quarta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2017

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 14-15, 2017

** BANGLADESH. 15505, August 15 at 1358:48.5 again like yesterday BB mis-timesignal ends more than a minute early on VP signal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 6230, August 15 at 0149, no signal, so I expect on my downward bandscan I will find 6145 and/or 6060 missing from RHC, the co-conspirators producing the leapfrog mixing product on 6230. Yes, 6145 is on in English, but 6060 is off in Spanish at 0150 --- uncovering a JBA carrier on 6059.82, presumably SRDA BRAZIL, which EiBi has on 6059.8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GREECE. 9420, August 15 at 0143, ERT is playing song in English, ``Moon River``, not positive if original by Andy Williams, but nice, S9 to S9+20, 0145 Greek announcement and instrumental theme from a Western movie. No // 9935. IIRC, 24 hours earlier, 9420 was off; you never know when or whether it will be operational (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDIA [and non]. 11620, August 15 at 0133, S Asian music at S1-S3, as special independence day broadcast from AIR is imminent. Of the frequency info provided by Alokesh Gupta, I expected this one would be best here. 0135 AIR English ID by YL, talk continues but unreadable, and this frequency is supposed to be in Hindi. 15040 & 11740 have JBA carriers, but nothing audible on 7520, 9380, 13695, 15120.
We should not forget that India`s independence also meant partition into Pakistan, which was a huge upheaval killing lots of people:
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/15/543583474/millions-of-lives-were-changed-immediately-with-the-partition-of-india
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA NORTH. 11735, Aug 15 at 0614, paradisical harmonies from VOK`s music, 0615 Spanish announcement, more song, mixed with self-jamming noise. With no NZ any more on 11725, VOK is the SSOB, S4-S7. The 0530 hour is for Latin America, rather late for them (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 7255-, Aug 15 at 0610, no signal from VON which is usually reliable for Hausa hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA [non]. 7415, Aug 15 at 0608, very poor music at S5-S7, repetitive strumming, vs ute bursts. Must be Dandal Kura, this hour via ASCENSION, usually better heard (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Tropo is up from Tulsa area, morning of August 15: Tulsa DTV RF channels decoding are 20, 22 and 28, with bad signals from most of the others. More interesting are the OKC channels which are *not* decoding due to DX QRM: 33, maybe due to KNWA, 820 kW in Rogers AR; and 29, maybe due to KTZT-CD, 10 kW in Tulsa. More low-powers on both inhabit OK, AR, KS, MO (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH CAROLINA. Fed up with hearing Brother HyStairical trying to draw psychophants into his cult compound for the Eclipse? A much more enlightening convention happens to occur nearby in North Charleston starting August 19:
https://www.atheists.org/convention2017/
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Monday August 14 at 2330 on WBCQ 9331.50v-CUSB, good. Remains a sesquikHz high after a week. Also confirmed UT Tuesday August 15 at 0030 on WRMI, 7730, VG S9+30 to 10.
WORLD OF RADIO 1891 should be ready for first airings August 15:
Tue 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9331v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17775.0, Aug 15 at 1359, KVOH guitar IS, English ID and sign-on as ``17775``, 1401 into Spanish. Aug 11 it was on 17777, but did not get around to checking which was in use on next broadcast August 14 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1721 UT August 15
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ARLP032 Propagation de K7RA

ARLP032 Propagation de K7RA

Sorry for the long delay in getting this bulletin out, which
normally occurs on Friday, but is now being released on the
following Tuesday. This was the result of an automatic operating
system update gone bad, which has me now actively considering open
source alternatives. It still isn't fixed.

Average daily sunspot numbers for the recent reporting week (August
3-9) rose 7.1 points to 12.1, and average daily solar flux rose from
71 to 73.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5 to 11.3, and mid
latitude A index rose from 6 to 10.9.

Predicted solar flux for the near term is 74 on August 15-21, 72 on
August 22, 68 on August 23-28, 70 on August 29, and 72 on August 30
through September 8.

Predicted planetary A index is 5, 16, 26 and 20 on August 15-18,
then 16, 14, 12, 10 and 6 on August 19-23, 5 on August 24-29, then
12, 24, 18 and 14 on August 30 through September 2, and 5 on
September 3-8.

W7WKR sent this:

http://nyti.ms/2f4mpNH

Max White sent this:

http://bit.ly/2uUxsNm

Ward Silver, N0AX and others reminded me that the upcoming HamSCI
experiment this month in conjunction with the solar eclipse is not
actually sponsored by the ARRL, but is a creation of HamSCI, Ham
Radio Science Investigation. Check them out at,
http://www.hamsci.org/ .

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
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.

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bulletins are at http://arrl.org/bulletins.

Sunspot numbers for August 3 to 9, 2017 were 13, 13, 13, 13, 11, 11,
and 11, with a mean of 5. 10.7 cm flux was 75.1, 74.1, 74.1, 73.5,
72.7, 71.1, and 71.5, with a mean of 71. Estimated planetary A
indices were 12, 23, 16, 13, 5, 5, and 5, with a mean of 5.
Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 11, 19, 17, 13, 6, 5, and 5,
with a mean of 6.

segunda-feira, 14 de agosto de 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1326 August 14, 2017

OPDX Bulletin 1326 August 14, 2017
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1326
BID: $OPDX.1326
August 14, 2017
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, Oh
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, K0IR, CO2AME, CX3ZAN, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3KHZ, G4XUM, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, ON4CAS, ON5SWA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, SM6CVX, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th/August, through Sunday, 13th/August there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
3E, PANAMA. Members of the "Radio Club de Panama" will activate Panama
Canal Miraflores Lighthouse (PAN-030, Pacific Entrance) ?with the special
callsign 3E1L for the ILLW weekend, August 19-20th. QSL via HP1RCP.

