Boletim OPDX – 18/10/2021





3DA0, ESWATINI (Swaziland). The following stations are still active from
the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland):

3DA0RU -- Russian DXpedtion Team (RUDXT) continue to be active near
          Mbabane until October 22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters
          using CW, SSB, FT8 and QO-100 satellite, with multiple stations.
          Suggested FT8 frequencies: 1836, 3567, 5357, 7056, 10131,
          14095, 18095, 21095, 24911 and 28095 kHz. As of October 17th,
          0835z, 3DA0RU has made a total of 75684 QSOs with 21038 Unique
          callsigns. Breakdown by mode: 34987/CW, 8248/SSB and 32449/FT8.
          Breakdown by Continent (%): 0.7/AF, 14.1/AS, 65.3/EU, 18/NA,
          0.8/OC and 1.2/SA. QSL via R7AL (direct or by the Bureau),
          ClubLog's OQRS (preferable) or LoTW. For more details and
          updates, see their new Web page at: https://3da0.ru/en

3DA0WW -- Latvian RSF team continue to be active as 3DA0WW from eSwatini
          until October 26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW,
          SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H). For suggested frequencies, see:
          https://lral.lv/3da0ww/freq.html
          The team has had some power outages during their stay. QSL
          via YL2GN (direct) or ClubLog's OQRS (direct and by the
          Bureau). The log will be uploaded to LoTW six months after
          the end of the operation. For more details and updates, see:
          https://lral.lv/3da0ww/index.html
          STATUS UPDATE [Oct.16th, 0800z]: Transmit antenna setup is
          finished. This morning the infamous dog escaped his fencing
          and collapsed one Spiderbeam. It will be repaired. As the
          setup is mostly finished team plans to be on the air more.
          Local LED lights are kept off to reduce the band noise.
          Beverage antenna is not yet installed. First 3368 QSOs were
          uploaded to ClubLog.
          The team is located in 2 different houses in some distance
          from each other. One sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands),
          vertical for 80m band, another vertical for 40m band. Other
          sub-QTH has Spiderbeam (20-10m bands), DX-Commander vertical
          (40m-10m bands), 18m Spiderpole based top-loaded vertical
          for 160-30m bands. Up to 4 transceivers are in use.
          P.S. 1000z more photos added:
          https://lral.lv/3da0ww/photos.html

4U24, ITALY (Special Event). Members of the Global Service Centre ARC
(4U1GSC) are now active as 4U24OCT from Brindisi, Italy. Activity is to
mark "United Nations Day" (October 24th), which has been celebrated since
1948. The purpose of the UN Day event is to promote to people worldwide
the principles of humanity, unity, and world peace. Operations should be
on 160-10 meters. Remember, this operation only counts for Italy for DXCC.
QSL via 9A2AA or ClubLog.

7A, INDONESIA. A team of YB operators will be active as 7A2A from a contest
station in Central Java during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th)
as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW, direct, or via YB2DX.

7P, LESOTHO. By the time you read this, operators Bernie/ZS4TX and John/
ZS6JON may be QRT (Oct. 17th) as 7P8Z from Maseru (WW Loc. KG30tp),
Lesotho. Activity was to be on the QO-100 satellite. QSL via PA3CMC
or LoTW.

C5, THE GAMBIA (Reminder/Update). Operators Jan Francois/F4AHV (ex-6W7RV),
Gérard/F5NVF , Abdel/M0NPT (7X2TT) and Luc/F5RAV will be active as C5C
from Kololi (WW Loc. IK13PK), The Gambia, between October 24th and November
19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (depending of local situation & the
propagation) using CW, SSB, FT8/FT4 (NO F/H) and the QO-100 satellite if
possible. Suggested planned frequencies are:
CW  - 3526, 7026, 10102, 14026, 18086, 21026, 24906 and 28023 kHz
SSB - 3797*, 7197**, 14275***, 18120, 21275, 24955 and 28465 kHz
FT8/FT4 - 3567, 7056, 10131, 14095, 18095, 21091, 24911 and 28081 kHz
They will listen up on all CW frequencies.
*   up 10 USA, down 10 EU
**  up 10 / down 5
*** + 5/10 up

The team is also planning to be active in CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st). QSL via F5RAV direct.

