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DX Bulletin 41 ARLD041
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT

October 19, 2017

To all radio amateurs

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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
K2DM, ON4EI, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,
DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and
WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

ANNOBON ISLAND, 3C0. Operators Yuris, YL2GM and Kaspars, YL3AIW are
QRV as 3C0L until October 22. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via YL2GN.

SRI LANKA, 4S. Alex, UT5UY and Roman, UR0MC will be QRV as 4S7AYG
from October 22 to 31. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using
CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via M0URX.

LESOTHO, 7P. Pista, HA5AO is QRV as 7P8AO until October 28.
Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL to home
call.

WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Look for 9M2SJM to be QRV by members of the
Scout Melaka group during the 60th Jamboree On the Air.

BOTSWANA, A2. Andre, NJ0F is QRV as A25A until November 5. This
includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL
direct to home call.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Johannes, PA5X is QRV as C93PA from Beira and is
here for the next few months. Activity is on various HF bands using
SSB, JT65, WSPR and FT8. QSL to home call.

PALESTINE, E4. Janusz, SP9FIH is QRV as E44WE from Bethlehem until
October 29. Activity is on 30, 15, 12 and 10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8. This includes being active in the upcoming CQ World
Wide DX SSB contest as a Single Op/Single Band on 15 meters entry.
QSL to home call.

CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Members of the Grupo DX Teide are QRV as EH8FA
from the Lighthouse Anaga, ARLHS CAI-001, until October 22.
Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and various digital modes.
QSL direct to EA8NQ.

IRELAND, EI. Oliver, ON4EI will be QRV as EI8GQB from October 21 to
November 1 from a caravan using mainly green energy. Activity will
be on 160 to 10 meters. He will be QRV as EI1A in the upcoming CQ
World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via PA3249.

MOLDOVA, ER. Ben, DL7UCX is QRV as ER/DL7UCX until October 22.
Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, P2. Roly, ZL1BQD is QRV as P29RR until November
6. Activity is mainly on 40 and 20 meters using CW, JT9, JT65 and
FT8. QSL to home call.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. A group of operators will be QRV as
PY0FW from October 22 to 27. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters
using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via PP1CZ.

BANGLADESH, S2. Operators G3KHZ, G4EDG, DL6KVA, S21ED and S21TV
will be QRV as S21ZDC from Saint Martins Island, IOTA AS-127, from
October 21 to 25. Activity will be on 40 to 15 meters using CW and
SSB. QSL via SM6CVX.

SEYCHELLES, S7. Kasimir, DL2SBY is QRV as S79KB from Mahe, IOTA
AF-024, until November 1. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW
and SSB with a focus on RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

EGYPT, SU. Look for SU60J to be QRV during the 60th Jamboree On The
Air. QSL via SM5AQD.

TUVALU, T2. Tony, 3D2AG will be QRV as T2AR from Funafuti, IOTA
OC-015, from October 21 to 28. Activity will be on the HF bands, as
well as 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8. QSL to
home call.

TURKEY, TA. Look for TC68JOTA to be QRV during the 60th Jamboree On
The Air. QSL via operators' instructions.

COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND, VK9C. Keith, GM4YXI and Chris, GM3WOJ will
be QRV as VK9CZ from October 24 to November 7. Activity will be on
the HF bands with two stations. This includes being an entry in the
upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest. QSL via N3SL.

MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Operators K2DM and N0SMX will be QRV as VP2MDG
and VP2MMX, respectively, from October 26 to 30. Activity will be
on the HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. This includes being a
Multi/Single entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB contest.
QSL direct to home calls.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Scouts Jamboree On The Air, the Stew
Perry Topband Challenge, JARTS World Wide RTTY Contest, Araucaria
World Wide VHF Contest, 10-10 International Fall CW Contest, RCB XYL
Test, New York QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, South Dakota
QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint, Illinois QSO Party and the RSGB RoLo
80-Meter CW are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, UKEICC 80-Meter CW Contest, SKCC CW
Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled for October 25.

Please see October QST, page 94, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

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OPDX Bulletin 1335 October 16 2017

http://www.papays.com/opdx1335.html

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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

REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF... < www.qslinfo.eu>
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A.R.I. Dx Bulletin #1380
14 October 2017

Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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14 October 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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3B8 - Flavio, IW2NEF will be active holiday style as 3B8/IW2NEF from
Mauritus Island (AF-049) on 16-23 October. QSL via IK2DUW.

3C0 - Yuris, YL2GM and Kaspars, YL3AIW were active as 3C1L from Malabo
(Bioko Island, AF-010), Equatorial Guinea on 9-10 October.
Then
they moved to Annobon Island (AF-039), but they are not expected to
be QRV as 3C0L until 20 October at the earliest. Plans are to
operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres with two stations. Their
flight back home is scheduled on 23 October. Updates will be posted
to http://www.lral.lv/3c0l_3c1l/. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (direct
or bureau), or direct to YL2GN. The logs will be uploaded to LoTW
six months after the end of the operations.

3W - Tom, KC0W will be active as 3W9CW from Vietnam on 17-30 November.
He will operate CW and FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call
(direct only) and logsearch on Club Log. He does not use LoTW. [TNX
NG3K]

4S - Martti, OH2BH and others will be active as 4S7BHG from Sri Lanka
from 25 October to 1 November. They will focus on the low bands,
and will participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via OH2BH.

4S - Alex, UT5UY and Roman, UR0MC will be active as 4S7AYG from
Sri Lanka (AS-003) on 22-31 October. QSL via M0URX's OQRS
(http://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/) and LoTW.

