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OPDX 487 November 24, 2000

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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 487
BID: $OPDX.487
November 24, 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, AI2Q, KF2TI, WB2YQH/WB2RAJ & The 59(9) DX Report, W3UR & The Daily DX, KN4UG, N6RT, WC7N, K8YSE, NE8Z/HC1MD, W9RB, CO8TW, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, JF6OJX, LA4KQ, LA9GY, LU7EE, SM3TLG, UZ8RR and VK2GJH for the following DX information. Also a special thanks to Bill, NG3K, for the "CQWW Announced Operations" chart.


5A1A was heard a few times this past week on 12 meters. Check around on 24915 or 24950 kHz. The station was also heard on 10 meters CW and 15 meters SSB (DX net 21355). All operations took place between 1500 and 1800z.

The Bavarian Contest Club has been on the air as 5C8M preparing to enter the CQWW CW Contest as CN8WW. Activity will last until November 27th. QSL via bureau to DL6FBL or direct to DL6FBL: Bernd Och, Chr.-Wirth-Str. 18, D-36043 Fulda, Germany.

Look for John, K4BAI, to sign 8P9Z in the CQWW CW Contest and 8P9HT after the contest. He will be there until November 29th.

"The 59(9) DX Report" states that Paul, A35RK, will be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Bands/Low Power entry. QSL via W7TSQ.

A6, U.A.E.
Station A61AJ was quite active during the past week on the lower frequencies probably warming up for their Multi/Multi effort in the contest this weekend. QSL via W3UR.

Bob, AP2JZB, was heard active on 12 and 10 meters. Some reports state he was begging for a QSO. Check 24955 and around 28527 kHz between 1330 and 1430z.

Jack Haden, VK2GJH, has announced that the final details concerning his December 10-22nd C21JH operation has been put in place. Emphasis will be placed on 50 MHz with limited activity on 80-10 meters and 29 MHz FM as time permits. If you want to learn more about this operation and Nauru in general, go to the following Web page, click on the "C21JH" box in the left hand column, at:

QSLing is via VK2GJH direct only.

Juan, CO8TW, reports that he will be in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single Operator/Low Power/Single Band (15 or 10 meters) entry. QSL via: Juan Carlos Veranes, CO8TW, Po Box 8, Santiago de Cuba, CP 90100, CUBA. He will have his contest log available online at:


Look for Heijo, DJ1OJ, to be active as EA8/DJ1OJ. Heijo arrived there last week and will be active until he leaves Tenerife in March 2001. He said to QSL via his home callsign via the bureau.

Club station EP4PTT was heard active this past week on 28331 and 28341 kHz around 1400 to 1430z. According to "QRZ DX", the station is in Shiraz and operated by Hamid/EP3HR and Yar/EP3SP. QSL via: c/o Directorate of Telecommunications, Box 11365-931, Tehran, Iran. Also, Ali, EP2MKO, continues to be very active on 30/12/10 meters between 1300 and 1500z, but has been heard on 30 meters as late as 2330z. QSL via UA6HCW.

FO0WEG and FO0POM operated by SP9FIH and SQ9LR have returned home. During their 11 day operation from Tubuai (Australs OC-152) they made over 15000 QSOs. Their 4 days operation from Nuku Hiva (Marquesas OC-027) added 5300 QSOs to make their total 20300 QSOs for the whole DXpedition. Operations were on 80-6m only barefoot, using a 3 element tribander Cushcraft A3S, Butternut HF9V vertical and 5 element beam for 6m. QSL cards will be sent at the end of December. QSL route is via SP9FIH: Box 480, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland (other address with street name given by some DX services is OK, but not preferable).

Dr. Rick, NE8Z, will be operating from Tumbaco, Ecuador as HC1MD from November 25th through December 11th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB using a Kenwood TS680s/Collins 3OL-1 amp (600 watts)/Carolina Windom antenna. He will also be on 6 meters CW/SSB (150 watts + 3 element yagi). Rick will travel to different areas in HC-land and will sign HC1MD/HC(?). He will be portable, operating from remote locations, including "INSIDE" the cones of different volcanos at very high altitudes. These operations will be mainly on 20 meters CW with 100w + 20m Inverted Vee. He states, "Working SSB pileups are very difficult to do at high altitudes and the lack of oxygen." He will also be looking for the following new DXCC entities for his HC1MD DXCC: East Timor (4W6MM, 4W6GH, 4W6UN), Austral Islands & Laos (any assistance/ideas will be appreciated -- Send E-mail at " ne8z@yahoo.com " while he is in HC-land.) QSL via K8LJG: John Kroll, 3528 Craig Drive, Flint, MI 48506 USA. Also, please view the HC-DX AWARDS at:


Fred, K3ZO, was heard this past week operating from HS0ZAR on 40 and 20 meters SSB. Look for him to join the crew at HS0AC during the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi/Multi entry this weekend. Ray, HS0/G3NOM, states to look for HS station during the contest between 1834-1836 kHz and 3534-3536 kHz.

