Boletim OPDX

BOLETIM DX  –  19/10/2020


3D2/R, ROTUMA. Tony, 3D2AG, will once again visit his wife's family in
December, and be active as 3D2AG/p. It is reported while there, Tony will
erect a monument on the island to his son, who drowned during his last
visit to the island in January this year. In his son's honor, Tony is
calling this visit the "Rehanisi Memorial DXpedition". This trip will
primarily be for the purpose of finalizing the tombstone memorial. He
will stay on Rotuma (OC-060) until about mid-January 2021. Activity will
mostly be on CW and FT8. QSL directly to the address on QRZ.com. Please
note that ClubLog is ONLY for FT8! For CW contacts, use PayPal for direct
QSOs please.

3V8, TUNISIA. Operator SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY) will be active
as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry. QSL via LoTW or LX1NO. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page
at: http://www.kf5eyy.info

4L, GEORGIA. Members of the National Association Radio Amateurs of Georgia
(NARG) & Contest Station will be active as 4L0G from Tbilisi, Georgia,
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry.
Operators mentioned are 4L1GGX, Mamuka/4L2M, Levan/4L5C and Gogita/4L7CE.
QSL via EA7FTR (UT7QF for Ukraine).

4X & A6, ISRAEL AND U.A.E. (Special Event). Members of the Emirates Amateur
Radio Society (EARS) and Israel Amateur Radio Club (IARC) in collaboration
will activate the following special event stations between October 16th
and November 1st, to celebrate the Abraham Accord Peace agreement. Since
COVID-19 does not permit a joint gathering and activation, each radio
amateur will activate his private station with the special callsign and
a number:

Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) -- 11 stations
----------------------------------------------------
A60AAP   EARS Station; QSL via EA7FTR   A60AAP/6 Obaid; QSL via A61BK
A60AAP/1 Obaid/A61M; QSL via A61BK      A60AAP/7 Ali/A61AY; QSL via DIRECT
A60AAP/2 Abdullah/A61Q; QSL via EA7FTR  A60AAP/8 Ismail/A61DL; QSL via A61BK
A60AAP/3 Fahed/A61FK; QSL via A61BK     A60AAP/9 Juan/A65GC; QSL via DIRECT
A60AAP/4 Khalid/A61BK; QSL via A61BK    A60AAP/10 Yousuf/A61Y; QSL via DIRECT
A60AAP/5 Ali/A61DD; QSL via A61BK     

