OPDX 567 June 24, 2002

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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 567
BID: $OPDX.567
June 24, 2002
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, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, W1HIJ, W1RQ, K7BV/1, K2KW, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, KK5DO, WE7K, K8YSE, W8TTS, KU9C, W9DC, W0SD, 9A6AA, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, EA3BT, EA4ST, EI6HB, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3NUG, GM3OFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IT9TQH, IK2QPR, JI3DST, LA4LN, LA7THA, OH1EH, OM3JW, PA5EA, PA9JJ, RA3SL, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3BW, VE3EXY and YC9BU for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16/June, through Sunday, 23/June there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FR/t, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

9A, CROATIA (23 Islands to be Activate!)
Croatian operator Oto, 9A4OP/p, plans to activate 23 Croatian islands during a two weeks period. He will visit two-to-three islands per day starting on July 24th. The list of islands are available on the Web page at (see "next activities"):

http://www.inet.hr/9a6aa
All of the islands, except one (Zecevo island, CI-147, NO IOTA) are in EU-170.

9A, MORE CROATIAN ISLANDS
Operators Frano (9A5V/p), Matko (9A3VM/p), and Fredy (9A5KV/p) were expected to activate four Croatian Islands on June 22-23rd: Tajan (CI-221, EU-016), Crkvina (CI-163, EU-016), Kosmec (CI-180, EU-016) and Olipa (CI-079, NO IOTA).

AP, PAKISTAN
Bruce, KK5DO, informs OPDX that it has been almost 3 years since Asad, AP2AUM, was last active on the satellites. So, he has now started operating HF and satellite again. Currently, he is operating on FO-20 and FO-29. Bruce is working on getting Asad some downlink equipment for AO-40 (2.4 GHz). Also, Bruce mentions that he is the QSL Manager for AP2AUM. Pakistan is very rare on the satellites, and Asad is the only satellite operator there. On HF, look for AP2AUM on 15 meters SSB around 21250 kHz between 1330 and 1400z.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Paolo, IK2QPR, informs OPDX that he will be active from the Island of Bora Bora (OC-067) between August 10-14th as FO/IK2QPR. Activity will be on SSB/CW on 80-10 meters. QSL via IK2QPR: Paolo Fava, via Bertani 8, 46100 Mantova, ITALY.

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON (Also Zone 2)
After their St. Paul Island operations, Ed/W0SD and his wife Edith/W0OE will continue on and operate from FP8, July 27-29th. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters, same frequencies as the St. Paul operation. They will use a 6 meter beam left by K1TOL. Later in August, they will be active from CQ WW Zone 2 from Labrador City, Labrador. QSL via W0SD: Ed Gray, 43804 257 St., Salem, South Dakota 57058-5907 USA.

FR, REUNION ISLAND
Tommy, WE7K, informs OPDX that Pat, FR5FD, who has been very active from Reunion Island, will be returning to France on September 8th. Thus far, he has sent out 103,000 QSL cards since September 1999. Pat was heard this past week on 18070 kHz around 0330z.

IOTA NEWS
AS-147. Takeshi, JI3DST, will be active from Okushiri Island (Okushiri-cho Okushiri-gun Hokkaidou) from July 26th through August 5th, as JI3DST/8. Activity will be on 40/17/15/12/10/6 meters SSB. QSL via the Bureau ONLY (Please don't send QSL by Air mail.) He will be active in the IOTA Contest.

EU-009. Peter, GM3OFT, will be active between June 24th and July 12th from some 15 Orkney Islands. Here are the following WAB areas: HY00, HY10, HY20, HY40, HY41, HY42, HY50, HY51, HY52, HY53, HY62, HY63, HY64, HY73, HY74, HY75 ND09, ND29, ND39, ND48, ND49 and possibly ND59. He will use the usual IOTA frequencies, and his callsign will be GM3OFT/P. On 40m, he will use 7072 +/- QRM or 7060 kHz.

