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Friday, March 5, 2021

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1506\

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1506 Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1506   The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster DX Bulletin No. 1506 BID: $OPDX.1506 March 8, 2021 Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio) Written/Sent From Strongsville, Ohio   Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Cluster Networks, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, AA6RE, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W8KL, 4X1VF, DF6EX, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,, DX-World.Net, E21EIC, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, Sixitalia Weekly, UA3DX, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.   ** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICES: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL International DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX SSB Contest participants.   DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 26th/February, through Friday, 5th/March there were 207 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS   * PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".   3D2, FIJI (New Ham). Joanna "JK", 3D2ZK, from Denarau, Nadi, Fiji, posted the following on [edited], "I'm very new to the HAM radio family. Please be patient when you hear me. I finished Jagielonica Law University in Krakow, Poland. I am a living rebel, so I joined forces with Rebel DX Group. My plan is to be active from 3D2/C (Conway Reef), 3D2/R (Rotuma Island) and several rare IOTAs around Fiji from May 2021 for 3-4 months." No QSNs have been reported yet.   4X73/4Z73, ISRAEL (Israel celebrates 73 years of Independence). Jan, 4X1VF, informs OPDX readers, "This year is a very special for the ham radio family all over the world." Special activity will take place during these days using the special callsigns 4X73(XX) and 4Z73(XX). The "XX" will include each operator's last two letters of their private callsign. The activity will start 0600 UTC, April 14th, until Saturday, 2200 UTC, April 17th. QSL connects will be uploaded to LoTW or operators will have their own private QSL cards printed. Some of the operators will use the special callsigns during the "Holyland Contest" that will be taking place in the same weekend.   5W, SAMOA. Hiro, JF1OCQ, is now active as 5W7X (remotely from Japan) from Samoa (OC-097). The length of his activity is not known. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via JF1OCQ. See QSL info on   8Q, MALDIVES. Mats, SM6LRR (RM2D), will be active as 8Q7MS from Ukulhas Island, Alif Alif Atoll (AS-013), between March 28th and April 10th. Activity will be holiday style on mainly 40-15 meters using CW, but with some SSB as well. This is a NON-FT8/FT4 expedition! He states, "Equipment will be decided later, but license is valid for several radios (Lab599 TX-500, Elecraft KX-3 and Kenwood TS 590S), as well as Expert 1.3 K-FA. Antennas will be either Inverted Vees or 1/4-wave verticals on Spider- beam or DX Wire poles. As this is the first time I visited the location, it is still uncertain how signal environment will be. Antennas will be limited to the roof of the building where we will stay, meaning that I am not at all sure which bands I may accommodate. Most likely, no 160/80 meter operation. More information to follow later." QSL info TBD.   9J, ZAMBIA. Bodo, HB9EWU, who is currently on a humanitarian mission to northern Zambia in the Luapula Province (WW Loc. KI40iq) per, is now active as 9J2BG. Activity will be on 20 meters with an end-fed half- wave antenna into Yaesu FT-857. QSL via HB9EWU, direct or by the Bureau. The length of his stay is not known, but he states that QSL cards will only be sent in 2022, when he is back in Switzerland!   A4, OMAN. Khalid, A41CK, will be active as A42K (club/contest callsign) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW and EA5GL.   AM3, SPAIN (Special Event). Look for special event stations AM3DIM and AM3YLD to be active between March 6-12th. Activity is to celebrate "Inter- national Women's Day" (March 8th). Operations will be on various HF bands and ECHOLINK. A special certificate is available. See for details.   