- Category: DX Bulletin
4L, GEORGIA. Algis, LY2BMX/LY4ZZ, 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, QRZCQ.com and QRZ.com..
5B/P3, CYPRUS. Jamie, M0SDV, will be active as P3F from the station of 5B4AGN in Pafos during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL for P3F via M0URX or OQRS. Before and after the contest, Jamie will operate as 5B/M0SDV. QSL via M0SDV direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the Bureau). 5T, MAURITANIA. DX-World.net reports that operators Johannes/PA5X (5T5PA) and Evert/PA2KW (5T2KW) will be active from a special location somewhere in Mauritania between the evening of October 19th until the morning of the 26th. Their main focus will be on Low Bands (160/80/60/40m). Johannes will be mostly active on SSB and some FT8. Evert will concentrate on CW. They will set up separate verticals for 160/80m and a delta-loops for 60/40 meters. Receiving antennas = 3 beverages (direction JA/EU, NA, SA/VK/ZL). There will be a daily upload to ClubLog for both stations. LoTW will be uploaded after the DXpedition. QSL is OQRS via ClubLog. 5W, SAMOA. After their ZK3A operation, operators Lee/VK3GK and Chris/VK3FY will be active as 5W0GK and 5W0FY, respectively, from Samoa (OC-097). The length of their stay is not known at this time, but one of them was expected to be in the Oceania DX CW Contest this past weekend (October 12-13th). Look for 5W0GK in the contest and 5W0FY on non-contest bands. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS. Also ZK3A member, Alex, K6VHF, was heard active as 5W0NA from 5W1SA's station in Apia on various HF bands using mainly CW and FT8. Length of their stay also not known at this time, QSL via K6VHF direct or ClubLog's OQRS. 9G, GHANA. Matteo, IZ4YGS, is once again active as 9G5GS from Sanzule, West Takoradi (Western Region), Ghana, until October 23rd. Activity will be limited to his spare time (usually on "almost every evening", between 2100-0000z) on 160-20 meters using mostly FT8 (F/H) and SSB, with a Yaesu FT-891 and 100 watts into a vertical antenna. He mentions on QRZ.com, "Activations can't be planned because of rainy season's unpredictability." On FT8 (Fox-Hound Mode) the suggested frequencies are: 3567, 7056, 10131 and 14090 kHz. On FT8 (Standard Mode) on the standard frequencies; PLEASE SEND REPORT FIRST, not the Loc. He will update daily to ClubLog. QSL via LoTW, IZ4YGS direct or eQSL. ADDED NOTE: Matteo will return again between November 26th and December 28th; bands and modes identical to the previous ones, the news will be the SSB activity through the Oscar-100 geostationary satellite. BY, CHINA. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will guest operate from the Guilin Amateur Radio Club station BY7WGL for two days (November 3-4th). For more details and updates, see: https://pandasan.jimdo.com/fw-m0jhq D4, CAPE VERDE. Jan, OK7JR, is now active as D44EA from Sal Island (AF-086) until October 22nd. Some activity will be from the Ponta to Sino Light- house (ARLHS CAP007). Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL. ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Operators Salvador/EA7FQB, Cristobal/EA7RU, Manolo/ EA7LL, Anton/EA8DIG, Maria/EA8LF, Manuel/EA8DO, Miroslav/OM5RW and Siggi/ TF3CW will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) Multi-? entry. QSL via EA8DO or LoTW. FH, MAYOTTE ISLANDS (Reminder). Willi, DJ7RJ, will once again be active as FH/DJ7RJ from Mayotte between October 15th and November 3rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on the lower bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. NO LoTW or ClubLog. FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Robert, K5PI, will once again be active as FO/K5PI. Activity will take place after his participation in the TX7T Marquesas Islands DXpedition (see TX7T below), and during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry on 40-10 meters only. QSL via K5PI. FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as FW/M0JHQ from Wallis Island (OC-054) between November 23-27th. He may apply for a unique FW callsign upon arrival. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW or direct to JA0JHQ. For more details and updates, see: https://pandasan.jimdo.com/fw-m0jhq HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Nate, N4YDU, will be active as HI3CC from the "Loma Del Toro DX Club" station during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via W2CCW (HI3CC only). Nate will be active as HI3/N4YDU before the contest. QSL via LoTW for HI3/N4YDU. IO5, ITALY. Members of the TEN-FIFTY Contest Group will be active as IO5O from Grosseto, Italy, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27st) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW. Operators mentioned are: IK5ROS, IK5RLP, IZ5EME, IK5RUN, IW2HAJ, IV3KKW, IZ0UME, IZ0PMV, I0UZ
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 OM2VL. 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 QRZ.com 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 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 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 * 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 * Realtime propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk * Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm