Boletim OPDX – 10/05/2021



3A, MONACO (Update/Reminder). Operators Ennio/IW1RBI (Team Leader),
Alessandro/IZ1AZA, Gianluca/IU1KBL and Andrea/IU1JXW will be active as
3A/IW1RBI from Monaco during a weekend between the end of May and mid-June.
This all depends on the Covid-19 restrictions. Activity will be on 80-6
meters using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). QSL via the address on QRZ.com or LoTW.

3W, VIETNAM (Delayed Again). Brian, AA5H, who was expected to be active
as 3W9OK from Da Nang (WW Loc. OK46), Vietnam, between May and June, has
delayed (states "temporarily suspend") his operation again due to Convid-19
restrictions.

3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION (Posting on eHam.net by Paul, N6PSE, dated
May 7th)[edited]. 3Y0J will be a DXpedition with a focus on good, fast
and accurate operating. QSO rates will be very high.
We have assembled a team of strong operators who will strive to work
everyone. We will focus on CW/SSB/Digital for the 10-160 meter bands.
Our goal is to match our VP8STI/VP8SGI achievement with 135,000 contacts
made.
In the later stages of the DXpedition, we will use proven techniques
to work the weakest of callers. We will also use techniques to work the
Youth in our audience.
There will be no live real time log search, however we will upload to
Clublog and M0OXO log search once each day.
We look forward to this activation and satisfying the need for Bouvet
contacts.
Thank you,   Paul N6PSE   Ken LA7GIA   Co-Leaders, 3Y0J   www.3y0j.com

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW
Contests (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via
M0OXO or LoTW.

5R, MADAGASCAR. Daniel, 6W7RP, reports on QRZ.com [edited]: After 21 years
of being in Senegal using the callsign 6W7RP, here I am on the north-side
of the Island of Nosy Be (AF-057), in Madagascar. (He is using a) Very small
radio station compared to that of Senegal, I am currently dealing with a
FT1000MP and a vertical R8 antenna, which allows me to find my old friends
in France and elsewhere." QSL via: Daniel Eichenberger, Ankalampo B.P. 314,
Nosy Be, 207 Madagascar.

5U, NIGER (Reminder). Adrien, F4IHM, is expected to be back on the air
again as 5UAIHM between May 10th and June 15th. Activity will be limited,
but on 40/20 meters CW/SSB (watch around 1700z). QSL via F4IHM, direct or
by the Bureau.

8N0-8N9, JAPAN (Special Event). The following special event station are
now on the air to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics until
September 5th:
8N0OLP -- QTH Omachi-City, Nagano; JCC 0912; GL PM86WL; IOTA AS-007
8N0OLP -- QTH Uonuma-City, Niigata; JCC 0825; GL PM97LG
8N1OLP -- QTH Hachioji, Tokyo; JCC 1002; GL PM95QQ; IOTA AS-007
8N1OLP -- QTH Takasaki, Gumma; JCC 1602; GL PM96MI; IOTA AS-007
8N2OLP -- QTH Hamamatsu-City, Shizuoka; JCC 180203; GL PM84TR; IOTA AS-007
8N3OLP -- QTH Uda-City, Nara; JCC 2412; GL PM74; IOTA AS-007
8N4OLP -- QTH Matsue-City, Shimane; JCC 3201; GL PM65NK; IOTA AS-007
8N4OLP -- QTH Ube-City, Yamaguchi; JCC 3303; GL PM53PX; IOTA AS-007
8N5OLP -- QTH Takamatsu-city, Kagawa; JCC 3601; GL PM74BH; IOTA AS-076
8N6OLP -- QTH Tikujyo Fukuoka; JCG 40011; GL PM53MP; IOTA AS-077
8N7OLP -- QTH Watari, Miyagi; JCG 0117; GL QM08KA; IOTA AS-007
8N8OLP -- QTH Sapporo-City, Hokkaido; JCC 010106; GL QN02QX; IOTA AS-078
8N8OLP -- QTH Ebetsu-City, Hokkaido; JCC 0117; GL QN03SB; IOTA AS-078
8N9OLP -- QTH Toyama-City, Toyama; JCC 2801; GL PM86OQ; IOTA AS-007
8N9OLP -- QTH Nanto-City, Toyama; JCC 2810; GL PM86LN; IOTA AS-007

