OPDX 577 September 9, 2002

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 577
BID: $OPDX.577
September 9, 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, Sharon Taratula, NC1L, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4JS, W4WX, W5KAU, W5UE, K7DID, K8YSE, W9AEB, 9A6AA, CT1END, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, EA4DX, EY8MM, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0PSE, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, I8YRK & IZ8BRI - Diamond News, JI3DST, JI6KVR, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, PA5RA, RW3RN, RW6HS, SM7EQL, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7IPU and YV4GMG for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1/September, through Sunday, 8/September there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, 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, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

136 KHZ
Roberto U. Beviglia, LU4BR, President of Radio Club Argentino, informs OPDX that as a result of a rule proposal made to the C.N.C. by the Radio Club Argentino, a portion of the 136 kHz band has been allocated to amateur service on a secondary basis in Argentina. The segment of 135.7 to 135.8 KHz will be coordinated by the Radio Club Argentino until it is finally asigned on a primary basis, in a term of one year.

The JARL Kansai Group will be in Sri Lanka (AS-003) from September 20-25th. They will have a 500 watt amp and Yagi beam and will operate 160-10 meters including the WARC bands on SSB/CW/RTTY/SSTV. Look for the callsign 4S7GXG, 4S7GGG, 4S7YHG, 4S7CHG, 4S7FAG, 4S7QHG, 4S7IJG, 4S7YJG and 4S7DBG. QSL to their home callsigns (which was not provided), direct or via the bureau.

Alan, G3PMR, will be active as 5B/G3PMR while vacationing from Mike's, 5B4AGX, shack between September 12-18th. Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

The Russian team of RW3QC, RN3QO, RW3QNZ and RX3DCX will be active as 5B4/RECC from here between September 12-17th. They will also participate in the WAE DX SSB contest as a Multi-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via RW3RN: Alex Kuznetsov, Box 57, Tambov-23, 392023 Russia.

Cristian, F6HLC, will be active as 6W/F6HLC in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via F6HLC CBA or Bureau.

Saty, JE1JKL, will once again be active as 9M6NA during the CQWW CW Contest from Labuan Island (OC-133), East Malaysia. He will be a Single Op/Single Band (15m) entry in the contest. QSL via JE1JKL (E-mail request for Bureau return is welcome). Also, check out his Web at:


Just a reminder that Industry Canada has authorized Canadian amateurs to use the following special prefixes to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Canada. This authority is valid from September 1st, to October 31, 2002. Special event prefixes are:

                CK1 for VE1      CJ1 for VA1
                CK2 for VE2      CJ2 for VA2
                CK3 for VE3      CJ3 for VA3
                CK4 for VE4      CJ4 for VA4
                CK5 for VE5      CJ5 for VA5
                CK6 for VE6      CJ6 for VA6
                CK7 for VE7      CJ7 for VA7
                CK8 for VE8      CK9 for VE9
                CY1 for VO1      CY2 for VO2
                CZ0 for VY0      CZ1 for VY1
                CZ2 for VY2

David, N2NL, will be active as DU1/N2NL from here during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single Op/All Band/ Low Power entry. He was orginally going to be active from KH0 but changed his plans.

The DXCC DESK is pleased to announce the addition of the 30- Meter (10 MHz) Single Band DXCC award. Applications for this award will be accepted beginning October 1, 2002. 30-Meter DXCC certificates will be dated but not numbered. 30-Meter credits will count toward the DeSoto Cup competition ending September 30, 2003. They will also be included in the DXCC Annual List totals for the period ending on that date. A 30-Meter endorsement to 5 Band DXCC will also be available. The 30-meter band was added to the standard printout in January 2002. If you received a copy of your record since then, you already have a copy of your 30-meter credits. If you do not know which credits you have on 30 meters, you can contact DXCC for a copy of your record. If you have web access and can handle ADOBE (pdf) files, contact DXCC at dxcc@arrl.org for a copy of your record. If you do not have web access, please send a note to DXCC along with $2.00 (US and Canada), $4.00 (outside the US and Canada) for postage and handling. For further information, please contact DXCC at: dxcc@arrl.org

Nodir, EY8MM, reports that a few pictures can be viewed on the Web of their operation/trip to "Amateur Radio Peak" at:


Photos and others information on the recent FO/JJ8DEN (C-057) Maupihaa Island DXpedition can now be found at:


Champ, E21EIC (XW1IC), will be active in the CQ/RJ WW DX Contest (RTTY) as a Single Op/Single Band class entry. QSL is OK via direct or bureau.

