3D2, FIJI. As reported on FaceBook, operators Dom/3Z9DX, and his XYL Joanna (ex-3D2JK), are once again active from Nadi with new callsigns 3D2USU and 3D2FU, respectively, for the next two weeks. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly FT8. Once again pictures have been posted on the Rebel DX Group's FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup 3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). The following was posted on the Rebel DX Group's FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/rebeldxgroup) on July 20th [edited]: It's still on the go. Everything is ready. Hope Covid and current crazy internal situation in South Africa will not disturb us to go this season. 9X, RWANDA. Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as 9X2AW from Kigali (with a new Grid KI48xe) between September 13-28th. He is currently preparing his 160m antenna and will build a Hexbeam with Bamboo Sticks for working on 20-10 meters and dipoles for 40/30 meters. Modes are mainly Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65 and RTTY), with some CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO or his OQRS. See QRZ.com for pictures. C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Joe/W8GEX and his XYL Janet/W8CAA are now active as C6ADX and C6AYL from the Island of Exuma. Length of stay is not known. They are using an Icom IC-7300 with an Elecraft KPA500 amp into a 5 band TW fan dipole. Most activity is on FT8. QSL via direct with a SASE to their home callsigns listed on QRZ.com (NO IRCs) or LoTW. Please NO Bureau cards. CR3, MADEIRA. Tibor, OM3RM/CT9ABN, will be active as CR3DX from Porto Moniz, Madeira Island, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters using the callsign CT9ABN. QSL via OM2VL, direct or by the Bureau. EM50, UKRAINE (Special Event). Members of the Zaporizhia National University Club Station (UR4QWW; ex-UK5QBE/UB4QWW) will be active with the special callsign EM50QWW from Zaporizhia, Ukraine, to commemorate the 50th anni- versary of their club station. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL EM50QWW via the Bureau. FS, SAINT MARTIN. Hal, W8HC, will be vacationing and operating as FS/W8HC from Falaise des Oiseaux, St. Martin Island (NA-105), beginning July 29th until August 6th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and FT8 with a Elecraft K3S running 100 watts. QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW. IOTA NEWS ... The following are IOTA operations that were active this past week between July 18-22nd (as per the DXCluster): IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes ------ ---------- ------------- ------------ AF-004 EG8GVJ CANARY 30m; CW AF-014 CT3IQ MADEIRA 20m; SSB AF-014 CT9ABN MADEIRA 20m; SSB AF-016 FR8UA REUNION 40/20m; CW AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 20m; CW AS-007 JE1SSE HONSHU 17m; SSB AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB AS-078 8N8OLP Hokkaido 20m; FT4 AS-078 JH8RBY Hokkaido 17m; SSB EU-004 EA6ADS BALEARIC 10m; SSB EU-004 EA6ALW/P BALEARIC 40m; SSB EU-005 2E0HCS GREAT BRITAIN 10m; SSB EU-005 G0CWH GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB EU-005 G3UML GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB EU-005 GW2HFR GREAT BRITAIN 20m; SSB EU-005 M0TTQ GREAT BRITAIN 17m; SSB EU-005 MX0WYR GREAT BRITAIN 17m; CW EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 20m; SSB EU-013 GJ0KYZ JERSEY 17/10m; FT8 EU-014 TK/IK1BPL CORSICA 40m; CW EU-015 SV9RKU CRETE 17m; SSB EU-024 IS0/DL8JJ/M SARDINIA 20m; CW EU-025 IT9FIQ SICILY 20m; SSB EU-029 OV1CDX SJAELLAND 17m; SSB EU-029 OZ1RH SJAELLAND 40m; FT8 EU-029 OZ5DX SJAELLAND 20m; CW EU-030 OZ1NKS/P BORNHOLM 40m; SSB EU-031 IC8HRG CAMPANIA REGION 17m; SSB EU-034 