WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1265 26 Aug 2016








compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALASKA   HAARP lecture, open house Aug 26-27.

HAARP OPEN HOUSE. High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.
BBQ Facility Tours Mobile Planetarium Science Demos and Talks.

For more information contact: Sue Mitchell  907.474.5823
<UAF-GI-HAARP -at- alaska.edu>

SCIENCE LECTURE:

Friday, August 26, 2016, 07:00 pm
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center Auditorium,
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway, Copper Center

Dr. Chris Fallen

Presented in partnership with the Wrangell Institute for Science and
Environment (WISE).

Radio modification of the ionosphere and who uses this HAARP thing anyway?

<http://gi.alaska.edu/files/open-house-flyer-2016-4-2_0.pdf>

HAARP OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, August 27, 2016, 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
HAARP Research Facility.  [with map near Glennallen]
(via Ben Dawson-WA-USA, direct and via dxld Aug 21 / 23))

See also:
<http://www.fairbankschamber.org/events/details/haarp-open-house-16706>

<https://www.facebook.com/events/1801645966721110/>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 23)

ALBANIA   9855  Radio Tirana from Shijiak site, at *0128-0158* UT on
Aug 16, IS followed by a woman announcer at 0130 UT with English ID and
opening announcements. A man with news followed. Later some music
programming and talks. IS at close down.
Fair signal but very loud buzz on channel destroying reception quality.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Aug 16)

ALBANIA   7475 kHz test.
Dear Drita,
The situation with the constant hum on the carrier, distorting Radio
Tirana external service transmissions, could perhaps be solved by
cooperation. I am in regular Contact with China Radio International
English section. I mentioned the fine reception here of their
transmissions over the Cerrik transmitters and added some comments on the
Radio Tirana problem.

I wrote that the distance between Cerrik and Shijak is small, and perhaps
the Chinese engineers at Cerrik could have a look at the problem in
Shijak. The CRI office handed over my message to the adequate quarters, as
they informed me.

I hope my action does not mean trespassing, but I did act for our common
cause: good and audible transmissions from Radio Tirana.

I have checked the English evening transmission on 7465 kHz and it is
completely unusable.

Let's hope for the best, and my best regards to you all. Ullmar in Sweden
(Ullmar Qvick-SWE, direct via Radio Tirana, Aug 19)

ALBANIA   7475 kHz test, also on 7475 kHz Albanian to North America from
tonight.

Our Dir. of Stations, Eng. Valmir Hajdari just now called me up related
the humroar-noise, present in Radio Tirana Ch.3 A-16 season broadcasts.

Valmir asked for a test on 7475 kHz English to North America, for a couple
of days, starting from tonight, to see what happens.

He was determined to make this test, asking for our pre-info, if this is
possible, despite the fact that we are in summer season, 7475 kHz was
proposed by you to be used in Winter time B-16 season.
(Drita Cico-ALB, Aug 22)

According to our Director of Stations, this frequency change will be
tonight as follows:

Radio Tirana Ch. 3
7475 kHz (instead of previous 7465 kHz):
Albanian local time (UTC +2 hours)

19:00-19:30  1700-1730 UT Italian
19:30-20:00  1730-1800 UT French
21:31-22:00  1931-2000 UT German
22:00-22:30  2000-2030 UT English

While, Albanian & English to North America would remain on the same
frequency.
9855 kHz, respectively at:
2300-0000 UT, 0130-0200 UT.
(Drita Cico-ALB, Aug 22)

Radio Tirana is testing the frequency proposed for B-16, tonight and
probably tomorrow night [UT Aug 23 & 24] instead of 9855 kHz at 0130 UT
(haven't checked yet whether also at 23-24 UT in Albanian). I suppose it
won't make any difference for the humroar, but how is it propagationally?

Drita,
Will the test be instead of 9855 kHz at 0130 UT, or in addition to that at
0230 UT, which will be the time 7475 kHz is to be in use in B-season?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 22)

On 2016-08-22, at 7.39.MD,  <v.hajdari@rtsh.al> wrote:
Hello, It will be on 7475 kHz. Valmir
(Valmir Hajdari-ALB, Aug 22)

Tirana testing 7475 kHz.

7475 was on the air yesterday Aug 22 during the German programming
at 1930 UT. The transmission had the same buzz-noise problem as before.
As I already wrote to Mr. Mema, Eng. of the transmission centre in
Shijak, I suspect the modulator to be the culprit.

"I've made some soundanalysis and came to the conclusion that the humming
doensn't come from the AC power supply as it is not sinus-formed or from
the Studio. It's more triangular or sawtooth-like. As far as I know you
are using the Chinese BBEF transmitters at Shijak. They have a PDM-
Modulator. The humming is typical when the modulator or the filter has a
defect; we had this issue once on our medium-wave transmitter in Germany."

My recommendation was to run the transmitter with only the carrier turned
on. If the carrier is clean and one turns on the modulator later, the
fault should return then. Perhaps there is the chance to exchange the
modulator with the one from the non-used second transmitter for testing
purposes?

Please find included a screenshot from yesterday's broadcast and an audio
recording.
(Christian Milling-D, Shortwaveservice, Aug 22/23)

ALBANIA   7475, Aug 23 at 0119 UT, no signal from R. Tirana, where Shijak
site was planning to test a night or two, to be sure it would work for the
B-16 schedule: still on 9855- kHz, with IS already on in humroar at S5
level. Maybe tomorrow, or whenever they get around to it: if 9855 kHz be
missing, try 7475 kHz.

Also checked at 0230 UT, in case they test at that hour, but neither on
then. And during other North American broadcast, Albanian hour Aug 22 was
still on 9855 kHz at 2334 UT check. I'm afraid the same humroar will be
heard on 7475 kHz; besides that, the single 100 kW Shijak transmitter is
running no more than 50% power.

Or maybe the 7475 kHz test won't be during NoAMm broadcasts at all.
Christian Milling of Shortwave Service in Germany says:

"7475 kHz was on the air yesterday during the German programming
at 1930 UT. The transmission had the same buzz-noise problem as before.
As I already wrote to Mr. Mema, Eng. of the transmission centre in Shijak,
I suspect the modulator to be the culprit.

"I've made some sound analysis and came to the conclusion that the humming
doensn't come from the AC power supply as it is not sinus-formed or from
the Studio. It's more triangular or sawtooth-like. As far as I know you
are using the Chinese BBEF transmitters at Shijak. They have a PDM-
Modulator. The humming is typical when the modulator or the filter has a
defect".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 23)

ALBANIA    NOTHING noted on Aug 23 at 0130 UT on 7475 / 7465 kHz in 41mb.
No signal, no transmission string visible.

Instead usual odd frequency outlet in use at when I tuned-in around
0132 UT, on 9854.967 kHz.

Though very POOR and TINY at S=4 or -105dBm on threshold level here in
western Europe / Germany.

Noted in eastern USA SDR units on threshold level.

NOT USABLE TRANSMISSION IN TARGET yet.

[later]  9854.967 kHz odd frequency from RT Shijak broadcast center.
Radio Tirana Ch.3 English service to North America, Canada, USA.

VERY TINY POOR on threshold level,
usual hum roar NOISE of 8 strings seen either sideband,
at 50 / 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300 / 350 Hertz
and final 400 Hertz distance apart of carrier fundamental.

Radio Tirana Interval theme noted at end of program at 01.57:30 UTC,

followed by Radio Tirana interval signal from 01.57:58 to 01.59:55 UTC,

Shijak transmitter switched OFF at 02.00:15 UT.

Taken on remote software defined radio unit at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
by Mr. Don Moman VE6JY  [many thanks Don ! ]

Listen to the enclosed recording of 0150 UT tonight.

[later]  No test on 7475 kHz tonight at 0230 to 0235 kHz time range.

7474.976 kHz odd fq CARRIER ONLY TEST noted at 17.30 UT on Aug 25.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 23 / 25)

ARMENIA   Paul Walker's "The Classics Experience" via Shortwave Sce
on Aug 26
1200-1400 15195 ERV 100 kW 65 deg to EaAS English via CJSC Yerevan-Gavar
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 24)

ASCENSION ISL  not bad signals made it northwards even at sidelobe signal
also during downunder deep winter.

Heard three ASC signals in Detroit Michigan remote unit this morning
on 49 meterband in 05-06 UT time slot.

5925  BBC English S=7 signal at S=6-7 or -82dBm,
via 114degr azimuth outlet to zones 52, 53, and 57.

// 5875 kHz - this 65degr azimuth outlets was little lesser strength in
05-06 UT time slot.

But similar strong to 5925 kHz BBC,
heard VoA Hausa language service from ASC at 27degr azimuth,
S=8-9 at 0515 UT on Aug 25.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

ASCENSION ISL   DRM part of the Ascension Island 50th Anniversary -
DRM mode for Africa and now for BRAZIL too!

Special DRM transmission for Africa and Brazil from Ascension Island
on its 50th anniversary - on Sunday 28th August 2016.

DRM will be part of a big anniversary on a small island in the
Atlantic Ocean.

On 28th of August at 1155 UTC.
Babcock International will ensure a special BBC digital transmission from
the BBC Atlantic Relay station, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the
BBC's first short-wave radio broadcast from Ascension Island.

The first 2-hour transmission will be the regular BBC programmes for
West and South Africa and will end at 1400 UTC.

From 1400-1430 UTC another DRM transmission (BBC English) will be aimed
at South America/Brazil !

This special transmission will be sent with greetings from Ascension
Island's BBC and Babcock International staff and visitors, who will be
celebrating half a century of sterling broadcasting on August 28th.

To confirm details of Sunday's DRM transmission from Ascension, as
follows:

FREQ  TIME (UTC) SERVICE  TX   kW   Bearing Day  LANG     TARGET

21715 1155-1201  BBC DRM  ASC  250  114     Sun  English  SOUTH AFRICA
                                                 (Special Announcement)
21715 1201-1400  BBC DRM  ASC  250  114     Sun  English  SOUTH AFRICA
21715 1400-1430  BBC DRM  ASC  250  250     Sun  English  BRAZIL

Related :
<http://babcock.media/latest/010816/>

from Ruxandra Obreja, Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium.

(via Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX South Asia Aug 24)

AUSTRALIA   9580 & 12085 & 12065, Aug 19 at 1320 UT check, Radio Australia
is also back on its night frequencies. It seems there is plenty of
evidence the sesquiweek outage was "audience research" rather than just
necessary maintenance.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 20)

At 2115 UT on Aug 20 and 0300 UT on Aug 21
15415 kHz channel TX  - is OFF AIR -  in this Australian morning.

Only Radio Australia Shepparton 15240 and 17840 kHz on air, as usual.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia.  - Was RA of the air this morning?
I only switched on shortly ~1515z and couldn't hear them on 9580 nor
12085 kHz, but I could hear BBC Singapore with a fair signal on 11890 kHz.
It could have been propagation conditions, I suppose, with recent
Geomagnetic storms, but then BBC Singapore comes in but Shepparton
doesn't?  Suspicious ...
(Rodney Johnson-Nevada-USA, dxld Aug 25)

Re: Radio Australia - all 3 RA SHP tx were on air today Aug 25,
around 5 UT this UTC morning  17840 15415 15240, when checked Brisbane
remote Queensland unit downunder,

and now around 1735 UTC afternoon also heard on 9580, 12065,
and 12085 kHz RA on air,

but reception
FROM THE SOUTH
on the northern hemisphere
is very bad,
like poor and tiny signals - from downunder
on remote SDR units in Tokyo / Kyoto Japan, India and Doha Qatar.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

AUSTRALIA   Are people really listening to Radio Australia?

Steve RA has done this kind of schedule maintenance system for years now.
It's not just the transmitters, but also the antennas. They shut
everything down for safety concerns. Now at the BBC Far East Station in
Singapore it's a little easier, because of the antenna lay out. You can go
to one antenna farm and one side is not being used. At Shepparton this is
not possible.
(Keith Perron-USA / TWN, hcdx and dxld Aug 20)

AUSTRALIA   3210   Nice eQSL rcvd from Tim for reception of Unique Radio
back in April from Perseus site in Brisbane Queensland. Hopefully when the
site moves to Gunnedah NSW reception may be possible in WCNA.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Aug 23)

CHINA   9630even  CNR 1st program in Chinese via Geermu bcast center,
S=9 signal observed on remote SDR unit at Delhi India.
At 0332 UT on Aug 21 noticed a WIDE 20 kHz broadband signal.

