The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1004
March 28, 2011
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, KL7JR, AA8LL, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), 4J5T, AT International, DK5AD, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXItalia.it, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK8DNJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA1HZ, TA2RX, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3LYC and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW WPX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW WPX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 18-March, through Friday, 25th-March there were 226 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9C, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, VU4, XE, XF4, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
Dave, EI9FBB, will be active as 3A/EI9FBB April 20-22nd. Activity will be limited to the afternoons. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW/eQSL. For those who need a paper QSL, please QSL via "DIRECT ONLY" to his home callsign (see (QRZ.com)) along with sufficient postage.
SWL Ashraf "Ash", 3V4-002 (KF5EYY), will be active as 3V8SS from the "Radio Club Station of Tunisian Scouts" in Sousse, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW or to IZ8CCW. Read about Ashraf on the following Web page at:
Members of the Safari DX Activators club will be active as 4J0SFR and 4J0LH from the Absheron (ARLHS AZE-006), Shuvalan (AZE-007) and Amburan (AZE-008) lighthouses between March 25-27th. Activity is in celebration of their 150th anniversaries. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. Operators mentioned are: CW - Boris/4K4K and Serge/4J5A; SSB - Natig/4J5T and Anar/4K6AE. QSL via 4J5T.
Sergei, UV5EVJ, is now active as 5X1VJ from Entebbe until June 8th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. During the past week he has been on 30/20/17/15/12 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
A5, BHUTAN (Update)
Operators Zorro/JH1AJT (SSB), Jay/JA1TRC (CW) and Zahidul/S21VA (SSB) will be active as A51A, A52J and A52VA, respectively, from Bhutan between March 23-28th. Activity will be limited to their free time from work on the HF bands. QSL via their home callsign. ADDED NOTE: All three operators may be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th). Also, operators are expected to be in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-Sinlge entry. Hopefully more details will be forthcoming.
A Chinese team which includes Yongjian/BA1AJ, Mark/BA1KW, Mok/BD1ES, Wang/BH1CSV, Fan/BA1RB, ChenXi/BD1WC, Qi/BG1QXU, Feng/BG1TPD, Yong/BD1DQD, BA1AAX, ZHang/BD1BYV, and foreign operators David/VO1AU and Andrey/LZ2HM will be active as B1Z from the Beijing DX Club Contesting station during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via EA7FTR.
C2, NAURU (Update)
It was announced that Bill, VK4FW, would lead a team of operators to activate Nauru in late 2011. Eddie, VK4AN, would be the liaison support. As per the "Pacific DXers", preliminary discussions are taking place. The callsign should be issued soon, and permission to also use 60m is being requested. If your an experienced DXers and express an interest to join them, go to the following Web page for more details at:
CR3, MADEIRA ISLAND (AF-014)
Members of the CT3 Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via LoTW or CQ9K. Operators mentioned are: Joe/CT3BD, Luis/CT3DL, Joe/CT3DZ, Luis/CT3EE, Duarte/CT3EN, Miguel/CT3IA, Tiago/CT3KU, Jose/CT3KY, Jose/CT3NT, Tony/CT1FFU and Nuno/CT1FJO.
CT3, MADEIRA ISLAND (AF-014)
Jose, CT3FJ, will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via CT3FJ direct.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS
Luis, EA8AY, will be active as ED8A during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. Visit the stations Web page at:
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON (Op extended)
Allan, W6HGF, who was expected to be active as FP/W6HGF from Miquelon (NA-032) until March 22nd, reports: "Because of a loss of equipment in transit to the DX site, I was delayed in becoming operational, and had to send a special courior (my son-in-law) to bring the interface cables necessary to run RTTY. They arrived just in time for the BARTG, but I did not get much operation time prior, so I have decided to extend my operation here on St. Pierre and Miquelon until Sunday, March 27th, to make sure everyone that wants a RTTY contact gets a chance at one." QSL via LoTW. Look for more details and updates on:
HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Update)
Operators "Yukon John"/KL7JR and XYL Claire/WL7MY are currently active as HI3/KL7JR and HI3/WL7MY from the Island of Hispaniola (NA-096) until June 5th. "Yukon John" informs OPDX that he has written an article on his Inverted L on Hamuniverse! (Many tnx to Don for posting it.) Read about it at:
HI7, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Marcello, IK8DNJ, has just obtained authorization to be active as HI7/IK8DNJ between April 30th and May 13th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IZ8LKL.
The "DX-World.Net" reports that "Wild Bill", N2WB, is planning a DXpedition to Honduras in April/May 2011.
OC-171. Craig, VK4LDX/VK8PDX, will be doing his last visit to Magnetic Island between April 17-20th, operating as VK4LDX/P. He'll arrive in the afternoon and hopes to be on air around 0800z using a Spiderbeam tribander on a 10m Spiderbeam mast, along with a vertical and 40m dipole. This location is on a small cliff and has a good water take off to North America on the long and short paths, and Europe on the long path. There is a hill blocking the short path to Europe and JA, but these are the most reliable paths. The Spiderbeam still should be heard on Asia and Europe short path. Craig will do updates during the DXpedition on his Blog page at:
SA-095. Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Dino/CE3PG have embarked on a project to activate Pupuya Islands for four days during the second half of November. The operation will take place under the auspices of the Radio Club de Chile. Given the difficulties associated with operating from Pupuya Islands, various con- tingencies will be considered, including radio equipment, power, transportation, landing, and camping. A Web site will be designed in due course where updates will be posted.
