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The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1538
BID: $OPDX.1538
November 1st, 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, W6HB, WB6RSE,
AF8C, K8CX, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News
Letter,, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F6EXV,
I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LB1QI, OH2BH, Pete Rayer & ISWL, Sixitalia
Weekly and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

        "Celebrating 30+ years (March 1991) of FREE DX News"
                    "Could this be the final year???"

*** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTES (by Tedd, KB8NW): This week's bulletin was
     sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB
     Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with
     a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Friday, 22nd/October, through Friday, 29th/October there were 221
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J,
4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q,
7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9X, 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/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU,
EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA,
HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5,
J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX,
LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4,
PJ5, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9,
T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4,
V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9,
YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z6, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL,

* 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. Operators Christian/EA3NT, Paul/G4PVM, Col/MM0NDX and Dmitry/
RA9USU, with a helping hand from Mario/3A2NY, will be active as 3A3A from
Monaco during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-?
entry. QSL 3A3A via UA3DX. Look for operators to sign 3A/homecall before
and after the contest.=20

3DA0WW ESWATINI DXPEDITION NEWS. The Latvian RSF team is now QRT (October
26th) as 3DA0WW. Per ClubLog, as of October 25th, 1539z, 3DA0WW has made
a total of 31376 QSOs with 13287 Unique callsigns. Breakdown by mode:
8665/CW, 3906/SSB and 18805/FT8. Breakdown by Continent (%): 0.9/AF,
14.8/AS, 58.5/EU, 19.4/NA, 2.0/OC and 4.4/SA. QSL via YL2GN (direct) or
ClubLog's OQRS (direct and by the Bureau). On October 19th, Yuris, YL2GM,
informed OPDX that he downloaded all QSOs to LoTW. For more details and
updates, see:

3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS (Press Release #6, dated October 27th)
[edited]. "3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island, November 2022" -- We have
reached our first payment milestone for the Marama vessel contract. Today
we have paid the first deposit, and with this payment we confirm our plans
of activating the #2 most wanted entity Bouvet. We would like to thank
each individual and club who has contributed to this payment with their
upfront support, especially thanks to our Lead sponsor NCDXF. It is a
huge task and undertaking to go to Bouvet and we still critically need
additional upfront support to close the budget.
  We are happy to announce two additional operators to the team to make
it complete with 13 operators. Dave, WD5COV, will rejoin us on this ad-
venture to Bouvet. Dave is a well-known and recognized DXer and DXpe-
ditioner who has embarked on over ten major DXpeditions including three
in the top ten most wanted category.
  In addition, we have included Peter in the team as a combined crew and
dedicated FTx operator. Peter is an experienced captain and expedition
leader with huge experience from offshore sailing, sailing in remote
polar uncharted areas and specializes in supporting some of the most
complex expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica. He is experienced in
safety evacuation procedures, MOB maneuver in cold water, beach landings
in difficult locations and he is an experienced zodiac operator that will
be based in Norway. He will be heading up the zodiac landing at Bouvet.
  Our preparation for Bouvet includes planning, constructing, and testing
a system for landing zodiacs safely, this will be tested in rough sea in
Norway before and after Christmas. We plan for several systems and tech-
niques to adapt to the onsite conditions. We plan for safely landing the
zodiacs in different manners also with some swell, unmanned and with less
risk for operators. And we prepare for the event that zodiacs are cap-
sizing and we still can retrieve the equipment. We have done the first
prelim sea trials of the zodiac equipment in Norway and will continue
sea trials to further mature the concept. We plan for a gasoline powered
winch system to lift equipment up the cliff, and this will be tested in
Norway after Christmas. We plan to access the 25 ft cliff with profes-
sionals means, and if needed prepare for climbing and bolting a short
route to gain access. We refresh our climbing experience, and some team
members will be certified climbers. In 2022 we will practice safe rope
access training and evacuation down the cliff with instructor also in-
cluding emergency evacuation with injured operator. We will have IRATA
educated instructors training with us.
  We also have an extended off-island team of 5 Norwegian professionals
and experts from the maritime industry assisting us. These are former
captains and chief engineers with huge experience within RIB SAR vessels,
maritime risk assessment and safety training. Some of them have stayed
several seasons at Bouvet, stayed anchored at Cape Fie, have passed Bouvet
more than 60 times and have done zodiac landing at the same spot. With
all these upcoming events and the knowledge in the extended team - be
rest assured this will be a well planned and executed project.
  You can follow our plans from our website and the 3Y0J Facebook pages:
  Thank you,
   Ken Opskar LA7GIA, Co-Leader
   Rune Oye LA7THA, Co-Leader
   Erwann Merrien LB1QI, Co-Leader
   Also read the ARRL Web page at:

4L, GEORGIA. Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Associ-
ation Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), will be active during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

4L, GEORGIA. Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB
Contests (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL
via M0OXO or LoTW.

