Amateur Radio Newsline Report #2060 for Friday, April 21, 2017










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Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2060 with a release date of Friday, April 21 2017 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a QST. VHF's back on board the International Space Station. Australia prepares for a new shortwave service -- and YLs in Japan are marking a milestone event. All this and more as Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2060 comes your way right now.

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VHF PACKET DELIVERS ON THE SPACE STATION

PAUL/ANCHOR: We open this week's report with cause for rejoicing to the skies. So if you follow the International Space Station - or are hoping for a contact someday with one of its astronauts - listen carefully to this report from Amateur Radio Newsline's Neil Rapp WB9VPG.

NEIL: There's good news from outer space!  The International Space Station is back on the air on VHF from the Columbus module!  After a failure of a VHF handheld in October, a UHF replacement was retrieved from storage and put into use temporarily.  Because failure is not an option, the ARISS team began the process of getting the 17-year-old replacement handheld radio up to the space station until the new mobile radio is ready and certified.  At the end of February, the SpaceX 10 launch vehicle, Dragon, flew to the ISS with the HT on board. On Friday, April 14th, it was finally unpacked.  Rosalie White, K1STO, ARISS International Secretary, shared the good news with us the day it happened.

ROSALIE:  The ARISS team was notified this morning that the radio was set up and turned on to 145.825 as the crew just found time finally after unpacking that 5,500 pounds of cargo that got delivered.  So we're back in business again!

NEIL: Followers of ISS Fan Club have already posted that they've heard and used VHF packet and are thrilled to have it again!  Rosalie reminds us that they don't know how long the radio will last and work is still progressing on a permanent replacement.

ROSALIE:  The Ericsson that we sent up was the very last one that was in storage at Houston.  It's only 6 watts, and our new system that we're developing is 25 watts.  It's going to make it so much nicer.  The audio will be so much better for the school kids.  And that system is in the works.  We've got the Kenwoods, but the power supplies are in the process of being built, and because they have to be space-certified parts inside, they are extremely expensive.  So if anyone is interested in helping out with some of those costs, they can go to the AMSAT website www.amsat.org or the ARISS www.ariss.org site and contribute.  If you are enjoying the use of the packet, we hope to be able to continue that for you and could sure use a hand.

NEIL:  So if you need your space... consider donating to the cause.  Reporting for Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

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IN CORNWALL, FROM TITANIC TO MARCONI

PAUL/ANCHOR: As hams in Cornwall, England prepared for International Marconi Day on Saturday, April 22nd, they were already deeply involved in operating for another on-air commemoration: the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the ill-fated ocean liner that had a Marconi station on board. Amateur Radio Newsline's Ed Durrant DD5LP worked Cornwall special event station GB2GM and shares this report.

ED'S REPORT: April 22nd is a very special day in the world of radio. It's the day that we celebrate the birth of the great inventor, Marconi, without whom radio communications would not be what it is today.
There are many stations around the world who will take part in INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY. One of those stations I happened to come across on Good Friday commemorating another historical event where Marconi radio operators were involved. The sinking of the Titanic happened when it hit an iceberg 105 years ago. GB2GM is the special event station run by the Poldhu Radio Club from the Marconi Centre in Poldhu, Cornwall, England. Here's my short conversation with Malcolm GM0DBW while he was operating the club station.

------ Audio clip from IC-7300 of QSO in here------

ED: So, when tuning around on April 22nd if you hear GB2GM GB2 Golf Mike on the bands give them a call and you'll be talking to the museum located in the old Marconi station hut in Poldhu, Cornwall, the site of the first ever transatlantic wireless communication! Full information about the Poldhu Radio Club can be found on their web site at GB2GM.ORG.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, this is Ed Durrant DD5LP.

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NO SHORTAGE OF SHORTWAVE

PAUL/ANCHOR: Shortwave service is back in Australia but it's not what you think. Here's Amateur Radio Newsline's Graham Kemp.

GRAHAM: With Radio Australia having ended its shortwave transmissions in January, some of the gap is about to be filled by a North Queensland radio operation starting in May. Radio 4KZ Innisfail will run its 1.5 thousand watts into an inverted V antenna and will simulcast station 4KZ which is an AM/FM operation. The shortwave simulcast will be on 5055kHz seven days a week between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. local time. The new shortwave service was reported on the website SWLING.COM and credited the general manager of NQ Radio, Al Kirton, VK4FFKZ, with creating this to provide service to some areas left without radio when Radio Australia went off the shortwave bands earlier this year. Meanwhile in Parliament, there's a measure by Senator Nick Xenophon which would reinstate Radio Australia's shortwave service if it passes.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp VK4BB

PAUL/ANCHOR: Al Kirton VK4FFKZ told Amateur Radio Newsline in an email that listeners will receive an attractive QSL card if they send in reception reports. He said the first two weeks of shortwave will be a trial-run operation.

(WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA, Al KIRTON VK4FFZ, SWLING.COM)

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STILL TIME TO NOMINATE YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR

PAUL/ANCHOR: And now, another reminder that nominations are open for our Amateur Radio Newsline Bill Pasternak Young Ham of the Year Award. What does it all mean? Let's hear from a past winner.

CHRISTOPHER: I'm Christopher Arthur NV4B, the 2000 Newsline Young Ham of the Year. Being chosen Young Ham of the Year remains one of the greatest honors I have ever received. It showed me that the amateur radio community appreciates leadership among the youth in our hobby. My early success in amateur radio has translated to a ten-plus-year career in computer engineering. I have remained active in the hobby since I won the award and I am currently an active member of the Muscle Shoals Amateur Radio Club where I am involved in technical projects and presentations, Field Day, VHF contesting and education and testing of new hams. The yaesu FT-847 I was awarded has been used to make over 20 thousand QSOs since 2000. I hope that number continues to grow as I remain active in the years to come. For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Christopher Arthur NV4B.

PAUL/ANCHOR: If there is a young radio operator who particularly impresses you, visit our website for details at arnewsline.org. Find application forms under the "YHOTY" tab. Nominations close May 31. Yes, that's barely a month away!

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BREAK HERE: Time for you to identify your station. We are the Amateur Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world, including W3BN, the 2-meter repeater of the Reading Radio Club in Reading, Pennsylvania on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. local time.

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GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE TECH

PAUL/ANCHOR: Girls are very much the focus of the International Telecommunications Union, which is getting ready to mark yet another International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day. That would be April 27. The annual program is the UN agency's global effort to open up the world of science and tech to girls who might someday be employed in the sector. Companies, schools, government agencies and other ICT affiliates aroudn the world will be hosting workshops, career fairs and hands-on activities. The daylong event acknowledges amateur radio as one gateway into the sector and encourages girls' involvement.

Since ICT Day's establishment in 2011, more than 240 thousand girls and young women haave been involved in 7,200 events in 160 countries around the world, according to the ITU.

(ARRL, ITU)

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TIME TO PARTY IN NEW ENGLAND

PAUL/ANCHOR: The New England QSO Party is coming up fast, and organizers are asking hams to come out and represent their counties. We hear more from Amateur Radio Newsline's Geri Goodrich KF5KRN.

GERI'S REPORT: If you can't visit New England, the next best thing is to WORK New England, and you'll get your chance on the 6th and 7th of May during the New England QSO Party. Organizers are working hard to get every county in every New England state represented. So if you're already in New England, consider this your invitation to the 20-hour-long party, for however many hours you can participate. Yes, there will actually be a sleep break between 1 a.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Sunday local time to relax and recharge. The rest of the time hams can operate using CW, SSB and digital modes on 80/40/20/15 and 10 meters.

Last year the party had a turnout to be proud of: 179 stations in New England and 300 more participating from around the country and the world.

If you're in New England, register by emailing info-at-neqp.org

If you're anywhere else, be ready starting Saturday May 6 at 20:00 UTC. Visit neqp.org for more details.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Geri Goodrich KF5KRN.

(NEW ENGLAND QSO PARTY)


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GETTING LUCKY IN KENTUCKY

PAUL/ANCHOR: If you're proud to drive a vehicle that has your callsign on its license plate, you'll understand why hams in Kentucky want to give their own state license plates a second look. Amateurs there are considering a remake that perhaps offers a little higher wattage. This report comes to us courtesy of Amateur News Weekly's Jack Prindle AB4WS.

JACK'S REPORT: In Kentucky, our amateur radio vehicle registration plates are very plain: a white background and your call sign in blue and the words "amateur radio" make up the plates. Many would like to see the commonwealth update these plates. What do YOU think? Please email your ideas and opinions to arrlky@yahoo.com

Covering your amateur radio news in the Greater Cincinnati area and the commonwealth of Kentucky for Amateur News Weekly, this is Jack Prindle AB4WS in Big Bone Kentucky.

PAUL/ANCHOR: That report was from Amateur News Weekly. To hear more news serving hams in Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area, visit amateurnewsweekly.com

(AMATEUR NEWS WEEKLY)

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THE WORLD OF DX

In the World of DX, the Tortugas CW Group will be operating as ED9T for the King of Spain CW Contest on May 21st and 22nd from the Spanish external territory of Melilla on the North African coast. They will mostly operate on CW however you may also hear them operating as EG9TOR on SSB and digital modes outside of the contest. QSL via EA4PN or use OQRS for a direct, LoTW, eQSL or bureau card.

Listen for David, OK6DJ and Petr, OK1FCJ operating as 5V7P from Togo between April 21st and the 28th. Find them on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and digital modes.  QSL via OK6DJ, ClubLog's OQRS or
LoTW.

Next month, Tim LW9EOC will be operating as HC8/LW9EOC from the Galapagos Islands between May 15th and May 29th on 160 meters through 6 meters. He will focus mainly on 30, 17 and 12 meters using SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via his home call, direct or LoTW.

Listen also for Pasi, OH3WS, on the air as OJ0W from Market Reef on May 6th and 7th. Find Pasi on 20 to 6 meters using CW and SSB.  Pasi will also try 60 meters on both CW and SSB, on 5354 kHz.  QSL via his home call.

Finally, despite likely very average propagation and busy bands with contests, the SOTA operators have planned their next Europe-to-North America - Summit to Summit activity for Saturday May 13th between 12:00 and 18:00 UTC. Likely bands are 20m and 17m CW and SSB; as always realtime spotting will be available at sotawatch.org.

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KICKER: HERE'S TO THE NEXT 60 YEARS IN JAPAN

PAUL/ANCHOR: And finally, we look forward - and we look back - with a 60-year-old club for YLs in Japan. The Japan Ladies Radio Society has something special going on, as we learn in this week's final report, from Amateur Radio Newsline's Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT.

CARYN: Special event station 8N60JLRS began operating in Japan on April 1 and the celebration won't stop until next March. What's going on? The Japan Ladies Radio Society is marking the long life it has enjoyed since three pioneering female amateurs founded it in 1957 to help that nation's small but rapidly growing population of YLs enjoy life on the amateur bands. According to Yukiko Maki 7K4TKB it was quite an adjustment.

YUKIKO: Once YLs in Japan started to call CQ there were always huge pileups and heavy QRM and it wasn't easy and comfortable for them to have a relaxing conversation with other YLs in Japan. It was very difficult to do so at the time. That was the reason this club was founded. It was meant to be the place for Japanese YLs to meet and enjoy talking with other YLs.

CARYN: Yukiko, who chairs the radio society's DX operations, said the group has 160 domestic and 40 DX members. She said the special event station is just one of many activities the YLs have had: there are two annual contests, there's an awards program and over the years, there's been some adventure.

YUKIKO: The first one was a DXpedition in Maldives near India using callsign 8Q7YL in 1985 with 9 members and more than 23 thousand QSOs were made during the 5-day stay. Another one took place in 2007 to celebrate our fiftieth annivesary and at the time the QTH for this Dx was in the Palau Islands in the Pacific Ocean. We used our call sign was T80J with 18 members and at the time we did more than 2700 QSOs.

CARYN: The group's 60th anniversary will also be celebrated at the general meeting of the Japan Ladies Radio Society in Tokyo this summer. Yukiko said it's going to be great catching up with everyone. If you can't get to Tokyo, there's always special event station 8N60JLRS now through March of 2018. The YLs will be calling CQ -- and listening.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT.

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NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Alan Labs; Al Kirton VK4FFZ; Amateur News Weekly; the ARRL; Hap Holly and the Rain Report; Japan Ladies Radio Society; New England QSO Party; QRZ.COM; QST Magazine; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Summits on the Air; SWLING.COM; Tufts University; WTWW Shortwave; and you our listeners, that's all from the Amateur Radio Newsline. Please send emails to our address at newsline@arnewsline.org. More information is available at Amateur Radio Newsline's only official website located at www.arnewsline.org.

Also -- if you've going to Hamvention this year -- you can contact us in person! Just look for the Newsline crew at the HamNation booth in Xenia. We'll be wearing our distinctive blue polo shirts. We’d love to meet our listeners.

For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Paul Braun WD9GCO in Valparaiso, Indiana saying 73 and as always we thank you for listening.

Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) is Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News BC-DX #1296 21 April 2017






compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALBANIA   11710  Excellent S=9+25dB English program signal, scheduled
05-07 UT in A-17 season, of CRI Beijing via Cerrik Albania relay
facility. Talk on North Korean rocket launch provocation. Foreign guest
delegation arrived in Pyongyang PRK, due of birthday anniversary of
former Pres Kim Il Sung.