Israel Amateur Radio Club (IARC) -- 68 stations; QSL via 4X6ZM
--------------------------------------------------------------
4Z0AAP IARC Station (QSL via Bureau only)
4X0AAP/1  David/4X4WH    4X0AAP/24 Jim/4X5II     4X0AAP/47 Guy/4X5GA
4X0AAP/2  Itzhak/4X1IP   4X0AAP/25 Jan/4X1VF     4X0AAP/48 Alon/4X6AA
4X0AAP/3  Amir/4X6TT     4X0AAP/26 Gerry/4Z5GE   4X0AAP/49 Raanan/4Z1RU
4X0AAP/4  Diko/4X1UH     4X0AAP/27 David/4X6FX   4X0AAP/50 Yaniv/4X5DL
4X0AAP/5  Avri/4X1YV     4X0AAP/28 Nimrod/4X5ND  4X0AAP/51 Andy/4X4ZT
4X0AAP/6  Roy/4X5IQ      4X0AAP/29 Yuval/4X5KY   4X0AAP/52 Rami/4X6HU
4X0AAP/7  Mark/4Z4KX     4X0AAP/30 Eyal/4X6RE    4X0AAP/53 Ruben/4Z5OC
4X0AAP/8  Dov/4Z1DX      4X0AAP/31 Chanan/4Z1DZ  4X0AAP/54 Ronen/4X5GB
4X0AAP/9  Avraham/4Z1IZ  4X0AAP/32 Israel/4X1OM  4X0AAP/55 Ron/4X1IG
4X0AAP/10 Dan/4Z5SL      4X0AAP/33 Hilik/4X6YA   4X0AAP/56 Michael/4X6HX
4X0AAP/11 Eliezer/4X6DL  4X0AAP/34 Elad/4X6YU    4X0AAP/57 Shai/4X5KQ
4X0AAP/12 Yoram/4X1YS    4X0AAP/35 Ruben/4Z5FI   4X0AAP/58 Itzhak/4X1WB
4X0AAP/13 Elad/4Z1ED     4X0AAP/36 Tim/4X1ST     4X0AAP/59 Yossi/4Z1VC
4X0AAP/14 Itzhak/4Z5LI   4X0AAP/37 Doron/4X5DF   4X0AAP/60 Zvika/4Z1ZV
4X0AAP/15 Simcha/4X1FW   4X0AAP/38 Udi/4X6ZM     4X0AAP/61 Gadi/4X6AG
4X0AAP/16 Arman/4X5AG    4X0AAP/39 Yaakov/4Z5YS  4X0AAP/62 Earl/4Z4TJ
4X0AAP/17 Ariel/4X5KR    4X0AAP/40 Efi/4X1TI     4X0AAP/63 Ezra/4Z4RQ
4X0AAP/18 Ehud/4X1EL     4X0AAP/41 Tsachy/4Z1TL  4X0AAP/64 Avi/4X5MT
4X0AAP/19 Haim/4X6UT     4X0AAP/42 Amir/4Z1AR    4X0AAP/65 Victor/4Z5PF
4X0AAP/20 Noam/4X1EM     4X0AAP/43 Eran/4X5KE    4X0AAP/66 Vitaly/4Z5KZ
4X0AAP/21 Rich/4Z1JJ     4X0AAP/44 Eli/4X4FD     4X0AAP/67 Josef/4X5BG
4X0AAP/22 Willi/4X5WB    4X0AAP/45 Eli/4Z1NB
4X0AAP/23 Peter/4X5RP    4X0AAP/46 Samuel/4X5TA 

5E1, MOROCCO (Special Event). Members of a Moroccan radio group will be
active as 5E1EC to commemorate the 40th day since the passing of Boumehdi
El Moujahid, CN8EC, between October 23-31st. The group states that this
is a tribute to an individual who was passionate and devoted to radio
activity as well as a role model in ethics, a true leader and was admired
by many of his colleagues. Operators mentioned are Kacem/CN8LR, Abdelghani/
CN8AM, Hassan/CN8SG, Mohamed/CN8KD, Azeddine/CN8PG, Mohamed/CN8AAD, Atmane/
CN8ATM, Mohamed/CN8PA, Saaid/CN8WW and Kaoukab/CN8QR. QSL via RW6HS.

7Q, MALAWI. Operators from the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active
as 7Q7RU near Embangweni, Malawi, between November 6-18th. Operators state,
"We had planned to visit three exotic African countries in October-November,
2020, but just only Malawi borders are open for foreigners. The mentioned
operators are Vasily/R7AL, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Al/RZ3K and possibly others (On-
site support from Don/K6ZO/7Q6M and Junior/7Q7JN). Activity will be on
160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters (with a focus on 160/80m) using CW,
SSB and FT8 (F/H mode). QSL via R7AL, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. For more
details and updates, see: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/7q7ru

CB, CHILE. Members of the CE DX Group (3G1D/XR1D/CB1D) from La Huayca,
Pozo Almonte, Atacama Desert, will be active as CB1D during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operator are Fernando/
CA1FCS, Sergio/CE3WW, Claudio/XQ1FM, Carlos/XQ1CR, Danilo/XQ4CW and with
guest operators Pat/XQ1KY, Joe/CE1KR and Cesar/CE1NAH. QSL via XQ1FM.

CJ3/XL3, CANADA (Special Events). Ron, VA3RVK, will once again be active
as XL3T between October 24th and November 24th. Activity is to commemorate
the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II and the Canadian Liber-
ation. Also, look for him to sign CJ3T on November 28th for commemorating
the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II. QSL both callsigns
via VE3AT.

FG, GUADELOUPE. Philippe, F1DUZ, who was expected to be active as FG4KH
from Guadeloupe (NA-102) between October 16th and November 5th, canceled
his trip. He states, "Covid complicate all things!! So the next activity
for FG4KH will be ARRL DX and WPX in 2021, if all is OK!!!"

