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Eastern Iowa DX Association

Welcome to the Eastern Iowa DX Association web site! Our club is open to any amateur radio operator who is interested in DXing and/or contesting. You are cordially invited to attend club meetings and get acquainted. We have many friendly, outgoing members with varied areas of expertise, who would be delighted to meet you and offer their help as needed. (Detailed club information is on the "About EIDXA" page.)

Home of The Eastern Iowa DX Bulletin.


EIDXA News     (Updated August 8, 2022)

EIDXA Meetings

Next EIDXA Meeting:
  Date:  A Friday evening
in October, date yet to be determined.
  Time:  Doors open at 6:30 PM; Meeting begins at 7:30 PM.
  Location:  Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center. Masks required.
  Program:  TBD.

We normally meet quarterly in January, April, July and October on a Friday evening. Our normal meeting location is the Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. A program of interest follows the business meeting. Complete details, including an aerial photo map, may be found on the "Meetings" page.

Eastern Iowa DXer  (updated on July 1, 2022)
The Eastern Iowa DXer is EIDXA's newsletter, published in advance of each quarterly club meeting. The July 2022 edition is now available on the "Newsletter" page. Bob, WØGXA, puts together a great newsletter, loaded with good information. It's always a great read! Be sure you don't pass it by!

Membership roster  (updated on July 23, 2022)
The membership roster lists all active club members and dues status. It is available for viewing on the "Members" page. Former members who are now Silent Keys are listed separately below the active members list.

A new page of archival rosters from 1975 to the present is now available on the Members page. Please check it out!

Buy-Sell-Trade  (updated on August 2, 2022)
The "Buy-Sell-Trade" page provides a place to advertise any ham radio equipment you may have for sale. We can publish pictures of your gear and any text you would like. Contact the webmaster to post your ad!

There is a new listing for a FREE Rohn 25G 40 foot tower!

The Tom Vavra, WB8ZRL (SK) estate sale continues. The complete list of remaining items is still on the "Buy-Sell-Trade" page. Please visit the page - there may be a special treasure waiting just for you.

DXpedition Support  (updated on August 7, 2022)
Our treasurer, Mike NA9Q, and president, Gayle KØFLY, cooperated to put together a list of all DXpeditions that the EIDXA has supported since 2002. That list is available here.

Email Reflector
The EIDXA email reflector is on Google Groups and is available for your use. To post to the reflector, email your message for the group to:
    eastern-iowa-dx-association@googlegroups.com 
The reflector allows you to include photos or other files in your message. If you are not a member of the group but would like to be, please email the webmaster.

You may visit the group homepage here:
    https://groups.google.com/group/eastern-iowa-dx-association
The homepage has a complete archive of all messages exchanged via the group.



The Eastern Iowa DX Bulletin
For August 7, 2022 to August 14, 2022

Craig Fastenow, KØCF, Editor

This bulletin is a compilation of currently active DX operations (or those that will become active within the current week) from recent issues of the four DX bulletins listed below, with the dates of operation highlighted in red. The articles are ordered by the entity's official callsign prefix. Hot links are provided for QSL and other information wherever possible. Articles will remain in The Bulletin while active with a 5 week maximum. Credit for the source is given at the end of each article.

DX News items are courtesy of:
   The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX)
      Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, Editor (kb8nw@hotmail.com or kb8nw@arrl.net)
      The bulletin is available at http://www.papays.com/opdx.html
   The ARRL DX Bulletin
      The bulletin is available at http://www.arrl.org
   425 DX News, A.R.I. DX Bulletin (425DXN)
      Edited by Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ & Valeria Pregliasco, IK1ADH
      425 DX News Home Page: https://www.425dxn.org/
      425 DX News Google Group: https://groups.google.com/g/425eng
   DX Newsletter (DXNL)
      Edited by Andreas Salder, DK5ON
      A weekly service of DARC Committee "DX", http://www.darcdxhf.de


3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. 3B8BAN, 3B8CF, 3B8FA, 3B8FV, 3B8GF and 3B8GL will be active as 3B9BAN, 3B9CF, 3B9FA, 3B9FV, 3B9GF and 3B9GL from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) on August 5th-9th. They will have three QO-100 satellite stations; in addition, they will be QRV also on the HF bands (mainly FT8).
-[425DXN # 1630 July 30, 2022]  (0731-0814)

3W, VIETNAM. Gregory, F4BPO is active as XV9BPO from Ho Chi Minh City. Recent activity has been on 30, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters using mostly FT8/FT4, with some SSB and CW. QSL via ClubLog’s OQRS, eQSL or LoTW.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 27 July 7, 2022]  (0724-0814)

