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OPDX 478 September 25, 2000

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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 478
BID: $OPDX.478
September 25, 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, WA2VUY, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 59(9) DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3HC, K4NA, WA4ZJJ, W6IS, WC7N, K8YSE, W9DC, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DK9IP, DL5MO, F5NOD, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4ZVJ, G0MTN, HA0HW, HL1IWD, JA1ELY, JA1HGY, JF2MBF, JI3DST, LA5HE, YU1AB and The Prairie DX Group for the following DX information.

"The 59(9) DX Report" reports that Dan, VE2DPS, has returned to Conakry as 3XY2D, but has antenna problems. He hopes to be active soon. QSL via W3HNK.

4W, EAST TIMOR (Web site updated)
Rod, WC7N, reports that the upcoming DXpedition's Web site has been re-done to increase its usefulness. The data is the same, it is just presented in a different format. Check it out at:

The web page has been updated to include a picture of Thor, 4W6MM.

A3, TONGA ISLAND (also Fiji)
Hrane/YT1AD and Dragan/Z32AU are active as A35AD and A35AU until October 28. After Tonga Island, they will be operating as YJ0AD and YJ0AU, between October 28 and November 5th. They will return to Fiji to be active as 3D2AD and 3D2AU between November 5-10th. Activity will be on CW and SSB on all HF bands including 6 meters. QSL via YT1AD and Z32AU.

A5, BHUTAN (Activity)
TN7A, HK0, and etc...) will be active from Paro, Bhutan, between October 27th and November 3rd. The team consists of JA1PCY, JF1PJK, JH1NBN, JK1AFI and JR7TEQ. They will take three HF transceivers and one 6 meters transiver for this DXpedition. They will operate on all bands 160-6 meters, SSB/CW/RTTY. They will use their own callsign (callsigns not mentioned). Some of members will participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest while others will continue to be active on CW/RTTY or the WARC bands during the contest. Although only using a 100 watts, they will try to work 160m and 80m with a 65 foot vertical. JK1AFI strongly wishes to give a new one for any 6m DXers. QSL all callsigns via JH1NBN: Yoosuke Uchiyama, 924-4 Yokokawacho, Hachioji, 193-0823 JAPAN.

Charly, K4VUD, announced this past weekend: "I have it on good authority that I will be able to use at least 1000 watts xmit power in Bhutan (A5) during my trip there in early December 2000. At this moment, I do not have a 1Kw linear, but the permission is good news, at least. I want to try 160, 80 and 40 and am inquiring about 580 feet of straight line beverage installation. With Bhutan's wind (the thunder dragon!), a balloon vertical is likely out of the question. Antenna suggestions are welcome. I have already purchased my airline ticket for this trip, so if you know my thrift-iness, you know I am going! I will have more details to release soon... watch this space..." Charly's E-mail address is: k4vud@hotmail.com

Look for Joel, F5JJW, to be active as FO0SUC or FO/F5JJW from Mangareva (OC-063) October 10-18th, Moorea (OC-046) October 18-22nd and Tikehau (OC-066) October 22-26th.

Look for Eric, F5SIH, to be active as FO/F5SIH from Tahiti (OC-046) October 9-11th, Moorea (OC-046) October 12-15th, Huahine (OC-067) October 16-18th, Raiatea (OC-067) October 18-20th, Bora Bora (OC-067) October 20-24th and Rangiroa (OC-066) October 24-27th.

By the time you read this, Marcel, ON4QM, should be active. He will be staying with Patrick/FO5QS and Guy/FO5NL for a few days. No callsign was given/mention at press time. Marcel, however, will be active mostly on CW on the high bands. He plans to go to Hereheretue Island (OC-052) and possibly be active for one month starting around September 25th. He will then return to Tahiti and may then activate Maupihaa (OC-057) until November 25th. QSL via ON4QM.

On his way to the RSGB/IOTA meeting in Windsor, Don, W9DC, will be visiting the beautiful Outer Hebrides. The purpose of the trip is to identiy future island operations and to operate when possible from various islands when the weather and opportunity arises. Don will focus on trying to give North American stations a few Scottish islands from EU-10. He will use the callsign MM/W9DC when he visits the Outer Hebrides from October 5-7th. Don states that he hopes to be on Scalpay (OH-25) during the evening of October 5th. He also plans to operate from 2 private islands, Oronsay (SC16) and Carna (SC-17) in the Sugart Loch, sometime between October 8-11th depending on the weather. MM/W9DC will use the IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call direct or via bureau.

