DX Bullettins

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

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DXNL 1894 - July 23, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: ... [continue]

Saturday, 19th July 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP029 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP29 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 29 ARLP029 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA July 18, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP029 ARLP029 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity is suddenly weakening, and yesterday, Thursday, July 17 the daily sunspot number was zero. We had... [continue]

Friday, 18th July 2014

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD029 DX news ZCZC AE29 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 29 ARLD029 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT July 17, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD029 ARLD029 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Cor... [continue]

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DXNL 1893 - July 16, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: d... [continue]

Saturday, 12th July 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP028 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP28 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 28 ARLP028 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA July 11, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP028 ARLP028 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity strengthened recently, with average daily sunspot numbers for the seven days ending June 25 at 72... [continue]

Friday, 11th July 2014

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD028 DX news ZCZC AE28 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 28 ARLD028 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT July 10, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD028 ARLD028 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by IK1QBT, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Con... [continue]

Wednesday, 9th July 2014

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DXNL 1892 - July 9, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dx... [continue]

Friday, 4th July 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP027 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP27 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 27 ARLP027 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA July 3, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP027 ARLP027 Propagation de K7RA This bulletin is a day early, as Friday is the day the United States celebrates its independence from the British... [continue]

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD027 DX news ZCZC AE27 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 27 ARLD027 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT July 3, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD027 ARLD027 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL... [continue]

Tuesday, 1st July 2014

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DXNL 1891 - July 2, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dx... [continue]

Saturday, 28th June 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP026 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP26 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 26 ARLP026 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA June 27, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP026 ARLP026 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity continues to weaken, with average daily sunspot numbers dropping nearly 69 points to 72.3, and average daily solar flux down nearly 36 points to 98.8. On Wednesday the predicted solar flux on Friday through Sunday, June 27-29 (Field Day weekend) was 105, 110 and 115, but on Thursday those numbers were revised downward to 100, 105 and 105. Predicted planetary A index for those dates is unchanged at 8, 12 and 8. The predicted average solar flux for the next 7-day reporting period, June 26 through July 2 was reported as 111.4 in the propagation bulletin preview in the ARRL Letter, but that is now revised to 100.4, little above 98.8 from the last reporting period, June 19-25. If we look at past bulletins for the 2014 calendar year, 98.8 is the lowest average flux value reported. The highest average was 201.6 in ARLP002, covering January 2-8, and the second was 180.4 in ARLP006, covering January 30 through February 5. ARLP007 reported 171.9 the following week. The weekly solar flux averages reported in bulletins 20 through 26, covering May 8 through June 25 were 157.5, 128.5, 110.3, 104.1, 146.4, 134.7 and 98.8. How will this weekend compare with Field Day 2013? Average solar flux reported in ARLP026 for last year, which covered June 20-26 was 122, which is not much higher, but I would not expect F-layer propagation on 10 meters this weekend. However, sporadic-E is likely. The latest predicted solar flux for the near term is 100 on June 27, 105 on June 28-29, 100 on June 30 through July 3, 130 on July 4-5, 135, 140 and 135 on July 6-8, 130 on July 9-10, 125 on July 11, and 120 on July 12-13. Solar flux continues to drift downward reaching a short term minimum of 95 on July 21, then a high of 140 on August 3. Predicted planetary A index is 8, 12 and 8 on June 27-29, 5 on June 30 through July 1, 8 on July 2-3, then 5 on July 4-10, 8 on July 11, 5 on July 12-13, then 8, 12, 8 and 8 on July 14-17, and 5 after that, returning to 8 on July 22-23. OK1HH predicts quiet geomagnetic conditions on June 27, mostly quiet June 28, quiet to active on June 29, quiet on June 30, mostly quiet July 1-2, quiet to unsettled July 3-4, quiet to active July 5, active to disturbed July 6, mostly quiet July 7, quiet to unsettled July 8, quiet July 9, quiet to unsettled July 10, quiet on July 11, mostly quiet July 12, quiet to unsettled July 13, quiet to active July 14, active to disturbed July 15, quiet to unsettled July 16, mostly quiet July 17, quiet July 18-20, mostly quiet July 21, and quiet to unsettled July 22-23. OK1HH also sees enhanced solar wind on July 5-7, again on July 9-12, and on July 14-17. Tomas Hood, NW7US, propagation editor for CQ Magazine has a special video devoted to Field Day propagation. I have not seen it yet, but Tomas tells me it will be available today at http://nw7us.us/2014FDprop . He also has a Twitter feed at http://Twitter.com/NW7US . Also check out this interview with him at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph94GAOJeUQ and hear how he was mesmerized at a young impressionable age by the programming on WWV. Space.com has a video about the solar telescope at California's Big Bear Solar Observatory. See it at http://www.space.com/26343-largest-solar-telescope-sun-video.html . Thanks to John Campbell, K4NFE of Huntsville, Alabama for sending along an article and video about the current solar mini-max, as they call it. Read it at http://www.space.com/26287-sun-solar-cycle-mini-maximum-video.html . Jeff Hartley, N8II of Shepherdstown, West Virginia sent in this report about the All Asia CW Contest last weekend: "The All Asia CW this year was quite a bit fun on 15 from here, but the Asian activity level could have been much higher. In particular, only a few Russian stations were worked. At the start of the contest, conditions were not very good, but each morning and evening was better than the one before as the contest progressed until Sunday conditions (after 1200Z) were extremely good especially for a SFI of only 98. The first night I was only able to work Japan and Sakhalin Island despite hearing several Chinese stations and 9V1YC. "Saturday morning I was able to log 9M2 and several HS prefixes along with UN8 and some western Asians. Japan was improving, but limited mainly to a few big guns before I had to QRT at 1400Z to get ready to attend the W3LPL open house, a really nice and enjoyable well attended event. "Saturday evening was decent to JA, but was not able to run that many JAs. I finally broke through to several Chinese and more Thai stations as well as logging JT1. Around 0430Z, 15 was still open to big gun JAs, HS, and across to UA9C, pretty amazing with the low solar flux! "From 1200Z onward the band probably never closed to Japan and all of East Asia was loud peaking to SE Asia around 1500Z. Two 9V1s were logged along with BV1, BX4, BH3, HL3, E29, XV9, XW3, BA4, VU3, and many new JA Qs and prefixes. If I could hear a station, I could log him pretty easily with 200 W to a 5 El Yagi. "Sunday around 2000Z found JA signals about as loud as they can get at this QTH, but alas it was Monday morning in Japan, so they were mostly off to work. "I QRT'ed for a dinner out and noticed what almost had to be out of area Es QRM on the FM broadcast band while driving. 6 meters was open very well to MO and southern IL and IN when I fired up at around 0030Z. The opening extended a bit farther south and as close as eastern TN and central KY before I QRT'ed around 0200Z. The skip zone was quite short for 50 MHz allowing W4SOH to work me for state 49 and KA4MAY for his 48th state on 6 meters." Bob Foster, N9BGC of Waverly, Iowa offers some tips for modest stations operating Field Day: "1. Try the 'hunt and pounce' method. "2. Tune slowly. Think of the Jodie Foster movie, 'Contact.' Her Ham father admonished her, 'Small steps, Ellie, small steps.' "3. Don't try to bust into a pileup for very long. Move on and come back. The big gun will still be there. "4. Stations are hungry for contacts as the event winds down. That's when they often make an extra effort to work the little guys. "The band doesn't go dead just because Field Day ends. I often work some pretty cool QSOs, once the band clears of Field Day traffic." Also, remember in Field Day there are no rare sections, states or countries. Every unique contact on a band or mode counts the same. In fact, some casual operators don't even log the exchange or the time, just the callsign on a dupe sheet, a separate sheet for each band/mode combination. If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at, k7ra@arrl.net. For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/. Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation. Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins. Sunspot numbers for June 19 through 25 were 108, 75, 75, 95, 64, 37, and 52, with a mean of 72.3. 10.7 cm flux was 111.1, 102.2, 101.2, 94.2, 92.6, 93.5, and 97, with a mean of 98.8. Estimated planetary A indices were 8, 9, 6, 4, 5, 6, and 6, with a mean of 6.3. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 10, 10, 7, 7, 7, 7, and 8, with a mean of 8. NNNN /EX

Friday, 27th June 2014

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD026 DX news ZCZC AE26 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 26 ARLD026 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT June 26, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD026 ARLD026 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. SENEGAL, 6V. Heinz, DO3MY will be QRV as 6V1W from Point des Almadies near Dakar from July to September. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL to home call. CANARY ISLANDS, EA8. Members of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be QRV as EF8U in the His Majesty the King of Spain SSB contest. QSL via operators' instructions. SAINT MARTIN, FS. Paul, W7NZJ, plans to be QRV as FS/W7NZJ from Orient Beach, IOTA NA-105, from June 29 to July 6. Activity will be on 20 and 15 meters using CW and various digital modes. QSL via operator's instructions. ISLE OF MAN, GD. A group of operators are QRV as GT3ZME/p until June 30. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters and other VHF bands. QSL via G3ZME. NETHERLANDS, LA. Wolf, DM2AUJ is QRV as LA/DM2AUJ from Lofoten Island, IOTA EU-076, until July 13. Activity is on the HF bands using mainly CW with some RTTY and PSK. QSL to home call. JAPAN, JA. Special event station 8N5CLEAN will be QRV from Shikoku, IOTA AS-076, from July 1 to October 31 during Clean Reception Environment Month. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via bureau. SVALBARD, JW. Yoshi, JJ8DEN is QRV as JW/JJ8DEN until July 3. Activity is on all bands and modes. QSL to home call. In addition, Alexander, UA3IPL is QRV as JW/UA3IPL from Spitsbergen, IOTA EU-026, until August 28. Activity is on the HF bands using slow CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL direct via RW6HS. LEBANON, OD. Operator YL2AB is QRV as OD5/YL2AB from the Beirut Airport until July 7. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters operating from 0900 to 1000z and then 2000 to 2200z. QSL to home call. DODECANESE, SV5. David, OK6DJ plans to be QRV as SV5/OK6DJ from Rhodos, IOTA EU-001, from July 1 to 7. Activity will be on 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters using QRP power. QSL to home call. TURKEY, TA. Lars, LB2TB plans to be QRV as TA4/LB2TB from July 1 to 29. QSL via operator's instructions. ICELAND, TF. Gust, ON6KE is QRV as TF/ON6KE until July 4. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and JT65. QSL via operator's instructions. EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Operators from Sergiev Posad are QRV using special event call sign R700SR until August 15 to commemorate the 700th birthday celebration and honor the memory of Sergius of Radonezh, a Russian Orthodox saint. Activity is on the HF bands and 2 meters using CW, SSB, digital modes, FM, JT65V EME and JT65A Tropo. QSL via RA3DUW. ST. KITS AND NEVIS, V4. John, W5JON is QRV as V47JA from Calypso Bay until August 6. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters, including 60 meters. This includes being an entry in a variety of upcoming contests with a different call sign. QSL direct to home call. LAOS, XW. Larry, AG6OU will be QRV as XW6OU beginning July 1. Activity is on 20 meters. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via E21EIC. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/3 in Maryland and W1AW/9 in Illinois are QRV until 2359z on July 1. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/9 in Wisconsin and W1AW/7 in Utah will be QRV starting at 0000z on July 2. They will be active until 2359z on July 8. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. ARRL Field Day, NCCC Sprint, His Majesty King of Spain SSB Contest, Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest and the 10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The RAC Canada Day Contest is scheduled for July 1. Please see June QST, page 77, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