Radio Tirana maybe off {for ever ? } on Mediumwave Fllaka broadcast center
service

since April 15 !  - (thanks Mauno for information on Easter 2017)

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

ANGOLA   4949.73  Radio Nacional Angola, Mulenvos. Fair good signal at
0508 UT w/W doing the nx in Portuguese ending w/headlines over fanfare mx
at 0513 UT. M anncr briefly, then nice canned ID, and more canned anmnts
by M w/ment of musica, internet, Angola, a website URL, and "voz popular".
Good audio.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

ANGUILLA   11775, Caribbean Beacon at 1219 UT with Pastor Melissa Scott
with an unintelligible sermon - Strong signal, garbled audio on April 11.

Her website only lists phone numbers and mailing address. If she had an
e-mail address, or a contact form on the website, perhaps one of us could
let her know that her presence on 6090 and 11775 kHz is not accomplishing
anything. - Too bad for Mrs. PMS.
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, ODXA yg via dxld Apr 12)

ANTARCTICA ARGENTINE   15475.972 kHz  LRA36  Radio Nacional Arcangel, San
Gabriel from Base Antarctica Esperanza. Much poor S=3 signal, but could
measure the signal string on screen. Today April 17, at 20.15 UT,
heard in western England near Liverpool remote site.

Nothing on air from RAE Buenos Aires on 15345 kHz tonight ...

15475.972 kHz  LRA36 tonight April 18.

15475.972 kHz  LRA36  Radio Nacional Arcangel, San Gabriel from Base
Esperanza Argentine Antarctica, at 20.08 UT on April 18, S=4-5 or -94dBm
signal in remote Perseus unit in western England near Liverpool, via only
water path of Atlantic Ocean, poor signal.

listen of mp3 format recording on the box :

<https://app.box.com/s/boja6nlbvl6f6h0tiji0tr49ccs0a2s1>

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17 / 18)

15475.969 ... x.972  Heard again here in central Germany tonight (7 Apr)
with surprisingly good signal at times. Noted music at tune in around
1925 UT, station ID around 1930 UT, followed by Latin pop and report.
Signal peaking here 1945 UT, then becoming weaker and lost in the mud
around 2005 UT. Pity I missed their s/off procedure. Second time this
week that I heard them, but today (as I hoped on last monday) the signal
indeed was a lot better.
(Harald Kuhl, QTH Goettingen-D, April 7, BrDXC-UK yg via dxld April 15)

ASCENSION ISL   7305  BBC London French sce to AF, noted at S=9+5dB signal
into KY-US remote unit, on Apr 15 at 0435 UT.

5875  BBC London in French via ASC isl bcast center, S=8-9 at 0606 UT on
April 17. Also English sce on 6005 kHz S=7-8, and // 7345 kHz S=8 strength
in MI-US remote, better signal than 7305 kHz in French S=7.

7415  Dandal Kura relay via ASC facility towards West Africa, poor S=6-7
in to MIchigan NoAM, at 0633 UT Apr 17.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 17)

AUSTRIA   9410  Powerful S=9+20dB signal from ORS Moosbrunn Austria relay
site. BBC ondon Arabic sce at 04-05 UT, Political talk on Maleki
politicas, at 0458 UT on April 15. 10 kHz wide proper signal.
"Huna BBC, ... " ID many times, into NE/ME target, noted also FM Quiz
annmt.  TX off switch at 04.59:43 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

AUSTRIA   OE17M - Marconi Day.
Wir aktivieren an diesem Wochenende OE17M, anlaesslich des Internationalen
Marconi-Tags. OE17M ist eine offizielle IMD-Station:
1 Punkt fuer das IMD-Diplom.
QSL via OE1WHC - oder an die DokuFunk-Adresse

Wolf Harranth
Dokumentationsarchiv Funk
An den Steinfeldern 4A
A-1230 Wien
Austria, Europe.

+0043 -1- 87878 21 071 - Mobil +0043 676 401 25 85
e-mail  <harranth -at- dokufunk.org>
(Wolf Harranth - OE1WHC, April 21)

BRAZIL   11856.099  R. Aparecida. Noticed that this has been way off freq
for at least the last 5 days. At 0730 UT Rosary recital, then soft rel. mx
at 0734 UT, studio W pgm host in Portuguese at 0736 UT, then Rosary again.
Weak and QRMed from 11855 kHz. // 9630.02 kHz which wasn't much better.
(28 March)
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

BRAZIL   15190.035  BRA  Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG
rather well signal strength noted at 20.28 UT on April 17,
S=7-8 or -84dBm signal strength here in southern Germany.

5939.799  Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC, poor signal at 0610 UT on
April 17, S=5-6 signal strength in MI-US remote SDR. At same time ZYE954
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP, on 6135.199 kHz, S=4-5 weak and tiny at
0612 UT.

When checked LRA36  Base Esperanza Antarctica signal on April 18
heard also REE Noblejas live football game coverage under Spain.

15190.046  Rather one of the better signal reception of Brazilian
ZYE522 Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG, at 2004 UT on Apr 18, S=6,
station ID announced at 2005 UT, in remote Perseus unit in western England
near Liverpool, via only water path of Atlantic Ocean.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17 / 18)

CANADA   LONELY LITTLE SW STATION IN CANADA CLOSED -
CKZU Vancouver mainland.

According to several recent reports, the small, isolated and low
powered shortwave station located on the west coast of Canada is now
declared to be off the air, permanently. The CBC Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation shortwave station CKZU has been serving northern
communities in British Columbia for 3/4 of a century, it left the air
last year due to equipment failure, and it is now confirmed that the
cost of replacement is not financially justified.

Several astute international radio monitors observed that the station
was providing only intermittent service since about the middle of the
year 2015, perhaps more often off the air than on the air. However,
the noted international radio monitor Harold Sellers stated in the
Danish bulletin, DX Window, that he heard shortwave CKZU with a strong
signal on its regular 49 m band channel 6160 kHz on 30 September 2016.

Harold Sellers lives in retirement in the city of Vernon in the
central interior of British Columbia, which is within the main target
area of shortwave CKZU. That monitoring observation last year appears
to be the last reliable logging of the signal from shortwave CBC in
Vancouver, British Columbia.

Canadian international radio monitor Walter Salmaniw lives on
Vancouver Island in the provincial capital Victoria, which is 60 miles
across the waterway from the city of Vancouver, the home for shortwave
CKZU. Quoting Colin Newell, Walter Salminaw stated in an internet
release, that the CBC in Vancouver has declared that the old CKZU
transmitter is beyond repair, and the cost for replacement is not
justified, due to the very limited number of listeners who tune in to
its shortwave signal.

Shortwave CKZU has always been co-located with the main CBC mediumwave
station in Vancouver and it was taken into service in December 1941.

At the time, the mediumwave callsign was CBR and the shortwave
callsign was CBRX. The low power RCA transmitter was rated at just
150 watts, and the operating channel was 6160 kHz, the only channel
ever used for CBC shortwave in Vancouver.

The transmitter and antenna system were co-installed with mediumwave
CBR on Lulu Island, in what we would call the southern suburban areas
of the city of Vancouver. This transmitter was placed into service for
two specific purposes: as a program feed to a network of small LPRT
low power CBC mediumwave relay transmitters throughout the province of
British Columbia, and for direct reception by isolated listeners in
the same areas.

Lulu Island is a small, low and flat island at the southern edge of
Vancouver city. It is a silt island with some areas below both sea
level and river level. The island was named in honor of a popular
entertainer Lulu Sweet, apparently from Hawaii, who bought property on
the island.

Perhaps it was true that Lulu Sweet was indeed from Hono-lulu. An
elevated dyke has been built up around the entire populated area of
Lulu Island as protection against flooding from the Fraser River and
against storms coming in from the Pacific Ocean.

The first transmitter base for CBC mediumwave CBR and shortwave CBRX
was in the area of Lulu Island which is now built up as suburban
housing. The first antenna system was a diamond shaped rhombic,
supported on four towers 50 feet tall and each leg was 240 feet long.

The main lobe from this antenna system was directed a little to the
northwest, thus ensuring coverage into the hilly coastal areas of
British Columbia to the north.

On 25 January 1952, the callsign for mediumwave CBR was changed to
CBU, with the CB indicating CBC and the U indicating Vancouver.
At the same time, shortwave CBRX became CBUX, with the X indicating
shortwave.

Two years later (1954), the small 150 watt RCA transmitter was
replaced by a Marconi transmitter from England, rated at 1 kW input
and 1/2 kW output. Then, eleven years later again (1965), the shortwave
callsign was changed once more, due to the fact that international radio
callsigns beginning with the two letters CB belonged to Chile, not Canada.
Thus CBUX became CKZU.

Give two more years (1967), and a completely new transmitter station
was constructed for CBC Vancouver. This new facility was still located
on Lulu Island, though it is now on the waterlogged ocean side of the
protective dyke surrounding the built up housing areas of the island.
Shortwave CKZU was moved into its new location alongside 50 kW CBU.

Then, in 1983, a new shortwave transmitter was installed for CKZU, an
American made 1 kW Elcom Bauer, Model 701B, from California. This was
the third shortwave transmitter for CBC Vancouver, and the one that
has been sputtering somewhat during the last few years. The antenna
system, supported on four wooden poles, is a dipole with passive
reflector, thus still providing coverage to the north.

In 2008, it was rumored that shortwave CKZU might close; in 2013 the
CKZU license was cancelled, though soon afterwards reinstated; in 2015
the station was off the air, though in September last year it was
noted on the air again, at least for a while. Then in February earlier
this year, shortwave CKZU was declared inoperable.

Yes, CBC shortwave in Vancouver has now joined the mounting pile of
silent shortwave stations, though you can still see on Google Earth
the wobbly antenna system, and the old transmitter building that still
houses the 50 kW mediumwave CBU on 690 kHz. You will also see a
scattered clustering of old pine tree trunks that have been washed up
into the area due to storms and flooding.

Left: 1970s QSL from CKZN Vancouver,
from the collection of Bill Harms.

So what then is left these days in the shortwave scene in Canada?

Yes, you can still hear the CBC shortwave station CKZN in St John's,
Newfoundland with 1 kW on 6160 kHz; and CFVP in Calgary, Alberta with
100 watts on 6030 kHz; also CFRX in Toronto, Ontario with 1 kW on
6070 kHz.

And don't forget the three channel operation of the chronohertz
station CHU in Ottawa, Ontario on 3330, 7850, and 14670 kHz.
(Adrian Petersen-USA, script for AWR Wavescan,
also via April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld April 12)

CHINA   On remote SDR rx installation north of Tokyo Japan,
noted CRI Cantonese sce via 500 kW installations at 20 kHz broad wideband
signals.

To FarEastAS on 15160 kHz Jinhua-Youbu #831 tx center, S=9+15dB strength
and Xian #594 tx center at S=9+30dB. At 0533 UT on Apr 15.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

CHINA/MARIANA ISL [Tinian] /PHILIPPINES
21505     RFA Chinese sce from Tinian MRA, S=9+10dB, but equal covered by
          wideband CNR1 program signal jammer of 20 kHz. 0455 UT April 21
21649.996 VoA Tinang-PHL relay of Tibetan bcast, Friday 'hopping fq',
          til 0500 UT stop px on April 21. CHN white noise scratching
          jamming still on air behind 0500 UT, 12 kHz wideband.
21660     VoA Tibetan from Tinang-PHL hopped from 21650 kHz
          and settled here from 0500 UT, S=9+10dB in eastern Thailand
          remote SDR unit.
          And CNR1 talk jammer followed ON AIR after 3 minutes !
21690     RFA Chinese from Tinian-MRA totally covered by China mainland
          scratching white noise jamming os S=9,
          and accompanied by CNR1 talk px at 0520 UT, 20 kHz wideband.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

CUBA   6145  RHC Bauta on 18.8 kHz wideband, excellent audio, S=9+15dB on
remote KY-US unit, // 6000 Quivican San Felipe 'TITAN' site, also 18.6 kHz
wide signal at S=9+15dB. Englis program at 0420 UT Apr 15, then guitar
music, and nice singer canciones followed.

6060  RHC Bauta in Spanish S=9 signal also in KY-US, 20 kHz wideband
audio, // 5040 S=8, weaker than 5025 kHz Radio Rebelde signal, S=9+20dB
powerful 60mb outlet, latter in peaks 24 kHz wideband.

5040  RHC Bauta in English in 05-06 UT slot, on Apr 17 at 06.01:35 UT cut
off program feed, and 06.02:10 TX oswitched off.  S=9+5dB signal noted in
Detroit Michigan remote SDR. -  But

5025 kHz Radio Rebelde from Bauta site too, stronger than 5040 kHz signal,
as S=9+25dB noted in MI-US remote SDR. 16 kHz wide audio signal in Spanish
language.

At 0614 UT Arnaldo Coro on the air on RHC English sce, 6000 Quivican,
6060, 6100, and 6145 kHz all from Bauta site, all strong signals heard in
Mi-US remote post, but audio strength and quality on 6100 kHz seems the
best choice for my old ears. S=9+25dB at 06.23 UT. Arnie mentioned used a
pure telephone line feed his program this time.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 17)

ECUADOR   6050  Der neue Kurzwellensender in Quito.

