BOLETIM OPDX – 17/01/2022


BOLETIM OPDX – 17/01/2022

2022 IDXC CANCELED! The following was announced on January 11th, on the
IDXC Web page (http://www.dxconvention.org/): It is with regret that the
2022 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, has been canceled.
The convention committee of the Southern California DX Club acted in
response to the current covid virus threat. We look forward to 2023.
Those who had hotel reservations please contact the hotel to ensure they
are canceled.
Note: EVERYONE WHO HAS HOTEL RESERVATIONS, it is your responsibility
to cancel your reservation as soon as possible so that the hotels can
resell their rooms.
Respectfully,
Bill Kendrick, N6RV
Mel Hughes, K6SY

ALSO READ: http://www.arrl.org/news/2022-international-dx-convention-in-visalia-california-is-cancelled

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3B8, MAURITIUS. Simon, TA/XW0LP (G6JFY/HS0ZIB/XW0LP/XZ2A) has left Turkey
for warmer weather. He states on January 10th, on eHam.net: "My plans to
activate 1B (Turkish Republic of North Cyprus) are no longer feasible,
because the licensing authorities failed to reply to any of my communi-
cations!
Whilst languishing in Turkey waiting for that licence, the cold weather
created a lot of problems for my lungs (I have a long-term lung illness),
and I had to quickly look for a new and hot country to call home.
Well, here I am in sunny Mauritius! I have rented a nice house with a
big garden, and hope to be on the air in the next month or so with my
3B8 callsign. Especially, I hope to do some low band DXing (I managed
to bring my 12m and 18m Spiderbeam poles with me!). I'll keep eham
informed of progress 🙂 At least Bouvet should be a chip-shot!!"

3B8, MAURITIUS. Slavo, SP2JMB, and his XYL Dorota/SP2TO will once again
be active as 3B8GY from Mauritius between February 5-25th. Last activity
was in 2011. Operations will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via
SP2JMB direct.

3B8, MAURITIUS (Reminder). Ray, HB9DNG/F5UKV (ex-9Q5RP), will be moving
and be active as 3B8HH from the small village of Pereybèrein, very close
to Cap Malheureux in the north part of Mauritius, starting around the
January 20th. He informs OPDX that he will be running up to 100 watts
into wires and EndFed antennas. Activity will be on 80-2 meters (possibly
160m) using mainly CW and some SSB. Having his station is completely in-
stalled, Ray plans to operate some digital (PSK at the beginning; then
RTTY). He also mentions that he might use FM on 10 meters. His operating
schedule will be more or less daily; probably starting from 1800 UTC and
onward accordingly to propagation conditions. Regarding QSLing, Ray states
that he is "from the old school and like 'paper QSL'." At the very begin-
ning, Ray will start with direct QSLing, but very quickly will use the
Mauritian MARS (Mauritius Amateur Radio Society) QSL Bureau. Currently,
he does not have a QSL Manager. He will upload his log to ClubLog. There
will be NO eQSL. More info about the operator and his station is available
on QRZ.Com and HAMQth.com.

3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. The following was posted on the 3Y0J
FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3093983840726129) by Erwann
Merrien, LB1QI, Co-Leader, on January 10th, with 3 pictures [edited]:
Another day in the snow to prepare our camp on Bouvet. This time we
have tested one of the shelters to be used on the island. After a long
round of discussions with various potential suppliers we have finally
found our shelter: the Venor Gamme 12-14 built in northern Norway by
Arctic Lavvo (https://www.arcticlavvo.no/). This very lightweight but
sturdy tent will be manufactured with a reinforced armature and addi-
tional guying points.
LA7THA and LB1QI tested the assembling process, the quality of the
fabrics as well as a tunnel that could be use to connect two tents to-
gether.
The shelter will be tested further all over the winter and the 3Y0J
team is now working at the different layout and stations positions.
73s, The 3Y0J Team

You want to support us in our efforts to activate Bouvet? Easy, just
visit and follow the instructions in our website: www.3y0j.no/funding

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3Y0J BOUVET ISLAND DXPEDITION NEWS. Members of the 3Y0J team were on the
DX Engineering YouTube Channel (January 14th) with Tim, K3LR. Members
Otis/NP4G and Dave/WD5COV were live to discuss the latest on the 3Y0J
Bouvet Island Dxpedition! (https://www.3y0j.no/) To view this "DX Engi-
neering Weekend Special" video which is just under 30 minutes long,
go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L--Okf_EnE

5Z, KENYA (Reminder). Ferdy, HB9DSP, will be active as 5Z4/HB9DSP from
Malindi (WW Loc. LI06br), Kenya, between now and January 27th, depending
on the current Covid situation. This will be his first ever DXpedition.
Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters using mainly SSB with some FT8. His
equipment is an Icom IC-7300 into an Spiderbeam Quad. QSL via his home
callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (preferable).

6W, SENEGAL. Willy, ON4AVT, will be active as 6W7/ON4AVT from Warang
between February 6th and April 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters
using SSB and the Digital modes, with an IC-7100 into End-Fed wire or
Double Zepp antennas. There will also be QO-100 satellite operations.
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.