6Y, JAMAICA. Lester, W8YCM, will once again be active as 6Y6Y from the
Westmorland Parish, on The Beach, Negril Jamaica (NA-0097), starting
November 28th until January 2022. Activity will be holiday style on
various HF bands. Check out the pictures on QSL via W8YCM direct
only. NO BUREAU or IRCs.

7P, LESOTHO. Members of the Russian DX Team (RUDXT), who went QRT early
October 21st as 3DA0RU from Eswatini, continue their African trip (per
their Web page) later in the day (October 21st) they crossed over the
border (by car) into Lesotho. Vasily, R7AL, informs OPDX that they plan
to stay there for 12 days. The plan is to be active with four radios on
all HF bands. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 (F/H,
WSJT-X 2.0 software). Operations will last until November 4th. Operators
mentioned are Vasily/R7AL, Slav/OK8AU, Vasily/RA1ZZ, Mike/RU3UR, Leo/RW9JZ
and Nick/R5EC. Per ClubLog, as of October 29th, 0523z, 7P8RU has made a
total of 54508 QSOs with 16605 Unique callsigns. Breakdown by mode:
21757/CW, 6579/SSB and 26172/FT8. Breakdown by Continent (%): 0.9/AF,
10.8/AS, 55.4/EU, 29.4/NA, 0.8/OC and 2.8/SA. QSL via R7AL (direct or
by the Bureau), ClubLog's OQRS (preferable) or LoTW. For more details
and updates, see their Web page at:

8Q, MALDIVES. Sasha, DL1HI, is now active as 8Q7HI from Summer Island,
Maldive Island (AS-013), until October 30th. Activity has been on various
HF bands using FT8. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau.

A47, OMAN. Stathis, SV5DKL, will be active as A47RS from the Royal Omani
Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) station in Muscat, Oman, during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as Single-Op/Classic (24h only) entry
on Saturday, October 30th, only. QSL via A47RS, by the Bureau or direct.
See the station on

AU2, INDIA (Special Event). For the 16th year, look for special event
station AU2JCB, to be active between November 19th and December 15th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using SSB. Suggested frequencies are
(depending on the propagation): 3710, 7040, 7150, 14210, 14250, 14310,
21235, 21310, 21350, 28490, 28510 and 28545 kHz. On FM Mode: 6m - 50800
and 51500; 10m 29700 kHz. If higher bands are open, operations will be
on those bands. The operator will be Datta, VU2DSI. QSL direct (with
2 IRCs) to VU2DSI to: Datta Degaokar, Surabhi Mehherabad, Ahmednagar,
MH 414006, INDIA. Operations are to celebrate the 163rd anniversary of
the birth (November 30th) of Sir Jagadeesh Chandra Bose, India's great
scientist and inventor who they consider the "Father of Wireless Communi-
cation". For more details, see the following Web pages at: =20
ADDED NOTE: Usually, there are other VU operators celebrating this anni-

B0, CHINA. Operators Terry/BA7NQ, Jordan/BA7MY, Yan/BA7JG and Chang/BD6IQD
will be active as B0A from the contest station near Urumqi in Xinjiang
during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry.
QSL via BA4TB or via ClubLog's OQRS:

C5, THE GAMBIA (Update). The C5C team is now active as C5C from Kololi
(WW Loc. IK13PK), The Gambia, until November 19th. Activity will be on
80-10 meters (depending of local situation & the propagation) using CW,
SSB, FT8/FT4 (NO F/H) and the QO-100 satellite if possible. Suggested
frequencies were published in OPDX.1536. The team is also planning to
be active in CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). QSL via F5RAV direct.

E2, THAILAND. Operators YL JayCie/E20NKB, Champ/E21EIC, Tony/E24OYI,
YL Bun/E25KAE and Mew/E29TGW will be active as E2A from Bangkok during
the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL
via E21EIC, LoTW or by the Bureau.

EY, TAJIKISTAN. Nodir, EY8MM, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Assisted
entry. QSL via W0VTT.

FT4, ANTARCTICA. David, F4FKT, will be active as FT4YM from various
Antarctica bases during the 2021-2022 Antarctic Season. The Antarctica
bases mentioned are:
    FT4YM   - Base Dumont d'Urville, Petrels island, Antarctica
    FT4YM/P - Base Concordia, Antarctica
    FT4YM/P - Base Little Dome C, Antarctica
    FT4YM/P - Base Cape Prud'homme, Antarctica
  Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via F5PFP.

