OPDX 582 Ocotober 14, 2002

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 582
BID: $OPDX.582
October 14, 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 DX Bulletin, K1EU, N1IBM, N2WB, W2SUQ, WW2R, NG3K, W3LEO, W3UR & The Daily DX, KJ4UY, N4AA & QRZ DX, WD4NGB, NG5E, N5TJ, K8YSE, WD9DZV, CO8LY, CO8TW, CO8ZZ, DJ7AA, DL1DTL, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, EA5RM, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3NKC, GM0CLN, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, IT9BLB, JA0SC, JI6KVR, OH1EH/OH5DX, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, RW6HS, RX9TX, UA4WHX, VA3RJ & ICPO, YO3JW, Z32XX and ZL1AMO for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6/October, through Sunday, 13/October there were 226 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V7, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZK3, ZL, ZP, ZS

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

Bert, PA3GIO, is now active as 3B8/PA3GIO until October 16th. Activity should be like it was on his past operations. Watch 14195, 18145, 21295 and 28485 kHz. Also, look for him to be active as FR/PA3GIO/p from Reunion Island, possibly starting around October 17th ending October 26th. For more details, go to his PA3GIO DXpeditions Web page at:

USA Mirror Web at:

3D2, FIJI (Possibly C21)
Well known DXer Ron Wright, ZL1AMO, informs OPDX that he will be active again as 3D2RW for next few weeks beginning about October 14th. Ron has mentioned he may try to go to Nauru (C21), but this depends on the available accommodation. His activities are usually RTTY and CW. QSL via his CBA.

Ferdi, XQ5SM, will activate the special callsign 3G5A and participate in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single- Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL direct to his home callsign XQ5SM.

Operators 4L1DA/David, 4L2M/Mamuka, DL7BO/Thomas and 4L4CR/Mike, will be active as 4L0G in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL7BO.

Dave, NG5E, informs OPDX that he will be active as 9Y4/NG5E and operate dock-side from Chaugaramis Bay, Trinidad, for the next week or so (until October 18th, but possibly longer). He will be on SSB 17-10 meters and 75 meters from 2200-0200z. Dave states that his last trip was not equipped for 12 meters, and he had many requests for that band, so he has planned a special effort there if propagation cooperates. QSL via bureau, SASE home callsign, or e-QSL (He is AG for Trinidad).

CE4FXY is expected to use the special callsign CE4Y in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single Op/Single Band (10 meters)/Low Power entry. QSL direct to CE4FXY.

CE4USW is expected to use the special callsign CE4U in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single Op/Single Band (band not decided yet)/Low Power entry. QSL direct to CE4USW.

Marco, CE6TBN, will be active as CE0Z from Robinson Crusoe Island (SA-005, ICE-004), Juan Fernandez Archipelago, between October 25-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters plus the WARC bands on SSB and 10 MHz (Slow CW; please have patience). The emphasis will be on the WARCs and the low bands. Also, he will take part in the CQWW DX Contest as a All/Band/High Power entry. QSL via N1IBM direct or Bureau. For more information, check Marco's Web page at:

For skeds on frequencies, send E-mail to: ce6tbn@qsl.net

In the next CQWW SSB Contest, look for Eduardo/CO8LY and Juan/ CO8TW to be active in the contest as CO8LY and as a Multi-Operator/Single Transceiver category on all bands 160-10 meters. QSL is via EA7ADH.

Raul, CO8ZZ, informs OPDX that he will be active in both CQWW DX Contest as a Single Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via DK1WI.

Operators OH4XX, OH6RX, OH6LNI, DK5TX and DJ6QT, will be active as CT9L in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Mult-Single or Multi-2 entry. Also, operators W8LU, PA0RCT, DJ2QV, DL3PS, DL1EKC, DL1QW and DJ6QT, will be active as CT9L in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Mult-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL both operations to DJ6QT.