6Y, JAMAICA. Neville, G3RFS, is once again active as 6Y5FS from Jamaica
(NA-097) [as of January 13th] for the next two months. Activity has been
on 20 meters CW. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, or via G4BWP direct. Logs
will be computerized after he returns home to be uploaded to LoTW and
ClubLog.

8Q, MALDIVES. Nobby, G0VJG, will once again be active as 8Q7CQ between
March 4-18th. This will be his third trip there, but this time he will
be active from the Island of Innahura (AS-013). Activity will be on 80-10
meters (this now includes 60m) using SSB and the Digital modes. He plans
to participate in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th).
His equipment will be a FT-450D or FT857 with a JUMA 1000 watt amp into
HF6V Butternut vertical for the HF bands and a link dipole. QSL via M0OXO's
OQRS or direct.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Oliver, DJ5QW, will be active as D4CW and D44DX from Santa
Maria village, Sal Island (AF-086), Cape Verde, between February 19th and
March 2nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his
home callsign or by the DARC Bureau.

EH5, SPAIN (Special Event). Jose, EA5N, will be active with the special
callsign EH5AAW (WAP-342) from Denia during the 19th Antarctic Activity
Week (AAW) between February 18-27th. QSL via EA5N, by the Bureau, direct,
ClubLog or LoTW.

FS, ST. MARTIN ISLAND. Peter, G4HSO, will be active as FS/G4HSO from
Saint Martin Island (NA-105) sometime during January. Activity will be
on various HF bands using mainly CW. QSL via LoTW only; NO paper QSLs.

GB1900, ENGLAND (Special Event). Operators Austin/M0MNE and Roy/M0TKF
will activate two special event stations GB1900HA and GB1900HW from their
locations near the Hadrian's Wall (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) through-
out the year 2022. Activity is to commemorate 1900th anniversary since
the building of Hadrian's Wall, the Northern frontier of the mighty Roman
Empire and which was the inspiration for the Wall in George R.R. Martin's
"Game of Thrones". Operations will be on the HF and VHF bands using CW
and the Digital modes. The special event station is officially part
of the Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival (January 24th-December 23rd) where
hundreds of events and activities will be taking place in a yearlong
festival across Hadrian's Wall. Details about the festival are available
at: https://1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk
QSL via LoTW and ClubLog's OQRS.

II2, ITALY (Special Event). The special event callsign II2IDT will be
activated for a limited period to commemorate the 10th anniversary of
the founding of the Italian DXpedition Team (IDT). All radio amateurs
and SWLs worldwide will have a chance to win special prizes and personal-
ized awards during the period between 00:00 UTC, February 5th and 23:59 UTC,
February 13th. Complete details are available at: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt


IOTA NEWS ...

The following are IOTA operations that were active this past
week between January 10-15th (as per the DXCluster):

