OPDX 575 August 26, 2002

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 575
BID: $OPDX.575
August 26, 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, ARRL Web Page, N1FOC, NC1L, WF1N, W2IJ, K3MI, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZW, N4AA & QRZ DX, AA5AU, K5JIM, KK5DO, AC7DX, W7KEU, K8YSE, NN9K, W9DC, WD9EWK, 9A6AA, DJ5JH, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL6UAA, DS5PSN, EA7JX, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3AB, GM4SUC, I1JQJ - IK1ADH & 425 DX NEWS, IZ4DPV, JA5XAE, JI6KVR, OH5DX, ON5TN, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, PA1KW, PA5RA, RV3GW, RW3RN, RZ1AK, SP6ECA, SV1DPI, UK9AA, UR4LUG, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3WMB and ZS1AN for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11/August, through Sunday, 24/August there were 240 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, 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, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

Massimo, IZ4DPV, informs OPDX that he will be active as 3B8/IZ4DPV from September 10-20th (during his free time). Activity will be on 20-10 meters, including the WARC bands. He will use a Kenwood TS-50 w/100 watts into a vertical antenna and monoband lambda. QSL only direct via homecall on QRZ.com.

Look for Stephane, J28VS, to be active as 3D2VS/p from Rotuma (OC-060) between August 30th and September 5th. Also, look for Stephane to be active as 3D2VS from Suva (OC-016), Fiji Islands, September 6th to 11th. Activity will be on all HF bands SSB. QSL via F6KHM, either direct or through the bureau.

Emanuela, IZ2ELV, is expected to be active from Velavaru as 8Q7LY until Auguust 31st. Activity will be on 20 and 10 meters SSB with a dipole antenna. QSL via bureau to her home callsign.

Look for Kazu, JA1RJU, to be active from here as 9M6JU, November 18-25th. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters. QSL via JA1RJU.

Ricardo, CE9R, is expected to be active mainly on SSB on 15/10 meters from the Chilean base "Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva" (WABA CE-03) on King George Island (AN-010) until September. QSL via CE3HDI.

Reports indicate that George/VE3NZ, Nick/VE3EY and Lali/VE3NE will be active as CY0MM from November 15-26th, only if the group can raise enough funds for the operation by October 15th. Planned activity will be on HF bands and 6 meters on CW/SSB/RTTY. Their operation will inclued an entry in CQ WW CW DX Contest. They have currently developed a Web page at:


It has been reported that Ken, G3OCA, will be going to the Philippines in September to activate the Calamian Island Group (OC-090) and the Cuyo Islands (OC-120) as DU1/G3OCA, and also Sarangani Islands (OC-175) as DU9/G3OCA. He will operate CW and SSB with 100 watts to either a 3-element yagi or a multiband vertical. Exact dates will be given nearer departure time. QSL via G3OCA (Russian stations QSL via UA4SKW).

* Many have been wondering why the 7O1YGF operation does not count for DXCC. It is recommended to read an interesting article on the ARRL Web page at:

In short, the DXCC wants "to know that it was authorized by the government..... The DXCC Desk also wants assurances that the Yemeni government would have no reason to disapprove of the ARRL's granting DXCC credit for the operation."

* Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC Manager, announced two items of importance as we enter the final quarter of the 2002 calendar year: 1) This is just a reminder for all DXCC program participants that the September 30, 2002, deadline to have your submissions in for the next DXCC Annual List is rapidly approaching. The DXCC Annual List shows all those who have submitted an application to DXCC between October 1, 2001, through September 30, 2002. In order to be shown in the Annual list you must:

Submit an application between October 1, 2001 and September 30, 2002

-- or --
Be current on the DXCC Honor Roll. (Note, a submission is not necessary if you are current on the DXCC Honor Roll, but only those modes that are Honor Roll will be shown.)