4S - Ilya, R3XA will be active as 4S7KLG from Sri Lanka (AS-003) on 23-
30 October, including an entry in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. Outside
the contest he will operate mainly CW. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or via
EA5GL; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]

6Y - Look for 6Y4F (QSL via LoTW or direct to N4SF), 6Y4J (QSL via LoTW
or direct to K8AJA) and 6Y4T (QSL via LoTW or direct to W4GE) to be
active from Jamaica (NA-097) on 24-31 October. They will
participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as 6Y4T. Before and after
the contest they will operate CW and FT8 also on 60 metres and the
WARC bands. [TNX The Daily DX]

7P - Pista, HA5AO will return to Lesotho on 16-28 October as a volunteer
to a local community group. The primary purpose of this trip is to
conduct training classes for young entrepreneurs wanting to start
their own small business. In his spare time he will be active as
7P8AO on 40-10 metres CW, RTTY and FT8. QSL via HA5AO and LoTW; see
http://www.ha5ao.com/ for logsearch and OQRS. [TNX K5GS]

7Q - The EIDX Group, who brought you 9N7EI earlier this year, will be
active as 7Q7EI from Malawi from 21 March to 3 April 2018, CQ WW
WPX SSB Contest included. Fourteen operators will be QRV on 160-10
metres SSB, CW and RTTY. More information is expected in due
course. A website is under construction. [TNX EI9FBB]

9M0 - Hrane, YT1AD and a large multi-national team (9M6ABZ, 9M6RHM,
9M6ZAE, HL5FUA, K6MKF, K9JM, KO8SCA, N6SJ, N6TQS, PY2XB, SV2GWY,
VK3FY, VK3GK, W5XU, WD5COV, YT3W and ZL3WW) will be active as 9M0W
from Layang Layang, Spratly Islands (AS-051) on 10-20 March 2018
[425DXN 1354]. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV on
160-10 metres, and JT65 on 2m and 6m EME. QSL via YT1AD. See
http://www.yt1ad.info/9m0w/ for logsearch and more information.

A2 - Andre, NJ0F will be active as A25A from Botswana from 20 October to
5 November, including participation in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest.
QSL direct to NJ0F. [TNX NG3K]

A5 - Steve, N6SJ will be active as A52SJ from Paro, Bhutan on 12-19
October and again for one night on 26 October. This will be a
Topband only operation, with activity on CW (1826.5 kHz) or FT8
(1840 kHz) if conditions are marginal. QSL via home call; logsearch
on Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]

C6 - Rich, N0HJZ will be active as C6ARW from Grand Bahama (NA-080) from
23 October to 1 November, including participation in the CQ WW DX
SSB Contest. Outside the contest he will operate SSB and CW on all
HF bands. QSL via home call (direct) and LoTW "eventually". [TNX
NG3K]

E5_sc - Steve, KL7SB will be active as E51RAT from Rarotonga (OC-013),
South Cook Islands on 8-18 October, including participation in the
Oceania DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW or direct to NI5DX. [TNX The
Daily DX]

F - Weather permitting, Gil F4FET, Diego F4HAU and Antoine F5RAB will
be active as TM0TI from Tombelaine Island (EU-156) on 21-23
October. They will operate SSB and CW on 40-10 metres with two
stations. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/).

F - Johan F4HHL, Jerome F4HJO, Luis F5THW and Samuel F5UPO will be
active as TM1CT (https://johanbarre.wixsite.com/tm1ct) from Batz
Island (EU-105) on 1-5 November. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY
and PSK31-63 on 80-10 metres with four stations. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS (preferred) and LoTW, or via F4HJO (direct or bureau).

FG - Once again Philippe, F1DUZ will be active as FG4KH from Guadeloupe
(NA-102) from 17 October to 6 November. He will operate SSB and
digital modes on the HF bands, and will participate in the CQ WW
DX SSB Contest. QSL via F1DUZ, direct or bureau. [TNX Les Nouvelles
DX]

HA - Special callsigns HA500M, HA500R, HA500T, HG500A, HG500E, HG500H,
HG500I, HG500L, HG500N, HG500PRO, HG500R, HG500REF, HG500T and
HG500U are active on 1-31 October to commemorate the 500th
anniversary of the Protestant Reformation initiated by Martin
Luther (31 October 1517). QSL via LoTW, eQSL or via MRASZ (the
Hungarian Radio Amateur Society). Details on the award programme
Can be found at http://mrasz.org/martin-luther-award/award-rules.

HK0_sa - LU1FM, LU2JCW, LU3FMD, LU6FOV and LU9FHF will be active as 5K0T
from San Andres Island (NA-033) on 12-25 November. They will
operate SSB, CW, PSK31 and FT8 with three HF stations and one
Satellite station. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL;
traditional cards via LU1FM. More information, including realtime
logsearch provided by KK6EK's DXA3 system, can be found at
http://tarjetasqsl.com.ar/5k0t/index.html.

I - ARI Parma will be active as II4GV between 10 October and 27 January
2018 (http://www.ariparma.it/temporanei/II4GV-en.html). The special
callsign commemorates Giuseppe Verdi, who was born on 10 October
1813 and died on 27 January 1901. QSL via Club Log's OQRS or via
the bureau.

J5 - 13-26 November are the new dates for the Italian DXpedition Team's
J5T operation from Bubaque Island (AF-020), Guinea-Bissau [425DXN
1370]. Owing to a flight schedule change, they will go QRT one day
later than planned. Seven operators will be QRV on 160-10 metres
CW and SSB with three stations; RTTY will be used on 20m only, and
they wil not operate FT8. QSL via I2YSB and eventually LoTW. See
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/ for more information, including a band &
mode survey, real-time logsearch and OQRS for direct cards. Updates
will be posted to a dedicated forum on www.hamradioweb.net. [TNX
IK7JWY]

KH0 - Nick, JL1UTS (KH0TH) and his wife Chie, 7L3PFH (KH0TG) will be
active from Saipan (OC-086) on 14-22 October. They will operate CW
and SSB on 80, 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSLs via JL1UTS. [TNX ODPX
Bulletin]

P2 - Roly, ZL1BQD will be active as P29RR from Papua New Guinea from 20
October to 6 November. In his spare time he will operate mainly
FT8, with some SSB and CW. QSL direct to home call, and possibly
LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]

P4 - Ulf, DL5AXX has been active holiday style as P40EU from Aruba
(SA-036) since 12 October, and will remain there until the 23rd.
QSL via home call; see http://www.dl5axx.de/dxlog/ for the OQRS for
for bureau cards. [TNX DX World]

P4 - John, W2GD will be active again as P40W from Aruba (SA-036) on 23-
31 October. Main activity will be during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest;
before and after the contest he will operate some CW and be QRV on
160, 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via LoTW or direct only to N2MM.
[TNX NG3K]

PJ4 - Look for PJ4/NN5E and PJ4/NT5V to be active from Bonaire (SA-006)
on 15-22 October. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via
home calls. [TNX The Daily DX]

S2 - Activity from Bhola Island (AS-140) [425DXN 1371] started as S21ED
and S21TV on 11 October, earlier than planned. The operators
switched to S21ZDC on 13 October.
They are mostly QRV from 00.00
UTC to 15 UTC, as during their dark hours they are plagued with a
QRM they are unable to locate the source of. They will be QRV from
AS-140 throughout 18 October and will "tear down everything"
sometime on the 19th. Initial plans were to continue the expedition
and be active from St Martin's Island (AS-127) on 21-25 October.
Dates are subject to variation depending on local conditions. All
QSL card requests for AS-140 should go to G3KHZ - this includes
QSOs with S21ED, S21TV and S21ZDC.

