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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 June 16, 2022)

EIDXA Meetings

Next EIDXA Meeting:

Date:  Friday, July 22, 2022.

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:  "50 Years of the NCDXF" presented by Glenn, WØGJ.

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.

WB8ZRL Estate Sale by EIDXA - UPDATED!
Jim Spencer, WØSR and Terry Cellman, WØAWL have put together a list of the equipment donated to the EIDXA by Tom Vavra, WB8ZRL (SK). This equipment is now for sale, and the complete list of remaing items appears on the "Buy-Sell-Trade" page of this website. Please visit the page - there may be a special treasure just waiting for you.

January 2022 Eastern Iowa DXer
The January 2022 edition of the Eastern Iowa DXer is now available on the "Newsletter" page. Bob, WØGXA, has as usual put together a great newsletter, loaded with good information. Featured are several tributes to WB8ZRL (SK), a very nice article on DXing in the Kingdom of Eswatini, and comments from the high seas by WØODS. Great reading all! Be sure you don't pass it up!

EIDXA DXpedition Support
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 now available here.

Membership roster updated on May 1, 2022
The membership roster has been updated as we have three new members! They are AEØDX, WØIY and KB4SBY. Congratulations to all! They have been added to the member roster which you can find on the "Members" page. Former members who are now Silent Keys are listed separately below the active members list. The SK list is preliminary and we are working to add all known former members who are now SK.

Buy-Sell-Trade Listings
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!

March 12, 2022: There is a new listing of a large number of items for sale, including transceivers, antennas, tuners, power supplies and antenna rotators by Tom, KDØHF on behalf of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club from the estates of WØSS and KWØO. Look below the WB8ZRL estate listing...

EIDXA 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 June 26, 2022 to July 3, 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

3D2, FIJI. Special callsign 3D2AJT will be used by Dom, 3D2USU (3Z9DX) for one month from Nadi, Fiji Islands in memory of the late Yasuo "Zorro" Miyazawa, JH1AJT. Activity ends on July 27th, which would have marked Zorro's 73rd birthday. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0724)

5R, MADAGASCAR. Bernard, F9VO, has reportedly moved to Madagascar as of December 26th. He is expected to be active as 5R8BM starting June 17th from Djabala, Nosy Be Island (AF-057), Madagascar. Activity will be on various HF bands. Watch QRZ.com for any updates.
-[OPDX # 1567 June 20, 2022]  (0619-0710)

6O, SOMALIA. Ali/EP3CQ has returned to Somalia and operates as 6O1OO during his spare time. QRV mostly on FT8, sometimes CW, until July 16th. He reports that he had answered all QSL requests until June 14th and will honor further requests in August or September.
-[DXNL # 2307 June 22, 2022]  (0626-0717)

6Y, JAMAICA. Neil, WB9VPG, will be active as 6Y/WB9VPG from Oyster Bay, Jamaica (NA-097), during the month of July. Activity will be on various HF bands. No other details available. QSL via WB9VPG, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1568 June 27, 2022]  (0626-0717)

7O, YEMEN. David, DL7ZM is QRV as 7O/DL7ZM from Socotra Island, IOTA AF-028, until July 3rd. Activity is on 10 meters using CW and FT8, and on 6 meters as well. QSL direct to David Pommerenke, Institute of Electronics, Inffeldgasse 12, 8010 Graz, Austria.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 25 June 23, 2022]  (0626-0703)

7P, LESOTHO. Mark, KW4XJ, who previously operated as 9L1YXJ from Sierra Leone, has now moved on to Lesotho's capital Maseru and is signing 7P8AB. His equipment is an IC-7300 and a vertical antenna. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. His wife Arina, KO4PZT, holds the callsign 7P8NB. QSL 7P8AB via KW4XJ, direct or by the Bureau. QSL 7P8NB via KO4PZT, direct or by the Bureau.
-[OPDX # 1567 June 20, 2022]  (0619-0710)