EU-077. Look for ED1URJ to be activate by a Spanish-Portuguese team from Sisarga Grande Island (weather permittung) during the IOTA Contest, July 27-28th. Activity will be only 100 watts on CW/SSB. Operators are CT1CJJ, CT1EEB, CT1EEN, EA1CA, EA1DAV, EA1TV, EA4ABE and EA4ST. QSL via EA4URJ, direct or Bureau.

EU-088. Per, OZ1DGQ, is active from Laeso Island (NK-003 for the Danish Islands Award) now through at least August 20th. His QTH will be close to the Harbour Lighthouse (DEN-029). His activity will mainly be on after 1800z on 10-80 meters SSB (with some CW, PSK31 and RTTY) and on 6 meters (50200 kHz +/-). QSL direct only to OZ1DGQ.

NA-046. Brad, W1RQ, will be operating from Martha's Vineyard Island now through July 12th. Activity will be mostly on 40-10 meters SSB. Look for him on or near the IOTA frequencies. This counts for Massachusetts Dukes County. QSL via his home call.

OC-221. Operators Kadek/YC9BU, Yoppie/YE8XM and Marthin/YB8VM have left Ambon and were expected to activate Kai Kecil Island this past Sunday for about 3-4 days (maybe more). After their operation at Kai Kecil, they will be going in to Wamar Island (Aru Islands) for about a 7 day operation. Look for them to sign YE8XM/P,YB8VM/P and YC9BU/8.

JW, SVALBARD
Tom, LA4LN, informs OPDX that he will again be operating as JW4LN from Spitsbergen (IOTA EU-26) and Bear Island (IOTA EU-27), July 6-21st, while on work. The Bear Island operation is planned to take place July 9-16th, landing weather permitting! He will be on the radio mainly in the evenings (local time) and when time permits. Check the lower CW portions, especially the 40, 30, and 20 meter bands (or other bands which may be open); and 6 meters (50150 kHz, +/- 15 kHz). Equipment will be an ICOM IC-706 MkII and mainly wire antennas. PSK-31 and RTTY are possible, but not from Bear Island. While on Bear Island a 60 Ah battery and a gasoline generator will be used for power. Please QSL direct to Tom's home address: Tom V. Segalstad, P.O. Box 15 Kjelsaas, N-0411 OSLO, NORWAY.

LA, NORWAY (Rare 6m Grids)
Tom, LA4LN, informs OPDX that during the period of June 18th and July 3rd, he will be active on 6 meters (50150, +/- 15 kHz) as LA4LN/m while driving from the South to Northern Norway. He will activate a number of rare QTH locator grid squares. On Tuesday, June 25th, between 1700-2100z, he will operate as LA1V from the rare grid square JP78 in the VHF Nordic Activity Contest using 2 stacked 5 element Yagi antennas. Check 50.165 MHz. QSL LA1V via LA4LN.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY AND NEWS
A group of operators will be active in the IOTA Contest from Korcula Island (EU-016) as 9A8RR. After the IOTA contest, July 30-31st, they will be active from Glavat Island Lighthouse (WLH-0170) with two transceivers on 40-10 meters as 9A8RR/p.

WEB SITES OF INTEREST
If you like to chase/work lighthouses, the following Web page may be of interest to you.... Lighthouse and Islands awards files for DX4WIN and others:

http://home.neo.rr.com/tsarah/www/w8tts.html
Worked All Great Lakes Lighthouse/Lightships (WAGLLL) Award:
http://home.neo.rr.com/tsarah/www/WAGLLL_Award_Rules.html

LLDXT WILL BE ACTIVE AGAIN!
The Low-Land DXpedition Team (LLDXT) will organize their next DXpedition from October 12th through November 1st, to Dominica/J7 (NA-101) and Montserrat/VP2M (NA-103). The team will consist of Bouke/PA0ZH, Ronald/PA3EWP, Enno/PA5EA and Rob/PA5ET, who will start their activity on Dominica on Monday, October 14th. Subsequently, the team will travel to Montserrat on Monday, October 21st. Henk/PA3GCV and Martin/PA4WM will join the team on October 23rd. The Montserrat activity will include a serious Multi/Single entry in the CQWW SSB Contest. The operation will last until November 1st. Callsigns will probably not be known before arrival. Their aim is to obtain a special 160m callsign and a special contest callsign. More information will be given in due time. They are currently mounting a web site, which will be updated in the coming period. Stay tuned and please check the following web site:

http://www.qsl.net/lldxt/
As in previous years, the QSL manager is Rob Snieder, PA5ET, Van Leeuwenstraat 137, 2273 VS Voorburg, The Netherlands.