C7, AUSTRIA. QSL Manager Nick, UA3DX, informs OPDX that members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC - United Nations) will once again be active as C7A during the month of March for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which is a specialized agency of the United Nations. They celebrate WMO Day on March 23rd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters including 60/30/17/12 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Also, look for them to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). QSL via UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Remember this station counts for Austria (OE) for DXCC purposes.   DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST). Next weekend it will be time to change your clocks again. Countries in the Northern Hemisphere (most of N. American and some of the Caribbean) who observe Daylight Saving Time should change their clocks on Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 AM, and should move their "local clocks" forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local time. Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 AM. European countries will switch to DST on March 28th. For the history and details about DST, as well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries who observe DST), see: ADDED NOTES: Hopefully, all amateur radio operators know not to change their GMT/UTC/ZULU clocks. However, since most operators usually set their computers to local time, some may have to change their settings on "some" ham radio software (ex. logging, propagation, DXTelnet, etc..) programs.   DL21, GERMANY (Special Event). Members of the DARC will activate the special event station DL21EURO during the UEFA (under the age of 21) European Football Championship between March 24th and June 6th. See for more details. QSL via the Bureau or direct to DK5ON.   DQ11, GERMANY (WCA Op). Look for the special callsign DQ11WCA to be active until April 17th, from different WCA (World Castle Award Program) and WWFF (World Wide Flora Fauna) areas. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the Bureau (you don't need to send your own card). The station also has a special reference number "DOK-WCA11" for the German Amateur Radio Club (DARC) DLD award and of course gives you points for the WCA/COTA award programs. Logsearch at:   DXCC'S MOST WANTED (ClubLog). The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of March 1st. The list contains 340 entities. The following are the top 26 entities: 1. P5 DPRK (North Korea) 14. KH4 Midway Island 2. 3Y/B Bouvet Island 15. ZS8 Prince Edward & Marion Islands 3. FT5/W Crozet Island 16. PY0S Saint Peter and Paul Rocks 4. BS7H Scarborough Reef 17. PY0T Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands 5. CE0X San Felix Islands 18. KP5 Desecheo Island 6. BV9P Pratas Island 19. SV/A Mount Athos 7. KH7K Kure Island 20. VP8S South Sandwich Islands 8. KH3 Johnston Island 21. KH5 Palmyra & Jarvis Islands 9. 3Y/P Peter 1 Island 22. ZL9 New Zealand Subantarctic Islands 10. FT5/X Kerguelen Island 23. JD/M Minami Torishima 11. FT/G Glorioso Island 24. EZ Turkmenistan 12. VK0M Macquarie Island 25. YK Syria 13. YV0 Aves Island 26. FK/C Chesterfield Island   There have been no changes in the "Top 26" since we last reported back on January 31st. The complete "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list (340) is available at:   E2, THAILAND (Contest Activity). Look for the following Thai callsigns during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th): E2A -- Operator is Champ, E21EIC, using the contest callsign of the Siam DX Group Club Station (E20AX); as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or via E21EIC (Bureau or direct) E25KAE -- YL Bun, E25KAE, will be active from the E21EIC's QTH and station as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or via E25KAE (Bureau or direct) E29TGW -- Operator is Mew, E29TGW, from Nonthaburi Province; as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau to E29TGW. E24OYI -- Operator is Tony, E24OYI, from Nonthaburi Province; as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry; QSL via LoTW or by the Bureau to E24OYI.   ED8, CANARY ISLANDS. Miguel, EA1BP, will be active as ED8W from La Palma Island (AF-004) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single- Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. This depends on "no issues" with his fly to EA8-land. QSL via EA5GL.   FM, MARTINIQUE (NA-107). Laurent, FM5BH, will be active during the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power (SO2R) entry. QSL via W3HNK or LoTW. PLEASE no dupes.   HC, EDUADOR. Rick, NE8Z, will be active as HC1MD/2 from Provincia de Santa Elena, Ecuador, between now and March 15th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using mostly CW. QSL via K8LJG or LoTW.   