7X, ALGERIA (Special Event). Members of the Great Desert Djelfa Radio Club (7X2VFK) will be using the special event callsign 7T6ØA to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Algeria's Independence Day. The special callsign will be used between July 1st-30th. QSL via: BOX 063, DJLEFA 17000 ALGERIA.
-[OPDX # 1566 June 13, 2022]  (0626-0717)

7X, ALGERIA (Special Event). Watch for special event callsigns 7R19MG (Op Kamel, 7X2GK) and 7Y19MG (Djefa Amateur Radio Club, 7X2VFK) to be active from June 25th until July 5th for the 19th Mediterranean Games being held Oran, Algeria. QSL 7R19MG via IK2DUW and 7Y19MG via 7X2VFK. To obtain a diploma, you need to make 3 QSOs with the special callsign 7R19MG on different modes or on different bands. The diploma for download will be available on July 6th, 2022.
-[OPDX # 1567 June 20, 2022]  (0619-0703)

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Dennis, 9M8DEN is QRV from Kuching City and is usually active on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 and 6 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8. QSL via LoTW.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 23 June 9, 2022]  (0612-0703)

9N, NEPAL. Robert/9N7AA is now frequently active on the bands on CW and SSB. He reports that 6m has become usable, and he recently logged his first contacts with Europe amongst many others with Japan and other parts of Asia. He plans to concentrate on 6m for the next two months and tries to get on the air around 1100z on weekdays and weekends. QSOs on CW and SSB are difficult on 20m and the bands below due to strong local QRM; likewise, FT8 remains difficult. Robert once again points out that the 60m band is not available in Nepal. QSL direct via S57DX; weekly uploads to LotW and ClubLog’s OQRS; Paypal QSL requests via s57dx@yahoo.com.
-[DXNL # 2306 June 15, 2022]  (0619-0710)

CE9, ANTARCTICA. Warren, VK7WN is QRV as VKØWN from the Australian Casey Station, possibly until October. Lately he has been QRV on 20 meters using SSB around 0430 to 0800z. QSL via operator's instructions.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 23 June 9, 2022]  (0612-0703)

CT3, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Joe, HA2EAV and Csaba, HA2KMR are QRV as CT9/HA2EAV and CT9/HA2KMR, respectively, until June 28th. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. This includes being active as CR3DX in the His Majesty King of Spain SSB contest. QSL via operators' instructions.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 25 June 23, 2022]  (0626-0703)

DL, GERMANY. Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as DL1AXX/p from Helgoland Dune (EU-127) on July 1st-7th. He will operate QRP CW on 40-15 meters. QSL via the bureau.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0710)

DL, GERMANY. Special callsign DLØSOP will be active on July 1st-31st for the 64th edition of the Sea of Peace Award (see https://dl0sop.darc.de/ for full details). QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL, or direct to DL4SVA.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

DL, GERMANY. The club station DLØIMO activates the special event callsign DR5ØBAWA throughout 2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of DARC's intruder monitoring. QSL via bureau.
-[DXNL # 2305 June 8, 2022]  (0612-0717)

DXCC TOP TWENTY. Here are the top 20 entities on ClubLog’s "DXCC Most Wanted" list, last updated June 20, 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 June 25, 2022]  (0703-0717)

F, FRANCE (Special Event). The 109th edition of the Tour de France cyclist will take place this year between Friday, July 1st and Sunday July 24th. The big start will be in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 1st. The city of Dunkerque will host the start of the 4th stage which will be the first on French soil, July 5th. To celebrate the event, members of the Radio Club in Dunkerque, the Radio Club Jean Bart (RCJB) [F6KMB] will activate the special callsign TM5TDF between July 5-19th. Activity will be on various HF and VHF bands using CW, SSB and FT8. A special QSL will be sent via Bureau or QSL via F6KMB. For more details on the 2022 circuit and on the DUNKERQUE/CALAIS stage with pictures, see: https://tourdefrance2022.fr
-[OPDX # 1562 April 25, 2022]  (0626-0724)

