The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 604
March 24, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th/March, through Sunday, 23rd/March there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 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, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H3, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T31, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YB, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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).
Leo, UT1WL (a member of Lviv Shortwave Club regional branch of UARL) is currently working for one of the companies in Conakry in the Republic of Guinea. He obtained the license from the local authorities (as of March 16th) to operate as 3XY1L. He is expected to be active during the year 2003. This is not a DXpedition, and he will be active only during his spare time on the weekdays after 1800z and probably in the daytime during the weekends. Most of his activity will be on 20 and 15 meters. However, he will later try to activate 40 meters. Over the past week, he was mainly on 20 meters (watch 14195 and 14210 kHz) and activity took place between 2000-0000z. There were a few QSNs reported on 40 and 15 meters. Leo is using a TS-50S transceiver on battery power due to the hard situation with electricity. During his stay there, Leo will try to activate some local islands (including some new IOTAs - AF-NEW) but the exact dates will be announced later on. QSLs should be sent to UY5XE: George Chlijanc, P.O.Box 19, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine (either direct or via the bureau). A special thanks to Branko, YU1FW, for his consultations on the info about obtaining the license in Guinea.
Look for Shota, 4L6AM, to be active in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (band not mentioned)/High Power entry. QSL via the address on QRZ.com.
Tom/DL2RUM (5Z4BL) and Jan/DJ8NK (5Z4BK) will be on a vaction trip from here, March 30th to April 12th. Activity will be on CW/SSB/RTTY. No activity on 160/30/6 meters. QSL via their home callsigns.
Faisal, 9K2RR, is expected to use the new contest club callsign 9KCC next weekend. Activity for this new callsign is planned to be used on March 23rd on CW/SSB on 15 meters between 1200-1600z. More details about the new contest club can be found on the Web page:
C5, THE GAMBIA
Andrius, LY2TA, will be active as C56TA from March 25th to April 7th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters SSB/CW/RTTY. QSL via LY2TA: Andrius Ignotas, P.O.Box 15, Kursenai, LT-5420, Lithuania.
C5, THE GAMBIA
An international group of operators LY2TA, RA4HTX, RZ4HF, YL1ZF, YL2KL and YL3CW will be active as C5P in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) and EA RTTY Contest. Their operating class is unknown. QSL via YL2KL. The group will be there for 2 weeks from March 25th through April 7th and will use the following callsigns: YL2KL - C53KL, YL3CW - C53CW, YL1ZF - C53ZF, LY2TA - C56TA, RZ4HF - C56HF and RA4HTX - C56HTX. They will be active CW/SSB/RTTY on all HF bands.
C5, THE GAMBIA (Lighthouse Activity)
Kas, YL1ZFI, one of the international operators from the operation above, plans to be active from Fort James Island and also activate the lighthouse there (reference GAM-002). To indicate that he is on the island, Kas will sign /p to his Gambian callsign C53ZF. If you hear him without the /p then he is located at the hotel in Banjul and not on the island.
CQ9, MADEIRA ISLAND
Operators CT3EE, CT3BD, CT3DL, CT3IA, CT3IQ, CT3EN, CT3KU, CT3KY and CT3HK will be active as CQ9K in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via CT3EE or CT3BD or CT3DL. The station is located in Santo da Serra- Madeira Island and is composed of 1 FT 1000D, 1 FT1000MP, 1 TS 870, 2 IC756PROII, 2 Ameritron AL1500, 1 Commander, 1 Heathkit 922 Antennas: 2x3 Elem. Tribander, 1x6 element for 20m, 1x2 element for 40m, 2 dipols for 40m, 2 dipols for 80m, and a Delta loop for 80m.
Look for CS6RPA to operate as a Multi-Single station during the CQ WPX SSB Contest from Mendro Mount in Alentejo, South Portugal. This is a TEAM PORTUGAL joint effort by ARPA (Associacao Radioamadores Planicie Alentejana) and CRCV (Club Radio Costa Verde). The club station of ARPA will be used, including two Cushcraft A4S and a 40/80 m dipole. TEAM PORTUGAL this year is: CT1EAT, CT1ERK, CT1ETE, CT1GQN and CT2IAF. QSL cards should be addressed to CT1EAT direct or via bureau.
DXCC (EARLY) LISTING AVAILABLE
The DXCC 2002 Annual Report is now available on the ARRL web site at:
EA8, CANARY ISLAND
Richard, EA8AJO, is expected to be active in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via CBA.
EA9, CEUTA AND MELILLA
Jim, N6TJ, will be active as EA9LZ during the CQ WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via VE3HO (this operation ONLY).