** Applications must be received, or postmarked, September 30, 2002.

2) Christmas is coming and you should plan soon if you want to present someone with a wall plaque on time for Christmas as a nice gift. If you know someone who has achieved Top of Honor Roll, Honor Roll, 5 Band DXCC and even the DXCC Challenge, this would make a nice gift for them that they can treasure in their ham shack. Additionally, anyone who has qualified at some time in the past and may have dropped off the Honor Roll can still purchase the plaque. The only requirement is that you, at one time, qualified. If you are interested, the "DXCC Item Order Form" can be found on the DXCC web site at:

(Forms can be found on the right side of the page)
For questions, contact DXCC at: mkabir@arrl.org or dxcc@arrl.org
Or by phone at (860)594-0234 or fax at (860)594-0259

A group of operators plan to activate the callsign K8B from grid square EN67 and also activate the Copper Harbor Lighthouse US-193. The operators of this Brockway Mountain expedition in Keweenaw County, Michigan, are: Rob/NV8V (CW/SSB), John/AB8KO (AM/FM/SSB), Duane/N9SSN (SSB), Renee/N9RK (SSB), Scott/W8UFO (CW/SSB) and Vince/KA8FFM 9CW/SSB). Their goal is to work as many as possible on HF and then work on the VHF-UHF stations. On the HF bands, they will operate on or near the lighthouse frequencies, plus or minus QRM.
CW - 1830, 3530, 7030, 14030, 21030 and 28030 kHz
SSB - 1970, 3970, 7270, 14270, 21370 and 28370 kHz
2m - 144.90 MHz
6m - 50.145 MHz
70cm - 432.10 MHz
They will operate/work split on 80/40 meters for Europe stations. Also, they will operate on the WARC bands. Activity will take place between September 21-23rd. If the conditions warrant, they could stay an extra day. They now have a Web site with all of the expedition details at:


AS-041. Look for JI5USJ/4 and JI5RPT/4 to be active from Oki Island starting around 1200z on September 20th until around 0000z on September 24th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct to home callsigns or JARL QSL bureau.
JI5RPT - KOYANAGI Makoto, 5-42-203 Kadan Aoba, Sendai, MIYAGI 980-0815 JAPAN
JI5USJ - KOYANAGI Toru, 400-6-1119 Nagasoneminami, Hikone, SHIGA 522-0052 JAPAN

AS-049. Look for Hiroshi, JO1EPY, to be active as JO1EPY/6 once again from Tokara Island, Kuchinoshima, from September 5-8th. Look for him on 6, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 40 meters SSB and CW. QSL via the bureau or direct to: Hiroshi Kotoku, 3-4-19 Kishimachi Kawagoe City, Saitama 350-1131 Japan.

AS-147. Take, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/8 once again from Okushiri Island, September 20-23rd. Activity will be on 40/17/15/12/10 meters SSB. QSL via JI3DST: Takeshi Funaki, 2-18-26 Hannan-Cho Abeno-Ku, Osaka-city, Osaka 545-0021, JAPAN.

EU-028. Look for IA5/DL5SAX to be active from the Tuscany Island Group now through September 4th. QSL via home call.

EU-172. The "South Flanders DX Activity Group" will be active from August 30th through September 7th from Aaroe Island (DIA JY-003 for the Danish Islands award). The operators will be ON4AFU, ON4LBV, ON4IT, ON5SD and ON5ZO. Activity will be on all HF bands 80 through 10 meters, CW and SSB, with special attention to the WARC bands. For more information, please visit their Web site at:

QSL either via the bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 41, 9400 Ninove, Belgium.

EU-180. Alex/UR4LUG (Team leader), Oleg/UR3IFD, Leo/UT2II and Vit/UX7IM will be active as EM5UIA from Kosa Tuzla Island (Respublika Krym, Black Sea Coast Group) from September 5-10th. They plan to operate on 20-10 meters SSB, CW and RTTY with a beam and vertical antennas. QSL via UR4LUG, through the bureau or direct to: Alexey E Yakovlev, P.O. Box 7629, Kharkov, 61018, Ukraine.

NA-140. Just a reminder to look for Bob/N2OO, Beth/KF2BQ and Skip/N1IBM to be active as N2CW/3 from Smith Island (USI MD-003S, Somerset County), Maryland, between August 26th and September 2nd. Look for them on/around 7180, 14280, 18140, 21280 kHz for SSB and on CW around .025 on each band. QSL via N2CW or N2OO either through the bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA.

NA-217. Tony/WF1N and Lou/W1DIG will be returning to Isles of Shoals, Appledore Island (New Hampshire Group) September 20th, starting around 1900z Friday and ending about 1200z Monday, September 23rd. Operations will be on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters on/near the usual IOTA frequencies +/-, SSB, with a tribander, wires and amp. QSL direct (SAE and postage, PSE) or Bureau via home callsign. They will accept requests for Bureau cards via E-mail. E-mail requests do not require a card to them via the Bureau.
Tony/WF1N -- a.spino@snet.net
Lou/W1DIG -- megawatt@snet.net
ADDED NOTE: The Isles of Shoals also counts for the lighthouse award: ARLH, USA-406.