4J, AZERBAIJAN. Operator DK1DKE is QRV as 4K7DK from Baku until August 13th. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL to DK1DKE.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 31 August 4, 2022]  (0807-0814)

5H, TANZANIA. Eugen, DL8AAI will be active as 5H2JK/p during a hiking tour in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro National Park on August 8th-14th, followed by one more week in the nearby town of Moshi. He will operate mainly SSB (preferred frequencies 18144 and 21244 kHz), probably starting around 1500 UTC. QSL via DL8AAI.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0814)

5R, MADAGASCAR. Elvira, IV3FSG, who was recently active as 5X3R, will be active as 5R8LH from Madagascar (AF-013) from August 1st until September 9th. Usually, activity will be limited to her spare time on 80-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. She is there working on a project for the Informatici Senza Frontiere ONLUS. She is looking for some financial support. QSL via IK2DUW, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS and LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1572 July 25, 2022]  (0731-0821)

6Y, JAMAICA (Special Event). To mark the 60th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence (Saturday, August 6th), Jamaican amateur radio stations will be using the special prefix "6Y6Ø" for several days. The country's theme is "Re-igniting a Nation for Greatness." Some stations that will be active are: 6Y6ØAPM, 6Y6ØBB, 6Y6ØCB, 6Y6ØDN, 6Y6ØDQ, 6Y6ØEH, 6Y6ØHM, 6Y6ØHO, 6Y6ØPW and 6Y6ØWE. See QRZ.com for QSL info.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0814)

7Q, MALAWI. New callsign 7Q7EMH is allocated to the amateur radio station at the Embangweni Mission Hospital, Malawi, which hosted several operations (e.g., 7Q6M and 7Q7RU). The chief of the station is Junior Nyirongo, 7Q7JN. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0821)

8P, BARBADOS (SAT Op). Philippe, EA4NF, will be active as 8P9NF from Barbados (NA-021; WW Loc. GK03), in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies and the most easternly part of the Caribbean Islands, between August 8-12th. He will operate using his portable FM/Linear satellite station. Setup will be a Yaesu FT818ND, Yaesu FT817ND, and an Arrow antenna added to a Kenwood TH-d7 (HT) into a whip antenna to cover short, mid and long distances on both modes (FM & SSB). QSL 8P9NF via LoTW. Look for updated info on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EA4NF_SAT
-[OPDX # 1572 July 25, 2022]  (0807-0814)

8Q, MALDIVES. Giovanni, IZ2DPX, will be active as 8Q7AG from Maldive Islands (AS-013) between August 8th-20th. Activity will be on various HF bands including 6m. QSL via IZ2DPX direct, via HE9ERA by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0821)

9A, CROATIA. Several special callsigns will be used by the participants in the YOTA Summer Camp 2022 hosted by the Croatian Amateur Radio Association on August 6th-13th: 9A22YOTA used for the entire week from the camp premises, 9A1ØØQO used on QO-100 satellite for the entire week from multiple locations, 9A1YOTA used remotely from 9A1TT's station (August 6th-13th), 9A2YOTA used from Krk Island, IOTA EU-136 (August 8th), 9A3YOTA used from the Sljeme mountain peak (August 10th), 9A4YOTA used from the Medvednica Nature Park (August 10), and 9A5YOTA used from the Dubovac Castle (August 12th) A number of certificates will be available: https://www.hamradio.hr/yota-yota-award/
-[425DXN # 1630 July 30, 2022]  (0731-0814)

A3, TONGA. (Update!) Masa, A35JP (JAØRQV) will be off the air on August 3rd-22nd as he must return to Japan owing to a family emergency. Hopefully he will be back to Tonga in late August until the end of September.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0821)

AP, PAKISTAN. Special callsign AP75PAK is for the Pakistan Amateur Radio Society to celebrate the 75th anniversary since Pakistan achieved independence (August 14, 1947). Additionally, individual Pakistani amateur radio operators can use the AP75 prefix on August 1st-31st - e.g., AP2SD will be signing AP75SD (QSL via EA5ZD), and AP2TN will be signing AP75TN (QSL via RW6HS). A certificate will be available (see http://pakhams.com/AP75/) "for any combination of 5 QSOs with AP75 stations".
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0828)

BV, TAIWAN. Ken, BW2/JP1RIW, will be active as BXØQSL from New Taipei City, Taiwan, between July 11th and November 30th. Activity will be mainly on the Digital modes. QSL via BM2JCC.
-[OPDX # 1566 June 13, 2022]  (0724-0814)

