ANATEL DECIDE QUE FAIXA DE RADIOAMADOR SERÁ COMPARTILHADA COM RADAR DA EMBRAER






Os radioamadores alegavam que a faixa de 430-440 MHz é de seu uso exclusivo, mas a Anatel entendeu que eles ocupam esse espectro em caráter secundário, da mesma forma que a Embraer também irá ocupar.






O conselho diretor da Anatel aprovou em sua reunião da semana passada, a destinação da faixa de 430 MHz a 440 MHz e de 9.300 MHz a 9.800 MHz ao Serviço Limitado Privado (SLP) para aplicação de radiolocalização, a pedido da BRADAR – empresa da Embraer Defesa e Segurança.
A consulta pública para a destinação dessas faixas a esse serviço foi feita no ano passado, e recebeu mais de 270 contribuições de radioamadores contrários à proposta, que alegavam que a faixa de 430 a 440 MHz é usada pelos radioamadores de todo o mundo, e que a agência não poderia dar nova atribuição a ela.
Mas o conselho diretor decidiu destinar o espectro para os radares da Embraer em caráter secundário, e segundo o relator da decisão, conselheiro Aníbal Diniz, “o serviço de radioamador está destinado em caráter secundário no Brasil, na faixa de 430-440 MHz. A proposta de destinação ao serviço de radiolocalização também será em caráter secundário. Ou seja, ambos serviços terão o mesmo status quanto à sua operação. E sendo em caráter secundário não há que se falar em uso exclusivo.”
“Além disso, como os dois serviços estão destinados em caráter secundário, qualquer ocorrência de interferência que impossibilite a convivência entre as estações desses serviços, terá que ser sanada por meio de coordenação”, completou o conselheiro.
A BRADAR  utiliza radares aerotransportados de sensoriamento remoto nas bandas X ( em torno de 9.300 MHz) e P (em torno de 450 MHz). Quando é contratada, um avião transportando o radar sobrevoa a área do estudo, emitindo pulsos nas duas faixas de radiofrequências e analisando o seu entorno.
Em sua solicitação inicial, a BRADAR informou que vem realizando grandes projetos de imageamento nacionais e internacionais, como o mapeamento para o Diretoria de Serviço Geográfico através do Exército Brasileiro (Amazônia), Instituto Geográfico da Venezuela Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), Petrobrás, Vale do Rio Doce, Camargo Corrêa, SARMAP (Suíça), Universidade de Nápolis (Itália) e Telespazio (Interconexión Colômbia Panamá—linha de transmissão de energia entre os países).

OPDX Bulletin 1326 August 14, 2017










Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, K3LR, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, WB6RSE, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, K0IR, CO2AME, CX3ZAN, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3KHZ, G4XUM, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OH2BH, ON4CAS, ON5SWA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, RW6HS, Sixitalia Weekly, SM6CVX, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YO3JW for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th/August, through Sunday, 13th/August there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS, ZS8

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".

3E, PANAMA. Members of the "Radio Club de Panama" will activate Panama
Canal Miraflores Lighthouse (PAN-030, Pacific Entrance) ?with the special
callsign 3E1L for the ILLW weekend, August 19-20th. QSL via HP1RCP.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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







TONY'S 10 METRE BAND REPORT - 10 August, 2017











10 August, 2017

A proper seesaw week with Monday to Wednesday very low, Thursday very high, Friday low, Saturday and Sunday fairish.

Considering it was the Ten Ten International SSB contest there was not really a lot of DX about. Maybe everyone has caught the FT8 bug.

The ARRL (LoTW) say, “Enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer for Logbook of The World (LoTW) to accept FT8 contacts as FT8 contacts. Because FT8 is still in beta, it has not yet been added to the ADIF tables. Configuring TQSL to automatically map FT8 contacts to “DATA” will enable users to upload FT8 contacts now, and confirmations will be valid for DXCC Digital, VUCC, WAS Digital, and WPX Digital awards. 

A new TQSL configuration will be released once the new mode has been accepted to ADIF, which could happen within a week
.”

That was a week ago and no movement yet.
Was there any DX? Well yes, but not in great quantities. R870K (Russia Special), R200A (Russia Dpecial), V31MA (Belize), YB72RI/1 (Indonesia Special). N5XZ and N5NT both USA were also very popular on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to N5XZ for doing lots of spotting as well.


Thursday Rafael, YV5RED worked NW9H -05, K4SO -12, KG5AUW -13, KF8MY -14, AB1HL -14, K9AN -08, W2ZBT -13, KC2BW +01, KG4OLG -13, WB4JWM +01, KA5ETS +02, K4EGA +02, KD5J +05, WB5TKI -07, KC4X -11, W4XK -01, VE2QA +07, AF5NP -16. 

He says, “From 2142 to 2343 UTC / K index = 4, using the new FT8 digimode protocol, with 20 watts of output power. IC-440 and Solarcon MAX-2000.” 
Friday he worked NW9H +02, KQ0J +03, PY5EJ -14, WB0SMX -11, KX5SP -12, HC2TE +07, KY7M -06, and heard KQ0J 5, PY5EJ -6, N7MJ -11, WB0SMX -14, KX5SP -18, NM9P -20, KG5YR -12, KD5J -13, LW6EUR -14, PY2XZ -17, HC2TE 0, N4WDN-13.

And there’s more from Rafael, 
“Hi Tony!, testing new FT8 digimode protocol. It's very fast and I'm seeing that most of JT65 operators have been testing also. I think this mode is good for DXpedition for example, but not for /QRP operation. FT8 is less sensitive than JT65 and that sensitivity is sacrificed for speed in order to compensate for quickly changing band conditions. 

That is the entire basis on which the mode is built. 

Then and in my opinion, JT65 Protocol is the best options for /QRP op than FT8. On the other side, FT8 protocol will provide us with more contacts to come on the bands, specially on this part of the Solar Cycle 24, the worst in 200 years.
Good news for our little community of 10 metre band enthusiasts: again, YV5LIX/B is on air on 28215 MHz from FK60ol. Check it out info related on https://www.qrz.com/db/yv5lix/b - This non profit beacon project is specially designed for CW beginners, because the speed is 6 wpm. So, see you on the bands folks.”
I have a stack of FT8 contacts with rapid QSLs via eQSL. Yesterday I worked ZP9CTS but mostly I’m working Europeans, for now!

Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode)
Monday DX: ED4YAK/B, KF7SOJ, RO17CW, RL5G/8, OH9TEN/B, N6SS, M3DDY, ER1TEN/B.
Spotters: F8IJV, WB4CTX, R9XM, VE3FGU, K7OOS, WR7X, R8WO, M0MJA

Tuesday DX: LA5TEN/B, EA1EXE, TM12FAJ, ED5YAU/B.
Spotters: F8IJV, F4CXO, AB5KM, G4SKO, MM0TFU, F1BBI .

Wednesday DX: R870K, SV6DBG/B, HI3K, IZ8RVA/B, EC1AJL, TF15MOOT, RL5G/4, RA17CW, 9Z4Y, YB72RI/8, SV2HQL/B, SM2CFZ, RZ6AQX, RM2D, RL5G/P, RL17CW, R50ZKR, K5TLL/B, DL0IGI/B, UA9JLY, R2LAF/P, ER1TEN.
Spotters: R9XM, F4CXO, IW1BCO, TA2TR, US4IGH, R4NAY, K9YM, 9Z4Y, W8JMZ, UT2LO, RK6FO, GM4KJQ, EW2ABC .

Thursday DX: R200A, LZ55UPB, RL5G/3, 9Z4Y, SP9MKG, RZ17CW, SV1LHZ, UX0KR, IT9CFP, HB600NVF, HA6NL, ER1TEN, ZP9CTS, TM12FAJ, TA3AIK, SV6DBG/B, SV2HQL/B, S51DX, RL5G/7, RL17CW, RG50SP, R870K, OH9TEN, NP4JL, NP3KV, IZ8RVA/B, IZ6BXV, IZ4UEZ, IZ0CWW/B, IQ5MS/B, IQ0GV/B, HA8EK, F5ZWE, F5ZIN, F1ZIN, ER1PB, ED4YAK/B, 4V1G, YU1FE, YO8BFC, YO3BBM, SV6DBG, SV2DSJ, S500R, RW7F, RV6FT, RU1ZC, RL5G/6, R50ZKR, R17CWC, OE17BEACH, LZ1GU, LY2OU, KG5AUW, GW7HDS/B, F8NAN, ED1YCA/B, DL1KSB, DL0IGI/B, DL0IGI, CO8NDZ, 9A7JCY.
Spotters: DL7JV, KO1U, OK1ITK, DO8DH, WB4JWM, F4CXO, CT1HMN, G4PVM, F4EVC, 9Z4Y, ND6M, N1ADM, EW2ABC, LZ1AEY, IW1CHX, IV3HAX, G4CJC, VE3PV, RA7KW, R7MM, KW4RZ, HA6VH, DO4JBP, 9A6T, YO2DFA, TA2TR, SP5BBG, RU3QR, RN5AA, RK6BCX, IW3RUA, DK1CO, SV2HJW, SV1LHZ, SM6IQD, RU2K, OH5IY, N3CR, KF4WE, IU2IDU, IU0ICC, EA1PO, DM8WP, DD0UM, 9A3CX, YV5RED, YU1RA, YO9FHB, YO8TK, UA6AES, UA4NE, SP6CES, RZ3MM, RA7A, R6CW, R2ANX, PA3FIC, OE3YTA, NP3KV, IU1HGO, F4WBL, DO4MM, DO1DXX, DF3OL .

Friday DX: RL5G/1, V31MA, SV6DBG/B, KC8YFG, KA5TCF, RO17CW.
Spotters: KO1U, N4OGW, NR0Q, F4CXO, VE3FGU, RA6ADQ, W1ZQ, UZ2HZ, TA2TR, R4NAY, K7VQ, W4SFG, W4ETB, NP3RE, 9Z4Y .

Saturday DX: N5XZ, YB72RI/2, N5MT, RU1ZC, NC0B, KM4ODS, R870K, N5XZ/B, KG5LRP, KC6SEH, S56B, RV17CW, RJ17CW, OK1CF, N6OPR, LZ55UPB, IK4LZH, R110A, KD8TNF, K8DEL, CX2DK, AG5Z, YB72RI/0, S59ACP, RL5G/P, PG64HOOP, KD4BVG, HA3DX, ZP9CTS, S500R, RL5G/4, LY4A, K0NM, F8DHE, ED1YCA/B, EC1AJL, 9A7V, YB72RI/6, TEN4X, TEN4TEN, S54ZZ, S51A, S50D, RL5G/1, OH9TEN, LU9DDJ, IT9FRX, EC5NJ, YP7P, W5IDX, W5FMH, UE40CZF, TM20CC, S59AA, S57AW, S52WW, RW0CD, RT17CW, RN17CW, RM2D, OZ7IGY, OE8FOX, LY3DA, LY3BB, K5TLL/B, K5AB/B, IZ8RVA/B, IT9RGY, IQ6NE, ES5RR, 9A7DX.
Spotters: DL7JV, N0ZNA, KG5LRP, N5XZ, DO4OD, WB8VLC, NV4NV, N4ZCG, LY5W, F4CXO, W5IDX, KM4AEM, S54X, OH5IY, W4EEZ, S53K, W5FMH, NG7M, KO1U, K0PV, S51A, WB0IWG, S53M, RV3WT, OS8D, N4CF, LY2N, KE0NWG, DL9KI, WB2TQE, PE2K, KD8TNF, JF1NUV, EA5HT, W8EO, W5GCX, UZ5DX, UB3PBP, S58Y, S53F, M6ETL, LB2WD, K0IS, F1GZV, EA2ABZ, DO9VK, AI1K, YG0AJP, YB0EIN, VA2QR, UA9APA, UA3GT, SP2EWQ, RW1CW, R8WO, N9OOO, N8YXR, N8MAS, LZ5K, LY4MA, K4NAU, K2ATZ, IQ6NE, F6HTS, F4WBL, EA8DER, DO9OM, BG7MI, 9A7DX .