Wednesday, 25th June 2014

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DXNL 1890 - June 25, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO Visit us at the Ham Radio 2014: Europe's largest amateur radio fair Ham Radio will open its doors June 27-29 in Friedrichshafen. We are looking forward to meeting many of our readers there at booth A1-460. For the lastest issue of DXNL and a subscription option please check here: PDF german: http://www.dxhf.darc.de/mailman/listinfo/dxmb-pdf TXT german: http://www.dxhf.darc.de/mailman/listinfo/dxmb TXT english: http://www.dxhf.darc.de/mailman/listinfo/dxnl Archive: http://www.darc.de/de/referate/dx/bulls/dxmb/archiv http://www.darc.de/en/referate/dx/bulls/dxnl/ DXMB-Homepage: http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/bulls/dxmb/ 6V, Senegal: Heinz, DO3MY, will be active from Point des Almadies nr Dakar between July and September as 6V1W on HF. QSL via DO3MY. DL, Germany: DARC's monthly magazine CQ DL carried a celebratory article about DXMB (DXNL) in its latest issue. Benefits of a DARC membership are: * the monthly magazine CQ DL * DXNL (also for non-members) * QSL bureau * representation of amateur radio interests in governmental contexts * insurances * model contracts for tenants regarding antennas * information about foreign licensing * organisation and scoring of contests * a close-knit community within about 1000 local clubs EA, Spain: The contest group EA4URE celebrates the accession of King Felipe VI with the unusual call EF6 until July 18. QSL via EA4URE. http://concursos.ure.es/ea4ure/ EA8, Canary Islands: See the following list for the next activities of the URE club from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EA8URL): June 28/29 - EF8U - His Majesty the King of Spain SSB Contest July 19/20 - EF8U - National Competition CNCW Telegraph August 16/17 - AO8LH - International Lighthouse Weekend August 30 - September 14 - AO8BWC - World Basketball Championship September 27/28 - EF8U - CQ WW RTTY Contest http://ea8url.blogspot.de/ F, France: Radio amateurs from the Departement Somme (80) commemorate the WWI battle over the town Thiepval in November 1916 with the call TM80GW. QRV on: June 28- 29 September 26 -29 October 03 - 06 November 08 - 12 QSL via F5INJ, LoTW, eQSL. http://www.tm1418.fr/crbst_12.html FS, Sint Maarten: Paul, W7NZJ, plans to operate from Orient Beach as FS/W7NZJ. QRV from June 29 to July 6 on 20 and 15m in CW and digital modes. QSL via eQSL. G, England: Members of the Verulam Amateur Radio Club (VARC) celebrate the 900th jubilee of Sandridge in Hertfordshire with the call GB0SAN on June 21. During WWII an important monitoring station was located there. QSL via G6CMD. http://www.sandridge900.com/ GB1TWG operates in the contest of the Tattoo of the Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School Combined Cadet Force on june 27. The school is the largest girls-only cadet school in the UK. QRV on 80 and 40, maybe also on other bands. Members of the Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX) operate GA700BOB during "Stirling's Big Weekend" on the 28th and 29th. The event is part of the Bannockburn Live event during the "Home Coming Scotland". QRV on 80-2m in all modes. QSL via LoTW, eQSL. GD, Isle of Man: Operators Paul, M0PNN, David, MW0UAA, Martyn, G3UKV, David, G8VZT, Michael, G3JKX, Norman, G0ASP, Jim, G8UGL, and Peter, M1FGN, all members of the Telford and District Amateur Society get on the air as GT3ZME/p from the 26th to the 30th. QRV on 160-10m and higher bands (especially 6m). QSL via G3ZME (bureau, requests via <buroqsl[at]pleasemail.me.uk>) or direct via M0PNN, LotW. http://www.tdars.org.uk/index.html https://twitter.com/@paulbowen18 JA, Japan: 8N5CLEAN calls attention to he Clean Reception Environment Month. QRV from July 1 to October 31 on all bands and modes from Shikoku (AS-076). QSL via bureau. 8J1IBH operates in the context of the national School-Culture-Festival Ibaraki Sobun 2014 during July. The amateur radio club JA5YEN from Ozu (pref. Ehime) celebrates its 50th anniversary with the call 8N50YEN. QRV during July on 160m-23cm in SSB, CW, and FM. QSL via JA5YEN. http://www.jarl.com/ja5yen/ 8J6GNB operates around the 69th Athletic Meet and the 14th Special Athletes Sports Competition from July to November. JW, Svalbard: Yoshi (JJ8DEN, KH0PR) pays a visit to the club station JW5E on Spitzbergen (EU-026, WLOTA 0125, WW Loc. JQ78tf) from June 27 to July 3. QRV as JW/JJ8DEN on all bands and modes. QSL via JJ8DEN. Alexander, UA3IPL, will be active from Spitsbergen between June 26 and August 28. QRV as JW/UA3IPL on HF in SSB, slow CW and digital modes. QSL via RW6HS, direct only. LZ, Bulgaria: See the following list for the next activities of the Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) honouring Bulgarian Orthodox saints. All QSOs count towards the awards All Bulgarian Saints - 2014 and St. Teodosii Tyrnovski. LZ1810PPW July LZ1680MTS August LZ37MP September LZ1375IKA October LZ1164SIM November LZ1784SMH December QSLs via bureau, LoTW. http://www.lz1kcp.com/ OZ, Denmark: Andy, DG3XA, will be active again as OZ0TX from June 28 to July 4 on 80m, 40m and 6m. Andy is not interested in QSL cards. PA, Netherlands: OPerator Fred, PA0FAW, calls attention to a monument for missing children in Arnheim with the call PG14MC. QRV until July 11 mainly in CW, but also some SSB and digital modes. QSL via PA0FAW, eQSL. SP, Poland: The special event stations 3Z5KK and HF5KK remain active until October 31 on 40m in SSB. QSOs count towards the award V Kopcow Krakowskich. For the award see qrz.com. QSL via SQ9MEP. SN0MPL operates during the Malopolska Air-Picknick, the largest air-show in southern Poland,taking place on a historic airfield. QRV during the 28th and 29th, QSL via SP9PKG. http://www.muzeumlotnictwa.pl/ http://www.pikniklotniczy.krakow.pl/ SV5, Dodecanese: David, OK6DJ, is due to appear on the air holiday-style as SV5/OK6DJ from Rhodos (EU-001) between July 1 and 7. QRV with a QRP rig on 30, 20, 17, and 15m. QSL via OK6DJ (bureau, OQRS via ClubLog), LoTW, eQSL. TA, Turkey: Lars, LB2TB, operates as TA4/homecall between the 1st and 29th of July. QSL via LoTW, eQSL. TF, Iceland: Gust, ON6KE, is going to operate holiday-style during morning and evening hours between June 27 and July 4 as TF/ON6KE (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) operating JT65, SSB, and CW. QSL via LoTW, eQSL. TK, Corsica: Alain, F1MDT, operates during morning and evening hours between the 1st and 13th of July as TK/F1MDT on 40, 30, 15, and 12m in PSK, RTTY, and JT65. QSL via h/c. UA, Russia: Radio amateurs from Sergiev Posad (WCA UA-00306, COTA-RU C-325, WW Loc. KO96bh) honour the memory of Sergius of Radonezh, a Russian Orthodox saint with the call R700SR, marking his 700th birthday. QRV until August 15 on HF in SSB, CW, and digital modes, and on 2m in SSB, FM, JT65V (EME), and JT65A (Tropo). QSL via RA3DUW. The Taganrog DX Expedition Club commemorates the beginning of WWI with the following calls active until September 15: Call OP R14GGR Alex, RK1AN R22GGR Gennady, UA2FDM R44GGR Valentin, UA4LAQ R66GGR Sergei, RU6BS R75GGR Nicholas, UA6MM R77GGR Valery, RK6AH http://www.ua6mm.narod.ru/ http://www.tdxec.tw1.ru/ V4, St. Kitts: John, W5JON, returns to Calypso Bay from June 25 until August 6. QRV as V47JA on 160-6m (incl. 60m) in SSB, during the IARU HF Contest (July 12/13), CQ WW VHF Contest (July 19/20), and the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26/27) as V49J. His YL Cathy (W5HAM) might occasionally appear on the bands as V47HAM. Both run a TS590 with a 500W amplifier, a vertical antennas for 80-10m and a shortened dipole for 160m. QSLs direct via W5JON, LoTW. VE, Canada: Special event station CK2I commemorates the Quebec Conference of 1864, where delegates discussed Canadian Confederation. QRV during the whole month of July. The NA128 Contest Group will use the call for an entry in the IOTA contest from Ile-aux-Grues (NA-128, CIsA QC-038). QSL via VE2CQ, LoTW. http://www.qsl.net/na128cg/ VX6100EMP celebrates the 100th anniversary of the village Empress in Alberta. QSL via VE6CRH. W, USA: Ron, K5HM, Matt, K5NGU, Rick, W5RH, and other members of the Project X Contest Team have the following plans for operating with the call N5T during the next months: June 27 - 30 ARRL Field Day July 11 - 14 IARU HF Contest (WRTC 2014) July 26 - 29 IOTA Contest (NA-143) Sept 26 - 29 Texas QSO Party Oct. 24 - 26 CQ WW DX SSB Contest QSL direct via K5HM, LoTW. This year's theme for the 13 Colonies Special Event is "Revolution War Era Colonial Currency". Special event stations will be on the air from July 1 13z to July 7: Call State 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 K2M Pennsylvania There is an award available, including endorsements for working all 13 stations, and also for working a parallel operation by WM3PEN in Philadelphia. For QSL info see below. http://www.13colonies.info/ XW, Laos: Larry, AG6OU, son of XW0ZJZ, will be active as XW6OU from Laos from the 1st of July on. QRV on 20m, the length of his stay is not known at the moment. QSL via E21EIC, eQSL. Africa Tour: Mike, SQ3PMM, and his girlfriend are riding their "rainbow truck" all the way ro Africa and get on the air while doing so. http://www.rainbowtruck.blogspot.de/ http://www.rainbowtruck.pl/ http://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FSQ3PMM-9&timerange=604800&tail=604800 Pacific Tour: Dmitry, RM2A, travels the Pacific area according to the following itinerary: July 1 - 2 3D2ML Beachcomber Island OC-121 July 3 - 7 5W0ML Upolu, Samoa OC-097, WLOTA 1944 July 8 -13 3D2ML Nanuya Balavu Island OC-156 July 13 3D2ML Viti Levu Island OC-016, WLOTA 0055 QRV on 80-10m in CW and SSB. QSL via h/c. ARISS: The high school of Markt Indersdorf in Germany eagerly awaits its chance for a contact with the ISS on Thursday (1208z to 1219z). Pupils have prepared a set of 20 questions that will be answered by the German astronaut Alexander Gerst (KF5ONO) under the call DP0ISS. JT65 and calls involving a "stroke": Joe, K1JT, developer of JT65 recommends the following procedure for QSOs: 1. CQ 4K/UT6UA 2. UT6UA PA3CMC JO21 3. PA3CMC UT6UA LN30 OOO 4. 4K/UT6UA RO 5. RRR 6. 73 or: 1. CQ 4K/UT6UA 2. UT6UA PA3CMC JO21 3. PA3CMC UT6UA LN30 OOO 4. RO 5. RRR 6. 4K/UT6UA 73 SAQ Transmission: The next transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ is due to take place on June 29 on 09z and 12z during the 1. Alexanderson Day. SWL reports welcome via <info[at]alexander.n.se>, via bureau or direct via: Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner Radiostationen Grimeton 72 SE-432 98 Grimeton SWEDEN SK6SAQ will be QRV on the following frequencies from 08z to 14z (except during the SAQ transmitting times): - 14.035 kHz CW - 14.215 kHz SSB - 3.535 kHz CW QSL SK6SAQ via bureau. Silent Key: Martyn, G3RFX, died on June 20. He was a member of the CDXC committee. In his professional live, Martyn was a moderator with the British Forces Broadcasting Service. Lately he also taught in the University of Bristol's School of Modern Languages. He was frequently to be met on the air as ZB2FX and 8P9FX. Wes Wysocki, SP2DX, died on June 15 aged 82. He first became a ham in 1948 (SP8XA) and represented the Polish national club PZK at meetings and conferences of IARU Region 1. Our thoughts are with their families and friends. We are sorry for their loss. Abbreviations in this DXNL ========================== ARISS Amateur Radio on the International Space Station CIsA Canadian Islands Awards COTA-RU Castles On The Air Russia WCA World Castles Award WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award Upcoming Contests ================= 28./29.6. King of Spain Contest 28./29.6. Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest 1.7. RAC Canada Day Contest IOTA Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG (E-Mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== EU-002; OH0, Aland Islands: Matti/OH4SS plans to get on the air as OH0/OH4SS between the 28th and 30th on 40 and 17m in SSB from Brando Island (WW Loc.: KP00mk). QSL via OH4SS, direct only. EU-076; LA; Lofoten Islands: Wolf/DM2AUJ announces a holiday-style activity from June 25 to July 13 as LA/DM2AUJ. QRV on HF mainly in CW, but also some RTTY and PSK. QSL via DM2AUJ (d/B). NA-062; W4; Florida State (Florida Keys) State group: Bill/K5WL will be vacationing on the Florida Keys from the 21st to the 28th. QRV as K5WL/4 on 30 and 40m in CW running 5 watts. QSL via K5WL (d/B). Greenland tour by Michael (DB5MH): Michael/DB5MH plans a 280km solo tour through Greenland during July. The whole tour is a charity activity supporting a BMX and skate park in Thedinghausen. His route will lead him through the western part of the island where he hopes to activate NA-018 (Greenland) and NA-220 (Greenland Coastal's Islands South West). About half of the tour he has to rely on a lightweight dingy, which he also has to carry over land together with all his provisions and rig. He will be running a solar-powered FT817, signing OX/DB5MH. His pilot station will be Harald, DJ2II, from Bremen. Michael expects to get on the air not before 20z. http://www.alleindurchgroenland.de/wdp/ https://de-de.facebook.com/alleindurchgroenland IOTA News: Look at the RSGB IOTA website (http://www.rsgbiota.org/index.php) for latest updates of the IOTA directory and recent changes in the IOTA programme. Rule changes are also available at http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com/. It is expected that during the IOTA Convention on the first weekend of July 10 new IOTA groups will be named. Calendar ======== start - end DX DXNL 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 2Axxx 1868 01.07.14 - 13.07.14 3D2ML 1890* 06.14 - 08.14 3E100PC 1886 - 14 3W3B 1815 19.06.14 - 31.10.14 3Z5KK.. 1890* 20.06.14 - 25.06.14 4K9Z 1889 15.06.14 - 25.06.14 5B/IZ4AMS 1888 unknown 5T0JL 1880 03.07.14 - 07.07.14 5W0ML 1890* unknown 5X1S 1883 - 13.07.14 5Z4/EA4ATI 1840 - 14 5Z4/LA4GHA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 5Z4EE 1803/1807 16.06.14 - 31.07.14 6M6M 1888 - 14 6O0LA 1810/1827 07.14 - 09.14 6V1W 1890* - 31.12.13 7P8CC 1807/1820 - 31.12.14 7S400K 1866 - 31.12.14 8J1AOBA 1870 04.14 - 03.15 8J1FC 1878 01.07.14 - 31.07.14 8J1IBH 1890* 06.14 - 12.14 8J1INUBO 1886 04.14 - 03.15 8J1TGN 1878 26.04.14 - 30.06.14 8J1VLP.. 1881 20.04.14 - 31.01.15 8J1ZC 1880 - 07.14 8J23776M 1886 06.14 - 11.14 8J2GAMA 1886 - 03.15 8J2VE 1884 01.04.14 - 20.07.14 8J3A 1878 01.04.14 - 20.07.14 8J3XIX 1878 - 31.03.15 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07.13 - 08.15 8J4J 1848 07.05.14 - 03.15 8J4HKR 1885 07.14 - 11.14 8J6GNB 1890* 04.14 - 08.14 8J740YYM 1877 - 31.12.14 8J7T 1865 01.06.14 - 25.06.14 8J8150G 1886 01.04.14 - 31.10.14 8J8JRCV 1881 04.14 - 03.15 8J9ONO 1878 27.04.14 - 29.06.14 8N1AA.. 1881 01.04.14 - 31.12.14 8N1NRT 1878 01.04.14 - 31.12.14 8N1S60A 1878 15.01.14 - 30.09.14 8N3HKC 1870 01.07.14 - 31.07.14 8N50YEN 1890* 01.07.14 - 31.10.14 8N5CLEAN 1890* 06.14 - 07.14 8N6NTO 1886 29.03.14 - 31.12.14 9A90Z 1880 - 11.14 9G5AC 1843 - 10.13 9V1RM 1751 unknown A25/HB9CPS 1882 - 31.12.14 A91YA 1874 21.11.13 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 18.06.14 - 18.09.14 AM0#xyz 1889 18.06.14 - 18.09.14 AN0#xyz 1889 18.06.14 - 18.09.14 AO0#xyz 1889 - 31.12.14 AY1DZ 1872 resident C6ATH 1888 26.06.14 - 12.07.14 CE3/VK6LC.. 1882 - 08.14 CE3/N5NU.. 1889 - 03.15 CE9OJZ.. 1886 01.07.14 - 31.07.14 CK2I 1890* - 31.12.14 CW30A.. 1866 permanent CY0/VA1AXC 1872/80 16.01.14 - 12.14 D2SG 1867 15.02.14 - 01.15 D8A 1871 - 12.14 DA0EIM 1815 - 31.12.14 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 31.12.14 DF0DC 1865 - 31.12.14 DJ60DXMB.. 1865/68/77 06.14 - 12.14 DK0HORREM 1888 - 31.12.14 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 31.12.14 DK40ECH 1868 - 31.12.14 DL0HRS 1865 05.14 - 09.14 