CE, CHILE (Special Event). To celebrate the day of the Chilean Radio Amateur on Sunday, August 14th, the following stations will be on the air Ricardo/CE3RV, Hugo/CE3BBC, Juan/CE3GKU and Héctor/CE3FZL. All four operators are from the “Amigos en Radio” Group. A special QSL will be available for a single contact. Activity will be on 40/20/10m SSB and 40/15/10m FT8. The digital QSL will be sent to all those who send their QSL info by the end of August 2022 to the E-mail address at: friendsenradio@gmail.com
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0814)

CO, CUBA. Lefty, CO2QU, from Havana (NA-015, WW Loc. EL83) informs OPDX that he will be active from August 6th to December 31st, on 30 meters (FT8/FT4) and 6 meters (FT8). QSL via CO2QU direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0828)

CU, AZORES. Jim, W6PQL, will once again be active as CT8/W6PQL from Pico Island (HM58rn) from July 14th to September 6th. Activity will be on various HF bands and 2-meter EME. He suggests the followiing:
* HF activity nightly from 2200 to 2400z on or about 14.240, and around 7140-7180 kHz in the mornings from 0800-1000z
* 2 meter EME from July 18th through September 1st, using his E-mail (jim at w6pql.com) or NØUK or HB9Q for scheduling
* 2 meter tropo (FT8 mode) into Europe as conditions permit (please schedule by E-mail)
* Next year (2023) he will have the 1296 MHz EME station operational as well.
QSL info: DO NOT QSL via the Azores. Send your card instead to his QTH in California (W6PQL); he will also confirm any contact he makes from there via LoTW within 24 hours. For up-to-date info, watch: http://www.w6pql.com
-[OPDX # 1570 July 11, 2022]  (0724-0814)

D2, ANGOLA. Bernie, ZS4TX will be active as D2TX from the Cuando Cubango Province of Angola (WWL JH85) on August 12th-16th. He will focus on 2 meters EME; 6m and 70cm might be added to the operation. He will also operate CW on 40 meters and up. QSL direct to PA3CMC.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0821)

D2, ANGOLA. Mikalai, UT6UY is QRV as D2UY. Activity is mainly on 20 to 6 meters using FT8. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to UT6UY.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 29 July 21, 2022]  (0724-0814)

DL, GERMANY. The DARC club Duisburg-Huckingen (L16) celebrates its 40th anniversary with the callsign DL164ØY (special DOK 40L16) until May 6, 2023 on all bands and modes. QSL via bureau or direct, eQSL.
-[DXNL # 2312 July 27, 2022]  (0731-0821)

DU, PHILIPPINES. Mike, W6QT is QRV as DU3/W6QT from Olongapo City on Luzon Island, IOTA OC-042, until September 15th. QSL to W6QT.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 31 August 4, 2022]  (0807-0828)

DXCC TOP TWENTY. Here are the top 20 entities on ClubLog’s "DXCC Most Wanted" list, last updated July 30, 2022:
   1. P5     DPRK (North Korea)  11. FT/G   Glorioso Island
   2. 3Y/B   Bouvet Island       12. VKØM   Macquarie Island
   3. FT5/W  Crozet Island       13. YVØ    Aves Island
   4. BS7H   Scarborough Reef    14. KH4    Midway Island
   5. CEØX   San Felix Islands   15. ZS8    Prince Edward & Marion Islands
   6. BV9P   Pratas Island       16. PYØS   Saint Peter And Paul Rocks
   7. KH7K   Kure Island         17. PYØT   Trindade & Martim Vaz Islands
   8. KH3    Johnston Island     18. KP5    Desecheo Island
   9. 3Y/P   Peter 1 Island      19. VP8S   South Sandwich Islands
  10. FT5/X  Kerguelen Island    20. KH5    Palmyra & Jarvis Islands
For the complete list, see https://secure.clublog.org/mostwanted.php
-[KØCF July 30, 2022]  (0731-0821)

EA, SPAIN (Special Event). The Federation Digital EA (FEDI-EA) will celebrate their 30th anniversary of its founding (1992-2022) this July, specifically on July 25th. For this occasion, the special event callsign AM3ØFEDIEA will be on air from July 15th until August 15th, to be used in multi-club mode through its usual booking system. In addition, the Spanish PTT has also authorized all Spanish license holders (who wish) to use, on the same dates, their callsign as special in the following format: * Changing prefix: those EA to AM, EB to AN and EC to AO * Adding the number 30 behind the own district figure and keeping the suffix of their own callsign. For example: The callsign EA3RKF would correspond to AM33ØRKF, EA2CW to AM23ØCW and EA6VQ to AM63ØVQ. For more details, see: https://www.fediea.org/news/?news=20220701&lang=en
-[OPDX # 1572 July 25, 2022]  (0724-0814)

