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Tuesday, 26th March 2019

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP42 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 42 ARLP042 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA October 17, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP042 ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity declined this week, with average daily sunspot numbers going from 98 last week to 55.1 in the ... [continue]

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD042 DX news ZCZC AE42 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 42 ARLD042 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 16, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD042 ARLD042 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST... [continue]

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DXNL 1906 - October 15, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" [www.darcdxhf.de)] Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxnl@d... [continue]

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP041 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP41 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 41 ARLP041 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA October 10, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP041 ARLP041 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers from October 2-8 dropped from 170.1 in the previous seven days to 98. Average d... [continue]

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD041 DX news ZCZC AE41 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 41 ARLD041 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 9, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD041 ARLD041 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST ... [continue]

Monday, 25th March 2019

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP42 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 42 ARLP042 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA October 17, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP042 ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity declined this week, with average daily sunspot numbers going from 98 last week to 55.1 in the ... [continue]

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD042 DX news ZCZC AE42 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 42 ARLD042 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 16, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD042 ARLD042 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1906Oct152014

DXNL 1906 - October 15, 2014 DX Newsletter *** 60 years DXNL *** 1954 - 2014 *** a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" [www.darcdxhf.de)] Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxnl@d... [continue]

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP041 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP41 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 41 ARLP041 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA October 10, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP041 ARLP041 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers from October 2-8 dropped from 170.1 in the previous seven days to 98. Average d... [continue]

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD041 DX news ZCZC AE41 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 41 ARLD041 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 9, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD041 ARLD041 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST ... [continue]

Saturday, 18th October 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP42 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 42 ARLP042 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA October 17, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP042 ARLP042 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity declined this week, with average daily sunspot numbers going from 98 last week to 55.1 in the week ending Wednesday, October 15. Average daily solar flux went from 131.9 to 117.4. Average planetary A index rose from 6.4 to 10.4. The most unsettled geomagnetic day was Tuesday, October 14, when the planetary A index was 18, and the planetary K index reached 5 for 9 hours overnight. In Alaska, the college A index reached 21, but this was because the same 9 hour period of activity all occurred by the end of the day (in UTC), while the planetary K index reached 5 for six hours at the end of the day on Tuesday and 3 hours at the beginning of the day on Wednesday. The latest prediction for solar flux is 150 and 160 on October 17 and 18, 170 on October 19 to 23, 140 on October 24 and 25, 135 and 130 on October 26 and 27, 125 on October 28 and 29, 120 on October 30 and 31, 125 on November 1 and 2, 120 on November 3 and 4, 115 on November 5 and 6, and 110 on November 7 to 9. The November 7 to 9 value is a low for the near term, which then rises to a high of 140 on November 18 to 21 before declining again. Predicted planetary A index is 8 on October 17 to 20, 15 on October 21 to 24, 10 on October 25 to 28, 8 on October 29, 5 on October 30 to November 3, then 8 and 10 on November 4 and 5, 8 again on November 6 and 7, 5 on November 8 and 9, and 8 on November 10 to 12. What follows are many days with unsettled geomagnetic conditions, with the greatest being an Ap (planetary A index) of 20 on November 17. OK1HH offers his insight on geomagnetic activity over the next 3 to 4 weeks, and he thinks that it will be quiet on October 17 and 18, mostly quiet on October 19, quiet to active October 20 and 21, mostly quiet October 22 and 23, quiet to unsettled October 24, quiet October 25, active to disturbed October 26, quiet to active October 27, mostly quiet October 28, quiet to unsettled October 29, quiet on October 30 to November 1, mostly quiet November 2, quiet to unsettled November 3, quiet to active November 4, quiet to unsettled November 5, mostly quiet November 6 and 7, quiet again on November 8 and 9, quiet to unsettled November 10, quiet to active November 11, and finally active to disturbed conditions on November 12. OK1HH expects increased solar wind on October 19 and 20. NW7US has some great stuff on TEC (Total Electron Content) on one of his Facebook pages at https://www.facebook.com/spacewx.hfradio . Lee Gordy, W4KUT of Cartersville, Georgia wrote: "My friend KC4YCM, and I recently observed WWV on 25 MHz (04OCT2014, around 12 noon EDT). May not be a big deal to many, but I hadn't heard WWV on 25 MHz in a very long time. It was S7-9 on a 'scotch S-meter' (Icom IC 781). I've been watching the ongoing cycle, and looking for peaks... ol' sol is truly unpredictable. BTW, my friend and I sent sig reports to WWV. A quote from TI3/W7RI in Costa Rica in your last report: 'Conditions on 10 meters have been much better, and the band has been producing good results during the morning hours, particularly to Europe, and W6 and W7 later in the day. 20 meters here is back to being open around the clock, and even 10 will open as soon as the sun hits the ionosphere in the morning.' And that's been my observation. I hope WWV 25 MHz remains on... I use it as a real-time propagation tool (as well as a freq/time standard). Even though I'm a 'layman' when it comes to propagation, I'm fascinated by all the up-and-down stuff that's been going on since your reports began." Thanks. Yes, the 25 MHz WWV signal has been off the air since 1977, but recently back on, provisionally. This article mentioned it: http://www.arrl.org/news/wwv-s-25-mhz-signal-back-on-the-air Scott Bidstrup, TI3/W7RI wrote: "Don't know if you have seen this, but some interesting new discoveries offer some new insight on how the sunspot cycle works. No real prediction, though, on how the next one will be: http://qrznow.com/researchers-discover-new-clues-determining-solar-cycle/ Propagation here in the single-digit latitudes has been lackluster lately, with the sunspot number, solar flux and 304a indexes both pretty much in the tank. Even though the 304a index has shown some improvement in the last two days, the far-side image from the remaining functional STEREO spacecraft indicates that there isn't much activity that is about to rotate into view, so I'm not sanguine that it will improve by much or last very long. The unimpressive solar activity has had its effect on propagation - ten meters has still been open daily, but never wide open. We'll see maybe half a dozen signals at any given moment, mostly eastern and central Europe, little activity into the States. One thing I have noticed is that when I am seeing a lot of Stateside signals on 10 meters in the morning, we're likely to have a TEP opening in the afternoon into South America - 6m aficionados might find 10m worth watching in the morning for South America TEP later in the day. The 10m through 20m bands have been rather poor, with 20m itself closing up shop mid-day and not reopening until about two in the afternoon, and pretty much gone a couple of hours after sunset. The noise floor during the 20m mid-day fadeout has been rising occasionally a bit too - something we often see here at solar minimums. Not a good sign. Even six meters has been affected by all this - our recent spate of TEP openings into South America has continued, but with fewer and much reduced signal levels. The one surprising aspect is that they've been beginning much earlier in the day - often before noon. And they have been beginning with a bang - all of a sudden, like someone just flipped a switch, really strong signal levels that last a minute or two and then settle down to scattered, weak signals in and out for the rest of the afternoon. One morning, I was startled when CO8DM broke my squelch, very loud, and by the time I got to the radio, he'd faded down to almost nothing, and was in and out very weakly for an hour - never did manage to work him. Just a few weak signals from Argentina and Brazil the rest of the day, and that's been the pattern for most of the last two weeks. The South Pacific and Atlantic has been in occasionally; I worked FK8CP and TI5/N5BEK heard a ZD7 yesterday break his squelch during a football game, came running into the shack and snagged it for a new one - just before it was gone. But little else - just the scattered, relatively weak PYs and LUs otherwise - and beacons. Lots and lots of beacons. Regards and 73 from rainy Costa Rica, Scott Bidstrup TI3/W7RI" For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service 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 October 9 through 15 were 65, 54, 38, 28, 41, 70, and 90, with a mean of 55.1. 10.7 cm flux was 119, 121, 112, 111, 113, 120, and 126, with a mean of 117.4. Estimated planetary A indices were 14, 8, 10, 5, 7, 18, and 11, with a mean of 10.4. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 10, 7, 8, 2, 5, 12, and 8, with a mean of 7.4. NNNN /EX

Friday, 17th October 2014

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD042 DX news ZCZC AE42 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 42 ARLD042 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 16, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD042 ARLD042 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by 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. Jon, K7CO and a group of operators will be QRV as 4W/K7CO from October 19 to 31. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest. QSL via operators' instructions. MADAGASCAR, 5R. Antonio, IZ8CCW, Gabriele, I2VGW and other Mediterraneo DX-CLUB team members will be QRV as 5R8M from Nosy Be Island, IOTA AF-057, from October 20 to November 4. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also be active as 5R8C in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest. QSL via IK2VUC. WEST MALAYSIA, 9M2. Look for 9M4SJF to be QRV from Muar during the Jamboree On The Air event. QSL via 9M2DA. In addition, look for 9M4SJW to be QRV from Taman Setiawangsa. QSL via 9W2FOR. OMAN, A4. Jamboree On The Air station A43JOTA will be QRV on October 17, 18 and 19. QSL via A47OS. PORTUGAL, CT. Jamboree On The Air station CR5MEA will be QRV on October 18 and 19. QSL via bureau. TAJIKISTAN, EY. Nodir, EY8MM has been active on 30 meters using CW around 0030z. QSL via K1BV. MARQUESAS ISLANDS, FO. Operators Jared, N7SMI, Grant, KZ1W, Keith, VE7KW and Don, VE7DS will be QRV as TX7G from Nuku Hiva Island, IOTA OC-027, from October 18 to 26. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest. QSL via N7SMI. REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Special event station DT17AGI is active until October 20 to mark the 17th Asian Games of Incheon. QSL direct via HL1IWD. JAPAN, JA. Members of the Ome Amateur Radio Club are QRV as 8J150ZYG until December 31 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the town Ome. QSL via bureau. MINAMI TORISHIMA, JD1. Take, JG8NQJ is QRV as JG8NQJ/JD1 until mid December in his spare time while working at the weather station here. Activity is on the HF bands using CW. QSL direct via JA8CJY. AMERICAN SAMOA, KH8. Masa, JH3PRR will be QRV as KH8B from Tutuila Island, IOTA OC-045, from October 21 to 27. Activity will be on the HF bands. This includes being active in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest. QSL direct to home call. AUSTRIA, OE. Ingo, OE2IKN will be QRV as OE2XWL/2 in the Jamboree On The Air from a school in St. Gilgen. QSL via bureau. BRAZIL, PY. Special event station ZV14LABRE is QRV until October 31 during the first national amateur radio conference in Guararema. QSL via PY2AA. CHRISTMAS ISLAND, VK9X. A group of operators will be QRV as VK9XSP from October 18 to 31. Activity will be with two or three stations active simultaneously on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. This may include being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest. QSL via SP6EQZ. INDIA, VU. Sarath, VU3RSB is QRV with special event call sign AT2HFI until November 10 during the Hamfest India. Activity is mainly on 40 and 20 meters. QSL direct via VU3RSB. In addition, look for AU2NSL to be QRV from Kochi during the Jamboree On The Air event. QSL via VU2NSL. ALBANIA, ZA. Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE plan to be QRV as ZA/home calls from Elbasan from October 18 to 27. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. They also plan to activate Elbasan Fortress. QSL to home calls. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/4 in Alabama, W1AW/8 in Michigan and W1AW/KH0 in the Mariana Islands are QRV until 2359z on October 21. In addition, W1AW/7 in Nevada and W1AW/8 in West Virginia will be QRV starting at 0000z on October 22. They will be active until 2359z on October 28. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Scouts Jamboree On The Air, Stew Perry Topband CW Challenge, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, MCG Autumn Sprint, JARTS World Wide RTTY Contest, 10-10 International Fall CW Contest, Microwave Fall Sprint, Iowa QSO Party, New York QSO Party, Worked All Germany Contest, W/VE Islands QSO Party, South Dakota QSO Party, Feld Hell Sprint, Asia-Pacific Fall CW Sprint, UBA ON 2-Meter Contest, and the Illinois QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The ARRL School Club Roundup runs from October 20 to 24. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest is scheduled for October 20. The SKCC CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for October 22. Please see October QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