FS, ST. MARTIN (Postponed!). The TO9W team announced this past week that
their December 2-11th operation has been canceled. The team posted the
following on their Web page (http://www.k9el.com/TO9W/TO9W.htm)[edited]:
Due to the COVID pandemic, the team has decided to postpone our December
2020 activation of TO9W. We are very sad to miss this year's low band
season, but health and safety always comes first. Please look for us
in June and December 2021!
* June 1-18th, 2021: Primary focus on 6 meters.
* November 30th-December 10th, 2021: All bands & modes with focus
  on 160, 80, 60 and 40.

HB9, SWITZERLAND. Members of the Associazione Radioamatori Ticinesi will
be active as HB9H near Bellinzona in Ticino during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Mauro/HB3XRB,
Tiziano/HB9BLQ, Luigi/HB9CXZ, Marco/HB9EDM, Chris/HB9FBL, Fabio/HB9GFT,
Marco/HB9GFW, Nedo/HB9GIA, Ivan/HB9GZI, Pat/HB9GZP, Davide/HB9OAJ, Manuel/
HB9ODK, Lauro/HB9TII, Jonny/HB9TJC, Gabriele/HB9TSW and Pietro/IZ2EWR.
QSL via HB9CXZ.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Loick, HB9HBY, who was to be active as HB0/HB9HBY
from Liechtenstein between October 16-18th, has canceled his operation
per his FaceBook page. No reason given.

HD200, ECUADOR (Special Event). Member of the Azuay Radio Club (HC5ARC)
will be active as HD200C from Cuenca, Ecuador, between October 31st and
November 3rd. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the city
Cuenca's independence. An award will be available for achieving a minimum
of 3 QSOs on different bands and / or modes.