CQ9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Members of the CT3 Team will be active as CQ9T from
Funchal during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/
High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are
Duarte/CT3HF, Ricardo/CT3KN, Xavier/CS9ABC and Nicola/CS9ABE.

DL0, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the DARC local association
"Wolfsburg (H24)" and possibly others will be active as DR0OEBIS (special
DOK 150LOE) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the railway station
Oebisfelde until the end of 2021. Activity will be on various HF bands
and satellite using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital modes. QSL via the
Bureau.

DL35, GERMANY (Special Event). To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the
European DX Foundation (EUDXF), look for DL35EUDXF to be active between
November 2021 and October 2022. There will be other special event stations
with *35EUDXF callsigns and an award will be available. Details about this
will be documented on the DARC website soon.

FM/TO7, MARTINIQUE (Reminder/Update). Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as
FM/EA1BP from Martinique (NA-107) between October 27th and November 5th.
Activity will be holiday style on various bands using CW and SSB (NO
Digital). He will also be active as TO7O during the CQWW DX SSB Contest
(October 30-31st) as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry. QSL via
EA1BP, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. Visit his Web page at:
https://www.ea1bp.com

GB60, SCOTLAND (Special Event). Gavin, GM0GAV (ex-VP8GAV), will activate
the special callsign GB60ANT (WAP-337) during the month of December to
celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Signature. QSL
GB60ANT via GM0LVI.

HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Reminder/Update). Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX
Friends will be active as HD8R from Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between
October 26th and November 7th. It was reported this past week that Raul,
EA5KA, had to cancel his participation in the HD8R Galapagos DXpedition
and that Gérard, F2JD, would replace him. Operators currently mentioned
are Toni/EA5RM (Team Leader), Alberto/EA1SA, Gen/EA5EL, Javier/EA5KM,
Manuel/EA7R, Jose Ramón/EA7X, Gérard/F2JD, Flo/F5CWU, Jean Jacques/F5NKX,
Tony/F8ATS, Fausto/HC5VF, Faber/HK6F, Simone/IK5RUN and Fabrizio/IN3ZNR.
The pilot station will be Tony, EC7ZK. Activity will be on 160-6 meters,
including 60m, using CW, SSB, the Digital modes and low orbit satellites
with at least 4 stations that include Spiderbeams, verticals, Inverted
"Ls" and beverages. Suggested frequencies were listed in OPDX.1533. They
will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) possibly as a
Multi-2 or Multi-Multi entry. QSL via EA5RM. Minimum requirements are:
Self Addressed Envelope (SAE) and 3 USDs for up to 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards
(20 grams letter), 4 USDs are needed for more than 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards.
QSL FOR DONORS: If you have donated 25 Euros, 30 USDs or more, send your
QSO data by E-mail to their QSL Manager (ea5rm@arrl.net) including your
address and they will send your HD8R QSL direct. An OQRS will also be
available. For more details and updates, see: http://www.dxfriends.com/hd8r

INDEXA NEWS (Press Release, dated October 12th)[INDEXA changing mailing
address][edited]. After many years of devoted service to INDEXA and the
DX community, Dick Williams, W3OA, is retiring as our Secretary/Treasurer.
Dick will continue his service as one of our Directors. Our newly elected
Secretary/Treasurer is Hal Turley, W8HC. As such, INDEXA is transitioning
our mailing address to Hal in Saint Albans, West Virginia. Any mail sent
to Dick at the Mooresville, NC, address will be transferred over to Hal
during this transition.
NEW ADDRESS:
International DX Association
2309 Lincoln Avenue
Saint Albans, WV 25177
USA

I would like to personally THANK Dick for all of his many years of
devoted hard work for INDEXA! I also welcome Hal into this very important
position with INDEXA!