OC-171. Trevor, VK7TS, will be active now through September 6th as VK7TS/4 from Magnetic Island. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly on SSB. QSL to VK7TS, either via the bureau or direct to: Trevor Spargo, 1 Roebourne Rd, Otago, Tasmania, Australia.

OC-186. Operators Sardjana/YC2ECG, Faozan/YD2JWM, Budi/YD2OEH, Yanto/ YD2CJQ, Andy/YD2KVU and Rivai/YB2MTA will be active as YE2R from Karimunjawa between August 28th and September 3rd. They will be operating on 15 and 10 meters, possibly 17 meters as well, on SSB and CW. They will be using two beams (one for Europe and Africa and the other for North and South America) for SSB and an inverted "V" for CW and 17 meters. They are expected to have three stations active at the same time and plan to be on for 12-18 hours a day. QSL direct only via YB2MTA.

SA-021. Mariano/LU4EJ and Daniel/LU3DTD will be active from Ariadna Island from October 4-6th. They are expected to use the callsigns AY4EJ/D and AY3DTD/D. Suggested SSB frequencies are: 3680, 7090, 14200, 14260, 21300, 21260, 28460, 28560 and 50110 kHz. QSL via LU4EJ via the address on QRZ.com or via bureau.

Ken/K4ZW and Karl/K4YT are expected to be in Ulaanbaatar between September 9-15th. Look for some topband activty.

Hiro, JA5XAE, will be taking his 2002 DX vacation starting on the Island of Oahu and will be active as KH6/JA5XAE between the period of September 22-26th. He also plans to visit/operate from Waikiki. He will use an IC-706MK2 with an OUTBACKER OB8 antenna. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY, and CW. Suggested frequencies are: 7007, 7077, 10107 14007, 14087, 14177, 18137, 18087, 21007, 21087, 21277, 24897, 24937, 28007, 28087, 28477 and 50117 kHz.

Mike, GM4SUC, reports the International Lighthouse/lightship Weekend for 2002 is over with over 318 stations at lighthouses and lightships in 45 countries. A list of stations that were active can be found at:

Next year's weekend is 0001 UTC on Saturday 16th August until 2359 UTC on Sunday 17th August 2003.

NEWS RELEASE - Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society Meeting! Members of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS) will head to Georgia in October for the organization's first-ever meeting. It will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2002, at St. Simons Lighthouse on St. Simons Island, near Brunswick, Georgia. Spokesman Jim Buffington, K5JIM, said those attending will have an opportunity to activate St. Simons Light, portable or mobile, climb the lighthouse, tour the lighthouse museum and meet many of their fellow ARLHS members. Reg, W3REG, will introduce his new lighthouse tracking and logging software, and present each member present with a free copy. Also, on the agenda for discussion is a proposed ARLHS QSL bureau. Attendees are being encouraged to arrive on Friday, October 18th, in time to join the group for an informal dinner at one of St. Simons Island's restaurants. Another dinner is planned for Saturday night (Oct. 19th) featuring a speaker. Meetings will take place Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Coastal Georgia Heritage Center, located adjacent to the lighthouse and museum. The 10.00 USD registration fee (5.00 USD for additional family members who are members of ARLHS) may be sent to Lee Graves, WA7OBH, at: 4341 Southeast Satinleaf Place, Stuart, FL 34997 USA. Include name, address, call sign, E-mail address and ARLHS member number. Buffington noted that registrants will receive frequent updates on plans for the meeting via E-mail. Talk-in frequency, he explained, will be 146.73, minus offset, no tones. Information on St. Simons Island hotels and motels may be obtained by contacting Buffington at:


The Radio Amateur Society of Norwich, N1NW, will be active between 1000z September 7th to 1600z September 8th, from New London Ledge Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-542). The lighthouse is located in New London County, New London harbor, New London, CT. Suggested frequencies are: 7270, 14270, 21370 and 28370 kHz. QSL via Radio Amateur Society of Norwich, PO Box 329, Norwich, CT 06360.