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Jean-Baptiste, F8DQL, will be active as FO/F8DQL from Tahiti (IOTA OC-046 and DIFO FO002) between May 3-25th. This will be a CW ONLY activity. Jean-Baptiste has also planned a several day trip to Moorea (IOTA OC-046 and DIFO FO010) whose dates will be provided later on. Suggested frequencies are: 14030, 21030 and 28030 kHz (+/- QRM). QSL via F8DQL to the French REF Bureau or direct to: Jean-Baptiste JACQUEMARD, 241, Boulevard Voltaire, F-75011 Paris, FRANCE. Direct QSLs without sufficient postage will be answered by the bureau.
FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Didier, FY5FY, will be active in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via FY5FY.
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
HC8N will be active during the CQ WPX SSB Contest in the Multi-Multi category with the following operators: N5KO, XE1KK, NM5M, KI7WX, OH0XX, K5KA and LU8ADX. Pre-contest activity will begin on Monday, March 24th on all bands from 160-6 meters plus FM Sats. QSL via W5UE.
HU, EL SALVADOR (Update to OPDX.603)
Holger, DL7IO, informed OPDX that he and Birgit/DL7IQ will use the callsign HU1M for the whole time they are there (March 24th-April 11th and not only for the contest). Their contest effort is planned for a Multi-Single entry or possibly a Multi-2 entry if they get help from some local HAMs. On the weekend of April 5-6th, they will be active from Meanguera Island (NA-060) as HU1M/3. The schedules for the HR4 Island (Amapala Island) is not confirmed yet. Also, the callsign is not sure yet. Holger asked for HQ4M and the decision was expected last Wednesday, however, nothing was heard as of print time. If the callsign is denied, they will use HR4/homecall. They will have two radios (FT890) and 1x PA (500 W). Antennas will be: a beam for 20-10m, a HF9V vertical (80-10m) and dipoles (160/80m). They will be active on 160-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. Holger cannot promise SSTV. The QSL route will be DK7AO. A log search will be available after their return. ADDED NOTE (from Holger): Germany had a change in their postal rates. For small letters (to outside Europe destinations) there is no difference between airmail or surface mail charges. Every letter costs 1.50 Euro. So it needs 2 green stamps or better one IRC. Letters mailed inside Europe are cheaper now and cost 51 Eurocent.
IOTA (XE) OPERATIONS
Look for a group of operators from Radio Club Cancun (RCC) to activate a few Mexican IOTAs using the callsign XF3RCC during the first part of April. All activity will be on 160-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. Their expected schedule is as follows:
Cozumel (NA-090) - April 3-6th Mujeres (NA-045) - April 8-11th Holbox (NA-045) - April 6-8th Contoy (NA-045) - April 11-13th
AF-018. (UPDATE) Operator Giuseppe "Joe", IT9BLB, informs OPDX that he and the International team will activate Pantelleria Island (CQ Zone 33, IIA TP-01 and WAIP TP) as IH9P during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Joe states that it will be the 6th time to be active from there (IH9P M/M since 1998). The team usually stays on the island for about 8 days before the SSB contest, operating during their free times. Pre-contest testing times will be on all WARC/HF bands, on CW and RTTY. QSL via KR7X. More details will be forthcoming closer to contest time. Please visit the Web page at: http://www.ih9p.com/
AF-064. (Update to OPDX.596) Robben Island is listed amongst the top 500 most wanted IOTA groups in the latest IOTA Directory. There have been several fairly low-key operations in recent years, mainly on SSB only. The team, consisting of Phil/G3SWH, David/G3UNA, Vidi/ZS1EL, Kosie/ZS1SR, Malcolm/ZS1MC and Andrew/ZS1AN, has been allocated the special callsign ZS1RBN. Additionally, the lighthouse on the island counts as SAF023 for the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Service (ARLHS). The team plans to activate the island between April 4-7th, and, propagation permitting, have two stations on the air on a 24 hours a day basis. One station will operate SSB and one will operate CW on all bands 40-10 meters. QSLs will be handled by G3SWH, either direct to his CBA with SAE and return postage or via the RSGB bureau.
AS-017. (Update) Look for Nobu, JQ1EYN/6, to be active from the uninhabited island of Komaka Island (next to Okinawa, which takes about 15 minutes to get there by the express ship). If the WX is bad, he will not be able to reach the island. His activity will take place April 27-28th (possibly the 29th) on CW/SSB on all bands including 6 meters. Main frequencies will be: 21260 kHz (SSB) and 7030 (CW). He will use a FT-817 with a 50w PWR AMP and portable generator. Antenna will be a Delta loop (wire)+ATU(icom AH-4). QSL via the bureau or direct to: Nobuhiko Hiruma, Engel Kawasaki Glandia 1405 higasida-chou, Kawasaki-ku KAWASAKI city KANAGAWA, 210-0005 JAPAN.