IOTA NEW …

The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between October 11-17th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8DHA       CANARY                  12m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8WK        CANARY                  40m; SSB
   AF-016    FR4QT        REUNION                 15/10m; SSB
   AF-018    IH9YMC       Pantelleria             15m; CW
   AF-024    S79KW        INNER                   20m; FT8
   AF-024    S79VU        INNER                   20m; SSB
   AF-049    3B8CW        MAURITIUS               30m; FT8
   AF-049    3B8FV        MAURITIUS               30m; FT8
   AN-015    8J1RL        QUEEN MAUD LAND         40m; FT8
   AS-004    5B60AIX      Cyprus                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    JE1LET       HONSHU                  15m; SSB
   AS-007    JF1WLK       HONSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-007    JH3NGD       HONSHU                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    JJ2VLY       HONSHU                  15m; RTTY
   AS-018    RA0FF        SAKHALIN                30m; FT8
   AS-020    BX4AL        TAIWAN                  17m; FT8
   AS-076    JA5EXW       Shicoku                 160m;
   EU-001    SV5/DL3DRN   DODECANESE              15m; CW
   EU-005    G0HWK        GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    G4YBI        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT4
   EU-005    G8XDD/P      GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    MX0SNB       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; CW
   EU-016    9A4W         CROATIA                 60/20m; CW
   EU-018    OY1CT        FAROE                   17m; CW
   EU-021    TF3IG        ICELAND                 20m; RTTY
   EU-022    JX2US        JAN MAYEN               20m; Digi
   EU-023    9H1CJ        MALTA                   17m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0ANW       SARDINIA                17m; FT8
   EU-024    IS0FDW       SARDINIA                20m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0GQX       SARDINIA                17m; CW
   EU-024    IS0HMZ       SARDINIA                40m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0KNG       SARDINIA                17m; FT8
   EU-025    IT9KXK       SICILY                  40m; Digi
   EU-026    JW/LB1QI     Spitsbergen             20m; SSB
   EU-030    OZ8IE/P      BORNHOLM                20m; SSB
   EU-038    PD/DO1BEN    Texel                   20m; SSB
   EU-046    LA6KOA       ROLLA                   17m; SSB
   EU-083    IQ5QO/IP1    LIGURIA REGION          40/20m; SSB
   EU-113    SV8/DJ4EL    Antikythira             40/20/17/15m; SSB
   EU-115    EI9KF        Ireland                 30m; FT8
   EU-116    GD0OUD       ISLE OF MAN             20m; CW
   EU-116    GD1JNB       ISLE OF MAN             40m; SSB
   EU-116    MD0CCE       ISLE OF MAN             17m; CW/FT8
   EU-132    SP1QXK       USEDOM                  17m; FT8
   EU-167    CT1EYQ       BAIXO ALENTEJO PROVINCE 15m; FT8
   EU-171    OZ5PST       JYLLAND NORTH           20m; FT8
   EU-172    OZ7PR/P      JYLLAND EAST AND FYN    40/20m; SSB
   EU-173    OH1MM/P  LANSI-SUOMI(PORI) PROVINCE  40/20m; CW/SSB
   EU-175    CU3HN        CENTRAL                 20m; SSB
   EU-175    CU6NS        CENTRAL                 20m; FT4
   EU-177    SM/SP7IDX    Alo-Boko                30m; FT8
   NA-015    CO9GBB       Cuba                    20m; CW
   NA-016    ZF2MJ        CAYMAN                  20m; CW
   NA-018    OX/OZ1LXJ    Greenland               160m;
   NA-021    8P6QA        BARBADOS                15m; FT8
   NA-026    KA2ABA       NEW YORK STATE          17m; SSB
   NA-026    KC2MBV       NEW YORK STATE          80m; SSB
   NA-026    NO2N         NEW YORK STATE          20m; SSB
   NA-055    W2ZEN        MAINE STATE EAST        30m; FT8
   NA-066    NU6U         CALIFORNIA STATE SOUTH  20m; FT8
   NA-091    VA7QI        Quadra                  30m; FT8
   NA-092    AB5EB/P      TEXAS STATE WEST        40m; CW
   NA-092    AD5A/P       TEXAS STATE WEST        40/30/20m; CW
   NA-101    J73WA        DOMINICA                17m; FT8
   NA-102    TO10CWO      GUADELOUPE              20m; CW
   NA-105    FS4WBS       ST MARTIN               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2GJC       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2UXO       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK3TZ        Australia               17m; CW
   OC-001    VK4UO        Australia               17m; CW
   OC-001    VK3CWB       Australia               160m;
   OC-001    VK2VRC       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4SX        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4JU        Australia               17m; CW
   OC-001    VK2WWV       Australia               15m; SSB
   OC-001    VK5LA        Australia               15m; FT8
   OC-016    3D2AG      VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  30m; FT8
   OC-021    YB0AZ        JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB0IBM       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB1MIG       JAVA                    40m; RTTY
   OC-028    V73NS        RALIK CHAIN             17m; CW
   OC-032    FK8HA        NEW CALEDONIA           17m; SSB
   OC-032    FK8IK        NEW CALEDONIA           20m; SSB
   OC-034    YD9XR        NEW GUINEA              40m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL1AZ        NORTH                   160m;
   OC-036    ZL2UO        NORTH                   40m; SSB
   OC-086    KH0W         NORTHERN MARIANA        17m; CW
   OC-088    YD7ACD       Borneo                  40m; RTTY
   OC-129    DU6/PE1NSQ   VISAYAN                 20m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL3IX        SOUTH                   160m;
   OC-143    YB4FIK       SUMATRA                 40m; RTTY
   OC-143    YB4GBN/1     SUMATRA                 40m; RTTY
   OC-143    YB5QZ        SUMATRA                 30m; FT8
   OC-143    YB6RMT       SUMATRA                 40m; RTTY
   OC-150    YC9JQZ       TENGGARA BARAT          40m; FT8
   SA-001    CE0YHO       EASTER                  17m; FT8
   SA-002    VP8ADR/M     FALKLAND                15m; SSB
   SA-006    PJ4DX        BONAIRE                 40m; SSB
   SA-018    CE7VPQ       LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH  20/15m; SSB
   SA-046    PY7RL/7      PERNAMBUCO STATE        30/15m; FT8

  ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
     on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports....

