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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1512

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1512 Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1512   The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster DX Bulletin No. 1512 BID: $OPDX.1512 April 19, 2021 Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio) Written Mostly From Murfreesboro, Tennessee 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, KD3CQ, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4VQ, K4ZW, WB6RSE, W7GJ, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter,, DX-World.Net, EA5ZD, EP3CQ, F5LRL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3PLP, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OH2BH, Sixitalia Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.   "Celebrating 30 years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"   DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th/April, through Sunday, 18th/April there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FP, FR, FS, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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".   3A, MONACO. Ennio, IW1RBI, is planning to once again be active as 3A/IW1RBI from Monaco during a weekend sometime either in late May, mid-June or early July. This all depends on the Covid-19 restrictions. Activity will be on 30-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via the address on or LoTW.   6D1/6D2/6D3, MEXICO (Special). Members of the Association of Radio Amateur of the Mexican Republic (ARARM) will activate three special callsign to celebrate their club's 61st anniversary. Look for 6D1A, 6D2A and 6D3A to be active until May 16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on all modes and the satellites. Diplomas will be awarded in three different categories (Gold/Silver/Bronze) based on the number of special stations contacted by the applicant (or reports in the case of SWLs). Complete details are available on QSL Manager is XE2T via direct or LoTW.   6O, SOMALIA. Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO from Somalia starting sometime in May. He returns to Mogadishu on April 25th, and expects to be operational after his quarantine at the end of the month. The length of his stay will be two months (exact end date to be confirmed later). As always, his activity will be limited to his spare time because he works for the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Mogadishu. Activity will be on 80/60/40/30/20/17/15/10/6 meters (mostly on 40/20 meters FT8) using CW, SSB and FT8. It is suggested to watch for him on 20 meters most days at 1700z. His rig is a FT-450D w/100 and 180 watts into a Little Tarheel II and SE-360. The 6O1OO station is currently the only active and licensed Amateur Radio Station in Somalia. QSL direct to: Ali Solhjoo, Schnackenburgstr. 3, Berlin 12159, Germany. QSL cards will be replied on a bi-monthly basis. IRC's are not accepted. For updates, it is suggested to watch or Twitter ( ADDED NOTES: All received QSL cards by April 10th, 2021, will be replied to by April 15th, 2021. Any QSL card that is received after April 10th, will be replied to in July 2021. Ali also mentions that he is looking for support/help to upgrade his 3 year old station.   8N1, JAPAN (Special Event). Look for 8N1MORSE to be active from many districts of Japan. This special amateur radio station is to promote the Morse Communication activities in 2021 and commemorate the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Morse, the 120th anniversary of the Guglielmo Marconi's 1st successful transatlantic radio communication by Morse Code, etc. This station is valid from 2021-Apr-12 to 2022-Feb-28 and will be operated by members of A1 Club and Denpaken Club-Employee Social Club of NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) with support of CQ Publishing Co.,Ltd. Offical website is under construction at:   E6 & A3, NIUE AND TONGA (Postponed Again). Stan, LZ1GC, and the team for the E6AM and A35GC DXpeditions has been postponed again. Their operations were expected to take place between October and November 2021. Activity was postponed "due to travel restrictive measures related to CONVID-19." They will try again next October and November 2022.   