ES6TZ/0 Hiiumaa 80/20m; CW EU-038 PA2JJB Texel 17m; SSB EU-049 SY8APQ NORTH AEGEAN 20m; SSB EU-052 SV8/SV1SSL ZAKYNTHOS 20m; FT8 EU-054 IF9A Favignana 20m; CW EU-063 JW0W Prins Karls Forland 40/30/20/17m; CW/SSB/FT8 EU-067 SY8CDV KYKLADES 40m; CW EU-075 SV8GGI Salamina 20m; CW EU-090 9A/S50O Palagruza 20/17m; CW/SSB EU-090 9A/S53Z Palagruza 20m; CW EU-090 9A/S58MU/P Palagruza 20/17/15m; CW EU-096 OH1TD LANSI-SUOMI (TURKU) PROVINCE 20m; SSB EU-111 GM3RCV MONACH 30/17m; CW/SSB EU-115 EI0IRTS IRELAND 40m; SSB EU-115 MI6INB IRELAND 20m; SSB EU-116 GD0OUD ISLE OF MAN 20m; CW EU-131 IK3PQH/P VENETO REGION 40/20m; SSB EU-136 9A/S51J KVARNER 40/20m; CW EU-165 IS0/DL8JJ/M SARDINIA'S COASTAL 30m; CW EU-165 IS0/DL8JJ/P SARDINIA'S COASTAL 40/30/20m; CW EU-170 9A/ON2KP DALMATIA NORTH 20m; SSB EU-174 SV8/LZ1QN AMOLIANI 40/20m; CW EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 20m; SSB EU-178 ES8GP/P PARNUMAA COUNTY/SAAREMAA COUNTY SOUTH 17m; FT8 EU-179 UT3GF/P Kalanchakskiye 80m; CW EU-179 UT3GB/P Kalanchakskiye 20m; CW/SSB EU-185 RU6DX/P Sudzhuk 20m; CW/SSB NA-022 VP2ETE ANGUILLA 17m; SSB NA-029 VY2WW PRINCE EDWARD 20m; SSB NA-031 AA1AC AQUIDNECK 20m; CW NA-040 NL0H ST LAWRENCE 20m; CW/SSB/FT8 NA-048 C6AHB Bimini 30/20/17m; FT8 NA-048 C6AYW Bimini 40/30/20m; CW NA-048 C6AZM Bimini 40/20m; CW/SSB NA-052 N1UL Marco 20m; FT8 NA-052 K5MI Marco 30m; FT8 NA-059 NL8F UNALASKA 40/20m; FT8 NA-067 WB8YJF/4 OCRACOKE 20m; CW NA-104 V44RR ST KITTS AND NEVIS 20m; FT8 NA-110 W4IOP SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 40m; FT8 NA-142 KT3Q/4 FLORIDA STATE NORTH WEST 30/20m; CW/FT8 OC-001 VK1TX Australia 80/20m; CW/SSB OC-001 VK2CPC Australia 20m; SSB OC-001 VK3CWB Australia 160m; OC-001 VK3MH Australia 20m; SSB OC-001 VK6EI Australia 20m; FT8 OC-001 VK6IR Australia 80/20m; CW/SSB OC-021 YB0ECT JAVA 17m; CW OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB OC-021 YB0JVZ JAVA 20m; SSB OC-026 KG6JDX GUAM 30m; FT8 OC-028 V73NS RALIK CHAIN 20m; CW OC-036 ZL1MRC NORTH 20m; SSB SA-002 VP8LP FALKLAND 20m; SSB SA-011 9Z4FE TRINIDAD 17m; SSB SA-011 9Z4Y TRINIDAD 20m; SSB SA-018 CE7KF LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 15m; FT8 ** 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). AF-014. Andreas "Paul", DL5CW, will be active as CT9/DL5CW from Madeira Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single- Op entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. NO eQSL. AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or eQSL. AF-050. Johannes, 5T5PA, will be active as 5T5PA/P from Arguin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity will be mainly on SSB using a simple setup consisting of 2 vertical antennas and a 100 watt transceiver. QSL via LoTW, Clublog, direct, by the Bureau (via PA5X). AS-018. Eugene, RA0FF, will be active from Sakhalin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via direct, ClubLog or LoTW. AS-043. Takayuki, JE1GDY, will be active from Hachijo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Activity will be on CW and SSB using 200 watts into a tri-bander. QSL via JE1GDY, by the Bureau or LoTW. AS-066. Operators Evgeny/R0LZ, Sergey/RW0LZ, Alex/RU0LL, YL Elena/RC5A, Yuri/R0MZ and Sergey/RL8C will be active as R0LZ/P from Reyneke Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). AS-066. Operators Maxim/RU5D, Gennady/R3BY and Vitaly/R0MR will be active as R3RRC/0 (as well as their own homecall/0) from Furugelm Island (RR-16-05, R0L-78, RFF-032, RDA PK-35, WW Loc. PN52KL) between July 31st and August 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. Their radio equipment consists of an ICOM-706 and YAESU FT-850. Antennas are a multi-band vertical and RR33 Spiderbeam. QSL via RZ3EC. AS-136. Gao, BH4TQX, will be active from Chongming Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via BH4TQX. AS-150. Operators Ma/BA4MY, BI4KKZ and possibly others will be active as BG4OP from Lingshan Island between July 23-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Operations will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-2/ High-Power entry. QSL via BI4IIZ. EU-002. Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as OH0X from Brändö Island, Åland Islands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via OH2TA. EU-011. Mike, M0PWL, will be active from St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog. EU-015. Pol, SV9RNG, will be active from Crete during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LZ1YE. EU-015. Giannis, SV9FBG, will be active from Crete during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode entry. QSL only via eQSL, LoTW and ClubLog. NO Bureau or direct. Does not have a QSL card! EU-016. (Update) Members of the Croatian Amateur Radio Association HRS and the Radioklub KAPA (OM7M) will be active as 9A0CI from Vis Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via Bureau. Operators mentioned are Neno/9A5N, Branko/ 9A7YY, Karel/OK2WM, Jozef/OM4AZF, Adam/OM4AKA, YL Margita/OM5MF, Pavol/OM5RM, Steve/OM5AA and Lubo/OM5ZW. Look for operators to sign 9A/homecall before and after the contest. EU-016. Italo, IK6JNH, will be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli Island, Croatia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or IK6VXO. EU-018. Carsten "CAEN", OY1CT, will be active from Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Bands (20-10m)/CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via OY1CT or LoTW. EU-025. Joe, IT9RZU, will be active from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. EU-025. Operators Raf/IT9ATF, Gianni/IT9ORA, Joe/IT9WDC, Salvatore/ IT9DSZ, Nicolas/IT9KXK and Luigi/IT9RJE will be active as IR9K from Sicily Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via IT9DSZ. EU-028. Alberto, IU1KZX, will be active as IA5/IU1KZX/M from Elba Island (EU-028) between July 24th and August 6th. Activity will mobile. QSL via eQSL or by the Bureau. EU-034. Igor, ES0IA, will be active from Kassaar Island, Estonia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ Island Station - Fixed/12-Hrs/SSB-Mode entry. QSL via direct or LoTW. EU-041. Paolo, I5WHC, will be active as IM0/I5WHC from Maddalena Island between August 20th and September 18th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. EU-057. Jo, DL5KUD, will be active from Ruegen Island (German Island Award: O-07, WLOTA: LH 1712. DOK: V01) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as Single-Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog. EU-075. Konstantinos "Kostas", SV8GGI, will be active from Salamina Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single- Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. EU-080. Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as ED1BP from Arosa Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ CW/SSB-Modes/40-10m/QRP entry using an Elecraft KX3. QSL via EA1BP. EU-088. (Update/Callsign Change) Fred, ON6QR, will be active as 5Q5M from Laeso Island in the Kattegat IOTA Group, Denmark, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/DXpedition/ 24-Hrs entry. QSL via ON6QR. EU-092. (Reminder/Update) Operators Frank/MM0HST, Col/MM0NDX and Jonathan/MM0OKG and possibly others are planning to be active from Càrn nan Sgeir (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. QSL via EB7DX and LoTW. EU-097. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OH2/DL2VFR from Etela-Suomi (UUSIMAA) Province IOTA Group between August 6-8th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via his home call- sign, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog. EU-101. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OH6/DL2VFR from Bjorkon Island in the Lansi-Suomi (VAASA) Province IOTA Group between August 4-5th. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog. EU-123. Members of the Glasgow and Clyde RAYNET will be active as GM0RAY from Little Cumbrae Island West of Scotland on Saturday, July 24th (1:30 pm-3:30 pm BST). Operators mentioned are Paul/MM3DDQ, Gordon/2M0PIJ and Stephen/MM7KEL. Activity will be on various HF bands as well as VHF and DMR if signals allow. They will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). EU-125. Eddy, DM5JBN, will be active as OV5N from Roemoe Island between July 23-28th. This includes the RSG IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) using an Elecraft KX3 and a 12m GPA only CW/FT8. QSL via DM5JBN. EU-131. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as I3/DF8DX from Lido Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op entry. He will be on the island until July 26th. QSL via direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. EU-132. Adam, DJ0IF, will once again be active as SN0RX from Wolin Island, Poland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via SP8BXL. Look for some possible activities before the contest. EU-132. Kuba, SQ6NEJ, will once again be active from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ 40-10m/SSB-Mode entry using 500w and GP antenna. QSL via SQ6NEJ. EU-133. Operators Nikolai/RV1AQ, Mike/R1MJ and Yaroslav/R1BET, along with technical support, will be active as RV1AQ/p, R1MJ/p and R1BET/p, respectively, from Gogland Island between July 21st and 26/27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Listen for their QSL info. EU-136. Marcus, DL3NCI, will be active as 9A/DL3NCI from Ilovik Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ CW-Mode/High-Power/Assisted entry. Activity will be holiday style. QSL via DL3NCI. EU-146. Operators Peter/ON4TO and Ivan/ON4IBM will be active as PA/OQ4T from Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via ON4TO, by the Bureau or LoTW after the activation. EU-171. Poul, OZ9V, will be active as OZ9V/P from Fur Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via LoTW. EU-172. Operators Uwe/DK4WW and Holger/DL7AU will be active as 5Q5CW from Hjarnoe Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL5CW. EU-172. Operators Rene/DL2JRM and Robert/DM7XX will be active as OV7X from Hjarnoe Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL2JRM. EU-172. Daniel, DJ4MF, will be active as OZ/DJ4MF from Hjarnoe Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ Low-Power entry. QSL via DJ4MF. EU-173. Ric, DL2VFR, will once again be active from Reposaari Island between July 23-25th. He will sign OH1/DL2VFR during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) for a few hours. QSL via his home callsign, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog. EU-173. Timo, OH1NOA, will be active as OH9A from Lampaluoto Island for a few hours on Saturday (July 24th) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via OH1NOA. EU-174. (Update) Members of the Crows Contest team (J42L) will be active as SX8T from Amouliani Island (WW Loc. KN10wh) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Christo/LZ3FN, Vesselin/LZ5VK, George/ SV2KF, Steve/SV2RM, Manos/SV9BMJ, Alex/SV2BXA, Thomas/SV2CLJ, Leonidas/SV2DCD, Panos/SV3DCX, Georgios/SV9DJO, Panagiotis/ SV2DSJ, George/SV9GPV and Konstantinos/SV9OFS. QSL via SV2CLJ direct only. EU-179. Operators Vladimir/US0GJ, UT3GB/UT3GB, Vlad/UT3GF and Ivan/ UR8GX active as UR1G from Kalanchakskiye during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via