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DX Reports / DX Report 09-10-18
« Last post by k4lrx on September 09, 2018, 02:18:23 PM »
About the only thing making it today was 9K2MU on 14.032 good signal, seems like the band was open, no one on, but that is the way it goes. The station mentioned qsls via EQSL and LOTW, direct is not an option. Do not send direct, the card will never appear. In other matters VU2BGS has been contacted again about his card, says he mailed it again. I simply do not believe it, card has never appeared, so this one is a lost cause.
DX Reports / DX Report 9/8/18
« Last post by k4lrx on September 07, 2018, 05:11:38 PM »
I am back at least for now got home this afternoon, only thing on the the band was ZG2FK this must be a special event prefix used by ZB2FK pretty good signal on 14,006 at 2208 Z, Nothing much else stirring any where on any band, My six meter antenna looks good up in the air at 80 feet, hope to catch a band opening soon. Ok, more to come let me get back in the saddle again.
DX Reports / DX Bulletin 08/30/18
« Last post by k4lrx on August 30, 2018, 08:16:54 PM »
ARLD036 DX news

QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 36  ARLD036
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  August 30, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD036 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks
to all.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Hans, PA3HGT plans to be QRV as 3B8/PA3HGT from
September 4 to 24 while on vacation here.  Activity will be holiday
style on 40, 20 and 10 meters using mostly SSB with a little CW and
digital modes.  QSL to home call.

BHUTAN, A5.  Zorro, JH1AJT and Champ, E21EIC will be QRV as A5A from
September 4 to 14.  The main purpose of this trip is to meet with
Foreign Ministry officials to discuss progress on a youth
development project.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB and FT8.  QSL via JH1AJT.

CHILE, CE.  Members of the Discolo DX Group will be QRV as XR208A,
XR208B, XR208C and XR208D during September to celebrate the 208th
anniversary of the first government of Chile as an autonomous
republic.  Activity will be on the HF bands using on SSB, PSK31 and
FT8.  QSL via bureau.

PHILIPPINES, DU.  Jin, DU1IST will be QRV as DU1IST/9 from Tawi Tawi
Island, IOTA OC-174, from September 1 to 4.  Activity will be on 80
to 6 meters.  QSL via JA1HGY.

KYRGYZSTAN, EX.  Special event stations EX3NOMAD and EX3WNG are QRV
until September 15 during the third World Games of Nomads taking
place in Cholpon-Ata.  QSL via EX7DI.

FRANCE, F.  Philippe, F5PTA will be QRV as TM70ONU from Lyon from
September 1 to December 27 to mark the 70 years of the UN General
Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on
December 10, 1948.  QSL via eQSL.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Laci, HA0NAR is QRV as FG/HG0R until September 7.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.  QSL to home

REUNION ISLAND.  Patrick, FR5FC, is QRV from Saint Leu.  Activity is
mainly on 40 to 15 meters using SSB and FT8.  His length of stay is
unknown.  QSL via EA7FTR.

THAILAND, HS.  Champ, E21EIC will be QRV as E2A as a Single Op/All
Band entry in the All Asian DX Phone contest.  QSL to home call.

GUAM, KH2.  Operator JR1VAY is QRV as AH2J until September 3.  This
includes being entries in the All Asian DX Phone and Russian World
Wide RTTY contests.  QSL to home call.

BULGARIA, LZ.  Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik will
be QRV as LZ920MLC during September for their annual All Saints
award.  QSL via bureau.

PERU, OA.  Arno, DL1CW is QRV as OA7/DL1CW in Urubamba until
September 5.  Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL to
home call.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0.  Ray, DL1ZBO, Volkmar, DL2VU and Peter, DL5FF
are QRV as OH0JWL until September 7. This includes being an entry
in the Russian World Wide RTTY contest.  QSL via DL5FF.

SLOVAK REPUBLIC, OM.  Members of the Radioklub KAPA are QRV with
event call sign OM80PAR until the end of 2018 to celebrate the 80th
anniversary of the city of Partizanske.  QSL via OM3PA.

CRETE, SV9.  Operators DE3BWR and DD0VR will be QRV as SV9/DD0VR
from September 1 to 10 while touring the Cyclades Islands.  Activity
will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB, and with QRP power.  QSL
via DD0VR.

PALAU, T8.  Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as T88PB from Koror Island, IOTA
OC-009, until September 3.  Activity is on the HF bands, with a
focus on 30 meters, and using CW. This includes being an entry in
the All Asian DX Phone contest.  QSL direct to home call.