DL0MSR 1884 01.04.14 - 30.06.14 DL2014DKT 1878 04.14 - 06.14 DL60DAB 1879 - 31.12.14 DL60JMZ 1865 - 08.14 DL600WW 1846 - 04.15 DM100CTK 1884 - 31.12.14 DM200TSV 1868 01.05.14 - 30.04.15 DM20KIDS 1884 31.05.14 - 31.12.14 DM50GRH 1888 12.13 - 11.14 DM50PCK 1860 12.06.14 - 30.06.14 DO3GEO/p 1888 - 31.12.14 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 02.15 DP0GVN 1864 unknown DP0GVN/p 1880 - 31.12.14 DQ25GRENZE 1865 06.14 - 05.15 DQ60WAE 1887 - 31.12.14 DQ8T 1873 - 31.12.14 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 31.12.14 DR175LDE 1866 unknown DR800BI 1873 12.02.14 - 31.12.14 DS4DRE/4 1872 permanent E20AX 1883 resident E41MT 1887 resident E41WT 1887 resident E51AND 1888 unknown E51NHX 1884 03.14 - 12.14 E750EBL 1875 unknown ED3CW.. 1882 18.06.14 - 18.07.14 EF6 1890* 28.06.14 - 29.06.14 EF8U 1890* - 31.12.14 EI14LCC 1866 - 31.12.14 EI30T 1866 unknown EK99xxx 1881 unknown EM40ZXX 1884 - 31.12.14 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12.14 EO90WF 1866 14.06.14 - 28.06.14 F/OO5G 1888 09.06.14 - 27.06.14 FS/K9EL 1887 29.06.14 - 06.07.14 FS/W7NZJ 1890* - 10.15 FW5JJ 1852 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 GAxxx 1868 21.06.14 GB0SAN 1890* 28.06.14 - 29.06.14 GA700BOB 1890* 27.06.14 GB1TWG 1890* 24.05.14 - 30.06.14 GB70DDAY 1886 01.06.14 - 28.06.14 GB70DDL 1887 26.06.14 - 30.06.14 GT3ZME/p 1890* - 31.12.14 HB14SAF 1873 - 31.12.14 HB40VC 1868 08.01.14 - 14.08.14 HF0RN.. 1866 01.01.14 - 31.08.14 HF2014JP 1867 15.05.14 - 15.07.14 HF45PBW 1888 29.04.14 - 31.12.14 HF80PLOCK 1883 05.04.14 - 31.12.14 HG100ATOM 1880 - 31.12.14 HG140JLO 1879 01.04.14 - 31.07.14 HG20JASZ 1882 - 17 HL2/F4AAR 1837 19.04.14 - 15.08.14 HO100CANAL 1880 01.10.13 - 30.09.14 HP1A 1866 resident HZ1HZ 1886 - 11.14 IA/IZ3SUS 1888 01.05.14 - 31.07.14 II3TN 1882 - 05.15 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 01.03.14 - 30.12.14 IY1GMS 1881 - 08.14 J28NC 1796 19.06.14 - 01.07.14 J38DR 1889 15.06.14 - 29.06.14 J68HZ 1889 15.06.14 - 15.09.14 JG8NQJ/JD1 1888 27.06.14 - 03.07.14 JW/JJ8DEN 1890* 26.06.14 - 28.08.14 JW/UA3IPL 1890* 01.07.14 - 07.07.14 K2A.. 1890* 21.06.14 - 28.06.14 K5WL/4 1890* unknown KH9/KJ6GHN 1885 25.06.14 - 13.07.14 LA/DM2AUJ 1890* - 31.12.14 LIxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LJxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LM1814 1865 - 31.12.14 LM2T75Y 1870 - 03.15 LU1ZD 1888 unknown LU4ZS 1882 - 31.12.14 LY10NATO 1875 01.07.14 - 31.07.14 LZ1810PPW 1890* - 31.12.14 LZ60KSP 1875 15.06.14 - 27.06.14 MM5GAC/p 1888 27.06.14 - 26.10.14 N5T 1890* 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 OF60A 1888 28.06.14 - 30.06.14 OH0/OH4SS 1890* 16.10.13 - 14.10.14 OH8R 1869 01.06.14 - 15.07.14 OL140FIRE 1887 - 31.12.13 OM44LTE 1872 01.07.14 - 31.07.14 OX/DB5MH 1890* - 15 OX5M 1843 - 15 OX5T 1843 28.06.14 - 04.07.14 OZ0TX 1890* - 14 P29NO 1814 - 31.12.14 PA35WO 1867 - 28.06.14 PD35SSCS 1889 14.06.14 - 11.07.14 PG14MC 1890* 03.14 - 02.15 PG200KMAR 1875 - 31.12.14 PH65PH 1869 - 31.12.14 PI30DIG 1880 22.06.14 - 27.06.14 PJ4/AA2WN 1889 21.06.14 - 28.06.14 PJ7/WA6WXD 1889 01.07.14 - 07.07.14 PT7/VK6LC.. 1882 12.06.14 - 13.07.14 PY11xxx.. 1888 unknown PZ5VB 1886 15.06.14 - 15.09.14 R14GGR.. 1890* - 30.06.14 R50EPC.. 1886 15.06.14 - 15.08.14 R700SR 1890* - 31.12.14 R80xx.. 1870 18.06.14 - 26.06.14 RI0F 1888 - 26.11.14 RI59ANT 1874 01.12.13 - 01.02.15 RI1ANT 1860/1862 22.06.14 - 30.06.14 RI1O 1889 resident S01A 1880 unknown S01WS 1885 - 31.12.14 S567O 1868 - 31.12.14 SC15DXR 1868 - 31.12.14 SC2014ECC.. 1866 17.06.14 - 29.06.14 SD1B/7 1888 28.06.14 - 29.06.14 SN0MPL 1890* 10.03.14 - 10.12.14 SN100LP 1882 - 30.11.14 SN150SZ 1879 unknown SN30RVG.. 1880 05.14 - 07.14 SN777AG.. 1883 01.04.14 - 30.06.14 SN85KKK 1883 01.02.14 - 31.07.14 SP25KUP 1873 16.06.14 - 26.06.14 SV5/OK1QQ 1888 01.07.14 - 07.07.14 SV5/OK6DJ 1890* - 15.09.14 T6DD 1877 01.07.14 - 29.07.14 TA4/LB2TB 1890* 15.06.14 - 29.06.14 TA4/UT0UM 1888 - 31.12.14 TC10SWAT 1871 01.07.14 - 13.07.14 TK/F1MDT 1890* 27.06.14 - 04.07.14 TF/ON6KE 1890* - 07.15 TJ3TS 1877 31.05.14 - 26.06.14 TK/F6EPO/p.. 1887 05.14 - 10.14 TK4QL 1882 03.14 - 12.14 TM02REF.. 1877 24.05.14 - TM0CXX 1886 13.06.14 - 20.07.14 TM200NB 1888 - 31.12.14 TM400M 1865 unknown TM50AS 1888 27.05.14 - 18.10.14 TM68VA 1885 28.06.14 - 12.11.14 TM80GW 1890* 29.03.14 - 21.09.14 TM850CS 1877 08.01.15 - 25.06.14 TM9JM 1879 unknown TY2BP 1883 25.06.14 - 06.08.14 V47JA.. 1890* 06.06.14 - 31.07.14 VC3JUNO 1887 01.07.14 - 31.07.14 VX6100EMP 1890* - 31.12.14 W100AW 1865 15.06.14 - 13.07.14 W7C 1888 unknown XW3DT 1889* 01.07.14 - XW6OU 1890* 03.14 - 11.14 YL2014C.. 1873/74 - 31.12.14 YP1989TM 1866 - 31.12.14 YP25xx 1866 - 12.08.14 YR8IOAA 1886 - 12.14 YS1/NP3J 1875 - 31.12.14 YT0PUPIN 1866 01.03.14 - 31.12.14 YU100CER.. 1875 - 31.12.14 YW80RCV 1871 resident Z81B 1878/1884 resident Z81D 1878/1884 unknown ZA/IW2JOP 1888 - 08.14+ ZA/IZ4JMA 1821 - 08.14 ZC4MIS 1878 - 10.14 ZD9G 1857 - 10.14 ZD9M 1873 - 03.16 ZF2DX 1878 - 19.01.15 ZF35xxx 1873 - 10.14 ZM90DX 1851/1871 05.14 - ZS8KX(?) 1878 - 30.06.14 ZW20AS 1886 01.06.14 - 30.07.14 ZX14AM.. 1886 * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 3A/SQ3PMM via SQ3PMM (d), eQSL 3D2M via RM2A (B) 3E100PC via HP2B (d), (L) 3Z0LH via SP1PBW 3Z5KK via SQ9MEP (B) 3Z70RWP via SP5ZRW 4K/4L6EZ via UT6UA 4K/UT5UAS via UT5UAS 5W0ML via RM2A (B) 5X1S via OZ2HC (L), eQSL 6M6M via HL2UVH 6V1W via DO3MY (B) 7X5KBS via EA7FTR 8N50YEN via JA5YEN (B) 8N5CLEAN (B) 8S0DX via SM0DSG (B) 9A/DL4JU via DL4JU (B), (L) AM01ABT via EA1ABT AM01GOI via EA1GOI (d) AM01YO via EA1YO (B), (L), eQSL AM02EA via EA2EA (B), (L) AM02NN via EA2NN, (eQSL) AM03FAR via EA3FAR (B) AM03FUJ via EA3FUJ (B) AM03PP via EA3PP (B), (L), eQSL AM03RKM (L) AM04AAA via EA4AAA (B) AM04FBJ via EA4FBJ AM05BWR via EA5BWR (B) AM05FL via EA5FL (B), (L) AM05GL via EA5GL AM05HZB via EA5HZB (B), eQSL AM05XA via EA5XA (B), (L), eQSL AM06AZ via EA6AZ (B) AM06QY via EA6QY (B) AM06URB via EA6ZX AM06VQ via EA6VQ (B) AM07ABV via EA7ABV AM07ATE via EA7ATE (B), (L), eQSL AM07ISH via EA7ISH (d) AM07JZ via EA7JZ (B), (L) AM07KZ via EA7KZ (B), (L), eQSL AM07NL via EA7NL, (L) AM07SS via EA7SS (B), (L) AM07TG via EA7TG (B), (L) AM07TG via EA7TG (B), (L) AM08BLV via EA8BLV (d) AM08CZK via EA8CZK AM08RM via EB7DX (d) AM09CD via EA9CD (B) AM09IB via EA9IB (B) AM09IB via EA9IB (d) AN01RJ via EB1RJ (B) AN01TR via EB1TR, (L) AN01TR via EB1TR (L) AN04DSP via EB4DSP AN07DX via EB7DX (d) AN07KA via EB7KA (d), (L) AO04DX via EC4DX (B), (L) AO07ABV via EC7ABV (d) (L) BW9/VK2HSL via VK2HSL (d) CB3N via XQ7UP (B), (L), eQSL CK2I via VE2CQ (B), (L) CR2WRTC via CU2CE CR5CMD (B) CT9/DL4YAJ via DL4YAJ (B) EA6/DJ5GI via DJ5GI (B) EA6UP via EA6SK (B), (L) EE5M via EA5GF (B), (L) EF6 via EA4URE (B) EF8U (L) EM0I via UT2IZ EV5SL/2 via EV1P (B) FR4PV via EA5GL, eQSL FS/W7NZJ eQSL GA700BOB (L), eQSL GB0HMG via G0AGO GB0SAN via G6CMD GB1THM (B) GB2RRM (B) GB4SMH (B), eQSL GB8EPC via EA6SK (B) GT3ZME/p via G3ZME (B, email req.), M0PNN (d), (L) GX4BJC (B), eQSL HB0/DM9EE via DM9EE (B), (L) HB0/HB9CVQ via HB9CVQ (d), (L) HB0/RC5A via RC5A (B) HF5KK via SQ9MEP (B) HG140JLO via HA8KW (B) HZ1HX via E73Y (B, OQRS), eQSL, (*) IA5/I5HLK via I5HLK (B) J400EG via SV2HTI (B), (L), eQSL J42OSE (B) J48TSL via SV2DGH (B) JW/JJ8DEN via JJ8DEN (B) JW/UA3IPL (d) K2A via KU2US (d) K2B via KK4ODQ (d) K2C via W1KMA (d), (L), eQSL K2D via N1DN (B; W d) K2E via NY3C (d) K2F via KB3IFH K2G (d), (L), eQSL K2H via KB1OIQ (d), (L), eQSL K2I (d), (L), eQSL K2J via W4MPS (d) K2K via W1STT K2L via KO9U K2M (d, QRZ.COM) K5WL/4 via K5WL (B) KH2L via W3HNK (d), KH2 bureau, (L) LA/DM2AUJ via DM2AUJ (B) LI8OM via LA8OM (B) LX0SAR via DK4XC (B) LZ1810PPW (B), (L) MX0AAA via G4JTR (B), eQSL MX1SWL via G6XOU (B), eQSL N5T via K5HM (d), (L) N8NH eQSL OH0/OH4SS via OH4SS (d) OM08EPC via OM3RP ON1RAFMOTA (d, QRZ.COM) OV3TH via OZ1XLR (d), eQSL OX/DB5MH via DB5MH (B) OX5T via OZ0J (B), (L) OZ0TX NO QSL OZ14ESOF via OZ1BZJ (B) PA200KN via PA1DV (B), eQSL PG14MC via PA0FAW (B), (L) PJ7/WA6WXD via WA6WXD (B) PR88ZX via PR8ZX (B), (L) PS77DX via PS7DX (B), (L), eQSL PY22VA via I8LWL (B) PY22XB via PY2XB (B), (L) R14GGR via RK1AN R22GGR via UA2FDM R44GGR via UA4LAQ R66GGR via RU6BS R700SR via RA3DUW (B) R75GGR via UA6MM (B) R77GGR via RK6AH (B) RI0F via RX3F (B), (L) RW80SV via RV9CQ (B) SD1B/7 via DL8AAV (B) SK6SAQ (B) SM6/V63YM via SM6FJY (d), eQSL SM7/DJ2RG via DJ2RG (B), (L), eQSL SN0MPL via SP9PKG (B) SN0WFF via SP5X (B), eQSL SN777E via SP2FAP (d), eQSL SN777HHX via SP2HHX (B), (L), eQSL SV5/OK6DJ via OK6DJ (B, OQRS at ClubLog), (L), eQSL SV8/LA6IKA via LA6IKA (B), eQSL SV8/ON4BCV/p (d), eQSL T88MZ via DU1/JH0CKF (DU-B) (L), eQSL TA4/LB2TB (L), eQSL TA4/UT0UM via UT0UM (L), eQSL TF/ON6KE (L), eQSL TK/F1MDT via F1MDT TM0O via ON4ZD (B) TM100LGG via F4GRW (B), (L), eQSL TM200NB via F5KOB (B) TM2RHC via F4EUN (B) TM80GW via F5INJ (B) TM82DCPF via F5MSS (B), eQSL UA3ASZ/1 via UA4L UE14TS via RZ9I (B) V44KAI via W5TFW (d), (L) V47HAM via W5JON (d), (L) V47JA via W5JON (d), (L) V49J via W5JON (d), (L) VX6100EMP via VE6CRH VX9MOSKVA via VE9GFD (B), eQSL WM3PEN (B), (L), eQSL XW6OU via E21EIC (B), eQSL YB8RW/p via YB9BU (B) YL2014L via YL2LW, eQSL YL73EPC via YL3GBC (L), eQSL YP20SV (B) YU100CER via YU1HQR (L), eQSL YU177SB via YU1ASB YV7BMZ via EA7FTR (d), (L), eQSL ZF2DO via N5DO (L) ZF2DX via K0DEQ (B), (L) ZP6CW via ZP6CU (d), (L), EQSL ZP9EH via K5WW (B), (L), eQSL ZW8T via PS8HF ZX14MT via PT2AA (B) ZX14RS via PT2AA (B) (d) = direct only (B) = bureau OK (*) = new manager (L) = LoTW * QSLs received via LoTW: ZF1A * QSLs received via bureau: 7X3WPL (7X2DL), 9K2HS, 9M2/OK1CZ (OK1CZ), AM55SP, C4W (5B4WN), C91R, DK1813LEI, G0KGU, K1VK, KZ2I, LW3DG, LZ1375PRB (LZ1BJ), M6T, N7FUL, OK1CF, OO4IPR, PA6LL/LGT, PR7AA, R500AK (RK3VWA), RA3DUO, RM6J, SV1JGX, SV8/DJ4EL, TA1PB, TF4DX (G3SWH), WP4U, YT0HQ (YT1WW) Thanks for contributing to this issue of the DXNL: Carl Smith (QRZ DX), 425DXNews, CT1ESA, DX World, ICPO Bulletin, OPDX-Bulletin, DF6EX (WIN-QSL), DJ1YFK, DJ5AV, DJ9ZB, DK1XC, DK4XC, DL1BAH, DL1SBF, DL2VFR, DL7MAE, DL7VHF, DL8JDX, DO3ED, EA4TD, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, NG3K, OE2IKN, RA3DEM, W5JON, ... 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Saturday, 21st June 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP025 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP25 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 25 ARLP025 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA June 20, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP025 ARLP025 Propagation de K7RA The daily sunspot number rose dramatically this week on June 13 when it increased to 276, but two days later it was back below 100. The resulting weekly average for June 12-18 (141) was actually down 2.3 points from the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux was down 11.7 points to 134.7. Predicted solar flux has weakened lately, and for the near term flux values are predicted at 105 on June 20-22, 100 on June 23-24, back to 105 on June 25-27, 120 on June 28 through July 6, 115 on July 7-12, and peaking at 130 on July 13-19. ARRL Field Day is June 28-29, when predicted flux values are 120. This is the highest predicted flux value for those two days since May 25, when it was also 120. Predicted planetary A index is 5 on June 20-21, 8 on June 22, 5 on June 23-25, 8 on June 26, 5 on June 27 through July 10, 8 on July 11, 5 on July 12, then 10, 8, 8 on July 13-15, 5 on July 16-21 and 8 on July 22-23. OK1HH predicts geomagnetic conditions will be quiet to unsettled June 20, mostly quiet June 21, quiet to unsettled June 22, mostly quiet June 23, quiet to unsettled June 24-25, quiet to active June 26, active to disturbed June 27, quiet June 28-30, quiet to active July 1, quiet July 2-3, mostly quiet July 4-5, active to disturbed July 6, quiet to active July 7-8, quiet July 9, mostly quiet July 10, quiet to unsettled July 11, quiet July 12, quiet to unsettled July 13, quiet to active July 14-15, and active to disturbed July 16. Scott Bidstrup, TI3/W7RI shared an article from Scientific American by Clara Moskowitz, positing that perhaps the current solar cycle is not so terribly weak, but that we've become accustomed to stronger cycles in the second half of the twentieth century: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/strange-solar-cycle/ Scott also shared some observations on June 16 about recent on-air conditions from his location in Costa Rica. Scott writes, "Sadly, propagation here in the low latitudes has really been in the doldrums over the last week or so. 10 meters has barely been open on the good days, and so little PSK activity, I've given up on it on 10 and have been spending more time on 15 and even 20 lately - conditions not unlike the last solar minimum. Even the 10 meter FM repeaters, normally a daily phenomenon here, have been weak or absent. On looking at the data this morning, I see the 304a index is declining again, back down to only 14 points above the typical solar minimum. Except for two small regions, as I write this, there's nothing at all on the STEREO B image showing what's about to rotate into view on the solar disk. "The lower solar activity has greatly improved gray line DXing on 75 meters, though, and HP3AK and W9UCW have been having a grand time working VKs, ZLs and the odd JA now and again every morning at their local sunrise - for about the last week, the best DXing conditions in a really long time. Sadly, the atmospheric noise has been pretty high lately too, approaching the seasonal maximum here, so that's tempered the fun a bit. HP3AK did manage to complete a contact with a VK on 160m, about a week ago. "6 meters has been all but dead since I last wrote; one brief opening between Costa Rica and the Leeward Islands several days ago, and that's been about it - KP4EIT was heard for about 20 minutes and an HI8 beacon for about half an hour, neither were ever strong enough to work. I did hear some mixed SSB on 50.110 for about a minute once last week. That's been about it. It's all been frustrating enough to make me want to go to work on that EME array I've been threatening for years. "73 from sunny and warm (76 deg F) Costa Rica, Scott Bidstrup, TI3/W7RI." Scott mentioned the 304a index, which is referenced on Scott's page at http://www.bidstrup.com/w7ri-hf-radio-propagation.htm . To paraphrase, "The 304A Index is the relative strength of total solar ultraviolet radiation at a wavelength of 304 angstroms, emitted primarily by ionized helium in the sun's photosphere. It is solar radiation in this frequency band that is directly responsible for about half of all the ionization of the F2 layer, the ionosphere layer of greatest significance to us." Ted Leaf notes that his call is K6HI, not K8HI as reported in last week's bulletin. I thought I'd messed up, but then noted that the email I was referencing was signed K8HI. At any rate, he is on the west coast of Hawaii, the Big Island, and not to be confused with KH6HI, who is on Oahu, also in the state of Hawaii. Is everything clear? This weekend is the All Asian DX CW Contest. For details, see https://www.jarl.org/English/4_Library/A-4-3_Contests/2014AA_rule.htm . And of course, ARRL Field Day, easily the most popular on-air activity, is next weekend! If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at, k7ra@arrl.net. For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/. Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation. Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins. Sunspot numbers for June 12 through 18 were 196, 276, 159, 80, 81, 87, and 108, with a mean of 141. 10.7 cm flux was 174.5, 152.7, 143.5, 130.2, 116.8, 114.3, and 110.8, with a mean of 134.7. Estimated planetary A indices were 4, 5, 8, 5, 5, 8, and 16, with a mean of 7.3. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 5, 6, 8, 9, 7, 9, and 13, with a mean of 8.1. NNNN /EX

