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Tuesday, 15th April 2014

DXNLDXNL1880Apr152014JubileeEdition

DXNL 1880 - April 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: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: ... [continue]

Friday, 11th April 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP015 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP15 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 15 ARLP015 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA April 11, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP015 ARLP015 Propagation de K7RA Average daily solar flux weakened over the past seven days, and so did the outlook for the near term, at least ... [continue]

ARLD015DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD015 DX news ZCZC AE15 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 15 ARLD015 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 10, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD015 ARLD015 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DX... [continue]

Thursday, 10th April 2014

DXNLDXNL1879Apr92014

DXNL 1879 - April 9, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) 3B8, Mauritius: Mart, DL6... [continue]

Friday, 4th April 2014

ARLP014PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP014 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP14 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 14 ARLP014 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA April 4, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP014 ARLP014 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers declined over the past reporting week (March 27 to April 2) from 135.6 to 130.4, c... [continue]

ARLD014DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD014 DX news ZCZC AE14 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 14 ARLD014 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT April 3, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD014 ARLD014 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by N2AJ, NC1L, PA3CNO, QRX DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The... [continue]

Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

DXNLDXNL1878Apr22014

DXNL 1878 - April 2, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliv... [continue]

Friday, 28th March 2014

ARLP013PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP013 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP13 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 13 ARLP013 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA March 28, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP013 ARLP013 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers rising from 129 to 135.6, while... [continue]

ARLD013DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD013 DX news ZCZC AE13 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 13 ARLD013 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 27, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD013 ARLD013 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by N7UN, NC1L, QRX DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily ... [continue]

Wednesday, 26th March 2014

DXNLDXNL1877Mar262014

DXNL 1877 - March 26, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oli... [continue]

Friday, 21st March 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP012 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP12 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 12 ARLP012 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA March 21, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP012 ARLP012 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers decreased from 138.7 to 129 on March 13-19, compared to the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux went from 149.7 to 141.4. The latest 45 day forecast shows solar flux at 150 on March 21-22, 145 on March 23, 140 on March 24-26, then 135, 145 and 160 on March 27-29, 165 on March 30-31, 160 on April 1-2, 155 on April 3, 150 on April 4-7, 145 on April 8-9, 140 on April 10-11, and 135 on April 12-16. This (135) represents a low for the short term, then the forecast shows a rise to 165 on April 26-27. Predicted planetary A index is 5 on March 21-22, 8 on March 23-24, 5 on March 25-29, 8 on March 30 through April 1, 5 on April 2-8, 10 on April 9, 5 on April 10-12, 8 on April 13-14, 5 on April 15-25, and 8 on April 26-28, followed by 5 during the foreseeable future. Predicted values out that far are likely to change over the next 30 days. The entire 45-day flux forecast took a big jump on March 17. On March 16 the average solar flux for April was predicted to be 122.3. On March 17 and every day since the average solar flux for April is predicted to be 149.8, an increase of over 22 percent. Check the recent history of these changes along with daily updates at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpmenu/forecasts/45DF.html . You will find new daily updates usually between 2100-2300 UTC. I noticed something odd with the geomagnetic data reported every three hours at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/latest/DGD.txt . When I checked this link at 0831 UTC on March 20, the mid-latitude A index for March 15-19 was 26, 11, 5, 10 and 11. But when I checked the same link 24 hours later, the same values were 3, 1, 2, 5, and 2. What caught my attention on March 20 was the March 15 mid-latitude A index of 26, while the same date showed a planetary A index of 4, and college A index (in Alaska) at 2. This seemed odd, because during periods of moderate or high geomagnetic activity, the mid-latitude value measured in Virginia is the lowest, followed by the planetary A index at a higher value, and the college A index as the highest. This is because the college A index is measured near Fairbanks, Alaska, where the polar region sees a concentration of geomagnetic unrest during any disturbance. The planetary A index is calculated using data from observatories at Sitka, Alaska (57.0576 degrees north latitude); Meanook, Alberta, Canada (at 54.616 degrees north latitude); Ottawa, Canada; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Hartland, UK; Wingst, Germany; Niemegk, Germany; and Canberra, Australia. Note that the mid-latitude Fredericksburg data is also a component of the planetary index. These magnetic observatories are often in little shacks out in remote areas. See http://geomag.usgs.gov/monitoring/observatories/sitka/#photos , http://geomag.nrcan.gc.ca/obs/mea-eng.php , http://www.intermagnet.org/imos/imos-list/imos-details-eng.php?iaga_code=AAE , http://www.intermagnet.org/imos/imos-list/imos-details-eng.php?iaga_code=ASC , http://www.intermagnet.org/imos/imos-list/imos-details-eng.php?iaga_code=AQU , http://geomag.usgs.gov/monitoring/observatories/fresno/#photos and http://www.intermagnet.org/imos/imos-list/imos-details-eng.php?iaga_code=KOU and http://www.intermagnet.org/imos/imos-list/imos-details-eng.php?iaga_code=KDU . The daily geomagnetic A index for each day is calculated from the K index, measured every three hours. See http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html for more info on the planetary values. This week's geomagnetic forecast from OK1HH, who has been distributing these predictions since 1978: The geomagnetic field will be quiet to unsettled on March 21, quiet to active on March 22, quiet to unsettled March 23, quiet March 24, quiet to active March 25, quiet to unsettled March 26-27, mostly quiet March 28, quiet March 29, mostly quiet March 30, quiet to active March 31, mostly quiet April 1, quiet for a whole week on April 2-8, mostly quite April 9, active to disturbed April 10, quiet to unsettled April 11, quiet April 12, mostly quiet April 13, quiet to active April 14, and quiet again on April 15-16. Hey, the first day of Spring was yesterday, March 20! With solar radiation equally distributed between the northern and southern hemispheres, we are in an ideal time for HF propagation. Not only that, but we are at the peak of the current solar cycle. This is about as good as it gets, at least for the next decade or so. Several readers (thanks to M0VNG in Worcester, England, N1IN, KA7RJO, and several others) sent in news reports on the monster solar flare of July 2012, which was aimed squarely at our Earth's orbital path. Fortunately, our planet would not be in position to receive the disturbance for a week (or perhaps nine days earlier was the disaster point, according to some sources) and we missed another Carrington event, like the one in the 19th century which set telegraph offices on fire. Read about it at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/03/19/ and http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140318/ncomms4481/full/ncomms4481.html and http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/03/18/fierce-solar-magnetic-storm-barely-missed-earth-in-2012/ . I am not an alarmist, but if that solar blast had struck Earth in the most geoeffective position in 2012, I am convinced that the result would have been a major collapse of civilization worldwide, just from effects on the power grid, let alone everything else. And without power or internet access for an extended period, I would not even be able to report it, and I don't know if I would even realize what had happened. Here is another article about the event, this time from National Geographic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/ . A few days ago we had this interesting report and cautionary tale from Peter Gambee, K6TTD of Sacramento, California. This is from his March 17 email: "Before anybody spots this in your next report ... I have a small correction to make. "My 'AD8J/YA (Afghanistan)' wasn't exactly what I thought it was. One of the members of the NCDXC caught my reference to this QSO on the club list serve and dropped me a line. It was really AD8J/YAN, operating in the N.C. QSO Party. "The spotting networks were showing it as 'Afghanistan,' and that is the way it came up in my logger. Thought that one was a little too easy - I got him on first call, which should've been a tip-off. But it did feel awesome right up to the point reality hit. "I still made my 100th confirmed on LoTW - earned DXCC - and a snagged some entities that I thought would take years to get, all in the span of about ten days. I can live with that and be happy." Earlier, he sent this email: "I thought I might be sticking my neck out a few months ago when I predicted that I could get to DXCC before the end of Cycle 24. Frankly, thought I was inviting the solar 'gods' to smite me. But, just as the solar flux was beginning to trail off it happened: This afternoon, my DXCC count on LoTW crested the 100 mark, and a new check box popped up on my LoTW application page: 'Send Certificate.' "Not to hold everybody in suspense, but I put a check mark in the box and hit 'send' at about the speed of light. "The second peak of Cycle 24 has been VERY good to me. I went from about 20 confirmed DXCC to well over 100 in the span of about six months. The last few weeks included some huge (and for me, extremely elusive) 'ATNO' QSOs, including VU2GSM (India), TA3X (Turkey), 4Z4DX (Israel), AD8J/YA (Afghanistan), 9J2T (Zambia), 4S7FRG (Sri Lanka). Most of these came within the last week, and only one, 4Z4DX, counted toward my 100 confirmed LoTW QSOs (actually, his confirmation was the one that just put me over the top.) The 9J2T QSL is ordered and 'in the mail.' "My logging software shows that I have 114 DXCC confirmed, and over 180 worked, so I have a pretty good pile of cards to get out. I hate paperwork with a passion, but I REALLY want some of these cards and wouldn't mind being on the path to DXCC Honor Roll so it's time to get down to stuffing, sealing, stamping, sorting ... Why can't more DX be on LoTW? After the luck I've had this cycle, I really can't complain all that much. "What a blast! "I do have some thanks to put out there ... To Sol, who seemed to kick things up a notch just when most of the 'experts' were predicting a Maunder Minimum; to VE3NEA, the author of 'CW Skimmer,' whose genius software made the ugliest pileups extremely workable; to the geniuses at Elecraft for designing one of the best receivers on the market available to mere mortals; to the good people at ARRL and LoTW, who made the process of getting confirmations for my first 100 DXCC an absolute breeze -- and last, but not least, to my loving wife and children who have shown extreme patience in the face of my growing obsession/mania ... Thank you!! I couldn't have done it without you! "Now, gotta run. I'm off to the Post Office." Regarding solar flares, we got this from George Hall, N2CG of Saddle Brook, New Jersey: "I remember the X15 Solar Flare of March 1989 like it happened yesterday. "On Monday morning March 6 around 7 AM EST/1200 UTC I was monitoring The BBC World Service on or near 10.120 MHz. This was back when we shared the 30m band with a few shortwave broadcast stations in addition to military and utility stations that we still share the band with today. "The BBC came in every morning on 10.120 MHz like gang busters with a solid S9+40 over signal. Around 7:15 AM I left the shack to have breakfast and do some chores. When I returned to the shack around an hour later I turned on my transceiver (it was still tuned to the BBC station) and all I heard was noise. I then tuned around the band and still heard nothing but inherent receiver noise. I changed bands and antennas and attempted to monitor various frequencies that should have been full of stations but all I found was no radio signals at all! It sounded like I forgot to connect the antenna to the receiver jack. "I called (on the telephone) Ralph W2GKG (now SK) a local ham friend who had been a ham and professional radio and TV broadcast engineer for over 40+ years to tell him of my HF dead bands experience. He said he also experienced the same conditions at his station and said we probably are experiencing HF Radio Blackout which is caused by a major solar flair. Sure enough, that is exactly what it was and a few hours later the breaking news of the day being broadcast on radio and TV was the major solar flare that occurred and how it could negatively affect us on earth like power grid outages and damaging satellites in space with excessive radiation. "Since 1989 we've had quite a few solar flares but none that created such a severe and long lasting (If I remember correctly I did not hear radio HF signals until late afternoon that day) HF Radio Blackout conditions." Now instead of solar flares, some 10 meter reports. First from Dean Lewis, W9WGV of Palatine, Illinois. "As I'm sure you're hearing from everyone else, 10M propagation for the Russian DX Contest last weekend was amazing. "Due to family obligations, I didn't have much air time, but beat my previous best DX by 1,000 miles, working VK6AA on the northwest coast of (Western) Australia: direct path 10,000 miles. He was 'running' fast, but heard me on the first call; no fills, no repeats. His signal was down near the noise, and I'm sure mine was no better. My station is the most 'modest' I've heard of: an IC-703 (10 watts max) into an end-fed 40 meter half-wave wire resonant on 10, 15, 20, and 40 meters, indoors along the upstairs ceiling (local CC&Rs), running CW-only." And from Jon Jones, N0JK of Lawrence, Kansas. "10 meters continued to have enhanced conditions to the Far East as the equinox approached. "On March 19 UTC logged Charlie, VR2XMT, Faij, 9W6ZIM both on SSB and HL2DC CW. Heard but no QSO with XZ1N. "On March 20 UTC BD4TS and JA9SJI on SSB. All from mobile station. "Very pleased to work VR2XMT. Back in November, 2001 I worked VR2XMT from HC8N on 6 meters." 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 March 13 through 19 were 130, 121, 141, 139, 110, 125, and 137, with a mean of 129. 10.7 cm flux was 147.7, 143.8, 139, 135.6, 136.4, 138.3, and 149.2, with a mean of 141.4. Estimated planetary A indices were 13, 5, 4, 3, 3, 6, and 5, with a mean of 5.6. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 7, 5, 3, 1, 2, 5, and 2, with a mean of 3.6. NNNN /EX

ARLD012DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD012 DX news ZCZC AE12 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 12 ARLD012 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 20, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD012 ARLD012 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRX DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. FIJI, 3D2. Jeff, K0UU will be QRV as 3D2FJ from Beqa, IOTA OC-016, from March 23 to 31. Activity will be holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW. QSL direct to home call. TOGO, 5V. Phil, F5MVB and Joel, F5AOW will be QRV as 5V7MP and 5V7BJ, respectively, from Avepozo from March 23 to 31. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home calls. MALDIVES, 8Q. Ted, JF1CCH is QRV as 8Q7TS from Hulhumale, IOTA AS-013, until March 31. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 and 80 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call. BAHRAIN, A9. Operators A92AA and A93LT will be QRV using special event call A91WMD on March 23 during World Meteorological Day. QSL via IZ8CLM. SPAIN, EA. Special event station EH3DWN is QRV until March 27 to raise awareness of Down Syndrome, operating in the context of the international Down Syndrome Day. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and ROS. QSL via EA3HKY. IRAN, EP. Mohsen, EP3SMH has been QRV using RTTY on 15 meters around 1400z. QSL to home call. MAYOTTE, FH. Hartwig, DL7BC is QRV as TO7BC until March 4. Activity is on 20 to 10 meters, and possibly 40 meters, using SSB and various digital modes. This includes an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL to home call. AUSTRAL ISLANDS, FO. A group of operators are QRV as TX6G from Raivavae, IOTA OC-114, until April 1. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations. This includes being an entry in the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contest. QSL via operators' instructions. SAN ANDRES AND PROVIDENCIA, HK0. Vlad, UA4WHX is QRV as HK0/UA4WHX from Providencia Island, IOTA NA-049. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using mainly CW with some RTTY. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call. BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ136LO is QRV during March to celebrate Bulgarian independence from Turkish rule. QSL via LZ1KZA. NETHERLANDS, PA. Special event station PH2014NSS is QRV until March 30 during the Netherlands hosting of the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit. QSL via PA3EFR. BURKINA FASO, XT. Operators JH3AEF, JA3IVU and JA3VWT are QRV as XT2AEF, XT2IVU and XT2VWT, respectively, until March 26. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL to home calls. KAZAKHSTAN, UN. Members of the Traveling Radio Amateurs are QRV as UP44WFF from the delta of the Ili River from the Kerensky State Reserve and then the Balkhash State Nature Reserve until March 24. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL via bureau. ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. A group of operators are QRV as RT9K/p from Litke Island, IOTA AS-089, while on a radio snowmobile IOTA expedition. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via RX9KM. ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS, VU4. Krish, W4VKU plans to be QRV as VU4K from Port Blair from March 22 to 30. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY. QSL via operator's instructions. CHATHAM ISLAND, ZL7. A group of operators are QRV as ZL7AAA until March 31. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 with several stations active. QSL via VE7NY. PRINCE EDWARD AND MARION ISLANDS, ZS8. Nadia, ZS8A has been QRV from Marion Island on 10 meters from around 1540 to 1600z using SSB. QSL via ZS8C. OPERATION APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT. The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: Afghanistan, T6DD, current operation. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/KH2 in Guam, W1AW/4 in Tennessee and W1AW/5 in New Mexico are QRV until 2359z on 25 March. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/0 in Iowa and W1AW/1 in Vermont will be QRV starting at 0000z on March 26. They will be active until 2359z on April 1. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The CLARA HF Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, FOC CW QSO Party, Oklahoma QSO Party, Louisiana QSO Party, QCWA Spring QSO Party, UBA SSB Spring Contest and the Nauryz DX Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The SKCC CW Sprint, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and QRP CW Fox Hunt are scheduled for March 26. Please see March QST, page 84 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