TURKEY, TA.  Operators Golkem, TA7AZC and Furkan, TA7AOF are QRV as
TC2F until September 4.  This includes being an entry in the All
Asian DX Phone contest.  QSL via bureau.

SSB Field Day, All Asian DX Phone Contest, QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt,
NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key
CW Contest,  Russian World Wide RTTY Contest, CWOps CW Open,
Wake-Up. QRP CW Sprint, Colorado QSO Party, AGCW Straight Key
40-Meter CW Party, Alabama QSO Party, PODXS 070 Club Jay Hudak
Memorial 80-Meter PSK31 Sprint, WAB 144 MHz QRO Phone and the
Tennessee QSO Party will certainly keep contesters busy this
upcoming weekend.

The MI QRP Labor Day CW Sprint is scheduled for September 3.  The
ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for September 4.  The CWops
Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for September 5.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see September QST, page 83, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
DX Reports / In Rehab
« Last post by k4lrx on August 27, 2018, 09:01:37 PM »
It seems old hams my age develop problems with their aging bodies, i am having a few days of rehab, will return to my regular reporting when this task is done. Our six meter antenna is up an functional, so looking forward to six meter openings, our trip- bander and eighty meter antenna are ready for instant activation. Things will resume in  a few days so keep your rig warm, the antennas and hope for the best.
DX Reports / DX Report 8/18/18
« Last post by k4lrx on August 16, 2018, 02:38:56 AM »
There are some days when the bands are good and well then we have the last few dayS. If you had your rig on yesterday and thought may be the receiver section took a hike you might have been at least in the right area.

I could only listen yesterday since I had two fellows on the tower in between rain drops to install my six meter beam. The old one had seen its better days and is now retired to the trash bin. Once the crew was finished I tuned around on six and heard a couple of signals in Texas, they were up and down, but I I had a quick contact and it was good. I checked 20, absolute zero, zip nothing.

Let's see what today brings us, it cannot be any worse.
DX Reports / DX Report 08/13/18
« Last post by k4lrx on August 13, 2018, 05:44:21 PM »
Wish I had better things to report, but conditions continue to be poor during the day, we tuned in on the WAE contest over the weekend, but heard few signals. Fact of the matter I have been battling a virus and and have spent the last few days inside. I am better today then I was on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. We can hope for the best.

Good news, we should be back in business on six meters and hope to catch some openings in the fall and winter if possible. We are having the new beam installed, I am just too old to be doing any major antenna work any longer, but we sure do miss it. We will have a five element at 80 feet, so we should work some thing, you think?

Looks like the KH9 extended operation is still hopeful, but do not hold your breath on this one.

There will be two operations from Kosovo on beginning on the 17th and the other on the 20th, one will make use of the digital modes, the other conventional SSB. If you did not work this entity last effort, good luck this time.
DX Reports / DX Bulletin 08/10/18
« Last post by k4lrx on August 10, 2018, 10:22:59 AM »
ARLD033 DX news

QST de W1AW 
DX Bulletin 33  ARLD033
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  August 9, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD033 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
F6AJA, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

GREENLAND, OX.  Brandon, W0GPR is QRV as OX/W0GPR until August 27.
QSL via LoTW or to W0GPR.  Also, Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active as OX3LX
from August 15 to 29.  Activity will be on various HF bands.  QSL
via OZ0J direct.

VIETNAM, 3W9.  Jacek, SP5APW will be active as 3W9JK/P from Cham
Island (AS-162) from September 15 to 22, and as 3W9JK from Ho An
City in the Quang Nam Province from September 22 to 27.  Activity
will be on 20 to 6 meters using SSB. QSL via his home call sign,
direct, via the bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.

MOROCCO, 5E.  Operators Jose, EA1ACP, Gen, EA5EL, Francisco, EA7FTR
and David, EB7DX will be active with special call sign 5E5A on
August 14 and 15, August 19 to 21 and August 30 to September 3.
Operations will be on CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via EA7FTR.

CHINA, B0.  Operators Lide, BI8CKU and Rui-Li, BI8JDW will be QRV as
B0/BI8CKU from Lhasa, Tibet, China, until August 14.  Activity will
be on 40 and 20 meters using FT8 only. QSL via EA5GL or BI8CKU
direct or via ClubLog's OQRS.