15160  CRI Cantonese language sce from Jinhua powerhouse 500 kW site,
heard at 0408 UT as S=9? signal level in Kyoto/Tokyo Japan remote SDR
installation. 17 kHz WIDE broadband signal towards East Asia audience.
Nice female Chinese singer and GUITAR light music strings noted in
Kyoto/Tokyo remote units.

13590  CRI English service, logged by 20 kHz WIDE broadband signal, from
Beijing capital 500 kW shortwave center, S=9? powerful signal noted in
Kyoto/Tokyo remote units.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

EGYPT   12085.064 odd fq, Radio Cairo Arabic sce, S=9? signal in Calabria
southern Italy SDR unit station, at 0430 UT on Aug 22 some newscast
started, despite the music part before 0430 UT was of tolerable quality,
the spoken part from newsroom suffered heavily by feeder line distortion
and signal breaks.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

EGYPT   9343, on Aug 23 at 0120 UT, S5 motorboating pulses, seems same
rate tho much weaker than on S9 9315 kHz, with no program modulation
whatsoever.

12085, on Aug 23 at 0149 UT, R. Cairo is already on in Qur'an, S6, some
hum but not bad; 9745 kHz is also on with wobbling carrier at S2, no
program modulation audible. After 0200 UT both are scheduled as Abis,
250 kW at 315 degrees, so I figured they were alternates from same
transmitter; before 0200 UT, 9745 kHz is on 241 degrees, and I thought
went off to 12085 kHz at 0200 UT. But obviously two transmitters are
involved now.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 23)

EGYPT   12005.055  R Cairo (tentat. Portuguese?) much distorted radio
program noted here at 2218 UT Aug 23.

S=8 or -81dBm signal, distorted spoken part program.
Couldn't identify the program language.

9800.027  Totally distorted R Cairo English sce signal at 2235 UT
on Aug 23. S=9+10dB or -64dBm much fluttery signal in southern
Germany. Distorted broadband signal during spoken part up to 24 kHz
wide signal visible.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 23)

ETHIOPIA   5950  Voice of Tigray Revolution - Addis Ababa, at *0256-0338
UT on Aug 15, familiar IS followed by flute music at 0301 UT and a man
announcer at 0304 with opening announcements in presumed Tigrinya
language. A program of Horn of Africa music followed. Poor to fair with
QRM from WRMI on same channel.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Aug 21)

6110  Radio Fana - Addis Ababa, at 0346-0413 UT on Aug 15, woman announcer
with presumed Amharic language talks followed by alocal vocal selection at
0357 UT. A man announcer with ID at 0400 UT followed by apparent news
program. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Aug 21)

7235.332 varying !  Democratic Alliance from Ethiopia is now back, after
few days break in last week.

Noted at 1506 UT on Aug 26, tx frequency wanders hefty 10 - 20 Hertz up
and down, S=9+15dB or -52dBm signal noted at remote SDR unit in Doha
Qatar.

A lot of adjacent QRM, lower side 7235even by CRI Chinese language from
Kashgar, and also adjacent 7240.003 kHz of BSKSA Riyadh Persian service,
latter POWERHOUSE of S=9+50dB noted on remote SDR unit in Doha Qatar.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

GERMANY   Is HLR 7265 on?(gh)   Nothing heard on 7265 kHz from Schwerin
Goehren Germany today at 1710 to 1735 UT slot, on Aug 20, here in southern
Germany.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

11680even  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo via MBR FMO station at Nauen Germany
relay site, S=9 signal strength heard and visible in southern Italy,
Calabria remote SDR unit, at 0425 UT on Aug 22, excellent audio quality,
signal 2 x 5.7 kHz wide and powerful modulation.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

GUINEA   9650  R. Guinee hrd Aug 20 from here in Fallbrook with local
music and male ancr in French from 0643 UT tune. Started at Weak to Fair
at tune-in with high noise improving to Fair to Good by 0700 UT and a
solid Good with minimal noise (almost armchair lvl) after 0700 UT.
Switched from AM to USB at 0703 UT for better clarity.

Guinean highlife music is easy on the ear with a nice rhythm. ID "Radio
Guinee" and interesting com'ls for "Kolomata" at 0706.5 UT with cock
crowing and sound of drinks being poured. At 0707.5 UT into what sounded
like a call-in pgm with a female ancr (several busy signals hrd). After
0700 UT another station being hrd underneath with vocal "Hava Negilah"
at 0706 UT (sounded like could have been Afrikaans so R. Sonder Grense??).
V.of Korea *0730 UT pretty much took care of R. Guinee, altho Conakry
could still be hrd underneath.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Aug 23)

INDIA   11559.986  usual odd fq, AIR Dari program via Marconi units in
Goa Panaji site, S=8 or -79dBm signal in Australia, at 0324 UT on Aug 21,
subcontinental singer/music program, what else.

7420.004  AIR Hyderabad Hindi sce, S=9? or -70dBm in Delhi India
remote SDR. 0337 UT on Aug 21, subcontinental mx group performance.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

INDIA   [former Port. GOA]  15175  AIR Goa Panaji hrd Aug 23 with Fair to
Good signals from 1528 UT tune from Perseus site in Edmonton (Wellbrook
Loop antenna) with news in Gujerati to 1530 UT then a program of Hindi
vocal / instrumentals with a woman ancr to 1601 UT. Carrier off at 1602
UT. The only issue today (and also noted on Aug 21) was frequent xmtr
cutouts (usually just a second or so). Signal strength stayed up nicely
today all the way to sign off, but on Aug 21 the signals declined
significantly after 1530 UT on the same antenna.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Aug 23)

INDIA   As you may know, All India Radio's External Service in Bengali to
Bangladesh is to be restarted on August 23, 2016 on 594 kHz with the new
1000 kW transmitter installed at Chinsurah, near Kolkata.

Please see the report below: (Frequency is wrongly mentioned at 596 kHz
instead of 594 kHz)

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lowkey-launch-likely-for-akashvani-
maitree/article8953542.ece?homepage=true>

This service was scheduled to be inaugurated on June 28, 2016 but was
postponed at last minute. Interestingly this MW transmitter uses 2
frequencies at different times.

594 and 1134 kHz in AM Mode, and in DRM on 603 kHz & 1143 kHz with
different programs.

During the interim period between June 28 & Aug 23, 2016 this station is
broadcasting FM Rainbow program of AIR Delhi in DRM mode. This includes
the AWR program Lamhe in Hindi produced in AWR Pune studioes on weekends
(Fri, Sat, Sun 1015-1030 UT) on 1143 kHz DRM mode.

This is to inform that the last transmissions of the AWR program Lamhe in
Hindi is as follows via AIR Chinsurah 1000 kW:

Sunday 21 August 2016, at 1015-1030 UT 1144 kHz DRM mode. The station is
to be heard at that time in Eastern & Northeastern parts of India and
Bangladesh and nearby areas and maybe even SE Asia.

The AWR program mentioned above is broadcast at the same time (and even at
other timings) by many AIR FM Rainbow stations in India and is also
available via DTH and Live Streaming on  <www.allindiaradio.gov.in>

Reports to  <adrian.m.peterson -at- gmail.com>   &
<adventistmediacentre -at- gmail.com>

Yours sincerely,
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, <www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  DXindia Aug 20)

INDIA   Special Haj Service to Saudi Arabia for Indian Haj Pilgrims.

As done every year, All India Radio External Services is broadcasting a
special Haj Service to Saudi Arabia for Haj Pilgrims from India in Urdu as
follows:

13 Aug  to 11 Oct 2016 0530-0600 UT on

11670 Bengaluru
15210 Panaji
15770 Delhi

Please see:
<http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Oppurtunities/Tenders/Documents/Haj%20service%20040820160001.pdf>

Over 1,00,000 pilgrims from India to visit Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrimage
this year.
(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS  <http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  Aug 19, DXindia dxld)

INDONESIA   4869.88  Pro 1 RRI Wamena, at 1207-1307 UT on  Aug 25
(Thursday). Jakarta news relay // 3325 kHz, Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya
and // 3344.86 kHz, RRI Ternate; ending at 1227 UT with patriotic song;
after which no longer //; 1229 UT "Programa Satu RRI Wamena" ID.

Kang Guru Indonesia.
1235-1303 UT, with the Thursday only edition of Kang Guru Indonesia
("KGI") in mostly English, but a few short segments in Bahasa Indonesia;
much stronger than normal reception; QRN (static); still tough to make out
a lot of what was said; many KGI IDs; one listener told of collecting "KGI
Magzines" since 2008; segment "Good neighbors make good friends,"
discussing differences between Australia and Indonesia as to whether to
walk or ride.

Recently it has become clear that a major change was happening at KGI.
Their extensive website was recently drastically downsized. Seemed like
the Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF) was taking over.

At the KGI website, I see that *KGI has nowcompletely stopped producing
any new radio programs.* The final show was produced back in June. The
program heard today was an earlier production. We can only hope that RRI
stations will continue to recycle these older programs well into the
future.

Have listened to these programs going back to when it was Kang Guru Radio
English ("KGRE") and even before that with "Kang Guru II Radio English,"
in 1976, when Greg Clough was the original "Kaptain Kang Guru." Am sad
that they will no longer have any new shows. Has been very entertaining
listening to them over these past 40 years!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

KOREA D.P.R.   Somebody mixed up the languages on feeder
between Pyongyang and Kujang bcast center this UTC morning.

Spanish heard on 15105v kHz, and English on 15180 kHz in 0530-0630 UT
time slot.

15104.976 very odd fq, VoKorea Kujang, in Spanish(!) language
at 0545 UT on Aug 25.
// 11735.004 and 13759.997 kHz.
they had problems with main power ? -
though noted some transmission TX breaks in 0530 to 0600 UT slot.

15179.990  South East Asia sce in English here, had march mx at same time
around 0545 UT, and then again at 0603 UT, // 13649.997 kHz in 22 mb.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

LIBYA   674.9925  Libyan Radio from Benghazi station, heard morning Holy
Quran prayer in progress at 0358 UT Aug 22.

S=9 powerhouse signal across Mediterranean Sea on Zakynthos island Greece
remote SDR unit.   --- 674.995 kHz at Aug 26 on 1540 UT., wb.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

MADAGASCAR   11985  Radio Japan - Talata Volonondry, at 2046-2100* UT on
Aug 16, man announcer with talk in French language with instrumental music
in background. ID and closedown announcements by a man announcer at
2059 UT over nice Japanese instrumental music. 3 time pips at 2100 UT
before carrier was terminated. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Aug 21)

MADAGASCAR   Planned MWV - a lot of Madagascar entries under MDG MWV WCB
tentativelly in B-16 winter season

 9710 0100 0200 41,42S             100  40  15 218 Eng
 7390 0200 0300 12-13,14N,14SE,15  100 250 -15 218 Spa
 7390 0300 0400 12                 100 265   0 218 Spa
15670 0300 0400 41,42S             100  40 -15 218 Eng
11825 0400 0500 36SE,37,38W,46,47W 100 295 -30 218 Eng
17530 0400 0500 43,44W,49NW        100  55 -15 218 Chn
 9570 1800 1900 19,20,29,30W       100 355  30 218 Rus
17640 1800 1900 36SE,37,38W,46,47W 100 310 -15 218 Eng
 9540 1900 2000 19,20,29,30W       100 355  30 218 Rus
11945 1900 2000 38E,39,40NW,40S,48N100 355  30 218 Ara
13710 2000 2100 38,46NE,47N        100 340  15 218 Ara
17640 2000 2100 36SE,37,38W,46,47W 100 295 -30 218 Eng
11610 2100 2200 27S,28SW,37N       100 325   0 218 Chn
 9535 2200 2300 43,44W,49NW        100  55  30 218 Chn
11790 2200 2300 38,46NE,47N        100 325   0 218 Ara
(wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

MALAYSIA   Malaysia - Asyik FM reactivated on 6050 kHz.
6050  Asyik FM, via RTM Kajang site, reactivated Aug 22. Had been silent
for most of 2016; local Kajang sunset at 1119 UT and my local sunrise was
at 1331 UT.

Heard 1327-1413 UT, in vernacular; many phone conversations; played pop
songs; some adjacent QRM; light QRM from Tibet (PBS Xizang) on frequency;
mostly fair; singing IDs.

