The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1024
August 22, 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, WV2B, K3GV, NG3K & ADXO, WB3JFS, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), W0GJ, AT Inter- national, DL1SBF, DG8KAD & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IZ3EBA, JA1HGY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), YU1EA and ZL1AAO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th-August, through Sunday, 21st-August there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).
5C, MOROCCO (IOTA, LH and WFF Op!)
Operators Ruggero/IK2PZC (5C2P), Leo/I8LWL (5C2L), Fred/IK7JWX (5C2J), Simon/IZ7ATN (5C2SG), Ampelio/ IS0AGY (5C2B), Mounaim/CN8QY (CN8QY/p) and Belkaid/CN8QX (CN8QX/p) will be active from the city of Dakhla and the lighthouse (ARLHS WSA-001), which is part of the National Park off the coast of Dakhla (WFF CNFF-007), Morocco, between September 22-29th. Their main purpose of this DXpedition is to activate Herne Island (AF-068) in South Western Sahara IOTA Group (CN), using the callsign 5C2/homecall/p. Activity will be on all HF bands, including 30/17/12m, and 6 meters, using all modes. The team might try an entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) using the callsign 5C2P. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. QSL 5C2SG via IZ7ATN, direct (see (QRZ.com)). QSL CN8QY/p via I8LWL, direct only. The team is looking for sponsors and contributors to help fund the operation.
5W, WESTERN SAMOA
Lance, W7GJ, will be active as 5W0GJ from Western Samoa (OC-097) between August 23-31st. This will be a 6 meter EME DX- pedition. QSL via his home callsign.
Gab, HA3JB, will be on a holiday IPA DXpedition from here and will be active as 9H3IP between September 16-27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. Operations will also include the CQWW RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (??) entry. QSOs are valid for the HA-IPARC Award. QSL via HA3JB, direct (w/SAE) to: Gabor Kutasi / H-8601 Siófok, P.O.Box 243, Hungary. If you are IPA member please write/add your E-mail address.
Pierre, ON7CIP, is expected to be active from Bujumbura, possibly as 9U7T (requested callsign). Activity will be limited during his spare time as Pierre is there for work, so this is not a DXpedition. Operations will be on 20 meters SSB and/or PSK31. More details will be forthcoming on QRZ.com. QSL via his home callsign.
C5, THE GAMBIA
Members of the Czech and Slovak OM0C Contest Crew have announced another DXpedition to The Gambia to take place in October and November (specific dates not announced). The OM0C Crew plans to be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as Multi-Multi entries. QSL both operations via OM2FY. Operators mentioned are Rich/OK8WW/OM2TW, Jiri/OK1RI, Norbert/OM6NM, Joe/OM5AW, Dan/OK1DIG, Vlada/OK1NY, Petr/OK1FFU, Jiri/OK1DO, Jan/OM2IB, etc... Look for updates at:
Tomas, CE9VPM, will be active from Chilean Air Base Presidente Gabriel González Videla in the Antarctica beginning November 2011 through March 2012. Activity is expected to be on 20 meters and possibly other bands. QSL via PO Box 13630, Santiago, Chile.
Marko, S55EI, will be active as CN2EI between September 3-20th. Activity will be on mostly on 40/6/2 meters using SSB and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign.
CY9 QSLS WANTED FOR MUSEUM
Duane, WV2B (VA1ZZ), announced the following:
"I am interested in creating a display of QSLs from DXpeditions to St. Paul Island (Nova Scotia, Canada) CY9, for donation to the St. Paul Island museum located in Dingwall, NS. Sorry, I just can't afford to pay 10 USDs for each one on eBay, but would like to be sure the museum is able to recognize the history of DXpeditions and radio operations from the island with a display of actual QSL cards issued for contacts from the island. So, if anyone has old cards they no longer want, have duplicates of, from an SK or whatever, I would sure like to have them. Just need one from each activation in good condition for framing and display. Incidently, the lighthouse from SW St. Paul which had been on display at the Coast Guard HQ in Dartmouth is now at the museum and being reassembled there. Check out the St. Paul Island Historical Society on facebook to see pics of the project.....E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update/Correction)
73 for now, Duane, WV2B (VA1ZZ)."