F, FRANCE. French special callsigns to be activated for this year's 109th edition of the Tour de France include: TM1Ø9TDF (July 1st-24th) by Michel, F8GGZ; QSL via home call (bureau preferred). TM59TDF (July 1-15) by the Radio Club de l'Agglomeration Dunkerquoise; QSL via F8KGS and eQSL.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0724)

F, FRANCE. Guillaume, F1IEH will be active as TM72LMC from June 19th to July 3rd on the occasion of the tenth edition of the Le Mans Classic, the biennial vintage sports car event held on the grounds of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. QSL via F1IEH.
-[425DXN # 1623 June 11, 2022]  (0619-0703)

F, FRANCE. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of SOTA (Summits On The Air) France, special callsign TM1SOTA will be activated for fifteen days from June 4th to July 31st. QSL via eQSL, paper QSLs will not be available.
-[425DXN # 1623 June 11, 2022]  (0612-0703)

FO, FRENCH POLNESIA. Barry, KD6XU, is currently sailing around the French Polynesia Islands, and is active as FO/KD6XU from Nuka Hiva, Fatu Hiva, and Marquesas Islands. Reports indicate that he will soon be heading to Tuamotu and the Society Islands. Activity will be on 40-12 meters using CW mainly. Cezar, VE3LYC, who has been in contact with Barry, reports the following: "I exchanged some messages with Barry, KD6XU, and he indicated that all his operations from various atolls in FO have been and will be from his yacht, at anchor. He didn't know about the IOTA program (how was that possible, hi), and as such he never indicated any of our references. I very briefly explained to him what IOTA is all about, and mentioned that operations from a boat at anchor won't count toward IOTA credits. He understood, and indicated that in case he will have any land based activity he will let the community and us know." There is a 21 min. video on YouTube.com of Barry from his yacht "Ma Kai":
-[OPDX # 1567 June 20, 2022]  (0619-0710)

FP, SAINT PIERRE & MIQUELON. Once again Eric, KV1J will be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island (NA-032) from June 28th to July 12th, including activity during the DL-DX RTTY Contest and the IARU HF World Championship. Plans are to operate SSB, RTTY and FT8, plus some FT4 and CW, on 80-6 meters, "generally on the highest frequency band open" with a focus 12, 10 and 6 meters. He will also be on SSB and FM satellites. QSL via KV1J (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. Log search on ClubLog. See http://www.kv1j.com/fp/July22.html for more information and updates.
-[425DXN # 1623 June 11, 2022]  (0626-0710)

FS, ST. MARTIN. Chris, WX7V, will be active as FS/WX7V from the SV/Pelican (see pictures on QRZ.com) on the beaches of St. Martin Island (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88ic) until June 30th. Equipment is an Elecraft KX3, SSB at 15 watts; Superwhip MP1C vertical antenna with four tuned radials. QSL via WX7V direct or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1568 June 27, 2022]  (0626-0703)

GM, SCOTLAND. Paul, G4PVM will be active holiday style as GM4PVM from the Isle of Arran (EU-123) on June 25th-30th. He will operate CW and some SSB on 40-10m. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; paper cards will not be available, but he will upload the QSOs to Club Log for IOTA matching. [TNX JN6RZM]
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0703)

HB, SWITZERLAND. Special callsign HB75SG will be used by members of USKA St. Gallen (HB9SG) from July 1st to December 31st to celebrate their club's 75th anniversary. QSL via LoTW (preferred) and HB9KNY.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

HBØ, LIECHTENSTEIN. Joe, OZØJ will be active as HBØ/OZØJ from Liechtenstein from June 28th to July 5th. He plans to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 40-6 meters. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, eQSL, or via OZØJ.
-[425DXN # 1623 June 11, 2022]  (0626-0703)