Activity will be on 160-6 meters on various modes. QSL all stations
via the Bureau or direct: c/o JARL, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8073 Japan.
A log search will be on ClubLog. All the QSL cards will be sent to
you via the Bureau automatically. You don't need to send them your QSL
card. However, if you would like to receive their QSL card directly,
please send them your QSL card directly with SASE. There was a mention
that they may add LoTW.
Details about a special 2020 JARL Commemorative Award and Commemorative
QSO Party can be found on the following Web pages at:
https://www.jarl.org/English/4_Library/A-4-2_Awards/T2020-e.htm and
https://www.jarl.org/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/T2020QP-E.htm

A25RU/C92RU DXPEDITION VIDEO. About a 15 minute video of the recent 2021
A25RU/C92RU Botswana and Mozambique DXpeditions is available on YouTube.com
at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJXrYgL92BE&t=28s

AM5, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Cartagena Team group will
activate the special event callsigns AM5IP between May 28th and June 6th.
A special QSL commemorating the 170th anniversary of the birth of Isaac
Peral, a Spanish scientist, sailor and military man, lieutenant in the
Navy and inventor of the first torpedo submarine known as the Peral
submarine. Operations will be on all bands and modes such as CW, SSB
and FT8. It will also be activated on DMR, D-STAR and C4FM to give non-HF
operators the opportunity to get the special QSL. QSL via EA5CP direct.
QSLs will be sent automatically via the Bureau. See QRZ.com for more
details.

AN5, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Torrent Digital Radio are now
active with the special callsign AN5OKW until May 13th. Activity is to
mark the 76th anniversary of the surrender of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
"OKW", and the end of the Second World War in Europe. Activity will be on
CW, FT8/FT4 and QO100 satellite. Operators mentioned are Pascual/EA5WO,
Juan/EA5FQS and Alfredo/EB5R. QSL Manager is EA5WO, direct or by the URE
Bureau. A special QSL will be sent automatically by the URE Bureau after
completion of operation AN5OKW.

AN5, SPAIN (Special Event). In celebration of the 156th anniversary of
the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a group of Spanish
radio amateurs together with Ure-Cullera Radio Club of Valencia (EA5RKX),
and Les Bacores DX, will activate the special callsign AN5ITU between
May 8-23rd. Activity will be on various HF, VHF, UHF bands and the satel-
lite QO-100, using all possible modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, JT65, FT4/FT8,
ROS, etc ...). QSOs will be confirmed once the activation period has
passed by eQSL, LoTW, and via EB5R direct.

CN18, MOROCCO (Special Event). Look for Moroccan radio amateurs to use
the special prefix "CN18" until May 8-10th. Activity is to celebrate the
18th birthday of Morocco's Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Al Hassan.
Stations heard: CN18MH (via RW6HS), CN18MM (via CN8MM) and CN18ZG (via
CN8ZG).

CN65, MOROCCO (Special Event). This year, the Moroccan people celebrate
the 65th anniversary of the creation of the "Royal Moroccan Armed Forces"
on May 14th, and "National Security (DGSN)" on May 16th, which "is an
occasion in which Moroccan people recall the efforts and hard work of
all symbols of the authority of the royal gendarmerie and the rest of
the forces. The Moroccan people renew their pride in all these heroes
under the high patronage of our King Muhammed VI." Look for Moroccan
radio amateurs who will be celebrating world-wide by activating the
special callsign CN65FAR between May 10-16th. Operators mentioned are
Rabat/CN8KD, Kenitra/CN8SG, Meknes/CN8WW, Kalaa/CN8AV, Rabat/CN8PG,
Bejaad/CN8MM, Oujda/CN8ANT, Tetouan/CN8TI and Marrakech/CN8QR. QSL via
RW6HS.

