Boletim OPDX – 11/01/2021

Expo will be returning between March 13-14th, for a full 48 hours. The
upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will feature new speakers and pre-
senters, panel discussions, and kit-building workshops among other activ-
ities. For more details and how to register, see the ARRL Web page at:

3A, MONACO. Operators Mireille/F4FRL and Patrice/F5RBB will be active as
3A/homecall from Monaco between February 24th and March 2nd. Activity
will be on 40-20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via eQSL
or LoTW.

3D2/R, ROTUMA (Extended). Tony, 3D2AG, continues to be active as 3D2AG/p
from Rotuma Island (OC-060) possibly January 12th or 13th (not January 8th
as reported last week) and will be leaving the island on the 15th. Most
of his activity has been on 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters FT8,
with some CW. QSL via 3D2AG using PayPal, ClubLog's OQRS or direct. He
uses paper logs for CW, and ClubLog for FT8. NO LoTW.

3Y0I BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Update). The following was posted on
the Rebel DX Group FaceBook page, January 4th [edited]: Some members of
the Rebel DX Group have arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. After several
Covid protocols we are in the good hands of our ZS friends and local
Just to remind you, the whole of our expedition equipment from the
first Bouvet "attack" was secured at the QTH of Andre ZS1AN. What a
great guy he is!! We will check again all our expedition gear during
the coming days.
We had a very busy day yesterday with Shawn, ZS1SBW, working on im-
portant paperwork for upcoming projects. More info on that soon.
The Bouvet (3Y0I) trip is on track. Still some budget is missing but
we are hoping to get some of the missing $$$. Our last attempt cost us
over $250K private money (donations were just 7%) and sadly that went
to the "vessel chimney" (for fuel). Let's hope, this time we will be
more lucky.
Here is a link if you are willing to help:
For your information, we will not apply for financial support to any
DX Foundation or big Clubs as their conditions are not acceptable to us
for a trip to one of the most wanted DXCC entities; and one of hardest
places to go on our planet.
For more "possible" details and updates on the Bouvet Island DXpedition,
watch the following Web page and Media sites at:  
This is the main site where you can find more details on the project
and news:
Rebel DX Group:

6 METER NEWS. reports: Russian Government Radio Frequency
Commission meeting took place on December 30th. They didn't approve 6m
band allocation for hams and this issue was postponed without dates.
Don't expect any activities on the 6m band in 2021 (with the exception
of Crimea on whose territory a temporary permit is valid).

AT2, INDIA (Special Event). To celebrate 100 years of amateur radio in
India, look for special event callsign AT2YAR to be on the air through
March 1st. Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via VU3ZHA.
More expected special event callsigns are expected.

AAW 2021. The 18th Antarctic Activity Week will take place next month
between February 20-28th. All Radio Amateurs (OMs & SWLs) around the
world, Clubs and Organizations as well as other important groups and
individual operators WW, to join and share with them, this initiative.
Apply your special AAW's callsign, get a WAP reference and jump into the
competition. Some operators have already signed-up to participate. See
the following Web page at:
The WAP's intention is to draw WW attention to the Antarctic Continent,
and the AAW is a unique event World-Wide (WW) where Hams (in any corners
of the world, and not necessarily in Antarctica) wish to celebrate and
improve World-Wide interest around the Icy Continent.
Purpose of the A.A.W. is to increase world wide interest around Antarctic
Continent and its related matters, with the aim of staying close to the
researchers and personnel who are spending their time away from home and
families, studying the Antarctic life and its secrets. Addition purpose
is to share what Nations and Organizations are doing to protect this
still non contaminated corner of the world, to share a WW message of peace.

DR50, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the German CW club Arbeits-
gemeinschaft Telegraphie (AGCW) will activate the special event callsign
DR50AGCW (Special DOK AGCW50) until December 31st, 2021. Activity is to
celebrate the founding and its 50th anniversary. QSL via Bureau.

