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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 474
BID: $OPDX.474
August 28, 2000
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, K2KW, N2VW, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & THE 59(9) DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, W5BOS, WP4Q, N6RT, AC7DX, K7BV, K8YSE, 9M2TO, BA1DU, CO2QQ, DF3CB, DJ2MX, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DJ7UC, DL4MCF, DL5ME, EA4DX, EA5EYJ, EA5RM, EA5XX, G0IAS, GW0VSW, JA1ELY, OH1EH, PA1AW, PA3BIZ, PY2HN, RA0FF, SQ6ELF, SQ8BGJ, SV1IW and VK4FW for the following DX information.

Well, I am back from Las Vegas (pockets empty) and fighting some kind of illness (flu) along with attending a weekend "Teamster Seminar" which made it a little difficult to write this week's OPDX. However, I did the best I could. I want to thank the many who continued to send information (you would not believe the amount of E-mail I received....WOW!). It was hard to read/sort/delete the information collected. Hopefully, things can get back to normal next weekend......73

Look for DL7DF and DL7BO to be active from November 3-17th. No callsigns were mentioned, but they will operate from 3B8 with one station, a beam and a vertical for 80 and 160m. QSL via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF or direct to: Sigi Presch, DL7DF, Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123, D-12621 Berlin, Germany.

"The Daily DX" reported last Friday that Peter, ON6TT, will be active mainly during his evenings for the next few days as 4W/ON6TT. (He may be on for the whole day on Sunday.) Peter only operates SSB. QSL via ON5NT.

The 4W/K7BV East Timor DXpedition website has been updated with additional information. The website can be view at:


Look for Dez, 5B4/G0DEZ, to be active until 2003. He seems to like 17 meters CW/SSB. Check between 1830 and 0300z (sometimes as early as 1430z). He is hoping to obtain a 5B4 and ZC4 callsign. QSL via G0DEZ.

A German team consisting of DJ7UC, DL4WK, DL7BO, DL7DF and DL7UFR will be here October 3-9th before heading to Burkina Faso (see XT2 below). Activity will be on all HF bands plus 6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY with an emphasis on the low bands. Their equipment consists of 4 transceivers, 2 linear amplifiers, 2 beams, a vertical, a 21m high vertical for 160 and 80m and a 5 element beam for 6m. QSL via DL7DF. For more details and updated information, visit their Web page at:


Allan, G0IAS, informs OPDX that Les/7Q7LA will be teaming up with Harry/7Q7HB. Harry at the moment is sending the first ever SSTV pictures out of Malawi from the "Club Makakola" on the South West shore of the lake. There is a possibility of a "get together" of ALL the hams currently operating from Malawi (7Q7DC, 7Q7JL, 7Q7BW, 7Q7BX and perhaps 7Q7RM.... if he is up to it) because they are all heading to the lakeshore. More details are supposed to be forthcoming.

Roberto, EA4DX, informs OPDX that after two years of touring the Pacific (3D2DX 1998 and T24DX 1999), he will return to the Maldives were he operated in 1997 as 8Q7XX. He will use the same callsign, but his main targets for this operation will be the U.S. on the higher bands and EU and JA on the lower bands where 8Q7 is most needed. This trip is entirely devoted to radio, he states, so although his operation will be focused on the above, other continents and bands will not be unattended. Look for 8Q7XX between August 31st and September 11th on all bands 80-10 meters including the WARCs on the usual SSB DX frequencies. Equipment includes Yagis for 10-12-15-17-20 meters and a vertical for 40-80 meters, plus 1 kw linear. QSL via EA4DX (Callbook, QRZ or HAMCALL addresses OK). Log search on the Web after the trip at:


9A & T9, CROATIA AND BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (IOTAs to be activated too!)
Mario, DJ2MX, informed OPDX that he will be on holiday in Bosnia and Croatia. He will be active as T94DX between September 3-13th from Sarajevo on 80-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. After that he will go to Croatia and be active as 9A/N0MX from Brac Island (EU-016, CI-010) on 80-10 meters CW/SSB between September 14-28th. He has also planned to be active (if possible, only for a few hours) from some another islands (Solta Island EU-016 CI-126; Ciovo Island CI-013 NOT IOTA). PLEAE NOTE: QSL cards are only via his German callsign DJ2MX, through the DARC Bureau or direct to: Mario Lovric, Am Oelberg 11, D-61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany. Bureau QSL request is also available on his home Web page at:


Once more a large group of Dutch amateurs will be leaving for Malta Island (IOTA EU-023) in order to have their holiday combined with a radio DXpedition. They managed to get the callsign 9H0VRZ for the three weeks of operation together with all their induvidial 9H3 callsigns. The first group will arrive on September 15th to build up the site. Their operations will start on September 16th and last until October 8th. The QSL Manager for 9H0VRZ is: Andre van den Bos, PA0JR, Olof Palmelaan 5, 9649 BH MUNTENDAM., The Netherlands. QSLs for all indivdual 9H3 callsigns are via CBA or QSL bureau. The team will be active on 80-6 meters CW/SSB, and in case of good propagation also 2 mtr. They will try to arrange a daily updated online log on their home page at:

The home page will have further information on the starting date. E-mails during the operation can be sent to: 9H0VRZ@vrza.org Or from now until Septrmber 14th to: PA3BIZ@vrza.org Participants will be as follows:

  Frits   PA0BEA  9H3IE (SSB/CW)        Francis PA1FR   9H3AAH (CW)  
  Bill    PA3BIZ  9H3ON (SSB/CW)        Sietse  PA1XA   9H3AAG (SSB/CW)
  Ger     PA0OI   9H3OI (CW)            Jim     PA2SWL  9H3SWL (SSB)
  Sjirk   PE1OFJ  9H3YM (SSB)           Harry   PA0QBS  9H3AAJ (SSB/CW)
  Wilko   PA3BWK  9H3R  (CW)            Jan     PA0LD   9H3AAI (SSB/CW)
  Andre   PA3HGP  9H3S  (SSB/CW)        Louis   PA0LRK  9H3LRK (SSB)
  Renee   PE1CAJ  9H3V  (SSB)           Hans    PA3FYG  9H3AAL (SSB/CW)
  Maarten PE1MQI  9H3W  (SSB)           Allart  PE1RVQ  9H3AAK (SSB)
  Jaap    PE1NGF  9H3X  (SSB)

"The 59(9) DX Report" states that in mid-September, Rick, PY1VOY, will begin a 2 month job in Chile and hopes to be active. He will try to get to CE0Z on his days off for a 4 or 5 day operation at a time.

The Bavarian Contest Club will be operating again as CN8WW from here in the upcoming CQ WW Contests. They will be a Multi/Multi team, so there is a very good chance to work CN on all bands from 160-10m, for which they kindly ask you to work them again even if you worked them in the past (Even if you have received your QSL card). There will be a new picture QSL card for the upcoming activities. Work them on 5 or 6 bands and receive a special QSL card to honor your high performance.
CQ WW Contest SSB (October 28-29, 2000):
QRG's (+/- QRM): 1840 / 3799 / 7099 / 14255 / 21355 / 28455 kHz

CQ WW Contest CW (November 25-26, 2000):
QRG's (+/- QRM): 1833 / 3503 / 7003 / 14033 / 21033 / 28033 kHz

Before and after the contest they will operate as 5C8M in CW, SSB, RTTY, on 6m and also on the WARC bands. More detailed information about their DXpedition can be found on their homepage at:

QSL cards for CN8WW and 5C8M go via DL6FBL (bureau or direct): Bernd Och, Christian-Wirth-Str. 18, D-36043 Fulda, Germany

Kenny, K2KW, informs OPDX that he has just launched a new Web site called "DX Holiday". The goal of this site is to share information on DX operating locations, and DXpedition "how-to" information. He hopes the readers find it helpful, and he especially hopes they will contribute to it! Check out:


HF, POLAND (Special Event)
Now through November 6th, look for station HF6WR. The station is active to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Wroclaw City in Poland. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, as well as 6/2 meters. Most of the activity seems to be on 15 meters between 1400 and 1930z. QSL via SP6ZDA, via bureau or direct address: Scouts Radio Club SP6ZDA, Box 41, 51-673 Wroclaw 9, Poland. A special diploma is available. For further information, check the Web page at:


HQ, HONDURAS (Update, Please refer to OPDX.472 and OPDX.473)
Julio, EA5XX, informed OPDX that the Honduras Authorities have confirmed that the Spain team will be active as HQ0R from September 17-25th on all bands.