Liebe Freunde der Andenstimme,
nachdem am 31. Dezember 2016 unsere deutschsprachigen Sendungen aus Quito
verstummten, sind wir Mitarbeiter immer noch gut beschaeftigt und koennen
uns ueber Langeweile nicht beklagen! Wie im letzten Infobrief vom Maerz
versprochen, moechte ich einige Zeilen ueber unseren neuen
Kurzwellensender schreiben.

Unser alter Kurzwellensender wurde immer anfaelliger. Erschwerend kam
hinzu, dass es immer schwieriger wurde, Ersatzteile zu bekommen. Ingenieur
Tim Zook, der den Sender am besten kennt, hat die Troedelmaerkte im
Internet durchforstet, um das eine oder andere Ersatzteil zu ergattern.
Daher habe ich mich schon seit Jahren nach einem neuen Sender umgeschaut.
Die Ergebnisse waren ernuechternd: die Preise lagen im Rahmen des
Kaufpreises eines grosszuegigen Einfamilienhauses.

Der neue Sender - von HCJB Ingenieuren entwickelt ...

Die US-amerikanische Missionsorganisation SonSet (das fruehere
Technologiezentrum von Radio HCJB) stellt auch Sender her und hatte uns
ein Angebot gemacht, das in unserem finanziellen Rahmen lag. Die grosse
Frage war: wird dieser Sender mit nur einem Kilowatt Sendeleistung die
Region Ecuador, Peru und Kolumbien abdecken? Aber wie heisst es so schoen:
lieber den Spatz in der Hand, als die Taube auf dem Dach. Mitte Januar
haben wir uns entschieden, den Sender zu ordern. Am Abend des 22. Februar
landete Tim Zook mit mehreren Koffern in Quito, worin sich die einzelnen
Komponenten des Senders befanden. Schon am naechsten Tag wurde er
ausgepackt und gemeinsam bestaunt und geschaut, ob er die Reise gut
ueberstanden hat.

GOTT hat den Ueberblick ...

Im Januar 2017 kam Ingenieur Hartmut Goller aus Deutschland, um im
technischen Bereich bei Radio HCJB zu helfen. Er hatte sich bei dem

DMG <www.dmgint.de>

50+ Programm beworben, das Ruhestaendler in weltweite Missionseinsaetze
vermittelt. Zu der Zeit hatten wir noch nicht vor, den Sender zu
bestellen. Aber GOTT hat es so gefuehrt, dass der gebuertige Schwabe
gerade hier war, als der Sender auf Quitos Hausberg, dem Pichincha
installiert wurde. Hartmut hatte es durch seine langjaehrige
Berufserfahrung in der Hochfrequenztechnik geschafft, den neuen Sender auf
4000 Hoehenmeter zu trimmen.

Feinabstimmung - und: er laeuft zuverlaessig!

Nach dem der Sender einige Tagen im 24-Stunden Testbetrieb einwandfrei
lief, konnte Ingenieur Tim Zook beruhigt wieder nach Hause fliegen. Sogar
aus Europa bekamen wir Empfangsberichte von Kurzwellenhoerern. In nur zwei
Wochen war alles installiert und wir als Team sind GOTT aeusserst dankbar,
dass er das Gelingen, den perfekt abgestimmten Zeitplan und die
Mitarbeiter zur rechten Zeit geschenkt hat. Danken moechte ich
insbesondere den Ingenieuren Milton Pumisacho, Tim Zook, Geoff Kooistra
und Hartmut Goller.

Beteiligen Sie sich an diesem Projekt!

Der Sender wurde der Andenstimme nicht geschenkt, sondern die Mission
"Reach Beyond", frueher HCJB, hat ihn fuer uns vorfinanziert. Daher
moechten wir zu Spenden fuer das Indianerradio aufrufen. Sie finden in der
Fusszeile die Bankverbindungen, wo Sie ihre Spende einzahlen koennen.
Selbstverstaendlich stellt die DMG eine Spendenbescheinigung aus. Wir
danken herzlich im Voraus. GOTT segne Sie fuer Ihre Spende!

Aus Quito gruesst Sie im Namen des Andens mmenteam,
Ihr Horst Rosiak.

[...]  Die Spendenkontoverbindung war in der Mail nicht erkennbar,
vielleicht kann das nochmals genannt werden.

Unsere Arbeit finanziert sich nur ueber freiwillige Spenden. Wir erhalten
keine Unterstuetzung von einer Kirche oder Regierung. Deshalb sind wir
fuer jeden Euro, Franken, Dollar, Pesos, Reais oder Pfund dankbar.
Weiterhin koennen Sie uns mit Ihrer Spende ueber die DMG finanziell
unterstuetzen.

Selbstverstaendlich erhalten Sie fuer das Finanzamt eine
Spendenbescheinigung aus Deutschland, dafuer braucht die DMG Ihre
komplette Adresse.

Danke, wenn Sie uns helfen, das Wort Gottes ueber Radio zu verkuenden.
Von Quito aus in Spanisch und verschiedenen Indianersprachen!

Gott segne Ihre Gabe!
Ihr Team aus Quito von der Andenstimme

<http://andenstimme.org/unterstuetzung>

[...]  Danke fuer eure Beobachtungen!

Hallo Listenteilnehmer!
Vielen Dank fuer euer Feedback ueber den Empfang unseres Signals
auf 6050 kHz.
Danke Christoph, dass du unsere Zeilen vom Infobrief der Liste
zugaenglich gemacht hast!

Die naechsten Tage werde ich weiteres Fotomaterial ueber die Installation
des Senders auf unsere Webpage

<http://www.andenstimme.org>

veroeffentlichen. Freitag, 14. und Samstag, 15. April konnte man wirklich
das Zeitzeichen hoeren, da der CPU, der fuer den 6050 kHz Stream
eingesetzt wird, keine Internetverbindung hatte. Mir fehlte fuer den
"Master Control" der Schluessel (habe ich aber seit heute) und so wurde
automatisch auf das Signal von FM umgelegt, sodass u.a. das Zeitzeichen
ausstrahlt wurde.

Dieses Jahr werden wir noch keine Extraprogramme fuer Europa auflegen
koennen. Iris Rauscher ist in Deutschland und wir (meine Frau Sigrid &
ich) werden ihr Ende Juni 2017 fuer unseren Reisedienst unserer
Missionsorganisation folgen. Nach unserer Rueckkehr in Quito,
im Fruehjahr 2018 haben wir den Wunsch, ein Extraprogramm fuer Europa
um ca. 04 - 05 UTC auf der 6050 kHz zu senden.

Herzlichen Gruss aus dem ungemuetlichen Quito. Ostersonntag hatten wir ein
heftiges Unwetter und wir verbrachten den Nachmittag damit, das Wasser aus
dem Keller zu saugen. Unser Aufnahmestudio wurde, Gott sei Dank, nicht
betroffen. Es fehlte noch ein halber Meter bis zur Studiotuer.

Herzlichen Gruss, Horst
(Horst Rosiak-EQA 'Reach Beyond', via Christoph Ratzer-AUT, A-DX April 16)

EGYPT   Complete A-17 schedule for Radio Cairo as registered with HFCC:

0045-0200 AM    Spanish     9745 12005alt
0400-0600 EaAF  Swahili    15530 {came on air late 04.17:05 UT Apr 21}
                          {15530.035 kHz
          and some 50, 150, 300, 450, 600 Hertz spurs too,
          distorted audio,
          hardly to understand, S=9 signal, after break at 04.17:58 UT}

1300-1600 CeAF  Arabic     15535  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1300-1400 ME    Dari       15630
                          {15630.034 kHz Apr 19, S=7 very low modulation}
1330-1530 ME    Farsi      13580  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1400-1600 ME    Pushto     15800
                          {15800.035 kHz 1450 UT Apr 20}
1500-1600 ME    Albania     9830
                           {9829.613 kHz Apr 19/20, very low modulation
1500-1600 CeAS  Uzbek      13770  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1600-1800 CeAF  English    11800, 12085alt  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1600-1800 AS    Urdu       13820  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1600-1700 EaAF  Afar       15450 {weak string visible at 1640 UT Apr 20}
1600-1800 EaAF  Swahili    15530  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1700-1900 ME    Turkish     9800 S=9+30 very low modulation Apr 20
                           {9799.613 kHz on April 7 / 20}
1700-1900 EaAF  SomAmh     15285 S=4 poor signal sidelobe into Europe
                          {15285even, at 1733 and 1830 UT Apr 20}
1800-2100 WeAF  Hausa       9325 S=9+20 very low modulation Apr 20
                           {9325.020 kHz on April 19 / 20}
1800-1900 EUR   Italian     9490 S=9+20 very low modulation Apr 20
                           {9489.998 kHz on April 19 / 20}
1845-2000 WeAF  Fulfulde   15710  {nothing on air Apr 20}
1900-2000 EUR   German      9570 S=9+25 Apr 20, 6 x 300 Hertz buzz peaks
                           {9569.997 kHz on April 20}
1900-2000 EUR   Russian     9685 S=9+30 Apr 20, 8 x 300 Hertz buzz peaks
                           {9684.618 kHz on April 20}
1900-2030 WeAF  English    15290 S=4-5 poor and tiny in Germany.
                          {15290even on April 20}
2000-2115 EUR   French      9895
                           {9894.609 kHz Apr 19 S=9+40dB fair modulation}
2100-2300 WeAF  French     13580, 15400alt. {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
2115-2245 EUR   English     9800 {started late at 21.27:15 UT
                            9799.614 kHz Apr 19 S=9+35dB l o w modulation}
2215-2330 SoAM  Portuguese 12005 S=7 in southern Germany, 2302 UT Apr 20
                          {12005.027 kHz on Apr 20}
2330-0045 SoAM  Arabic     12005
(HFCC database, via April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld)

ETHIOPIA/INDIA   As always mess mixture signal on 6110 kHz in remote Doha
Qatar unit. At 0452 UT on Apr 15, Ethipia on 6110.002 kHz Radio Fana
program at S=6 signal level in Doha Qatar, and co-channel of AIR Srinagar
India on odd fq 6110.115 kHz.

6030even  Radio Oromiya, Afar sce at 0454 UT HoA mx played, S=6 signal.

Strongest signal of the Ethiopians in Qatar:
5950even  Voice of the Tigray Revolution, in Tigrinya language,
S=8 at 0456 UT Apr 15.

Nothing on 6090 kHz, Radio Voice of Amhara State, Gedja Jewe,
acc DBS database list, at this hour.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

ETHIOPIA   Radio Oromiya in Ethiopia.
Hi, - Do you know of an email address for Radio Oromiya in Ethiopia?
Kind regards, Stu Forsyth

Chief Editor, NZ DX Times, the monthly publication of the NZ Radio DX
League
<http://www.radiodx.com>  <http://kiwidxer.blogspot.my>

36 Jalan Sri Tasik Barat 1B
Summer Glades
63000 Cyberjaya
MALAYSIA
(Stuart M. Forsyth-MLA, via wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

? e-mail address for Radio Oromiya in Ethiopia
to Stuart Mark Forsyth  <darfielddx -at- gmail.com>

e-mail address not yet available, failed also in WRTH 2017 handbook.

<http://www.orto.et/web/homeen/head-office>

<http://www.orto.et/web/homeen/home>

Waajjira Muummee Dhaabbata Raadiyoo fi TV Oromiyaa
Magaala Adaamaa ganda 04 ti argama.

1. Bilbila: +251221100310 / +251221121953
2. Fax:     +251221118839
3. L.S.P:   +2512919
4. Email:   -                        <<<< !!!!
5. Website: <http://www.orto.et>
6. Bilbila Istuudiyoo TV:        +251221119063/73
7. Bilbila Istuudiyoo Raadiyoo:  +251221100860/61/62
<http://www.orto.et/web/homeen/history>

vy73 wolfie - wwdxc

<http://www.orto.et/web/newsen/englishnewsdisplay/-
/asset_publisher/vqv8k6s5qk5z/content/100-usa-visas-per-year-for-ethiopia-
donald-trump-signs-executive-
order?_101_INSTANCE_vqv8k6s5qk5z_redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orto.et%2Fweb%2
Fnewsen%2Fenglishnewsdisplay%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_vqv8k6s5qk5z%26p_p_li
fecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Dcolumn-
1%26p_p_col_count%3D1&redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.orto.et%2Fweb%2Fnewsen%2Fe
nglishnewsdisplay%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_vqv8k6s5qk5z%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0
%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Dcolumn-
1%26p_p_col_count%3D1>

Others, Target Radio stations. settled in western world:
<habtamu_dargie -at- yahoo.com>
R Oromiya (Clandestine ETH), H. Dargie, English Dept. Head

and USA clandestine organization too:
<info -at- oromiamedia.org>      Oromia Media Network
<http://www.oromiamedia.org>

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 16)

GERMANY   6165  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo, in Russian sce via new MBR Nauen
Germany (ex Sitkunai Lithuania relay 5910 / 6165 kHz in previous years).
NHK female announcer, at 0445 UT on Apr 15, heard on SDR remote server
at Doha Qatar. S=7-8 sidelobe, of Germany - Russia path azimuth.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

GERMANY   Deutsche Wetterdienst Pinneberg Germany was heard on 18th, 19th
and 26th March on 6180 kHz, USB mode, 0600-0630 UT with the usual male
announcer and weather reports for shipping in German. Clear identification
by female announcer at 0600 UT sign on and again at 0630 UT before
closing. Although occasionally heard mixing with Radio Nacional do
Amazonia co-channel, Deutsche Wetterdienst is the stronger signal and
easily dominates the channel.
(Michael L Ford-Staffs-UK, April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine
direct and via dxld April 12)

Very good reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on April 5:
0600-0630 6180 PIN 10 kW non-dir to CeEUR German AM mode, ex CUSB
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

GERMANY   Eine friedliche Waffe der Demokratie.

