou/BG4TYQ, Tao/BG4TRN, Chen/BG5FCH,
BH4TGQ, Xingang/BH4TVU, BI4RYM and Xinrong/BI4SCC will be
active as B5C from Yijiangshan Island during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-2/High-Power entry. The
team plans to have 2 stations on the air with amps, Hex-
Beams and vertical antennas. QSL via BA4TB. Before and after
contest, look for operators to sign B5/homecalls (they will
be there between July 26th and August 1st). Activity will
be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL
via their home callsigns.
EU-024. Tibor, OM3RM, will be active as IS0/OM8A from Sardinia during
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
High-Power entry. QSL via OM2VL.
EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau
EU-054. Mike, IF9ZWA, will be active from Favignana Island during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL
via his home callsign by the Bureau only.
EU-067. Theodoros, SV1EJD, will be active as SV8/SV1EJD from Syros
Island between July 23rd and August 11th. Activity will be
on 80-6 meters using SSB and RTTY. He will also be in the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his home callsign
NA-126. (Correction) Operators Fred/VE1FA, YL Helen/VA1YL, Alphonse/
VO1NO, Wayne/VE1BAB, Lowell/VY2OX, Rich/VA1CHP and Michel/VA2MM
will be active as VC1A from Bon Portage (Outer) Island, NS
Province South Group, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st) as a DXpedition entry. QSL via VA1YL.
NA-137. Charlie, N1RR, will be active as N1RR/m from Cousins Island
or Little John Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry.
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
JW, SVALBARD. Paul, G4PVM, will be active as JW/G4PVM from the JW5E club
station in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between
July 23-24th. Activity will be holiday style on various HF bands. Look
for the log to be uploaded to both ClubLog and LoTW.
KH6/KH7, HAWAII. German operators Walt/DJ0FX and Kuno/DF1SD will be
active as KH6FX and KH7SD, respectively, from Hawaiian Islands (OC-019)
between October 9-23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB
and the Digital modes. QSL KH6FX via DJ0FX direct, and KH7SD via DF1SD
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 10-16th)....
Jul/10th AN Jul/13th AN Jul/15th AN
Jul/11th LN Jul/14th AN Jul/16th AN
SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha
----------------- ------ -------- ------
AN - Above Normal Quiet K=3D0-1 0-7
HN - High Normal Unsettled K=3D2 8-15
LN - Low Normal Active K=3D3 16-29
BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=3D4 30-49
DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=3D5 50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=3D6-9 100-400
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called 'HF Ionospheric Interferometry'
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.
Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 8th) <www.qslinfo.eu>
BD3CB via BA4EG KP2/AA1BU via AA1BU (d) S79V via IZ8CLM
DM88YLF via DJ5YL LA/UA1OIW via UA1OIW SV2400A via SV2HXV
EN0WFF via UT3WX LZ1886PGS via LZ1KCP SV9/RL5D via RL5D
HB0/DH7FK via DH7FK OH0/DL1SVA/P via DL1SVA TM88YL via F5JER
HG2016HOD via HA8KCS OK/DL1ASF/P via DL1ASF V4/G0FWX via M0URX
J75KG via K5KG PJ2/K3NK via W3HNK V51WH via DK2WH
K2D via N1DN PJ2/W3HNK via W3HNK YJ0GA via ZL3GA & (L)
K2J via K2JJI R2016EU via RQ7L
(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau
(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only =
QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: A45WH, DS5USH, S79V and TR8CA
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0IJ, 9M4SI (AS-074), A31MM, BD2RJ/2 (AS-
151/158), E44YL, ET7L, OH0BT, UK9AA, VK9OL and XR0YS
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: E7DX, ZL1SLO, ZS6C, ZS6EGB, ZS6FDX,
ZS6GRL, ZS6MAR, ZS6WAB, ZS6WR ans ZS8C
SV5, DODECANESE. Igor, OH2FUW, will be active as SV5/OH2FUW from Gennadi
(WW. Loc. KM35XA), Rhodes Island (EU-001), between July 19th and August
1st. His main activity will be the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as
a Single-Op/QRP (FT817ND)/CW-Mode/24-Hrs entry. QSL via OH5AB, direct
or by the Bureau.
SV5, DODECANESE. Noel, ON4APU, will be active as SV5/OO4O from Rhodes
Island (EU-001, WW. Loc. KM46ck) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (Possible 15m)/Mixed-Mode/12-Hrs
entry. QSL via ON4APU by the Bureau and LoTW after his activities.