CR65, PORTUGAL (Special Event). Look for special event station CR65PQ
from Tancos, Portugal, to be active in celebration of the 65th anniversary
of Tropas Paraquedistas (Portuguese Paratroopers) between May 17-23rd.
QSL via CT1EHX. Wikipedia states, "The Portuguese Paratroopers are an
elite infantry assault force representing the bulk of the airborne forces
of Portugal. They were created in 1956 as part of the Portuguese Air
Force, being transferred to the Portuguese Army in 1993." Visit their
Web page at: https://www.paraquedistas.com.pt

E6, NIUE. There have been reports that Roly, ZL1BQD, is preparing a
business trip to the island as soon as travel restrictions are lifted
related to COVID-19. He expects to be active as e6AR during his free
time. Look for more details to be forthcoming. QSL via ZL1BQD.

GB0, NORTHERN IRELAND (Special Event). Members of the North West Amateur
Radio Club (MN0NWG) will be active as GB0AEL from Londonderry between
May 15-23rd. Activity is in memory of Amelia Earhart's (first woman)
trans-atlantic flight of May 20-21st, 1932. The special callsign and
the suffix means "Amelia Earhart Legacy." Operations will be on various
HF and VHF bands using CW, SSB, FM, PSK, OLIVIA, ROS and FT modes. QSL
via eQSL. For more details, see QRZ.com.

GB5, GUERNSEY (Reminder). Members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society
(GARS) will activate the special event station GB5LIB between 0001 UTC,
May 8th, and 2359 UTC, May 14th. Activity will be on all bands and modes
from 160-10 meters, and maybe 4/6m if conditions allow. Some satellite
operation is likely too, including QO100. The station will be on air to
celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Liberation of the islands in the
Bailiwick of Guernsey. QSL via LoTW (preferred), but see QRZ.com for
more details.

GB95, ENGLAND (Special Event). Nigel, G0GDA, will be active as GB95QB to
celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 95th birthday between June 6-13th. Activity
will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8. QSL only
via eQSL. No paper QSLs or LoTW. For more details and pictures, see
QRZ.com at: https://www.qrz.com/db/GB95QB


IOTA NEWS ...