OC-201. Hans, SM3TLG, will be active as ZL/SM3TLG from Waiheke Island, December 3-9th. Activity will be on CW/SSB. QSL to homecall direct or via the bureau.

Katsumi, JD1BCK, has been active on 15 meters SSB. Check 21325 kHz after 2300z. He is expected to be here until August 2001. QSL direct only via JM1TUK.

Borge Holte, LA4KQ, informs OPDX that he will be active as JW5E, Zone 40, during the CQWW contest. Activity will be on all bands.

Morten, LA9GY, informs OPDX that he will be active as JW9GY (Longyearbyen) from December 1-4th. He hopes to take part in the ARRL 160-meter Contest with the call JW8G. For more information check the Web page at:


Arnoldo Jorge Corda (Tito), LU7EE, will be active in the CQ Contest as LU7EE/QRP as a Single Band entry on 15 meters. QSL via his QSL Manager EA5RD.

At the November 2000 meeting of the North Jersey DX Association, the following members were elected to the 2000-2001 Executive Committee: Ron Levy/K2CO President, Stefan Kurylko/N2TN Vice-President, Steven Adell/KF2TI Secretary and Gene Ingrahan/N2BIM Treasurer. Visit the North Jersey DX Association's Web page at:


Your editor (KB8NW) still continues to receive inquires about being QSL Manager for 5R8O because some databases list me as manager. I repeat, I AM NOT THE QSL MANAGER. Please pass the word and correct your QSL databases. The correct QSL Manager for 5R8O is 5R8FL.

Rob, W9RB, told OPDX that he will be doing a little DXpeditioning soon as P40RB operating from the QTH of AI6V/P49V in Aruba, November 26th through December 3rd. Activity will be including the ARRL 160M Contest. His operations will be mainly CW, and probably mainly evenings except during the contest. QSL to W9RB CBA.

Doug, N6RT, reports that the logs for the recent ZM8CW operation by Jacky, ZL3CW/F2CW, are now available at:


Several have asked what the address for 7M4PTE, QSL Manager for S21YH is. If you have it, send it to the OPDX so we can publish it.

Tad, JF6OJX, reports that he has uploaded pictures of S07U/S07CRS and 5T5U operations to his homepage. If you are interested in their operations, check the Web page at:

Be looking for a log search page coming soon.

In connection with the closing of the Chernobyl Atomic Power Plant, a group of Ukraine operators UX1RY, UX2RV, UY2RA, UY2RO, UR0RR, US5RR, UT0RW and UZ8RR will be active from December 14-16th, using the special callsign EN23RW. QSL via direct to UX2RY: Andre Arsiyanz, P.O. Box 14, Slavutich-3, 07100 Kiev oblast UKRAINE.

Donald, KN4UG, will operate as VP5AZ from January 19-30th (2001), from Providenciales Island. He plans to be in the 160 Meter CW Contest and the NA QSO party. All QSLs go to KN4UG: Donald Namm, 103 Birkhaven Drive, Cary, NC 27511.

Harold, XT2AW, was very active on CW on the WARC bands (as well as 10 meters) this past week. He was heard on 7007, 10106, 14035, 18070, 24902 and 28028 kHz. Most of his activity was between 0030 and 0630z. QSL via DF2WO.

A couple of stations were active this past week on 12 and 10 meters. YI9KU was heard on CW on 28026 kHz at 1530z. QSL via DL9KU. Peter, YI9OM, was active on 24894 kHz between 1330 and 1430z. QSL via OM6TX.