ATTENTION QSL MANAGERS: If any of you are including INDEXA application
stuffers with your QSL cards, please contact me at n2oo@comcast.net and
I will have new ones sent to you. In the meantime, you can continue
using the current ones.

See ya' in the Pileups!
Bob Schenck, N2OO, President INDEXA
www.INDEXA.org

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IOTA NEWS ...

The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between October 11-16th(as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8/DL4FO/P  CANARY                  20m; CW
   AF-004    EA8AM        CANARY                  17m; SSB/FT8
   AF-004    EA8AO        CANARY                  20m; FT4
   AF-004    EA8CH        CANARY                  40m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8CTF       CANARY                  15m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8VD        CANARY                  15m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8VJ        CANARY                  12m; FT8
   AF-014    CR3W         MADEIRA                 15m; SSB
   AF-014    CT3IQ        MADEIRA                 10m; FT8
   AF-014    CT9ABN       MADEIRA                 40m; SSB
   AF-019    IG9ITO       PELAGIE                 20/15m; SSB
   AF-020    J5T          Bubaque             40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB
   AF-020    J5HKT        Bubaque             160/30/20/17/15/12/10m; FT8
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               12m; SSB
   AF-023    S9OK    SAO TOME 160/80/60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/RTTY/FT8
   AF-050    5T1GM        Arguin                  17/15m; CW
   AF-050    5T5PA/P      Arguin                  20/17/15/12m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4XF        Cyprus                  12m; SSB
   AS-007    JA1NLX       HONSHU                  30m; FT8
   AS-007    JA3QEC       HONSHU                  30m; FT8
   AS-007    JH3NGD       HONSHU                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    JH7MQD       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-053    HS8HEX       PHUKET                  30m; CW
   AS-078    JA8FXO       HOKKAIDO                17m; CW
   AS-079    JE1HXZ/P     MIYAKO                  20m; FT8
   AS-117    JA4GXS/4     HONSHU'S COASTAL WEST   40/20m; CW/SSB
   EU-004    EA6BB        BALEARIC                30m; CW
   EU-005    2E0FTD/P     GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    GW3UZS       GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    M0KCB/P      GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9FBG       Crete                   15m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9RGI       Crete                   40m; FT8
   EU-015    SV9RKU       Crete                   17m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1OF        FAROE                   15m; SSB/FT8
   EU-021    TF2MSN       ICELAND                 20/17m; SSB/FT8
   EU-024    IS0DCR       SARDINIA                12m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0FDW       SARDINIA                17m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0KNG       SARDINIA                10m; FT8
   EU-024    IW0UWE       SARDINIA                10m; FT8
   EU-026    JW7QIA       SPITSBERGEN             20m; SSB
   EU-031    IC8/UR8QX    Ischia                  40m; CW
   EU-038    PD/DO1BEN    Texel                   40m; SSB
   EU-040    CT1CJJ       ESTREMADURA PROVINCE    15m; SSB
   EU-067    SV8/IZ7ATN   KYKLADES                20m; SSB
   EU-084    SM0CXS      UPPSALA/STOCKHOLM COUNTY 20m; FT4
   EU-115    EI4DQ        IRELAND                 17m; CW