The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between May 2-8th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8JK        CANARY                  17m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8MU        CANARY                  17m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8WK        CANARY                  40m; SSB
   AF-014    CT3MD        MADEIRA                 20m; SSB
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               20/10m; SSB
   AN-015    8J1RL        QUEEN MAUD LAND         30m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4AIX       CYPRUS                  15m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4XF        CYPRUS                  17/12m; SSB
   AS-007    8J1ITU       HONSHU                  20m; SSB
   AS-007    JH0ILL       HONSHU                  30m; CW
   AS-007    JH1EED       HONSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-007    JH1GEX       HONSHU                  20m; CW
   AS-007    JH3NGD       HONSHU                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    JH7MQD       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-020    BX4AG        TAIWAN                  17m; FT8
   AS-020    BX6ABV       TAIWAN                  20m; FT4
   AS-031    JD1BMH       Chichijima              30/20/17/10m; CW/SSB
   AS-045    6K5XZE      KYONGSANG-BUKTO PROVINCE 40m; CW
   AS-047    JS6TWW       DAITO                   30m; FT8
   AS-077    JA6FEZ       KYUSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-077    JR6CSY       KYUSHU                  17m; SSB
   AS-148    HL1IWD/4     CHOLLA-BUKTO PROVINCE   20m; FT8
   AS-200    JI3DST/5     SHODO                   20/17m; CW/SSB/FT8
   EU-004    EC6AAE       BALEARIC                30m; CW
   EU-004    EC6FK        BALEARIC                40m; SSB
   EU-005    G0HWK        GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-005    G7BXU        GREAT BRITAIN           12m; SSB
   EU-005    GB50AGC      GREAT BRITAIN           20m; CW
   EU-005    M0TTF/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-009    GM8OFQ       ORKNEY                  17m; SSB
   EU-010    GM3PPG       OUTER HEBRIDES          80m; SSB
   EU-012    GB0SI        Unst                    80/40/20/17m; SSB
   EU-014    TK4QL        Corsica                 40/17/12m; SSB
   EU-016    9A4W         DALMATIA SOUTH          20m; CW
   EU-018    OY1CT        FAROE                   20m; CW
   EU-021    TF3MH        ICELAND                 20m; FT8
   EU-023    9H1ZX        MALTA                   10m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0GGA       SARDINIA                17m; SSB
   EU-024    II0QSE       SARDINIA                40/20m; SSB  
   EU-024    IQ0AM        SARDINIA                40m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9BMM       SICILY                  20m; FT4
   EU-025    IT9BYS       SICILY                  20m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9IDR       SICILY                  10m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9ILN       SICILY                  40m; SSB
   EU-025    IW9FRA       SICILY                  10m; FT8
   EU-031    IC8DAK       CAMPANIA REGION         20m; SSB
   EU-033    LA6LOA  VESTERALEN ISLANDS/TROMS COUNTY SOUTH 20m; SSB
   EU-115    EI2HI        IRELAND                 30m; CW
   EU-116    GD1JNB       ISLE OF MAN             17m; SSB
   EU-120    M0OPV        ISLE OF WIGHT           20m; SSB
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40m; SSB
   EU-175    CU7AA        CENTRAL                 20m; FT8
   EU-181    LZ1UBO       BULGARIA                15m; FT8
   NA-015    CO8LY        CUBA                    17m; SSB
   NA-029    VY2JC        PRINCE EDWARD           40m; SSB
   NA-040    NL0H         ST LAWRENCE             20m; FT8
   NA-052    N1UL        FLORIDA STATE SOUTH WEST 20m; FT8
   NA-059    NL8F         FOX                     40m; FT8
   NA-096    HI8AT        HISPANIOLA              20m; SSB
   NA-096    HI8S         HISPANIOLA              10m; FT8
   NA-102    FG4NO        GUADELOUPE              20m; FT4
   NA-102    FG4SO        GUADELOUPE              15m; SSB
   NA-107    FM1HN        MARTINIQUE              40m; SSB
   NA-110    W4IOP        SOUTH CAROLINA STATE    12m; FT8
   OC-001    VK2CIA       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK3EY        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-006    VK7RG        Tasmania                20m; SSB
   OC-013    E51JD        RAROTONGA               20m; SSB
   OC-016    3D2ZK       VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 40m; FT8
   OC-019    KH7TV        HAWAIIAN                20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB0JVZ       JAVA                    17m; FT8
   OC-021    YB1IQE       JAVA                    30m; FT8
   OC-021    YC1RIK       JAVA                    10m; FT8
   OC-032    FK8GX        NEW CALEDONIA           20m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL1MHS       NORTH                   15m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL2AIM       NORTH                   30m; CW
   OC-086    KH0/KC0W     NORTHERN MARIANA        40m; FT8
   OC-138    VK6SJ/4      TORRES STRAIT           40/20m; FT8
   SA-011    9Z4Y         TRINIDAD                17m; SSB
   SA-012    YV7PMG       MARGARITA               40/12m; FT8
   SA-020    FY5HB        FRENCH GUIANA           10m; SSB
   SA-099    PJ2ND        CURACAO                 17m; CW

  ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
     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) or JR8YLY/P
           for FT8 from Shodo Island between 0700z, May 19th, and 0000z,
           May 21st, and again between 0700z, May 26th, and 0000z, May
           28th. Operation may vary due to heavy rain or other conditions.
           Activity will be on (possibly 80)/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters
           using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (possibly FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5
           via ClubLog's OQRS (direct or by the Bureau). QSL JR8YLY/5
           via ClubLog (only Bureau).