AS-125. Winit, HS1CKC (HSDXA's preasident), has announced a mini
DXpedtion to Chang Island in the southeast part of Thailand
during April 5-7th. The callsigns to be used are as follows:
HS0GBI/P 80m and 40m CW QSL via CBA/Bureau
HS1CKC/P High band SSB QSL via CBA/Bureau
E20HHK/P High band CW QSL via E21EIC
Operating frequencies will be on the IOTA frequencies. The operators will include: HS0GBI, HS1CKC, E20HHK, HS9IFG, E20NTS, E20RRW, HS0NNU, HS6MYW, HS6TIM and E21LSE.
EU-025. Giuseppe "Joe", IT9BLB, will be active from Sicily Island as IU9S during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m)/High Power entry. QSL via IT9BLB.
EU-051. Members of the "Project DX Team" (Ari Lomazzo), which includes operators Andrea/IK2XDE, Giovanni/IK2JYT, Antonio/IK2ZJR, Dario/IK4MED and Angelo/I2ADN will activate Ustica Islands (IE9, IIA PA-001 and WW. Loc. JN68OR) between March 26th and April 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands 80-10 meters plus 50 MHz and Satellite, on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and some SSTV. The callsigns used during their activity will be IE9/homecall (this also includes their activity in the CQ WPX SSB Contest). During the week they will concentrate their activity on the WARC bands and also on the digital modes. So, this is your chance to work the IE9 prefix on all bands and modes. All QSLs will be via their home callsign for sure via the BUREAU.
EU-124. The North Wales Radio Rally Club, Bardsey Island Lighthouse DXpedition 2003, will take place from August 17-23rd. They will be using the callsign GW0NWR/p. Operation will be on 80-6 meters SSB and CW. The Lighthouse references numbers are LH-0685 for the World Lighthouse Award and WAL-001. QSL via GW0DSJ: E. Shipton, 34 Argoed, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, Conwy, LL18 5LN, Wales, UK (w/ IRCs or return envelope with postage paid).
OC-242. A group of YB operators will be active from Rajuni Island, as YE8A. QSL via YB8BRI. They hope they will be active during next weekend's WPX SSB Contest. More information will be available during the operation. Frequency Band plan can be found on Web at:
Yoshi, JE2EHP, will be active from here as K1HP/KH2 between April 11-14th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW/SSB. QSL is via the Bureau to JE2EHP.
KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND
John, KT6E, will be here for the next several months. Reports indicate that he is using just 100 watts with a long wire and has been worked on 20 SSB. QSNs show him signing KH3/KT3E and active on 14185 kHz around 0615z. John is there working, so his operating time will depend on his work schedule. "The Daily DX" is reporting the QSL address of: John Lee, PO Box 153, APO AP 96558 Johnston Atoll.
Members of the Scouts Radio Club SP5ZCC (Operators SP5UAF, SP5LCC, SP5MBQ and SP5ULC/M0ULC) will be active from Guernsey Island from April 2-8th. This operation is organized to celebrate 23 years of the Scouts Radio Club SP5ZCC and also 70th Anniversary of the SP DX Contest. The callsigns to be used: MU/SP5UAF, MU/SP5LCC, MU/SP5MBQ and MU0ULC. The callsign MU0ULC will be used during the SP DX Contest. SPDXC is a single- country contest (SP HAMs work stations outside Poland), but all callsigns will be answered. Before and after the contest, operators will be active on all possible bands and modes. All QSL cards (for all callsigns) go via SP5ZCC (the best via the bureau).
OY, FAROE ISLAND (DXpedition Update)
Rob, PA5ET, reports that thanks to a strike at SMYRIL LINE (the ferry line between Denmark-Shetland Islands- Faroe Islands) they had to change their planned OY activity. They are currently planning to go one week later which means they will arrive in the early morning of Monday, March 31st and stay until April 10th. Unfortunately, they will miss the CQ WPX Contest. The published callsigns will remain the same: OY7ET operator PA5ET, OY7QA operator PA3FQA, OY7TW operator GM4FDM, OY7WB operator AK0A, OY7WP operator PA3EWP and OY8PA for 160 meters and probably digital modes. On 80 meters they will be using their individual callsigns in contradiction to earlier announcements. They will have 3 stations with amps with one to be dedicated to digital modes. During the dark periods, they will mainly be active on 80 and 160 meters. You can expect lots of digital mode activity on the WARC bands, so this is your chance to fill the OY gaps on all bands and modes. All QSLs will be handled by the LLDXT QSL Manager PA5ET: Rob Snieder, Van Leeuwenstraat 137, 2273 VS Voorburg, The Netherlands. They hope to upload logs on daily basis using cellular phones. The latest developments can be found on the LLDXT web-site: http://www.qsl.net/lldxt Currently, they are working on a back-out plan if the strike is still on next week, and will go to the Isle of Man.