FT5W, CROZET 2022. GREAT NEWS!!! The following two E-mails [edited] were
received on October 27th about a Crozet Island DXpedition planned for
  *  Message 1# (From Jean-Michel, F6AJA) -- GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!! After
     very long procedures with the TAAF Administration, Thierry, F6CUK,
     has just received a letter from the Prefect giving him a favorable
     opinion to take part in the OP4-2022 rotation in the OP1-2023 rotation=
     i.e. from December 2022 to March 2023 , more than two months only
     radio operator on Crozet. The call sign request will follow.
       It is Paul, F6EXV, who will provide the QSL service and manage the
       Thierry will communicate all the details to us as they progress.
     Thierry will seek financial assistance given that this project is
     estimated between 40 and 45,000 euros.
       This is not an expedition backed by a club but he will be alone
     and we will have to wish him a lot of courage to face the very many
     and immense pile-ups that this will raise because we must be aware
     that Crozet is the 3rd DXCC entity in the world. most wanted ... The
     last activity since Crozet by Florentin, F4DYW, with the code FT5WQ
     dates from 2009! See:

       Best regards,
       Jean-Michel F6AJA

  *  Message 2# (From Paul, F6EXV) -- Dear friends,
     Further the announcement by Jean-Michel, F6AJA, we would like to
     inform of the following:
       After many months of efforts and negotiations, the TAAF (the body
     in charge of the FTs administration) has granted permission for a
     one-man nearly 3-month operation from Crozet Island to Thierry,
     F6CUK, from mid-December 2022 to mid-March 2023 (be patient!). Exact
     dates will come just prior to the operation.
       The last activity from Crozet was in 2009 by Florentin, F4DYW,
     as FT5WQ.
       Details will be forthcoming in the next few days, weeks and months,
     when they become available and publishable.
       Thierry, F6CUK, will be the operator, Paul, F6EXV, will be the
     finance/QSL Manager.
       Please do not try to contact either Thierry, F6CUK, or Paul, F6EXV,
     for the time being, there will be no reply to any messages related
     to this operation until further notice.
       Stay tuned!
       73, Paul
     P.S. For the first time, this will be a ham radio operation, not a
     scientific mission with ham radio as a side activity.

FY, FRENCH GUIANA. Operators Marc/F1HAR, Florent/F4CWN, Didier/FY5FY,
Herve/F5HRY and Christian/F5UII will be active as FY5KE from the "Radio
Club de Kourou's" (RACK) radio station in Kourou City during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LoTW
or direct (NO Bureau).

GM, SCOTLAND. Ady, G6AD, will be active as GM6AD during his winter Scotland
DXpedition in his trusty old camper-van between November 13-18th. Activity
will be from a few different locations in Scotland which include a one
day operation from Loch Ness on November 14th and near the coast signing
GM6AD/p between November 15-16th. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog. NO paper

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Silvio/HB9LCW, Waldemar/HB0WR, Haaf/PA3FGA,
Claudia/PA5CT and Aurelio/PC5A will be active as HB0A during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via
address direct only.

HD8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (Update). Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX Friends
are now active as HD8R from Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between now until
November 7th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including 60m, using CW,
SSB, the Digital modes and low orbit satellites with at least 4 stations.
Suggested frequencies were listed in OPDX.1533. They will also be in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) possibly as a Multi-2 or Multi-Multi
entry. QSL via EA5RM. Minimum requirements are: Self Addressed Envelope
(SAE) and 3 USDs for up to 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards (20 grams letter),
4 USDs are needed for more than 15 QSOs or 3 QSL cards. QSL FOR DONORS:
If you have donated 25 Euros, 30 USDs or more, send your QSO data by
E-mail to their QSL Manager ( including your address and
they will send your HD8R QSL direct. An OQRS will also be available. For
more details and updates, see:

HS0, THAILAND. Brad, VK2BY, will be active as HS0ZNR from his Thai QTH
in the district Nam Yuen, in the Province of Ubon Ratchathani, between
December 12th and January 21st. Activity will be on all bands (160-10m).
QSL via VK2BY direct (3 USDs and SAE).

HS2, THAILAND. Operators E25OKO, Niphon/HS2QJJ, Art/HS2UPR and Nuk/HS7BHK
will be active as HS2UPR from 160km south of Bangkok during the CQWW DX
SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via