Friday, 20th June 2014

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD025 DX news ZCZC AE25 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 25 ARLD025 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT June 19, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD025 ARLD025 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. AZERBAIJAN, 4K. Jeff, N6GQ is QRV as 4K9Z until June 25 and plans to be active on the HF bands. This includes an entry in the All Asian DX CW contest. QSL via operator's instructions. CYPRUS, 5B. Alessandro, IZ4AMS is QRV as 5B/IZ4AMS until June 25. Activity is holiday style mainly on 12, 10 and 6 meters. QSL to home call. SAMOA, 5W. John, ZL1GWE is QRV as 5W0JM until June 23. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call. TAIWAN, BV. Operators Steven, VK2HSL, Randson, BV2DQ and Terry, BU2CC are QRV as BW9/VK2HSL from P'enghu Island, IOTA AS-103, until June 20. Activity is after 0800z mainly on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via VK2HSL. BAHAMAS, C6. Tim, AF1G has moved to Andros Island and is going to stay for several years. He is QRV as C6ATH during his weekends, US holidays, and some contests. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call. REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. A large group of operators are QRV as 6M6M until July 31. Activity is also on 6 meters EME. QSL via HL2UVH. ANTARCTICA. Paride, IZ3SUS is QRV as IA/IZ3SUS until November as part of the team that currently operates the station Dome Concordia, Dome C, in Eastern Antarctica. QSL direct to I1HYW. GRENADA, J3. Dave, W9DR is QRV as J38DR until July 1. Activity is on 6 meters using CW and SSB from grid square FK92ef. He has a beacon on 50115.6 kHz active when not QRV. QSL to home call. ST. LUCIA, J6. Bill, K9HZ is QRV as J68HZ from Labrelotte Bay, close to Castries, IOTA NA-108, until June 29. He is active on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call. MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 until mid September. QSL to home call. MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Wataru, JA3IUY will be QRV as AH0CI from Saipan Island, IOTA OC-086, on June 21 and 22 for the All Asian DX CW contest. QSL to home call. ANTARCTICA. Hector, LU6LGA is currently posted to the San Martin Base on Barry Island, IOTA AN-016, and is QRV as LU1ZD until March 2015. He is usually active on 80 and 10 meters. QSL via LU4DXU. DODECANESE, SV5. Operator OK1QQ is QRV as SV5/OK1QQ from Kos Island, IOTA EU-001, until June 26. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call. TURKEY, TA. Alexey, UT0UM is QRV as TA4/UT0UM until June 29. Activity is on 40, 30 and 20 metes using CW. QSL to home call. ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. A group of operators are QRV as RI0F from Anuchina Island, new IOTA, until June 26. QSL via RX3F. ALBANIA, ZA. Dimitri, IW2JOP is currently working and resides in Saranda and is active as ZA/IW2JOP. Activity is on the HF bands and 2 meters using SSB and digital modes. QSL via IW2HAJ. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/KL7 in Alaska and W1AW/7 in Montana are QRV until 2359z on June 24. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/3 in Maryland and W1AW/9 in Illinois will be QRV starting at 0000z on June 25. They will be active until 2359z on July 1. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Kid's Day SSB Contest, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, All Asian DX CW Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, SMIRK Contest, Ukrainian DX Classic RTTY Contest, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and the WAB 50 MHz Phone are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT Test are scheduled for June 25. Please see June QST, page 77, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