S7 - Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active again as S79KB from Mahe (AF-024),
Seychelles from 20 October to 1 November. He will operate RTTY, SSB
and CW on 80-10m. QSL via home call, direct only; bureau cards can
be requested via Club Log's OQRS by the end of November, as he will
not renew his DARC membership.

T2 - 3D2AG, Tony will be active as T2AR from Funafuti, Tuvalu (OC-015)
on 21-28 October. In his free time he will operate SSB, CW and
digital modes (RTTY, JT65, FT8) on the HF bands as well as on 6 and
2 metres. QSL direct to 3D2AG; see https://www.qrz.com/db/3d2ag for
PayPal instructions. He does not use LoTW or Club Log.
VE - Pierre, VE3KTB and Alex, VE1RUS will be active again as VY0ERC most
likely from 17 October to 10 November. This is the Eureka Amateur
Radio Club station located in the environs of the weather station
on Ellesmere Island (NA-008). They will be QRV as time permits,
and will try to be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS. [TNX M0OXO]

T8 - T88CS (QSL via JA6BMB, direct or bureau), T88HS (QSL via JA6KYU,
direct only) and T88RH (QSL via JR6DRH) will be active from Koror
(OC-009), Palau on 5-11 October.
They will be followed by T88UW
(QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or via JH7IPR,
direct or
bureau), T88SM (QSL via JA6EGL, direct only) and T88WM (QSL via
JQ6FQI, direct or bureau),
who will be QRV from the same location
on 11-17 October.

TA - Special callsigns TC10A, TC10E, TC10F, TC10K, TC10L, TC10M, TC10R,
TC10S, TC10T and TC10U will be active from 20 October to 20
November to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the death of
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. See
http://tadx.org/10nov/index.php for more information, including
logsearch and award programme. QSL via LoTW and eQSL.

V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts
(NA-104) from 15 October to 7 November. He will operate SSB on 160-
6 metres (60m included), with planned activity during the CQ WW DX
SSB Contest. QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

V8 - Special callsign V84K50GJ is active until 15 October to celebrate
the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan and
Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, who acceded to the throne on
5 October 1967. QSL direct to the address published on qrz.com.

VR - Tom, KC0W will be active as VR2/KC0W from Cheung Chau Island
(AS-006), Hong Kong on 1-15 November. He will operate CW and FT8 on
80-10 metres. QSL via home call (direct only) and logsearch on Club
Log. He does not use LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

VU - Special callsigns AT1FI, AT2FI, AT3FI and AT4FI will be active on
6-28 October for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the world championship of
football (soccer) for male players under the age of 17 to be held
in India. Look for activity on 40, 20 and 15 metres SSB and digital
modes. QSL AT1FI, AT2FI and AT4FI via VU2SMS (direct); QSL AT3FI
via VU2ZMK (direct).

VU7 - VU7T has been active from Kavaratti, Lakshadweep Islands (AS-011)
since 11 October. The operators (Manoj VU2CPL, San VU2WH/A45TT, Sid
VU3NXI, Gopan VU3HPF/M0XUU and Kiran VU2XE, plus A65DR/VU3TQR "as
remote support and coordinator") will remain there until 20 October
and be QRV on 80-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes with up to
three stations. QSL via LoTW (preferred), via Club Log's OQRS or
direct to VU2CPL. The operation is self funded, and "we welcome any
donations which will go towards offsetting our costs of
transportation and other large expenses", the team says. Donations
can be sent to https://www.paypal.me/vu7t, or through the OQRS'
donate option. [TNX VU2CPL]

W - The Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club (JSCARC) will operate
at the W5RRR shack on 13-15 October, in commemoration of 50 years
of club operations at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Operations
will be primarily on 10, 15, 20 and 40 metres SSB. QSL via LoTW,
eQSL or direct to NASA Johnson Space Center, Attn: AW7/JSC Amateur
Radio Club, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston TX 77058, USA.

XE - Scout station 4B3ASM will be active on 20-22 October for the annual
Jamboree On The Air (JOTA). It will be located in Ciudad del Carmen
on Carmen Island (NA-135). QSL via XE3AA.

XE - Manuel XE2IC, Jose-Felix XE2I and Antonio XE2HVF will be active as
XF1IM from Isla Magdalena (NA-078) from 25 November to 3 December.
QSL direct to XE2IC. [TNX DX World]

XW - Champ, E21EIC will be active again as XW1IC from Laos on 14-18
October. QSL via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW, or via home call. [TNX
DX World]

XW - Bruce, 3W3B will be active again as XW4XR from Laos on 12-24
October. He will operate CW and FT8 on 60-6 metres. QSL via LoTW
and E21EIC. [TNX The Daily DX]

Z3 - Z370M is the special callsign for Radio Club "Nikola Tesla" (Z37M)
from Stip, Macedonia to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Activity
started on 1 October, and will continue until 31 December. QSL via
LoTW, eQSL, Z33Z (direct) or LZ1JZ (bureau).

ZC4 - Adrian, G0KOM will be active as ZC4MK from Avdimou Beach, UK
Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus on 27-31 October, possibly including
activity during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSL via home call, Club
Log's OQRS and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]

ZD7 - ZD7BR (not the previously announced ZD7VDE) is the callsign
allocated to Bill, G0VDE for his 14-21 October operation from St.
Helena (AF-022) [425DXN 1377]. Depending "on demand for ZD7 and
band conditions", he will be active on 80-10 metres SSB, with some
RTTY, PSK31 and possibly FT8 and "just maybe a little CW". See
http://sthelenadx.com/ for updates. QSL via G3SWH (OQRS for direct
and bureau cards on http://www.g3swh.org.uk/decision.html) and
LoTW, logsearch on Club Log

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> "After weeks of  inventorying, packing, padding,  and
weighing supplies and equipment", the 3Y0Z team reported on  10 October (see
http://www.bouvetdx.org/
),  "we  have  sealed our container  and  loaded  it aboard
a truck bound for the port of Savannah.  The container will go by sea to  Manzanillo
(Mexico); by  rail  to  Balboa (Panama); then by sea  to  San Antonio (Chile),  Copihue 
(Chile)  and  finally  Punta Arenas (Chile).  The contents will be taken aboard our ship
in Punta Arenas and meet our team  at King George Island in the South Shetlands on 13 January 2018".