    IOTA     Callsign     Island/GROUP            Bands/Modes
   ------    ----------   -------------           ------------
   AF-004    EA8DFB       CANARY                  15m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8DIG       CANARY                  20m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8DKA       CANARY                  15m; FT8
   AF-004    EA8NF        CANARY                  12m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8UP        CANARY                  20m; SSB
   AF-004    EA8W         CANARY                  20m; FT8
   AF-014    CT3IQ        MADEIRA                 20/17/15m; SSB/FT8
   AF-014    CT3KD        MADEIRA                 15m; CW
   AF-014    CT3KN        MADEIRA                 10m; FT8
   AF-014    CT3MD        MADEIRA                 15m; CW
   AF-014    CT9/DF3MC/P  MADEIRA                 20m; CW
   AF-017    3B9FR        RODRIGUES               17m; CW
   AF-019    IG9ITO       PELAGIE                 40m; SSB
   AF-022    ZD7FT        ST HELENA               15m; SSB
   AF-024    S79KW/P      INNER                   20m; SSB
   AF-083    3V8HP     GABES/MEDENINE REGION      20m; SSB
   AN-015    8J1RL        QUEEN  MAUD  LAND       20m; FT8
   AS-004    5B4AIF       Cyprus                  17/12m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4AIX       Cyprus                  17m; SSB
   AS-004    5B4VL        Cyprus                  12/15/10m; SSB
   AS-007    JA0LBE       HONSHU                  15m; SSB
   AS-007    JA1GLM       HONSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-007    JA1IOA       HONSHU                  30m; FT8
   AS-007    JA1QVR       HONSHU                  30m; FT8
   AS-007    JG4AKL       HONSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-007    JH0INP       HONSHU                  10m; FT8
   AS-007    JH1BNC       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-007    JH1IED       HONSHU                  10m; FT8
   AS-007    JH1RGG       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-007    JH1XVQ       HONSHU                  15m; FT8
   AS-007    JH3SIF       HONSHU                  10m; CW
   AS-007    JO1DZA       HONSHU                  40m; SSB
   AS-018    R075F        SAKHALIN                40m; FT8
   AS-019    9V1YC        SINGAPORE               30m; FT8
   AS-047    JS6TWW       DAITO                   17m; FT8
   AS-077    JE6HJT       KYUSHU                  17m; FT8
   AS-078    JA8COE       Hokkaido                17m; SSB
   AS-078    JH8RBY       Hokkaido                17m; SSB
   AS-153    AU2GSI       WEST  BENGAL  STATE     40/20/17m; SSB
   EU-001    SY5DTA       DODECANESE              20m; SSB
   EU-002    OH0Z         Aland                   10m; CW
   EU-004    EA6NB        BALEARIC                160m;
   EU-005    2E0FTD/P     GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    2E0HPI/P     GREAT BRITAIN           40m;
   EU-005    G0DBE        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT8
   EU-005    G0GKH        GREAT BRITAIN           40m; CW
   EU-005    G4FAL        GREAT BRITAIN           17m; CW
   EU-005    G4IIY        GREAT BRITAIN           20m; FT8
   EU-005    G4UJS        GREAT BRITAIN           15m; FT8
   EU-005    G4XWM        GREAT BRITAIN           15m; FT8
   EU-005    G4ZAO/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; CW
   EU-005    GX5DX        GREAT BRITAIN           60m;
   EU-005    M0DXT/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    M0KCB/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    M0KPD/M      GREAT BRITAIN           80m; SSB
   EU-005    M0KCB/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    M0PAI        GREAT BRITAIN           40/20m; SSB
   EU-005    M0RBG/P      GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    M1DLS/P      GREAT BRITAIN           20m; SSB
   EU-005    MW0GWG/P     GREAT BRITAIN           40m; SSB
   EU-005    MW0WBG       GREAT BRITAIN           20m; CW
   EU-009    GM0WED       ORKNEY                  15m; CW
   EU-009    MM5DWW       ORKNEY                  30m; FT8
   EU-015    SV9RKU       CRETE                   17/15m; SSB
   EU-018    OY1CT        FAROE                   15/12m; CW
   EU-020    SM1ALH       GOTLAND COUNTY          17m; SSB
   EU-021    TF2MSN       ICELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-021    TF8KY        ICELAND                 40m; SSB
   EU-024    I4YSS        SARDINIA                40m; SSB
   EU-024    IS0KNG       SARDINIA                12m; FT8
   EU-024    IZ5EBL       SARDINIA                40m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9OPJ       SICILY                  17m; SSB
   EU-025    IT9PQO       SICILY                  17m; SSB
   EU-029    OV1CDX       SJAELLAND               17m; SSB
   EU-031    IC8/UR8QX    CAMPANIA  REGION        40m; CW
   EU-031    IC8HRG       CAMPANIA  REGION        17m; SSB
   EU-032    F6BFH  SOR-TRONDELAG/MORE OG ROMSDAL COUNTY NORTH 17m; FT8
   EU-036    LA7DFA SOR-TRONDELAG/MORE OG ROMSDAL COUNTY NORTH 60m;
   EU-096    OH1TD   LANSI-SUOMI (TURKU) PROVINCE 20m; SSB
   EU-115    EI2IJB/M     IRELAND                 40/17m; SSB
   EU-115    EI3ISB       IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-115    EI4KI        IRELAND                 40m; SSB
   EU-115    EI4KT/M      IRELAND                 20m; SSB
   EU-115    EI6FR/P      IRELAND                 40/30m; CW
   EU-115    EI90IRTS     IRELAND                 17m; CW
   EU-115    GI0BDX       IRELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-115    MI0ADX       IRELAND                 17m; SSB
   EU-115    MI0AIH       IRELAND                 15m; SSB
   EU-116    MD0CCE       ISLE OF MAN             15m; FT8
   EU-131    IK3PQH/P     VENETO REGION           40/20m; SSB/FT8
   NA-005    VP9GE        BERMUDA                 30m; FT8
   NA-005    VP9KD        BERMUDA                 17m; SSB
   NA-015    CO8LY        CUBA                    12m; SSB
   NA-021    8P6ET        BARBADOS                12m; FT8
   NA-021    8P6QA        BARBADOS                20m; SSB
   NA-027    VO1FOG       NEWFOUNDLAND            12m; SSB
   NA-059    NL8F         FOX                     15m; FT8
   NA-069    N9JF  FLA STATE SW (CHARLOTTE/LEE COUNTY) 20m; CW
   NA-083    WU9P         VIRGINIA STATE          15m; SSB
   NA-096    HH2JA        HISPANIOLA              30m; FT8
   NA-096    HI7AMB       HISPANIOLA              20m; SSB
   NA-096    HI8HRD       HISPANIOLA              10m; SSB
   NA-097    6Y6Y         JAMAICA                 17m; SSB
   NA-099    KP4AA        PUERTO RICO             160m;
   NA-099    KP4HF        PUERTO RICO             80m; FT8
   NA-099    KP4JRS       PUERTO RICO             40/20/12/10m; CW
   NA-099    KP4PUA       PUERTO RICO             17m; SSB
   NA-099    WP4MXM       PUERTO RICO             40m; FT8
   NA-101    J72IMS       DOMINICA                10m; SSB
   NA-102    FG5BZ        GUADELOUPE              12m; FT8
   NA-103    VP2MNI       MONTSERRAT              17m; SSB
   NA-105    FS/F8AAN     St Martin               40m; CW
   NA-106    KP2BH        VIRGIN                  15m; CW
   NA-107    FM5FJ        Martinique              40m; CW
   OC-001    VK2KPP       Australia               15m; SSB
   OC-001    VK3CWB       Australia               17m; CW
   OC-001    VK3KJ        Australia               12m; SSB
   OC-001    VK3MH        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4DO        Australia               15m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4IM        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4NBX       Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK4SX        Australia               20m; SSB
   OC-001    VK6EI        Australia               40m; FT8
   OC-001    VK6IR        Australia               40/15m; SSB/FT8
   OC-001    VK6SJ        Australia               15m;
   OC-001    VK8NSB       Australia               15m; SSB
   OC-013    E51BQ        RAROTONGA               15m; FT8
   OC-016    3D2AG       VITI LEVU AND VANUA LEVU 15/10m; CW
   OC-021    YB0AR        JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB1DNF       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YB2VOC       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-021    YC1BIQ       JAVA                    20m; SSB
   OC-026    KG6JDX       GUAM                    12m; FT8
   OC-032    FK4QX        NEW  CALEDONIA          20/12m; SSB
   OC-032    FK8HM        NEW  CALEDONIA          17/15m; FT8
   OC-032    FK8IK        NEW  CALEDONIA          12/10m; CW
   OC-034    YB9RPF       NEW GUINEA              40m; FT8
   OC-036    ZL1ANH       NORTH                   15m; SSB
   OC-036    ZL1BQD       NORTH                   15m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL3JT        SOUTH                   15m; FT8
   OC-134    ZL4AS        SOUTH                   30m; FT8
   OC-139    VK5GR/P      Kangaroo                20m; FT8
   OC-143    YC5AKH       SUMATRA                 20m; FT8
   OC-144    YG4KID       BANGKA  AND  BELITUNG   40m; FT8
   OC-148    YB9MX        TIMOR                   15m; SSB
   OC-201    ZL1RKO       NORTH ISLAND'S COASTAL  40m; FT8
   OC-262    YB1TIA/4     Rakata                  40/20/15m; CW/FT8
   SA-002    VP8LP        FALKLAND                20m; SSB
   SA-006    PJ4NX        BONAIRE                 160m;
   SA-008    LU6XQB ISLA GRANDE DE TIERRA DEL FUEGO 20m; FT8
   SA-011    9Z4FE        TRINIDAD                17m; SSB
   SA-018    CE7KF        LOS LAGOS REGION SOUTH  15m; FT8
   SA-023    ZY6A         Frades                  40/20/15m; CW/SSB
   SA-099    PJ2ND        CURACAO                 40m; CW

