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DX Bulletin 26  ARLD026
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  June 27, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLD026 DX news

This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by
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.

ITU HQ, 4U_ITU.  Brennan, N4QX is in Geneva and QRV as both HB9/N4QX
and 4U1ITU until July 4.  QSL via operator’s instructions.

UGANDA, 5X.  Anders, SM0HPL is QRV as 5X7W from Kampala until July 6
while on work assignment.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF
bands using QRP power and CW, JT65, FT8 and FT4.  QSL direct to home

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 9Y.  Karel, OK2ZI is QRV as 9Y4/OK2ZI from
Trinidad, IOTA SA-011, until July 6.  Activity is on 40 to 10 meters
using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

TAIWAN, BV.  Special event station BV0ME is QRV until 0359z on
December 13.  Activity is on the HF bands using FT8 during the
weekdays and SSB during the weekends.  QSL via BU2EQ.

CHILE, CE.  Members of the Grupo YL Zona Norte will be QRV with
special event stations CB1SOL in Iquique and CB2SOL in Coquimbo from
July 1 to 7 for the Solar Eclipse that occurs on July 2.  Activity
will be on the HF bands.  QSL via CA2MEM.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DL0SOP will
be QRV during July to support the annual Sea of Peace award.  QSL
via bureau.

SPAIN, EA.  Members of the Asociacion de Radioaficionados de Padron
are QRV with special event call AO50MOON during July to commemorate
the first manned landing on the Moon.  QSL via EA1RCI.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  Special event station HL18FINA will be QRV
from July 1 to August 18 to celebrate the Federation Internationale
de Natation’s 18th World Championships and World Masters
Championships.  QSL via HL4CCM.

SVALBARD, JW.  Peter, LA7QIA will be QRV as JW7QIA from Spitsbergen,
IOTA EU-026, from June 29 to July 6.  Activity will be on 6 meters
from Grid Square JQ68.  QSL to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE.  Special event stations OE2XXM and OE5XXM will be QRV
during July to celebrate the 35th international Ham Radio meeting in
Gosau.  Activity will be mostly on 80 and 40 meters using SSB, as
well as 2 meters and 70 centimeters.  QSL via bureau.

CRETE, SV9.  Paul, SA6PIS will be QRV as SV9/SA6PIS/p from Chania
from June 30 to July 7.  Activity will be holiday style on 40, 20,
15 and 10 meters using SSB.  QSL to home call.

TUVALU, T2.  Tony, 3D2AG and John, KK7L are QRV as T2AR and T2R,
respectively, until July 5.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters,
including 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and FT8.  QSL
T2AR direct via 3D2AG and T2R direct via N7SMI.

UKRAINE, UR.  Special event station EM2019ARDF is QRV until July 4
to mark the 3rd IARU World Youth ARDF Championship being held here.
QSL via bureau.

SOUTH SUDAN, Z8.  Diya, YI1DZ is QRV as Z81D from Juba until October
10.  Activity is in his spare time on 80 to 10 meters using SSB and
FT8.  QSL via OM3JW.

GIBRALTAR, ZB.  Members of the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society will
be QRV as ZB2IG19 from July 5 to 31 for the XVIII NatWest
International Island Games.  QSL via bureau.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The RAC Canada Day Contest, QRP 20-Meter
CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, Feld Hell Sprint,
Battle of Carabobo International Phone Contest, UFT QRP Contest,
10-10 International Spirit of 76 QSO Party and IQRP Quarterly
Marathon are on tap for this weekend.

The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship is scheduled for July 1.

The Fireflies QRP 72 Sprint and ARS Spartan CW Sprint are scheduled
for July 2.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test and Phone Fray are scheduled for July 3.

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, July QST, page 85, and the ARRL and
WA7BNM Contest Web Sites for details.


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Propagation Forecast Bulletin 26  ARLP026
From Tad Cook, K7RA
Seattle, WA  June 28, 2019
To all radio amateurs

ARLP026 Propagation de K7RA

A new sunspot group emerged on June 24, but don’t count on it
persisting much longer. It emerged already far along the western
limb, and is about to rotate off the visible solar disc. Sunspot
numbers on June 24-27 were 24, 12, 11 and 11.

Average daily sunspot number increased from 0 to 6.7 over the week
of June 20-26, while average daily solar flux increased from 67.1 to

Average daily planetary A index decreased from 5.3 to 5, and average
daily middle latitude A index decreased from 7 to 5.7.

Predicted solar flux is 67 on June 28 through July 5, 68 on July 6,
69 on July 7-9, 68 on July 10-11, 67 on July 12-27, 68 on July 28,
69 on July 29-31, 68 on August 1-2, 69 on August 3-5, 68 on August
6-7, and 67 on August 8-11.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on June 28-30, 8 on July 1, 5 on
July 2-5, 8 on July 6, 5 on July 7-9, 8 on July 10-11, 5 on July
12-20, then 8, 12 and 10 on July 21-23, 5 on July 24 through August
1, 8 on August 2, 5 on August 3-5, 8 on August 6-7, and 5 on August

You can see daily updates of these predictions, usually sometime
after 2100 UTC at, .

Geomagnetic activity forecast for June 28 until July 24, 2019 from
F.K. Janda, OK1HH, who has been compiling this weekly geomagnetic
forecast since January 1978.

“Geomagnetic field will be:

“Quiet on June 28, 30, July 9, 14-16, 21
Quiet to unsettled on June 29, July 3, 8, 10-11, 13, 17, 20
Quiet to active on June July 1 (- 2), 4-6, 12, 18, 24
Unsettled to active on July 7, 19, 22-23
No disturbed conditions predicted.

“Solar wind will intensify on June (28,) July 5-7, (8-9,) 10-11,
(17-19, 22-24)

“Parenthesis means lower probability of activity enhancement.”

On Tuesday, June 25, NN4X reported from Florida:

“Amazing over-the-pole conditions on 17M this morning (6/25/2019).

“Decoded dozens of JAs on FT8 between 1200Z and 1245Z and worked a
few. UA0BA (NP49) was logged at 1512Z, worked HS0ZIV at 1519Z, and
was called by BH4QYX immediately afterwards, but did not complete
that QSO.”

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Sunspot numbers for June 20 through 26, 2019 were 0, 0, 0, 0, 24,
12, and 11, with a mean of 6.7. 10.7 cm flux was 67.7, 66.5, 66.4,
67.2, 67.9, 67.9, and 68, with a mean of 67.4. Estimated planetary A
indices were 7, 6, 4, 3, 5, 4, and 6, with a mean of 5. Middle
latitude A index was 8, 8, 5, 4, 5, 5, and 5, with a mean of 5.7.

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