  EU-074.  (Reminder) Jerry, F4HJO, will be active as F4HJO/P from Brehat
           Island (ARLHS FRA-463, FFF-1194, DIFM MA-012) between October
           17-24th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17 meters using mainly
           SSB. QSL via F4HJO, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS 
           (preferred) or LoTW.

  NA-123.  Jim, W2JHP, is once again active as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll
           (WW Loc. EK67ck), Belize, until November 8th. Activity will be
           limited but will be on various HF  bands using SSB and maybe
           some Digital modes. He is using 100 watts and a wire in a palm
           tree. QSL via EA5GL, direct, LoTW or eQSL.

  OC-139.  Grant, VK5GR, posted the following on his Web page on October
           12th [edited]: "We are returning to Kangaroo Island (OC-139) -
           January 11-22nd, 2021 -- After a successful trip in July 2020,
           I will be returning to Kangaroo Island in January for a longer
           break. This will be a part time holiday style operation, while
           we spend 2 weeks over the summer holidays away from the hustle
           and bustle of the city.
           The nature of the station that will be taken hasn't been
           decided yet. As we get closer, details of what bands and modes
           will be active will be announced."
           Visit VK5GR Web page at: https://vk5gr-iota.net

  OC-298.  (Update to OPDX.1483 & OPDX.1484/New IOTA) Cezar, VE3LYC, will
           be active as TX0T from Tatakoto Atoll, French Polynesia, between
           October 29th and November 5th. He posted the following on his
           TX0T Web page:
           October 10th -- The operation will be conducted from CH02SP
           grid square (~17.3428 S, 138.4500 W), which you should use
           when checking the forecast for propagation conditions at your
           location.
           October 11th -- Accommodation in Washington DC and Papeete
           was booked and paid for. All components for the CW/SSB activity
           were tested and found to operate as designed.
           October 14th -- All equipment has been tested and performed
           as designed. While I do not intend to operate FT8 if propagation
           conditions allow for CW/SSB contacts, I have included a contin-
           gency for it, in case of unforeseen major solar disturbance
           that would seriously affect communication using these modes."
           QSL via VE3LYC direct, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
           QSL VIA DIRECT (Use ONLY ONE of the options below):
           (a) PREFERRED: OQRS from ClubLog, no need to mail cards
               and/or SAE.
           (b) Mail QSO data for each callsign separately, with SAE
               and sufficient return postage (min USD 3) to: Cezar Trifu,
               4986 Bath Rd., Bath, Ontario K0H 1G0, Canada.
           Direct requests which do not comply with this policy will be
           replied via the bureau.
           QSL VIA BUREAU (Use ONLY ONE of the options below):
           (a) PREFERRED: Request card using bureau option from ClubLog.
           (b) Mail your card through the bureau to VE3LYC. Cards will
               be sent out based on 'first received, first replied'
               service.
           PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A QSL VIA THE BUREAU IF YOU HAVE
           ALREADY DONE IT DIRECTLY!
           For more details and updates, see: https://tx0t.weebly.com

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......

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA (Reminder). Take, JG8NQJ, is once again active as
JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island in the Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007)
group until mid-January 2021. He is usually there to work on the island's
weather station. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will
usually be mainly on 17 meters, but will also be on 20/15/12/10/6 meters
using CW (possibly RTTY), with a Yaesu FT-450 and 50W. QSL via JA8CJY or
by the Bureau via JG8NQJ.

JT, MONGOLIA. Members of the "Young Technician Castle" will be active as
JT1KAI from Sukhbaatar  Province, Mongolia, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 24-25th). Operators mentioned are NARAN/JT1BV, Suhe/JT1BZ, Bayar/
JT1BU and Sharkhuu/JT1CH. QSL via JT1KAI, direct or LoTW. The address for
direct QSLs go to: Chinggis Khan Radio Club, C.P.O Box 2373, Ulaanbaatar-13,
15160, Mongolia.

K5, UNITED STATES (Radio At The Bend). Members of the Lampasas Area Amateur
Radio Klub (LAARK) will activate the special event station at the Colorado
Bend State Park in Central Texas between January 29-31st, 2021. Activity
will be on most HF bands using CW, SSB, Psk31, Olivia, and Satellite. They
will also operate in the Winter Field Day as 3A operation. QSL via W5OTR.