3Y0Z BOUVET PRESS RELEASE (dated August 6th, by Ralph, K0IR, Bouvet Island
DXpedition Co-leader). The 3Y0Z  team is extremely grateful to the Northern
California DX Foundation for their $100,000 contribution to our Bouvet
Island DXpedition.  We are honored and privileged to receive the largest
grant even given by NCDXF.
  This contribution by the NCDXF mandates that we as a team, and each of
us as an individual, recognize the responsibility that accompanies the
level of trust placed in us. It demands the best of us, being on Bouvet
singly focused on the DX and amateur community worldwide -- nothing else.
We as a team accept that responsibility. We pledge to do our best ­ nothing
less.  Our goal is to have your call in our log and get home safely ­
nothing more.
  While we are light years from where we started this project, we still
have work to do and financial challenges to meet to get us to Bouvet,
give you those QSO’s, and get home again.  We thank the NCDXF and all
of you who have helped us financially and with your good wishes.  You
have moved us well down the path to Bouvet and we would be honored by
your continued support.  Together we will make this happen.
  Thank you.... The Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

9G, GHANA. A group of Slovenian operators will be active as 9G5W from
Kokrobite between November 20-29th. Operators mentioned are Peter/S54W,
Drago/S59A, Renato/S57UN, Borut/S57GM, Uros/S57SU, Rado/S59ZZ and Alex/
OZ7AM. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They
plan to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Their equipment
contains 2x TS-480SAT and 2x TS480-HX with various verticals for 160/80/
40/30m, Delta-Loops for 17/12m and SpiderBeams for 20-10m. QSL via S59ZZ
or ClubLog's OQRS. Log will be uploaded to LoTW 6 months later. For more
details and updates, see:           https://www.ghana.si

9N, NEPAL. Operators Eri/KM4DAY and Alex/LZ4AX are now active as 9N7ES
and 9N7AE, respectively, until August 17th. Activity will be on various
HF bands. QSL both callsigns via LZ3SM.

CQ MAGAZINE NEWS ("Article on INDEXA "Hams with Hearts"). Dick Williams,
W3OA, INDEXA Secretary/Treasurer, reports: Hello DXers -- Bob Schenck,
N2OO, is a member of INDEXA's Board of Direstors and the editor of the
monthly DX column in CQ magazine. Bob provided an excellent description
of our Humanitarian Aid, or "Hams with Heart", Program in the June Issue.
The article includes specifics on aid provided in Bangladesh by members
of the March 2017 S21ZED/S21ZEE DXpedition team. INDEXA was the major
supporter for this aid.
  The article is now available on our Web site. If you missed it in CQ
you have another chance to see by clicking on this link: 
   http://indexa.org/documents/newsitems/CQ%20June%202017%20Article.pdf

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Doug, W6HB, will once again be active as E51DLD
from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between August 27th and September 8th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB. Doug states, "I will be with
XYL Ana this trip and will be playing more the tourist. Expect some operat-
ing vacation style from E51AND's and E51KC's QTH -- I expect visiting and
possibly some operations from E51JD's and E51BQ." QSL via his home callsign.
See QRZ.com for more details. No LoTW, no eQSL, no QRZ.com logs -- hard
cards ONLY folks.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Heinz, DF1YP, will once again be active as FO/DF1YP
from Moorea Island (OC-046, ARLHS FRP 004, WLOTA 0465, WWFF FFF-178)
between September 6th and October 1st. Activity will be holiday style
on 20/17/15 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home
callsign, direct or by the Bureau (preferred).

FY, FRENCH GUYANA. Christian, F5UII, will once again be active as FY/F5UII
from the "Radio club de Kourou" (RACK) radio club station FY5KE in Kourou
City between August 14-18th. Activity will be limited because of his
work, but look for him on 40-10 meters  (depending of propagation) using
mainly SSB and RTTY. He suggests to look for him during the his spare
time approximately before 1100z, and between 1500z and 1700z, and also
in the evening after 2100z. Christian also mentioned that he will use his
TS480 (100W) and may be a little bit on 80m, and 160m (with Shunt Feed
mast). After his on air activities, you will be able to check his online
log for your QSO at:   http://www.f5uii.net/en/carnet-de-trafic
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details
and updates, visit:           http://www.f5uii.net/en
Christian also has a Twitter account:  https://twitter.com/f5uii