HQ, HONDURAS (Correction)
Slight mistake in OPDX.477. The HQ0R Web page should be:

(not ending .html as reported in last week's OPDX.)

AS-049. Takeshi, JI3DST, will activate the Takara Islands (Kuchinoshima Tosima-Mura, Kagoshima-Gun, Kagoshima, JAPAN) between November 23-25th, as JI3DST/8. Activity will be on 17/15/12/10/6 meters. QSL via the JARL Bureau (BUREAU is Best) or direct to (Please don't send USD): Takeshi "TAKE" Funaki, 2-18-26 Hannan-cho, Abeno-ku Osaka-city, OSAKA 545-0021 JAPAN

AS-137. Zheng, BA4EG, reports that BT20OO will be active again from Zhoushan Archipelago, October 1-4th. QSL via through the bureau or direct to the following two addresses:
Zheng Feng, 552-39-502 Zhao Zhuang Road, Shanghai,200135, Chinabr
Zheng Feng, P.O.BOX 122-001, Shanghai,200122, China

AS-147. Takeshi, JI3DST, activated the Hokkaido's Coastal Islands (Okushiri Is., Hokkaido) this past weekend as JI3DST/8. QSL to the same address above under AS-049.

EU-063. A group under the leadership of Mat, JW5NM, is planning a trip to Axeloya in the Svalbard Archipelago. This is an extremly rare IOTA entity because most of the area is off limits due to environmental concerns. Because it is so remote, an expedition to this area will be expensive, so the team is looking for some financial support for this venture. Send E-mails to Rag (LA5HE, OZ8RO, JW5HE) at: la5he@yahoo.no

Look for Angel/WA2VUY, Peter/NO2R, and Douglas/W2EN to operate from "The Grenadines" (NA-025) October 23rd through October 31st. They will sign J8/homecall prior to CQWW SSB Contest; they hope to obtain a special callsign for the contest. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB. ALL QSLs via W2EN.

Lee, HL1IWD, informs OPDX that the Korea DX Club plans to have the 2000 Korea DX Convention take place November 4-5th, at Chonan City, about 130km south of Seoul. They invite all countries to come and visit. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

As announced earlier, two groups of operators (DF2UU/DK9IP and I4UFH/IK4UPB) have visited the ISAJC Club Station 3V8BB between September 6th and 13th, participating together in the Worked All Europe Contest (SSB). Some 8000 QSOs were made during that one week activity. All QSLs ONLY for this period go via DK9IP (bureau preferred). A online log search plus more information on QSLing and some pictures are now available at: http://www.dk9ip.de

9M0F BUREAU QSLS. Nao Mashita, JA1HGY, reports that you can receive a QSL via the bureau (he does not need your QSL) if you send him your QSO data via E-mail at: ja1hgy@jarl.com

Gil, F5NOD, reports that they have already received many QSL requests for the FR/F6KDF/T Tromelin DXpedition (around 6000). The QSL cards are not printed yet. He also states to "Please don't forget to send with your QSL a "Self Addressed Envelope" (SAE). They have received a lot of QSL already without it, and it takes a long time to write addresses etc... They report that they will confirm only requested QSOs. If you have sent a QSL during the DXpedition and you made some other afterwards, and if you want these QSOs confirmed, send them another card. You can also check your QSO on the online log at the FR/F6KDF/T Web page at: http://perso.easynet.fr/~f6jjx/menu.htm

BI2J QSLs. Mac, W3HC, reports that he is currently awaiting for info and a photograph from Alan, BA1DU, for the BI2J operation. The cards will be printed after receiving this information. Any and all cards (any station) handled by Mac, W3HC, will be delayed for a while due to the recent death of his daughter (SK on September 16,2000). Mac adds, all mail received is being stored in boxes until he can get to them. OPDX and subscribers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to him and his family.

Zheng, BA4EG, the QSL Manager of BI4CM (AS-136), BI5X (AS-137) and BT20OO (AS-137), reports that all QSLs sent for BI5X have been replied to.

Patrick, FR5FD, has the logs for TO150 and FR5FC. QSL via Patrick Lebeaume, 40 rue Louis Desjardines, Bois de Nefles, F-97411 Saint Paul, Reunion Island via France.