SILENT KEY. It was reported that Daki, 9A2WJ, a member of many groups
and clubs around the world, especially known as a skilled CW operator
and also known for his Croatian Flora Fauna activities in the 9AFF program,
became a Silent Key last week. OPDX and its readers would like to send out
our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of 9A2WJ.
T8, PALAU. Ted, JA7XBG, will be active as T88GA from from the VIP Guest
Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between July 20-23rd.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and some Digital modes.
QSL via his home callsign direct or LoTW. For more details about the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS. By the time you read this, Robert, W5RF, should
be QRT as VP5/W5RF from Turks and Caicos Islands (returns to the U.S.
on Saturday, July 9th). He stated that he mainly focused on 40 and
20 meters using mostly CW (and maybe a little RTTY or PSK31). He informed
OPDX that he is relatively new to DIGITAL, but it is working fine with
his FT857 and a dipole on twenty as wells as a full wave vertical looking
out over the saltwater for 40 meters. Remember to QSL via M0OXO or M0OXO's
OQRS for Bureau or direct QSLs.
XU7, CAMBODIA (PRESS RELEASE #3) [edited]. MORE ROOM TO JOIN THE XU7MDC -
- The XU7MDC international Team is working very hard in these weeks to
build, a very professional Dxpedition. They are testing many new items
and tools overall to be able to reduce weight on the plane and maximize
the results on their location at Sihanoukville Beach, Cambodia. As a
matter of fact a little change in their local accommodation gives them
now possibly more room for another CW operator and one more SSB operator.
So if anybody would like to join them, they suggest to contact them as
soon as possible. Please contact the leader Antonio, IZ8CCW <firstname.lastname@example.org=
and/or the co-leader, Gabriele, I2VGW <email@example.com>. They will be on
the air from November 4-14th, 2016. They remind everyone that they plan,
as usual, to operate 24/24 hours with 5 stations from the beach with a
particular focus on the low bands and Digital modes. Antonio, IZ8CCW,
and Gabriele, I2VGW, will be sharing their new adventure with the other
18 members/operators from five countries. More details and information
can be found on their Web site at: www.mdxc.org/xu7mdc
YL (F & DL) ACTIVITIES..............
DM88YLF - YLs from France and Germany (called Friendship 2016) have
been active from Germany with this callsign since July 1st,
and until July 31st. Operators mentioned are Tina/DL5YL (CW,
co-organizer), Joana/DJ5YL (SSB, co-organizer), Sophie/
DL/F4DHQ (SSB) and Siggi/DK2YL (SSB, Digi-modes). QSL via
direct to DJ5YL, by the Bureau via DM88YLF, LoTW or eQSL.
See QRZ.com for more details.
TM88YL - Eleven YLs from FRANCE will join in on the above celebration
using the callsign TM88YL for 15 days between July 4-31st.
Specific dates are: July 4-6th, July 10-13th, July 17-20th,
July 24-26th and July 31st. Activity will be on CW, SSB and
RTTY. Operators mentioned are Maria/F6BAT, Lydie/F5MSS,
Evelyne/F5RPB, Christine/F4GDI, Claudine/F5JER, Aline/F4GPA,
Alexandra/F1UBA, Simone/F5JVH, Marie-Jeanne/F5MYL, Mado/
F1EOY and Sophie/F4DHQ. QSL Manager is Claudine, F5JER.
HB88YL - YLs from Switzerland, France and Germany will meet in Hedingen,
Switzerland, between August 19-21st and be active as HB88YL.
They plan to have 3 or 4 stations on the air, all bands, using
CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Dora, HB9EPE, has organized the
following operators (including herself): Mado/F1EOY, Christine/
F4GDI, Evelyne/F5RPB, Joana/DL5YL and Siggi/DK2YL. QSL via
Dora, HB9EPE. See QRZ.com for more details.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Chris, N6WM, is now active as ZF2CT from the Cayman
Islands (NA-016) until July 10th. Activity is limited and mainly on 20
meters on CW. QSL via his home callsign.
ZV2016, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros
de R=E1dio Emiss=E3o (LABRE) will be active as ZV2016RIO from Rio de Janeiro
between August 5-21st. Activity is to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic and
Paralympic Games. Operations will be on 160-2 meters (except 30m) using
CW, SSB, FM, PSK, SYSTEM D-STAR (REF018 B) and DCS766 B. QSL via PY1AA.