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Bruce/W4OV, Julio/WD4JR, John/NP2B and Joe/VE3BW will be operating from St. Croix in the CQWW SSB Contest, October 26-28th as NP2B. They will be arriving on October 22nd, and plan to operate the WARC bands and especially 6 meters prior to the contest using their own callsigns portable NP2. They will have a 4 element quad on 6 meters for pre-contest QSOs.

OJ0, MARKET REEF
Before operating in the WRTC2002 in Helsinki, Roland/K9LA and Vicky/AE9YL will be active from here July 8-11th, using the callsign OJ0/AE9YL. Reference numbers are ARLHS MAR001 and IOTA EU053. They will be active on all bands on or near the ARLHS frequencies (1970, 3970, 7270, 14270, 21370 and 28370 kHz). QSL to home call.

P5, NORTH KOREA
Bruce, KK5DO, informs OPDX that Ed, P5/4L4FN, will be out of the country from June 24th through July 1st. He will be in Beijing, China, picking up supplies including a Hex Beam for 10 and 15 meters, satellite antenna and down converter as well as additions to his Butternut for 6/12/17 meters. Also sent was a rotor for the Hex Beam.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
6Y2A QSL STATUS. OPDX was informed that there was an unexpected demand for 6Y2A QSLs, and the printer won't finish the new order for 6 weeks. All 6Y2A and Team Vertical QSL requests will be promptly returned when the printing is done. QSL 6Y2A via WA4WTG.

Operators 9A5V/p, 9A5KV/p, and 9A3VM/p were expected to activate, for the first time, Olipa Lighthouse (LH-0517 for the World Lighthouse Award and CLH-097 for the Croatian LH award) this past weekend. QSL Manager is 9A5KV.

Members and friends of the HRO Employees Amateur Radio Society (W6HRO) were expected to be active in Field Day from the north coast of Puerto Rico as NP4A. Operators that were expected to participate: NP4A, W1HIJ, N6PEQ, K7JA, KL7MF and KF6SGV. QSL via W3HNK.

PIRATE. Sergey ("Jack"), RA3SL, informs OPDX that the bureau for Kursk Oblast of Russia has been recieving a lot of QSLs for A9/RK3WL. RK3WL is unknown and a pirated callsign! Save your money and time!

Denis O'Flynn, EI6HB, QSL Manager for EI7M, EI7M/p and EJ7M has changed his E-mail address. His new addresses are:

ei6hb@eircom.net -or- ei6hb@arrl.net
Paolo, IK2QPR, continues to be QSL Manager for the following active stations on the air: UN2O, UN7FW, UN9PQ , UN7JX, UN7OD, UN7OP, UK8OM, UK8IZ , UK8GH, EX2U, EX5T, EX7MA, EX7NK, EX8NP, EX8QB, EX7MK, UA0YAY, EU6MM, EW6GB ..... plus their respectibe special prefixes or older callsigns. However, Paolo is no longer the QSL Manager for the following:
EX8MLE - as of April 1, 2002. For QSOs made after this date, QSL via direct to Sergey in Kyrhyzstan using the address on www.qrz.com.
EK3GM - as of May 20, 2002. He can confirm all QSO made until this date. The new manager for Boris is now DK6CW.
EK8WB - as of May 1999. DO NOT send for requests for QSOs made after this date. QSL should be requested direct from: Vahan Avetisian, PO Box 50, Gyumri, ARMENIA.

The special callsign IQ9YL was active this past week to celebrate the "6th International YL Meeting" to strengthen friendship among woman operators throughout the world. QSL via IT9BLB directly or via the bureau. The web page of meeting is: http://www.qsl.net/yl2002

Jan, PA9JJ, reports that he just received the QSL cards for his C56JJ operation. All direct received cards were expected to be mailed out June 19th.