Thursday, 20th March 2014

DXNLDXNL1876Mar192014

DXNL 1876 - March 19, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO 3D2, Fiji: Jeff, K0UU, is due to appear on the air holiday-style from Beqa (OC-016, WLOTA 0215) as 3D2FJ. QRV from March 23 to 31 on 80-10m in CW. QSL via LoTW, direct via homecall. 5V, Togo: Phil, F5MVB, and Joel, F5AOW, will work as 5V7MP and 5V7BJ from Avepozo between the 23rd and 31st. QRV on 40-10m in SSB (5V7BJ), and SSB and CW (5V7MP). QSLs via homecalls. http://www.dxcoffee.com/eng/2014/01/20/5v7mp-togo/ 8Q, Maldives: Ted, JF1CCH, is going to visit Hulhumale (AS-013) from March 20 to 31 (including the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest). QRV as 8Q7TS on 40-10m (maybe also on 160 and 80m) in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSLs via homecall (bureau cards will be sent automaticall), logsearch on ClubLog. https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/8Q7TS DL, Germany: Lars, DL1LLL, is currently aboard the German research vessel Maria S. Merian, en route from Las Palmas to Cadiz. QRV as DL1LLL/mm on 160-10m in SSB and digital modes. Unforseen events on the ship might force him to QRT without warning. QSL via h/c. Check the website for the ship's current position: http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/211753000 http://www.dl1lll.de/ EA, Spain: Special event station EH3DWN aims to raise awareness of the Down Syndrome, operating in the context of the international Down Syndrome Day (March 21) from March 14 to 27. QRV on 80-10m in SSB, ROS, PSK, and RTTY. QSL via EA3HKY, LotW, eQSL; direct via: Mike Victor Delta DX-Group, Box 189, 08100 - Mollet del Valles (Barcelona) SPAIN http://eh3dwn.blogspot.com.es/ March 7 marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Castillo de Olite. The ship, built in 1921 in Rotterdam, was sunk by the artillery battery La Parajola near the port of Cartagena, claiming the lives of 1500 people. EH5HCO commemorates this incident on the air from March 24 to 30. QSL via EA5GUQ. FO/A, Austral Islands: Don, G3BJ, Chris, G3SVL, Nigel, G3TXF, David, G3WGN, Don, G3XTT, Hilary, G4JKS, and Justin, G4TSH, have teamed up to operate as TX6G from Raivavae (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581). QRV from March 20 to April 1 (including the WPX contest) on 160-10m in CW, SSB, and RTTY, using three complete rigs with amplifiers and vertical antenna systems (one shared between 80m and Topband). Logcheck and OQRS via ClubLog, email requests for QSLs via Don, G3XTT <don.field-at-gmail.com>, LoTW. http://www.tx6g.com GJ, Jersey: Craig, K3PLV, and Pete, K8PT, return once more to Jersey to work as MJ/homecalls from the 18th to the 26th. QRV on 160-10m in SSB, CW, and RTTY. QSLs via homecalls. HH, Haiti: John, N5JC and Joel, N5JR, announce an activity from Haiti signing HH2/homecalls. QRV from March 25 to April 1 on 160-6m in CW and RTTY. QSLs via N5JR, LoTW. They will be joined by Jean-Robert, HH2JR, to operate the WPX contest as 4V1JR (QSL only direct via W3HNK). http://dxing.at-communication.com/en/4v1jr_haiti/ HK0, San Andres: Vlad, UA4WHX, has moved on in SOuth America and is now active as HK0/UA4WHX on 80-10m in RTTY, CW, and SSB. QSL via h/c. I, Italy: Operators Frank, IZ7AUH, Fabrizio, IZ7LDC, Antonio, IK7WDS, Simplicio, IK7EJT, and Leonardo, IZ7EDQ, all members of ARI Taranto (IQ7UJ), are going to operate the special event station II7LDP/mm (ARMI-1111) from aboard the submarine Luigi Durand de la Penne on the weekend of March 22/23. The event honours the birthday of Admiral Luigi Durand de la Penne. QSL via IZ7EDQ (OQRS via ClubLog). http://www.assoradiomarinai.it http://www.marina.difesa.it http://www.aritaranto.it/ http://www.qrz.com/db/ii7ldp KH2, Guam: Dave, N2NL, Ed, KH2L, Joel, KG6DX, Danny, KH2JU und Cord, NH2KD, will be taking over W1AW from Guam (OC-026, USi GU003S, WWFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064) for a week, beginning on March 19. QRV as W1AW/KH2 on 160-6m in CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK. QSL via W1AW. http://www.arrl.org/centennial-qso-party LZ, Bulgaria: Special event station LZ136LO celebrates Bulgarian independence from Turkish rule on the air until the month's end. QSL via LZ1KZA, LoTW. P4, Aruba: John, W2GD, plans to get on the air from Aruba (SA-036) between March 25 and 31 (including the WPX contest) as P40W. Look for him every hour on 160, and every half hour on 80m; he also plans to work on the WARC bands. QSL direct via N2MM, LoTW. PA, Netherlands: The Netherlands are going to host the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit on March 24/25, drawing heads of states, politicians and journalists from all over the world. PH2014NSS operates in the context of this event from March 21 to 30. QSL via PA3EFR. TI, Costa Rica: Mike, W1USN (RNARS #3889), and Bob, AA1M, plan to get on the air from Costa de Pajaros in Western Costa Rica as TI8/homecalls. QRV from March 21 to April 1 on 80-10m in SSB, CW, PSK31 and probably some RTTY. Mike also plans to join the WPX contest. QSLs via homecalls, LoTW. VU4, Andaman: Krish, W4VKU, announces an activation by him of the Andaman Islands as VU4K for March 23 to 30. QRV from Port Blair on 80-10m in SSB and RTTY, running a 2 element SteppIR (including 30 and 40m), an amplifier and maybe a Butternut vertical. Announced frequencies: SSB: 3680*, 7095, 14180, 18145, 21280, 24945 and 28480 kHz RTTY: 3584*, 7044, 10142, 10142, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24922 and 28084 kHz *pending on availability of antenna Krish plans to implement the following operating procedures. From time to time he wants to restrict calling stations to a) those aged 65 and older who still need VU4, b) those calling for an ATNO, c) stations running QRP. He also asks for patience and cooperation when calling for specific geographical regions of the world in order to maximise QSOs on difficult propagation paths. QSL via W4VKU (OQRS on ClubLog open in April, log available in real time there). XT, Burkina Faso: Joe, JH3AEF (XT2AEF), Jusei, JA3IVU (XT2IVU), und Yuki, JA3VWT (XT2VWT), are going to activate Burkina Faso from March 21 to 26 on 80-10m in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSLs via homecalls. ZL7, Chatham: Barry, ZS1FJ (also 9V1FJ, ZL1MFW, G4MFW), Sandro, VE7NY, Franz, OE2SNL (see DXNL 1875), and Graham, ZL1BMG, join forces and operate as ZL7AAA from Chatham (OC-038, WLOTA 1627) from March 21 to 31. QRV around the clock with several stations on 80-10m in SSB, CW, RTTY, and PSK31. QSL via VE7NY 8OQRS), LoTW. http://www.qsl.net/zl7aaa/ https://sites.google.com/site/ve7nysandro/ ZS8, Marion Island: Nadia, ZS8A, has recently begun to operate from Marion Island (same station as ZS8C), and has been heard on 10m from around 14z to 16z in SSB. QSL via ZS8C (see qrz.com). VK0HI Pirate: The recent operations under the call VK0HI clearly are slim activities. Hold on your QSL requests. http://www.m0oxo.com/797-vk0hi-pirate-station-qrv.html 630m in France: French amateurs in France and the French territories in ITU-Region 2 now have access to the 630m band (472kHz to 479kHz), with a maximum EIRP of 1W. Change of address: QSL manager Rob, E77E, has a new postal address: Robert Babec, E77E P.O. Box 59 71000 Sarajevo BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Future of Kingman Reef (KH5)? Rich, KY6R, has recently spoken with project manager Amanda Pollock of the US Fish and Wildlife administration, who stated that her agency does not plan to issue any future permits for access to the reef. http://www.dxcoffee.com/eng/2014/03/15/fw-kingman-reef/ CCAE Log software: The European Collins Collector Association calls attention to their versatile logging software. http://www.ccae.info http://www.ccae.tm6cca.com/LogCCAE.html Abbreviations in this week's DXNL: ARI Associazione Radioamatori Italiani ARMI Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani ATNO All Time New One DIFO Diplome des Iles Francaises d'Outre Mer IOSA Island of Scotland Award OQRS Online QSL Request System RNARS Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society SCOTIA Scottish Island Award SVDA Switchable Vertical Dipole Array USi United States Islands Awards WAB Worked All Britain WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Upcoming Contests ================= 23.03. UBA Spring Contest 80m 24.03. DIG-PA Contest IOTA Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG (E-Mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== AF-027; FH; Mayotte Island: Hartwig/DL7BC wants to activate Mayotte (DIFO FH-001, WLOTA 0376) from March 20 to April 4. QRV as TO7BC on 20-10m (maybe also 40m) in SSB and digital modes. Also look for him in the WPX contest, running 100W and a spiderbeam. QSL via homecall (d/B). Logcheck on ClubLog available. http://www.qsl.net/dl7bc/ AS-089; R9K; Kara Sea Coast West group: RT9K/p is the call of a snow-mobile expedition to the arctic island Litke. The team consists of Igor/UA9KDF, Andrew/RT9K, Daniel/RT9K, Alexander/RT9K, Alexander/ UA9KFX, Victor/RW0BG, and Andrey/UA0BA. Their total trip will cover about 1500km. QSL via RT9K (d/B). http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FUA9KDF-9&timerange=3600&tail=3600 AS-101; HS; Malay Peninsula East group: David/HS0ZLU pays a visit to Koh Phangan Island until May 15. QRV mostly on 20 and 10m (also on 17, 40, and 80m a bit) in SSB and PSK/RTTY. QSL via is French address (see qrz.com). http://hs0zlu.wordpress.com/ AS-118; 9K; Kuwait group: Sal/9K2GV is going to activate Faylakah Island from March 21 (04z) to March 22 (05z) as 9K2GV/p. QSL only direct via his homecall. AS-132; 3W; Gulf of Tongking North group: Vlad/R3HD and Slava/UA3DK are going to leave Hanoi and operate from Cat Ba Island (3WFF-007) as 3W1D and 3W4DK until March 19. QSL 3W1D via SP5PB, 3W4DK unknown so far. EU-008; GM/MM; Inner Hebrides: Members of the Black Country DX & Contest Group are going to work from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), signing MS0OXE. QRV from March 25 to 31 (including the WPX contest) on 160-10m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW. QSL via M0URX (OQRS). Twitter feed: @bcdxcg_m0oxe http://www.ms0oxe.net/ http://www.m0urx.com/3-M0URX/478-ms0oxe-isle-of-tiree-eu-008.html http://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/ NA-023; VP2V; British Virgin Island: Bogdan/SP2FUD, Kazik/SP6AXW, Leszek/SP6CIK, Janusz/SP9FIH, and Robert/SP9WZS are going to take part in the WPX contest as VP2VAK from Anegada Island (WW Loc. FK78ur). Before and after the contest (March 19 to April 1) they will operate with VP2V/homecalls, particularly looking for contacts with JA and Asia. QSLs via homecalls, VP2VAK via SP9FIH. http://www.vp2v.dxpeditions.org NA-025; J8; The Grenadines: Ark/UA4CC and Arunas/LY2IJ are currently vacationing on Bequia Island until March 26, operating holiday-style as J8/homecalls. QSLs via homecalls (d/B), LoTW, OQRS via ClubLog. OC-009; T8; Palau Islands: Ryo/JH7EQW will stay on Palau on March 19 and 20, and plans to get on the air as T88YR according to the following schedule: March 19, 14z - 15z, and 20z to 24z. March 20, 00z - 03z, 05z - 09z, and 12z to 14z. QSL via JH7EQW (d/B). OC-164; VK6; Western Australia State (S.W. Coast) South group: John/VK6HZ returns to Rottnest Island (WLOTA 2197) and plans to get on the air holiday-style as VK6ARI from March 23 to 30. QRV on 40-10m in SSB, PSK, and RTTY (maybe also CW) on the IOTA frequencies. QSL via VK6HZ (d/B). Log will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW. Calendar ======== start - end DX DXNL 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 2Axxx 1868 02.14 - 03.14 3C4BYP 1873 23.03.14 - 31.03.14 3D2FJ 1876* permanent 3V8HQ 1867 - 20.03.14 3W1D 1876* - 14 3W3B 1815 - 20.03.14 3W4DK 1876* - 19.05.14 3Z70MC.. 1871 29.03.14 - 30.03.14 4V1JR 1876* 10.03.14 - 23.03.14 4S7DRG.. 1874 - 23.03.14 5H2DK 1874 14.03.14 - 11.04.14 5H3MB 1875 - 31.03.14 5V7DX 1875 23.03.14 - 31.03.14 5V7MP.. 1876* - 13.07.14 5Z4/EA4ATI 1840 - 14 5Z4/LA4GHA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 5Z4EE 1803/1807 - 14 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 7P8CC 1807/1820 14.03.14 - 03.04.14 7P8PB 1875 - 31.12.14 7S400K 1866 - 05.14 8J110SIT 1838 10.13 - 03.14 8J130MUT 1851 06.13 - 03.14 8J170ICK 1836 - 31.12.14 8J1AOBA 1870 - 31.03.14 8J1IC 1827 01.06.13 - 31.03.14 8J1MTD 1834 - 31.03.14 8J1TS50A 1860 01.14 - 03.14 8J1TZ20Y 1870 - 03.14 8J270TK 1848 - 31.03.15 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07.13 - 08.15 8J4J 1848 - 30.04.14 8J5SSS 1860 10.13 - 03.14 8J7JE4OO 1851/1857 - 31.03.14 8J7JUMP 1827 - 31.12.14 8J7T 1865 28.07.13 - 31.03.14 8N1FUJI 1842 01.03.14 - 16.06.14 8N2HHH 1873 - 31.03.14 8N2MDR 1813 15.01.14 - 30.09.14 8N3HKC 1870 - 13.03.14 8P9BZ 1874 20.03.14 - 31.03.14 8Q7TS 1876* - 11.14 9G5AC 1843 21.03.14 - 22.03.14 9K2GV/p 1876* - 03.14 9L1A 1861 - 23.05.14 9N7AA 1875 - 10.13 9V1RM 1751 14.03.14 - 20.03.14 A35JP 1875 - 31.12.14 A91YA 1874 21.11.13 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 - 31.12.14 AY1DZ 1872 16.03.14 - 19.03.14 C91GR 1875 resident C91KHN.. 1866 unknown CE0/W6NV 1873 03.14 - 04.14 CJ3A 1875 12.03.14 - 30.03.14 CN2R 1875* 06.03.14 - 02.04.14 CT9/DL3KWF 1874 06.03.14 - 02.04.14 CT9/DL3KWR 1874 - 31.12.14 CW30A.. 1866 permanent CY0/VA1AXC 1872 - 12.14 DA0EIM 1815 - 31.12.14 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 31.12.14 DF0DC 1865 - 31.12.14 DJ60DXMB.. 1865/1868 - 31.12.14 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 31.12.14 DK40ECH 1868 - 31.12.14 DL0HRS 1865 18.03.14 - 21.04.14 DL1LLL/mm 1876* - 08.14 DL600WW 1846 - 31.12.14 DL60JMZ 1865 - 31.12.14 DM200TSV 1868 12.13 - 11.14 DM50PCK 1860 - 02.15 DP0GVN 1864 - 31.12.14 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 31.12.14 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 31.12.14 DQ25GRENZE 1865 - 31.12.14 DQ8T 1873 01.05.13 - 31.03.14 DR0PALAEON 1830 - 31.12.14 DR175LDE 1866 unknown DR800BI 1873 12.02.14 - 31.12.14 DS4DRE/4 1872 - 03.14 DU3/W6QT 1865 03.14 - 12.14 E750EBL 1875 14.03.14 - 27.03.14 EH3DWN 1876* 24.03.14 - 30.03.14 EH5HCO 1876* - 31.12.14 EI14LCC 1866 - 31.12.14 EI30T 1866 - 31.03.14 EM200RT.. 1874 - 31.12.14 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12.14 EO90WF 1866 11.03.14 - 23.03.14 FG/F6ARC 1874 28.01.14 - 25.03.14 FG/F6ITD.. 1868 16.03.14 - 08.04.14 FR/F5MNW 1875 - 10.15 FW5JJ 1852 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 GAxxx 1868 - 31.12.14 HB14SAF 1873 - 31.12.14 HB40VC 1868 - 01.05.14 HC2IMP 1858 08.01.14 - 14.08.14 HF0RN.. 1866 - 31.03.14 HF15NATO 1875 01.01.14 - 31.08.14 HF2014JP 1867 unknown HG45DRK 1873 - 31.03.14 HG50NOHAB 1828 25.03.14 - 01.04.14 HH2/N5JC.. 1876* 12.03.14 - HK0/UA4WHX 1876* 17.01.14 - 07.04.14 HK3JCL 1867 - 17 HL2/F4AAR 1837 01.10.13 - 30.09.14 HP1A 1866 15.03.14 - 02.04.14 HP2/I5OYY 1875 15.03.14 - 02.04.14 HP2/IK5RUN 1875 06.03.14 - 04.06.14 HR5/F2JD 1874 - 15.05.14 HS0ZLU 1876* 22.03.14 - 23.03.14 II7LDP/mm 1876* - 05.15 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 - 22.06.14 IY7M 1872 - 08.14 J28NC 1796 unknown J400EG 1873 17.03.14 - 26.03.14 J8/LY2IJ 1876* 17.03.14 - 26.03.14 J8/UA4CC 1876* - 05.14 JW2US 1861 - 31.12.14 LIxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LJxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LM1814 1865 - 31.12.14 LM2T75Y 1870 - 31.12.14 LY10NATO 1875 11.03.14 - 11.04.14 LY24A 1875 01.03.14 - 31.03.14 LZ1246SIT 1873 - 31.03.14 LZ136LO 1876* - 31.12.14 LZ60KSP 1875 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 MAxxx 1868 18.03.14 - 26.03.14 MJ/K3PLV.. 1876* 25.03.14 - 31.03.14 MS0OXE 1876* 12.03.14 - 25.03.14 OA4/NK0S 1875 - 05.14 OD5/EA1CYK 1856 - 04.14 OD5/F5TLN 1858 - 03.04.17 OG3077F 1789 16.10.13 - 14.10.14 OH8R 1869 24.01.14 - 07.02.14 OL50OL 1869 02.14 - 05.14 OM150JM 1870 - 31.12.13 OM44LTE 1872 - 15 OX5M 1843 - 15 OX5T 1843 - 14 P29NO 1814 25.03.14 - 31.03.14 P40W 1876* - 