AS-NEW. A group of hams from "The Beijing DX Club" will be active on Juhua Island, unnumbered IOTA China LIAONING PROVINCE WEST group. They will operate two stations with one beam and one power amplifier during September 1-4th. The callsign will be BI2J. The team consists of BA1AA, BA1DU, BA1FB, BA1HAM, BA1KA, BA1MK, BA1MT, BA1TU and others. The BI2J team is supported by Chinese Radio Sports Association and is sponsored by Island Radio Expedition Foundation Inc. QSL via W3HC. If there are any questions about the expedition, contact the team leader Alan, BA1DU, at: ba1du@arrl.net

AS-073. Tex, 9M2TO, will be active from Perhentian Island from August 31st through September 3rd as 9M2TO/P. Activity will be on normal DX frequencies 40-10 meters on CW. He will use an IC-736 with a G5RV and a 6m Yagi. QSL via the Bureau to JA0DMV or direct to 9M2TO.

EU-179. Tomek/SP8CTE, Wojtek/SP8NCF, Ryszard/SP8ONZ and Jakub/SQ8BGJ were active this past weekend from Uznam Island on all band SSB, CW and RTTY signing their callsign portable /1. QSL via their home call, bureau or direct.

NA-NEW. Lanny, W5BOS, will be on from Cay Sal Bank "The Bahamas" beginning October 6th or 7th for 2-3 days. This is the last unnumbered island group in "The Bahamas". The callsign will be W5BOS/C6A. QSL via W5BOS: Lanny Phillips, 8381 FM 2101, Quinlan, Tx 75474-4836 USA.

NA-093. Look for CO1OTA to be active September 1-3rd from the archipel- ago "Los Colorados" (Last time on the air was November 1995). Activity will be on the IOTA frequencies 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via the GRUPO DX CUBA, Apdo. 1, Cdad. Habana 10100, Cuba or via Bureau.

"The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Houssein, J28FH, is a new operator in Djibouti. He is using a 10 meter only rig with a small amplifier (70w) to a mobile antenna 3 meters high. He is building a 3 element beam for the HF bands. OPDX has found that he frequents the frequency 28580 kHz after 1930z. QSL via WA2VUY.

After a very succesfull stay at V2, Antigua, the "Low Land DXpedition Team" succesfully made it to Barbados (8P) for their second part of the "LLDXT Tour 2000". Look for the following operators to be active: Peter/PA4EA/8P9JR, Rob/PA5ET/8P9JS, Dennis/PA7FM/ 8P9JT, and Ron/PA3EWP/8P9JU. All QSLs are via PA5ET. During the SCC RTTY Contest the callsign to look for is 8P9JR. Full details, pictures and logs are available at the "LLDXT Tour 2000" Web site at:

ADDED NOTE: Logs updated as of August 24th, 1300z: 31900 QSOs for V26ET, V26FM, V26WP and V26EA; 1351 QSOs for VP2MPA

The Aland Islands contest station OH0Z will be active in the CQ WW SSB Contest (October 28-29th) by Ari, OH1EH, as a Single Op/ All band category. QSL via: Ari Korhonen, OH1EH, Kreetalank.9A1, FIN29200 Harjavalta, Finland.

OPDX INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS will receive the following press releases as an additional bulletin:

 4W/K7B DXpedition Update          - by Dennis Motschenbacher, K7BV
 Bhutan/A52JS QSLs/A51TY QSL        - by Jim Smith, VK9NS
 TXODX, 4W/N5KO, 4W/W3UR QSL Status - by Jarmo J. Jaakola, OH2BN (via N4GN)
 Announced Operations for 2000 CQ World Wide DX Contests - by Bill Feidt, NG3K

As this bulletin was being prepared, it would seem that that the PS0S operation has gone QRT and are headed to PY0F. All QSLs go to PY2SP. For updates, check the Web page:


Martti/OH2BH and Alan/BA1DU recently teamed up to activate BY1DX. They were active on RTTY during the SARTG Contest, August 19-20th. QSL BY1DX via OH2BH, P.O. Box 73, FIN-02380 Espoo, FINLAND.

QSL info for FR/F6KDF/T is to F6KDF: RC Gendarmerie Rhone Alpe, 292 Route de Genas, Quartier Raby, F-69677 Bron Cedex, France.

QSL routes for the 2000 IOTA Contest are available at the following Web page: http://www.arrakis.es/~ea5eyj

By the time you read this Mario, DL5ME, should be QRT as LA/DL5ME from Island of Runde (EU-079) in Norway. QSL via his CBA.