Sunday DX: N5XZ, N5MT, K0NM, R870K, GJ4PVM, 4L0GF, YB72RI/1, LZ55UPB, KG5LRP, LU9DDJ, W5IDX, YB72RI/9, RG50SP, RG17CW, RA17CW, RL17CW, N6OPR, K8DEL, SQ2HL, SP6AEG, RZ17CW, RU1ZC, RJ17CW, PP5JR, LU5AQU, KM4ODS, K3NT, GM3YOR, W5CL, UX0KR, UC2K, UA6J, TEN5TEN, SP9KR, SK7GH/B, R6WA, R110A, PU2WDX, NA9A, N1YKH, N0ZNA, LY2SL, LW5DPG, KZ5J, KQ4PK, KD4BVG, IZ6BXV, DL0IGI/B, CA3JBD.
Spotters: K0PV, N5XZ, KB4FOS, KW4RZ, N4ZCG, N0ZNA, F4CXO, WB7PMP, K4NAU, KG5LRP, PU2KNM, ND6M, KM4ODS, KM4AEM, EW2ABC, AJ4F, W4IOD, TA2TR, SP2WDF, SM1TDE, EU7DDE, AI8F, WB5VYR, W2ZDP, RK3FT, RA4HJW, NR5Q, LB2WD, KM4WRG, KI6PMD, KD9VV, G0DRM, EW6X, W5IDX, UA6J, RV3WT, R6WA, PU5IKE, PA3GEO, N9OOO, N8YXR, KB8YBG, HA6VH, EW4DW, DL1AN .

Contests: Information from WA7BMN

The Worked All Europe CW contest is the big one this coming weekend. It’s the one with QTCs!!


+ CWops Mini-CWT Test1300Z-1400Z, Aug 9 and
  1900Z-2000Z, Aug 9 and
  0300Z-0400Z, Aug 10
+ WAE DX Contest, CW0000Z, Aug 12 to 2359Z, Aug 13
+ SKCC Weekend Sprintathon1200Z, Aug 12 to 2400Z, Aug 13
+ Maryland-DC QSO Party1600Z, Aug 12 to 0400Z, Aug 13 and
  1600Z-2400Z, Aug 13
+ 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint0000Z-0200Z, Aug 14


Upcoming activity (though not guaranteed to be on 10m). Information from NG3K, DXwatch.com and 425DXnews


June 
2017 Jun282017 Aug14BoliviaCP1XRM
[spots]
LotWTDDX
20170619
By EA5RM; SSB + digital; spare time operation; QSL also OK via EA5RM direct
July 
2017 Jul262017 Aug15Samoa5W0RR
[spots]
ZL1BQDTDDX
20170720
By ZL1BQD fm Apia; mainly JT65
August 
2017 Aug012017 Aug10Faroe IsOY
[spots]
EA4UREDXW.Net
20170710
By CT1BWW as OY/CT1BWW; 40-10m; CW SSB + digital; QSL OK via Buro or direct
2017 Aug032017 Aug12OgasawaraJD1BOI
[spots]
JI1LET DirectDXNews
20170723
By JI1LET fm Chichijima I (IOTA AS-031); 160-6m; CW SSB RTTY; QSL: Koji Iijima, 7-12 Tenma, Gyoda-city Saitama 361-0076, Japan
2017 Aug032017 Aug13Georgia4L0GF
[spots]
LotWTDDX
20170517
By UR5EAW F5RAB F5RAV 4L6QC 4L6DL fm Zeda Tkhilnari, Batumi; 160-10m; CW SSB RTTY; 1kw; AV680 and Delta Loop; QSL also OK via F5RAV direct or Club Log
2017 Aug052017 Aug11JerseyGJ4PVM
[spots]
LotWTDDX
20170711
By G4PVM; HF; CW SSB; QSL also OK via Club Log and eQSL (no paper QSLs)
2017 Aug072017 Aug25South Cook IsE51GHS
[spots]
F4GHSDXW.Net
20170513
By F4GHS fm Aitutaki I (IOTA OC-083) 8/7-16 and Rarotonga I (IOTA OC-013) 8/16-25; HF; holiday style operation
2017 Aug092017 Aug28AlaskaKL7LotWDXNews
20170602
By VE7ACN as AL3/VE7ACN fm Hinchinbrook I (IOTA NA-042, 8/9-15) and as NL6/VE7ACN fm Kayak I (IOTA NA-157, 8/18-28); 160-10m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via VE7ACN
2017 Aug102017 Aug12Mariana IsKH0LotWTDDX
20170808
By JH0CJH as JH0CJH/KH0 fm Saipan
2017 Aug122017 Aug19Market ReefOJ0 TDDX
20170630
By youth team as TBD; 80-6m
2017 Aug152017 Sep05French PolynesiaTX5EGLotWTDDX
20170428
By F6BCW F6DTZ F1TCV fm Moorea I (IOTA OC-046); 80-12m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via F6BCW (Buro or direct), Club Log, eQSL
2017 Aug172017 Aug22TongaA35JP/pLotWDXW.Net
20170626
By JA0RQV fm Niuatoputapu I (IOTA OC-191); 80-6m; CW SSB; QSL also OK via Club Log; contingent on flight availability

Sun: Just one lonely sunspot.
In recent nights, a growing number of these fireballs have been seen streaking over the USA. NASA cameras counted more than 30 so far this week. This is a sign that our planet is moving deeper into a stream of debris from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak during the nights of Aug. 11-13 with perhaps dozens of meteors per hour streaking through the moonlight. (Spaceweather.com)

England comprehensively beat South Africa in the last test of a 4 match series. I guess Moeen Ali was a star with bat and ball but there were others.
The Premier League kicks off the coming weekend (actually Friday evening). Stoke are at Everton with a much depleted team.

Relics: Radio communications: HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller



Introduction

Are you situated in an area where there is significant QRM/QRN noise (QRM: man-made noise and QRN: naturally occurring noise) present on the HF Band making it impossible to receive weak signals? Why not try building this noise canceller which nulls out and attenuates RF noise and interference with up to 40dB (typical). This includes noise from sources such as power lines, switching power supplies, TV’s, computers, vehicle engines, etc. This circuit (refer to figure 1) is based on a design published in an article by Lloyd Butler (VK5BR). It works reasonably well at "nulling" out noise across the HF Band (from 1.8 to 30 MHz).


HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller


HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller

In practice I have been able to attenuate noise sources with as much as up to 5 to 6 S units which is equivalent to about 40 dB. This noise canceller is suitable for use with a receiver or transceiver and works on all modes, including AM, FM and SSB.

Description

The noise canceller is able to attenuate noise effectively on most frequencies using a RF noise antenna installed near the source generating the noise. In my experience a V-Beam or a single Delta Loop antenna used as the noise antenna pointing in the direction of the noise source works best. I initially tried a dipole antenna and a long piece of wire and both did not work effectively. V-Beam antenna’s are directional and have about 3 dB gain over a dipole. A better alternative to a V-Beam is a single Delta Loop, in the vertical polarization configuration (the apex at the top, flat side horizontal to the ground and fed at one of the two bottom sides), which is also directional and has about 4 dB gain over a dipole with a lower take-off angle.

A V-Beam antenna is basically an inverted-V antenna mounted horizontally. The V-Beam antenna should be mounted low to the ground (about 2 meters above the ground), pointed (the two ends of antenna are to point in the desired direction) towards the RF noise source and should, as far as possible, not receive the desired signal and only the noise. My V-Beam works best with both wires cut at 2.4 m length (approximately 0.25 Lambda for the 27 MHz Band).

A single Delta Loop antenna is a triangular antenna with each side 3.411 m in length (approximately 0.33 Lambda for the 27 MHz Band). The Delta Loop antenna should be mounted low to the ground (about 1 meter above the ground), pointed broadside in the direction of the RF noise source and should, as far as possible, not receive the desired signal and only the noise.

For use on other frequencies the V-Beam and Delta Loop are not designed for try connecting only the centre wire of the coax to the noise canceller. Finding the most effective noise antenna for a required frequency band and your specific situation is experimental.

The main antenna receives both the desired signal and noise. The noise canceller works by combining the noise received from the noise antenna 180 degrees out of phase with the desired received signal and noise from the main antenna thus "nulling" out the noise and leaving only the desired signal.

To protect the noise canceller circuit and the power output stage of a transceiver a transmit detector circuit, similar to a voice operated switch (VOX), (refer to figure 1) has been included. The detector automatically detects transmissions and switches the transceiver directly to the main antenna thus bypassing the noise circuit. It is important to connect the noise canceller between the transceiver and a linear amplifier if one is used. The transmit detector and noise canceller circuits will otherwise be overloaded and may suffer damage which in turn may lead to transceiver output stage damage. There is also a manual PPT (push-to-talk) switch which makes it possible to control switching between receive and transmit modes on the noise canceller manually. In this case it is important to switch to transmit mode before commencing with a transmission. Try to keep the wire connecting the PPT switch and the VOX as short as possible; it tends to increase the VSWR. You might even consider removing the PPT and associated wiring completely.

Furthermore, additional protection has been provided by inclusion of a relay (RL1) which connects the main antenna directly to the receiver or transceiver when power to the noise canceller is turned off. The two rectifier diodes connected to the input of the noise antenna provide limited surge protection (to protect the unit from lightning damage disconnect the antennas completely during a thunderstorm).

Use relays which are rated to switch high currents to minimise signal loss and to prevent the contacts from burning over time. The variable resistor which adjusts the noise gain should not be inductive or wire wound as this will affect the parameters of the circuit. A normal carbon type can be used as the current flowing through it is not too high and it should not burn.

The value of the smoothing capacitor in the transmit detect (VOX) circuit is 10 uF, however should the relay (RL2) take too long to switch off after a transmission ends, the value can be decreased until the desired delay is obtained. The value should not be too low as this will cause the relay (RL2) to switch on and off erratically during a transmission under normal speech conditions. The value can be changed on a trial-by-error basis to suite your needs.

Important: Just as a precaution, check the VSWR at minimum and then maximum power. The coax patch lead connecting the receiver or transceiver to the noise canceller may alter the VSWR of your antenna installation. Should this occur adjust the length of the patch lead and/or main transmission line coax until the VSWR is acceptable again. It might be necessary to cut the same length used for the patch lead off the main coax cable transmission line (try to keep the patch lead as short as possible). Ensure the coax cable transmission line is cut to a length which uses multiples of 0.5 wavelength because each 0.5 wavelength of cable represents the characteristic impedance of 50 ohm. Also take the velocity factor (VF) of the cable into account. The VF for RG58/U Solid Polyethylene (inside insulation: transparent) is 0.66 and for Foam Polyethylene (inside insulation: white) is 0.78 respectively. Solid Polyethylene coax cable one 0.5 wavelength long is 3.600 metres. The calculation (in metres) is as follows: 300/27.500X0.66/2 = 3.600 m. By inserting the noise canceller between a receiver or transceiver, using a patch lead, the length of the transmission line is increased and this needs to be taken into account. Please don't blow your rig.

Transformer (T1) consists of four windings quadfilar wound around a HF toroid (yellow and white in colour) with an outside diameter of about 24mm. It is recommended to use insulated wire from a telephone cable with different colours as this will assist in identifying each individual winding once the transformer has been wound. To start, strip a telephone cable back about one meter. Untwist and straighten four different coloured wires. Then twist all four wires together, about one turn every 20mm. Once done wind the wires through the toroid (13 windings). All the remaining inductors are DIP type, appear similar to 1/4W resistors and can be purchased in the values indicated.

The variable capacitor which adjusts the frequency is a twin-gang type and was salvaged from an old short-wave receiver.

Use a metal box to construct the noise canceller, "earthing" the power supply negative directly to the box as well as the negative supply of each circuit. I connected the negative rail of each circuit to the box through the metal stand-off's. One side of the variable capacitor also connects directly to the box.

Try to keep all wiring as short as possible. To minimise transmission loss through the noise canceller if a transceiver is connected, it is recommended to use at least 1mm diameter copper wire for connections to the main antenna and receiver UHF-type connecters and to the transmit detector circuit as shown in the schematic diagram (refer to figure 1).