Rune, LA7THA, informs OPDX that QSL cards for the S9LA Sao Tome DXpedition are nearly ready from the printer. They will start to answer QSL around the end of July, and then after, they will do the bureau cards.

TN3B/TN3W QSL STATUS. Josep/EA3BT and Nuria/EA3WL informed the DX community that the QSL card is already at the printer and they have been told that it will be in their hands by the end of month. So, if everything goes OK, they will start to confirm QSLs by the month of July. The QSL card is a full color, double page, with plenty of pictures. Meanwhile, Josep and Nuria are in the process of setting up their Web site to list the QSLs/envelopes that were already received (this is to let you know that your card got there). IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some of you have sent envelopes with Spanish stamps on it. Please notice that since the 1st of January 2002 the coin used in Spain (and Europe) has changed. Now and since the 1st March 2002, the only legal stamps are the ones that have the value in Euros. So, all the QSL cards received with stamps that only have the value in pesetas (ptas) will not be confirmed direct. Please check the stamps before sending them!!! Also, they are still looking for some donations. The financial costs of their operation was really high.

Nenad, VE3EXY, reports that all direct QSL cards for his VE3EXY/2 operation from Zone 2 that happened about a week and a half ago are in the mail. He states he really did not have the idea that Zone 2 is so needed, and not only on lower bands. He mentions, "For those of you who sent VE3EXY/2 cards with K1B cards, all cards are answered and placed in the K1B SAE."

Cheryl Horner informed the DX community that Bill Horner, VK4FW, had a mild heart attack June 18th. Doctors tell them that an infected lung triggered it. Bill is expected to take a while to fully recover. Please be patient if you are waiting for QSL cards or other DX related things.

Alan, VK4AAR, announced that since he is already the QSL Manager for VK8AN/6 (OC-154) and VK8AN/8 (OC-229), it has been agreed that he should also handle QSLs for VK8AN operating from his home in Darwin, Northern Territory. Starting from June 2002, Dan will be operating QRP and would appreciate contacts for his QRP-DXCC endeavours. QSL direct only via VK4AAR with SAE and postage (minimum of 1 USD is OK). Address below is: Alan Roocroft, PO Box 421, Gatton 4343, Australia.

Kadek, YC9BU, informs OPDX that he has the YE8V logs from Martin, YB8VM, but the cards were lost in the ethnic war in Ambon. He states that this is no problem. When he returns from Aru Island (see IOTA news above), he will have new cards printed like the original to help those who need YE8V (OC-157) Banda Island. He can QSL QSOs only for November 1-5th, 1991, and November 15-17th, 1995.

V4, ST. KITTS
Joe, VE3BW, informs OPDX that in November he will be returning here to operate the CQWW CW Contest from a new contest site on St. Kitts as V47CA.

W1AW/5 TO BE ACTIVATED!
Look for some 40 operators/members, mostly from the Central Texas DX and Contest Club, to activate W1AW/5 from six contest stations during the upcoming IARU HF World Championship on July 13-14th. W1AW/5 will be operating on 160/80/40/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB during the contest for the entire 24 hour period. QSL via W1AW. The complete press release will be provided to all OPDX Subscribers as an additional bulletin. A map of the station locations is online at:

http://www.ctdxcc.org/iaru2002.html

WRTC2002'S NEWS (Att. Prefix Hunters), TEAM AND REFEREE ROSTER CHANGES
WORKED ALL WRTC2002 ("Worked All New OJ prefixes"). The OJ1- OJ8 prefixes will be activated for the 1st time! The WRTC2002 teams will be using a special 2x1 type of callsigns with special OJ1-OJ8 prefixes (e.g. OJ1A). The OJ1-OJ8 prefixes are activated for the first time in history to honor WRTC2002 - the Olympics of Amateur Radio contesting in Finland. Get your log in immediately after the contest and win valuable "Early Bird" prizes - WRTC2002 special incentive for 6-hour log-in! "Details/Press Release" will be provided to all OPDX Subscribers as an addtional bulletin.