Georges, F8OP, informs that Caroline, FT1ZK, is now active on 6 meters. All her equipment, transceiver and yagi, are running well. She is listing every day on 50.110 MHz, waiting for an opening. A beacon is expected to start up soon on 50.086 MHz. QSL via F5JCB. ADDED NOTE: FT1ZK is not active on HF, and if you hear this callsign, it's a pirate.

A team from the GMDX Group, Scotland's DX Association, will operate as GM5A from the club premises of Stirling and District Amateur Radio Club in this year's CQWW SSB Contest. They plan to enter the contest as a Multi-Multi category. The intended team for this event is Colin/GM0RLZ, Stu/MM0BSM, John/MM0CCC, Colin/GM0CLN, Robert/MM0ANT, Tom/GM4FDM and Gavin/GM0GAV. The QSL Manager for all GM5A operations is Colin, GM0RLZ.

Champ, E21EIC (XW1IC), informs OPDX that the following stations will be active in the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest:
HS4BPQ/9 - Single Op/15m/Low Power, QSL E21EIC (Direct/Bureau OK.)
E20HHK/6 - Single Op/20m/Low Power, QSL E21EIC (Direct/Bureau OK.)
E20NTS - Single Op/40m/Low Power, QSL E21EIC (Direct/Bureau OK.)
HS9EQY - Single Op/All Band/Low Power, QSL E21EIC (Direct/Bureau OK.)
HS5AYO - Single Op/All Band/Low Power, QSL Direct/Bureau OK
HS5SYH - Single Op/All Band/Low Power, QSL Direct/Bureau OK

AF-018. The M/M branch of the "Tikirriki Contest Club" will be active again during the next CQWW DX SSB Contest as IH9P from Pantelleria Island (African Italy - CQ Zone 33; IOTA AF-018; IIA TP-01; WAIP TP and DCI TP-007). Operators will be DF4OR, EU1SA, EW2AA, JA3USA, K3PN, KR7X, W7ZB, OL5Y, I2IFT, IK2ANI, IK2CIO, IK2HKT, IK2RZP, IK2SND, IK2YCN, IK7JWY, IK8ETA, IN3QBR, IN3SAU, IN3XUG, IN3ZNR, IT9BLB, IT9WPO, IT9ZGY and IT9ZMX. They are expected to arrive on the island on October 19th. Some CW, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31 activity will be possible before the contest using their personal callsign /IH9. This operation is widely supported by "Sezione A.R.I. di Bergamo" and "I.T.C. Industria Tecnica Cavi". QSL via KR7X. Their WEB page is at:


AF-032. Harald, DL7VSN, is now 5H1HS from Zanzibar Island until October 22nd. Activity will be mainly CW/RTTY on 80-10 meters (perhaps also 160m). Watch 28017, 24892, 21085, 21007, 18077 and 14087 kHZ. QSL to his home callsign via the bureau or direct using his new address found on QRZ.com.

EU-032. Didier, F5BJW, will be active as TM2A from Re Island (DIFM AT022, French Metropolitan Islands Award) from October 24th through November 1st. He will also operate on SSB but will not enter the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via F5BJW.

EU-049. Terry, M0CLH, is now active as SV8/M0CLH/p from Samos Island until October 17th. This is a QRP operation with activity on 20/17/15/10 meters. QSL via home call.

EU-183. Pit, YO3JW, will be active from Sacalinu Island between October 13-19th. Activity will be on the usual IOTA frequencies. His callsign will be YP1W. This will be a low power style operation (no linears) using a vertical or inverted V antenna. He will also try RTTY and PSK31. QSL to YO3JW. Operators YO9XC and YO9WF are expected to be with Pit.

NA-168. Serge/AC5ML and Victor/N8OO will be active from Grand Isle from October 11-13th. No details of bands or modes of operations were provided. The island is located in the Louisiana State South East Group. QSL via home calls.

SA-009. Andy, DL4MEH, will operate from Tobago Island during the SSB portion of the CQWW DX Contest. His callsign will be 9Y4TBG, and he will be a Single Op/Single Band (40m) entry.