Kostas/SV1DPI and Tony/SV1ENG will be active as SW8LH from Lighthouse Skinari (GRE-119) on Zakynthos Island (EU-052) until about September 1st. Activity will be mainly CW. QSL via SV1ENG.

Michael, VE3WMB (ARLHS # 428), will be activating five lighthouses on the Island of Grand Manan N.B. during the week of September 1-6th. Operation will be on or about 14071 kHz as VE3WMB/VE9. PLEASE NOTE: This will be a 20m PSK31 (QRP) only operation. The list of lighthouses to be activated are :
Gannet Rock (ARLHS# CAN 192)
Swallowtail (ARLHS # CAN 491)
Southwest Head (ARLHS# CAN 469)
Long Eddy Point (ARLHS# CAN 283)
Long Point (Whitehead Island ARLHS# CAN 644)

Also note that Grand Manan is also an IOTA entity (South New Brunswick Group NA-014), so contacts will also count toward IOTA Awards. This will be a very casual operation, and the hours may be a bit sporadic as this is not the primary activity of the trip. Michael hopes to operate daily from about 11:00-13:00 EST (1500-1700z) activating a different Lighthouse each day, then perhaps again a bit later 20:00-21:00 EST (0000-0100z) activating Gannet Rock (He has a clear view of the light from his cottage). QSL to VE3WMB for a special card (Callbook/QRZ.com address), via the bureau, or direct [#10 SASE ($0.65 Canadian Stamp for U.S. addresses) or #10 SAE with 1 IRC appreciated].

F5OGG/P via LX1NO -- Grand Charpentier Lighthouse, LH-0533.
F5LRC/P via CBA or Bureau -- Grand Charpentier Lighthouse, LH-0533
RZ4HWF via RW4HW -- Damba-48 Island Lighthouse, WLH-0551, ARLHS ERU-081 and RR-26-new.
UE1CLH via the bureau or direct via VE3LYC -- Stirsudden Lighthouse (RLE-011 for the Russian Lighthouse Award, ARLHS ERU-008).
VP8LGT via VP8ON -- Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, ARLHS FAL-001, Falkland Islands. QSL address: Donald Betts, PO Box 233, Stanley, Falkland Islands, South Atlantic.

Dutch operators Peter/PA2PKZ, Arend/PA2AWU, Herman/PA0TEN, Roel/PA1DYK, Harry/PA3HEP, Frans/PA5CA and Jan PA5RA will be active from Wiltz using the callsign LX/PA6Z from September 21-28th. Operation will be 24/7 on 160-10 meters and possibly also 6m (if local TVI permits), on SSB, CW and RTTY. They will concentrate on the WARC bands and RTTY. QSL via PA1KW (via the bureau or direct: Bert van Holst, Ien Dalessingel 357, 7207 LJ Zutphen, The Netherlands).

Here is your chance to parrticipate in the DX Magazine's annual "2002 Most Wanted Survey". The survey will be conducted between September 1st through October 15th. The survey's results will be posted on the following web page in mid-January. For survey forms, go to the Web page at:


Ari, OH5DX, will be active as OH0/OH5DX from August 29-31st. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB. QSL via OH5DX: Ari Korhonen, Kreetalank. 9A1, FIN29200 Harjavalta, Finland.

Stations identifying as HE0A and HB0A have been reported on the bands in recent months. Fred Tinner, HB9AAQ, the President of USKA, has checked with both the Switzerland and Liechtenstein licensing authorities, and has verified that the callsign's HE0A and HB0A have never been issued. Therefore these stations are pirates, and please do not send any QSL cards to the reported manager or to the Bureaus.

Mart, DL6UAA, informs OPDX for 3B6-9 QSLing, "DO NOT SEND QSLs via the 3B8-Bureau." The 3B8-Bureau is ONLY a "one-way-bureau". Only incoming but not outgoing. Send the cards DIRECT to the operators in 3B8. Exception: Cards for 3B8MM go via DL6UAA (direct or bureau). The other resident stations have NO QSL Managers!! Also, RW6HS is NOT the QSL Manager for any 3B8/9 station!! REMEMBER: DL6UAA is NOT the QSL Manager for 3B8CF, 3B8GF or 3B8GL.