Adjusting the noise canceller is done by trial-and-error. Refer to an article by Timewave Technology which explains how to adjust a RF noise canceller. This RF Noise Canceller is similar in operation to Timewave's ANC-4. Once you get the basics sorted out it becomes easier and in most cases takes only a couple of seconds to adjust.


HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Schematic Diagram


Figure 1: HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Schematic Diagram




Samples

Below are several samples recorded using the HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller. The Noise Canceller was switched in and out a few times during the recording of each sample demonstrating the "nulling" capabilities of the unit:

AFN: 4.319 MHz USB at S7 signal strength
Interference tone: S9 signal strength
Recording: WMA Format (38 seconds)

NY Radio (Volmet): 10.051 MHz USB at S4 signal strength
Gate motor switching power supply interference: S7 signal strength
Recording: WMA Format (48 seconds)

Tokyo Radio (Volmet): 4.660 MHz USB at S3 signal strength
Atmospheric interference: S9 signal strength
Recording: WMA Format (26 seconds)

Ham Operator: 7.183.5 MHz LSB at S3 signal strength
Gate motor switching power supply interference: S5 signal strength
Recording: WMA Format (41 seconds)

Photographs

HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Front view







HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Inside top view




HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Inside back view




HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Main module






HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Transformer (HF toroid)




HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Twin-gang variable capacitor




HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: Transmit detector module





HF Band QRM/QRN Noise Canceller: V-Beam pointing out of a tree




Specifications

Noise cancellation type Phase shift QRM/QRN noise cancellation (180 to 360 degrees)
Frequency range HF Band (1.8 to 30 MHz)
Operating voltage 12 V
Operating current Typically 80 mA (TX); 40 mA (RX)
RF noise attenuation 40 dB (typical)
Connectors 3 UHF-type (main antenna, noise antenna and transceiver)
Insertion loss (receive) Approximately 6 dB
Insertion loss (transmit) Approximately 0.2 dB



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DARC DXNL 2053 (Aug 9, 2017)










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

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO


Worked All Europe DX Contest:
     Love it or leave it: this weekend the Worked All Europe DX Contest
     (WAEDC) CW will take place, including QTC traffic and summer condx
     on the bands. Good luck to everyone participating!

4X, Israel:
     Udi/4X6ZM and friends plan to activate the Baram National Park
     (Synagogue section Sn-02, Church section Ch-05, Holyland M-03-ZF,
     4XFF-0005, WW Loc. KM37rb) for the HOCOTA programme on August 11.
     QRV as 4X0B on HF (SSB, CW). QSL via 4X6ZM (d/B), LoTW.

7X, Algeria:
     Bodo/DF8DX is currently in Algeria and operates as 7Y0A until Aug.
     26 from Bechar on HF (CW and SSB). QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

CP, Bolivia:
     Rene/DF9GR is looking forward to get his new callsign CP6GR on the
     air in the WAE contest from Santa Cruz de la Sierra. QSL via DF9GR.

F, France:
     The special event station TP4CE at the Council of Europe will be
     active from AUg. 10 to 12. QSL via F5LGF. http://tp2ce.eu/

     TM12FAJ operates in the context of the 27th Festival Astro Jeunes
     until the 15th. QSL via F5KHP (B), F8BMG (d), eQSL, and ClubLog.

G, England:
     SPecial event station GB4RFR operates around the Flight Refuelling
     Hamfest on Aug. 13.
     http://www.frars.org.uk/cgi-bin/render.pl?pageid=0

K, United States of America:
     K7I is the call of a special event station commemorating the
     "birth" of the first IBM-PC. QRV from Aug. 10 to 14. This is one in
     a series of activities for marking historic milestones in air- and
     spacecraft technology. For QSL information see qrz.com.
     http://airspacetechnology.webs.com/

PY, Brazil:
     Members of the Grupo de Radioamadores de Catalao GO will be
     celebrating the 158th anniversary of the city Catalao until the end
     of August with the call ZY158CAT. QRV on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, and
     10m (CW, SSB, digital modes). Operators are Adriano/PP2BO,
     Rafael/PP2OK, Oderson/ PP2MD, Jordane/PP2JP, Marco/PP2MM,
     Andre/PU2GEN, Jainir/PY4RL, Wendel/ PY4WL, Luiz/PY4DK,
     Walter/PY4ZO, and Daniel/PY4KP. QSL via PP2BO (d).

     ZY30ODM will be active until the year's end to mark the 30th
     anniversary of the city Guarabira. QSL via PR7DZ (d/B).

UA, Russia:
     UE80AR draws attention to the founding of the Archangelsk Oblast 80
     years ago until the end of September. An award is available as
     well. QSL via RN1ON (d/B).

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

XE, Mexico:
     Members of the Asociacion de Radioexperimentadores de Nuevo Leon
     (XE2NL) will be active from the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in
     Monterrey between the 13th and 19th with the callsign 4A2MAX on HF
     and 6m on SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL via ClubLog, eQSL, LoTW.

YB, Indonesia:
     The following stations are currently celebrating Indonesia's
     independence until Aug. 17 from the country's different regions:
      YB72RI/0: Jakarta Special District
      YB72RI/1: West Java und Banten
      YB72RI/2: Central Java und Special District of Yogjakarta
      YB72RI/3: East Java - Madura
      YB72RI/4: South Sumatera, Lampung, Jambi, Bengkulu und Bangka
                Belitung YB72RI/5: Riau, Riau Islands und West Sumatera
      YB72RI/6: North Sumatera und Special District of Aceh
      YB72RI/7: West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central
                Kalimantan
      YB72RI/8: South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, West Sulawesi,
                Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku and
                North Maluku
      YB72RI/9: Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur and Papua
     For an award and QSL information see: http://yb72ri.orari.or.id/


Preview:
========
J5, Guinea-Bissau:
     The activation of Bubaque Island (AF-020), announced by the Italian
     DXpedition Team for November, is scheduled to take place from Nov.
     13 to 25 under the call J5T.

Fanoe Island - EU-125:
     Members of the DARC from Bad Salzungen (DOK X36) are planning to
     pay Fanoe Island (EU-125, DIA NS-002, OZFF-0004) a visit from Sept.
     23 to 30, signing OZ/homecalls. Operators will be DJ2AS, DH8WW,
     DL1AQU, DL2AMT, DL3ARK, DL4AMK, and maybe DL5ASE.