YJ, VANUATU (Update, refer to OPDX.483)
"The Prairie DX Group" is now active as YJ0PD on all bands CW/SSB (especially the WARC bands). Look for them to be active in the CQWW CW Contest. They are expected to use the callsigns YJ0V. A press release by Rod, WC7N, reports their following planned schedule for YJ0PD:

    0000z      20 meters RTTY
    0300-0600z 50.110 MHz
    0645-0715z 3789 kHz
    0700z 40 Meters - either SSB or CW depending on activity
    1000z 1830-1833 kHz
    1330-1500z 3519 kHz
Their schedule depends on how long they stay on each one of the above bands. QSL route for YJ0PD and YJ0V is via N9PD. DO NOT send QSLs via the YJ bureau! For more information, check the Web page at:

ZA1M was active on 17 and 12 meters this past week. Check around 18072, 24897 and 24908 kHz between 1230 and 1730z. QSL via IK2HTW. Also heard was Ben, ZA1K, on 28040 kHz at 1600z. QSL to: Box 7464, Tirana, Albania.

Jim, N6TJ, is once again active as ZD8Z now through December 9th. Look for him to be a 10 meter Single Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via VE3HO.

ZK2, NIUE (Update, refer to OPDX.479)
Bill, W7TVF, is now active here as ZK2VF until December 10th. He has been very active on 40 and 30 meters between 0400 and 0630z, but is expected to be on 160-6 meters. He will listen especially for Europe, Africa or South America. QSL via W7TVF: Bill Dawson, P.O. Box 4049, Pahrump, NV 89061, USA.

The following list of announced operations for the CQWW CW 2000 Contest as of 1411z, November 24th, 2000, was derived from the NG3K "CQWW CW Announced Operations" Web page. For updates and fuller details (including many QSL addresses, operational specifics, E-mail & Web page links) refer to:


Call         DXCC           CQZ Class    QSL

3DA0NL       Swaziland      38  SOAB     ZS6ANL
3V8BB        Tunisia        33  SOAB     YT1AD
3W2LWS       Viet Nam       27           WA1LWS
4F7RWW       Philippines    27           DL4OCM/Direct
4M5X         Venezuela      09  SOSB/20  W4SO
4N8/LZ1BJ    Yugoslavia     15           LZ Buro
4X3A         Israel         20  SOSB/160 WA4WTG
5X1Z         Uganda         37  SOSB/10? SM6CAS
6Y7A         Jamaica        08  TBA      KN5H
7J6CEC       Japan          25  SOAB     AC6ZM/Buro
7S2E         Sweden         14  SOSB/10  SM2DMU
8P9Z         Barbados       08           K4BAI
8Q7WW        Maldives       22  M/S      DL5XAT
9A2L         Croatia        15  M/S      9A3AG
9A3GW        Croatia        15  SOSB/20  9A3GW
9G5AA        Ghana          35           GM4FDM
9H3?         Malta          15  SOAB     DF4SA
9M6AAC       East Malaysia  28  SOAB     N2OO
9M6NA        East Malaysia  28  SOAB     JE1JKL
9M6SMT       East Malaysia  28  M/S      JF1SQC
A35RK        Tonga          32  SOAB     W7TSQ
A61AJ        UA Emirates    21  M/M      W3UR
AH2R         Guam           27  M/S      JH7QXJ
B4R          China          24           Jiangsu DX Club
B7K          China          24  M/S      W2AY
BA4DW        China          24           BA4DW
BA4EG        China          24           BA4EG
BA4TB        China          24           BA4TB/Direct
BY1DX        China          24           OH2BH
C56VB        Gambia         35           OH2VB
C6A/WA3WSJ   Bahamas        08  QRP      WA3WSJ
C6AKP        Bahamas        08  SOAB     N4RP
C6AKW        Bahamas        08  SOAB     K3TEJ
CN8WW        Morocco        33  M/M      DL6FBL
CO8LY        Cuba           08  SOAB     EA7ADH/Direct
CO8TW        Cuba           08  SOAB     CO8TW/Direct
CQ9K         Madeira        33  SOAB     
CT3BX        Madeira        33  SOAB     HB9CRV
CX5X         Uruguay        13  SOSB/10  W3HNK/Direct
CX9AU        Uruguay        13  TBD      KA5TUF
D4A          Cape Verde     35  SOAB     I2MQP
DF0HQ        Germany        08  M/M      Buro
DL2DXA/HI9   Dominican Rep  08  
DX1S         Philippines    27  SOAB     KU9C
EA6IB        Balearic Is    14  M/S      
EA8BH        Canary Is      33  SOAB     OH2BH
EK8WY        Armenia        21  SOAB     IZ8CLM
ER6A         Moldova        16           ER1LW
ES9C         Estonia        15  M/M      ES5RY
F5IN         France         14  M/S      Auto
FG/N0JK      Guadeloupe     08           N0JK
FK8HC        New Caledonia  32  SOSB/15  VK4FW
FM5BH        Martinique     08  SOSB/10  W3HNK/Direct
FY5KE        French Guiana  09  SOAB     TBA
G1Y          England        14  SOSB/15  G0FOS
GD4UOL       Isle of Man    14           G4UOL
GJ2A         Jersey         14  M/S      MJ0BJU
GM7V         Scotland       14  SOAB     ZS5BBO
HC8N         Galapagos      10  M/M      AA5BT
HI3K         Dominican Rep  08  SOSB?    AD4Z
HR1ERL       Honduras       07  SOAB     HR1ERL/Direct
HS0/G4UZN    Thailand       26           G4UZN
HS0AC        Thailand       26  M/M      G3NOM
HZ1AB        Saudi Arabia   21  SOAB     K8PYD
IH9P         Italy          33  SOSB/40  OK1MG
IQ3X         Italy          15  SOSB/10  IV3HAX
IR4D         Italy          15  SOSB/15  IK4MED
IU4T         Italy          15  SOSB/15  IK4MTF
J3G          Grenada        08  M/S      G3TXF
J3A?         Grenada        08  M/M      WA1S
J75KG        Dominica       08  M/S      N2AU
J79GU        Dominica       08           DL7VOG
JA3YBK       Japan          25  M/M      Buro
JE4VVM       Japan          25  M/S      Buro
JY9NX        Jordan         20  SOAB     JH7FQK 
JW5E         Svalbard       40  M/S      LA5NM
KH6/W6QU     Hawaii         31  SOSB/15  W8QZA
KP2/OK5DX    Virgin Islands 08           OKDXF
L99D         Argentina      13  SOAB     LU7DW
LA6YEA       Norway         14  SOSB/40  LA6YEA
LP1F         Argentina      13           LU5FC
LU5FZ        Argentina      13  SOSB/15  Buro
LU7EE        Argentina      13  SOSB/15  EA5RD