   EU-115    GI0LDI       IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-125    OZ/DL1MRL    Fano                    80/40/20/15m; CW/SSB
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB
   EU-175    CU3BL        CENTRAL                 20m; SSB
   EU-175    CU3HN        CENTRAL                 12m; FT8
   NA-031    W1LY         Conanicut               20m; SSB
   NA-015    CO2DK        CUBA                    10m; FT8
   NA-015    CO8MCL       CUBA                    17/10m; FT8
   NA-016    ZF1PB        CAYMAN                  12m; FT8
   NA-021    8P6ET        BARBADOS                10m; FT8
   NA-021    8P6QA        BARBADOS                10m; FT8
   NA-022    VP2EIH       ANGUILLA                12m; SSB
   NA-036    VE7DX  BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 20m; FT4
   NA-036    VE7JH  BRITISH COLUMBIA PROVINCE (VANCOUVER) 17m; FT8
   NA-052    N1UL       FLORIDA STATE SOUTH WEST  10m; FT8
   NA-062    K2ZR       FLORIDA STATE  (FLORIDA KEYS) 15m; CW
   NA-062    N4VGE      FLORIDA STATE  (FLORIDA KEYS) 20m; SSB
   NA-062    W5TPK      FLORIDA STATE  (FLORIDA KEYS) 40m; SSB
   NA-085    WA4JA  FLA STATE NW (BAY TO WAKULLA COUNTY) 20m; SSB
   NA-096    HI95RCD      HISPANIOLA              17m; FT8
   NA-099    KP4PUA       PUERTO RICO             10m; SSB
   NA-099    KP4SMC       PUERTO RICO             30m; FT8
   NA-099    NP4AW        PUERTO RICO             20m; CW
   NA-099    NP4SS        PUERTO RICO             20m; PSK
   NA-099    WP4CQ        PUERTO RICO             40m; FT8
   NA-102    FG5FU        GUADELOUPE              10m; FT8
   NA-103    VP2MNI       Montserrat              15m; SSB
   NA-106    NP2KW        VIRGIN                  10m; FT8
   NA-135    XE3BGM       CAMPECHE STATE          12m; SSB
   NA-144    W6DPM  CAL STATE SOUTH (SB TO LA COUNTY) 20m; FT4
   OC-001    VK1TX        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2LAW       Australia               20m; FT8
   OC-001    VK5KV        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-016    3D2AG      VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  40/10m; CW/FT8
   OC-016    3D2USU     VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  20m; FT8
   OC-019    KH6FHI       HAWAIIAN                40m; FT8
   OC-019    KH6U         HAWAIIAN                10m; FT8
   OC-021    8I70K        JAVA                    15m; SSB
   OC-021    YB0IBM       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB0OSX       JAVA                    40m; SSB
   OC-021    YB1PT        JAVA                    10m; FT8
   OC-021    YC1DNR       JAVA                    40m; SSB
   OC-028    V73NS        KWAJALEIN               30/20m; CW
   OC-036    ZL1RD        NORTH                   30m; FT8
   OC-042    DV1IIW       LUZON                   20m; SSB
   OC-049    A35JP        TONGATAPU               30m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL4RFM       SOUTH                   40m; SSB
   OC-166    YC7RV      KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL EAST 15m; FT8
   SA-002    VP8LP        FALKLAND                12m; FT8/FT4
   SA-006    PJ4/DH8BQA   BONAIRE                 12m; FT8
   SA-006    PJ4KY        BONAIRE                 40m; SSB
   SA-011    9Z4AH        TRINIDAD                17m; SSB
   SA-011    9Z4Y         TRINIDAD                12m; CW
   SA-012    YV7BMZ       NUEVA ESPARTA STATE     10m; FT8
   SA-021    LU4DRH  BUENOS AIRES (BAHIA BLANCA) PROVINCE 10m; FT8
   SA-036    P41E         ARUBA                   10m; FT8
   SA-055    LU1COP/E     Martin Garcia           20/15/10m; SSB/FT8
   SA-068    8R1AK/P      GUYANA                  12m; FT4
   SA-092    PZ5G         Papegaaien              40/20/17/15m; SSB
   SA-099    PJ2T         CURACAO                 15m; SSB
 
  ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
     (which is very important) on their QSNs on their PacketCluster
     reports. The format we suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group"
     (ex. FT8/OC-146/Celebes).

  AS-200.  Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly
           for DX and 6m Multi-Hop), JR8YLY/5 (mainly for JA, JR8YLY/P
           for FT8) from Shodo Island (Shikoku's Coastal Islands) between
           0700z, October 20th, and 0000z, November 4th. Operation may
           vary due to heavy rain or other conditions. Activity will be
           on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (possibly
           FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5 via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the
           Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/5 via ClubLog (only Bureau). Please don't
           send QSL to SAPPORO 004-0041 Japan (QRZCOM QTH).

  EU-050.  Operators Luca/IK5AEQ and Franco/IZ5IUY will once again be
           active as IL7/IK5AEQ and IL7/IZ5IUY, respectively from Ettore,
           IL7/IK7DIJ, QTH on San Domino Island between October 20-24th.
           Activity will be on 80-2 meters using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL
           via their home callsign, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.

  NA-067.  Mike, W7LG, will be active as W7LG/4 from Hatteras Island
           between October 24-29th. Activity will be holiday style on
           80/40/20 meters using CW and SSB. It is suggested to look
           for him between 1600-2100z and 0000-0230z. QSL via W7LG,
           direct, eQSL or LoTW.

  NA-070.  Operators Yuri/N3QQ, Walt/N6XG, Rob/N7QT, Tim/NL8F and Hal/W8HC
           have rescheduled their aborted KL7RRC IOTA DXpedition to Kiska
           Island to take place between July 4-11th, 2022. QSL via N7RO.
           For more details and updates, watch: https://www.na-234.com

  NA-096/  Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as HI7/DL2SBY from Punta Cana
  NA-122.  and Bayahibe (NA-096) between December 1-14th. Activity will
           be holiday style using TS480SAT, IC-705, Juma1000 and different
           dipoles including for 160m. Modes will be CW, FT8 and possibly
           some SSB when conditions are good enough. He will also try a
           one day operation during the second week from Saona Island
           (NA-122) signing as HI2/DL2SBY. QSL via his home callsign or
           ClubLog's OQRS. NO Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW
           after his return home.

  SA-092.  (PZ5G QRT) Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE) announced on October 16th,
           the following on Twitter: The flood made us QRT now. I am
           sorry. We were the first team to stay overnight and noticed
           that it is almost impossible to stay on Papegaaien while the
water is high.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the  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......

J5T & J5HKT DXPEDITION TO GUINEA BISSAU NEWS (Update). Members of the
Italian DX Team continue to be active from Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea
Bissau, as J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8) until October 22nd. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via I2YSB direct,
IDT OQRS (Not ClubLog) or LoTW. For more info, see OPDX.1520. Their official
Web site is at: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt
Real-time online logs during the DXpedition are on: http://win.i2ysb.com/logonline

K7, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Jerry, N7WR, will be active as K7P
from Prineville, OR, during the 2021 National Police Week until October
20th. QSL via: Jerry Boyd, 6033 SE Riordan Rd. Prineville OR 97754.

KP3, PUERTO RICO. Members of the Los Chachos Contest Club will be active
as KP3Z from the Puerto Rico Contest Club in Rio Piedras during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via N4AO.
Operators mentioned are Nathan/N4YDU, Bill/W9KKN, Daniel/N6MJ and
Felipe/NP4Z.

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
PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.

OX, GREENLAND. John, OZ1LXJ, is once again active as OX/OZ1LXJ from
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (NA-018). His length of stay is unknown at this
time. Activity over the past few days have bee mainly on 160 meters using
CW. Watch between 1930-2300z. QSL via his home callsign.

P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, is expected once again to be active as P40W from
Aruba (SA-036) between November 22-30th. Activity will include the CQWW
DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entries. Oper-
ations outside of the contest are "usually" on 160/80m and 30/17/12 meters
and the WARC bands as time permits with an emphasis on CW. Watch 160m on
the hour and 80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau
cards are no longer accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return
to the USA.