HP, PANAMA. Rafael/EA5XV signs HP1/EA5XV from June 28th until September 12th on SSB. QSL via EA5XV.
-[DXNL # 2307 June 22, 2022]  (0626-0717)

HR, HONDURAS. Alex, K6VHF will be QRV as HR9/K6VHF from Roatan Island, IOTA NA-057, from June 27th to 30th. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, SSB, and FT8. QSL to K6VHF.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 25 June 23, 2022]  (0626-0703)

HS, THAILAND. Jerry, HSØZOY is QRV from Buri Ram. He is active on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to HSØZOY.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 25 June 23, 2022]  (0626-0717)

I, ITALY. Franco, IZ5IUY will be active again as IL7/IZ5IUY from San Domino Island (EU-050) on July 2nd-21st. He will operate SSB, FT8 and FT4 on 80-2 meters. QSL via  IZ5IUY (bureau preferred).
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

JA, JAPAN. Ichy, JH7IPR will be active as JH7IPR/8 and JH7IPR/p from two islands in IOTA Group AS-147: Rishiri Island from June 30th (0500 UTC) until July 3rd (0500 UTC), and Rebun Island from July 3rd (1000 UTC) until July 5th (0700 UTC). He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10m, with a focus on 6m. The logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW.
-[425DXN # 1624 June 18, 2022]  (0626-0703)

JD1/O, OGASAWARA. Upcoming operations from Chichijima (AS-031), Ogasawara include:
* Makoto, JI5RPT (http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/) as JD1BLY on June 11th-14th.
   He will operate FT8, CW and SSB on 40-6 meters and satellite, with a focus
   on 6m and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog's OQRS.
   In addition, during the crossing to and from the island he will be active as
   JI5RPT/mm from grid locators QM03, QM02, QM01, QL09, QL08, QL07.
   Updates will be posted to Twitter (@jd1bly).
* Harry, JG7PSJ as JD1BMH (http://jg7psj.starfree.jp/jd1bmh/) on June 18th-26th.
   He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10m. QSL via JD1BMH (bureau) or
   JG7PSJ (direct). He does not use LoTW or PayPal.
* Koh, JA1ADT) as JD1AJD from June 24th to July 2nd. He will operate CW, FT8
   and FT4 on 20-6 meters, with a focus on working Europe and North America
   on 6 meters.
* JD1BQI (JE3GRQ) and JD1/JR3DVL from June 30th to July 8th. This will be
   a "6m EME and multi-hop sporadic E" operation, with a focus on North America
   and Europe. Look for them on 50323 kHz FT8 and around 50200 kHz Q65-60A
   for EME. QSL routes TBA after the operation.
-[425DXN # 1623 June 11, 2022]  (0612-0703)

JX, JAN MAYEN. Stian, LB5SH, who is expected to be active as JX/LB5SH from Jan Mayen in late June for 4-5 days, reports that if time permits, he will be in the King of Spain SSB Contest (June 25-26th) with the callsign JX2T. He mentions, "If everything goes as planned, we'll set foot on Jan Mayen on June 22nd, give or take depending on the weather conditions. Primarily SSB and FT8 operations. Bands, antennas, and equipment TBA. Please see (http://www.lb5sh.no) for more updates."
-[OPDX # 1558 March 21, 2022]  (0619-0703)

K, UNITED STATES. Alex, AK4AM will be active as AK4AM/p from Atlantic Beach, Bogue Banks (NA-112) on July 3rd-9th. QSL via LoTW.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0710)

K, UNITED STATES. The following stations will be active during the 14th annual "13 Colonies Special Event", which will be held from 1300 UTC on July 1st until 0400 UTC on July 8th: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G (Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina), and K2M (Pennsylvania), plus 'bonus stations' WM3PEN from Philadelphia (the city where the US independence was declared), GB13COL from England (QSL direct, see qrz.com for instructions) and TM13COL from France (QSL via F5OGL). Information about the award program can be found on http://www.13colonies.us/.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0710)