Monday, 16th June 2014

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DXNL 1889 - June 18, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Fabian Kurz, DJ1YFK 4K, Azerbaijan: Jeff, N6GQ will be in Azerbaijan from June 20 to 25 and hopes to get on the air on the HF bands as 4K9Z, including the All Asian CW contest (June 21/22). QSL via LoTW. CE, Chile: Jason, N5NU will stay in Chile as a missionary for the "Assemblies God" and get on the air as time permits as CE3/N5NU and CE5/N5NU. QSLs via home call N5NU after his return. EA, Spain: On the occasion of the end of the regency of King Juan Carlos (EA0JC) and the coronation of his son Felipe, Spanish radio amateurs are allowed to use special prefixes from June 18 to September 18. EA will be replaced by AM0, EB by AN0 and EC by AO0. (Example: EA4XYZ will be allowed to sign AM04XYZ). G, England: On the day of summer solstice on June 21, radio amateurs from Essex will be QRV as GB1JSS from Galleywood Common on 40-10m and 2m in CW, SSB and digital modes. If weather permits, a kite antenna will be uused for 160m operation, and if conditions allow they will also take part in the 50 MHz Trophy Contest. QSL via M0PZT, eQSL. The "Cray Valley Radio Society" will activate the special event callsign GM2CM on June 22 in conjunction with "The Crossness Engines Trust" at Crossness Museum. Crossness museum is the site of a pumping station built in 1865 as part of Sir Joseph Bazalgette's improved London sewer system built to overcome recurring typhoid and cholera epidemics and the infamous 'Great Stink' of 1858. GB2CM will be QRV on HF and 2m. QSL via G4DFI. J3, Grenada: Dave, W9DR, is planning a 6m DXpedition to Grenada (NA-024, WW Loc. FK92ef) from June 19 to July 1. He will operate around 50.115 MHz (SSB) and 50.115.6 MHz (CW). To spot as many band openings as possible, he will run a CW beacon when the band sounds dead. He's running a FlexRadio SDR-1500 with a transistor PA and a 5el Yagi. QSL via W9DR, direct only. J6, St. Lucia: Bill, K9HZ, is staying in Labrelotte Bay, close to Castries on St. St. Lucia (NA-108) until June 29 and operate as J68HZ on 160m-6m in CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via homecall K9HZ, LoTW, eQSL. LX, Luxembourg: The 45th SaarLorLux friendship meeting will take place on June 20 till June 22 in Eisenborn, at the headquarter of Luxembourg's radio club "RL". They will be on the air as LX0SAR. QSL via DK4XC. OE, Austria: Members of the "Funkstammtisch" will hold their field day in Prandegg and participate in tieh Kids Day on June 21, on UHF in FM and on 14.285 MHz and 7.118 MHz as OE5XTO. PA, Netherlands: On June 21, members of the "Vereniging van Radio Zend Amateurs" (VRZA) and the "Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland" (VERON) will join forces and have a fieldday at Checkpoint Charlie in the Houtribdijk. The special event callsign will be PA2014CC. A Cessna 150 with two pilots will fly over the premises and operate /AM to operate with the field day station. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz6IyvvkZC8 http://www.vrza.nl/ http://www.veron.nl/ Rene, PD2RKG, and Willem, PD4W, will continue operation with the special event callsign PD35SSCS ("Sea Shepherd Conservation Society") until June 28. QSL via PD2RKG. http://my.seashepherd.org/netcommunity/pd35sscs PJ4, Bonaire: Harry, AA2WN, will go on a scuba diving trip to Bonaire from June 22 to 27 and operate as PJ4/AA2WN on 40m - 10m in CW and SSB. QSL via Homecall. PJ7, Sint Maarten: Andrew, WA6WXD, will be QRV as PJ7/WA6WXD from Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) from June 21 to 28 on 20m - 10m. QSL via homecall WA6WXD. XW, Laos: Alex, RK3DT, is active again as XW3DT. The length of his stay is currently unknown. QSL see QRZ.com. Kids Day: Twice a year, ARRL offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth. Share the excitement with your kids or grandkids, or the general public! Kids Day 2014 takes place on June 21 - check out the ARRL website for more information: http://www.arrl.org/kids-day QSL-Karten: As usual, QSL cards for 4U1ITU, 4U1WRC (2012) and 4U1UN can be fetched at the booth of the Swiss DX Foundation on the Ham Radio fair in Friedrichshafen. This year, also cards for HB9SOLAR and HB14SAF will be available. http://www.sdxf.ch/ XW4ZW QSL Status: Cards for XW4ZW have arrived from the printer and all outstanding requests have been answered. Abbreviations in this DXNL ========================== ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society IIA Italian Island Awards RLHA Russian Lighthouse Award RRA Russian Robinson Award USi United States Islands Awards WCA World Castles Award WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award Upcoming Contests ================= 21.06. AGCW-DL VHF/UHF 21./22.06. JARL All Asian DX Contest 21./22.06. Ukrainian Classic RTTY Contest IOTA Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG (E-Mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== AS-103; BV; P'enghu (Pescadores) Islands: Steven/VK2HSL, Randson/BV2DQ and Terry/ BU2CC will be on the air as BW9/VK2HSL from June 18 - 20 on P'enghu Island, mainly at local night time (after 0800 UTC) on 40m and 20m. QSL via VK2HSL, direct only. EU-031; I*8; Campania Region group: Franco/IK4YCQ is planning his next IOTA activation as IC8/IK4YCQ from Capri (IIA C006) between June 16 and 21, in holiday style. QSL via IK4YCQ (d/B). EU-034; ES0/ES3; Hiumaa/ Saaremaa/ Laanemaa County group: Romas/LY1SR and Ed/ES2TT are going to activate several islands, ESFF references and castles as follows: - June 21: Muhu Island (EU-034): Poide Castle (WCA ES-00023) and Maasilinna Castle (WCA ES-00018) in Kingli Park (ESFF-082) and Waljal Castle (WCA ES-00046). Callsigns: ES0/LY1SR and ES2TT/0. - June 22: Kaarma Castle (WCA ES-00047) in Kaarma Park (ESFF-058), Kuressaare Castle (WCA ES-00015) on Saaremaa Island (EU-034). Also planned is an activity from Kudjape Park (ESFF-101). Callsigns: ES0/LY1SR and ES2TT/0. - June 23: Lihula Castle (WCA ES-00017) in Lihula Park (ESFF-140), Koluvere Castle (WCA ES-00013), and Matsalu Park (ESFF-003). Possibly also Haapsalu Castle (WCA ES-00003). Callsigns: ES3/LY1SR and ES2TT/3. QSLs via Homecalls (d/B). EU-119; R1O; White Sea Coast East group: Victor/R1NU, Gennady/R3BY, Max/RU5D and Ivan/UA6MF plan to be QRV as RI1O from June 22 to 30 from Morzhovets Island (RRA RR-02-08). This operation also counts for Morzhovsky Lighthouse (ARLHS ERU-051, WLOTA 1070, RLHA RLE-031). QRV in CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via R1NU (d/B). NA-213; W4; Alabama State group: Steve/KI4GGJ, Allan/KV4T, Bridget/KS4YT, Robert/AJ4T, Tre/W4CCF, Nicholas/KJ4AVG and Gramlin/ KD4QZR will operate portable on Dauphin Island (USi AL-002S) from June 23 to 30 around the IOTA frequencies on 80m - 10m in CW and SSB. QSL via homecalls. OC-086; KH0; Northern Mariana Islands: Wataru/JA3IUY is going to operate as AH0CI from Saipan Island (USi NI-002S, WLOTA 1333) on June 21/22 (All Asian DX Contest). QSL via JA3IUY (d/B). Calendar ======== start - end DX DX-MB 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 2Axxx 1868 06.14 - 08.14 3E100PC 1886 - 14 3W3B 1815 16.06.14 - 20.06.14 4K/UT5UAS.. 1888 20.06.14 - 25.06.14 4K9Z 1889* 15.06.14 - 25.06.14 5B/IZ4AMS 1888 unknown 5T0JL 1880 - 23.06.14 5W0JM 1888 unknown 5X1S 1883 - 13.07.14 5Z4/EA4ATI 1840 - 14 5Z4/LA4GHA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 5Z4EE 1803/1807 16.06.14 - 31.07.14 6M6M 1888 - 14 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 7P8CC 1807/1820 - 31.12.14 7S400K 1866 - 31.12.14 8J1AOBA 1870 04.14 - 03.15 8J1FC 1878 06.14 - 12.14 8J1INUBO 1886 04.14 - 03.15 8J1TGN 1878 26.04.14 - 30.06.14 8J1VLP.. 1881 20.04.14 - 31.01.15 8J1ZC 1880 - 07.14 8J23776M 1886 06.14 - 11.14 8J2GAMA 1886 - 03.15 8J2VE 1884 01.04.14 - 20.07.14 8J3A 1878 01.04.14 - 20.07.14 8J3XIX 1878 - 31.03.15 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07.13 - 08.15 8J4J 1848 07.05.14 - 03.15 8J4HKR 1885 04.14 - 08.14 8J740YYM 1877 - 31.12.14 8J7T 1865 01.06.14 - 25.06.14 8J8150G 1886 01.04.14 - 31.10.14 8J8JRCV 1881 04.14 - 03.15 8J9ONO 1878 27.04.14 - 29.06.14 8N1AA.. 1881 01.04.14 - 31.12.14 8N1NRT 1878 01.04.14 - 31.12.14 8N1S60A 1878 15.01.14 - 30.09.14 8N3HKC 1870 06.14 - 07.14 8N6NTO 1886 29.03.14 - 31.12.14 9A90Z 1880 - 11.14 9G5AC 1843 - 10.13 9V1RM 1751 unknown A25/HB9CPS 1882 - 31.12.14 A91YA 1874 21.11.13 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 AH0CI 1889* 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 AJ4T/p 1889* 18.06.14 - 18.09.14 AM0#xyz 1889* 18.06.14 - 18.09.14 AN0#xyz 1889* 18.06.14 - 18.09.14 AO0#xyz 1889* - 31.12.14 AY1DZ 1872 18.06.14 - 20.06.14 BW9/VK2HSL 1889* resident C6ATH 1888 07.06.14 - 21.06.14 C6ATT 1887 26.06.14 - 12.07.14 CE3/VK6LC.. 1882 - 08.14 CE3/N5NU.. 1889* - 03.15 CE9OJZ.. 1886 23.05.14 - 23.06.14 CF3A 1885 12.06.14 - 19.06.14 CT9/DL2JRM 1888 - 31.12.14 CW30A.. 1866 permanent CY0/VA1AXC 1872/80 16.01.14 - 12.14 D2SG 1867 15.02.14 - 01.15 D8A 1871 - 12.14 DA0EIM 1815 - 31.12.14 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 31.12.14 DF0DC 1865 - 31.12.14 DJ60DXMB.. 1865/68/77 10.06.14 - 20.06.14 DJ9KAI/p 1888 06.14 - 12.14 DK0HORREM 1888 - 31.12.14 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 31.12.14 DK40ECH 1868 11.06.14 - 18.06.14 DK7TX/p 1888 - 31.12.14 DL0HRS 1865 05.14 - 09.14 DL0MSR 1884 01.04.14 - 30.06.14 DL2014DKT 1878 04.14 - 06.14 DL60DAB 1879 - 31.12.14 DL60JMZ 1865 - 08.14 DL600WW 1846 - 04.15 DM100CTK 1884 - 31.12.14 DM200TSV 1868 01.05.14 - 30.04.15 DM20KIDS 1884 31.05.14 - 31.12.14 DM50GRH 1888 12.13 - 11.14 DM50PCK 1860 12.06.14 - 30.06.14 DO3GEO/p 1888 - 31.12.14 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 02.15 DP0GVN 1864 unknown DP0GVN/p 1880 - 31.12.14 DQ25GRENZE 1865 06.14 - 05.15 DQ60WAE 1887 - 31.12.14 DQ8T 1873 - 31.12.14 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 31.12.14 DR175LDE 1866 unknown DR800BI 1873 12.02.14 - 31.12.14 DS4DRE/4 1872 permanent E20AX 1883 resident E41MT 1887 resident E41WT 1887 resident E51AND 1888 unknown E51NHX 1884 03.14 - 12.14 E750EBL 1875 unknown ED3CW.. 1882 - 31.12.14 EI14LCC 1866 - 31.12.14 EI30T 1866 unknown EK99xxx 1881 unknown EM40ZXX 1884 - 31.12.14 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12.14 EO90WF 1866 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 ES0/LY1SR 1889* 23.06.14 ES3/LY1SR 1889* 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 ES2TT/0 1889* 23.06.14 ES2TT/3 1889* 14.06.14 - 23.06.14 ET3AA 1888 14.06.14 - 28.06.14 F/OO5G 1888 09.06.14 - 27.06.14 FS/K9EL 1887 - 10.15 FW5JJ 1852 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 GAxxx 1868 21.06.14 GB1JSS 1889* 15.06.14 - 20.06.14 GB2BLE 1888 22.06.14 GB2CM 1889* 14.06.14 - 22.06.14 GB4SMH 1888 24.05.14 - 30.06.14 GB70DDAY 1886 01.06.14 - 28.06.14 GB70DDL 1887 - 31.12.14 HB14SAF 1873 - 31.12.14 HB40VC 1868 08.01.14 - 14.08.14 HF0RN.. 1866 01.01.14 - 31.08.14 HF2014JP 1867 15.05.14 - 15.07.14 HF45PBW 1888 29.04.14 - 31.12.14 HF80PLOCK 1883 05.04.14 - 31.12.14 HG100ATOM 1880 - 31.12.14 HG140JLO 1879 01.04.14 - 31.07.14 HG20JASZ 1882 18.06.14 - 24.06.14 HK3/VK6LC.. 1882 - 17 HL2/F4AAR 1837 19.04.14 - 15.08.14 HO100CANAL 1880 01.10.13 - 30.09.14 HP1A 1866 resident HZ1HZ 1886 - 11.14 IA/IZ3SUS 1888 16.06.14 - 21.06.14 IC8/IK4YCQ 1889* 01.05.14 - 31.07.14 II3TN 1882 - 05.15 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 01.03.14 - 30.12.14 IY1GMS 1881 - 22.06.14 IY7M 1872 - 08.14 J28NC 1796 19.06.14 - 01.07.14 J38DR 1889* unknown J400EG 1873 14.06.14 - 22.06.14 J42OSE 1888 13.06.14 - 19.06.14 J48TSL 1888 04.06.14 - 18.06.14 J6/G0VJG 1887 15.06.14 - 29.06.14 J68HZ 1889* 15.06.14 - 15.09.14 JG8NQJ/JD1 1888 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 KD4QZR/p 1889* unknown KH9/KJ6GHN 1885 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 KI4GGJ/p 1889* 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 KJ4AVG/p 1889* 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 KV4T/p 1889* 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 KS4YT/p 1889* - 31.12.14 LIxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LJxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LM1814 1865 - 31.12.14 LM2T75Y 1870 - 03.15 LU1ZD 1888 unknown LU4ZS 1882 20.06.14 - 22.06.14 LX0SAR 1889* - 31.12.14 LY10NATO 1875 - 31.12.14 LZ60KSP 1875 15.06.14 - 27.06.14 MM5GAC/p 1888 14.06.14 - 21.06.14 MS0WRC 1888 21.06.14 OE5XTO 1889* 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 OF60A 1888 16.10.13 - 14.10.14 OH8R 1869 06.06.14 - 20.06.14 OL125D 1888 01.06.14 - 15.07.14 OL140FIRE 1887 - 31.12.13 OM44LTE 1872 18.05.14 - 18.06.14 OT14B 1886 - 15 OX5M 1843 - 15 OX5T 1843 21.06.14 PA2014CC 1889* - 14 P29NO 1814 - 31.12.14 PA35WO 1867 - 28.06.14 PD35SSCS 1889* 03.14 - 02.15 PG200KMAR 1875 - 31.12.14 PH65PH 1869 - 31.12.14 PI30DIG 1880 22.06.14 - 27.06.14 PJ4/AA2WN 1889* 21.06.14 - 28.06.14 PJ7/WA6WXD 1889* 01.07.14 - 07.07.14 PT7/VK6LC.. 1882 12.06.14 - 13.07.14 PY11xxx.. 1888 unknown PZ5VB 1886 - 30.06.14 R50EPC.. 1886* - 31.12.14 R80xx.. 1870 18.06.14 - 26.06.14 RI0F 1888 - 26.11.14 RI59ANT 1874 01.12.13 - 01.02.15 RI1ANT 1860/1862 22.06.14 - 30.06.14 RI1O 1889* resident S01A 1880 unknown S01WS 1885 - 31.12.14 S567O 1868 - 31.12.14 SC15DXR 1868 - 31.12.14 SC2014ECC.. 1866 17.06.14 - 29.06.14 SD1B/7 1888 10.03.14 - 10.12.14 SN100LP 1882 - 30.11.14 SN150SZ 1879 unknown SN30RVG.. 1880 05.14 - 07.14 SN777AG.. 1883 01.04.14 - 30.06.14 SN85KKK 1883 01.02.14 - 31.07.14 SP25KUP 1873 13.06.14 - 20.06.14 SU8N 1888 16.06.14 - 26.06.14 SV5/OK1QQ 1888 - 21.06.14 SV8/DH7IF/p 1888 - 15.09.14 T6DD 1877 15.06.14 - 29.06.14 TA4/UT0UM 1888 - 31.12.14 TC10SWAT 1871 - 07.15 TJ3TS 1877 31.05.14 - 26.06.14 TK/F6EPO/p.. 1887 05.14 - 10.14 TK4QL 1882 03.14 - 12.14 TM02REF.. 1877 24.05.14 - TM0CXX 1886 14.06.14 - 21.06.14 TM0O 1888 13.06.14 - 20.07.14 TM200NB 1888 - 31.12.14 TM400M 1865 unknown TM50AS 1888 27.05.14 - 18.10.14 TM68VA 1885 05.06.14 - 19.06.14 TM70DD 1887 06.06.14 - 20.06.14 TM70JUN 1887 29.03.14 - 21.09.14 TM850CS 1877 08.01.15 - 25.06.14 TM9JM 1879 unknown TY2BP 1883 06.06.14 - 31.07.14 VC3JUNO 1887 24.05.14 - 22.06.14 VX9MOSKVA 1885 - 31.12.14 W100AW 1865 21.06.14 - 22.06.14 W4CCF/p 1889* 15.06.14 - 13.07.14 W7C 1888 unknown XW3DT 1889* 03.14 - 11.14 YL2014C.. 1873/74 - 31.12.14 YP1989TM 1866 - 31.12.14 YP25xx 1866 - 12.08.14 YR8IOAA 1886 - 12.14 YS1/NP3J 1875 - 31.12.14 YT0PUPIN 1866 01.03.14 - 31.12.14 YU100CER.. 1875 - 31.12.14 YW80RCV 1871 resident Z81B 1878/1884 resident Z81D 1878/1884 unknown ZA/IW2JOP 1888 - 08.14+ ZA/IZ4JMA 1821 - 08.14 ZC4MIS 1878 - 10.14 ZD9G 1857 - 10.14 ZD9M 1873 - 03.16 ZF2DX 1878 - 19.01.15 ZF35xxx 1873 - 10.14 ZM90DX 1851/1871 05.14 - ZS8KX(?) 1878 - 30.06.14 ZW20AS 1886 01.06.14 - 30.07.14 ZX14AM.. 1886 * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 3W3B via E21EIC (B), (L) 3Z1BLH via SP1DOZ, (L), eQSL 4J0K via RW6HS (d) 4K3K via RW6HS (d) 4K9Z (L) 4W/HB9FLX via HB9FLX (B) 5Z4PL via DJ0TA (B) 9V1PW via JH4PHW (B, OQRS), (L), eQSL AH0CI via JA3IUY (B) AJ4T/p via AJ4T AK4PX/p (d), (L) BG9HKP via BA4EG (B), (L), eQSL BW/VK2HSL via VK2HSL (d) BW9/VK2HSL via VK2HSL (d) CE3/N5NU via N5NU (B) CE5/N5NU via N5NU (B) CR2WRTC (B), (L), eQSL CR3REP (B), (L) CR5W via CT1EHX (B) DF0WCA (B) DK2AJ/p via DK2AJ (B) DL0BQ/p via DL0BQ (B) DL0HG/p via DL0HG (B) DL1JKK/p via DL1JKK (B) DL4NTC/p via DL4NTC (B) EG1EAR via EA1IIE (B) EM7KAA/p via IK2DUW (B), (L) EM7UT via UR7UT (B) ES0/LY1SR via LY1SR (B) ES2TT/0 via ES2TT (B) ES2TT/3 via ES2TT (B) ES3/LY1SR via LY1SR (B) ES4CASTLE via ES4RM (B), eQSL ES4RM (B), (L), eQSL GB1JSS via M0PZT (B), eQSL GB2BLE (B) GB2CM via G4DFI (B) GB8WQ (L), eQSL IC8/IK4YCQ via IK4YCQ (B) IN3MQT (B) J38DR via W9DR (d) J68HZ via K9HZ (d), (L), eQSL J85K (d) K0AP/p via K0AP (B) K2QO/R via K2QO K7TBM (L), eQSL KD4QZR/p via KD4QZR KI4GGJ/p via KI4GGJ KS4YT/p via KS4YT KV4T/p via KV4T LX0SAR via DK4XC (B) MM5GAC/p via M5GAC (B) MS0WRC via G0MTD (B) N3CZ/4 via N3CZ (B) OD5PY via KU9C, (L), eQSL ON3NMR/p QRZ.COM PA2014CC (B) PD35SSCS via PD2RKG (B) PH14ESA via DL3LUM (B) PJ4/AA2WN via AA2WN (B) PJ7/WA6WXD via WA6WXD (B) R13EPC via RA4UDC (B), eQSL R31EPC via UA3LSX (B) R34EPC via RZ4AWB (B) R44AST via UA6GG (B) R44EPC via RA0Q (B), eQSL R50EPC via RZ3DVP (B), (L), eQSL R62EPC via RV3SBS (B), eQSL R63EPC via SV5BYP R68EPC via R3RAO (B) R71EPC via UA3PQN R73EPC via RK3DSW, eQSL R7RIB (B), eQSL R88EPC (B) RA0WHE (d), (L), eQSL RC3EPC via R2EA (B), eQSL RI1O via R1NU (B) RT6A/5 via R7AA (B) RX1CQ/p via RX1CQ (B) RZ1CWC/p via RW6HS (d) S50LD/p via S50LD (B) S51RU/p via S51RU (B) TF/G3ZAY via G3ZAY (B) TF/M0HSW via M0HSW (B) TM2F via F4GTT (B), eQSL UE14TS via RZ9I (B) UR2LM/p via UR2LM (B) UR5NJJ/p via UT0NN (B) UR5NLG/p via UT0NN (B) UT0NN/p via UT0NN (B) V650XG via JA1XGI (B, OQRS) VE3KU via VE3DSS VE3OIL/R via VE3OIL (B) VK3SIM (B), (L), eQSL W4CCF/p via W4CCF XQ3UP via XQ7UP (d), (L), eQSL XW3DT QRZ.COM YF0JZS (d) YL1WT (B) YL1WT (B) YL73EPC via YL3GBC (B), (L), eQSL YT0EPC via YT7WA, eQSL YT9TP/p via YT9TP (B), eQSL YU2TT/p via YU2TT (B) ZM90DX via M0OXO (B, OQRS), eQSL (d) = direct only (B) = bureau OK (*) = new manager (L) = LoTW * QSLs received via the bureau lately: 2O12W, 4Z5LA, 7X3WPL (7X3DL), A71AE, E4X, GQ4BKG, GR2HQ, JW8XRA, PA33KBX, RP68GS, TM1OF, TM3O, UE70O, YB9/DL3KZA, YU0KRUNA, ZM4T Thanks for contributing to this issue of the DXNL_ Carl Smith (QRZ DX), 425DXNews, DX World, ICPO Bulletin, OPDX-Bulletin, DF6EX (for WIN-QSL), CU2CE, DJ5AV, DJ9ZB, DG5EM, DH5NBK, DL1BAH, DL1SBF, DL7MAE, F4GTT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HB9BOU, HL2UVH, M0KSJ, M0MDR, NG3K, OE2IKN... 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Friday, 13th June 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP024 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP24 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 24 ARLP024 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA June 13, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP024 ARLP024 Propagation de K7RA Last week's bulletin opened with your author (me) moaning about a decline in solar activity, but this was short lived. The current week saw average daily sunspot numbers more than double, rising from 60.1 to 144.3, and average daily solar flux rise from 104.1 to 146.4. In addition, on June 12 the daily sunspot number was 196, and solar flux was 174.5. It actually was not long ago when sunspot numbers were last at that level. April 16-19, 2014 had numbers ranging from 245-296. Predicted values are also up. The latest has solar flux at 170, 165 and 155 on June 13-15, 145 on June 16-18, 140 on June 19, 130 on June 20-21, then reaching down for a low of 110 on June 24-25, then peaking at 165 on July 8. The outlook for Field Day Weekend has brightened, with solar flux at 115 on June 27-28 and 120 on Sunday, June 29. Predicted planetary A index is 18, 20, 10 and 8 on June 13-16, 5 on June 17, 8 on June 18, 5 on June 19-24, 8 on June 25-26, 5 on June 27 through July 5, 15 on July 6, 5 on July 7-9, 8 on July 10, 5 on July 11-14, and 8 on July 15-16. OK1HH predicts mostly quiet geomagnetic conditions on June 13, quiet to active June 14, quiet to unsettled June 15, quiet June 16-18, quiet to active June 19, quiet to unsettled June 20, mostly quiet June 21, quiet June 22-24, mostly quiet June 25, quiet to active June 26, active to disturbed June 27, quiet to unsettled June 28, quiet on June 29, quiet to active June 30, mostly quiet July 1-2, quiet to unsettled July 3-4, quiet July 5, quiet to unsettled July 6, active to disturbed July 7, quiet to active July 8, and mostly quiet July 9. Again this week there was an interruption in data from the middle latitude geomagnetic observatory in Fredericksburg, Virginia, so the middle latitude A index numbers at the end of this bulletin for June 8-9 are my own guesses. We saw a lot of geomagnetic activity over last weekend, June 8-9, when the planetary K index reached 6 in two 3-hour periods, and the planetary A index was 13 on Saturday, then 39 on Sunday. This geomagnetic storm was from a CME which hit Earth at 1630 UTC on June 7, but left the Sun on June 4. A significant solar flare on June 10 could cause polar geomagnetic storms today, Friday June 13. It will probably deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field. See http://earthsky.org/space/x2-solar-flare-today for an article about the June 10 flare, and for a UPI story on possible effects today, see http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/06/12/Solar-storm-to-hit-Earth-on-Friday-the-13th/7891402590302/ . Ted Leaf, K8HI sent a fascinating video and article about renewed activity at the peak of the current solar cycle. See http://earthsky.org/space/solar-maximum-is-back . Max White, M0VNG sent two relevant articles. See http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/06/11/Another-giant-solar-flare-erupts/4281402500673/ and http://www.sciencecodex.com/the_solar_wind_breaks_through_the_earths_magnetic_field-135443 . David Moore sent a review of "Nearest Star; the surprising science of our Sun" which you can read at http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2513/1#.U5NRe3TXbgY.email . An excellent book I've been reading is "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" by W. Bernard Carlson. This may be the best biography yet on Tesla, as other articles and books I've seen accepted uncritically some of his later work, which included transmitting electrical power via wireless. I think copper wire works better for this. NASA has a new and slightly revised prediction for Cycle 24. View it at http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtml . The changes from a month ago are: May 2, 2014 forecast: "The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 70 in the Fall of 2013. The smoothed sunspot number reached 75.0 in October 2013." to: June 12, 2014 forecast: "The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 70 in late 2013. The smoothed sunspot number reached 75.4 in November 2013." These are smoothed numbers, averaged with real and predicted values over a year, so when we have higher and extended activity this year, that changed the maximum from fall of 2013 to late 2013, and 75.0 in October 2013 to 75.4 in November 2013. Astrophysicists at Trinity College in Dublin are using crowdsourcing for classifying sunspots. They want people to visit http://www.sunspotter.org/ to rank pairs of sunspot images based on complexity. As you are presented with each pair, use your gut feelings and vote for the image that seems the most complex. Or if you want examples, go to http://www.sunspotter.org/#/classify . We learned of this from the Irish internet news site TheJournal.ie, and you can read their article "Trinity College astrophysicists want you to play 'Hot or Not' with sunspots" at http://www.thejournal.ie/article.php?id=1513613 . Another interesting project to use crowdsourcing is "Seafloor Explorer," where they want help classifying real images of the ocean floor. Check it out at http://www.seafloorexplorer.org/ . People who believe they see a face on Mars or pyramids on the moon should find a lot to like here. Find other projects and educational info at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects. Click on "Study explosions on the Sun" to enter their Solar Stormwatch project. This weekend is the ARRL June VHF Contest. The multiplier is number of grid squares worked. The contest begins at 1800 UTC Saturday. See http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf for details. If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at, k7ra@arrl.net. For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/. Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation. Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins. Sunspot numbers for June 5 through 11 were 102, 132, 155, 144, 152, 149, and 176, with a mean of 144.3. 10.7 cm flux was 110.5, 133, 136.7, 148.6, 161.2, 166.2, and 168.4, with a mean of 146.4. Estimated planetary A indices were 7, 6, 13, 39, 5, 7, and 7, with a mean of 12. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 7, 5, 14, 40, 6, 7, and 8, with a mean of 12.4. NNNN /EX

