Edição: 1331 Data: 18/09/2017 Atualizado todas as segundas feiras
5T, MAURITANIA (Reminder/Update). Members/Operators of the CDXP team havebeen changed due to various reasons. Jean, 5T0JL, became a Silent Key (SK),and a honorary member of their DXpedition team. Ruda, OK2ZA, broke bothof his ankles just two weeks ago, and Petr, OK1FCJ, had to drop-out forfamily reasons. Current operators are Petr/OK1BOA, Palo/OK1CRM, David/OK6DJ,Pavel/OK1GK, Rudolf/OK2ZA, Karel/OK2ZI and guest operator Ahmad/5T2AI. Theteam will be active as 5T5OK from Nouakchott, Mauritania, between September18-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL viaOK6DJ, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. For more details and updates, see:http://www.cdxp.cz5W, SAMOA (Reminder). Al, K7AR, will be active as 5W0RA from the VaialaBeach Cottages, Apia, Samoa (OC-097) between September 19-28th. Activitywill be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He plans to be in theCQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th). QSL via his home callsign,ClubLog or LoTW.A3, TONGA. Harumi, JR4OZR, will be active as A35W from Hiro/A31MM's(JA6WFM) QTH on Tongatapu Island (OC-049) during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest(September 23-24th) as an All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via JJ2VLY orLoTW.A4, OMAN. Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) willactivate their contest station, A44A, in Muscat for the first time duringthe CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL viaA47RS.C6, BAHAMAS. Rich, N0HJZ, will once again be active as C6ARW from GrandBahama Island (NA-080) between October 23rd and November 1st. Activitywill be on 30/17/12 meters this time using CW and SSB, with low powerand wires/verticals. Operations will also include the CQWW DX SSB Contest(October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via hishome callsign, direct (with sufficient postage) or by the Bureau.DXCC NEWS. The following operation has been approved for DXCC credit(per Salvatore, IZ1BWB, and few other sources):T6/IZ1CCK--AFGHANISTAN 2017EF9, CEUTA AND MELILLA. Jorge, EA9LZ, will be active as EF9R from Ceutaduring the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op entry.QSL via EA5KB direct or LoTW.EL2, LIBERIA. Operators Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX willbe active as EL2GM, EL2BB and EL2EL, respectively, from Monrovia beforeand after their 5L3BI IOTA AF-111P DXpedition [tentatively between October31st and November 3rd] (for more details see OPDX.1317 or see the Webpage ). The trio plans to operate from the LiberiaRadio Amateur Association in Monrovia. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES ....FFF-0178 -- By FO/DF1YP; between now and October 1st; holiday styleoperation from Lagoon de Moorea; activity 20/17/15musing SSB and the Digital modes; All details on QRZ.comFFF-0048 -- By F/OO5G; between now and September 22nd; Parc Régionaldu Haut Languedoc; all bands and holiday styleA2FF-0002 -- By A25SP; between now and September 25th; Russian Team -A25SP (Paul/R2AD), A25BE (Elena/RC5A), A25BI (Yuri/RM0F);Chobe National Park; operating will be on SSB/CW, 160-10m;QSLs via their home callsignVKFF-0619 -- By VK3PAT/P; September 18th; between 0300-0700z; AlpineNational Park; 7144 kHz on SSB; Also on 3644 and 14244kHz; there for 4 daysONFF-0567 -- By ON5SWA/P; September 18th; between 0600-1000z; 80/40/20mSSBFFF-1792 -- By F5NLX/p; September 18th; between 0630-0900z; new one indepartment 73, also castle DFCF 73185 - WCA F 06504HBFF-0138 -- By HB9WFF/P; September 19th; between 0730-1200z; StagnoAgra (NEW ONE); operators Luciano/HB9FBI and Augusto/HB9TZA; 40m and 20m, maybe others; SSB OnlyPAFF-0012 -- By PA/HB9IAB/P; between September 20-24th; holidays style,CW and SSB modesONFF-0593 and ONFF-0594 -- By ON5SWA/P; September 20th; between 0600-1400;80/40/20m SSBFFF-2308 -- By F5NLX/p; September 21st; between 0630-0900z; NEW ONEVKFF-1989 -- By VK2JNG/P; September 21-22nd; Queens Lake