Vor 50 Jahren putschte das Militaer in Griechenland. Nach der gewaltsamen
Machtuebernahme folgten sieben Jahre Diktatur. Die Deutsche Welle spielte
in dieser Zeit eine ganz besondere Rolle.

Datum 21.04.2017. Autorin / Autor Spiros Moskovou.

<<http://www.dw.com/de/eine-friedliche-waffe-der-demokratie/a-38416306>

Permalink <http://p.dw.com/p/2bBpq>
(DWL via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

GREECE   9420.005  Voice of Greece from Avlis, mx program at 0500 UT on
Apr 15, S=8 signal into Doha Qatar ME. And // S=6 weaker signal on
9935.003 kHz.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

INDIA   5009.995  measured on remote Perseus net unit in Eastern Thailand,
on April 20 at 13.55 UT, AIR Hindi program at S=9 straight -71dBm signal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 20)

From: "'Jose Jacob, VU2JOS' <vu2jos -at- yahoo.co.in> [dx_india]"
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [dx_india]

AIR Thiruvanthapuram back on SW, 5010, 7290 noted back on air from
yesterday 19 April 2017 after one week absence.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia April 20)

KOREA  D.P.R.   Voice Of Korea on 13760 kHz
Here's the entire "hour long" broadcast, 0430-0526 UT April 17

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqjuBTXdlAk>

Voice of Korea 13760 kHz, 0430-0530 UT, English to "Latin America"
S=9+40dB with a Tecsun PL880 and Wellbrook ALA1530LNP in Alaska.
SINPO: S=9+66666dB ...

11735 kHz, 13760 kHz, and 15180 kHz are all in English to "Latin America".
All are strong, with 11735 and 15180 kHz being about an S8 and slightly
fadey.
13760 kHz is the strongest, least fadiest by a somewhat noticeable margin.
(Paul B. Walker-ALS, hcdx Apr 17)

Re: Voice Of Korea 13760 kHz ...
It's not easy to handle the various 8 x 200 kW unit power,
PLUS  Jamming facilities/antennas/feederlines at Kujang site at once.

Always - since many years and since refurbished action with new BBEF
Beijing, Made in China shortwave transmitters erected, 2 x 100 kW units
combined, you can hear underneath jamming scratch audio as well other
language section signal mixture, like on French service program in 19 mb,
VoKOR carries English or Chinese language programm mix underneath too.

Checked now remote Tokyo tiny short skip distance sidelobe signal
on 13760 kHz at 0326 UT on April 18, carrier on air already,
though only S=5 in Japan. [... later ... ]

0430-0527  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English
0430-0527  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English
0430-0527  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English
0430-0527 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAm English
0430-0527 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
0430-0527 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAm English
0430-0527 15105 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
0430-0527 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAm English

 7220even S=9
 9445even S=9+10dB
 9730even S=9+30dB at 0448 UT
11735even S=9+20dB
13650.004 S=7
13760even S=5-6
15104.973 S=8
15179.982 S=6 at 0458 UT April 18.

all measured on remote Perseus units in Japan, April 18.

1130-1227  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Japanese
1130-1227  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese via Kanggye site?
1130-1227  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese
1130-1227  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese
1130-1227  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1130-1227 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM French
1130-1227 11735 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
1130-1227 11865 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1130-1227 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
1130-1227 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM French

1230-1327  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Japanese
1230-1327  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese via Kanggye site?
1230-1327  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1230-1327 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM Korean KCBS
1230-1327 11735 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
1230-1327 11865 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1230-1327 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
1230-1327 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM Korean KCBS

 3250.001 ... varying x.003 kHz, at 1202 UT, April 20,
          S=9+35dB signal in Seoul, S=9+10dB in Tokyo remote unit.
 6070even S=9 in Seoul, S=9+20dB in Tokyo, at 1208 UT.
 9650even rather poor S=7-8 at 1227 UT.
11709.985 S=6 poor in Tokyo 1234 UT, co-ch CNR Chinese 11710 even.
11735even poor on short skip zone in Tokyo at 1237 UT.
          S=9+15dB in Eastern Thailand at 1254 UT.
11865even S=8-9 in Tokyo at 1220 UT, same in EaThailand 1253 UT.
13650.003 poor on short skip zone in Tokyo at 1223 UT.
          S=9+20dB in eastern Thailand at 1250 UT.
15179.972 poor on short skip zone at Tokyo at 1214 UT,
          S=9+30dB in eastern Thailand at 1240 UT.

all measured on remote Perseus units in South Korea, Tokyo Japan,
and at remote unit in Eastern Thailand on April 20.

11680.002 kHz at 1524 UT Apr 20 KCBS Pyongyang from Kanggye site,
S=9+20dB signal in Eastern Thailand remote site.

1530-1627  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR  Russian
1530-1627  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM   English
1530-1627  9890 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME  Arabic
1530-1627 11645 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME  Arabic
1530-1627 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM   English, and Arabic mixture
1530-1627 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR  Russian
1530-1627 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR  English
1530-1627 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR  English

9425even, S=7-8 at 1540 UT.
9435even, at 1538 UT, but also co-channel CRI Urdu Kashgar 1500-1557 UT
9890even  at 1537 UT, audio mixed up with White Noise jamming at Kujang,
          S=7-8 signal in Delhi India.
11645.002 poor S=6-7 in Delhi India, at 1535 UT
11709.998 at 1630 UT, but co-ch CRI Chinese Beijing on 11710 kHz
12015.003 but nearby VoMongolia site on odd 12014.878 kHz.

??13760.002 at 1513 UT, and at 1600 UT in southern Germany totally covered
          by CRI English from Kashgar site.

all measured on remote Perseus units in Eastern Thailand,
at Delhi India, Poland and southern Germany, on April 20.

13650  Voice of Korea French sce from Pyongyang Kujang bcast center,
scheduled 0430-0527 UT noted at 0525 UT. Only S=7-8 signal into remote
Tokyo Japan unit.
Very bad three program audio mixture, VoKorea's  French and English, as
well as and scratching noise jamming sound too.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 18)

MEXICO   6184.998  XEPPM Radio Educacion, Mexico City. poor S=4-5 audio,
or -93dBm at 0427 UT on April 15.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

MOLDOVA   11600  Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, Kurdish program to Kurdistan in
NE/ME, via Grigoriopol Maiac site in Pridnestrovie on Ukrainian border,
S=9+25dB or -52dBm strength at 0512 UT on April 15. Interview in Kurdish
by two men. Heard in remote SDR at Doha Qatar.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

RUSSIA   [ABKHAZIA / GEORGIA border area]  The transmissions of the Abkhaz
Radio to the SV of 1350 kHz are apparently extended and now sound from
1500 to 1650 UT (and sometimes to 1750 UT) every day, from 0400 to 0500 UT
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 0500-0700 UT
(it is possible and Later, here it fades completely) every day.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #920
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.979  BSKSA Riyadh, HQ morning prayer, via non-
directional outlet to Arabic peninsula, S=9+10dB in Doha Qatar remote SDR
installation. 16 kHz wideband signal during HQ prayer program singer.

17895.020  BSKSA Riyadh channel used for decades. 1st Arabic program sce
noted in remote SDR north of Tokyo Japan, usual S=9 early morning signal
there in Far East, heard at 0540 UT on April 15.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

SOUTH AFRICA   7444.984  BBC London En sce to Africa, via SenTec Meyerton
AFS-RSA relay facility, sports news theme
{likely Kricket match Bangalore matter ? },
at 0433 UT on Apr 15, S=8-9 into KY-US remote SDR.

7284.993  Radio Sonder Grense program, from SenTec Meyerton bcast center,
poor S=5-6 at bad propagation condition into remote Detroit-MI SDR unit,
fq varying a little bit, 0624 UT on Apr 17.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 17)

SPAIN   REE Madrid Noblejas football live coverage match,
extra time 2 x 15 minutes Real Madrid vv Bayern Munich 1 : 2,
at 20.15 UT April 18,

15390, 15520, 17715 kHz, and strongest signal on 17855 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

TAIWAN/CHINA   To mention also the chaine of SOH Sound of Hope outlets
in Chinese language, to be heard from Taiwan island into remote Tokyo
facility:

12980.108 S=5-6 at 0408 UT on Apr 18.
13130.189 S=4-5
13199.805 S=4-5
13229.989 S=7-8 at 0412 UT stronger signal
13530.215 S=5-6 at 0341 UT
13639.863 S=4-5
13680.189 S=4-5
13774.993 S=4
13820.200 S=6-7
13889.869 S=4
13919.921 S=7 the strongest

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

TAIWAN   SOH tiny outlets in Chinese language, but also two music SOH's
on 16680.331 and 16770.042 kHz at 0527 UT on Friday April 21.

21799.858 SOH, the highest fq ever noted on SOH Taiwan outlets.
          S=4 signal at 05.08 UT Apr 21.

18869.781 S=6-7 0515 UT, wandered ... unstable 18869.795 kHz at 1036 UT
17440.134 S=8-9
17399.940 S=4-5
17200.324 S=7-8
17169.909 S=6-7
16979.932 S=7
16770.042 S=8-9 music progr 0527 UT, spoken px at 0540 UT
16680.331 S=6-7 music program, spoken px at 0538 UT
16599.921 S=8-9, S=9+10dB at 1045 UT
16299.963 S=5-6
16250.093 S=8-9
16160.077 S=6-7 fluttery signal, unstable 16160.083 fq at 1048 UT
16100.226 S=5-6
15969.875 S=7-8 some music played at 0554 UT
15939.969 S=7-8 followed by some girl singer music played at 0555 UT
15919.965 S=6-7 girl singer music played at 0557 UT
15869.928 S=6-7 girl singer music played at 0558 UT
15840.001 S=4-5 spoken px 0600 UT
15799.752 S=8-9
15775.093 S=8-9
15294.963 S=4 poor
15070.196 S=8-9
14980.176 S=8   small band audio, different talk by male/female 0609 UT
          rough harsh modulation, S=9+10dB at 0954 UT
14919.826 S=6-7, S=9+20dB at 0953 UT
14849.864 S=5-6
14820.193 S=5-6
14774.873 S=9
14600.214 S=5
14499.881 S=8-9 chimes and music px at 0635 UT
14430.058 S=7-8 spoken SOH
14370.028 S=9+5dB
13979.968 S=3 very poor
13919.920 S=7-8 music part at 0640 UT
13889.864 S=9+5dB, short piece of music at 0642 UT
13820.199 S=6-7 at 0947 UT
13774.992 S=6-7
13680.178 S=8-9
13639.862 S=7-8
13530.213 S=6-7
13229.987 S=8-9 some more broader band audio...S=9+10dB at 0942 UT
13199.805 S=6-7 fluttery 0654 UT
13130.189 S=5-6, S=9+10dB at 0941 UT
12980.107 S=6-7, S=9+10dB at 0940 UT
12910.212 S=6-7
12800.131 S=5-6
12500.206 S=6-7, S=9+10dB at 0938 UT
12369.961 S=6-7
12230.031 S=6-7
12189.895 S=7-8 strong modulated, 0705 UT
12149.877 S=6
11969.991 S=6-7
11890.567 S=6-7 at 0745 UT
11775.055 S=8-9
11765.133 S=5-6
11715.072 S=4-5
11600.228 S=7-8  rough harsh modulation
11579.988 S=8 RFA program at 0755 UT
11499.848 S=5-6
11459.932 S=7-8
11440.007 S=8
11300.087 S=4-5 poor
11150.153 S=5-6
11100.116 S=7 RFA program at 0808 UT
11070.063 S=7-8
10959.860 S=8
10920.104 S=4-5 poor
10869.971 S=6-7
10819.989 S=4-5
 9970.097 S=5-6
 9920.122 S=7
 9849.965 S=7-8, PBS CHN Tibetan on 9850even.
 9729.903 underneath Myanmar Radio 9729.995 kHz, latter S=9+10dB 0829 UT
 9634.873 underneath VoVietnam, Son Tay 9635.005,latter S=9+10dB 0838 UT
 9539.966 S=6-7
 9319.933 S=6-7 RFA program at 0841 UT, rough harsh modulation
 9300.003 ? SOH or spur ? S=4-5 at 1110 UT
 9279.844 S=6-7 music program at 0845 UT
 9254.952 S=3-4 poor at 1105 UT.
 9230.035 S=6-7 spoken SOH
 9200.174 S=6-7
 9180.160 S=6-7
 9155.010 S=6
 9099.952 S=6-7
 7800.082 S=3-4 very poor
 7729.959 S=4-5 poor at 0905 UT.
 6900.029 S=6-7
 6729.925 S=7-8 at 1056 UT.
 6369.927 S=6   at 1054 UT.
 6279.920 S=5-6
 6229.963 S=7   at 1050 UT, April 21.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

THAILAND   Amongst the powerhouse CRI / CNR bcasts in 22mb, heard also
13859.971 kHz, US IBB outlet Radio Farda from Bandung Udorn Thani Thailand
poor S=4-5 signal at 0328 UT, measured on remote Perseus units in Japan,
April 18.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

UNIDENTIFIED  JAMMING  CHANNEL  STATIONS   ??
Bubble jamming neard at 19-20 UT on April 14.
Dear Alan, when checked on two remote Perseus units in Japan tonight April
14 at 19-20 UT time range, in order to look out for coming BBC Korean
foreign sce from Mongolia this summer, on new mediumwave location {
exUS_RFA used in 2008 to Dec 2010 } Choybalsan Dornod province location
unit, in Mongolia as tested in 2016 year: on MW 1431 kHz {or older 1350
kHz} channel, 500 kW, ...