GREEN PARTY AND WWFF ACTIVITIES.......
  IFF-XXXX   -- By IQ5QO/P; between now and August 25th; Operator Steve
                will be active from variuos IFF new references according
                to his plan from August 13th to August 17th (IFF1144,
                IFF1143, IFF1146, IFF1147, IFF1145, IFF0710, IFF0707,
                DCI-VC068 VC070 +)
  VKFF-1397  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 14th; between 0300-0700z; Wondoba
                Coordinated Conservation Area; 7144 kHz SSB; Noon or
                earlier; weather permitting
  VKFF-0528  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 14-15th; Werakata National Park;
                7144 kHz SSB; around 11:30
  VKFF-1171  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 15th; between 0300-0700z; Hobden Hill
                National Park; 7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00 or a bit later
  ONFF-0251  -- By ON5SWA/P; August 15th; between 0530-1030z; Vallei van
                de Zeverenbeek
  KFF-1827   -- By W8W; between now and August 15th; Special event station
                supporting Watoga State Park Mountain Trail Challenge;
                              https://www.qrz.com/db/W8W
  VKFF-0522  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 15-16th; Watagans National Park;
                7144 kHz SSB; around 11:30
  VKFF-1875  -- By VK3THK; August 15th; between 1630-1830z; Point Cook
                Coastal Park; 7100 kHz SSB; also 80/20m; only 60 min.
                activation.
  KFF-3320   -- By ND8MS; August 15-16th; check for the WWFF CW calling
                frequencies; slower CW please, about 12 wpm
  VKFF-0559  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 17-18th; Yengo National Park; 
                7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00
  YOFF-122   -- By YO/YU7ZZ; between now and August 18th
  GIFF-0024  -- By MI1AIB; August 18-20th; Bushvalley ARC, Rathlin Island
                activation
  VKFF-0595  -- By VK2JNG/P; August 19-20th; Hunter Wetlands National
                Park; 7144 kHz SSB; around 12:00
  GFF-0331   -- August 19-20th; Special event station GB1PBL (Portland Bill
                Lighthouse); operating during International Lighthouse &
                Lightship Weekend (ILLW); QSL direct only
  OZFF-0030  -- By OZ4HAM; August 19-20th; ILLW; EDR Bornholm Club; 2
                stations on the air; on 80/40/20m using SSB and PSK63;
                also ARLHS DEN-012 and IOTA EU-030
  KFF-1494   -- By W8MSC; August 20-21st; Craig Lake State Park, MI; is
                the most remote state park in Michigan; primarily SSB on
                40/20m, higher bands if open; maybe PSK and/or JTx.

  For more information about WWFF upcoming operations, see:
                           http://wwff.co/agenda
  Also suggest URLs: 
         World-Wide -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/WWFF44
           USA      -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair
  A special DXCluster for WWFF is available at: http://wwff.co/dx-cluster


IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-034.  Eugene, RX3AMI, will be active as ES/RX3AMI/LH from the light-
           house (ARLHS EST 009) on Osmussaar Island (ESFF-0264) between
           August 15-31st. QSL via RX3AMI, direct or by the Bureau.

  EU-037.  Stefan, DF8HS, will be active as SM7/DF8HS from Oland Island
           between September 16-30th. Activity will be on various HF
           bands. QSL via the Bureau or eQSL.

  EU-128.  Stefan, DF8HS, will be active as DF8HS from two different QTHs
           on Fehmarn Island between August 28th and September 14th.
           Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via the Bureau
           or eQSL.

  EU-170.  Peter, GW4UWD, will be active as 9A/GW4UWD/P from Zlarin Island
           between August 27th and September 2nd. Activity will be on
           various HF bands using SSB with a FT817 with a 45w amp into
           a 6m vertical antenna on the island. QSL via the Bureau or eQSL.

  NA-220.  Bo, OX3LX, will be active from Simiutaq Island between August
           18-24th. This is not a DXpedtion, but QRL trip and will be
           active when time permits on 60-6 meters. Best chance is in
           the morning around lunch and after dinner (local time utc+2).
           During the weekend and also during the night/morning. QSL via
           OZ0J (see QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW, Clublog and
           sometimes later to eQSL. For updates, watch:
                     http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped

IRS AUCTION OF HARA ARENA (Old Dayton HamVention) TO TAKE PLACE ON
AUGUST 30th. See details at: 
         https://www.treasury.gov/auctions/irs/daoh_comm_8833.htm

OJ0, MARKET REEF (Press Release from Martti, OH2BH, dated August 9th).
[edited] RADIO ARCALA SALUTES JOE TAYLOR, K1JT, AND THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
OF FT8 MODE ON HF PLUS ACTIVATE 4M MS FSK441 AND 60M....
  MARKET REEF, OJ0BH/OJ0JR QRV: 12th­19th August 2017 -- Tuning the poor
20m band month after month represents a major frustration nowadays.
Particularly on SSB, only the occasional DX signal breaks the sea of
noise, consequently reducing activity levels even further. However, that
very noise could be a new lease of life, if one were to copy signals below
it. They are there every day. Indeed, with their huge antennas and state-
of-the art receivers, DXers can dig even deeper into the noise and log
plenty of good DX faster than one can think.
  Martti, OH2BH/OJ0BH, and Henri, OH3JR/OJ0JR, will attempt to land on
Market Reef this Saturday PM, weather permitting, and will immediately
break the noise floor by getting FT8 QSOs underway. They will also hand
out the OJ0 multiplier in the Worked All Europe DX Contest (WAEDC) and
appear on a variety of traditional modes in the event of any available
audible propagation. This is the week originally dedicated to a youth
expedition to Market Reef, and to releasing options for selected 2018
DXpeditions, involving both youth and seasoned DX groups.
  Demonstrating Amateur Radio to today’s youth thus sports a new booster
shot, raising their potential interest to new heights.
  A beta release of WSJT-X, version 1.8.0-rc1, included a new FT8 mode,
featuring a faster turnaround, and it’s already a major breakthrough on
the HF bands. FT8 offers “sensitivity down to ­20 dB on the AWGN channel,”
and contacts 4 times faster than JT65 or JT9. An auto-sequencing feature
offers the option to respond automatically to the first decoded reply to
your CQ. 