Online logs are available for the IOTA Contest operation DL0KWH/p on EU-129 (as well pictures of the operation) at the Web page:

QSL DL0KWH via the Bureau or direct to DL2VFR: Enrico Stumpf-Siering, Gruene Trift 19, D-15754 Bindow, Fed. Rep. of Germany

Online logs are available for OY/DL2VFR, TF7/DL2VFR and TF1/DL2VFR (also pictures available) at: http://www.iota-expedition.com

Keith, W7KEU, informs OPDX that North American hams that have worked Vit Dotsenko in Turkmenistan can get QSLs by using a stateside mail drop. Callsigns used by Vit include, EZ8CW, EZ8CW/3, EZ3A, EZ9A, EZ10A, EZ21A, EZ56V and EZ75R. Mail is sent from stateside via registered mail to Russia, and then into Turkmenistan. Return mail also comes register to the USA. If you have worked Vit and have had trouble getting your EZ QSLs, this is his preferred route. The success rate for the mail drop off is over 99 percent received. To use the mail drop, send your SASE with 37 cents postage, and two green stamps to KJ6OW. Turn around takes 30 to 60 days. For multiple QSL cards, including additional funds will help speed the process. Individual QSOs and QSLs are tracked via E-mail and radio contacts which accounts in large part for the high success rate.

QSL FO/JJ8DEN (activity from Maupiti Island (OC-067) and Maupihaa Groupe (OC-057) to: Yoshitake Izumi, Minami-24-7, Nishi-1, Obihiro-City, Hokkaido, 080-0011, JAPAN.

Pete, NN9K, informs OPDX that he will handle the QSLs ONLY for the contacts made by FP/K9WM. Sending cards for the FP/KB9LIE or FP/K9OT operation to him will only lengthen the turnaround time for those confirmations.

Andy Chadwick (ex-G4ZVJ) has been issued the callsign G3AB (The callsign of Andy's late Uncle from 1937-1983). The G4ZVJ QSL route will remain active for DXpeditions. New E-mail address is: andy@g3ab.net

MORE ON GERMAN STAMPS (Addition to OPDX.574). Wolff, DJ5JH, states, "Regarding the warnings of DL1YFF as of the changes of the German stamps into EUR-currency, it should be added that this relates only to such (older) German stamps which show only one value, e.g. 110 or 300, without denomination of the currency, which means that it were Pfennig. For a long time the German stamps also showed their value, however, the Euro stamp shows a much smaller print/value (e.g. 110/0, 56 EUR or 300/1, 53 EUR). These are still valid and do not expire. If anybody has a greater amount of old German stamps without EUR on them, they should send these to a German ham friend who can exchange them at his post office into new stamps, but only until the end of September."

Effective immediately, Patrick, WD9EWK, will be the QSL Manager for Oscar, LU5EVK (also L20E in contests). His address information is current on the various callsign databases, and he is OK with the W9 QSL bureau. LU5EVK's entries on the QRZ.com and Buckmaster Web sites now show Patrick's callsign as the QSL manager. Patrick has added information about LU5EVK (and other stations and callsigns he handles QSL cards for) on his QSL VIA WD9EWK Web page at:


Rod, EA7JX, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for Javi, LU5FF, and his special callsigns: L24FF, L45FF, LQ0F, AY5FF and L73F. Send QSLs via direct to: Rodrigo Herrera, P.O. Box 47, 41310, Brenes, Sevilla, Spain.

Ron, AC7DX, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for LW9DA.

Ari, OH5DX (ex OH1EH), is the QSL Manager for OH0Z and has recently picked up a new callsign, OH5DX. The updated QSL info for OH0Z is as follows: Ari Korhonen, OH5DX, Kreetalank. 9A1, FIN29200 Harjavalta, Finland.

QSL MANAGER CHANGES. Jay, W2IJ (ex-WA2FIJ), informs OPDX that he is no longer the manager for the following operations:
V5/AH9B October 25-31 (1994)
V5/N0AFW October 25th-November 5th (1994)
V5/N9NS October 25th-November 5th (1994)
V5/NH6UY October 27th-November 2th (1994)
V5/WA0PUJ October 25th-November 2th (1994)
V59T October 29-30th (1994)
N0AFW/KH5 March 13-16th (1993)
Also included in the transition are the following operations for the period of December 1994 to January 1995: DL/N0AFW, OH0/N0AFW and SM0/N0AFW. The QSLs and logs for all of the above are now with NAFW who should be contacted for those QSLs. His address is: Peter Meyer, 3049 New London Road, Hamilton, OH 45013.

