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 … ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. 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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.