FO/A, FO/M & TX7, AUSTRAL AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS. Lance, W7GJ, who was expected to be active last year from these locations, but had to postponed due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, is now planning to be active during the upcoming fall season. He states, "Now that Air Tahiti has published its flight schedule for next fall, I have changed my flight and lodging reservations to provide extended stays in both DXCC. Now the operations in both DXCC include very favorable days for 6m EME, as well as common moon windows with virtually all active 6m EME operators all over the world. I am looking forward to providing the first activations of both the Austral Islands and the Marquesas Islands on 6m EME. Given the large growth in the number of stations active on 6m EME, and the development of the new Q65 software, I am very excited to see how many stations I can work! Please just remember to spread out when you call ;-)." Lance states, "Of course, there is always the possibility that some of the flights and connections along the way will be changed and the operating schedule will not be able to proceed as planned. However, assuming that he flights will remain as booked, and that the current Covid-19 quarantine requirements will be lifted by October, the updated planned travel and operating schedules for both DXCC are on my Web pages at: I still have to negotiate some solution to the excess baggage problem, since they don't guarantee transportation of so much extra luggage along with me on my flights. However, that is something to deal with as the time for departure gets closer..." Lance, states, "As you can see on the above Web pages, I will be planning on using Q65-60A for all my 6m EME operations. Please familiarize yourself with this new mode; links are on the above Web pages. If you have never tried 6m EME before, you have 6 months to upgrade your station and become familiar with working 6m EME ;-)" He states [edited], "If a station is unable to produce a stable enough signal for Q65-60A, we may be able to try JT65A or Q65-60B as required, but please do your best to make your transmitter stable enough for Q65 and insure that your computer clock is accurate to within a second. I hope to be able to have at least occasional access to the internet in both DXCC entities. Because both DXCC are located in the TEP Zone, I also am expecting to be able to work a number of stations using FT8 and/or Q65-30C mode via ionospheric propagation. Rimatara, Austral Islands (OC-050), is a solo 6m-only operation between October 15-24th, and the callsign will be FO/W7GJ. If you have any questions that are not covered in the above Web pages, or you are anticipating a problem contacting me during the posted operating schedule, please let me know. I will be joined by Gene, KB7Q, for at least part of the Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands (OC-027), operation, and he will be activating the Marquesas for the first time on 2m EME. We will both be using the TX7MB callsign from that DXCC entity between October 27th and November 7th. If you have specific questions about KB7Q's operation, please contact him directly; I am sure he will be announcing details of his plans as we get closer to October. QSL FO/W7GJ and TX7MB via W7GJ, direct or LoTW. For more details, updates and how to help Lance's month long operation, use the above Web pages or check out   HA230, HUNGARY (Special Event).Members of the Hungary Radio Amateur Society (MRASZ) will activate the following callsigns in celebration of the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel F. B. Morse between now and April 27th: HA230MSE, HA230S, HA230A, HA230M, HA230U, HA230E, HA230L, HA230O, HA230R and HG230MSE. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog. The data of the QSOs made on each day will be entered in the LOG created on the MRASZ Web site for this purpose, where those interested can check their QSOs. An award is available and can be down- loaded at: Rules at: QSL card not required. Anyone who wants a QSL card for their QSOs, can request it through ClubLog (   HP200, PANAMA (Special Event). Be looking for the special event callsign HP200I to be active to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Republic of Panama independence. QSL via HP1DAV.   HV9, VATICAN. Members of the ARI Civitavecchia (IQ0CV) will be active as HV9SMG from the Vatican Radio Broadcasting Centre (Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican City) on April 24th. Activity will be on 40/20/10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IK0CNA.   IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past week between April 12-17th (as per the DXCluster):   IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes ------ ---------- ------------- ------------ AF-004 EA8CVZ Canary 20m; SSB AF-004 EA8JK Canary 17m; FT8 AF-004 EA8UP Canary 20m; SSB AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria 17m; CW AF-019 IG9ITO Lampedusa 40/20m; SSB AF-019 IG9ITO Lampedusa 20m; SSB AF-022 ZD7FT ST HELENA 20/17m; SSB AF-024 S79KW INNER 20m; SSB AN-010 DT8A King George 17/12m; CW/FT8 AS-006 VR2CH HONG KONG 20m; FT8 AS-007 JH7MQD HONSHU 40m; SSB AS-007 JH3NGD HONSHU 17m; SSB AS-007 JH7RXU HONSHU 30m; FT8 AS-032 JH6DUL OSUMI 20m; FT8 AS-078 JA8FXO Hokkaido 17m; CW AS-045 HL5FUA KYONGSANG-BUKTO PROVINCE 20m; FT8 AS-100 4X5KR ISRAEL 20m; SSB AS-105 HL1IWD/2 Kyong-do Province 20m; CW EU-003 CU2AP EASTERN 20m; FT4 EU-004 EA6Y BALEARIC 20m; SSB EU-005 G1UBL Great Britain 40m; SSB EU-005 M7OJA/P Great Britain 20m; SSB EU-005 MM0DHQ Great Britain 20m; FT4 EU-009 GM8OFQ ORKNEY 40m; SSB EU-009 MM5DWW ORKNEY 15m; FT8 EU-018 OY1CT FAROE 20m; CW EU-024 IS0SLM SARDINIA 30m; FT8 EU-025 IT9FRX SICILY 20m; SSB EU-025 IT9ZRZ SICILY 20m; FT8 EU-031 IC8DAK CAMPANIA REGION 20m; SSB EU-031 IC8HRG CAMPANIA REGION 17m; SSB EU-041 IM0FFM MADDALENA 40m; SSB EU-115 EI8GS IRELAND 20m; FT8 EU-115 MI0NWA IRELAND 20m; FT8 EU-115 EI6FR/P IRELAND 30m; CW EU-123 MS0INT Bass Rock 40/20m; CW/SSB EU-146 PA3ESJ ZUID HOLLAND/ZEELAND PROVINCE 20m; FT8 EU-172 OZ7PR/P JYlland East & Fyn 40m; SSB EU-175 CU3AC Center 17m; SSB EU-181 LZ1UBO BULGARIA 20m; SSB NA-005 VP9GE Bermuda 10m; FT8 NA-015 CO8WN CUBA 20m; CW NA-018 OX3LX GREENLAND 20m; FT4 NA-032 FP5CJ St Pierre 20m; SSB NA-059 NL8F FOX 20m; FT8 NA-096 HH2AA HISPANIOLA 10m; FT8 NA-097 6Y5HN Jamaica 10m; FT8 NA-099 NP3A PUERTO RICO 17m; SSB NA-099 WP4J PUERTO RICO 20m; FT8 NA-099 WP4RTA PUERTO RICO 20m; SSB NA-102 FG5GP GUADELOUPE 20m; SSB NA-103 VP2MNI Montserrat 20m; SSB NA-134 OX3LX GREENLAND'S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH WEST 30m; FT8 NA-135 XE3AA CAMPECHE STATE 12m; FT8 OC-001 VK2BGL Australia 40m; FT8 OC-013 E51JD RAROTONGA 20/15m; SSB OC-021 YB0IBM JAVA 20m; SSB OC-021 YB0AR JAVA 20m; SSB OC-021 YB0TOP JAVA 20m; SSB OC-021 YC0AGW JAVA 20m; SSB OC-021 YB1DNF JAVA 15m; SSB OC-021 YB1KI JAVA 20m; SSB OC-032 FK8HM NEW CALEDONIA 20m; FT4 OC-032 FK8IK NEW CALEDONIA 40m; CW OC-042 4I1EBD LUZON 20m; SSB OC-070 YB8XOB AMBON 17m; FT8 OC-075 YE5XY BATAM 17m; FT8 OC-088 9M6TMT BORNEO 20m; SSB OC-134 ZL4AS South 10m; FT8 OC-143 YC5NHD Sumatra 20m; FT4 SA-008 LU9XT ISLA GRANDE DE TIERRA DEL FUEGO 30m; FT8 SA-018 CE7VPQ LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH 20m; SSB SA-021 LU2MCX BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE 10m; SSB SA-099 PJ2/NA2U CURACAO 20m; 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).   AF-019. Members of Oriental Sicily Contest Team (OSCT - IB9O) will be active as IG9OSC from Linosa Island (ww Loc. JM65ku), Italy, between May 19-23rd. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via IG9OSC, direct, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.   AS-018/ Members of the Russian Robinsons Club (RRC) will be active AS-025. as RI0FF from Iturup Island (AS-025, RR-15-04), Kuril Islands, between July 28th and August 3rd, and from Sakhalin Island (AS-018) between August 4-6th. Operators mentioned are Eugene/ RZ3EC, Andrey/R6MG, Sergey/M0MSV/RA3NAN, Serge/RX3F, Vladimir/ RN3BL and Daniil/R6LGT. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL Manager is RZ3EC. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (preferred). For more details and updates, see:   EU-111. Nobby, G0VJG, announced that he is organizing an IOTA trip to Monarch Islands, Scotland, mainly for the RSGB IOTA Contest and for 5 days of plenty of IOTA activity. He is looking for operators (team player/contester) that have 8 days to spare starting July 20th, please contact him.   EU-049. Juergen, DK3SJ, is now active as SV8/DK3SJ from Lesbos Island until April 24th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or eQSL.   