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DXNL 1888 - June 11, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO 4K, Azerbaijan: Alexander, UT5UAS, and Dmytro, UT6UA, get on the air as 4K/homecalls from the 16th to the 20th. QRV on 2m (EME). QSLs via h/c. 4X, Israel: Frans, PA3CGJ, Luc, PA9LUC, Jaap, PA7DA and Dovid, 4Z4DP, all members of the Dutch 4X Team, are presently done working from Rishon Lezion (WW Loc. KM71jw) as 4X8PA and now move on to Sharona (WW Loc. KM72rr) from the 9th to the 15th. http://dutch-4x-team.blogspot.nl/ 5B, Cyprus: Alessandro, IZ4AMS, will be holidaying on the island from the 15th to the 25th. QRV as 5B/IZ4AMS, mainly on 12, 10, and 6m. Logcheck and OQRS via ClubLog, QSL via h/c. http://www.iz4ams.com/ 5W, Samoa: John, ZL1GWE, continues to operate as 5W0JM until the 23rd. QRV on 40-10m in CW and SSB. QSL via homecall. 9K, Kuwait: 9K2KCBB, operated by the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society, calls attention to the annual World Blood Donor Day (June 14). QRV from June 13 to 15 in SSB, CW, and RTTY. QSL via 9K2RA, direct only. A9, Bahrain: Please note that contrary to our report last week Dave, A92IO, already left Bahrain in December 2013 and returned to Ireland (EI3IO). C6, Bahamas: Tim, AF1G, has now moved to Andros Island and is going to stay for several years. QRV during weekends, US holidays, and some contests as C6ATH on 80-6m in SSB and digital modes. QSL via direct and LoTW. CO, Cuba: Members of the Las Tunas Contest Crew (T48K) are going to participate in the ARRL June VHF Contest (June 14 - 16) on 6m with 100W and a 6 element antenna. QSL via DK1WI. https://www.facebook.com/lastunascontest.crew?ref=tn_tnmn DL, Germany: DK0HORREM (S-DOK HORREM) celebrates the first mentioning of Horrem, nowadays a part of Kerpen, 1150 years ago. QSL via DJ6SI. Members of the DARC club in Grossenhain (S16) celebrate their club's 50th anniversary and the creation of the town's airstrip 100 years ago with the special event call DM50GRH (S-DOK 50XL until June 30; MRR #205 until the year's end). QSL via bureau (OQRS). E5, South Cook: Andy, E51AND, plans to get on the air from Mauke from June 10 to 13 and from Mitiaro between July 15 and 18. Both islands are part of OC-083. QRV with 100W and a vertical antenna in SSB and slow CW. QSL only via direct. ET, Ethiopia: Ken, K4ZW, returns to Addis Abeba for about 3 weeks. During the weekends on the 14th/15th and 21st&22nd he will get on the air from the club station ET3AA, also in RTTY. QSL via N2OO. F, France: Joel, F0ERP, Bernard, F1GOY, Patrick, F1GZH, Richard, F1SKR, Joachim, F4FZA, Aline, F4GPA, Bruno, F4GPB, and Sebastien, F8AEE, commemorate Napoleon's battles at the Aube 200 years ago with the call TM200NB. QRV from June 13 to July 20. The special event station TM6GAL calls attention to the reopened radio musuem in Galetti. QRV until May 15. QSL via F6HQP. http://www.radio-musee-galletti.com/ Freddy, F5IRO, F5RQQ, Jean-Marc, F5TV, David, F8CRS, and Francois, F4HIG, operate TM28BG during the open day of the 28e Regiment de Transmissions on JUne 14/15, commemorating the regiment's role during World War I. QSL via F5IRO. TM50AS celebrates the golden jubilee of the Activites Sociales. G, England: Members of the Royal Air Force Station G3ELV in Henlow and the RAF Signals Museum will operate as GB4SMH on the next two upcoming weekends during the International Museums Weekends. QSL via bureau. http://www.rafsignalsmuseum.org.uk HL, Korea: A large group consisting of HL2UVH, HL2/F4AAR, HL2CFY, HL2VA, HL2VXQ, HL3EYC, HL4CEL, HL4CGB, HL4RBR, HL5BMX, DS1IYZ, DS1RRF, DS1SUR, DS2NMJ, DS4AOW, DS4EOI, and DS5EV are going to operate as 6M6M from June 16 to July 31. QRV on 6m (also EME), running high power and focusing on Europe and North America; QTH is first on the mainland, the from June 20 to July 23 on Cheju (AS-026). QSL via HL2UVH. JD1M, Minami Torishima: Take, JG8NQJ, returns to the island and operates as JG8NQJ/JD1 until mid-September. QSL via JG8NQJ (bureau), JA8CJY (direct). OH, Finland: Vaasa's radio club (OH6AA) celebrates its 60 year history with the call OF60A until the end of the year. On June 8 they activated Bjorkon Island (EU-101) and plan to visit Hailuoto Island (EU-184) from the 13th to the 15th. More activities are planned for the rest of the year. QSL via OH6GDX. http://www.oh6aa.com/ OK, Czech Republic: OL125D is a special event activity dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the company Draeger. QRV until June 20 during a gathering of volunteer firefighters in Litomerice. QSL via OK5AM (B, ClubLog). PY, Brazil: Brazilian amateurs are permitted special calls from June 12 to July 13 by modifying their call's numeral, e.g. PT5XYZ turns in PT55XYZ. In the case of Brazil winning the World Cup they are further permitted to append a "6" to their calls until August 31. http://pesquisa.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/visualiza/index.jsp?data=08/05/2014&jornal=1&pagina=62&totalArquivos=84 SP, Poland: SN0MDY continues to operate during the civic event Powiat Mysliborski until June 15. QSL via SP1PMY. http://www.sp1pmy.qrz.pl/ The military club station SP1PBW celebrates its 45th anniversary on the air until July 15 with the call HF45PBW. QSL via SQ1EUG, eQSL. http://www.sp1pbw.pl/Dyplom/SP1PBW_45lat.html SV, Greece: Members of the Thessaloniki Amateurs Radio Group (TARG) are going to operate the special event station J42OSE during the upcoming Museum Weekends. QRV on HF, 6m, and 2m in CW, SSB, and PSK. QSL via SZ2T. TA, Turkey: Alexey, UT0UM, operates as TA4/UT0UM from June 15 to 29. QRV on 40, 30, and 20m in CW. QSL via homecall, LoTW, eQSL. VK, Australia: The South East Radio Group in Mt. Gambier celebrates its 50th annual meeting with the call VI50CONV until June 14. QSL via VK5HCF. W, USA: Ron, AC7DX, gets on the air as W7C from June 15 to July 13 to demonstrate how radiosporting and soccer unite the world. QSL direct via AC7DX, LoTW, eQSL. ZA, Albania: Dimitri, IW2JOP, currently works and resides in Saranda, where he operates as ZA/IW2JOP from his apartment. QRV on HF-2m with an A3S and an A50-6S antenna, running 100W in SSB and digital modes. QSL via IW2HAJ. ZD9, Tristan da Cunha: Pierre, ZD9M, will be joined on the island by newcomer Julian, ZS3JG, who has applied for ZD9JG. Both operators stay until October. Antarctica: Paride, IZ3SUS, is part of the team that currently operates the station Dome Concordia (Dome C) [WAP MNB-03 (Multi National Base)] in Eastern Antarctica. QRV until November as IA/IZ3SUS from the rare PB-locator field. QSL via I1HYW, direct only. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Station_Dome_Concordia IMW 2014: The following stations are planning to take part in the International Museum Weekends on June 14/15 and June 12/22: Call Museum EI0CAR Fort Dunree Military Museum G3XIX/P Parham Airfield Museum GB0AH Astley Hall Museum GB0AIR Gatwick Aviation Museum GB0BAB Burtonwood Air Base Museum GB0CIM Cleveland Ironstone Museum GB0FFP Flag Fen Peterborough GB0FP Fort Paull GB0GPF Grey Point Fort WW1 Coastal Defence GB0HMG Harlow Museum GB0KHM Kirkleatham Hall GB0MWM Military Wireless Museum GB0NAM Newark Air Museum GB0NIM Nottingham Industrial Museum GB0PIT Astley Green Colliery Museum GB0POW Eden Camp GB0RMM Royal Marines Museum GB0SHM Smithills Hall Museum GB0SMT Seaford Martello Tower Museum GB0SNB Secret Nuclear Bunker GB0SSB Scotlands Secret Bunker GB0WHC Whitchurch Heritage Centre GB0YAM Yorkshire Air Museum GB1AMB Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings GB1BM Brooklands Museum GB1BSI Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution GB1HA Lashenden Air Warfare Museum GB1KEM King Edward Mine GB1MSM Spitfire Memorial Museum GB1SAM Sleap War Group Museum GB2ATM East Anglia Transport Museum GB2BM The Bay Museum GB2BP Bletchley Park Museum GB2CAM Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre GB2CM Crossness Museum GB2CPM Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre GB2CWP Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Cent. GB2HAM Harrington Aviation Museum GB2MKM The Milton Keynes Museum GB2MOF East Fortune Museum of Flight GB2MOP Internal Fire Museum of Power GB2NCM National Coalmining Museum GB2NMC The National Museum Of Computing GB2NWA North Weald Airfield GB2OWM Orkney Wireless Museum GB2PLF Bedford QLR ex-army comms GB2PPS Papplewick Pumping Station GB2RAF RAF Air Def. Radar Museum GB2RRM Ramsey Rural Museum GB2RSM Royal Signals Museum GB2SFM Museum of Welsh Life GB2VQJ RAF Holmpton GB2WM White Mill Heritage Museum GB2WRM Widley Rememberance Museum GB4SMH Signals Museum RAF Henlow GB4SMM Scottish Maritime Museum GB5GFW Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse GB5RSR Ribble Steam Railway GB70DDAY HMS Belfast GB8CC Conisborough Castle GB8MTB Museum of the Broads GB8WRS Wall Ancient Roman Site J42OSE Railway Museum Of Thessaloniki K5FJ Bighorn Museum of A.R. K9K Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum PI4C Crash 40-45 SK3JR Teknikland SX2FMK Folklore Museum Kozani VA3BOO Arthur Child Museum of the 1000 Islands VE3CWM Canada's Cold War Museum VE3LON Komoka Railway Museum VE9ND Science East VK3FOWL Melbourne Museum VK3YSP Melbourne Museum VK6ARG Shipwreck Galleries Museum VK6WH Wireless Hill Museum WA2HOM Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum YO9KYO/p Muzeul Militar National YP0IMW Muzeul Comunicatiilor Si Informaticii YQ0RN Radionostalgia - Brusturi For QSL info see list below. http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/stations.htm http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/imw/ D-Day QSL Gallery: The Documentary Archive for the History of Radio Communication and Electronic Media has prepared a gallery of special event stations' QSL cards concering D-Day: http://www.dokufunk.org/virtual_museum/qsl-galleries/?CID=12736&lang=EN Silent Key: Howard O. "H.O." Townsend, K5CX (ex-WA5MLT) died on May 30 aged 69. He was an Honor Roll DXer, ARRL's West Gulf Division Assistant Director and past Section Emergency Coordinator. During the ARRL Centennial QSO Party he operated W1AW/5 from Texas earlier this year. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We are sorry for their loss. Abbreviations in this DXNL: ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society COTA Castles on the Air DID Deutsches Inseldiplom DIFM Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine DIP Diploma das Ilhas Portuguesas GIA German Island Award GIOTA Greek Islands On The Air IOSA Island of Scotland Award MIA Mediterranean Sea Island Award MRR Military Radio Runde OQRS Online QSL Request System PGA Polskie Gminy Award PIP Portuguese Islands Plaque RDA Russian Distict Award RLHA Russian Lighthouse Award RRA Russian Robinson Award SCOTIA Scottish Island Award UCFA Ukraine Castle and Fortress Award WAB Worked All Britain WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award ZWP Zamki w Polsce Upcoming Contests ================= 14.06. DRCG WW RTTY Contest (Teil 1) 14.06. QSO-Party am Funkertag 14.06. Asia Pacific Sprint Contest 14.06. VFDB Contest (Teile 3 und 4) 14.06. DRCG WW RTTY Contest (Teil 2) 14./15.06. Portugal Day Contest 14./15.06. WW South America Contest 15.06. DRCG WW RTTY Contest (Teil 3) IOTA Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG (E-Mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== AF-014; CT3; Madeira Archipelago: Rene/DL2JRM plans a holiday-style activity as CT9/DL2JRM from Madeira (DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) between the 12th and 19th. QRV on 80-10m. QSL via DL2JRM (d/B). AF-109; SU; Nile Delta and Sinai Region group: ERASD (The Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society For Development) announces a new activation of Nelson's Island from June 13 to 20 with the call SU8N. QRV on 40, 20, 17, 15, and 12m. The team will also activate Nelson's Island lighthouse (WLOTA 2694, Admiralty E6168) during that time. QSL via SM5AQD (d/B). http://www.qsl.net/egyptham/ https://www.facebook.com/events/441478712566533 AN-016; Verschiedene; Antarctica: Hector/ LU6LGA is currently posted to the San Martin Base on Barry Island and stays there until March 2015. QRV as LU1ZD with a novice license permitting him to work on 80 and 10m (his preferred QRG is 28340). QSL via LU4DXU (d). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyJTOO4H-ZE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Mart%C3%ADn_Base AS-062; R0F; Habomei Islands: Andrey/R6MG, Yuri/R7MR, Oleg/RK3AW, Alex/RU0LM, Serge/RX0F, and Vlado/UA0LCZ get on the air from Anuchina Island (RRA RR-16-06 (New One), RDA SL-24, WW Loc. QN33ai) as RI0F, their location is also situated in RFF-054. QRV from June 16 to 26. QSL via RX3F (d/B). http://www.ri0f.com/ AS-147; JA8; Hokkaido's Coastal Islands: Taka/JA8COE returns to Yagishiri Island (WLOTA 2512) as JA8COE/8 from the 13th to the 15th. His operating location is within JAFF-034. QSL via h/c (d/B) und ClubLog. http://takaja8coe.de-blog.jp/blog/ EU-001; SV5; Dodecanese: SV5/OK1QQ will be active from Kos Island (GIOTA DKS-043, MIA MGD-016, WLOTA 1730) between the 16thand 26th on HF. QSL via OK1QQ (d/B). EU-008; GM/MM; Inner Hebrides: Geoffrey/ M5GAC pays a visit to Islay (IOSA NH22, SCOTIA CS25, WLOTA 1826) from the 15th to the 27th. QRV as MM5GAC/p on 80, 40, and 20m, mainly in SSB. QSL via M5GAC (d/B). EU-024; I*0; Sardinia Island: Eros/IZ3UOF is currently staying on Sardinia until the 12th. QRV as IS0/homecall on 10, 15, and 20m in SSB (probably also 12 and 17). QSL via h/c. (d/B). EU-047; DL; Niedersachsen State group: Oliver/ DK7TX spends his vacation on Spiekeroog (DID/GIA N-08) from the 11th to the 18th. QRV as DK7TX/p on 20-10m. QSL via DK7TX (d/B). EU-047; DL; Niedersachsen State group: Likewise Kai/DJ9KAI will be holidaying on the island between the 10th and the 20th; QRV as DJ9KAI/p. QSL via h/c (d/B). EU-060; SV; Sterea Ellas Region group: George/SV2BRT, Thomas/ SV2CLJ, Chris/SV2DGH, Gianni/SV2FPU, Sakis/ SV2HNC, and Evangelos/SV2RJV are teaming up as J48TSL to operate from Skyros Island (GIOTA NAS-098, MIA MG-115, WLOTA 2002). QRV from June 13 to 19 on 80-6m in SSB, CW, and RTTY. QSL via SV2DGH (d/B). https://www.facebook.com/pages/J48TSL-Skyros-isl-2014/494325643943647?ref=hl EU-065; F; Bretagne (Finistere North West) Region group: Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Bertrand/ F6HKA, and Leon/ON4ZD will be on the air as TM0O from Quessant Island (DIFM AT-001, WLOTA 0208. WW Loc. IN78kk). QRV from June 14 to 21 on HF in SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL via ON4ZD, OQRS via ClubLog. http://www.charentedxgroupe.fr/expetm0o.htm EU-092; GM/MM; Summer Isles: Steve/G0MTD, Paul/M1PAF, Glyn/M0XUH, Norman/G7MRL, and Mark/M0WCR are going to activate Tanera Mor (IOSA SC10, SCOTIA CN32, WAB NB90, WW Loc. IO78ha) from the 14th to the 21st. QRV on 160-10m mainly in SSB with some PSK, RTTY, and CW. QSL via G0MTD (d/B), ClubLog. http://mx0wrc.org/forums/forum/dxpeditions/ EU-120; G/M; English Coastal Islands: Peter/G0DRX, Matt/G0ECM, Mike/G0MEM, Steve/G0UQT, Henryk/M0HTB, and SWL Julja are going to activate Lundy Island (WLOTA 1997, WW Loc. IO71qd, WAB SS14, GFF-103) between the 15th and the 20th. QRV as GB2BLE on 80-6m and also on VHF in SSB and digital modes. QSL via bureau. http://www.sbarc.co.uk/club-activities/lundy/lundy-2014/ https://twitter.com/GB2BLE EU-125; OZ; Jylland West group: Volker/DJ8VW remains on R?m? until the 14th. QRV as OZ/DJ8VW/p on HF from a location within OZFF-004. QSL via h/c (d/B). EU-138; SM7; Blekinge County group: Bernd/DL8AAV will be active as SD1B/7 from Aspo Island between the 17th and 29th. QSL via DL8AAV (d/B). NA-079; W4; Florida State (Dry Tortugas Islands) group: Dan/AK4PX returns to the Dry Tortuga Islands (Grid EL84) for a few days of camping and diving between the 14th and 16th. In between he wants to operate with a QRP rig as AK4PX/p. His location is part of KFF-024. QSL via LoTw or AK4PX (d). EU-174; SV; Makedonia / Thraki Region group: Michael, DH7IF, currently operates holiday-style as SV8/DH7IF/p from Thasos until the 21st. QSL via DH7IF (d/B). WWFF ==== Nationalpark Saechsische Schweiz - DLFF-012: Detlef/DO3GEO stays here from the 15th to the 30th and gets on the air occasionally as DO3GEO/p on 10, 15, and 80, QSL via DO3GEO (d/B). Parc Naturel regional du Haut-Langedoc - FFF-048: Gilbert/ON4GI spends the days between the 14th and 28th in FFF-048. His QTH Caussiniojouls also comprises a castle (which has no reference so far). Gilbert will work holiday-style as F/OO5G on 40 and 20m. QSLs automatically via bureau. WCA === World-Castle-Weekend The upcoming weekend sees the next World-Castle-Weekend. Aim is to activate Castles and other historical locations. For more information see: http://www.wcagroup.org/ENG/wcw.html http://www.cotagroup.org/cotagroup/?cat=6 Among others the following stations are planning activities during that weekend: Schloss Friedrichswerth - DL-04402: Gerhard/DL5AWI is due to appear as DF0WCA from Schloss Friedrichswerth (WCA DL-04402; COTA-DL THB-244). QSL via bureau. Burg Mylau - DL01267: Karl/DL1JKK plans to work from Burg Mylau (WCA DL-01267, COTA-DL SAX-161) as DL1JKK/p. QRV from 07z on. QSL via DL1JKK (d/B). Castles arounf Vitanje: Marjan/S51RU activates the following castles on June 14: Dvorec Vitanje (WCA S5-00296), Novi Grad Vitanje (WCA S5-00297), Stari