Eugene, RA0FF, reports that a "Log Search and photo gallery" is availble for the recent RK0FWL/p operation (July/August 2000) to Moneron Island (AS149) at the Web page: http://dx.bgtelecom.ru/shams/as149.html

SV1IW and SV1TN, who were activate from the Island of Samothraki (EU-174) from Aug 11-18th, as SV1IW/8 and SV1TN/8, should be QSLed either direct by callbook addresses or via the official SV Bureau.

Dmitry, AB8CK, reports that the only good QSL route for his Kazakhstan's contest operations (1999 CQ WW CW Contest as UN7/AB8CK and 2000 AA DX CW Contest as UN1/AB8CK) is via UA3AGW CBA address. Please don't use his U.S.A. address or the ARRL bureau for QSLing.

Stefan/DH1SGS and Toby/DH1TW, both 19 years old, were active as VK9XY from August 13-26th. A web page has been set up and a log search will be available for their DXpedition at: http://www.qsl.net/vk9xy

Papo, WP4Q, reports that he has a new QSL Manager. Please QSL now to EA5RD via the bureau or direct to: Francisco S. Arnedo, PO Box 673, Elda, Alicante 03600 Spain.

The logs for the following callsigns managed by AC7DX will be closed on October 1, 2000.

      1Z9A,B,D,E,YL    C21BD           T30W        V31A      XX9CT
      3D2LF            HK0/KB5GL       UA0CCW      V31UN     ZK2VE  
      3D2WM            HL9KL           UA3CT       VQ9HB     ZS3TL
      3V8BB            HL9KLN          UB5UAT      VQ9SS
      4B9CQ            JT1AN           UD6BD       VQ9CQ
      8P9GI            JT1AO           UI9CQ       VQ9VO
      8P6JQ            JT1BG           UJ9SWE      VR2BH
      9K2QQ            KC5HA           UK2RDX      VR2EW
      9M2HB            KP2/VS6CT       UO5OAQ      VS6CT
      9M8EN            KP4AM           UO5OQ       VS6CX
      A35SS            RA0FA           UR1RWX      VS6DX
      BV2FB            RI5A            UR0RRR      VU2ACD
      BV5CN            RW0CWA          UV0EX       XB9Z
      BV5HJ            S79WHW          UY5PC       XH9Z
      BZ1FB            T30AC           UZ2FWA      XW8FA

Look for Pete, SV8CRI, to be on holiday from here as S92SV. He plans to be active on CW/SSB/RTTY now through September 5th. QSL via the bureau or direct to the CBA.

Carl, GW0VSW will be on the Island of Crete (EU-015) now through September 1st as SV9/GW0VSW. The rig will be a IC-706 and a dipole antenna operating on all bands, mainly CW. Family permitting, he will operate around 0500 and 1500z. QSL via homecall.

Five Japanese amateurs will be operating from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) from August 30th through September 4th. Look for the operators JH8BKL (V63KA) and his wife JF8IYR (V63MC), JH8MYB (V63??), JA3UB (V63??) and his wife JR3MVF (V63DO) to be active on 40-6 meters CW/SSB. Watch 50.120 on 6 meters. QSL all via their home callsign to the JARL Bureau or direct.

Bill, VK4FW, states that he is available on this band for CW skeds. If interested, send an E-mail to: vk4fw@spiderweb.com.au

Frank/WA2VYA, Bruce/WA3RHW, Ken/K2WB and Jack/N2VW, all members of the Frankford Radio Club, will operate from VP5JM's QTH on Providenciales (NA-002) from October 24-31st. The arrange- ments are confirmed. They will be in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as VP5T as a Multi/Multi category. Activity will be on CW, WARC bands and PSK31 before and after the contest. QSL VP5T to N2VW. E-mail requests for VP5T bureau cards are OK via n2vw@arrl.net . QSL portable callsign to homecall CBA.

XT2, BURKINA FASO. After their Togo operation (see 5V7 above), the German team consisting of DJ7UC, DL4WK, DL7BO, DL7DF and DL7UFR will be active here October 10-15th. Activity will be on all HF bands plus 6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY with an emphasis on the low bands. QSL via DL7DF. For more details and updated information, visit their Web page (mentioned above).