Alex, RW3RN, informs OPDX that he is now the new QSL Manager for the following stations: 5B4/R3CC, 5B4/RW3QC, 9H3QC, OJ6C, R1MVC, R3CC, RK3QWA and RW3QC. His address is: Alex Kuznetsov, Box 57, Tambov-23, 392023 Russia. His E-mail address is: rw3rn@tmb.ru More details of RW3RN's QSL-Service can be found at:


SN6F/1 QSL STATUS. Andy, SP6ECA, informs OPDX that cards for SN6F/1 (EU-132) in IOTA Contest activities for 1998, 1999, 2000 (QSL via SP6ECA) have been all confirmed. All cards were sent automatically via the bureau. If anyone still needs a card please E-mail requests to SP6ECA: eca3@box43.pl As for QSL cards for the SN6F/1 IOTA Contest 2002 (aprox. 1600 QSOs), Andy will reply to every bureau card or E-mail requests using the same address as above. For direct cards QSL via SP6ECA CBA. Cards will be ready in September.

Martin, N1FOC, reported that cards for the late VP6VI are still being handled by his QSL Manager W6RKC.

AA5AU, is conducting a "RTTY Most Needed DXCC Entities Survey". Instructions on completing and submitting the survey form are at:

This is more of a "digital" mode survey than just RTTY mode since the RTTY DXCC Award includes all digital modes. The entities listed on the form are nearly exact as from the ARRL DXCC list on their website with only a few exceptions. The more entries received, the more accurate the results. Anyone who has operated RTTY (or digital) is asked to participate. It doesn't matter how many countries you need on RTTY, please take the time to include your input. Please make sure your data is complete and accurate. As of August 22nd, with 170 submissions, here are the top "10 Most Needed Entities" on RTTY so far:
   1) BS7 Scarborough Reef       6) FT5X Kerguelen Is.
   2) VU Andaman & Nicobar Is.   7) 3Y Bouvet (tie)
   3) 7O Yemen                   7) FT5W Crozet I. (tie)
   4) 3C0 Annobon I. (tie)       8) ST Sudan (tie)
   4) VU Lakshadweep Is. (tie)   8) PP0-PY0S St. Peter/St. Paul Rocks (tie)
   5) VK0 Macquarie I.           9) HK0 Malpelo I.
                                10)  KP5 Desecheo I.

for Lorenzo, IK6PTH, to be active as S79TH from Mahe (AF-024) from September 7-16th. Activity will be on SSB. QSL via his home callsign either direct or through the bureau.

"14th Busan Asian Games" special event stations will be operating from August 10th through October 23rd, 2002. The special event station are:
HL14AG (Operating 23rd September 23rd October 2002)
DT14AG (Operating 10th August 23rd October 2002)
Activity will be on 80-10 meters, including the WARC bands and VHF/UHF on SSB, CW, FM, RTTY and SSTV. QSL Manager is HL0BHQ. QSL either direct or via KARL Bureau. Four special awards will be available. For more details, please send E-mail to: ds5psn@hanmail.net

Special event station JU840C is expected to be active from October 21-31st to celebrate the 840th anniversary of Gengis Khan, the founder of the Mongolian empire. The Mongolian Radio Sport Federation is organizing an international DXpedition to Gengis Khan's birthplace in the Khentii Province.

The Chatelleraud Radio Club is currently active with the special event callsign TM2CMM until September 1st to celebrate the World Championships for hot-air balloons. Suggested frequencies are: 1846, 3786, 7086, 14186, 18146, 21286, 24946, 28486, 50216 and 144286 kHz (+/- QRM). QSL to F5KOK via bureau.

Look for special event station UM9AA to be active August 27th through September 5th to celebrate Uzbekistan's 11 years of independence. The 1st of September is the Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via UK9AA: Petrov Fedor, P.O. Box 58, Tashkent 700000, Uzbekistan.

W. Rainer, Lotsch, DL2RVL, will be active as TK/DL2RVL until September 14th. He is expected to be running QRP. QSL via his home callsign.

Kazu/JA0VSH and his wife Miyuki/JG0PBJ will be active as V63KZ and V63MP, respectively, from Pohnpei (OC-010), September 9-15th. Activity is expected to be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsign either through the JARL bureau or direct to: Kazuhide and Miyuki Maruyama, 2-16-8-206 Kinuta, Tokyo, 157-0073 Japan

Remember to look for Hirotada, JA0SC, to be active this week as VK9CI until August 29th. He plans to operate mainly on 15 meters SSTV and RTTY with 200 watts into a mono-bander. QSL via JA0SC: Hirotada Yoshiike, 722-1 Shiba Matsushiro-cyo, Nagano-city 381-1214, Japan.

