Edição: 1326 Data: 14/08/2017 Atualizado todas as segundas feiras
3E, PANAMA. Members of the "Radio Club de Panama" will activate PanamaCanal Miraflores Lighthouse (PAN-030, Pacific Entrance) ?with the specialcallsign 3E1L for the ILLW weekend, August 19-20th. QSL via HP1RCP.3Y0Z BOUVET PRESS RELEASE (dated August 6th, by Ralph, K0IR, Bouvet IslandDXpedition Co-leader). The 3Y0Z team is extremely grateful to the NorthernCalifornia DX Foundation for their $100,000 contribution to our BouvetIsland DXpedition. We are honored and privileged to receive the largestgrant even given by NCDXF.This contribution by the NCDXF mandates that we as a team, and each ofus as an individual, recognize the responsibility that accompanies thelevel of trust placed in us. It demands the best of us, being on Bouvetsingly focused on the DX and amateur community worldwide -- nothing else.We as a team accept that responsibility. We pledge to do our best nothingless. Our goal is to have your call in our log and get home safely nothing more.While we are light years from where we started this project, we stillhave work to do and financial challenges to meet to get us to Bouvet,give you those QSO’s, and get home again. We thank the NCDXF and allof you who have helped us financially and with your good wishes. Youhave moved us well down the path to Bouvet and we would be honored byyour continued support. Together we will make this happen.Thank you.... The Bouvet Island DXpedition Team9G, GHANA. A group of Slovenian operators will be active as 9G5W fromKokrobite between November 20-29th. Operators mentioned are Peter/S54W,Drago/S59A, Renato/S57UN, Borut/S57GM, Uros/S57SU, Rado/S59ZZ and Alex/OZ7AM. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Theyplan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Their equipmentcontains 2x TS-480SAT and 2x TS480-HX with various verticals for 160/80/40/30m, Delta-Loops for 17/12m and SpiderBeams for 20-10m. QSL via S59ZZor ClubLog's OQRS. Log will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months later. For moredetails and updates, see: https://www.ghana.si9N, NEPAL. Operators Eri/KM4DAY and Alex/LZ4AX are now active as 9N7ESand 9N7AE, respectively, until August 17th. Activity will be on variousHF bands. QSL both callsigns via LZ3SM.CQ MAGAZINE NEWS ("Article on INDEXA "Hams with Hearts"). Dick Williams,W3OA, INDEXA Secretary/Treasurer, reports: Hello DXers -- Bob Schenck,N2OO, is a member of INDEXA's Board of Direstors and the editor of themonthly DX column in CQ magazine. Bob provided an excellent descriptionof our Humanitarian Aid, or "Hams with Heart", Program in the June Issue.The article includes specifics on aid provided in Bangladesh by membersof the March 2017 S21ZED/S21ZEE DXpedition team. INDEXA was the majorsupporter for this aid.The article is now available on our Web site. If you missed it in CQyou have another chance to see by clicking on this link:http://indexa.org/documents/newsitems/CQ%20June%202017%20Article.pdfE5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Doug, W6HB, will once again be active as E51DLDfrom Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between August 27th and September 8th.Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB. Doug states, "I will be withXYL Ana this trip and will be playing more the tourist. Expect some operat-ing vacation style from E51AND's and E51KC's QTH -- I expect visiting andpossibly some operations from E51JD's and E51BQ." QSL via his home callsign.See QRZ.com for more details. No LoTW, no eQSL, no QRZ.com logs -- hardcards ONLY folks.FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Heinz, DF1YP, will once again be active as FO/DF1YPfrom Moorea Island (OC-046, ARLHS FRP 004, WLOTA 0465, WWFF FFF-178)between September 6th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday styleon 20/17/15 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his homecallsign, direct or by the