During the coming month of October, Toni/EA5RM and Pedro Luis/EA7DBO will be active from Sihanouk Ville in the southern part of Cambodia as XU7ADB. They plan to arrive in Phnom Pehn at 10:00 AM (local time) on October 3rd. If the customs do not delay their plans, they will be on the air that same evening and continue until the early hours of October 11th. Operation will be on 80-10 meters SSB/RTTY, with some CW. They also requested a licence for 6 meters band, but their request was not accepted by the authorities. They will use an Icom IC-736 and a power amplifier using a couple of 4CX250Bs to try to give readable signals in Europe. The antennas will be a tribander beam for 10/15/20 meters and wire dipoles for the others bands. An online log will be available on a Web page during the operation (updated everyday). The Web is active now with picture and info at:

QSL is via EA4URE at: Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles, Apartado 220, E-28080 Madrid, SPAIN

XW1UD DXCC STATUS (Also A5 info)
Charly, K4VUD, reports that he finally got a local Lao man to translate his XW1UD paperwork from Laos and will present that in person to an ARRL DXCC personnel at the "W9DXCC Bash" in Chicago next month. He will advise us later. ADDED NOTE: Charly is still aiming at a A5 operation in early December 2000. He is looking for any experienced 160m Op for this operation. His E-mail address is: k4vud@hotmail.com


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From K7bv@aol.com Fri Aug 11 08:00:38 2000
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 07:59:57 EDT
Subject: 4W / K7BV DXpedition Update - August 10, 2000
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
MIME-Version: 1.0

4W/K7BV DXpedition Update - August 10, 2000

Plans for the early October 2000 DXpedition to East Timor by Dennis K7BV took some major steps forward recently. Dick N6FF has firmed up his commitment to come along and bring his 160 meter TX and low noise RX antenna expertise and eagerness to work the long hard hot humid hours to make the trip a success.

The trip now is receiving welcome strong local support from Thor 4W6MM and Ross 4W6UN. Several key details regarding bringing in equipment, housing, power concerns and one or two very delicate political considerations have been worked out. Unfortunately a change was required and Made YB9BV will not be accompanying Dennis and Dick which will increase the operator work load.

Thor has opened the door for the use of some 140 foot towers near his house. The towers will provide excellent support for a number of low band antennas. The new East Timor Amateur Radio Association and Thor will generously provide rigs for the DXpedition. Ross has offered a back-up rig. Dennis and Dick will, in turn, proudly introduce the new callsign for the club (most likely 4W6DX) during their trip.

Ross VK1UN/VK8UN/4W6UN and 4U1ET, Border Service Controller for East Timor (customs, immigration, quarantine) will probably be able to meet the operators to smooth things over upon their arrival.

The situation in-country remains tense and sporadic border violence has occured. Dennis and Dick have been determined the risk so be acceptable at this time. Ross and Thor will continue to update the operators of any change in the situation.

Visit website http://www.qth.com/k7bv/ for current DXpedition information.

Released by Dennis Motschenbacher K7BV

From: "JB Smith"
To: "Tedd Mirgliotta" {kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org}
Subject: Jim, VK9NS
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 22:15:31 +0100
MIME-Version: 1.0

Hi Folks,

Sorry to have been neglecting you all but have just been very busy with little free time right now. However things are improving!!!


The A52JS log is in computer form now and we do have the hard logs as back up. All requests for A52JS cards which have been received so far have been processed and label(s) printed for each return envelope. All outgoing envelopes already have stamps in place and so on.

The Good News is that I now know that the blank A52JS QSL cards will be here on Norfolk Island in just over a weeks time. The A52JS QSL card is a folded Colour QSL card to reflect the importance of the introduction of amateur radio in Bhutan. I am sure it will be appreciated by DXers.

HIDXA would like to acknowledge the generosity of WWW.QSLShop.Com for their generous donation of these superb QSL cards. A very professional piece of work.

NB The Art work was tackled here on Norfolk a few day after I returned home and within a week or so the complete Art Work was processed and then accepted by myself. Everything was done by e-mail.

The A52JS cards have been ready for just over a week now and we now have arranged a suitable carrier to have the cards sent to Norfolk Island by Air Freight.

A52JS QSLing

The actual preparing for QSLing has gone ahead steadily against many of the usual QSLing entrenched practises.

1. The endless enclosures of this QSL and that QSL card for other activities. In short using the request for the A52JS card to catch up on ones own QSLing.

2. It is amazing that many DX stations do not enclose a return SAE for their card(s)

3. We now have the usual supply here of worthless IRC's, old Surface Mail, no Post Office stamp, etc. Who is selling this rubbish???

Return Mail Policy

Thousands of DXers know my policy of return mail QSLing. It makes no sense to have QSL cards lying around but once those multiple log QSL cards enter the equation then things can change.

I repeat here once again to all my fellow DXers - I cannot keep up with the Multiple log QSL routine and cannot guarantee prompt return QSLing.