  ** 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-140.  (Update) Operators Manju/S21AM and Fazlay/S21RC posted the
           following on their S21DX Web page (https://s21dx.org): 2022
           S21DX OPERATION THIS NOVEMBER -- For our last year's IOTA AS-140
           activation - we haven't got much response and support till the
           last moment. We had to reduce the number of stations from our
           initial planned two to a single HF (as we couldn't buy BPF,
           struggled to get fund for buying other essentials like batteries,
           generators etc.). Also we planned that we will stay as many days
           possible that our tight budget permits.
           To our great surprise, after starting the activation, many
           of you started to reach us and started providing support, with
           your generosity we had completed the whole 7 days operation till
           the last minute as per our operating permit. We only wished if
           we could get those response earlier - we could have run one SSB
           and one FT8 at the same time and doubling our QSO counts. Though
           we managed to do 5,000+ SSB/Digi mode from 80m to 12m with only
           two operators working in turn - not bad for a small pistol con-
           sidering the band condition.
           This time we are planning to activate AS-140 again (AS-140 is
           much more needed then AS-127, as it is a domestic operation and
           we have only these two islands group in S2) from a different
           Island. Planning minimum two station, better antennas (VDAs for
           NA/EU pointing towards the sea), (Beam towards JA overland),
           and our multiband vertical which was used for the 5000+ QSO
           barefoot for bands not covered by VDA/Beams. We might use a
           linear for SSB Phone if we can buy a larger 2000VA generator
           and BPF's. We will also try to invite few more interested S2
           operators if we find with adequate experience.

  AS-150.  (Canceled) Members of the Huaniu Amateur Radio Club, who were
           expected to be active as B4/BG2CNO from Lingshan Island between
           January 13-15th, had to cancel their activity. They state on
           QRZ.com: I'm very sorry. Due to the sea weather, the AS-150
           Island connection activity was temporarily canceled. We look
           forward to the next Island connection!

  AS-200.  Take, JI3DST, will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (mainly
           for DX and 6m Multi-Hop) [not use JI3DST/P for FT8], JJ5RBH
           (mainly for DX and JA) [without /P or /5,Fix QTH] and JS6RRR/5
           (mainly for JA, JS8RRR/P for FT8) from Shodo Island (Shikoku's
           Coastal Islands) between 0700z, January 20th, and 0000z, February
           24th. Operation may vary due to heavy rain or other conditions.
           Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6/2m meters (and
           70cm) using CW, SSB and FT8 (possibly FM/RTTY). QSL JI3DST/5
           via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, direct or by the Bureau*. QSL JJ5RBH
           via ClubLog, LoTW or Bureau*. QSL JS8RRR/5 via ClubLog, LoTW
           or Bureau*. *NO need to request by OQRS.