UR8GX. NA-110. John, K4QQG, will be active from Hilton Head Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode entry. QSL via LoTW. OC-111. Rod, YJ8RN, is once again active from Marae Village, Emae Island, Shepherd Islands, until July 27th. Activity will be on various HF bands (40-15 meters; possibly 80m), using mainly FT8 (possibly some SSB and CW) with his Yaesu FT-450 into a vertically polarized delta loops. He will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via NZ4DX. SA-012. YL Mayra (May), YV7MAY, will be active from Margarita Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). QSL via her manager EA8MU or LoTW. SA-092. (Update/Change) Operators Markus/DJ4EL (PZ5GE), Sascha/PF9Z (PZ5ZS; not PZ5SB) and Rico/PZ5JW will once again try to activate Pagegaaien Island (WW Loc. GJ15kv)as PZ5G between October 15-18th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL PZ5G via LoTW or ClubLog. 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...... JW0W SVALBARD DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The JW0W 2021 team from Prins Karls Forland (EU-063) is now active until July 26th. Their main focus will be on 40/30/20m (all modes) - and of course also other bands if propagation allows. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct and by the Bureau), and direct QSL. The log will also be uploaded on LoTW. Visit their Web site at: http://jw0w.no K9, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club will be operating special event station K9G from the 58th annual "Steam and Gas Engine Show" at Threshermans Park, Boonville, Indiana. The event will take place between Friday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 25th. QSL via KD9KEG. See more details on QRZ.com. N2, UNITED STATES (LH Op). The Old Barney ARC will be operating N2OB from Barnegat Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-039) (ILLW US0123) (aka Old Barney) in Barnegat Light NJ (Long Beach Island IOTA NA-111) on August 21st for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between 1300- 2100 UTC. They will be using SSB and FT8 on 20 and 40 meters. QSL via N2OB. OH73, FINLAND. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active from a cottage on Lake Savon- linna (KP42NG), Finland, in the Saimaa region - the largest Lake District in Europe, between July 26-30th, using the special callsign OH73ELK (see QRZ.com or https://oh73elk.net/). PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. "The Daily DX" reports that Gevork, K9GVK, will be active as PJ7/K9GVK from Sint Maarten Island (NA-247) through the first half 2023. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB (some difficulty with interference) and the Digital modes. PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 26th-August 1st)... Jul/26th LN Jul/29th HN Jul/31st HN Jul/27th BN Jul/30th AN Aug/01st LN Jul/28th 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 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 PZ, SURINAME (Update/Change). Before and after their trip to Papagaaien Island (SA-092; see details above), operators Markus/DJ4EL and Sascha/PF9Z will be active as PZ5GE and PZ5ZS (not PZ5SB), respectively from the main- land of Suriname (WW Loc. GJ25io) between October 9-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB. QSL PZ5GE via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. QSL PZ5ZS ia PF9Z by the Bureau or LoTW. For more details and updates, see: http://pf9z.com Also, watch QRZ.com under DJ4EL or Twitter: https://twitter.com/rapanuiman QSL INFO AND NEWS... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4U1A via UA3DX EM9WFF/P via EA5EL LZ/SQ2M via SQ2M 4U1WB via KK4HD EP2LMA via EA5GL NP2AR via EB7DX 5B/US0VA via US0VA ER/UW7LL via UW7LL OH1/DL2VFR via DL2VFR 5R8AL via G3SWH ES6TZ/0 via YL2GN OR40NOL via ON6NL 7X2RF via EA7FTR ES8GP via ES5GP OS8ON via ON8ON 9G5FI via DL1RTL EV5SL via EW1BBA R15MAKS via UA3DJ 9V1ZV via EA5GL GM3RCV via G3RCV RI0FWA via RZ3FW A61BG via EA7FTR HC5DX via W3HNK RI8KK via R1II A61DD via EA7FTR HD1QRC90 via EA5GL SU1SK via JH1AJT AP2HA via JA1WIO HK4GSO via EA5ZD SV2RSG/A via SV1RP AP2SD via EA5ZD IB1DCI/6 via IK1GPG SV5/G2JL via G2JL BI4SSB via BA4TB IQ8YT via IU8CFS SV8/LZ1QN via LZ1QN CN8DEM via EA7FTR J79WTA via HB9MFM UK8LAL via RW6HS CT7ANZ via LX2RS JW0W via M0OXO V44RR via EA5ZD DL25GDXF via DL6DH KL7J via N3SL YI1WWA via IK2DUW DP44WCA via DF6EX KL7SB via N4GNR ZL7STU via M0OXO DY1T via DU1IVT L21RCA via LU4AA E7/Z35M via Z35M LS8Y via IK2DUW (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 (**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK...... https://clublog.org/logsearch/9G5FI https://clublog.org/logsearch/3D2USU https://clublog.org/logsearch/KL7FBI https://clublog.org/logsearch/VP2V/K3TRM QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2AG, BH4XTE, CN8PG, CT2XHM, DF0GDX, HC1BI, HI8RD, HI8RMQ, HI95RCD, HZ1BW, I6BQI, I6WJB, IL7/IK5AEQ (EU-050), J79WE, JA7ZFN, K4L (NA-141), LY1CX, LZ2HM, OH0Z, OL1HQ, OM3CW, R4PQ, RI0Q, VA3WEB, VE6WK, VP2V/K3TRM, XE2JS and YD3CER QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3W1T, 7Q7RU, C31CT, C92RU, E51WL (OC-083), E73DPR, HI1IDT (NA-122), R205NEW (AS-205), R207RRC, R26RRC (AS-204), VO1III and XV1X QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 9A708DX, DL5AXX, DM6V, E77AW, LY16W, OE5FSL, OS8A, PA0CAH, PC2F, PJ5/SP2FUD, PT2ADM, OR95WARD, SQ6WZ and TA1OSN We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc) send in their info.... R105, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the "Fifth Ocean" Aviators HAM Club are active as R105MA to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Russian Naval Aviation." QSL via RN3YN. An electronic award is available. Details available at: http://www.aviaham.ru R20, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Aliy, UA6YW, who worked as a radio engineer at Maykop radio and television broadcasting center in Maykop, will be active using the special callsign R20RTM to mark the 20th anni versary of the Russian Television Radio Network (RTRN). Activity will be on the air between August 1-31st. QSL via R7AA. SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS. Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG/A, showed up on 20 meters (around 14011 kHz) CW on July 22nd and 23rd, between 1542z and 1937z, and then later on 40 meters (around 7004 kHz) between 2115-0040z. His activity is expected to last until the end of the week (July 25th). It is also sug- gested to watch 40/30/20 meters CW/SSB. QSL via SV1RP. TA4, TURKEY. Alex, SQ9UM, is now active as TA4/SQ9UM from Finike, Turkey, until July 30th. Activity has been on 30/20/17/15/12 meters FT8. QSL via his home callsign. VK9HR WILLIS ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release, dated July 21st; Canceled!)[edited]. Hi All -- Bad news I am afraid; After months of negotiations with the new Coral Island Management Authority, DXpedition leader Tommy Horozakis, VK2IR has had to cancel the Willis Island DXpedition that was planned for November of this year. A combination of new rules banning the installation of any structures on the islands by the new authority along with the fact that COVID has now spread to four Australian states meant that going ahead was not going to be possible. The Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia organized DXpedition would have coincided with 100 years of the weather observation and station being on Willis Island. HARAOA website: www.haraoa.com 73 Ed VK2JI, Publicity Officer VK9HR Willis Island DX'Pedition. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th, 2021) For rules for the contest are available at: http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/riota.shtml -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2021 RSGB IOTA Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2021.html (By Callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2021.html (By DXCC Entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2021.html (By IOTA) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/ Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4X100AI Israel AS-100 Achziv (L); QSL via 4X6ZM (d) 5P6G Denmark EU-088 Lesu DD5ZZ 5Q5CW Denmark EU-172 Hjarnoe DL5CW 5Q5M Denmark EU-088 Laeso ON6QR 5T5PA/p Mauritania AF-050 Arguin LoTW 9A/DL3NCI Croatia EU-136 Ilovik DL3NCI 9A0CI Croatia EU-016 Vis 9A0CI (B) 9A8DV Croatia EU-016 Drvenik Veli (L) BG4OP China AS-150 Lingshan BI4IIZ BH4TQX China AS-136 Chongming BH4TQX BI4SSB China AS-135 Kaishan BA4TB CR3DX Madeira AF-014 Madeira OM2VL; QSL B/d CT9/DL5CW Madeira AF-014 Madeira DL5CW DA2W Germany EU-057 Rugen DD2CW DD2CW Germany EU-057 Rugen DD2CW (B) DG5LAC/p Germany EU-042 Hooge (L); (Auto-B)/C/e DK1A Germany EU-129 Usedom DK1A DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen (C) ED1BP Spain EU-080 Arosa EA1BP EJ1E Ireland EU-121 Bere EI5KF ES0IA Estonia EU-034 Kassaar (L); QSL via ES0IA (d) F/ON1BN/p France EU-039 Chausey F/ON6EF/p France EU-039 Chausey (B/d/e) G4ALE/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight G4ALE GJ8A Jersey EU-013 Jersey G3XSV (d) GM5DX Scotland EU-092 Summer Isles EB7DX GM7A Scotland EU-008 Isle of Skye (L) GM7M Scotland EU-123 Arran G4ZVB GM7V Scotland EU-010 Benbecula N3SL I3/DF8DX Italy EU-131 Lido (d/B/L) IF9A Sicily EU-054 Favignana IT9ATF IH9YMC African Italy AF-018 Pantelleria IH9YMC II3Y Italy EU-130 Santa Maria di Barbana M0OXO IQ3ME/p Italy EU-131 Pellestrina IQ3ME IR9K Italy EU-025 Sicily IT9DSZ IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily (L) JE1GDY Japan AS-043 Hachijo (L); QSL via JE1GDY (B) JI3DST/5 Japan AS-200 Shodo JI3DST (B) JW0W Svalbard EU-063 Prins Karls Forland (L) K1IMI USA NA-137 Bailey N4CW K4QQG USA NA-110 Hilton Head (L) KS4YT USA NA-168 Grand Isle KS4YT KV4T USA NA-168 Grand Isle KV4T LA4C Norway EU-055 Feoy (L); QSL via LA4C (B) M0PWL England EU-011 St Mary's (L) MM8C Scotland EU-111 Ceann Ear MP5A Guernsey EU-114 Alderney (L); QSL via (C) NL0H Alaska NA-040 St Lawrence (L)oTW; QSL via M0OXO (O) OH1/DL2VFR Finland EU-173 Reposaari (L); QSL via DL2VFR (e/C) OH9A Finland EU-173 Lampaluoto OH1NOA OH0X Aland Island EU-002 Brando OH2TA OV7X Denmark EU-172 Hjarno DL2JRM OZ/DJ4MF Denmark EU-172 Hjarno DL4MF OZ9V Denmark EU-171 Fur (d) OY1CT Faroe Islands EU-018 Steymoy LoTW PA/DL1KVN/p Netherlands EU-146 Tiengemeten (C) PA/OQ4T Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4TO PI4AMF/p Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland PA3EYC R/p Russia (Europe) EU-133 Gogland via their home callsign RA0FF Russia (Asia) AS-018 Sakhalin (L) RA1ZZ/p Russia (Europe) EU-133 Kotlin (C) RI0FM Russia (Asia) AS-149 Moneron RW6HS RI0FWA Russia (Asia) AS-025 Kunashir LoTW SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8BXL SQ6NEJ Poland EU-132 Wolin SQ6NEJ SV8/LZ2K Greece EU-174 Ammouliani LZ1QN SV8CS Greece EU-052 Zante SV8CS SV8GGI Greece EU-075 Salamina (d/B/C/L) SV9FBG Crete EU-015 Crete (e/L/C/n) SW8YA Greece EU-174 Thassos HA1YA (d) SX8T Greece EU-174 Amouliani SV2CLJ (d) TM1N France EU-064 Noirmoutier F4GYM; QSL via (B/d/e) TM7P France EU-107 Peitite F4FET UR1G Ukraine EU-179 Kalanchatskyi UR8GX VE7JH Canada NA-036 Vancouver LoTW; QSL via VE7JH (B/C/e) W4MY USA NA-067 Harkers W4MPS YB0ECT Indonesia