IOTA NEWS. The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between October 25-29th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8AO        CANARY                  10m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8AT        CANARY                  15m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8CPE       CANARY                  15m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8FB        CANARY                  17m; FT8
   AF-014    CS9/PD3EM    MADEIRA                 20m; SSB
   AF-016    FR8TZ        REUNION                 17m; CW
   AF-018    IH9YMC       PANTELLERIA             15m; CW
   AF-019    IG9ITO       PELAGIE                 20m; SSB
   AF-049    3B8CW        MAURITIUS               12m; FT8
   AF-086    D4F          WINDWARD                15/10m; SSB
   AS-002    A92FF        BAHRAIN                 15m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4VL        CYPRUS                  20/12m; SSB
   AS-007    7L4VYK       HONSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-007    JA0LBE       HONSHU                  15m; SSB
   AS-007    JA0LFV       HONSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-007    JA1IOA       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-007    JA3FHL       HONSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-007    JA7WXL       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-007    JH3NGD       HONSHU                  17m; SSB
   AS-007    JE1RXJ       HONSHU                  30m; CW
   AS-007    JH0RVY       HONSHU                  20m; FT8
   AS-007    JH3NGD       HONSHU                  17m; SSB
   AS-015    9M2TO        PINANG STATE            20m; FT8
   AS-018    RT0F         SAKHALIN                40m; FT8
   AS-020    BX2ADE       TAIWAN                  15m; FT8
   AS-024    JR2TER/P     YONAGUNI                40m; FT8
   AS-078    JM8FEI       HOKKAIDO                15m; FT8
   AS-117    JF3BFS       HONSHU'S COASTAL WEST   15m; CW
   AS-200    JI3DST/5     Shodo                   20/17/15m; CW
   EU-004    EA6VQ        BALEARIC                10m; FT8
   EU-004    EC6FK        BALEARIC                20m; SSB
   EU-005    2E0HCS       GREAT BRITAIN           12m; SSB
   EU-005    G0HDB        GREAT BRITAIN           12m; FT8
   EU-005    G3RCV        GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    G8BCG        GREAT BRITAIN           15m; FT8
   EU-005    GM3YOR       GREAT BRITAIN           12m; CW
   EU-005    GM4FDM       GREAT BRITAIN           10m; FT8
   EU-005    GM7TUD       GREAT BRITAIN           10m; FT8
   EU-005    M0MJA/P      GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    MC7DX        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; CW
   EU-005    MW0CSO       GREAT BRITAIN           15m; FT8
   EU-005    MW0GWG/P     GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-014    TK4QL        CORSICA                 20m; SSB
   EU-015    SV9MBH       Crete                   15m; FT8
   EU-018    OY1CT        FAROE                   12m; CW
   EU-018    OY1OF        FAROE                   15m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1R         FAROE                   17m; SSB
   EU-021    TF/SA7AZQ    ICELAND                 40m; SSB
   EU-021    TF2MSN       ICELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-021    TF3XO        ICELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9GSZ       SICILY                  20m; SSB
   EU-026    JW6VDA       SPITSBERGEN             17m; SSB
   EU-029    OV3CDX       Sjaelland               15m; CW
   EU-031    IC8/UR8QX    Ischia                  40/15m; CW/SSB
   EU-031    IC8HRG       Ischia                  20m; SSB
   EU-054    IF9ZWA       EGADI                   15/10m; FT8
   EU-064    TM2N         NOIRMOUTIER        80/60/40/30/20/17/12/10m; CW/F=
   EU-115    EI4KF        IRELAND                 10m; FT8
   EU-115    GI3NYL       IRELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-115    GI7AXB       IRELAND                 15m; FT8
   EU-115    MI0AIH       IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-115    MI0OBC       IRELAND                 15m; FT8
   EU-115    MI0SAI       IRELAND                 15m; SSB
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20/15m; SSB
   EU-136    9A/OE3DEC    KRK                     20m; SSB
   EU-175    CU7AA        CENTRAL                 15m; FT8
   EU-181    LZ1SAD       BULGARIA                17m; FT8
   NA-015    CO6WD        CUBA                    15m; SSB
   NA-015    CO8BYT       CUBA                    20m; SSB
   NA-018    OX7AM        Greenland               40/30/20/15m; CW/SSB
   NA-021    8P6ET        BARBADOS                10m; FT8
   NA-022    VP2EIH       ANGUILLA                80/17/12m; SSB/FT8
   NA-024    J35X         GRENADA                 17/12m; FT8
   NA-027    VO1IDX       NEWFOUNDLAND            15m; FT8
   NA-027    VO1IV        NEWFOUNDLAND            40m; FT8
   NA-031    W1MBF        RHODE  ISLAND  STATE    17m; SSB
   NA-096    HI8AT        HISPANIOLA              10m; SSB
   NA-099    KP4/N6MJ     PUERTO RICO             15m; CW
   NA-099    KP4PUA       PUERTO RICO             10m; SSB
   NA-105    PJ7P         ST MARTIN               15m; SSB
   NA-105    FS5GL        ST MARTIN               40m; CW
   NA-106    KP2M         VIRGIN                  40/15m; SSB
   NA-107    FM5BH        Martinique              20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK1TX        Australia               17m; FT8
   OC-001    VK2LAW       Australia               20m; FT8
   OC-001    VK3ACT       Australia               40m; FT8
   OC-001    VK5MRD       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK6IR        Australia               10m; SSB
   OC-016    3D2AG      VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU  20m; CW
   OC-021    YB0IBM       JAVA                    15m; SSB
   OC-021    YB3EDD       JAVA                    15m; FT8
   OC-021    YC1JGE       JAVA                    20m; FT8
   OC-021    YC3DOC       JAVA                    15m; SSB
   OC-026    KG6JDX       GUAM                    12m; FT8
   OC-028    V73NS        RALIK  CHAIN            20m; CW
   OC-032    FK4HA        NEW CALEDONIA           10m; SSB
   OC-032    FK4QX        NEW CALEDONIA           40/10m; CW/SSB
   OC-034    YC9UBG       NEW GUINEA              40m; FT8
   OC-034    YD9UAN       NEW GUINEA              40m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL1BBW       NORTH                   20m; CW
   OC-036    ZL3TE        NORTH                   40m; FT8
   OC-042    DU1IVT       LUZON                   40m; FT8
   OC-046    FO5QB        WINDWARD                30m; FT8
   OC-097    5W1SA        SAMOA                   40/17m; FT8
   OC-143    YD5NBY       SUMATRA                 15m; FT8
   SA-003    PY0F         FERNANDO DE NORONHA     40/20/10m; SSB
   SA-004    HD8R         Galapagos      80/30/20/17/15/12/10m; CW/SSB/FT8
   SA-006    PJ4EVA       BONAIRE                 12m; FT8
   SA-011    9Z4Y         TRINIDAD                15m; SSB
   SA-099    PJ2T         CURACAO                 15m; SSB

  ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
     (which is very important) on their QSNs on their PacketCluster
     reports. The format we suggest is "Mode/IOTA#/Island or Group"
     (ex. FT8/OC-146/Celebes).

  AS-053. Operators E29NKB, Uaychai/HS8HEX, Pu/HS8LOG, Suriyun/HS8NKB
          and Chartchay/HS9QZJ will be active as HS8HEX from Phuket
          Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as
          a Multi-2/Low-Powr entry. QSL via HS8HEX.

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the <> 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......

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For November 2021). The following International Short
Wave League Club (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month
of November 2021:
  GX4BJC/A - Not yet allocated for November.
  MX1SWL/A - Operated by George, G1IPU, located in Clacton on Sea, Essex.
             (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM11, WLOTA-1841)
  GB75ISWL - Operated by Herbie, G6XOU, located in Walton on the Naze,
             Essex. (IOTA EU-005, WAB-TM22, WLOTA-1841).

  QSL GX4BJC and MX1SWL callsigns via Dick M5DIK.
  QSL GB75ISWL callsign via G6XOU.=20

  All callsigns via the Bureau,, or direct with return postage.
(No IRCs in the UK). The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on: or or or
via NO LoTW.

J6, ST. LUCIA. Operators Lindsley/J69CU, Frans/J69DS, Bill/J68HZ and
Kyle/WA4PGM and Daniel/W0CN will be active as J68HZ from a villa at
Labrelotte Bay, Castries, St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA L-1336) during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via K9HZ,
direct or LoTW.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators Jaime/WP3A, David/EB7DX, Angel/NP4TX
and Jimmy/KP2BH will be active as KP2B from Christiansted, VI, during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as an "Explorer Category". QSL via
EB7DX. John, K1AR, CQ WW Contest Director, reports: The new EXPLORER
category designed to allow experimenters to be creative in their tech-
nical approach to the CQ WW with relaxed rules and a sandbox to compete
against others with similar interests. For more information, check out:

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Dan, K8RF, will be active as NP2J during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)
entry. QSL via LoTW or direct. PLEASE NO BUREAU!

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

OQ35, BELGIUM (Special Event). Look for special event station OQ35EUDXF
to be active from Lommel, Belgium, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of
the EUDXF's (European DX Foundation) founding. Activity will be on various
HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8/FT4. QSL via ON6CC or ClubLog's OQRS
(for Bureau QSLs). LoTW will also be available.

OX, GREENLAND (Update). Operators Thomas/OZ1AA (OX1AA), Bo/OZ1DJJ (OX3LX),
David/OZ5DM (OX5DM), Mikkel/OZ7AKT (OX7AKT), Alex/OZ7AM (OX7AM) and Per/
OZ1KNJ (OX1KNJ) will be active as OX7A from Kangerlussuaq (NA-018, WW Loc.
GP47TA), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). Operation class
TBD. QSL via OZ1ACB, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog or LoTW. Do not send
QSLs for QSOs with OX7A to any of the operators. The team will be there
between October 26th and November 9th. However, some team members will go
home on November 2nd. Outside of the contest, operators will use their
own OX callsigns. Their activity will be on all bands and modes (including
FT8). There will be an emphasis on the low bands and 60/30/17/12 meters.
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or info on For more details the team has
a OX7A Web page at:
  ADDED NOTE: Bo/OZ1DJJ (OX3LX) states that after the contest he will go
to Aasiaat Island (NA-134, WW Loc. GP38) for a few days and then return
to the OX7A crew to go home. He also mentions that this is NOT a DX-
pedition, and the best chance to work him will be around lunchtime and
after dinner (his local time UTC-2), also during the weekend, possibly
at night/morning. His QSL Manager is OZ0J.

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Roger/G4BVY, Martin/G4XUM, Jonathan/KL2A, Peter/
K8PGJ, Rich/M5RIC, Brooke/N2BA, Ray/ND8L, Rich/NN3W, Bob/VE4GV and Geoff/
W0CG will be active as PT2T from the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's
(CCC) Signal Point contest station on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942)
during the CQWW DX SBB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Multi entry.
QSL PJ2T via W3HNK. Outside the contest, operators will probably be
signing PJ2/homecall or their own personal PJ2 callsign. QSL via their
home callsigns.