GB1-2/GB4-6/GB8-0, ENGLAND (Special Event). Members of the Denby Dale
Amateur Radio Society are currently active with the following special
callsigns until January 24th to celebrate the 2021 New Year. Look for
the following:
GB0HNY -- Operator Brian/G0BFJ;   WAB SE11 IO93CP
GB1HNY -- Operator Darran/G0BWB;  WAB SE11 IO93CO
GB2HNY -- Operator Richard/M0RBG; WAB SE11 IO93CP
GB4HNY -- Operator Nick/G4IWO;    WAB SE20 IO94EM      
GB5HNY -- Operator Barry/G4TML;   WAB SE11 IO93CP
GB6HNY -- Operator Roland/G0OUC;  WAB SE31 IO93FO
GB8HNY -- Operator David/M0RIU;   WAB SE12 IO93CQ
GB9HNY -- Operator Jerry/M5JB;    WAB SE10 IO93CN
Activity will be on various HF/VHF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. NO QSL cards are available, but some may use eQSL.


The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between January 4-9th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8ED        CANARY                  20/15m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8TL        CANARY                  20m; FT8
   AF-013    5R8AL        MADAGASCAR              20m; PSK
   AF-016    FR4OP        REUNION                 20m; FT8
   AF-016    FR4QT        REUNION                 20m; SSB
   AF-018    IH9YMC       Pantelleria             20m; CW
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               20m; SSB
   AF-022    ZD7JC        ST HELENA               15m; FT8
   AF-032    5H1FF        ZANZIBAR                15m; FT8
   AF-049    3B8FA        MAURITIUS               30m; FT8
   AF-086    D41CV        WINDWARD                20m; SSB
   AN-016    RI01ANT      ANTARCTICA              40m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4AIF       CYPRUS                  17m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4AJG       CYPRUS                  60m;
   AS-004    5B4ALJ       CYPRUS                  15m; FT8
   AS-007    JA1PLT       HONSHU                  40m; FT8
   AS-007    JH4UYB       HONSHU                  20m; SSB
   AS-007    JH7MQD       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-007    JI1CRM       HONSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-017    JO2ASQ/6     Okinawa                 30/20/17/15m; CW
   AS-026    HL4SF        CHEJU-DO PROVINCE       20m; SSB
   AS-031    JD1BMH       Chichijima              80/40/30/20/17m; CW/FT8
   AS-076    JA5DQH       SHIKOKU                 160m;
   AS-078    JA8COE       HOKKAIDO                20m; SSB
   AS-078    JF8QNF       HOKKAIDO                40m; FT8
   AS-201    TA0TA        SEA OF MARMARA          20m; SSB
   EU-004    EA6NB        BALEARIC                160m;
   EU-005    GX3WSC       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT8
   EU-005    M0BPQ        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT8
   EU-005    M3JDF        GREAT BRITAIN           17m; SSB
   EU-009    GM8OFQ       DALMATIA SOUTH          40m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9ANK       Crete                   17m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9BMG       Crete                   60m;
   EU-015    SV9RGI       Crete                   17m; FT8
   EU-016    9A4W         DALMATIA SOUTH          20m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1DZ        FAROE                   60/30m; FT8
   EU-022    JX8US        Jan Mayen               40m; CW
   EU-023    9H5SN        MALTA                   30m; FT8
   EU-024    IO0MMI       SARDINIA                40m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0ZOD       SARDINIA                12m; FT8
   EU-025    IO9MMI       Sicily                  40m; CW
   EU-025    IT9BGE       Sicily                  40m;
   EU-025    IT9CAR       Sicily                  40m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9CGR       Sicily                  20m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9HRL       Sicily                  40m;
   EU-025    IT9ILN       Sicily                  40m; SSB
   EU-029    OV1CDX       SJAELLAND               80m; CW
   EU-067    SV8OVP       NAXOS                   40m; CW
   EU-082    RA1ZZ/P      Kildin                  40/20m; CW
   EU-115    EI6JK        IRELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-115    EI8GVB       IRELAND                 60m;
   EU-115    EI9HX        IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-116    GD3ZZN       ISLE OF MAN             40m; SSB
   EU-116    GD4SVD       ISLE OF MAN             60m;
   EU-116    MD0CCE       ISLE OF MAN             30m; FT8
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB
   EU-139    SM2S         NORRBOTTEN COUNTY       17m; SSB
   EU-175    CU3BL        CENTRAL                 40m; SSB
   EU-175    CU6NS        CENTRAL                 15m; FT8
   NA-005    VP9GE        BERMUDA                 30m; FT8
   NA-015    CO7MTL       CUBA                    40m; FT8
   NA-015    CO8LY        CUBA                    40m; FT8
   NA-016    ZF2PG        CAYMAN                  40m; SSB
   NA-021    8P6ET        BARBADOS                15m; FT8
   NA-026    K2HF         NEW YORK STATE          80m; CW
   NA-027    VO1CH        NEWFOUNDLAND            20m; SSB
   NA-031    K1QAR        RHODE ISLAND STATE      80m; CW
   NA-065    W7GBB        WASHINGTON STATE NORTH  20m; FT8
   NA-091    VA7QI        Quadra                  30m; FT8
   NA-096    HI8AT        HISPANIOLA              20m; SSB
   NA-099    NP4TX        PUERTO RICO             40m; FT8
   NA-099    WP3UX        PUERTO RICO             60m;
   NA-108    J69DS        St. Lucia               80/40/20/15m; FT8
   NA-217    N5GF         NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE     20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK2BJ        Australia               80m; CW
   OC-001    VK2QV        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-016    3D2TS       VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 80m; FT8
   OC-021    YB1TJ        JAVA                    60m;
   OC-021    YB2MM        JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB0MWM       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YC2GBS       JAVA                    15m; SSB
   OC-026    KH2L         GUAM                    80m; FT8
   OC-032    FK4RD        NEW CALEDONIA           20m; SSB
   OC-032    FK4QX        NEW CALEDONIA           20m; SSB
   OC-034    P29LL        NEW GUINEA              30m; CW
   OC-035    YJ8RN        NEW HEBRIDES            20m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL2AGY       North                   30m; CW
   OC-036    ZL2AIM       North                   40m; CW
   OC-036    ZL2MY        North                   40m; CW
   OC-036    ZL3ET        North                   20m; SSB
   OC-038    ZL7DX        CHATHAM                 15m; FT8
   OC-042    4I1EBD       LUZON                   20m; SSB
   OC-042    DU3LA        LUZON                   80m; CW
   OC-060    3D2AG/P      Rotuma                  20m; CW/FT8
   OC-143    YB4FIK       Sumatra                 20m; SSB
   OC-143    YB5QZ        Sumatra                 30m; FT8
   OC-166    YD7RV        Laut                    40m; FT8
   SA-002    VP8ON        FALKLAND                30m; FT8
   SA-011    9Z4Y         TRINIDAD                40m; CW
Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
on their QSNs on their PacketCluster reports. The format we
suggest is "IOTA#/Mode/Island or Group" (ex. OC-146/FT8/Celebes).