Operators RA9JX, RZ9UA, UA9UR, RW9UP, RW4WR, RA0AM, RZ9OA and UA9OTM will be active as P3A during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Multi/??? entry. QSL via W3HNK.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
DO NOT QSL VIA THE BUREAU. Floyd, N5FG, informs OPDX that N5AU will not answer Bureau cards.. QSL H44H via Kazuo Miyamura, P.O. Box 321, Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Oscar, HK6DOS, informs OPDX that the QSL Manager for HK6DOS, HK6KKK, HK6ISX and HJ3ISB is Pepe, EA5KB. Also, the QSL Manager for HK6PSG is Paco, EA5OL.
QSLs for the Caribbean Tour 2002 J7/VP2M have been mailed this past weekend per Rob, PA5ET.
Online logs are now available for JS6QVP and JS6QVQ from the IOTA AS-047 Daito Island operation at:
K1B QSL REMINDER. Dave, K4SV, K1B North America QSL Administrator, K1B
Team member (as KW4DA), wants to remind everyone that K1B QSLs can
be sent to Stephen, K4YL (direct ONLY, NO BUREAU QSLS). They have put
about 2000 QSL requests in the mail so far, and they receive an average
of 25 QSLs daily from all over the world. Please keep them coming, it's
working! Please contact Stephen, K4YL, the new K1B QSL manager, (if you
have any special requests) at: K4YL@highstream.com
Stephen will do all he can to help you in obtaining all K1B QSL cards.
Send your direct requests to: Stephen Grose, K4YL (ex W4SMG),
PO Box 183, Flat Rock, NC 28731-0183, Their goal is to get everyone
QSLed for K1B who has not received their cards. Please remember:
USA - send SASE.
DX - send SAE, one Green Stamp preferred or one Large IRC accepted.
NOT THE QSL MANAGER. Chuck, N1NA, reports that he has been receiving QSL Cards for PJ5NA, and he is NOT the QSL Manager nor the operator of PJ5NA. The correct QSL Manager is K1NA.
PS7AHR is the official station of "The Brazilian Amateur Radio Historical Archive", the only organization in Brazil that is devoted to documenting and preserving the history of amateur radio in Brazil. QSL via the Bureau, or P.O. Box 2021, Natal/RN, 59094-970, Brazil.
QSL SO6A via SP6IHE. Jan, SP6IHE, states this is a special contest callsign.
Activity as TG0AA in the 2003 ARRL International DX CW Contest was done by operator Dennis, K7BV. QSL direct to: Club de Radioaficionados de Guatem ala (CRAG), P.O. BOX 115, CORREO CENTRAL, GUATEMALA CITY 01011, GUATEMALA. Their Web page is at: http://www.iaru.org/iaru-soc.html
Vasilij, RW6HS, reports that he is now the QSL Manager for: UN7MM, UK8CAD and UK8CWA.
It was announced (by Kan, JA1BK) last week that the VP6DIA logs will be available on-line sometime after March 22nd, when QSL Manager Yuichi, JR2KDN, has returned to Japan from Ducie.