Abbreviations in this DXNL:
===========================
ARLHS     Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
DIA       Danish Island Award
DOK       Distrikts-Ortsverbands-Kenne
GIOTA     Greek Islands On The Air
HOCOTA    Holyland Christianity On The Air
IOTA      Islands on the Air
LoTW      Logbook of the World
MIA       Mediterranean Sea Island Award
OQRS      Online QSL Request System
WCA       World Castles Award
WLOTA     World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC      World Radiosport Team Championship


Upcoming Contests:
==================
12./13.08.             WAE DX Contest
12./13.08.             Maryland-DC QSO Party
13.08.                 Norddeutscher Hoehentag


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


AF-064; ZS, Western Cape Province South West group: Jan/ZS1VDV,
     Paul/ZS1V, Andre/ZS1AN, Johan/ZS1A, Pierre/ZS6A, and Oleg/ZS1ANF
     will be active from Robben Island between the 9th and 13th. QRV as
     ZS9V on 80-10m (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via M0OXO.
     http://zs9v.org.za/

EU-023; 9H, Malta group: Oliver/DF6MS will be operating
     holiday-style from Gozo as 9H3BW between Aug. 9 and 19 on 40-15m
     (CW only) running a QRP rig. QSL via DF6MS.

EU-026; JW, Spitsbergen Island: Watch out for Volkmar/DL4AOJ
     putting Svalbard on the air between the 10th and 14th signing
     JW/DL4AOJ on HF (SSB and CW). QSL via h/c.

EU-049, SV, North Aegean Islands (Voreio Aigaio): Berkin/TA3J will
     be active from Lesvos Island (GIOTA NAS-014, MIA MG-064, WW Loc.
     KM39) between Aug. 14 and 17 on 160-6m (SSB, FM) as sv8/TA3J. QSL
     via TA3J.

NA-042; KL, Valdez Cordova County West group: Mikhail/VE7ACN
     activates Hinchinbrook Island (WW Loc. BP60sl) from Aug. 9 to 15 as
     AL3/AA7CH. QSL via VE7ACN (d/B). http://www.ve7acn.com

OC-046; FO, Windward Islands: A group of French hams (F6BCW, F6DTZ,
     F1TCV) will be operating from Moorea with the call TX5EG between
     Aug. 15 and Sept. 5 on HF (CW, SSB). QSL via F6BCW (d/B).


Lighthouse Activities
======================
Berwick Lighthouse:
     GB0BLH operates from Berwick Lighthouse (ILLW UK0077) between Aug.
     14 and 21 (including the ILL weekend 2017). QSL only via bureau and
     eQSL.