31.12.14 PA35WO 1867 03.14 - 02.15 PG200KMAR 1875 24.03.14 - 25.03.14 PH2014NSS 1876* - 31.12.14 PH65PH 1869 12.03.14 - 29.03.14 PJ2/DK5ON 1875 04.02.14 - PJ5/K5WE 1870 04.02.14 - PJ5/N5WR 1870 01.03.14 - 28.03.14 PZ5VC 1873 01.12.13 - 31.03.14 R0000O 1860 03.14 - 04.14 R1934G.. 1873 01.14 - 03.14 R11ALS.. 1865 02.14 - 03.14 R2014AS.. 1869 - 31.12.14 R80xx.. 1870 - 03.14 RI1ANR 1856/1865 01.12.13 - 01.02.15 RI1ANT 1860/1862 - 26.11.14 RI59ANT 1874 18.03.14 - RT9K/p 1876* - 31.12.14 S567O 1868 - 31.12.14 SC15DXR 1868 - 31.12.14 SC2014ECC.. 1866 01.02.14 - 31.07.14 SP25KUP 1873 permanent SV9/OH2AXE 1871 25.03.14 - 02.04.14 T32TM 1874 unknown T6EUPOL 1865 19.03.14 - 20.03.14 T88YR 1876* - 31.12.14 TC10SWAT 1871 21.03.14 - 01.04.14 TI8/W1USN.. 1876* - 31.12.14 TM400M 1865 20.03.14 - 04.04.14 TO7BC 1876* 20.03.14 - 01.04.14 TX6G 1876* 09.03.14 - 14.04.14 UP80KEDR.. 1874 26.02.14 - 25.03.14 V21ZG 1873 19.02.14 - 25.03.14 V47JA.. 1872 - 02.14 VK0GB 1858 23.03.14 - 30.03.14 VK6ARI 1876* 15.03.14 - 22.03.14 VK9NF 1874 19.02.14 - 01.04.14 VP2V/SP2FUD 1876* 19.02.14 - 01.04.14 VP2V/SP6AXW 1876* 19.02.14 - 01.04.14 VP2V/SP6CIK 1876* 19.02.14 - 01.04.14 VP2V/SP9FIH 1876* 19.02.14 - 01.04.14 VP2V/SP9WZS 1876* 29.03.14 - 30.03.14 VP2VAK 1876* unknown VP2EZZ 1872 25.11.13 - 25.05.14 VP8BTU 1859 resident VR2/IV3TAN 1869 23.03.14 - 30.03.14 VU4K 1876* 01.01.14 - VY0/VE3VID 1865* 15.03.14 - 01.04.14 W0FK/4 1875 - 31.12.14 W100AW 1865 19.03.14 - 25.03.14 W1AW/KH2 1876* 21.03.14 - 26.03.14 XT2AEF.. 1876* 25.02.14 - 21.03.14 XU7ACQ 1872 15.03.14 - 21.03.14 XZ1Z 1875 03.14 - 11.14 YL2014C.. 1873/74 - 31.12.14 YP1989TM 1866 - 31.12.14 YP25xx 1866 - 12.14 YS1/NP3J 1875 - 31.12.14 YT0PUPIN 1866 01.03.14 - 31.12.14 YU100CER.. 1875 - 31.12.14 YU120STEPA 1875 11.13 - 02.14 YW0A 1856 - 31.12.14 YW80RCV 1871 - 08.14+ ZA/IZ4JMA 1821 - 19.01.15 ZF35xxx 1873 13.03.14 - 20.03.14 ZL7/OE2SNL 1875 21.03.14 - 31.03.14 ZL7AAA 1876* - 10.14 ZM90DX 1851/1871 - 10.14 ZD9G 1857 - 10.14 ZD9M 1873 15.03.14 - 22.03.14 ZF2MT 1875 09.03.14 - ZS8A 1876* - 04.14 ZS8C 1831 - 04.14 ZS8Z 1831 * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 3D2FJ via K0UU (d), (L) 3W1D via SP5PB 3W7W via W3HNK (d), eQSL 3Z1K via SP1KRF (B) 4S7DFG via DL7DF (B), (L) 4S7FRG via DL7DF (B), (L) 4S7LXG via DL7DF (B), (L) 4V1JR via W3HNK (d) 5P1KZX via OZ1KZX (B, OQRS), (L), eQSL 5V7BJ via F5AOW (B) 5V7DX via I1FQH (B), (L) 5V7MP via F5MVB (B) 7P8MH via HB9OCR 7S400K via SM7BHM (B) 8P9BZ via DD5ZZ (B), (L) 8Q7TS via JF1CCH (B, auto QSL) 8R1A via W1CDC (B) 9K2GV/p via 9K2GV (d) A92AA via IZ8CLM (B), (L), eQSL BH7PFH via BA4EG (B), (L), eQSL C31JO (B) CM8AKY via EA7FTR (d) CN2XA via DL2DXA (B) D44TEG via HB9EBT (B) DL1LLL/mm via DL1LLL (B) E20HHK via E21EIC (B) E750EBL via E77E (B) EA5GCX via DJ6VU (B) ED4R via EA4RCH (B) EE5T via EA5URT (d), (L), eQSL EH3DWN via EA3HKY (B), (L), eQSL EH5HCO via EA5GUQ (B) EH5T via EA5GPC (B), eQSL EM200BT via UR4BYU (B) EN200CT via UR5CJN (B), eQSL ER80KEDR via ER1FF (B) EW6GF via DL8KAC (d), eQSL EX8BS via RW6HS (d) GD6IA (d) HD5AC via HC5VF (d) HH2/N5JC via N5JR (B), (L) HK0/UA4WHX via UA4WHX (B) HK2/AL4Q via DJ8QP (B) HL4CBI (B), eQSL HS0ZBS (B), eQSL HS0ZLU QRZ.COM II3ICZ via IQ3GA (B) II7ICT QRZ.COM (B, OQRS) II7LDP/mm via IZ7EDQ (B, OQRS) IW5EFX/p via IW5EFX (B) J8/LY2IJ via LY2IJ (B), (L) J8/UA4CC via UA4CC (B), (L) JT5DX via JT1CO (d), (L) KG4KL via KN4KL (d) (L) LU5FF via EA5KB (B), (L), eQSL LX8RTTY via LX1DA (d) LY6A via LY2BM (B) LZ136LO via LZ1KZA (B), (L) MA0GHM/p via MM0GHM (B), eQSL MJ/K3PLV via K3PLV (B) MJ/K8PT via K8PT (B) MS0OXE via M0URX-OQRS OD5QB via YO3FRI (B) OH0W via OH2BH (B) OT6A/p via ON6YH (B), (L) P40JH via JR3QFB, (L), eQSL P40W via N2MM (d), (L) PH2014NSS via PA3EFR R155AP via UA9CK R155B via RK1B (B) R155IP via RV1AQ (B) R155NN via RA3TYL (B) R155PM via RA9FDR R155RP via UA9RT RA80KEDR via RM5D RC80KEDR via UA3X, eQSL RI1ANR via RK1PWA (B) RT9K/p via RT9K (B) RV80KEDR via RW3VA (B), eQSL S01A via EA2JG (d) SE4E via SM4DQE (L), eQSL SN100LP via SP3PGR (B) SN6F via SP6PRT (B), (L) T6DA via ND9Q T88XT via VK3BY (also eQSL) T88YR via JH7EQW (B) TA1BM (d), (L), eQSL TI8/AA1M via AA1M (B), (L) TI8/W1USN via W1USN (B), (L) TM25CFT via F5KMY TM400M via F1EOY (B), (L) TM4Q via F6FYA (B) TM5A via F5VHJ (B, OQRS), (L) TM6C via F6KMB (B) TM82DCPF via F5MSS (B), eQSL TO6D via F6ITD (B), (L) TO7BC via DL7BC (B) TX6G via G3XTT (B, OQRS), (L) UE91L via RW3YW (B) UP2KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP3KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP4KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP6KEDR via RW6HS (d) VK0JJJ via K7CO (B, also OQRS) VK6ARI via VK6HZ (B) VK9NF via K8NA (L) VP2V/SP2FUD via SP2FUD VP2V/SP6AXW via SP6AXW VP2V/SP6CIK via SP6CIK VP2V/SP9FIH via SP9FIH VP2V/SP9WZS via SP9WZS VP2VAK via SP9FHI VU4K via W4VKU (B, OQRS), (L) W1AW/KH2 via W1AW (B) WB4M (B), (L), eQSL XT2AEF via JH3AEF (B), XT2IVU via JA3IVU (B) XT2VWT via JA3VWT (B) XV7BM via JA8BMK (d, 160/80/6m) YL2014I via YL2IU (B), eQSL YL2014L via YL2LW YL2PP (B), (L), eQSL YM7XKA via YM7KK (B) YP25CJX via YO2CJX (d), eQSL YQ0U via YO5BFJ (B), eQSL YR80KEDR via YO8AXP (d) YU120STEPA via YU1BBV (B), eQSL ZL100VLA (B) ZL7AAA via VE7NY (OQRS), (L) ZS8A QRZ.COM ZS8C QRZ.COM * QSLs received via bureau: 7T50I, 7W50I, 9A204W, CR2T, CX3AL, DK1K, E21YDP, F6IGS, GS3PYE/p (M0VFC), IP2ANT (IK2QPR), MJ0UOO/m, N4RV, RL0PBS/LH, W1AW, WB5ARR (N5RZ), YC1LA, ZF2AH (W6VNR), ZS2CR Thanks for contributing to this issue of DXNL: Carl Smith (QRZ DX), 425DXNews, DX World, ICPO Bulletin, OPDX-Bulletin, DF6EX (fuer WIN-QSL), DJ5AV, DJ9ZB, DL1BAH, DL1BDK, DL1LLL, DL1SBF, DL7MAE, DO3ED, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F6FMT, K8PT, NG3K, SQ3OPM, SM7BHM, VE7NY, W4VKU, ... 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Friday, 14th March 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP011 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP11 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 11 ARLP011 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA March 14, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP011 ARLP011 Propagation de K7RA This week saw sunspot numbers and solar flux decline. Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 199.3 to 138.7, while solar flux dropped from 162.9 to 149.7. Sharp eyed readers may notice that we reported average daily sunspot numbers last week at 202.4, not 199.3, but we just noticed a discrepancy between what last week's bulletin reported for March 4-5 and what we see now from NOAA. I don't know if NOAA revised the sunspot numbers for those days, or we just made a mistake, but instead of sunspot numbers of 171 and 202 on March 4-5, they were actually 160 and 191. This brings the average sunspot number for that week down from 202.4 to 199.3 Also in question is the mid-latitude A index on March 12, reported as 3. I totally made that number up, guessing because something interfered with collection of data from the Fredericksburg, Virginia station from around 1500 UTC on March 12 until 2100 UTC on March 13. The first four K index readings on March 12 came in at 2, 0, 1 and 2 and the last three readings on March 13 at 2, 0 and 3. The A index for the day is calculated from the eight K index measurements. The most recent prediction has solar flux at 145 on March 14-15, 140 on March 16-20, 135 on March 21-22, then 145, 150 and 145 on March 23-25, 140 on March 26-27, 135 on March 28-29, then 130, 125 and 120 on March 30 through April 1, 115 on April 2-4, and 110 on April 5-7. Flux values would then rise to a high of 140 on April 20, which is not very high, but that is a long way out, more than seven weeks away. Predicted planetary A index is 5 on March 14-16, 8 on March 17-18, 5 on March 19-29, 8 on March 30 through April 1, 5 on April 2-5, and then 12, 10 and 8 on April 6-8, then back to 5 again until April 26. OK1HH sends us his weekly geomagnetic forecast from the Czech Republic, on behalf of the Czech Propagation Interest Group. He and OK1MGW began doing these in 1978. The geomagnetic field will be quiet to unsettled March 14-15, mostly quiet March 16-17, quiet to active March 18-19, active to disturbed March 20, quiet to active March 21, quiet to unsettled March 22, quiet March 23-24, quiet to active March 25, quiet March 26, quiet to active March 27, mostly quiet March 28-31, quiet April 1-2, quiet to unsettled April 3, active to disturbed April 4, and quiet to active April 5. Space.com has an interesting article about a great geomagnetic disturbance and aurora 25 years ago in March, 1989. Read it at http://www.space.com/24983-auroras-1989-great-solar-storm.html and click on the photos. I noticed in the third photo there seems to be an HF dipole in the picture, and part of an HF Yagi element in the fifth image. These are credited to Ken Spencer of Sea Cliff, New York, and sure enough, 25 years later there is still a Kenneth Spencer in Sea Cliff, N2AQQ. Fred Glen, K9SO of Palatine, Illinois wrote about what happened on March 8, from 0130-0230 UTC: "It's a very rare event for me to work a new country these days after I passed the 250 country mark but something very unusual happened tonight on 10 and 12 meters. In a one-hour period I nabbed 4 all-time new countries on CW: China, Hong Kong, Brunei, and Taiwan. Maybe not all that rare, but they are when you don't have them in the log. That part of the world has always been a black hole for me usually losing to west coast stations. I also worked into South Korea and Singapore. Signals were very weak, but workable on my dipole up 35 feet. What a night. Can we expect more?" John Boudreau, VE8EV of Inuvik, about 124 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Canada's Northwest Territories writes about some amazing conditions way up north. "The bulletin last week didn't even begin to hint at the outstanding high band propagation we've been having from the Western Arctic. After the X-class flare on Feb 27 the HF bands were completely dead here from top to bottom for several days, but began to pick up during the ARRL DX Contest. For a week afterwards the propagation has been the best I have ever seen from our far Northern location. The "three anchors" of low auroral activity, low D-region absorption, and very high solar flux rarely appear at the same time on the propagation slot machine of auroral zone HF. Ten meters has been open around the clock for days now. Strong signals from North and South America during the daytime, Asia in the evenings, and then to Europe and Africa from local midnight right through until morning. I've surprised many European stations that were not expecting to hear signals from North America at those hours. Best DX was ZS8C, 11000 miles away on Marion Island at 7:30 AM my local time. Conditions like this sure make up for the many days we spend vainly trying to get out from under the aurora here." Thanks, John. What a great report. On March 9, Jon Jones, N0JK sent this: "I usually don't operate much on HF, preferring 6 meters. But I went out this evening mobile after seeing lots of DX spotted. Mobile set up is FT-897, Radio Shack stock CB mag-mount whip and an MFJ tuner to get the SWR down enough to get some RF into it. 10 meters was very good this evening. I worked BG3UPA in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China on 10 CW at 2359 UTC March-9-2014. I recorded him on my cell phone - very loud at times. Took a few calls but did it. It is the first time I have contacted an amateur radio station in China. He is over 11,000 km from Kansas. Also heard but didn't work Charlie, VR2XMT. I worked Charlie on 6 meters from HC8N back in 2001. Other DX heard on 10 were JT1, HS0, and V85. I think the recent high solar flux and low K index have been favorable for these paths on 10 meters." Jeff Hartley, N8II of Shepherdstown, West Virginia wrote: "It has been quite a couple of weeks since the major flare on Feb 27-28 just prior to the ARRL DX contest. Ten meters has been the best band into SE Asia (due north from here) from around 2300Z until about 0100Z with the best example being G6PZ/MM in the Gulf of Thailand a solid S5 on 10 meter CW at 0048Z on the 9th. Openings to Mongolia on 10 are quite rare here, but the band was open 3-4 days in a row with JT1AA/3 logged at a solid S9 at 0110Z on the 8th. JT1BV was heard the day before on both phone and CW about S6-7 at best, but the pile ups were too big to get through. On the 9th, JT1AA/3 was again loud and on the 10th he was about S3. These are some of the best conditions to East Asia I can ever remember on 10, but I am fairly certain it was as good or better near the peak of the last cycle when I was focused on 6 and 12 meters. The solar flux has been running from the 140's to 160's with seemingly little difference in conditions between the low and high and K indices have been mostly 0-1. I can usually at least hear almost every station spotted on 10, but not hear nearly as well on 12 or 15 meters where some rare DX has also been worked. Some of the highlights are hearing Christmas Island VK9X/K7CO in both the morning and evening on 15 and 10 with our mornings being better on 15 and logging them on both 10 meter phone and CW (0108Z) as well as QRP running 5W on 15 phone at 1634 on March 7. I have heard/worked day after day around 1300-1400Z on 12 and 10 meters. VU2XO makes daily appearances on 10 phone about S9 on better days and almost daily also hearing Datta, VU2DSI on 10 meters. Kazakhstan has been very active with the KEDR suffix stations commemorating Yuri Gagarin's eightieth birthday. There are some big signals out of there for sure, with almost all of the UP prefix/KEDR numbers being logged on mostly 15, 12, and 10 meters. ZS8C on Marion Island was logged on 10 meter phone at 1453Z on the March 5. Countless times he has been spotted on 15 phone with no signal here. On 10 in the evening zone 18 Russians have been logged (rare from here) as well as many in zone 19, many Chinese, VR2UW, 9L1A, BV1EK (also on 12 meters), BV8SG, 9V1, V85NL, and several DS/HL stations. In the mornings on 10, several UN/UP's, zone 17/18 from Russia, 9M2IDJ were logged. Also on 15 phone at 1300Z, VK6NTE was worked peaking at about 350 degrees rather than the true heading of about 315. The seasonal shift to more daylight over the North Pole has really been felt in late February and early March." Ron Freeman, W0YF of Omaha, Nebraska wrote on March 13: "The past few days have been really wild on 10 meter JT-65HF. Sunday through Wednesday were wide open. It was neat to follow the sun as I worked Russia, Turkey, Finland, and then Greenland. On to North and South America and then to VK and ZL and JA lands with even a couple of Chinese stations. Finally and all in one operating session, I was back to RW0CD via long path. It's now Thursday and things have cooled off a bit, but I'm still seeing Russia, Mexico and Belgium. The rig here is a FT-950 at 25 watts and a modest Hustler 4BTV (4 band, trapped vertical) disguised as a flag pole, due to HOA restrictions. Operating system is Debian Linux." That's cool. For more information on the JT-65HF mode, go to the ARRL website at www.arrl.org/ and in the website search box on the upper right, search for "jt65". Note the spring equinox will be here in just a few days. The first day of spring is Thursday, March 20, and the equinox occurs at 1657 UTC. Both the southern and northern hemispheres will be bathed in equal measures of solar radiation. The equinox is a great time for HF propagation. 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 March 6 through 12 were 174, 161, 138, 123, 122, 108, and 145, with a mean of 138.7. 10.7 cm flux was 148.8, 148.2, 141.6, 145.9, 151.5, 164.6, and 147.6, with a mean of 149.7. Estimated planetary A indices were 6, 4, 4, 3, 6, 4, and 6, with a mean of 4.7. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 5, 3, 5, 2, 4, 4, and 3, with a mean of 3.7. NNNN /EX