I came across of two strong BUBBLE jammers noted in Tokyo remote post
on 1584 and 1467 kHz.
Do you know the origin of these jammer? Happy Easter holiday
73 wolfie, df5sx  wwdxc germany (April 14)

UNIDENTIFIED STATION   In remote SDR unit in South Korea came across of an

UNKNOWN station interval theme audio. USB mode transmission,
not clean audio, on
19050.223 kHz lowest SSB peak measured.
At 06.40 UT on April 17, S=7-8 or -81dBm signal.

KLINGENFUSS  UTE database has no stn entry on this range,
nearby frequencies like

Radio Free Afghanistan requested usage on 19010 kHz.

Russian ship broadcast entries on 19201 and 19210 kHz, from Sevastopol and
Smolensk locations ... Any comments ?

Listen to the recorded audio file on

<https://app.box.com/s/02eefx2xjtel40ovahsaz1q4ytpzam75>

re: 19050.223 kHz is  u s b  mode, likely marine or ship to ship broadcast
...
there are lots of war ships between Alaska, Kamchatka, Hainan Isl and
Singapore around Korea these days.

Compare also IBB  RFA Tibetan 06-07 UT service, both 21540 kHz Tinian-MRA
and 21690 kHz Al Dhabbaya UAE Tibetan were much stronger in South Korea
remote SDR unit today, than China mainland jammers this morning on co-
channel.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

USA   Music Time in Africa is the Voice of America's longest running
English language programme and has now been on the air for more than fifty
years, having first been aired on their English to Africa service back in
May 1965.

Back then, the programme bought thirty minutes of music from across the
African continent, and was created and presented by Leo Sarkisian, an
Armenian-American.

Leo was offered a job on VOA by famed broadcaster, Edward R. Murrow, then
head of the United States Information Agency (USIA), whilst he was in
Conakry, Guinea in 1963. Murrow had heard of ethnomusicologist Leo's trips
in West Africa, collecting rare recordings. Leo started work for VOA in
Monrovia, Liberia and launched Music Time in Africa, "a weekly program
that features traditional and contemporary music from all of Africa" in
1965. He collected original music directly from the places and people who
made it, making his own recordings or collecting it from radio stations,
listeners or local musicians.

The original broadcasts were from the VOA site in Mamba Point, Monrovia,
Liberia, including on the 75 mb 3990 kHz according to WRTH 1966. But in
1968 the VOA Program Center in Monrovia closed and moved to Washington DC,
and Leo moved with it, becoming the VOA's Music Director of its Africa
Division. Leo built up a huge library of over 10,000 tape recordings plus
vinyl records and cassettes gathered on long trips to Africa. He semi-
retired in 1983 and fully retired from the VOA in 2012 but even then
continued to work as a contractor on the programme, until finally handing
back his VOA badge in 2015, aged 94!

His vast collection of recordings was donated to the University of
Michigan where it is being digitised. Music Time in Africa has evolved and
had other presenters and co-presenters over its half a century with Leo
Sarkisian still involved until his retirement. Since 2012 its host has
been Heather Maxwell (right), and it now encompasses social media,
television and digital with a presence on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter
and YouTube. It now includes live sets and stories of living African
musicians. Heather Maxwell's blog is at:

<http://blogs.voanews.com/music-time-in-africa/author/hmaxwell/>

and episodes of the programme can be listened to on the VOA website at:

<http://www.voanews.com/z/1456>

The VOA still realises that music attracts an audience - Music Time in
Africa is nowadays an hour long and on shortwave Saturdays/Sundays
1500-1600 and 2000-2100 UT plus Fridays 2100-2200 UT on VOA's African
service. Also online only: Saturdays/Sundays 0900-1000 UT.
(Alan Pennington-UK, April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld)

USA   5889.995  WWCR carried TOM BS sermon program at 0607 UT on Apr 17,
in skip zone at MI-US only S=7 signal.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

VIETNAM   I checked the 12105 kHz channel of R Cairo-EGY, but heard
instead 'nearby' VoVietnam Hanoi, Son Tay site on odd frequency

12019.190 kHz at 2224 UT April 19, Japanese sce talk, followed by pop mx
Vietnamese girl singer at 22.28 UT. S=7 signal noted in Brisbane
Queensland downunder Australia remote SDR installation.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#

"Das Bodenseetreffen gehoert in den Monat Juni ..."
auch f?r DXer und Shortwave Listener.

Amateurfunkgeraetehersteller und -haendler berieten sich mit DARC e.V.

Die kuenftige zeitliche Ausrichtung der Messe HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen
war am 12. April Gegenstand eines Gespraechs, welches auf besonderen
Wunsch der grossen Amateurfunkgeraetehersteller und -haendler stattfand.
Dazu kam man in der DARC-Geschaeftsstelle in Baunatal zusammen.

Schon in diesem Jahr erfaehrt die HAM RADIO eine Terminverschiebung in den
Monat Juli - genauer vom 14. bis 16. des Monats. Der historisch
angestammte Termin am letzten Juniwochenende ist wegen der "Eurobike" und
der "Outdoor" seitens der Messegesellschaft Friedrichshafen nicht mehr
moeglich. Hier spielen auch die noetigen Auf- und Abbauzeiten eine Rolle.

Die Vertreter der Firmen Icom, Kenwood, Difona und Funktechnik Dathe
sprachen sich indes fuer die Beibehaltung der HAM RADIO im gewohnten
Zeitraum aus.

"Das Bodenseetreffen gehoert in den Monat Juni", fuehrte Frank Dathe
(Funktechnik Dathe) aus. Dieter Hamberger (Icom) ergaenzte: "Bei der HAM
RADIO sprechen wir aus Hersteller- und Haendlersicht von der weltweit
drittwichtigsten Veranstaltung fuer den Amateurfunk".

Dies fuehrte er auch vor dem Hintergrund aus, dass die Hersteller
Prototypen und neue Produkte zeitlich so fertigstellen, dass sie auf den
Messen dem Publikum erstmals praesentiert werden koennen. Dass die HAM
RADIO auch in heutigen Zeiten am Puls der Zeit ist, unterstrich man
seitens der Firma Difona: "Die Messe hat in den vergangenen Jahren viele
Neuentwicklungen im Digitalbereich gezeigt. Wir duerfen die 'HAM' nicht
sterben lassen!", so Alfred Kraemer. "Das Komplettpaket, das uns die Messe
bietet, darf nicht verloren gehen", ergaenzte Michael Peil. "Ich hoffe auf
das Verstaendnis der Funkamateure", fasste Michael Buerck von der Firma
Kenwood zusammen.

"Die HAM RADIO ist besonders fuer den Monat Juni erhaltenswert, um auch
fuer die Besucher interessant zu bleiben. Markenzeichen der Messe war
stets, dass sie immer vor Beginn der Sommerferien stattgefunden hat",
so sieht es auch Volkmar Junge von der Firma WiMo.

Dies ist insbesondere aus dem Grund wichtig, da derzeit als einziger
Termin fuer die 43. HAM RADIO im Jahr 2018 das erste Juni-Wochenende im
Raum steht.

An diesem Tag laufen wichtige Conteste.

Weitere Gespraeche sind nach diesem Auftakt mit anderen ideellen und
kommerziellen Ausstellern sowie der Messegesellschaft in Planung.
Die DARC-Referate werden dabei hinzugezogen.

Fortsetzung folgt ...

Die HAM RADIO 2017 findet vom 14. bis 16. Juli statt.

(DARC Deutschland-Rundspruch 16/2017, 16. KW, April 20)

HAM RADIO at Friedrichshafen Germany in 2017 mid of July,
and in 2018 on first June weekend of the month ?

Maybe the 3rd biggest HAM FAIR worldwide, is left to die ?   (wb)

TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT - April 19, 2017









April 19, 2017


Oh a very poor week made somewhat brighter by Friday, Saturday and Sunday but still a downward trend. J5B and J5W were top dogs again followed by S79Z (Seychelles) and HZ1SK (Saudi Arabia) at the weekend.

It’s not too often I notice Chinese stations in these lists. There are a few this week. I would like to hope China can open its doors a little wider to visiting Radio Amateurs particularly as I visit Shanghai regularly.
Just look at this array from BG3GJA!


 
Darrell, G0HVQ, worked PU2KOB, PP5XA, LU4XAP, PU2LJH, PU2W and heard J5W and S79Z on Friday. In this week’s only report he says,

“Hi Tony, thought you might appreciate a report of some 10m contacts as things have been so dire. Despite next to no sunspots, 10m has been opening up on the South America path this week, with LU and PY in late afternoon and early evening several days. The 2 big DX'peditions J5W and S79Z were also in but just too weak to work with my Hexbeam. There's also been a bit of early-season Es starting to appear, I and EA worked on JT65 today (Sat).”

Yes I certainly do appreciate the report.
 
Here’s one that got lost in the filing system so my apologies to Daniel, IK2SGL/OA8. And please do send in more reports I promise to file them more carefully.

“Hi Tony, I have just discovered your report and I really like it. It give a good frame of the ten meters band. I saw you had me on one list. Just some info abt. me in case. I am active mainly on Mondays when I have some free time. I usually start monitoring the 28MHz and then shiftin into lower bands. On 10 meters I usually have rag chewing with Trinidad and Tobago with my friend Mark 9Z4Y. Listening to the beacons there is some interesting activity. Unfortunately very few take time to listen on the band or make CQ. It seems there is a sort of pathology of "cluster disease". Despite the bad conditions of the band it is funny and interesting. Rare stations pop-up for a couple of minutes then the signal fades in QSB. 

I am /OA8 from the Peruvian Selva. The prefix is quite interesting because as far as I know I am the only station active from the area 8 of Peru. I will continue working on 10 meters as it is a really interesting band.”
 
Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)

Monday DX: J5B, S79Z, S01WS, FY5KE, KH2BY, 9Z4Y, IW3EOL, EA3AVN.
Spotters: LU5FCI, JI1CPN, IU2IDU, IK7NXU . 

Tuesday DX: J5B, FY5KE, 9Z4Y, PY1JEA/PP7, NP3KV, FJ/N2IEN, PY2ZEA, KP2BH, VU2NXM.
Spotters: VE3FGU, PU2WSQ, LU5FCI, EA7FDW, W2RE, PU2PSP, PU1KDX, PU1JVB, LU4XAP, KF5LBK, F5PHW, EC7RC, EA7ST, EA1ALE, CE3SNA . 

Wednesday DX: J5B, S79Z, HK1MW, FY5KE, LU4FBH, 9Z4Y, YV1DIG, PY5QW, NP3KV, KP4WQ, CX6DZ, CX3DAM, 9Z4GB.
Spotters: PU5LHF, WB7PMP, 9Z4Y, PY2OSD, PY1FOG, PU5YSV, PU1KDX, LU4DPL . 

Thursday DX: J5B, J5W, WP4PRD, PY5VT, 9Z4Y.
Spotters: G4ELJ, PU2SDX, PW8GTS, G0HVQ, EA4CRP, 9Z4Y . 

Friday DX: J5W, PY1JEA/PY2, EG8MDC, FY5KE, HZ1SK, V31MA, PZ5RA, IR9MDC, H91IT, PY2EDY, LU6DPP, PP1WW, WP4PRD, NP3KV, II8MDC, PU2WDX, PU2UAF, WP4PUM, V21MA, IU7EPA, FM8QR, PU2SDX, FJ/N2IEN, S79Z, S51DX, LU5HA, IS0FWY, SV2DSJ, PY9FE, LW2DAF, K0STP, IU4HMP, HK1MW, EL2BG, EA8PT, EA8/DL3ASM, DL4RAN, CA3LMO.
Spotters: DO7HH, PY2XN, PU5LHF, PY2DU, HA1BL, EA7FDW, PU2RSG, PU1KDX, IK2JTS, DL2FR, PY2EDY, PU2LEW, PY4GSS, PU5IKE, K0YY, IZ8GNR, IT9SSI, G4ELJ, EA9IB, DE7WAB, YV8AD, PY6ZIM, PY2CE, PY2ACA, PY1PDF, LU1ECO, K2PAA, IU3EHZ, HK6KDK, EA8ZT, ZP5DVD, PY5DK, PY2TWI, PY1TV, PY1RN, PY1FOG, PU2OKE, PU2LJH, PU2KNM, PT9AL, PP1WW, LU5HA, KD4AFW, IZ8XQC, EA8CNR, EA1VR, CT1FIU, CR7APD . 