  Nov/01st LN      Nov/04th AN     Nov/06th LN
  Nov/02nd BN      Nov/05th AN     Nov/07th BN
  Nov/03rd AN

    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=3D0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=3D2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3D3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=3D4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=3D5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=3D6-9       100-400

    Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation:
     * VOACAP predication Web page at:
     * DX.QSL.NET Propagation page:
     * A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
     * SolarHam Web page:
     * Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
     * Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
       Atmospheric Administration (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 various sources provided by OPDX
  3B9FR via M0OXO          DU3LA via W3HNK             PJ2/NN3W via NN3W
  3DA0RU via R7AL(d/B/C/L) DU3TW via EA5GL             PJ7P via SP9FIH
  3DA0WW via YL2GN(d/C/L)  HD8R via EA5RM (O)          PY0F via PY7RP
  4L8A via M0OXO           KP4/N6MJ via N6MJ           R325WMF via RA4DAR
  5B/SA6PIS/P via SA6PIS   OX1AA via OZ1ACB (d/B/L/C)  R800SAN via R9SI
  7P8RU via R7AL(d/B/C/L)  OX3LX via OZ0J (B/d)        RN60ANT via RZ3EC
  7Q7CT via JH1AJT         OX5DM via OZ1ACB (d/B/C/NB) SX200JAO via SV2JAO
  9A/OE3DEC via OE3DEC     OX7A via OZ1ACB (O/L)       TI7/AE4MQ via AE4MQ
  A25SL via N4GNR          OX7AKT via OZ1ACB (d/B/L/C) TI7/W6HFP via W6HFP
  CN46MS via CN8WW         OX7AM via OZ1ACB (d/B/L/C)  TM2N via ON4ZD
  CS9/PD3EM via PD3EM      P40W via N2MM               ZF2PR via KQ1F
  CT9/DF7EE via DF7EE      PJ2/K8PGJ via K8PGJ         ZF2ZO via K7ZO
  D44PM via IZ4DPV         PJ2/KL2A via KL2A

  (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
  (P) Please send no QSL
  (**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
  LOGS ONLINE AT CLUBLOG.ORG THIS WEEK......     (Updated)     (Updated)      (Updated)      (Updated)      (Updated)      (Updated)

  U.S. POSTAL STOPPAGE (Updated as October 25th). The Postal Service
  is temporarily suspending international mail acceptance for certain
  destinations due to impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other
  unrelated service disruptions. Customers: please refrain from mailing
  items addressed to the countries listed here, until further notice.
  Afghanistan         French Guiana   Mongolia              South Sudan
  Australia           Guadeloupe      New Zealand           Sudan
  Bhutan              Laos            Papua New Guinea      Syria
  Brunei              Liberia         Reunion (Bourbon)     Tajikistan
  C. African Republic Libya           St. Pierre & Miquelon Timor-Leste
  Chad                Martinique      Samoa                 Turkmenistan
  Cuba                Mayotte         Sierra Leone          Yemen
   ** For more details and breakdown, see:



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

R325, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Look for special event station
R325Z from the city of Zaozersk to be active to celebrate the 325th
anniversary of the founding of the Russian Navy. QSL via the Bureau.

Reminder/Update). To celebrate the 60th anniversary Antarctic Treaty
Signature, the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will activate the following
special event stations (each representing a country that initially signed
the Antarctic Treaty) between October 1st and December 31st during this
  R60ANT  - Russia        RG60ANT - Argentina       RN60ANT - Norway
  RA60ANT - South Africa  RJ60AN  - Japan**         RT60ANT - Australia
  UE60ANT - Belgium*      RK60ANT - United Kingdom  RU60ANT - USA
  RC60ANT - Chile         RL60ANT - France          RZ60ANT - New Zealand
           Plus a special callsign from Antarctica RI60ANT
   (*) (Instead of RB60ANT as first announced)
   (**)(Instead of RJ60ANT as first announced)

  The Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) has already issued a "Reference
Number" for each of the above Special Event Callsign.=20
  Check ( to download the
whole WAP reference numbers issued for this event. QSL info is also
included. Details about the special "60th Anniversary of the Antarctic
Treaty" award is also available at the above Web page.