Surely this is back on the air for the upcoming Independence Day
celebrations. "Merdeka Day" (Hari Merdeka [Malaysian for "Independence
Day"]) - August 31, 1957 was the day that the Federation of Malaya gained
its independence from British colonization; is a national holiday, with
celebrations leading up to September 16 - "Malaysia Day," which
commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same
date in 1963. It marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo,
Sarawak, and Singapore to form Malaysia.

9835  Sarawak FM, via RTM Kajang site. Quick check at 1324 UT, Aug 22, to
catch ID and pop songs; fair.

11665  Limbang FM, via Wai FM, from RTM Kajang site. It's Monday (Aug 22),
so time for another Limbang FM relay; 1315 UT started with mention of both
"Limbang FM" and "Wai FM"; into the "Limbang FM" jingle; DJ in vernacular
with pop songs; good reception.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

RTM 6050.011 kHz need further check after sunset this Aug 23,
see some older observation in 2016:

6050.027 MLA  Someone reported, RTM Kajang FM program back on air,
         heard with typical SoEaAsia singer at 0007 UT on April 7,
         S=9 on remote SDR unit in eastern Thailand, thanks Uwe.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

0100-1600  6050  KAJ 10 kW non-dir to SoEaAS Malay RTM Asyik/Salam/Info FM
Ivo - Believe Asyik FM briefly re-activated for a short time
in April of this year[2016], after having been silent for many months
before that, and has not been heard since April. Ron
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 2)

MALAYSIA/CHINA/ECUADOR
6050 kHz channel checked on various remote SDR installations this morning
in 0930 to 1000 UT slot Aug 23, at
Delhi, India,
Tokyo / Kyoto Japan,
Detroit Michigan USA, and
Brisbane Queensland AUS.

Footprints like this
6049.996 HCJB Quito EQA
6050.000 CNR Lhasa Tibet, CHN.
6050.011 RTM Kajang, MLA.

Noise floor was -106dBm in Brisbane.

But EQA and MLA signals were equal level of S=4-5 or -95dBm signal,
before 1000 UT,
but RTM Kajang unit signal appeared increased propagation during sunset
around S=8 or -80dBm at 1020 UT on Aug 23.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 23)

MOROCCO   9575  Radio Medi Un - Nador site, at 0413-0436 UT on Aug 18,
vocals with a woman announcer with Arabic language talk with news from
0414 UT including several remote reports. Vocals at 0425 UT with switch
to French language at 0430 UT with brief news and then some pop vocals.
Fair and best signal noted from this station in a long while.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Aug 21)

NEW ZEALAND   Also powerful R NZi Rangitaiki on 15720.009 kHz on air,
S=9 or -61dBm in Brisbane remote unit in North Eastern Australia.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

NEW ZEALAND   11725.007  RNZL-international English sce from Rangitaiki,
S=9+20dB -60dBm signal downunder at Brisbane Queensland. Talk interview
about monetary loss at Melbourne, farmers export earnings, dollar
exchange. At 0535 UT on Aug 25.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

NIGERIA   7254.925, on Aug 19 at 0558 UT, VoNIG is S=9+20dB with tuning
signal of percussion cacophony, one of the neatest ones, and this time
comes thru unscathed and fully modulated; 0600 UT YL exclaims "Nigeria",
opening Hausa hour.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 19)

PAKISTAN   7265 even, only poor S=8 or -72dB signal from Islamabad Azad J.
Kashmir, Urdu sce, low modulation level noted so far at 1710 UT on Aug 20.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

PALAU   15455.014  odd fq. T8WH Christian Worship Hour, noted acc to Aoki
Nagoya database list, from T8WH Medorn Palau bcast site. S=7 at 0358 UT
on Aug 21 noted in Kyoto/Tokyo remote units.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

SAUDI ARABIA   15170.058 odd fq, BSKSA Riyadh Holy Quran program in
progress, at 0315 UT on Aug 21, S=7 or -85dBm signal in Australia.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

SOLOMON ISL   9544.999  Solomon Island BS from Honiara, S=8-9 or -73dBm
signal up to -66dBm fluttery noted at 0522 UT on Aug 25. Downunder in
remote Brisbane Australia unit. Phone-in interview about education and
qualification of foreign national workers. Usual schedule at 20-08 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

SOUTH AFRICA   7285.021  Meyerton tx not stable in frequency, hopps up and
down 3 Hertz constantly, already on air early at 0457 UT on Aug 25. Noted
on remote SDR unit at Detroit Michigan USA. Scheduled at 05-08 UT in
Afrikaans, SABC Sonder Grense program from SenTec site Meyerton.
S=9 or -76dBm heard in MI-USA east coast.  7285.019 ... 7285.023 kHz ...
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

SWAZILAND   7299.994 odd fq, TWR Africa via TWR Manzini Swaziland relay,
in Yao language, 1700-1730 UT scheduled, progr annmt at 1728 UT on Aug 20,
S=9 or -77dBm signal here in central Europe / southern Germany.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

TAIWAN   Radio Taiwan International special transmissions in German.

In an email of Radio Taiwan Internationalreceived this morning (local
time) the German service reminds of special transmissions in German
via the Tamshui (Tanshui) transmitter site on Taiwan:

on 26 August (today), 27 August and 28 August 2016 at 1600-1700 UT
on 2 September, 3 September and 4 September 2016   at 1600-1700 UT
on 1 October, 2 October and 3 October              at 1000-1100 UT
on 8 October and 9 October                         at 1000-1100 UT
and on 10 October at 1000-1100 UTC in DRM Mode

All transmissions are on 11665 kHz,
Tamshui (Tanshui) is listed to use 300 kW transmitters.
All correct reception reports will be verified with a special QSL card.
(Manfred R. Reiff-D, dxld Aug 26)

Liebe Hoererinnen und Hoerer,
RTI strahlt im August, September und Oktober 2016 das deutschsprachige
Programm an mehreren Tagen direkt von der Sendeanlage Tamshui nahe Taipei
in Nord-Taiwan aus!

Empfangsberichte ueber die Direktausstrahlungen auf der Frequenz
11665 kHz bestaetigt RTI mit einer Sonder-QSL-Karte.

Frequenz 11665 kHz von der Sendeanlage Tamsui

Datum und Uhrzeit:
26.8.2016, 16:00 bis 17:00 Uhr UT
27.8.2016, 16:00 bis 17:00 Uhr UT
28.8.2016, 16:00 bis 17:00 Uhr UT
02.9.2016, 16:00 bis 17:00 Uhr UT
03.9.2016, 16:00 bis 17:00 Uhr UT
04.9.2016, 16:00 bis 17:00 Uhr UT

01.10.2016, 10:00 bis 11:00 UT
02.10.2016, 10:00 bis 11:00 UT
03.10.2016, 10:00 bis 11:00 UT
08.10.2016, 10:00 bis 11:00 UT
09.10.2016, 10:00 bis 11:00 UT
10.10.2016, 10:00 bis 11:00 UT DRM Mode.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Empfangsberichte! Mehr Informationen ueber RTI:


Facebook:

(RT via Michael Bethge-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

TURKEY   9770 // 9870 kHz, on Aug 24 at 0134 UT, VOT Spanish is back on
correct frequencies this time, instead of 9830 replacing 9770 kHz;
but very poor.
K index at 0000 was 5 after G1 storms.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 24)

TURKEY   11980.006  VoTurkey Emirler, Turkish sce, heard on Brisbane AUS
remote SDR unit at 0537 UT on Aug 25.

Scheduled at 04-06 UT, S=9 or -71dBm signal strength downunder.
Nice light Turkish mx heard, my guess was rather of Brazilian type ...
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

UAE   9410.103 very ODD fq. BBC Arabic sce from Al Dhabbaya relay site in
UAE. S=9 noted at remote Doha Qatar SDR unit installation.
At 0352 UT on Aug 21.

15359.984  odd fq. IBB Mashaal Radio sce in Pashto language, via UAE Al
Dhabbaya site, signing-on at 0400 UT, their scheduled sce til 0700 UT.
S=5-6 poor signal noted at Kyoto/Tokyo Japan remote SDR installation.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

U.K.   BBCWS Over to You - The Home of BBC Monitoring

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p044jj9h>

A tour of Caversham Park before it closes - the home of BBC Monitoring - a
historical BBC World Service department, which has been monitoring some of
the world's most seismic events for 75 years. Caversham Park became the
BBC Monitoring Headquarters in 1941 and in light of recent news that, due
to a 4million British pound funding cut, it'll be closing its doors for
good. Rajan Datar visits the iconic building. Coordinating Editor, Chris
Greenway gives a tour of the building and a sense of its history, while
Lina Shaikouni gives a taste of what the service provides today.

Radio Times give the schedule for Over to You on the BBCWS DAB channel
here in the UK as Saturday 20 Aug at 2050 BST (1950 UT)
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Aug 20)

USA   7504.937  WRNO New Orleans settled down now here in the x.930 to
x.940 kHz odd fq range. S=8-9 or -74dBm signal observed on remote Doha
Qatar unit, 0353 UT on Aug 21.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20/21)

USA   9265  QSL - Unique Radio via WINB, Red Lion, PA, verified an
electronic report with a quick message in 3 days indicating he would get
back to me shortly with QSL and other information about the station from
Tim Gaynor.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Aug 21)

USA   17775  on Aug 19 at 2000 UT, KVOH is still on air with devotional in
Spanish, and also past 2028 UT. Another Friday, another extended
transmission beyond nominal 1900* UT. Program grid finally updated as of
Aug 1 still claims to broadcast M-F 1400-1900 UT only on 17775 kHz.

<http://www.voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf>

and finally admits that 9975 kHz in English at 01-04 UT daily
is "temporarily suspended".

7490.0   UT Sat Aug 20 from 0100 UT, WBCQ with live 'Allan Weiner
Worldwide'. "I don't get Terry Blakely. He burned out my damn plate
transformer", explaining the outage on 9330 kHz Tuesday night.

Interrupted by phone calls from regulars, even tho he hasn't invited them
or given out the number yet. Discusses how all transmitters smell
different, and first thing he does when going into building to find out
what's wrong, is sniff. He found 9330 kHz with all breakers tripped;
turned them back on and it blew up, due to a short in the 10 kW
intermediate stage plate transformer, grounding it.

Finally got back on air with backup transmitter and rhombic. Is almost
positive WBCQ is the only AM-FM-SW combo station in the USA; and also
"trimulcasting" on 7490, 5130, 3250 kHz tonight. 5130- kHz barely audible
here in noise and not synch; 3250v kHz not audible.

7730  on Aug 20 at 0030 UT, Jeff White introducing WRMI's special digital
broadcast for HFCC demonstration, another repeat of it.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 20)

USA   9824.997  WHRI Cypress Creek with English sermon "Water of Life
Ministries", according Aoki Nagoya database 05-06 UT on Suns-Thurs only.

Noted at 0524 UT Aug 25 S=9+10dB or -66dBm signal strength, some backlobe
signal towards Brisbane downunder remote unit.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

USA  [to Uganda]   15240-, Sunday August 21 at 1720 UT tune-in, no signal
from R. Munansi via WWRB Morrison TN-USA.

But no signal either from 15825 kHz neighbour WWCR, so could it be bad
propagation? Its other 3 frequencies, 13845, 12160, 9980 kHz are at normal
loud levels. But 1724 UT recheck, now WWRB is on 15240- kHz in presumed
Luganda at VG level, so a momentary break, or totally late coming on today
past 1600 UT or 1700 UT? That means 15825 kHz WWCR must really be AWOL.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Aug 21)

UZBEKISTAN   7620 even Voice of Wilderness Korean VEILED language services
via Red Telecom LTD FMO, via RRTM Tashkent tx site.  At 1500 UT on Aug 26,
S=9+10dB or -62dBm, male voice endless speak.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

VANUATU   7260 kHz etwas darunter. Ist eigentlich Radio Vanuatu noch im
41mb zugange? Ich habe jetzt um 1830 UT Aug 21 ein Signal auf 7259.96(2)
kHz, bei dem gelegentlich Musik hochschwappt. Fuer eine genaue ID ist das
Signal jedoch zu duenn.
(Thomas Lindenthal-D  DO3TL, A-DX ng Aug 21)

Radio Vanuatu a lot of QRM this morning in Australia on both sidebands.
Auch in Brisbane Queensland Australien wird das Signal von beiden Seiten
durch QRM gestoert und in die Zange genommen.