FT5XT ---> Gildas, F4HQZ (ex TU5KG) usually operates /mm when in  the Crozet (FT5WQ)
and  Kerguelen (FT5XT) waters  during  his fishing campaigns in  the Southern Indian Ocean. 
On 11 October, however, he was able  to land and  be QRV from the Kerguelen Islands (AF-084)
for a couple of hours on  20 and  15 metres SSB. QSL direct to F4DXW; logsearch will be available
on Club Log.

RI1F ---  The DXpedition to Viktoriya Island (EU-190), Franz Jozef Land went QRT  earlier  than 
expected, around  12 UTC on  8 October, as  polar  bears roaming around the  camp  and  even peeping
into  the tents were  becoming a major problem.  Reportedly the  RI1F team  made  some 12,000 QSOs,
and  will upload the logs to Club Log when they are back on the mainland.

3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> Eighteen team members gathered in Atlanta, GA on 7-10
September for planning meetings, safety briefings, equipment packing,
inventorying, container packing and getting to know each other. A highlight
was testing the 2m EME setup ("it worked! We completed a QSO with our pilot,
PA2CHR").
The sea container leaves Atlanta in early October, and hopefully it will
reach Punta Arenas (Chile) no later than 1 December. "Our team members have
all purchased their airline tickets to Punta Arenas for a couple days of
meetings and orientation", the team reported on 21 September. "Then we will
fly across the Drake Passage on the morning of 13 January to board our ship
at King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. We plan to sail for
Bouvet that same afternoon. We will arrive at Bouvet sometime between 23 and
25 January. Our actual landing date is weather dependent. We will be lucky
to be on the air within a few days. Every detail of our landing sequence,
shelter construction, antenna layout, equipment setup and radio operations
is well thought out. Also, our emergency evacuation routes and plans have
been identified".
Over 100 clubs and foundations and over 1550 individuals have already
supported the DXpedition financially. "While our operators are prepared to
dig deeper into their pockets to make this DXpedition happen", if you
"have yet to contribute, we ask for your consideration". You may visit
http://www.bouvetdx.org and click on a 'donate' button.

ENIGMA RELOADED ---> The 4th "Enigma Reloaded" event is taking place until
30 September. Participating stations include II0ENG, II1ENG, II1MTN, II2ENG,
II3ENG, II3ENI, II4ENG, II9ENG, IO3ENG, IO3ENI, IQ8XS, IQ9PA and LX9LARU.
Complete information on the event and the associated award is available at
http://www.enigma-reloaded.it/.

INDEXA NEWS ---> The International DX Association's officers for the 2018
and 2019 fiscal years are Bob Schenck N2OO (President), John Scott K8YC
(Vice-President) and Dick Williams W3OA (Secretary-Treasurer). The directors
are Roberto Ramirez CE3CT (2018), Franz Langner DJ9ZB (2018-19), Joe Aoki
JJ3PRT (2018), Ralph Fedor K0IR (2018-20 and Fiscal Year 2018 Chairman),
Mary Hobart K1MMH (2017-19), Gary Dixon K4MQG (2018-19), Bob Allphin K4UEE
(2018-20), Lou Dietrich N2TU (2018) and Jerry Rosalius WB9Z (2018-19).
INDEXA (http://www.indexa.org) is an amateur radio organization dedicated to
working DX and making DX possible. Over the years, it has supported over 240
DXpeditions to rare and semi-rare entities. [TNX W3OA]

IREF NEWS ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation, Inc. (IREF) has
announced that Charles Wilmott, M0OXO, is now a member of the IREF Board of
Directors. Charles fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Neville
Cheadle, G3NUG, who has been on the IREF Board since its inception. The IREF
Board ultimately decides on IREF sponsorship of an IOTA Expedition and is an
internationally diverse group. In addition to Charles, M0OXO, the Board
consists of Jim (JA9IFF), Buzz (N5UR), Don (W9DC), Jose (CT1EEB), Mike
(K9AJ) and Buzz (NI5DX).
IREF is funded solely through donations and is a 501(c)(3) organization
which allows for contributions by US hams to be tax deductible. The website
is www.islandradio.org and contributions can be made by clicking on the
"Join" tab. [TNX AD5A]

QSL VIA UA4FCJ ---> The logs for UZ4FWD/UH8W (Turkmenistan 1989), UZ4FWD/
UI8U (Turkmenistan 1989) and UZ4FWD/UH0Y (Turkmenistan 1990) are still open,
and QSL cards are available via UA4FCJ (Evgenij S. Krivulin, pr. Stroitelej
130-232, Penza, 440071, Russia). [TNX RG4F]

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OPDX Bulletin 1333, October 2 2017
http://www.papays.com/opdx1333.html

SB DX @ WW < KB8NW $OPDX.1333
Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 1333

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1333
BID: $OPDX.1333
September 25, 2017

Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Strongsville, OH

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

REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>:
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
(REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

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ALSO VISIT THE NORTHERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB PAGES AT:
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3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> Eighteen team members gathered in Atlanta, GA on 7-10
September for planning meetings, safety briefings, equipment packing,
inventorying, container packing and getting to know each other. A highlight
was testing the 2m EME setup ("it worked! We completed a QSO with our pilot,
PA2CHR").
The sea container leaves Atlanta in early October, and hopefully it will
reach Punta Arenas (Chile) no later than 1 December. "Our team members have
all purchased their airline tickets to Punta Arenas for a couple days of
meetings and orientation", the team reported on 21 September. "Then we will
fly across the Drake Passage on the morning of 13 January to board our ship
at King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. We plan to sail for
Bouvet that same afternoon. We will arrive at Bouvet sometime between 23 and
25 January. Our actual landing date is weather dependent. We will be lucky
to be on the air within a few days. Every detail of our landing sequence,
shelter construction, antenna layout, equipment setup and radio operations
is well thought out. Also, our emergency evacuation routes and plans have
been identified".
Over 100 clubs and foundations and over 1550 individuals have already
supported the DXpedition financially. "While our operators are prepared to
dig deeper into their pockets to make this DXpedition happen", if you
"have yet to contribute, we ask for your consideration". You may visit
http://www.bouvetdx.org and click on a 'donate' button.