LU, Argentina. Members of the Radio Club QRM Belgrano (LU4AAO) celebrate the Argentine flag day from June 17th to 29th with the callsign LU4AAO. For more information see: http://lu4aao.org/cert_dia_de_la_bandera.htm
-[DXNL # 2306 June 15, 2022]  (0619-0703)

LZ, BULGARIA. Special event station LZ18NATO is QRV until June 30th to commemorate the 18th anniversary of Bulgaria's NATO membership. QSL direct to LZ2VP.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 25 June 23, 2022]  (0626-0703)

OA, PERU. Daniel, IK2SGL is back to Peru and active again as OA9DVK until August 31st. After that, he will leave the country for good. "Due to serious health problems, both my wife and I need to return to Italy", he says. In the meanwhile, he will concentrate his activity on SSB and CW. QSL OA9DVK via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog's OQRS, or via IK6BFH (bureau preferred)
-[425DXN # 1624 June 18, 2022]  (0619-0710)

OE, AUSTRIA. Special callsigns OE2XXM and OE5XXM (special ADL 553) will be active around the 36th International Ham Meeting in Gosau from July 1st to 31st. QSL via bureau. For more information see OE2XXM.
-[DXNL # 2307 June 22, 2022]  (0626-0717)

OJØ, MARKET REEF. Henri, OH3JR and Pertti, OG2M will be QRV as OJØJR and OJØMR, respectively, from June 26th to July 6th. They are here on work assignment. Activity will be in their spare time on the HF bands using CW, some SSB, and FT8. QSL OJØMR direct to OG2M and OJØJR via OH3JR.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 25 June 23, 2022]  (0626-0710)

OX, GREENLAND. Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from Upernavik Island (NA-134, WWL GQ12ws) from June 27th to July 11th. He will be QRV in his spare time, typically around lunch time and after dinner (local time is UTC-2), also at night and in the morning hours during the weekends. He will focus on 4 and 6 meters, but he will also be QRV on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, or direct to OZØJ.
-[425DXN # 1623 June 11, 2022]  (0626-0710)

OZ, DENMARK. Carsten, OZ4CG from Bornholm Island (EU-030) will be active again as OZ4SOP for the Sea of Peace Award on July 1st-31st. He operates CW only. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

OZ, DENMARK. The first three stages of the 109th running of the Tour de France will take place in Denmark on July 1st-3rd, and members of EDR Nyborg (OZ2NYB) will operate special event station OZ22TDF. Look for activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters SSB, CW and FT8. The log will be uploaded to Club Log and eQSL.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0703)

PY, BRAZIL. Special callsign ZY8AM will be used on July 1st-12th from Boca do Acre (WWL FI61hf), in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Nine operators (PP8HOL, PP8JR, PW8BR, PW8GTB, PY5AKW, PY5AMF, PY5QW, PY5ZD and PY5ZHP) will be active on 160-6 meters SSB, CW and FT8. QSL via LoTW, or direct to PY5ZD.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0710)

PYØF, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Eduardo, PY2RN, will be active as ZYØFUN from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003) between July 1st-5th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW and FT8, 6 meters FT8, and Es'Hail-2 /QO-100 Satellite using CW, SSB and FT8, as well as RS-44 (SSB), AO-7 (SSB) and AS-91/SO50 (FM). He will also be on 40 through 10 meters on CW and FT8 and 6 meters on FT8. All QSOs will be confirmed on LoTW as soon as possible. For those who need a paper QSL card, it will be available through ClubLog's OQRS.
-[OPDX # 1566 June 13, 2022]  (0626-0703)

SP, POLAND. Special callsigns 3Z1922PS, HF1922PS, SN1922PS, SO1922PS, SP1922PS and SQ1922PS will be active on July 2nd-17th to mark the 100th anniversary since the incorporation of part of Upper Silensian into Poland (July 16, 1922). See https://logsp.pzk.org.pl/a/ps1922/ for information about the certificate. QSL via operator's instructions.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