7259.961 kHz genau gemessen, S=8 Signal um 1840 UT am Aug 21.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21)

VIETNAM   7280even fq, VoVietnam Son Tay in Vietnamese heard at 1730 UT,
and suddenly appeared co-channel Taiwanese program of SOH,
mixture on S=9 or -54dBm in central Europe / southern Germany.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

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

USA / new DRM mode RX unit.

HFCC  B-16 season Conference held in Florida - USA.

TWR presents the Titus II DRM radio at HFCC !

<http://drmnainfo.blogspot.in/2016/08/twr-presents-titus-ii-drm-radio-at-hfcc.html>

(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX South Asia Aug 23)

Japanese Flora & Fauna Amateur Radio Awards - (JAFF)









JAPAN


1. The Japan Flora & Fauna Amateur Radio Awards are issued by the NPO, the "Japan Flora & Fauna Amateur Radio Award Program."

2. The organization consists of the radio amateurs who are interested and support the JAFF and WWFF programs.

3. The JAFF Awards are issued in two categories: the hunter and the activator. (Refer to website for rules that apply to activators.)

4. The following rules apply for a "JAFF Award -Hunter-".

There are four different classes:

Class 4 / Bronze: 11 QSO's have to be made with 11 different JAFF references.
Class 3 / Silver: 22 QSO's have to be made with 22 different JAFF references.
Class 2 / Gold: 44 QSO's have to be made with 44 different JAFF references.
Class 1 / Platinum: 88 QSO's have to be made with 88 different JAFF references.

The special "JAFF National Parks Award" is issued for hunters. 33 QSO's have to be made with 33 different JAFF references of national parks and quasi-national parks. Only one reference can be counted for the same national and quasi-national parks with more than one reference numbers for this award.  A QSO of any band and of any mode is valid.

6. The award is free and will be sent to the applicant by E-mail in digital format.

7. How to apply for the JAFF Awards other than the National Parks Award:
     - All QSO's have to be verified by the WWFF Logsearch. ( http://logsearch.wwff.co/index.php? )
     - You will have to register at the WWFF Logsearch.
     - Fill in applicant’s call and password as requested. Only valid calls will be accepted.
     - In case the applicant is in the Logserach with different calls, enter applicant’s calls separated by commas.
     - Execute a search with applicant’s call as a hunter or an activator.
     - Select the tab "Programs and Awards".
     - The applicant should see his/her search results for the different awards.
     - Go to "JAFF". The Logsearch will verify applicant’s log and show if he/she can apply for any of the JAFF Awards. The characters of the tubs will be highlighted in case the applicant meets our JAFF conditions. Click the "Apply for JAFF-H" or "Apply for JAFF-A" box.
     - The applicant should see his/her request on a refreshed page.
- applicants should receive a confirmation of his/her request by e-mail.
- Our Award Manager will approve applicant’s request (if the applicant meets all conditions) and send the requested award to the applicant.
- We ONLY accept input from this WWFF Logsearch module.

8. How to apply for the "JAFF National Parks Award":
- Send an E-mail of application to the JAFF award manager, "hag00207 at-mark nifty.ne.jp" without any space in the address.
- Attach a list of contacts with more than 33 different JAFF national and quasi-national parks. A copy of the JAFF part of the reference statistics will be accepted.

9. Terms of activation of JAFF areas
The WWFF global rules apply for all JAFF activities with one exception: The clause 6.9 (minimum duration of 2 hours) should not be construed obligatory; the clear intention and the best effort by the activator is requested.

E-mail: hag00207 (at) nifty.ne.jp

Internet: http://hag00207.wixsite.com/jaff-home/jaff-award-rule

The annual lighthouse weekend was full of fun







Hundreds with portable gear had a marvellous time putting former marine navigation on air during the 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held last Saturday and Sunday.

Organiser Kevin Mulcahy VK2CE says thank you to all who registered for the fun-event, with some them needing to avoid contests and keep out of inclement weather.

Its final result of 471 from 45 countries was excellent, says Kevin, considering unsettled conditions in some areas of the world.

Now expected on the ILLW.NET website are more reports of 2016 activity.

At the end, Germany and USA both had 69 registrations, followed closely by Australia on 65.

Among a lot of media publicity came the Australian Bureau of Metrology on its Facebook page with words and pictures of lighthouses – all good for Amateur Radio.

Looking ahead already there are 25 registrations for the 20th fun-event on the third weekend of August 2017.

Jim Linton VK3PC

Hackaday: Amateur Radio for Truckers






Dan Maloney KC1DJT looks at how a trucker might practice The World’s Best Hobby - Amateur Radio

Read his Hackaday article at

http://hackaday.com/2016/08/25/fine-business-good-buddy-amateur-radio-for-truckers/

DX News from the ARRL 26 August, 2016









26 August, 2016

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by HL4CCM, K9HZ, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

RWANDA, 9X. Jim, KB1ZSQ is QRV as 9X0JW from Kigali until December 20, 2017. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operator's instructions.

BHUTAN, A5. Operators Tatsuo, JA3ARJ, Kumio, JH3LSS, Ryo, JH7EQW and Junichi, JH3AEF are QRV as A52ARJ, A52LSS, A52EQW and A52AEF, respectively, from Dochula Resort until August 27. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some digital modes. QSL to home calls.

PHILIPPINES, DU. Carl, OE9MON is QRV as DU6/OE9MON from Panay Island, IOTA OC-129, until September 2. QSL via LZ1JZ.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Uli, DL2AH is QRV as TX2AH from Mangareva, Gambier Islands, IOTA OC-063, until August 28. Activity is on 40 to 10 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL. Members of the Gwangju DX Club are QRV as D73G from Kogum Island, IOTA AS-060, until August 28. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via HL4CEL.

ST. LUCIA, J6. William, K9HZ is QRV as J68HZ from Labrelotte Bay, Castries, IOTA NA-108, until September 11. Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

MONGOLIA, JT. David, OK1DBS and Josef, OK1XC will be QRV as JT1DBS and JT1XC, respectively, from August 30 to September 24. The first week they will be active from Ulaanbaatar, and for the remainder of the time they will be QRV as JT1DBS/3 and JT1XC/3, respectively, from Batshireet. QSL all calls to home calls.

BULGARIA, LZ. Special event station LZ18ARDF is QRV until September 30 during the context of the 18th World ARDF Championships in Albena, being held September 3 to 9. Activity is on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via bureau.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. A group of operators are QRV as R23RRC from Ptichiy Island, IOTA AS-091, until August 29. QSL via operators' instructions.

AUSTRALIA, VK. A group of operators are QRV using special event call sign VI6BLT50 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Other BLT50 stations may be active as well. QSL via operators' instructions.

PITCAIRN ISLAND, VP6. Nob, JF2MBF and Ken, JA2FJP are QRV as VP6J until September 3. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via JF2MBF.

BERMUDA, VP9. Jeff, VA3QSL will be QRV as VA3QSL/VP9 from August 31 to September 8. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL to home call
MACAO, XX9. Andrea, IK7YTT will be QRV as XX9TYT from Coloane Island, IOTA AS-075, from August 29 to September 5. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters. This includes an entry in the upcoming All Asian SSB DX contest. QSL via IW7EGQ.

VANUATU, YJ. Tom, KC0W is QRV as YJ0COW until September 21. Activity is on the various HF bands using only CW. QSL direct to home call.

AVES ISLAND, YV0. A large group of operators will soon be QRV as YX0V from Aves Island, IOTA NA-020, and be active for 7 to 10 days. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters using all modes. QSL via operators' instructions.

ALBANIA, ZA. Costa, IZ7GXB is QRV as ZA/IZ7GXB from Durres until August 30. Activity is focused mostly on 6 meters using SSB. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
 
The QRP 20-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Hawaii QSO Party, ALARA Contest, Keyman's Club of Japan CW Contest, SCC RTTY Championship, W/VE Islands QSO Party, YO DX HF Contest, Kansas QSO Party, Ohio QSO Party, CVA SSB DX Contest and the SARL HF CW Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for August 31.

The ARRL National Parks on the Air event runs during all of 2016 to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Please see August QST, page 83 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details

ISWL Callsigns for September 2016






The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of September 2016:

GX4BJC/A - Operated from near Towcester, in Northamptonshire, by Phil, G4DMS.

(/A WAB Square SP65 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

MX1SWL/A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU.

(/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

George will also operate as: MX1SWL/P in England,
plus: MS1SWL/P in Scotland, WLOTA 1234.
and: MC1SWL/P in Wales, WLOTA 0453.
His /P WAB information will be given if requested.

ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator.

The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrz.com or via www.eQSL.cc.

NO LoTW.

I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards.

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2026, August 26, 2016












AUDIO


*** CLOSED CIRCUIT ADVISORY ****

The following is a closed circuit advisory and not for broadcast. Please note that this edition of Amateur Radio Newsline #2026 is an extended report containing three segments and two breaks. Now, here is this week's anchor, Stephen Kinford, N8WB.

STEPHEN/ANCHOR:

Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2026 with a release date of Friday, August 26,2016 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a QST.  Hams respond once more to raging fires in California. Three companies plead guilty in a global investigation into electronics price-fixing. We also hear from Amateur Radio Newsline's Young Ham of the Year in a special report from the Huntsville Hamfest. All of this coming your way in Amateur Radio Newsline Report Number 2026.

***

BILLBOARD CART HERE


****

BREAKING NEWS: HAMS ACTIVATED AFTER QUAKE IN ITALY

STEPHEN/ANCHOR: This week's newscast begins with breaking news. Here's Amateur Radio Newsline's Don Wilbanks, AE5DW.

DON'S REPORT: As Amateur Radio Newsline went to production, an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck central Italy early Wednesday, August 24. Initial reports indicate there were more than 120 fatalities. As emergency personnel continued to search for survivors, Italian amateurs began conducting emergency operations on the bands. Hams throughout the region were instructed to keep 7060 KHz, plus or minus 10 KHz, and 3643.5 KHz, clear. Offers of assistance have arrived from France, Israel, Germany and other nations. Details were still developing, and Amateur Radio Newsline will continue to follow this story. For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW.

(NYTIMES, CNN, DXNEWS, DXCOFFEE)

**
LINKED REPEATERS AID HAMS' CALIFORNIA FIRE RESPONSE

STEPHEN KINFORD/ANCHOR: We look now at amateur radio's response in another crisis, the California fires. In San Bernadino County's fire district, a ham group has been supplying support for two major wildfires in just the past two weeks. As of Tuesday August twenty third, the Blue Cut Fire has scorched nearly 58 square miles and closed off some key transportation highways as well.

Amateur Radio Newsline's Kent Peterson, KC0DGY spoke with Keith Morris KC6ZGG.



KENT: Keith is the Chief Radio Officer for the San Bernardino County Fire Office of Emergency Services

KEITH: San Bernadino county is the largest county in the united states Larger than a couple of states.   We do know that the last count was 105 single family homes were destroyed. This is our second major call out this season staffing is a challenge we're not a huge group considering the size of the area and with the pass being closed for a few days, we had to rely on whoever was already in place.

KENT: Unfortunately weather conditions have again been good for new fire development

KEITH: We have some monsoon flow bringing us thunder storms unfortunately , not very wet but dry lightning and that starts another fire.

KENT: The amateur radio volunteers work across the valleys, the mountains and the desert areas all interconnected using the linked repeaters of the Southern California Radio Network.

KEITH: a lot of our volunteers work as well they're not all retired folk they are not independently wealthy They're regular working people who had the calling to come and volunteer their time what they have available to us. We managed to staff every shift we needed

KENT: Morris describes one key role the local amateur radio group fills

KEITH: We are the technical and logistical support group for the fire department command post.  When those get deployed we have the technical team who are on the ready to support any of their needs in the field. We relieve all the standard modes of communications whether it the telephones or the fire department radios.  We relieve the routine traffic and leave Fire Brigade Staff for the more critical stuff.

KENT: He explains some of the responsibilities of their fire department

KEITH: They're an all needs fire department. They do everything from fires to rescues. Our goal is to support them with anything they need.

KENT: Morris says the fire department appreciates the assistance from the amateur radio community.

