The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 622
August 11, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, K2KW, WA2MOE, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5UR, KH7U, K8GG, K8YSE, W9DC, K0JN, CT1END, DL/VE3ZIK & Contesting.info, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, E21EIC, F5NQL & UFT, F8BBL, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3XTT, G0IAS, HL1VAU, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX News, IZ0FKE, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LA9VDA, MMODFV, P29KM, PC2A, PG7V, RW3RN, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK2SOB, VK4AAR and Z35M for the following DX information.
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*** SPECIAL NOTICE FROM THE EDITOR (by KB8NW)
There will be "NO BULLETIN" for August 18th and (probably) 25th. Linda and I will be heading south, first to Tennesee to drop-off/move my daughter at Middle Tennesee State University (MTSU) and then off to Biloxi, Mississippi. I really need this break to rest up, and I hope that lying in the sun on the beach will help bring back some of my strength. However, PLEASE continue to send your DX info to me......... TNXS and GUD DX de Tedd KB8NW
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3rd/August, through Sunday, 10th/August there were 209 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D6, DL, DU, E3, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
Axel, DL6KVA, now active as 4K0CW from Baku until August 17th, was heard this past week on 17 meters CW. Watch around 18075-80 kHz after 1130z. QSL via DL6KVA (Bureau OK).
Harry, G0JMU, will once again be back in Malawi from August 10th for about 2 months as 7Q7HB. Look for him to be very active on 30 meters. QSL direct to G0IAS with return postage please.
9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Look for DL1MGB to be active as 9Y4TBG in the WAEDC SSB Contest (September 13-14th) and the IARU Region 1 Field Day SSB Contest as a Single-Op. QSL via DL4MDO.
BQ9P, PRATAS ISLAND
The BQ9P 2003 Web site is now available at:
C5, THE GAMBIA
Holger/DL5XAT and Matthias/DL5OB will be active from here October 21st and November 2nd. Callsign(s) is/are not yet known, but they plan to be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via DL5XAT. Outside of the contest, they will be active mainly on CW.
Look for PA0CYW to be active as PA0CYW/DU2 in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band entry. He will be active 5 days before and after the contest using the same callsign. QSL via his home callsign (Bureau is OK).
The "ARRL Letter" reminds everyone: "DXCC Annual List deadline approaching: The ARRL DXCC Desk says the deadline to submit applications for the 2003 DXCC Annual List is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2003. For more information, contact DXCC Manager Bill More, NC1L, email@example.com."
A team of members from the F6KNL Radio Club of Cenon (REF33) will be active on Oiseaux Island (Arcachon Bay, Sud Ouest France) as F6KNL/p from Friday, August 15th (0800-1700 local time). Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/2 meters CW/SSB. QSL via Laurent, F8BBL, by the Bureau (100%) or direct. Reference numbers of island: DIFM - AT-028 and Grid SQ: IN94JQ.
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE
Kazuo, P29KM, informs OPDX that on Saturday, August 9th, they (Dan - H40V and JA1PBV; Kazuo - H40H and P29KM) were in Honiara and will arrive at Lata, Temotu Province (H40) Sunday, August 10th, as long as their Solair flight is OK/on schedule. They will be there for one week, leaving Lata on August 17th. They are planning to operate CW, PSK3, RTTY, SSB, SSTV on 6-160(!) meter bands there. Their activity depends on location and the local power. As this was being typed, activity by H40H was on 18070 and 14014 kHz; H40V was on 10107 and 14083 kHz. QSL info is via the address on www.QRZ.com.
IOTA MICROLITE TOUR 2003
Vincenzo, IZ0FKE, a member of the ARI Frascati DX Team ( http://www.arifrascati.it ) plans to activate the following islands and is calling the operation the "Microlite IOTA Tour". He will use a Yaesu FT100D and a short one G5RV antenna 40-10 meters (and possibly a simple monoband dipole for 20 meters). He will operate first as OH0/IZ0FKE from a cottage on the Baltic Sea from Aland Islands (EU-002 - Finstrom is the location - the first Italian operating from Aland Island) from August 16-23rd. He will then be active as OH1/IZ0FKE from a private home located on a small island in the Lansi-Suomi (Turku) Province Group (IOTA EU-096) from August 23-27th. Acvtivity will be mainly SSB, especially on 20/17/10 meters. QSL via IZ0FMA. Vincenzo will use a Photo Cellular Phone (largely used in Europe), so everyday he will post pictures on the 425dxn Web page. He will also use a cam-recorder to record some movies to post later online on his Web site at:
AS-060. Look for 6L0NJ/4 to be active from Choyal Island from August 15-17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the WARC bands, on SSB/CW/RTTY/PSK31. QSL Manager is DS4AEN. A log search will be availale at: http://www.dx.or.kr
AS-085. Operators Kim/HL1OYF, Kwon/HL1SRJ, Ryu/DS4NYE and possibly others will be active from Soan Island between August 14-17th. Activity will be barefoot on 40-10 meters CW/SSB into a vertical pharastic array. QSL via HL1OYF.