SV, GREECE. Rolf, HB9TUP is QRV as SV8/HB9TUP from Naxos Island, IOTA EU-067. Activity is on the HF bands. His length of stay is unknown. QSL direct to HB9TUP.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 25 June 23, 2022]  (0626-0717)

T5, SOMALIA. Ali, EP3CQ expects to be back to Mogadishu, Somalia on June 16th and be active again as 6O1OO for about one month. In his spare time, he will operate FT8, FT4 and some CW on 80-15 meters. QSL direct to Ali Solhjoo, Freienwalderstr. 35, 13359 Berlin, Germany.
-[425DXN # 1624 June 18, 2022]  (0619-0710)

TI, COSTA RICA. Supporting Costa Rica's participation in the 22nd FIFA World Cup that will take place in Qatar (November 21st - December 18th), special callsign TI1GOAL will be active from July 1st through December. Look for activity on the HF bands SSB and FT8. QSL direct only, see https://www.qrz.com/db/TI1GOAL. The FIFA World Cup is a quadrennial international football (soccer) tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of the Federation Internationale de Football Association.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

UA, EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA2 KALININGRAD and UA9 ASIATIC RUSSIA (LH Ops). To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club's RLHA (Russian LightHouse Award) program, look for the following special event stations to be active until August 31st: RA2ØLH (Kaliningrad region, R2F) RN2ØLH (Republic of Karelia, R1N) RC2ØLH (Leningrad region, R1C) RO2ØLH (Arkhangelsk region, R1O) RG2ØLH (Rostov region, R6L) RQ2ØLH (Saint Petersburg, R1A) RK2ØLH (Republic of Crimea, R7K) RT2ØLH (Krasnodar Territory, R6A) RL2ØLH (Primorsky Territory, RØL) RW2ØLH (Sakhalin region, RØF) RM2ØLH (Vologda region, R1Q) RZ2ØLH (Murmansk region, R1Z) QSL all callsigns via RZ3EC. Special Award is available. Each QSO counts as 1 point. You need to get 20 points for a free e-award. Repeats are allowed on different bands, modes (each DIGI as one mode) and with different lighthouses. For more details, see: https://hamlog.online/club/rrc/513
-[OPDX # 1566 June 13, 2022]  (0612-0703)

V5, NAMIBIA. Hanspeter, HB9BFM, will be active as V5/HB9BFM from two different locations in Namibia between July 1-26th. He reports that the dates are most likely as follows:
QTH 1 -- Lüderitz (WW Loc. JG73NI) between July 1-12th
QTH 2 -- Simplon/Sandverhaar (WW Loc. JG83QE) between July 14-26th
Activity will be on 80-15 meters using an Icom IC-7300. QSL via HB9BFM, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
-[OPDX # 1560 April 11, 2022]  (0626-0724)

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Stewie/V73MS is frequently active in the ANZA DX Net on 14183 kHz (from 1700z) and in the Southern Cross DX Net on 14240 kHz (1030z). He operates daily on 20, 17, and 15m, and skeds are possible via Stewart0494@yahoo.com. Since the beginning of June Stewie also operates digital modes. QSL via qrz.com, LoTW, ClubLog's OQRS, eQSL.
-[DXNL # 2306 June 15, 2022]  (0619-0710)

VE, CANADA. Celebrating its centenary, the Kitchener-Waterloo Amateur Radio Club (VE3IC, https://www.kwarc.org/) will use the special callsign VC3IC for the RAC Canada Day Contest (July 1st-2nd).
-[425DXN # 1614 April 9, 2022]  (0626-0703)