KEITH: They're very appreciative. We make sure they're taken care of all of us live in this area so we've got an interest in giving them the support that they need.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Kent Peterson KC0DGY

STEPHEN: It's worth noting that While the fire activity on the Blue Cut Fire may be winding down, restoration of the infrastructure is just beginning, especially in the region's critical Cajon Pass. Workers from Southern California Edison, Caltrans District 8, BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Railroad and other companies will be tending to damaged power poles, train infrastructure, guard rails and related items in the area. The Cajon Pass has miles of train track, high tension power lines and the Interstate 15 which is a major thoroughfare to the High Desert, Las Vegas and beyond.

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GUILTY PLEAS IN WORLDWIDE PRICE-FIXING CASE

STEPHEN: There are new developments in the ongoing U.S. federal probe into electronics price-fixing. Amateur Radio Newsline's Paul Braun WD9GCO has the details.

PAUL'S REPORT: In an ongoing U.S. Justice Department investigation, three more electronics companies have agreed to plead guilty in an international price-fixing conspiracy affecting the price of electrolytic capacitors worldwide. The agreement by Rubycon Corporation, Elna Co. Ltd. and Holy Stone Holdings Co., Ltd., brings to five the total of companies pleading guilty in the probe. Guilty pleas were previously entered by NEC TOKIN Corp. and Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.

One individual, Takuro Isawa, a former global sales manager for one of the manufacturers of the capacitors, was indicted last year as well for alleged participation in the conspiracy.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder, of the justice department's Antitrust Division, said millions of American consumers were impacted by the price-fixing. In addition to their importance in amateur radio, the capacitors are also found in such consumer electronics as auto airbags and engines, computers, televisions, office equipment and home appliances.

Each of the three companies has agreed to pay a criminal fine and cooperate with the ongoing probe. The two previous companies have already been sentenced to pay. NEC TOKIN was fined $13.8 million and Hitachi Chemical was fined $3.8 million.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Paul Braun, WD9GCO.

(U.S. DEPT OF JUSTICE, ARRL)

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IN ALASKA, PREPARING TO PLAY THE HAARP

STEPHEN: Why does the ionosphere behave as it does? At a newly reopened research facility once owned by the U.S. military, university researchers about to ask that same question. Here's more from Amateur Radio Newsline's Jim Damron, N8TMW.

JIM's REPORT: High frequency radio researchers in Alaska are about to embark on a behavioral study of the most powerful kind, but their work has nothing to do with the habits or psychology of amateur radio operators.

The scientists will be looking at the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, utilizing what is believed to be the world's most capable high-power HF transmitter. All this work is to be done at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, facility when it reopens in 2017.

The FCC has granted HAARP a pair of experimental service licenses to conduct the research at the facility, which is now owned by the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, which acquired it from the U.S. Air Force.

HAARP's research involves beaming radio waves straight up for hundreds of miles, sometimes with such power that the effects create an artificial aurora. Much of the research has applications in satellite communications and navigation.

UAF researcher Chris Fallen KL3WX told the ARRL that early next year the research will begin. License WI2XFX will cover testing beetween 2.65 MHz and 8.1MHz, and license WI2XDV will cover the part of the spectrum between 1 and 40 MHz.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW.

(ARRL, NPR.ORG, HAARP.NET)


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ICOM DELIVERS A TOKYO SURPRISE

STEPHEN: If you're a leading manufacturer of amateur radio equipment, there's no better place to release the news of long-awaited new products than at the Tokyo Ham Fair, which recently concluded. Amateur Radio Newsline's Mike Askins KE5CXP tells us what radio giant Icom had in store there.

MIKE: Attendees at the Japan Amateur Radio League's Tokyo Ham Fair on Aug. 20th and 21st got quite an eyeful from Icom Inc. The manufacturer at long last trotted out the very samples it had been hinting at for the past few weeks in its online campaign. Visitors got their first glimpses of a few new products: Icom's IC-7610 will replace the IC-7600 as a 100-watt base station with built-in antenna tuner and capability for HF and 50MHz. Icom also rolled out the IC-R8600 wideband receiver to replace its IC-R8500. This receiver will operate in analog and digital modes and have a frequency range from 0.01-3000MHz. Among handhelds, Icom is introducing the IC-R30, an analog and digital model which succeeds the IC-R20 and can decode D-STAR, P25, NXDN and dPMR digital modes.

A special edition handheld model was also introduced: the ID-51 PLUS2, which permits D-STAR calls through the Internet, even in areas without access to D-STAR repeaters.

Though Icom revealed the samples, the company did not unveil details on prices or the products' launch dates.

With more than 36,000 participants at the ham fair, you can be sure there were a lot of eyes on Icom this year.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mike Askins, KE5CXP.

(ICOM UK MARKETING)


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ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS GO TO YOUNG AMATEURS

STEPHEN: Bright young student engineers deserve to be encouraged, and the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust has done just that, with scholarships. Amateur Radio Newsline's Neil Rapp WB9VPG, has the details.

NEIL's REPORT: Two young radio amateurs are among the four winners of this year's scholarships from the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust, part of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Winners of the $1,500 scholarships include Clifford White W5CNW of Tyler Texas, who has held an Amateur Extra license since he was 14. He is presently studying electrical engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Clifford was awarded the John H. Battison Founder's Scholarship to further his studies.

The foundation's Youth Scholarship was awarded to Ruth Willet KM4LAO. The Lawrenceville, Georgia, student will be double-majoring in mechanical engineering and engineering physics at Kettering College in Michigan.

The other recipients are James Copeland, a student engineer at his college radio station at Kansas State University, where he is a junior studying broadcasting. James, who was given the Robert Greenberg Scholarship, is a collector of Collins and Heathkit radios. The winner of the Harold E. Ennes Scholarship is Michael Frushour of Brookeville, Illinois, a TV production student at Columbia College in Chicago.

These annual scholarships are given to qualifying students in broadcast engineering and technology.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

(RADIO WORLD, THE SOCIETY OF BROADCAST ENGINEERS)

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NEW FREQUENCIES FOR LATVIAN AMATEURS

STEPHEN: Amateur radio operators in Latvia just got some new space on the spectrum. We hear more from Amateur Radio Newsline's Jeremy Boot G4NJH.

JEREMY's REPORT: Two new bands opened up for amateurs in Latvia on August the 9th: the 60 meter, 5 MHz allocation with 15w EIRP and the 630 meter band, between 472 and 479 KHz, with 1 watt EIRP.

The 60 meter band in particular opens up new operating space on the spectrum in an area that has already been available to amateurs in the United States, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. As with most new allocations of this band this is a continuous range of frequency and not channelised as many earlier allocations were.

Both bands are open for use by Latvia's top-level Category A licensees but unlike other countries the 60 metre band is restricted to modes with a maximum bandwidth of 800 Hz.

Sixty meters is also gaining traction in Australia, where the Wireless Institute of Australia's request for the allocation, made last April to the Australian Communications and Media Authority, has been graded as Priority 1 by the authority. The ACMA acknowledges amateurs' interest in gaining 60-meter access. The WIA's magazine, "Amateur Radio," is preparing to publish a situation paper on the subject when space becomes available.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jeremy Boot G4NJH

(WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA, SOUTHGATE ARC)


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STATION HONORS MARTYRED FRANCISCAN PRIEST

STEPHEN: Radio operators have honored a Polish priest who died during World War II. Maximilian Maria Kolbe is considered the patron saint of ham radio. Amateur Radio Newsline's Heather Embee KB3TZD has more.

HEATHER's REPORT: Special Event Station K3M went on the air earlier this month with a mission: to celebrate the life and the sacrifice of Maximilian Maria Kolbe, the Franciscan Priest who became a martyr during World War II. The global radio event which featured stations in Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey and Virginia, drew thousands of participants from Poland, as well as Spain, Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Canada. The stations operated during the week of Aug. 14 to Aug. 20 to mark the 75 years since the priest's death at the hands of the Nazis on Aug. 14, 1941.

The role of radio holds special significance in honoring the priest, who was founder of a monastery in Poland that had been dedicated to communications and was the home operation for SP3RN, a short-wave radio station. When the monastery was shut by the Nazis in 1941, Maximilian Maria Kolbe was arrested and sent to Auschwitz where he died in a starvation bunker.

The priest was canonized in 1982 and is considered the patron saint of amateur radio operators.

The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Net, founded in 1997, operates every Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on 3814 KHz.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Heather Embee, KB3TZD.

(SAINTMAXNET.ORG)

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THE WORLD OF DX

In the world of DX, listen for Bernie, ZS4TX, operating as 3B8TX from Mauritius between September 16 to September 19th, as part of a 6m EME DXpedition. His operation will favor NA/SA moonrise and ZL/VK mooonset. He will also have a beacon during the daytime, seeking possible Tropo openings towards Africa. He prefers QSL cards in LoTW but will accept those sent to his home callsign.

Tom KC0W will be operating CW from Vanuatu where he will sign YJ0COW until the 21st of September. Send QSL cards directly to his home call.

Two amateurs from Japan are operating from Pitcairn Island until the 3rd of September as VP6J. Listen for them on 160m to 10m operating CW, SSB and RTTY. They are Nob JF2MBF and Ken JA2FJP. Send QSL cards directly to JF2MBF. With the pair's departure on September 3, a German amateur, Uli DL2AH, arrives and will be there until the 25th of November.

And finally, listen for  Ralf, DK8FA, operating as D44TUJ from Boa Vista Island between September 15 and September 29th. He will be heard mostly on 20 meters using the Digital modes. Send QSL cards to his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Ralf does not accept eQSL or LoTW!

(IRISH RADIO TRANSMITTERS SOCIETY, OHIO PENN DX BULLETIN)

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AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE HONORS YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR

STEPHEN: Meet Skyler Fennell, KD0WHB, the promising young amateur from Colorado who is this year's Bill Pasternak Young Ham of the Year. In this expanded final segment of Amateur Radio Newsline, we hear this report from Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, who was at the Huntsville Hamfest helping honor Skyler for his achievement.

DON'S REPORT:

DON: "Good afternoon everyone.  My name is Don Wilbanks, I'm with Amateur Radio Newsline, my call is AE5DW and we come together here every year to recognize excellence in youth and amateur radio with the Young Ham Of The Year Award."

And what a great representative we have for 2016.  Skyler Fennell, KD0WHB from Littleton Colorado.  An exceptional, brilliant young man. 

SKYLER: "Thank you so much Don.  It's really nice to be here and a pleasure meeting you all.  I'd like to thank Carole Perry and Paul Veal, WB2MGP and N0AH for the nomination, and the STEM school for helping get that all done.  I'd really like to say thanks to all my Elmers and everyone who has really inspired me in the hobby to work on projects and learn about all the different things.  It's really nice to be here and thank so much."

DON: We shared the stage with some friends.  Our corporate sponsors.  First up, Rich Moseson, W2VU of CQ Communications.

RICH: "I say this every year, what an honor it has been for me in the past 20 years to be on the judging committee for the Young Ham of The Year award program.  We hear so much from people saying that there are no young hams getting into the hobby anymore and those that do are not really doing anything significant.  Well every year I have the privilege of meeting some young hams who are doing incredible things.  Skyler, you are joining a long line of incredible young hams.  If anybody questions what we're talking about, just look at this little box!  He's got a 900 MHz repeater that he's walking around with, and it's working, and it's linked!  It has Internet connectivity, and it's amazing!"

DON: Amazing indeed!  Next from Yaesu USA, Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV.

DENNIS: "What we've learned about these amazing young hams, like Skyler, is they're on the move!  They're all over the place!  Physically besides everything else going on in their life.  Hou many people here have a 900 MHz radio?  That's a problem, isn't it Skyler?  That's your job in the future, to change that as these people get more crowded on the other bands.  They need people like you to show us why we can do that.  congratulations on behalf of Yaesu and wish you many years.  I'm sure you're going to have a wonderful time as you go forward.  Thank you."

DON: Representing Heil Sound, Gordon West, WB6NOA.

GORDON: "Wow! Skyler, you outdid yourself!  All of us here are so appreciative of your hard work.  First, your Pass ribbon that gets you to the head of any line!  You just show them that ribbon and you're there! Let's give Skyler a big hand for a great job!"

DON: Next, Emmett Hohensee, W0QH of RadioWavz Antennas.

