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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 480
BID: $OPDX.480
October 9, 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, KF2TI, WA2VUY, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 59(9) DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3HC, K4VUD, N4CT, NA5G, NI6T, K7AR, WC7N, K8YSE, NE8Z, N0KV, 9M2TO, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DF4RD, EA4DX, G4ZVJ, G0IAS, IT9BLB, LX1NO, OH1EH, SP5EWY, SV/OK1YM, VE3SRE, VE5MX, VK2RD, VK6APK and XE1J for the following DX information.

If you are not an OPDX InterNet Subscriber, you may have missed the special bulletin announcing that the 3B6RF operation was postponed (Click on the links below to SUBSCRIBE). Basically, officials of the newly elected Mauritius Government have asked the team to postpone the expedition for 2-3 weeks for security reasons. Since there are only two regular ships per year heading to 3B6 they have to postpone their activity for six months until May 2001. For more details and updates, check their Web page at:


Andy, G4ZVJ, will be on vacation in South East Asia between October 13th and November 11th. There may be some CW activity from the following countries:
3W (Vietnam) - October 15-22nd, callsign assigned upon arrival.
XU (Cambodia) - October 23-26th, callsign XU7AAV
DU (Philippines) - October 29th- November 10th, callsign DU3/G4ZVJ
QSL via G4ZVJ: Andy Chadwick, 5 Thorpe Chase Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1UA England, U.K. His Web page is at:


Dennis/K7BV, Made/YB9BV and Dick/N6FF are now active. As of of publication, the only station spotted so far is 4W/K7BV on 40/30/20/17 meters CW. Two stations are expected to be active. Keep a lookout for 4W/N6FF. According to one of the press releases, a big decision was made that 4W/N6FF will be the callsign used on 160 and 80 meters. The 4W/K7BV callsign will be used on all other bands. QSL via KU9C. Also, check their Web site at:


A few weeks ago OPDX received a report on a possible SLIM operation by 5R8O. This station continues to be active on 20 meter CW signing with the callsign 5R8O, giving his name as Albert and his QTH as Tananarive, Madagascar. He also is saying QSL via 5R8FL. However, thanks to Ed, NA5G, who has been in contact with 5R8FL the following status report was given on 5R8O. Andreas, 5R8FL, states that the station "is legal, his callsign is a bit special because he operates inside the Gendarmerie county. So to simplify the QSL reception, he ask me to be his QSL manager." WFWL!

Mac, W3HC, reports that for those who are interested, he has a Web page for Iran up and running. Any news he receives from Iran will be posted on:


"THE 59(9) DX REPORT" reports that Arliss, W7XU, will be active from here (after the FY operation, see below) October 30th through November 7th as 8R/W7XU. Activity will be on 50.110 MHz CW and SSB, coordinating on 28885 kHz. QSL via W7XU.

A group from the Netherlands will be active from here October 6-24th. They plan to use the callsign 9G1AA plus their own 9G5 callsigns. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters CW and 6 meter SSB. Also, there may be some activity on 160 meters.

Tex, 9M2TO, reports that this season 9M2 6 meter stations (9M2NK, 9M2KE, 9M2KT, 9M2TO, 9M2XA and 9M2/JI1ETU) are looking for EUs, NAs and SAs on 6 meters. They know that they have a "SHORT-PASS- OPENINGS-EUs" at 0700z (+/-) in November, but they do not know the other passes for the areas. Please watch for the 9M2TO/B beacon on 50.005 MHz running 24 hours and inform them. The 9M2 station check the DX-SUMMIT cluster for QSNs. You can also send E-mail to Tex at: izumo@pc.jaring.my

The Cinco Nueve Contest Group will be active from the Hillview Gardens Resort from October 21st through November 2nd. The operators include Al/K7AR, Lee/N7NU, Bob/W7YAQ, Bob/W7RR and Dave/N6NZ. The group will be a Multi-Single operation using the callsign 9M6AAC during the CQWW SSB Contest. Outside the contest the group will be using their own callsigns, still waiting to be issued. Check the group web site at:

Web site will have photos and log searches during the expedition.