Jeff Steinman, N5TJ, will activate KP3Z as a Single-Op/ All Band entry in the upcoming CQWW SSB Contest. Jeff will be operating from the newly enhanced NP4Z station. QSL via WC4E.

Operators Joe/KE6SGA and Bill/KA6SPQ are planning to activate St. George Reef Lighthouse (IOTA NA-184, WLH LH-0077, Del Norte county, California) on October 19-20th (weather permitting). Their access will be by helicopter with very hazardous sea conditions on and off the rock.

Operators LU1FAM, LU1FKR, LU1FGE, LU3FZW and LU5DX will be active as LT1F in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. Also, operators LU1AEE, LU1FAM, LW1EXU, LU4OO, LU5DX, LU5FF, LU6KK, LU7DW and LU8VCC will be active as LT1F in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL both operations via LU1FKR.

Operators PA1TO, PB5CW and PA1MW will be active as LX7DX in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. QSL via PA1TO to the PA bureau or direct via the QRZ.com address.

Once again, the Multi-Op team of G0HSS, G1GEY, G3NKC, G4MJS, G4XUM and M0BEW will be active for the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL DIRECT ONLY to GD0TEP.

Leo, W3LEO, will once again be active from Portpatrick in southwest Scotland from about October 14th to November 16th. His callsign will be MM0LEO, and he plans to be in the CQWW SSB Contest. He will use an Icom 706 (100 watts), a R-5 vertical [10, 12, 15, 17, 20 meters], and a 40- meter dipole [inverted-V configuration]. QSL via W3LEO. Worked All Britain [WAB] Square is: NW-95; CQ Zone: 14; ITU Zone: 27; Grid Square: IO-74ku; IOTA: EU-005 [Great Britain]. ADDED NOTE FROM LEO: The nearby pub is only about 35 steps from the front door of the cottage. Some URLs to check:
Moir Cottage [MM0LEO's QTH]: http://www.moir-cottage.co.uk/
Harbour House [the pub's location]: http://www.harbourhouse.co.uk/

John Bayne, KK9A, will be active as P40A in the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single Op/Single Band (20 meters) entry. Please QSL via WD9DZV.

QSL ROUTE CHANGE FOR CQWW CONTEST. Koh, JA7KAC, has decided to have a QSL Manager for both of his HI8/K2AC and HH2/K2AC operations in the CQWW DX Contests. All QSL cards should now go to JA7AGO. Please change your databases and your CQWWDX listings. Koh apologizes for the confusion.

Dave, WW2R, is the QSL Manager for N4FRE/5 (NA-082 in the IOTA Contest) and MW2I (all QSOs).

Wil, DJ7AA, informs OPDX that his trip to Panama for the CQ/RJ-RTTY Contest is over. He is pleased to inform that both callsigns H8A and HP1XVH during his September 10th to October 5th operations, are to be QSLed only via DL6MYL. He will have a special color QSL for both callsigns.

Ari, OH1EH/OH5DX, reports that it looks like some of the OH0Z QSL requests have gone to the wrong address. Most of those used the OH5DX address taken from from QRZ.com which has not been updated until recently. The OH5DX callsign is a reissued callsign, and the original owner of the callsign cannot be reached anymore. If you haven't received your OH0Z QSL within a few weeks since you've sent it, please send the card again to: Ari Korhonen, OH5DX, Kreetalank. 9A1, FIN29200 Harjavalta, Finland.

Larry, KJ4UY/V47UY, informs OPDX that he is now back in his house after living in an apartment for 8 months. His address is: Lawrence Wolf, 3528 Oak Grove Court, Haines City, Florida 33844-9298. If anyone has QSLed KJ4UY or V47UY via KJ4UY and has not received a return QSL, please send again to this address, and Larry will be glad to confirm the QSO. He is sure some of his mail was not forwarded to the apartment.

Vasilij, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for Daud, UA6QL.