EA/EF/EG, SPAIN (Special Event)
Look for the following 20 special event stations to be active between August 23rd and September 11th: EF1AST, EF1DFP, EF1DR, EF1HLW, EF2RC, EF2TW, EF4GEL, EF4RCH, EF4TD, EF5AR, EF5DY, EF5GUI, EF7CIN, EF7FT, EF7JB, EF7TV, EF8AKN, EG5DM, EG5FL and EG5KB. Each station active represents a football team competing in the Spanish Football League Teams (EA-FLT). A special "2011 EA - Football League Teams Award" is available. Complete details are available at:
Victor, ER3MM, from Beltsy, states that he is pretty much on the air daily from 1800-2100z, and usually on 15, 17 or 20 meters. QSL via his address on (QRZ.com).
Hartwig, DL7BC, will be active as FH/DL7BC from Mayotte Island (AF-027) between March 21st and April 6th (2012). His activity will include an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest, possibly using a TO callsign. QSL via the info on (QRZ.com) or Hartwig’s Web site at:
FR, REUNION ISLAND
Willi, DJ7RJ, will once again be active as FR/DJ7RJ from Reunion Island (AF-016) between October 4-26th. Activity will be focused on the lower bands using a Elecraft K2 with a 500 watt amp into an inverted L antenna. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (see details on (QRZ.com)).
Members of the "OK CIAO Contest Club" will be active from IT9GSF's station using the special callsign II9T from Sicily (EU-025) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) and the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Two-TX entry. Operators mentioned are Vincenzo/IT9CHU, Marcello/IT9CJC, Antonllo/IT9EQO, Gianni/IT9BUN and an international team of friends. They are looking for operators (contact IT9GSF). They also mention the two stations to take part in the contests will operate as follows:
Station 1 Multi Op/Two TXs - operators required;
Station 2 Sinlge-Op (20m) and Sinlge-Op (80m) during CQWW SSB; PLEASE
NOTE: Station 2 Sinlge-Op (20m) and Single-Op (160m) during
the CQWW DX CW Contest.
QSL via IT9CHU.
Max, IZ4JMA, will operate from two different Sardinian islands between September 3-17th. His tenative schedule is as follows:
September 3-10th - From Isuledda Island (EU-024); callsign IS0/IZ4JMA
September 10-17th - From La Maddalena Island (EU-041); callsign IM0/IZ4JMA
Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-011. Members of the Wessex Contest Group will be active from the Isle of St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, using the club callsign MX0WCB between September 11-17th. Operators mentioned are Dave/M0SFT, Simon/M0TTE and Dan/M0TGN. Activity will be mainly QRP, on 40/20/17/15/10 meters. The team will use 3 x FT817, a Clansman PR320 and an FT897 as the main shack radio. QSL direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or via M0WAY. Visit the club's Web site at:
EU-065. Operators Dick/F6DXE, Andy/F4ELK and Tartuff/F4ELI will be active as TM5Q from Quéménés Island (DIFM AT-039) between September 30th and October 2nd. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via F4ELI, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-138. Fred, SM7DAY, will be active as SM7DAY/P from Senoren Island between now and August 28th. Activity will be on most HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-029. George, K3GV, will be active as K3GV/VY2 from Prince Edward Island between September 1-30th. Activity will be mainly on 20 and 15 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
SA-020. Operators Tonio/F4ACR, Christophe/F4CRE, Denis/F4DNU, Jean- Paul/F5OQK, Jean-Pierre/F6AIM and Jean-Pascal/FY5LH will be active as TO5G from Royale Island, Salut Islands, French Guiana, between January 2-7th, 2012. QSL via F5KDR, direct or by the Bureau. More details will be forthcoming.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Al, W6HGF, will be active as W6HGF/KH0 from Saipan (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands, between September 20-30th. He will be staying at the Saipan Rental Shack, and plans to focus his operation on RTTY. The CQWW RTTY Contest is held during that next weekend, and if all is going well, he will participate. He will use the other modes when time permits. QSL via LoTW is preferred, and will be uploaded daily during operations. QSL direct is also "OK". For more details, check his Web page at:
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 22-28th)
Aug 22 HN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Aug 23 AN -------------------- Aug 24 HN BN - Below Normal Aug 25 HN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Aug 26 HN-AN LN - Low Normal Aug 27 HN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Aug 28 HN 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 lessNCDXF PRESS RELEASE
OH0, ALAND ISLANDS
Nao, JA1HGY, will be active as OH0HG from Aland Islands (EU-002) between September 2-4th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY, and include an entry in the All Asian DX Contest SSB Contest.
