The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1022
August 8, 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 & ARRL DX, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, K5ZD, KH6BZF, WA6ITF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), 9M6DXX, AT International, CO2WF, DL1SBF, DL1THM, DG8KAD & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F6BFH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JH1ROJ, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, PA1AW, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and VE2XB for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 31st-July, through Sunday, 7th-August there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, ST0, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).
9N, NEPAL (Update)
A multi-national team, all members of Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC), will be active as 9N0MD from Nepal during November. Operators mentioned are Dov/4Z4DX, Ziv/4Z4OQ, Marco/CE6TBN, Henri/F1HRE, Bernard/F9IE, Gabriele/I2VGW, Pino/I8YGZ, Dario/IT9SSI, Antonello/IT9YVO, Al/IV3BSY, Giuliano/IV3RLB, Fabricio/IZ2KXC, Tony/IZ2ESV, Marco/IZ2GNQ, Sergio/IZ3NXC, Ant/IZ8CCW, Eric/ON7RN, Luis/XE1L, Guillermo/XQ3SA and Adhi/YB3MM. The pilot stations are Pino/IZ8BGY (EU & RotW) and Don/N1DG (N & S America). Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. NO QSL route announced yet. For more details and updates, visit their new and improved Web page at:
A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Members of the South East Europe Contest Club will be active as A61K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Romeo/S52RU, Khalid/A61BK, Khalid/A61K, Nenad/YU2M, Marko/YT2T, Suad/DK6XZ and possibly others. QSL via EA7FTR. Visit the South East Europe Contest Club's Web page at:
Hector, CE3FZL, Manager for the Diploma Faros de Chile (FEDERACHI), announced that several Chilean groups will be activating several lighthouse (both north and south in Chile) for the upcoming International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Look for the following to be on the air between August 19-21st:
CE2C - Faro Cofradia Nautica del Pacifico; Radio Club Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil/CE3RAC
CE2UNE - Baliza Rio Limari, Ovalle; Manuel/CE2UNE
XR2FCU - Faro Punta Curaumilla (CL0017); Radio Club de Valparaiso/CE2AA
XR2FPC - Faro Punta Condell (CL0015); Radio Club de Valparaiso/CE2AA
XR2FPD - Faro Punta Duprat (CL0016); Radio Club de Valparaiso/CE2AA
XR2Q - Faro Quintay (CL0018); Radio Club Carabineros de Chile/CE3ETE
XR6Z - Morro Gonzalo (CL0019); Carlos/CE6AMN
XR7F - Faro Corona, Chiloe; Radio Club Provincial Chiloé Castro/CE7BLI
CO9, CUBA (NA-015)
Members of "Baracoa Radio Club" (CO8RCJ), with the support by the Guantánamo HQ - "Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba", will be active as CO9OBB on August 12th. Activity is to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the very first Cuban Village founded in 1511. Operators mentioned are: Oriol/CO8CY, Sinesio/CO8AW, Rafael/CM8RRM, Gamez/CO8ZQ, Walfredo/CM8WAL, Rafael/CO8RS and CO8MT. Special event station will be on the air between 1800z, August 12th, and 1800z, August 14th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via "Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba" Bureau.
Members of the Association of Radioamadores of the Village of Moscavide (ARVM) will be active as CS2HNI from the lighthouse (ILLW PT-0012, DFP FES-12, ARLHS POR-021) at Forte do Cavalo - Sesimbra (DCFP F-038, DMHP ST-028, WCA CT-00214) during the International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend (August 20-21st). Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters SSB. QSL via CT1RVM, by the Bureau is preferred. PLEASE NOTE: This special event station is in memory of their good friend Arthur Gil, CT2HNI.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Adrian, AA5UK, will once again be active as EA6/AA5UK from Ibiza (EU-004, DIE E-023, MIA MB-003, WLOTA 0958, Grid Loc. JM09tb), between October 20th and November 3rd. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using mostly SSB and various Digital modes. He will also be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band/Low-Power entry. Operations will be 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct, LoTW or eQSL.
FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON
Mike, VE2XB, will be active as FP/VE2XB from St. Pierre & Miquelon Islands (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417) between August 14-21st. Activity will have a special focus on 6 meters, but he will also be active on all bands from 80-6 meters. QSL via VE2XB (see (QRZ.com)).
FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON
Martin, G3ZAY, will be active as FP/G3ZAY from Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417) between September 24-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
FREE COUNTRY AND PREFIX LISTS
Pete, SWL G-13038, from the "DX Newsdesk" is providing a FREE "Country and Prefix Lists" on his Web page that have been updated to show the 341 DXCC countries. ST0 has been used for South Sudan - as per the current DXpedition. However, all lists will be updated again as soon as the ITU issues a new prefix allocation for the new country. The files can be downloaded from DX Newsdesk at:
Jan, OK1XD, will be active as HB0/OK1XD between September 1-10th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using mainly RTTY and PSK31, with some SSB and CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau (preferred) or direct. PLEASE NOTE: Begin and end dates uncertain - actual info will be on (QRZ.com).
HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Operators "Yukon John"/KL7JR and XYL Claire/WL7MY will be back to their Dominican Republic ocean front condo on the north shore of Hispaniola Island (NA-96) around mid-September through 2013. The HI3/KL7JR license has been renewed for a year, so expect to hear them on HF SSB concentrating on 12, 17, 40 and 80 meters and 6 meters! They also plan to continue their antenna experimenting with MFJ mobile verticals and Wilson FGT-2 CB verticals as mini yagis from their 3rd floor patio. Rigs include Kenwood TS-570D and Ten Tec 599. Antennas: Vertical Loop (10-20m), TAK-tenna 80 (40 and 80m) and misc. 6 meter wires. QSL per info on QRZ.com. E-mail for skeds are welcome KL7JR@Yahoo.com. They expect to check in on 40 and 80 meters (OMISS and 3905 CCN) frequently. Check out John's article on "An Indoor Reduced Size Rectangular Loop" at:
AS-026. Operators Ki-Sun/HL4MC, Gyeong/HL4CEL, Wang-hyun/HL4RBR, Kei/HL2UVH, Eun-Gwang/DS4EOI, Nao/JA1HGY and Zorro/JH1AJT will be active as D9A from Cheju Island between August 19-26th. This special callsign will be used during the 20th Asian Conference on Intellectual Disabilities from the Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, 6 and 2 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. QSL via DS4EOI.
EU-081. (Update) A French-Belgium group will be active as TM5SM from Saint Marcouf Island (WLH LH0060, DIFM MA0001) between August 11-15th. Operators mentioned are Jean-Bernard/F4RTE, Jean- Claude/F5IL, Jacques/F5JY, Jean/F5NKX, Denis/F5RJM, Alan/ F6BFH, Maryse/F8FDN (YL), Benoit/F8PDR and Francois/ON4LO. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will have three stations on 24 hours a day. QSL via F5RJM, direct or by the Bureau. 32% of IOTA community needs EU-081. Alan informs OPDX, "Now it's extremely difficult to obtain all permissions to stay on this island (Birds reserve), and access is dangerous. Please respect the rules of the traffic and of the 'HAM SPIRIT', we will try to satisfy a maximum of you." By the way, this is Alan's, F6BFH, 70th IOTA activity on 5 continents!
EU-156. Members of the "INVOKER TEAM" will be active as TM0INT from Tombelaine Island between late Saturday morning, September 10th, to early afternoon Sunday, September 11th. Operators mentioned are Christian/EA3NT, Vincent/F4BKV and Simon/IZ7ATN. They will have two 100w stations on the air using vertical dipoles. QSL via EA5KA only.
EU-189. A team of four highly experienced IOTA activators are planning to operate from the extremely rare and dangerous Isle of Rockall possibly between the end of May or the beginning of June 2012. The team will land and stay on top of Rockall for a maximum 48 hours. Operators mentioned are George/EA2TA, Christian/EA3NT, Simon/IZ7ATN and Col/MM0NDX. All operators were part of the recent larger MS0INT IOTA operation this past June. The team is looking for funds to help offset some of this expense. Significant contributors will be added to their QSL card. To donate, you can use paypal at:
OC-130. Maarten, PA3GZU, will once again be active as DU9/PA3GZU from Mindanao Island (OC-130, WLOTA 2803) between August 12th and September 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and PSK31. Operations will be with a TS520SE and TH6DXX. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau is preferred.
KC2, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
Members of the Kings County Repeater Association (KCRA) will be on the air as KC2RA honoring the memory of the 911 tragedy. Activity will take place on September 10th, between 1300-2100z (9:00 am until 5:00 pm DST). Watch the following frequencies and links:
20m - 14.295 USB KC2RA repeater: 146.430 MHz ( 1.0) PL 136.5 40m - 7.250 LSB Echo link: KC2RA-R EchoLink node # 132967 (KC2LEB-R)Frequencies may vary due to conditions and usage of the bands. They may not be on all frequencies at the same time. The KCRA will be a part of the 911 events held at the historic Conference House on Staten Island. The museum is named in memory of the 1776 conference convened at the house in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. On September 11, 1776 - A peace conference was held on Staten Island with British Admiral, Lord Richard Howe, meeting American representatives including John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. The conference fails as Howe demands the colonists revoke the Declaration of Independence. KCRA will send a special confor- mation QSL card honoring this event if you send them a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) to: KCRA 911 Memorial Event, PO Box 280288, Brooklyn, NY 11228-0288. Visit the KCRA Web page at:
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 8-14th)
Aug 08 HN-AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Aug 09 HN-AN -------------------- Aug 10 HN-AN BN - Below Normal Aug 11 HN-AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Aug 12 AN-AN LN - Low Normal Aug 13 AN-HN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Aug 14 HN-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 lessPJ2, CURACAO
Fred, K9VV, will be active as PJ6/NP2X from Saba Island (NA- 145) between September 4-9th. Activity will be holiday style primarily on CW with some SSB (No Digital). QSL via K5WW.
PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (Update)
Isao, JH1ROJ/KG8XV, will be active as PJ7ROJ (possibly) from St. Maarten (NA-105) between August 18-25th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. He will use a FT-450 with a 500w amp into a HF6V and 2 element beam for the higher bands. He informs OPDX that he would like to emphasize working JA and Asia on higher bands. QSL via his home callsign. Log will be uploaded to LoTW after the operation.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 7th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3Z0EPC via SP1EG IM0/IZ5EBL via IZ5EBL R70BP via UA3YY 5P0O via OZ1GDI IP1DIE via EA5KB R2011UFO via RA9FDR 9A/DH3MIT via DH3MIT IP7W via IK7JWX S79NU via DL8NU 9A/S51DI/P via S51DI IQ7HK via IK7FPX SA4BTD via LA0BX 9A8BEN via DO1BEN J48LH via SV3DCX SO8SM via DF3SM CP6/DF9GR via DF9GR JT1LU via JA7LU SV0XBZ/5 via YL2VW CR2T via CU2AF K3D via KB3NPA SV2/DB1CP via DB1CP CR5B via CT1BOL LA/OE9ICI via OE9ICI SV5/SM8C via SM0CMH CR6W via CS1GDX LY/SP5VYI via SP5VYI TK/DC1SK via DC1SK CS2W via HB9CRV LZ/RN3DHA via RV3DHC TM0MN via F4DTO (Bureau) D2QR via D2QR LZ/RV3ATS via RV3ATS TM1G via ON6DP (direct) DL/ON4ACA via ON4ACA LZ0I via LZ1BJ or F6CNM (Bureau) DR16BENE via DL7BC LZ1670SWS via LZ1KZA TM7T via ON7EQ DR60BENE via DG2MEL OE/DL5MO/P via DL5MO UA6IC/6 via RZ7G E70WFF via E77E OL9CX via OK1DX UE90K via UA9XL EG5PSH/MM via EA3NW OZ/DG5LAC via DG5LAC W1T via WW1N EM0UBC via UR4UXD OZ2SPACE via OZ7AKT XE1FSK via EA5KB ER44WFF via ER1RR PA6NH via PH9HB YR6WFF via YO6KNE FO/N6JA via N6JA R2RA via RN3RQ YV6JG via EA5KB or YV-Bureau IJ7A via IK7IMO R50CGT via UA4CDV ZP9MCE via EA5ZDQSL BY THE BUREAU. Alan, F6BFH, is the QSL Manager for TO5SM, TO5SM/P and FG/F6BFH. If you want a QSL via the Bureau, don't send the QSL but give him the informations about the QSO(s) via E-mail at: email@example.com He will answer via Bureau (very quickly).
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3DA0VB, 5B4AIF, 5H3VMB, 5Z4/UA4WHX, 7Q7VB, CE1WZ, CT1HFS, DL4MCF, DU3/N0QM, E77DX, EB1LA, EF1S, EU7A, F4BKV, F4FQH, F5BSB, FJ/OS1T, FP/K9OT, FP/VA2WA, HK1R, HK3O, HP1/IZ6BRN, KH7Y, LU2FE, LU4FLJ, LZ910PNO, MM0TFU/P, OX3XR, PJ4/N5WR, PJ4LS, PU8TEP, PV8ABC, R6AF/P, S21YZ, ST2VB, SU9VB, T93J, TG9AJR, TM7CC, TV6BFE, V47KP, V48M, VE6CMV, VK4IR, VK9HR and XE1/DM3DL
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0TM, 4A4A, 4S7AB, 5M2TT, 5N/LZ1QK, 5V7CC, 8P0P, 9P9NX, BU2AQ, CO6RD, CO6WD, CT1HZE, CU2/G7VJR, D2EB, DU1IST, EA6/AA5UK, EA8BLL, EI9JU, EL2DT, EX9T, FJ/OS1T, G4RCG, GB4CI, GR4RCG, IG9E, J6/W0SA, JX/G7VJR, JX/SQ4MP, K6VVA/VE7, MS0INT, OH0R, PJ2/W8QID, PJ4E, PJ76, PW2D, PY2MTV, RA3CQ, S21YZ, SV2ASP/A, SV5AZP, T6JC, T6TL, T8XO, TG7/HR2DMR, TG7WW, TL0A, TM0Z, UO5OOW, VK0KEV, VO1KT, VP5CW, VR2XMT, YN7SU, YV5KM/OA4, ZD7FT, ZD8W and ZK2A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4A4A, A35AY, TJ9PF
ST0, SOUTH SUDAN (Update)
The ST0R team is expected to be active until August 10th; word has it they will go QRT between 0700-0800z. Totals as of 1623z, August 7th, are 108029/QSOs with 25734/Unique callsigns. The breakdown is: 50342/CW, 42707/SSB and 14980/RTTY. By continent: 14.97%/AF, 20.36%/AS, 34.73%/EU, 14.37%/NA, 5.99%/OC and 9.58%/SA. For more details and updates watch:
T32, CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Update)