AS-101. Choon, E20HHK, will go to work in the south of Thailand. He will use E20HHK/P on Samui Island from August 14-17th. After his operation he will operate as E20HHK/8 in the SEANET Contest. QSL via E21EIC
KH7K, KURE ATOLL
Kimo Chun, KH7U, has informed OPDX that he is organizing a DXpedition to Kure Atoll. He states, "Kure is in demand within the top 20 or so around the world and even as high as number 2 in Europe by some accounts. We hope to provide many QSOs and cards to as many people as possible with special emphasis on Europe as they have the highest need. We are hoping to be on the air for two full weekends (in EU) and the intervening week. If possible, we will end with participation in the CQWW-SSB contest. Operation on other modes and bands during the contest is intended." Here are some of the details:
Team Leaders: Kimo Chun, KH7U, and Pat Guerin, NH6UY. Experienced
operators - many from Kingman K5K trip.
Tentative operating period: Latter half of October 2003. With attempt at participation in CQWW-SSB.
Team size: Between 12 and 15.
Stations: 4 to 6 plus 6m. Most with linears. Icom will be providing equipment.
Antennas: Force 12 Vertical Dipole Arrays; HF Yagis; 2 Titanex V-160E Verticals; M2 6M Yagi.
Modes: CW/SSB/RTTY. Other modes under consideration.
Satellite: Under consideration.
Transportation: Air and Boat (still in negotiations).
QSL: A manager will be announced.
Web Page: Will announce if they have one. They will not likely have "on-line" logs.
Target: The emphasis will be Europe but they will be working the world.
Call Sign: To be determined.
** Remember ****
** International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 16-17th **
Cory/N1WON and David/WA4ET will be active as KG4LH, from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (NA-015) and Windward Lighthouse (GTM-01), August 16/17th for the International Lighthouse Weekend. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB, RTTY and PSK, including 5 MHz USB. Please QSL KG4LH to N1WON or WA4ET, as listed in QRZ. Reminder: Please do not send cards for this event to the bureau. There is no KG4 bureau for Guantanamo Bay. Please QSL as directed to receive QSL cards.
Operators from Gainesville, FL, area ham clubs and the University of Florida will activate the Cedar Key Lighthouse (WLH# 2741, USA #745) on Seahorse Key (IOTA NA-076) in Levy County using the call W4L during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, August 16-17th. There will be SSB/CW activity mainly on the HF bands with a possibility of some 6 meters. This is only the second time that a radio operation has been allowed from the Cedar Key lighthouse at Seahorse Key which is a closed wildlife sanctuary. QSL via W4DFU: University of Florida, Box J-12 JHMHC, Gainesville, FL 32610 USA.
From Eagle Harbor, Michigan, look for the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse (USA-253) to be activated in the ILLW, August 15-16th, using the special 1x1 callsign, K8E. Modes of operation include HF/VHF, CW/SSB, FM Satellite and possible HF digital. Collectors of ARLHS numbers can get credit for three upon request: Eagle Harbor Lighthouse USA-253, Front Range Light USA-254 and Rear Range Light USA-255. QSL via bureau or direct to N8MR with #10 SASE. The Web page for this operation is available at: http://www.kc8nah.com/Interests/illw03.htm
Berkin, TA3J/4, will be active only on SSB on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters from Antalya Bababurnu Lighthouse (TUR-???) (KM56JU) on August 16-17th for the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via his home callsign, direct (SASE+New IRC only, no greenstamp please) or bureau. SWL QSL cards are OK. Further information is available at: http://www.qsl.net/ta3j
Look for VK3BV to be active from the Macquarie Lighthouse (ARLHS AUS-105, Grid Loc. QF56), Australia's first lighthouse. Activation will be between 0300-0700z on August 16th. QSL via QRZ.com.
Look for ZV7AA to be active on all bands and modes from Tamandare Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-102, DFB PE-07) August 15-17th, including an entry in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 16-17th). Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meter SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via PY7AA: P. O. Box 1043, 51001-970 Recife - PE, Brazil.