Wednesday, 15th October 2014

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DXNL 1906 - October 15, 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: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO 4W, Timor-Leste: Jon, K7CO, and a team announce a dxpedition to Timor-Leste (OC-148, WLOTA 0019) from Oct. 19 until the end of the month. QRV as 4W/K7CO on 80-10m in CW and SSB, including the CQ WW DX SSB contest. QSL via ClubLog OQRS. http://www.nielsen.net/4w/ 5B, Cyprus: Hellmuth, DG1BH, spends his holiday on Cyprus between Oct. 19 and Nov. 9 and plans to get on the air as 5B/DG1BH, running a FT-817 on 20m in PSK and some SSB. QSL via h/c (d/B). A2, Botswana: Frosty, K5LBU, operates as A25CF from the 21st of October until November 3. QRV on 160-6m, QSL via K5LBU. CE, Chile: A group of Chilean amateurs operates the special event call CB1D until the end of the year to draw attention to the 30th anniversary of the scout group "Port of Iquique". QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via XQ1FM (d/B), LoTW. CP, Bolivia: Peter, DF7NX, returns once more to Bolivia and operates as CP8MW from Riberalta until the 22nd. QRV on HF in CW, QSL via DF7NX (d/B). CT, Portugal: The special event station CR5MEA will participate in the JOTA weekend (Oct. 18/19). QSL via bureau. FO, Marquesas Islands: Operators Jared/N7SMI, Grant/KZ1W, Keith/VE7KW, and Don/VE7DS will activate Nuku Hiva Island (OC-027, DIFO FO-023, WLOTA 2030, WW Loc. BI91we) as TX7G between the 18th and 26th. QRV from a beach location on 80-10m in CW, SSB (also during the CQ WW contest), and RTTY. QSL via N7SMI, ClubLog OQRS. http://tx7g.com/ G, England: George/GM8YUI, Kai/MM1AUF, Eunice/MM3UVL, David/GM1SRX, and Stephanie/MM3YGE operate as GB0GDS during the JOTA weekend at the Greenock District Scout HQ (WAB NS-27). QSL via bureau, eQSL. HK, Colombia: Lothar, DK8RLF, who is currently in Columbia, working as HK3JCL (see DXNL 1903), has suffered a breakdown of his amplifier and is not as active right now as he planned because he still has problems to find a replacement 811 tube. His stay lasts until November 26. HL, Republic of Korea: DT17AGI is currently active until Oct. 20 to mark the 17th Asian Games of Incheon. QSL via HL1IWD (d), LoTW. J7, Dominica: Bogdan/SP2FUD, Janusz/SP9FIH, and Kazik/SP6AXW will get on the air from Dominica Island (NA-101, WW Loc. FK95ho) as J79F, J79L, and J79X between the 18th and 26th. QRV on HF with a focus on the CQ WW contest, during which they plan to run two single band stations on 40m and another on an additional band. QSL J79L and J7)X via SP9FIH, J79F via SP2FUD. http://j7.dxpeditions.org/ JA, Japan: The Ome Amateur Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of the town Ome until December 13 with the call 8J150ZYG. QSL automatically via bureau. JD1, Minami Torishima: Take, JG8NQJ, is currently working at the wx station on Minami Torishima (OC-073, WW Loc. QL64xg, JCC 10007). QRV solely in CW during is spare time from mid-October until mid-December as JG8NQJ/JD1. QSL via JA8CJY (d), JG8NQJ (B). KH8, America Samoa: Masa, JH3PRR, pays a visit to Tutuila Island (OC-045, WLOTA 4385) from Oct. 21 to 27. QRV as KH8B, also during the CQ WW contest. QSL via OQRS, ClubLog, LoTW, JH3PRR (d). LZ, Bulgaria: 2014 marks the 1000th year of death of Tsar Samuel, emperor of the Bulgarian Empire from 997 to 1014. Members of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) run the special event station LZ1000TS on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes to honour his memory. QSL via LZ1BJ (d/B). OE, Austria: Ingo, OE2IKN, participates in the JOTA weekend as OE2XWL/2 from a school in St. Gilgen (WW Loc. JN67qs). QSL via bureau. http://www.telescout.org/ ON, Belgium: OO4CLM (CLM = Canadian Liberation March) commemorates the liberation of Knocke on the 1st of Nov. 1944. QRV from Oct. 16 until Nov. 15. There is also an award available. QSL via ON3AIM (d/B). Members of the club station ON8ALT are honouring the memory of WW I victims with the call OP14T until the 1st of November. QSL via ON2NL, LoTW. PY, Brazil: ZV14LABRE remains on the air until the end of the month in the context of the first national amateur radio conference (CNR) in Guararema (Oct. 16-19). QSL via PY2AA (d/B). http://cnr.labre-sp.org.br/ SP, Poland: SN50MOA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the youth observatory in Nieplomice. QRV until Oct. 31. QSL via SP9MOA (B). http://www.moa.edu.pl/news.php VK9X, Christmas Islands: Operators Bogdan/SP2EBG, Gala/SP2GKS, Jan/SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Janusz/SP6IXF, and Roman/SP9FOW will put Christmas Island (OC-002, VKFF-098, WW Loc. OH29) on the air between Oct. 18 and 31. QRV as VK9XSP with two stations on HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY. They will also participate in the CQ WW contest with one setup. QSL via SP6IXF, ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, eQSL. http://www.vk9xsp.dxing.pl/ VU, India: Sarath, VU3RSB, operates the special event station AT2HFI around the Hamfest India until Nov. 10. QRV mainly on 40 and 20m. QSL via VU3RSB (d), LoTW. W, USA: W1AW will be active /4 from Alabama and /8 from Michigan during the upcoming week. http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/w1aw-portable-qsos.php ZA, Albania: Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE, plan an operation from Elbasan between the 18th and 27th, signing ZA/homecalls. QRV holiday-style on 40-10m in SSB. They also plan to activate Elbasan Fortress (WCA ZA-00004). QSL via h/c (d/B). Jamboree on the Air - JOTA: The scout event Jamboree on the Air will be held on Oct. 17 to 19 this year. http://www.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota WRTC 2018: The World Radio Team Championship (WRTC) sanctioning committee has decided to approve the application of a group from Germany to hold the next championship in Germany in 2018. This will be a joint effort by DARC, BCC, and RRDXA under the presidency of Christian Janssen, DL1MGB. Amateurs interested in helping the group to organise this event are asked to send a message to contact (at) wrtc2018.de. http://www.wrtc2018.de/de/ DXCC: E30FB has been approved for DXCC credit. Abbreviations in this DXNL: BCA Belgian Castles Award DIFO Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer GIA German Island Award HQ Headquarter IIA Italian Island Awards JCC Japan Century Cities JOTA Jamboree on the Air LoTW Logbook of the World OQRS Online QSL Request System WAB Worked All Britain WCA World Castles Award WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award WRTC World Radio Team Championship Upcoming Contests ================= 15.10. Whitestick-Day-Contest 18./19.10. JARTS WW RTTY Contest 18./19.10. WAG Contest 19.10. Asia-Pacific Sprint Contest IOTA Compiled by Friedrich, DL4BBH (iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== IOTA QRGs CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz AF-057; 5R, Madagascar's Coastal Islands West: Antonio/IZ8CCW, Gabriele/I2VGW, and a multi-national team of the Mediterraneo DX-CLUB activate Nosy Be Island (WLOTA 3042) between Oct. 20 and Nov. 4 as 5R8M. QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY, during the CQ WW contest as 5R8C. QSL via IK2VUC (d/B), LoTW. http://www.mdxc.org/5r8m/ AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Taka/JA8COE plans to get on the air from Shodo Island between the 16th and 19th as JA8COE/5. QRV on 80-10m in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via h/c (d/B), OQRS. EU-011; G/M, Isles of Scilly: John/M5JON, Pete/M0ILT, Ant/MW0JZE, Charles/M0OXO, and Rob MW0RLJ operate with the call MX0LDG from St. Mary's Island between the 15th and 22nd. QRV on HF in CW, SSB, and digital modes. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW, QSL via M0URX, bureau QSLs via OQRS. EU-031; I*8, Campania Region group: Michele/IZ8XLP operates from Ischia Island (IIA C-001) as IC8/IZ8XLP from the 18th to 24th. QRV solely in SSB on 40-10m. QSL via h/c (d/B), OQRS. http://www.bitebyte.biz/ic8iz8xlp EU-042; DL, Schleswig-Holstein State North West group: Volker/DL1WH plans to get on the air from Pellworm (GIA N-23) as DL1WH/p between the 18th and 28th. QRV on HF, mainly in CW. QSL via DL1WH (d/B).EU-115, EI, Ireland (Ireland/Northern Ireland): Oliver/ON4EI gets on the air from Ireland as EU8GQB for the 20th time. QRV between the 18th and 30th of October on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10m in SSB, during the CQ WW contest as EI1A. QSL via PA3249, LoTW. EU-146; PA, Zuid Holland / Zeeland Province group: Marc/PD7YY, Jan/PE1GNP und Marcel/PG8M activate Schouwen Duiveland (WLOTA 3089) from the 18th to the 25th as PH146EU. QRV on 40-10m, maybe also on 80m, in CW and mainly in SSB. QSL via PD7YY (d/B). SA-036; P4, Aruba: John/W2GD gets on the air once more as P40W from Aruba (WLOTA 0033). QRV between the 20th and 28th, including the contest, on HF in CW and SSB. QSL via N2MM (d), LoTW. SA-055; LU, Buenos Aires (Delta Del Parana) Prov group: Operators Juan/LU1EK, Walter/LU1XP, Eduardo/LU2HOD, Hector/LU3CM, Sergio/LU4CBC, Roberto/LU4QQ, Julio/LU5MT and Walter/ LU8QBF activate Martin Garcia Island (ARLHS ARG-045, WW Loc. GF05vt) as AY4E. QRV from Oct. 16 to 19 on 160m-70cm in CW, SSB, RTTY, and digital modes. QSL via LU4QQ (d/B). WWFF ==== SVFF-IOTA-RRC-DXpedition A large group of Russian and Greek amateurs plan to activate a number of SVFF references between the 17th and 24th with the calls SW44FF, SW3FFm SW(SW, SX25C, SX7OL, and SX7OD on 80-10m in CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK63: Oct. 17: SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF Oct. 18: SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF SVFF-037 "Kalamata's olive" as SW44FF Oct. 19: SVFF-033 "Argos & Midia" as SX25C SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF SVFF-036 "Sapientza Isl." (EU-158) as SW8SW SVFF-037 "Kalamata's olive" as SW44FF Oct. 20: SVFF-036 "Sapientza Isl." (EU-158) as SW8SW SVFF-037 "Kalamata's olive" as SW3FF SVFF-038 "Kiparissias Gulf" as SW44FF SVFF-033 "Argos & Midia" as SX25C Oct. 21: SVFF-023 "Kotihi-Strofilia" as SX25C/p Oct. 22: SVFF-035 "Xilokastro Forest" as SX7OD SVFF-032 "Helmos-Vouraekos" as SX7OL SVFF-023 "Kotihi-Strofilia" as SX25C/p Oct. 23: no WWFF activities Oct. 24: SVFF-023 "Kotihi-Strofilia" as SX25C/p QSL via "Soyuz Radiolyubiteley Rossii" ("SRR"), Tyumen Team, 48, Mehanizatorov, Tyumen 625017, Russia. http://peloponnese.dx-pedition.ru/ WCA === ON-00748 Castle Alden Biesen Susanne/ON2SL, Roger/ON4AHQ, Erwin/ ON5BWE, and Andre/ON4DTO activate Alden Biesen Castle (BCA LB-093) on Oct. 18 (from 08z on) as ON5BWE/p. QRV solely in SSB first on 80m, then 40m, and finally higher bands depending on condx. QSL via ON5BWE (B). Calendar ======== start - end DX DXNL - 30.11. 2Axxx 1868 11.10. - 18.10. 2SZ 1902/1905 13.10. - 17.10. 3B9/F4HAU 1905 - 31.12. 3W3B 1815 19.06. - 31.10. 3Z5KK.. 1890 - 07.2015 4U20B 1895 08.10. - 20.10. 4W/G3ZEM 1905 19.10. - 31.10. 4W/K7CO 1906* 13.10. - 09.11. 5B/DG1BH 1906* 20.10. - 04.11. 5R8M 1906* 25.10. - 26.10. 5R8C 1906* - 08.2017 5R8SV 1897 04.10. - 19.10. 5Z4/DJ4EL 1904 - 2014 5Z4/LA4GHA 1827 - 2014 5Z4EE 1807 - 2014 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 2014 7P8CC 1807/1820 01.10. - 21.10. 7Q7VW 1904 - 2014 7S400K 1866 - 2014 8J1AOBA 1870 18.07. - 02.2015 8J1ATUGI 1883 - 03.2015 8J1FC 1878 - 12.2014 8J1INUBO 1886 - 03.2015 8J1TGN 1878 20.04. - 31.01.2015 8J1ZC 1880 - 11.2014 8J2GAMA 1886 - 03.2015 8J2VE 1884 - 03.2015 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07. - 08.2015 8J4J 1848 07.05. - 03.2015 8J4HKR 1885 - 11.2014 8J6GNB 1890 - 03.2015 8J7INORI 1892 11.08. - 31.12. 8J7KOR 1896 01.09. - 03.11. 8J7KBN 1899 - 2014 8J7T 1865 01.04. - 31.10. 8J8JRCV 1881 - 03.2015 8J9ONO 1878 - 10.2014 8J9WSH 1892 13.09. - 13.12. 8J150ZYG 1906* 01.10. - 31.05.2015 8J160KSW 1904 - 10.2014 8N1AQ 1895 01.04. - 31.12. 8N1NRT 1878 01.04. - 31.12. 8N1S60A 1878 08.08. - 16.11. 8N4ARDF 1896 01.07. - 31.10. 8N5CLEAN 1890 01.10. - 31.10. 8R1A 1904 29.03. - 31.12. 9A90Z 1880 - 11.2014 9G5AC 1843 01.10. - 31.10. 9I50...... 1905 01.10. - 31.10. 9I50BO 1905 23.09. - 05.11. 9N7CJ 1902 - 10.2014 9V1RM 1751 21.10. - 03.11. A52CF 1906* - 2014 A91YA 1874 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 10.10. - 10.11. AT2HFI 1906* - 2014 AY1DZ 1872 16.10. - 19.10. AY4E 1906* 15.01. - 26.01.2015 C5X 1901 01.06. - 31.12. CB1D 1906* 11.10. - 18.10. CE0Y/DK5VP 1905 11.10. - 18.10. CE0Y/DL8LR 1905 12.09. - 15.11. CE2/CX1EK 1904 - 03.2015 CE9OJZ.. 1886 11.10. - 10.11. CK3Q 1905 30.09. - 22.10. CP8MW 1906* 18.10. - 19.10. CR5MEA 1906* - 2014 CW30A.. 1866 16.01. - 12.2014 D2SG 1867 - 01.2015 D8A 1871 - 12.2014 DA0EIM 1815 - 2014 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 2014 DF0DC 1865 29.09. - 24.10. DF8HS 1903 - 2014 DJ60DXMB 1865/68/77 - 12.2014 DK0HORREM 1888 - 2014 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 2014 DK40ECH 1868 - 2014 DL0HRS 1865 18.10. - 28.10. DL1WH/p 1906* - 2014 DL60JMZ 1865 - 04.2015 DM100CTK 1884 - 2014 DM200TSV 1868 01.05 - 30.04.15 DM20KIDS 1884 31.05. - 31.12. DM50GRH 1888 - 11.2014 DM50PCK 1860 - 2014 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 02.2015 DP0GVN 1864 - 2014 DQ25GRENZE 1865 - 05.2015 DQ60WAE 1887 - 2014 DQ8T 1873 - 2014 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 2014 DR20RAFG 1901 01.07. - 30.06.2015 DR125HLK 1893 - 2014 DR175LDE 1866 - 2014 DR800BI 1873 12.02. - 31.12. DS4DRE/4 1872 19.09. - 20.10. DT17AGI 1906* 13.10. - 09.11. E51NOU 1905 08.07. - 31.12. E7100GP 1893 - 31.12. E72NATO 1892 - 31.12. E750EBL 1875 01.10. - 15.10. EG2MH 1905 01.10. - 15.10. EG5VMV 1905 04.10. - 15.10. EG5VOR 1905 25.10. - 26.10. EI1A 1906* 18.10. - 30.10. EI8GQB 1906* - 2014 EI14LCC 1866 - 2014 EI30T 1866 - 31.12. EI1100WD 1897 - 2014 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12. EM50LWY 1899 - 31.12. EO90WF.. 1866 - 2014 EO90WF 1866 30.09. - 30.10. FR/DJ7RJ 1903 18.10. - 24.10. FR/F4HAU 1905 - 10.2015 FW5JJ 1852 25.01. - 30.11. GAxxx 1868 18.10. - 19.10. GB0GDS 1906* 20.09. - 18.10. GB2NZ 1902 01.10. - 31.10. GB2ROC 1904 01.09. - 30.11. GB70BTF 1901 01.10. - 31.10. GB80COB 1905 01.10. - 31.10. GX4BJC/a 1904 01.10. - 31.10. GX4BJC/p 1904 - 2014 HB14SAF 1873 - 2014 HB40VC 1868 - 12.2014 HF685DM 1893 29.04. - 31.12. HF80PLOCK 1883 05.04. - 31.12. HG100ATOM 1880 - 31.12. HG140JLO 1879 - 12.2014 HH2/PY3SB 1892 25.09. - 26.11. HK3JCL 1903/1906* - 2017 HL2/F4AAR 1837 - 12.2014 HS50RAST 1893 - 11.2014 IA/IZ3SUS 1888 18.10. - 24.10. IC8/IZ8XLP 1906* - 11.2014 IG9/S50O 1905 01.10. - 31.10. II0FR 1905 01.10. - 31.12. II4CDN 1904 - 05.2015 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 16.10. - 19.10. JA8COE/5 1906* 01.03. - 30.12. IY1GMS 1881 01.10. - 31.10. JU50VOM 1905 21.10. - 27.10. KH8B 1906* - 2016/17 KH9/KJ6GHN 1885 18.10. - 26.10. J79F 1906* 18.10. - 26.10. J79L 1906* 18.10. - 26.10. J79X 1906* - 2014 LIxxx 1865 - 2014 LJxxx 1865 - 2014 LM1814 1865 - 2014 LM2T75Y 1870 - 03.2015 LU1ZD 1888 - 2014 LY10NATO 1875 - 2014 LZ60KSP 1875 01.09. - 31.12. LZ1000TS 1906* 01.10. - 31.10. LZ1375IKA 1904 15.10. - 22.10. MX0LDG 1906* 01.10. - 31.10. MX1SWL/a 1904 01.10. - 31.10. MX1SWL/p 1904 27.06. - 26.10. N5T 1890/94 18.10. - 19.10. OE2XWL/2 1906* 25.01. - 30.11. OF60A 1888 - 31.12. OM44LTE 1872 18.10. ON5BWE/p 1906* 16.10. - 15.11. OO4CLM 1906* 01.10. - 01.11. OP14T 1906* 01.10. - 31.10. OP14Z 1903 26.09. - 26.10. OP37AEF 1905 - 08.2015 OX5M 1843 - 08.2015 OX5T 1843 04.10. - 17.10. OZ/DH3UN 1904 - 2014 P29NO 1814 20.10. - 28.10. P40W 1906* 01.10. - 28.10. PA35UNIFIL 1905 - 2014 PA35WO 1867 - 02.2015 PG200KMAR 1875 - 2014 PH65PH 1869 18.10. - 25.10. PH146EU 1906* - 31.12. PI30DIG 1880 29.09. - 02.11. PJ6/G4IUF 1903 21.09. - 15.10. PJ7PL 1902 28.07. - 22.10. R14CWC.. 1894 - 2014 R80xx.. 1870 01.10. - 31.10. R2014F 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FB 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FD 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FE 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FH 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FI 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FJ 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FK 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FP 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FS 1905 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FZ 1905 - 26.11. RI59ANT 1874 - 01.02.2015 RI1ANT 1860/1862 - 2014 S567O 1868 04.10. - 18.10. S79KB 1904 - 2014 SC15DXR 1868 - 2014 SC2014ECC.. 1866 - 31.12. SN30RVG.. 1880 01.10. - 31.10. SN50MOA 1906* 10.03. - 10.12. SN100LP 1882/95 - 30.11. SN150SZ 1879 17.10. - 24.10. SW44FF 1906* 17.10. - 24.10. SW3FF 1906* 17.10. - 24.10. SW8SW 1906* 17.10. - 24.10. SX7OD 1906* 17.10. - 24.10. SX7OL 1906* 06.10. - 19.10. SX7RUT 1905 17.10. - 24.10. SX25C 1906* 02.10. - 15.10. T30D 1904 - 2014 TC10SWAT 1871 - 2017 TJ3SN 1896 - 07.2015 TJ3TS 1877 03.10. - 17.03.15 TK/G4BKI 1904 - 10.2014 TK4QL 1882 - 12.2014 TM02REF.. 1877 - 2014 TM400M 1865 27.05. - 18.10. TM68VA 1885 06.09. - 19.10. TM77AR 1901 28.06. - 12.11. TM80GW 1890 18.09. TR8CA 1902 18.10. - 26.10. TX7G 1906* 15.09. - 15.10. UE16CT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16HQ 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16IR 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16LT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MM 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MP 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SA 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SF 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SR 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16ST 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16WR 1901 26.09. - 12.11. V47JA 1903 01.09. - 28.10. VC3P 1899 12.10. - 17.10. VK3VTH/2 1905 13.10. - 29.10. VK9DLX 1905 25.10. - 26.10. VK9LM 1905 18.10. - 31.10. VK9XSP 1906* - 12.2015 VR2UU 1898 02.10. - 17.11. VY0/VE3VID 1905 15.10. - 21.10. W1AW/4 1906* 15.10. - 21.10. W1AW/8 1906* 08.10. - 21.10. W1AW/KH0 1905 12.10. - 15.10. W4/SP5APW 1905 - 2014 W100AW 1865 28.06. - 28.12. WW1USA 1895 - 23.11. XV2G 1897 03.10. - 15.10. YJ0X 1904 - 11.2014 YL2014C.. 1873/74 - 2014 YP1989TM 1866 - 2014 YP25xx 1866 - 12.2014 YS1/NP3J 1875 - 2014 YT0PUPIN 1866 01.03. - 31.12. YU100CER.. 1875 - 2014 YW80RCV 1871 18.10. - 27.10. ZA/F4DTO 1906* 18.10. - 27.10. ZA/F4GFE 1906* - 10.2014 ZD9G 1857 - 10.2014 ZD9M 1873 - 03.2016 ZF2DX 1878 - 19.01.2015 ZF35xxx 1873 08.10. - 29.10. ZK3E 1905 08.10. - 29.10. ZK3Q 1905 11.10. - 18.10. ZL4AA 1902 - 10.2014 ZM90DX 1851/1871 03.10. - 31.10. ZV14LABRE 1906* * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 2SZ via M0OXO (O) 3B9/F4HAU via F4HAU (d/B) 3W3B via E21EIC (L) 3Z50AYP via SP7DQR 4W/G3ZEM via M0URX (O) 4W/K7CO (C), (O) 4W/PE7T via PE7T (d/B), (L) 4W6DD via JA2VWG (d) 4W6LU via JA7LU (d) 5B/DG1BH via DG1BH (d/B) 5H9AC via IN3ECI (d), (e) 5Q0ARN via DL0ARN (B) 5Q2J via OZ0J (B), (L) 5Q7Y via DL8AW (d/B), (O) 5R8C via IK2VUC (d/B), (L) 5R8M via IK2VUC (d/B), (L) 5R8SV via G3SWH, (L) 5W1SA via JA1DXA (d), (L) 5Z4/DJ4EL via DJ4EL (d/B), (L) 7Q7VW via DK2WV (d/B) 7Z1OO via (d), HZ7C (B) 8J7KOR (B) 8N1AQ (B) 8N4ARDF (B) 8Q7SN via UA3QNS (d/B), (L), (C) 8R1A via W1CDC (d/B) 9I50BO via G3TEV (d) 9J2BO via G3TEV (d) (*) 9M2/HS1FVL via HS1FVL (B), (e) 9M2/HS7BHK via HS7BHK (B), (L) 9N7CJ via F3CJ (d/B) A52CF via K5LBU A52O via OH2YY (d/B) A61BM via A61BK (*) (d), (L), (e) A61E via IZ8CLM (d/B) A91WPD via IZ8CLM (d/B) A92HK (d) AH0CO via JA0JHQ (d/B) AT2HFI via VU3RSB (d), (L) AY4E via LU4QQ (d/B) BD7LMD via (d), BA4EG (B), (L) BG6CJR via BA4EG (B), (L), (e) BH4BUI via BA4EG (B), (L), (e) CB1D via XQ1FM (d/B), (L) CE0Y/DK5VP via DK5VP (d/B) CE0Y/DL8LR via DL8LR (d/B) CE3/DK5VP via DK5VP (d/B) CE3/DL8LR via DL8LR (d/B) CE2/CX1EK QRZ.COM CK3Q via VE3RHE (d/B), (L) CP8MW via DF7NX (d/B) DF8HS (d/B), (e) DL1WH/p via DL1WH (d/B) DM200TSV via DL4WK (B) DP0GVN via DL5EBE (d/B) DP90RKS via DF6HF (d/B) DQ0HARZ via DF7AA (d/B) DQ60WAE via DF1QR (d/B) DR50RRDXA via DJ6QT (B) DS4EOI/2 via DS4EOI (d/B) DT17AGI via HL1IWD (d), (L) E51NOU via N7OU (d/B), (L) EA9/F6CTF via F6CTF (d) EF5TW via EB5HRX EG2MH via EA2RKW (d/B) EG3RGC via EA3ACA (d/B) EG5VMV via EA5URA EG5VOR via EA5RKB EH2RGC via EA2AK (B) EI1A via PA3249 (d/B), (L) EI8GQB via PA3249 (d/B), (L) EI1100WD via EI2HZB (d/B) FG4NO via F4AVX (d/B), (L) FR/DJ7RJ via DJ7RJ (d/B), (L) FR/F4HAU via F4HAU (d/B) GA8VL via GM4FDM (d/B), (L) GB0GDS (B), (e) GB1RR (e), (C) GB2NZ via M0OXO (O) GB3HQ (B) GB80COB (B) GP0STH via G4DIY (d), (L) GW0WBS via G0DZA GX4BJC/a via G6XOU (d/B), (e) GX4BJC/p via G6XOU (d/B), (e) GX4HRC via G3SVK, (e) HB40VC via HB9DKZ (d/B) HF2014VB via SP5PPK (d/B), (C) HG5FIRAC via HA5BSW (L), (e) HK3JCL via DK8LRF (d/B) IC8/IZ8XLP via IZ8XLP (d/B), (O) IG9/S50O via S50O (d/B), (O), (L) II0FR (d/B) II0THOR via IZ0FVD (B), (L), (e) II4CDN via IZ4FUE (d/B) IY1GMS via IK1SPR JA8COE/5 via JA8COE (d/B), (L) J79F via SP2FUD J79L via SP9FIH, (O) J79X via SP9FIH, (O) JG8NQJ/JD1 via JG8NQJ (B), JA8CJY (d) JT1CD (d), (L) JU50VOM via JT1BV (d), (L), (e) JW5X via LA5X (d/B) K6M via N7LE (B) KH8B via JH3PRR (d), (L), (C), (O) LG5LG via LA7TIA (d/B) LI1B via LA1B (d/B), (L) LI2IZ via LA2IZ (L), (e) LI3C via LA9DFA (B), (L) LI5TFA via LA5TFA LI7VK via LA7VK (d/B) LI8OK via LA9K (d/B) LM1814 via LA2G (B), (L) LN1B via LA8PDA (d/B), (L) LZ1000TS via LZ1BJ (d/B) LZ1375IKA via LZ1KCP (d/B) M2G via M0OXO (B), (L), MX0LDG via M0URX (O), (L) MX1SWL/a via G6XOU (d/B), (e) MX1SWL/p via G6XOU (d/B), (e) N2F via WX2S (L), (e) NH0J via JJ2VLY (d) NL8F via K8NA OE/PA3FYG/p via PA3FYG (B), (L), (e) OE30EMS via OE3XMS (B) OE3GOD (d) OG1M via OH1VR (d) OG90AA via OH8AA (d(B) OH0AM via OH2BH (B), (L), (e) OH0V via OH6LI (d), (L) OH0Z via W0MM (d/B), (O), (L) OH1F via OH1AF (d), (L) OH8L via OH8LQ (d), (L) ON5BWE/p via ON5BWE (d/B) OO4CLM via ON3AIM (d/B) OP14B via ON5UB (B) OP14HC (B) OP14T via ON2NL (d/B), (L) OP14Z via ON4GI (d/B) OP37AEF via ON4OB (d/B), (e) OQ5M via ON5ZO (L), (e) OU4ZZ/p via DL4ZZ (B), (e) OX3YY via OZ7YY (d/B), (L) OX5T via OZ0J (d/B) OZ/DH3UN via DH3UN (d/B) P4/W6HGF via W6HGF (O) P40JR via N5JR (B), (L) P40JW via NT5V (B), (L) P40W via N2MM (d), (L) PA35UNIFIL via PC9C (d/B) PA1914WAR via PA5V (d/B) PD2OOR (B), (e) PH146EU via PD7YY (d/B) PJ6/G4IUF via G4IUF (d/B) PJ7/MM0NDX via MM0NDX PJ7PL via WA1ZAM (d) PQ2SI via PY1AA (d/B), (e) R14CWC (e) R44QKO via RU3KO (d/B) R2014F via R7DW R2014FB via RV6ACC R2014FD via RX6ALF R2014FE via R6CG R2014FH via UA6CHC R2014FI via R6DAG R2014FJ via R6DA R2014FK via RA6C R2014FP via RW6AU R2014FS via RA6AR R2014FZ via RK6AX S79KB via DL2SBY (d/B) SE4E via SM4DQE (L), (e) SG6T via SM6WET (B) SI9AM via SM3TIR SJ2W via SM2LIY (d), (L) SK3W via SM5DJZ (B), (L) SN0RX via SP8RX (B) SN50MOA via SP9MOA (B) SN100LP via SP3PGR (B) SN100PKK via SP9KDU (B) SN1944PW via SP5ZIP (B) SP55DXC via SP7DQR (B), (O), (L) SV9/DL1SAP via DL1SAP (B) SX7RUT via SV7DMD (d), (e) T30D via DL4SVA (d/B), (O), (L) T88MZ via JH0CKF, (e), (L) TF4X via G3SWH TI2ERS via TI0RC (B), (e) TJ3SN via IZ1BZV (d), (L) TK/F1UJS via F1UJS (B), (L) TK/G4BKI via VP9KF (d) TM42FM via F4FCE (d/B) TM100BD via F4KIW (B) TR8CA via F6CBC TX7G via N7SMI (d/B), (O), (C) UK8GRM via RW6HS (d) V47JA via W5JON (d), (L) V6O via JH3QFL VC3P via VE3JO VE9DX (L) VK3VTH/2 via VK3VTH (d/B), (L), (e) VK9DJ via DJ2HD (d/B) VK9XSP via SP6IXF (C), (O), (L), (e) VY0/VE3VID via VE3VID (d/B) W1AW/KH0 via W1AW (d/B), (L) W4/SP5APW via SP5APW (d/B) XP3A via PA3249 (d), (e), (L) XQ1UIC via EA7FTR (d) XV2G QRZ.COM YJ0GA via ZL3GA (B), (L) YJ0UO via G4BUO (d), (L), (e) YJ0X via ZL3PAH (d/B), (O), (L) YL/OK1MU via OK1MU YW5D via DM4TI (d/B), (O) ZA/F4DTO via F4DTO (d/B) ZA/F4GFE via F4GFE (d/B) ZB2CW (d/B) ZV14LABRE via PY2AA (B), (L), (e) ZK3E via SP7DQR (d/B), (O) ZK3Q via SP7DQR (d/B), (O) (d) direct (B) bureau OK (L) LoTW (O) OQRS (C) ClubLog (e) eQSL (*) new manager QSLs received... * direct: EX9T (EX8MLE), HK0/UA4WHX, PY0/UA4WHX, PY5ARP (SA-047), PZ5VB (UA4WHX), VK5CE/8 (OC-173), YC9WIC. * LoTW: EA8/IK1PMR, EM20RRC/A, PJ5/OL8R, TO7A. 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Friday, 10th October 2014