  EU-092.  Operators Col/MM0NDX and Jonathan/MM0OKG, members of the MS0INT
           team, are planning to be active from Horse Island (Summer Isles)
           between July 24-26th. The operators plan to participate in the
           RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as GM5DX. They will be on
           various bands and modes before and after the contest. Look
           for more details as it gets closer to the operation.

  EU-123.  Gordon, MM0GOR, will once again be active as MM1E from Great
           Cumbrae Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th)
           (usually) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/SSB-Mode/DXpedition/12-Hrs/
           High-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. NO Bureau
           QSLs.

  EU-178.  Sergei, ES1LL, is expected to activate Kihnu Island, Estonia,
           sometime during May as ES1LL/8. Activity will be on various
           HF bands using SSB and FT8. QSL via ClubLog, LoTW or eQSL.

  NA-039/  (UPDATE) Members of the Russian Robinson Club have resumed
  NA-070.  their plans to activate Adak Island (NA-039) and the rare
           Kiska Island (NA-070) in Alaska's Aleutians between June 30th
           and July 17th. Callsign to be used is KL7RRC. The tentative
           dates are as follows:
           NA-039 -- Adak Island between June 30th-July 3rd & July 14-16th
           NA-070 -- Kiska Island between July 7-12th
           The KL7RRC team currently includes: Hal/W8HC, Rob/N7QT, Tim/NL8F,
           Walt/N6XG and Yuri/N3QQ. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using
           CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H). FT8 frequencies are listed on their
           Web page: https://www.na-234.com
           Hal, W8HC, reported the following on the KL7RCC's FaceBook
           page, May 5th: "Two pallets weighing 983 pounds and containing
           much of the equipment required for our upcoming KL7RRC operation
           set for July, was opened and inventoried today as we continue
           preparation for the much anticipated IOTA DXpedition to Kiska
           (NA-070) and Adak Islands (NA-029) located in Alaska's remote
           Aleutian Islands. These IOTA activations will be conducted by
           members of the Russian Robinson Club and we will be using the
           Club callsign KL7RRC from both IOTA Island operations.
           The two pallets were actually sent to Alaska last year in
           advance of the originally planned 2020 trip which was unfor-
           tunately cancelled due to Covid-19. See picture on FaceBook          
           who lives in Dutch Harbor on Amaknak Island, Unalaska, Alaska.
           History buffs will also know that Dutch Harbor was the location
           of the Battle of Dutch Harbor in June 1942, and was one of the
           few sites in the United States to be subjected to aerial bom-
           bardment by a foreign power during World War II.
           Stay tuned for more updates on the KL7RRC project."
           Obviously, donations will be greatly appreciated in support
           of this challenging IOTA DXpedition. They can be sent via
           PayPal linked to the RRC website (https://www.na-234.com)
           or via check and payable to: Russian Robinson Club and note
           "Donation for KL7RRC 2021 Expedition." Please mail to Yuri,
           N3QQ, via his QRZ.com mailing address.
           QSLs for KL7RRC (Kiska Island, NA-070) and KL7RRC (Adak
           Island, NA-039) via N7RO. ALL donors will receive direct QSLs.
           Continue to check or bookmark the RRC website for updates
           and additional operating plans. Also watch their FaceBook page:
           https://www.facebook.com/groups/3883601621756560

  OC-138.  (Update) After sending out last week's bulletin, Steve, VK6SJ,
           announced that his operation was back on and was able to be
           active as VK6SJ/4 from the Torres Strait Group. Activity was
           a short operation and is now QRT. QSL via EB7DX.

  OC-166.  A team of operators will be active as YB1JYL/7 from Sebuku
           Island between June 10-11th. Activity will be on various HF
           bands using SSB and FT8. QSL via EA5GL.

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......

KH6, HAWAII. Mike, KT5C, will be active as KH6/KT5C from Oahu until May
21st. Activity will be mainly on 40/20 meters, but he will be checking
17/10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

LU, ARGENTINA (LH Op). Manu, LU9ESD, will be active as LU9ESD/XO (XO means
Santa Cruz Province) from the Cabo Curioso Lighthouse (ARG-024) between
May 8th and June 8th. He will also be an entry in the Argentinean HF
Tournament (40 meters only; RTTY 1900-1959 UTC, SSB 2100-2259 UTC). QSL
via LU9ESD.