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD011 DX news ZCZC AE11 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 11 ARLD011 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 13, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD011 ARLD011 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by JA1TRC, NC1L, QRX DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. VIET NAM, 3W. Vlad, R3HD and Slava, UA3DK are QRV as 3W1D and 3W4DK, respectively, from Hanoi until the end of March. Activity is on 60 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 and 80 meters. QSL via operators' instructions. TANZANIA, 5H. Maurizio, IK2GZU is QRV as 5H3MB until April 11 while visiting a hospital and orphanage here that are both part of the Mission Ilembula. Activity is on the HF bands in his spare time. QSL to home call. TONGA, A3. Masa, JA0RQV is QRV as A35JP from Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu, IOTA OC-049, while on a work assignment. Activity is during his free time and weekends on 80 to 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call. MOZAMBIQUE, C9. Gert, ZS6AYU will be QRV as C91GR from Bilene from March 16 to 19. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW. QSL to home call. MOROCCO, CN. James, W7EJ will be QRV as CN2R until April 2. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. This includes entries in the Russian DX and the upcoming CQ World Wide WPX SSB contests. QSL direct to home call. CAPE VERDE, D4. Henryk, SM0JHF is QRV as D44CF from Mindelo on Sao Vicente, IOTA AF-086, until the end of March. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL direct to home call. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, E7. Members of the Akademski Radio Klub in Banja Luka are QRV with special call sign E750EBL until the end of 2014 to celebrate their club's 50th anniversary on the air. QSL via E77E. JERSEY, GJ. Kazu, M0CFW will be QRV as MJ5Z from St. Brelade, IOTA EU-013, in both the Russian DX and the BARTG RTTY contests. He is active as MJ0CFW before and after the contests. QSL both calls to home call. THAILAND, HS. David, HS0ZLU is QRV from Koh Phangan Island, IOTA AS-101, until May. Activity is on 20 and 10 meters using SSB and PSK. QSL to home call. ST. VINCENT, J8. Ark, UA4CC and Arunas, LY2IJ will be QRV as J8/home calls from Bequia Island, IOTA NA-025, from March 17 to 26. Activity is holiday style on 160 to 10 meters. QSL to home calls. LITHUANIA, LY. Sam, LY5W is QRV as LY10NATO until the end of 2014 to mark Lithuania's joining of NATO 10 years ago. QSL to home call. WESTERN SAHARA, S0. Azman, S01AH plans to soon be QRV from Bir Lehlu. QSL direct via EA2JG. In addition, Naama, S01A plans to be QRV on 60 meters on 5403.5 kHz during the month of March. He has also been active on 15 meters using SSB around 1345z. QSL direct to EA2JG. CANADA, VE. David, VE3VID is QRV as VY0/VE3VID from Igloolik Island, IOTA NA-174, until April 20. Activity is on the HF bands using primarily RTTY, with Hell and Olivia as well. This includes an entry in the BARTG HF RTTY contest and the upcoming EA RTTY contest. QSL to home call. MYANMAR, XY. Zorro, JH1AJT is QRV as XZ1Z from Nay Pyi Taw from March 16 to 21 while working for the Foundation for Global Children mission. Activity will be in his spare time on the higher HF bands. QSL to home call. SERBIA, YT. Special event station YU120STEPA is QRV during the month of March to celebrate the founding of the elementary school Vojvoda STEPA 120 years ago. QSL via YU1BBV. CHATHAM ISLAND, ZL7. Franz, OE2SNL is QRV as ZL7/OE2SNL until March 20. Activity is on the HF bands. QSL to home call. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/7 in Arizona and W1AW/8 in Ohio are QRV until 2359z on 18 March. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/KH2 in Guam, W1AW/4 in Tennessee and W1AW/5 in New Mexico will be QRV starting at 0000z on March 19. They will be active until 2359z on March 25. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. North American SSB Sprint, BARTG HF RTTY Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, PN Quick 40-Meter CW Contest, F9AA SSB Cup, Russian DX Contest, Virginia QSO Party, AGCW VHF/UHF CW Contest, Feld Hell Sprint and UBA Spring 2-Meter Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend. The Run for the Bacon QRP CW Contest and Bucharest Contest are scheduled for March 17. The CLARA HF Contest is scheduled for March 18. The QRP CW Fox Hunt and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are scheduled for March 19. Please see March QST, page 84 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