2016 IARU CONTEST. The 2016 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) HF
World Championship is this upcoming weekend between July 9th at 1200 UTC
and July 10th 1200 UTC. The object of the contest is to contact other
amateurs around the world, especially IARU officials and member-society
HQ stations in as many ITU zones as possible. Look for activity on 160,
80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters using CW and SSB. You will find detailed
information at: www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championshipwww.iaru.org/contests.html
ADDED NOTE: A list of HQ multipliers has been posted on the Web at:
A PDF file is also available at:
The following list is put together by Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T. Any corrections,
please contact Joe (not OPDX) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As of Press Time there are 148 stations listed.
Callsign HQ Callsign HQ Callsign HQ Callsign HQ
-------- ---- -------- ---- -------- ---- -------- ----
4K7Z FRS DL9KCE R1 LU4AA/F RCA V8FEO BDARA
4L0HQ NARG DX0HQ PARA LU4AA/H RCA VE3YV R2
4O0S MARP E2HQ RAST LX8HQ RL VE5RAC RAC
4O3A R1 E7HQ ARABH LY0HQ LRMD VE6SH AC
4V0HQ RCH EF4HQ URE LZ1US R1 VK100ANZAC WIA
4X4ARC IARC EI0HQ IRTS LZ7HQ BFRA VP2M MARS
5C8A ARRAM EI3IO R1 NU1AW/6 IARU VP2V BVIRL
5Z4RS ARSK EK0HQ FRRA OA4O RCP VP9HQ RSB
7X2HQ ARA EL2BEN LRAA OE0HQ OVSV VR2HK HARTS
8N1HQ JARL EM5HQ UARL OH2HQ SRAL VU2GMN R3
8N4HQ JARL ER7HQ ARM OL6HQ CRC W1AW/9 ARRL
8N7HQ JARL ES9A ERAU OM8HQ SARA W6ROD AC
8N8HQ JARL ES9HQ ERAU OP0HQ UBA XE1KK R2
8Q7TM AC ET3AA EARS OY1CT FRA XE1LM FMRE
9A0HQ HRS EW5HQ BFRR OZ1HQ EDR XR3HQ RCCH
9K2RR R1 G3BJ AC OZ7IS/M R1 XV4Y VARC
9K9HQ KARS GR2HQ RSGB P40HQ AARC XX9A ARM
9M4DXX MARTS HB0HQ AFVL PA6HQ VERON YB0AZ R3
9V9HQ SARTS HB9FPM R1 PJ2HQ VRONA YE0HQ ORARI
9Y4HQ TTARS HB9HQ USKA PT2ADM R2 YL4HQ LRAL
9Y4X R2 HG0HQ MRASZ R9HQ SRR YR0HQ FRR
A25HQ BARS HK3LR LCRA S50HQ ZRS YS0YS CRAS
A71HQ QARS HL0HQ KARL SK9HQ SSA YS1MS R2
AT1HQ ARSI HL1AQQ R3 SN0HQ PZK YT0HQ SRS
B1HQ CRAC HP0HQ LPRA SU1SK ERASD YV5AJ RCV
B3HQ CRAC HQ2W RCH SX0HQ RAAG YV5AM R2
B4HQ CRAC HQ50RCH RCH T40HQ FRC Z30HQ RSM
B5HQ CRAC HU0YS CRAS T70HQ ARRSM Z32TO R1
B7HQ CRAC II0HQ ARI TC3HQ TRAC Z60A SHRAK
BV0HQ CTARL J77HQ DARCI TF3IRA IRA ZA1A AARA
C4HQ CARS J87HQ SVGRS TG0AA CRAG ZF1A CARS
C91HQ LREM JA1CJP R3 TG9AGD R2 ZL6A NZART
CE3PG R2 JE1MUI R3 TI0HQ RCCR ZL6HQ NZART
CE3AA RCCH JT1KAA MRSF TM0HQ REF ZP5AA RCP
CR5HQ REP K0QB R2 TU2CI ARAI ZS4BS R1
CX1AA RCU LA2RR AC UN1HQ KFRR ZS9HQ SARL
DA0HQ DARC LN2HQ NRRL V55HQ NARL ZW0HQ LABRE
ADDED NOTES (by Joe, OZ0J). [edited] In the 2016 IARU HF Championship
Contest, there will be some new callsigns:
J77HQ =96 code DARCI (operators K5KG, WI9WI/J79WI & W4IX/J79IX)
J87HQ =96 code SVGRS (operators KE1B & W6NN)
Z60A =96 code SHRAK (operators OZ1IKY, OH2BH and a few more)
Regarding J87HQ the CORRECT code is SVGRAS, but some contest logging
programs cannot accept codes more than 5 letters. Remember to log
SVGRS in the exchange file.
Z60A is operating from Kosovo and will participate for the first
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