MM1, SCOTLAND. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MM1E near Glasgow,
Scotland during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th), probably as a
a Single-Op/All-Bands entry. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. NO Bureau
QSLs.

MDXC PRESENTATION (On Lightning Protection). Bob, W9EWZ, President of
Madison DX Club (MDXC), informs OPDX and its readers that if you missed
Lloyd Berg's, N9LB, video presentation and discussion on "Lightning Pro-
tection for Amateur Radio Stations" you can now view it online, either
on the MDXC's Web page or their YouTube.com channel at:
http://www.madisondxclub.org/MDXC_Programs.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SPnHlNdwJE
Video is 1:04:40 long....        

NA QSO PARTIES (To Recognize Young Contester Entries). Lee, KY7M, NCJ
Editor, reports on May 4th: To encourage young radiosport participants,
National Contest Journal (NCJ) will recognize their entries in the North
American QSO Party (NAQP) [https://ncjweb.com/naqp/], starting with the
August 2021 NAQP CW and NAQP SSB events. Following the lead of Youth on
the Air (YOTA) [http://ham-yota.com/] in International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1 (IARU) [http://www.iaru-r1.org/], operators 25 years old and
younger will be highlighted in the results. The NAQP log upload app and
(830scores.com) will include a "Youth (25 and under)" check box. Initially,
the young operator designation will apply only to single-operator entries.
This is not a separate category. Participants of any age will compete
for awards in the regular single-operator category. The 3830 Scores
(http://3830scores.com/) will display the young operator scores as an
overlay to the single-operator group. NAQP line scores will note the
young operator scores and a separate table of these scores will be included
in the results and referenced in the NCJ "NextGen Contesters" column by
Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

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.

PA827, THE NETHERLANDS (Museum Ship Event). Operators Jan/PA7X, Ruud/PD0RH
and Willem/PA3CNI will be active as PA827HGV from the former minesweeper
"HNLMS Hoogeveen" during the Museum Ship Weekend 2021. Activity will be
between 0000z, June 5th and 2359z, June 6th. Operations will be on all
HF bands using CW and SSB. The "HNLMS Hoogeveen" is moored in Den Helder,
Netherlands (http://www.vvkm.nl/hoogeveen.html). Listen for QSL instructions.

PD21, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for special event callsign
PD21EUROSONG to be active between May 8-22nd. Activity is to celebrate
the 65th Eurovision Song Contest which is held in Rotterdam. QSLs cards
will be confirmed automatically by the Bureau for all logged QSOs.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (May 10-16th) ...

May/10th HN      May/13th  DIS    May/15th  DIS
May 11th HN      May/14th  DIS    May/16th  BN
May/12th LN

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 Adminisration (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


QSL INFO AND NEWS ...