  EU-086.  Operators Andrey/R1II and YL Tatyana/RL1I will be active as
           RI1PP from Mestnyy Island (RRA RR-06-29 [new one], RDA NO-02),
           European Russia, for a 1 or 2 day operation during sometime
           in February. The date of the trip has not yet been determined.
           They will ride snowmobiles to the island. The island is un-
           inhabited, and the operation very much depends on the weather.
           Activity will be on various HF bands and modes. QSL via R1II.

  NA-069.  Members of the Englewood Amateur Radio Society (EARS)[N4EAR]
           are expected to activate Gasparilla Island between January
           29-30th. NO other details are available.

  NA-114.  (Reminder/Update) Members of the Radio Club de Montceau Les
           Mines (F6KJS) will be active as TO6S from Terre de Haut (WW
           Loc. FK95eu87, WLOTA-3998), Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe,
           between January 20th and February 1st. QSL Manager is EA5GL.
           QSL via the Bureau will be sent out 1 year after operation.
           Didier, F6BCW, states "everything is OK" and posted an update
           on their Web site, FaceBook page and QRZ.com page, January
           3rd            
           For more  details and updates, see: https://les-saintes.f6kjs.fr
           Their Facebook page is at:
           https://www.facebook.com/DXpÇdition-TO6S-102954718850959

  NA-142.  Bernie, W3UR, Editor of "The Daily DX", reports that he will
           be operating N3ME, the Glenwood DX Association Club callsign,
           from Okaloosa Island late on Friday, January 21st until mid-day
           Sunday, January 23rd. Activity will be on 20/17/15/12/10 meters
           using CW, SSB and possibly FT8. QSL via W3UR.

  OC-088.  Operators Donny/YB0DX (ORARI Chairman) and Dave/YC5YC will
           be active as YB0DX/7 and YC5YC/7 from Borneo between January
           23-24th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and
           the Digital modes. QSL YB0DX/7 via YB8RW, eQSL, ClubLog or
           LoTW. QSL YC5YC/7 via EA7FTR, eQSL or LoTW.

  OC-139.  Grant, VK5GR, reports that he is currently NOT on Kangaroo
           Island, but operating portable (until January 16th) on the
           edge of Lake Albert on the northern end of Meningie township
           about 2 hours SE from his home (still on the mainland at this
           time). His next visit to Kangaroo Island will likely be July
           2022 for the RSGB IOTA Contest as VK5KI possibly as a Multi-Op.

  OC-245.  Operators Budi/YE1AR, Doni/YB6ABO, Mohammad/YC1BIQ and Darwan/
           YD0AVE, will be active as YE1AR/6, YB6ABO/P, YC1BIQ/6 and
           YD0AVE/6, respectively, from Rondo Island  (ARLHS IDO-369)
           between January 20-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters
           using mainly on FT8 as well as on CW and SSB. QSL via N2OO
           or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, see:
           http://www.yf1ar.com/2022/01/rondo-island-oc-245-ido-369.html

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......

JD1/O, OGASAWARA. Sam, JE1XUZ, will once again be active as JE1XUZ/JD1
from Chichi Jima between February 12-15th. Activity will be limited to
his spare time due to work, but his operations will be on CW, SSB and
FT8, using an IC-7300M with 50 watts into an FC-700+Long wire. QSL via
JE1XUZ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and
ClubLog.

KM1, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the Marconi Cape Cod Radio
Club (KM1CC) will be on the air between  1330 UTC, January 18th and 0200
UTC,- January 19th, to commemorate the 119th anniversary of Marconi sending
the first transatlantic message from the USA to Europe (UK). This message
was sent from Marconi's Wireless Station, South Wellfleet, MA, USA, the
night of January 18, 1903, and received at his Poldhu Station, UK, station
in the early hours of January 19th due to time zone differences. The his-
toric Marconi Wireless Station site is part of Cape Cod National Seashore,
the site is listed as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park
Service. For more information, see:
https://www.nps.gov/caco/learn/historyculture/marconi.htm
Due to Covid, regrettably the SSB operations for January 18th, 2022, are
canceled. However, they still plan to have the CW ops. The CW operations
will take place inside the park's Coast Guard Station that sits to the
south of the Wireless Station Site. Both locations are in rare grid FN51.
Suggested frequencies are (+/- 20 kHz): 7035, 10110, 14035, 18080, 21035
and 10m (no freq. provided). There will be NO FT4/FT8 or Digital modes.
QSL via LoTW is preferred; DX via the Bureau; and direct to N1NS.