EA, SPAIN (Special Event). Look for the following eleven special event callsigns to commemorate the 2022 Jubilee of "The Way of Saint James (https://www.caminodesantiago.gal/) through the amateur radio bands between July 18-25th: AO1XCF, AO1XFM, AO1XVP, AO1XCI, AO1XCP, AO1XCN, AO1XAU, AØ1XCV, AO1XCU, AO1XPC and AO2Ø22XAC. A special certificate named Diploma Xacobeo 2021-2022/"Galicia for the World" is available. For details, see: http://consejo.galicia.ure.es/BasesXingles.pdf QSL via by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1571 July 18, 2022]  (0724-0814)

EA, SPAIN. Special callsign AM3ØFEDIEA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Federacion Digital EA (EA3RKF) from July 15th to August 15th. QSL direct to FEDI-EA, Apartado Postal 3050, 08200 Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain. In addition, all Spanish radio amateurs may use special prefixes during the same time frame: EA stations can use AM + call area + 3Ø + suffix: AM33Øxxx = EA3xxx EB stations can use AN + call area + 3Ø + suffix: AN63Øxxx = EB6xxx EC stations can use AO + call area + 3Ø + suffix: AO83Øxxx = EC8xxx
-[425DXN # 1629 July 23, 2022]  (0724-0814)

F, FRANCE (Special Event). Members of the Radio Club du Vsl d'Issole (F8KGH) will activate the special callsign TM78DP between August 6th-20th. Activity is to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the beach landings in Provence during World War II which happened on August 15th, 1944. Operations will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via F4GPB.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0821)

F, FRANCE (Special Event). Stephane, F4IVC, will be active as TM55TDL during the 55th Tour du Limousin, Périgord - New Aquitaine, between August 8th-19th. Activity will be on various HF/VHF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via F4IVC or eQSL. NO Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1573 August 1, 2022]  (0807-0821)

FO/M, MARQUESAS ISLAND. After 23 years, Patrick, FO5QS has left Huahine (OC-067) and has moved permanently to Hiva-Oa, Marquesas Island (OC-027). "He hopes to start his activity at the end of July and will be active on 160m to 70cm in all modes and also on 6m in EME", Les Nouvelles DX reports. [TNX F6AJA]
-[425DXN # 1629 July 23, 2022]  (0724-0814)

G, GREAT BRITAIN CELEBRATION/ISLANDS (Special Event). The following special event stations (SES) are now active during the 22nd Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 until August 21st:
  GB22GD -- Isle of Man (EU-116)    GB22GM -- Scotland (EU-005)
  GB22GE -- England (EU-005)        GB22GU -- Guernsey (EU-114)
  GB22GI -- N. Ireland (EU-115)     GB22GW -- Wales (EU-005)
  GB22GJ -- Jersey (EU-013)         GB22HQ -- England (EU-005)

Activation schedules for each of the above SES are posted on their QRZ.com pages. QSL all callsigns via MØOXO's OQRS or LoTW. Also, the RSGB Web page has complete details at: https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/rsgb-notices/2022/04/08/commonwealth-games-ses
-[OPDX # 1573 August 1, 2022]  (0731-0821)

H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS. Bernhard, DL2GAC will participate in the IOTA Contest  (July 30th-31st) as H44MS from Guadalcanal (OC-047), Solomon Islands. He expects to remain in the country until September 21st and to operate mainly SSB. QSL via DL2GAC, direct or bureau.
-[425DXN # 1629 July 23, 2022]  (0724-0814)

HC, ECUADOR. Members of the Ecuador DX Club will be active as HD1HERO on August 8th-12th to commemorate Ecuador's "First Cry for Independence" from Spain (August 10, 1809). QSL via LOTW. A certificate will be available for download: https://ecuadordxclub.org/heroes-10-de-agosto/.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0814)

HC, EQUADOR. John/AE5X is currently on the air from Cuenca as HC5JHT. QSL via LoTW.
-[DXNL # 2313 August 3, 2022]  (0807-0828)

HK, COLUMBIA. Lothar/DK8LRF will be back on the air as HK3JCL from July 25th until May 15th, 2023. QSL via DK8LRF.
-[DXNL # 2307 June 22, 2022]  (0724-0814)

