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 ... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.