Andy, G4ZVJ, made 15083 CW QSOs (including over 1000 QSOs on 80m) as 5V7VJ during his 7 day operation from Lome, Togo. He also made 1140 CW QSOs as 9G5VJ from Accra, Ghana. QSL via G4ZVJ: Andy Chadwick, 5 Thorpe Chase, Ripon, HG4 1UA UK or via RSGB. Check out his Web page at: http://www.g4zvj.demon.co.uk

NOT THE QSL MANGER. Tom, K4NA, reports that he is receiving dozens of QSL requests for KH2/K4NA. He thinks this is KH2/K4ANA. So, Tom is not the manager. KH2/K4ANA should be QSLed via W2PS.

Eduardo, CO8LY, active in this past weekend's RTTY contest, should be QSLed via EA7ADH.

Tim Totten, N4GN, made a serious single operator, all-band effort from EA8BH in last weekend's CQ/RJ World Wide RTTY Contest. QSL EA8BH via OH2BH. He was also active as EA8/N4GN before and after the contest. QSL EA8/N4GN via N4GN.

Jean/F6FYA and his wife Genevieve/F5SQM are back in France. The QSLs for OD5/F5SQM will be printed soon.

As always, Baldur, DJ6SI, surprised everyone on the air and became active from Guinea-Bissau as J5X (on CW) with Franz, DJ9ZB, as J5Z (on SSB). Their operation will be QRT by the time you read this. QSL via their homecall direct or via the bureau.

TX0DX, 4W/N5KO AND 4W/W3UR QSL STATUS. Many OPDX InterNet Subscribers received the special bulletin (OPDX.477.1) and have made inquires about when these cards are good to send in for credit. Again, these cards cannot be sent in for credit until the submission date of October 1st.

XW1UD QSL STATUS. Charly, K4VUD, has informed everyone that he has submitted a translation of his Laos operating permission papers (which took place last December) to the head of DXCC at the W9DXCC event last week. Charly states, "I still do not know if all the papers I have submitted will be deemed 'enough' but I have jumped thru my last hoop regarding this. I am in the process of sending my XW1UD QSL to everyone I worked via the bureau, but if you want a card fast, send the usual SASE to me at K4VUD address..."

Lee, G0MTN, is reminding everyone that the 2000 RSGB 21/28 MHz Contests will be occurring soon. Here's a brief summary of the rules and dates/times:
SSB - Sunday, October 1st (0700-1900z)
CW - Sunday, October 15th (0700-1900z)
UK stations contact overseas stations only, and vice versa.
UK stations send RS(T) + Serial Number + UK District Code
Overseas stations send RS(T) + Serial Number
Open / Restricted / QRP / SWL sections, with awards to be won.
Full rules, with details of exact frequencies, scoring etc. are on the Internet on the HF Contests Committee website at:


Jean Michel, F6AJA, reports that a station signing 5R8O is very active and is stating that 5R8FL is his QSL Manager, but unfortunately 5R8FL knows nothing about this station.

The Hampden County (Massachusetts) Radio Association will operate the special event station, WB1HOF (Hall of Fame), at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The operation will be on October 14-15th as the Hall of Fame receives its latest crop of honorees. Operation will be from 10 AM until 4 PM (EDT) on October 14th and 10 AM until 2 PM (EDT) on October 15th. Two stations will operate in the 40 and 15 meter phone bands. A special QSL is available by sending an SASE to Hampden County Radio Association WB1HOF, PO Box 562, Agawam, MA. 01001.

Geza, HA4XG, will be active from EU-015 between September 28th and October 12th as SV9/HA4XG/p. He will work mainly on the WARC bands. QSL via HA QSL bureau or direct to CBA.

A group of hams from the Atlanta area will operate from Quepos, Costa Rica (EJ79) for a week beginning October 7th as K4QFF/TI8. Satellite operations will include UO-14, AO-27, SO-35 and RS-13. QSL to K4QFF.

Frank, V51AS, can usually be found on 30/20/17/15 meters CW between 1930 and 2130z. Also, check 10 meters after 1530z. It was also reported by "The 59(9) DX Report" that he was heard on 80 meters between 0200-0400z.