HL, SOUTH KOREA. Celebrating the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Korea (August 15, 1945), members of the Korean Amateur Radio League's Chungbuk HQ will be active as HL77V on August 1st-31st. QSL via 6KØMF.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0828)

HZ, SAUDI ARABIA (Special Event). Members of the Saudi Amateur Radio Society [SARS](HZ1SAR) are now using the special callsign HZ1CPCF for the "Crown Prince Camel Festival" until September 4th. Activity has been on 20/17/15/6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via HZ1SAR.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0904)

J2, DJIBOUTI. Jerome "Jeje" Legras, F8FKJ will be active again as J2ØEE from Djibouti in August and September. He operates mainly CW and FT8 on 40-10 meters. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, or direct to F4DXW.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0904)

J2, DJIBOUTI. James, KI7MGY, is currently on a DXpedition to Djibouti until June 2023. He has been issued the callsign J28HJ. He states, "Prefer short ragchew to contesting and DX hunting... I like Voice and Data. No CW at this time, but it is a goal." Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/10 meters SSB. FT8 and some other modes as he learns them. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1571 July 18, 2022]  (0724-0814)

J3, GRENADA. Greg, NT5V, will be active as J38GB from Grenada between August 12th-19th. He states [edited], "It is likely that there essentially will be no operation occurring on August 12th because we arrive late, and it will take some time to deploy the wire antenna. I tried it out this past weekend on a trip to GA and all checked out except for being able to load it on 75 meters. There just isn't enough wire to allow the tuner to match it. The equipment will be a 7300, external tuner (thank you ZAP), and an off center fed dipole with balun and using N1MM for logging. I am not sure what floor we are staying but hope to find that out by Wednesday of this week. I expect to be on CW and SSB on 40-6 meters including the WARC bands, but operation will be secondary to enjoying some vacation and relaxation. If possible, I will try some FT8, but I believe my laptop has a bad sound card in it and will nix that." Greg stated a couple of weeks ago that his band plan will likely be 30 kHz above the bottom of band for CW and xxx90 for SSB (eg. 14190, 21290, etc). QSL via NT5V, LoTW, and possibly ClubLog.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0821)

J3, GRENADA. Greg, N9GB plans to be QRV as J3/N9GB from August 12th to 19th. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters using CW, SSB, and possibly FT8. This might include 160 and 80 meters if conditions allow. QSL to N9GB.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 31 August 4, 2022]  (0807-0821)

JW, SVALBARD. Tom, KA1IS, will be active as JW/KA1IS from the Longyearbyen club station (JW5E) on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between August 10th-16th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via KA1IS.
-[OPDX # 1573 August 1, 2022]  (0807-0821)

K, UNITED STATES (Special Event). Look for special event stations WØT through W9T, as well as a special bonus station WV8HAT to be active between August 8th-14th. Activity is to celebrate the World's Largest Teapot (https://cdn-bio.qrz.com/t/w8t/teapot_front.jpg) located in Chester, WV. This event will be run by operators all over the country and will be an all mode all band event. Operators will be posting activations on cluster sites, please also spot them when you hear them. There will be a certificate available for this event. They do ask for a donation of 3 USDs to help offset costs of the certificates and postage. Log sheets will be available on their Web site. All contacts can qualify for the certificate. Contacting all 10 teapot stations qualifies as a full cup (clean sweep), or all 10 plus the bonus is a full pot. Send logs and certificate requests to: Justin Shaw, 813 Washington Street Suite 207, Newell, WV 26050. For more details, see the Hancock Auxcomm Team's Web page at: https://www.wv8hat.org
-[OPDX # 1573 August 1, 2022]  (0807-0814)

LA, NORWAY (Camper Trip to Norway/Grid & IOTA Op). Przemy "Mek", SP7VC, announced that he will take a trip to Norway with a camper and will be active as LA/SP7VC from July 15th to August 15th. Activity will be on SSB, MSK144, JT6M and FT8. He states that his activity is [edited], "To commemorate 10th anniversary of the 70 MHz band recognition and the 30th anniversary of the 50 MHz band recognition in Poland." He will be traveling again with Kate, SQ7OYL, in their camper. His general plan is to activate at least 15 different squares, mainly on 4m, but also 6m. He will also activate two IOTAs (EU-033 And0ya Island and EU-055 Vags0y Island) on the HF bands. For more details, see the following URL links:
   https://tinyurl.com/vrk7xw3m
   https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064659373254
-[OPDX # 1571 July 18, 2022]  (0724-0814)