ENIGMA RELOADED ---> The 4th "Enigma Reloaded" event is taking place until
30 September. Participating stations include II0ENG, II1ENG, II1MTN, II2ENG,
II3ENG, II3ENI, II4ENG, II9ENG, IO3ENG, IO3ENI, IQ8XS, IQ9PA and LX9LARU.
Complete information on the event and the associated award is available at
http://www.enigma-reloaded.it/.

INDEXA NEWS ---> The International DX Association's officers for the 2018
and 2019 fiscal years are Bob Schenck N2OO (President), John Scott K8YC
(Vice-President) and Dick Williams W3OA (Secretary-Treasurer). The directors
are Roberto Ramirez CE3CT (2018), Franz Langner DJ9ZB (2018-19), Joe Aoki
JJ3PRT (2018), Ralph Fedor K0IR (2018-20 and Fiscal Year 2018 Chairman),
Mary Hobart K1MMH (2017-19), Gary Dixon K4MQG (2018-19), Bob Allphin K4UEE
(2018-20), Lou Dietrich N2TU (2018) and Jerry Rosalius WB9Z (2018-19).
INDEXA (http://www.indexa.org) is an amateur radio organization dedicated to
working DX and making DX possible. Over the years, it has supported over 240
DXpeditions to rare and semi-rare entities. [TNX W3OA]

IREF NEWS ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation, Inc. (IREF) has
announced that Charles Wilmott, M0OXO, is now a member of the IREF Board of
Directors. Charles fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Neville
Cheadle, G3NUG, who has been on the IREF Board since its inception. The IREF
Board ultimately decides on IREF sponsorship of an IOTA Expedition and is an
internationally diverse group. In addition to Charles, M0OXO, the Board
consists of Jim (JA9IFF), Buzz (N5UR), Don (W9DC), Jose (CT1EEB), Mike
(K9AJ) and Buzz (NI5DX).
IREF is funded solely through donations and is a 501(c)(3) organization
which allows for contributions by US hams to be tax deductible. The website
is www.islandradio.org and contributions can be made by clicking on the
"Join" tab. [TNX AD5A]

QSL VIA UA4FCJ ---> The logs for UZ4FWD/UH8W (Turkmenistan 1989), UZ4FWD/
UI8U (Turkmenistan 1989) and UZ4FWD/UH0Y (Turkmenistan 1990) are still open,
and QSL cards are available via UA4FCJ (Evgenij S. Krivulin, pr. Stroitelej
130-232, Penza, 440071, Russia). [TNX RG4F]

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for Android. It is available on Google Play - free of charge, no ads. Enjoy!

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The August 2017 issue is now available for
Download at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

5L3BI (AF-111) ---> "The wet season is in full force in Liberia this year",
the 5L3BI team reported on 13 September. "This makes any road travel tricky
and potentially dangerous, which in-turn has so far prevented Richmond EL2BG
and Dickson EL2DT from making a 2nd recce trip to Baiyah Island (AF-111).
Since we believe roads conditions may never fully recover between now and
the end of October, we have recently managed to (thankfully) reserve seats
on a MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship International) flight which will take
most of the team directly to Greenville Sinoe airstrip. From there we will
meet Richmond EL2BG who will have made the treacherous road journey south in
his 4x4 vehicle.
With the new and additional cost of flights to/from Sinoe region from
Monrovia we do still seek generous donations from the IOTA and DX community.
Considering a donation? Please visit https://af111new.com/support/". [TNX DX
World]

ENIGMA RELOADED ---> The 4th "Enigma Reloaded" event will take place on
22-30 September. Complete information on the event and the associated award
is available at http://www.enigma-reloaded.it/.

IOTA: NEW WEBSITE ---> The new website is at https://www.iota-world.org.
For the time being all user logins have been suspended until the website is
released on 16 September at 8 UTC. Registered users on rsgbiota.org will NOT
have to re-register on IOTA World, because they will be able to log in with
the same credentials as they used on the old website. A choice of languages
is available by selecting one of the flags. The point of contact for help
and comments is at info[@]iota-world.org.

IOTA: DATABASE HOUSEKEEPING ---> "Parallel with launching the new IOTA
website and operating programme we are carrying out some long overdue
housekeeping on user records on our database. We have migrated all these
from the previous RSGB IOTA website to our new site. The following will
affect chasers who have not entered a score or updated an existing one on
their record since August 2007, the date we went online. We have several
thousand records falling into this category and it does not make sense to
retain them. We have with immediate effect moved them to Archives where they
will no longer be visible to their 'owners'. Queries about this notice
should be sent to info[@]iota-world.org".

IOTA: REPORTING PROGRAMME GROWTH ---> "In July we celebrated the first
anniversary of the introduction of crediting QSO matches with logs on Club
Log", G3KMA reported on 12 September. "Introduced on the existing software,
it has already been hugely successful in increasing the volume of credits
given by 70%, providing evidence that it meets the wishes of a significant
part of the IOTA community for this kind of development. Needless to say, it
has boosted the financial viability of the programme. Currently some 54% of
all credits given so far in 2017 were for QSO matches, a figure that we
believe will increase once participants get used to the new software. Paper
cards submitted are down 20% suggesting replacement with electronic
confirmations which from a very low figure for IOTA Contest matches has
spiralled from 4,036 to 32,878 credits. This is just the beginning".

PDXG QSL MANAGEMENT PLATFORM ---> Developed over the past three years, the
Perseverance DX Group's project (http://www.pdxg.net/index.php/news) aims at
simplifying the QSL manager's job by automating the back end processes. The
platform's exclusive users are Tim M0URX, Charles M0OXO, Pista HA5AO and
Gene K5GS, who have uploaded 5,018,167 QSOs from some 800 logs (DXpeditions,
contests, active DX stations handled by M0URX, M0OXO and HA5AO) so far. "A
QSL manager with one helper can process OQRS requests for the largest
DXpedition in one day, an amazing 75% reduction in time and labor. Today the
only time consuming OQRS confirmation tasks are stuffing envelopes and
affixing labels, a bulk mail franking machine eliminated postage stamps.
Other automated tasks include matching donors to the log for special
handling and busted call management. A new feature controls sending
duplicate QSL cards to the same DXer. Many DXers request a card through OQRS
or direct and also send a buro card. The software will not respond to the
buro request if a card was previously sent for the same contact(s). With all
this extra time on their hands M0URX and M0OXO are available to handle
additional DX callsigns and DXpeditions". [TNX K5GS]

TUNISIA: NEW LICENCING ARRANGEMENTS ---> The Ministry of Communication
Technologies and Digital Economy has approved and issued a decree (nr. 3215,
17 August 2017) that organizes amateur radio activity in Tunisia. The decree
has appeared in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic nr. 71 (5
September 2017). It is now possible for Tunisian hams to apply, pass an
exam and get their own amateur radio licences. Those who already have a
foreign licence can be granted licences without passing an exam. Resident
foreigners can also apply. See https://www.iaru-r1.org/.