S5630, SLOVENIA (Special Event). Nejc, S56NE, will be active as S5630NE
from Idrija to celebrate 30 years of independence of Republic of Slovenia.
QSL via eQSL or LoTW (no paper QSLs yet). The Slovenian Amateur Radio
Union will celebrate the country's 30 years of Independence by issuing
a special award. It will be eligible to all amateur radio enthusiasts
all over the World. In order to obtain the award, a foreign amateur radio
station must have at least 30 contacts with a S5 stations starting June
26th through December 31st. For more information, see:

SILENT KEY (Tribute). Tom, K8CX, Webmaster of the Ham Gallery Web site,
has posted a special tribute page for Murray, WA4DAN, who became a Silent
Key (SK) on October 21st (see OPDX.1537). You can view the page at:
Also read:

SPEICAL EVENT (Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Crossband Operation From
Battleship IOWA's NEPM). With operating authorization from the Navy's
3rd Fleet Spectrum Manager, the Battleship IOWA Amateur Radio Association
(BIARA), Inc. and the IOWA's Innovation and Engineering Team will activate
the ship's legacy Navy callsign, NEPM, on December 7th, 2021, in memory
of Pearl Harbor Day. Operation will be between 1600-2359 UTC. NEPM will
TRANSMIT on 14781.5 kHz using J3E USB and listen on 14343.0 kHz J3E USB.
Amateurs are reminded that they may NOT transmit on 14781.5 kHz. If there
is traffic on 14343.0 kHz, the NEPM operator will advise of an alternate
frequency where he is listening. QSLs will be available if a SASE is
provided. NEPM, NI6BB or NE6PM are all listed on and any route
will get your request to the QSL manager. Please visit BIARA's Web site
at ( for more information about radio operations aboard
the Battleship IOWA soon to be the home of the National Museum of the
Surface Navy.

STANDARD TIME. Remember to change your clocks next weekend! Countries who
observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which took place on Sunday, March
14th, are now expected to move their "local clocks" backward 1 hour on
Sunday, November 7th, from 2:00 AM local time to 1:00 AM. In 2020, Day-
light Saving Time (DST) will again go into effect on Sunday, March 13th,
2022, at 2:00 AM local time. For the history and details about ST and
DST, as well as an interesting map of the world (showing the countries
who observe DST), see:
ADDED NOTE: 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.

SX16, GREECE (Memorial/Contest Op). Kostas, SV2HJW, will activate the
special callsign SX16V in memory of his friend Nick, SW2HJV, during the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). QSL via SV2HJW direct, and possibly
ClubLog and LoTW.

TC29, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the TAMAD (YM1KAD) radio club
will be active as TC29ATA until October 31st. This special event callsign
is to celebrate "Republic Day of Turkey" an anniversary and holiday of
the declaration of the Turkish Republic which took place October 29th,

TC7, TURKEY. A Turkish team, the Giresun Contest Team, will be active as
TC7G during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single
entry. QSL via TC7G, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau.

UE35, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Members of the Miller DX Club
will activate the special callsign UE35EUF during the month of November
to celebrate 35th anniversary of the founding of the European DX Foundation
(EUDXF). Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. A plaque is
available (see QSL via the Bureau or RQ7L direct.

V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Operators Dale/N3BNA, Brian/N3OC (V26OC) and
Sam/WT3Q will be active as V26B from Antigua (NA-100) during the CQWW
DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via KA2AEV.
NO Bureau QSLs.

V5, NAMIBIA. Gunter, DK2WH, will once again be active as V51WH between
November and March, 2022. Activity will be on various HF bands and during
contests, he will use the special callsign V55Y. QSL via DK2WH, direct
or by the Bureau. NO LoTW.

VX3, CANADA (Special Event). Look for special event station VX3INSULIN
from Kingston, ON, Canada, to be active between December 1-31st. Activity
is to mark the 100th anniversary of a Canadian team at the University
of Toronto's discovery of insulin in the summer of 1921. Operations will
be primarily digital, with FT8 and FT4 being the dominant modes of use.
Other digital modes will be used as conditions permit. QSL via VE3NOO,
direct, by the Bureau or eQSL.

YB0, INDONESIA (Change of Plans). Pri, YB0ECT, from Jakarta, who was
expected to be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st),
has decided to join the 7A2A team instead. See OPDX.1535.

YV, VENEZUELA. Jhonny, YV5KG, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/High-Power
entry. QSL via YV5KG or LoTW. Operation is from the contest site YV5AM
in Camatagua, a town in the state of Aragua, Venezuela.

Z6, KOSOVO. Rene, DL2JRM, is once again active as Z68XX near Gilan (WW
Loc. KN02RN), Kosovo, until November 1st. Activity will be mainly on CW
on various HF bands, but he plans to be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (Octo-
ber 30-31st). QSL via DL2JRM or ClubLog.