A5, BHUTAN (Update)
Charly, K4VUD, reported this past week that he has applied for the callsign A52UD for his operation in December. He also states the following: "As of today (October 4th), two hams are slated to arrive in A5 on December 1, 2000. The 1KW xmit power is ok-ed (with an extra fee!!!). If we can get a third ham on this trip, all three of us will save some money on Bhutan's tourist fees for groups of 3 or more. Come on, just need one more daring adventurer for this trip!" Charly's E-mail address is: k4vud@hotmail.com

Chris/DL5NAM and Dieter/DF4RD are going to be active and have confirmed the date of October 17th through November 1st. Callsigns are still unknown and will be issued after their arrival in Asmara. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 including participation in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. They will operate from the Nyala Hotel (QTH of E30GA). QSL via home callsigns. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the press release as an additional bulletin.

A report indicates that members of the NJDXA will be active from here soon or possibly during the CQWW DX Contest. Operators mentioned are K2CO, N2BIM and possibly others.

"THE 59(9) DX REPORT" reports that Arliss, W7XU, will be active as FY/W7XU October 27-30th on the same plan as 8R (above).

Joe/K1JB and Mike/K1EU are expected to sign GD6IA from October 26-29th. Activity will include an entry in the CQWW SSB Contest with operations on 160-6 meters CW/SSB.

GJ, JERSEY (Update to OPDX.473)
Barry, N0KV (M0CQS), provides OPDX with the following update concerning the upcoming operation from the Jersey Amateur Radio Society club station, October 23-30th. The group of operators is finalized now and includes members of the Mile High DX Association (Denver, CO) and the Darley Amateur Radio Club (UK). The callsigns are:
GJ1Y (CQWW contest only) GJ0HHY (outside contest)
MJ/N0KV (outside contest) MJ/KU4CG (outside contest)
MJ/W0DM (outside contest)
The group of operators will be active from LaMoye, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK (Zone 14), as a Multi/Single entry in the CQWW SSB Contest. Operation outside the contest will be CW, SSB, and possibly PSK31, starting Monday, October 23rd, and ending after the contest. Activity will take place largely day/evening hours (local) before the contest. The station is located in "Worked All Britain" square WV64, and Jersey is IOTA EU-013. There will be two stations:
Station 1: IC-756PRO, Alpha amp (400W), A3 tri-bander, R7000(WARC), bandpass filter
Station 2: IC-756, club tri-bander, 40/80M dipoles, bandpass filter QSL via N0KV (CBA: 12200 Boothill Dr., Parker, CO 80138), except MJ/KU4CG goes via KU4CG CBA.

Once again Doctor Rick, NE8Z, will be operating as HC1MD from here, November 25th through December 11th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB (500 watts) and 6 meters (10 watts). He will travel to different areas in Ecuador and will sign: HC1MD, HC1MD/HC2, HC3, HC6 and HC7. Rick will also be looking for the following new DXCC entities for his HC1MD DXCC: East Timor, Austral Islands and Laos (any assistance/ideas will be appreciated, send E-mail to: ne8z@yahoo.com ). QSL via K8LJG:
John Kroll, 3528 Craig Drive, Flint, MI 48506 USA. Also, please view the HC-DX AWARDS at:


AF-018. The Pantelleria Contest Team, IH9P, will once again travel to Pantelleria Island (CQWW zone 33, African Italy, IIA:TP-01) for this year's CQWW SSB contest at the end of October. The Pantel- leria's Team's goal will be to be more competitive than in 1999's effort, with the addition of a few new operators, new antenna systems and a new site located just few meters far from salt water. The team will be arriving on the island on October 22nd and should be testing the station installations by Thursday. This year's team members include KR7X, W1NA, W7ZB, OL5Y, I2IFT, IK2ANI, IK2CIO, IK2HKT, IK2RZP, IK2YCN, IN3QBR, I8QLS, IK8ETA, IT9BLB, IT9VDQ, IT9WPO, IT9ZGY and IT9ZMX. This year's operation looks again to be an all FT-1000 MP effort with assorted amplifiers. Team Pantelleria (IH9P) looks forward to being your zone 33 multiplier for the contest and working all of you in the contest. QSL via KR7X (CBA). Their Web site is at:


OC-140. The VK6 DX Chasers Club will be active from Direction Island November 5-13th. Direction Island is part of the Mackerel Islands of which Thevenard Island has been activated previously by Mal, VK6LC. The Island is located 12 Km offshore from the small West Australian town of Onslow in the state's North West and some 1400 Km by road from the capital city, Perth. A group of 10 operators will activate the island with 4 HF stations. Six meter operations will also be included. This is the same group that activated Woody Island (OC-170) in March 1999. The callsign to be used will be VK6DIR and operation will be on 40-6 meters, including the WARC bands. 75/80 meter operations will be at- tempted but hopes are not high for any great success on that band due to the latitude and time of year. QSL via Neil, VK6NE. Inquiries will also be handled by Neil at: vk6ne@upnaway.com
For a look at the Mackerel Islands, go to the Web page:

News of the expedition will also be posted from time to time at the VK6ANC Web site at:

OC-212. Look for Broughton Island to be on the air now through October 15th. Activity will be on all bands 80-6 meters, CW, SSB, PSK31 and 29 MHz FM if band is open. The callsign is VI2BI, and the operators are:
CW - Frank/VK2ZL, Ray/VK2ARY and Don/VK2ADM
QSL via VK2EO or via Bureau.

Angel, WA2VUY, informs OPDX that their team of operators have received the special callsign J80WW (J8 Zero WW) to be used during the CQWW SSB Contest. Please refer to

for other details.

Look for Masanori/AA9WZ, JA1OBY, Hiroshi/JA1XHE, JH1FUD, Hiroshi/JL1LOW and JR1XIM to be active on IOTA OC-026 from October 26-30th. They will be active on HF bands including WARC bands SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via the bureau to each home callsign or direct to each Callbook address. QSL AA9WZ/KH2 via JA1OZK.

By the time you read this, the KRPDXG team should be on their way to Palmyra. The Hawaii operators KH7U, NH6UY, WB4JTT and KH6ND, along with Captain Bill Austin and his crew on the motor schooner Machias, should have departed from Christmas Island this past weekend to pick up Mike, KH6ND, from Palmyra to head to Kingman Reef. Activity is to begin on October 18th. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3503, 7003, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893, 28023, 50105
SSB - 1826.5, 3795, 7065, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945, 28465, 50105
RTTY - 7043, 14083, 28083 kHz
Other suggested frequencies: U.S. General operators are to look on 20 meters SSB on 14245 kHz and on 40 meters CW on 7023 kHz. JA stations are to look for them on an alternate 160 meters frequency on 1824 kHz. Look on 6 meters for a breakable beacon (TX 50105/RX 50115) and also listen to 28885 kHz.

Pavel, OD5/OK1MU, has confirmed that he is now active also on 50 MHz and 144 MHz. He is using the following equipment: for 50 MHz 100W + 5 el. Yagi; for 144 MHz 100W + 10 el. DL6WU. His on-line log is available at both:

http://www.qsl.net/ok1mu http://www.okdxf.cz
QSL cards are still via OK DX Foundation, P.O.Box 73, Bradlec, 29306 Czech Republic.

Ari, OH1EH, informs OPDX that after several antenna parties, the Aland Islands contest station is ready to hit the airwaves with several new antennas, including a 3 element full-sized 80m delta-loop. For more info on the new antenna system, check out the Web page:

OH0Z will be active in the CQ WW DX Contests, 160-10 meters, operated by OH1EH (SSB) and OH1JT (CW). QSL via OH1EH: Ari Korhonen, Kreetalank. 9, FIN29200 Harjavalta, Finland.

In last week's bulletin, OPDX.479, under "9X, RWANDA" Charlie's callsign should have been N4CT not N4XT. Also, under "KH0, MARIANA ISLAND", the callsign "KH2F" was inserted instead of NH0S for one of the operators.

Tex, 9M2TO, reports that all the September QSOs QSLs including the WAE and RTTY contests have been sent out to the JARL Bureau on October 2nd.