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3W3Z via E21EIC            EV76FM via EW6C           RP76KF via RW4NW
4K1AZI via DC9RI           EV76K via EW8BQ           RP76KH via RZ1A
4K7/DK1DKE via DK1DKE      EV76M via EW1I            RP76KPA via RW3O
4L1R via W3HNK             GB0MWT via GB0MWT (e)     RP76KT via RV1AQ
4O/YU0W/P via YU0W         GB0NCI via G4XEX          RP76KZ via RK3SWB
4O7CC via UA4CC            GB0SI via GB0SI (e)       RP76L via R1AX
4U1GSC via 9A2AA           GB2DWM via M0SKT          RP76M via RD5C
4X0GDL via 4X6ZM           GB50AGC via M0LXT         RP76MB via RL2B
5P1KZX via OZ1KZX & (L)    HB90BERO via HB90BERO (O) RP76ML via RQ7L
5Z4BU via EA5GL            HF1921PS via SP9KJU       RP76MP via RT9OM
5Z4PA via M0OXO            HF66KAO via SP9KAO        RP76NAP via RN3RQ
8J1ITU via JARL(b)         HG0WFF via HA0HW (OQRS)   RP76OG via RN1NHB
9A/TA7AZC via TA7AZC (d/L) II0SAT via IK0WGF         RP76OSR via R0BI
9A/YU2NPC via YU2NPC       IO3X via IV3JCC           RP76P via RK9LWA
9G5AF via EA5GL & (L)      IO8O via IK8UND           RP76PAW via RN3RQ
9J2BS via EA5GL & (L)      IO9A via IT9YVO (d/L)     RP76PG via R1AU
A61QQ via A61BK            J79WTA via HB9MFM         RP76PW via R7DP
A71VV via M0OXO            KH9/NL7RR via AL7JX (d)   RP76RD via RQ6M
AN5ITU via EB5R            LI8MAI via LA5YJ          RP76ROP via RT1L
AX1HMS via AX1HMS          LX/DD5ZZ via DD5ZZ        RP76SG via R4BZ
AX2VH via VK2VH            LZ1072BG via LZ1KCP       RP76TO via RA3RLJ
AX3EY via VK3EY & (L)      LZ1BOTEV via LZ1KAK       RP76UAI via RN3RQ
AX5PAS via M0OXO (O)       LZ76ZZ via LZ1ZF          RP76V via UA0LBF
B0CRA via BA1GG            N2EL/C6A via N2EL         RP76X via R1II
B1CRA via BA1GG            NL0H via M0OXO            RP76ZK via RN3RQ
B2CRA via BA1GG            OC200U via OA4O           RP76ZKS via RJ3T
B3CRA via BA1GG           OE100BL/4 via OE4JHW & (L) S79KW via N4GNR
B4CRA via BA1GG            OE6VIE via DE1QSL & (L)   SI9YL via SM3LIV
B5CRA via BA1GG            OG4A via OH2BAI           SN50AGCW via SP1EG
B6CRA via BA1GG            OK2A via OK1TEH           SO100PS via SP6PAZ
B7CRA via BA1GG            OO7Z/P via ON6KZ          SP1921PS via SP9PNB
B8CRA via BA1GG          OR40NOL via ON6NL & (L) SV8/SV1PMQ via SV1PMQ & (L)
B9CRA via BA1GG            OZ60VHSC via OZ1JHM       TC568FA via YM1KM
BW/G4TDS via G4TDS(#)      PY2ZEA via OH2MM          TM200N via F6CQU
CN18MH via RW6HS           PY5ZHP via SP5CVW         TM200NB via F8GGZ
CN18ZG via CN8ZG           PY7ZBK via HB9BEI         TM5OIS via F5KRH
D73M via HL4CCM            RP76A via RZ1OA           TT8FC via EA3GWK
DA30BRR via DM1PL          RP76AO via RZ5D           V85A via EB7DX
DF8V via DF8VO & (L)       RP76BQ via RC3M           VK4/VK6SJ via EB7DX
DK0IBF via DK1BH           RP76BVN via RW3YB         XP3A via PA3249 (d/L/e)
DP0UM via DH8BQA           RP76C via R2ATC           YL44WFF via YL2SW
DR60SZL via DJ9PH & (L)    RP76DND via UA6J (N)      YQ6A via YO6BHN
ED4W via EA4DE (d)         RP76FIA via R4FD (O)      ZF1EJ via K6AM
EG2SPA via EA2RCF          RP76GRO via RJ3T          ZV5M via PY1AMF (d/L)
EN7P via UT1PG             RP76H via R0CM
EN7P via UT1PG (d/L)       RP76IS via RW3QM
EO30UA via US8UA (L/e)     RP76IW via R2UZ
EV76F via EW3W (d/L)       RP76K via R5WW

(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
(#) d/L/B[RSGB/BV]
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs

5Z4VJ QSL STATUS. QSL Manager Tim, M0URX, reports that Andy, 5Z4VJ,
has uploaded 5782 Qs to the OQRS and Log Search. OQRS is now open:
https://m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php?dxcallsign=5Z4VJ

EQSL ONLY. Please beware that the recent GB0SI Shetland Isles (Unst)
operation between May 1-8th, is only QSL via eQSL.

QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9Y4D, HI3AA, HI8RD, IZ3ZAQ, JY4CI, KH0AM,
KL4NE, ND9M/MM, PJ2ND, OQ4U, TI5VMJ, VE3ELL and YS1RS

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4Z1UF, 5B60AIF, 6O1OO, 7X4LV, 8J1RL, 8Q7MS,
A61R, BA3AX/2 (AS-151), EA6NB, FR4NT, FS4WBS, FS5GL, KL7RA, OY9JD,
RI0Q (AS-152), ST2NH, SX1A, T88SS, TI7W, UP0L, V51WH, VR2019CWC, VR2XAN,
YI9WS and ZD8SC

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 8Q7PE, 9A0E, C81G, CN2DF, CP4BT, DP0GVN,
EL2EF, FM/AI5P, HS0ZJF, P4/DL4MM, PJ4/NE9U, PX5P, RI1ANO, RI50ANO,
TU5MH, TY7C, YJ0GC and ZS1/R1CC
We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....

THE SENATOR WAS A HAM (Barry Goldwater and Amateur Radio). Marilyn Murphy,
Communication Manager for the Arizona Historical Society, announces that
the Arizona Historical Society is hosting a virtual program looking at
Arizona's most famous amateur radio operator, Barry Goldwater. The virtual
event will take place on May 19th, between 6:00-7:00 AZ/PT. The Registration
Link is: https://bit.ly/3mRPwTz
The announcement states: Amateur or "ham" radio is a hobby and commun-
ication service that has been bringing people together for over a century.
Join ASU Associate Professor of History Eric Nystrom to discover the
history of Arizona's most famous ham radio operator, U.S. Senator Barry
Goldwater. Goldwater's association with amateur radio began in his Arizona
youth when he constructed his own equipment, and the politician again
picked up the hobby as an adult after a long hiatus. He was famous for
his longtime ham radio shack in Paradise Valley, now preserved and on
display at the Arizona Historical Society. Known on the airwaves as K7UGA,
Goldwater sponsored legislation to shape the regulation of amateur radio
in the United States. Using his radios, Goldwater and a group of organized
volunteers connected service members stationed in Vietnam with their
families back in the United States. Learn about ham radio's importance
to Goldwater and his impact on the evolution of the amateur service in
America.

TX7, MARQUESAS ISLANDS. There has been an announcement that there will
be a 2021 DXpedition to Marquesas Islands (FO/M) using the callsign TX7O.
Currently no other details are available but will be forthcoming.

VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Update). Steve, VK6SJ, who is expected to be active
as VK9XX from Christmas Island (OC-002), reports on May 5th [edited]: "My
trip to Christmas Island (VK9X - OC-002), is now scheduled for May 25th to
June 15th. I will be taking a Yaesu FT-857D and a simple Sotabeams antennas
plus an ATAS mobile vertical. I will also be barefoot. This will also be
mostly outside working hours and focused on the night time bands and mainly
FT8, and I'll do what I can. My first priority will be work and I doubt I
will have any time during the day so any requests for operation during the
day are unlikely to be filled." QSL via EB7DX.

WSJ ARTICLE. The link below is an interesting article by John McCormick,
K9KE, NIDXA member, on the front page of Wall Street Journal (May 7th).
The article talks about how "Die-hard ham-radio operators brave storms,
sharks, brutal temperatures to set up temporary transmitting stations
in the most remote spots around the world." However, you must be a sub-
scriber to WSJ to read the whole article:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/post-pandemic-travel-for-ham-radio-fans-as-far-
away-as-possible-11620312400

ZP, PARAGUAY. Ed, N2TA, will be active as ZP5AA from the Radio Club
Paraguayo in Asuncion, Paraguay, during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May
29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL Manager for ZP5AA Radio Club Paraguayo
is ZP5DBC.