Saturday DX: S79Z, IR9MDC, PY7RL, LU5FLM, J5W, I0CMD, A41KJ, PU1RTR, HP1ELV, V53DX, PY8WW, PP2FRS, IZ1RZO, IW3FZQ, CX8DS, 4Z5LA, SV6DBG/B, IZ8RVA/B, FR8QN, EA8CVZ, EA2DAC, 4Z1DZ, ZW8T, VE3TEN/B, PY2EX, PU1KDX, IT9EJW/B, II8MDC, HK6G, FM5DN, DJ8RP, CT7AJL.
Spotters: PU1KDX, I0CMD, PR1M, PY1FOG, PU5LHF, EW2ABC, KK4CB, PY8WW, DL7JV, PU1RTR, PD7RB, IT9SSI, 4X6TT, WB2TQE, PY2ADX, ON6KZ, OK2EW, LA9NKA, IZ1RZO, F1RHS, UR3VKE, SV1GFM, PY1BR, PU1JAM, OK1RI, KE4TWI, IK7NXU, G3NWG, CT1GFQ, 2E0XXO . 

Sunday DX: HZ1SK, S79Z, HB20MDC, 4X6TT, YV5LAY, LU5DF, 5T3MM, CX2AQ, II8MDC, BA8AT, A61CP, ZB2TT, LW5DPG, BA7QT, 9M6XRO, WP4RF, WP4PUM, RA9A, PY1TJ, PY1FOX, PW2A, PU1RTR, PU1KGG, PP2FRS, PP1CZ, N8OO, LU4DPL, LU1ICX, IZ4AIF, EA7RX, CE7VPQ, CA6CGX, BG3JNM, 3G3O.
Spotters: XE2B, PR1M, JF1NUV, PU5LHF, PR7PM, PR7MB, IZ0OVW, PJ2GT, K5MTY, K4HVF, LU4XAP, IW1CHX, EA2KB, WD9DZV, WA4IAM, W7YKN, SV1NZR, RL9A, PY1FOG, PU1RTR, NS4X, IZ8QNS, F5PCV, EA4WR, EA3GOP, EA1AT, BG3HFS .
 

Contests: Information from WA7BMN

+ CWops Mini-CWT Test 1300Z-1400Z, Apr 19 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Apr 19 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Apr 20
+ QRP to the Field 0800-1800 local, Apr 22
+ UK/EI DX Contest, CW 1200Z, Apr 22 to 1200Z, Apr 23
+ SP DX RTTY Contest 1200Z, Apr 22 to 1200Z, Apr 23
+ Nebraska QSO Party 1300Z, Apr 22 to 0100Z, Apr 23 and
  1300Z-2200Z, Apr 23
+ BARTG Sprint 75 1700Z-2059Z, Apr 23
+ SKCC Sprint 0000Z-0200Z, Apr 26
 
 
Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews

March  
2017 Mar25 2017 Apr20 Barbados 8P6DR
[spots]
LotW 425DXN
20170311
By G3RWL fm IOTA NA-021; 80-10m; CW RTTY; QSL also OK via G3RWL (Buro or direct) or Club Log
2017 Mar25 2017 Apr22 Rotuma 3D2AG/p
[spots]
3D2AG TDDX
20170306
By 3D2AG; 160-6m, incl 60m
April  
2017 Apr01 2017 Apr30 Nepal 9N1MD
[spots]
IZ1BVZ DXW.Net
20161229
By 9N1AA
2017 Apr09 2017 Apr24 Guadeloupe FG
[spots]
DM1DZ TDDX
20170411
By DM1DZ as FG/DM1DZ fm St Francis; HF; SSB, perhaps PSK31; 100w; wire; QSL also OK via Club Log
2017 Apr13 2017 Apr20 Palau T8
[spots]
See Notes TDDX
20170403
By JM1LRA as T88TA, JA7WFT as T88FT, JI6IHG as T88IH, JH7IPR as T88UW fm Koror; 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY JT65; each station's QSL info is on qrx.com
2017 Apr14 2017 Apr21 Palau T8
[spots]
Home Call DXW.Net
20170128
By JH7IPR as T88UW, JI6IHG as T88IH, JA7WFT as T88FT, JM1LRA as T88TA; 160-6m; CW SSB JT65 JT9; T88UW QSL also OK via LotW
2017 Apr14 2017 Apr23 St Vincent J88PI
[spots]
GW4DVB Direct TDDX
20170315
By GW4DVB fm Prune I; 40-10m; SSB; 100w; vertical; holiday style operation
2017 Apr15 2017 Apr22 Isle of Man GT4BRS
[spots]
DJ6OI GW0ANA
20170221
By GW0ANA MW0DHF DJ8NK DL9GFB DL9RCF; special effort on 160m and 60m for WCNA; CW SSB JT65
2017 Apr16 2017 Apr28 Laos XW4XR
[spots]
LotW TDDX
20170317
By 3W3B; 160-10m; CW RTTY JT65; QSL also OK via E21EIC
2017 Apr17 2017 Apr28 St Lucia J6
[spots]
LotW 425DXN
20170408
By WF2S as J68SL and K1ZZI as J6/K1ZZI fm Gros Islet (IOTA NA-108); QSL J68SL also via Club Log
2017 Apr17 2017 May08 Guatemala TG7
[spots]
KC0W Direct DXW.Net
20170415
By KC0W as TG7/KC0W; 40-6m; CW; 100w; work once per band; Non US include US$2 w/ QSL request, US w/ SASE
2017 Apr18 2017 Apr24 Brunei V84SWA V85TL DXW.Net
20170417
By op(s); SSB CW + digital
2017 Apr18 2017 Apr25 Cape Verde Is D4T LotW DXNews
20170302
By CT1FFY fm Sal I (IOTA AF-086, HK86no); HF + 6 4m; CW SSB + digital; QSL also OK via CT1FFY
2017 Apr19 2017 May09 Vietnam XV9G JP7MBO OPDX
20170409
By JP7MBO fm Ho Chi Minh City; 40 20m, perhaps 15m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via eQSL
2017 Apr19 2017 Apr23 San Andres & Providencia HK0 OZ1ACB DXW.Net
20170415
By OZ1AA as HK0/OZ1AA fm San Andres I (IOTA NA-033); HF; CW SSB; QSL also OK via Club Log
2017 Apr20 2017 Apr25 Maldives 8Q7QV UA1QV Direct DXW.Net
20170417
By UA1QV fm Fihalhohi I (IOTA AS-013); 40-10; CW SSB; QSL: Michael S. Koutjumov, PO Box 19, Vologda, 160000, Russia
 
Sun: No sunspots. Approaching from the direction of the sun, mountain-sized asteroid 2014 JO25 will fly past Earth on April 19th approximately 1.8 million km away. NASA says there is no danger of a collision.
This unusually bright space rock is about twice as reflective as the Moon. Amateur astronomers may be able to see it in backyard telescopes as a magnitude 11 speck of light during and after the flyby. (spaceweather.com)

DARC DXNL #2037 (Apr 19, 2017)










          Editor: Klaus Poels, DL7UXG
                (e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de)

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO


3W, Vietnam:
     Between April 19 and May 9 Jesus/WP4JBG will be operating from Ho
     Chi Minh City as XV9G. QRV on 40, 20, and 15m (CW, SSB). QSL via
     WP4JBG.

5V, Togo:
     David/OK6DJ and Petr/OK1FCJ are going to be active with the call
     5V7P between the 21st and 27th. They plan to run two rigs on
     160-10m (SSB, CW, RTTY). QSL via Ok6DJ, ClubLog OQRS, LoTW, eQSL.
     http://www.cdxp.cz/

A2, Botswana:
     Operators Nick/G4FAL, Dave/G4BUO, Nobby/G0VJG, Giles/M0TGV,
     Tony/G4LDL, Graham/G4FNL, Guy/G0UKN, Toby/M0TBS, Glenys/G8KWD, and
     Martin/M0MDR activate Botswana from April 25 until May 5 with the
     call A25UK. QRV on 160-10m on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO.
     http://www.a25uk.com/

EA, Spain:
     EH7MCD operates around the Morse Code Day (April 27) from the 25th
     to 30th. QSL via EB7KA.

ER, Moldova:
     Members of the Radio Club Beskidzki (SP9KAT) are going on a "Low
     Budget DXpedition" to Donici/Moldova (WW Loc. KN47ig) from the 23rd
     to 28th. QRV as ER0PL on 80-10m (CW, SSB, digital modes), and from
     other locations signing ER0PL/p or /m. QSL via SP9KAT (d/B).

EU, Belarus:
     EV145O marks the 145th anniversary of the Belarusian Society of
     Rescue on the Waters. QRV until June 22, for QSL info see qrz.com.

F, France:
     Franck/F4DTO and Patrick/F4GFE will be airing TM160BF between April
     22 and October 20 to draw attention to the construction of Fort
     Boyard 160 years ago. See qrz.com for a list of scheduled days of
     operations. QSL via bureau.

JA, Japan:
     8J2IKH operates around the 27th national Confectionery exhibition
     between April 21 and May 14. QSL cards will come automagically via
     the bureau.

K, United States of America:
     Members of the Marshall Amateur Radio Club will be commemorating
     the Apollo 16 mission (45 years ago) with the call NN4SA between
     April 20 and 23. QSL via NN4SA(d), LoTW, eQSL.
     https://nn4sa.wordpress.com/

     The following special event stations are marking the 150th
     anniversary of the Chisholm Trail for driving cattle from
     Texas to Abilene/Kansas:
       W5A Abilene - Kansas
       W5B Brazos Point - Texas
       W5C Cleburne - Texas
       W5D Duncan - Oklahoma
       W5E Enid - Oklahoma
       W5F Fort Worth - Texas
       W5G Georgetown - Texas
     QRV between April 25 and 30. For QSL info see qrz.com.

     N2S marks the anniversary of the Mississippi paddle steamer Sultana
     on April 27 in 1865, which killed 1700 people. QRV on April 24 and
     30. For QSL info see qrz.com.

OE, Austria:
     OE17M, jointly operated by a part of Austria's Broadcast Service
     and the QSL Collection organisation, will mark the International
     Marconi Day on April 22. QSL via OE1WHC (d/B).

     OE17ATOM will be transmitting from Austria's only nuclear power
     plant (which never went operational) between April 21 (22z) and
     April 22 (22z). The team, consisting of Stefan/OE1SSU,
     Franz/OE1AOA, and Gregor/OE1SGW wants to promote the transition to
     solar energy generation. QSL via bureau or OE1SSU (d).

TG, Guatemala:
     Doug/VE7VZ will be paying Dwight/TG9BBV a visit in
     Antigua/Guatemala between April 21 and May 15 and operate as
     TG9/VE7VZ during that time. Together, they are planning a short
     trip to Honduras and hope to work as HR5/homecalls there. QSL for
     all calls via VE7BV (d/B), ClubLog, LoTW.

UA, Russia:
     RT60RT celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Chelyabinsk Radio
     Technical College until the end of April. QRV on HF and VHF/UHF on
     SSB, CW, digital modes, and FM. QSL via RN9A.

     Special event station RA36GS celebrates the 140th birthday of the
     Russian Arctic explorer Georgy Y. Sedov (1877-1914). QRV between
     April 23 and May 22. An award is also available. QSL via RN3FY (d),
     eQSL.

V5, Namibia:
     Stefan/HB9JAB will be caravaning around Namibia between April 19
     and May 8. QRV as V51/HB9JAP on 40-10m. QSL via eQSL.


Other stuff:
============
International Marconi Day 2017:
     A huge number of special event stations all over the world will be
     celebrating Marconi's legacy on April 22, some of the operating
     from historic sites. For a complete list see:
     http://gx4crc.com/imd-stations/


Preview:
========
9U, Brundi:
     An international team, led by Antonio/IZ8CCW and Gabriele/I2VGW,
     plans to operate as 9U4M between November 6 and 17. The group plans
     to focus on the low bands, WARC bands, and digital modes. More
     information to follow.