New Address. Beginning October 1, 2000, the QSL Manager for 3W7CW has a new address. ONLY QSL to Adam, SP5JTF, new address as follows: Adam Perz, P.O.Box 12, 01-323 Warszawa 83, POLAND. The previous SP5AUC address (P.O.BOX 11 Warszawa 93) is open only until the end of the year. That post office has been relocated quite a distance away from SP5JTF, and it has been quite complicated to check POB there regularly. Additionally, a lot of IRCs and green stamps have been stolen from SASEs in that place. Also, SP5JTF has an E-mail address, so you can ask him directly for QSLs:
sp5jtf@radio.org.pl The 3W7CW QSLs should be back from the printer probably early November and all request should be answered by the end of this year.

Roberto, EA4DX, is glad to announce that 8Q7XX cards will be hitting your mailboxes this week. All cards received with postage up to September 30th, have been answered. More than 1200 envelopes received in the last two weeks have been carefully processed since his return from the Maldives. Some of you will have a turnaround of less than one week for your QSL. Cards received from now on will be answered on a weekly basis. Roberto states, "Thank you all and especially NCDXF for their continuous support." Logs, guestbook and QSL info available at:


7Q7TB and VP2MDC QSLs. Send DIRECT cards to G0IAS. However, Dave, G3TBK, is handling the bureau QSLs. Dave is sorry about the length of time taken to answer the cards, but his work schedule is large and his time in the UK is very limited, so PLEASE BE PATIENT... A couple of weeks should see ALL direct cards answered. Bureau cards should be complete by the month's end. Dave will be back in J3-land at the end of the month and perhaps G0IAS will handle the cards (more about that when the picture unfolds....).

BI2J QSL Update. Mac, W3HC, reports that all photos and information for the BI2J cards have been received from Alan, BA1DU. Mac will send them to the printers this week.

Norby, LX1NO, reports that QSL requests for OZ1AA should be answered soon. He hopes to receive the cards from the printer by the end of this month. Your requests will then be answered as soon as possible.

R2, KALININGRAD (Attention Award and Prefix Hunters)
Ben, OZ5AAH, will again be active from late afternoon October 30th through November 5th around midnight from the club station in Kaliningrad as R2/OZ5IPA. Activity will be on CW/SSB and also on the WARC band, but no 6 meter operations. Ben will, of course, participate in the International Police Associations Contest November 4-5th. QSL direct via his home callsign only: Ben Jakobsen, 9 Knoldager, DK-2670 Greve, Denmark (will be OK for most POLICE awards). Contest info can be found on both:

http://www.ipa-rc.de or http://www.iparc.com

Roby, IZ3CYN, will be active as SV9/IZ3CYN from October 10-15th. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters SSB. QSL via homecall.

"The DX News Letter" reports that Monk Apollo hits the airwaves with the special callsign SY2A now through the end of the year. QSL via the CBA of SV2ASP. OPDX spotted Monk Apollo on RTTY this past week on 14086 kHz around 2045z.

Look for a group of stateside operators to be active from Quepos as K4QFF/TI8, October 7-14th. Activity will be on the satellites UO-14, AO-27, SO-35 and RS-13. QSL via K4QFF.

VB2, CANADA (Additional info to OPDX.479)
Bob, VE3SRE, provides OPDX with the following additional info on the upcoming VB2R operation. A team of VE operators will be active from Zone 2 during the CQ World-Wide SSB Contest and a few days before and after the contest. The operation will be totally conducted under generator power from the James Bay Region in northwest Quebec. Operators at this point are: VE3BY, VE3DXE, VE3SRE, VE3VFT, VA3KO, VA3MFE, VE3VAM, VE3TV, VE3RMF, VE3DBF, VA3IX, NB1B, VE3KJS, and VE3HAE. There is a special QSL card available commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of E.S. (Ted) Rogers, pioneer Canadian amateur, inventor of the "batteryless radio" and Canadian broadcasting pioneer. QSL via VE3BY. A Web site is available at:


VC5, CANADA (Update)
Todd, VE5MX, informed OPDX that the special callsign VC5C assigned to him to be used between October 27-30th, is to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada. Also, look for VC5C in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi/Single entry. Sam, VE5SF, will be handling the QSLing chores.