Robert/F6BED, Gerard/F5YD and Roger/F6BDE will be active from September 15-27th as EA8/homecall from several Canary Islands (AF-004), as follow:
September 16-18th - from Hierro Island, (Diploma Islas Espanolas) DIE S015
September 20-23rd - from La Gomera Island, DIE S014
September 25-27th - from Tenerife Island, DIE S012
Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/6/2 meters on CW/SSB/PSK31 and other digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns direct or through the French REF Bureau.

Dany, F5CW, is at the moment in Tadzikistan for some months. He is currently waiting for a callsign.

The callsign GB2IOM will be used from the Isle of Man (IOTA EU-116) from October 5-11th. The QTH will be the Point of Ayre Lighthouse (L/H number IOM-013) which is in the rare WAB Square NX40. Operators G3WNI/Bill, G0PSE/Tom and M5RIC/Richard will be active on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau or direct to G0PSE. E-mail requests go to g0pse@qsl.net to receive a QSL card via the Bureau. About one week after the DXpedition the log will be available on-line at:


Members of the Florida DXPedition Group (FDXPG), Bill/W4WX (W4WX/HI9), Clarence/W9AAZ (W9AAZ/HI9), Cory/N1WON (N1WON/HI9), and Bob/K9MDO (K9MDO/HI9) will be active from here October 22-30th. They will be a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW Contest. The callsign HI9X will be used during contest. Look for them on all bands, including 6 meters, on CW, SSB, PSK-31, and RTTY before and after the contest. QSL HI9X via W9AAZ and xxxx/HI9 to their home callsign. Pilot station will be manned by Roger, K9RB at: k9rb@arrl.net

AS-043. Look for JQ1QFO/1 and 7N1NAI/1 to will be active from Hachijo Islands, September 28-29th. Activity is expected on 20/10/6 meters SSB/CW. QSL via their home callsign or via the JARL QSL bureau.

AS-047. Mat, JS6PXB, will be active as JS6PXB/6 from Daitou Island (Kita-daitoujima Kitadaitou-son Shimajiri-gun Okinawa-ken) from 0600z, September 9th through 0000z, September 11th. Activity will be on 40/17/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via: Mat Hosokawa, 2-39-3-306 Aragusuku, Ginowan City, Okinawa Island 901-2201 JAPAN

EU-073. To celebrate the ARI Taranto's 35th anniversary, a team of members will be active from Isola San Pietro (IIA TA-002) between September 9th to 15th. Look for operators IJ7/I7XUW, IJ7/IK7BPV, IJ7/IZ7AUH, IJ7/IK7AFM, IJ7/IZ8AJQ, IJ7/IW7BVY, IJ7/IK7MJA, IJ7/IGFS, IJ7/IZ8DBJ, IJ7/IK7WDS, IJ7/IK7NYD, IJ7/IK7FFX, IJ7/I7YYZ, IJ7/IK7MCJ and IJ7/IZ7EUC to be active on the HF bands and 6 meters on CW/SSB/Digital. QSL to their individual home callsigns (via the Bureau or direct).

EU-093. Helmfred/DK5IM will be active as EA5/DK5IM/P from the Alicante/ Murcia Province Group now through September 11th. Activity will be mainly CW. QSL via DK5IM.

EU-170. Operation by 9A6R to the Island of Zlarin (CI-148) and the Island of Prvic (CI-094) have been postponed.

NA-082. Four members of the Magnolia DX Association will be active from Cat Island (USI MS002S) from September 21-22nd. Cat Island is a barrier island located about 12 miles south of Gulfport, MS, in the Mississippi Sound. This is a small scouting trip in preparation for a larger operation from the island by the MDXA in early spring, 2003. They plan to be active on 80-10 meters (including the WARC bands) on CW and SSB using the special event callsign K5C. Team members are Bill/K5YG, Glenn/K2FF, Darryl/KD5CQT and Randy/W5UE. QSL via K2FF. Also, check out the MDXA Web page at:


OC-066. Kenji/JA4GXS and his XYL will be active from the Rangiroa, a French Polynesian Island, from October 8-13th. They will operate on 160-6 meters on CW/SSB from Rangiroa Island. Look for him on 21260 and 14260 kHz (+/- QRM). More details and his callsign will be available soon. QSL via JA4GXS: Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cho, Yamaguchi-city, 753-0038 JAPAN.

Ken/K4ZW and Karl/K4YT will be in Ulaan Baatar on September 9th and stay until the 15th. They will be working on the Titanex vertical at JT1CO QTH, adding more radials and 2 beverage antennas for 160 meters. During their stay with JT1CO, they should be active as JT1FZW and JT1FYT. Activity will be on all bands, and Karl will participate in the WAE SSB Contest on Saturday only. QSL via their home callsigns. Karl adds that he will be traveling to Seoul on business from September 21st through October 1st and hopes to get his HL9 callsign on this trip.