PACIFIC TOUR (5W & YJ, Update). Bert, CX3AN, will be signing 5W0HA from Upolu
Island (OC-097), Samoa, between August 19-26th. Activity will be holiday
style using 100 watts into dipoles. QSL via his home address. The week
after, Bert will be active as YJ0CX from Port Vila, Efate Island (OC-035),
Vanuatu, between August 26-30th. Activity will also be holiday style using
100 watts into dipoles. QSL both operations via his home callsign.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 14-20th).......
 Aug/14th AN      Aug/17th  HN     Aug/19th  HN
 Aug/15th AN      Aug/18th  HN     Aug/20th  HN
 Aug/16th AN

   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400

  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.

  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm

QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF... 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4E1ADW via 9V1KG          HF2017TSR via SP1PBT      PA50LELY via PA3HEB
  5B4AHL via M0URX (O)      HG0DX via HG5DX           R105WWS via RV3YR
  AL3/AA7CH via VE7ACN      HG150MONAR via e-Mail**   R870K via RK3AW
  AM225CW via EA2CW (L/e)   HG160RAIL via HA5GY       RG50PZ via RK3MXT
  DL500ML via (DL-B)        HG60JLO via HA8KW         RL5A via YL2GM
  EG8ESJ via EA8URL & (L)   IQ5QO/P via 9A8MDC & (L)  RM1T via R1TE
  EI/ON5GS via ON5GS        IR3Z via IN3XUG           SE0C via SM0CUH
  F/G4BJM via G4BJM         IT9/ON4ENL via ON4ENL     SE4E via SM4DQE 
  FH/DJ9RR via DJ9RR        JW/DL4AOJ via DL4AOJ      SP8/IN3EYI via IN3EYI
  GB2RN via (G-B)           LY17LP via LY2KM          TM007TF via F6KPH
  GB3RS via GB3RS (O/G-B)   LZ55UPB via LZ1KCP        UW1I via UW5IM
  GB8YA via GB8YA (L)       OE8Q via OE8SKQ (d/L)     YL/SP7VC via SP7VC (d/L)
  HA6P via HA6PX            OG6N via OH6NIO and LoTW  YR2017SIMPO via YO3KAA
  HB0/DL2JRM via DL2JRM  ON40EKO via ON4EKO(B); ON4DMF(d) YT7R via YU7BW
  HF0HERTZ via SP5PPA       OP17A via ON7LU
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only  (**) ha0bw@gmail.hu

  PIRATE ALERT. Ernie, ZB2FK, reports that someone has been pirating ZB2A
  callsign which has been defunct for at least 40 years and is therefore
  not a valid Gibraltar callsign.

  PIRATE ALERT. "DXNews.com" reports that JX2017A is a pirate station.
  Probably same guy that operated with the JX2016A callsign before.

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9V1XX, AN400M, AN400I, AN400G, AN400U, AN400E,
  AN400L, AN400D, AN400C, AN400R, AN400V, AN400A, AN400N, AN400T, AN400S,
  CR6K, CX9A, DL5WB, DL8FBD, E73AW, E74KC, EA1YV, EA2LMI, EA4DAU, EA6SX
  (IOTA EU-004), EA6VQ, EF4HQ, FG8OJ, FP/KV1J, FT3YL (AN-017), HI8PJP,
  JA6LCJ (AS-012), JT1BZ, KP4AJ, LZ1UBO, OH1LWZ, OH1LWZ/M, OZ1IEP, OZ4CG
  (EU-030), PA4J, PA6HQ, S56A, S79NH, SQ1PSA, SQ5AM, SV5BYP, VX7150, W4EG
  (NA-138), WP3EF, XE2OR and YR0HQ

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6V1IS (AF-045), 9U5/G3MRC, C91MR, CX4SS, 
  DU6/JA1PBV (OC-125), E51DWC, FW5JJ, HD2RRC/4 (SA-033), HD2RRC (SA-034),
  N2OO/VP9, TG7/KC0W, TU7C, YJ0COW, YS1AG and Z35M

  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3G0ZC, 5V7D and FT4JA

S2, BANGLADESH (IOTA Op). Operators Derek/G3KHZ, Hans/SM6CVX, Axel/DL6KVA,
Steve/G4EDG, Tuhin/S21ED and Anup/S21TV will activate two rare Bangladesh
IOTA islands, St. Martins (AS-127) and Bhola (AS-140), starting around
October 13th, and ending around October 27th. Activity will be on 40-15
meters using CW and SSB with vertical dipoles for each band. QSLs for
AS-127 goes to SM6CVX, and for AS-140 to G3KHZ. QSL only via the Bureau
or direct per information on QRZ.com. Additional information is on their
Web site at:                    http://s21iota.weebly.com

S7, SEYCHELLES. Martin, G4XUM, will once again be active as S79K from
Mahe Island (AF-024) between November 22-29th. Activity will be main
during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band
entry. Operation prior to the contest is possible but not guaranteed.
QSL via G3NKC.

SILENT KEY. Egbert, ON4CAS, informs that Jean Lewuillon, 5T0JL (ex-ON8RA),
became a Silent Key (SK) on this Tuesday, August 8th. He was born in
Quievrain, Belgium, on October 3rd, 1928. OPDX and its readers would
like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of 5T0JL.

SIX METER BBQ IN AUSTIN, TX (late September). Tim, K3LR, reports, "Excellent
line up of speakers and growing group of vendors. Hang out and network with
Magic band contesters and DXers. Check out the fun - the official Web site:
                               http://sixmeterbbq.com
Come and support the 6 meter BBQ tradition started by W6JKV and K5AND!
I hope to see you there!"

SV5, DODECANESE. Claudio, HB9OAU, will once again be active as SV5/HB9OAU
from Votsalakia Beach Hotel, Karpathos Island (EU-001), between September
9-22nd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via
his home callsign.