S05, WESTERN SAHARA
Operators Marq/CT1BWW, Fernando/EA1BT, Juan/EA2RC, Julio/EA5XX, Max/I8NHJ, Jordan/KD7RCD, Doug/N6TQS, Hrane/YT1AD and Miki/YU1AU will be active as S05X from April 16-21st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL via EA4URE. Toni, EA5RM, URE Magazine DX Editor, will act as pilot station. Any questions or comments can be sent to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org Log will be posted at after the team returns back home at: http://www.ure.es
Look for the special callsign, EW5HST, to be active during the "5th World High Speed Telegraphy Championship", which is to take place in Minsk, Belarus, on May 4-8th. For the moment, the callsign, EW5HST, will be used by the Championship's organizers. The "CW ONLY" station will be active around 1800z on the weekdays and at random (but longer times) on the weekends. The expected frequencies are to be around 30 kHz from any band edge; 14030 kHz will be used mostly. Any question regarding the Championship can be asked during any QSO. QSL via EU1SA. Details of the Championship can be found on:
Sam, VE3XAP, informs OPDX that the Industry Canada has authorized the use of the following "Special Event Prefixes" to celebrate 50th Anniversary of the National Library of Canada between May 24th and July 27th. Look for Canadian operators to change their prefixes as follows:
CK for all VE's CY for all VO's CJ for all VA's CZ for all VY's
Claudio, IV3OWC, has been very active as ST2CF over the past week and will continue until March 31st. Activity over the past week has been on 40/20/17/15/12 meters. Watch 24945, 21295, 18145, 14195 and 7048 kHz. Look for him to be active in the CQ WPX Contest. Also, check out the following Web page for more details at:
The ST0RY team continues to be active. Activity has been heavy on the lower bands and the WARC bands, mainly CW with some RTTY and very little SSB. Three of the five operators are CW operators. They expect to leave the evening of April 2nd. For updates, watch the Web page at:
Danny, T93M, will be active from March 25-31st from the QTH of Laurent, FM5BH, on Martinique (IOTA NA-107) as FM/T93M. Activity will include an entry in CQ WPX SSB Contest in the Single-Op/All Band/ High Power category using the special callsign TO3M. Outside of the contest, you can expect him on the WARC and Low Bands. QSL for both callsigns goes to DJ2MX who recently moved to this new address: Mario Lovric, Kampenwandstrasse 13, D-81671 Muenchen, Germany. Mail sent to the old address (Mario Lovric, Am Oelberg 11, D-61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany) will be forwarded until April 2004.
Jay, K0BCN, will be active from Caye Caulker (IOTA NA-073) as V31MX during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) as a Single-Op/ Single Band (15m)/Low power entry. QSL via K0BCN.
V6 & V7, MICRONESIA AND MARSHALL ISLAND (Update/Delay)
Jeffrey, KI0RO, reports, "Due to inclement weather, my departure from Denver, Colorado, has been delayed. As a result, I will be arriving in each location a few days late. However, due to airline availability, I will be staying a few days longer in both Kosrae and Pohnpei." Here are the new dates for Jeffrey's IOTA operations:
Roi-Namur (OC-028) - March 26-31st as V73/KI0RO
Kosrae (OC-059) - April 2-7th as V63JE
Pohnpei (OC-010) - April 9-14th as V63JE
All the other information in OPDX.603 is still valid.
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Four members of Yamato ARC (JA1ZEK) will be active from here between April 26th and May 2nd. They will be on all HF band from 160-6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. They will have two 400 watts amplifiers with four rigs. Operators and their callsigns are: VK9XC - Karl/JA3MCA, VK9XE - Kuni/JA8VE, VK9XK - Sasi/JA1KJW and VK9XY - Mat/JA1JQY. Their suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1822, 3507, 7007, 10007, 14007, 18077, 21007, 24897, 28007 and 50110
SSB - 3799, 7080, 14170, 18130, 21270, 24940, 28470 and 50110
RTTY - 14080 and 21080
6m beacon will be on 50.110MHz
QSL via each operator's home callsign as follows:
JA3MCA - Tachibana Kaoru, 1-7-5-403 Tsukimino, Yamato, 242-0002 JAPAN
JA8VE - Saito Kunio, 2-26-5-554 Nishitsuruma, Yamato, 242-0005 JAPAN
JA1KJW - Nakayama Hisashi, 1-17-8 Shibuya, Yamato, 242-0023 JAPAN
JA1JQY - Matsui Shigeo, 2-31-10 Shimoseya, Seya, Yokohama, 246-0035 JAPAN
Sergio "CRIS", PY2TV, will be active in the CQ WPX SSB Contest using the special callsign/prefix ZW2TV from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He will be Single-Op/Single Band (10m)/ Low Power entry. QSL via the bureau or direct to PY2TV (SASE+postage).
ZW90, BRAZIL (Special Event/Callsign)
Paul, PY3DX, Club Director of the "Associacao De Radiomadores", reports that their club station, PY3ARD (AR SOGIPA, from southern Brazil), has obtained from the Brazilian Telecom the special callsign ZW90S throughout the year. The callsign is to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 001RS - Gerge Black Scout Group that was created back in 1913 and is consider to be the oldest Scout Group in Brazil with uninterrupted activities ever since. The club will take part in the upcoming CQ WPX SSB Contest and will use the callsign for the very first time. QSL both callsigns, PY3ARD and ZW90S, via the bureau or direct to: Associacao De Radiomadores da SOGIPA, Rua Barao do Cotegipe, 400, 90540-020 - Porto Alegre, RS BRAZIL.
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