LU, ARGENTINA. Members of the Radio Club Rosario (LU4FM) will be active with special event call sign L95F to commemorate 95th anniversary of their club. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via L95F direct, by the bureau or eQSL.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 28 July 14, 2022]  (0724-0814)

LY, LITHUANIA (Special Event). Members of Radistu Asociacija will be active with special call LY786A from Siauliai, Lithuania, until September 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 786th anniversary of Siauliai City. Operations will be on CW and SSB. QSL via LY5A.
-[OPDX # 1573 August 1, 2022]  (0731-0821)

OE, AUSTRIA. The OEVSV section Steiermark celebrates its 60th anniversary with the callsign OE6ØSTMK during August. QSL via OE6WIG.
-[DXNL # 2313 August 3, 2022]  (0807-0828)

PA, NETHERLANDS. The VERON section Gouda (A17) celebrates their city's 750th anniversary with the callsign PI75ØGAZ until the end of September. QSL via bureau or ClubLog’s OQRS.
-[DXNL # 2313 August 3, 2022]  (0807-0828)

S7, SEYCHELLES. Nuria, EA3WL and Josep, EA3BT will be active holiday style as S79/ EA3WL and S79/EA3BT on August 9th-23rd from three islands (Praslin, La Digue and Mahe) in the AF-024 IOTA group. They will operate SSB, CW and FT8 via satellite (QO-100, RS-44 and others). QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0828)

SP, POLAND (Special Event). Members of the Dobrzycki Klub Krotkofalowcow (SP3PDO) will activate three special callsigns SP55ØMK, SO55ØMK and SQ55ØMK, to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center. The following special callsigns will be operated by the following operators or teams:
SP55ØMK -- Operators Dariusz/SP3TYJ, Łukasz/SQ3WRL and Heniu/SQ3LMR.
SO55ØMK -- Operators Daniel/SP6DAN and Eugeniusz/SP6NIP.
SQ55ØMK -- Operator Jacek/SP9CJM.
QSL all callsigns via SP3PDO, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0814)

SP, POLAND (Special Event). Members of the Pomeranian Local Branch of the Polish Amateur Radio Association PZK will activate several of the following special callsigns to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the construction and commissioning of the Polish Rozewie Lighthouse in the Baltic Sea during the month of August. Special callsigns are:
  SN2ØØR -- Op SP2KAC     SN2ØØW -- Op SP2YWL
  SN2ØØO -- Op SP2KFQ     SN2ØØI -- Op SP2YKS
  SN2ØØZ -- Op SP2PMW     SP2ØØE -- Op SP2PGD
  SN2ØØE -- Op SP2ZIE

Also included are two JOKER stations which are only active between August 20-21st (during the ILLW weekend): 3Z2ØØLHR -- Op SP5EZJ, 3Z25ILLW -- Op SP1ZZ.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters, 2m/70cm, using CW, SSB, FM, AM and the Digital modes (RTTY/PSK/FT8/FT4). QSL all callsigns via SP2PGD. All of the above callsigns are good toward the "200 YEARS OF THE SEA LIGHTHOUSE IN ROZEW" diploma. To apply for a commemorative e-Diploma, stations with SP - must complete 7 QSOs with special stations, getting all the letters that make up the name ROZEWIE. For more details, see:  http://ot09.pzk.org.pl/akcje/200lhr/200lhr.php
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0828)

SP, POLAND. Special callsign SN89LOT is active until August 31st to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the ill-fated flight of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas. On July 15, 1933, they attempted a nonstop flight from New York City to Kaunas in a small airplane named "Lituanica". After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, they crashed on July 17 when they were only 650km short of their final destination. QSL via SP1PMY.
-[425DXN # 1627 July 9, 2022]  (0724-0814)

TA, TURKEY. Berkin, TA3J is QRV as TA3J/Ø from Yassica Island, IOTA AS-099, every Saturday and Sunday until October 31st. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB, CW, RTTY, and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 29 July 21, 2022]  (0724-0814)

TI, COSTA RICA. Special event station TI1FIFA will be active in August for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's football (soccer) championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the Federation Internationale de Football Association's members. This year's tournament will be hosted by Costa Rica on August 10th-28th. Expect activity on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2 meters SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
-[425DXN # 1630 July 30, 2022]  (0807-0828)

TI, COSTA-RICA. Special callsign TI1GOAL draws attention to the Costa Rican football team participating in the FIFA World Championship. QRV from July 1st until December on SSB and FT8. QSL only via TI1GOAL direct.
-[DXNL # 2313 August 3, 2022]  (0807-0828)