XF2, MEXICO (Attention Prefix Hunters!)
Jose Levy, XE1J, informs OPDX that he will activate the prefix XF2 on the air for the first time. Look for the callsign XF2UQZ to be active from the Isla de Sacrificios (Veracruz, Mexico) from 2300z October 11th through 0300z October 13th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL to XE1UQZ.

You have only a few more days to work Toni/EA5RM and Pedro/ EA7DBO as XU7ABD. They will leave October 13th. Activity over the weekend has been on 20/15/12/10 meters. QSL via EA4URE. The XU7ABD logs are available via Web site at:


It has been reported that Toni, Z21KD, managed to get a license, apparently valid until October 30th. The assigned callsign is XW4XJ. He is expected to be active mainly on 20 and 10 meters SSB (w/100 watts) presently. However, Toni will try other higher bands when he gets time to set up more antennas. Keep in mind that he is not in Laos for a holiday, so his operating schedule may vary. He was spotted on 10 meters over the past weekend on 28460 kHz around 1345z. QSL via Z21KD, direct only: Toni Latz, P.O.Box 2081, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.


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From: Dieter Dippel {dippel@rrze.uni-erlangen.de}
Subject: Eritrea, E30: October, 17. 'til November, 1. 2000
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 16:12:42 +0100
Organization: Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg

Eritrea, E30: October, 17. 'til November, 1. 2000

Chris, DL5NAM and Dieter, DF4RD are going to be active from Eritrea, E30 October, 17. 'til November, 1. 2000.

Aktivity on 160m 'til 6m in SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31 including participation in the CQWWDX SSB Contest.

QTH: Asmara, Nyala Hotel (qth of E30GA, etc.)
Callsign(s) not known yet will be issued after the arrival in ASmara, Eritrea
QSL-Information: via Homecalls
Website: http://www.qsl.net/e30?? (suffix) "under construction !!!"

If nothing unusual happens first signals can be expected on Wednesday, 18th late afternoon ...

At the moment the present time schedule for October/November looks like ...

17.10. Departure Nuremberg via Frankfuert at app. 8 UTC
17.10. Arrival in Asmara at app. 20 UTC
18.10. Licensing at the Ministry of Telecommunications
          (maybe getting the material out of the customs ...)
          antenna installations ...
         late afternoon: starting the activity
18.-30.10. "... to be on the air us much as possible ..."
1.11. "QRT!" ... putting down all antennas
1.11. Departure Asmara at app. 20 UTC
2.11. Arrival in Nuremberg at app. gegen 9:30 UTC

The first 50kg of all material are on the way to Asmara
and left Frankfurt October, 2. by plane ...
Additional 140kg are travelling with DL5NAM and DF4RD.

3 Transceiver: TS-690, TS-850, IC-706
2 Amplifier: Yaesu FL2100Z, FL2100B
2 Laptops, CW and RTTY Equipment, Ameritron RCS-4, WX0B-Stackmatch,
and additional accessoires

80m/160m: Dipole
40m/30m: Vertical "DF4RD Special"
20m 'til 10m: Force12 C3S (special edition) or Mosley TA-33JRN
17m/12m and 15m/10m: 2 Element "DF4RD Special"
6m: 2 El. HB9CV
... and of course "much wire" ...

Well, that's all for the moment ...

73 es hpe cuagn

Nuernberg, October, 2 2000

Chris, DL5NAM und Dieter, DF4RD

Email: DL5NAM@qsl.net
Email: DF4RD@qsl.net

From: rw6hs@aport.ru
To: {kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org}
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 15:21:13 +0400
MIME-Version: 1.0
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Dear friend Tedd kind day!
Is glad to give this information.