Grad Vitanje (WCA S5-00298). QRV as S51RU/p from 05z on 40, 30, 20, and 2m in SSB, CW, and FM. Logs will be uploaded to the WCA database. QSL via S51RU (d/B). Fort Seraya Loshad - UA-00210: Die Klubstation RZ1CWC nimmt am 14./15. Juni als RZ1CWC/p von Fort Seraya Loshad (WCA UA-00210, COTA-RU F-116, RDA LO-30) am WCA-Wochenende teil. Man will auf allen Baendern in CW und SSB QRV sein. QSL via RW6HS (d). Rezekne - YL-00064: Arnis/YL3GBC operates as YL73GBC/p from Rezekne (WCA YL-00064, COTA-YL L-005) in digital modes during the weekend. QSL via YL3GBC. Vyborg - UA-00004: Alexey/UA1CDA operates as RZ1CWC/p from Vyborg (WCA UA-00004, COTA-RU C-104, RDA LO-24, ARLHS ERU-231, RLHA RLE-124) on the 14th. QSL via bureau. Zamek Rudno z. Tenczyn - SP-00786: Members of SP9YFF operate as SP9YFF/p from Zamek Rudno z. Tenczyn (WCA SP-00786, ZWP MKR08, PGA KR07) during the weekend. Logs will be uploaded to WCA and LoTW. Fortification of Liepaja - YL-00106: A group led by Alexey/YL2QS operates as YL1WT from Liepaj (WCA YL-00106, COTA-YL K-027) during the weekend. QRV mainly on 20m in SSB. QSL via bureau. Vitich - UR-00197: Members of the radio club DELTA operate as EM7UT from the fort Vitich (WCA UR-00197, UCFA KO-008) during the weekend. QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via UR7UT (d/B). Calendar ======== start - end DX DXNL 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 2Axxx 1868 06.14 - 08.14 3E100PC 1886 16.06.14 - 20.06.14 4K/UT5UAS.. 1888* - 14 3W3B 1815 03.06.14 - 15.06.14 4X8PA 1888* 15.06.14 - 25.06.14 5B/IZ4AMS 1888* unknown 5T0JL 1880 - 23.06.14 5W0JM 1888* unknown 5X1S 1883 - 13.07.14 5Z4/EA4ATI 1840 - 14 5Z4/LA4GHA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 5Z4EE 1803/1807 16.06.14 - 31.07.14 6M6M 1888* - 14 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 7P8CC 1807/1820 - 31.12.14 7S400K 1866 - 31.12.14 8J1AOBA 1870 04.14 - 03.15 8J1FC 1878 06.14 - 12.14 8J1INUBO 1886 04.14 - 03.15 8J1TGN 1878 26.04.14 - 30.06.14 8J1VLP.. 1881 20.04.14 - 31.01.15 8J1ZC 1880 - 07.14 8J23776M 1886 06.14 - 11.14 8J2GAMA 1886 - 03.15 8J2VE 1884 01.04.14 - 20.07.14 8J3A 1878 01.04.14 - 20.07.14 8J3XIX 1878 - 31.03.15 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07.13 - 08.15 8J4J 1848 07.05.14 - 03.15 8J4HKR 1885 04.14 - 08.14 8J740YYM 1877 - 31.12.14 8J7T 1865 01.06.14 - 25.06.14 8J8150G 1886 01.04.14 - 31.10.14 8J8JRCV 1881 04.14 - 03.15 8J9ONO 1878 27.04.14 - 29.06.14 8N1AA.. 1881 01.04.14 - 31.12.14 8N1NRT 1878 01.04.14 - 31.12.14 8N1S60A 1878 01.03.14 - 16.06.14 8N2HHH 1873 15.01.14 - 30.09.14 8N3HKC 1870 06.14 - 07.14 8N6NTO 1886 29.03.14 - 31.12.14 9A90Z 1880 - 11.14 9G5AC 1843 13.06.14 - 15.06.14 9K2KCBB 1888* - 10.13 9V1RM 1751 unknown A25/HB9CPS 1882 - 31.12.14 A91YA 1874 21.11.13 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 14.06.14 - 16.06.14 AK4PX/p 1888* - 31.12.14 AY1DZ 1872 resident C6ATH 1888* 07.06.14 - 21.06.14 C6ATT 1887 26.06.14 - 12.07.14 CE3/VK6LC.. 1882 - 03.15 CE9OJZ.. 1886 23.05.14 - 23.06.14 CF3A 1885 24.05.14 - 15.06.14 CS5DX 1885 12.06.14 - 19.06.14 CT9/DL2JRM 1888* - 31.12.14 CW30A.. 1866 permanent CY0/VA1AXC 1872/80 16.01.14 - 12.14 D2SG 1867 15.02.14 - 01.15 D8A 1871 - 12.14 DA0EIM 1815 - 31.12.14 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 31.12.14 DF0DC 1865 15.06.14 DF0WCA 1888* - 31.12.14 DJ60DXMB.. 1865/68/77 10.06.14 - 20.06.14 DJ9KAI/p 1888* 06.14 - 12.14 DK0HORREM 1888* - 31.12.14 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 31.12.14 DK40ECH 1868 11.06.14 - 18.06.14 DK7TX/p 1888* - 31.12.14 DL0HRS 1865 05.14 - 09.14 DL0MSR 1884 14.06.14 - 15.06.14 DL1JKK/p 1888* 01.04.14 - 30.06.14 DL2014DKT 1878 04.14 - 06.14 DL60DAB 1879 - 31.12.14 DL60JMZ 1865 - 08.14 DL600WW 1846 - 04.15 DM100CTK 1884 - 31.12.14 DM200TSV 1868 01.05.14 - 30.04.15 DM20KIDS 1884 31.05.14 - 31.12.14 DM50GRH 1888* 12.13 - 11.14 DM50PCK 1860 12.06.14 - 30.06.14 DO3GEO/p 1888* - 31.12.14 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 02.15 DP0GVN 1864 unknown DP0GVN/p 1880 - 31.12.14 DQ25GRENZE 1865 06.14 - 05.15 DQ60WAE 1887 - 31.12.14 DQ8T 1873 - 31.12.14 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 31.12.14 DR175LDE 1866 unknown DR800BI 1873 12.02.14 - 31.12.14 DS4DRE/4 1872 permanent E20AX 1883 resident E41MT 1887 resident E41WT 1887 resident E51AND 1888* unknown E51NHX 1884 03.14 - 12.14 E750EBL 1875 31.05.14 - 13.06.14 EA6/DK1EY 1887 unknown ED3CW.. 1882 - 31.12.14 EI14LCC 1866 - 31.12.14 EI30T 1866 unknown EK99xxx 1881 unknown EM40ZXX 1884 - 31.12.14 EM50JA.. 1867 14.06.14 - 15.06.14 EM7UT 1888* - 31.12.14 EO90WF 1866 14.06.14 - 23.06.14 ET3AA 1888* 14.06.14 - 28.06.14 F/OO5G 1888* 03.06.14 - 12.06.14 F4HAU/p 1886 09.06.14 - 27.06.14 FS/K9EL 1887 - 10.15 FW5JJ 1852 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 GAxxx 1868 15.06.14 - 20.06.14 GB2BLE 1888* 14.06.14 - 22.06.14 GB4SMH 1888* 24.05.14 - 30.06.14 GB70DDAY 1886 01.06.14 - 28.06.14 GB70DDL 1887 - 31.12.14 HB14SAF 1873 - 31.12.14 HB40VC 1868 08.01.14 - 14.08.14 HF0RN.. 1866 01.01.14 - 31.08.14 HF2014JP 1867 15.05.14 - 15.07.14 HF45PBW 1888* 29.04.14 - 31.12.14 HF80PLOCK 1883 05.04.14 - 31.12.14 HG100ATOM 1880 - 31.12.14 HG140JLO 1879 01.04.14 - 31.07.14 HG20JASZ 1882 13.06.14 - 17.06.14 HK0/VK6LC.. 1882 18.06.14 - 24.06.14 HK3/VK6LC.. 1882 - 17 HL2/F4AAR 1837 19.04.14 - 15.08.14 HO100CANAL 1880 01.10.13 - 30.09.14 HP1A 1866 resident HZ1HZ 1886 - 11.14 IA/IZ3SUS 1888* 01.05.14 - 31.07.14 II3TN 1882 - 05.15 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 07.06.14 - 12.06.14 IS0/IZ3UOF 1888* 01.03.14 - 30.12.14 IY1GMS 1881 - 22.06.14 IY7M 1872 - 08.14 J28NC 1796 unknown J400EG 1873 14.06.14 - 22.06.14 J42OSE 1888* 13.06.14 - 19.06.14 J48TSL 1888* 04.06.14 - 18.06.14 J6/G0VJG 1887 13.06.14 - 15.06.14 JA8COE/8 1888* 15.06.14 - 15.09.14 JG8NQJ/JD1 1888* unknown KH9/KJ6GHN 1885 - 31.12.14 LIxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LJxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LM1814 1865 - 31.12.14 LM2T75Y 1870 - 03.15 LU1ZD 1888* unknown LU4ZS 1882 - 31.12.14 LY10NATO 1875 - 31.12.14 LZ60KSP 1875 15.06.14 - 27.06.14 MM5GAC/p 1888* 14.06.14 - 21.06.14 MS0WRC 1888* 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 OF60A 1888* 16.10.13 - 14.10.14 OH8R 1869 06.06.14 - 20.06.14 OL125D 1888* 01.06.14 - 15.07.14 OL140FIRE 1887 01.06.14 - 15.06.14 OL70BARIUM 1887 - 31.12.13 OM44LTE 1872 18.05.14 - 18.06.14 OT14B 1886 - 15 OX5M 1843 - 15 OX5T 1843 - 14.06.14 OZ/DJ8VW/p 1888* - 14 P29NO 1814 17.05.14 - 13.06.14 PA1200PA 1885 - 31.12.14 PA35WO 1867 03.14 - 02.15 PG200KMAR 1875 - 31.12.14 PH65PH 1869 - 31.12.14 PI30DIG 1880 01.07.14 - 07.07.14 PT7/VK6LC.. 1882 12.06.14 - 13.07.14 PY11xxx.. 1888* unknown PZ5VB 1886 01.06.14 - 30.06.14 R50EPC 1886 - 31.12.14 R80xx.. 1870 18.06.14 - 26.06.14 RI0F 1888* 01.12.13 - 01.02.15 RI1ANT 1860/1862 - 26.11.14 RI59ANT 1874 14.06.14 - 15.06.14 RZ1CWC/p 1888* resident S01A 1880 unknown S01WS 1885 14.06.14 S51RU/p 1888* - 31.12.14 S567O 1868 09.06.14 - 16.06.14 SA6G/7 1887 - 31.12.14 SC15DXR 1868 - 31.12.14 SC2014ECC.. 1866 17.06.14 - 29.06.14 SD1B/7 1888* 01.06.14 - 15.06.14 SN0DMY 1888* 10.03.14 - 10.12.14 SN100LP 1882 - 30.11.14 SN150SZ 1879 unknown SN30RVG.. 1880 05.14 - 07.14 SN777AG.. 1883 01.04.14 - 30.06.14 SN85KKK 1883 01.02.14 - 31.07.14 SP25KUP 1873 14.06.14 - 15.06.14 SP9YFF/p 1888* 13.06.14 - 20.06.14 SU8N 1888* 24.05.14 - 14.06.14 SV3/SM4KYN 1885 16.06.14 - 26.06.14 SV5/OK1QQ 1888* - 21.06.14 SV8/DH7IF/p 1888* 07.06.14 - 17.06.14 SV8/YO9GVW 1887 14.06.14 - 16.06.14 T48K 1888* - 15.09.14 T6DD 1877 15.06.14 - 29.06.14 TA4/UT0UM 1888* - 31.12.14 TC10SWAT 1871 - 07.15 TJ3TS 1877 31.05.14 - 26.06.14 TK/F6EPO/p.. 1887 05.14 - 10.14 TK4QL 1882 03.14 - 12.14 TM02REF.. 1877 24.05.14 - TM0CXX 1886 14.06.14 - 21.06.14 TM0O 1888 13.06.14 - 20.07.14 TM200NB 1888* 02.06.14 - 16.06.14 TM24H 1886 01.06.14 - 15.06.14 TM28BG 1888* - 31.12.14 TM400M 1865 unknown TM50AS 1888* 03.05.14 - 15.06.14 TM5GBW 1883/85 27.05.14 - 18.10.14 TM68VA 1885 01.06.14 - 15.06.14 TM6GAL 1888* 03.06.14 - 13.06.14 TM70BBC 1886 05.06.14 - 19.06.14 TM70DD 1887 06.06.14 - 20.06.14 TM70JUN 1887 02.06.14 - 12.06.14 TM70UTAH 1886 29.03.14 - 21.09.14 TM850CS 1877 08.01.15 - 25.06.14 TM9JM 1879 unknown TY2BP 1883 14.06.14 UE70VBG 1888* 09.06.14 - 15.06.14 V31WU.. 1887 06.06.14 - 31.07.14 VC3JUNO 1887 01.06.14 - 14.06.14 VI50CONV 1888* 24.05.14 - 22.06.14 VX9MOSKVA 1885 - 31.12.14 W100AW 1865 15.06.14 - 13.07.14 W7C 1888* 14.06.14 - 15.06.14 YL1WT 1888* 03.14 - 11.14 YL2014C.. 1873/74 14.06.14 YL73EPC/p 1888* - 31.12.14 YP1989TM 1866 - 31.12.14 YP25xx 1866 - 12.08.14 YR8IOAA 1886 - 12.14 YS1/NP3J 1875 - 31.12.14 YT0PUPIN 1866 01.03.14 - 31.12.14 YU100CER.. 1875 - 31.12.14 YW80RCV 1871 resident Z81B 1878/1884 resident Z81D 1878/1884 unknown ZA/IW2JOP 1888* - 08.14+ ZA/IZ4JMA 1821 06.06.14 - 15.06.14 ZA/ON6NB 1887 - 08.14 ZC4MIS 1878 - 10.14 ZD9G 1857 - 10.14 ZD9M 1873 - 03.16 ZF2DX 1878 - 19.01.15 ZF35xxx 1873 - 10.14 ZM90DX 1851/1871 05.14 - ZS8KX 1878 25.05.14 - 15.06.14 ZV20GPDX 1886 - 30.06.14 ZW20AS 1886 01.06.14 - 30.07.14 ZX14AM.. 1886 * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 3B8CF (d) 3E100CP via HP2B (d), (L) 4K/UT5UAS via UT5UAS 4K/UT6UA via UT6UA (d) 4O/PA2CHR/p via PA2CHR (B) 5B/IZ4AMS via IZ4AMS (B, OQRS) 5W0JM via ZL1GWE (B) 6M6M via HL2UVH 9A1GEO via 9A2MF (B) 9A7XO via DG7XO (B), (L), eQSL 9K2KCBB via 9K2RA (d) A61Q via EA7FTR (d), eQSL AK4PX/p via AK4PX (d), LoTW C6ATH (d), (L) CM6FJJ (d) CO0SS via EA5GL (d) CO6LC (d) CS5DX (d) CT9/DL2JRM via DL2JRM (B) CW30A via CX2ABC DJ9KAI/p via DJ9KAI (B) DK0HORREM via DJ6SI (B) DK7TX/p via DK7TX (B) DL0HG/p via DL0HG (B) DL1JKK/p via DL1JKK (B) DL1JKK/p via DL1JKK (B) DL1LRI/p via DL1LRI (B) DL7LM/p via DL7LM (B) DM50GRH (B, OQRS) DO3GEO/p via DO3GEO (B) DQ60WAE via DF1QR (B), eQSL E51AND (d) EA6/MM0GOR via MM0GOR (B), eQSL EA7/G1WUU eQSL EH3DV via EA3KP (B) EI0CAR via EI4JR (B), (L), eQSL EM7KAA via IK2DUW (B) EM7UT via UR7UT (B) ES0/OH3HPV via OH3HPV (B) ES0/OH3LB via OH3LB (B) ES0/OH3TA via OH3LMG (B) ES0/OH6KS via OH3BJL (B) ES0/OH7KA via OH3KAV (B) ET3AA via N2OO (B) EX/HB9DUR via HB9DUR (B) F/OO5G (B) F/PA70DDAY via PA0HFT (B) F4FET/p via F4FET (B) F4HAU/p via F4HAU (B) FS/K4UEE via K4UEE (B), (L) FS/W6IZT via N7XG (B), (L) G3XIX/p (B), eQSL GB0AH (B), eQSL GB0AIR via GX3WSC (B) GB0BAB (B), (L), eQSL GB0FFP via M5ATR (d), eQSL GB0FP via G1TDN (d), (L), eQSL GB0GPF via MI0MOD (d) GB0HMG via G0AGO, (L), eQSL GB0KHM via G7BYN GB0MWM via G4BXD, eQSL GB0NAM via G4DBS GB0NIM via M0NPT, (L), eQSL GB0PIT via G4MWC (B) GB0POW via G4TTF (B) GB0RMM auto bureau GB0SHM via G6MML (B) GB0SMT via G0EYE (B) GB0SNB via M1GEO, eQSL GB0SSB via GM0RSE, (L), eQSL GB0YAM via G4KCF GB1AMB eQSL GB1BM eQSL GB1BSI via G0FUW GB1FBS via M0EDU, eQSL GB1HA via G4IMP (B) GB1KEM via G1LNA GB1MSM via G0HRS (B) GB1SAM via M0UAL GB2ATM via G6DDS (B) GB2BLE (B) GB2BM via G4RSE (B), eQSL GB2BP (B) GB2CAM via M0GUU GB2CM via G4DFI (B) GB2CPM (B) GB2CWP via G5FZ (B) GB2HAM via G0JKZ (B) GB2MKM via G6ALU (d) GB2MOF via GM4UYZ (B), (L), eQSL GB2MOP via GW7EUL (B) GB2NCM via M0RBG (B) GB2NMC (B) GB2NWA via G0TOC (B), eQSL GB2OWM via GM3IBU (B) GB2PLF via G4PLW GB2PPS (B), eQSL GB2RAF via G4PSH (B) GB2RRM (B) GB2RSM (B) GB2SFM via MW0MUM (B), (L) eQSL GB2VQJ (B), eQSL GB2WM (B), eQSL GB2WRM via G4FBS (B) GB4SMH (B), eQSL GB4SMH (B) GB4SMM via GM7OKX GB5GFW via M6KAH (B), eQSL GB5RSR (d), (L), eQSL GB70DDAY via G0TOC (B) GB8CC (B) GB8MTB via G8IYK GB8WRS via M0VSP (d), eQSL GJ0JSY (d, no IRC) GJ6WRI eQSL GJ7DNI (B) GW4ZAR (B), (L), eQSL HB40VC via HB9DKZ (B) HF45PBW via SQ1EUG (B), eQSL HT5T via TI4SU (d) IA/IZ3SUS via I1HYW (d) IF9/IT9PPG via IT9PPG (B) II5LDV (B) II6ARTE via I6PMV, (L), eQSL IL3A via IK3HHX (B) IR1ALP via IQ1CN (B), eQSL IS0/IZ3UOF via IZ3UOF (B) IZ5GST/p via IZ5GST (B) J42OSE via SZ2T (B) J48TSL via SV2DGH (B) J79WTA via HB9MFM (B) JA8COE/8 via JA8COE (B), LoTW JG8NQJ/JD1 via JG8NQJ (B), JA8CJY (d) K5FJ eQSL KH2/AC2LI via JA2QNV (B) KH2/JA2CCV via JA2CCV (B) KH2/JA2GPN via JA2GPN KH2/K2IO via JA2JWH (B) KP4CPC via (L), e-QSL LU1ZD via LU4DXU (d) LZ1816PAS via LZ1KCP (B), (L) MJ/F4HEC via F4HEC (d) MM5GAC/p via M5GAC (B) MS0WRC via G0MTD (B), ClubLog OF60A via OH6GDX (B) OH0CO via SM6CCO (B) OL125D via OK5AM (B, OQRS) OL70BARIUM via OK1MOW (B), (L), eQSL OO4P via ON4LEM (B) OX3XR (QRZ.COM) OZ/DJ8VW/p via DJ8VW (B) P40A via WD9DZV (B), (L) PA70DDAY via PA0HFT (B) R44QFF via UA3QII; eQSL RI0F via RX3F (B) RZ1CWC/p via RW6HS (d) S51RU/p via S51RU (B) SD1B/7 via DL8AAV (B) SG0U via SM3CXS (B), (L) SK3JR via SM3TIR (B) SN0CHD via SP6OPZ (B), (L), eQSL SN0DCH via SP6FRF (B) SN0DMY via SP1PMY (B), eQSL SN120MK via SP5CGN (B), eQSL SN12FKD via SP7PKI SP3CMA/1 via SP3CMA (B) SP9/DJ7ZO via DJ7ZO SQ3HTK/1 via SQ3HTK (B) SU8N via SM5AQD (B) SV2/RW3AL via RW3AL SV5/OK1QQ via OK1QQ (B) SV8/DH7IF/p via DH7IF (d/B) SX2FMK via SV2GQP (d), (L), eQSL T48K via DK1WI (B) TA4/UT0UM via UT0UM (B), (L), eQSL TM0O via ON4ZD, ClubLog TM28BG via F5IRO (B), (L) TM5BDF via F6KWP (B), eQSL TM6GAL via F6HQP (B) TM6GAL via F6HQP (B) TM70BBC via F5UOW (B) TM70UTAH via F5RJM (B), (L) TM8FDA via F0DTB (B) TM90KOB via F5KOB (B) TZ6BB via W3HNK(d), (L) UE70VBG (B) VA3BOO (d), eQSL VA3DYD/HR3 via VA3DYD VE3CWM (d) VI50CONV via VK5HCF (B) VK3YSP (B) VU2XO (B) W7C via AC7DX (d), (L), eQSL WA2HOM via KB6NU, (L) XV9NPS via JA2NPS (B) YL73EPC/p via YL3GBC (B) YO9KYO/p via YO9FNP(B) YP0IMW (B) YQ0RN via YO5BWQ (B) ZA/IW2JOP via IW2HAJ (B) ZA/PA2CHR via PA2CHR (B) ZX14BA (B, automatic) ZX14MG (B, automatic) ZX14RJ (B, automatic) ZX14RN (B, automatic) ZX14SP (B, automatic) ZY14AL (B, automatic) ZY14GO (B, automatic) ZY14PB (B, automatic) ZY14RR (B, automatic) (d) = direct only (B) = bureau OK (*) = new manager (L) = LoTW * QSLs 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SB DX @ ARL ARLD024 DX news ZCZC AE24 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 24 ARLD024 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT June 12, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD024 ARLD024 DX news This weeks bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. TIMOR-LESTE, 4W. Operator HB9FLX is QRV as 4W/HB9FLX until June 14. Activity is on the HF bands using QRP power. QSL to home call. SAMOA, 5W. John, ZL1GWE is QRV as 5W0JM from Savaii until June 23. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call. KUWAIT, 9K. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will be QRV as 9K2KCBB on June 14 in celebration of World Blood Donor Day. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via 9K2RA. CUBA, CO. Members of the Las Tunas Contest Crew will be QRV as T48K in the ARRL June VHF Contest. Activity will be on 6 meters from grid square FL10mw. QSL via DK1WI. MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3. Rene, DL2JRM is QRV as CT9/DL2JRM from Madeira, IOTA AF-014, until June 19. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Kai, DJ9KAO is QRV as DJ9KAO/p from Spiekeroog Island, IOTA EU-047, until June 20. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call. ETHIOPIA, ET. Ken, K4ZW plans to be active from the ET3AA club station in Addis Ababa over the next three upcoming weekends. Activity is on the HF bands. He plans on using RTTY as well. QSL via N2OO. FRANCE, F. Special event station TM200BN is QRV on various dates in June and July to mark the 200th anniversary of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. QSL via F5KOB. ST. LUCIA, J6. Bill, K9HZ will be QRV as J68HZ from Labrelotte Bay, Castries, IOTA NA-108, from June 15 to 29. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call. CZECH REPUBLIC, OK. Special event station OL125D is QRV from Litomerica until June 20 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Draeger Company, a volunteer fire brigade. QSL via OK5AM. WESTERN SAHARA, S0. Man, S01WS has been active on 20 meters using SSB around 0330 to 0500. QSL via EA2JG. SWEDEN, SM. Lars, SM6CUK is QRV as SA6G/7 from Ven Island, IOTA EU-137, until June 16. Activity is on the HF bands near the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL to home call. GREECE, SV. Members of the Radio Amateur Union of Northern Greece are QRV as J48TSL from Skyros Island, IOTA EU-060, until June 19. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SV2DGH. TURKEY, TA. Alexey, UT0UM plans to be QRV as TA4/UT0UM from June 15 to 29. Activity will be on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW. QSL to home call. ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. A group of operators will be QRV as RI0F from the Kuni Islands, IOTA AS-062, from June 16 to 26. QSL via RX3F. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/5 in Arkansas and W1AW/0 in Minnesota are QRV until 2359z on June 17. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/KL7 in Alaska and W1AW/7 in Montana will be QRV starting at 0000z on June 18. They will be active until 2359z on June 24. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The ARRL June VHF Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, DRCG World Wide RTTY Contest, Asia-Pacific SSB Sprint, Portugal Day Contest, GACW WWSA DX CW Contest, QRP ARCI QRP Shootout, REF DDFM 6-Meter Contest and the West Virginia QSO Party are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for June 16. The CWops Mini-CWT Test is scheduled for June 18. Please see June QST, page 77, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