The Prairie DX Group is pleased to announce their 2nd DX- pedition to take place between November 18-28th, from Vanuatu and Efate Island (OC-035). They will be operating at least two stations around the clock (24/7) and possibly more on 160-6 meters SSB, CW, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. During the DXpedition, they are planning a sub-trip to one or more of the rarer YJ IOTAs. In addition to operating from the other islands, they will be participating in the CQ World Wide CW Contest from Vanuatu. The six members of the traveling team are: Rick/KF9ZZ, Todd/W9YK, Fred/ KF9YL, Mike/N9WM, Bill/W8LVN and Tim/KB9QYL. As in their previous DX -pedition (FP/N9PD September 1998), one of their main goals is to give every amateur the opportunity of working them at least once (and hopefully more often). The callsigns for the DXpedition is to be announced (TBA) later. Their QSL route is via N9PD direct (The Prairie DX Group, 1206 Somerset Ave., Deerfield, IL 60035 USA) or via bureau. Please include SASE with postage, IRC or greenstamp. Direct QSL cards received without return postage will be returned via bureau. For further info, check the Web page at:

Or send E-mail to Rick, KF9ZZ at: kf9zz@arrl.net

Alan/VK4BKM and Graeme/VK4FI will be active between October 8-16th as YJ0DX. Activity will be on all bands, especially 6 meters. QSL direct only via VK4JSR.

Look for operators Yu/JR2KDN (also KD1N, XW8KPL/ CSN, 3W5KDN, 8Q7US etc) and Yasu/JI1NJC (also A35CC, C21/YI, T20CC, T30CC, ZK1NJC,8Q7CC, 3D2YI, S79CC, KH0/JI1NJC, FW/JI1NJC etc) to be active from Penrhyn Island (IOTA OC-082; Grid Locator BI11) from October 28th through November 4th, as ZK1NDK and ZK1NJC (callsigns being requested. The license will be issued upon arrival.). Operations will be on CW/SSB/RTTY with activity on 160-6 meters. Suggested 160 meters frequency is 1832.5 kHz (QSX 1837.5 kHz and UP, QSX 1815 kHz for JA). Six meter activity will be on 50.100 MHz (QSX 50.140 MHz and UP) and a 6m beacon (BREAKABLE) will be running on 50.100 MHz (send CQ CQ de ZK1NJC ZK1NJC QSX 50.140 K). QSL via JR2KDN (SASE, SAE+sufficient return postage or Bureau) to: Yuichi Yoshida, 4th Floor Kato Building, 529 Rokugaike-cho, Kita-ku, Nagoya, Japan 462-1112. QSL requests via E-mail are welcome (returns via the bureau) at:

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From: "Nob Ichino" {vr6jj@gld.mmtr.or.jp}
To: {Undisclosed-Recipient:;}
Subject: ZK1/ North Cook DX-pedition
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 22:41:50 +0900
MIME-Version: 1.0

ZK1/North Cook DX-pedition 2000

Yasu/JI1NJC has activated several small entities in the Pacific and Indian Ocean with his company at least once a year in the past since 1989(KH0, C2, T30, T2, ZK1/S, 3D2, A35, FW, 8Q7, S79, 3B8 etc. ).

This Y2K as a peak of Cycle 23 Yasu will make another DX-citing trip with Yu/JR2KDN who activated one of rare entities in SE Asia, Lao in 1998. Of course the target is to work stations in everywhere as many as possible on ALL BANDS and also SPECIAL attention to 6m will be paid and various propagations (e.g. Scatter, Skew path, Short path, Long path ) will be tried.

Now we are very pleased to announce our upcoming DX-citing/pedition for all of those who love DXing as follows:

Destination:   Penrhyn Island (ZK1/North Cook)
                    IOTA OC-082
                   Grid Locator: BI11

Call Sign:      ZK1NJC, ZK1NDK (are being requested. The license will
                   be collected upon arrival.)

Date:            Oct 28 to Nov 4  2000

Operator:      Yu/JR2KDN
               (also KD1N, XW8KPL/CSN, 3W5KDN, 8Q7US etc)

               (also A35CC, C21/YI, T20CC, T30CC, ZK1NJC,8Q7CC, 3D2YI,
               S79CC, KH0/JI1NJC, FW/JI1NJC etc)

Frequency:    160m - 6m
                   160m  1.832.5MHz   QSX 1837.5MHz and UP
                                      QSX 1.815.0MHz for  JA

                   6m       50.100MHz     QSX 50.140MHz and UP
                   6m Beacon:   BREAKABLE beacon will be run on 50.100MHz.
                   (6m Beacon: CQ CQ de ZK1NJC ZK1NJC QSX 50.140 K)
                   * If you hear 6m beacon, give your call on 50.140MHz
                     since we will NOT (again NOT) listen on 50.100MHz at
                     any time to prevent QRM.
                   * We will show up on usual DX frequencies or close other
                     than the above two bands.