TK, CORSICA. Frans, DJØTP will be active again as TK/DJØTP from the main island of Corsica (EU-014) beginning July 28th until September 3rd. QSL via LoTW, or via DJØTP. [TNX DJØTP]
-[425DXN # 1629 July 23, 2022]  (0724-0814)

TZ, MALI. Jeff/K1MMB has returned to Bamako and is about to air his callsign TZ4AM again, mainly on 6m (CW, SSB, FT8) during July and August. Bad condx may also move him to HF bands. QSL via WØSA.
-[DXNL # 2311 July 20, 2022]  (0724-0814)

UA, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event). Operators Victor/RV3YR, Viktor/RN3YN, R3YC and Vladimir/RA3Y (members of the "Fifth Ocean" Int. Aviators HAM Club) from Brjansk Reg (BR) will be active as R11ØWWS to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Russian Air Force until August 21st. QSL via RV3YR, direct or by the Bureau. A diploma is available.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0821)

UA, UA2, UA9, RUSSIA. The following special event stations celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Lighthouse award program until August 31: RQ2ØLH (St Petersburg), RC2ØLH (Leningrad region), RN2ØLH (Karelia), RO2ØLH (Archangelsk), RM2ØLH (Wologda), RZ2ØLH (Murmansk), RA2ØLH (Kaliningrad), RT2ØLH (Krasnodar), RG2ØLH (Rostow), RK2ØLH (Krim), RW2ØLH (Sachalin), RL2ØLH (Primorsky). QSL via RZ3EC. An award is available via: https://hamlog.online/club/rrc/513/
-[DXNL # 2309 July 6, 2022]  (0724-0814)

V4, ST. KITTS & NEVIS. Jim, NT5V, will once again be active as V4/NT5V from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104), August 8th-18th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via NT5V, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0821)

VE, CANADA. Pierre, VE3KTB is QRV as VYØERC from the Eureka weather station on Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008, until August 16th. Activity is in his spare time on 20 and 17 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL via MØOXO.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 31 August 4, 2022]  (0807-0821)

VK, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). Look for special event callsign VK75FAA to be active until the end of October. Activity is to celebrate the 75th anniversary (July 3rd, 1947) of the formation of the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Australian Navy's aviation branch. The callsign will be used by amateurs around Australia on a rotating basis. QSL via VK2YVA.
-[OPDX # 1571 July 18, 2022]  (0724-0814)

VKØ/M, MACQUARIE ISLAND. Matt, VKØMQ is usually active in his spare time on most weekends between 0000 and 0700z on 80 to 10 meters using FT8 in DXpedition mode. He is here until October 1st. QSL via MØOXO.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 30 July 28, 2022]  (0731-0821)

VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Jonathan, 2EØKZN is now stationed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Mount Pleasant Complex, Falkland Islands (SA-002) until early November. While there he will be QRV as VP8TAA with a focus on SOTA activations (VP8TAA/p). QSL via MØOXO's OQRS.
-[425DXN # 1630 July 30, 2022]  (0731-0821)

VU, INDIA (Special Event). Kaustav, VU2UUU, is now active with the special callsign AT75FLAG to celebrate and commemorate 75th anniversary of the Independence of India until August 15th. QSL via VU2UUU.
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0814)

VU, INDIA. Special callsign AT75IND is for Subu, VU2NSL and Sajeev, VU2MSA to celebrate the 75th anniversary since India achieved independence (August 15, 1947). They will operate SSB and FT8. Also joining the celebrations will be AT2AAM by members of the West Bengal Radio Club (VU2WB), and AU75IIH by members of the Indian Institute of Hams (VU2IIH) on August 12th-16th. See qrz.com for QSLing instructions
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0821)

VU, INDIA. VU2LU and others will be active as AT2MLH from Mahe Lighthouse, Puducherry on August 12th-22nd. QSL via the bureau to VU2LU. Additionally, Rajesh, VU2EXP will be active as AT3VLH from Veraval Lighthouse, Gujarat, during the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend. QSL via VU2EXP.
-[425DXN # 1631 August 6, 2022]  (0807-0821)

XZ, MYANMAR. Akio/JE2QIZ is active since June 25 during his spare-time as XZ2B from Yangon. QRV mostly on 15 and 10m (CW only). The duration of his stay is unknown. QSL via JH3SIF.
-[DXNL # 2309 July 6, 2022]  (0724-0814)