Frank, LA1RSA, will be active as JW1RSA from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026) between April 915th. QSL JW1RSA via LA1RSA.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 21-27th)
Mar 28 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Mar 29 AN -------------------- Mar 30 AN BN - Below Normal Mar 31 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Apr 01 AN LN - Low Normal Mar 02 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Mar 03 AN DIS - Disturbed VDIS - Very Disturbed GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE --------------------- QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between 0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between 7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or lessP29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA DXpedition/Update)
John, W6LD, will be active as P40L during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via WA3FRP.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated March 25th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4J9M via DL7EDH (direct only) EI6DX via RX3RC PJ2/DK5ON via DK5ON 4L4ZA via DJ1CW GJ5XW via G5XW (direct) PJ2/VA7AM via VA7AM 4S7DXG via UR9IDX (direct only) GJ/PD1RP via PD1RP PJ2/WX7P via WX7P 5P1M via OZ2MA II2MM via IK2AQZ R5RQQ via RN3RQ 5P3WW via DL1YAW J3/PE1IGM via PA3C S79UFT via F6AXX 5P5K via DL7AOS JY5MM via IK2DUW SP0BOCIEK via SP3PJW A52J via JA1TRC LY21A via LY5A UR5GDX via UW7LL CT9/DF7ZS via DF7ZS MC0SHL via M0URX V47GIW via W4GIW (LoTW only) CV5D via CX2ABC MJ0JZE via LoTW and EQSL only XE3MAYA via EA5KB DK150RB via DL1SBF MJ/K3PLV via K3PLV XU7FZM via OK1FZM EA8/G1INK/P via G1INK MJ/PD1RP via PD1RPD2CQ LOG. The Algarve STAR DX Team reports that the D2CQ log online has been updated through March 22nd, at:
NO8DX/20 QSL STATUS. QSLs have been ordered and cards should be going out in early April. QSL via KB8NW.
PIRATE ALERT! Knut, DK5AD, informs OPDX that a station signing HZ0ZDZ has been active the last few weeks. This station is a PIRATE. Ray is definitely not active according to OZ1HET/HS and his QSL Manager GM4FDM.
VK0KEV LOGS. Kevin, VK0KEV, who is active from Macquarie Island, reports on QRZ.com: "Due to the sheer volume of requests received, I am unable to respond to E-mails. If you would like to check your entry in my log please go to:
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 9M6/VO1ASU, EW7KF, FP/W6HGF, HA5AQ, HR5/F2JD, KG4KL, KP2DX, LA6YEA, OH6CT, P40A, V25OP, V25WY, VP2V/G3PHO, VP8NO, XE83IARU and Z21BB
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C0CW, 4Z5AD, 5R8X, 9J2BO, A35AY, AH0J, AP2ARS, C6AGN, CP6XE, CY0X, D44AC, HC2/SM0COP, HL5NLQ, J39BS , KH2L, OD5NJ, OH3JR/VP9, PJ4D, PJ4W, ST2AR, T30OU, T6MB, V73QQ, V73TM, WA2USA/4, ZB2FK, ZD9T and ZL8X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
SV5, DODECANESE (EU-001)
John, N5ER, will be active as SV5/N5ER between May 15-20th. Activity will be holiday style, mainly on the lower bands in the evening and early mornings. Also, 20 meters and lower will be CW only. QSL via N5ER.