EMMETT: "Skyler, honestly I am impressed.  Just looking at the 900 MHz repeater that you've got walking around with the networking and all this neat stuff - I'm impressed! I'm encouraged!  And I'm hoping that with more examples of people such as yourself that you continue to achieve, that you continue to spark new initiatives and new ideas, and bridge the gap between the old and the new.  I really appreciate that.  I want you to continue to do what you're doing and don't stop!  Continue to move on."

DON: Impressive doesn't begin to cover it all.  I can't wait to meet next year's Young Ham Of The Year. And we will next August in Huntsville Alabama.  Thanks to CQ Communications, Yaesu USA, Heil Sound, RadioWavz and the Huntsville Hamfest. Till next year, I'm Don Wilbanks, AE5DW for the Amateur Radio Newsline.

STEPHEN: There's more! You can hear the ceremony honoring Skyler in its entirety by visiting our website, arnewsline.org, where we have posted it for you to hear as a Newsline Extra this week.

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KICKER: MESSAGE FIT FOR A QUEEN

STEPHEN: Our last story goes back a few years. More than a century, in fact. It's about telegraphy, royalty, the presidency and, of course, ham radio. Here's Amateur Radio Newsline's Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

GRAHAM: Imagine, for a moment, U.S. President James Buchanan and Great Britain's Queen Victoria exchanging QSL cards. Imagine too the 19th century world figures giving one another signal reports. It didn't quite happen that way but in August of 1858, the president and the queen communicated across the Atlantic, as Victoria sent the president an invitation to visit Buckingham Palace. Her message began: QUOTE "Come, let us talk together" - as clear an opening for a ragchew if ever we heard one.

It was the first transatlantic telegraph message between the two and the president received it at the summer White House in Pennsylvania.

To commemorate that telegraph's anniversary, hams from the Bedford County Amateur Radio Society in Pennsylvania, using the callsign N3B, sent an ARRL Radiogram on Aug. 16 to Queen Elizabeth II. It was delivered to GB3RS at the Radio Society of Great Britain's National Radio Centre Bletchley Park. The message was sent in CW on 20 meters by Lloyd Roach K3QNT and Bernie Frank W3DRW.

Band conditions weren't optimal but in the UK, Trevor Hughes, G4WKJ and Andy Roberts M0GYK, were still able to copy the good wishes and forward them on to Buckingham Palace where, despite poor signal reports that had challenged the amateurs, it was never the less well-received.

For Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Graham Kemp, VK4BB.

(ARRL, BEDFORD COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY)

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NEWSCAST CLOSE: With thanks to Alan Labs; the ARRL; the Bedford County Amateur Radio Society; CQ Magazine; CNN; DXNews; DXCoffee; HAARP.NET; Hap Holly and the Rain Report; Icom; the IARU; Irish Radio Transmitter Society; the New York Times; NPR.org; Ohio-Penn DX Bulletin; QRZ; SaintMaxNet.org; Southgate Amateur Radio News; Ted Randall's QSO Radio Show; Wireless Institute of Australia; 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.

For now, with Caryn Eve Murray, KD2GUT, at the news desk in New York, and our news team worldwide, I'm Stephen Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth Ohio, saying 73 and as always we thank you for listening.

Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) is Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

DARC DXNL 2003 (Aug 26, 2016)









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

            translation by: Oliver Bock, DJ9AO


A5, Buthan:
     Ops Tatsuo/JA3ARJ, Kunio/JH3LSS, Ryo/JH7EQW, and Junichi/JH3AEF
     will be active with the calls A52ARJ, A52LSS, A52EQW, and A52AEF
     between the 22nd and 27th on 80-10m (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL
     for A52ARJ via JA3ARJ (d/B), A52LSS via JH3LSS (d/B), A52EQW via
     JH7EQW (d/B), and A52AEF via JH3AEF (d/B).

DL, Germany:
     DL0BVG (special DOK 150VOG) will be active from the Brocken summit
     (1141 asl) during the upcoming VHF/UHF Contest (Sept. 3) on 2m,
     70cm, 23cm (SSB). A special QSL will be available depicting the
     Harz Narrow Gauge Railway. QSL via bureau.
     http://www.amateurfunk-vienenburg.de/index.htm

FO, French Polynesia:
     Uli/DL2AH operates holiday-style until Aug. 28 from
     Mangareva/Gambier Islands (OC-063) as TX2AH on 40-10m (SSB only).
     QSL via DL2AH.

J6, ST. Lucia:
     Bill/K9HZ returns to Saint Lucia Island (NA-108) for the time
     between Aug. 26 and Sept. 11. QRV as J68HZ on 160-6m (CW, SSB,
     RTTY). QSL via K9HZ (d), ClubLog, LoTW, eQSL.

JA, Japan:
     8J2FUJI celebrates the founding of the Shizuoka prefecture 50 years
     ago. QRV until November 30. QSL via bureau.

JT, Mongolia:
     David/OK1DBS and Josef/OK1XC are going to spend Aug. 30 until Sept.
     24 in Mongolia. QRV during the first week as JT1DBS and JT1XC from
     Ulaanbaatar and the remainder of the time /3 from Batshireet (400km
     east of the capital city). QSL via homecalls (d/B).

LA, Norway:
     Mario/DJ2MX will be active during his holidays in Norway with the
     call LA/N0MX from summits and from IOTA EU-055. QSL via DJ2MX
     (d/B).

LZ, Bulgaria:
     LZ18ARDF operates in the context of the 18th World ARDF
     Championships in Albena (Sep. 3-9). QRV between Aug. 17 and Sep. 30
     on HF (CW, SSB, digital modes). Ops will be from the Radio Club Lom
     (LZ2KLR) mostly. QSL via bureau. http://ardf2016.com/

VP6, Pitcairn Island:
     Pitcairn Island (OC-044) is Nob's (JF2MBF) and Ken's (JA2FJP) first
     stop on a tour of the Pacific. QRV between Aug. 25 and Sep. 3 as
     VP6J on 160-10m (CW, SSB, RTTY). QSL via JF2MBF, ClubLog OQRS,
     LoTW.

XX9, Macao:
     Andrea/IK7YTT is going to pay Macau a visit from the 29th until the
     5th of September. He will be active from Coloane (AS-075) as XX9TYT
     on 80-10m (including the All Asian DX SSB Contest). QSL via IW7EGQ.

YO, Romania:
     YQ0BIKE is drawing attention to the Cycling Tour of Szeklerland
     until the end of the month on HF (SSB, CW, digital modes). An award
     is also available. QSL via CLubLog OQRS, LoTW, eQSL.

ZA, Albania:
     Costa/IZ7GXB will be active from Durres (WW Loc. JN91sg) between
     the 26th and 30th as ZA/IZ7GXB with a focus on 6m (SSB). QSL via
     IZ7GXB (d), LoTW. http://za-iz7gxb-albania.jimdo.com/


Preview:
========
T31, Central Kiribati:
     The Perseverance DX Group is planning a DXpedition to Central
     Kiribati for October 2017. So far, the team consists of Arnie/N6HC,
     Kevin/K6TD, Heye/DJ9RR, Pista/HA5AO, Laci/HA0NAR, Gene/K5GS,
     Les/W2LK, Glenn/KE4KY, Mike/WA6O, Ricardo/PY2PT, and Steve/W1SRD.
     T31 is currently ranked #18 on ClubLog's Most Wanted List and in
     particularly high demand in Europe. For more information and ways
     to support the group see: http://www.t31w.com/


Abbreviations in this DXNL:
===========================
ARLHS    Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
COTA     Castles on the Air
GMA      German Mountain Award
IOTA     Islands on the Air
LoTW     Logbook of the World
OQRS     Online QSL Request System
USi      United States Islands Awards
WCA      World Castles Award
WLOTA    World Lighthouse On The Air Award
WRTC     World Radiosport Team Championship


Upcoming Contests:
==================
27./28.08.             Hawaii QSO Party
27.08.                 HSW Contest
27./28.08.             YO DX Contest
27./28.08.             SCC RTTY Championship
27./28.08.             Kansas QSO Party
27./28.08.             Ohio QSO 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


AF-094; 7X, Mediterranean Sea Coast West group: 7V9A from Plane
     Island (see DXNL 2002) had to be postponed to August 24-27 due to
     bad weather conditions.

AS-060; HL4, Cholla-Namdo Province group: Members of the Gwangju DX
     Club (6L0NJ) will be activating Kogum Island on Aug. 26 to 28 as
     D73G. QRV on 80-6m (CW, SSB, digital modes). QSL via HL4CEL (d/B).

AS-091; R0X, Shelikhova Bay group: After a successful operation
     from Kambal'nyy Island, the team of UE23RRC now plans to move on to
     Ptichiy Island (RR-13-01) and get on the air with the call R23RRC
     between the 25th and 29th. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

AS-117; JA1 etc, Honshu's Coastal Islands: Kenji/JA4GXS will be on
     the air from Kasado Island signing JA4GXS/4 on the 27th. QRV on 40,
     20, 17, 15, and 6m (CW, SSB). QSL via JA4GXS (d/B).

EU-081; F, Basse-Normandie (Manche West) Region group: Tim/ON5HC,
     Patrick/ON7PQ, Geert/ON7USB, and Francis/ON8AZ are going to pay
     Saint Marcouf (FFF-1200, ARLHS FRA-055) a visit from Aug 27. to
     Sep. 3. QRV as TM6U on HF (SSB, CW, digital modes; 160 and 6m
     depending on condx). QSL via ON8AZ (d/B). http://www.eu081.be/

NA-039; KL, Andreanof Islands: John/KG4FJC operates from Adak
     Island (WLOTA 1258, USi AK-008S) on Aug. 30 and 31 as KG4FJC/KL7.
     QRV on 40 and 20m, mainly on SSB. QSL via KG4FJC (d), LoTW.

NA-159; VY0, Nunavut (King George Islands) group: Bruce/KD6WW and
     Mike/K9AJ are expected on the air from the King George Island group
     between the 26th and 29th signing their homecalls/VY0. QRV with two
     stations on 30, 20, and 17m (CW, SSB). A day-trip to Belcher
     Islands (IOTA NA-196) may be possible on the 29th depending on wx
     conditions. QSL via ClubLog OQRS.

OC-129; DU5-7, Visayan Islands: Carl/OE9MON remains active until
     Sep. 2 as DU6/OE9MON from Panay Island. QSL via LZ1JZ (d/B), LOTW,
     eQSL.

OC-228; VK5, South Australia State East group: Craig/VK5CE plans to
     activate Granite Island for the first time as VK5CE/p from Aug. 26
     (22z) to Aug. 27 (08z), first on 15m and then later on 20m. Staying
     overnight is not possible, to Craig is limited to operating during
     his daylight hours. QSL via VK5CE (d/B), LoTW, ClubLog OQRS.
     http://oc228.blogspot.de/


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

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

Area Protegida da Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz - CTFF-0862:
     Members of the Uniao de Radioamadores dos Acores will be active
     from this reference on Aug. 27 (10z to 18z) with the call CQ8URA/p.
     QSL via bureau.

Lagowski Park Krajobrazowy - SPFF-0059:
     Nico/DM5SN is going to operate SP/DM5SN/p holiday-style from this
     park between the 24th and 31st on HF (SSB, digital modes). QSL via
     DM5SN.


WCA Activities
===============

WCA QRGs:
CW: 28031 24911 21031 18081 14031 10121 7031 3531 kHz
SSB: 28551 24951 21251 18131 14251 7131 3731 kHz

Starkenburg - DL-00077:
     DL1ASA/p plans to activate Starkenburg Castle WCA DL-00077, COTA-DL
     HBN-002, GMA DA/HE-248) on the 27th and 28th, depending on wx
     conditions. QSL via DL1ASA (d/B).

WCA Activations by DL0HWI/p:
     Members of the club station DL0HWI plan to activate the following
     castles /p on Aug. 27 between 06z and 16z:
      Residenzschloss Schwerin (WCA DL-00259, COTA-DL MVB-062, WW Loc. JO53RO)
      Prinzen (Altes) Palais (WCA DL-03374, COTA-DL MVB-178, WW Loc. JO53QP)
      Neustaetisches Palais (WCA DL-03373, COTA-DL MVB-177, WW Loc. JO53QP)
      Oertzen Palais (WCA DL-03382, COTA-DL MVB-186, WW Loc.  JO53RP)
      Brandensteinisches Palais (WCA DL-03381, COTA-DL MVB-185, WW Loc. JO53RP)
     QSL via DL0HWI (d/B).