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DXNL 1875 - March 12, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO 5H, Tanzania: Maurizio, IK2GZU, is going to visit a hospital and orphanage, both part of the Mission Ilembula, in Tanzania from March 14 to April 11. He plans to get on the air as 5H3MB during his free time. QRV with 100W, a tribander yagi, vertical, and wire antennas. QSL via IK2GZU (bureau, OQRS), LotW, eQSL. http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202014.htm http://www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/qsl%20request.htm 5V, Togo: Franco, I1FQH, will be back on the air as 5V7DX from Kpalime in central Togo until the end of the month. QRV mainly on 12 and 10m in CW and SSB. QSL via h/c, LoTW. 7P, Lesotho: Peter, EI7CC, will be paying his brother-in-law Gerry (EI8CC, 7P8CC) a visit and operate holiday-style as 7P8PB from March 14 to April 3. Gerry is Ireland's ambassador in Lesotho. QSL via h/c, LoTW. 9N, Nepal: Andy, UA3AA, remains on the air as 9N7AA until May 23, often battling high local QRM. QSL via homecall, direct only. A3, Tonga: Masa, JA0RQV, announces his 6th visit on a work assignment to Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu (OC-049) for March 14 to 20. During his free time he wants to operate as A35JP. QRV during the local night hours (UTC + 13h) and during the weekends on 80-6m in CW and SSB, running 100W and a vertical antenna. QSL via h/c, LoTW. http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv C9, Mozambique: Gert, ZS6AYU, gets on the air once more holiday-style from Bilene as C91GR. QRV from the 16th to the 19th on 40-10m in CW, running 350W into a vertical antenna. QSL via h/c. CN2, Morocco: James, W7EJ, will be back in Morocco on March 12 to operate the Russian DX Contest (March 15/17) and the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29/30) as CN2R. QSL via h/c, direct only. http://cn2r.net/cn2r/index.aspx http://www.arraysolutions.com/Users/cn2r.htm Bernd, DL2DXA, remains active as CN2XA from Agadir until March 14. QRV mainly on WARC bands and 10m in CW. QSL via homecall. D4, Cape Verde: Henryk's (SM0JHF) visit to Mindelo on Sao Vicente is going to last until the end of March, and will see him operating as D44CF with 80W and a wire antenna. QSLs may be requested via <sm0jhf [at] gmail.com>, direct cards to be paid for by PayPal. E7, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Members of the Akademski Radio Klub (E74EBL, ex-YU4EBL) in Banja Luka are celebrating their club's 50th anniversary on the bands with the call E750EBL until the the year's end. QSL via E77E. GI, Northern Ireland: The West Tyrone Amateur Radio Club plans to celebrate St Patrick's Day on the air with the call GB1SPD from Omagh. QSL via bureau.http://www.wtarc.net/ LY, Lithuania: Sam, LY5W, will be active all year long with the call LY10NATo to mark Lithuania's joining of NATO 10 years ago. QSL via homecall, LoTW, eQSL. Sam welcomes stamps for his collection in direct letters. Jonas, LY5A, celebrates Lithuania'S regained independence 24 years ago with the call LY24A. QRV until April 11. QSL via h/c. LZ, Bulgaria: Radio amateurs in Plovdiv are celebrating 60 years of their club station LZ1KSP with the call LZ60KSP and a corresponding award all year long. QSL via LZ1JZ. OA, Peru: Hutch, NK0S (HL9HP, YS9HH, HP1XHH), announces a holiday-style operation from the station of the Peruvian club with the call OA4/NK0S. QRV from March 12 to 25, mainly SSB and some CW and digital modes. QSL via h/c, LoTW. Vlad, UA4WHX, has now been heard on the bands as OA7/UA4WHX. As always, how long he is going to remain active is unknown. QSL via h/c. PA, Netherlands: Members of IPA will be active as PG200KMAR between now and February 2015. See their rota for details: March 6 - April 2 May 1 - May 28 June 26 - July 23 August 21 - September 17 October 17 - November 12 December 11 - January 7 2015 The occasion is the 200th anniversary of the Royal Military Constabulary. QRV on all bands and modes. QSOs with PG200KMAR will also count two points towards the Windmill Award. QSL via PA9LUC after the last operating window, eQSL; direct cards need to include SAE and $1 for Europe, $2 for all other regions, no IRC please. http://www.iparc.tk/ http://www.ipa-nederland.nl/district/ipa-radioamateurs/welkom-bij-de-iparc/ PY, Brazil: Operators Alamo, PR7VX, Nicolas, PR7DX, Ramiro, PR7RC, Fernando, PR7DB, Humberto, PR7HBA, Reno, PR7RBA, Christian, PR7ZAJ, and Renner, PU7EGC, all members of the Campina Amateur Radio DX Group, will be operating from the summit Serra do Jatoba (750m, WW Loc HI12pm) as ZY7J. QRV on March 15/16 on HF. QSL via PR7VX. VE, Canada: Special event station CJ3A calls attention to the 75th anniversary of the National Film Board during March and April. QSL via VE3AT (operations of CJ3A in 2011 via VE3LA). YU, Serbia: YU120STEPA celebrates the founding of the elementary school Vojvoda STEPA 120 years ago. QRV during March; QSL via YU1BBV, eQSL. http://www.qsl.net/yu1bbv/ YU100CER commemorates the Battle of Cer, which took place 100 years ago. QRV until the end of the year. S0, Western Sahara: Newly licensed operator Azman Hafed "Man", S01AH, is soon to be expected on the air from Bir Lehlu (WW. Loc. IL56hb). QSL via EA2JG, direct only. Naama, S01A, plans to get onto 60m (5403.5 kHz) during March. On Sunday he was active on 15m in SSB around 1345z. QSL via EA2JG, direct only. https://twitter.com/SaaharaDxTeam http://saharadx.jimdo.com SP, Poland: HF15NATO marks Poland's joining of the treaty 15 years ago. QSL via SP1EG, eQSL. XZ, Myanmar: Zorro, JH1AJT, will be back in Myanmar on behalf of the Foundation for Global Children from the 15th to the 21st. He plans to be active during his free time as XZ1Z. QSLs for his operations in 2013 have now been printed and requests will be processed soon. QSL via JH1AJT.http://www.fgc.or.jp/english/ YS, El Salvador: Hiro, JA6WFM, remains active as YS1/NP3J until the end of the year. QRV on 80-6m in CW and SSB. QSL via EA5GL, direct only. ZL7, Chatham Island: Franz, OE2SNL, is going to put Chatham Island (OC-038, WLOTA 1627) on the air from the 13th to the 20th as ZL7/OE2SNL. QSL via h/c.http://www.oe2snl.at/franz/ http://www.oe2snl.at/zl7-oe2snl-2014/ Silent Key: Uli Tillmann, DJ7QX, keen CW and digital modes operator died aged 74 on March 4. John Huntoon, W1RW (ex-W1LVQ), died aged 97 on February 23. John used to be ARRL Assistant General Manager, he was a past ARRL Secretary and treasurer, Secretary of the IARU and QST editor. Nancy A. Kott, WZ8C, passed away aged 58 on March 2. Nancy was FISTS coordinator for North America and the former editor of WorldRadio and WorldRadio Online. Our thoughts are with their families and friends. We are sorry for their loss. Abbreviations in this DXNL: BARTG British Amateur Radio Teledata Group FISTS International Morse Preservation Society EURAO European Radio Amateurs' Organization IPA International Police Asociation IRC International Reply Coupon LoTW Log of the Word NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization OQRS Online QSL Request System QCWA Quarter Century Wireless Association SAE Self Adressed Envelope SASE Self Adressed Stamped Envelope WLOTA World Lighthouse On The Air Upcoming Contests ================= 14.03. YL-Activity-Party 15.03 AGCW-DL VHF/UHF-Contest 15.03. YL-Activity-Party 16.03. North American Sprint 16.03. UBA Spring Contest 2m 15./16.03. DARC HF-SSTV-Wettbewerb 15./16.03. Russian DX Contest 15.-17.03. BARTG HF RTTY Contest Popov Memorial Contest This short contest will run from 05z to 0859z on March 15. http://ua9qcq.com/en/contestinfo.php?lang=en&t_id=124&mo=3&Year=2014 Trophee F9AA For details of this contest, running in three legs, honouring EURAO founding member and president F9AA. See website for details: http://www.site.urc.asso.fr/urchaut-6/om-6/131-trophee-f9aa.html IOTA Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG (E-Mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== AF-016; FR; Reunion Island: Guy/F5MNW will be active from Reunion Island (WLOTA 1812) from March 16 to April 8. QRV solely in CW as FR/F5MNW. QSL via h/c (d/B). AF-016; FR; Reunion Island: On the air right now from Reunion is George/OK2KG. He stays until March 15, operating holiday-style as FR/OK2KG on 40-10m in CW and SSB. QSL via OK2KG (d/B), log is online at ClubLog. EU-013; GJ/MJ; Jersey: Kazu/M0CFW will be joining the Russian DX contest and the BARTG RTTY Contest as MJ5Z from St. Brelade (WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. IN89ve). QRV before and after those as MJ0CFW. QSL via M0CFW, LotW. NA-034; W4; Florida State Centre West (Pasco to Sarasota County) group: Louis/W0FK returns to Longboat Island from March 15 to April 1 and operates again as W0FK/4. QSL via LotW and W0FK (d/B). Bureau cards may be requested via email.NA-016 ZF; Cayman Islands: Hugh/W4VAB is going to pay Grand Cayman Island a visit with his family. He hopes to get on the air holiday-style from the 15th to the 22nd as ZF2MT; QRV with 100W and a Buddipole in CW and PSK31. QSL via LoTW, eQSL. NA-189; XE1; Nayarit/ Jalisco State group: A group consisting of Alejandro/XE1FAS, Benjamin/XE2AU, Juan Manue/XE2AI, Ismael/XE1AY, Jorge/XE2AMS, Juan/XE2AY, David/XE1REW, Gustavo/XE1KKK, and Enrique/XE2AA are going to activate Cocinas Island as XF1T. QRV March 14 to 17. QSL via IT9EJW, OQRS via ClubLog. OC-204; YB4; Enggano Island: Imam/YB4IR intends to activate Enggano from the 12th to the 18th as YB4IR/p. QRV on 40-10m, QSL via LoTW and YB4IR (d/B). SA-036; P4; Aruba: Aki/JR3QFB and Take/JS6RRR plan to get on the air holiday-style from Aruba (WLOTA 0033) as P40JH and P40R. QSL via homecalls. SA-099; PJ2; Curacao Island: Andy/DK5ON will be active from Curacao (WLOTA 0942) as PJ2/DK5ON. QRV March 12 to 29 on 80-6m in SSB, CW, RTTY, and PSK. QSL via h/c (d/B). http://www.dk5on.de Panamanian Islands Tour: Simone (HP2/IK5RUN) and Danio (HP2/I5OYY) are going to visit the San Blas Archipelago (NA-170) and the Colon-Veraguas group (NA-202) as guests on the catamaran Cush. The whole trip takes place between March and April 2. QRV on 80-6m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL HP2/IK5RUN via h/c (d), HP2/I5OYY via homecall (d/B) and LotW. http://www.ik5run.it/hp2.html WWFF ==== WWFF List The list of WWFF areas has recently been upated: http://www.dcia.it/iffa/index.php/downloads/category/5-worldwide-flora-fauna including 35 new, unactivated areas. Duna-Drava National Park - HAFF-003 Zsolt/HA8FY and Geza/HA8DD plan to activate this area on March 15 from about 06z to 10z. QRV mainly on 40 and 20m in SSB and CW with their homecalls/p. QSLs via homecalls (d/B). Calendar ======== start - end DX DXNL 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 2Axxx 1868 02.14 - 03.14 3C4BYP 1873 permanent 3V8HQ 1867 - 14 3W3B 1815 - 19.05.14 3Z70MC.. 1871 10.03.14 - 23.03.14 4S7DRG.. 1874 17.11.13 - 20.04.14 4S7KKG 1858 - 23.03.14 5H2DK 1874 14.03.14 - 11.04.14 5H3MB 1875* - 31.03.14 5V7DX 1875* 25.02.14 - 16.03.14 5X1XA 1872 - 13.07.14 5Z4/EA4ATI 1840 - 14 5Z4/LA4GHA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 5Z4EE 1803/1807 - 14 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 7P8CC 1807/1820 14.03.14 - 03.04.14 7P8PB 1875* - 31.12.14 7S400K 1866 - 05.14 8J110SIT 1838 10.13 - 03.14 8J130MUT 1851 06.13 - 03.14 8J170ICK 1836 - 31.12.14 8J1AOBA 1870 - 31.03.14 8J1IC 1827 01.06.13 - 31.03.14 8J1MTD 1834 - 31.03.14 8J1TS50A 1860 01.14 - 03.14 8J1TZ20Y 1870 - 03.14 8J270TK 1848 - 31.03.15 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07.13 - 08.15 8J4J 1848 - 30.04.14 8J5SSS 1860 10.13 - 03.14 8J7JE4OO 1851/1857 - 31.03.14 8J7JUMP 1827 - 31.12.14 8J7T 1865 28.07.13 - 31.03.14 8N1FUJI 1842 01.03.14 - 16.06.14 8N2HHH 1873 - 31.03.14 8N2MDR 1813 15.01.14 - 30.09.14 8N3HKC 1870 - 13.03.14 8P9BZ 1874 - 11.14 9G5AC 1843 28.02.14 - 17.03.14 9J2T 1873 - 03.14 9L1A 1861 - 23.05.14 9N7AA 1875* - 10.13 9V1RM 1751 03.03.14 - 12.03.14 9X0NH 1873 14.03.14 - 20.03.14 A35JP 1875* - 31.12.14 A91YA 1874 21.11.13 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 - 31.12.14 AY1DZ 1872 16.03.14 - 19.03.14 C91GR 1875* resident C91KHN.. 1866 unknown CE0/W6NV 1873 03.14 - 04.14 CJ3A 1875* 12.03.14 - 30.03.14 CN2R 1875* 07.03.14 - 14.03.14 CN2XA 1875* 06.03.14 - 02.04.14 CT9/DL3KWF 1874 06.03.14 - 02.04.14 CT9/DL3KWR 1874 - 31.12.14 CW30A.. 1866 permanent CY0/VA1AXC 1872 16.01.14 - 12.14 D2SG 1867 - 31.03.14 D44CF 1875* 15.02.14 - 01.15 D8A 1871 - 12.14 DA0EIM 1815 - 31.12.14 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 31.12.14 DF0DC 1865 - 31.12.14 DJ60DXMB.. 1865/1868 - 31.12.14 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 31.12.14 DK40ECH 1868 - 31.12.14 DL0HRS 1865 - 08.14 DL600WW 1846 - 31.12.14 DL60JMZ 1865 - 31.12.14 DM200TSV 1868 12.13 - 11.14 DM50PCK 1860 - 02.15 DP0GVN 1864 - 31.12.14 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 31.12.14 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 31.12.14 DQ25GRENZE 1865 - 31.12.14 DQ8T 1873 01.05.13 - 31.03.14 DR0PALAEON 1830 - 31.12.14 DR175LDE 1866 unknown DR800BI 1873 12.02.14 - 31.12.14 DS4DRE/4 1872 - 03.14 DU3/W6QT 1865 03.14 - 12.14 E750EBL 1875* - 31.12.14 EI14LCC 1866 - 31.12.14 EI30T 1866 - 31.03.14 EM200RT.. 1874 - 31.12.14 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12.14 EO90WF 1866 11.03.14 - 23.03.14 FG/F6ARC 1874 28.01.14 - 25.03.14 FG/F6ITD.. 1868 16.03.14 - 08.04.14 FR/F5MNW 1875* 07.03.14 - 15.03.14 FR/OK2KG 1875* - 10.15 FW5JJ 1852 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 GAxxx 1868 17.03.14 GB1SPD 1875* 15.03.14 HA8DD/p 1875* 15.03.14 HA8FY/p 1875* - 31.12.14 HB14SAF 1873 - 31.12.14 HB40VC 1868 - 01.05.14 HC2IMP 1858 08.01.14 - 14.08.14 HF0RN.. 1866 - 31.03.14 HF15NATO 1875* 01.01.14 - 31.08.14 HF2014JP 1867 unknown HG45DRK 1873 - 31.03.14 HG50NOHAB 1828 17.01.14 - 07.04.14 HK3JCL 1867 - 17 HL2/F4AAR 1837 01.10.13 - 30.09.14 HP1A 1866 15.03.14 - 02.04.14 HP2/I5OYY 1875* 15.03.14 - 02.04.14 HP2/IK5RUN 1875* 06.03.14 - 04.06.14 HR5/F2JD 1874 - 05.15 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 - 22.06.14 IY7M 1872 - 08.14 J28NC 1796 unknown J400EG 1873 - 12.13 JG8NQJ/JD1 1862 - 05.14 JW2US 1861 - 31.12.14 LIxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LJxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LM1814 1865 - 31.12.14 LM2T75Y 1870 - 31.12.14 LY10NATO 1875* 11.03.14 - 11.04.14 LY24A 1875* 01.03.14 - 31.03.14 LZ1246SIT 1873 - 31.12.14 LZ60KSP 1875* 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 MAxxx 1868 14.03.14 - 16.03.14 MJ0CFW 1875* 15.03.14 - 16.03.14 MJ5Z 1875* 12.03.14 - 25.03.14 OA4/NK0S 1875* unknown OA7/UA4WHX 1875* - 05.14 OD5/EA1CYK 1856 - 04.14 OD5/F5TLN 1858 - 03.04.17 OG3077F 1789 16.10.13 - 14.10.14 OH8R 1869 24.01.14 - 07.02.14 OL50OL 1869 02.14 - 05.14 OM150JM 1870 - 31.12.13 OM44LTE 1872 - 15 OX5M 1843 - 15 OX5T 1843 - 14 P29NO 1814 02.03.14 - 17.03.14 P4/WA2NHA 1873 13.03.14 - 18.03.14 P40JH 1875* 13.03.14 - 18.03.14 P40R 1875* - 31.12.14 PA35WO 1867 03.14 - 02.15 PG200KMAR 1875* - 31.12.14 PH65PH 1869 12.03.14 - 29.03.14 PJ2/DK5ON 1875* 04.02.14 - PJ5/K5WE 1870 04.02.14 - PJ5/N5WR 1870 20.02.14 - 12.03.14 PJ6/KB1ZOJ 1873 22.02.14 - 16.03.14 PJ7AA 1872 01.03.14 - 28.03.14 PZ5VC 1873 01.12.13 - 31.03.14 R0000O 1860 03.14 - 04.14 R1934G.. 1873 01.14 - 03.14 R11ALS.. 1865 02.14 - 03.14 R2014AS.. 1869 - 31.12.14 R80xx.. 1870 - 03.14 RI1ANR 1856/1865 01.12.13 - 01.02.15 RI1ANT 1860/1862 - 26.11.14 RI59ANT 1874 - 31.12.14 S567O 1868 - 31.12.14 SC15DXR 1868 - 31.12.14 SC2014ECC.. 1866 01.02.14 - 31.07.14 SP25KUP 1873 permanent SV9/OH2AXE 1871 25.03.14 - 02.04.14 T32TM 1874 08.03.14 - 14.03.14 T88XT 1874 unknown T6EUPOL 1865 - 31.12.14 TC10SWAT 1871 - 31.12.14 TM400M 1865 09.03.14 - 14.04.14 UP80KEDR.. 1874 26.02.14 - 25.03.14 V21ZG 1873 - 12.03.14 V25CF 1874 10.03.14 - 18.03.14 V31SQ 1874 19.02.14 - 25.03.14 V47JA.. 1872 - 02.14 VK0GB 1858 15.03.14 - 22.03.14 VK9NF 1874 unknown VP2EZZ 1872 25.11.13 - 25.05.14 VP8BTU 1859 resident VR2/IV3TAN 1869 15.03.14 - 01.04.14 W0FK/4 1875* - 31.12.14 W100AW 1865 14.03.14 - 17.03.14 XF1T 1875* 25.02.14 - 21.03.14 XU7ACQ 1872 15.03.14 - 21.03.14 XZ1Z 1875* 12.03.14 - 18.03.14 YB4IR/p 1875* 03.14 - 11.14 YL2014C.. 1873/74 - 31.12.14 YP1989TM 1866 - 31.12.14 YP25xx 1866 - 12.14 YS1/NP3J 1875* - 31.12.14 YT0PUPIN 1866 01.03.14 - 31.12.14 YU100CER.. 1875* - 31.12.14 YU120STEPA 1875* 11.13 - 02.14 YW0A 1856 - 31.12.14 YW80RCV 1871 01.01.14 - VY0/VE3VID 1865 - 08.14+ ZA/IZ4JMA 1821 - 19.01.15 ZF35xxx 1873 13.03.14 - 20.03.14 ZL7/OE2SNL 1875* - 10.14 ZM90DX 1851/1871 - 10.14 ZD9G 1857 - 10.14 ZD9M 1873 15.03.14 - 22.03.14 ZF2MZ 1875* - 04.14 ZS8C 1831 - 04.14 ZS8Z 1831 15.03.14 - 16.03.14 ZY7J 1875* * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 5H2DK via OH2NNE (B), (L) 5R8XB via ON8XB 5V7DX via I1FQH (B), (L) 9H3AY via G3SDG (also eQSL) 9J2CA via G3SWH (d), (L) 9J2T via I2YSB (d), (L , 5H3MB via IK2GZU (B, OQRS), (L), eQSL 7P8PB via EI7CC (B), (L) 8Q7EJ via G3VDB (B, OQRS, (L) 9N7AA via UA3AA (d) 9X0NH via G3RWF (B), (L) A35AX via DK1AX (B - OQRS) A35JP via JA0RQV (B), (L) A91IGS via IZ8CLM (B) AT5LH via NI5DX (L) AY2H via LU7HN (d) BV0PC via BV2DQ, eQSL C56LH via OZ1IIL (B), eQSL C6AMM via K1CN (B) C91GR via ZS6AYU (B) CJ3A via VE3AT (B) CN2R via W7EJ (d) CN2XA via DL2DXA (B) CT9/DL3KWF via DL3KWF (B), eQSL CT9/DL3KWR via DL3KWR (B), eQSL CX1CK (B), (L), eQSL D44CF (B, email request) DF2RSA (B), eQSL DL7UGX (B), (L), eQSL E750EBL via E77E (B) EA8/DL1JEF via DL1JEF (B) EA8/OH1LEG via OH1LEG (B) ED1T via EC1DBO (B) ED2V via EA2CJ (B), (L) ED5T via EA5ELT (d), (L) ED7W via EA7OT (B), (L), eQSL EH1FSJ via EA2DVN (B) EM200BT via UR5BBN (B) EM200CA via UT7CA (B) EM200CT via UX1CW (B) EM200DT via UT7DU (B) EM200HT via UX2HB (B) EM200IT via US7IO (B) EM200KT via UT5KT (B) EM200LT via UR3LTD (B) EM200NT via UT8NV (B) EM200Q via US5QO (B) EM200RT via UZ1RM (B) EM200ST via US0SU (B) EM200ST via UW5SW (L), eQSL EM200TARAS via UR4CYT (B) EM200TT via UR5TX (B) EM200U via UT0UM (B) EM200UT via UR4UT (B) EM200UTS via UT9UZ (B) EM200VT via UR3VZ (B) EM200WT via UR5WD (B) EM200XT via UT3XA (B) EN200CT via UR5CJN (B) EN200IT via UT1IWF (B) EN200QT via US5QLJ (B) EN200RT via UV3RT (B) EN200UT via US7UU (B) EN200UTS via UT4UP (B) EN200WT via UR4WG (B) EO200CN via UR5CN (B) EO200CN via UR5CN (L), eQSL EO200CT via UT4CF (B) EO200IT via US1ITU (B) EO200NT via UT8NT (B) EO200QT via UT8QQ (B) EO200RT via UX1RX (B) EO200ST via UR5SD (B) EO200TARAS via UR4CWE (B) EO200TT via UR5TM (B) EO200UT via UY5UD (B) EO200WT via UR5WAY (B) EV7B via EW7BB (B), eQSL F8DYD/p via F8DYD (B) FR/F5MNW via F5MNW (B) FR/OK2KG via OK2KG (B) GB1SPD (B) GP0STH via G4DIY (d), (L) HA8DD/p via HA8DD (B) HA8FY/p via HA8FY (B) HF15NATO via SP1EG (B), eQSL HK1/AL4Q via DJ8QP (B) HK4/AL4Q via DJ8QP (B) HK7/AL4Q via DJ8QP (B) HP2/I5OYY via I5OYY (B), (L) HP2/IK5RUN via IK5RUN (d) II0ICH via IM0QMA (B) II0IDP via IS0IGV (B) II0IGU via IZ0EGC (B) II1ICS via I1SAF (B), eQSL II1IGG via I2AZ (B) II3ICZ via IQ3GA (B) II7ICE via IZ7CTE (B) II7ICT QRZ.COM (B, OQRS) II8ICN via IZ8JPV (B) II9ICF via IT9MRM (B), eQSL II9IGA via IT9YEM (d) II9IGJ via IT9MRM (B) IZ0FEJ via I0WTD (B), eQSL J7Y via K1LI (L), eQSL KF5PMU (d), (L), eQSL KH6/VE7AHA via VE7AHA KR4RO (d, only SAE), (L), eQSL KU1T (B), (L), eQSL LY10NATO via LY5W (B), (L), eQSL LY24A via LY5A (B) LZ1246SIT via LZ1KCP (B), (L) LZ60KSP via LZ1JZ (B) M4D via G4ATA (d), (L) MJ0CFW via M0CFW; (L) MJ5Z via M0CFW, (L) NH7O via EA5GL (d), (L), eQSL OA4/NK0S via NK0S (B), (L) OA7/UA4WHX via UA4WHX (B) OE6Z via OE6CLD (B), (L) OF40R via OH8DR (B) OG2F via OH2NC (B) OR0A via ON6ZK (B) OT6A/p (B) OT7J via ON7ZJ (B) P4/WA2NHA via WA2NHA (B) P40JH via JR3QFB P40R via JS6RRR PG200KMAR via PA9LUC (B), eQSL PJ2/DK5ON via DK5ON (B) PJ6A via N4NX (B, only OQRS), (L) PY2DPM (B), eQSL R155AP via UA9CK R155ASP via RV1AQ (B) R155B via RK1B (B) R155IP via R3IC (B) R155NN via RA3TYL (B) R155PM via RA9FDR R155RP via UA9RT R1ASP via RA1D (d) RC80KEDR via UA3X (B), eQSL RF1A via RQ1AP (B) RK80KEDR via RU0A RO80KEDR via RN1ON (B), (L), eQSL RT80KEDR via RT3F, eQSL RV80KEDR via RW3VA (B), eQSL S01A via EA2JG (d) S01AH via EA2JG (d) SN5X via SP5GRM (d), (L) SO8T via SP8TJU (B), (L) SP/DJ1AA/m via DJ1AA (B) TA2/BA4DW via BA4DW (d) TI2UNA (d) TM5E via F8KGS (B) TM9JM via F6KEH (B) UE80HS via RW6HS (d) UE80YG via RK3LO (B), eQSL V26M via W3HNK (L) V3A via M0OXO (NOT M0URX) V63AQ via JH1NBN (B) VK4QG (B), eQSL VK9X/K7CO via K7CO (d), (B, OQRS) VO1BE (d), eQSL VP5H via W0GJ (B), (L) VP8ROT via GM0HCQ (d), (L), eQSL VU2VON via VU2MLQ (d) W0FK/4 via W0FK (B) W4PKU (B), (L), eQSL W7SW via W3HNK XF1T via IT9EJW, OQRS XV5HS via EA5ZD (d) XV9NPS via JA2NPS (B) XZ1Z via JH1AJT (B) YB0MZI (d), (L) YB4IR/p via YB4IR (B) YL2014C via YL3DQ (B), (L) YL2014E via YL2GN (B), eQSL YO5/DJ1AA/m via DJ1AA (B) YR80KEDR via YO8AXP (d) YS1/NP3J via EA5GL (d) YU120STEPA via YU1BBV (B), eQSL ZF2MT (L), eQSL ZF2XF via G3TXF (B, OQRS), (L) ZL7/OE2SNL via OE2SNL (B) ZV2014YL via PY2AA (B), (L) ZY7J via PR7VX (B) ZZ2T via PY2MNL (B), (L), eQSL (d) = direct only (B) = bureau OK (*) = new manager (L) = 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Friday, 7th March 2014