WRTC-2022 --- > The 8th edition of the World Radiosport Team Championship
(WRTC) will be held in Germany in July 2018. Like the Olympic Games,
however, "it is important to provide continuity for the WRTC program and
give the radiosport community as much time as possible to prepare for each
event. Thus, it is appropriate at this time to begin the process of
considering where WRTC-2022 will be held and who will make up the organizing
committee. The WRTC Sanctioning Committee is responsible for evaluating
requests to host a WRTC event and selecting the winning applicant.
In order to begin the evaluation process, the WRTC Sanctioning Committee
requests any potential sponsor to send a written letter of intent to our
chairman, S50A (Tine Brajnik, Velike Lipljene 24, 1311 Turjak, Slovenia).
The letter should identify the group's primary leaders and contact
information, along with the general time frame and location for the event.
We will then respond with the WRTC requirements document from which a formal
proposal can be created. The deadline for submitting the letter of intent is
December 31, 2017. Formal proposals will then be accepted until March 1,
2018.
The WRTC Sanctioning Committee stands ready to answer questions and provide
whatever information we can to assist potential hosts in expressing interest
and making an application. It is our plan to announce the selected hosts for
WRTC-2022 during the closing ceremonies of WRTC-2018". [TNX S50A]

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CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List, generated on
31 July is available at https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The
information is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 443.5
million log entries available for analysis) and, to improve quality, only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked. The most wanted
charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.

HAM RADIO 2017 LECTURES ---> The Powerpoint slides with synchronized audio
of the keynote speeches and other lectures delivered at Ham Radio 2017
(Friedrichshafen) are now available on DokuFunk (the Documentary Archive for
the History of Radio Communication and Electronic Media): go to
http://www.dokufunk.org/ and click on Horsaal/Lecture room.

OCEANIA DX CONTEST ---> This year's Oceania DX Contest will take place on
7-8 October (SSB) and 14-15 October (CW). Both events start at 08.00 UTC on
Saturday and end at 08.00 UTC on Sunday. Complete details, including the
2017 rules, plus results, soapbox comments and records from previous events,
can be found at http://www.OceaniaDXcontest.com. [TNX ZL2IFB]

PIRATE ---> Dom, 3Z9DX is not in North Korea, and all recent cluster spots
for P5/3Z9DX are fake. He is currently "concentrating on other projects for
later this year and 2018", and does not expect to return to DPRK anytime
soon. [TNX DX World]

AFRICAN TOUR ---> Peter, HA3AUI [425DXN 1335] has been active as 6W2SC from
Senegal since 17 February, and as J5UAP from Guinea-Bissau since 25
February. During the first half of March he will remained based in Senegal
"with some daily trips to J5". During the second half of the month he will
be based in Guinea-Bissau. QSL via HA3AUI (direct) and LoTW, logsearch on
Club Log and http://cqafrica.net.

IOTA HONOUR ROLL ---> "The 2017 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been
posted on the IOTA website (http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/). Together the two
main listings show growth of 8.4% over the same listings in 2016. 207
record-holders have scores of 1000 or more IOTA groups, an increase of
11.3%, and 552 have scores of at least 750 groups, the number required for
the IOTA Plaque, up by 6.4%. Scores at the top continue to close with 35
record-holders breaking through the 1100 mark. Congratulations to joint
leaders 9A2AA, I2YDX and I8ACB on 1118 groups out of a possible 1123 and
indeed to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year".
[TNX G3KMA]

IREF ---> The Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF) was founded in 1999
for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance for expeditions to
rare IOTA groups (i.e. confirmed by 15% or less of island chasers). The
organization is truly international in scope and a seven person Board (N5UR,
NI5DX, W9DC, K9AJ, G3NUG, CT1EEB and JA9IFF) decides on grants. IREF has
provided about $75,000 in funding since its inception. "IREF hasn't had to
solicit support in over a decade, but the contribution landscape seems to be
changing", IREF President Mike Crownover (AD5A) says, and the Foundation
"has recently had to reduce our grant amounts because of a shrinking
treasury". With the advent of OQRS, "it is much easier for individuals to
direct their dollars specifically to expeditions they work", but when using
OQRS, "you only support expeditions you work, contributing to IREF who
supports rare expeditions might provide enough support for expeditioners to
go to that next one you need". To contribute via PayPal, go to
www.islandradio.org and click on the "Join" tab. IREF is also in need of a
webmaster: "if you are so inclined and have the expertise", please contact
AD5A or AB5EB.

OH2BH'S BIRTHDAY ON THE AIR (BOTA) ---> "The OH2BH 70th Birthday Anniversary
tour was to include ten stops. They've taken Martti to the countries and
islands that once affected him greatly along his road to becoming such a
well-known figure in the DX and Contest communities. But he missed one of
them. EA8BH, the Canary Islands will now be aired post festum in the ARRL DX
Contest this coming weekend (4-5 March). You can complete your BOTA hunt
with EA8BH. The list of 2016-17 BOTA events includes CU2KG/CR2X, CT3BH,
OH0B, OJ0B, ZA/OH2BH, Z68BH/Z60A, V26BH, J70BH, OF9X and EA8BH. Contacts
with these ten stops give you 5 points each, while working OH2BH/OH70BH
during 2016 adds 25 points to your point account. There is a surprise prize
for the winner and a signed certificate for high scorers". [TNX OH2BH]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,507 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-16), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA].

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INDIAN OCEAN TRIP ---> Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, Tony VK3TZ and Dindo DU1UD
will be active as VK9XI from Christmas Island (OC-002) on 2-10 October
(Oceania DX SSB Contest included), and as VK9CI from the Cocos (Keeling)
Islands (OC-003) on 10-17 October (Oceania DX CW Contest included). They
will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-10 metres, with two stations and a
focus on the lower bands. There may be some 6m activity as well. QSL via
M0OXO's OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [TNX M0OXO]

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The January 2017 issue is now available for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html.