K9/W9, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Members of the National Trail Amateur
Radio Club will be active as K9L and W9L from  Lerna, IL, between February
7-14th. Activity is to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday and
will be on all bands and modes. The W9L callsign will only be used on
location at the farm owned by President Lincoln's father and stepmother.
A special QSL card can be obtained by sending a SASE to:
NATIONAL TRAIL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB INC
Attn: Lincoln Birthday
PO BOX 903
Effingham, IL 62401

NCDXF NEWS (Press Release - USFWS Pacific Remote Islands Marine National
Monument seeking public comments; dated January 15th, 2022) [edited].
As our NCDXF contributors know, our board members have activated many
very rare entities, including most of the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
(USFWS) Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM). The last
such DXpedition was the 2018 Baker Island operation, KH1/KH7Z, which saw
five NCDXF board members on the team led by Kevin, K6TD, and Don, N1DG.
As a result of many years of close working relationships between DXers
and the USFWS, Don Greenbaum, N1DG, was invited to serve on a Citizens
Group representing recreational users of the Monument in a group advising
the USFWS and NOAA on a new management plan for the PRIMNM. As the next
step in that process is taken, the USFWS and NOAA have opened a window
for public comment.
NCDXF is proud to assist in furthering the voices of DXers for continued
access to the islands in the new plan and has submitted the following
statement in support of Don's efforts to keep amateur radio access in
the new plan:
"Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the new Pacific Remote
Islands Marine National Monument management plan. The Northern California
DX Foundation is the oldest and largest of the Foundations that support
amateur radio DXPeditions around the world. On our Board we have had DX-
peditioners who have been to Midway, Kure, Palmyra, Kingman Reef, Jarvis,
Johnston, Wake, Navassa, Desecheo and Baker Island as well as non USFWS
entities.
Our membership is worldwide and represents the hobby of over 150,000
amateurs who participate in the American Relay League's Logbook of the
World repository of confirmations that tracks contacts to these and other
entities that make up the DXCC awards. This is what creates the interest
to visit your Monuments. When each activation occurs there are websites
devoted those endeavors and it is not uncommon for hundreds of thousands
of worldwide visitors to learn more about these Monuments and the impor-
tance of keeping these resources pristine.
Ham radio was used by the early colonizers of Howland, Baker and Jarvis
Islands in the mid 1930s. It is a tradition that extends to today with
the 2018 Baker Island radio expedition. Then, like today, these activities
publicized the islands and the importance of them in both geopolitical
and ecological circles.
When we vet expeditions for grants to these remote and environmentally
sensitive locations, the stewardship of these islands is paramount to our
decision-making process.  We often ask to see the Special Use Permits and
hold our grantees to following the rules and regulations set out in the
SUP. We are glad to see over the years that USFWS has been so accommodating
to our ham radio access to the islands and trust that the new rules are
going to reflect the close cooperation and good experience of the past.  
NCDXF, on behalf our members, support and encourage the USFWS to continue
to provide access to this group.
On behalf of NCDXF members and the Board of Directors,  
Kevin Rowett, President NCDXF."

If you wish to comment and lend your support please go to:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/21/2021-27535/pacific-remote-islands-marine-national-monument-monument-management-plan
The Deadline for comments is soon, January 20th.
Let's help make DX happen in these rare entities. The more input and
interest shown by the amateur radio community can only help but gain
periodic access to these rare entities.
Thank you very much!
Glenn Johnson, W0GJ
NCDXF Secretary
http://www.ncdxf.org

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OE0, AUSTRIA (FTDMC Special Event). Jo, OE6VIE, will be active with the
special callsign OE0FTDMC near Graz (JN77OD) to commemorate 5th anni-
versary of the FT8 Radio Digital Mode Club (FT8DMC) during the "FT8DMC
Activity Days" between July 4-17th. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS and
eQSL. An FTDMC Anniversary Award can be earned by working the FTDMC
and FTDM stations and collecting points applicable for various award
classes. For details, see: https://ft8dmc.com

OPDX MAILING LIST (Just A Reminder). Details on how to subscribe and
unsubscribe from the "OPDX Mailing List" are at the bottom of this
bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW
PLEASE NOTE: OUTLOOK users PLEASE read below.

OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Operators Cornel/YP5C/YO5CDF and Mihai/YO6SM are
currently active as OY/YP5C and OY/YO6SM, respectively, from the Faroe
Islands. The length of their stay is not known at this time. Activity
seems to be focused on 20 meters SSB. QSL OY/YP5C via his home callsign
or eQSL. QSL OY/YO6SM via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

PA75, THE NETHERLANDS (DXCC Special Event). Wino, PA0ABM, will be active
as PA75DXCC from Huijbergen between February 3rd and August 2nd. Logs will
be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, QRZ and Clublog' OQRS. Activity is in cele-
bration of the first Postwar DXCC members. The first DXCC members list
did appear in July 1947, of QST, page, 64. The list showed only 9 members.
For more details and history about DXCC, see QRZ.com and the Web page:
http://www.dxcc.info

PF01, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Frans, PC2F, will be active as
PF01MAX during each racing weekend between March 20th and November 20th,
during the Formula 1 2022 season. A detailed schedules is available on
QRZ.com. QSL via PC2F, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.