SV5, DODECANESE. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as SV5/DK7TX from four of
the IOTA group EU-001 (Islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Nisyros and Telendos)
between October 3-30th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters
(mostly on 20/15/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or eQSL.

T45, CUBA (Update/Reminder). Cuban operators will be active as T45FM from
the Faro Puta Maya Lighthouse (ILLW CU-005, WW Loc. EL93cd) during the
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between August 19-20th.
Operators mentioned are CL2DPC, Reinier/CL3ATR, Dairis/CL3DAI, CL5HMB,
Eddy/CM3EFM, Amed/CO2AME, Bob/CO2KL, Boris/CO3DSE, Carlos/CO5API, Alejandro/
CO5AY, Davis/CO5DOR, Onelio/CO5FR, CO5JK, Luis/CO5LB, Maykel/CO5MK,
Norberto/CO5NS, CO5SD and Moses/CM2YM. They plan to have 6 stations
active on all the bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL Manager
is RW6HS direct only.

T8, PALAU. Katsumi, JA3KIO, will once again be active as T88XA from the
VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Islands (OC-009) between
September 20-26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY
and JT65. Look for some activity in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. QSL via his
home callsigns, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

TX5, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Update/IOTA Tour/Reminder). Operators Le/F1TCV,
Didier/F6BCW and Dominique/F6DTZ will be active as TX5EG from their
fourth island in the French Polynesia Islands. Activity will be from
Moorea Island (OC-046), Windward Islands (WW Loc. BH52BM), between August
15th-September 5th. Operators may also sign FO/homecall. Operations will
be on 80-12 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies
are:    CW  - 3527, 7027, 14027, 18077, 21027 and 24907 kHz
        SSB - 3677, 7127, 14127, 14227, 18127, 21227, 21277 and 24927 kHz
QSL via F6BCW, direct, by the REF Bureau or eQSL.

V6, MICRONESIA. Chusuke, JR1FKR, will be active as V63FKR from South Park
Hotel, Pohnpei Island (OC-010), between September 27th and October 2nd.
Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/10/6 meters using SSB and
RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (not the KH0
Bureau).

VP9, BERMUDA. Christoph, DL1YAF, is now active as VP9/DL1YAF from the
Paget Parish (Grid FM72OG) on Bermuda (NA-005) until August 27th. Activity
will be holiday style on CW, SSB and PSK31, using a Elecraft KX3 (KXPA100)
into a MP1 Vertical Antenna and Dipole. QSL via home callsign, by the
Bureau or direct.

VU3, ANTARCTICA. There has been a QSN report this past week on Raj, VU3LBP,
who is active from the Bharati Station (WAP IND-04), Larsemann Hills,
Antarctica, until November 2017. He was on 14183 kHz around 0553z. QSL
via I1HYW.

W4DXCC DX AND CONTEST CONVENTION [13th year](Press Release #2). Dave
Anderson, K4SV, reports [edited]: The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention is
located at the MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN, September 22-23rd 2017.
A full schedule of popular presenters speak on DX and Contest subjects
throughout the main convention with prize drawings between presenters,
drinks and snacks included. Equipment manufacturers are on hand to demon-
strate new products and answer your equipment questions face to face. A
banquet rounds out the day where the grand prizes are drawn. 
  We have Martin Jue, K5FLU, as our Banquet speaker this year. Hal, N4GG,
will have his spark transmitter Blue Lighting at the convention. This 500W
spark transmitter is something to see. CWT has a CW contest for everyone.
  It's time to make reservations and get your tickets.  We look forward
to seeing everyone.  Check out the WEB site for more details, filling
fast, book early .

YJ, VANUATU. Michael, G7VJR, will be active as YJ0GB from Epule, Efatu
Island (OC-035), between March 2-19th, 2018. Activity will be on various
HF bands and modes. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.

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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 10-11, 2017