TEAM ITALY: Maurizio Panicara, I4JMY, will be replaced by I4UFH, so the new Team Italy is as follows: Stefano Brioschi, IK2QEI, and Fabio Schettino, I4UFH.

TEAM SLOVENIA: Robert Kasca, S53R, and Robert Bajuk, S57AW, will be replaced by Vito Gregor, S56M, and Ivo Jereb, S57AL.

REFEREE ROSTER: Edin Gadzo, T97M, will be replaced by Boris Knezovic, T93Y.

XW, LAOS
Hiroo, XU2A, will once again be active as XW0X from Vientiane, Laos. He will be there with his sister for one week and then head to Thailand with her before going alone back to Japan.

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From: "Ari Korhonen" ari.korhonen@kolumbus.fi
To: "Editors" editors@n4gn.com, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: WORKED ALL WRTC2002
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 08:01:39 +0300
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Worked All WRTC2002 - "Worked All New OJ prefixes"

Get your log in immediately after the contest and Win Valuable "Early Bird" prizes - WRTC2002 special incentive for 6-hour log-in!

OJ1- OJ8 prefixes activated for the 1st time!

The WRTC2002 teams will be using special 2x1 type of callsigns with special OJ1-OJ8 prefixes (e.g. OJ1A). The OJ1-OJ8 prefixes are activated for the first time in history to honour WRTC2002 - the Olympics of Amateur Radio contesting in Finland.

Worked All WRTC2002 - Rules for non-WRTC2002 stations
* The same WRTC2002 station can be worked once on CW and once on SSB on each band.
* Each correct two-way CW or SSB QSO with a WRTC2002 station counts 1 point. A duplicate QSO on same band and mode counts 0 points.
* Score = total sum of QSO points

Logs:
Only e-mail logs (ASCII) are accepted. The preferred log formats are Cabrillo, CT.ALL and TR.DAT. The "Early Bird" logs should be submitted by 18.00 UTC on Sunday, July 14, 2002. Regular latest submission date is July 31, 2002. All logs should be sent via e-mail to: logs@wrtc2002.org NOTE: The subject field of the e-mail should contain your contest callsign, e.g. " Subject: WRTC2002 OH2AAA"

Request for stations working the IARU 2002 contest
The WRTC2002 organising committee kindly asks stations working the IARU 2002 contest to also send their electronic IARU contest logs to the WRTC2002 contest committee to be used as reference data within the official WRTC2002 log-checking procedure. The committee guarantees that these logs will be used only for cross checking purposes of the WRTC2002 team championship.

NOTE: All e-mail logs submitted within 6 hours after the contest ends will participate in a lottery with special WRTC2002 prizes.

Awards & Categories
The following "Worked All WRTC2002" awards will be issued based on the above contest rules:
"Worked All WRTC2002" awards
Worked all WRTC2002 - Single op CW
Worked all WRTC2002 - Single op SSB
Worked all WRTC2002 - Single op Mixed
Worked all WRTC2002 - Multi op CW
Worked all WRTC2002 - Multi op SSB
Worked all WRTC2002 - Multi op Mixed
Worked all WRTC2002 - IARU HQ stations

Awards will be given to the stations with highest number of points in the following categories:
1st 2nd 3rd
World
Europe
North America
South America
Asia
Africa
Oceania
HQ Stations
OH - Finland

Special Plaques
Worked all WRTC2002 Stations - CW
Worked all WRTC2002 Stations - SSB
Worked all WRTC2002 Stations - Mixed

Other Prizes
T-shirts (DX) Worked 130 WRTC2002 qsos
T-shirts (EU) Worked 200 WRTC2002 qsosz

WRTC2002 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (via OH1EH)

Subject: ARLB036 World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 rescheduled for Geneva
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:58:41 -0400
To: w1aw-inf@barf80.nshore.org
From: "W1AW Mailing List" w1aw-list-request@p1k.arrl.org

SB QST @ ARL $ARLB036
ARLB036 World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 rescheduled for Geneva

ZCZC AG36
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 36 ARLB036
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT June 18, 2002
To all radio amateurs

SB QST ARL ARLB036
ARLB036 World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 rescheduled for Geneva

ARRL has learned that World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, next June and July. The conference was set to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, but the Venezuelan National Commission of Telecommunications (CONATEL) rescinded the invitation earlier this month, citing economic concerns. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is expected to issue a formal announcement regarding the new WRC-03 venue in the near future.