KH7, HAWAII. Fred, NA2U, will be active as KH7M (remotely) from the Pu'u
O'o Radio Club station and during the CQWW DX SSB Contest between October
24-26th. QSL via LoTW or direct to either I0MWI (world-wide) or KH6ZM
(stateside).

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

OR39, BELGIUM (Special Event). Members of the Oostkust Radioclub [ONZ]
(ON6HC) will be active as OR39CLM until November 13th. Activity is to
commemorate the liberation of the city Knokke-Heist by Canadian forces
on November 1st, 1944. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes.
A free OR39CLM award is available by submitting your request at:
https://www.onz.be/or39clm
The award is also available to for SWLs. The award will be send to you
by E-mail in .JPG format. QSL via the Bureau only via ON6HC.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Marty, W1MD, will be active as PJ4X from the "PJ4G Radio
House" on Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (possibly 15m) entry. Out-
side the contest, Marty will be active as PJ4/W1MD. QSL PJ4X via LoTW.
QSL PJ4/W1MD via his home callsign. Check out the "PJ4G Radio House" at:
http://www.pj4g.com

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 19-25th)…

Oct/19th AN      Oct/22nd  HN     Oct/24th  LN
Oct/20th HN      Oct/23rd  LN     Oct/25th  BN
Oct/21st HN

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
* 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 …
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4X0AAP/75 via 4X6ZM      JW/LB1QI via LB1QI & (L)   OP9T via ON5CT & (L)
9G5FI via DL1RTL         LC5C via LA6KOA            OV7X via DL2JRM (B)
A60AAP/1 via A61BK       LX/PA2LO via PA2LO & (L)   OZ100MILL via OZ1ACB (O)
DK0RPO via DF7IS & (L)   LX/PA3EYC via PA3EYC & (L) PD/DO1BEN via DO1BEN
DL35SDR via DF3MC        OE65VIE via DE1QSL & (L)   SP60PRT via SP6PRT
HB0/DL1GLO via DL1GLO    OH0T via OH2GEK (O/d/L)    UT4U via UX5UO
IQ5QO/IP1 via IZ5GST (d) OH1Z via OH1LEG            W5E via K5GCC & (L)
IQ9QV via 9A5URI         OH6RX via OH6GDX

(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

LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
https://clublog.org/logsearch/5Z4VJ (Updated)
https://clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI (Updated)

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ANNOUNCED NEW PRICES FOR 2021 (No Increase in Forever
Stamp) - WASHINGTON, DC -- The United States Postal Service filed notice
with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to
take effect Jan. 24, 2021. The proposed prices, approved by the Postal
Service Board of Governors, would raise Mailing Services product prices
approximately 1.8 percent for First-Class Mail and 1.5 percent for other
categories. Although Mailing Services price increases are based on the
consumer price index, competitive International Shipping Services prices
are primarily adjusted according to market conditions. The governors
believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while
providing the agency with needed revenue.
If favorably reviewed by the PRC, the new prices will include no
increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, which would
remain at 55 cents. The single-piece letter additional ounce price
would increase to 20 cents, the metered mail 1-ounce price would in-
crease to 51 cents and the prices of postcard stamps would increase to
36 cents. Single-piece 1-ounce flat prices will remain unchanged at $1.
The proposed Mailing Services price changes include:

Product                      Current Prices    Planned Prices
--------------------------   --------------    ----------------
Letters additional ounce(s)  15 cents          20 cents
Letters (metered 1 oz.)      50 cents          51 cents
Domestic Postcards           35 cents          36 cents
Letters (1 oz.)              55 cents          55 cents (no change)
Flats (1 oz.)                $1                $1 (no change)

For more details, see: 
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2020/1009-
usps-announces-new-prices-for-2021.htm

U.S. POSTAL STOPPAGE (Updated as October 16th). The U.S. Postal Service
is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain
destinations due to service impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suspension Due to Foreign Postal Operator Service Suspension
------------------------------------------------------------
Honduras               Madagascar        Turkmenistan
Libya                  Panama

Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Angola        Lebanon           Republic of Congo   Tajikistan
Brunei        Liberia           Samoa               Timor-Leste
Cambodia      Mauritius         Seychelles          Turks & Caicos
Cameroon      Mongolia          Sierra Leone        Vanuatu
Chad          Myanmar           Solomon Islands     Yemen
Cuba          Niger             South Sudan
Laos          Papua New Guinea  Syria

Customers: Please refrain from mailing items addressed to the countries
listed above, until further notice. For more details, see:
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/service-alerts/international/welcome.htm

QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4U1UN, 9M2TO, DU6/PE1NSQ, E24OYI, F5BZB, JW7QIA,
OY1CT, PH7A, SP2EWQ, SV2DCD, Z81D and ZS4WW

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: LA9PJA/P

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5P9Z (Denmark EU-125), C6AAN, DP1POL
(Antarctica), HU1DL (El Salvador), LX75V, TO5M (St Pierre/Miquelon)
and ZF2AN
We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....

TG9, GUATEMALA. QSL Manager Pedro, EA5GL, informs OPDX that Dante, TG9ADM,
from Guatemala City, will be daily on 3512 and 1802 kHz (+/- QRM) around
0300 UTC on CW for anyone who needs TG in those bands.

UE30, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller-DX-Club
(M-DX-C)will be active as UE30DX to celebrate 30th anniversary of the
founding of the International MILLER-DX-CLUB. QSL via RQ7L, direct, by
the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

VC3, CANADA. David, VE3SSJ, will be active as VC3R from his cottage on
Lake Huron (VE3SSJ, WW Loc. EN85) in Ontario during both CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th).
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

VK65, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Members of the Australian Rotarians of
Amateur Radio (ROAR) are activating the special event station VK65PFA to
celebrate the eradication of the wild Polio Virus in the 65 countries,
States and Territories in Africa as announced by the WHO on August 25th,
2020. The activation commences on October 24th marking World Polio Day
and will be active until November 24th, 2020. QSL via OQRS only. For
more details, see QRZ.com.

WHAT IS INDEXA AND DXING IS ALL ABOUT (An Overview Video by INDEXA)?
This video by the International DX Association (INDEXA) is about their
organization with some interesting pictures of past DXpedition. The
video is available online and is a little over 10 minutes long at:
https://indexa.org/INDEXA%20Overview%20Video/INDEXA_Overview.mp4

XR3, CHILE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club de Copiapo are now
active as XR33M between now and November 13th. Activity is to celebrate
the 10th anniversary of the successful rescue of the 33 miners in the
"San José" mine in Chile. Look for operations to be on 80-6 meters using
CW, SSB, SSTV, FT4/FT8, PSK and RTTY. Stations that make contact with
XR33M will receive their special commemorative QSL via the Bureau once
the activity is completed. If you prefer to receive your QSL directly,
you can do so through QSL Manager LZ1JZ.

YAHOO GROUPS (Shutting Down). It was announced on October 13th that Yahoo
Groups will be shutting down after being online for 20 years. This means
all amateur radio groups (Golist, DX-IS, YBDXC_News, DX-EU...etc) mailing
lists will stop. For OPDX readers, this means if you have been reading the
OPDX Bulletin on these mailing lists, you will not receive it anymore and
will have to subscribe directly to the OPDX Mailing List to receive the
bulletin (See details below). Beginning December 15, 2020, the Yahoo
Groups website will shut down, and members will no longer be able to send
or receive emails from Yahoo Groups. They state, "Yahoo Groups has seen
a steady decline in usage over the last several years. Over that same
period we've witnessed unprecedented levels of engagement across our
properties as customers seek out premium, trustworthy content."

YB, INDONESIA. Hans, YB2DX, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct
to his home callsign.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Marty, NN1C, will once again be active from Grand
Cayman Island. Length and time of his stay is unknown. Activity will be
in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/
High-Power entry. QSL via K7ZO.

ZP, PARAGUAY. Manu, ZP9MCE, will be active from Hohenau during both CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th)
as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entries with a focus on the Low Bands.
QSL via LoTW.


 


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