Mode:           SSB/CW/RTTY

Equipment:    2 x IC-706, TS-50, IC-PW1 (160m- 6m KW Linear Amplifier)
                   160m      : Inverted L
                    80m      : Inverted L
                 40-10m      : Cushcraft R-7000 Vertical
                 20/15/10    : Tri Band Yagi Beam @ 15m up
                     6m      : 5 ele Yagi Beam @ 15m up

QSL:            via JR2KDN  (SASE, SAE+sufficient return postage, Buro)
                   Yuichi Yoshida
                   4th Floor Kato Building
                   529 Rokugaike-cho, Kita-ku,
                   Nagoya, Japan 462-1112

QSL REQUEST via email:

                   QSL request via email will be welcome to
                   jr2kdn@pluto.dti.ne.jp and our QSL will be sent out via
                   BURO after all direct request are processed.
                   Please write up your QSL request in the body as follows:

                   YOUR CALL
                   DATE / UTC / FREQ / MODE / RS(T)

We appreciate Warwick/ZK1WL for his great support and Harry/JH0HQP for his
generous contribution of 6m 5ele Yagi beam.

73 & See you on many bands.

de Nob/JF2MBF (wk3d@arrl.net)
(also WK3D,VK4FBM, A35JJ, C21/MI, T22JJ, T24JJ, T28RR, ZK1AJJ,

From: kops02@hanmail.net
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
Subject: Korea DX Convention 2000
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 10:08:58 KST
Errors-To: {kops02@hanmail.net}
MIME-Version: 1.0

Dear Sir :

How are you?
I am Lee, HL1IWD and our Korea DX Club has a plan for Korea DX Convention 2000 from 4 to 5 November in this year at Chonan city, about 130km south of Seoul. I am sending invitation letter and wish to inform for another countries.

Best wishes to you and your family.
Thank you!

Invitation letter

Dear fellow ham:

It is our great honor to announce the "Korea DX Convention 2000" will be held by the Korea DX Club from 4th to 5th November in Chonan city (130 km south of Seoul), Korea. We believe most Korean DXers will participate in this meeting and it will be a great place for eyeball meeting between Korean DXers and also foreign DXers.
Our schedule for the convention is as followings:

1. Discussion about P5 (North Korea) DXpedition.
- We'd like to give Korean DXer's wish as well as whole HAM's wish to Korea Blue House (President)

2. The IOTA DXpedition report.
- Recent Wi Island operation in Korea, AS-148 (New IOTA)

3. Some DXpedition and contest video will be played.
- Video tapes were collected from Japan, Belgium, etc...

4. DXCC field checking by K3ZO.

5. Rare QSL cards & nice awards will be exhibited.
- Cards will be based on "HL most wanted entities 2000"
- The list can be found on our club's home page

6. Seminars for beginners.

7. Eye-ball meeting between Korean and foreign DXers.

Official language will be mainly in Korean and English & Japanese services are also available. Attending fees are 45,000 Korean won (40 USD) for seminars, one night accommodation and three times meals & banquet. If you can notify starting time from Seoul to Chonan to us before convention, we can arrange transportation with our club members cars in possible numbers, freely. Weather in November in Korea is autumn season and you had better bring warm cloths.

If you have any more questions, please contact DS1BHE (centaurs@hitel.net) or HL1IWD (hl1iwd@yahoo.com) and we hope to assist your visit as we can do as possible.

With best wishes to you and your family.

Korea DX Club
Seoul, Korea

From k1xn@golist.net Sun Sep 24 13:01:00 2000
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 11:59:09 -0500
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
From: Golist {k1xn@golist.net}
Mime-Version: 1.0

Fabrizio, IK4VYX, has just released Version 4.8 of the very popular DX TELNET program.

It is available for download from these sites:

John     K1XN@golist.net          http://www.golist.net
World Wide Distributor for DX Telnet by IK4VYX
GoSearch - The Windows Search Program for the Golist Online Database
Voice: 901-641-0109                    FAX/Voice Recorder: 901-641-0230
The Golist, Po Box 3071, Paris, TN 38242, USA

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