I spoke to both Dasho Yonten, A51TY and Dasho Leki Dorji a few days ago and both are fine.

There have been heavy rains in Bhutan and adjacent India. The road from Thimphu to Phuntsholing was closed due to mud slides.

NB This is a common occurrence in many areas of mountainous Bhutan in the Monsoon Season.

A51TY QSL Card

Kirsti, VK9NL was very pleased to receive her A51TY QSL card the other day which came direct from Yonten by Air Mail. Yonten is using the front format of his old A51TY QSL card with some changes on the back.

I hope to be just a bit more active although I am more or less up to date with the IOTA 'New Ones' and managed QSOs with the /T team on both 40, 80 and 10M for new band countries.

Regards from us both and thanks for keeping in touch with DX news it is appreciated and always acknowledged.


Jim, VK9NS

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 19:02:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Tim Totten, N4GN" {n4gn@n4gn.com}
To: DX editors {editors@n4gn.com}
Subject: TXODX, 4W/N5KO, 4W/W3UR QSL Status
MIME-Version: 1.0

OH2BN asked me to pass this along.


Tim Totten, n4gn@n4gn.com


TXODX, 4W/N5KO and 4W/W3UR QSLing Status


To maintain the highest possible degree of integrity in QSLing, every claimed QSO is truly checked. Furthermore, both QSO partners (the DXpedition operator and the DXer claiming the QSO) are notified of any disrepancy so that maximum learning can take place. This is possible because of the available time window as TX0 and 4W cards will not be accepted by the DXCC Desk until October 1, 2000 when the ARRL will start processing QSLs for TX0 and 4W credit.

Special Credit:

During our extensive processing exercise, involving hundreds of man-hours, the QSLing team has made many interesting observations. For example, Brazilian DXers should be congratulated on the highest observed accuracy rate for all claimed QSOs - with one QSO failed (sorry PT2TF) while PT7BR claims a 80M QSO logged for PT7BZ (his QSL request also received!).

Schedule of Events:

As of August 15, all U.S. direct requests from AA0AA through NZ9Z were mailed. All U.S. direct requests beginning with the letter W will be released by September 15, 2000.

All JA direct requests were released during the first two weeks of August. While most Western European countries were also released together with OK, OM and S5, the balance of Western Europe is now being processed. Eastern Europe has just been started, with our efforts currently moving toward SP direct requests (a very large bunch!).

South America was just begun, and PYs were released as of this week.

It is suggested that no second requests be submitted while patience is required until the end of September by which time every request received before August 1, 2000 should have resulted in a QSL card ending up in the hands of the DX multitude.

Cut-off Date:

All direct requests received as of August 1, 2000 (4 months after the DXpeditions) will be processed based on the above schedule. QSL requests received after August 1 will be processed following the sorting out of these initial requests.

Service Point:

After October 1, 2000, a special e-mail address will be announced to clarify any potential outstanding QSL related issues. It was recently discovered that the U.S. Postal Service had caused substantial damage to a number of QSLs in their automated sorting system.

Best regards,

Jarmo J. Jaakola, OH2BN

TX0DX, 4W/W3UR and 4W/N5KO QSL Management

From: wfeidt@cpcug.org
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 09:38:51 -0400
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Announced Operations for 2000 CQ World Wide DX Contests
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org

The NG3K "Announced Operation" tables for the 2000 CQ World Wide DX Contests are now available. They can be found at the following URLs:

SSB - http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqs2000.html
CW - http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqc2000.html

This year I've added the ability to view the operations sorted by any of: Call; DXCC Entity; or CQ Zone. The tables at the above URLs are sorted by callsign. If you want to see the data sorted by DXCC Entity, just click on "DXCC" in the table header. Likewise, click on "CQZ" in the table header to view the operations arranged by CQ Zone. If you're viewing either the DXCC or CQZ view and want to return to "By Callsign" listing, simply click "Call" in the table header. The alternative views should become quite useful as the number of listed operations grows.

As ever, new listings for significant (M/M, less common DXCC entities and CQ Zones, etc.) operations are welcomed. Just send full particulars to:


Please include:

1. Callsign to be used in the operation
2. DXCC Entity
3. CQ Zone
4. Intended class of entry
5. QSL route
6. Any other operation details likely to be of interest to other DXers and Contesters (e.g. operator's callsign(s), specific station location, QSL address if not commonly available, power level, antennas, etc.)



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