OFFICERS FOR 2003/2004
Members of the CDXC (Chiltern DX Club) - The UK DX Foundation held their annunal general meeting on July 19th and the following were elected to the 2003/2004 committee:
President: Neville Cheadle, G3NUG Committee Members: Chairman : John Butcher, G3LAS Jim Kellaway, G3RTE Secretary: Shaun Jarvis, M0BJL Mark Haynes, M0DXR Treasurer: Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF Digest Editor: Martyn Phillips, G3RFX
CDXC contributes around 4,000 USD each year to DXpeditions and has supported 84 DXpeditions since 1992. The club also supports IREF in recognition of the interest in IOTA activities. There are now over 600 members. The CDXC web page can be found at:
OJ0, MARKET REEF
The QLF DX Team will be active from Market Reef (EU-053) as OJ0LA between September 19-26th. This operation is good for the following Lighthouse Award's: ARLHS MAR-001 and WLH-0542. Operators are: LA5UKA, LA6MP, LA8AJA, LA8SDA and LA9VDA. Also, OH0RJ will join the group as OJ0RJ. They are expected to be active on all bands, CW/SSB/RTTY and will be looking especially for NA and JA stations. The plan is to be active in the SAC CW Contest with one station. Due to possible bad WX conditions in the fall, they might use an expensive helicopter. They need financial support for this. QSL for OJ0LA via LA9VDA. For direct cards please add SAE + 2 USD or 1 IRC. QSL OJ0RJ via OH0RJ, only direct. More info can be found on their homepage at:
PA-PH, NETHERLANDS (New Prefixes To Be Heard!)
As of August 4th, we should begin to hear new prefixes on all bands from The Netherlands. JanJaap, PG7V, informs OPDX that all prefixes from PA-PH can be used now, choice of prefix and suffix is free. Suffix has to be 1-3 letters long. PD is novice (2m/70cm), PE and PH is VHF and higher. You can find a list of all Dutch prefixes on his Web site. He is also keeping a list of new callsigns, together with the former calls. You can find this on:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
4W1BK QSLS. Stu, WA2MOE, reports that all QSLs cards received by Saturday, August 2nd, have been answered and are in the mail.
Alex, RW3RN, reports that he made a mistake last week. QSL 5B4AGM via RW3RN (only for 2003 EU HF Championship QSOs, not the 2003 IOTA Contest). He is sorry for the mistake.
Carlos Nora, CT1END, reports that information and photographs of the recent activities by CS4B (EU-040, QSL via CS1GDX) and CS5F (EU-145, Lighthouse Cabo de Santa Maria, QSL via HB9CRV/CT3FN ) were updated at the following Web pages:
The log for EG9IC is now available at the following Web pages:
George, K8GG, has recently sent QSLs via the ARRL outgoing bureau to all non-US contacts from PJ2/K8GG (Jan 2003), and KP2/K8GG (Jan 2001). PJ9/K8GG QSLs for all non-US contacts were previously sent via the bureau. All direct QSLs with return postage were answered within a week of being received. There is no need to answer these bureau QSLs. U.S. stations needing a QSL card can send direct with SASE or use a forwarding service for these callsigns. The address is correct on all web sites such as Buckmaster, E-ham.net and QRZ.com. George still has logs for K8GG/VP2M (Oct 1986), K8GG/PA (Dec 1987 & Jan 1988), J3/K8GG (Jan-Feb 1990), VP2M/K8GG (Oct 1986) and P4/K8GG & P40GG (Jan-Feb 1994) and will answer direct and bureau QSL requests.
Nilay, TA3YJ, informs OPDX that she sent QSL cards for TA3YJ, TA3YJ/0,
TA3YJ/3, TA3YJ/4, TA3YJ/LH, SV1/TA3YJ, LZ2/TA3YJ, TA3J, TA3J/0, TA3J/1,
TA3J/3, TA3J/4, TA3J/LH, SV1/TA3J, LZ1/TA3J, LZ2/TA3J, YM3BU, YM3ATA,
YM3SV, YM75TA, YM21TA, YM3LZ/WPX2000 and YM3LZ/WAE2000 to the QSL Bureaus
of China, Iraq, Quatar, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uzbekistan direct on
Alan, VK4AAR, informs OPDX, "I wish to advise that logs for the stations
for which I am the manager are still open with the exception of YJ8AA.
I have received information that many people have been sending QSLs via
the bureau for these stations. It is only possible DIRECT. People can
still send to me direct (PO Box 421, Gatton 4343, Australia with S.A.E.
DX stations VK4AAR manages are: C21RH, P29RH, KH2VM, V63PD, VI0ANARE, VK0MM, VU3RSB, ZK2JJ and ZK2PJ (Also, a couple of 4W in the near future).