LX/DL4SDX    Luxembourg     14  M/S      DL8SCG
LY5G         Lithuania      15  SOAB     LY2FE
LY5W         Lithuania      15  SOAB     LY1DR
LY9A         Lithuania      15  SOAB     LY3BA
LZ1UQ        Bulgaria       20  SOSB/10  LZ1UQ/Buro
LZ2FV        Bulgaria       20  SOSB/160 LX2FV
LZ7G         Bulgaria       20  SOSB/20  LZ1NK/Direct
MJ0ASP       Jersey         14  SOSB/20  F5SHQ
MU2K         Guersey        14  M/S      OH3LQK
NH0S         Mariana Is     27  M/S      JF2SKV
OD5/OK1MU    Lebanon        20  SOSB/15  OKDXF
OH0N         Aland Is       15  SOSB/15  OH1BOI
OH0R         Aland Is       15  SOAB     OH2TA
OH0V         Aland Is       15  SOSB/10  OH6LI
OH0Z         Aland Is       15  M/M      OH2EH
OH1F         Finland        15  SOAB     Buro
OH1MM        Finland        15  SOSB/15  OH1MM
OH2BH        Finland        15  SOSB/20  Buro
OH2U         Finland        15  M/M      OH2IW
OH6NIO       Finland        15  SOAB     OH6NIO
OL7W         Czech Republic 15  M/M      OK1DUT
OM8A         Slovakia       15  M/S      OM3RM
OT0T         Belgium        14  SOAB     ON4UN
OZ5W         Denmark        14  M/M      OZ1KRF
OZ5WQ        Denmark        14  M/M      Buro
P29VPY       Papua/NG       28  SOAB     KQ1F
P40E         Aruba          09  SOAB     W3HNK/Direct
PB6X         Netherlands    14  M/S      PA3HBB
PI4COM       Netherlands    14  SOSB/15  PA3CAL
PJ2T         Neth Antilles  09  M/S      KN7Y
PP4F         Brazil         11  SOAB     PY4FQ
PQ2Q         Brazil         11  SOAB     PY2WC
PY3AN        Brazil         11  SOSB/10  PY3AN/CBA
PY3FBI       Brazil         11  SOSB/15  PY3FBI/CBA
PZ5JR        Surinam        09           K3BYV
RA0FF        Russia (Asia)  19  SOAB     N6FF or CBA
RA0FU        Russia (Asia)  19  SOAB     N6FF or CBA
RD4M         Russia (Eur)   16           Buro or Direct
RI4M         Russia (Eur)   16           RN4LP
RU1A         Russia (Eur)   16  M/S      RU1AE/Buro
RW2F         Kaliningrad    15  M/M      DK4VW
RW9QA        Russia (Asia)  17  SOAB     W3HNK/Direct or Direct
SN4T         Poland         15  SOSB/15  SP4TKR
SV/OK1YM     Greece         20  SOSB/40  OKDXF
SV1NA        Greece         20  SOSB/160 SV1NA
TA3D         Turkey         20  SOSB/40  TA3D
TI5N         Costa Rica     07  SOAB     TI5KD
TS7N         Tunisia        33  M/S      DL6BCF
UA0FDX       Russia (Asia)  19  SOSB/15  UA0FDX
UA0YAY       Russia (Asia)  23  SOAB     IK2QPR
UA9OA        Russia (Asia)  18  SOSB/10  UA9OA
UR6L         Ukraine        16           UR5LCV
UV5Q         Ukraine        16  SOAB     UX7QQ
V26K         Antigua        08  SOAB     AA3B
V47KP        St Kitts Nevis 08           K2SB
V8A          Brunei         28  SOAB     JH7FQK
VE2IM        Canada         02  SOAB     VA3UZ
VP5DX        Turks Caicos   08           NU4Y
VP5GN        Turks Caicos   08  SOAB     K5GN
VP5MM        Turks Caicos   08           YU1FW
VP9/NC8V     Bermuda        05           NC8V
W7DRA/KH6    Hawaii         31  SOSB/40  W7DRA
XE1RGL       Mexico         06           XE1RGL
XV9SW        Viet Nam       26           SM3CXS
YJ0V         Vanuatu        32  M/M      N9PD
YL0A         Latvia         15  SOAB     YL2KA/CBA
YL2GD        Latvia         15  SOAB     YL2GD
YL2KO        Latvia         15  SOAB     YL2KO/CBA
YL3DW        Latvia         15  SOSB/15  Buro
YL6Z         Latvia         15  SOSB/10  YL3CW
YL7A         Latvia         15  SOAB     YL2GM
YL7C         Latvia         15  SOAB     YL2MD
YL8M         Latvia         15  SOAB     YL2KL/CBA
YT7R         Yugoslavia     15  SOAB     YU7CB
YV1DIG       Venezuela      09  SOSB/160 YV1AVO
ZC4BS        UK Sov Bases   20  SOSB/10  G4KIV
ZC4DW        UK Sov Bases   20  SOSB/20  G0DEZ/Buro
ZC4ZM        UK Sov Bases   20  SOAB     ZC4ZM
ZF2AM        Cayman Is      08  SOSB/15  K6AM
ZF2LA        Cayman Is      08  SOSB/40  K9LA
ZF2RR        Cayman Is      08  SOSB/10  N9XX
ZF2SA        Cayman Is      08           K3SA
ZK1VVV       South Cook Is  32  SOAB     W7VV