EU-068. Members of the Radio Club Du Bassin Minier (F6KJS) are organ- izing DXpedition to the Isle of Sein (IOTA rank 51.4%, WW Loc. IN78NA79) between May 27th and June 7th. Their special callsign will be TM6KJS. There will be 10 operators (9 on the island and 1 assistant in Burgundy). Operators mentioned are Didier/F6BCW, Pascal/F1MNQ, Pierre/F1TCV, Jean-Pierre/F0EWK, Lilian/F5SIK, Michel/F5LRL, Keith/VE7KW, Jean-Michel/F1COB, Jean-Michel/F4EHA and Christian/F4CXO. Activity will be on 80m-23cm using 6 stations. QSL info will be determined. Visit their Web site at: UPDATE: There will be QO-100 activity during the DXpedition:   EU-089. If you worked CQ83AS this past week, it was Antonio, CU8AS, celebrating his 83rd birthday with a special event callsign CQ83AS from Flores Island. He is expected to go QRT on April 19th. QSL via HB9CRV.   EU-123. Operators Declan/EI6FR, Col/MM0NDX, Jonathan/MM0OKG and a cameraman were active as MS0INT from Bass Rock on April 17th. Activity was on 40/20 meters using only CW and SSB. Col states, "This was a short activity with no Sunday operating as expected. It was 99% EU who made the log with a handful of NA." Log should be on ClubLog by the time you read this. QSL via EB7DX. Some video is on at:   OC-138. Steve, VK6SJ, will be active as VK6SJ/4 from Iama Island (or Yam), Thursday and Poruma (or Coconut) Islands in the Torres Strait Group between April 26th and May 4th. He states that he will be operating evenings only because of work. Equipment is a FT-857D and simple wire antennas. Steve states, "Most likely only be using FT8, but if someone E-mails me separately and I have the time, I could do the odd SSB and CW contact....QSLs will be electronic only (QRZ, eQSL & LoTW) to keep it simple."   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......   JW, SVALBARD (Reminder). Tom, OH6VDA/LA6VDA, will once again be active as JW6VDA from the JW5E club station ( in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 26th and May 9th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog's OQRS or log. Bureau cards via LA6VDA.   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.   P4, ARUBA. Andy, AE6Y, will once again be active as P49Y from Aruba (SA-036), but this time during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via AE6Y or LoTW.   PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (April 20-26th)....... Apr/20th LN Apr/23rd LN Apr/25th AN Apr/21st HN Apr/24th LN Apr/26th HN Apr/22nd HN   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE ------------------------------------------------------ NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha ----------------- ------ -------- ------ AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7 HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15 LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29 BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49 DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99 VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400   Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation: * VOACAP predication Web page at: 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:   QSL INFO AND NEWS................... QSL-INFO from from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF ( (April 18th) and various sources provided by OPDX ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3B8CW via N4GNR EG5DMR via EA5RKB & (L) PJ2/N7WA via N7WA 4L6QL via RW6HS EG5WRD via EG5WRD (L/e) PZ5JW via EA5GL 4L8A via M0OXO EH4WRD via EA4RCH R1961AG via RA4DR 4X73KE/M via 4X5KE EN35U via US0UX R1961G via RV3LZ 4X73OM via 4X1OM EO35UC via UR4UWA R1994YU via RQ7L 4X73OM via (B/e/L) EP2LSH via EA5GL R1996VK via RQ7L 4X73REM via 4X4REM HA230U via HA230U (O) R2014NC via RQ7L 4X73ST via 4X1ST HB15SOTA via HB9DPR R35CHA via RZ5D 4X73T via 4Z5FI HB9SPACE via HB9ACA R60CTC via RQ7L 4X73UT via 4X6UT HC1MD/2 via K8LJG R60MCC via RQ7L 4X73VF via 4X1VF HF966CHP via SP3TYJ R60RDK via RA4DAR 4X73ZM via 4X6ZM HH2AA via EB7DX RA60YG via RQ7L 4Z73AR via 4Z1AR HZ1WARD via HZ1SAR RC60YG via RQ7L 4Z73DZ via 4Z1DZ HZ1XB via IZ8CLM RJ60YG via RQ7L 4Z73FW via RW6HS II2OM via IK2AQZ RK60YG via RQ7L 4Z73JJ via 4Z1JJ K1S via WU3A RO60YG via RQ7L 4Z73KX via 4Z4KX K4L via NF4GA RW60YG via RQ7L 4Z73LA via 4Z5LA L21RCA via LU4AA S79KW via N4GNR 4Z73SL via 4Z5SL LC1V via LA4LN SN80EJG via SP5EJG 4Z73TL via 4Z1TL LZ1340B via LZ3SM SQ0MORSE via SP1SG 4Z73UN via 4Z5UN LZ21DIG via LZ2VP SV8/DK3SJ via DK3SJ 9A2CHRIS via 9A0Z (***) LZ70HSC via LZ2JE SX200ME via SV1ME 9V1VV via EA5GL NL7RR/KH9 via AL7JX SZ200ERS via SZ8ERS A91WARD via EC6DX OA9DVK via IK6BFH T6AA via S53R AO7WRD via EA4URE OE/DJ1AA via DJ1AA TM150PAR via F4HZS C91RDX via R9LR OG2B via OH2GEK TZ4AM via W0SA CE2SV via N7RO OS21WARD via OS21WARD (O/B) VI100AF via M0URX CO5LB via RW6HS OX3LX