Calendar
========
start      - end        DX              DXNL
13.08.     - 19.08.     4A2MAX          2053*
03.08.     - 13.08.     4L0GF           2052
06.08.     - 15.08.     4O/IK4LZH       2052
06.08.     - 15.08.     4O/IU4ICT       2052
11.08.     -            4X0B            2053*
01.01.     - 31.12.     5P90EDR         2021
           - 08/2017    5R8SV           1897
           - 02/2018    5T2AI           1977
26.07.     - 15.08.     5W0RR           2052
01.10.     - 30.09.19   5Z4/DL2RMC      2008
           - 12/2018    6W1SU           2012
28.07.     - 26.08.     7Y0A            2053*
01.01.     - 20.01.18   8J1RL           2021
01.04.     - 31.03.18   8J1YAC          2035
01.04.     - 31.10.     8J2016Y         2034
01.06.     - 31.03.18   8J2Y            2047
01.06.     - 31.12.     8J2YAF          2043
01.01.     - 20.01.18   8J60JARE        2021
01.05.     - 31.08.     8J7FESTA        2040
04.06.     - 28.02.18   8N0IIDA         2045
01.04.     - 31.03.18   8N3H70Y         2041
01.08.     - 05.11.     8N4KJ           2052
03.06.     - 31.12.     8N4KL           2046
01.04.     - 31.03.18   8N60JLRS        2036
07.08.     - 19.08.     9A/IK1WEG       2052
09.08.     - 19.08.     9H3BW           2053*
01.12.     - 12/2018    9M2MRS          2024
           - 10/2019    9Q6BB           2012
           - 30.12.     9X0JW           2004
14.01.     - 31.12.     A31MM           1973
09.08.     - 15.08.     AL3/AA7CH       2053*
12.08.     - 13.08.     AT5M            2053*
28.06.     - 14.08.     CP1XRM          2047
12.08.     - 13.08.     CP6GR           2053*
09.01.     - 31.12.     DB20ENERGY      2025
01.01.     - 31.12.     DC500LS         2023
13.10.     - 12.10.     DF0WRTC         2011
01.01.     - 31.12.     DK60HERTEN      2022
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL1250BRET      2022
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL40MFR         2026
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL500ML         2023
20.12.     - 19.12.     DL60NEU         2022
01.05.     - 30.04.18   DL60TELF        2038
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
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
07.08.     - 25.08.     E51GHS          2052
01.04.     - 31.12.     E770BAB         2044
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
26.05.     - 30.10.     EN90QDG         2044
14.08.     - 21.08.     GB0BLH          2053*
05.08.     - 12.08.     GB17YOTA        2052
13.08.     -            GB4RFR          2053*
05.08.     - 12.08.     GB4YOTA         2052
05.08.     - 11.08.     GJ4PVM          2052
01.08.     - 31.08.     GX4BJC/a        2051
01.01.     - 31.12.     H2017PFO        2026
01.07.     - 30.06.18   HA60FMV         2048
01.07.     - 31.07.     HA67MAV         2049
01.01.     - 31.12.     HB600NVF        2036
01.08.     - 31.10.     HC8/G8OFQ       2051
01.01.     - 31.08.     HG17EYOF        2022
           - 2017       HL2/F4AAR       1837
01.07.     - 31.12.     II2FIST         2047
20.07.     - 20.08.     IM0/I0PNM       2050
           - 31.12.19   J28ND           2035
           - 01.09.19   J28PJ           2004
03.08.     - 13.08.     JD1BOI          2052
10.08.     - 14.08.     JW/DL4AOJ       2053*
10.08.     - 14.08.     K7I             2053*
           - 2016/17    KH9/KJ6GHN      1885
01.01.     - 31.12.     LA1742K         2032
01.01.     - 31.12.     LM80Q           2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     LM80REX         2021
01.07.     - 30.08.     LY17LP          2047
01.01.     - 31.12.     LZ45YE          2023
01.08.     - 31.08.     LZ55UPB         2051
01.01.     - 31.12.     LZ73TRC         2023
01.08.     - 31.08.     MX1SWL/a        2051
01.01.     - 31.12.     OF100FI/x       2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OH100FIN        2021
04/17      - 11/17      OK1DLA/p        2034
19.04.     - 31.12.     OM500R          2038
01.08.     - 31.12.     OM50SPSEKE      2051
01.01.     - 31.12.     OM685RADOLA     2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OP17HC          2021
01.08.     - 31.08.     OP17L           2051
01.01.     - 31.12.19   OU0POLIO        1919
01.01.     - 31.12.     OV90EDR         2021
01.01.     - 31.12.     OX90EDR         2021
01.08.     - 10.08.     OY/CT1BWW       2051
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
15.07.     - 11.08.     PA17YLEC        2050
22.07.     - 12.08.     PA38EU          2050
01.08.     - 28.11.     PA50LELY        2051
01.01.     - 31.12.     PG400TH         2023
01.06.     - 31.08.     R110A           2044
21.08.     - 31.08.     R1382M          2051
01.08.     - 20.08.     R870K           2051
04/17      - 03/18      RI1ANO          2034
           - 31.12.     S5100LIONS      2035
01.01.     - 31.12.     S557E           2021
06.07.     - 31.12.     SC40VIC         2049
01.04.     - 31.12.     SC90SM          2036
01.08.     - 03.10.     SN0MPW          2052
01.05.     - 31.12.     SN100F          2039
01.08.     - 03.10.     SN1944W         2052
01.07.     - 31.12.     SN250A          2047
01.06.     - 30.04.18   SN5PSK          2044
23.07.     - 31.08.     SN60CIS         2052
01.06.     - 30.11.     SP660K          2046
14.08.     - 17.08.     SV8/TA3J        2053*
27.06.     - 29.09.     SV9/WB2GAI/p    2047
01.08.     - 15.08.     TM12FAJ         2053*
22.04.     - 20.10.     TM160BF         2037
01.01.     - 31.12.     TM17PGM         2022
10.08.     - 12.08.     TP4CE           2053*
18.09.     -            TR8CA           1902
15.08.     - 05.09.     TX5EG           2053*
02.06.     - 03.09.     TX5JF           2044
           - 2018       TY2CD           1914
           - 10/2018    TY2SN           1957
01.07.     - 30.09.     UE80AR          2053*
01.02.     -            V31YB           2026
01.07.     - 30.09.     VI4ALARA        2047
           - 04/2018    VP8DPJ          2014
01.07.     - 30.06.18   VR20....        2047
01.02.     - 31.12.     XM1150CAN       2029
           - 31.12.     XO1X            2033
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/0        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/1        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/2        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/3        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/4        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/5        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/6        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/7        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/8        2053*
01.08.     - 17.08.     YB72RI/9        2053*
08.07.     - 04.08.     YN2RP           2048
01.01.     - 31.12.     YV50ARV         2023
05/17      - 05/2020    ZL7DX           2040
05/17      - 05/2020    ZL7QT           2040
           - 05/2018    ZS8Z            2017
09.08.     - 13.08.     ZS9V            2053*
01.08.     - 30.08.     ZY158CAT        2053*
02.08.     - 01.09.     ZY30ODM         2053*