HH, HAITI. Matt, K0BBC, will be active as HH2AA (remotely) from Radio Club D'Haïti in Obleon during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via EB7DX.   HP, PANAMA. Operators Dave/N7NR, Cary/VE4EA, Ed/VE4EAR and Gerald/VE1RM will be active as HP3SS from Volcan, Panama (remotely), during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via AC2OV.     HV0, VATICAN. Francesco, IK0FVC, will be active as HV0A from Vatican during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via IK0FVC direct.   IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past week between March 1-5th (as per the DXCluster):   IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes ------ ---------- ------------- ------------ AF-004 EA8JK CANARY 40m; SSB AF-004 EA8TL CANARY 20m; FT8 AF-004 EA8UP CANARY 15m; SSB EU-004 EA6URE Balearic 40m; CW/SSB EU-004 EA6URI Balearic 80/40m; CW/SSB EU-004 EA6URA Ibiza 40m; CW EU-004 EA6URM Balearic 40m; SSB EU-004 EA6URP Mallorca 40m; CW EU-009 MM5DWW ORKNEY 20m; SSB EU-013 GJ6WRI JERSEY 60m; EU-016 9A4W DALMATIA SOUTH 20m; CW EU-024 II0IDP SARDINIA 40m; SSB EU-024 IS0AGY SARDINIA 40m; SSB EU-025 IT9JAV SICILY 40m; FT8 EU-030 OZ8IE/P Bornholm 40m; SSB EU-036 LB2TG SOR-TRONDELAG/MORE OG ROMSDAL COUNTY NORTH 20m; RTTY/FT8 EU-067 SZ200ERS KYKLADES 30m; CW EU-072 SV4SCL THESSALIA REGION 40m; SSB EU-116 GD0TEP ISLE OF MAN 80m; FT8 EU-133 UA1ATD/P GULF OF FINLAND SOUTH 20m; CW EU-142 EH1PVC OVIEDO/SANTANDER PROVINCE 40m; SSB EU-175 CU3HN CENTRAL 15m; FT8 NA-016 ZF2ZO CAYMAN 20/15m; SSB NA-022 VP2EIH ANGUILLA 80m; SSB NA-097 6Y5SJ JAMAICA 20m; SSB NA-099 NP3YL Puerto Rico 40m; CW NA-099 KP4YB Puerto Rico 20m; SSB NA-101 J73ESL DOMINICA 20m; FT4 NA-105 PJ7AA ST. MARTIN 12m; FT8 NA-107 FM5BH Martinique 10m; SSB NA-217 K2RR NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE 80m; SSB OC-021 YB0AZ JAVA 20m; SSB OC-021 YB1JCD JAVA 40m; CW OC-021 YC1FDF JAVA 20m; FT8 OC-022 YC9ELS Bali 20m; SSB OC-129 N7ET/DU7 VISAYAN 17m; CW OC-150 YC9KQB Lombok 20m; SSB OC-209 YB8UTI TALAUD 30m; FT8   ** 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. (Reminder) Members of the Arctic Legends Team (RT9K), are expected to be active as RI0Q from Bolshoj Begichev Island soon. To achieve their goal to operate from Bolshoj Begichev Island, the team has to travel 3624 km (by snowmobiles 1812 km*2). The latest info indicates: "The RI0Q team plans to arrive in Norilsk on March 7th. A few days later they will depart for Khatanga arriving there on March 15th (weather dependent)." This is the fifth expedition from the cycle "Legends of the Arctic". For more details, see OPDX.1480/1482/1494 or:   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......   J7, DOMIMICA. Steve, AA7V, is expected to be active as J7V (pending) from Dominica (NA-101) sometime this year. STAY TUNED.   KH7, HAWAII. Fred, NA2U, will be active as KH7M (remotely) from the Pu'u O'o Radio Club station and during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to either I0MWI (world-wide) or KH6ZM (stateside).   KH9, WAKE ISLAND. A couple different sources are reporting that Randy, WW6RG, will be returning to Wake Island and will be active as WW6RG/KH9. Activity will be limited to his spare time on the following days: March 21st, March 26th and April 1st. Watch 20/17 meters SSB around 0430-0700z on those days. The equipment he will be using is an IC-705 into an Alex- Loop. QSL only via WW6RG. No eQSL or LoTW.   KP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Albert, NH7A, will be active as KP4/NH7A from Puerto Rico during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS or direct to F5VHJ.   NP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Yuriy, N2TTA, will be active as NP4DX in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op entry. Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via M0OXO. See the Web page at:   OA, PERU. Ed, W9SI, is currently active as OA4SS. He states on, "I am active on HF including the WARC bands, both on SSB and CW. My equip- ment includes a Kenwood TS-480 and a Drake L-4B linear. I also have a Kenwood TMV71A for two meters and 70 centimeters, but do not yet have an antenna for 70 cms. My antennas are a TH7-DXX and inverted "V" dipoles for the 75-80, 40, 30, 17, 12 and 6 meter bands. I have a locally made omni-directional antenna for two meters. It is very difficult for me to make even CW contacts on 160 meters, where I use my shorted-out 80 meter dipole as a long wire antenna. In Perú we can only operate on 160 meters between 1.800 and 1.850 MHz. In Perú, the amateur service may only use the lower half of the 75-80 meter band. Due to a regional agreement with several other countries, we can only operate between 3.500 MHz and 3.750 MHz." Look for Ed in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or direct to K6BJ.   