Bureau (preferred).FY, FRENCH GUYANA. Christian, F5UII, will once again be active as FY/F5UIIfrom the "Radio club de Kourou" (RACK) radio club station FY5KE in KourouCity between August 14-18th. Activity will be limited because of hiswork, but look for him on 40-10 meters (depending of propagation) usingmainly SSB and RTTY. He suggests to look for him during the his sparetime approximately before 1100z, and between 1500z and 1700z, and alsoin the evening after 2100z. Christian also mentioned that he will use hisTS480 (100W) and may be a little bit on 80m, and 160m (with Shunt Feedmast). After his on air activities, you will be able to check his onlinelog for your QSO at: http://www.f5uii.net/en/carnet-de-traficQSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more detailsand updates, visit: http://www.f5uii.net/enChristian also has a Twitter account: https://twitter.com/f5uiiGREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES ....IFF-XXXX -- By IQ5QO/P; between now and August 25th; Operator Stevewill be active from variuos IFF new references accordingto his plan from August 13th to August 17th (IFF1144,IFF1143, IFF1146, IFF1147, IFF1145, IFF0710, IFF0707,DCI-VC068 VC070 +)VKFF-1397 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 14th; between 0300-0700z; WondobaCoordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; Noon orearlier; weather permittingVKFF-0528 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 14-15th; Werakata National Park;7144 kHz SSB; around 11:30VKFF-1171 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 15th; between 0300-0700z; Hobden HillNational Park; 7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00 or a bit laterONFF-0251 -- By ON5SWA/P; August 15th; between 0530-1030z; Vallei vande ZeverenbeekKFF-1827 -- By W8W; between now and August 15th; Special event stationsupporting Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge;https://www.qrz.com/db/W8WVKFF-0522 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 15-16th; Watagans National Park;7144 kHz SSB; around 11:30VKFF-1875 -- By VK3THK; August 15th; between 1630-1830z; Point CookCoastal Park; 7100 kHz SSB; also 80/20m; only 60 min.activation.KFF-3320 -- By ND8MS; August 15-16th; check for the WWFF CW callingfrequencies; slower CW please, about 12 wpmVKFF-0559 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 17-18th; Yengo National Park;7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00YOFF-122 -- By YO/YU7ZZ; between now and August 18thGIFF-0024 -- By MI1AIB; August 18-20th; Bushvalley ARC, Rathlin IslandactivationVKFF-0595 -- By VK2JNG/P; August 19-20th; Hunter Wetlands NationalPark; 7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00GFF-0331 -- August 19-20th; Special event station GB1PBL (Portland BillLighthouse); operating during International Lighthouse &Lightship Weekend (ILLW); QSL direct onlyOZFF-0030 -- By OZ4HAM; August 19-20th; ILLW; EDR Bornholm Club; 2stations on the air; on 80/40/20m using SSB and PSK63;also ARLHS DEN-012 and IOTA EU-030KFF-1494 -- By W8MSC; August 20-21st; Craig Lake State Park, MI; isthe most remote state park in Michigan; primarily SSB on40/20m, higher bands if open; maybe PSK and/or JTx.For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see: http://wwff.co/agendaAlso suggest URLs:World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44USA -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheairA special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-clusterIOTA NEWS ....EU-034. Eugene, RX3AMI, will be active as ES/RX3AMI/LH from the light-house (ARLHS EST 009) on Osmussaar Island (ESFF-0264) betweenAugust 15-31st. QSL via RX3AMI, direct or by the Bureau.EU-037. Stefan, DF8HS, will be active as SM7/DF8HS from Oland Islandbetween September 16-30th. Activity will be on various HFbands. QSL via the Bureau or eQSL.EU-128. Stefan, DF8HS, will be active as DF8HS from two different QTHson Fehmarn Island between August 28th and September 14th.Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via the Bureauor eQSL.EU-170. Peter, GW4UWD, will be active as 9A/GW4UWD/P from Zlarin Islandbetween August 27th and September 2nd. Activity will be onvarious HF bands using SSB with a FT817 with a 45w amp intoa 6m vertical antenna on the island. QSL via the Bureau or eQSL.NA-220. Bo, OX3LX, will be active from Simiutaq Island between August18-24th. This is not a DXpedtion, but QRL trip and will beactive when time permits on 60-6 meters. Best chance is inthe morning around lunch and after dinner (local time utc+2).During the weekend and also during the night/morning. QSL viaOZ0J (see QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW, Clublog andsometimes later to eQSL. For updates, watch:http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxpedIRS AUCTION OF HARA ARENA (Old Dayton HamVention) TO TAKE PLACE ONAUGUST 30th. See details at:https://www.treasury.gov/auctions/irs/daoh_comm_8833.htmOJ0, MARKET REEF (Press Release from Martti, OH2BH, dated August 9th).[edited] RADIO ARCALA SALUTES JOE TAYLOR, K1JT, AND THE DEVELOPMENT TEAMOF FT8 MODE ON HF PLUS ACTIVATE 4M MS FSK441 AND 60M....MARKET REEF, OJ0BH/OJ0JR QRV: 12th19th August 2017 -- Tuning the poor20m band month after month represents a major frustration nowadays.Particularly on SSB, only the occasional DX signal breaks the sea ofnoise, consequently reducing activity levels even further. However, thatvery noise could be a new lease of life, if one were to copy signals belowit. They are there every day. Indeed, with their huge antennas and state-of-the art receivers, DXers can dig even deeper into the noise and logplenty of good DX faster than one can think.Martti, OH2BH/OJ0BH, and Henri, OH3JR/OJ0JR, will attempt to land onMarket Reef this Saturday PM, weather permitting, and will immediatelybreak the noise floor by getting FT8 QSOs underway. They will also handout the OJ0 multiplier in the Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC) andappear on a variety of traditional modes in the event of any availableaudible propagation. This is the week originally dedicated to a youthexpedition to Market Reef, and to releasing options for selected 2018DXpeditions, involving both youth and seasoned DX groups.Demonstrating Amateur Radio to today’s youth thus sports a new boostershot, raising their potential interest to new heights.A beta release of WSJT-X, version 1.8.0-rc1, included a new FT8 mode,featuring a faster turnaround, and it’s already a major breakthrough onthe HF bands. FT8 offers “sensitivity down to 20 dB on the AWGN channel,”and contacts 4 times faster than JT65 or JT9. An auto-sequencing featureoffers the option to respond automatically to the first decoded reply toyour CQ.PACIFIC TOUR (5W & YJ, Update). Bert, CX3AN, will be signing 5W0HA from UpoluIsland (OC-097), Samoa, between August 19-26th. Activity will be holidaystyle using 100 watts into dipoles. QSL via his home address. The weekafter, Bert will be active as YJ0CX from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035),Vanuatu, between August 26-30th. Activity will also be holiday style using100 watts into dipoles. QSL both operations via his home callsign.PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 14-20th) ....Aug/14th AN Aug/17th HN Aug/19th HNAug/15th AN Aug/18th HN Aug/20th HNAug/16th ANSOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE======================================================NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha----------------- ------ -------- ------AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :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 forContesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be ofbenefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Netsand casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on anew 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.htmlA daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hmAlso on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hmQSL INFO AND NEWS ....