LX44FF:
     Members of the YNOMY DX Group (PD7YY, PG8M, and PH0NO) are planning
     the activation of several WWFF references in Luxemburg for May
     20/21 with the call LX44FF. The group also offers an award for
     contacts. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.
     http://www.ynomy.nl/2017/04/lx44ff-award.html


Abbreviations in this DXNL:
===========================
ARLHS     Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
DFCF      Diplome des Forts et Chateaux de France
IMD       International Marconi Day
IOSA      Island of Scotland Award
IOTA      Islands on the Air
LoTW      Logbook of the World
OQRS      Online QSL Request System
SCOTIA    Scottish Island Award
SOTA      Summits on the Air
USi       United States Islands Awards
WAB       Worked All Britain
WCA       World Castles Award
WLOTA     World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC      World Radiosport Team Championship


Upcoming Contests:
==================
22.04.                 Nord Contest
22./23.04.             SP DX RTTY Contest
22./23.04.             Nebraska QSO Party
23.04.                 BARTG Sprint 75
24.-28.04.             EUCW QRS Party


IOTA     Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON (iota@dxhf.darc.de)
====

IOTA QRGs
CW:  28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz


AS-200; JA5, Shikoku's Coastal Islands: Kenji/JA4GXS activates Naka
     Island on April 23 and 14, signing JA4GXS/5 on 40, 30, 20, and 17m
     (CW, SSB). QSL via h/c (d/B).

EU-002; OH0, Aland Islands: Ari/OH3KAV will be active holiday-style
     from Aland between the 22nd and 27th. QRV as OF0KA on 80-10m on CW,
     JT65, and JT9. Ari also plans to try the new 60m band. QSL via
     OH3KAV (d/B).

EU-008; GM/MM, Inner Hebrides: Operators Glen/G0SBN, Tony/G8YFA,
     Chris/GM3WOJ, Graham/M0GAE, and Bob/M0KLO, of the Tynemouth Amateur
     Radio Club, are going to operate from the Isle of Mull (IOSA NH15,
     SCOTIA CN10, WAB TQ28, WW Loc. IO76EJ) between April 21 and 28. QRV
     with the callsign GS0NWM on 80-6m (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via
     M0URX, ClubLog OQRS.

EU-009; GM/MM, Orkney: GB4SRO will be active from South Ronaldsay
     (WW Loc. IO88mt) between April 22 and May 5. Operators are
     Elaine/2E1BVS, Val/G6MML, John/G3WFK, and Glenn/G6HFF. They plan to
     get on the air on 40m and 20m (SSB, PSK31) and on 2m. QSL via G6MML
     (d/B).

NA-079; W4, Florida State (Dry Tortugas Islands) group:
     Nelson/NE4LS and John/KE4IDW will be operating with the call N4T
     from Loggerhead Key Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-236, USi FL-470S) and
     Garden Key Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-316, USi FL-013S) from April 21
     until 24. Both lighthouses are located in the Dry Tortugas National
     Park (KFF-0023). QSL via NE4LS (d).

NA-104; V4, St. Kitts and Nevis: Alex/W1CDC will be active as
     V4/W1CDC between April 24 and May 7. QRV on 160-10m, mostly on CW.
     QSL via W1CDC (d).

OC-202; DU4, Calagua Islands: Andy/ 4F1GNW, Ed/4F1OZ, Gil/4F2KWT,
     and Nani/DU1COP are going to activate Tinaga Island with the
     callsign DZ4C from April 21 to 23. QRV on 40, 30, 20, 17, and 15m
     (CW, SSB). The last activation of this IOTA group was in 2003. QSL
     via VE7DP (d/B).

OC-233; VK7, Tasmania's Coastal Islands: Craig/VK5CE plans to
     activate Bruny Island on April 22 and 23 as VK5CE/7. During his
     noon and early afternoon hours he plans to focus on North America
     on 40/20m, while during his night and early morning hours Craig
     plans to focus on Europe. QSL via VK5CE (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.
     https://oc233.wordpress.com/


WWFF Activities
================

WWFF QRGs:
CW: 28044 24894 21044 18084 14044 10124 7024 3544 kHz
SSB: 28444 24944 21244 18144 14244 7144 3744 kHz

EI-/MI-Tour by DL3SEM:
     Stefan/DL3SEM will be traveling on the Shannon and Erne rivers
     between April 24 and May 28, and plans to operate as EI/DL3SEM and
     MI/DL3SEM from various WWFF references (EIFF-0003, EIFF-0021,
     GIFF-0014, GIFF-0015, GIFF-0069, and more) on 30-10m (CW). QSL via
     DL3SEM.

Falaises Valleuses Estuaire - FFF-1802:
     Jean-Marie/F5NLX plans to activate this reference and the Chateau
     Gonfreville L'Orcher (DFCF 76041, WCA F-03728) on April 19 as
     F5NLX/p. QRV between 0630z and 0930z. QSL via F5NLX.

De Loonse en Drunense Duinen  - PAFF-0006:
     Toon/PD0RWL and Cor/PA2CVD operate from this reference on April 20
     (0830z to 14z) signing their calls /p on 80-17m. QSL via h/c.

Samford Conservation Park - VKFF-1639:
     Grant/VK4JAZ activates this park on April 19 (20z until 0030z the
     following day) on 7144 and 14244. QSL via VK4JAZ.

Monadnocks Conservation Park - VKFF-1459:
     John/VK6NU will be active /p on April 21 from this park on 14310
     (SSB; probably also on other bands and on CW).

Taki Renzan - JAFF-0294:
     Katsu/JP3DGT will be active from this reference with his call
     JP3DGT/3 on April 22 (10z to 14z) on 40-10m (CW), QSL via homecall
     (d/B).

Cherry Springs State Park - KFF-1340:
     Ed/WA3WSJ and Walter/KB3SBC will be active from the park between
     April 25 and 27.


Calendar
========
start      - end        DX              DXNL
02.04.     - 22.04.     3D2AG/p         2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     4Z20MDC         2034
18.04.     - 23.04.     5C12SIA         2036
01.04.     - 20.04.     5K3MDC          2034
01.01.     - 31.12.     5P90EDR         2021
           - 08/2017    5R8SV           1897
21.04.     - 27.04.     5V7P            2037*
           - 02/2018    5T2AI           1977
01.10.     - 30.09.19   5Z4/DL2RMC      2008
01.01.     - 30.04.     6E0C            2022
           - 12/2018    6W1SU           2012
           - 04/2017    6W7SS           2022
01.04.     - 20.04.     7Y20MDC         2034
01.04.     - 30.06.     8J1IP           2035
01.01.     - 20.01.18   8J1RL           2021
01.04.     - 31.03.18   8J1YAC          2035
01.04.     - 31.10.     8J2016Y         2034
01.01.     - 30.04.     8J2A            2021
01.02.     - 14.05.     8J2IKH          2037*
01.01.     - 20.01.18   8J60JARE        2021
01.04.     - 31.03.18   8N60JLRS        2036
23.03.     - 20.04.     8P6DR           2033
10.04.     - .          30.05.          9A/PA4JJ
01.01.     - 30.06.     9H2017EU        2024
01.12.     - 12/2018    9M2MRS          2024
01.04.     - 20.04.     9N1MD           2034
           - 10/2019    9Q6BB           2012
           - 30.12.     9X0JW           2004
25.04.     - 05.05.     A25UK           2037*
14.01.     - 31.12.     A31MM           1973
01.04.     - 20.04.     CR20MDC         2034
18.04.     - 25.04.     D4T             2036
09.01.     - 31.12.     DB20ENERGY      2025
01.01.     - 31.12.     DC500LS         2023
13.10.     - 12.10.     DF0WRTC         2011
01.01.     - 31.12.     DK60HERTEN      2022
13.06.     - 12.06.     DL0MHD          1992
01.06.     - 31.05.     DL0POLIO        1991
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL1250BRET      2022
01.04.     - 20.04.     DL20MDXC        2034
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL40MFR         2026
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL500ML         2023
20.12.     - 19.12.     DL60NEU         2022
01.04.     - 30.06.     DM150HSM        2035
01.03.     - 31.12.     DM1517L         2030
           - 28.02.18   DM200LFS        2035
01.01.     - 31.12.     DM5LUTHER       2023
           - 02/2018    DP0GVN          2015
01.01.     - 31.12.     DQ200WESER      2023
01.01.     - 31.12.     DQ70PEINE       2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR0HARZ         2024/2030
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR1517LU        2021
15.06.     - 14.06.     DR160TESLA      1994
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR25MDK         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR500MLE        2023
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR5LUTHER       2023
01.02.     - 31.12.     DR60PAS         2031
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR60SAL         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR60VKL         2021
04.04.     - 24.05.     DU9/ON5SM       2034
21.04.     - 23.04.     DZ4C            2037*
01.04.     - 20.04.     EG8MDC          2034
25.04.     - 30.04.     EH7MCD          2037*
24.04.     - 28.05.     EI/DL3SEM       2037*
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI11WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI22WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI33WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI44WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI55WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI66WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI77WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI88WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI99WAW         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     EM500L          2023
27.01.     - 31.12.     EN90IWA         2029
23.04.     - 28.04.     ER0PL           2037*
24.04.     - 22.06.     EV145O          2037*
19.04.     -            F5NLX/p         2037*
01.04.     - 20.04.     GB20MDC         2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     GB2MDC          2034
2204.      - 05.05.     GB4SRO          2037*
16.04.     - 22.04.     GM0LVI/p        2036
21.04.     - 28.04.     GS0NWM          2037*
15.04.     - 22.04.     GT4BRS          2036
01.04.     - 30.04.     GX4BJC/a        2035
01.01.     - 31.12.     H2017PFO        2026
01.04.     - 20.04.     HB20MDC         2034
01.01.     - 31.12.     HB600NVF        2036
15.02.     - 15.05.     HF60IU          2029
01.01.     - 31.08.     HG17EYOF        2022
           - 04/2017    HK3JCL          2008
           - 2017       HL2/F4AAR       1837
27.01.     - 24.04.     HR5/F2JD        2025
01.04.     - 20.04.     IC8MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     II0MDC          2034
01.03.     - 30.06.     II1TON          2030
01.04.     - 20.04.     II2MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     II3MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     II4MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     II5MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     II8MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     IO0MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     IQ8MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     IR1MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     IR5MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     IR7MDC          2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     IR9MDC          2034
           - 31.12.19   J28ND           2035
           - 01.09.19   J28PJ           2004
17.04.     - 28.04.     J6/K1ZZI        2036
17.04.     - 28.04.     J68SL           2036
14.04.     - 23.04.     J88PI           2036
23.04.     - 24.04.     JA4GXS/5        2037*
22.04.     -            JP3DGT/3        2037*
           - 20.05.     JW/SQ8KFH       2030
           - 05/17      JW2US           2021
           - 2016/17    KH9/KJ6GHN      1885
01.04.     - 20.04.     KM1DX           2034
01.01.     - 31.12.     LA1742K         2032
01.01.     - 31.12.     LM80Q           2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     LM80REX         2021
01.01.     - 31.07.     LZ114RF         2023
01.04.     - 30.04.     LZ303SA         2034
08.04.     - 30.04.     LZ38GI          2036
08.04.     - 30.04.     LZ38NR          2036
08.04.     - 30.04.     LZ38SATURN      2036
01.01.     - 31.12.     LZ45YE          2023
01.01.     - 31.12.     LZ73TRC         2023
24.04.     - 28.05.     MI/DL3SEM       2037*
01.04.     - 30.04.     MX1SWL/a        2035
24.04.     - 30.04.     N2S             2037*
21.04.     - 24.04.     N4T             2037*
20.04.     - 23.04.     NN4SA           2037*
21.04.     - 22.04.     OE17ATOM        2037*
21.04.     - 23.04.     OE17M           2037*
22.04.     - 27.04.     OF0KA           2037*
01.01.     - 31.12.     OF100FI/x       2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OH100FIN        2021
04/17      - 11/17      OK1DLA/p        2034
01.01.     - 30.06.     OM42KYSUCE      2024
01.01.     - 31.12.     OM685RADOLA     2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OP17HC          2021
01.04.     - 20.04.     OR20MDC         2034
01.01.     - 31.12.19   OU0POLIO        1919
01.01.     - 31.12.     OV90EDR         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OX90EDR         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OZ100DVI        2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OZ1AARHUS       2029
01.01.     - 31.12.     OZ44C           2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OZ7D            2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OZ90EDR         2021
20.04.     -            PA2CVD/p        2037*
14.04.     - 20.04.     PD/DO1BEN       2036
14.04.     - 20.04.     PD/DO1IQ        2036
01.04.     - 20.04.     PD05MDC         2034
20.04.     -            PD0RWL/p        2ss37*
01.01.     - 31.12.     PG400TH         2023
01.03.     - 30.04.     R12APR          2030
20.01.     - 20.04.     R1336FO         2025
11.04.     - 20.04.     R1605M          2034
01.03.     - 30.04.     R1934G          2030
01.04.     - 20.04.     R20MDC          2034
01.04.     - 30.04.     R25SRR          2035
20.01.     - 20.04.     R680FBO         2025
01.03.     - 30.04.     R870O           2030
23.04.     - 22.05.     RA36GS          2037*
01.03.     - 30.04.     RG61PP          2030
04/16      - 04/2017    RI1AND          1982
04/17      - 03/18      RI1ANO          2034
01.04.     - 30.04.     RM25MOS         2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RM25ORL         2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25KI          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25KL          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25KO          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25LO          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25MA          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25MO          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25OR          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25RO          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25SP          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25TA          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25TN          2035
01.04.     - 30.04.     RO25VO          2035
17.04.     - 30.04.     RT60RT          2037*
           - 31.12.     S5100LIONS      2035
01.01.     - 31.12.     S557E           2021
01.04.     - 31.12.     SC90SM          2036
01.04.     - 20.04.     SX20MDC         2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     SX9MDC          2034
13.04.     - 20.04.     T88FT           2036
13.04.     - 20.04.     T88IH           2036
13.04.     - 20.04.     T88TA           2036
14.04.     - 21.04      T88UW           2036
21.04.     - 15.05.     TG9/VE7VZ       2037*
21.04.     - 15.05.     TG9BBV          2037*
           - 2017       TJ3SN           1896
01.04.     - 20.04.     TM0MDC          2034
22.04.     - 20.10.     TM160BF         2037*
01.01.     - 31.12.     TM17PGM         2022
01.04.     - 20.04.     TM20MDC         2034
10.04.     - 24.04.     TM32UFT         2035
15.04.     - 22.04.     TM5CT           2036
18.09.     -            TR8CA           1902
           - 2018       TY2CD           1914
           - 10/2018    TY2SN           1957
01.02.     -            V31YB           2026
2404.      - 07.05.     V4/W1CDC        2037*
19.04.     - 08.05.     V51/HB9JAB      2037*
22.04.     - 23.04.     VK5CE/7         2037*
21.04.     -            VK6NU/p         2ss37*
           - 04/2018    VP8DPJ          2014
04/17      - 06/17      VQ9ZZ           2034
22.01.     - 04/2017    VY0ERC          2025
25.04.     - 30.04.     W5A             2037*
25.04.     - 30.04.     W5B             2037*
25.04.     - 30.04.     W5C             2037*
25.04.     - 30.04.     W5D             2037*
25.04.     - 30.04.     W5E             2037*
25.04.     - 30.04.     W5F             2037*
25.04.     - 30.04.     W5G             2037*
01.02.     - 31.12.     XM1150CAN       2029
           - 31.12.     XO1X            2033
01.04.     - 20.04.     XR20MDC         2034
19.04.     - 09.05.     XV9G            2037*
12.04.     - 26.04.     XW4XR           2036
01.04.     - 20.04.     YO20MDC         2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     YP20MDC         2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     YQ20MDC         2034
01.04.     - 20.04.     YR20MDC         2034
01.01.     - 31.12.     YV50ARV         2023
           - 05/2018    ZS8Z            2017