''The ITU staff has managed to arrange suitable meeting space in Geneva for the dates that were originally agreed,'' said ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, who will serve as administrative officer for the International Amateur Radio Union delegation to the conference. ''It is quite an accomplishment for them to have achieved this on such short notice, and those of us who will be attending the conference appreciate the uncertainty being removed.''

Several issues of importance to radio amateurs are on the conference agenda, including harmonization of the 7-MHz amateur and broadcasting allocations. Other Amateur Radio-related issues on the WRC-03 agenda include the revision of Article 25 of the international Radio Regulations--the basic rules for the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite services. Among other issues, this includes the issue of whether to retain the treaty requirement to demonstrate Morse code proficiency for access to amateur bands below 30 MHz.

WRC-03 will take place in Geneva from June 9 until July 4, 2003.
NNNN
/EX

From: "Kenneth E. Harker" kharker@cs.utexas.edu
To: editors@n4gn.com
Subject: W1AW/5 IARU 2002 Bulletin #2
Mime-Version: 1.0

BULLETIN #2
19 June 2002

Central Texas in High Gear for W1AW/5:
ARRL Headquarters Station to Operate in IARU HF World Championship

Central Texas area contesters are gearing up for the 2002 IARU HF World Championship the weekend of 13-14 July. Six area contest stations will be signing W1AW/5, representing the United States of America as the ARRL "Headquarters Station." W1AW/5 will be competing against other IARU member society headquarters stations such as Germany's DA0HQ, Great Britain's GB5HQ, Spain's EA4URE, and Singapore's 9V9HQ.

"We expect to have as many as 40 dedicated operators, mostly from the Central Texas DX & Contest Club, involved in this effort," organizer Richard King K5NA said. "We want to produce the best score ever done from the USA by any HQ station effort in the past and threaten, if not beat, the best of the European HQ stations."

Six stations in five central Texas counties will be involved in the contest effort. W1AW/5 will be operating on each of the twelve band-modes available in the contest for the entire 24 hour long contest period. W1AW/5 will be operating 160SSB, 160CW, 80SSB, 80CW, 40SSB, 40CW, 20SSB, 20CW, 15SSB, 15CW, 10SSB, and 10CW. Station owners have been working hard to prepare for the big event. All of the twenty meter monoband yagis at K5TR have been built and installed in the past year. N5TW has recently added omni-directional capability to his 160 meter four square at the flip of a switch. Substantial improvements to the antenna farms have also taken place at K5NA, N5CQ, NX5M, and W5KFT. All of the stations have been involved in intense contest simulations and planning.

W1AW/5 planned operators include: K5NA, K5DU, KI5DR, N5ZC, K5YA, K2UR, K5TR, K5NZ, WM5R, W5XD, N5TW, AF5Z, N5IW, W5TA, N5DUW, W5RQ, WS4G, W5TD, EA4AHD, NX5M, N5XJ, N5JA, W5PF, W5IDX, KB5NFZ, KB5ZFO, W5KFT, K5PI, N5AW, KE5C, K5TSQ, W5VX, N5CQ, N2LA, and others to be determined. A map of the station locations, near Austin, TX, is online at:

http://www.ctdxcc.org/iaru2002.html
.

ARRL Headquarters will handle all QSL requests. QSL via W1AW: 225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111, USA. Please do not send QSL cards to the W1AW/5 station owners or operators.

Please direct comments or questions about W1AW/5 in the 2002 IARU HF World Championship to Richard King K5NA at k5na@texas.net. For more information about the Central Texas DX & Contest Club visit http://www.ctdxcc.org/.