ARLP041PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP041 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP41 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 41 ARLP041 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA October 10, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP041 ARLP041 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers from October 2-8 dropped from 170.1 in the previous seven days to 98. Average daily solar flux also declined, from 168.9 to 131.9. Predicted solar flux for the near term is 120 and 115 on October 10-11, 110 on October 12-14, then 115 and 125 on October 15-16, 145 on October 17-18, 140 on October 19, 135 on October 20-21, and 140 on October 22-25. The next day solar flux begins a decline to a low of 110 on November 7-9, and rises again to 145 on November 12-14. The prediction for the planetary A index posits a more active geomagnetic future, at least for the near term. Predicted planetary A index is 5 on October 10, 8 on October 11-12, 5 on October 13-16, then 8, 5, 8, 10 and 20 on October 17-21, 15 on October 22-24, 10 on October 25-28, 8 on October 29, 5 on October 30, and 8 on October 31 through November 3. F.K. Janda, OK1HH predicts mostly quiet conditions on October 10, quiet on October 11, mostly quiet October 12, quiet to active October 13, mostly quiet October 14, quiet to active October 15, quiet to unsettled October 16, quiet October 17-19, mostly quiet October 20, active to disturbed October 21-22, quiet to active October 23-24, quiet to unsettled October 25-27, and mostly quiet October 28-29. The GOES 15 X-Ray Background Flux, which is a better measure than 10.7 cm solar flux in terms of effects on the ionosphere was at the C level from September 25 through October 3. You can see the data in this table: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/DSD.txt Looking at the data for all of last year shows that a string of consecutive days at the C level was uncommon in 2013: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/indices/old_indices/2013_DSD.txt Data for the first quarter of 2014 shows a long string of days with C level readings, from January 27 through February 14: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/indices/old_indices/2014Q1_DSD.txt Recent data at 5 minute intervals is shown here: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5mBL.html Note the data of interest to us is shown in the upper red graph, and on the left vertical axis you can see the strength of the radiation as detected on the GOES-15 satellite, and on the right the corresponding letter designation for the flux values in the table. Today I can see that early on October 9 the radiation was in the C range, but according to data in the previously mentioned table, the average level for the whole day was B5.4. How does this affect HF radio propagation? Consistently higher levels cause denser ionization in the ionosphere, and greater density corresponds to higher MUF (Maximum Usable Frequency) values. Higher MUF means higher frequencies are available for practical long distance communications. MUF is meaningful for particular paths between two points. So we cannot say "the MUF was 31.2 MHz today" as a general statement, but it might be that the MUF at a particular time between your location and another location of choice was 31.2 MHz, in which case the 10 meter band would be open over that path. You can take a look at how predicted MUF varies by location, season and time-of-day by using a propagation prediction program. W6ELprop is available for free from http://k9la.us/ . Click on Tutorials to find the downloadable file and instructions. This is a Windows program that works with the now retired Windows 98, Windows Xp and Vista, but I can use it in Windows 7 by running Windows Xp Mode in the Windows Virtual PC. I assume the same is true for Windows 8. It seems that between August and September there was a slight upward change in smoothed sunspot numbers, and you can see it by comparing the tables on page 16 of the August forecast and page 17 in the September table: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly/pdf/prf2036.pdf http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/weekly/pdf/prf2040.pdf Smoothed sunspot numbers are averaged over a whole year, so earlier numbers within the past year are more meaningful because they use more real data than future predicted values. So for example in the August table, you can see peak smoothed sunspot numbers of 80, 82, 81 and 80 for March through June. The September table is updated with an additional month of real sunspot data, and it now shows the peak values at 81, 83, 82 and 81 over the same four months. Scott Bidstrup, TI3/W7RI in Costa Rica sent the following on October 2, but somehow I missed this for last week's bulletin. He has a fascinating observation regarding ionization from lightning strikes as a brief reflector of HF radio signals: "Here in the single-digit latitudes, band conditions have been much improved of late. The increased 304a index tells the story - up 30 points from what it has been, and that's being seen in the activity on the bands. The 20m PSK window is back to being wall-to-wall, and once again with mostly west and central Europeans in the morning and the west coast U.S. and Japan in the evenings. I typically have been seeing 3 Europeans for every Stateside on the PSK window. "Conditions on 10 meters have been much better, and the band has been producing good results during the morning hours, particularly to Europe, and W6 and W7 later in the day. 20 meters here is back to being open around the clock, and even 10 will open as soon as the Sun hits the ionosphere in the morning. But the 304a trend is flattening out, and may be headed back down. Sadly. "But I haven't been on the HF bands much lately anyway. Our Autumn 6 meter transequatorial season has finally gotten underway. It was like the propagation gods just flipped a switch (two weeks late), and 6 meters went from zero one day to wide open the next and it's been open daily since. Within two days, I'd worked nearly every country in South America. Only a couple of openings into the States, however - lots of TEP from the States into South America, but going straight over my head. Here on the ground, nothing Stateside, just the usual suspects in South America. We're still waiting for openings into the South Pacific, though. That hasn't happened yet - FK8CP has been heard here only weakly and rarely so far. "One odd thing I have noticed in all this is that when we are having a lot of lightening in the region, and there's the usual TEP opening over my head, but I'm hearing nothing here on the ground, I'll occasionally get short bursts of strong signals right after a distant lightning strike. They'll last for a second or two. I am wondering if this is signals being bent back to earth by the ionization in the sprites above the lightning strikes." Very interesting observation, Scott. It makes sense to me. 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 October 2 through 8 were 105, 128, 125, 106, 86, 75, and 61, with a mean of 98. 10.7 cm flux was 149, 137, 128, 128, 130, 125, and 126, with a mean of 131.9. Estimated planetary A indices were 8, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, and 9, with a mean of 6.4. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 13, 3, 5, 5, 6, 5, and 6, with a mean of 6.1. NNNN /EX