Friday, 6th June 2014

ARLP023PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP023 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP23 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 23 ARLP023 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA June 6, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP023 ARLP023 Propagation de K7RA Boy, has solar activity declined this week, and the near term outlook weakened as well. Average daily sunspot numbers for May 29 through June 4 dropped from 103.3 (for the previous seven days) to just 60.1. Average daily solar flux declined from 110.3 to 104.1. Last week the predicted solar flux for Field Day weekend was 108 and 110, and on June 2 that changed to 95 and 110. Predicted solar flux for the near term is 110 on June 6-7, 115 on June 8-11, 110 on June 12-13, 120 on June 14-15, 115 on June 16-17, 110 on June 18-20, 105 on June 21-23, then dipping below 100 to 95 on June 26-28, then peaking at 120 on July 6-12. Predicted planetary A index 8, 10 and 8 on June 6-8, 5 on June 9-17, 8 on June 18-19, 5 on June 20-24, 8 on June 25-26, 5 on June 27, 8 on June 28, 5 on June 29, and 8 June 30. OK1HH predicts geomagnetic conditions will be quiet to active June 6, quiet to unsettled June 7-8, mostly quiet June 9-10, quiet to unsettled June 11, quiet on June 12, mostly quiet June 13, quiet June 14-17, quiet to active June 18-19, quiet on June 20-24, mostly quiet June 25-26, quiet June 27, quiet to unsettled June 28-29, and quiet to active June 30. Randy Crews, W7TJ, has been thinking about where we are in this sunspot cycle, and what we might see in the near future. He wrote, "It is now common knowledge that Cycle 24 is the lowest cycle in 100 years, and also being one of the slowest starts of any cycle in our radio lifetime. (Historically - with no exceptions - cycles that begin slowly are very low in peaks; the opposite of cycles that get off to a fast start.) Of the double peaked cycles (Cycle 22 and Cycle 23) this is the first cycle where the second peak has been higher than the first. November 2011 SF=153, February 2014 SF=170. "The second peak has also afforded us a higher extended elevated solar flux, averaging 150 for the six months from November 2013 through April 2014. Quite a performance to say the least, and finally igniting 10 and 12 meters. "However, prior to making plans to put up 10 and 12 meter stacked Yagis, we all need to be aware we are probably past the peak of Cycle 24 because we are approximately 70 months into this cycle from the low of the lows set in August of 2008. (The official low is booked as December 2008, however whatever date is used, it is late in this cycle.) "What is really behind the recent surge we had last spring and winter is not only the great combination of consistent monthly sunspots, but most importantly - the size and magnetic complexity was the largest of this cycle and mirrored many of the 200+ Solar Flux days we saw in Cycle 23 and 22. "This trend is now on the decline, and aligning with Penn and Livingston's studies and measurements citing a steady decline in magnetic strength and complexity of sunspots since 1995. (We basically experienced a pause in a downtrend.) Livingston projects a continuation of the trend will result in virtually no sunspots by 2016, and Cycle 25 being even lower than Cycle 24. "NASA says we may be heading into a mini Maunder Minimum. Putting all this together, we will be hard pressed to see good 10 and 12 meter DX propagation going forward. 15, 17 and 20 meters will most likely be the workhorse high-bands." May is done, so let's look at our 3-month moving average of sunspot numbers. Centered on October 2013 through April 2014, the average daily sunspot number was 102.9, 123.7, 123.3, 138.5, 146.4, 148.2 and 129.6. This is just a simple arithmetic average for three months of activity. As we complete a new month and add that data in, an old month falls off. Jeff Powers, KD9AGN is a Technician class ham in Janesville, Wisconsin, and is very excited to be on HF for the first time via the 10 meter band. Jeff wrote: "May 24, 2014 was a big day in my ham adventure. It was the day of my first HF QSO! I got my ticket in January and with the Wisconsin winter we had we could only put up a 10 meter wire dipole in my garage. Many days I have sat at my radio and listened to 10 meters with nothing but static and called CQ until I was hoarse. Nothing. "Imagine my surprise May 24 when W1AW/0 came booming in! At 19:35 after about half a dozen tries I got through the pileup. MY FIRST QSO! (Yes, I think even my neighbors heard me get excited. And that wasn't all. 10 was alive!) I made six QSOs that day and even bagged my first DX QSO, I worked HK3TK in Columbia, 2783 miles. I struck out on the 25th. Then on May 26 I worked ZP5DBC in Paraguay 5107 miles! My rig is an old Kenwood TS-520 and my wire is about 10-12 feet off the ground." Eric Guzman, NP3A of San Juan, Puerto Rico wrote about an interesting backscatter effect, and provided us with audio too. "Would like to share the most crazy propagation effect I have experienced in my 24 years as a ham. It happened during the CQ World Wide WPX CW Contest on 10 meters last weekend. Antenna setup was a 3/3 Stack pointing to Europe and a Q52 (N6BT 2El Yagi) pointing USA. Headings between EU and USA from KP4 are approximately 90 degrees apart. "While calling CQ on the stack (EU) on 10M on 5/25/2014 at 1430z and after working several EU stations, WY3P called in. Since it was a US station, I switched to the Q52 (on US) to send the exchange. When he came back, he was unreadable on the Q52. Was it LY3P or some other fancy EU prefix? Switched back to the stack and asked for a repeat. He was lot stronger again on the stack. I was so confused and surprised I asked to repeat the call before logging the QSO. The call was confirmed. WY3P looked like coming from EU. This must have been the craziest backscatter. I mean, backscatter is the way we usually work other Caribbean stations on high bands, but this one was a W3. There was like a wall over the Atlantic bouncing back the signals. Amazing. "I made a simple video with the recording. It can be seen at http://youtu.be/Tyyn2eFBA-0 "Besides that, propagation was spotty to EU. Sometimes it looked like it opened to Germany only. Missed a lot of usually easy EU countries. However, long path to ZL (very long shot) over South EU was there." If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at, k7ra@arrl.net. For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at, http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/. Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation. Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins. Sunspot numbers for May 29 through June 4 were 55, 56, 55, 68, 56, 61, and 70, with a mean of 60.1. 10.7 cm flux was 102.7, 101.6, 103.7, 103.3, 105.3, 107, and 105.4, with a mean of 104.1. Estimated planetary A indices were 7, 9, 4, 5, 5, 7, and 5, with a mean of 6. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 8, 8, 4, 5, 5, 5, and 6, with a mean of 5.9. NNNN /EX

ARLD023DXnews

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP020 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP20 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 20 ARLP020 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA May 16, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP020 ARLP020 Propagation de K7RA Nice numbers this week, with average daily sunspot numbers rising from 118.4 (during May 1 to 7) to 142.4 in the ... [continue]

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP019 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP19 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 19 ARLP019 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA May 9, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP019 ARLP019 Propagation de K7RA We saw an uptick in solar indices over the past reporting week (May 1-7) compared to the previous seven days, with... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1883May72014

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DXNLDXNL1879Apr92014

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ARLD014DXnews

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ARLD013DXnews

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