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DX Bulletin No. 1435


IOTA NEWS..............
AS-066.  Operators Vladimir/UA0LCZ and UD0LEN are once again active
           as UA0LCZ/P from the Island of Popov (WW Loc. PN52UX), Asiatic
           Russia, until October 14th. Activity will be on the following
           suggested frequencies: 3507, 7007, 10107, 14017 and 18077 kHz.
           QSL via UA0LCZ, by the Bureau or direct: Vladimir Miroshnichenko,
           P.O.Box 41-21 Vladivostok-41, 690041, RUSSIA.

  AS-206.  (Change Due To Typhoon Hagibis) Members of the Nara DX Associ-
           ation will be active as JK3ZXK/2 from Suga Island between
           November 2-4th. Operators mentioned are Tosy/JA3FGJ, Hid/JA3KGF
           and Joe/JJ3PRT. Activity will be on 40-17 meters using CW, SSB
           and FT8. They will focus on EU and NA. QSL via a famous YL
           DXer JP3AYQ direct only. No Bureau.

  EU-024.  Tibor, OM3RM, will once again be active as IS0/OM8A from
           Sardinia, but this time during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
           26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via

  EU-031.  Jim, N6TJ, will be active as IO8T from the Island of Ischia
           during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-
           Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N6TJ.

  EU-175.  Operators Torsten/DG0OHD, Rocco/DG5AA, Rich/DK8YY, Hans/DL1AOB,
           Dieter/DL1AWD, Andi/DL7ZZ and Lu/DL8ALU should now be active
           as CT8/homecalls from Graciosa Island, Azores, until October
           21st. The team will be active as CR2Y during the Worked All
           Germany Contest (WAG) on October 19-20th. QSL CR2Y via DH7WW
           or OQRS. QSL all others via their home callsigns.

  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......

J6, ST. LUCIA. Jay, AA4FL, will be active as J6/AA4FL between October
21-28th. His main visit to the island is primarily as a member of the
J68MD CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) team. The team members are
of "The Medical Amateur Radio Council" (home club callsign WB5D). For
J68MD QSLs see info on their QRZ page. Jay states the following on his page about his activity outside of the contest: "I will be doing
OSCAR satellite operation by schedule as we are visiting vacation style
in varying locations. My schedule needs to take into account my shifts
as a team member of the CQWW J68MD team. E-mail me to coordinate both FM
simple SATs and SSB linear transponder bird QSO schedules. Radios will be
a FT-817ND and FT-818ND for full duplex operation using an Arrow II antenna.
During Oct. 19-21st, my operations will be satellite only from the Gros
Islet area (FK94mb) and Pigeon Island (FK94mc). Signal Peak at Pigeon Island
is where in the 1700's the British signaled ships with fires and lanterns
and spied on the French in Martinique. My QTH from 10/21 to 10/28 will
be the Villa Grand Piton just north of Soufriere in Grid FK93lu. For
J6/AA4FL contacts QSL to my home call. I will submit contacts by LoTW,
the preferred mode of confirmation. Paper card submissions should be
accompanied by - a SASE for USA stations - a SAE and 2 USDs for stations
outside the USA."

OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). The "new" OPDX Mailing List is back up
and running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe are at the bottom of
this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 14-20th).......
 Oct/14th AN      Oct/17th  AN     Oct/19th  AN
 Oct/15th AN      Oct/18th  AN     Oct/20th  AN
 Oct/16th AN

    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:
     * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page:
     * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
     * SolarHam Web page:
     * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
     * Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
       overseas locations are at:
     * Information and tutorials on propagation are at:
     * Graphic propagation tool by DR2W:
     * Point to point propagation at:
     * Realtime propagation at:
     * Also on Twitter:


DX Bulletin No. 1435

will be active as 4L/LY4ZZ
near Tbilisi during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 26-27th)
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry
QSL via LY4ZZ.
All QSOs will be uploaded and confirmed
via LoTW, eQSL,ClubLog, Hamlog, Hrdlog, and