OC-021 Java W2FB (d) YJ8RN Vanuatu OC-111 Emae NZ4DX YV7MAY Venezuela SA-012 Margarita (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 QSL Printed K0B MISSOURI BICENTENNIAL (Press Release, dated July 18th; First Capitol Amateur Radio Activation - August 7-15th, 2021). [edited] In association with the August 2021 celebration of the Missouri State Bicentennial (missouri2021.org), there will be a first-ever amateur radio activation of Missouri's First Capitol State Historic Site on August 10th. For more information on amateur or "ham" radio, the ARRL - The national association for amateur radio - provides an informative Web site at: http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio Background -- The original building served as Missouri's capitol from 1821 to 1826 and is located on the west bank of the Missouri River. The site is part of the St. Charles Historic District in the city's River- front neighborhood and is adjacent to Frontier Park from where Lewis and Clark launched their Corps of Discovery Expedition in August of 1803. The address of the First Capitol is 200 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO. More information about the First Capitol is available at (mostateparks.com/park/first-missouri-state-capitol-state-historic-site) and a data sheet about the park is available at (mostateparks.com/sites/mostateparks/files/Datasheets_FirstMOStateCapitol.pdf). Amateur Radio Activity -- An amateur radio station operated by the St. Charles Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) using the call sign K0B (K Zero B) will be active on the First Capitol site on August 10th. (The schedule of operation will be announced as the date gets closer.) The First Capitol site also qualifies for the national Parks On the Air program (POTA - parksontheair.com) with the identifier K-3349. Additional POTA- style activations from both the First Capitol site and from the adjacent Frontier Park are possible on other dates depending on weather and operator availability. While in operation, an operator will be available to answer questions. Operating Plan for Hams -- K0B will be active on SSB (voice), CW (Morse code), and FT8 (digital data) on shortwave HF (80-10 meters) and 6 meters, and on 2 meter FM simplex (voice) on August 10th from the First Capitol site. K0B will also be active from the annual SCARC hamfest and flea market on August 8th and from SCARC member stations at varying times from August 7th through August 15th. An operating schedule will be posted on the SCARC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/137503243257029) and updated as more information becomes available. All contacts will be confirmed via the ARRL's Logbook of the World (LOTW arrl.org/lotw). A special paper QSL and a downloadable PDF certificate will be available - watch the SCARC Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the activation date. The Mid-MO Amateur Radio Club, K9ZTV, will be active using the callsign W0M (W Zero M) from August 7th-10th and other Missouri clubs may also be active to commemorate the bicentennial. A listing of special callsigns and information about them is available at (www.1x1callsigns.org). The Missouri QSO Party on July 31st and August 1st, (www.w0ma.org/index.php/missouri-qso-party) will also feature special callsigns and rare counties. Contact Information -- For more information, see the SCARC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/137503243257029). The press release author (Ward Silver, N0AX) may be contacted at (firstname.lastname@example.org). The SCARC president (Carl Jansson, AE0CJ) is available via (email@example.com). Additional information will be available via the SCARC website, (www.wb0hsi.org), closer to the activation date.