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD041 DX news ZCZC AE41 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 41 ARLD041 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 9, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD041 ARLD041 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by 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. KENYA, 5Z. Markus, DJ4EL is QRV as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island, IOTA AF-040, until October 19. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call. MALDIVES, 8Q. Valery, UA3QNS is QRV as 8Q7SN from Horubadhoo, Baa Atoll, IOTA AS-013, until October 16. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using mostly SSB and possibly CW. QSL via operator's instructions. ZAMBIA, 9J. Zambian amateurs are currently using the prefix 9I50 to commemorate the country's independence 50 years ago. In addition, Brian, 9J2BO is QRV as 9I50BO. QSL via operator's instructions. TONGA, A3. Lee, VK3GK is QRV as A35RT from Eua Island, IOTA OC-049, until October 13 while working with the Rotary International Humanitarian project. Activity is in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. This includes being an entry in the Oceania DX contest. QSL to home call. EASTER ISLANDS, CE0. Joachim, DK5VP and Frank, DL8LR will be QRV as CE0Y/home calls from Isla de Pascua, IOTA SA-001, from October 11 to 18. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home calls. CAPE VERDE, D4. Ralf, DK8FA is QRV as D44TUJ from Boa Vista, IOTA AF-086, until October 15. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call. PHILIPPINES, DU. Michael, W6QT is QRV as DU3/W6QT from Luzon Island, IOTA OC-042, until March 2015. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters. QSL to home call. AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. Robert, N7QT and Melanie, AB1UH are QRV as TX5Z from Raivavae, IOTA OC-114, until October 13. QSL via N7QT. ENGLAND, G. Special event station 2SZ will be QRV from October 11 to 18 from Mill Hill School to commemorate the first QSO between England and New Zealand 90 years ago. QSL via M0OXO. OGASAWARA, JD1. Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be QRV as JD1BOW from Chichijima, IOTA AS-031, from October 11 to 13. This includes an entry in the Oceania DX contest. QSL to home call MONGOLIA, JT. Special event station JU50VOM is QRV during October to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voice of Mongolia radio station. QSL via JT1BV. BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OP37AEF is QRV until October 26 to commemorate the battle at the river Escaut during the end of World War I. QSL via ON4OB. NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PA35UNIFIL is QRV until October 28 to commemorate the Netherlands' peacekeeping force sent to Lebanon 35 years ago. Activity is on 80 meters to 70 cm using CW, SSB, FM and PSK. QSL via PC9C. MICRONESIA, V6. Kay, JH3AZC, Hiro, JR3GWZ and Takio, JH3QFL are QRV as V63AZ, V63GW and V60O, respectively, from the Senyavin Islands, IOTA OC-010, until October 14. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Kay, JH3AZC will also be active as V60EME on 2 meter EME. QSL to home calls. LORD HOWE ISLAND, VK9L. Mathias, DJ2HD is QRV as VK9DJ until October 12. In addition, he and a group of operators will be QRV as VK9DLX from October 13 to 29. They will be active as VK9LM in the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB DX contest. QSL via operators' instructions. TOKELAU ISLANDS, ZK3. Marcin, SP5ES and Jacek, SP5EAQ are QRV as ZK3E and ZK3Q, respectively, until October 29. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL both calls via SP7DQR. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/4 in Virginia and W1AW/0 in Missouri are QRV until 2359z on October 14. In addition, W1AW/4 in Alabama and W1AW/8 in Michigan will be QRV starting at 0000z on October 15. They will be active until 2359z on October 21. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The 10-10 International 10-10 Day Sprint, NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder, NCCC Sprint, ARRL EME Contest, Makrothen RTTY Contest, Oceania DX CW Contest, Scandinavian Activity SSB Contest, QRP ARCI Fall CW QSO Party, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Arizona QSO Party, EU Autumn CW Sprint, Pennsylvania QSO Party, FISTS Fall CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club 160-Meter PSK31 Great Pumpkin Sprint, North American RTTY Sprint and the UBA ON CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The NAQCC Straight Key/Bug CW Sprint and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for October 15. Please see October QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