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From: "Neville Cheadle" {g3nug@btinternet.com}
To: "OPDX Bulletin" {kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org}
Subject: RSGB IOTA Millennium Programme - IOTA 2000
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 12:19:49 -0000
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Regularly activated islands counting for premium points in December 2000 are listed below.

The CDXC web pages (www.cdxc.org.uk) contain the full IOTA 2000 rules, island listings and an FAQ page. These web pages also contain up-to-date conversion tables between the new IOTAs arising as a result of the publication of the IOTA Directory 2000 and the old IOTAs that qualify for the IOTA 2000 Programme. The listing of premium months has also been updated. The only new IOTA activation not shown is the current activity by P29VCR and P29VPY from Loloata Island. This has been issued the new IOTA reference OC-240 but counts as OC-153 for the IOTA 2000 Programme. The SM6DEC record system can be downloaded and is ideal for making applications.


Remember there are no charges for the IOTA 2000 awards and QSL cards are not required. Please do not send your applications until January 2001 and note that the certificates will not be serially-numbered. At least 20 stations have already achieved the 900 point level thus qualifying for the Gold Certificate.

Enjoy IOTA 2000.

Neville Cheadle, G3NUG
Chairman - CDXC (Chiltern DX Club), The UK DX Foundation

(CDXC are managing the IOTA 2000 Programme on behalf of the RSGB IOTA Committee)

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 02:05:57 +0200
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
From: Jari Jussila {Jari.Jussila@oh2bu.pp.fi}
Subject: Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll - Upgraded and Updated Version
Mime-Version: 1.0

Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll

Upgraded and Updated Millennium Version of the Honor Roll

Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll was published for the first time a couple of years ago. At that time the list contained some 40 DX peditions which had made over 30.000 QSO's. At that time the list merely contained just the call sign of the DX Pedition and the total amount of QSO's.

As the "author" of the Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll I received some 150 comments, corrections etc. to the Honor Roll. Many of the comments were made by the operators or organizers of the DX Peditions and very valuable information was received and data corrected. Thanks!

There was also quite a few comments asking for more information to be added to the Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll. The new updated and upgraded Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll now contains much more information that just the call sign and total amount of QSO's. I hope the list now satisfies, to some extent, those, who wants to know more about the DX Peditions than just the amount of QSO's.

Following data can now be found from the Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll file: 
(Excel 4.0 Spreassheet, 25 K)
        - Position
        - Original position (the position the DX Pedition had when it was
          entered to the list)
        - Call sign or call signs of the DX Pedition
        - DXCC entity
        - Lengthf of the DX Pedition
        - Dates of the DX Pedition
        - Year of the DX Pedition
        - QSO total of the DX Pedition including duplicates
        - Uniques. The amount of different stations worked
        - Number of stations at the DX Pedition

        - Special comments regarding the DX Pedition
        - QSL manager of the DX Pedition
        - Internet web page of the DX Pedition
        - Amount of operators at the DX Pedition
        - The operators at the DX Pedition
        - Amount of QSO's and percentage per continents (NA, Europe, Asia,
        - Amount of QSO's and percentage per mode (CW/SSB/RTTY)
        - Amount of QSO's per band (160-10, 6 m)
Most of the information is collected from DX Bulletins and DX Pedition articles. Some information have been asked from the organizers of DX Peditions. The list is not complete - far away from that. Full data has been received only from the top ten DX Peditions.

Special thanks to Toshi, JA1ELY, who have published this Honor Roll in the Japanese "Five-Nine Magazine" and who have helped a lot in collecting the data. Thanks!


Mega DX Peditions Honor Roll Novermber 19th, 2000 (Only the basic DX Pedition data)

Copyright Jari Jussila, OH2BU

Pos     Orig,   Call    Entity          Days    Date            Year    QSO     Uniques
        pos                                                             total           Stns
1         1     ZL9CI   Campbell Is.    19      Jan 6 - 25      1999    96 004  30 271  5-6
2         2     A52A    Bhutan          10      May 3 - 13      2000    82 087  25 039  6+1
3         3     K5K     Kingman Reef      9     Oct 22 - 31     2000    80 841          7
4         1     VK0IR   Heard Is.       14      Jan 14 - 27     1997    80 673  27 502  6
5         3     XZ0A    Myanmar 23      Jan 13 - Feb 8  2000    79 784          

6         4     FO0AAA Clipperton I.      7     Mar 1 - 8       2000    75 107          
7         1     4J1FS   M-V Island      13      May 26 - Jun 7  1992    74 495  36 109  6
8         5     TX0DX   Chesterfield Is   7     Mar 23 - 29     2000    72 654  22 893  4-5
9         1     ZA1A    Albania         22      Sep 16 - Oct 7  1991    71 000
10        4     H40AA   Santa Cruz Is.  13      Apr 1 - 13      1998    67 129  23 140  3-4

11        4     9M0C    Spratly Is.     13      Feb 12 - 23     1998    65 524          4-6
12        5     R1MVA   M-V Island      10      July 6 - 15     1999    65 221          
13        3     3Y0PI   Peter 1 Is      22      Jan 29 -Feb 19  1994    62 500          4
14        1     AH3C/KH5J Jarvis          7     Apr 15 - 21     1990    55 000          
15      14      VP6BR   Pitcairn                86      Jan 25 - Apr 21 2000    53 849          1