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SB PROP @ ARL ARLP010 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP10 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 10 ARLP010 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA March 7, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP010 ARLP010 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers were up for the recent reporting period (February 27 through March 5) and average daily solar flux decreased slightly, compared to the previous seven days. Average daily sunspot numbers increased nearly 29 points to 202.4, and average daily solar flux was off a little more than four points to 162.9. The latest predictions for solar flux over the near term have steadily declined over the past ten days. The predicted average solar flux for the ten day period between March 7-16 was 161.5 in the February 25 forecast, 156 in the March 1 outlook, 138.5 on March 3, 135.5 on March 5, and 132 on March 6. Predicted solar flux is 145 on March 7, 135 and 130 on March 8-9, 125 on March 10-11, 130 on March 12, 135 on March 13-14, 130 on March 15-17, 135 on March 18-20, 145 on March 21, 155 on March 22-24, and peaking at just 160 on March 25-27. It then declines to a low of 120 on April 11-13. Predicted planetary A index is 5 on March 7, 12 on March 8, 10 on March 9-10, 8 on March 11, and 5 on March 12 through April 4. F.K. Janda, OK1HH predicts quiet geomagnetic conditions on March 7, mostly quiet March 8-9, quiet to active March 10, quiet to unsettled March 11, mostly quiet March 12, quiet March 13-14, mostly quiet March 15, active to disturbed March 16-17, mostly quiet March 18, active to disturbed March 19, quiet to unsettled March 20-21, quiet to active March 22, quiet March 23-24, quiet to active March 25, quiet March 26, quiet to active March 27, and mostly quiet March 28 through April 1. NASA has a new prediction for the current solar cycle, slightly revised from a month earlier. The current version updated March 3, 2014 is here: http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/predict.shtml The revision is a smoothed sunspot peak of 69 late last summer (2013) from 67 earlier in the same summer in the report a month earlier. These numbers are only recently known because the smoothed sunspot number uses a whole year of data. If activity continues to increase, then it will drag this smoothed maximum further out, perhaps to early this year. But there definitely is a strong second peak happening now, stronger than the first. The average of daily sunspot numbers for February 2014 was the highest of the current solar cycle at 174.6. In fact, the last time it was higher was the month of September 2002, when it was 206.4. We've been running our own smoothed 3-month moving average of sunspot numbers, and now that February is over we know the average for the three months centered on January 2014: 138.5. This is also a high for this solar cycle. You may recall that this cycle seemed to have an earlier peak based on this moving average toward the end of 2011, when the averages centered on September through December 2011 were 98.6, 118.8, 118.6 and 110. Compare that to this most recent peak, with these 3 month averages centered on August 2013 through January 2014: 77.4, 91.2, 102.9, 123.7, 123.3, and 138.5 mentioned earlier. Here is an article from a reliable source noting this second peak is larger than the first, and that this slow cycle may have a much broader peak than earlier cycles: http://sidc.oma.be/news/240/welcome.html We got a late report on 6 meter propagation from Fred Honnold, KH7Y, who is on the south side of Hawaii's big island, which of course, is the island of Hawaii. He sent this a week ago, February 28, after this bulletin was put to bed: "Good morning from Hawaii. Forgot to send this on Monday to you. Sunday morning (February 23) at about 1830 I worked A45XR and EA8DBM on 6 meters CW. There was a good opening to HK and CE, and at the time my antenna was pointed about 120 degrees. I was calling CQ on 50.105, a W4 answered me and also a very weak signal behind the W4. I worked the 4 and kept hearing A so I thought it might be a AC or something like that, but he came out of the noise and it was A45XR (Oman, at the mouth of the Persian Gulf) a rare catch for me. His signals built to 529 on CW and then he asked for SSB and we made the QSO. Chris, A45XR was using a 30 meter delta loop with very high SWR so he could only run 100 watts. About a half hour later was called by EA8DBM with 559 signals looking the same direction. I talked to Jim, K6MIO about the QSOs and he told me they were TPL, transpolar long path. It really did not make much difference where I pointed the antennas, a pair of 8 elements. A45XR was also in Monday the February 24 and was much stronger as he put his 6 meter delta loop up. He also was in Tuesday morning 0830 very weak. Yesterday was a bust on 6 meters one strong DU and two JAs worked on back scatter looking to VK (245 deg)." Log into QRZ.com and look at the great location and antennas at KH7Y: http://www.qrz.com/db/KH7Y, and also to http://www.qrz.com/db/A45XR for A45XR and his 30 meter delta loop. Jon Jones, N0JK notes that on February 27 at 2250 UTC N0LL in EM09 spotted KC0CF in EN32, via aurora on 6 meters. An article about a solar region circling the Sun three times can be found on the web at: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Coming_Around_Again_Giant_Sunspot_Makes_Third_Trip_Across_the_Sun_999.html . The Spring Equinox is only two weeks away! Hope for continued high solar activity here at the peak of the cycle. Plenty of great 10 meter propagation is in store. 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 February 27 through March 5 were 227, 279, 177, 170, 191, 171, and 202, with a mean of 202.4. 10.7 cm flux was 175.7, 170.6, 164.6, 161.3, 161, 158, and 149.1, with a mean of 162.9. Estimated planetary A indices were 24, 13, 7, 5, 7, 8, and 7, with a mean of 10.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 15, 10, 6, 3, 6, 8, and 6, with a mean of 7.7. NNNN /EX

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SB DX @ ARL ARLD010 DX news ZCZC AE10 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 10 ARLD010 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT March 6, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD010 ARLD010 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. SRI LANKA, 4S. A group of operators will be QRV as 4S7DRG, 4S7FRG and 4S7LXG from March 10 to 23. This includes a side trip to Barberyn Island, IOTA AS-171. Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via DL7DF. TANZANIA, 5H. Arne, OH2NNE is QRV as 5H2DK from the Angaza Women Center in Sanya Juu until March 23. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call. BARBADOS, 8P. Alex, DD5ZZ is QRV as 8P9BZ from Dover Beach until March 13. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly digital modes. QSL to home call. MALDIVES, 8Q. Jim, G3VDB is QRV as 8Q7EJ and will be active in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL to home call. SIERRA LEONE, 9L. Ivo, 9A3A is QRV as 9L1A until the end of May. He is active on 6 meters around 50110 kHz. QSL via 9A2AA. NEPAL, 9N. Andy, UA3AA is QRV as 9N7AA until May 23. He is active on the HF bands, depending on the local noise conditions. QSL direct to home call. BAHRAIN, A9. Special event station A91YA is QRV during 2014 during the context of the Year of Art. QSL via IZ8CLM. MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3. Rosel, DL3KWR and Hardy, DL3KWF are QRV as CT9/home calls until April 2. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using mainly CW with some digital modes. QSL via operators' instructions. PERU, OA. Hutch, NK0S will be QRV as OA4/NK0S from the Radio Club of Peru club station from March 12 to 25. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using primarily SSB with some CW and digital modes. QSL to home call. PALAU, T8. David, VK3BY will be QRV as T88XT from Malakal Island, IOTA OC-009, from March 8 to 14. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB. QSL to home call. SOUTH SHETLANDS ISLANDS. Alexander, RX0QM is a member of the 59th Russian Antarctic Expedition and is going to be QRV as RI59ANT beginning March 10 on Base Bellingshausen. QSL via operator's instructions. UKRAINE, UR. Special event stations EM200RT, EN200RT, EO200RK, EO200RT and EO200TARAS are QRV during the month of March to honor the memory of Taras Shevchenko, the renowned Ukrainian poet. QSL via operators' instructions. CANADA, VE. Dave, VO1AU is QRV as VO2AAA from the club station of the Hams of Western Labrador in Labrador City until March 10. This includes being active in the RSGB Commonwealth contest on all bands. QSL via VE3AAQ. MONTSERRAT, VP2M. Iain, M0PCB and Steve, M0SPF are QRV as VP2MXI and VP2MZR, respectively, until March 10. Activity is on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY. This includes being active in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL to home calls. INDONESIA, YB. Imam, YB4IR will be QRV as YB4IR/P from Enggano Island, IOTA OC-204, from March 12 to 18. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via operator's instructions. CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF. Nigel, G3TXF plans to be QRV as ZF2XF in the RSGB Commonwealth contest. QSL to home call. SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS. W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/7 in Idaho and W1AW/4 in Kentucky are QRV until 2359z on 11 March. In addition, W1AW Centennial Stations W1AW/7 in Arizona and W1AW/8 in Ohio will be QRV starting at 0000z on March 12. They will be active until 2359z on March 18. THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO. The North American RTTY Sprint, AWA John Rollins Memorial DX CW Contest, NRAU 10-Meter Activity Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint, RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, AGCW QRP CW Contest, QRP ARCI HF Grid Square CW Sprint, EA PSK63 Contest, TESLA Memorial HF 80-Meter CW Contest, Idaho QSO Party, UBA Spring 6-Meter Contest, NSARA Contest and the Wisconsin QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend. The QRP CW Fox Hunt, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship are scheduled for March 12. Please see March QST, page 84 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details. NNNN /EX