Vladimir, UA4WHX, informs OPDX that he has recently operated from a number of countries in Central America and the Caribbean. A total of 18 countries. The following calls were used at the time of activity between May 29, 2002 to September 2, 2002:

     V31BV                  AC4LN/TI2           8R1/AC4LN
     TG4/AC4LN              HP8/AC4LN           8P9/AC4LN
     TG4/UA4WHX             HP1/AC4LN           8P9BV
     YS1/AC4LN              AC4LN/6Y5           J6/AC4LN
     AC4LN/HR2              HI8/AC4LN           J73/AC4LN
     AC4LN/HR1              AC4LN/HH2           J8/AC4LN (NA-025 & NA-109)
     H7/AC4LN (NICARAGUA)   9Y4/AC4LN           AC4LN/J3
He made a total of 18,000 QSOs, and all the operations were 100% legal. All the relevant papers are available and can be presented to those interested. Valdimir states that all front and back positions of the slashes in the callsigns were no mistakes, but the way the callsigns were assigned in the countries. QSLs have been ordered and are being printed. He will start answering the requests late October/early November. QSL can be confirmed via UA4WHX either via the bureau or direct to: Vladimir M. Bykov, 426000 Izhevsk, P.O.Box 2040, Russia. He also can confirm his other callsign in case somebody needs them: VK8VB and JT1FDC. QSLs sent via AC4LN prior to September 25th have been collected and will be answered. Mail coming via AC4LN direct/bureau will be collected in January 2003 and will also be answered. If somebody has questions related to those QSOs or getting licensed at the above operations, he will be happy to answer in a short E-mail via ua4whx@mail.ru Also, you can get more details over the phone by calling him at: +7 3412 25 88 29 (between 1830 and 2200z)

Dragan, Z32XX, informs OPDX that Mike, NN6C, is no longer his QSL Manager, and to please QSL via the Z3 QSL Bureau or direct to: Dragan Davkovski, PO Box 15, 2000 Stip, MACEDONIA.

The S07L operations should have gone QRT on October 13th around 0200z. The VHF repeater project was done, and the operators are happy because their target was reached. QSL via EA4URE. The S07L logs will probably be on-line next week at:


Operators SM3CER, SM3EAE, SM3VAC and SM3WMU will be active as SI9AM during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via SM3CVM.

Look for ST2BBS (Boy Scouts Sudan) to be active next weekend during the "Jamboree on the Air" (JOTA). QSL via the address on QRZ.com.

The European Council ARC will enter the next JARTS WW Contest as TP3CE, from October 19-20th. Before the contest the crew will be active on 80 meters (3660/3670) on October 18th, from 1800-2359z. QSL via F6FQK.

Hirotada, JA0SC, will be active as VK9LI during a 6 day operation in November (13-18th). He will depart November 12th, from Narita-Sydny, Australia, on November 13th, and he expects to arrive on Lord Howe Island at 1325 hours (local time), on November 13th. His return is November 18th. Activity will be on SSTV and RTTY. His equipment will be a FT-100+ACY-HL-200Bdx (Made by Tokyo HY-POWER) Max 200 watts, CY-153 3 elements mono-bander Yagi (for 21 Mhz), a home-made 1/4 vertical and using the software MMSSTV+ACY-MMTTY. Suggested frequencies are:

SSTV - 21343 kHz or 14233 kHz
RTTY - 21080 kHz or 14080 kHz
QSL via his home callsign, JA0SC, direct (with SASE) to: Hirotada Yoshiike, 722-1 Shiba Matsushiro-cyo, Nagano-city 381-1214, Japan

VP8GEO VIDEO (Review by Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW)
I really enjoyed viewing Part 2 of "The Mirco-Lite DXpedition" video titled "VP8GEO South Georgia 2002" (Written and Filmed by James Brooks, 9V1YC) over the past weekend. James has once again shown his talents in filming and writing this latest video. As with his past videos, this is another ***** (five) star presentation showing the beauty and history of the islands. Granted this is a ham radio video, but this video and narration can pass as a PBS program.