PJ2, CURACAO. Operators Chuck/AD4ES, Don/AF4Z, Stephen/AK4R, Vincent/K4JC,
Walter/K5LD, Peter/K8PGJ, Daniel/N1ZZ, Greg/N4EN and the PJ2T contest
station owner and host Geoff/W0CG (PJ2DX) will be active as PJ2T from
the Caribbean Contesting Consortium's (CCC) Signal Point contest station
on Curacao Island (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest
(March 5-6th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK. Operators will be
there March 1-7th, and will use their own callsign (PJ2/homecall) outside
of the contest. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and
FT8/FT4. Listen for QSL info or via their home callsign. For more details
about the station, see: http://www.pj2t.org

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Ed, WA1ZAM/N2HX, has tentative plans to once again be
active as PJ7PL from the Cupecoy, Sint Maarten Island (NA-105), usually
a week before and a week after a contest. However, plans may change due
to the Covid situation. His activity will include operations in the ARRL
International DX SSB Contest (March 5-6th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry.
Outside of the contest, activity is usually holiday style on 30-10 meters
using SSB, RTTY, FT4 and FT8 -- depending on what he brings down. QSL via
N2HX or WA1ZAM.

PR200, BRAZIL (Special Event). Look for special event station PR200IND
to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Brazil's independence. QSL only
via LoTW and eQSL.

PR200/PS200/PV200/PW200/PX200/ZV200/ZW200/ZX200/ZY200/ZZ200, BRAZIL (Special
Event). Freemasons Radio Amateurs linked to the "Grande Oriente do Brasil"
(GOB) will carry out a special operation during the month of May 2022 in
commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the GOB, which will take place
on June 17th of this year. The following special event stations will be
on the air between May 1-30th: PP200GOB, PR200GOB, PS200GOB, PV200GOB,
PW200GOB, PX200GOB, ZV200GOB, ZW00GOB, ZX200GOB, ZY200GOB and ZZ200GOB -
and numerous "key stations". Special certificates/diplomas will be avail-
able (see QRZ.com for details). QSL via PT2OP.


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (January 17-23rd) ...

Jan/17th AN     Jan/20th AN     Jan/22nd AN
Jan/18th HN     Jan/21st AN     Jan/23rd HN
Jan/19th AN

SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
------------------------------------------------------
NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
-----------------        ------       --------    ------
AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

Meanwhile, check out the following Web sites for propagation:
* VOACAP predication Web page at: http://www.voacap.com/hf
  and http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
* DX.QSL.NET Propagation page: https://dx.qsl.net/propagation
* A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
  https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
* SolarHam Web page: http://www.solarham.net
* Radio Propagation/Space Weather/Sunspot Cycle Information at:
  http://sunspotwatch.com
* Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) & National Oceanic and
  Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): https://www.swpc.noaa.gov
  https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/solar-cycle-progression
* News and Information About The Sun-Earth Environment:
  https://www.spaceweather.com
* Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve
  overseas locations are at: http://arrl.org/propagation
* Information and tutorials on propagation are at: http://k9la.us
* Graphic propagation tool by DR2W: http://www.dr2w.de/dx-propagation
* Point to point propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk/p2p.html
* Real-time propagation at: http://www.predtest.uk
* Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm


QSL INFO AND NEWS ...

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5H3EE via DL4ME            EP4HR via IK2RZQ        PB22BP via PA3EFR
5K6RM via HK6RM (B/L)      ET3AA via N2OO          PJ4DX via M0URX
5P8X via OZ8X              FM/F6BWJ via F6BWJ      PJ4EVA via M0URX
7Q7CT via JH1AJT           FS/F8AAN via F8AAN      PJ4NX via M0URX
7X2TT via EA5GL            FS4WBS via IZ1MHY       PS8CW via PY5AA
8B1FTDM via N2OO (d)       GX5DX via EB7DX         PS8RV/PT7 via PS8RV
8P9CB via WA7RAR           HF2022HNY via SP2PBM    PV2K via EA5GL
9A/S56NE via S56NE         HG4I via HA5LN          R150AV via RM0L
9K2BS via EC6DX            HI3MRV via EA5GL        R2022NY via RQ7L
9K2GR via EA5GL            HI3SD via EC6DX         R90MMK via R8AR
AP2MS via EA5GL            HI9/F5PLR via F5PLR     S79VU via N4GNR
AU2GSI via EA5GL           HP3SS via AC2OV         SF1Z via SM0HEV & (L)
B4/BG2CNO via BI4MPY & (L) HS0ZJF via ON4AFU       SK50EI via (B/L)
C31CT via EA3QS            HS0ZME via SM6NT        SN30WOSP via SP2UUU
C37AC via EA3QS            KH6ZM via I0MWI (d/L)   SN5Y via SP5Y
CE2/YV5IAL via YV5IAL      LC0X via LB3RE          SU9VB via UA4WHX
CN8HAN via RW6HS           LU/PY2TTN via PY2TTN    TF1A via EB7DX
CX2CC via EA5KB            LZ290WA via LZ1KCP      TG9ADQ via VE7BV & (L)
DA0HEL via DF6QC           LZ7X via LZ1UQ          UE97M via RQ7L (d/B)
DA0WCA via DF6EX           NL8F via N7RO           UE97ML via RQ7L (d/B)
DK050BN via DK5PD (B)      NP2X via KU9C           UN2022HNY via RW6HS (d/L)
DL/HB9BIN/P via HB9BIN     OE8IDK via DK3ID        V31AE via EB7DX
DL0HO via (B)              OG66X via OH8GDU (d/L)  V31XX via K4XS
DL60LINDAU via DL1CBQ      OL1T via OK6DJ          V7/KX4QD via KX4QD
DL73AFUG via DM4EAX        ON/PE1ITR via PE1ITR    VE2CSI via M0URX
DM60CSJ via DL2VM          ON75KTK via ON9TT       VK2FBBB/VK9 via VK2FBBB
DP44N44T via (B)           OP8L via ON8WTF         VL6C via VK6IR
DR50BAWA via DL3RTL        OS8A via ON8VK          YB1RET/4 via (L)
EA6/DK1XAM via DK1XAM      OY/YO6SM via YO6SM      ZF2OO via WB2REM
EA9KB via EA7FTR           OY/YP5C via YO5CDF
EI90IRTS via EI6AL         PA50PKZ via PA2PKZ