TC7, TURKEY (Special Event)
Members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) and the Giresun Radio Amateurs and Nature Sports Club (GITRAD) are proud to announce that they will activate TC7TC from Tirebolu Castle and Lighthouse between March 25-27th. This is the first time that this lighthouse will be activated. Activity will be on the HF/VHF/UHF bands and is also good for the EBLOTA Award:
Operators Tonny/ON1DNF, Jaak/ON4PJA, Joeri/ON7IQ, Jempi/ ON7JPS and Geert/ON7QC will be active as TK4DS from a bungalow at "San Damiano Camp" in the village Biguglia, on the Island of Corsica (EU-014) between April 21-24th. Activity will be on all HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ON4AMM direct or by the Bureau to ON4PJA. For more details, go to the Web page (still under construction) at:
Operators Wade/AA8LL and Liz/K8LIZ will be active from Hamilton, Bermuda (NA-005), as VP9/AA8LL and VP9/K8LIZ between March 30th and April 4th. Activity will be holiday style on most HF bands. Look for Liz to operate on SSB, while Wade operates on CW and RTTY. Wade hopes that maybe 10 and 12 meters will be open again. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS (Update)
Members of the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI) are now active as VU4PB from Port Blair through March 31st. QSL Manager will be W3HNK. The VU4PB does have an "Online QSL Request System" (OQRS) available at:
Members of the West Java DX Association will be active as YB1C during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the Bureau or direct to address on QRZ.com. Operators mentioned are YB1CCF, YB1ALL, YB1NWP, YB1KAR, YC1KAF, YC1OO, YC1MAM, YC1HQQ, YC1BTV, YD1GCL, YD1ORZ, YD1MRI and YD1JZ.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
German operators Wolf/DK1IP, Rainer/DL7OR, Gerd/ DJ4KW, Arno/DL1CW and Werner/DJ9KH will be active as ZD8D from Ascension Island (AF-003) between July 24th and August 9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, mainly on the Digital modes with some CW and SSB later. They will be using Elecraft K3s. The team plans to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). A Web page is currently under con- struction. The team is seeking sponsors, especially for an amplifier.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 26-27th, 2011) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2010 CQWW WPX SSB Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxs2011.html (By callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/wpxsd2011.html (By entity) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3D2A Fiji MO VK4AN 3V1A Tunisia M/S YT1AD 3V8SS Tunisia SOAB LP LoTW 4M5IR Venezuela SOAB LP YV5KG 4W3A Timor Leste SOAB LP M0OXO Direct 5B/HA5PP Cyprus SOAB HA5PP 5D5A Morocco M/2 LoTW; QSL via I2WIJ 5P3WW Denmark M/S DL1YAW Direct 5P5K Denmark SOAB HP DL7AOS 5Z4EE Kenya SOAB HP NV7E 6V7D Senegal M/? UA0SE 7S0X Sweden M/2 7S0X 8P Barbados W5PF 8P3A Barbados SO LP VE3DZ 8P5A Barbados SOAB HP LoTW; QSL via NN1N A60A United Arab Emirates M/2 B1Z China M/2 EA7FTR BX5AA Taiwan SOAB HP BX5AA BV100 Taiwan M/S BV2KI CE1A Chile M/? XQ1KZ CE3G Chile M/S CE3WDH CN2BC Morocco SOAB LP DL7BC CQ3L Madeira DJ6QT CQ7L Portugal SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via CT1EGF Buro CR3A Madeira M/? LoTW DK150RB Germany SOAB LP DL1SBF Buro E7DX Bosnia & Herzegovina SOAB HP E77E ED1R Spain SOAB EA4RCH EI6DX Ireland M/S RX3RC ER4A Moldova SOAB HP RA4LW ES6Q Estonia SOSB 15M ES5RY FM5FJ Martinique SOSB 20M KU9C GJ5XW Jersey G5XW Direct HH2/PY1ZV Haiti SOAB PY1NB HI3TEJ Dominican Republic SOAB LP HI3TEJ Direct HQ2W Honduras M/S OK1DOT HS0ZDG Thailand SO K4YT IF9A Sicily M/S IT9ATF II5P Italy M/S IZ5ICH II9K Sicily M/S IT9HBT II9T Sicily M/S IT9ESW IH9YMC African Italy SOSB eQSL IQ1RY Italy M/2 IW1FNW IY4FGM Italy M/S IK4UPU J28RO Djibouti F8DFP KH2RU/KP4 Puerto Rico M/? NP3O Direct KH0/KH7ERI Mariana Islands SO JF1VGZ Direct KP4WW Puerto Rico SOSB 15M W3HNK KV4FZ Virgin Islands SO LP LP1H Argentina M/? EA5KB LS1D Argentina M/? LW9EOC LX7I Luxembourg SOAB LX2A P40L Aruba SOAB WA3FRP P40M Aruba M/S W3HNK PJ2T Curacao M/? LoTW; QSL via N9AG PR5B Brazil SOSB 20M PY2BW PW5G Brazil SOSB 10M PP5VB PT5T Brazil M/2 PP5EG PV2P Brazil M/S PY2DY PV7M Brazil SOAB LP PT7ZT PX2V Brazil M/S PY2KJ R5RQQ Russia (Europe) M/? LoTW; QSL via RN3RQ RA0FF Russia (Asia) SO LoTW; QSL via RA0FF direct RT9J Russia (Asia) M/2 SX5P Dodecanese SOSB 40M TC3C Turkey SOAB LP TA3HM TO5A Martinique SOAB F5VHJ TO11A Guadeloupe SO V31MM Belize M/? WB2REM V47JA St. Kitts & Nevis SOAB W5JON VC2B Canada M/S VE2BR VC6X Canada VE6BF Direct VK4WIP Australia M/S VK4WIP VK9CF Cocos Keeling SO K8NA VP9I Bermuda SO VQ51V Turks & Caicos SOAB W5CW Direct WP3C Puerto Rico SOSB 80M W3HNK XR6T Chile M/2 CE3FED Buro XU7FMZ Cambodia SOSB JA1FMZ YB1C Indonesia M/S YB1C Buro YE0X Indonesia M/2 YE0X; QSL via Buro or direct ZF2AE/ZF8 Cayman Islands SOAB LP LoTW; QSL via AA5UK, Buro/direct/eQSL ZL3IO New Zealand SOAB ZL3IO
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