IOTA stations VK4AAR manages are: VK6BM (OC-234), VK6BSI (OC-243), VK8AN/6 (OC-154), VK8AN/8 (OC-229), VK8AV/3 (OC-136) and VK8MI (OC-173).
Plus Australian mainland stations are: VK8AN, VK8DP, VK8RH and VK8XC.
The YI/KV4EB logs through the end of July (states Joe Nemecek, K0JN) are now online at:
Look for special event station TM5GAP to be active from September 6-14th, from GAP/TALLARD airfield during the "World Parachuting Championship". Activity will be on the air on all HF bands, 6 meters and 2 meters. The Department of Hautes Alpes hams are awaiting for your QSO. Those who will be vacationning near this area are welcome to the station settled on the airfield. QSL per operator's instructions.
The Scottish-Russian ARS introduces Scottish-Russian Marathon to encourage activity by all radio amateurs worldwide to contact areas of Scotland and Russia. This is purely an activity week and will enable participants to pursue the CAOSA Award Scheme, WAB Scotland Award Scheme, IOSA Award Scheme, SOTA Award Scheme, ARLHS Award Scheme, RDA Award Scheme, RRA Award Scheme, RIIA Award Scheme, RMA Award Scheme, RFFA Award Scheme, RLHA Award Scheme, RABA Award Scheme, and provide an interest in contacting different areas of Scotland and Russia. The event is to be held on the full second week in August each year. The 2003 Marathon will start at 0000z on Monday, August 11th, and last until 2400z on Sunday, August 17th. Activity is encouraged on all HF bands by individual licensees and club stations or the use of a special event callsign from radio amateurs in Scotland and Russia. For more details on this SRM award and others, please contact: Jurij Phunkner, MMODFV, P.O. Box 7469, Glasgow, G42 0YD, Scotland, U.K. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the following Web page at:
T33, BANABA ISLAND (OOOPSS!! Correction)
There are two corrections to last week's bulletin (OPDX.621). The most important one is the QSL Manager. Your editor misread the announcement, please note that the QSL Manager for the T33C operation is F5CWU and not PA5ET. Also, the vessel's name is "Te Taobe" and not "Te Toobe". Remember, the international team of 20 operators will be active as T33C during the first two weeks of April 2004 (April 4-16th). They will have 6 HF stations on the air (3 CW and 3 SSB), plus a separate 6 meter/AO-40 and separate HF digital mode station. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, satellite, CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and some SSTV. For updates and more information, visit their Web page at:
TZ, MALI (Update)
The TZ6RD Team announced that everything is "OK" for their operation this week. They also announced that Angel, EA1QF, President of URE (the Spanish National Bureau) and a very well known Dxpeditoner has joined their Mali 2003 team. They state he is a great SSB operator. The TZ6RD team is now confirmed and is expected to be active this week between August 12-21st from Bamako, Mali. The operators confirmed are: XE1L, N6TQS, EA1QF, EA5KM, EA5RD, EA5RM and EA5XX. They also announced their PILOT STATION will be Max, I8NHJ, and you can reach him at:
Vlado, Z35M now signing Z3100M (QSL via his original callsign Z35M), wants to remind everyone that in celebration of 100 years of Macedonian statehood and 100 years since the Ilinden Uprising (August 2, 1903, against Othoman's slavery, and formation of Republic of Krushevo, the first Republic in the Blacans), Z3 stations will be active with the special event prefix "Z3100" between August 1-31st. Please refer to OPDX.621 for a list of stations.
ZK1/S, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
"Team Vertical" is on the DX trail again. This time they are headed to Rarotonga, South Cook Islands (OC-013), and will be active between August 18-27th. Operators will be: Bill/K6KM (ZK1TOO), Mark/AG9A (ZK1KAT), Ralph/K9ZO (ZK1ZOO) and Kenny/K2KW (ZK1TTT). Activity is limited to 40-10 meters on CW/SSB. Two stations will be active when snorkeling permits, using 2 x Elecraft K2/100, and Force 12 vertical antennas on the beach. The station is on the northeast side of the island, with water paths to all the major population centers. The team will make extra efforts to work Europeans, since ZK1/s is a difficult path for them. QSL all ops via Kappy, WA4WTG.
ZM4, NEW ZEALAND (Special Event)
Look for ZM4A to be activated during the month of August by the Otago branch of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Activity so far has been on 14205 kHz (also 14219, and 14230 kHz SSTV) between 0330-0600z. QSL via bureau.
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