  AS-152.  (Update) Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), plan to
           be active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island sometime in
           March. To achieve their goal to operate from Bolshoj Begichev
           Island, the team will have to travel 3624 km (by snowmobiles
           1812 km*2). The latest info indicates: "A snowmobile expedition
           to Bolshoy Begichev Island will start on March 4, 2021, from
           the village of Tazovsky. This is the fifth expedition from the
           cycle "Legends of the Arctic". For more details, see OPDX.1480/
           1482/1494 or:

  AS-153.  Members of West Bengal Radio Club (VU2WB) will be active as
           AT2GSI from Sagar Island (also known as Gangasagar or Sagardwip),
           an island in the Ganges Delta, lying on the continental shelf
           of Bay of Bengal about 100 km South of Kolkata, West Bengal,
           India, between January 9-16th. QSL via eQSL.

  EU-009.  Dave, MM0EAX, will be the next operator to use the GMDX Group's
           (Scotland's DX Association) special callsign GS8VL from Orkney
           Island during January. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct/Bureau or
           LoTW. DO NOT SEND ANY PAPER QSL CARDS via the BUREAU; they
           will not be answered.

  EU-082.  Vasily, RA1ZZ, will be finishing up his RA1ZZ/p from Kildin
           Island (WW Loc. KP79dh, RR-03-03, RDA MU-17), European Russia.
           He is expected to go QRT on January 11th. Activity will be on
           40/20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or
           ClubLog's OQRS.