Z6, KOSOVO (Press Release, date October 25th). Martti, OH2BH, sent out
the following from Pristina, Kosovo [edited]: REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO, Z60A --
  With the easing of the pandemic the Finnish quartet of Martti/OH2BH,
Pekka/OH2TA, Tapani/OH5BM and Timo/OH5LLR will join the gang at Amateur
Radio Society of Kosovo (SHRAK); Vjollca/Z61VB, Driton/Z61DX and Fehmi/
Z62FB, on the air at their HQ station Z60A, for the CQWW SSB Contest.
  They will activate two stations and put them on all bands for the pur-
pose of offering a rare Z6 multiplier from the latest DXCC addition,
entity number 340.
  The group is taking extreme caution, similar to what other contest DX-
peditions have done recently and will fly directly to their final desti-
nation. They hope that the contest community will offer them sincere
prayers for safe travels and for a successful operating event now that
many brave contesters take their first steps abroad toward a new normal
and a brighter future.
  QSL Z60A  via OH2BH.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Operators Paul/K1XM, YL Charlotte/KQ1F, Levi/K6JO,
Scott/K7ZO and Martin/NN1C will be active as ZF1A on Grand Cayman Islands
(NA-016) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single
entry. Look for activity outside of the contest on 160-10 meters including
30/17/12 meters. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

ZS18, SOUTH AFRICA. On November 11th, South Africa will celebrate this day
of remembrance of the end of World War I (103 years ago). Usually this
"Remembrance Day" is celebrated on the nearest Sunday, this year it is
November 14th. In memorial of the members of the "Memorial Order of Tin
Hats" (MOTH), the special callsign ZS18MOTH will be used on this=20

        The following stations are expected to be active in the
         CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st, 2021)
       Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2021 CQWW 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)
  (By zone)

           The CQ World-Wide DX Contest Web page and rules:

Contest      DXCC         CQZ    Class     QSL
Callsign     Entity                        Route
3A3A         Monaco       14     M/?       UA3DX
4L2M         Georgia      21     SO        EA7FTR
4L8A         Georgia      21     SOSB 15M  LoTW; QSL via M0OXO
7A2A         Indonesia    28     M/?       LoTW
8P1W         Barbados     08     SO HP     KU9C
9K2K         Kuwait       21     SOSB 15M  LoTW; QSL via EC6DX
A44M         Oman         21     M/?       LoTW; QSL via (C)
A47RS        Oman         21     SO        LoTW
B4T          China        24     M/2       BA4TB
B0A          China        23     M/S       BA4TB
C5C          Gambia       35     M/?       F5RAV (d)
C6AHB        Bahamas      08     M/?       LoTW; (C)
CQ3W         Madeira      33               LoTW
CQ9T         Madeira      33     M/S       LoTW
CR2M         Azores       14     M/?       LoTW
E2A          Thailand     26     M/S       LoTW; QSL via E21EIC
EY8MM        Tajikistan   17     SOSB 40M  W0VTT
FG4KH        Guadeloupe   08     SO        LoTW
FY5KE       French Guiana 09     M/S       LoTW
HB0A        Liechtenstein 14     M/S       LoTW; (d)
HD8R         Galapagos    10     M/?       EA5RM
HS2UPR       Thailand     26     M/S       HS2UPR
HS8HEX       Thailand     26     M/2       HS8HEX
IH9YMC      African Italy 33     SOSB      LoTW
IS0/OM2TW    Sardinia     15     SOSB 80M  OM2FY
J68HZ        St Lucia     08     M/?       LoTW; QSL via K9HZ (d)
KH7M         Hawaii       31     SOAB HP   KH6ZM
KH7Q         Hawaii       31     SOAB      LoTW; QSL via AH6NF
KP2B    US Virgin Islands 08     Exp       EB7DX
KP3Z         Puerto Rico  08     M/S
LA4C         Norway       14     M/2       LoTW; QSL via LA4C
LN8W         Norway       14     M/M       LA6YEA
LP7D         Argentina    13     M/S       LU4AA
MX4Y         England      14     M/S       M0MQV
NP2J    US Virgin Island  08     SOSB 160M LoTW; QSL via K8RF (d)
OF1F         Finland      15     M/S       OH1NOA
OX7A         Greenland    40     M/?       LoTW; QSL via (C), OZ1ACB (B/d)
P40W         Aruba        09     SOAB      LoTW; QSL via N2MM (d)
PI4M         Netherlands  14     M/2       LoTW
PJ2T         Curacao      09     M/M       LoTW; QSL via W3HNK
PJ4K         Bonaire      09     M/2       KU9C
PJ5/W5JON    St Eustatius 08     SO        LoTW
PY0F  Fernando de Noronha 11     M/?       (C); QSL via PY7RP (d)
TC7G         Turkey       20     M/S       LoTW
TF3T         Iceland      40     SOAB HP   LoTW; QSL via TF3MH
TO7O         Martinique   08     SOAB      LoTW; QSL via EA1BP
V26B    Antigua & Barbuda 08     M/S       LoTW; QSL via KA2AEV (d)
VE2IM        Canada       02     SOAB HP   VE3DZ
VP9I         Bermuda      05     SOAB LP   LoTW; see for QSL detail=
WP3C         Puerto Rico  08     SOAB      M0OXO
YV5KG        Venezuela    09     SOSB 160M LoTW; QSL via YV5KG
Z60A         Kosovo       15     M/?       OH2BH
Z68XX        Kosovo       15     SO        DL2JRM (B/d)
ZF1A       Cayman Islands 08     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   (n) no printed QSLs
  (P) Please send no QSL
  (**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs
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