Naturally, the video does show the Mirco-lite team setting up antennas and operating as VP8GEO. The video also includes personal interviews from the members of the Mirco-lite team. However, the main thing I noticed on this video compared to the others is the team's working relationship, not just between the Micro-Lite team, but with the crew of the Braveheart and the locals on the island. Between the operating, making friends on the island and helping free a seal from a fishing net around its neck, this video was truly enlightening to watch. It is must for anyone who collects DX videos.

This video is also available on DVD (the first DXpedition on DVD). To order this video/DVD or some of the other videos James has filmed, please go to the following web site at:


It's contest time for Joe/K1JB and Mike/K1EU as they are off to another location for this year's CQWW Phone Contest weekend. For the last 2 years they operated as GD6IA from the Isle of Man and the 2 years prior (1999 & 1998) as VE2CSI from Zone 2 and a stint from Lord Howe as VK9LV. This year they will operate as VP9I once again as a Mulit-Single and part of the Y.C.C.C. QSLs for this contest ONLY will be via K1EU direct at Mike Russo, 8 Rocky Hill Rd Scarborough, Maine 04074 or through the bureau. Prior to the contest, they will sign VP9/homecall and will work all bands 160-10 meters on CW/SSB. Look for them on the "36" frequencies (....14036, 21036, 28036, 21236, 14236, 28336.... If this sounds a little strange, it is because our local DX repeater is 147.360).

Klaus, DL1DTL, WAG Contest Manager, wants to remind everyone that here is a chance to test your equipment for the coming Worked All Germany Contest 2002 which takes place between 1500z, October 19th and 1459z, October 20th. You have to work as many stations from Germany as possible on the 5 traditional shortwave bands. There are new classifications for participants running 100w or less output. Your E-mail log will be very much appreciate at: wag@darc.de The complete WAG rules may be found at:


Look for XW1LLR to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi/Single/Low Power entry. Operators will be Larry/XW1LLR and Champ/ E21EIC/XW1IC. QSL via E21EIC (direct or Bureau OK).

Look for Ed, N1UR (ex-K8EP), to be active from here between October 11-21st. Neither the callsigns nor the bands and modes of activity were provided. QSL via N1UR.

Hiro, XW2A, is heading back here and will be active from October 20th through November 5th as XY1M (M -- is for Myanmar). He will take a transceiver with a kW AMP and Tribander to setup on the hotel's top 9th floor in Yangon City. QSL via XW2A: Hiroo Yonezuka, Box 2659, Vientiane Laos.

Look for Jim, N6TJ, to be active again as ZD8Z from October 16-29th. His activity includes participation in the CQWW DX SSB Contest, as well as being active on CW, SSB, on the WARC bands and 160/80 meters. It was reported that a good chance to work him should be on 28490 kHz around 1900z. QSL via VE3HO, direct ONLY!

Bill, N2WB, will be active from Christchurch, New Zealand, South Island, as ZL3/N2WB now through October 15th and again between October 29-31st. Activity will be on the HF bands (no specific details were provided). QSL ZL3/N2WB via Bob/N2OO direct at: Robert W. Schenck, PO Box 345, Tuckertom NJ 08087 USA.

Just a reminder that the members of the Kermadec DX Association will be active this week as ZL7C from October 17-29th. They will also be participating in the CQWW SSB Contest. This operation will be closing down immediately after the contest. Activity will be 160-10 meters. Please refer to OPDX.575 for more details or visit the Web page at:


David, GI4FUM, will be taking a FT-817 and a MP-1 with him to Cape Town at the end of this month. He plans to operate QRP (2 watts) from various QTHs including the top of Table Mountain. He will be active between October 27th and November 3rd, using the callsign ZS1/GI4FUM/P. David will be operating on 40/17/15/12/10 meters SSB. He will be using his UK licence under CEPT regulations and has a base in Cape Town - his brother's QTH.

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