Nature Reserve;7170 kHz SSB; FIRST ACTIVATION!ONFF-0677 -- By ON5SWA/P; September 22nd; between 0600-1000z; 80/40/20m SSBVKFF-0143 -- By VK2JNG/P; September 23rd; between 0300-0700z; DooraganNational Park; 7170 kHz SSB; around 12:00 weather permittingONFF-XXXX -- By OQ800SINT/p; September 23rd; between 0600-1600z; membersfrom the UBA section WLD (Waasland) Radio Club will be airedfrom different ONFF locations using the special callsign;this call is distributed to their club to commemorate thebirth of the parish Sint-Niklaas 800 years ago; more infoonIFF-0199 -- By IQ3UV; September 23rd; between 0700-1500z; from MalgaCoot (Parco Prealpi Giulie) UD ITALYKFF-2958 -- By AF4O; September 24th; between 0000-0400z; from U.S.Montgomery Bell State Park in TN; CW & some SSBVKFF-1947 -- By VK2JNG/P; September 24th; between 0300-0700z; KattangNature Reserve; 7170 kHz; SSB FIRST ACTIVATION!ONFF-0595 -- By ON5SWA/P; September 25th; between 0600-1000z; 80/40/20m SSBFor 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-clusterHC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. An Argentinian group will be active as HC8LUfrom San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands between November 29thand December 8th. Operators mentioned are Alejandro/LU8YD, Alejandro/LU9VEA,Mario/LU7VB and Patricio/LU3YK. Pilot stations are Sergio/LU7YS and Javier/LU5FF. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly SSB and Digital modes(WSPR, JT65, FT8, PSK31). Also operations on the satellites (LEO, FM andSSB). QSL via IK2DUW. Visit their Blog page for updates, at: https://hc8lu.blogspot.com.arINDEXA NEWS (Election Results for 2018 Fiscal Year). Dick Williams, W3OA,Secretary-Treasurer of INDEXA, reports the following results of the INDEXAelection:Three Year Directors: Bob Allphin, K4UEE, and Ralph Fedor, K0IR, wereboth elected as three year directors to serve during the 2018, 2019,and 2020 fiscal years. Mary Hobart, K1MMH, is a three year directorpreviously elected to serve during the 2017, 2018, and 2019 fiscal years.Two Year Directors: Franz Langner, DJ9ZB, Gary Dixon, K4MQG, and JerryRosalius, WB9Z, were each elected as two year directors to serve duringthe 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.One Year Directors: Roberto Ramirez, CE3CT, Joe Aoki, JJ3PRT, and LouDietrich, N2TU, were each elected as one year directors to serve duringthe 2018 fiscal year. This gives us two new international Directors toassist us with membership in Asia and South America.President: Bob Schenck, N2OO, was elected to serve during the 2018 and2019 fiscal years.Vice President: John Scott, K8YC, was elected to serve during the 2018and 2019 fiscal years.Secretary-Treasurer: Dick Williams, W3OA, was elected to serve duringthe 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.The Directors have now voted for the Fiscal Year 2018 Chairman andelected Ralph Fedor, K0IR, to serve as Chairman.Thanks for your continuing support of INDEXA and our purpose of workingDX and making DX happen! INDEXA is always poised to support many of the"Most Wanted" DXpeditions.IOTA NEWS ....AS-039. By the time you read this, Konstantin, R7KF, will be active asRI0ZF from Beringa Island (RR-12-07, RDA KT-04) between nowand September 22nd. Dates are very tentative and dependent onthe weather. This is not DX-pedition, but Konstantin will tryto make some CW/SSB QSOs mainly on 30/20/17 meters using 100watts with simple antennas (inverted V). QSL via R7KF, director by the Bureau.AS-096. (Update) Operators Rama/VU2DEV, Gaurav/VU2GTI, Koodur/VU2RCT,Devan/VU3DEW, Pradeep/VU3EDG, Vinod/VU3ESV, Girish/VU3GDS,Madhu/VU3NPI, YL Shyla/VU3SXH, Poojith/VU3YPP, Likith/VU3ZLSand Nyjil/VU3ZNG will be active as AT7M (not VU3NPI as firstannounced) from St. Mary's Islands between September 30th andOctober 1st. St. Mary's Island is also known as Coconut Island,and is a small island in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpein Udupi, Karnataka, India. It is less than a kilometer square.The isles are known for their distinctive geological formationof columnar basaltic lava. Activity will be on various HF bandsand modes. The team will be operating on battery power with anarray of antennas from verticals to yagis to phase shift verticalantennas with a host of rigs. QSL via VU3NPI. Visit theirWeb page at: http://www.vu2.inAF-111P. Operators Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX, in collabor-ation with two Liberian Radio Amateur Association operators Rich-mond/EL2BG and Dickson/EL2DT will be active as 5L3BI (pending)from Baiyah Island, Liberia, between November 1-4th (tentative).Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.Their Web page is at: https://af111new.comRead their complete Press Release #1 at:https://dx-world.net/5l3bi-baiyah-island-af-111p-liberiaNEW IOTA WEB PAGE ONLINE. The old is being replaced bya new software system which will run the IOTA Programme, and will bemoved over to a new Web site. Complete details of the launch of the newIOTA Web site are available on the old site as well as the new Web site.The new IOTA Web page is now at: https://www.iota-world.orgJ6, ST. LUCIA. Gary, K9AW, will once again be active as J68GD from St.Lucia (NA-108) during both CQWW DX Contest in October and November,usually as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Activity outside of the contestis usually on 40/30/20/17/12 meters using mainly CW with some SSB. Hetold OPDX, "I am assembling a 5 band Hex beam in preparation for theOct/Nov CQWW contests." QSL via K9AW direct or LoTW.KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Henry, W2DZO, will be active as KG4HH from GuantanamoBay (NA-015) between October 6-9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters usingCW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign direct. No Bureau.MU, GUERNSEY. Belgian NB-DX Team, Erik/ON4ANN, Erik/ON4CCV, Paul/ON5PDV,Willy/ON2BDJ, Philippe/ON4ACP, Rudi/ON6MI, Walter/ON8CW and Luc/ON4AAQwill be active as MU/ON4ANN from Guernsey between September 18-24th.Activity will be on various HF bands with special attention on 160/80/40/30meters using CW, SSB the Digital modes. Antennas: Spiderbeams, Verticals,Inverted-L for 160m and RX antennas. QSL via M0URX or OQRS. For moredetails and updates, watch:http://www.m0urx.com/3-M0URX/734-mu-on6nb-guernsey.htmlhttps://www.facebook.com/MUON6NB-Guernsey-DXpedition-1942680619331042Photos of the expedition will be uploaded to: https://goo.gl/photos/fiGS53P5hnUz4FMv6P4, ARUBA. Operators Jim/K8JH and Mike/KB8KB will be active as P40N andP40M, respectively, from Aruba (SA-036) between September 27th and October3rd. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 andFT8. QSL P40N via K8JH by the Bureau. QSL P40M via KB8KB direct. PLEASENOTE: Both callsigns have been previously issued.P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will once again be active as P40W from Aruba(SA-036) between November 20-28th. Activity will include the CQWW DXCW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Just areminder, he will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest the month before.Operations outside of the contest (before and after) are usually CW on160/80m and 30/17/12 meters as time permits. Watch 160m on the hour and80m on the half hour. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM, Bureau cards are nolonger accepted. Logs will be loaded on LoTW upon his return to the USA.PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (Op Cancelled). Ed, WA1ZAM, who was expected to be activeagain as PJ7PL from the Royal Palm's between October 20th and November 5th,has cancelled his operation due to the damage done by Hurricane Irma.PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Members of Argentinian DXers Group, who were expectedto be active as PJ7T from Sint Maarten (NA-105) between October 24th andNovember 4th, have cancelled their operation due to the damage done byHurricane Irma. The group sent out the following [edited]: "We do apologizeto inform all that the DXpedition to St