Station Matrix


Band   Station County     Grid    Antennas
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160CW  N5TW    Williamson EM10dp  Four Square, with buried radial system
                                  Beverages at 0, 45, 90, 135, 180, 225,
                                  270, 315 degrees
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160SSB NX5M    Burleson   EM10ri  Inverted V @ 85'
                                  Vertical T @ 104'
                                  Beverages at 10, 45, 80, 110, 130, 160,
                                  270, 300, 315, 330 degrees
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80CW   K5NA    Travis     EM10fk  Sloper Dipole NE @ 168'
                                  Sloper Dipole NW @ 168'
                                  Sloper Dipole S @ 168'
                                  Two element phased vertical array NE
                                  Two element phased vertical array NW
                                  Two element phased vertical array S
                                  Dipole @ 60'
                                  Beverages at 45, 135, 315 degrees
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80SSB  K5TR    Blanco     EM00uf  Sloper Dipole NE @ 120'
                                  Sloper Dipole NW @ 120'
                                  Sloper Dipole S @ 120'
                                  Dipole N-S @ 130'
                                  1/4 wave vertical
                                  Three to five Beverages
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40CW   K5NA    Travis     EM10fk  Cushcraft XM240 @ 197' rotatable
                                  Cushcraft XM240 @ 132' fixed NE
                                  Cushcraft XM240 @ 67' rotatable
                                  Cushcraft XM240 @ 95'  rotatable
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40SSB  W5KFT   Llano      EM00st  Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 150', rotatable
                                  Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 67', fixed NE
                                  Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 80', rotatable
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20CW   N5TW    Williamson EM10dp  M2 5-element monobander @ 130', rotatable
                                  M2 5-element monobander @ 86', rotatable
                                  M2 5-element monobander @ 43', rotatable
                                  Force 12 3-element monobander @ 65', fixed SE
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20SSB  K5TR    Blanco     EM00uf  6-element monobander @ 90', rotatable
                                  6-element monobander @ 40', fixed NW
                                  6-element monobander @ 90', fixed NE
                                  6-element monobander @ 40', fixed NE
                                  4-element monobander @ 60', fixed SE
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15CW   W5KFT   Llano      EM00st  Hygain 155CA @ 135', rotatable
                                  Hygain 155CA @ 90', fixed NE
                                  Hygain 155CA @ 45', fixed NE
                                  Hygain TH7 @ 70', rotatable
                                  Hygain TH7 @ 35', fixed NW
                                  Hygain TH7DX @ 60', rotatable
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15SSB  K5NA    Travis     EM10fk  Cushcraft XM515 @ 168' rotatable
                                  Cushcraft XM515 @ 127', fixed NE
                                  Cushcraft XM515 @ 86', fixed NE
                                  Cushcraft XM515 @ 45', rotatable
                                  Cushcraft X9 @ 100', rotatable
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10CW   N5CQ    Travis     EM10bg  Force-12 C-3 @ 195', rotatable
                                  Force-12 C-3 @ 155', rotatable
                                  Force-12 C-3 @ 125', rotatable
                                  Force-12 C-3 @ 95', rotatable
                                  Force-12 C-3 @ 65', rotatable
                                  Force-12 C-3 @ 35', rotatable
                                  Force-12 C-3 @ 30', fixed SE
                                  Force-12 C51XR @ 60', rotatable
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10SSB  NX5M    Burleson   EM10ri  Three-element yagi @ 87', rotatable
                                  Three-element yagi @ 70', fixed NW
                                  Six-element yagi @ 51', fixed NE
                                  Three-element yagi @ 35', fixed W
                                  Five-element yagi @ 104', rotatable
                                  Five-element yagi @ 80', fixed NW
                                  Six-element yagi @ 72', fixed NE
                                  Five-element yagi @ 56', fixed SE
                                  Five-element yagi @ 40', fixed SW
                                  Four-element yagi @ 40', fixed NE
                                  Four-element yagi @ 35', fixed NW
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Kenneth E. Harker      "Vox Clamantis in Deserto"      kharker@cs.utexas.edu
University of Texas at Austin                   Amateur Radio Callsign: WM5R
Department of the Computer Sciences      VP, Central Texas DX & Contest Club
Taylor Hall TAY 2.124                         Maintainer of Linux on Laptops
Austin, TX 78712-1188 USA            http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kharker/

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