Boletim OPDX – 26/07/2021

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:

3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION (Update). The following was posted on the
Rebel DX Group's FaceBook page (
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 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 (NO IRCs) or LoTW. Please NO Bureau

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.


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-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-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

  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

  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

  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:

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

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

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 or

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.


Jul/26th LN      Jul/29th  HN     Jul/31st  HN
Jul/27th BN      Jul/30th  AN     Aug/01st  LN
Jul/28th HN

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

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* Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
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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:                 
Also, watch under DJ4EL or Twitter:

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



E73DPR, HI1IDT (NA-122), R205NEW (AS-205), R207RRC, R26RRC (AS-204),

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:

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:
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:
       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:
      (By Callsign)
     (By DXCC Entity)
     (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
(, 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:

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
and a data sheet about the park is available at

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 - 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 ( and
updated as more information becomes available.

All contacts will be confirmed via the ARRL's Logbook of the World (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 ( The
Missouri QSO Party on July 31st and August 1st,
( will also feature special
callsigns and rare counties.

Contact Information -- For more information, see the SCARC Facebook
page ( The press release author
(Ward Silver, N0AX) may be contacted at ( The SCARC
president (Carl Jansson, AE0CJ) is available via (
Additional information will be available via the SCARC website,
(, closer to the activation date.