Maarten PJ7T is suspended.Hurricane Irma destroyed 95% of infrastructure on the island and itwill be impossible to arrive and live there for a long time.By this, we change the destination to San Andres Island and we areobtaining the permissions and call to operate from that island.In the near future we will inform dates and call that we will use.All the stations are ready to fly to San Andres Is. We will listen foryou on the air soon..... Regards to all, Yaguarete DX Group"PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (September 18-24th) ....Sep/18th LN Sep/21st AN Sep/23rd ANSep/19th LN Sep/22nd AN Sep/24th ANSep/20th HNSOLAR 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 ....-------------------------------------------------------------------------4L/OH2BR via OH2BR IQ1ZS via 9A5URI SN1LH via SP1EG or DK0ZAB7X3WPL via 7X3DL KH2/AG7IY via JP3NCJ SU/DM4DX via DM4DX (LoTW only)AO1IBR via EA4URE LZ1VVV via LZ1OT SV5/HB9OAU via HB9OAU & LoTWCT8/W6PQL via W6PQL N3U via W3BTX SV8/GM0LVI/P via GM0LVIEA8/OK7JR/P via OK7JR OE/DD8ALO via DD8ALO TI5/YN7SU via YN7SU (d)HB0/DL2SBY via DL2SBY (O/d/L) OF100FI/0 via OH2BAD UE80IR via RA0SMSHF160MD via SP3PWL OF6MW via OH6MW UT/DK2HM via DK2HMII0IABB via IZ0EUX & LoTW OF8CW via OH8CW VI4SC50 via VK4WISII0IADC via IZ0FVD (O) OL100SV via OK2LET VR2XYL via VR2XYL (d)II0IHMW via IU0DZA OM50SPSEKE via OM8AND W6I via K5KBV (d)II8IHBC via IU8CEU (d/e) OZ0JD/P via OZ0JD (e) ZA/DL1CW via DL1CWII9IABA via IT9MRM (d) OZ6SYL via OZ7AGR & (e)II9IHPM via 9A5URI PJ4/PA3BWK via PA3BWK (d/L)(e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (*-B) DX's- Bureau(O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog only (L) LoTW onlyPDXG QSL Management Platform Update (Press Release) -- Earlier this yearwe released a report on the status of our PDXG QSL Management Platformthat was designed to automate the QSL manager’s back end processes.Developed over the past 3 years it’s now at Version 4.3 and installed onservers in the United Kingdom and the USA. Exclusive users are Tim M0URX,Charles M0OXO, Pista HA5AO and Gene K5GS.The development goal of this collaborative effort was to eliminate, orgreatly reduce, a manager’s manual tasks. The first large implementationwas the 2015 TX3X Chesterfield Island DX-pedition, we learned a lot aboutwhat QSL managers and users expect from an OQRS platform. The applicationeliminates most of the manual drudgery of processing confirmations for asingle DX operator to the largest DX-pedition.2017 Year to Date 2017 Metrics:- QSOs loaded: 5,018,167- Total number of DX logs: 800 (DX-pedition, contest, active DXstations handled by M0URX, M0OXO and HA5AO)A QSL manager with one helper can process OQRS requests for the largestDX-pedition in one day, an amazing 75% reduction in time and labor.Compare this to the old process that took multiple people many days tohandle a large DX-pedition. Today the only time consuming OQRS confir-mation tasks are stuffing envelopes and affixing labels, a bulk mailfranking machine eliminated postage stamps. Other automated tasks includematching donors to the log for special handling and busted call manage-ment, no more busted/missing call e-mails.A new feature controls sending duplicate QSL cards to the same DXer.Many DXers request a card through OQRS or Direct and also send a burocard. The software will not respond to the bureau request if a card waspreviously sent for the same contact(s).With all this extra time on their hands M0URX and M0OXO are availableto handle additional DX call signs and DX-peditions.For additional information about the project please contact any of thepeople named in the article at their QRZ.com e-mail address.73, Gene, K5GS, for PDXGQSL CARDS FROM TA3J. Berkin, TA3J, informs OPDX [edited], "I sent myQSL cards for TA3J, TA3J/0 (AS-099, Yassica Island), TA3J/0 (AS-115,Rate Island), TA3J/4 LH, TA3J/7, TC2K4J, YM125ATA and YM125ATA/4, toradio amateurs of Croatia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Ukraineand USA (W5) today (September 14th) via