OF60, FINLAND (Special Event). Members of the SSAB Raahe ARC will be active as OF60RR from Pattijoki between now and March 1st, 2022. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the start of "RAUTARUUKKI" steel plant's construction on May 1961. QSL via the Bureau or direct to OH8DR.   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.   PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 8-14th)....... Mar/08th AN Mar/11th AN Mar/13th AN Mar/09th AN Mar/12th HN Mar/14th AN Mar/10th AN   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: and * 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:   PQ213, BRAZIL (Special Event). Members of the Brazilian Radio Amateurs of CFN Rio de Janeiro will activate the special callsign PQ213CFN to celebrate the 213rd anniversary of the Brazilian Marine Corps. QSL via LoTW.   PX0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. "" reports that the PX0N DXpedition (for May or June of this year) has been put on hold and the callsign will be changed. STAY TUNED!   QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF ( (March 5th) and various sources provided by OPDX ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3B8CW via N4GNR HB40POLICE via HB9GSO PY5/LW8DQ via LW8DQ 4J10SFR via 4K4K HF6FIRAC via SP6IEQ R90PAR via RZ5D 4L1FL via EA7FTR II0IDR via IT9MRM (d/e) SN0MORSE via SP2FVN 4L1MA via ON4RU II9IGA via IT9CKA SN2021WBN via SP1PBW 4L8A via M0OXO IQ5WT via IW5AB SP0NOBEL via SP3POB 4U1WB via KK4HD J6/WA4PGM via WA4PGM SP21DKS via SP3POB 5P2A via OZ1HX & (L) J68HZ via K9HZ SP223OI via SP5ZIP 5R8AL via G3SWH (d/L) KP2BH via EB7DX SQ0MORSE via SP1EG 5W7X via JF1OCQ LZ143GO via LZ3GA SX200JFL via SV1JFL & (L) 5Z4BU via EA5GL LZ250KG via LZ1KCP SX200QG via SV8QG 5Z4VJ via M0URX (O/L) MU0MXF via RN3RQ TM2CR via F6FMT 9A5MX via DJ4MX OF60RR via OH8DR TT8SN via DL9USA & (L) C7A via UA3DX OT4V/P via ON4VT (O/L) XL3A via VE3AT CO7HNS via RW6HS OT5L via ON7WM & (L) ZC4GR via EB7DX & (L) CP5HK via EC6DX PJ2/AF4Z via AF4Z ZF2CH via VO1IDX (d/L) DL0WAE via DL1YAW PJ2/K4JC via K4JC ZF2ZO via K7ZO DL21EURO via DK5ON PJ2/N1ZZ via N1ZZ ZS6JSI/TY via EC6DX EA8/EA1BP via EA1BP PJ2/WB5ZGA via WB5ZGA EH1PVC via EA1JAY PY5/LU9ESD via LU9ESD   (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) (Updated) (Updated)   OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind every- one to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 18,800 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains: - The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2009 to 2018) with more than 600 QSLs - At least one card for each 62 deleted DXCC countries (more than 2000+ QSLs) - Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 6100+ QSLs) - Album for stations from North Africa 1945-1962 (500+ QSLs) - Album for D2/DL2, D4/DL4, D5/DL5, DA1/DA2 stations after 1945 (+ de 500 QSLs) - More than 1000 QSLs from the Antarctic bases. - With 280 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises). - More than 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T - More than 500 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK, FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW - The FG, FM, FP, FS, FY stations from 1945 to 1969 - Commemoratives stations for ITU and IARU with more than 900 QSL. - More than 3900 cards for the old timer with more than 170 countries before 1945. - Cards from the French Department before 1945. - At least one card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.   The URL address for the Web site is: Some cards are still needed for the collection, and your particip- ation is welcome. Only a ".jpg" file (both sides of the card) is required. Please visit the site and give them your comments by sending an E-mail to:   QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9A4W, DJ8RS, EA5HM, HC8GR, I3MEK, LU8DY, MW0HCC, ON4ATW, PP5DZ, VE5CPU and YP3A   QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5H3EE, A71AM, CT1EWX, D2EB, JD1BMH, TO0Z, VK5MAV/p (OC-228), VR2XAN and ZL7DX (OC-038)   QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!! --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc) send in their info....   SN0/SN100, POLAND (Special Event). Special event stations SN0ZOSP and SN100ZOSP are now active until February 5th, 2022, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Association of the Voluntary Fire Brigades of the Republic of Poland. QSL SN0ZOSP via SP9ODM and SN100ZOSP via SP9SPJ.   