Tuesday, 4th March 2014

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DXNL 1874 - March 5, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO 4S, Sri Lanka: The Radio Society of Sri Lanka calls on its members and friends in their latest newsletter to help covering costs of repeaters and other services provided by the society. Membership has dwindled to about 100 lately. http://www.rssl.lk/ 5H, Tanzania: Arne, OH2NNE, has set up his station again at the Angaza Women Center in Sanya Juu (WW Loc. KI86mt) and remains QRV until the 23rd as 5H2DK. He operates on 80-10m in SSB. His preferred frequencies are: 3790, 7120, 14250, 18150, 21250, 24950 und 28450 kHz. QSL via h/c, LoTW, eQSL. http://www.saunalahti.fi/arnyl/ http://www.saunalahti.fi/arnyl/log.html http://www.angazawomencenter.org/ 8P, Barbados: Alex, DD5ZZ, is currently active holiday-style as 8P9BZ from Dover Beach. QRV until the 13th on 40-10m, mainly in digital modes with 100W and a mobile antenna. QSL via h/c. A9, Bahrain: Special event station A91YA operates all year long in the context of the Year of Art. QSL via IZ8CLM. http://www.moc.gov.bh/en/ministry/Achievements/YearofArt2014/ FG, Guadeloupe: Oliver, F6ARC, is due to appear on the air as FG/F6ARC from Guadeloupe (NA-102) as a holiday activity. QRV mainly on WARC and low bands in CW, running 100W. Regarding operating procedures he asks the ham community: "Please DO NOT overload DX clusters with unnecessary spots. There is no need to repeat a spot with identical information every 5 minutes. Having made the contact, rather than expressing your delight on the cluster (e.g. "Easy, One call"), simply jump for joy inside." QSL via FE11DX. HR, Honduras: Gerard, F2JD, returns once more to Copan and is going to operate as HR5/F2JD from March 6 to June 4. QRV in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via F6AJA. http://lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php http://f2jd.free.fr/crbst_10.html http://f2jd.free.fr/ PY, Brazil: The Araucaria DX Group has secured the call PY5GA. It was formerly assigned to DXer and contester Olavo Scherrer, one of the founding members of the group, who died in 2010. UT, Ukraine: The special event stations EM200RT, EN200RT, EO200RK, EO200RT, and EO200TARAS are going to honour the memory of Taras Shevchenko, most famous and renowned Ukrainian poet, on he air during March. The works of Shevchenko, who was born 200 years ago, still occupy a prominent spot in the consciousness of all strata of Ukrainian society. There is also an award available based on contacts with these stations. For QSL information see below. V3, Belize: Todd, KC1SQ, plans to operate as V31SQ between the 10th and 18th from aboard a sailboat. In order to operate within DXCC regulations he hopes though to be able to move his gear ashore and set up on land. QSL via KC1SQ. http://www.wookus.net/v31sq/ VE, Canada: Dave, VO1AU, is going to be active as VO2AAA from the club station of the Hams of Western Labrador (VO2WL) in Labrador City (CQ Zone 2). QRV from March 6 to 10 (including the BERU contest) on all bands. QSL via VE3AAQ. VP2M, Montserrat: Iain, M0PCB, and Steve, M0SPF, are due to appear on the bands as VP2MXI and VP2MZR (SSB and RTTY). QRV from March 5 to 10 (including the BERU contest). QSLs via homecalls (requests via ClubLog), LotW, direct via M0PCB. VP8, Antarctica: Will, M0ZXA, has been on a work assignment at the Halley VI base for some months already. He now plans to get on the air as VP8DOI during his spare time, permitting that the experiments are not being interfered with. He is going to upload logs to ClubLog. http://www.vp8doi.com http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halley-Station http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2353858/British-Antarctic-r esearch-station-nominated-global-archticture-award.html YL, Latvia: In addition to the calls mentioned last week, the following stations will also operate in the context of Riga being a European Capital of Culture in 2014: Call OP Call OP Call OP YL2014A YL3AAY YL2014B YL2BK YL2014C YL3DQ YL2014D YL2TD YL2014E YL3HE YL2014F YL3FK YL2014G YL3GBC YL2014I YL2IU YL2014J YL3DJ YL2014L YL2LW YL2014M YL3IM YL2014O YL3FO YL2014S YL1ZS YL2014U YL3BU YL2014W YL3CW YL2014X YL2HX YL2014Y YL3GY YL2014Z YL3AIW For QSL information see below. http://riga2014.ham.lv/oper.php Gagarin Activity Days: Special event calls from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Moldova, all with either a 80 in their prefix or KEDR (Gagarin's call during his space mission) in their suffix will be commemorating the birth of Yuri Gagarin 80 years ago. The Yuri Gagarin International DX Contest will be held on April 12/13. http://cqham.kz/cqgc/kedr/index_en.htm FT5ZM: Ralph, K0IR, thanks European DXers for their cooperation during the recent FT5ZM expedition, regarding the expedition's operating with a particular focus on difficult propagation paths. European DXers still put about 84000 QSOs in the expedition's log. QSLing "via G3TXF": After collecting more than 500000 QSLs Nigel, G3TXF, has announced that he no longer collects cards. QSLs for his expeditions etc. may be requested online though. http://www.g3txf.com/index.html http://www.g3txf.com/QSL-Office/QSL-Off.html Silent Key: DARC mourns the loss of Hans-Joachim Stasch, DJ9JA, who died aged 70 on February 22. A long-term member of the club, he was one of the invaluable organizers behind the scenes of the annual Ham Radio Fair in Friedrichshafen. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We are sorry for their loss. Abbreviations in this DXNL: =========================== BERU British Empire Radio Union OQRS Online QSL Request System Upcoming Contests ================= 08.03. International YL activity for the International Women's Day 08.03. DIG QSO Party 08.03. AGCW-DL QRP Contest 08./09.03. EA PSK63 Contest 08./09.03. FIRAC Contest 09.03. North American Sprint 09.03. DIG QSO Party IOTA Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG (E-Mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de) ==== AN-010; various; South Shetland Island: Alexander/RX0QM is a member of the 59th Russian Antarctic Expedition and is going to relieve Oleg/RI1ANU around March 10 on Base Bellingshausen. His call, valid until November 26 will be RI59ANT. AF-014; CT3; Madeira Archipelago: Rosel/DL3KWR and Hardy/DL3KWF are going to spend yet another holiday on Madeira. QRV from March 6 to April 2 as CT9/homecalls, mainly in CW and digital modes, with a focus on the WARC bands. Request bureau QSLs via <dl3kwf (at) darc.de>. AS-003; 4S; Sri Lanka Island: Operators Manfred/DK1BT, Csaba/DH7KU, Tom/DJ6TF, Georg/DK7LX, Wolf/ DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, Juergen/DL7UFN, Frank/ DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY, and Leszek/SP3DOI are going to put Sri Lanka on the air (WLOTA 0762) from March 10 to 23. QRV with several stations as 4S7DRG, 4S7FRG, and 4S7LXG, with one rig dedicated to RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via LoTW and DL7DF (d/B). http://www.dl7df.com/4s7/index.php NA-073; V3; Corozal/ Belize District group: Jim/NN5O plans to work with a QRP rig from March 1 to 8 as V31AJ from Ambergis Caye. QRV on 40-10m in CW and SSB. QSL via NN5O (d). NA-100; V2; Antigua and Barbuda: Christian/DD3CF enjoys a holiday on Antigua until the 12th and operates during his spare time as V235CF on 20-10m in SSB. QSL via DD3CF (d/B). OC-009; T8; Palau Islands: David/VK3BY is going to pay a visit to Malakal Island (WW Loc. PJ77fh) from March 8 to 14 and hopes to find some time to operate holiday-style as T88XT in SSB. QSL via VK3BY (d/B). OC-210; YB8; Sangihe Islands: As reported in DXNL 1871 Din/YB8RW is now on his trip visiting several Indonesian islands. Right now he his active as YB8RW/p from Marore Island. QSL via YB9BU (d). Pacific Tour by NL8F: Tim/NL8F is about to start is Pacific tour. From March 6 to 10 or 11 his first stop will be Fraser Island (OC-142, WLOTA 2976), operating as VK4/NL8F/p. After that he moves to Norfolk Island (OC-005, VKFF-392), QRV from about March 15 to 22 as VK9NF. Finally on his itinerary is Christmas Island (OC-024), where he plans to stay from March 25 to April 2 and operate as T32TM (including the CQ WPX SSB Contest). From there, his trip home is going to include a visit to the International DX Convention in California. QSL via K8NA. Calendar ======== star - end DX DX-MB 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 2Axxx 1868 - 08.03.14 3C0BYP 1873 02.14 - 03.14 3C4BYP 1873 permanent 3V8HQ 1867 - 14 3W3B 1815 - 19.05.14 3Z70MC.. 1871 10.03.14 - 23.03.14 4S7DRG.. 1874* 17.11.13 - 20.04.14 4S7KKG 1858 - 23.03.14 5H2DK 1874* 25.02.14 - 16.03.14 5X1XA 1872 - 13.07.14 5Z4/EA4ATI 1840 - 14 5Z4/LA4GHA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 5Z4EE 1803/1807 - 14 6O0LA 1810/1827 - 31.12.13 7P8CC 1807/1820 - 31.12.14 7S400K 1866 - 05.14 8J110SIT 1838 10.13 - 03.14 8J130MUT 1851 06.13 - 03.14 8J170ICK 1836 - 31.12.14 8J1AOBA 1870 - 31.03.14 8J1IC 1827 01.06.13 - 31.03.14 8J1MTD 1834 - 31.03.14 8J1TS50A 1860 01.14 - 03.14 8J1TZ20Y 1870 - 03.14 8J270TK 1848 - 31.03.15 8J3ZUKA 1866 31.07.13 - 08.15 8J4J 1848 - 30.04.14 8J5SSS 1860 10.13 - 03.14 8J7JE4OO 1851/1857 - 31.03.14 8J7JUMP 1827 - 31.12.14 8J7T 1865 28.07.13 - 31.03.14 8N1FUJI 1842 01.03.14 - 16.06.14 8N2HHH 1873 - 31.03.14 8N2MDR 1813 15.01.14 - 30.09.14 8N3HKC 1870 - 13.03.14 8P9BZ 1874* - 11.14 9G5AC 1843 - 06.03.14 9H3XW 1873 28.02.14 - 17.03.14 9J2T 1873 - 03.14 9L1A 1861 - 10.13 9V1RM 1751 03.03.14 - 12.03.14 9X0NH 1873 24.02.14 - 07.03.14 A35AX 1872 - 31.12.14 A91YA 1874* 21.11.13 - 20.11.14 AF1G/C6A 1865/69 - 31.12.14 AY1DZ 1872 27.02.14 - 10.03.14 C5/M1KTA 1873 resident C91KHN.. 1866 unknown CE0/W6NV 1873 23.02.14 - CP4WHX 1873 06.03.14 - 02.04.14 CT9/DL3KWF 1874* 06.03.14 - 02.04.14 CT9/DL3KWR 1874* - 31.12.14 CW30A.. 1866 permanent CY0/VA1AXC 1872 16.01.14 - 12.14 D2SG 1867 15.02.14 - 01.15 D8A 1871 - 12.14 DA0EIM 1815 - 31.12.14 DB50FIRAC 1865 - 31.12.14 DF0DC 1865 - 31.12.14 DJ60DXMB.. 1865/1868 02.03.14 - 07.03.14 DK2RO/p 1873 - 31.12.14 DK40BOSCH 1868 - 31.12.14 DK40ECH 1868 - 31.12.14 DL0HRS 1865 - 08.14 DL600WW 1846 - 31.12.14 DL60JMZ 1865 - 31.12.14 DM200TSV 1868 12.13 - 11.14 DM50PCK 1860 - 02.15 DP0GVN 1864 - 31.12.14 DP90RKS.. 1865 - 31.12.14 DQ0HARZ 1873 - 31.12.14 DQ25GRENZE 1865 - 31.12.14 DQ8T 1873 01.05.13 - 31.03.14 DR0PALAEON 1830 - 31.12.14 DR175LDE 1866 unknown DR800BI 1873 12.02.14 - 31.12.14 DS4DRE/4 1872 - 03.14 DU3/W6QT 1865 - 31.12.14 EI14LCC 1866 - 31.12.14 EI30T 1866 - 31.03.14 EM200RT.. 1874* - 31.12.14 EM50JA.. 1867 - 31.12.14 EO90WF 1866 11.03.14 - 23.03.14 FG/F6ARC 1874* 28.01.14 - 25.03.14 FG/F6ITD.. 1868 - 10.15 FW5JJ 1852 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 GAxxx 1868 - 31.12.14 HB14SAF 1873 - 31.12.14 HB40VC 1868 - 01.05.14 HC2IMP 1858 08.01.14 - 14.08.14 HF0RN.. 1866 01.01.14 - 31.08.14 HF2014JP 1867 unknown HG45DRK 1873 - 31.03.14 HG50NOHAB 1828 17.01.14 - 07.04.14 HK3JCL 1867 - 17 HL2/F4AAR 1837 01.10.13 - 30.09.14 HP1A 1866 06.03.14 - 04.06.14 HR5/F2JD 1874* - 05.15 II8IDXC.. 1856/1861 - 22.06.14 IY7M 1872 - 08.14 J28NC 1796 03.03.14 - 10.03.14 J34G 1873 unknown J400EG 1873 21.02.14 - 10.03.14 J7Y 1872 - 12.13 JG8NQJ/JD1 1862 - 05.14 JW2US 1861 21.02.14 - 07.03.14 KG4WV.. 1872 - 31.12.14 LIxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LJxxx 1865 - 31.12.14 LM1814 1865 - 31.12.14 LM2T75Y 1870 01.03.14 - 31.03.14 LZ1246SIT 1873 25.01.14 - 30.11.14 MAxxx 1868 - 05.14 OD5/EA1CYK 1856 - 04.14 OD5/F5TLN 1858 - 03.04.17 OG3077F 1789 16.10.13 - 14.10.14 OH8R 1869 24.01.14 - 07.02.14 OL50OL 1869 02.14 - 05.14 OM150JM 1870 - 31.12.13 OM44LTE 1872 - 15 OX5M 1843 - 15 OX5T 1843 - 14 P29NO 1814 02.03.14 - 17.03.14 P4/WA2NHA 1873 - 31.12.14 PA35WO 1867 08.02.14 - 07.03.14 PA400SM 1870 - 31.12.14 PH65PH 1869 07.02.14 - 09.03.14 PJ4F 1870 04.02.14 - PJ5/K5WE 1870 03.03.14 - 10.03.14 PJ5/KB8RJ.. 1872 04.02.14 - PJ5/N5WR 1870 20.02.14 - 12.03.14 PJ6/KB1ZOJ 1873 22.02.14 - 16.03.14 PJ7AA 1872 01.03.14 - 28.03.14 PZ5VC 1873 01.12.13 - 31.03.14 R0000O 1860 03.14 - 04.14 R1934G.. 1873 01.14 - 03.14 R11ALS.. 1865 02.14 - 03.14 R2014AS.. 1869 - 31.12.14 R80xx.. 1870 - 03.14 RI1ANR 1856/1865 01.12.13 - 01.02.15 RI1ANT 1860/1862 - 26.11.14 RI59ANT 1874* - 31.12.14 S567O 1868 - 31.12.14 SC15DXR 1868 - 31.12.14 SC2014ECC.. 1866 01.02.14 - 31.07.14 SP25KUP 1873 permanent SV9/OH2AXE 1871 25.03.14 - 02.04.14 T32TM 1874* 08.03.14 - 14.03.14 T88XT 1874* unknown T6EUPOL 1865 - 31.12.14 TC10SWAT 1871 - 31.12.14 TM400M 1865 20.02.14 - 06.03.14 TO22C 1872 20.12.13 - TR0A/p 1864 09.03.14 - 14.04.14 UP80KEDR.. 1874* 26.02.14 - 25.03.14 V21ZG 1873 - 12.03.14 V25CF 1874* 01.03.14 - 08.03.14 V31AJ 1874* 10.03.14 - 18.03.14 V31SQ 1874* 19.02.14 - 25.03.14 V47JA.. 1872 - 02.14 VK0GB 1858 06.03.14 - 10.03.14 VK4/NL8F/p 1874* 15.03.14 - 22.03.14 VK9NF 1874* 01.03.14 - 11.03.14 VK9X/K7CO 1873 06.03.14 - 10.03.14 VO2AAA 1874* unknown VP2EZZ 1872 05.03.14 - 10.03.14 VP2MXI.. 1874* 25.11.13 - 25.05.14 VP8BTU 1859 unknown VQ9JC 1864 resident VR2/IV3TAN 1869 - 31.12.14 W100AW 1865 25.02.14 - 21.03.14 XU7ACQ 1872 10.02.14 - 10.03.14 YB8RW/p 1871 03.14 - 11.14 YL2014C.. 1873/74* - 31.12.14 YP1989TM 1866 - 31.12.14 YP25xx 1866 - 31.12.14 YT0PUPIN 1866 11.13 - 02.14 YW0A 1856 - 31.12.14 YW80RCV 1871 01.01.14 - VY0/VE3VID 1865 - 08.14+ ZA/IZ4JMA 1821 - 19.01.15 ZF35xxx 1873 - 10.14 ZM90DX 1851/1871 24.02.14 - 11.03.14 ZD8D.. 1872 - 10.14 ZD9G 1857 - 10.14 ZD9M 1873 - 04.14 ZS8C 1831 - 04.14 ZS8Z 1831 * = new or updated .. = and other calls QSL information =============== 3C0BYP via EA5BYP (B) 3G1B via HA1AG 3V8BB via LX1NO (d), (L) 4K1TX via RU3SD (B) 4S7DRG via DL7DF (B), (L) 4S7FRG via DL7DF (B), (L) 4S7LXG via DL7DF (B), (L) 5H2DK via OH2NNE (B), (L), eQSL 6Y3M via VE3NE 8P5A (L) 8P9BZ via DD5ZZ (B) A35AX via DK1AX (B, OQRS) A61BM via IZ8CLM (B), (L), eQSL A91IGS via IZ8CLM (B) A91YA via IZ8CLM (B) AH0CO/KH2 via JH1QJU (B) AM1T via EA1FCR (B) AP2TN via DJ9ZB (B) AT3ANT via VU2UR (B) C56LH via OZ1IIL (B), eQSL C6ANA via N5NHJ, (L) CE0/W6NV via W6NV CN2AA (L) CO6LC (d) CP4WHX via UA4WHX (B) CR2T via CU2AF (B), (L) CW5F via ON5NT (B) CX7CO via EA5GL (d) CP4WHX via UA4WHX (B) CQ8X via OH2BH (B) CR2A via OH2BH (B) CR2X via OH2BH (B) CT9/DL3KWF via DL3KWF (B) CT9/DL3KWR via DL3KWR (B) CV3D via CX2ABC (d) CW5F via ON5NT (B) CX7CO via EA5GL (d) EA8/DJ6HP via DJ6HP (d) EA9/DL2RNS via DL2RNS (B) ED4HV via EA4HV (B) EE3K via EA3GHZ (B), (L) EE4EA via EA4GHB (B), (L) EE5N via EA5EN (B) EE8T via EA8MT (L), eQSL EF7X via EA7PP EF8R via EB7DX (d), (L) EG1FDA via EA1HDD (B) EG4DER via EA4RK EG7DAM via EA7URM (B) EG7DCA via EA7URS (B) EN200RT via UT3RS (B), (L), eQSL EO200RK via UT1RT (B) EO200TARAS via US5CCO EO200UT via UR4UWZ (B) EX8VZ via RW6HS (d) EZ7A (d) EZ7AV via RW6HS (d) F4GWY (B), (L), eQSL FG/F6ARC via FE11DX (B) FM5FJ via KU9C (B), (L) GW7X (L) GX8HRC/A via G3SVK HI3K via KB2MS HK1NA via K6IPM (B), (L), eQSL HK3/AL4Q via DJ8QP (B) HP3/DL7EG via DL7EG HR1AAB via EA7FTR HR5/F2JD via F6AJA (B) II6ANT via IW6NZY (d) II8IDXC via IZ8EDJ (B) IO5O (L) IP2ANT via IK2QPR (B) IQ5VZ via I5DOF (B), eQSL IR4M via I4IFL (B), (L) IY7M via IZ7XNB (d), eQSL J79TA via SM0T (B) KH2/N2NL (L) LI8OM via LA8OM (B) LI8XRA via LA8XRA (B) LU8YE via IK2DUW LY10NATO via LY5W (B), (L), eQSL LX7I via LX2A N7SDW via DL3SDW NP2P (L) OA4/XQ3SA via XQ3SA, eQSL OH5Z (L) OL8M via OK1DRQ (B) OS8A via ON8VK (B) OT6V/p via ON6VI (B), eQSL P40L via WA3FRP (B), (L) P40P (L) PA/DJ1AA/m via DJ1AA (B) PJ2/PA0VDV via PA0VDV (B) PJ7AA via AA9A (B), (L) PJ2T via W3HNK (d) PJ7AA via AA9A (B), (L) PY2VM (B), (L) R000O (L), eQSL R1934G via R3LC (B), (L), eQSL RG22RQ via RN3RQ RM22BB via R3BB (B), eQSL RT0F (L) SM6/V63YM via SM6FJY (d), eQSL SN7D via SQ7DQX (B) SN7D via SQ7DQX (B) T32TM via K8NA T42R via EA7FTR T88XG via JA0EKI (B) T6EU via AK4JK (d) T88TX via VK3BY (B) T88XG via JA0EKI (B) T88XH via JA0EKI (B) TF/KT1K via KT1K TK/IK2UJS/p via IK2UJS (B), (L) TM4L via F8ARK (B), (L) TO22C via F6HMQ (B) TO5A (L) UE80V via R3LA UP1KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP2KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP3KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP4KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP5KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP6KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP7KEDR via RW6HS (d) UP80KEDR via RW6HS (d) V21ZG via DL7AFS (B), (L) V25CF via DD3CF (B) V31AJ via NN5O (d) V31RU via DO5ALX (B), (L) V31SQ via KC1SQ V31TF via DG7RO (B), (L) V47JA (L) VK0JJJ via K7CO (B, OQRS) VK4/NL8F/p via K8NA VK9NF via K8NA VO2AAA via VE3AAQ VP2MLL via N4OX (d) VP2MXI via M0PCB (B, ClubLog), (L) VP2MZR via M0SPF (B, ClubLog), (L) VP5H via W0GJ VP5/N0AT via N0AT (B, E-Mail), (L) VP5/VE3OC via VE3OC (d), (L), eQSL VP5/W0GJ via W0GJ (B), (L) VP9/W6PH via W6PH (d) VU2TE (d), (L), eQSL W1AW/KG4 via W1AW (B), (L) XR2V via N7RO (B), (L) XV9NPS via JA2NPS (B), JA2ODB (d) YL2014A via YL3AAY YL2014B via YL2BK YL2014C via YL3DQ (B), (L) YL2014D via YL2TD YL2014E via YL2GN (B), eQSL YL2014F via YL3FK (B) YL2014G via YL3GBC, eQSL YL2014I via YL2IU (d), eQSL YL2014J via YL3DJ YL2014L via YL2LW (d) YL2014M via YL3IM (d), eQSL YL2014O via YL3FO (B) YL2014S (L), eQSL YL2014U via YL3BU (B) YL2014W via YL3CW (d) YL2014X via YL2HX YL2014Y via YL3GY (B), eQSL YL2014Z via YL3AIW YN5Z (L) ZD8D via DL9HO ZF35EJ via K6AM (B), eQSL ZF35LC via W2SM (L), (B) ZL7AAA via VE7NY (d) = direct only (B) = bureau OK (*) = new manager (L) = LoTW * QSLs received direct: CY0P (VE1RGB), T6ZG (ON6ZG), VK5CE/4 (GDXF), ZS8C (OQRS) * QSLs received by LoTW: GU6EFB, IT84BLB, LX1NO, TF/DL5LYM * QSLs received via the bureau: 3A/ON5UR (ON5UR), 5N7Q (DF8DX), 5V7D (F8AEJ), 5W1SA (JA1DXA), 5X1RO (F8DFP), 7T9A, 7U50I, 7X2ARA, 7X3WPL, 7Z1HL, 9L0W (DK2WV), 9M6XRO (M0URX), A3EAQ (SP5EAQ), A52MA (JA3MCA), A71CM (NI5DX), DU1/JJ5GMJ, FG/F6ARC, FM5CD (F6VU), FO/DF1YP, H44G (DL7UFR), HB0Y/PD5AX, HH2/9A7GAE, HP0INT/4 (F5CWU), J28NC & J28UC (F5RQQ), HZ1FOC, JD1BLY (JI5RPT), JT1RF (VE7YBH), KG4WV (W4WV), KH2L (W3HNK), KP2/K5WE, PJ4A (K4BAI), PJ4NX ((M0URX), PJ5/K3TRM, RI1ANF/p (RK1PWA), TA2AL, TM5FI (F5XX), TX5RV (M0URX), V3A (M0URX), VP2EAR & VP2EAQ (KE1B), XV9NPS (JA2NPS), YN2CC (AJ9C), ZK3T (DJ2EH), ZM9ODX Thanks for contributing to this issue of DXNL: Carl Smith (QRZ DX), 425DXNews, DX World, ICPO Bulletin, OPDX-Bulletin, DF6EX (fuer WIN-QSL), DH5NBK, DJ5AV, DJ9ZB, DL1BAH, DL1SBF, DL2BQV, DL7MAE, DM3VL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, NG3K, PY5EG. 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Friday, 28th February 2014