Look for Shin, JI1CYX, to be active as KJ1C/KH0 from Saipan (OC-086), September 15-18th. Activity will 30-10 meters CW/SSB with 100 watts and dipoles. QSL via JI1CYX: Ota Shin-ichi, 5-23-46 Mori, Isogo, Yokohama, 235-0023 Japan.

Operators Saty/JE1JKL, Seiichiro/JF1SQC and Yoichi/JP1NWZ will be active in the CQWW SSB Contest as KH0AA from Saipan, Northern Mariana. Activity in the contest will be a Multi Op/ Single Band entry. QSL via JA5DQH.

Rich, N0HJZ, will be active as KH6/N0HJZ in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via N0HJZ (SASE to home address).

Dave, K4SSU, who has been to Navassa Island and has operated from there and would like to go back, has announced that he has been looking into it for the last several months. He also made the following interesting statement this past week: "I guess that most DXers don't know that the ARRL received a call from an official in Washington DC some time back, asking that Navassa and Desecheo be taken off the DXCC List. Of course, that request was not granted." Dave informed the DX community that "There is a serious effort underway to work out the details for an operation." Also, he mentions that if you are interested in knowing more about Navassa, go to the Web site:

In the photographs taken in 1999, the wire rope ladder to get on the island is still there, but the catwalk is gone.

Members of the STARS radio club will operate from St. Croix (NA-106) during their anniversary tour using the callsign K9V from December 2-8th. Operators will be Joe/WF9V, William/WW9WW, Ron/W7FLE, Stacey/WG9J and Tom/W9AEB. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB/PSK. QSL via WF9V.

Alfredo, WP3C, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via W3HNK.

Members of the Rio DX Group are planning to be active from September 21-30th from the State of Bahia (PY6 Zone), operating near the following mainland lighthouses:

    1) ARLHS Ref.: BRA- 084              3) ARLHS Ref.: BRA-119
       Name: Porto Seguro LH                Name: Barreiras do Prado LH
       Location: Porto Seguro, BA           Location: Prado, BA
       Coordinates: 16.26 S/39.03 W         Coordinates: 17.17 S/39.13 W
       Locator: HH03LN                      Locator: HH02JR

    2) ARLHS Ref.: BRA- 130              4) ARLHS Ref.: BRA- 003
       Name: Corumbau LH                    Name: Alcobaca LH
       Location: Caraiva, BA                Coordinates: 17.30 S/39.11 W
       Coordinates: 16.53 S/39.06 W         Locator: HH02JM
       Locator: HH03KC

PLEASE NOTE: All lighthouses in Brazil are protected and under Brazilian Navy supervision. The access is only allowed by the Brazilian Navy. Official permit is on the way soon. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB, full time, on or near the usual IOTA and/or ARLHS frequencies. The callsigns and operators are: PU1NEZ/6 (Carl), PY1NEW/6 (Pete), PY1NEZ/6 (Lima) and PY1VOY/6 (Rick). QSL route: direct or Bureau, according to operator's request.

LX, LUXEMBOURG (Update to OPDX.575)
Jan, PA5RA, reports that from September 21-28th, a group of Dutch operators will activate LX/PA6Z. Operations are on 160-6 meters on SSB, CW and RTTY. Their special Web site for this expedition will be online shortly. Here you can find information, an on-line log, pictures, actual QRGs, propagation reports, the possibility to arrange skeds and much more. The URL address is:

QSL for this operation is via PA1KW.

Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as P40E in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via W3HNK.

Jose, CT1BOH, will be active as PT0F in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry.

OPDX was informed that the S5 QRP Club (Slovenia Low Power Radio Amateurs Telecommunication) has a new Web site (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) at:


QSL CE9/R1ANF via RK1PWA: Nick Shapkin, P.O. Box 73, Amderma, Arkhangelskaya obl, 166744 Russia.

Roberto, EA4DX, reports that the logs for his EA4DX/HK0 operation to Providencia Island has been posted on Doug's, N6RT, Web page at:

He made some 10458 QSOs in 8.5 days with more than 60% being with Europe. A photo QSL will be printed in the following weeks. PLEASE NOTE: Roberto wants to make it clear that all his operations past or present can be requested "ONLY" via his callsign EA4DX (callbook, qrz.com or hamcall.com are OK): Roberto Diaz, Doce de Octubre 4, 28009 Madrid, SPAIN (SASE required).

Ken Holdom, ZL4HU (Group Organizer/Team Leader/QSL Manager/Kermadec DX Association), announced this week that following the successful ZL9CI DXpedition to Campbell Island in January 1999, the Kermadec DX Association made available a small number (300) of special commemorative envelopes, and sadly to say, a number of these were ordered but never paid for. These remaining envelopes are now available at the reduced price of 10 USD per envelope plus 1 USD for postage. The funds generated by the sale of these envelopes will be used for their next DXpedition to ZL7 Chatham Islands in October this year.