*  = new or updated
.. = and other calls


QSL information
===============
3D2AG/p          (Q)
4X5EB                                 (d/B)
4Z20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
5C12SIA           via    CN8WW        (d), (L)
5H3MB             via    IK2GZU       (d/B), (L), (C)
5K3MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
5P90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
5R8SV             via    G3SWH,       (L)
5T2AI             via    NI5DX
5T3MM             via    PY4KL
5V7P              via    OK6DJ        (d/B), (C), (L)
5Z4/DL2RMC        via    DL1RTL       (d/B)
6E0C              via    XE1EE
6W1SU             via    M0URX
6W7SS             via    F6AFH
7X2DE             via    PY4KL
7Y20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
8J1IP                                 (B)
8J1RL             via    (B),         JG2MLI (d), (L)
8J1YAC            via    (B),         JE1XUZ (d)
8J2016Y                               (B)
8J2A                                  (B)
8J2IKH                                (B)
8J60JARE          via    (B),         JG2MLI (d), (L)
8N60JLRS          via    (B),         JQ6FQI (d)
8P6DR             via    G3RWL        (d/B), (L), (C)
9A/PA4JJ          via    PA4JJ        (d/B), (L), (C)
9A21RBM           via    9A4J
9A8MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
9H2017EU          via    9H1SP        (d)
9M2MRS            via    PA0RRS       (d/B), (L), (e)
9N1MD             via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
9Q6BB             via    W3HNK
9X0JW                                 (e)
A25UK             via    M0OXO
A31MM             via    EA5GL,       (L)
A41ZZ/p           via    A41ZZ
CG7CEW                                (d), (L)
CR20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
D4T               via    CT1FFU,      (L)
DB20ENERGY        via    (B),         DM2DX (d), (C)
DC500LS           via    (B),         DM2AJK (d), (e)
DF0WRTC           via    DJ9MH        (d/B), (L), (C)
DK60HERTEN                            (B)
DL0MHD                                (B)
DL0POLIO          via    (B),         DJ4MG (d)
DL1250BRET                            (B)
DL20MDXC          via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
DL40MFR                               (B)
DL500ML                               (B)
DL60NEU           via    (B),         DC1MAS (d), (e)
DM150HSM          via    DK0MIT
DM1517L                               (Q)
DM200LFS                              (B), (L), (e)
DM200PZL          via    DL2NPC       (d/B)
DM5LUTHER         via    DJ6SI        (d/B)
DM60KJN           via    DL3VU        (d/B)
DP0GVN            via    DL5EBE       (d/B)
DQ200WESER                            (B)
DQ70PEINE         via    (B),         DK5AX (d), (L), (e)
DR0HARZ           via    DF5AN        (d/B)
DR1517LU                              (B), (e)
DR160TESLA        via    DK8ZZ        (d), (C), (O)
DR25MDK                               (d/B)
DR500MLE                              (B)
DR5LUTHER                             (B)
DR60PAS                               (B)
DR60SAL                               (B)
DR60VKL                               (B), DH1VY (d), (C)
DU9/ON5SM         via    ON5SM        (d/B)
DZ4C              via    VE7DP        (d/B)
EA6/F5SGI         via    F5SGI        (d/B)
EA8CSB/p          via    EA8CSB       (d/B)
EG1SSV            via    EA1URV       (B)
EG8MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
EH7MCD            via    EB7KA
EI/DL3SEM         via    DL3SEM
EI11WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI22WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI33WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI44WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI55WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI66WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI77WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI88WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EI99WAW           via    (B),         EI6AL (d), (C), (O)
EM500L            via    UR6LLC
EN90IWA                               (e)
ER0PL             via    SP9KAT       (d/B)
EV145O                                (Q)
F5NLX/p           via    F5NLX        (d/B)
FS/VE1KG          via    W6TCP        (d)
FS/W7NZJ          (e)
GB0GLV            via    GW3VVC
GB2MDC            via    M0OXO
GB20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
GB2RN                                 (B)
GB4SRO            via    G6MML        (d/B)
GM0LVI/p          via    GM0LVI       (d/B)
GS0NWM            via    M0URX,       (C), (O)
GT4BRS            via    DJ6OI        (d/B)
GX4BJC/a          via    G6XOU        (d/B), (e)
H2017PFO          via    5B4AIE       (d), (C), (O)
H91IT             via    HP1RCP
HB20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
HB600NVF          via    HB9JOE       (d/B), (L)
HF100HRW                              (B), (e)
HF60IU            via    SP2IU        (d/B)
HF67CES      ia      SP6CES (B), (L), (e)
HG17EYOF                              (d)
HK3JCL            via    DK8LRF       (d/B)
HR5/F2JD          via    F6AJA
HR5/VE7VZ         via    VE7BV        (d/B), (L), (C)
IC8MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
II0MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
II1ICB            via    I1NVU        (B)
II1TON                                (C), (O), (e)
II2MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
II3MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
II4MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
II5MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
II8MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
IO0MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
IQ8MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
IR1MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
IR5MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
IR7MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
IR9MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
J28ND             via    S57DX
J28PJ             via    F1TMY
J5B               via    EA3BT
J5W               via    EA3BT
J6/K1ZZI          (L)
J68SL                                 (L), (C), (O)
J88PI             via    GW4DVB       (d/B)
JA4GXS/5          via    JA4GXS       (d/B)
JP3DGT/3          via    JP3DGT       (d/B)
JW/SQ8KFH         via    SQ8KFH       (d/B), (L)
JW2US                                 (C), (O)
K4S               via    W4JS         (B)
KP3Z              via    N4AO
LA/DL1CW          via    DL1CW        (B)
LA1742K           via    LA6K         (B)
LM80Q             via    LA9VDA
LM80REX           via    LA9VDA
LZ114RF           via    LZ1YE        (d/B)
LZ303SA           via    (B),         LZ1KCP (d)
LZ38GI            via    LZ1ZF
LZ38NR            via    LZ1ZF
LZ38SATURN        via    LZ1ZF
LZ45YE            via    LZ1YE        (d/B)
LZ73TRC           via    LZ1YE        (d/B)
MI/DL3SEM         via    DL3SEM
MX1SWL/a          via    G6XOU        (d/B), (e)
N2S                                   (d)
N4T               via    NE4LS        (d)
NN4SA                                 (d), (L), (e)
OE17ATOM          via    (B),         OE1SSU (d)
OE17M             via    OE1WHC       (d/B)
OF0KA             via    OH3KAV       (d/B)
OF100FI/x         via    OH2BAD
OF2YL             via    OH2YL        (B)
OH100FIN                              (B)
OK1DLA/p          (B), (e)
OL75SILVERA       via    OK1MOW       (d/B), (L)
OM42KYSUCE        via    OM3CND       (d/B)
OM685RADOLA       via    OM3CND
OO6A              via    ON4RUB       (B), (L), (e)
OP17HC            via    ON7PP
OR20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
OU0POLIO          via    OZ1ACB       (d/B)
OV90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
OX90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
OZ100DVI          via    OZ1IVA       (d/B)
OZ44C             via    5P2BA        (d/B)
OZ7D              via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
OZ90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
P29VXG            via    JA1XGI
PA2CVD/p          via    PA2CVD
PD/DO1BEN         via    DO1BEN       (d/B)
PD/DO1IQ          via    DO1IQ        (d/B)
PD05MDC           via    PD5CW
PD0RWL/p          via    PD0RWL
PG400TH           via    PA3ETC
R12APR            via    R3LO
R1336FO           via    R2FBO
R1605M            via    RK3AW
R1934G            via    R3LC
R20MDXC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
R3K               via    RN3DK        (B)
R680FBO           via    R2FBO
R71RRC            via    UA3AKO       (d/B), (C)
R870O             via    RK3AW
RA36GS            via    RN3FY        (d), (e)
RG61PP            via    RZ3LC
RI1AND            via    RW1AI
RI1ANO            via    RN1ON        (d/B), (L), (C)
RM25OL            via    R5EO
RO25KI            via    RW4NW
RO25LO            via    UA1C
RO25RO            via    RQ7L,        (C)
RO25OR            via    R3EE
RO25SP            via    RW1F
RO25TN            via    RK9LWA
RT60RT            via    RN9A
S5100LIONS        via    S53DOX
S557E             via    (B),         S50O (d), (L)
S79Z              via    OM2FY,       (L)
SC90SM            via    SK5SM        (B)
SV2/RW3AL         via    RW3AL        (B)
SX20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
SX9MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
T2TT              via    N7RO
T32AZ             via    KH6QJ
T88FT             via    JA7WFT
T88IH             via    JI6IHG       (d/B)
T88TA             via    JM1LRA
T88UW             via    JH7IPR       (d/B), (L), (e)
TG9/VE7VZ         via    VE7BV        (d/B), (L), (C)
TG9BBV            via    VE7BV        (d/B), (L), (C)
TJ3SN             via    IZ1BZV       (d), (L)
TM0MDC            via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
TM160BF                               (B)
TM17CV            via    F8FZC
TM17PGM           via    F4FCE        (d/B)
TM20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
TM2H                                  (C), (O)
TM32UFT                               (B)
TM40LUB           via    F4PCM        (B)
TM5CT             via    F4HJO        (d/B), (C)
TM62VIMY          via    F4HTO
TM92WARD          via    F6BEE        (B), (L)
TR8CA             via    F6CBC
TY2CD             via    N4GNR        (d), (L)
V31YB                                 (L)
V4/W1CDC          via    W1CDC        (d)
V51/HB9JAB          (e)
VK3FY/p           via    M0OXO
VK5CE/7           via    VK5CE        (d/B), (C)
VK5PAS/3          via    M0OXO
VP5/K3NK          via    K3NK         (d/B), (L)
VP5/W3HNK         via    W3HNK
VP8DPJ                                (e)
VQ9ZZ             via    N1ZZZ        (d)
VY0ERC            via    M0OXO
W1JXN                                 (d/B), (L)
W5A                                   (d)
W5B                                   (d), (L), (e)
W5C                                   (d)
W5D               via    WA6NAB
W5E                                   (d)
W5F               via    KB5QFU
W5G                                   (d)
XM1150CAN                             (B), (L), (e)
XO1X              via    KC1CWF
XR20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
XV9G              via    WP4JBG
XW4XR             via    E21EIC,      (L)
YJ0YM             via    EA5GL,       (C)
YO20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
YP20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
YQ20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
YR20MDC           via    IZ1BZV       (d/B)
YV50ARV           via    YV5DTA,      (L)
ZS8Z              via    ZS1LS        (d)


(d) = direct   (B) = bureau ok  (L) = LoTW           (O) = OQRS
(C) = ClubLog  (e) = eQSL       (*) = new manager    (Q) = QRZ.COM


* QSL via LoTW: 3DA0DX, 4K9W, 4X1RF, 4Z4JA, 7X5KBS, 9H1XT, A61SM,
  A61ZX, A65DC, CR6P, CU3AN, CU3CC, EG5WAP, GT4BRS, HB90IARU,
  J6/WJ2O, PJ2/WJ2O, WJ2O/KP2, ZV2TA


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