(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
(Q) See QRZ.com
(**) QSL automatically via Bureau - do not send QSLs

NEW QSL ROUTE. Irv, K3IRV, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager
for A65TE. QSL via direct or by the Bureau and Irv will answer.

QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3X2021, 5B4AMX, A60HQ, CX7SS, DS3HWS, EA4GOY,
FT5WJ (2005), HA3NU, HL5IVL, KX6DS (1998), LY13LY, PJ2/WI9WI, T71DX,
T77GO, VA7ST, VE5SF and XE2S

QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: : 3B8FP, 3D2AG, 3DA0WW, 3G1B, 3W1T, 4O3A, 5T5PA,
5W1SA, 5Z4VJ, 7Q7CT, 7X2HF, 8P5A, 9G5FI, 9N1DX, A44M (AS-014), B1Z,
BD7OB, C6AGU, CB0ZZ, CM2RSV, CR3DX, D60AC, D60AD, DT8A, E51WL, EP2LMA,
EY8/K4ZW, HQ9X, HD8R, J5HKT (AF-020), J5T (AF-020), JD1BHA, KL7RRC
(NA-039), LG5LG, LX9DX, ON5KQ, OX7AKT, OX7AM, P33W, PJ7P, PY0F, R207RRC
(AS-207), S01WS, S0S, S9OK, SU0ERA, SU9VG, SV2RSG/A, TI7W, TL7M, TM2N
(EU-064), TO7O, TZ4AM, UA1ATD/p, V31MA, V31XX, V3X, VP5MA, VP8LP, VR2XMT,
XV1X, Z68XX, ZA/UA4CC, ZA1ME, ZB2FK and ZL7DX

QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!!!!
We would like to see more QSL Bureaus (such as AS/US/SA/AF.. etc)
send in their info....

RI1, ANTARCTIC. Alex, UG1A (ex-RD1AV), a "Seasonal Drill Team Leader",
will once again be active as RI1ANC in his spare time from the Russian
Vostok Base club station in the Antarctica (AN-016, WFF RFF-168) as of
January 13th, until the beginning of February 2022. Activity will be on
various HF bands using mostly CW. QSL via RN1ON, direct, by the Bureau
or ClubLog's OQRS.

TU, CÔTE D'IVOIRE (Czech DXpedition). Operators Petr/OK1BOA, Petr/OK1FCJ
and David/OK6DJ will once again be active as TU5PCT from the Radio Club
ADRASEC RCI in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), between February
7-12th (limited/building up February 5-6th; dismantling on February 13th.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. Suggested
frequencies are:
CW  - 1832, 3545, 5353, 7032, 10105, 14025, 18079, 21025, 24903 and 28018
SSB - 3790, 7185, 14185, 18150, 21280, 24935 and 28450
RTTY - 3563, 7045, 10142, 14080, 18099, 21080, 24911 and 28080
FT8 - 1840, 3563, 5357, 7071, 10144, 14090, 18108, 21091, 24923 and 28080
6m  - 50095/CW, 50150/SSB and 50313/FT8

QSL via OK6DJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates,
see: https://www.cdxp.cz

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Jim, WB2REM, is now active as ZF2OO from the Grand
Cayman Islands (NA-016) until January 2023. Activity will be holiday
style on 80-10 meters using mostly FT8/FT4 as well as some SSB and CW.
QSL via WB2REM, direct (w/SASE), LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS. No Bureau. See
QRZ.com for further details.

ZZ165, BRAZIL (Special Event). Look for the special callsign ZZ165IBI
to be used in commemoration of the 165th anniversary of "Estancia Turistica
de Ibiuna City" and will be on the air between March 1-31st. Ibiuna is
located about 60 km west of Sao Paulo city. A digital certificate will
be available for all stations who log ZZ165IBI. Details will be on QRZ.com.
QSL via PU2SWB. eQSL will be also available.


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