the Bureau by air mail postage."For more details about TA3J's QSL services, see:http://www.aydogmus.gen.tr/ta3j/qslservice.htmQSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4K6AG, 5V7P, HH2AA, HK0RMR, RI1ANO and XW1ICQSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: VK9AA and ZF1EJQSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2YJ, 3W3MD, 5H1ES, 5R8M, 6Y9X, 7QAA,8J1ITU, 9M2TO, 9M2YAA, 9X0VA, A35V, A52PC, A60WSW, A61ZX, A62A, A63HI,A65DC, A91ND, A92AA, CE2/CX1EK, CY0C, D64K, E20PFE, E20QVD, E21YDP,E23XOT, EM2012KY, FG/IW5ELA, FP/KV1J, HP1RN, HP1/IZ6BRN, HS1JZT, HS1FVL,HS3LSE, HS3NBR, HS4ESF, HS5NMF, HS7BHK, HS0ACS, HS0ZBS, HS0ZCW, HS0ZDX,HZ1PS, ID9/IT9ZZO (EU-017), IS0BMU, J34J, J79WI, JD1BMH, KP2/K3MD, KP4QI,LU6DU, LW3DG, NL7K (NA-063), OH0/ES2TT, P4/NE9U, P40CX, PX4X, PY4OY,PY44ARS, S21ZBC, SV5RLH, T88ZO, TC571SAV, TS8P, V48M, V6Z, VP2V/N2IEN,VP5/K9PPY, WH6ASW, YC9FAR, YJ0OU, YN2AA, ZA/IZ4JMA and Z81ZV2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Operators Brian/N3OC and Bud/AA3B are now activeas V26OC and V26K, respectively, from Antigua (NA-100) until September20th. Activity will be on various HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via hishome callsign.V3, BELIZE. Victor, WB0TEV, will be active as V31VP from Blackman Eddyduring the CQWW DX RTTY Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.QSL via ClubLog, by the Bureau, or direct to WB0TEV.VP2M, MONTSERRAT. Operators Dennis/N0SMX (VP2MMX) and George/K2DM (VP2MDG)will be active as VP2MDG from Gingerbread Hill, Montserrat (NA-103), duringthe CQWW SSB DX Contest (October 28-29th) . QSL via KD2M direct only orLoTW. NO BUREAU. Both operators will be active outside of the contest.QSL VP2MMX via N0SMX direct.VP2V, BRITISH VIGRIN ISLANDS (Cancelled). Operators Art/N3DXX and Steven/AA7V, who were expected to be active as VP2V/homecall and be in the CQWWDX CW Contest from Virgin Gorda (Tortola) between November 23-29th, havecancelled their operation.XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will once again be active as XW1IC from Vientianebetween September 21-25th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. He will alsobe in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSLs must be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog or viaE21EIC and LoTW. NO PAPER QSL IS NEEDED.ZD7, ST. HELENA ISLAND (ZD7VDE On Again!). Bill, G0VDE, informs OPDXthat his ZD7VDE DXpedition is back on. He has waited over a year for theIsland of St. Helena's airport to start commercial fights back up again.You may remember last year, Bill tried a few times to go to St. Helena,but the airport had issues with turbulence and windshear on approach totheir runway. Bill states [edited], "Well, they are finally starting onOctober 14th, and I am hoping to be on the first commercial flights toSt. Helena after all! I am planning to stay for one week for this trip,and will be operating SSB and some Data (maybe even FT8!). As before,I am staying in self-catering accommodation a couple of miles from James-town, on a plateau above the town with a good take-off to the W, N and E.The radios I am planning to take are FT-991 and FT-891 and a Juma PA1000,with a vertical antenna and a variety of wires, dipoles and fiberglasssupports. I have setup a Web site at: http://www.sthelenadx.comMy callsign should be ZD7VDE. Online log will be via ClubLog and QSLsvia OQRS.... Please note that it is possible the flights may be delayedand I may travel later than 14th October - see my website for moreinformation."ZS60, SOUTH AFRICA (JOTA Op). Members of the Sandringham Scout Group(ZS6SSG) will be running a JOTA station as has been done over the lastcouple of years. This year, JOTA celebrates its 60th year of running. Tocommemorate this milestone, the SSG will be running a special event call-sign ZS60JOTA, over the weekend of October 20-22nd. Look out for thiscallsign and make a contact. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters. QSLvia ZS6RKE, direct or by the SARL Bureau.