-------------------------------------------------------------------------4E1ADW via 9V1KG HF2017TSR via SP1PBT PA50LELY via PA3HEB5B4AHL via M0URX (O) HG0DX via HG5DX R105WWS via RV3YRAL3/AA7CH via VE7ACN HG150MONAR via e-Mail** R870K via RK3AWAM225CW via EA2CW (L/e) HG160RAIL via HA5GY RG50PZ via RK3MXTDL500ML via (DL-B) HG60JLO via HA8KW RL5A via YL2GMEG8ESJ via EA8URL & (L) IQ5QO/P via 9A8MDC & (L) RM1T via R1TEEI/ON5GS via ON5GS IR3Z via IN3XUG SE0C via SM0CUHF/G4BJM via G4BJM IT9/ON4ENL via ON4ENL SE4E via SM4DQEFH/DJ9RR via DJ9RR JW/DL4AOJ via DL4AOJ SP8/IN3EYI via IN3EYIGB2RN via (G-B) LY17LP via LY2KM TM007TF via F6KPHGB3RS via GB3RS (O/G-B) LZ55UPB via LZ1KCP UW1I via UW5IMGB8YA via GB8YA (L) OE8Q via OE8SKQ (d/L) YL/SP7VC via SP7VC (d/L)HA6P via HA6PX OG6N via OH6NIO and LoTW YR2017SIMPO via YO3KAAHB0/DL2JRM via DL2JRM ON40EKO via ON4EKO(B); ON4DMF(d) YT7R via YU7BWHF0HERTZ via SP5PPA OP17A via ON7LU(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW only (**) email@example.comPIRATE ALERT. Ernie, ZB2FK, reports that someone has been pirating ZB2Acallsign which has been defunct for at least 40 years and is thereforenot a valid Gibraltar callsign.PIRATE ALERT. "DXNews.com" reports that JX2017A is a pirate station.Probably same guy that operated with the JX2016A callsign before.QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9V1XX, AN400M, AN400I, AN400G, AN400U, AN400E,AN400L, AN400D, AN400C, AN400R, AN400V, AN400A, AN400N, AN400T, AN400S,CR6K, CX9A, DL5WB, DL8FBD, E73AW, E74KC, EA1YV, EA2LMI, EA4DAU, EA6SX(IOTA EU-004), EA6VQ, EF4HQ, FG8OJ, FP/KV1J, FT3YL (AN-017), HI8PJP,JA6LCJ (AS-012), JT1BZ, KP4AJ, LZ1UBO, OH1LWZ, OH1LWZ/M, OZ1IEP, OZ4CG(EU-030), PA4J, PA6HQ, S56A, S79NH, SQ1PSA, SQ5AM, SV5BYP, VX7150, W4EG(NA-138), WP3EF, XE2OR and YR0HQQSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6V1IS (AF-045), 9U5/G3MRC, C91MR, CX4SS,DU6/JA1PBV (OC-125), E51DWC, FW5JJ, HD2RRC/4 (SA-033), HD2RRC (SA-034),N2OO/VP9, TG7/KC0W, TU7C, YJ0COW, YS1AG and Z35MQSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3G0ZC, 5V7D and FT4JAS2, BANGLADESH (IOTA Op). Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Hans/SM6CVX, Axel/DL6KVA,Steve/G4EDG, Tuhin/S21ED and Anup/S21TV will activate two rare BangladeshIOTA islands, St. Martins (AS-127) and Bhola (AS-140), starting aroundOctober 13th, and ending around October 27th. Activity will be on 40-15meters using CW and SSB with vertical dipoles for each band. QSLs forAS-127 goes to SM6CVX, and for AS-140 to G3KHZ. QSL only via the Bureauor direct per information on QRZ.com. Additional information is on theirWeb site at: http://s21iota.weebly.comS7, SEYCHELLES. Martin, G4XUM, will once again be active as S79K fromMahe Island (AF-024) between November 22-29th. Activity will be mainduring the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Bandentry. Operation prior to the contest is possible but not guaranteed.QSL via G3NKC.SILENT KEY. Egbert, ON4CAS, informs that Jean Lewuillon, 5T0JL (ex-ON8RA),became a Silent Key (SK) on this Tuesday, August 8th. He was born inQuievrain, Belgium, on October 3rd, 1928. OPDX and its readers wouldlike to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of 5T0JL.SIX METER BBQ IN AUSTIN, TX (late September). Tim, K3LR, reports, "Excellentline up of speakers and growing group of vendors. Hang out and network withMagic band contesters and DXers. Check out the fun - the official Web site:http://sixmeterbbq.comCome and support the 6 meter BBQ tradition started by W6JKV and K5AND!I hope to see you there!"SV5, DODECANESE. Claudio, HB9OAU, will once again be active as SV5/HB9OAUfrom Votsalakia Beach Hotel, Karpathos Island (EU-001), between September9-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL viahis home callsign.SV5, DODECANESE. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as SV5/DK7TX from four ofthe IOTA group EU-001 (Islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Telendos)between October 3-30th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters(mostly on 20/15/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or eQSL.T45, CUBA (Update/Reminder). Cuban operators will be active as T45FM fromthe Faro Puta Maya Lighthouse (ILLW CU-005, WW Loc. EL93cd) during theInternational Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between August 19-20th.Operators mentioned are CL2DPC, Reinier/CL3ATR, Dairis/CL3DAI, CL5HMB,Eddy/CM3EFM, Amed/CO2AME, Bob/CO2KL, Boris/CO3DSE, Carlos/CO5API, Alejandro/CO5AY, Davis/CO5DOR, Onelio/CO5FR, CO5JK, Luis/CO5LB, Maykel/CO5MK,Norberto/CO5NS, CO5SD and Moses/CM2YM. They plan to have 6 stationsactive on all the bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manageris RW6HS direct only.T8, PALAU. Katsumi, JA3KIO, will once again be active as T88XA from theVIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Islands (OC-009) betweenSeptember 20-26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTYand JT65. Look for some activity in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. QSL via hishome callsigns, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.TX5, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Update/IOTA Tour/Reminder). Operators Le/F1TCV,Didier/F6BCW and Dominique/F6DTZ will be active as TX5EG from theirfourth island in the French Polynesia Islands. Activity will be fromMoorea Island (OC-046), Windward Islands (WW Loc. BH52BM), between August15th-September 5th. Operators may also sign FO/homecall. Operations willbe on 80-12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequenciesare:CW - 3527, 7027, 14027, 18077, 21027 and 24907 kHzSSB - 3677, 7127, 14127, 14227, 18127, 21227, 21277 and 24927 kHzQSL via F6BCW, direct, by the REF Bureau or eQSL.V6, MICRONESIA. Chusuke, JR1FKR, will be active as V63FKR from South ParkHotel, Pohnpei Island (OC-010), between September 27th and October 2nd.Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using SSB andRTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (not the KH0Bureau).VP9, BERMUDA. Christoph, DL1YAF, is now active as VP9/DL1YAF from thePaget Parish (Grid FM72OG) on Bermuda (NA-005) until August 27th. Activitywill be holiday style on CW, SSB and PSK31, using a Elecraft KX3 (KXPA100)into a MP1 Vertical Antenna and Dipole. QSL via home callsign, by theBureau or direct.VU3, ANTARCTICA. There has been a QSN report this past week on Raj, VU3LBP,who is active from the Bharati Station (WAP IND-04), Larsemann Hills,Antarctica, until November 2017. He was on 14183 kHz around 0553z. QSLvia I1HYW.W4DXCC DX AND CONTEST CONVENTION [13th year](Press Release #2). DaveAnderson, K4SV, reports [edited]: The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention islocated at the MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN, September 22-23rd 2017.A full schedule of popular presenters speak on DX and Contest subjectsthroughout the main convention with prize drawings between presenters,drinks and snacks included. Equipment manufacturers are on hand to demon-strate new products and answer your equipment questions face to face. Abanquet rounds out the day where the grand prizes are drawn.We have Martin Jue, K5FLU, as our Banquet speaker this year. Hal, N4GG,will have his spark transmitter Blue Lighting at the convention. This 500Wspark transmitter is something to see. CWT has a CW contest for everyone.It's time to make reservations and get your tickets. We look forwardto seeing everyone. Check out the WEB site for more details, fillingfast, book early .YJ, VANUATU. Michael, G7VJR, will be active as YJ0GB from Epule, EfatuIsland (OC-035), between March 2-19th, 2018. Activity will be on variousHF bands and modes. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.