via OZ0J W8M via N8MRC CQ83AS via HB9CRV OX3XR via PA3249 XQ3WD via XQ4CW CT7/K9PM via K9PM (L) OY1CT via (d) XW0LP via EA5GL DQ100JL via (B) OY9JD via EA5GL YO21WARD via YO21WARD (L/e) DT8A via DS5TOS OZ75BO via OZ1ACB Z81D via OM3JW DU6/PE1NSQ via EA5GL OZ75MAY via OZ1ACB ZW61DF via PT2GTI DU9CA via IK2DUW PC19HOPE via PA7HPH   (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 (***) Download at: https/   LOGS ONLINE (New/Updated) AVAILABLE ON CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK...... (Updated) (Updated)   HK0RMR QSL CORRECTION. We were informed that Miguel, EA5ZD, is NOT the QSL Manager for HK0RMR. Migual only collaborated with Frank in the design of his QSL cards. The correct QSL route is via eQSL or LoTW + PayPal (   QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: BA3MM, CR5T (2009), IU3BTY, JY5HX, KH6EU, R9RT, R9WJ, RI0Q (AS-152), SN2B, T6AA, UA9AX, UA9UX, UA0SU, UN7BBC, UN7ECA and UN7FW   QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3E3E, 5R8UI (AF-057), 7Z1SJ, HB0A, IQ4FC, IS0HMZ, KL7RA, LU1DX, LW2DOD, OK2RZ, P40A, PS2T and ZP6RAI (ARLHS PAR-001)   QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 5J0P, 5V7TH, 6V7D (2006), 7P8C, 8Q7CA, A91HI, C5GCJ, CY9C, E40VB, EA9DX, EP2A, ET7L, GD0OUD, MJ0KUC, PW0FN, PZ50X, S79C, SW9AA, TO2TT, TX3X, TX7EU, V6Z, VK9L/G7VJR, VP6EU, VP9/K1XM (2005), VR2KF, XR0YS and ZA20QA --- We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc) send in their info....   SRAL (OH) CENTENNIAL IN FULL SWING ON INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO DAY (Press Release By Martti, OH2BH; From The Desk Of SRAL, Finland) [edited]. The program calls all OHs very active for remaining 2021 as part of their League's 100 Anniversary. All your OH friends welcome you to their cen- tennial year activity.   EARN THE HIGHEST RECOGNITION FROM YOUR OH FRIENDS -- Just contact 100 (one hundred) of your OH friends during 2021 and 10 (ten) specially featured Finnish stations to earn the OH Northern Light 100-year cer- tificate (OH-NL-100) and the featured story, explaining the magic of the OH-land and the Northern Lights:   Your 100 contacts should include 50 OH stations and 50 OF stations, a total of 100. A special OF prefix will be launched to all OH stations on September 15th, 2021. Your maximum point value can be 100. The number of your OF/OH contacts.   TEN SPECIAL ACTIVITY MULTIPLIERS -- SRAL and its members are active in a wide range of Amateur Radio activities and each of the ten multipliers represent some of those activities. The multiplying stations are: OH100SRAL, OH2A, OH0W, OJ0C, OF2HQ, OH2YOTA, OG2B, OH6SRAL, OI3AX and OF9X.   This coming weekend, starting already on Saturday, the 17th and including the International Amateur Radio Day, April,18th, you will catch a minimum of five (5) of the featured multipliers: OH100SRAL, OH6SRAL, OH2A, OG2B and OI3AX.   OH100SRAL: This is the official SRAL centennial jubilee station which is circulating all year throughout Finland and is activated by SRAL's member societies (120) and special activity groups. OH2BCI and OH2KW at controls.   OH6SRAL: Every Saturday at 3 PM SRAL transmits its radio news to its entire membership. OH6 is in the middle of the country and has a long history of such transmissions. The chief, Heikki, OH6ZS has done those transmissions for more than 40 years and his dedication to this duty continues. OH6ZS at controls.   OH2A: This is the SRAL HQ station in our capital, Helsinki. It is rarely active internationally, but to honor this special year you can catch it occasionally. Surely A is first in the alphabets. OH2KI and OH3JR at controls.   OG2B: The IARU/NCDXF beacon network has been supported by the SRAL and its dedicated members for almost 40 years. While OH2B is busy at work, the alternative OG2B will be its substitute during this centennial jubilee. Surely you have used the network; ( Here OH2BH, OH2GEK and OH7EA at controls.   OI3AX: Amateur Radio activity in the Finnish Signal Corps (OI prefix) have a brilliant history of cooperation with SRAL. Many well-known OHs have caught the bug while doing their service to their country. OI3AX will represent the country-wide network of 35 OI-locations. OH2LGW at controls.   SCORING -- Multiplying your QSO points (maximum 100) by your multiplier value (max 10) will give you your score - maximum of 1000 points. OH Boy!   