RW6HS QSL mgr:
Your envelope very well stick by a stiky tape please.
Protect an envelope from opening by the bad post workers.
KP2J    TA1AZ   3B8FQ   4Z5GV

EK3AA   RA0FAC          UF6QAT       UI9B/RB3MO 4K2BDU
EK3AW   RA0FAN          UF6QBA       UJ3I                    4K2BY
EK3GM   RF6QAI          UI8IAW       UJ8JKK     4K2OX
EK3GW   RI3B            UI9BWO       UK50A...Z  4K4BCU
EK6GZ   RI8BDN          UK7AW        UK8ZR      4K4BDU
ER1OO   RL2O            UK8ABT       UK8ZU      4K4CDE
ER2OG   RL0O            UK8AJ        UL7JW      4K4CDE/UL7B
ER3DX   RN2FF           UK8BEG       UL7OB      4K6CM
ER5AL   RP6HWF          UK8BN        UL7TX      4L1FX
EX8A    RU0LX/mm        UK8BWO       UM4BWO     4L1QX
EX8NC   RV0AM           UK8CK        UM5BWO     4L1RK
EX8NK   RW0LIA          UK8FC        UM51BWO    4L1UN
EX8NP   RW0LOG          UK8GA        UM8AWP     4L4KA
EX8NR   RX3DQN          UK8GBS       UM8OM      4L6FU
EX8NV   RZ9DX/0         UK8GK        UM8QA      4L6QQ
EX8NX   UA2FBR          UK8IAO       UM9AA
EX8QA   UA2FGU          UK8IG        UM0MO
EX8VI   UA2FFM          UK8IT        UN2O
EY8VV   UA9CDE          UK8IWK       UN5J
EZ6DK   UA9CDE/UA0B     UK8IWW       UN7AD
EZ8AI   UA9ZBN          UK8OAN       UN7AM
LY2ER   UA0BC           UK8OB        UN7AO
R1FJC   UA0BCU          UK8OM        UN7GHG
RA6WA   UA0LDY          UK8ZAB       UN7GN
RA6WF   UA0LQJ          UK8ZAH       UN7IG
RA9HTB  UA0QBQ          UK8ZC        UN7TX
RW9AY   UA0Y/UA9YC      UK8ZK        UN0GN
RA0BY   UE6ADI          UK8ZL        YL2BI


From: "Ananth Pai,Bharath Beedi Works Ltd" {bbwltd@bgl.vsnl.net.in}
To: {kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org}
Subject: VU2PAI
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 14:47:53 +0530
Organization: Bharath Beedi Works Ltd
MIME-Version: 1.0

My apologies to all the dx'ers in replying to the qsl requests. My father had a very bad pneumonia and he was in the hospital for the past few months as a result I was occupied with and the family for the duration.

He's doing fine by the grace of god and he will be home soon.

I was also very much occupied with other office work and so I was not able to mail the pending qsl requests will do the same at the earliest and keep all of you happy, please pass on this information to your friends not to send any green stamps to India($'s) mail is opened by the Postal department, IRC is fine and irc can be sent without any problems. A lot of my mail was lost because it had $'s inside the envelope.

My apologies for the delay again.






From: "Kevin L. Walton" {kwalton@mnsinc.com}
To: {kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org}
Subject: Fw: SEANET 2000 Activities (#1)
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 19:17:02 -0400
MIME-Version: 1.0

From:  Kevin Walton, N4RMF (9M2ZZ - 1988-1990)
To: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
For:  OPDX Bulletin Submission

*** Tedd, I was sent this information from the Malaysian Amateur Radio
Transmitters Society (MARTS) regarding the upcoming SEANET Convention.
Please include this in the OPDX Bulletin if appropriate.  73's - Kevin W.


Subject: SEANET 2000 Activities

Information on SEANET 2000 Convention - Activities.

Background activities:

ARRL DXCC QSL Card Checking

Fred K3ZO/HS0ZAR assisted by Bill N4NX will be the authorised ARRL DXCC Card
Checkers. Please bring along your DXCC QSL cards for checking at the
Convention. For enquiries k3zo@arrl.net

CW Morse Code Speed Test

Fred K3ZO/HS0ZAR will conduct CW Morse Code "Pile-up" and Speed tests for
fun. Please contact Fred for details k3zo@arrl.net

US Licence VE Testing by HS0ZCM/W5YI

Martin Smith HS0ZCM will conduct US Licence Tests (Technician, General,
Extra) including morse test 5 wpm. This will be done under the auspices of
W5YI, an independent and authorised US FCC licence administrator. Three
authroised Volunteer Examiners will be present. RAST nor the SEANET
organisers are associated with the organisation or administration of these
tests apart from facilitating the accommodation arrangments. Martin would
like to know the number of possible entries. The tests are open to everyone
US citizens and anyone attending the convention. Application forms and fees
(US 6.75 Dollars) can be processed on arrival. Please contact Martin for
further information ,       HS0ZCM@HOTMAIL.COM

Trade stalls

Club Station will be there. Anyone interested in putting on a stand, please
contact HS1CHB or HS1ASN .