Thursday, 9th October 2014

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DXNL 1905 - October 8, 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: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO 4W, Timor-Leste: Bob, G3ZEM (5B4AGN), gets on the air as 4W/G3ZEM from the 8th to the 20th from Timor Leste (OC-148, WLOTA 0019). QRV on 160-10m in CW from a seaside QTH. QSL via M0URX (OQRS). 9J, Zambia: Zambian amateurs are currently using the prefix 9I50 to mark the country's independence 50 years ago. Brian, 9J2BO, is currently active as 9I50BO. His QSL manager Mike, G3TEV, informs that he will no longer process cards for 9J2BO and 9I50BO via bureau; from now on he will only accept direct QSLs. CE0, Easter Islands: Joachim, DK5VP and Frank, DL8LR, will activate the Isla de Pascua (SA-001, DICE ICE-001, WLOTA 0319, CEFF-027, WW Loc. DG25gv) holiday-style from the 11th to the 18th signing CE0Y/homecalls. QRV on 40-6m, QSL via h/c. http://rapanuice0y.jimdo.com/ Prior to travelling to the island both operators were active as CE3/homecalls from the radio club in Santiago (CE3AA). QSL via h/c. D4, Cape Verde: Ralf, DK8FA, is currently active until the 15th as D44TUJ from Boa Vista (AF-086, WW Loc. HK86nc). QSL via DK8FA (d/B). E5, South Cook Islands: Bill, N7OU, will be back on Rarotonga (OC-013) between Oct. 13 and Nov. 9. QRV as E51NOU on 160-10m in CW. As this is a business trip his time for getting on the air will be limited. QSL via N7OU (d/B), LoTW. EA, Spain: The special event stations EG5VMV and EG5VOR operate in the context of the 12th Volvo Ocean Race, which was started on Oct. 4 in Alicante. QRV until Oct. 15, QSL EG5VMV via EA5URA, EG5VOR via EA5RKB. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html EG2MH calls attention to the 100 year history of the machine tools industry in Elgoibar. QRV until Oct. 15, QSL via EA2RKW (d/B). G, England: 2SZ commemorates the first QSO between England and New Zealand 90 years ago. QRV from Mill Hill School (north of London) between the 11th and 18th. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS). http://gb2nz.com/ Members of the Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society (FRARS) celebrate the 80th anniversary of Flight Refuelling Ltd with the call GB80COB. QRV during October. QSL via bureau. http://www.frars.org.uk/cgi-bin/render.pl?sessionid=&pageid=0 I, Italy: Members of the ARI section Frosinone (IQ0FN) celebrate their club's 40th anniversary on the air with the call II0FR. QRV until the end of the month on HF. QSL via bureau or direct. http://www.arifrosinone.it/ Miran, S50O, will be active on HF as IG9/S50O until the end of November from Lampedusa Island (AF-109, WW Loc. JM65hm). He is part of the contest team IO9Y, which will take part in the CQ WW DX SSB and CW contests. QSL via S50O (d/B), OQRS, LoTW. JD1, Ogasawara: Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will put Chichijima (AS-031) on the air as JD1BOW between the 11th and 13th. During the first two days he concentrates on a local contest and on Oct. 13 is focus will be on 10 and 12m. QSL via JA0JHQ (d/B). http://pandasan.jimdo.com/ JT, Mongolia: JU50VOM marks the 50th anniversary of Voice of Mongolia. QSL via JT1BV (d), LoTW, eQSL. http://vom.mn/ ON, Belgium: OP37AEF commemorates the battle at the river Escaut during the end of WW I until October 26. QSL via ON4OB (d/B), eQSL. P4, Aruba: Joel, N5JR and Jim, NT5V, plan to operate as P40JR and P40JW from Oct. 7 to 14 from Aruba (SA-036). QRV on 160-6m in SSB, CW, and RTTY, with a focus on WARC bands, 80 and 160m. QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW. PA, Netherlands: PA35UNIFIL calls attention the Netherlands' peacekeeping force sent to Lebanon 35 years ago. QRV until Oct. 28 on 80m-70cm in CW, SSB, PSK, and FM. QSL via PC9C (d/B). SV, Greece: SX7RUT, run by SV7DMD, operates in the context of the 5th Rodopi Ultra Trail until Oct. 19. QSL via SV7DMD (d), eQSL. UA, European Russia: The radio club Dolphin and the radio group Sochi issue special awards for the first Formula 1 race in Russia. The following calls count towards them: R2014F (via R7DW), R2014FB (via RV6ACC), R2014FD (via RX6ALF), R2014FE (via R6CG), R2014FH (via UA6CHC), R2014FI (via R6DAG), R2014FJ (via R6DA), R2014FK (via RA6C), R2014FP (via RW6AU), R2014FS (via RA6AR), and R2014FZ (via RK6AX). http://f1sochi.hamlog.ru/ http://dolphins49.jimdo.com/formula-1/ V6, Micronesia: Kay/JH3AZC (V63AZ), Hiro/JR3GWZ (V63GW), and Takio/JH3QFL (V60O) will put Senyavin Islands (OC-010, WW Loc. QJ96bn) on the air from the 10th to the 14th. QRV on 80-6m in SSB, CW, and RTTY. Kay will also work 2m EME signing V60EME, celebrating his 60th birthday and his EME activities. QSL via homecalls. VE, Canada: CK3Q marks the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences 150 years ago. QRV Oct 11 until Nov 10. QSL via VE3RHE (d/B), LotW. VK9L, Lord Howe Island: Mathias, DJ2HD, will be the advance party for a large expedition and get on the air as VK9DJ from Lord Howe Island (OC-004, VKFF-295) between the 10th and 12th. QSL via DJ2HD (d/B). He will then be joined by the rest of the team on Oct 13 for a full blown expedition of a 16 persons team (now also including Michael, DL6MHW). QRV as VK9DLX until Oct 29; during the CQ WW SSB contest as VK9LM, the call honours the memory of DJ5CQ (SK 1995), who previously used it several times between 1980 and 1990. QSL via OQRS. http://www.lordhowe2014.org/index.php http://www.lagunaria-dx-group.org/index.php W, USA: W1AW will be active /0 from Missouri (MO) and /4 from Virginia (VA) during the upcoming week. http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/w1aw-portable-qsos.php ZK3, Tokelau Islands: Marcin, SP5ES and Jacek, SP5EAQ, plan a ca 3-week expedition to Tokelau (OC-048, ZLFF-020). QRV from Oct. 8 on as ZK3E and ZK3Q on 80-10m in CW and SSB. QSL for both calls via SP7DQR (d/B), OQRS. http://zk3.sp5drh.com/ Preview: ======== VK0, Macquarie Island: Rod/VK6MH begins a 6-month stint on Macquarie Island (AN-005, WW Loc. QD96lm) at the end of October and hopes to get on the air as VK0MH. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW as often as possible. QSL via N3SL. CE9/KC4, Antarctica: Felix, DL5XL, returns to the base Neumayer III (AN-016, WAP DEU-08, DLFF-022, WW Loc. IB59uh) between December and the end of February 2015. QRV as DP1POL, mainly in CW with some SSB and RTTY. QSL via DL1ZBO, LoTW. QSL Manager EA5GL: Pedro, EA5GL (pedro.ea5gl@gmail.com) offers his services to procure financial support to anyone planning a DX activity. Postage in Australia: The Australian Post has raised its fees on Oct. 6. Postage for a "small letter" (up to 50g) now amounts to 1.85 AUD to ZL, 1.95 to Asia/Pacific, and 2.75 AUD to the rest of the world. http://auspost.com.au/ Abbreviations in this DXNL: =========================== COTA Castles on the Air DICE Diploma Islas de Chile DIFO Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer GIOTA Greek Islands On The Air LoTW Logbook of the World OQRS Online QSL Request System USi United States Islands Awards WAP Worldwide Antarctic Program WCA World Castles Award WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award Upcoming Contests ================= 11.10. Makrothen Contest 11./12.10. Oceania DX Contest (CW) 11./12.10. QRP-ARCI QSO Party 11.10. FISTS Sprint Contest 12.10. North American Sprint Contest 12.10. ON Contest 80m 13.10. European Sprint Contest IOTA Compiled by Friedrich, DL4BBH (iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== IOTA QRGs CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz AF-016; FR, Reunion Island: Diego, F4HAU, is going to activate Reunion Island (DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, FFF-011) from the 9th to the 12th and the 18th to 24th as FR/F4HAU. QTB holiday-style on 40-10m in SSB. QSL via F4HAU (d/B). AF-017; 3B9, Rodrigues Island: From the 13th to 17th Diego operates from Rodrigues Island (WLOTA 4265, 3BFF-004) as 3B9/F4HAU. QSL via F4HAU (d/B). EU-049; SV, North Aegean Islands: Barrie/G1JYB, Stephany/G1LAT, and Frank/G8BME are currently on the air (HF) from Samos Island (GIOTA SAS06, WW Loc. KM37jk) with the call SZ8S. QSL via G1LAT (d), M0SCG (B). NA-052; W4, Florida State South West (Collier/ Monroe County) group: Jacek, SP5APW, announces a mini-IOTA-expedition to Marco Island (USi FL025S) for Oct. 12 to 15. QRV as W4/SP5APW in SSB. On October 10 he will be active for 1 day from Dry Tortugas (NA-079, USi FL013S) as W4/SP5APW/p. QSL via SP5APW (d/B). NA-168; W5, Louisiana State South East (Lafourche to Plaquemines Parish) group: Members of the Red Stick DX Association operate from Grand Isle (USi LA-003S) between Oct 10 and 12 as W5GIX. QRV in CW and SSB. QSL via W5GIX (d). NA-174; VY0, Nunavut group: David, VE3VID, recently returned to Igloolik Island and will operate as VY0/VE3VID during his spare time. QRV only on 20m in RTTY, Hell, and SSB. QSL via VE3VID (d/B). http://ve3vid.webs.com/ NA-247; PJ7, Guana Key of Pelikan: Dom/ 3Z9DX, Jeremy/EI5GM, Dave/EI9FBB, Frans/J69DS, and Col/MM0NDX will activate the new IOTA group NA-247 for the first time as PJ7KP. QRV Oct 6 to 10 (depending on wx and sea conditions). QRV on 40-10m in CW and SSB. The team asks everyone to be content with one QSO to give all interested amateurs the chance to work the new group. QSL via 3Z9DX (d/B). http://pj7pk.net/ OC-076; YB8, Sula Islands: Imam/YB4IR and Din/YB8RW operate as YB4IR/8 and YB8RW/p from Sula Island between the 5th and the 9th. QRV on 40-10m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL YB4IR/8 via YB4IR (d/B), YB8RW/p via YB9RU (d). OC-086; KH0, Northern Mariana Islands: W1AW/KH0 participates in the ARRL Centennial celebrations between Oct. 8 and 21 on HF and 6m from Tinian Island (WLOTA 3108, USI NI-003S). QSL via W1AW (d/B), LoTW. SA-086; CE2, Coquimbo / Valparaiso Region group: A large team will activate Damas Island (WLOTA 0029) between Oct. 8 to 12 with the call XR2T. Operators are Nicolas/XQ1KZ, Dercel/CE3KHZ, and Danilo/XQ4CW for CW, Domingo/ CE1DY, Julio/CE3OP, Chris/ CE3TAM, Pablo/CE1UMY, Juan/CE3RBJ, and Marco/CE1TBN for SSB & RTTY. They promise to pay particular attention to weak and QRP stations. QSL via CE3OP (d/B), LoTW after about 1 year. http://www.xr2t.cl/ IOTA Progress: RSGB plans to delegate the further development of the IOTA programme to an interational team. Its main task is to lead IOTA into the future, for example through developing a system of managing electronic confirmations. Interested amateurs are asked to contact Roger, G3KMA. http://rsgb.org/main/blog/uncategorized/2014/09/24/rsgb-iota-programme/ WWFF ==== VKFF Mini Expedition (VKFF-263, VKFF-370, VKFF-470, VKFF-554) Tony/VK3VTH activates a number of VKFF references in the Australian outback according to the following schedule: * Oct. 12: VKFF-554, Yanga National Park * Oct. 13: VKFF-370, Mungo National Park * Oct. 14: VKFF-263, Kinchega National Park * Oct. 15 - 17: VKFF-470, Sturt National Park. QRV mainly on 7144 and 14244 +/- QRM. Changing weather conditions in the outback may make changes to his plans necessary. QSL via VK3VTH (d/B), eQSL, LoTW. WCA === Schloss Dhaun - DL-00735 Members of the DARC club Kirn (DOK K19) plan to activate castle Dhaun (WCA DL-0075, COTA-DL RPB-056, DLFF-114) as DL0KJ/p on Oct 11. QRV on 40, 20, and 15m in SSB. QSL via bureau. Stalac Fortress - YU-00022 Dragan, YT2KID, operates as YT2KID/p from Stalac Fortress (WCA YU-00022) on Oct 12. QRV on 40 (7.151), 20 (14.251) und 17m (18.130) in SSB. QSL via YT2KID (d/B). Calendar ======== start - end DX DXNL - 30.11. 2Axxx 1868 11.10. - 18.10. 2SZ 1902/1905* 13.10. - 17.10. 3B9/F4HAU 1905* 04.10. - 09.10. 3D2YA 1904 - 31.12. 3W3B 1815 19.06. - 31.10. 3Z5KK.. 1890 - 07.2015 4U20B 1895 08.10. - 20.10. 4W/G3ZEM 1905* 28.09. - 10.10. 5H1MD 1903 - 08.2017 5R8SV 1897 04.10. - 19.10. 5Z4/DJ4EL 1904 - 2014 5Z4/LA4GHA 1827 - 2014 5Z4EE 1807 - 2014 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 2014 7P8CC 1807/1820 01.10. - 21.10. 7Q7VW 1904 - 2014 7S400K 1866 - 2014 8J1AOBA 1870 18.07. - 02.2015 8J1ATUGI 1883 - 03.2015 8J1FC 1878 - 12.2014 8J1INUBO 1886 - 03.2015 8J1TGN 1878 20.04. - 31.01.2015 8J1ZC 1880 - 11.2014 8J2GAMA 1886 - 03.2015 8J2VE 1884 - 03.2015 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07. - 08.2015 8J4J 1848 07.05. - 03.2015 8J4HKR 1885 - 11.2014 8J6GNB 1890 - 03.2015 8J7INORI 1892 11.08. - 31.12. 8J7KOR 1896 01.09. - 03.11. 8J7KBN 1899 - 2014 8J7T 1865 01.04. - 31.10. 8J8JRCV 1881 - 03.2015 8J9ONO 1878 - 10.2014 8J9WSH 1892 01.10. - 31.05.2015 8J160KSW 1904 - 10.2014 8N1AQ 1895 01.04. - 31.12. 8N1NRT 1878 01.04. - 31.12. 8N1S60A 1878 08.08. - 16.11. 8N4ARDF 1896 01.07. - 31.10. 8N5CLEAN 1890 01.10. - 31.10. 8R1A 1904 29.03. - 31.12. 9A90Z 1880 - 11.2014 9G5AC 1843 01.10. - 31.10. 9I50...... 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. 9I50BO 1905* 23.09. - 05.11. 9N7CJ 1902 - 11.10. 9X0VA 1900 - 10.2014 9V1RM 1751 03.10. - 13.10. A35RT 1904 - 2014 A91YA 1874 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 - 2014 AY1DZ 1872 15.01. - 26.01.2015 C5X 1901 04.10. - 08.10. C6AAS 1904 30.09. - 10.10. C6AYS 1903 28.09. - 14.10. C21GC 1903 11.10. - 18.10. CE0Y/DK5VP 1905* 11.10. - 18.10. CE0Y/DL8LR 1905* 12.09. - 15.11. CE2/CX1EK 1904 - 03.2015 CE9OJZ.. 1886 11.10. - 10.11. CK3Q 1905* - 2014 CW30A.. 1866 16.01. - 12.2014 D2SG 1867 05.09. - 10.10. D44KS 1900 - 01.2015 D8A 1871 - 12.2014 DA0EIM 1815 - 2014 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 2014 DF0DC 1865 29.09. - 24.10. DF8HS 1903 - 2014 DJ60DXMB 1865/68/77 - 12.2014 DK0HORREM 1888 - 2014 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 2014 DK40ECH 1868 - 2014 DL0HRS 1865 11.10. DL0KJ/p 1905* - 2014 DL60JMZ 1865 - 04.2015 DM100CTK 1884 - 2014 DM200TSV 1868 01.05 - 30.04.15 DM20KIDS 1884 31.05. - 31.12. DM50GRH 1888 - 11.2014 DM50PCK 1860 - 2014 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 02.2015 DP0GVN 1864 - 2014 DQ25GRENZE 1865 - 05.2015 DQ60WAE 1887 - 2014 DQ8T 1873 - 2014 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 2014 DR20RAFG 1901 01.07. - 30.06.2015 DR125HLK 1893 - 2014 DR175LDE 1866 - 2014 DR800BI 1873 12.02. - 31.12. DS4DRE/4 1872 25.09. - 01.10. DX8DX 1903 13.10. - 09.11. E51NOU 1905* 08.07. - 31.12. E7100GP 1893 - 31.12. E72NATO 1892 - 31.12. E750EBL 1875 05.10. - 14.10. EA7/DH6DAO 1904 01.10. - 15.10. EG2MH 1905* 01.10. - 15.10. EG5VMV 1905* 04.10. - 15.10. EG5VOR 1905* - 2014 EI14LCC 1866 - 2014 EI30T 1866 - 31.12. EI1100WD 1897 - 2014 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12. EM50LWY 1899 - 31.12. EO90WF.. 1866 - 2014 EO90WF 1866 11.09. - 08.10. FO/DF1YP 1901 30.09. - 08.10. FR/DJ2CW 1903 30.09. - 30.10. FR/DJ7RJ 1903 09.10. - 12.10. FR/F4HAU 1905* 18.10. - 24.10. FR/F4HAU 1905* - 10.2015 FW5JJ 1852 25.01. - 30.11. GAxxx 1868 20.09. - 18.10. GB2NZ 1902 01.10. - 31.10. GB2ROC 1904 01.09. - 30.11. GB70BTF 1901 01.10. - 31.10. GB80COB 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. GX4BJC/a 1904 01.10. - 31.10. GX4BJC/p 1904 - 2014 HB14SAF 1873 - 2014 HB40VC 1868 - 12.2014 HF685DM 1893 29.04. - 31.12. HF80PLOCK 1883 05.04. - 31.12. HG100ATOM 1880 - 31.12. HG140JLO 1879 - 12.2014 HH2/PY3SB 1892 25.09. - 22.11. HK3JCL 1903 - 2017 HL2/F4AAR 1837 - 12.2014 HS50RAST 1893 - 11.2014 IA/IZ3SUS 1888 - 11.2014 IG9/S50O 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. II0FR 1905* 01.10. - 31.12. II4CDN 1904 - 05.2015 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 01.03. - 30.12. IY1GMS 1881 11.10. - 13.10. JD1BOW 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. JU50VOM 1905* 27.09. - 10.10. KH6/VA3QSL 1903 - 2016/17 KH9/KJ6GHN 1885 - 2014 LIxxx 1865 - 2014 LJxxx 1865 - 2014 LM1814 1865 - 2014 LM2T75Y 1870 - 03.2015 LU1ZD 1888 - 2014 LY10NATO 1875 - 2014 LZ60KSP 1875 01.10. - 31.10. LZ1375IKA 1904 01.10. - 31.10. MX1SWL/a 1904 01.10. - 31.10. MX1SWL/p 1904 27.06. - 26.10. N5T 1890/94 25.01. - 30.11. OF60A 1888 - 14.10. OH8R 1869 - 31.12. OM44LTE 1872 01.10. - 31.10. OP14Z 1903 26.09. - 26.10. OP37AEF 1905* - 08.2015 OX5M 1843 - 08.2015 OX5T 1843 04.10. - 17.10. OZ/DH3UN 1904 07.10. - 14.10. P40JR 1905* 07.10. - 14.10. P40JW 1905* 03.10. - 12.10. PA/DO1BEN 1904 03.10. - 12.10. PA/DO1IQ 1904 - 2014 P29NO 1814 01.10. - 28.10. PA35UNIFIL 1905* - 2014 PA35WO 1867 - 02.2015 PG200KMAR 1875 - 2014 PH65PH 1869 - 31.12. PI30DIG 1880 29.09. - 02.11. PJ6/G4IUF 1903 06.10. - 10.10. PJ7PK 1905* 21.09. - 15.10. PJ7PL 1902 28.07. - 22.10. R14CWC.. 1894 - 2014 R80xx.. 1870 01.10. - 31.10. R2014F 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FB 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FD 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FE 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FH 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FI 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FJ 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FK 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FP 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FS 1905* 01.10. - 31.10. R2014FZ 1905* - 26.11. RI59ANT 1874 - 01.02.2015 RI1ANT 1860/1862 - 2014 S567O 1868 04.10. - 18.10. S79KB 1904 - 2014 SC15DXR 1868 - 2014 SC2014ECC.. 1866 - 31.12. SN30RVG.. 1880 10.03. - 10.12. SN100LP 1882/95 - 30.11. SN150SZ 1879 26.09. - 09.10. SV5/DL3DRN 1904 01.10. - 10.10. SW9AG 1904 06.10. - 19.10. SX7RUT 1905* 29.09. - 14.10. SZ8S 1905* 02.10. - 15.10. T30D 1904 - 2014 TC10SWAT 1871 - 2017 TJ3SN 1896 - 07.2015 TJ3TS 1877 03.10. - 17.03.15 TK/G4BKI 1904 - 10.2014 TK4QL 1882 - 12.2014 TM02REF.. 1877 - 2014 TM400M 1865 27.05. - 18.10. TM68VA 1885 06.09. - 19.10. TM77AR 1901 28.06. - 12.11. TM80GW 1890 18.09. TR8CA 1902 03.10. - 13.10. TX5Z 1904 15.09. - 15.10. UE16CT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16HQ 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16IR 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16LT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MM 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MP 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SA 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SF 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SR 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16ST 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16WR 1901 26.09. - 12.11. V47JA 1903 10.10. - 14.10. V60EME 1905* 10.10. - 14.10. V60O 1905* 10.10. - 14.10. V63AZ 1905* 10.10. - 14.10. V63GW 1905* 01.09. - 28.10. VC3P 1899 12.10. - 17.10. VK3VTH/2 1905* 10.10. - 12.10. VK9DJ 1905* 13.10. - 29.10. VK9DLX 1905* 25.10. - 26.10. VK9LM 1905* 01.10. - 09.10. VP5/G3SWH 1904 - 12.2015 VR2UU 1898 02.10. - 17.11. VY0/VE3VID 1905* 08.10. - 14.10. W1AW/0 1905* 08.10. - 14.10. W1AW/4 1905* 08.10. - 21.10. W1AW/KH0 1905* 12.10. - 15.10. W4/SP5APW 1905* 10.10. W4/SP5APW/p 1905* 10.10. - 12.10. W5GIX 1905* - 2014 W100AW 1865 28.06. - 28.12. WW1USA 1895 08.10. - 12.10. XR2T 1905* - 23.11. XV2G 1897 05.10. - 09.10. YB4IR/8 1905* 05.10. - 09.10. YB8RW/p 1905* 03.10. - 15.10. YJ0X 1904 - 11.2014 YL2014C.. 1873/74 - 2014 YP1989TM 1866 - 2014 YP25xx 1866 - 12.2014 YS1/NP3J 1875 - 2014 YT0PUPIN 1866 12.10. YT2KID/p 1905* 01.03. - 31.12. YU100CER.. 1875 - 2014 YW80RCV 1871 - 10.2014 ZD9G 1857 - 10.2014 ZD9M 1873 - 03.2016 ZF2DX 1878 - 19.01.2015 ZF35xxx 1873 08.10. - 29.10. ZK3E 1905* 08.10. - 29.10. ZK3Q 1905* 11.10. - 18.10. ZL4AA 1902 - 10.2014 ZM90DX 1851/1871 * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 2SZ via M0OXO (O) 3B9/F4HAU via F4HAU (d/B) 3B8FA via NI5DX (d) 3D2YA via JA1NLX (d/B), (O) 3W3B via E21EIC (L) 3Z50AYP via SP7DQR 4W/G3ZEM via M0URX (O) 4W/PE7T via PE7T (d/B), (L) 4W6DD via JA2VWG (d) 4W6LU via JA7LU (d) 5H1MD via IZ1MHY (d/B), (L), (e) 5H9AC via IN3ECI (d), (e) 5N54EAM via IK2IQD (B), (L), (e) 5Q2J via OZ0J (B), (L) 5Q7Y via DL8AW (d/B), (O) 5R8SV via G3SWH, (L) 5W0AG via SP7DQR (d/B), (O) 5Z4/DJ4EL via DJ4EL (d/B), (L) 5Z4/DL3SFK via DL3SFK (B) 5Z4/DL5NAH via DL5NAH (B) 7Q7VW via DK2WV (d/B) 8J1RL via (B), JG2MLI (d) 8J7KOR (B) 8N1AQ (B) 8N4ARDF (B) 8R1A via W1CDC (d/B) 9A/DL5MCK/p via DL5MCK (d/B) 9I50BO via G3TEV (d) 9J2BO via G3TEV (d) (*) 9K2MY (d/B) 9M2PJU via K2AU (d), (L) 9N7CJ via F3CJ (d/B) 9X0VA via K7TRB C21GC via LZ1GC (d/B) A35RT via VE3GK (d/B) A41KJ via NI5DX (d) A52O via OH2YY (d/B) AH0CO via JA0JHQ (d/B) BG4DRL (L), (e) BH4UTT via BA4EG (B), (L) BU2AQ (d) C6AAS via PY2WAS (d/B) C6AYS via G3SWH (d/B), (C), (L) C7A via 4U1VIC CE0Y/DK5VP via DK5VP (d/B) CE0Y/DL8LR via DL8LR (d/B) CE3/DK5VP via DK5VP (d/B) CE3/DL8LR via DL8LR (d/B) CE2/CX1EK QRZ.COM CK3Q via VE3RHE (d/B), (L) CT7/DJ5YQ via DJ5YQ (B) CT7/DL9UBF via DL9UBF (B), (L), (e) D2EB via IZ3ETU (d), (L) D44KS via EB7DX (d) DF8HS (d/B), (e) DL0KJ/p (B) DM200TSV via DL4WK (B) DP0GVN via DL5EBE (d/B) DQ0HARZ via DF7AA (d/B) DQ60WAE via DF1QR (d/B) DR50RRDXA via DJ6QT (B) DS4AOW (d/B), (L), (e) DX8DX via M0OXO (O) E51NOU via N7OU (d/B), (L) EA7/DH6DAO via DH6DAO (d/B), (L) EA8/DF2RY via DF2RY (B) EA8/DL2MDU via DL2MDU (B) ED1DST via EA1DST (B) EG2MH via EA2RKW (d/B) EG5VMV via EA5URA EG5VOR via EA5RKB EH2RGC via EA2AK (B) EI1100WD via EI2HZB (d/B) FO/DF1YP via DF1YP (d/B) FR/DJ2CW via DJ2CW (d/B), (L) FR/DJ7RJ via DJ7RJ (d/B), (L) FR/F4HAU via F4HAU (d/B) GB2LO via MM5DWW (B), (L) GB2NZ via M0OXO (O) GB2WAA (d/B) GB80COB (B) GU0VPA (d) GX4BJC/a via G6XOU (d/B), (e) GX4BJC/p via G6XOU (d/B), (e) GX4HRC via G3SVK, (e) HB0/DL3TU/p via DL3TU (B), (L) HB0/DL4AAE via DL4AAE (B) HB40VC via HB9DKZ (d/B) HF2014VB via SP5PPK (d/B), (C) HG5FIRAC via HA5BSW (L), (e) HK3JCL via DK8LRF (d/B) HL5BLI (d/B), (L) HL17AGI (B) (QRZ.COM) HZ1BW (d/B) IE9/IQ8QX via IK8YFU (L), (e) IG9/S50O via S50O (d/B), (O), (L) II0FR (d/B) II4CDN via IZ4FUE (d/B) IQ8EB (B) IY1GMS via IK1SPR IZ8FFA/IT9 via IZ8FFA (B), (L), (e) JD1BOW via JA0JHQ (d/B) JD1BOX via F4HEC (d), (L), (e) JT1CS (d), (O), (L) JU50VOM via JT1BV (d), (L), (e) JY9ET via M0OXO (O) K0L via K0ESU KH6/VA3QSL via VA3QSL, (L) KH2L via W3HNK (d), (B) KP2AD (d) KP4RV via AI4U (d) L48DZV via LU7DZV (d), e LI1B via LA1B (d/B), (L) LI2IZ via LA2IZ (L), (e) LI5TFA via LA5TFA LI8OK via LA9K (d/B) LZ1375IKA via LZ1KCP (d/B) MJ0CFW via M0CFW MX1SWL/a via G6XOU (d/B), (e) MX1SWL/p via G6XOU (d/B), (e) NL8F via K8NA OE6XMF/mm via OE1GTU (d/B) OE30EMS via (B), OE3GOD (d) OG5N via OH1CQ (L), (e) OK2RJC via OK2RZ (B) OP14B via ON5UB (B) OP14HC (B) OP14Z via ON4GI (d/B) OP37AEF via ON4OB (d/B), (e) OQ5M via ON5ZO (L), (e) OX3YY via OZ7YY (d/B), (L) OX5T via OZ0J (d/B) OZ/DG5LAC via DG5LAC (B), (L), (e) OZ/DH3UN via DH3UN (d/B) P4/W6HGF via W6HGF (O) P40JR via N5JR (d/B), (L) P40JW via NT5V (d/B), (L) PA/DO1BEN via DO1BEN (d/B) PA/DO1IQ via DO1IQ (d/B) PA35UNIFIL via PC9C (d/B) PA1914WAR via PA5V (d/B) PD2OOR (B), (e) PJ6/G4IUF via G4IUF (d/B) PJ7PK via 3Z9DX (d/B) PJ7PL via WA1ZAM (d) PP5JD via PY3VB (B), (e) R14CWC (e) R44QKO via RU3KO (d/B) R2014F via R7DW R2014FB via RV6ACC R2014FD via RX6ALF R2014FE via R6CG R2014FH via UA6CHC R2014FI via R6DAG R2014FJ via R6DA R2014FK via RA6C R2014FP via RW6AU R2014FS via RA6AR R2014FZ via RK6AX S5/DF8AN/p via DF8AN (d/B) S79KB via DL2SBY (d/B) SN0RX via SP8RX (B) SN100LP via SP3PGR (B) SN100PKK via SP9KDU (B) SN1944PW via SP5ZIP (B) SP55DXC via SP7DQR (B), (O), (L) SV5/DL3DRN via DL3DRN (d/B) SV8/HB9AAI via HB9AAI (B) SV8/PA0PMD via PA0PMD (B), (e) SV8GKE via SV3DCX (B), (L) SX100TS via SV2HXV (B) SW9AG via DL9USA (d/B) SX7RUT via SV7DMD (d), (e) SZ8S via G1LAT (d), M0SCG (B) T30D via DL4SVA (d/B), (O), (L) TA5FA (d/B), (L), (e) TJ3SN via IZ1BZV (d), (L) TK/F1UJS via F1UJS (B), (L) TK/F2YT via F2YT (d/B) TK/G4BKI via VP9KF (d) TM1GM via F6AJM (B), (e) TM42FM via F4FCE (d/B) TR8CA via F6CBC TX5Z via NQ7T (d/B), (L), (e) V47JA via W5JON (d), (L) V60EME via JH3AZC (d/B) V60O via JH3QFL (d/B) V63AZ via JH3AZC (d/B) V63GW via JR3GWZ (d/B) V84O via V85TL (d) VC3P via VE3JO VE9ZY (d/B) VK3VTH/2 via VK3VTH (d/B), (L), (e) VK9DJ via DJ2HD (d/B) VO1MP (d) VP5/G3SWH via G3SWH (d/B), (L), (C) VP9/ND8L via ND8L (d), (L) VY0/VE3VID via VE3VID (d/B) VY2ZM via EA7HBC (B), (L) W1AW/KH0 via W1AW (d/B), (L) W4/SP5APW via SP5APW (d/B) W5GIX (d) XE1XR via EA5GL (d) XQ1UIC via EA7FTR (d) XR2T via CE3OP (d/B), (L) XV2G QRZ.COM YB4IR/8 via YB4IR (d/B), (O), (L) YB8RW/p via YB9RU (d) YB9/HA3JB via HA3JB (d) YJ0GA via ZL3GA (B), (L) YJ0UO via G4BUO (d), (L), (e) YJ0X via ZL3PAH (d/B), (O), (L) YL/OK1MU via OK1MU YT2KID/p via YT2KID (d/B) YW5D via DM4TI (d/B), (O) ZK3E via SP7DQR (d/B), (O) ZK3Q via SP7DQR (d/B), (O) ZL1T via ZL1ANH ZL1X via ZL2MF (B) ZL4AS (d/B), (O), (C) ZS4A via EB7DX (d) (d) direct (B) bureau OK (L) LoTW (O) OQRS (C) ClubLog (e) eQSL (*) new manager QSLs received... * direct: JA6TBE/4 (AS-041), N9BX/p (NA-052) * bureau: IC8AJU, OO6NB/p, R41C/p, R42J/p * LoTW: CE2MVF, CN8YZ, OA6Q, OD5ZZ, T6T, TC1ØSWAT, TY1AA, LU3XX, VK6LC, VK9NT, VU2MUD, WP4OFO, XW1IC, YB4IR/8, ZD9XF, ZP6DYA Thanks for contributing to this issue of the DXNL: N4AA & QRZ DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, DxCoffee, DX World, VA3RJ & ICPO Bulletin, KB8NW & OPDX-Bulletin, DF6EX (for WIN-QSL), DJ5AV, DJ9ZB, DK8JB, DL1BAH, DL1MGB, DL1SBF, DL1VDL, DL7MAE, DL8RB, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3TEV, JT1CD, M0RHS, NG3K & ADXO, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PT2ZXR, RSGB IOTA Web Site, S50U, W3UR & The Daily DX Free subscription DXMB / DXNL: ============================== PDF version in 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Friday, 3rd October 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP040 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP40 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 40 ARLP040 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA October 3, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP040 ARLP040 Propagation de K7RA We saw a rise in solar activity this week. Last Friday and Sunday, September 26 and 28, the daily sunspot number was 203 and 200 respectively. This level of activity was last seen on July 4 to 8, when sunspot numbers were 199, 213, 256, 197 and 209. Geomagnetic indicators were stable this week, but the latest 45 day forecast shows some active days ahead. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 80.9 to 170.1, and average daily solar flux rose from 128.3 to 168.9. This compares the current September 25 through October 1 reporting week with the earlier September 18 to 24 period. Significantly, the GOES-15 x-ray background flux has been between C1.0 and C1.3 every day since September 25. We haven't seen this many days in a row of x-ray values at that level since last January. You can see the x-ray values at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/DSD.txt . The latest forecast has solar flux at 145 on October 3, 140 on October 4 to 6, 135 on October 7 and 8, 130 on October 9, then 135, 140, 135, 130, 120, and 135 on October 10 to 15, then 150, 165, 170 and 165 on October 16 to 19, 160 on October 20 and 21, 165 on October 22 and 23, and 170 on October 24 to 26. Flux values are expected to rise to 180 on October 28 and 29, then fall below 120 after November 8. Predicted planetary A index is 8 on October 3 and 4, 5 on October 5, 8 on October 6 and 7, 5 on October 8 to 14, then 8, 15 and 8 on October 15 to 17, and 5, 8, 10 and 20 on October 18 to 21, 15 on October 22 to 24, and 10 on October 25 to 27. OK1HH has his own prediction for geomagnetic conditions, and he sees quiet to unsettled conditions on October 3 and 4, quiet on October 5, quiet to active October 6, quiet to unsettled October 7, quiet to active October 8, active to disturbed October 9, mostly quiet October 10, quiet again on October 11, mostly quiet October 12, quiet to active October 13, mostly quiet October 14, quiet to active October 15, quiet to unsettled October 16, quiet for October 17 to 19, mostly quiet October 20, active to disturbed again on October 21 and 22, quiet to active October 23 and 24, quiet to unsettled October 25 to 27 and mostly quiet again on October 28 and 29. September ended a few days ago, so let us look at the monthly averages. The average daily sunspot number for September 2014 was 127.4, not bad considering May through August monthly averages were 116.8, 107.8, 113.6, and 106.2. I will admit to some optimistic cherry-picking of data, as the averages for October 2013 through April 2014 were 127.2, 125.7, 118.3, 126, 174.6, 141.5 and 130.6. We track 3-month moving averages, intended to smooth out the data. Every month an old month of data is dropped off, and a new month is included. It is a simple arithmetic average in which the daily sunspot numbers for the last three months are totaled, then divided by the number of days. The average for July 1 through September 30 is 115.6, so this is the value centered on August 2014. The three month moving averages of daily sunspot numbers centered on August 2013 through August 2014 were 77.4, 91.2, 102.9, 123.7, 123.3, 138.5, 146.4, 148.2, 129.6, 118.4, 112.8, 109.2 and 115.6. Another interesting number is the yearly average of daily sunspot numbers, which is 4.7, 5.1, 25.5, 80.1, 82.3 and 97.1 for 2008 to 2013, and so far in 2014 is 126.8, far above the previous numbers, and the highest value since 2002, when it was 176.7. Ted Leaf, K6HI of Kailua Kona, Hawaii asked an interesting question. He wrote, "Which is worse, X flare or CME? Note, sometimes get hit by both." He provided a couple of references: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/coronalweather/CMEsFlares/index.html http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/the-difference-between-flares-and-cmes/ I passed this question on to Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA. Carl wrote: "Big flares can cause polar cap absorption events (PCAs) and radio blackouts on the sunlit side of the earth. PCAs (also called solar radiation storms by NASA) can adversely affect paths that go over the north and south poles (but not affect them necessarily the same) - like the West Coast to Europe path, and the Midwest to India and deep into Russia paths. Radio blackouts can increase D region absorption on a path in daylight, and they affect the lower bands the most. CMEs can cause aurora and depleted F2 region ionization at mid and high latitudes. NASA lumps these together as a geomagnetic storm. Aurora is usually associated with increased absorption at HF (but VHFers like it for aurora!). Depleted F2 region ionization means lower MUFs at mid and high latitudes. The effect of radio blackouts can last for several hours, and as mentioned above they affect the lower frequencies the most (since absorption is inversely proportional to the square of the frequency). The mitigation for radio blackouts is to go higher in frequency. The effect of PCAs can last for several days. The mitigation for them is to try the other way around. In other words, try long path across the other pole. The effect of CMEs can last for up to a week. The mitigation for lower MUFs at mid and high latitudes is to look for low latitude paths - for example, the southern US to VK/ZL. In my opinion, CMEs are the most detrimental due to decreased MUFs over large areas and the longest duration." After several years, we received another message from Aki Akai, JQ2UOZ, who uses extreme low power (never running more than one-half watt) and only simple antennas from an apartment balcony: "This is JQ2UOZ, Aki, of Nagoya, Japan. I enjoy QRPp DX using an output power of 500mW and a dipole antenna. You mentioned me in your following articles: http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLP010/2007 http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLP035/2008 http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLP048/2009 http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive/ARLP039/2011 I have linked my QRP QSO data to the gray line on a great circle chart, and published the resulting charts on my website at http://jq2uoz.blogspot.jp/ The charts represent low energy-loss propagation because almost all of the QSOs shown were made using a very low power level (500 milliwatts) and a dipole antenna. I do not know very well the exact relationship between the gray line and the radio propagation on higher HF bands, but I believe that the gray line is one of the important factors for low energy loss propagation even on higher HF bands." Be sure to check out the links to photos of the various simple antennas Aki has used over the years. He calls himself "One of the weakest DXers in the world." And finally, Douglas Moore sends a fascinating article from the New York Times about sprites above thunderclouds and the work of Thomas Ashcraft of New Mexico. Ashcraft has been featured in the past on Spaceweather.com. The article is linked from http://nyti.ms/YAzIr1 . For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service 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 September 25 through October 1 were 139, 203, 159, 200, 160, 166, and 164, with a mean of 170.1. 10.7 cm flux was 158, 170, 181, 181, 175, 162, and 155, with a mean of 168.9. Estimated planetary A indices were 13, 14, 15, 8, 10, 15, and 10, with a mean of 12.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 13, 12, 12, 6, 7, 12, and 10, with a mean of 10.3. NNNN /EX

