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Accessed on 22 June 2019, 0325 UTC, Post 1014.

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Here is the complete DX bulletin as transmitted by W1AW:

ARLD025 DX news

DX Bulletin 25  ARLD025
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  June 20, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD025 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AD8J, The Daily DX, The OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

SRI LANKA, 4S.  Kamal, 4S7AB has been QRV using FT8 on 6 meters.
QSL direct to home call.

BELARUS, EW.  Sixteen special event stations are using the EV19
prefix until June 30 to mark the 2nd European Games being held in
Minsk.  Stations EV0CA, EV0MA and EV0SD represent the sports venues.
QSL via operators’ instructions.

FRANCE, F.  Special event station TM57FFC will be QRV from June 23
to July 9 during the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup.  QSL via bureau.

HONDURAS, HR.  John, AD8J will be QRV as HR9/AD8J from Guanaja
Island, IOTA NA-057, from June 22 to July 6.  Activity will be
holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL direct
to home call.

JAPAN, JA.  Special event station 8J8HAM is QRV until September 22
to mark the 6th Hokkaido HAM Fair.  QSL via bureau.

OGASAWARA, JD1.  Operators JA2GQT, JA2KGT and JA2MET are QRV as
JD1BPK, JD1BPL and JD1BMG, respectively, until June 23.  Activity is
on 40, 30, 20 and 6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL to home

SABA, ST. EUSTATIUS, PJ5.  Dave, W9DR will be QRV as PJ5/W9DR from
Sint Eustatius from June 25 to July 2.  Activity will be on 6 meters
only using SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

PALAU, T8.  Nobuaki, JA0JHQ is QRV as T88PB from Koror City until
June 23.  Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and FT8.  QSL via

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA.  A group of operators will be QRV as R3ARS/4
from specially protected natural areas in the Orenburg and Samara
regions from June 24 to 29.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via RA3AKF.

MICRONESIA, V6.  Shuji, JA1FMN is QRV as V63PSK from Weno Island,
IOTA OC-011, until June 22.  Activity is holiday style on 80 to 6
meters using JT65, FT8 and FT4.  QSL direct to home call.

CANADA, VE.  Special event station XN1M is QRV until July 21 to
commemorate the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.  QSL via VO1IDX.

LAOS, XW.  Bruce, 3W3B will be QRV as XW4XR from Vientiane from June
26 to July 7.  Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters, including 60
meters, using CW, RTTY, JT65 and FT8.  QSL via E21EIC.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8.  Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D and plans to be active
from Juba after June 22.  Activity will be in his spare time on 80
to 10 meters using SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via OM3JW.

CAYMAN ISLANDS, ZF.  Kan, JJ2RCJ will be QRV as ZF2CJ from Grand
Cayman Island, IOTA NA-016, from June 23 to 25.  Activity will be on
80 to 10 meters using FT8.  QSL direct to home call.

OPERATIONS APPROVED FOR DXCC CREDIT.  The following operations are
approved for DXCC credit:  Conway Reef, 3D2CR, 2019 operation; Niue,
E6ET, 2019 operation.

CW Sprint, Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest and His Majesty King of Spain
SSB Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The QCX CW Challenge is scheduled for June 24.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, SKCC CW Sprint and Phone Fray are scheduled
for June 26.

The Canadian National Parks on the Air, CNPOTA, operating event runs
for the entire year of 2019, with special stations active from
Canada’s parks and historic sites.

Please see June QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest Web
Sites for details.

Propagation de K7RA

Here’s the latest propagation forecast from Tad Cook (K7RA).

Content, including text, photos, images, and video, provided by Tad Cook (K7RA), W1AW, and HQ ARRL, 225 Main Street, Newington, CT, 06111.

Here’s the complete propagation forecast from Tad Cook (K7RA):

Propagation Forecast Bulletin 25  ARLP025
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  June 21, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLP025 Propagation de K7RA

The quiet Sun continues, with still another week passing with zero
sunspots. For 33 days in a row, no sunspot activity, as of Thursday,
June 20. So far this year 62% of the days are without sunspots,
really the same as all of last year, which was 61%.

Average daily solar flux over the past week was 67.1, down from 69
last week and 69.5 the week before.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45 days is 67 on June 21-28, 69
on June 29 through July 4, 68 on July 5-6, 69 on July 7-9, 68 on
July 10-11, 67 and 66 on July 12-13, 67 on July 14-20, 68 on July
21-24, 69 on July 25-31, 68 on August 1-2, and 69 on August 3-4.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on June 21-23, 10 and 8 on June
24-25, 5 on June 26 through July 5, 8 on July 6, 5 on July 7-9, 8 on
July 10-11, 5 and 8 on July 12-13, 12 on July 14-17, 10, 8, 5, 8, 12
and 8 on July 18-23, and 5 on July 24 through August 1, then 8, 5
and 5 on August 2-4.

The Summer Solstice occurs at 11:54 AM EDT on Friday, June 21. And
of course, the next day is ARRL Field Day. The low predicted
planetary A index over Field Day weekend is a welcome sign, with
little chance of any geomagnetic disturbance.

Geomagnetic activity forecast for the period June 21 to July 17,
2019 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH, who sees slightly more active
geomagnetic conditions on Field Day weekend.

“Geomagnetic field will be:
Quiet on June 27, 30, July 9
Quiet to unsettled on June 22, 28-29, July 3, 8, 10-11, 13-17
Quiet to active on June 21, 23, 26, July 1-2, 4-5, 12
Unsettled to active on June 24-25, July (6- ) 7
No disturbed days predicted.

“Solar wind will intensify on June (23) 24-27, (28,) July 5-7,
(8-9,) 10-11.

“Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.”

Martin McCormick, WB5AGZ commented that he doesn’t think the solar
flux has ever been below 66, where it was a few days ago, so we must
be at solar minimum. But I pointed out that if you look at page 11
in this Preliminary Report and Forecast, it shows predicted flux
values going even lower:

But I don’t believe those numbers. I don’t see how it is possible
that solar flux will go below 60 in 2021 and 2022. I keep checking
at the beginning of every month, waiting for this prediction to be
corrected, but so far haven’t seen it.

Rich Zwirko, K1HTV and Steve, NN4X reported a transatlantic 2 meter
contact by D41CV:

An article about Europe’s L5 project, and what it means for space
weather forecasting:

Dr. Tamitha Skov’s most recent video can be found at:

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numbers used in this bulletin, see

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Sunspot numbers for June 13 through 19, 2019 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,
and 0, with a mean of 0. 10.7 cm flux was 67.5, 68, 66.7, 65.9,
66.3, 67, and 68, with a mean of 67.1. Estimated planetary A indices
were 10, 8, 4, 4, 3, 4, and 4, with a mean of 5.3. Middle latitude A
index was 12, 13, 6, 6, 5, 3, and 4, with a mean of 7.

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