Calendar
========
start      - end        DX              DXNL
           - 18.12.     3Z35RTTY        1971
01.03.     - 31.10.     3Z100DG         1984
01.01.     - 31.12.     4JRA29          1973
01.01.     - 31.12.     4KRA29          1973
           - 08.2017    5R8SV           1897
           - 02.2018    5T2AI           1977
10.08.     - 24.08.     6Y6N            2000
24.08.     - 27.08.     7V9A            2003*
01.05.     - 31.12.     8J1IRM          1987
11.06.     - 24.12.     8J1ME           1997
01.04.     - 30.11.     8J2FUJI         2003*
01.05.     - 29.01.17   8J2OKZ          1987
16.07.     - 24.12.     8J3ME           1997
16.07.     - 31.08.     8J7START        1997
20.09.     - 19.09.     8N1KCJ          1962
20.09.     - 19.09.     8N2KCJ          1962
20.09.     - 19.09.     8N3KCJ          1962
20.09.     - 19.09.     8N5KCJ          1962
20.09.     - 19.09.     8N8KCJ          1962
           - 12.2016    8T2BH           1965
01.08.     - 30.09.     9A/PA4JJ        1999
15.08.     - 25.08.     9A/VE3ZIK       2001
01.01.     - 31.12.     9A50CBM         1971
01.01.     - 31.12.     9A70CVW         1971
01.01.     - 31.12.     9A1700SBD       1970
14.01.     - 31.12.17   A31MM           1973
22.08.     - 27.08.     A52AEF          2003*
22.08.     - 27.08.     A52ARJ          2003*
22.08.     - 27.08.     A52EQW          2003*
22.08.     - 27.08.     A52LSS          2003*
10.03.     - 31.12.     A9110RR         1980
           - 03/2017    C91PA           2001
27.08.     -            CQ8URA/p        2003*
19.08.     - 29.08.     CY9C            2002
26.08.     - 28.08.     D73G            2003*
01.06.     - 31.08.     DB0DH           1991
01.01.     - 31.12.     DB40HEB         1971
01.01.     - 31.12.     DF50MUC         1975
01.10.     - 30.09.     DF60OVGZ        1957
01.01.     - 31.12.     DF90KWTJ        1969
01.01.     - 31.12.     DG500BIER       1970
01.01.     - 31.12.     DJ50MUC         1975
14.10.     - 13.10.     DK0WRTC         1958
01.01.     - 31.12.     DK50MUC         1975
01.01.     - 31.12.     DK50WEPO        1971
13.08.     - 28.08.     DL/PA3DLX/p     2001
27.08.     -            DL0HWI/p        2003*
01.06.     - 31.08.     DL0ICH          1991
13.06.     - 12.06.17   DL0MHD          1992
01.06.     - 31.05.17   DL0POLIO        1991
01.06.     - 31.08.     DL0RD           1991
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL0VBG          1974
03.09.     -            DL0VBG/p        2003*
27.08.     - 28.08.     DL1ASA/p        2003*
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL40RCE         1969
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL50MUC         1975
01.02.     - 31.12.     DL60GAF         1976
01.01.     - 31.12.     DL500BIER       1972
02.06.     - 31.12.     DL800JE         1994
01.02.     - 31.12.     DL1516BIER      1977
01.01.     - 31.12.     DM0MORSE        1971
01.01.     - 31.12.     DM60KJN         1972
13.08.     - 28.08.     DO/PD0HWE/p     2001
           - 02.2017    DP0GVN          1958
01.01.     - 31.12.     DP65HSC         1969
01.01.     - 31.12.     DQ200RHH        1974
05.03.     - 28.02.17   DR30BUT         1980
15.06.     - 14.06.17   DR160TESLA      1994
01.01.     - 31.12.     DR200MIB        1971
01.06.     - 31.12.     DR777RI         1993
01.04.     - 31.03.17   DR2016KIDS      1983
           - 02.09.     DU6/OE9MON      2003*
23.08.     - 28.08.     E717MFF         2002
13.08.     - 27.08.     EA8/IV3HAX      2002
20.08.     - 04.09.     EG5CMU          2002
01.01.     - 31.12.     EI1916E         1969
01.08.     - 31.08.     EM25KRR         1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     EM60EV          2001
01.06.     - 30.11.     EO25U           1992
01.08.     - 31.08.     EO25UD          1999
           - 31.12.     EO90WU          1978
01.01.     - 31.12.     HB0AFVL         1970
           - 31.12.     HB20AA          1981
28.03.     - 31.08.     HF2SDM          1983
01.01.     - 31.12.     HF6FIRAC        1977
20.05.     - 30.09.     HF30BLP         1989
           - 18.12.     HF35PBW         1971
           - 18.12.     HF35RTTY        1971
           - 22.10.     HF60KAG         1973
01.03.     - 31.10.     HF100DG         1984
01.02.     - 31.12.     HF2016HS        1975
           - 2017       HL2/F4AAR       1837
10.09.     - 18.09.     II3TF           1986
13.08.     - 25.08.     IS0/DL6JF       2001
06.08.     - 25.08.     IS0/IZ4JUK      2000
26.08.     - 11.09.     J68HZ           2003*
27.08.     -            JA4GXS/4        2003*
23.08.     - 28.08.     JD1YBV          2002
30.08.     - 24.09.     JT1DBS          2003*
30.08.     - 24.09.     JT1XC           2003*
           - 09/2016    JX9JKA          1982
26.08.     - 29.08.     K9AJ/YV0        2003*
26.08.     - 29.08.     KD6WW/YV0       2003*
30.08.     - 31.08.     KG4FJC/KL7      2003*
05.08.     - 26.08.     KH6/F4GHS       2000
           - 2016/17    KH9/KJ6GHN      1885
22.08.     - 31.08.     LA/N0MX         2003*
16.08.     - 24.08.     LY/SN0WFF       2001
16.08.     - 24.08.     LY/SP5C         2001
01.07.     - 31.12.     LZ050WZ         1997
17.08.     - 30.09.     LZ18ARDF        2003*
           - 31.12.     LZ65HSC         1976
01.08.     - 31.08.     LZ1043PMU       1999
17.08.     - 10.09.     OA7/DL1CW       2002
01.07.     - 31.07.     OE5XXM          1995
           - 09/2016    OH1TD           1999
01.01.     - 31.12.     OH70AG          1971
01.06.     - 31.08.     OM41KYSUCE      1991
01.01.     - 31.12.     OU0POLIO        1919
28.04.     - 31.12.     PA65HSC         1986
19.08.     - 15.09.     PG150N          2002
01.12.     - 28.12.     PI35ETL         1986
02.08.     - 09.09.     PJ6Y            1999
01.08.     - 30.09.     PU22PKB         1999
01.08.     - 30.09.     PY11MZ          1999
01.08.     - 30.09.     PY22DV          1999
01.08.     - 30.09.     PY22KJ          1999
01.08.     - 30.09.     PY22MC          1999
01.08.     - 30.09.     PY22ZA          1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     R15RTRN         2000
18.06.     - 18.09.     R20CSKR         1994
25.08.     - 29.08.     R23RRC          2003*
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80BGR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80BRR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80DAR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80GYR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80LRR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80MYR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80BGR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80NER          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80NKR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80PEG          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80PER          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80PMR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80POR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80ROR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80RYG          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80RYR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80TRR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80UGR          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80YRG          1993
12.06.     - 31.08.     R80YRR          1993
12.06.     - 12.09.     R270SR          1994
01.08.     - 30.08.     R300MSK         1999
25.07.     - 25.09.     R430LT          1999
05.06.     - 05.09.     R450O           1991
15.08.     - 20.09.     R870T           2001
01.08.     - 30.08.     R1716K          1999
01.08.     - 30.08.     R1716M          1999
01.08.     - 30.08.     R1716O          1999
01.08.     - 30.08.     R1716S          1999
01.08.     - 30.10.     R2016O          1999
01.06.     - 30.08.     RA32SA          1992
04/16      - 04/2017    RI1AND          1982
           - 08.2016    RI1FJ           1947
15.08.     - 15.09.     SN3GB           2001
01.03.     - 31.10.     SN100DG         1984
01.04.     - 30.09.     SN200SG         1983
01.05.     - 31.12.     SN200SGGW       1987
01.01.     - 31.12.     SN800L          1969
           - 18.12.     SO35RTTY        1971
01.03.     - 31.10.     SO100DG         1984
24.08.     - 31.08.     SP/DM5SN/p      2003*
15.08.     - 30.09.     SP90LV          2001
01.03.     - 31.10.     SP100DG         1984
01.03.     - 31.10.     SQ100DG         1984
01.04.     - 31.12.     SX210RCK        1982
           - 10.2016    T6PB            1974
18.08.     - 25.08.     T8GJ            2002
01.04.     - 31.10.     TC2016ANT       1984
01.04.     - 31.10.     TC2016EXPO      1984
           - 2017       TJ3SN           1896
27.08.     - 03.09.     TM6U            2003*
18.09.     -            TR8CA           1902
           - 2018       TY2CD           1914
           - 10/2018    TY2SN           1957
18.08.     - 29.08.     TX2AH           2003*
01.08.     - 02/2017    TZ5XR           2000
           - 10/2016    V31HV           1986
29.08.     - 03.09.     V6M             2002
21.08.     - 02.09.     VE2DVG          2002
26.08.     - 27.08.     VK5CE/p         2003*
25.08.     - 03.09      VP6J            2003*
29.08.     - 05.09.     XX9TYT          2003*
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/0        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/1        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/2        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/3        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/4        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/5        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/6        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/7        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/8        1999
01.08.     - 31.08.     YB71RI/9        1999
21.08.     - 21.09.     YJ0COW          2002
           - 31.12.     YP700CJ         1999
10.08.     - 31.08      YQ0BIKE         2003*
01.02.     - 31.12.     YU0TESLA        1973
           - 31.12.     Z370CEF         1981
           - 31.12.     Z370RSM         1992
26.08.     - 30.08.     ZA/IZ7GXB       2003*
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8A            2000
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8D            2000
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8E            2000
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8I            2000
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8J            2000
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8N            2000
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8O            2000
03.08.     - 30.08.     ZV8R            2000
10.08.     - 30.08.     ZY157CAT        2001