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD040 DX news ZCZC AE40 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 40 ARLD040 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT October 2, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD040 ARLD040 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by IK4AUY, 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. FIJI, 3D2. Aki, JA1NLX is QRV as 3D2YA from Mana Island, IOTA OC-121, until October 9. Activity is on 30 to 10 meters using mainly CW, but with some SSB and digital modes as well. QSL to home call. GUYANA, 8R. Alex, W1CDC is QRV as 8R1A during October. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call. NEPAL, 9N. Toshi, JA8BMK is QRV as 9M7BM from Kathmandu during October. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call. TONGA, A3. Lee, VK3GK is QRV as A35RT from Eua Island, IOTA OC-049, until October 13. He is here working for a humanitarian project on the island, but hopes to participate in both Oceania DX contests during his spare time. QSL via VE3GK. AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. Rob, NQ7T and Melanie, AB1UH are QRV as TX5Z from Raivavae Island, IOTA OC-114, until October 13. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK with a focus on 80 and 40 meters. QSL to home call. ITALY, I. Special event station II4CND is QRV until December 31, 2014 to celebrate 50 years since the foundation of the radio telescope. QSL via IZ4FUE. BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ1375IKA is QRV during the month of October to honor the Bulgarian saint Ioan Kukuzel. QSL via LZ1KCP. ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Operators EI5GM, EI9FBB, J69DS and MM0NDX may be QRV as PJ7PK from Guana Key of Pelikan, new IOTA NA-247, from October 6 to 10. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters. They may also be active from Sint Maarten as PJ7/home calls. QSL via operators' instructions. BRAZIL, PY. Operators Diego, PY3PDG, Luiz, PU3KTM and Sadi, PU3SSC are QRV as ZY3WTS from Fortress Dom Pedro II, Cacapava South, until October 5. Activity is on 160, 80, 40, 12 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL via PU3SSC. SEYCHELLES, S7. Kasimir, DL2SBY will be QRV as S79KB from Mahe, IOTA AF-024, from October 4 to 9. Afterwards, he'll be QRV from Praslin from October 9 to 18. QSL to home call. DODECANESE, SV5. Wolf, DL3DRN is QRV as SV5/DL3DRN from Rhodos, IOTA EU-001, until October 9. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call. CRETE, SV9. Andreas, DL9USA is QRV as SW9AG until October 10. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call. WEST KIRIBATI, T30. A group of operators are QRV as T30D from the Southern Tarawa Atoll, IOTA OC-017, until October 15. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with four stations active at all times. QSL via DL4SVA. TURKEY, TA. Eugene, RD8X is QRV as TA4/RD8X from Belek until October 5. Activity is on the HF bands using CW. QSL to home call. MICRONESIA, V6. Nobuaki, JH0JHQ is QRV as V63XP from Pohnpei, IOTA OC-010, until October 6. Activity is generally on 17 and 12 meters. This includes an entry on the Oceania SSB DX contest. QSL to home call. TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Phil, G3SWH and Georg, DK7LX are QRV as VP5/G3SWH from Grand Turk Island, IOTA NA-003, until October 9. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW with two stations. QSL via G3SWH. VANUATU, YJ. Members of the Quake Contesters are QRV as YJ0X until October 15. Activity is on the HF bands, including 6 meters, with two stations using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes being an entry in the Oceania DX SSB contest. QSL via ZL3PAH. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/KL7 in Alaska, W1AW/6 in California and W1AW/3 in the District of Columbia are QRV until 2359z on October 7. In addition, W1AW/4 in Virginia and W1AW/8 in Michigan will be QRV starting at 0000z on October 8. They will be active until 2359z on October 14. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. Oceania DX Phone Contest, Russian World Wide Digital Contest, YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest, 15-Meter SSTV Dash Contest, TARA PSK Rumble Contest, GTC CW Cup, TRC DX Contest, WAB HF Phone, New Jersey QSO Party, California QSO Party, International HELL-Contest, EU Autumn SSB Sprint, 4 State 4x4 QRP Sprint, UBA ON SSB Contest and the RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for October 7. The CWops Mini-CWT Test, RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Sprint and 432 MHz Fall Sprint are all scheduled for October 8. Please see October QST, page 87, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