*  = new or updated
.. = and other calls


QSL information
===============
3Z2017TSR         via    SP1PBW       (d/B)
4A2MAX                                (C), (L), (e)
4L0GF             via    F5RAV
4O/IK4LZH         via    IK4LZH       (d/B), (L), (e)
4O/IU4ICT         via    IK4LZH       (d/B), (L), (e)
4X0B              via    4X6ZM        (d/B), (L)
5P90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
5R8SV             via    G3SWH,       (L)
5T2AI             via    NI5DX
5W0RR             via    ZL1BQD
5Z4/DL2RMC        via    DL1RTL       (d/B)
6W1SU             via    M0URX
7Y0A                                  (C), (O)
8J1RL             via    (B),         JG2MLI (d), (L)
8J1YAC            via    (B),         JE1XUZ (d)
8J2016Y                               (B)
8J2Y                                  (B)
8J2YAF                                (B)
8J60JARE          via    (B),         JG2MLI (d), (L)
8J7FESTA                              (B)
8N0IIDA                               (B)
8N3H70Y                               (B)
8N4KJ                                 (B)
8N60JLRS          via    (B),         JQ6FQI (d)
9A/IK1WEG         via    IK1WEG       (d/B)
9A8CV                                 (e)
9H3BW             via    DF6MS
9M2MRS            via    PA0RRS       (d/B), (L), (e)
9Q6BB             via    W3HNK
9X0JW                                 (e)
A31MM             via    EA5GL,       (L)
AL3/AA7CH         via    VE7ACN
AT5M              via    VU2MUD,      (C)
CP1XRM            via    EA5RM        (d), (L)
CP6GR             via    DF9GR
DB20ENERGY        via    (B),         DM2DX (d), (C)
DC500LS           via    (B),         DM2AJK (d), (e)
DF0WRTC           via    DJ9MH        (d/B), (L), (C)
DK60HERTEN                            (B)
DL1250BRET                            (B)
DL40MFR                               (B)
DL500ML                               (B)
DL60NEU           via    (B),         DC1MAS (d), (e)
DL60TELF                              (B), (L), (e)
DM1517L                               (Q)
DM200LFS                              (B), (L), (e)
DM5LUTHER         via    DJ6SI        (d/B)
DP0GVN            via    DL5EBE       (d/B)
DQ200WESER                            (B)
DQ70PEINE         via    (B),         DK5AX (d), (L), (e)
DR0HARZ           via    DF5AN        (d/B)
DR1517LU                              (B), (e)
DR25MDK                               (d/B)
DR500MLE                              (B)
DR5LUTHER                             (B)
DR60PAS                               (B)
DR60SAL                               (B)
DR60VKL                               (B), DH1VY (d), (C)
E51GHS            via    F4GHS
E770BAB           via    E71EZC       (d/B)
EG8LPC            via    EA8RCL       (d/B)
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)
EN90QDG           via    UR6QR
GB0BLH                                (B), (e)
GB0RAS                                (B), (e)
GB4RME            via    GW0ANA       (d/B), (L)
GB5RC             via    (B),         G6HNU (d)
GB9IOW            via    ON3UN
GJ4PVM                                (L), (e), (C)
GX4BJC/a          via    G6XOU        (d/B), (e)
H2017PFO          via    5B4AIE       (d), (C), (O)
HA60FMV                               (B)
HA67MAV                               (L), (e)
HB600NVF          via    HB9JOE       (d/B), (L)
HC8/G8OFQ         via    G8OFQ        (d/B), (L)
HG17EYOF                              (d)
II2FIST           via    IZ2FME       (d/B), (L)
IM0/I0PNM         via    I0PNM        (d/B)
J28ND             via    S57DX
J28PJ             via    F1TMY
JD1BOI            via    LI1LET       (d/B)
JW/DL4AOJ         via    DL4AOJ
K1T               via    W7UUU        (d), (L)
LA/DG1RUG         via    DG1RUG       (d/B)
LA1742K           via    LA6K         (B)
LM80Q             via    LA9VDA
LM80REX           via    LA9VDA
LU4AAO/A          (d/B), (e)
LY17LP                                (d/B), (L), (e)
LZ45YE            via    LZ1YE        (d/B)
LZ55UPB           via    (B),         LZ1KCP (d)
LZ73TRC           via    LZ1YE        (d/B)
MD/OO4O           via    ON4APU       (d/B), (C), (L)
MX1SWL/a          via    G6XOU        (d/B), (e)
OE17BEACH         via    (B),         OE3KLU
OF100FI/x         via    OH2BAD
OH100FIN                              (B)
OK1DLA/p          (B), (e)
OM500R                                (Q)
OM50SPSEKE        via    (B),         OM8AND
OM685RADOLA       via    OM3CND
OO6A              via    ON4RUB       (d/B), (L)
OP17HC            via    ON7PP
OP17L             via    ON6DP,       (L)
OU0POLIO          via    OZ1ACB       (d/B)
OV90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
OX90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
OY/CT1BWW         via    EA4URE       (d/B)
OZ/DF2SD          via    DF2SD        (d/B), (C), (L)
OZ100DVI          via    OZ1IVA       (d/B)
OZ44C             via    5P2BA        (d/B)
OZ7D              via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
OZ90EDR           via    OZ1ACB,      (L), (C), (e)
P40X              via    DL8UD        (d/B)
PA17YLEC          via    PA1ENG
PA38EU            via    PH9GFB       (B)
PA50LELY          via    PA3HEB       (d/B)
PG400TH           via    PA3ETC
R110A             via    RU3WR
R17CWC            via    RD9CX
RA17CW                                (L), (e)
RB17CW                                (L), (e)
RD17CW                                (L), (e)
RI1ANO            via    RN1ON        (d/B), (L), (C)
RN17CW            via    RD9CX
RO17CW            via    R8WO
RQ17CW                                (L), (e)
RV17CW            via    UF5F
RX17CW                                (L), (e)
RY17CW                                (L), (e)
S5100LIONS        via    S53DOX
S557E             via    (B),         S50O (d), (L)
SC40VIC           via    SM6JSM       (d/B)
SC90SM            via    SK5SM        (B)
SM4DDS/3          via    SM4DDS       (d/B)
SM5CKV/p          via    M0OXO
SN0MPW                                (d/B), (Q)
SN100F            via    SP5CGN       (d/B), (e)
SN1944W                               (d/B), (Q)
SN250A            via    SP9KUP       (d/B)
SN5PSK            via    SP9MZX       (d/B)
SN60BG            via    SP9PGB
SN60CIS           via    SP9PNB
SO17TSR           via    SP1MGM
SP660K                                (C), (O)
SV8/TA3J          via    TA3J
SV9/WB2GAI/p      via    WB2GAI       (d/B)
SY8APQ            via    PY2DY        (d), (L)
TF15MOOT                              (Q)
TM12FAJ           via    F5KHP        (B),
F8BMG                                 (d), (e), (C)
TM160BF                               (B)
TM17PGM           via    F4FCE        (d/B)
TP4CE             via    F5LGF
TR8CA             via    F6CBC
TX5RG             via    F6BCW
TX5JF             via    F6CTF        (d/B), (e)
TY2CD             via    N4GNR        (d), (L)
UE74KUD           via    R2EA,        (O)
UE80AR            via    RN1ON        (d/B)
V25RA             via    WW6RG
V29SH             via    VE6SH        (d), (L)
V31YB                                 (L)
V47JA             via    W5JON        (d), (L)
VI4ALARA                              (C), (O)
VK9AA             via    HL2UVH
VP8DPJ                                (e)
VP9HQ             via    KU9C         (2017)
XM1150CAN                             (B), (L), (e)
XO1X              via    KC1CWF
YN2RP             via    NN3RP        (d), (L)
YV50ARV           via    YV5DTA,      (L)
ZL7DX                                 (d)
ZL7QT                                 (d)
ZS8Z              via    ZS1LS        (d)
ZS9V              via    M0OXO
ZY158CAT          via    PP2BO        (d)
ZY30ODM           via    PR7DZ        (d/B)

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


* QSLs received direct:  3D2AG/p, TE8DX
* QSL via LoTW:
  8Q7PW, AM625VQ, B7CRA, BA8BA, BG4WOM, BG7BDB, CG2I, ED8B, EF8R,
  GI4VHO, GI5I, GJ2A, GM2T, HL4RBR, KP4JRS, MI0SAI, MU0FAL, MU0GSY,
  TI5/N3KS, NP4AW, OH0X, OZ30EU, P40X, PJ4DX, PX8I, SX9VK, TM5T,
  XW1IC


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