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

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Normandie-Niemen Airborne Squadron, which was created by General de Gaulle in 1942, look for the special event callsign TM4ENN to be on the air from September 26th to October 9th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/2 meters. QSL via the French REF Bureau or via F6BZH.

Deanna, K7DID, informs OPDX that the special event station K4P will be operating Wednesday, September 11th to mark the one year anniversary of the events at the Pentagon. Their activity will be from 0400z (Sept. 11th) through 0400z (Sept. 12th) on 80-10 meters, both SSB and CW. QSL with SASE via K7DID.

Gabi, HA3JB, will be active as SV4/HA3JB between October 11-19th. He will be operating on CW, RTTY, PSK31, and SSTV on the following planned frequencies: PSK31 - 14070, 21070, and 28120; RTTY - 14083, 21083, and 28083; SSTV - 14227, 21343, and 28683 kHz. 80 and 40 meter activity is also planned. QSL to home call.

Vasek, DL4FF, is expected to be active from here as TK/DL4FF between now and October 4th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, either direct or through the bureau.

The members of the radio amateurs Dzhambulskoj oblasti (Taraz of Kazakhstan) will be activating a special prefix UO2000 to celebrate the city's name change to TARAZ (formerly DZHAMBUL). Look for the following callsigns to be active:
UO2000T - Operator Vladimir, UN6T, will be active on all bands, 160m and the WARC bands.
UO2000TFN - Operator Evgenij, UN7TFN, will be active on 3 bands.
UO2000TO - Operator Aleksandr, UN7TO, will be active on all bands and the WARC bands, except for 160m.
UO2000TS - Operator Sergej, UN7TS, will be active on all bands and the WARC bands, CW only.
UO2000TX - Operator Bek, UN7TX, will be active on all bands and on modes. of works.
For the special NO2000 activity for Taraz a special printed QSL will be avaiable. All QSLs for QSOs with these stations go to the QSL Manager RW6HS. QSL only to the following address: RW6HS DX QSL SERVICE, Vasilij M. Kasyanenko, Stavropolskij kr., 357300, g. Novopavlovsk P.O. Box, 0, (ZERO), RUSSIA

Spike, W7AVA, will be active as V63VB from Pohnpei from September 14-23rd. Mode and band activity was not provided. QSL via his home callsign.

Sho, JA7HMZ, will be active as V63DX from Pohnpei Island (OC-010), October 25-31st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL is OK via the bureau or direct. Sho will also be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as V63B as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via JA7AO.

YE7, INDONESIA (Special Event/Prefix)
To commemorate the 3rd Indonesian Royal Palace Festival 2002, to be held in Kutai, Kertanegara Regency, East Kalimantan Province, the special event station, YE7V, will operate from September 22-30th. Activity will be on 15 and 80 meters, using SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV modes. A special certificate signed by the Sultan of Kutai Kertanegara and the Mayor of Kutai Kertanegara will be sent to those who QSL direct to YC7WZ: Sy. Bandi Irwan R., P.O. Box 1419, Samarinda, Kaltim 75100 INDONESIA.

Dario, YV4GMG, in Santa Cruz informs OPDX that he is active on 6 meters (on 50110 kHz) as well as 20/15/10 meters. On HF, he can also be active on PSK31/SSTV/RTTY/MMT63/AMTOR. QSL via his home callsign. Also active from the same station is Hector/YV4GMH and Maria/YV4GMB.

Members of the SK7DX Southwest Scania Radio Amateurs (SSRA) will activate Rarotonga Island (OC013) and Mangaia Island (OC159), October 1-14th. Operators will be SM7EQL/Bengt and SM7DKF/Ronnie. Look for the operators to sign ZK1EQL and ZK1DKF and be active on CW and SSB. QSL to the respective operator's home address. More information is available at:


ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND (Update/Reminder)
Ken Holdom, ZL4HU (Group Organizer/ Team Leader/QSL Manager/Kermadec DX Association), announced this week that the ZL7 DXpedition will begin transmitting on October 17th (providing the weather is favorable), and they will be operational for approximately 11 days. The team will be operating through the CQWW SSB Contest and closing down immediately after this contest. Their special callsign will be announced in the very near future. They made an earlier announcement that there would be no Web site and no on-line logs, but due to the considerable number of requests that have been received, they will now be offering both facilities. Be looking for further details. Due to the very high cost of air-freighting their equipment from New Zealand to the Chathams, they are welcoming any support towards this cost. Their address is:
Kermadec DX Association, P.O. Box 7, Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand Please note that this is the same address that will apply for QSL cards. They would also welcome sponsorship for the providing of QSL cards for this DXpedition.

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