** GERMANY [non]. 21780, Aug 11 at 1646, weak English talk at S3, SSOB on 13m, compared to only other one, JBA 21525 WRMI Radio Africa. Might be taken for BBC, but it`s really Deutsche Welle`s only remaining English hour, from 1600, and probably our best frequency for it, 250 kW at 65 degrees from ASCENSION per Aoki; by comparison //s per EiBi: to east Africa, 9670 from South Africa, 15290 from France, 17800 from UAE; and to west Africa, 15315 from France (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. RF 17 DTV, August 11 at 1435 UT and the following two sesquihours at least, K17JN-D, Enid`s only local TV station unknown to most inhabitants, had been six subchannels headed by 3ABN, but now, nothing but 17-6 with a total green screen and silence, PSIP now reading ``test``. About to switch to other inputs?? ``No signal`` says my Sanyo screen except when directly tuned to 17-6, but the Zenith box confirms the usual signal level for -1 thru -6 even tho ``no signal`` too and all PSIPs 1-5 blank, not even the callsign on 17-1 as originally. I believe K17JN-D had suffered some breakup during recent storms so maybe they got hit, or their satellite downlink reception interrupted (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SOUTH AFRICA. 15235, Aug 11 at 1654, undermodulated percussion at S5, 1655 dead air, 1658 African language, 1659 drumming and ``Africa``, 1700 pleasantly into English from Channel Africa without specific ID but ``This is Africa Digest``, from Johannesburg on 15235 to west Africa, into news about Zuma`s elexion. Aoki shows only French weekdays until 1655 at 250 kW, and English M-F from 1700 with 500 kW, both 328 degrees from Meyerton. I could not tell that power had doubled; latest HFCC of today shows both only 250. And WRTH shows only ChAf African languages are Nyanja, Lozi and Swahili earlier on other frequencies (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENKING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Thursday August 10 at 2330 on WBCQ, still off-frequency at 9331.50-CUSB, S5-S7, poor. Nothing ever on 9335, so a sesquikHz here or there is not really a problem. Next:
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 17777.0-AM! August 11 at 1650, KVOH is here with Spanish preacher, S3-S4 but with heavy modulation just below the distortion level, and carrier remains wobbly. Still 17777 at 1728 check. Must be a punch-up error, but why would there be any frequency-re-entering? This old transmitter is used only on ``17775`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 15555-AM, August 11 at 1404, JBA S1 signal not WJHR, M&W talking and some music. Nothing but WJHR is listed on 15555 in latest HFCC, Aoki and Eibi. Next check at 1426, it`s gone, and now WJHR is audible on USB only.
Checking the neighborhood, most likely this is Voice of Tibet, via Madagascar, which has a history of jumping frequencies to thwart ChiCom jamming. It`s supposed to be on 15565 at 1400-1430, per EiBi:
15565 1400-1430 CLA Voice of Tibet TB Tib /MDG
But suppressed from HFCC: no such MDG = MDC anywhere near in HFCC!
Aoki shows [sic]:
15565*VOICE OF TIBET 1400-1405 1234567 Tibetan
15565*VOICE OF TIBET 1400-1407 1234567 Tibetan
15565*VOICE OF TIBET 1410-1428 1234567 Tibetan
all: 250  45 Talata-Volonondry 2 MDG 1843S 04737E VOTi a17
As I tuned up to 15575 to check KBS, did not notice any signal on 15565, but did not know at the time that was where VOT should have been. I did notice nothing on 15525/15528 where VOT via Tajikistan and CNR1 jamming were heard yesterday, before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, August 11 at 1053-1055: 774 and 882 from WSW, presumably Australia/New Zealand. Another on 1098 has no null, so likely local birdie rather than Marshalls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1801 UT August 11
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sexta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2017

LABRE-RJ em 80 METROS


A LABRE-RJ ativa Frequência de 3.730, em 80 metros

A partir de hoje, dia 11/08/2017, a LABRE-RJ estará ativa em 80 metros na frequência de 3.730. Esta iniciativa da LABRE-RJ visa atender as 3 classes de radioamadores. Não é uma rodada. Todos os radiamadores poderão se confraternizarem e trocarem seus QSOs.

A LABRE-RJ estará trazendo informações voltadas para o radioamadorismo. 

Todos os radioamadores que fizerem contato com a PY1AA e enviar um email contendo nome completro e indicativo, receberá uma confirmação ONLINE.

LABRE-RJ, AGORA ATIVA EM 80 METROS - SEJAM TODOS BEM VINDOS
Matéria enviada por: PY1PDF - JACSON

[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 9-10, 2017

** BANGLADESH. 15505, Aug 10 at 1355, JBA carrier already on, presumed BB prior to 1400 Urdu. I strain to hear any audio by 1400, but just too weak for the IS; can almost imagine a timesignal circa 1359. Would those who hear it well (not via web receivers) please provide the precise time the pips end (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BRAZIL [non]. 6180, Aug 10 at 0045, nothing here; by 0130 a JJBBA carrier, surely CRI East Turkistan. I`m trying to confirm Anker Petersen`s reports of RNA on the air at this hour. What I am getting on 6180 is even weaker than the JBA carrier on the low side of 6025, i.e. Bolivia. Nothing on 11780 either, of course (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 6230, Aug 10 at 0608, very poor mixture of something in English and intermittent 2-way on this maritime comms channel ? i.e., leapfrog mixing product of RHC 6060 over 6145 another 85 kHz above. 6230 is also the home of VMW Wiluna, the Western Australia marine weather station, but not until 1000 per EiBi; and Sound of Hope, Taiwan at many hours plus ChiCom jamming; and like every frequency above 6200, Europirates (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GUAM. 9610, August 10 at 1216, ``Onward Christian Soldiers`` hymn in Korean by YL soprano with piano, more than one verse, S9-S9 with flutter; 1218 announcement in Korean by OM. So it`s KSDA as scheduled this hour at 330 degrees. Sure to heighten tensions around North Korea and make Guam even more of a nuclear target, hi (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** INDONESIA. 9945, Aug 10, 2017 at 1210 rapid CW; no sign of a DE or ID in the next few minutes. 9945 happens to be a frequency currently unoccupied by broadcasters and this may be why. Searching the UDXF io group on frequency gets ONE hit from 8.5 years ago when it was a yg:
``9945, 7CJ: Navy Belawan INDONESIA, 1420z CW Morse plain txt in Indonesian, QSA 1, 6.Feb (FN) 2/6/09``. Wouldn`t it be nice if VOI could achieve such a signal level on 9525v- (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, Aug 10 at 1201, RNZI back to poor signal, must really be on the 325 degree antenna only. This also means that except at 11-13 UT, all the AM frequencies are back to only 50 kW ourway instead of 100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 8880, Aug 10 at 1223, MyPillow ad, fading up and down like a real signal, but this is an R75 receiver overload mixture of 7490 WWCR plus local 1390 KCRC, unheard since they are currently transmitting dead air instead of stupid sports talk! Goes away if I switch to Preamp 1 or Preamp off. I also get 1390 + mixtures with other bigsigs on 7 MHz such as 7570, 7730 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** TIBET [non]. 15528, August 10 at 1357, JBA carrier, surely V of Tibet via TAJIKISTAN as scheduled 1230-1300 & 1330-1400 in EiBi; and an equally weak JBAC on 15525, the ChiCom jammer, which I was getting 25 hours ago in Chinese (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 9 at 2100 on WBCQ 7490v-AM, very poor S5 to S3. Also confirmed Wed Aug 9 after 2330 on WBCQ 9331.487v-CUSB, fair (at this time I also measure 7489.917 during `Radio Alexandria`; usually it`s been on the plus side). Next:
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9455, Wed Aug 9 at 2000, WRMI-5 cuts off Biermann canned ID before it finishes to join `Creciendo en Gracia` already in progress as on // WRMI-9 11580. It would be more alliterative in English, `Growing in Grace`. This hour only has 9455 // 11580, whatever the programming. At 21-22, 9455 duplicates 15770 instead  (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 9475, August 10 at 0042 check, WTWW-1 modulation is *still* totally broken up; see previous report. Includes brief bits of dead air. And WTWW-2 is already on 5085 with open carrier prior to 0100 ham show. By 0611 UT Aug 9, night frequency 5830 is back in whack, i.e. merely abnormal, suptorted but PPPP readable with some hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1717 UT August 10
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This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
QRZ 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.