16        8     3B7RF   St. Brandon     12      May 6 - 17      1998    53 518          
17        4     AH1A    Howland 15      Jan 26 - Feb 3  1993    52 410          
18        2     XY0RR   Myanmar 15      Aug 27 - Sep 11 1991    50 000          
19        2     3Y5X    Bouvet          16      Dec 29 - Jan 13 1990    49 000          
20        5     FO0CI   Clipperton      10      Mar 6 - 15      1992    48 000          5

21        1     XF4L    Revilla Gigedo    7     Apr 12 - 18     1989    47 943          
22      14      3B9R    Rodrigues I.    12      Mar 31 - Apr 10 1999    46 100          4-6
23      17      T31T    Canton          10      Sep 25 - Oct 4  1999    45 700          
24        4     3D2AM   Conway Reef       8     May 16 - 23     1990    45 000          
25        1     KP2A/D Desecheo   7     Jun 9 - 15?     1981    45 000          

26      11      VK9MM Mellish Reef        9     Sep 19 - 27     1993    44 500          
27        4     1S1XV/RR Spratly Is.    12      Apr 19 - 30     1990    43 265          
28      13      XR0Y/Z  Easter Is.      10      Sep 9 - 16      1995    42 234          
29        3     4J1FS   M-V Island      11      May 20 - 30     1989    42 000          
30        1     8Z4A    Neutral Zone    11      Nov 10 - 20     1979    40 800          

31      22      E44/HA1AG Palestine             Feb - Mar 3     1999    40 430          
32        8     HK0TU   Malpelo           6     Nov 3 - 8       1990    40 000          
33      14      VP8SSI  SSandwich I.    12      Mar 22- Apr 3   1992    39 400          
34      16      9M0S    Spratly Is.       7     May 27 - Jun 2  1993    37 000          
35      12      P5RS7   Near N.Korea    19      Dec 19 - Jan 6  1991    36 000          

36        3     HC8MD   Galapagos               Nov-Dec 1981    35 000          
37      35      701YGF Yemen            10      Apr 17 - 26     2000    35 000          
38      21      ZL8RI   Kermadec          9     May 5 - 13      1996    33 897          
39        4     KP2A/KP1 Navassa          7     Mar 16 -22      1982    33 552          
40      11      ZS9Z/ZS1 Penguin          6     Nov 24 - Dec 2  1990    33 200          

41      17      AA4NC/KP1 Navassa         7     Jan 18 - 24     1992    33 000          
42      12      T33R/T33T Banaba        12      Nov 7 -18       1990    33 000          
43      36      T30CW   Kiribati                21      Oct 20 - Nov 10 1999    32 630          
44      18      YA5MM Afganistan        13      Mar 9 - 21      1992    32 000          
45        5     VK9ZM   Mellish Reef    10      Jan 8 - 17      1989    31 467          

46      31      ZL7DK   Chatham 13      Feb 23 - Mar 8  1998    31 335          3
47      15      YA0RR   Afganistan      17      Jan 5 - 21      1991    31 128          
48        5     F00XX   Clipperton I.                           1985    31 000          
49      30      3D2CT/CU Conway Reef    8       Mar 26 - Apr 2  1994    30 000          
50        5     VK0HI/CW Heard  12      Jan 22 - Feb 18 1983    30 000          

51      34      OH5AB/MVI M-V Island    25      Jun 5 - 16      1997    30 000          

Year 2000 has been very productive. Five DX Peditions have hit the Top Ten this year, but nobody has really challenger ZL9CI's first place. A52A, K5K, XZ0A, FO0AAA and TX0DX have all made it to the Top Ten.

The 1992 Malyj Vysotskij 4J1FS DX Pedition still holds the first place in the amount of "uniques". That DX Pedition logged an amazing 36.109 different stations to it's log.

Those truly interested to receive the rest and the additional information of these DX Peditions can ask for a Excel 4.0 spreadsheet (size roughly 25K) from the author by e-mail: oh2bu@sral.fi

More data requested!

I'm sure that many of you reading this e-mail has been a member of a DX Pedition listed in this Honor Roll. For you - as well as to all readers - I have a special request: Please, if you find any data that is not correct or if you have any data missing from the list, please give me a note - oh2bu@sral.fi - and I will correct that data to the next updated version.

The list is not complete. No data have been found or received from eg. YV0AA, HK0TU, E44DX DX Peditions. Any data of those DX Peditions will be highly appreciated.

When enough corrections or additional data had been received, an updated version will be published. In the near future all the data will be found from the web pages of OHDXF, OH DX Foundation (to be announced later)

Jari, OH2BU


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