TG, GUATEMALA. Dwight, VE7BV, will once again be active as TG9BBV from Guatemala, between November 1-30th. Activity will be on holiday style on most bands. Operations will be mostly CW but with some SSB and FT8. QSL via VE7BV, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.   V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Paul, KA5WPX, reports on that he "occa- sionally" operates as V7/KA4WPX or V73AX (Kwajalein Club station). Activity is on 160-10 meters using CW. Paul states on "I can be found 3-4 nights (local) per week between 0730-0830 UTC on the lower 30 kc of the CW portions of 15m and 10m. I occasionally do similarly on 40m and 20m, and will try 80m and 160m when it's quiet. I am also keen on making contact on 6m, specifically 50.110 kHz CW or SSB. And finally, you are more likely to hear me using club station callsign, V73AX." QSL via the address on   Z8, SOUTH SUDAN. Massimo, IZ0EGB, is still there working and active as Z81B. He has been heard on 7140 kHz at 2200z, 18143 kHz between 0900- 1030z, 7074 kHz at 2149z on FT8, 18100 kHz between 1930-2145z on FT8, 18140 kHz between 1000-1110z, 3573 kHz between 2212-2300z on FT8 and 14190 kHz between 1500-1600z. QSL via IZ0EGA, ClubLog, eQSL and LoTW.   ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators John/K6AM, Daniel/N6MJ, Martin/NN1C and Scott/K7ZO will be active as ZF1A on Grand Cayman Islands (NA-016) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th) as a Multi-Single entry. Look for activity outside of the contest on 160-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters. QSL via LoTW.   -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 6-7th, 2021) Complete details on the rules for the contest: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2021 ARRL International DX SSB 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 entity) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ A42K Oman SOAB LoTW; QSL via EA5GL E2A Thailand SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via E21EIC (B/d) E24OYI Thailand SOSB 20M LoTW; QSL via E24OYI (B) E25KAE Thailand SOAB LoTW; QSL via E25KAE (B/d) E29TGW Thailand SOSB 40M LoTW; QSL via E29TGW (B) ED8W Canary Islands SOAB HP EA5GL FM5BH Martinique SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via W3HNK HH2AA Haiti SOAB LP LoTW; remote operation HV0A Vatican LoTW; QSL via IK0FVC (d) J68HZ St. Lucia M/S K9HZ KH7M Hawaii SO LoTW; remote operation KP4/NH7A Puerto Rico SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via F5VHJ NP4DX Puerto Rico SO M0OXO OA4SS Peru SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via K6BJ (d) PJ2T Curacao M/? W3HNK PJ4G Bonaire SOSB LoTW ZD8HZ Ascension Island SOSB LoTW; QSL via TA1HZ (d/e) ZF1A Cayman Islands M/S LoTW; QSL via (C) (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   INTERESTING FACT/NOTE: Only 18 participants listed/announced (by NG3K) for 2021... 36 participants listed for 2020... 26 participants listed for 2019... 21 participants listed for 2018... 41 participants listed for 2017... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- TO BE ADDED TO THE OPDX MAILING LIST -- Click or send requests to: Subscribe: ( Unsubscribe: (   ** PLEASE NOTE FOR OUTLOOK USERS: PLEASE put your E-mail address also in the body of the message.   Just a reminder, you can still obtain the OPDX Bulletins via the OPDX Web page (provided by John, K8YSE) [], (under Forums; News; Special Events, Contests.. etc.), several DX Mailing Lists, and two different UseNet Groups ( and The weekly bulletin (issue # from the OPDX Web page URL) is also posted on the following Media pages: NODXA FaceBook -- Twitter -- ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB PAGES AT:   ----------------------------------------------------------------------   * All excerpts and distribution of "The OPDX Bulletin" are granted as long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receives credit.   ** To contribute DX info, please send via InterNet Mail to: ( or (   ....... 73 de Tedd KB8NW /EXIT -----------------------------------------------------------------------     Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - E-mail addresses: or Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence) President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA) DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)       -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Links: You receive all messages sent to this group. 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