MARKET REEF, OJ0.  Martti, OH2BH and Henri, OH3JR signing OJ0BH and
OJ0JR, respectively, will be QRV from August 12 to 19, using the new
FT8 digital mode.  They will also be active in the Worked All Europe
DX Contest as well as make appearances on the traditional modes
during any audible propagation.

ISRAEL, 4X.  Udi, 4X6ZM and friends plan to activate the Baram
National Park (Synagogue section Sn-02, Church section Ch-05,
Holyland M-03-ZF, 4XFF-0005, WW Loc. KM37rb) for the HOCOTA
programme on August 11.  They will be QRV as 4X0B on HF using SSB
and CW.  QSL via 4X6ZM direct via the bureau or LoTW.

ALGERIA, 7X.  Bodo, DF8DX is currently QRV as 7Y0A until August 26
from Bechar using SSB and CW.  QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

ENGLAND, G.  Special event station GB4RFR operates around the Flight
Refueling Hamfest on August 13.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, K.  K7I is the call of a special event
station commemorating the birth of the first IBM-PC. They are QRV
until August 14.  This is one in a series of activities for marking
historic milestones in air and spacecraft technology.  For QSL
information see qrz.com.

RUSSIA, UE.  UE80AR draws attention to the founding of the
Archangelsk Oblast 80 years ago and is QRV until the end of
September.  An award is available as well.  QSL via RN1ON.

INDIA, VU.  Madhukar, VU2MUD plans to use the call AT5M in the WAE
contest from Bengaluru.  QSL via VU2MUD, ClubLog.

MALTA, 9H.  Oliver, DF6MS will be operating holiday-style from Gozo
as 9H3BW until August 19 on 40 to 15 meters, using CW only, running
a QRP rig.  QSL via DF6MS.

SVALBARD, JW.  Look for Volkmar, DL4AOJ signing JW/DL4AOJ on the HF
bands, using SSB and CW, until August 14.  QSL via home call.

MAYOTTE, FH.  Heye, DJ9RR is QRV as FH/DJ9RR until August 14.  Look
for him using CW and RTTY on 80 to 10 meters.  QSL direct or via the
DARC QSL Bureau and LoTW.

FEDERAL STATES OF MICRONESIA, V6.  Chusuke, JR1FKR will be operating
as V63FKR while on vacation from September 27 to October 2, using
SSB and RTTY on 40, 20, 17, 15, 10 and 6 meters.  QSL direct only to
JR1FKR.

VANUATU, YJ.  Adam, K7ST will be QRV as YJ0ST from several different
islands until mid October, before sailing on to Australia.  QSL via
EA5GL.

LIECHTENSTEIN, HB0.  Tina, DL5YL and Fred, DL5YM will be QRV as
HB0/home calls from September 21 to October 7.  Look for them on 160
to 30 meters.  Tina will be emphasizing low band activity towards
JA, VK and ZL on the long path.

MAURITIUS, 3B8.  Hans, PA3HGT will be QRV as 3B8/PA3HGT from
September 5 to 22.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20 and 10
meters using mainly SSB and sometimes the digital modes.  QSL via
his home call sign, via the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

GUINEA, 3YX.  Operators Alain, F5OZC and Sebastien, F8DQZ will be
active as 3XY3D from November 1 to 30.  Activity will be on 40 to 10
meters using mainly CW.  QSL via F5OZC, by the REF Bureau or direct.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5.  Alex, F4GHS will be active as E51GHS from
two of the South Cook Islands during August.  He will be QRV from
Aitutaki Island (OC-083) until August 16 and from Rarotonga Island
(OC-013) from August 16 to 25.  Activity will be holiday style on
various HF bands.  QSL via his home call.

LIGHTHOUSE OPERATIONS.  GB0BLH will operate from Berwick Lighthouse
(ILLW UK0077) from August 14 to 21, including the ILL weekend on
August 19 and 20.  QSL only via bureau and eQSL.  Operators Moses,
CM2YV, Bob, CO2KL, Amed, CO2AME and possibly others will be active
as T45FM from the Faro Puta Maya Lighthouse (ILLW CU-005) during the
ILL weekend.  They plan to have six stations active on all bands
using CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL via RW6HS, direct only.