QSL 5A1AL & 5A1A ---> Abubaker (5A1AL) has announced that "the QSL process
for both call signs 5A1AL and 5A1A will be taken over by myself starting
from 11th of February 2017". Abubaker is going to upload his log to Club Log
and enable the OQRS.
W5UE will forward to Abubaker all direct QSL requests received after 10 February.

CLUB LOG & IOTA ---> "I have made Club Log's first IOTA feature live",
Michael G7VJR announced on 27 January. "The Call Tester is now capable of
identifying IOTA islands (groups and island names), with time frames, maps
of the locations and comments added by the RSGB IOTA team to help with any
ambiguities". Please note that "none of the research for these IOTA
definitions originated in Club Log", and that "the only way an IOTA
definition will be added is when the IOTA Validation Team choose to do
that".

CLUB LOG'S MOST WANTED LIST ---> The latest Most Wanted List, generated on
31 January, is available at https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php. The
information is derived from QSOs uploaded to Club Log (currently 407
million log entries available for analysis) and, to improve quality, only
QSOs that have QSLs confirmed are considered to be worked. The most wanted
charts are rebuilt once per month, on average.

E51PT ---> After being QRT since 1984, Pia Taraeka ("Papa Pia"), E51PT is
back on the air from Manihiki (OC-014), North Cook Islands "thanks to the
generosity of members of the Western Washington DX Club". He can operate CW
and SSB on 80-10 metres "running 100 watts into an all band dipole". QSL via
N7BX, direct only (no LoTW). [TNX The Daily DX]

HAMALERT ---> Created by Manuel Kasper (HB9DQM), HamAlert "is a system that
allows you to get notifications when a desired station appears on the
Reverse Beacon Network, SOTAwatch or the DX cluster". You can receive alerts
via Email, Push notification, SMS or URL GET/POST; spots can be filtered and
the number of alerts can be limited. See https://hamalert.org/about for
complete information.

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Winter 2017 edition of the International DX
Association's Newsletter (INDEXA) is now available for download at
www.indexa.org/newsletters.html. This issue contains the story of CY9C (St.
Paul Island 2016). [TNX K8YC]

WRTC 2022 ---> Italy is stepping forward as a potential candidate country to
host the World Radiosport Team Championship 2022: http://wrtc2022.it. The
petition has gathered 350+ signatures from 25 different countries so far.

CWOPS AWARD ---> The "CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW" recognizes
individuals, groups or organizations that have made the greatest
contributions toward advancing the art or practice of radio communication by
Morse code. Nominations must be received by 15 April. Details can be found
at www.cwops.org/awards.html.

ITURHFPROP PROPAGATION PREDICTION
--> Gwyn Williams' (G4FKH) new project's
aim is "to produce a propagation prediction tool that uses the new ITU-
produced program ITURHFProp, which has been shown to be more accurate than
older prediction methods": see www.predtest.uk [TNX RSGB]

DX SOUND CLIPS ---> Tom's (K8CX) DX sound clips for 2016 can be found at
http://hamgallery.com/dx2016/. The collection of 226 clips (MP3 format)
covers the major DXpeditions, plus rare and semi-rare DX. This makes 19
full years of sound clips available.

IOTA NEWS ---> "This message is for you if you are one of the many chasers
who keep an IOTA score in a 'pending application' on the IOTA database and
have never made a submission", Roger Balister (G3KMA) wrote on the IOTA
website on 30 December. "The Board of IOTA Ltd has decided that it is not in
the best interest of the IOTA Programme to continue with a situation where
people in this category exceed by a wide margin the number of participants
shown in the annual Honour Roll and Annual Listing". Read the complete
notice on www.rsgbiota.org, along with the latest progress report (2
January) on the Friends of IOTA appeal ("Half a year after our Appeal, 223
IOTA enthusiasts from 41 DXCCs responded generously by donating £20,423,
putting us at 82% of the first goal of GBP 25,000 we need to achieve").

YASME EXCELLENCE AWARDS & SUPPORTING GRANTS --->
In 2008 The Yasme Foundation established the Yasme Excellence Awards,
to be presented to Individuals who, through their own service, creativity, effort
and dedication, have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The
contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational
achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and
prosper. The latest recipients, announced on 2 January, are:
* Pekka Ketonen, OH1TV, in recognition of his many innovations, such as the
Opposite Voltage Feed concept for amateur radio antennas, and for
documenting his work in English to make it widely available.
* Hani Raad, OD5TE, in recognition of his work advancing amateur radio in
Lebanon and the Arabic Region and his efforts related to the re-
introduction of amateur radio examinations in Lebanon.
The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation has also announced a number
of supporting grants in furtherance of its goal of supporting the
development of amateur radio:
* A further grant to the Radio Club d'Haiti for the acquisition of radios to
be used for emergency communications
* A grant to the Mongolian Radio Sports Federation for the acquisition of
laptop computers for use in the Federation's High Speed Telegraphy
competition
* A grant to the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired for the
acquisition of amateur radio equipment for the station at the new
headquarters in San Francisco, California
* A grant to the Amateur Radio Society of Dominica for the acquisition of
amateur radio training materials and the donation of a transceiver, power
supply, tuner and headset
* A grant to WRTC 2018 for the sponsorship of the Ham Widows' Ball
* A grant to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand for support of the HS0AC
club station
A substantial revision of the YASME Foundation's website (www.yasme.org)
has been completed. The new website contains information on Yasme's history,
past recipients of the Yasme Excellence Award, prior grants, the Yasme
Awards and an updated listing of eligible call signs. The website also makes
available complete copies of "The Yasme News" published in the late 1950s by
Dick Spenceley, KV4AA (SK), all prior Yasme press releases and information
about the Yasme book authored by Jim Cain, K1TN. [TNX W6SZN

INTREPID SPIRIT AWARD ---> The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations for
the individual or group that most displayed their "Intrepid Spirit" in
2016, by expressing an unshakable commitment to the Amateur Radio DX
Community. The award (http://www.intrepid-dx.com/awards.php) is made in
memory of James McLaughlin, WA2EWE/T6AF (killed in Kabul Afghanistan, on 27
April 2011). Intrepid Spirits for purposes of this award are defined as
being "bold, courageous, dedicated, innovative, fearless, generous,
resolute and visionary in their approach to Amateur Radio". Nominations may
be submitted via email to intrepiddxgroup[@]gmail.com and must be received
by 31 December 2016. The Board of Directors of the Intrepid-DX Group will
evaluate the nominations and the award will be presented at the
International DX Convention in Visalia on 22 April 2017. [TNX N6PSE]

IOTA: INCREASES IN CHARGES ---> "Although increases in charges are never
welcome", Roger Balister (G3KMA) posted to www.rsgbiota.org on 13 December,
"we have come to the conclusion that we have no alternative but to revise
some of them upwards to cover increased costs that we are having to meet,
following recent significant currency exchange variations in the financial
markets". The list of charges applying from 1 January 2017 can be found at
https://www.rsgbiota.org/info/charges-en.pdf.