Don Field, G3XTT, FSDXA Publicity Officer, has sent out a press release (Bulletin #3) from the Five Star DXers Association (FSDXA) with updates on their T32C DXpedition to Kiritimati (Christmas Island) that will take place between September 27th and October 25th. Excerpts from the bulletin state that their container of equipment has reached Fiji and is due to ship soon to T32, to await the T32C team's arrival. The team is now pretty much complete with no less than 41 operators, some of whom will be there for the whole period, others will be there for the first or second half. At any one time there will be around 30 operators on the island permitting them to operate round the clock on all bands with propagation and other factors permitting, two stations active on each of 80-10 meter bands.
The team consists of Neville/G3NUG (Team Leader), Chris/G3SVL (Co-Leader), John/G3WGV (Co- Leader), Michael/DG1CMZ, Franz/DK1II, Falk/DK7YY, Paul/EI5DI, Dave/ EI9FBB, Gerard/F2JD, Ian/F5VKT/G3YBY, Michel/FM5CD, Vincent/G0LMX, Tony/G0OPB, Nobby/G0VJG, Richard/G3RWL, Fred/G3SVK, Laurie/G3UML, David/ G3UNA, Gordon/G3USR, Dave/G3WGN, Mike/G3WPH, Don/G3XTT, Mark/G4AXX, John/G4DRS, Nick/G4FAL, Mike/G4IUF, Tony/G4LDL, Justin/G4TSH, Michael/ G7VJR, Clive/GM3POI, Bob/GU4YOX, Kazu/JA1RJU, Dave/K4SV, Paul/KG4UVU, Bob/MD0CCE, Arnie/N6HC, Bob/N6OX, Frank/ON7RU, Ronald/PA3EWP, Maury/ W3EF and Paul/WF5T. Internet access to and from Christmas Island is limited. However, logs will be uploaded to ClubLog (www.clublog.org) on a daily basis and any news posted with be on the T32C website. The T32C DVD can be pre-ordered at the on-line shop on the T32C website. Full details are given there. In addition to the T32C story, the DVD will include the video made during the FSDXA DXpedition to St. Brandon Island (3B7C) in September 2007. For more details/updates and the complete update bulletin #3, visit their Web page at:
TY, BENIN (Update)
The TY1KS team is now active from Grand Popo until August 14th. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters, using three Elecraft K3s, and two Elecraft KPA500 new solid state amplifier. Due to the high demand for this country, the focus will be on the lower bands and the Digital modes, but also SSB and the higher band will be well worked especially during the TEP openings. QSL via IZ8IYX or by the OQRS (for direct/Bureau) and LoTW. Their Web site is at:
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Art, N3DXX, will be active as VP2V/N3DXX from Virgin Gorda (Tortola) between November 23-30th. Activity will be focused on 160 meters and the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via AA7V.
WRTC2014 PROMOTIONAL VIDEO AVAILABLE
The WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship competition is pleased to announce the release of a promotional video about the upcoming event. Using footage from previous WRTC competitions, the video conveys the energy, excitement, and sporting goodwill that results when amateur radio contesters from around the world come together to compete on a level playing field. The WRTC2014 video is available for viewing from the home page of the WRTC Web site at:
Operators John/9M6XRO and Steve/9M6DXX, will be active as YB9/GM3OOK and YB9/G4JVG from Bali (OC-022) between September 12-15th. This is a stopover on their way to Timor-Leste for the 4W6A DXpedition. Activity will be holiday style on all bands, 80-6 meters using CW and RTTY (John - YB9/GM3OOK) and SSB (Steve - YB9/G4JVG). Operations will be 100 watts into beam antennas. QSL both callsign via M0URX, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and OQRS
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Operators John/K6AM, Bob/K5WA and Stephen/AC6T will be signing ZF1A from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA LH-1042) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K6AM, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
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