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DXNL 1904 - October 1, 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: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO 3D2, Fiji: Aki, JA1NLX, plans to get on the air as 3D2YA between Oct. 3 and 9 from Mana Island (OC-121). QRV on 30-10m mainly in CW, but also some SSB and digital modes. QSL via JA1NLX (d/B), OQRS. http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/3D2YA_2014.htm 7Q, Malawi: Karl, DK2WV, operates as 7Q7VW from the 1st to 21st of October from the Radio Dinosaur FM - Karonga Museum. QRV on 160-6m in SSB. QSL via DK2WV (d/B). 8R, Guyana: Alex, W1CDC, spends the whole of October in Guyana visiting his family. QRV holiday-style as 8R1A on 80-10m in CW. QSL via W1CDC (d/B). 8R1AE, operated by Peter, 8R1WD, president of the Guyana Amateur Radio Association, remains active until October 7, drawing attention to the Amerindian Heritage Month. QSL via JA1HGY (d/B), ClubLog. 9N, Nepal: Toshi, JA8BMK, returns to Kathmandu in October and plans to operate holiday-style as 9N7BM on HF. QSL via JA8BMK (d/B). Knut, DK5AD, is currently active as 9N7AD until October 4 from Banepa. QSL via DK5AD (d/B). A3, Tonga: Lee, VK3GK, will get on the air as A35RT from Eua Island (OC-049, WW Loc. AG28mo) between Oct. 3 and 13. He will be working for a humanitarian project on the island, but hopes to participate in the Oceania DX Contests SSB and CW during his spare time. QSL via VE3GK (d/B). CE, Chile: Luis, CX1EK, currently stays in Chile until mid-November and operates as CE2/CX1EK on HF. QSL via the American address on qrz.com. CN, Morocco: Julio, EB4CUV, continues to operate as CN3UV until October 5. He is also travelling and operating CN3UV/m. QSL via EB4CUV (d/B), eQSL. F, France: Special event station TM2F operates from Chamery on HF on Oct. 4 and 5. Near that place Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of the then US president, crashed his warbird on 14 July 1918. QSL via F4GTT (d/B). FO, Austral Islands: Watch out for Rob, NQ7T, and Melanie, AB1UH, from Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581) between the 3rd and 13th of October. QRV as TX5Z on 80-10m in CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK with a focus on 80 and 40m. QSL via NQ7T (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW. G, England: GB2ROC operates in the context of the Royal Observer Corps Bunkers Heritage during October. QSL via bureau, OQRS. The International Short Wave League - I.S.W.L. puts the following club stations on the air during October: GX4BJC/a and GX4BJC/a (op. George, G1IPU; WAB TM11) and MX1SWL/a and MX1SWL/p (op. Herbie, G6XOU; WAB TM22). All QSLs via G6XOU (d/B), eQSL. I, Italy: II4CDN calls attention to the Great Northern Cross near Bologna, one of the largest radio telescopes which was constructed 50 years ago. QRV from Oct. 1 to December 31. QSL via IZ4FUE (d/B). http://www.med.ira.inaf.it/index_EN.htm JA, Japan: 8J160KSW celebrates the 60th anniversary of the town Kashiwa until 31 March 2015 on HF. LZ, Bulgaria: LZ1375IKA honours the Bulgarian saint Ioan Kukuzel during October. QSL via LZ1KCP (d/B). http://www.lz1kcp.com/ T30, Western Kiribati: A German expedition is going to activate the Southern Tarawa Atoll (OC-017, WW Loc. RJ61ni) between the 2nd and 15th of October. Operators are: Uwe/DJ9HX, Rudolf/DK3CG, Sid/ DM2AYO, Dietmar/DL2HWA, Georg/DL4SVA, Bert/DL2RNS, Heiko/DL1RTL, Juergen/ DF7TT, Olaf/DL7JOM, Guenter/DL2AWG, Hans/DL6JGN, and Rolf/DL7VEE. QRV with 4 stations on 160-6m in SSB, CW, and RTTY, running about 500W. QSL via DL4SVA (d/B), OQRS, LoTW. http://t30d.mydx.de/?Home V3, Belize: Dennis, KT5S, operates as V31NX from the end of September on. QSL via KT5S. V6, Micronesia: Nobuaki, JH0JHQ, gets on the air as V63XP from Phonpei (OC-010) between the 3rd and 6th of October. His focus is on the Oceania DX SSB Contest. QRV before and after on 12 and 17m. QSL via JH0JHQ (d/B). http://pandasan.jimdo.com/ W, USA: W1AW will be active /KL7 from Alaska, /6 from California, and /3 from the District of Columbia from Oct. 1 onwards for a week. http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/w1aw-portable-qsos.php XE, Mexico: 4A1LM is active until October 5 during the LXIX Convencion Nacional FMRE from Guadalajara. QSL via XE1LM (B), XE2AU (d), LotW. http://www.fmre.org.mx/ YJ, Vanuatu: Members of The Quake Contesters plan to get on the air for the Oceania DX Contests between Oct. 3 and 15 from Efate Island (OC-035, WW Loc. RH24ch). QRV as YJ0X with two station in CW, RTTY, and SSB. Operators are Geoff/ZL3GA, Phil/ZL3PAH, Paul/ZL4PW und Gordon/G3USR. QSL via ZL3PAH, ClubLog, OQRS, LoTW. http://yj2014.wordpress.com/ Preview: ======== FK, Chesterfield Islands: The Perseverance DX Group announces an expedition to Chesterfield (OC-176) for 2015. Their plans include a 12 operator team for 12 days of activity from the island. Confirmed members so far are Pista/HA5AO, Les/W2LK, Heye/DJ9RR, Norbert/DJ7JC, Mike/WA6O, and Gene/K5GS. Stay tuned for more details in January 2015. http://www.pdxg.net Abbreviations in this DXNL: ARLHS Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society COTA Castles on the Air DFH Diploma Fortificacoes Historicas DIFO Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer IIA Italian Island Awards LoTW Logbook of the World OQRS Online QSL Request System USi United States Islands Awards WAB Worked All Britain WAIL Worked All Italian Lighthouses WCA World Castles Award WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Award Upcoming Contests ================= 03.10. DTC-Contest 04./05.10. Oceania DX (SSB) 04./05.10. Greek GTC-Contest 04.10. DARC KW-HELL Contest 04./05.10. California QSO Party 05.10. ON Contest 80m 05.10. RSGB 21/28 MHz Contest 06.10. European Sprint Contest IOTA Compiled by Friedrich, DL4BBH (iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== IOTA QRGs CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz AF-024; S7, Inner Islands: Kasimir/DL2SBY gets on the air as S79KB, first between Oct. 4 and 9 from Mahe (WLOTA 3286), then from Oct. 9 to 18 from Praslin (WLOTA 2862). QSL via homecall (d/B). AF-040; 5Z, Coast Province North Group: Markus/DJ4EL activates Lamu Island as 5Z4/DJ4EL from the 4th to the 19th in SSB. QSL via DJ4EL (d/B), LoTW. AS-151; BY2, Liaoning Province West group: Zhang/BA3AX, Wang/BA3CE, and Lu/BD3AEO will be active from Juhua Island between the 2nd and 5th of October as BA3AX/2. QRV on 20-10m. QSL via BA3AX (d/B). EU-001; SV5, Dodecanese: Wolf, DL3DRN, is currently active holiday-style from Rhodos (WLOTA 0045) until October 9. QRV as SV5/DL3DRN on HF in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via h/c (d/B). EU-014; TK, Corsica Island: Paul/G4BKI (VP9KF) operates as TK/G4BKI from October until 17 March 2015. QRV on HF in CW. Paul hopes to receive a TK4 call eventually. QSL only direct to his USA address. http://tk.g4bki.com/ http://vp9kf.com/ EU-015; SV9, Crete Island: Andreas/DL9USA gets on the air holiday-style as SW9AG between Oct. 1 and 10 on HF. QSL via homecall (d/B). http://www.qrz.com/db/sw9ag EU-029; OZ, Sjaelland Archipelago: Uwe/DH3UN activates Falster from the 4th to 17th of Oct. in SSB and PSK signing OZ/DH3UN. QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW. EU-038; PA, Texel Island: Ben/DO1BEN and Barbara/DO1IQ operate from Texel (WLOTA 0043) between the 3rd and 12th of Oct. with their calls PD/homecalls. QRV on 40, 20, and 10m in SSB, RTTY, and PSK. QSL via h/c (d/B). http://www.do1ben.de/index.php?page=texel-island-eu-038 EU-051; I*9, Ustica Island: Alex/IK8YFU, Domenico/IW8RAO, Maurizio/IZ8SJA, Salvo/ IZ8CZR, and Nicola/IZ8SKO, all members of the Calabria DX Club, will put Ustica Island (ARLHS ITA-136 und ITA-125, WAIL SI-027 und WAIL SI-028, IIA U-001, IFF-485) with the call IE9/IQ8QX between the 2nd and 5th. QSL via IK8YFU (d/B), eQSL, LoTW. http://www.calabriadxteam.it/ NA-001; C6, Great Bahama Bank group: Alex/PY2WAS is expected on the air holiday-style from New Providence Island (WLOTA 1115) as C6AAS. QRV on 30, 20, 17, 15, and 10m in CW and SSB, mainly during the night hours. QSL via PY2WAS (d/B). NA-003; VP5, Turks Islands: Phil/G3SWH and Georg/DK7LX join forces to operate from Grand Turk Island (WLOTA 0289) as VP5/G3SWH between Oct. 1 and 9. QRV on 80-10m solely in CW, running two stations. QSL via G3SWH (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog. http://www.g3swh.org.uk/vp5-g3swh.html NA-058; W4, Georgia State group: Lawrence/K4KGG gets on the air as K4KGG/p from Jekyll Island (USi GA006S) between the 3rd and 6th. QRV on HF, QSL via K4KGG (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog. Lighthouses =========== Faro de Torrox - SPA-219 Reinhard/DH6DAO activates the LH Faro de Torrox (ARLHS SPA-219) between the 5th and 14th as EA7/DH6DAO. QRV on HF in CW and SSB, QSL via h/c (d/B), LoTW. WWFF ==== DLFF Mini-Expedition Klaus/DL7UXG and Friedrich/DL4BBH activate a number of WWFF references on October 3 according to the following scheudle: o DLFF-248, Nature Reserve Borgfelder Wuemmewiesen (New one) beginning 0800 UTC and o DLFF-211, Nature Reserve Ochtumniederung bei Brokhuchting from about 1200 UTC on. Following then on October 4: o DLFF-051, Nature Park Duemmer beginning 0800 UTC and o DLFF-125, Nature Park Terra Vita from about 1200 UTC on. QRV mainly on 40 and 20m in CW and SSB. Logs will be uploaded promptly. QSL via bureau. Naturpark Steinhuder Meer - DLFF-118 DARC club H35 ("Steinhuder Meer") activates the references on October 3 as DK0SM on HF. QSL via DK0SM (bureau). http://www.dk0sm.de OKFF-0141 NPR "Velka Niva" Berti/DK7FK activates the area on October 3 as OK/DK7FK in SSB (morning hours) and CW (afternoon hours), mainly on 40m. QSL via h/c (d/B). WCA === In addition to his WWFF plans Klaus/DL7UXG also wants to activate Amtshof Harpstedt (WCA DL-03498, COTA-DL NBN-057) during the late afternoon of October 3. On Oct. 5 he then moves on to Freudenburg Bassum (WCA DL-03508, COTA-DL NBN-067), QRV beginning from about 07z on. Fortress Dom Pedro II - WCA PY-00063 Diego/PY3PDG, Luiz/PU3KTM, and Sadi/PU3SSC activate the Fortress Dom Pedro II (WCA PY-00063, DFH RS-03) on Oct. 4 and 5 as ZY3WTS. QRV on 160, 80, 40, 12 and 10m in SSB. QSL via PU3SSC (d/B). Calendar ======== start - end DX DXNL - 30.11. 2Axxx 1868 11.10. - 18.10. 2SZ 1902 04.10. - 09.10. 3D2YA 1904* - 31.12. 3W3B 1815 19.06. - 31.10. 3Z5KK.. 1890 18.09. - 05.10. 4A1LM 1904* - 07.2015 4U20B 1895 28.09. - 10.10. 5H1MD 1903 - 08.2017 5R8SV 1897 04.10. - 19.10. 5Z4/DJ4EL 1904* - 2014 5Z4/LA4GHA 1827 - 2014 5Z4EE 1807 - 2014 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 2014 7P8CC 1807/1820 01.10. - 21.10. 7Q7VW 1904* - 2014 7S400K 1866 - 2014 8J1AOBA 1870 18.07. - 02.2015 8J1ATUGI 1883 - 03.2015 8J1FC 1878 - 12.2014 8J1INUBO 1886 - 03.2015 8J1TGN 1878 20.04. - 31.01.2015 8J1ZC 1880 - 11.2014 8J2GAMA 1886 - 03.2015 8J2VE 1884 - 03.2015 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07. - 08.2015 8J4J 1848 07.05. - 03.2015 8J4HKR 1885 - 11.2014 8J6GNB 1890 - 03.2015 8J7INORI 1892 11.08. - 31.12. 8J7KOR 1896 01.09. - 03.11. 8J7KBN 1899 - 2014 8J7T 1865 01.04. - 31.10. 8J8JRCV 1881 - 03.2015 8J9ONO 1878 - 10.2014 8J9WSH 1892 01.10. - 31.05.2015 8J160KSW 1904* - 10.2014 8N1AQ 1895 01.04. - 31.12. 8N1NRT 1878 01.04. - 31.12. 8N1S60A 1878 08.08. - 16.11. 8N4ARDF 1896 01.07. - 31.10. 8N5CLEAN 1890 01.10. - 31.10. 8R1A 1904* 08.09. - 07.10. 8R1AE 1904* 29.03. - 31.12. 9A90Z 1880 - 11.2014 9G5AC 1843 07.09. - 06.10. 9K9GHL 1902 20.09. - 04.10. 9N7AD 1904* 23.09. - 05.11. 9N7CJ 1902 - 11.10. 9X0VA 1900 - 10.2014 9V1RM 1751 03.10. - 13.10. A35RT 1904* - 2014 A91YA 1874 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 - 2014 AY1DZ 1872 02.10. - 05.10. BA3AX/2 1904* 02.10. - 05.10. BA3CE/2 1904* 02.10. - 05.10. BD3AEO/2 1904* 15.01. - 26.01.2015 C5X 1901 04.10. - 08.10. C6AAS 1904* 30.09. - 10.10. C6AYS 1903 28.09. - 14.10. C21GC 1903 12.09. - 15.11. CE2/CX1EK 1904* - 03.2015 CE9OJZ.. 1886 26.09. - 05.10. CN3UV 1904* 28.09. - 02.10. CT/DL5DSM 1903 28.09. - 02.10. CT/DL9UBF 1903 - 2014 CW30A.. 1866 16.01. - 12.2014 D2SG 1867 05.09. - 10.10. D44KS 1900 - 01.2015 D8A 1871 - 12.2014 DA0EIM 1815 - 2014 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 2014 DF0DC 1865 29.09. - 24.10. DF8HS 1903 - 2014 DJ60DXMB 1865/68/77 - 12.2014 DK0HORREM 1888 03.10. DK0SM 1904* - 2014 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 2014 DK40ECH 1868 - 2014 DL0HRS 1865 - 2014 DL60JMZ 1865 - 04.2015 DM100CTK 1884 - 2014 DM200TSV 1868 01.05 - 30.04.15 DM20KIDS 1884 31.05. - 31.12. DM50GRH 1888 - 11.2014 DM50PCK 1860 - 2014 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 02.2015 DP0GVN 1864 - 2014 DQ25GRENZE 1865 - 05.2015 DQ60WAE 1887 - 2014 DQ8T 1873 - 2014 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 2014 DR20RAFG 1901 01.07. - 30.06.2015 DR125HLK 1893 - 2014 DR175LDE 1866 - 2014 DR800BI 1873 12.02. - 31.12. DS4DRE/4 1872 25.09. - 01.10. DX8DX 1903 30.09. - 06.10. E51HDJ 1903 30.09. - 06.10. E51XIW 1903 08.07. - 31.12. E7100GP 1893 - 31.12. E72NATO 1892 - 31.12. E750EBL 1875 05.10. - 14.10. EA7/DH6DAO 1904* - 2014 EI14LCC 1866 - 2014 EI30T 1866 - 31.12. EI1100WD 1897 - 2014 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12. EM50LWY 1899 - 31.12. EO90WF.. 1866 - 2014 EO90WF 1866 11.09. - 08.10. FO/DF1YP 1901 30.09. - 08.10. FR/DJ2CW 1903 30.09. - 30.10. FR/DJ7RJ 1903 - 10.2015 FW5JJ 1852 25.01. - 30.11. GAxxx 1868 27.09. - 05.10. GB2AA 1903 20.09. - 18.10. GB2NZ 1902 01.10. - 31.10. GB2ROC 1904* 01.09. - 30.11. GB70BTF 1901 01.10. - 31.10. GX4BJC/a 1904* 01.10. - 31.10. GX4BJC/p 1904* - 2014 HB14SAF 1873 - 2014 HB40VC 1868 - 12.2014 HF685DM 1893 29.04. - 31.12. HF80PLOCK 1883 05.04. - 31.12. HG100ATOM 1880 - 31.12. HG140JLO 1879 - 12.2014 HH2/PY3SB 1892 25.09. - 22.11. HK3JCL 1903 - 2017 HL2/F4AAR 1837 - 12.2014 HS50RAST 1893 - 11.2014 IA/IZ3SUS 1888 02.10. - 05.10. IE9/IQ8QX 1904* 01.10. - 31.12. II4CDN 1904* - 05.2015 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 01.03. - 30.12. IY1GMS 1881 25.09. - 01.10. JW1FH 1903 25.09. - 01.10. JW2OTA 1903 25.09. - 01.10. JW8DW 1903 25.09. - 01.10. JW9HH 1903 03.10. - 06.10. K4KGG/p 1904* 27.09. - 10.10. KH6/VA3QSL 1903 - 2016/17 KH9/KJ6GHN 1885 - 2014 LIxxx 1865 - 2014 LJxxx 1865 - 2014 LM1814 1865 - 2014 LM2T75Y 1870 - 03.2015 LU1ZD 1888 - 2014 LY10NATO 1875 - 2014 LZ60KSP 1875 01.10. - 31.10. LZ1375IKA 1904* 01.10. - 31.10. MX1SWL/a 1904* 01.10. - 31.10. MX1SWL/p 1904* 27.06. - 26.10. N5T 1890/94 25.01. - 30.11. OF60A 1888 - 14.10. OH8R 1869 03.10. OK/DK7FK 1904* - 31.12. OM44LTE 1872 01.10. - 31.10. OP14Z 1903 - 08.2015 OX5M 1843 - 08.2015 OX5T 1843 27.09. - 03.10. OZ/DG5LAC 1903 04.10. - 17.10. OZ/DH3UN 1904* 03.10. - 12.10. PA/DO1BEN 1904* 03.10. - 12.10. PA/DO1IQ 1904* - 2014 P29NO 1814 24.09. - 01.10. P4/W6HGF 1903 - 2014 PA35WO 1867 - 02.2015 PG200KMAR 1875 - 2014 PH65PH 1869 - 31.12. PI30DIG 1880 21.09. - 03.10. PJ5/OK1FCJ 1902 21.09. - 03.10. PJ5/OK1FPS 1902 21.09. - 03.10. PJ5/OK6DJ 1902 21.09. - 03.10. PJ5/OL8R 1902 29.09. - 02.11. PJ6/G4IUF 1903 21.09. - 15.10. PJ7PL 1902 28.07. - 22.10. R14CWC.. 1894 - 2014 R80xx.. 1870 - 26.11. RI59ANT 1874 - 01.02.2015 RI1ANT 1860/1862 - 2014 S567O 1868 04.10. - 18.10. S79KB 1904* - 2014 SC15DXR 1868 - 2014 SC2014ECC.. 1866 01.08. - 03.10. SN0MPW 1896 01.08. - 02.10. SN4PW 1900 - 31.12. SN30RVG.. 1880 10.03. - 10.12. SN100LP 1882/95 - 30.11. SN150SZ 1879 26.09. - 09.10. SV5/DL3DRN 1904* 01.10. - 10.10. SW9AG 1904* - 2014 TC10SWAT 1871 - 2017 TJ3SN 1896 - 07.2015 TJ3TS 1877 03.10. - 17.03.15 TK/G4BKI 1904* - 10.2014 TK4QL 1882 - 12.2014 TM02REF.. 1877 04.10. - 05.10. TM2F 1904* 26.09. - 05.10. TM27NN 1903 - 2014 TM400M 1865 27.05. - 18.10. TM68VA 1885 06.09. - 19.10. TM77AR 1901 28.06. - 12.11. TM80GW 1890 18.09. TR8CA 1902 03.10. - 13.10. TX5Z 1904* 15.09. - 15.10. UE16CT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16HQ 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16IR 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16LT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MM 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MP 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16MT 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SA 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SF 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16SR 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16ST 1901 15.09. - 15.10. UE16WR 1901 26.09. - 12.11. V47JA 1903 03.10. - 06.10. V63XP 1904* 01.09. - 28.10. VC3P 1899 19.09. - 02.10. VK9AN 1902 01.10. - 09.10. VP5/G3SWH 1904* - 12.2015 VR2UU 1898 01.10. - 07.10. W1AW/3 1904* 01.10. - 07.10. W1AW/6 1904* 01.10. - 07.10. W1AW/KL7 1904* - 2014 W100AW 1865 28.06. - 28.12. WW1USA 1895 - 23.11. XV2G 1897 27.09. - 02.10. YB8OUN/p 1903 27.09. - 02.10. YB8RW/p 1903 25.09. - 07.10. YB9/HA3JB 1902 03.10. - 15.10. YJ0X 1904* - 11.2014 YL2014C.. 1873/74 - 2014 YP1989TM 1866 - 2014 YP25xx 1866 - 12.2014 YS1/NP3J 1875 - 2014 YT0PUPIN 1866 01.03. - 31.12. YU100CER.. 1875 - 2014 YW80RCV 1871 - 10.2014 ZD9G 1857 - 10.2014 ZD9M 1873 09.09. - 03.10. ZD9XF 1901 09.09. - 03.10. ZD9ZS 1900 - 03.2016 ZF2DX 1878 - 19.01.2015 ZF35xxx 1873 11.10. - 18.10. ZL4AA 1902 - 10.2014 ZM90DX 1851/1871 04.10. - 05.10. ZY3WTS 1904* * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 2SZ via M0OXO (O) 3B8BAE via K5XK (d) 3D2KM via W6ZL (d), (L) 3D2YA via JA1NLX (d/B), (O) 3W3B via E21EIC (L) 3Z50AYP via SP7DQR 4A1LM via XE1LM (B), XE2AU (d) 4O/LB9N via LB9N (B) 4S7RO via DJ9ZB (B) 4W/PE7T via PE7T (d/B), (L) 4W6DD via JA2VWG (d) 4W6LU via JA7LU (d) 5H1MD via IZ1MHY (d/B), (L), (e) 5H9AC via IN3ECI (d), (e) 5N4EAM via IK2IQD (d) 5Q7Y via DL8AW (d/B), (O) 5R8SV via G3SWH, (L) 5Q2J via OZ0J (B), (L) 5W0XH via KD6XH (e) 5Z4/DJ4EL via DJ4EL (d/B), (L) 7Q7VW via DK2WV (d/B) 7X2ARA (d/B) 7X2BDX via IK2DUW 7Z1SJ via EA7FTR, HZ7C (B) 8J7KOR (B) 8N1AQ (B) 8N4ARDF (B) 8Q7OO via GM0IIO (d) 8R1A via W1CDC (d/B) 8R1AE via JA1HGY (d/B), (O) 9K2NO (d/B) 9K9GHL via 9K2QA (d/B), (L) 9N7AD via DK5AD (d/B) 9N7CJ via F3CJ (d/B) 9V1KK via JH1ILX (d) 9X0VA via K7TRB C21GC via LZ1GC (d/B) A35RT via VE3GK (d/B) A92AA via IZ8CLM AH0CO via JA0JHQ (d/B) AO2014RWC via EA1URB (B) BA3AX/2 via BA3AX (d/B) BA3CE/2 via BA3AX (d/B) BD3AEO/2 via BA3AX (d/B) C6AAS via PY2WAS (d/B) C6AYS via G3SWH (d/B), (C), (L) CA7CAQ (d/B) CE2/CX1EK QRZ.COM CN3UV via EB4CUV (d/B), (e) CO2RVA via EA5GL (d/B) CO8JY via KU9C (L), (e) CT/DL5DSM via DL5DSM (d/B), (L) CT/DL9UBF via DL9UBF (d/B), (L) CX2BR via EA5GL D44KS via EB7DX (d) DF8HS (d/B), (e) DM200TSV via DL4WK (B) DP0GVN via DL5EBE (d/B) DQ0HARZ via DF7AA (d/B) DQ60WAE via DF1QR (d/B) DR50RRDXA via DJ6QT (B) DX8DX via M0OXO (O) E51HDJ via DJ2HD (d/B) E51XIW via DJ5IW (d/B) EA6/G3SZU via M0OXO (B), (L) EA7/DH6DAO via DH6DAO (d/B), (L) EI1100WD via EI2HZB (d/B) FG1JS (d), (L), (e) FG8NY (d/B) FG8OJ via F4AVX (d/B), (L), (e) FO/DF1YP via DF1YP (d/B) FR/DJ2CW via DJ2CW (d/B), (L) FR/DJ7RJ via DJ7RJ (d/B), (L) GB2AA (d), (L) GB2NZ via M0OXO (O) GX4BJC/a via G6XOU (d/B), (e) GX4BJC/p via G6XOU (d/B), (e) GX4HRC via G3SVK, (e) HA/DL1EKO/p via DL1EKO (B) HB0WR (d/B), (L), (e) HB0/DL5YL via DL5YL (B) HB0/DL5YM via DL5YM (B) HB40VC via HB9DKZ (d/B) HF2014VB via SP5PPK (d/B), (C) HG5FIRAC via HA5BSW (L), (e) HK3JCL via DK8LRF (d/B) IE9/IQ8QX via IK8YFU (d/B), (L), (e) II4CDN via IZ4FUE (d/B) IY1GMS via IK1SPR JW1AH via LA1FH (d/B) JW2OTA via LA2OTA (d/B) JW8DW via LA8DW (d/B) JW9HH via LA9HH (d/B) K4KGG/p via K4KGG (d/B), (L), (C) KH2L via W3HNK, (B) KH6/VA3QSL via VA3QSL, (L) LI1B via LA1B (d/B), (L) LI2IZ via LA2IZ (L), (e) LI5TFA via LA5TFA LI8OK via LA9K (d/B) LJ6BG via LB6BG (d), (e) LZ1375IKA via LZ1KCP (d/B) MJ5Z via M0CFW (L) MX1SWL/a via G6XOU (d/B), (e) MX1SWL/p via G6XOU (d/B), (e) OA4GL via EA7HBC (B), (L), (e) OD5ZZ via NI5DX (d) OK/DK7FK via DK7FK (d/B) OP0P via ON6DP (B), (L), (e) OP14B via ON5UB (B) OP14HC (B) OP14Z via ON4GI (d/B) OQ5M via ON5ZO (L), (e) OX3YY via OZ7YY (d/B), (L) OX5T via OZ0J (d/B) OZ/DG5LAC via DG5LAC (d/B), (O) OZ/DH3UN via DH3UN (d/B) P4/W6HGF via W6HGF (O) P40HF via W6HGF (d), (L), (e) P49X via W0YK PA/DO1BEN via DO1BEN (d/B) PA/DO1IQ via DO1IQ (d/B) PA1914WAR via PA5V (d/B) PD2OOR (B), (e) PJ5/OK1FCJ via OK6DJ (d/B), (L), (C) PJ5/OK1FPS via OK6DJ (d/B), (L), (C) PJ5/OK6DJ via OK6DJ (d/B), (L), (C) PJ5/OL8R via OK6DJ (d/B), (L), (C) PJ6/G4IUF via G4IUF (d/B) PJ7PL via WA1ZAM (d) R14CWC (e) R44QKO via RU3KO (d/B) S79KB via DL2SBY (d/B) SN0MPW via SP5PEP (d/B) SN0RX via SP8RX (B) SN4PW via SP4KSY (d/B) SN100LP via SP3PGR (B) SN100PKK via SP9KDU (B) SN1944PW via SP5ZIP (B) SP55DXC via SP7DQR (B), (O), (L) SV5/DL3DRN via DL3DRN (d/B) SV9/DJ9XB via DJ9XB (B), (L) SW9AG via DL9USA (d/B) TJ3SN via IZ1BZV (d), (L) TK/F1UJS via F1UJS (B), (L) TK/G4BKI via VP9KF (d) TM2F via F4GTT (d/B) TM27NN via F5KTU (d/B), (e) TM80GW via F5INJ (B), (L), (e) TR8CA via F6CBC TX5Z via NQ7T (d/B), (L), (e) V31NS via KT5S V47JA via W5JON (d), (L) V51RJ via EA7FTR V63XP via JH0JHQ (d/B) VC3P via VE3JO VK9AN via N7QT (d/B), (L) VP2ETE via W3HNK VP5/G3SWH via G3SWH (d/B), (L), (C) VP9I via WW3S (d), (L) VP9/WW3S via WW3S (d), (L) XQ1UIC via EA7FTR (d) XU7TZG via ON5PP (d) XV2G QRZ.COM YB0AZ via W4JS (*), (B), (L) YB8OUN/p via YB8OUN (d) YB8RW/p via YB9BU (d) YB9/HA3JB via HA3JB (d), (O) YJ0GA via ZL3GA (B), (L) YJ0UO via G4BUO (d), (L), (e) YJ0X via ZL3PAH (d/B), (O), (L) YL/OK1MU via OK1MU YT0WFF via YU7CM YV4OW via AD5VK YW5D via DM4TI (d/B), (O) ZB2JK (d) ZD7VC (d) ZD9XF via G3TXF (d/B), (O) ZD9ZS via ZS1S (d) ZY3WTS via PU3SSC (d/B) (d) direct (B) bureau OK (L) LoTW (O) OQRS (C) ClubLog (e) eQSL (*) new manager * QSLs received direct: ET3AA (N2OO), HK1MW (N2OO), P29NO (EA5GL). * QSLs received via bureau: 1A0KM (IK0FTA), 4S7KKG (DC0KK), 5R8HT (F4DBJ), 5W1SA (JA1DXA), 6O0CW (I2YSB), 7O2A (UA3DX), 9V1XX, A25DJ (DJ2HD), A25WO (DH3WO), A61E (IZ8CLM), AH0J (JA1NVF), D44TBE (IK5CRH), FJ/K5WE, FP/G3ZAY, FY5FY, HH2PK, HZ1TT, JD1BLY (JI5RPT), JD1BOI (JI1LET), KH0M (JF1VXB), KH0/R0FA, OA4WW (OH0XX), OH0/OH2DZ (UA1ANA), PJ2/K5JP, PJ2/NT5V, PJ2/W5BOS, RI1ANP (RN1ON), S21ZBB, TX5D (N7QT), TY1KS (IZ7KHR), V6S (JH3AZC), VK9AA (DK2BJ), VU2NP, XR0ZR (IV3DSH), XT2FCJ & XT26DJ (OK6DJ), ZD8D, ZD8O (OH0XX), ZL7/OE2SNL. * 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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP039 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP39 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 39 ARLP039 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA September 26, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP039 ARLP039 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity was down this week (September 18-24) when compared with a week earlier, but solar flux is on a rising trend. Average daily sunspot numbers dropped from 124.9 (for September 11-17) to 80.9, and average daily solar flux slipped from 139.8 to 128.3. The latest predicted solar flux and planetary A index has flux values at 165 on September 26-28, 170 on September 29-30, 165 and 160 on October 1-2, 155 on October 3-4, 150 on October 5-7, 145 on October 8-9, 140 on October 10-11, then 135 and 130 on October 12-13, 125 on October 14-15, and 120 on October 16-18. Flux values are then expected to rise to 155 on October 30-31. Predicted planetary A index is 15 on September 26, 12 on September 27, 15 on September 28-29, 10 on September 30, 8 on October 1-2, 5 on October 3-14, then 8, 15 and 8 on October 15-17, 5 on October 18-19, 8 on October 20-21, 12 on October 22, and 15 on October 23-24. Petr Kolman, OK1MGW makes geomagnetic predictions, and believes the geomagnetic field will be quiet to active September 26-27, quiet to active September 28 through October 3, mostly quiet October 4-7, quiet to unsettled October 8-9, quiet October 10-12, mostly quiet October 13, quiet to active October 14-15, mostly quiet October 16-17, quiet to unsettled October 18-20, and quiet to active on October 21-22. Earth's geomagnetic field has been unsettled recently, with planetary A index at 25 on September 24 and College A index (high latitude) at 57. Spaceweather.com reports this is not due to a CME or solar flare, but a crack in the Earth's magnetosphere, opening a spot for the solar wind to pour in. John Campbell, K4NFE of Huntsville, Alabama sent in an article and video explaining the difference between solar flares and Coronal Mass Ejections. Read it at, http://www.universetoday.com/114729/nasa-explains-the-difference-between-cmes-and-solar-flares/ . 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 September 18 through 24 were 75, 91, 75, 72, 87, 90, and 76, with a mean of 80.9. 10.7 cm flux was 120, 122, 119, 124, 130, 138, and 145, with a mean of 128.3. Estimated planetary A indices were 8, 22, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 25, with a mean of 12.6. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 7, 23, 4, 7, 9, 9, and 19, with a mean of 11.1. NNNN /EX