GREECE, SV8.  Jacques, F6HMJ will be QRV as SV8/F6HMJ from Ios
Island (IOTA EU067) from August 27 to September 6 on 40 to 10 meters
using CW and some SSB.  QSL via F6HMJ.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Charles, NK8O will be active as PJ2/NK8O from August
27 to September 2.  Activity will be holiday style, QRP only, on 20,
17, 15, 12 and 10 meters.  QSL via LoTW.

CUBA, T42.  Operators Alexei, CO2XK, Lazaro, CO2WL, Amed, CO2AME and
possibly others will be active as T42W from October 25 to 29.
Activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest, October 27 and 28,
and include some FT8 operations.

AUSTRAL ISLANDS, TX5.  A five man team will be QRV on 160 through 10
meters, except 60 meters, from August 13 to 22, signing TX5T.

ANTIGUA, V2.  Philippe, EA4NF will be active as V26NF from August 12
to 19.  Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters.  QSL via his home call
sign, direct or by the bureau.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Tev, TA1HZ will be on the air as Z68HZ from August 17
to 27.  QSL via TA1HZ or preferably via LoTW.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV on August 17 as
KH9/WW6RG using SSB and running QRP.

MARSHALL ISLANDS, V7.  Randy will then move on to Kwajalein Atoll
from August 21 to 23, signing V73/WW6RG.  QSL via WW6RG.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6.  Enrico, IZ0GYP will be living in Dubai
for at least a year.  He has been issued the call A65FU.  QSL via
LoTW or via the bureau to his home call.

CAMBODIA, XU.  Rene, F6CTW is QRV as XU7AEX until August 20.  Listen
for him using CW on 40, 30 and 20 meters.  QSL direct only.

QATAR, A7.  Rasto, OM6AA is signing A75GR from Doha.  He has been
QRV on 20 meter CW.  QSL via M0OXO.

BELIZE, V3.  Victor, WB0TEV will sign V31TP from August 16 to 22
while QRV on 80 to 10 meters.  QSL via home call.

Sprintathon, Maryland-DC QSO Party and the MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz
Meteorscatter Sprint are all on tap for this weekend.

The NAQCC CW Sprint is scheduled for August 15.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see August QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
DX Reports / DX Report 08/10/18
« Last post by k4lrx on August 10, 2018, 10:19:08 AM »
Bands are not that good today, pretty bad, however around 1300Z we did have some openings ti China, BU5AD,14.007 with pretty good signal. No problem to work.

In other action one station showed up signing the call YB37RI/1 this one is not in, it may be legit, but chances are it is not. Indonesia is a hot bed of pirate radio operators, and this one reeks of being a pirate. Like I stated, it may be legit, but all indications are it is a pirate. Normally, the call letters for Indonesia are YB then a number and two, or three letters, not two numbers.  However, this could be a special event operation giving them the benefit of the doubt, be nice if that is true.

One other station a VU2CRS was on 14.212 but did not stay long, one contact and gone. This occurred around 1330Z and that was it, band died off few signals heard.
DX Reports / DX Report 08/08/18
« Last post by k4lrx on August 08, 2018, 09:19:24 AM »
What few signals heard this morning are weak and fluttery, we did have a quick contact with BG4GOV nice signal on 14.012 1300Z. There were reports of two 9M stations one on 14.210 with a strong signal to North America. We did not copy this station apparently they did not stay long and made only a couple of contacts, again around 1300Z. Same with HS0 also reported by others, but no copy on this end.

There is one K5 operating portable FO makes a few contacts and then gone, this also has been reported or spotted on the clusters, This is a cw operation plus some FT8.  I heard via the rumor mill this was Chesterfield Island, but not sure. I assume this one will be confirmed via the home call by some method. No real updated info on this one, in fact they have not been heard at my location.  Band is really dead and not much coming in from any direction, looks like a real dud day as far as radio..

DX Reports / DX Report 08/07/18
« Last post by k4lrx on August 07, 2018, 03:20:48 AM »
Continued poor conditions on the bands, one good station showed up at 14.032 kHz 20:45Z and that was 9H1TT with a very good signal, he was looking for North America and working a lot of stations. Other then that one, not much to mention.  For those of you needing a contact into New Zealand look for ZL4IR around 0400Z 14,250 or close to it.

We have heard nothing as to the planned expedition to KH9 that according to some informative sources will start on the 15th of this month.  We shall see what happens and if it gets off the ground. Stay tuned.
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