YB, INDONESIA (Special Event). To celebrate the 77th anniversary Independence Day (August 17th) in the Republic of Indonesia, look for the following special callsigns to be active between August 13th-21st:
  8H77RI - Call Area Ø       8I77N - Call Area 5
  8H77I  - Call Area 1       8I77E - Call Area 6
  8H77N  - Call Area 2       8I77S - Call Area 7
  8H77D  - Call Area 3       8I77I - Call Area 8
  8H77O  - Call Area 4       8I77A - Call Area 9
  8I77RI - Call Area Ø up to 9 only at VHF

(Region ORARI and Local ORARI)
** NOTE: In the above callsigns (except 8H77RI and 8I77RI), the last letter (suffix) spells out the word INDONESIA.
Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters and 2m/70cm (for Satellite), as well VHF Terrestrial 2m (for 8I77RI). Modes are CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8 and FM (Satellite). Only 8I77RI will QRV on VHF. A special award is available called "INDONESIA AWARD 2022". Complete details about the event and award are available at:
https://www.qrz.com/db/8H77I
https://www.qrz.com/db/8I77N
https://www.qrz.com/db/8I77I
-[OPDX # 1574 August 8, 2022]  (0807-0821)

YB, INDONESIA (Special Event). Operator Buyung/YC2BYG, Tamtomo/YC2HFO, Wawan/YC2KDU and Saiful/YC2OQR will activate the special callsign 8A4ØØKJN to celebrate the 400th Pekalongan County Anniversary. Activity will be on 80/40/2 meters SSB and 40/15 meters FT8. Listen for QSL info.
-[OPDX # 1572 July 25, 2022]  (0724-0814)

ZL7, CHATHAM ISLANDS. As of July 15th, Volker, ZL1VV (DL2RVS), became active as ZL7/ZL1VV from (per QRZ.com) Te One, Chatham Islands. Activity so far has been on 20 meters SSB between 0345-0500z. No other details are available. QRZ.com states, "All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW after my return."
-[OPDX # 1571 July 18, 2022]  (0724-0814)


Propagation

Solar Data
The Weekly Solar Data chart plots Solar Flux Index (SFI), Sunspot number and Planetary K-Index for the past 7 days. With 8 Planetary K-index readings each day, only the maximum and average K-index values are plotted. Note: You may click here or on the chart above to see the same data for the past month.

The solar flux has been fairly steady this week, starting at the weekly low of 94 then slowly increasing to the week’s high of 116 on August 6th. The sunspot count was variable, with a high of 69 and a low of 25. Geomagnetic conditions were very calm all week, with a Planetary K-index ranging from 4 on July 31st down to 1 on August 6th. Predicted solar flux is 112 on August 7th, 110 on August 8th-9th, 112 on August 10th, 114 on August 11th-12th and 98 on August 13th-14th.

Highs for Cycle 25:
  Solar Flux: 180 on May 18, 2022.
  Sunspots:  173 on May 16, 2022.


Selected Upcoming Contests

Contest Start End Web Site
WAE DX Contest, CW Aug 13 0000Z Aug 14 2359Z Rules
Kentucky State Parks on the Air Aug 13 1400Z Aug 13 2200Z Rules
Maryland-DC QSO Party Aug 13 1400Z Aug 14 0400Z Rules
North American QSO Party, SSB Aug 20 1800Z Aug 21 0600Z Rules
ARRL Rookie Roundup, RTTY Aug 21 1800Z Aug 21 2359Z Rules
Hawaii QSO Party Aug 27 0400Z Aug 29 0400Z Rules
YO DX HF Contest Aug 27 1200Z Aug 28 1200Z Rules
Kansas QSO Party Aug 27 1400Z Aug 28 0200Z Rules
Kansas QSO Party Aug 28 1400Z Aug 28 2000Z Rules
Ohio QSO Party Aug 27 1600Z Aug 28 0400Z Rules
All Asian DX Contest, Phone Sep 3 0000Z Sep 4 2400Z Rules
CWOps CW Open Sep 3 0000Z Sep 3 2359Z Rules
Colorado QSO Party Sep 3 1300Z Sep 4 0400Z Rules
Tennessee QSO Party Sep 4 1800Z Sep 5 0300Z Rules
WAE DX Contest, SSB Sep 10 0000Z Sep 11 2359Z Rules
Alabama QSO Party Sep 10 1500Z Sep 11 0300Z Rules
ARRL September VHF Contest Sep 10 1800Z Sep 12 0300Z Rules
North American Sprint, CW Sep 11 0000Z Sep 11 0400Z Rules