ADDED NOTE: Nao is expected to also sign as OH0HG/OH2 before and after his trip to the Aland Islands, where he will visit the mainland Finland, and meet Martti, OH2BH, to celebrate their long term friendship (since 1961). QSL via JA1HGY. Online log will be available on (QRZ.com).
OJ, MARKET REEF
Operators Hans/PA0VHA, Steef/PA2A, Jack/PA3BAG, Will/ PA3ALK and Wim/PA2AM to be active as OJ0CC from Market Reef (EU-053) between August 27th and September 2nd. QSL via PA2A. For more details, look at:
OOOPPPSS DEPARTMENT. WOW!
Your editor needs to change his reading glasses and some of his fingers are working ahead of themselves or out of turn on this one. In OPDX.1022, under "VP2V, U.S. VIGRIN ISLANDS." should have read "VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.". Please correct last week's bulletin.
Operators Bob/W3BTX (P49T) and Roy/W3TEF will once again be active from Aruba (SA-036) between August 31st and September 7th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL P49T via W3BTX.
PA11, NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Fred, PA0FAW, will activate special event station PA11WSF between September 1-25th. Activity will take place during the "World Statues Festival" which is held in Arnhem. Operations will be mainly on CW and PSK31, with some activity of which will be from WFF-FF-005. QSL via PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, no LoTW, and SWL-reports very welcome.
PJ5, SABA AND ST. EUSTATIUS
Operators Wlodek/SP6EQZ and Janusz/SP6IXF will once again be active as PJ5/SP6EQZ and PJ5/SP6IXF from St. Eustatius (NA-145) between October 20th and November 3rd. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 21st) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3G6CS via CE6CS CT2HXM via F6KOP HB0/IZ2QCP via IZ2QCP 3Z0MFF via SP9PTG CT8/DC2CT via DC2CT HF6WGC via SP6CES 3Z85LKK via SP8AUP CT8/DK6EA via DK6EA HF85LKK via SP8IQQ 4X/LY2H via LY2H CW1R via CX1AA HG5MORSE via HA5BA 5H3EE via DL4ME DA0LCC/LH via DH4HAN HG50MHZ via HA5HRK 5Q4B via OZ5EV (direct) DA0WLH via DL4NH ID9/IT9LKX via IT9LKX 7S5LH via SM5ZCI DA2011LH via DH3WO IM0P via IZ1DNJ 9A/OE3MCS/P via OE3MCS DF0DLFF via DL7AFS IT9/ON4ENL via ON4ENL 9A/VE3ZIK via DK8ZZ DN0AWG/LH via DO1OMA KH2L via W3HNK A71/JY5FX via JY5FX - (Address DU2/OE5LXP via OE5LXP - LO2F via AC7DX in Qatar) (eQSL only) LR5D via LU4AA AT0ULH via VU2CDP EG1GEG via EA1LT LX8RTTY via LX1DA CG100NS via VE1CDD EG1TDH via EA1HNP M0YEC via DK5CF CO6CAC via EA5KB EH8FLH via EA8AKN MJ/I1FQH via I1FQH CR5LSV via CT5KAO EO18IKN via US6IKN N7L via K7VV CR5L via CT1DSV GB0BHL via G0TQT NP2X via K5WW CR6LH via CT1GZB GB2LBN via GM4UYZ OE/DK7FK via DK7FK OE/ON4UP via ON4UP SN5N via SP5KP OE9/DK9ES via DK9ES SP/DD3JA/P via DD3JA OJ0VM via OH6VM T32JB via I5JHW ON30CLM via ON6HC TC7LHW via TA7EB OX3XR via OZ3PZ TK/F4FXP/P via F4FXP OZ/DL5SE via DL5SE TK/IK1TJK via IK1TJK OZ0FR/P via DL2VFR TM11NOR via F5UBH PG6HK/LH via PD2J UN3M via EA7FTR PQ8OP via PT2OP UP7Z via UN7ZZ PQ8RS via PU1KGG UP44Q via UN0GL PQ8XB via PT7WA VK2IZI via EB7DX R3ARS/1 via RA3AKF YF8RIM via EA7FTR R10RTRS/3 via R7AA YY7OMF via YV5AJ RA/JA8BMK via UA0CA Z330A via Z30A RA/N6TR via N6TR ZA/IW7DZJ via IW7DZJ RE0RFF/0 via RA0Q ZA/YU1FW via YU1FW RW9QA via W3HNK ZB2LGT via ZB2JK ZS6/4Z5LA via 4Z5LAQSL AT0ULH via VU2CDP. Activity was from the Uttan Point Lighthouse (WLOL IND-119) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Operators were Akshay/VU2BUG, Basappa/VU2NXM, Deepak/VU2CDP and Nandu/ VU2NKS.