  NA-151.  Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Tasiilaq
           Island Islands (WW Loc. HP15EO), Greenland, between January
           13-30th. Dates can be changed; watch Activity will
           be on 40-4 meters with a focus 50 and 70 MHz. When not active,
           he will run a WSPR beacon on 40-6 meters. He states this is
           NOT a DXpedition, and the best chance to work him will be around
           lunchtime and after dinner (his local time UTC-2), also during
           the weekend, possibly at night/morning. QSL via OZ0J direct
           (see Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and some-
           times eQSL. For more details and updates, watch or
           his Web page at:

  OC-139.  (Update) Grant, VK5GR, posted the following on his Web page
           on January 7th [edited]: "Final antenna packing lists are
           being drawn up today, and at this stage, I hope to also include
           an inverted L for 160m. Having tried to operate 160m at home
           recently I decided I was silly not to give it a go in a much
           more RF quiet location with a better antenna, a better ground
           plane. I will try and pay attention in particular to my morning
           grey-line into Europe, but will also do some activity during
           the NA morning grey-line as well.
           Only 4 days to go before we depart Adelaide and head down
           to IOTA OC-139. See you on the air!"
           JUST REMINDER: Grant has stated, "This time it will be more
           holiday (with the family) and less radio..... Activity will be
           a combination of CW, SSB and FT8, possibly with some RTTY and
           PSK thrown in for fun. I also hope to put VK5KI on air during
           the WIA Summer VHF/UHF field day on 6m/2m/70cm (and maybe 23cm).
           Visit VK5GR Web page at:

  OC-210.  Reportedly, Indra, YB8QT, has moved from Celebes Island [Su-
           lawesi](OC-146) in early November to Sangihe Islands (OC-210)
           and is expected to be there until possibly 2025. He is there
           for a government job. QSL via IK2DUW or LoTW.

  2021 IOTA TOUR. Bodo, DF8DX, announced that he will be active from
           the following location during 2021. His next activities are:
           NA-026 -- Callsign KT3Q/2; New York State IOTA Group;
                     sometime in March
           EU-024 -- Callsign IS0/DF8DX; Sardina Island; April 17-24th
           EU-004 -- Callsign EA6/DF8DX; Balearic Island; October 7-13th

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......

JIDXM AWARDS ANNOUNCED. The ARRL Web page posted the following on January
6th: The Japan International DX Meeting (JIDXM) committee, in cooperation
with CQ magazine, has announced awards to DXpedition teams and individuals
who made outstanding contributions to the world's DX community. The 2020
JIDXM award program will recognize the VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition Team
(February 2020), the VP2VB Yasme Memorial Expedition Team (March 2020),
and the TO0Z St. Barthelemy Expedition Team (September 2020) as DXpeditions
of the year.
Despite the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, these teams
overcame all the difficulties and organized DXpeditions successfully
with fine teamwork."
The JIDXM Contribution Award 2020 went to Joe Taylor, K1JT, for his
development of WSJT-X software "with cutting-edge digital technology,"
and to ARRL Director of Operations Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, "for demonstrating
brilliant leadership in managing the DXCC Award program" during the

JW, SVALBARD. Erling, LB2PG, will once again be active as JW/LB2PG from
Bear Island (EU-027) between now and June 1st. Activity will be on 80-20
meters using SSB with a FT-990 and 1KW amp into multi-band dipole antenna.
QSL via LB2PG by the Bureau.

LZ1340, BULGARIA (Special Event). Look for special event station LZ1340B
to be on the air to celebrate the 1340th anniversary of the First Bulgarian
Empire. See QSL via LZ3SM or ClubLog's OQRS.

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

OX, GREENLAND. Nils, SM3UQK, is once again active from Greenland, but in
the southern part and in the city of Narsarsuaq as OX/SE3A (WW Loc. GP71GD)
until January 28th. He will be using an IC-7300 into a 20 and 40 meter
inverted V only around 5 meter over ground, and a 20 meter simple wire
vertical with one radial around 1 m over ground.. QSL via SM3UQK, direct
or by the Bureau.


Jan/11th HN      Jan/14th  AN     Jan/16th  HN
Jan/12th AN      Jan/15th  HN     Jan/17th  LN
Jan/13th AN

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:
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page:
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
* SolarHam Web page:
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
  Atmospheric Adminisration (NOAA):
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
* Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
  overseas locations are at:
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at:
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W:
* Point to point propagation at:
* Real-time propagation at:
* Also on Twitter:


3D2TS via M0OXO         FP5CJ via K9OT          OK/SP6SUD/P via SP6SUD
4A50CRH via XE2AU       HC7AE/1 via EA5GL       OL725PLZ via OK1DRQ
4J0SFR via 4K4K         HF1J via SP1NEN         OO4UZLEUVEN via ON3AR
4O7CC via UA4CC         HF55BRP via SP9BRP (L)  OO8S via ON8SS
4U1GSC via 9A2AA        HK1O via EA5KB          OR1Z via ON6IX
4X/OM2IB via OM2IB      HS0ZEX via DL9MDZ (N)   OR6LIFE via ON6BS
5K6RM via HK6RM (B/L)   II0MMI via IW0BTN       OS4M via ON4LDP
5Q2J via OZ2JBC         II1DCC via IK1RAE       PA44FF via PH0NO
5Q9T via OZ0AP          II1MMI via IK1YRA       PA5150EVH via PF1SCT
5Z4VJ via M0URX         II4BLD via IQ4FE        PH20XMAS via PA3EFR
6W1TA via F5PRU         II8MMI via IU8CEU       PI4TX via PD0LVS
7S60BQ via SM7BHM       IO0MMI via IM0SDX       R30MCHS via R4CR
7X2TT via EA5GL         IO9MMI via IT9MRM       SF400B via SK6LK & (L)                                     
7X3WPL via 7X3DL        IQ0OT via 9A8AOT        SN65KDU via SP9KDU
9J2RD via IZ8CCW        IQ6KK via IW6ATQ        SP100LEM via SP3POB
9V1VV via EA5GL         IR0MMI via (I-B)        SQ1X via SQ1EIX
9V1YC via W5UE          IR8MMI via IU8OJZ       SX7A via SV2GWY
A71CT via EA7FTR        IR9MMI via IT9YBL       T88SS via EA5GL
BY1OK via EA5ZD         J69KZ via W3HNK         TC3SAV via TA3X
C31JM via C31KC         JG8NQJ/JD1 via JA8CJY   TG9ADM via EA5GL
CN8RAH via RW6HS (d)    K5S via WE5D            TI2VLM via EA5ZD
CO7MTL v HE9ERA(B);IK2DUW (d/L) KH0/KC0W via KC0W  TI3/AB3G via AB3G (d/L)
CQ750RSI via CT7AQD     LC1C via LB1AH (e)      TI5/N3KS via M0URX
CR6K via CT1ILT (O/d/L) LY13LY via LY8O & (L)   TM21HNY via F4GPB
CS750RSI via CT7AQD     LZ1340B via LZ3SM (OQRS) TM8AA via F5SLD
D4Z via IK2NCJ          LZ21RH via LZ3GA        TR8CA via F6CBC
DL/CS7AMH/P via CS7AMH  LZ5R via LZ1YQ          TT8SN via DL9USA
DP0POL/MM via DL5EBE    LZ6C via LZ2UW          TZ4AM via W0SA
DQ11WCA via DF6EX       M0RSE via G3SWH (OQRS)  UA0JFG via RW6HS
DR165TESLA via DK3ZZ    MX1COL via G6XOU        UI2K via UA2FZ
DU3TW via EA5GL         N6QEK/KL7 via N6QEK     UN9L via LZ1YE
EA9KB via EA7FTR        NP2AR via EB7DX (d)     YB1KRT via EA5ZD
EG4CSH via EA4DCU       OA6AMN via EA5ZD        YI9WS via IK5SRF
EH5ACN via EA5RKJ       OD5TX via W4JS          Z81D via OM3JW (O/L)
EM0I via UT2IZ          OD5ZZ via N4GNR (d/L)   ZC4GR via EB7DX
EM200LDS via UR6LF      OE100BL via OE4JHW & (L) ZF9CW via K5GO (d/L)
EN50WZA via UT7WZA      OE8XDX via OE8HAQ        
EO50FF via UX0FF & (L)  OG60IPA via OH4MDY

(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
(*) QSLs will be sent via the Bureau - No QSL needed

LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......   (Updated)  (Updated)

U.S. POSTAL STOPPAGE (Updated as January 8th). [List is getting smaller]
The U.S. Postal Service is temporarily suspending international mail
acceptance for certain destinations due to service impacts related to
the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suspension Due to Foreign Postal Operator Service Suspension

Suspension Due to Unavailability of Transportation
Angola            Guadeloupe     Reunion (Bourbon)      Tajikistan
Brunei            Laos           St Pierre & Miquelon   Timor-Leste
Cen. African Rep. Liberia        Saudi Arabia           Yemen
Chad              Martinique     Seychelles
Cuba              Mauritius      Sierra Leone
French Guiana     Rep. of Congo  South Sudan

Customers: Please refrain from mailing items addressed to the countries
listed above, until further notice. For more details, see:


and Z66DX

We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....