QSL VIA M0OXO ---> Charles, M0OXO is the new QSL manager for Saif, A71AM
(aka A71SS and A73A). All logs have now been uploaded to M0OXO's Logsearch &
OQRS, and QSL cards will be available in the next few weeks. Traditional
Cards should be sent direct only to Charles Wilmott, 60 Church Hill,
Royston, Barnsley, S71 4NG, United Kingdom.

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QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,341 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-16), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA].

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3Y0Z: BOUVET 2018 ---> "After extensive examination, we have found a
suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island and have identified what appears to
be the best operating location in the area", the 3Y0Z DXPedition Team
reported on 7 December.
"Our proposed site is at 54 degrees 24' 23" South and 3 degrees 24'
39" East at approximately 600 ft. ASL. This is on the Slakhallet Glacier
on the northeast quadrant of Bouvet. It is relatively flat with areas of
maximum slope not exceeding 8 degrees. This is well below slope levels
that are prone to avalanches. We have less information on the presence of
crevasses, but do not detect any on the highest resolution images that we
have. Of course, an on-site inspection upon our initial helicopter
landing will determine our actual operating location.
We have researched and selected our Antarctic shelters. These four
shelters will house our stations, our sleeping quarters, and our eating
and meeting facility (the MEG tent). These were selected to survive the
high winds, precipitation, and temperatures expected on Bouvet. We will
heat our operating shelter and the MEG tent. Our sleeping shelters will
not be heated for safety reasons.
The ten HF beams that served us so well on Amsterdam Island (FT5ZM) will
accompany us to Bouvet. We intend to deploy them on a line along 240
degrees to 60 degrees. This will keep the antennas from beaming into each
other when aimed at Europe, Japan, and North America. Our verticals for
160, 80, 60, 40, and 30 meters will be placed to minimize interaction.
Images of our antenna plans, shelter layouts, and shelter interiors are
on our website (www.bouvetdx.org).
The apanese support team has reorganized and will be led by Hiro,
JA4DND. Joe, JJ3PRT, will be our new pilot for Japan. Kuwa, JA4BUA will
Be in charge of web and IT duties, and Oku, JK1KSB will do our public
relations. In addition, we've added a VK-ZL-Oceania pilot, VK6VZ.
Our on-line store has opened! You can now shop at Café Press for 3Y0Z
souvenirs - mugs, hats, cups, T-shirts, etc (www.cafepress.com/3y0z). You
can purchase fun and usable products and at the same time support the
3Y0Z team.
Our Facebook page (3Y0Z-Bouvet Island Dxpedition) now has over 1500
followers. Stop by for photos, articles, updates, and meeting fellow
DXers.
Fundraising is an on-going process for us. This is a demanding and
expensive project; possibly the most expensive DXpedition ever. We ask
for your financial support. Please click on our "Donate" buttons on our
website and help us make this happen.
The Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018 Team wishes you and your families a
wonderful Holiday season and a New Year filled with DX!" [TNX K4UEE]

A70X ---> The website for the 1-7 January IOTA DXpedition to Al-Safliyah
Island (AS-088) [425DXN 1334] is now up and running at https://asia088.com/.
A large team will be QRV on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes with 3-4
stations. QSL via M0OXO (http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and LoTW. Updates will
also be posted to Twitter (@AS088_IOTA). [TNX DX World]

FRIENDS OF IOTA UPDATE ---> The Friends of IOTA appeal "has now reached GBP
19,360", Roger Balister (G3KMA) reported on the IOTA website on 1 December.
"We have to thank 206 contributors in 38 countries for their generosity. We
are still short of meeting our initial target of GBP 25,000 specifically for
the IT project". Donations are still gratefully received through PayPal to
the email address islandsontheair[@]outlook.com (in the comments field add
"Friends of IOTA" and your callsign to identify you). See www.rsgbiota.org
for the complete report.

QSL YOTA STATIONS ---> Use Club Log's OQRS for either direct or bureau cards
requests for all special callsign participating in this year's YOTA Month

( www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/ ). Traditional paper cards should be
sent direct only to Jamie, 2E0SDV.

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INDEXA NEWSLETTER

---> The International DX Association's (INDEXA) Newsletter
is available for download:
www.indexa.org/newsletters.html . This issue contains the story of VK9WA
(Willis Island, November 2015) and a report by Roger Western (G3SXW) on
some recent efforts in Europe to track down a source of deliberate QRM
(DQRM). [TNX K8YC]

 

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IOTA NEWS ---> Record-holders who have made IOTA contacts in an IOTA
contest after 2003, can claim credit for them without submitting QSLs,
provided that the contact details match, either by manually entering the
QSO information on the input form or by uploading a Cabrillo format log.
The 2016 IOTA Contest data has now been uploaded to the IOTA database and
is available for QSO matching. "Some users have experienced issues with
their contest QSOs being rejected", PA3EXX reported on 2 November. "This has
been fixed now and users are invited to upload their logs one more time".
Please note that "logs of 12 operations out of 718 which participated have
been excluded from being uploaded as the IOTA Validation Team (VT) is
awaiting documentation", G3KMA said on 30 October. "It should be noted that
if an operation is asked by VT (not the same as the RSGB Contest Committee)
for validation and this is not sent in good time, QSO matching will not be
allowed and a warning that the operation will not be accepted for IOTA will
be posted on the database for applicants to note. In certain circumstances
this could affect contest results".

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
web site has been updated. Fifteen different galleries include 14,238 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2004-15), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, Antarctic bases and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques
Francaises), the various French DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean,
the Indian Ocean and the Americas (from 1945 to 1970), pre-1945 countries,
French Departments and CONUS, plus a gallery for cards not accepted by
DXCC. Your participation is encouraged: www.LesNouvellesdx.fr. [TNX F6AJA].

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