Eugene/WA3IOU and his XYL, Marlene/N3LGY, will be going on a vacation/DX here October 10-25th. Their callsigns will be VP2MEB and VP2MAB, respectively. Their pilot station will be Ron, K3MI, (E-mail address: k3mi@charter.net ). Activity will be on 160-10 meters SSB only. QSL via CBA.

XU, CAMBODIA (Possibly an IOTA Op)
Karel, ON5TN, informs OPDX that Max/ON5UR, Wim ON6NP and himself will be active from Cambodia, September 12-26th, with the callsigns XU7ACJ and XU7ACN. QSL via ON6NP. During the period of September 21-23rd, they will try to activate Koh Poah Island (AS-133) with the callsign XU7AUR. QSL via ON5UR. Their activity will be on 160-6 meters on all modes. Their Web site for this adventure can be found at:


Arthur, ZL2HE, will be active as YJ0HE until September 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via ZL2HE.

This year's International Short Wave Championship of Romania, "YO DX HF Contest", is scheduled for next weekend, August 31st-September 1st. For more details and the contest's new rules, please check the Web page at:


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Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 21:33:54 +1200
From: Ken Holdom zl2hu@clear.net.nz
Subject: CHATHAM Islands - ZL7 Latest
To: Tedd Mirgliotta OPDX Bulletin kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
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The Kermadec DX Association is undertaking it's third DXpedition, this time to ZL7 Chatham Islands in October this year.

Our planned period of operation is from 17 October thru 28 October local times. We do stress these are our PLANNED operating times and actual times will depend on conditions at the time.

There have been a number of questiions asked about our operating Callsign and because of previous "Pirates" using our pre announced callsigns for ZL8RI and ZL9CI we are not releasing our ZL7 CALL SIGN at this time. I can assure you all that a "LEGITIMATE" call sign has been issued by the New Zealand Authorities and the Kermadec DX Association hopes that this callsign will not be made avilable for future use for a number of years.

It is with grest pleasure that we wish to announce our international team as follows.

Hiro Miyake             JF1OCQ   ZL1WY   W1VX
Reinhard Maute          DF4TD
Steve Taylor            G4EDG
Paul Rubinfield         WF5T
Bill Beyer              N2WB
Dave Anderson           KW4DA
Al Hernandez            K3VN    ZL3AH
Murray Woodfield        ZL1CN
Wilber Knol             ZL2BSJ
Stan White              ZL2ST
Bob McQuarrie           ZL3TY
Ken Holdom              ZL4HU  also  ZL2HU  (Team Leader)
With this team, many of whom are well known and experienced DXpeditioners, we can assure the DX world that our intentions are to provide as many contacts as possible on all bands, 160 through 10 metres and some 6 meters where possible. We will also have 2 meter capability but this will be considerably limited for obvious reasons.

The Kermadec Dx Association is looking forward to yet another successfull DXpedition and we have allready received some generous equipment support from many of those who supported our previous two hightly successful DXpeditions.

As we are only to well aware any DXpedition takes some considerable organising and expense and we would would greatly appreciate as much financial support as possible. Donations may be sent to our new address which is:

Kermadec DX Association ZL7
P O Box 7
Central Otago
New Zealand

All donations will be acknowledged and we would prefer an email address with your support.

PLEASE NOTE that the above address is the ONLY VALID address for DIRECT QSL'ing. We will also be QSL'ing via the Bureau.

As we intend to have quality QSL cards printed AFTER the DXpedition there will be some delay in posting these out. We would apreciate your patience in this regard. Announcements will be made when postal mail outs are beginning.

At this time we are intending to have a Web site and ON-Line logs. Further information regarding these two aspects will be provided at a later date.

Please Note. For this DXpedition We Will NOT be E-Qsling.

Trusting we have provide you all with sufficient information, we now look forward to meeting you on the air from ZL7 in October.

Kind Regards and good DXing

Ken Holdom ZL4HU & ZL2HU
Group Organiser / Team Leader / QSL Manager
Kermadec DX Association

Ph / Fax + 64 3 4492579

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