2021 ARRL Northwestern Division Convention, will not take place as an
in-person gathering this June. The SEA-PAC Committee is exploring alter-
native online and on-air activities and will announce further details as
they become available. For the complete press release, see the ARRL Web
page at:

SQ0, POLAND (Special Event/Correction). Members of the SEDINA Contest
Club will activate the special event station SQ0MORSE from Szczecin,
Poland, between now and April 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 230th
(not 220th as reported last week) anniversary of the birth of Samuel
F.B. Morse. Operations will be on various HF bands. Operators mentioned
are Waldemar/SP1DPA, Wies/SP1EG, Krzysztof/SP1MGM, Janek/SQ1PSA and
Waldemar/SQ3PMX. QSL via SP1EG, direct or by the Bureau.

TM18, FRANCE (Special Event). Look for special event station TM18AAW to
be on the air between February 14-28th. Activity is to celebrate the
18th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW). Operator will be François, F8DVD,
from his QTH of Mâcon in the east part of France, 60 km North of Lyon
(JN26JH). The new reference number for the WAP program is 310. Details
on the WAP program can be found at:
Activity will be on various HF bands between 40-40 meters. QSL via F8DVD,
direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or via Bureau.

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Randy, WW6RG, informs OPDX of the following [edited]:
"Looks like I will be traveling to Diego Garcia arriving the evening of
01/19 and departing the following evening 01/20 (All times and dates UTC).
I will be operating as VQ9/WW6RG. Allowing for any Covid-19 restrictions
I hope to get a couple hours of operation starting about 03:00z then
again at 10:00z for about 2 hours. Again this is subject to me finding
a suitable area to operate from under the current restrictions. I will
operate on 20 and 17 meters QRP SSB, No Digital Modes. My equipment will
be a Icom IC-705 and an AlexLoop magnetic loop antenna. Not the best of
operating conditions down there but I'm going to give it a try. QSL to
home call WW6RG. No EQSL or LoTW. As I have been assigned duty operating
from LAX to Honolulu for a couple weeks after this trip it will be about
03/01 until my next 'Overseas' assignment."

VI100/VK100, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Look for some Australian amateur
radio operators to activate the following special event callsigns:
VI100AF -- 100 days; between March 1st and May 29th
VK100AF -- between March 1st and August 31st
Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian
Air Force on March 31st. Current operators listed are Stuart/VK8NSB,
Lee/VK3GK, Paul/VK2HV, Alan/VK4SN, Bob/VK4BOB and Joe/VK2KJJ. QSL via
M0URX's OQRS (direct or Bureau) or direct to M0URX (with 2 USDs). NO
incoming Bureau QSLs; use the OQRS.

VR2, HONG KONG. Zach, NC1W, states that he recently moved to Hong Kong,
and is learning how to adapt his radio setup to living in a high rise
apartment in a crowded city (no HF operations yet). He has the callsign
VR2/NC1W and is expected to be there for several years. No other details
are available.

ZC4, UK SOV. BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. Garry, 2M1DHG, is now active as ZC4GR
from the Eastern Sovereign Base Area (ESBA) [WW Loc. KM65WC] of Cyprus
for the next 2.5 years. Activity is limited as time permits. Operations
are mainly on SSB and the Digital modes (new to FT8) using a FT-450 into
a Buddipole (40-10m). He does state that he also uses SSTV, PSK31 and
WSPR, and suggests to look for him between 1700-1900z a few nights during
the week. QSL via EB7DX.

ZY4, BRAZIL (WWFF Op). Operators Alex/PY4AZ, Ronaldo/PS8RV, Felipe/PP1KV,
Antoni/PY1AX, Billy/PY2LCD, Fernando/PY1FR, Inácio/PU4ISA, Joselito/PY5OL
Robson/PY4HI and Rafael (non-Ham) will be active as ZY4D from Caparaó
National Park, Pico da Bandeira, Municipality of Alto Caparaó (MG) between
January 15-17th. Reference Flora and Fauna number is WWFF-PYFF-0049.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using  CW, SSB, FT8 and Satellite.
QSL via PS8RV by the Bureau, direct via PY4AZ or LoTW.