QSL IL3A via IK3HHX, by the Bureau or direct. Activity was by the Extreme DX & Contest Group, from Vignole Island (EU-131, IIA VE-017). For more info, see QRZ.com or http://www.extremegroup.org. VU4PB on LoTW! Prasad, VU2PTT, informs the DX community this past week that the complete VU4PB log has been uploaded to LoTW.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 7Q7VB, EA3IN, IK3ORD, IS0B, IZ6CLN, J7A, JA1BOQ, KH7Y, MO0GSY, PI4CC, PR2P, PY4LH, TY1KS, V31RN, V47KP, V48M, VE9MY, VP6BR, ZD8D and ZL1ALZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3DA0ZO, CR2X, J87AB, PV8ADI and PY0FO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
After his 9H3IP operation (see above) Gab, HA3JB, will once again be active as SU/HA3JB - his renewed license is valid until November 30th. Activity will be on on CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. He will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (??) entry. QSOs are valid for the HA-IPARC Award. QSL via HA3JB, direct (w/SAE) to: Gabor Kutasi / H-8601 Siófok, P.O.Box 243, Hungary. If you are IPA member please write/add your E-mail address.
T32, EAST KIRIBATI
Only a few more days to work Giovanni, I5JHW, as T32JB from the Captain Cook Hotel on Christmas Island (OC-024) until August 24th. Activity will be holiday style on CW, SSB and RTTY, using an IC-718 and a 7-band vertical antenna. QSL via I5JHW. ADDED NOTE: Giovanni is actually on a family vacation which also includes Fiji (3D2HW) and New Caledonia (possibly his renewed callsign FK/I5JH), but the main operations is from Christmas Island. For more details, visit his Web page at:
Tatsuo, JA8CMC, will be active as T88TO from Palau (OC-009) between September 16-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
Operators Patrice/F5RBB and his XYL Mireille/F4FRL will be active as TK/homecall from Corsica between September 10-24th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the REF Bureau.
Norman, 5B4AIF, will be active as V31NB from Placencia (V31MD's rental QTH) between December 16-27th. He hopes to operate on as many bands as possible, but SSB only. QSL via EB7DX. Norman will upload his log as many times as he can, but does not know how good the InterNet will be so please be patient. Log will be available at:
VI6, AUSTRALIA (Special Event - Big Callsign)
The Scout Member Amateur Radio Team (SMART) in the VK6 district has been given the special callsign, VI6CHOGM, to be active between October 28-30th. Activity is to celebrate the "Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting" (CHOGM) in Perth, Western Australia, to discuss global and Commonwealth issues, and to agree on collective policies and initiatives. They plan to operate as much as possible from the Peter Hughes Scout Communications Centre in East Cannington, although other clubs may wish to book a period to operate from their club QTH. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using the "World Scout Calling Frequencies", mostly on SSB, as well as PSK31 and SSTV. There may be some CW. QSL via the Bureau or direct (see (QRZ.com)). For more details, updates and operating frequencies, see the VI6CHOGM Web page at:
Operators Dusan/YU1EA and Branko/YU1FW are currently active as ZA/homecall until August 22nd. Activity is on all HF bands and modes. QSL via LoTW or by the QSL Bureau to YU1EA.
Steven, ZL4CZ, will be active as ZK2AB from Namukulu Village between September 9-16th. Activity will be limited because he is on holiday, but hope to fit in as much radio as possible. He will use a Yeasu FT840 (with a FT857 for backup) and a 32 ft. multi-band vertical and Buddipole for antennas. QSL via ZL4CZ; must include SAE and IRC or 2 USDs.
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