All who score 1000 points and the top-ten continental highest scorers will receive their OH-NL-100 certificate signed by Santa Claus. A special lottery will feature additional special prizes that will be announced later.   Your log extract should be sent to the Santa Claus offices at ( during January 2022. The same address will answer all questions relating to this centennial activity.   For easy logging, please use the special activity sheet at: -----------------------------------------------------------   T5, SOLMALIA. Alex, IT9HRK (aka T6/IT9HRK, 5A/IT9HRK, YI9/IT9ADT) is reportedly now based in Mogadishu for the next couple of months as of April 11th, and is expected to be active as T5/IT9HRK. He works for the UN crisis management. Activity will be on various HF bands using mainly SSB, but will try CW, RTTY and PSK.   USENET NEWGROUP MODERATORS REJECTED OPDX.1511. If you are wondering why OPDX.1511 did not appear on UseNet NewGroups "" and "", it was because the bulletin was REJECTED for "Solicitation for 3Y0J DXpedition fundraising. - PWS." The line they are referring to is under the section listed "3Y/B, BOUVET ISLAND (The Major News of the Week!)...." stating -- "The 3Y0J team is looking for funding, and details are available on their Web page." The Moderators/Administrators of these groups (which are Hams) informed OPDX: "Your message has been rejected because it is an offer to buy, sell, or trade, or contains commercial advertising or other commercial content, which is not permitted on The newsgroup has been set up for this purpose, and your message should be posted there, instead." In further communications with them, they state it was a "difficult edge case" and "As a matter of editorial consistency, we have turned down submissions that involve for-sale or any kind of fund-raising, with the narrow exception of Amateur Radio-related and closely-affiliated organi- zations that have 501c3 status, or its equivalent in other countries (e.g., ARRL, TAPR, AMSAT, RSGB, Red Cross, etc.). Setting the line here allows us to not get overwhelmed by many similar appeals where the charit- able benefit is not clear, or not validated. This includes not only DXpeditions, but appeals for cancer patients, etc. DXpeditions are also arguably business ventures with unclear charitable aims." DXpeditions and fund-raising to go to these rare places is part of this hobby. The line "The 3Y0J team is looking for funding, and details are available on their Web page" is not a solicitation but a reference point to those who would like to donate. If you agree, express your views and opinions to the Moderators/Administrators at:   VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. A few sources are reporting that Steve, VK6SJ, will be active as VK9XX from Christmas Island (OC-002) between May 7-28th. Activity will be concentrated on FT8 on 80/40/30 meters during his spare time. He will be using a FT-857D with a vertical antenna. QSL via EB7DX.   YASME NEWS (Press Release, date April 15th)[edited]....... DANNY WEIL -- A Dreamer of Distant Lands Who Took Amateur Radio on the Trip of a Lifetime   The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce the release of "Danny Weil - A Dreamer of Distant Lands Who Took Amateur Radio on the Trip of a Lifetime" by Martti Laine, OH2BH, AH3D, and VP2VB (re-issued). The 21-page article is published at ( - click on the "Danny Weil: DXer & Dreamer" menu entry. The page also contains a list of Danny Weil expeditions, a collection of Danny's QSLs, and an interview with Danny at age 80, with OE1WHC of Dokufunk. Along with OH2BH's article, the book Yasme: The Danny Weil and Colvin Radio Expeditions by James D. Cain, K1TN, is also now available for the first time as a free downloadable PDF. Join the Yasme Foundation in recognizing World Amateur Radio Day as we showcase our rich history and celebrate the legacy of a storied DXpeditioner.   Ward Silver, N0AX, President The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors: Ward Silver, N0AX, President and Director Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Vice-President, Secretary and Director Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director Marty Woll, N6VI, Director James Brooks, 9V1YC, Director   ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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)   ______________________________________________________________ DX mailing list Home: Help: Post:   This list hosted by: Please help support this email list: ht

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