Convention Video Channel

This is a new idea for SEANET. We will run a programme (scheduled) of past
SEANET Videos, and DX Pedition Video's, in fact any videos of amateur radio
interest on the Hotel Video System. Please bring along any interesting
(edited) videos for inclusion. Please contact Khun Winit, HS1CKC on

E22SEA Special Event Amateur Radio Station QRV

The call sign, may change to E27SEA, we're not sure yet, but there will be
the usual convention special event station running. Installed on the top
floor of the Hotel. Licensed visitors should be able to operate the station.
Please contact HS1CKC for details.

From: "Kevin L. Walton" kwalton@mnsinc.com
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
Subject: Fw: SEANET2000 Convention Program
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2000 19:25:24 -0400
MIME-Version: 1.0

From:  Kevin Walton, N4RMF (9M2ZZ - 1988-1990, and former SEANET net control
To: Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
For:  OPDX Bulletin Submission

*** Tedd, I was sent this information from the Malaysian Amateur Radio
Transmitters Society (MARTS) regarding the upcoming SEANET Convention.
Please include this in the OPDX Bulletin if appropriate.  73's - Kevin W.


Subject: SEANET 2000 Convention Program

(This program is subject to change)

Friday, 17 November 2000
1100 - 1900        Registration at the Montien Hotel Pattaya  and free time
1900 - 1930        CQ SEANET from E22SEA  the Conventions' special event
                   radio station
1930 - 2130        Welcome dinner and Thai Cultural Entertainment

Saturday, 18 November 2000
0830 - 0900        Group Photograph
0900 - 1300        Sight Seeing Tour, and visit to the King's Temple, and
                   the King's Projects
1300 - 1400        Lunch  at the Montien Hotel
1400 - 1630 ----  Optional sight-seeing tours
           Tour 1. The National Museum of Marine Science, and Ang Sila
           Tour 2. Sirachha  Satellite Earth Station
           Tour 3 Guided shopping in Pattaya and area.
1630 - 1930        Free time
1930 - 2300        Gala Dinner
       Award Presentations
       Country Presentations (Representatives from each country can prepare
an informal song or dance, etc., for the entertainment of the guests.

Sunday, 19 November 2000
0830 - 1030         Technical Presentations
1030 - 1100         Coffee Break
1100 - 1200         Plenary Session
1200                Farewell Lunch

Background activities:

       ARRL DXCC QSL Card Checking
       CW Morse Code Speed Test
       US License VE Testing by HS0ZCM/W5YI
       Trade stalls
       Convention Video Channel showing past SEANET Conventions &
       E22SEA Special Event Amateur Radio Station QRV

Path: barf80!news From: James 9V1YC jamesb@pacific.net.sg Subject: FO0AAA Clipperton Video Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2000 14:02:04 +0000 Hi everyone, A bunch of you have been asking, and since its taken so long and I misplaced so much e-mail, I thought it would be good to write this here. I apologize for not responding directly, and I hope at least some of you who asked me are here on the dx lists/reflectors. Yes - at long last the official FO0AAA Clipperton video is done. Sorry it took so long. This delay was mostly because I had to do this bit by bit between my regular (e.g. stuff that actually pays the bills) production work, and also because this one includes some special archive history and pictures from Clipperton. There's so much interesting history behind the island (shipwrecks, murders, pirates, amazing DXpeditions etc...) that I felt it needed more than just the "59 QRZ" treatment. (The historical stuff alone took me months to dig up!). Details are on my homepage: http://home.pacific.net.sg/~jamesb Hope you all like it as much as ZL9CI, and I appreciate any comments you may have- good or bad. 73 james 9V1YC p.s. Yes- the A52A - Bhutan video is just being worked on now.

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