PA35-PI35, THE NETEHRLANDS (Special Event). To commemorate the 35th anni-
versary of the European DX Foundation (EUDXF), look for the following
stations to be using the special prefix callsign P*35EUDXF during the
month of November:

PA35EUDXF -- Op Alex/PA1AW     PF35EUDXF -- Ops Robert/PG7M & Bernard/PB7Z
PB35EUDXF -- Op Bob/PB5X       PG35EUDXF -- Op Dirk/PA1BD
PC35EUDXF -- Op Tom/PA2TMS     PH35EUDXF -- Op Wino/PA0ABM
PD35EUDXF -- Op Derk/PD9DX     PI35EUDXF -- CONTESTGROEP OUDE MAAS (PI4COM)
PE35EUDXF -- Op Fred/PA3GDG
QSL all callsigns via PA1AW (Clublog's OQRS preferred).

PJ4, BONAIRE. Operators Charles/K1XX, Martin/W1MD, John/K3CT, David/N3RD,
Walter/WA3LRO, John/N4RV, Richard/N6KT, Stu/N7ZZ, and Steve/PJ4DX will be
active as PJ4K from Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via KU9C. Look for oper-
ators to be active outside of the contest using PJ4/homecalls as station
building continues. QSL via operator's instructions.

PJ6, SABA. Bart, PD1BAT, will be active as PJ6/PD1BAT from Windwardside,
Saba, between October 30th and November 5th. Activity will be mainly on
40 and 20 meters using FT8, but may try SSB. QSL via PD1BAT by the Bureau.

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Reminder). John, W5JON/V47JA, will be going to Sint
Maartrn Island (NA-247) this week between October 18-23rd, and be active
as PJ7JA. His radio equipment is a Yaesu FT-891, Elecraft KPA-500 Amp-
lifier and dipoles. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and FT8.
QSL PJ7JA via W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO Bureau QSLs.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 18-24th) ...

Oct/18th BN      Oct/21st HN     Oct/23rd LN
Oct/19th BN      Oct/22nd HN     Oct/24th HN
Oct/20th 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
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
  Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): https://www.swpc.noaa.gov
  https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression
* 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

PV60, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the "Sao Carlos Amateur Radio
Club" will be active as PV60CRASC during the month of November to cele-
brate their club's 60th anniversary. QSL via PT2OP, by the Bureau, eQSL
or LoTW.

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Operators Julio/PP2BT, Stephano/PT2IC, Marenga/
PU0FDN (& XYL Lola), Alex/PY4AZ, Roberto/PY6RT, Renner/PY7RP and Emerson
will be active as PY0F from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL
via PY7RP direct or ClubLog's OQRS. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.
The Noronha Contest Group (https://py0f.com.br/) state, "Almost two years
after Covid-19, and with all the crew vaccinated, we decided to reopen
the contest season in PY0F Fernando de Noronha! The team will arrive on
October 24th and will work on the RX/TX antennas from 10 to 160m. We hope
catch you during CQ WW SSB."


QSL INFO AND NEWS ...

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3A/I1UWF via I1UWF        CT9/DF6QV via DF6QV  LX/PA3GRM via PA3EYC & (L)
3B8CW via N4GNR           CT9ABV via DL5AXX       OE120YXK via OE8YXK
3B9FR via M0OXO           DL0HEL via DK2EA        OE6SCOUT via (OE-B)
3DA0LP via ZS6DPL (d/e)   DP44WCA via DF6EX       PZ5GE via DJ4EL
3DA0RU via R7AL (d/B/C/L) EA8/DL4FO/P via DL4FO   PZ5ZS via PF9Z
3DA0WW via YL2GH (d/C/L)  EG7JIR via EA7LH        R(x)60ANT via RZ3EC
3W3B via E21EIC           EH1RGC via EA1DST       S5030XX via S50XX
4K880NZM via 4K4K         EH3WRC via EA3ZK        S9OK via OK6DJ
7Z1VD via EA5GL           GB1CUB via GB1CUB (e)   SN70ETI via SP2AYC
9G5FI via DL1RTL          HL30UN via EA5GL        SV9/DK5EW via DK5EW
9H1XT via 9H1BT           IC8/UR8QX via UR8QX     SX200HJW via SV2HJW
A35JP via JA0RQV          II6JOTA via IK6ZDE   SX2MZ via SV2GWY (d/OQRS/L)
A60EXPO/x via EA7FTR      J5HKT via I2YSB (d/O/L) TA4/OH2KW via OH2KW
AM5BDL via EA5PC & (L)    J5T via I2YSB (d/O/L)   TM50RQL via F8GGZ
BI4NLB via BH2RO       LX/PA0PIW via PA3EYC & (L) UE60ANT via RZ3EC
CQ750RSI via CT7AQD     LX/PA2LO via PA3EYC & (L) YU2022NS via YU7BPQ
CT7/PF5X/P via PF5X (L/d) LX/PA3EYC via PA3EYC & (L)