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP036 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP36 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 36 ARLP036 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA September 5, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP036 ARLP036 Propagation de K7RA Sunspot activity continued to weaken over the past seven days (August 28 through September 3). Average daily... [continue]

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP035 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP35 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 35 ARLP035 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA August 29, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP035 ARLP035 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers this week moved from 101.7 to 113.4, while average daily solar flux changed from... [continue]

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD035 DX news ZCZC AE35 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 35 ARLD035 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT August 28, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD035 ARLD035 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST ... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1899Aug272014

DXNL 1899 - August 27, 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: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dx... [continue]

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP034 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP34 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 34 ARLP034 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA August 22, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP034 ARLP034 Propagation de K7RA Solar indices and outlook are stronger this week. Average daily sunspot numbers rose 19.7 points to 114.6, whi... [continue]

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DXNLDXNL1898Aug202014

DXNL 1898 - August 20, 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: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxn... [continue]

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP033 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP33 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 33 ARLP033 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA August 15, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP033 ARLP033 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity showed further signs of weakness this week, with the average daily sunspot number dropping 41.8... [continue]

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DXNLDXNL1897Aug132014

DXNL 1897 - August 13, 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: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxn... [continue]

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DXNLDXNL1896Aug62014

DXNL 1896 - August 6, 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: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG (e-mail: dxn... [continue]

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DXNLDXNL1895July302014

DXNL 1895 - July 30, 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]

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD030 DX news ZCZC AE30 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 30 ARLD030 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT July 24, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD030 ARLD030 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]

DXNLDXNL1894July232014

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]

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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]

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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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