MELLISH REEF, VK9M.  Operators Dietmar, DL3DXX, Morten, LB8DC,
Robert, N7QT, Brian, N9ADG, Eric, SM1ALH, Hawk, SM5AQD, Lasse,
SM5GLC and David, W5XU will be active as VK9MA from November 3 to
16.  They will be QRV on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
They plan to have five stations on the air.  QSL via N7QT, direct,
via the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW or eQSL.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The WAE DX Contest, CW, SKCC Weekend
Sprintathon and Maryland-DC QSO Party are on tap for this weekend.
The MMMonVHF/DUBUS 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint is on August 11.
Please see August QST page 86 and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.
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[HCDX] Glenn Hauser logs August 9, 2017


** AUSTRALIA. 9685, Wed August 9 at 1233, same OM is alternately speaking English with heavy accent and some other language, rising intonations at ends of words or phrases, Burmesish? Sermon or Bible translating, S9. It`s Reach Beyond, Australia. At 1242 says ``Amen``; 1243 Englishish schedule closing as Wed & Sat 5:45 pm IST, 6:45 pm BST = start time of 1215 UT. Then RBA full Oz English sign-off until tomorrow at 1115 UT, and off 1245*.
Aoki list, usually updated daily, still shows July 28 as latest, so I guess he`s on vacation: http://ndxc.16mb.com/bi/nxa17.txt
It shows 9685 is 100 kW, 315 degrees from Kununurra daily at 1115-1245 in a complex schedule of Burmese, English and five other languages, this one being: 1215-1245 1..4..7 Nagamese [sic], i.e. also on Sundays.
Via our Hitlist, we quickly reach RBA`s own A17 schedule:
showing this sesquihour block is for Myanmar and northeast India, and the three transmissions in question are called ``From Darkness to Light`` in ``nag`` = Nagamese, yes, not Naganese. EiBi`s language list shows ``NAP Naga Pidgin / Bodo / Nagamese: India-Nagaland (30,000) [nag]``. Nagaland is already 90% Christian making it the state religion, and more Baptist than Mississippi, per Wikipedia. Capital Kohima, where AIR used to be on 4850 & 6065, gone for about a sesquiyear; nearest somewhat active AIR is 5050 Aizawl (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 15525, Aug 9 at 1251, S5-S3 Chinese from CNR1 like 11825, whose only reason to be here is to jam Voice of Tibet on 15527, per Aoki at 1236-1305 via Tajikistan, but no trace of that audible, not even a het. Not much else from Asia on 19m band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** KOREA SOUTH. 12843-CW, Aug 9 at 1256, CQ marker from HLO, which is Seoul Radio. Not many of these left. Kept fading during the ID, but repetition soon allowed full copy. Not in EiBi (Glenn Hauser, oK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NEW ZEALAND. 7425, August 9 at 1220, RNZI is S9 to S7, not as solid as usual, so maybe the 325-azimuth antenna is back in service during the 11-13 bihour only when the 35 is off instead of both? Meanwhile, Barry Hartley answers my latest question:
``So during the 325 degree antenna downtime, are all the frequencies on the 35 antenna getting the full 100 kW instead of just 50, improving reception thisaway overall?``
``Hi Glenn, Yes, the 35 degrees antenna is receiving the full 100 kW. That should provide good reception in North America`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OMAN. 15140, August 9 at 1421, Radio Sultanate (note spelling) of Oman with Arabic music and 1427 Arabic talk. RSO has attracted a lot of attention further east by jumbling its English and Arabic times. This hour was originally English, but lately has been an hour later and sometimes prolonged for hours and hours after that. Signal has been barely audible here most of time, but now S6 fading to S2. Recheck at 1735: Arabic (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1890 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday August 9 after 1315 on WRMI 9955, fair. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Thu 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630   HLR  6190-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1431   HLR  7265-CUSB to WSW [maintenance break until Aug 19]
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 2300   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0200   WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0315v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR  9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5830, August 9 at 1218, WTWW-1 modulation is breaking up badly. 9475, August 9 at 1424, S9+40 but severe modulation breakup. So Ted was awake enough to make the QSY, but not enough to notice there was a bit of a problem with the mod. STILL that way at 1735. That`s OK: reduces the listenership for SFAW racist programming from insignificant to nil (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 1370, August 9 at 1158 UT, ad for Coyote Tractors on highway 290, 1159 ID as Fox 1370, but 1200 UT into CBS News bong. This doesn`t quite compute, so my research finds: Google is smart enough to correct Coyote to Kioti! US 290 connects San Antonio to Austin to Houston TX. The only 1370 along this route is KJCE Rollingwood = Austin market, and it`s Talk 1370, not Fox 1370. Wikipedia and NRC AM Log of last year confirms it carries CBS news; and the find-a-Kioti-dealer website goes to this: Paige Tractors, 4409 Highway 290 East, Paige, TX, 78659, Distance: 46 miles from KJCE`s Austin zipdcode of 78746. Wiki also informs that call derives from a previous branding ``K-Juice``. It`s 5/0.5 kW U4 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 91.7, August 9 at 1354, KOSU with NPR Morning Edition report about a girls` metal band in Indonesia, what a thing, but detracted by correspondent Ashley Westerman saying their native language is ``Sudanese``, rather than Sundanese (it`s a long way from Sudan), duh! Here`s the story with transcript
which correctly spells Sundanese in first graf (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9780.23-USB, August 9 at 0611, 2-way INTRUDERS very poor in tonal language, Chinese? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1749 UT August 9

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