*  = new or updated
.. = and other calls


QSL information
===============
2E0HPI/p          via    2E0HPI       (d/B), (e)
3Z35RTTY          via    SP1DOZ       (B)
3Z100DG           via    SP9PDG       (B)
4JRA29            via    4J5A
4KRA29            via    4K4K
5H1XX             via    M0URX
5R8SV             via    G3SWH,       (L)
5T2AI             via    NI5DX
6Y6N              via    DK9PY        (d/B)
7V9A                                  (Q)
7Y9LI             via    SM4VPZ
8J1IRM                                (B)
8J1ME                                 (B)
8J2FUJI                               (B)
8J2OKZ                                (B)
8J3ME                                 (B)
8J7START                              (B)
8N1KCJ            via    (B),         JO3OMA (d)
8N2KCJ            via    (B),         JO3OMA (d)
8N3KCJ            via    (B),         JO3OMA (d)
8N5KCJ            via    (B),         JO3OMA (d)
8N7I              via    JN7DIY       (B)
8N8KCJ            via    (B),         JO3OMA (d)
8T2BH             via    I1HYW        (d)
9A/DD2ML          via    DD2ML        (B), (L)
9A/PA4JJ          via    PA4JJ        (d/B), (C)
9A/VE3ZIK         via    DK8ZZ        (d/B)
9A50CBM                               (d/B)
9A70CVW           via    9A6Z
9A1700SBD         via    9A4J         (d/B)
9M2MI             via    9M2YOT       (d)
9M4RM                                 (e)
A31MM             via    EA5GL,       (L)
A52AEF            via    JH3AEF       (d/B)
A52ARJ            via    JA3ARJ       (d/B)
A52EQW            via    JH7EQW       (d7B)
A52LSS            via    JH3LSS       (d/B)
A9110RR           via    A92AA        (d)
AO8LH             via    EA8AKN       (d/B), (L)
AT2L              via    VU2KWJ       (d/B), (C)
AU1LH             via    VU2SMS       (d), (L), (C)
C91PA                                 (L)
CQ8URA/p          (B)
CR5LSV            via    CT5KAO       (B)
CR6LH             via    CT1GZB       (B)
CT8/F5IRO         via    F5IRO        (d/B)
CV5ER                                 (Q)
CW5X              via    CX2ABC       (d)
CY9C              via    WA4DAN       (d), (C), (O)
D73G              via    HL4CEL
DB0DH                                 (B)
DB40HEB                               (B)
DF50MUC                               (B)
DF60OVGZ                              (C), (O), (B)
DF90KWTJ          via    (B),         DL2APJ (d)
DG500BIER         via    (B),         DL8NBM (d)
DJ50MUC                               (B)
DK0WRTC           via    DJ9MH        (B), (L), (e)
DK5T/LH           via    DK5ON        (d/B)
DK50MUC                               (B)
DK50WEPO                              (d/B), (L)
DL/PA3DLX/p       via    PA3DLX       (d/B)
DL0HWI/p          via    DL0HWI       (d/B)
DL0ICH                                (B)
DL0MFK/LH          (B)
DL0MHD                                (B)
DL0POLIO          via    (B),         DJ4MG (d)
DL0RD                                 (B)
DL0VBG                                (B)
DL1ASA/p          via    DL1ASA       (d/B)
DL7AG/p           via    DL7AG        (d/B)
DL40RCE           via    DL5DCL       (d/B), (O)
DL50MUC                               (B)
DL60GAF                               (B), (e)
DL500BIER         via    DJ6SI        (B)
DL800JE                               (B)
DL1516BIER        via    (B),         DK2HM (d), (e)
DM0MORSE                              (B)
DM60KJN           via    DL3VU        (d/B)
DM200PZL          via    DL2NPC       (d/B)
DO/PD0HWE/p       via    PD0HWE       (d/B)
DO2TO/p           via    DO2TO        (d/B)
DP0GVN            via    DL5EBE
DP65HSC                               (B)
DP775RA                               (B), DL1ORN (d)
DQ200RHH                              (B)
DR30BUT           via    (B),         DK7LX (d), (C)
DR160TESLA        via    DK8ZZ        (d), (C), (O)
DR200MIB          via    DL6RCG       (B), (e)
DR777RI           via    DL8OBQ       (d/B)
DR2016KIDS        via    (B),         DL0RL (d), (e)
DU6/OE9MON        via    LZ1JZ        (d/B), (L), (e)
E717MFF           via    E73Y
EA8/IV3HAX          (L), (O)
EE5TW             via    EB5HRX       (B), (L), (e)
EG1LWN            via    EA1HNP       (B)
EG5CMU            via    EA5HRD       (d/B)
EG8HKT            via    EA8CSD
EG25JRA           via    EA1RKA,      (L), (C)
EH1SCA            via    EA1GAH       (B), (e)
EH5FVR            via    EA5AG
EI1916E           via    EI3GC        (d), (L), (e)
EJ0L              via    MI0BPB       (d)
EM25KRR                               (e)
EM25Q             via    UR5QU
EM60EV            via    (B),         UT5ECZ (d), (L)
EO25LUA           via    UR3LDO
EO25U             via    UT7UU        (d), (L)
EO25UD            via    UR7UD,       (L)
EO90WU            via    UW1WU
F/PH0AS           via    PH0AS        (d/B)
GB1BPL            via    2W0DSP       (d/B), (e)
GB3HLS                                (B)
GB5CRC            via    (B),         G6HUI (d), (e)
GM0GRC            via    G0RCI        (d), (C)
GM7GRC            via    G0RCI        (d), (C)
HB0AFVL                               (d), (C)
HB9ILLW           via    HB9FVR       (B)
HB20AA            via    HB9ARF       (d/B)
HB88YL                                (B)
HF0F              via    SP9BRP,      (L)
HF2SDM            via    SP9PKZ       (d/B)
HF6FIRAC          via    SP6IEQ
HF30BLP           via    SP7PCZ       (d/B)
HF35PBW           via    SP1PBW       (d/B)
HF35RTTY          via    HF1D
HF250NCH                              (B)
HF60KAG           via    SP9KAG
HF100DG           via    SP9PDG       (B)
HF2016HS          via    SQ8JCB
II1L              via    IQ1GE        (B)
II3TF             via    IV3IUM       (d/B)
IS0/DL6JF         via    DL6JF        (d/B), (L)
IS0/IZ4JUK        via    IZ4JUK       (d)
J68HZ             via    K9HZ         (d), (C), (L). (e)
JA4GXS/4          via    JA4GXS       (d/B)
JD1YBV            via    JA1HQG       (d/B)
JT1DBS            via    OK1DBS       (d/B)
JT1DBS/3          via    OK1DBS       (d/B)
JT1XC             via    OK1XC        (d/B)
JT1XC/3           via    OK1XC        (d/B)
JX9JKA            via    LA9JKA       (d)
K9AJ/YV0          (C), (O)
KD6WW/YV0          (C), (O)
KG4FJC/KL7        via    KG4FJC       (d), (L)
KH6/F4GHS         via    F4GHS        (d)
LA/N0MX           via    DJ2MX        (d/B)
LG5LG             via    LA7TIA
LX/PA1PAT         via    PA1PAT       (B)
LY/SN0WFF         via    SP5C
LY/SP5C           via    SP5C
LZ050WZ           via    LZ1WZ        (d/B)
LZ18ARDF                              (B)
LZ65HSC           via    N7RO
LZ1043PMU         via    (B),         LZ1KCP (d)
MU/RL5D           via    RL5D         (B), (e)
OA7/DL1CW         via    DL1CW        (d/B)
OE3SCOUT                              (B)
OE5XXM                                (B)
OH1TD                                 (d/B), (L)
OH70AG            via    OH6AG        (d/B), (L)
OJ0DX             via    DL3DXX
OM41KYSUCE        via    OM3CND
OU0POLIO          via    OZ1ACB       (d/B)
PA6FUN            via    PA3HHT       (B)
PA6SCH            via    PI4DHG       (B)
PA65HSC           via    DL3LUM       (d/B), (L), (e)
PA150N            via    PA9LUC
PF34CAVENTE       via    PA7HPH       (d/B)
PG150N            via    PA7DA        (d/B), (L)
PI35ETL           via    (B),         PA1CPA (d)
PJ6Y              via    N6JRL
PP66ZZ            via    PP6ZZ        (d), (L)
PU22PKB           via    PU2PKB
PX2016RIO         via    PP5NY        (d/B), (L)
PY11MZ            via    PY1MZ
PY22ADA           via    PY2ADA
PY22DV            via    PY2DV        (d/B), (L)
PY22KJ            via    PY2KJ
PY22MC            via    PY2MC,       (L), (e)
PY22ZA            via    PY2ZA
R15RTRN           via    R7AA
R23RRC                                (C), (O)
R25ARDF           via    RX1CQ        (d)
R31RIO            via    RQ7L
R80BGR            via    RC3M
R80BRR            via    RC3M
R80DAR            via    RC3M
R80GYR            via    RC3M
R80LRR            via    RC3M
R80MYR            via    RC3M
R80BGR            via    RC3M
R80NER            via    RC3M
R80NKR            via    RC3M
R80PEG            via    RC3M
R80PER            via    RC3M
R80PMR            via    RC3M
R80POR            via    RC3M
R80ROR            via    RC3M
R80RYG            via    RC3M
R80RYR            via    RC3M
R80TRR            via    RC3M
R80UGR            via    RC3M
R80YRG            via    RC3M
R80YRR            via    RC3M
R165VW            via    RZ4AZ        (d/B), (e)
R270SR            via    UA9SIV
R300MSK           via    RO9N
R450O             via    R2EA,        (O)
R870T             via    R2PT
R1716K            via    R9MM
R1716M            via    UA9MA
R1716O            via    RA9MX
R1716S            via    RA9MA
R2016O            via    R2EA,        (O)
RA32SA                                (e)
RD16CW            via    RM4C
RG16CW            via    RM4C
RI0FS             via    R6MG
RI1AND            via    RW1AI
RI1FJ             via    UA2FM        (d), (C), (L)
RL16CW            via    RM4C
RM16CW            via    RM4C
RQ16CW            via    RM4C
RU16CW            via    RM4C
RV16CW            via    RK6AX
RZ16AF            via    R6AF
RZ16BP                                (L), (e)
RZ16CM            via    RC3M
RZ16DD                                (L), (e)
RZ16FF            via    UF5F
RZ16FM            via    R9FM
RZ16FQ            via    UA3FQ
RZ16GR                                (L), (e)
RZ16RU                                (L), (e)
RZ16TW                                (L), (e)
RZ16UP                                (L), (e)
RZ16WF            via    RM9WF
RZ16ZV            via    R3ZV         (d/B), (e)
RZ16YY            via    RM4C
SJ9WL             via    LA7TIA
SN3GB             via    SP3PGS       (d/B), (e)
SN19LH            via    SP5EZJ       (d/B)
SN100DG           via    SP9PDG       (B)
SN200SG           via    SP9PDG       (d/B)
SN200SGGW         via    SP5TAT
SN800L            via    SP4RKZ       (d/B)
SO35RTTY          via    SP1O         (B)
SO100DG           via    SP9PDG       (B)
SP/DM5SN/p        via    DM5SN
SP8/IN3EYI        via    IN3EYI       (B), (e)
SP90LV            via    SP8MI        (d/B), (e)
SP100DG           via    SP9PDG       (B)
SQ100DG           via    SP9PDG       (B)
SV8/SV1EJD        via    SV1EJD       (d), (L)
SX210RCK          via    (B),         SV2BXZ (d), (L), (e)
T2COW             via    KC0W         (d)
T42CH             via    HA3JB
T42R              via    EA7FTR
T47LH                                 (Q)
T6PB                                  (e)
T8GJ              via    W7GJ         (d)
T6TM              via    W2GR
TC1LHW                                (L)
TC17EQ            via    YM2KY
TC2016ANT         via    TA4ED
TC2016EXPO        via    TA4ED
TJ3SN             via    IZ1BZV       (d), (L)
TK/F1BLQ/p        via    F1BLQ        (B)
TK/F2CT           via    F2CT
TM0BSM            via    DK5OPA       (d/B)
TM2LW             via    F4ELJ        (B)
TM5NOI            via    F4FGV        (B)
TM6U              via    ON8AZ        (d/B)
TM160NT           via    F6KRK,       (e)
TR8CA             via    F6CBC
TX2AH             via    DL2AH
TY2CD             via    N4GNR        (d), (L)
TY2SN             via    IZ1BZV       (d), (L)
TZ5XR             via    F5MXH,       (L)
UE23RRC                               (C)
V31HV             via    PA0C         (d)
V31VP             via    WB0TEV       (d/B)
V6M               via    W7GJ         (d)
VE2DVG                                (d)
VI6DH400          via    VK6NX        (d)
VK3VTH/7          via    VK3VTH       (d/B), (e)
VK5CE/p           via    VK5CE        (d/B), (C), (L)
VK5CWL            via    VK5PAS
VP6J              via    JF2MBF       (d), (C), (L)
VY2PLH            via    VY2GF        (d)
XX9TYT            via    IW7EGQ
XU7AKB            via    HB9FXL       (d/B), (L)
XU7AKD            via    HB9MUQ       (d/B), (L)
YJ0COW            via    KC0W         (d)
YJ8RN/p           via    NZ4DX
YP700CJ                               (d), (e)
YQ0BIKE                               (C), (O), (L), (e)
YU0TESLA          via    YU1FJK
Z370CEF                               (B), (e)
Z370RSM           via    Z33RW
ZA/IZ7GXB         via    IZ7GXB       (d), (L)
ZA3/IU7GSN        via    IU7GSN       (d)
ZS9V              via    M0OXO,       (C)
ZV2016RIO         via    PY1AA
ZY157CAT          via    PP2BO        (d)
ZZ2016RIO                             (d/B)

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


* QSLs received direct:
  5V7D, PH9AB/am, XW1IC (E21EIC), YC8UTI (OC-209), YE3IOTA (OC-237)
* QSL cards received via bureau:
  3V8SS, 3Z90GNZ, 9K2HQ, EM30UT, EM40CU, GB2WAB, GB6MW, LY25LY,
  R175PT, SN90IARU, TA/DL2DXA, TF3JB, W1AW/0, W1AW/1, W1AW/2, W1AW/5,
  W1AW/7, YB9/DH6ICE, ZS8Z
* QSL via LoTW:  E2X, EP2A, GM9N, HB0/RC3C, T42A, TK/S55OO, VY2TT, W1V


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