ARLP009PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP009 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP09 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 9 ARLP009 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA February 28, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP009 ARLP009 Propagation de K7RA We saw an increase in solar activity over the past week, and it appears that perhaps the second peak of Solar Cycle 24 is not over. Average daily sunspot numbers from February 20-26 increased nearly 24 percent from the previous seven days, from 140.4 to 173.6. Average daily solar flux over the same period rose from 158.7 to 167.3. On Thursday, February 27, the sunspot number increased from 197 on Wednesday to 227, which is over 30 percent above the average for the previous seven days. Predicted solar flux over the near term is 175 on February 28, 175 on March 1-2, 165 on March 3-5, 170 on March 6, 175 on March 7, 180 on March 8-9, then 175 and 160 on March 10-11, 145 on March 12-13, 150 on March 14-17, and 155 on March 18-20, peaking at 180 on March 26 and again on April 2-4. Predicted planetary A index is 25 and 8 on February 28 and March 1, 5 on March 2-6, 8 on March 7, 5 on March 8, 10 and 5 on March 9-10, 8 on March 11, and 5 on March 12-22. An echo of recent flare activity shows about 28 days later as a planetary A index of 15 on March 27-28. OK1HH predicts the geomagnetic field will be quiet on February 28 through March 4, mostly quiet March 5, active to disturbed March 6, quiet to active March 7, active to disturbed March 8, quiet to unsettled March 9, mostly quiet March 10, quiet March 11-14, quiet to active March 15-16, mostly quiet March 17-18, and active to disturbed on March 19. On Thursday, February 27 a CME hit Earth at 1645 UTC. This was from the X4.9 solar flare reported February 25. The planetary A index increased to 24, which was the same reading for Alaska's college A index. Mid-latitude A index was 15. If you look at the Daily Sun image on the left side of the page at http://spaceweather.com/ you will see it is peppered with sunspots. Unfortunately, sunspots in this cycle have not been very energetic, so we haven't seen much of the higher MUF figures normally associated with this many spots. There is a new aurora prediction tool online at http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/ . OVATION was developed at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and passed on to us by Robert Steenburgh, KA8JBY who works at NOAA. No email from readers this week, for the first time in ages, so nothing to report from the field. Tonight begins the phone weekend for the ARRL International SSB DX Contest. It runs from March 1-2, 2014, which is actually 4:00 PM Friday through 3:59 PM Sunday here on the West Coast. See http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx for details. If you would like to make a comment or have a tip for our readers, email the author at, k7ra@arrl.net. For more information concerning radio propagation, see the ARRL Technical Information Service web page at http://arrl.org/propagation-of-rf-signals. For an explanation of the numbers used in this bulletin, see http://arrl.org/the-sun-the-earth-the-ionosphere. An archive of past propagation bulletins is at http://arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-propagation. More good information and tutorials on propagation are at http://k9la.us/. Monthly propagation charts between four USA regions and twelve overseas locations are at http://arrl.org/propagation. Instructions for starting or ending email distribution of ARRL bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins. Sunspot numbers for February 20 through 26 were 140, 152, 179, 185, 205, 157, and 197, with a mean of 173.6. 10.7 cm flux was 156.4, 156.8, 163.2, 171.8, 170.7, 173.9, and 178.2, with a mean of 167.3. Estimated planetary A indices were 39, 12, 14, 17, 7, 4, and 4, with a mean of 13.9. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 27, 9, 11, 12, 5, 3, and 3, with a mean of 10. NNNN /EX

ARLD009DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD009 DX news ZCZC AE09 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 9 ARLD009 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT February 27, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD009 ARLD009 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, W5AJ, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Dail... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1873Feb262014

DXNL 1873 - February 26, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: ... [continue]

ARLP008PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP008 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP08 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 8 ARLP008 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA February 21, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP008 ARLP008 Propagation de K7RA Earth's geomagnetic field has been quite active. On February 19 at 0234 UTC the Australian Space Forecast... [continue]

ARLD008DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD008 DX news ZCZC AE08 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 8 ARLD008 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT February 20, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD008 ARLD008 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Co... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1872Feb192014

DXNL 1872 - February 19, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: ... [continue]

ARLD007DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD007 DX news ZCZC AE07 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 7 ARLD007 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT February 14, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD007 ARLD007 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, ... [continue]

ARLP007PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP007 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP07 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 7 ARLP007 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA February 14, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP007 ARLP007 Propagation de K7RA There seemed to be a disconnect between daily sunspot numbers and solar flux over the past reporting week (Fe... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1871Feb122014

DXNL 1871 - February 12, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: ... [continue]

ARLP006PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP006 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP06 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 6 ARLP006 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA February 7, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP006 ARLP006 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity surged this week, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing nearly 55 points from 101.4 to ... [continue]

ARLD006DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD006 DX news ZCZC AE06 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 6 ARLD006 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT February 6, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD006 ARLD006 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, D... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1870Feb52014

DXNL 1870 - February 5, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: O... [continue]

ARLP005PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP005 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP05 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 5 ARLP005 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA January 31, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP005 ARLP005 Propagation de K7RA Another week of solar ambiguity, with sunspot numbers down, but solar flux up. Average daily sunspot numbers d... [continue]

ARLD005DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD005 DX news ZCZC AE05 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 5 ARLD005 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT January 30, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD005 ARLD005 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, OZ1ANE, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Dai... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1869Jan292014

DXNL 1869 - January 29, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: O... [continue]

ARLP004PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP004 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP04 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 4 ARLP004 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA January 24, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP004 ARLP004 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers increased slightly this week from 111.4 to 113.3, but average daily solar flux d... [continue]

ARLD004DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD004 DX news ZCZC AE04 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 4 ARLD004 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT January 23, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD004 ARLD004 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, D... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1868Jan222014

DXNL 1868 - January 22, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: O... [continue]

ARLP003PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP003 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP03 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 3 ARLP003 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA January 17, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP003 ARLP003 Propagation de K7RA Solar activity suddenly weakened during this bulletin's reporting period, January 9-15, and the lower acti... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1867Jan152014

DXNL 1867 - January 15, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: O... [continue]

ARLP002PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP002 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP02 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 2 ARLP002 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA January 10, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP002 ARLP002 Propagation de K7RA If you haven't heard, the big geomagnetic storm predicted for yesterday, Thursday, January 9, did not happ... [continue]

ARLD002DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD002 DX news ZCZC AE02 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 2 ARLD002 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT January 9, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD002 ARLD002 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by CE3BPC, NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Dail... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1866Jan82014

DXNL 1866 - January 8, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Ol... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1865Jan12014

DXNL 1865 - January 1, 2014 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: Ol... [continue]

ARLP001PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP001 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP01 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 1 ARLP001 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA January 3, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP001 ARLP001 Propagation de K7RA Average daily sunspot numbers for the past week declined from 114.6 to 107.4, and average solar flux went from ... [continue]

ARLD001DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD001 DX news ZCZC AE01 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 1 ARLD001 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT January 2, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD001 ARLD001 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DX... [continue]

ARLP053PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP053 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP53 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 53 ARLP053 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA December 27, 2013 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP053 ARLP053 Propagation de K7RA This is the last propagation forecast bulletin of 2013. In the first bulletin of 2014 we will review the pre... [continue]

ARLD052DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD052 DX news ZCZC AE52 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 52 ARLD052 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT December 26, 2013 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD052 ARLD052 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,... [continue]

DXNLDXNL1864Dec252013

DXNL 1864 - December 25, 2013 DX Newsletter a free and weekly service of DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting" (http://www.darcdxhf.de) Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de) translation by: ... [continue]

ARLP052PropagationdeK7RA

SB PROP @ ARL ARLP052 Propagation de K7RA ZCZC AP52 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 52 ARLP052 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA December 20, 2013 To all radio amateurs SB PROP ARL ARLP052 ARLP052 Propagation de K7RA Geomagnetic conditions were more stable than expected last weekend, good news for participants in the ARRL 1... [continue]

ARLD051DXnews

SB DX @ ARL ARLD051 DX news ZCZC AE51 QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 51 ARLD051 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT December 19, 2013 To all radio amateurs SB DX ARL ARLD051 ARLD051 DX news This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by NC1L, QRZ DX, the Weekly DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX,... [continue]

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