(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
(P) Please send no QSL
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
 
LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3D2USU     (Updated)
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3DA0RU     (Updated)
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/3DA0WW
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI      (Updated)
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/KP4/AB2RF  (Updated)
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/S9OK       (Updated)
https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/TO9W

LAST CHANCE FOR A SV2ASP/A QSL. "The Daily DX" reports: "If anyone
needs a QSL for SV2ASP/A (SK), Monk Apollo from Mount Athos, now may
be your last chance. Apollo was in the Docheiariou Monastery, whose
Abbott says Monk Chariton has been taking care of direct QSL requests
and is presently still doing so but that may end at some point. If
you request your QSLs now it should still work. Mail to: MONK CHARITON,
DOCHEIARIOU MONASTERY, AG. OROS, GR-63087, GREECE"

QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3B9FR, 5J3B, 7Z1IS, 9J2BS, A92AA, BU2DV, D60AD,
EA5CKE, EY8MM, HI95RCD, HZ1SK, TZ4AM, VK6EI and YB7OO

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4S7AB, 4X100AI, A25RU, A41KJ, DT8A (AN-010),
JW0W, SU1SK and ZD7BG

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5W0GC, OJ0C, TF/OG55W and V5/DJ2HD
We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....

TO6, GUADELOUPE.  Members of the Radio Club de Montceau Les Mines (F6KJS)
will be active as TO6S from Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes (NA-114),
Guadeloupe, between January 20th and February 1st, 2022. Activity will
be on various HF bands. QSL via F6KJS. Look for more details and a Web
page to be forthcoming.

TZ, MALI. Ulmar, DK1CE, will once again be active as TZ1CE from the QTH
of Jeff, TZ4AM/K1MMB, in Bamako, Mali, between November 18th and December
8th (possibly longer). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (no 60m) using
CW, SSB and FT8 (No F/H). QSL via DK1CE, by the DARC Bureau or direct.
NO LoTW.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Chuck, KG9N, will be active as V4/KG9N from St.
Kitts (NA-104) between February 8th and March 1st, 2022. Activity will be
on all HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the
Bureau or LOTW.

VE2, CANADA (Zone 2). Operator Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as
VE2IM from Sept-Iles, QC (Zone 2), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October
30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Yuri states he will be
there between October 27-31st. Activity (usually) before and after the
contest will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and all HF bands including the 30/17/12
meter bands. QSL via VE3DZ, direct or by the VE3DZ OQRS. He usually uploads
to the LoTW.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Marty, W1MD, and a team of operators will be active as
VP2MSS from Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), during the ARRL DX CW
Contest (February 19-20th, 2022) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW.

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. A few sources are reporting that Mario,
W4HBW, (formerly VP5VMA, I2HBW, 3A2NY), is back on Providenciales Island
(NA-002) and will be active as VP5MA until November. We have not seen
any QSNs yet, but usually activity is on 20/15 meters using FT8. QSLs
for VP5MA can only be direct or via ClubLog's OQRS.

VP9, BERMUDA. Jeff, N6GQ, will be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's Hamilton
Parish QTH (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) during the ARRL Inter. DX CW Contest
(February 19-20th, 2022) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL
VP9I via WW3S or LoTW. If in doubt, for fully updated QSL information,
please go to: http://vp9ge.com/vp9i

WP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as WP3C in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via M0OXO. See
the Web page at: https://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c