VKØ/M, MACQUARIE ISLAND. Matt, VK5HZ has been active as VKØMQ from Macquarie Island (AN-005) since June 11th and will be stationed there "for a few months". He operates SSB and FT8 using a tuned vertical whip ("antenna options are limited due to high winds and chance of bird strike", he says). QSL via LoTW and log search on ClubLog; QSL arrangements for traditional cards to be announced.
-[425DXN # 1624 June 18, 2022]  (0619-0710)

VR, HONG KONG. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (July 1, 1997), Hong Kong licensed amateurs are granted the use of the special prefix VR25 from July 1, 2022, until June 30, 2023. For instance, the VR2 Contest Club (VR2CC) and the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (VR2HK) will be using VR25CC and VR25HK, respectively.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

XE, MEXICO. This year's "San Max Special Event", in remembrance of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, started on June 1st and will run until 0459 UTC on November 1st. The event's special callsign is 4A2MAX; look for activity on all bands SSB, CW and digital modes. Born in 1894, Father Kolbe (SP3RN) was killed on August 14, 1941, at Auschwitz. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog's OQRS, or direct to XE2N (N5MEX). More information can be found on https://www.qrz.com/db/4a2max.
-[425DXN # 1623 June 11, 2022]  (0612-0703)

YB, INDONESIA. Hajar, YB8HZ and his team (YB8DEV, YB8DKL, YC8AQY, YC8BNZ, YC8DEL, YC8ES, YC8GZO, YD8BUL and YD8EQY) expect to reach Sapuka Island (OC-247) on June 25th at 1600 UTC, and to start activity as homecall/p at 2200 UTC. They will operate SSB and digital modes, with YB8HZ also operating CW, on various HF bands and 6 meters until June 29. All QSL cards via YB8HZ, direct only (or use PayPal, see qrz.com for information)
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0703)

YB, INDONESIA. Special callsigns 8BØFTDM, 8B1FTDM, 8B2FTDM, 8B3FTDM, 8B4FTDM, 8B5FTDM, 8B6FTDM, 8B7FTDM, 8B8FTDM and 8B9FTDM will be activated on July 4th-17th for the 5th anniversary of the FT8 Digital Mode Club. The stations will operate mainly FT8, but some of them will also be QRV on SSB, CW and other modes. QSLs via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog's OQRS, or direct to N2OO.
-[425DXN # 1625 June 25, 2022]  (0626-0717)

YB, INDONESIA. Indra, YB8QT is QRV from Siau Barat, IOTA OC-210, and is here while working for the next two to three years. QSL via IK2DUW.
-[ARRL DX Bulletin # 24 June 16, 2022]  (0619-0710)

Z2, ZIMBABWE. Members of the Russian DX Team (RUDXT) are now active as Z21RU from Harare, Zimbabwe, until June 29th. Activity is on 160-6 meters and QO-100 using CW, SSB and the Digital. QSL via R7AL, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. A Plaque will be available with 3 QSOs. For more details, see: https://dxpedition.wixsite.com/z21ru
-[OPDX # 1567 June 20, 2022]  (0619-0703)



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 reversed the trend from the previous week, sliding down from 144 on June 19th to 108 on the 25th. The Sunspot count began the week at the weekly high of 120 on June 19th and dropped steadily all week to end at 31. Geomagnetic conditions were again slightly disturbed all week, starting the week at 4, with a minimum of 3 on June 20th through the 24th, and ending the week at 5. Predicted solar flux is 110 on June 26-27, 100 on June 28-29, 105 on June 30, 100 on July 1-2, then 105 on July 3.

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
RAC Canada Day Contest Jul 1 0000Z Jul 1 2359Z Rules
IARU HF World Championship Jul 9 1200Z Jul 10 1200Z Rules
North American QSO Party, RTTY Jul 16 1800Z Jul 17 0600Z Rules
CQ Worldwide VHF Contest Jul 16 1800Z Jul 17 2100Z Rules
10-10 Int. Summer Contest, SSB Aug 6 0001Z Aug 7 2359Z Rules
North American QSO Party, CW Aug 6 1800Z Aug 7 0600Z Rules
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