OPDX 625 September 8, 2003

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 625
BID: $OPDX.625
September 8, 2003
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, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, K2FRD, KA2AEV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5SUM, K8YSE, W0DXCC 2003, DL9NDS, E21EIC, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3XAQ, HA0HW, HL1IWD, IN3VZE, JH0MGJ, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LA7XK, OH5DX, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK4AAR for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 31st/August, through Sunday, 7th/September there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, PY0S, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).

Ely, IN3VZE, will be in Malawi from September 4-21st and is expected to use the callsign 7Q7CE. His operation will take place from Club Makokola near Mangochi on the Lakeshore of Lake Malawi. Most of his activity so far has been on 20/15 meters SSB on various frequencies. Most of his activity has been between 0500-1700z. QSL direct to his home callsign, IN3VZE, with return postage: Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 3810 Trento - Italy.

Alan, G3XAQ, will be operating CW only as 9G5XA again from Accra, Ghana, September 13-21st. This trip he will be installing a WARC antenna at the Technical College club station, so listen for him primarily on those bands.

The Slovenia Contest Club team will be active as/from A61AJ in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via N4QB.

It was announced this past week that the following stations from Bhutan are approved for DXCC credit: A51AA, A51KC, A51PK, A51UD, A51WD and A51YL.

Daniel, EA5FV, will be active as EA8ZS during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as Single-Op/All Band/ High Power entry. QSL via EA5FV.

Jorge, HC1JQ, will participate CQ/RJ WW DX RTTY Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (10m)/Low Power entry. QSL via HC1JQ.

Members of the Chumporn Amateuur Radio Society (HS8AC) will demonstrate Amateur Radio operation during the 160th anniversary of the "Langsuan" traditional long boat race. They will use the callsign HS8AC/P on October 11-12th (They will also be active before and after that time). QSL Manager is E21EIC. Operators are: HS1NGR, HS8LR, HS8FZ, HS8JJ, HS8BA, E20HHK, HS0EHF, HS0XNO and E21EIC. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters (80/160m is possible). Mode will be: CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK-31 and SSTV.

AF-014. Operators Braga/CT3HU, Helder/CT3HQ, Xavier/CT3JK and Jose/CT3MD will be active as CS9C from Porto Santo Island. Activity will take place before and during a festival on the island. The team will be active on all bands between September 20-27th. QSL direct or via the bureau to CT3MD.

AS-168. Members of the Korea DX Club (KDXC) and the Seorak DX Club will activate Cho Island from October 2-5th. Their callsign will be DS0DX/2. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL Mmanager is HL1XP.

EU-067. Nicolas, F5TGR, will be active as SV8/F5TGR from some of the Cyclades Islands now through September 27th. Activity will be on 20-10 meters on SSB and CW. His schedule is as follows:
September 6-12th - Paros Island
September 13-19th - Santorini Island
September 20-27th - Naxos Island

EU-120. Glyn, GW0ANA, will make a short trip to Steepholm Island on September 10th, weather permitting. This will be a"Micro-lite" expedition with activity on SSB using a TS-50S into an outbacker antenna. Also, this is a battery operation, so activity will be only for 5 hours from 1100-1600z. Watch the IOTA frequencies. QSL via GW0ANA.

OC-033. Masa, JF1UIO, will be active as FK/JF1UIO from Lifou Island (Loyalty Islands), September 14-20th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, not including 30 and 20 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

Operators Peter/VK3QI, Keith/VK3FT, Paul/VK3AJJ and Paul/VK3KXG are expected to activate the South Australia State East Group, Baudin Rocks (aka Godfrey Island) the last weekend in September, commencing Thursday, September 25th, and concluding Monday, September 29th. This will be a special event commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the death of Captain Nicolas Baudin, the French explorer, who died in September 1803, on the island of Mauritius during his return to Europe from exploration of the Australian coastline. A special commemorative callsign has been applied for and will be announced later. Their activity will be on the usual IOTA frequencies both CW and SSB. There will be an emphasis on 30/40 meters CW and 20/17/15 meters SSB. The long path to Europe around 0500-0800z will also be emphasized. The team is also interested in making contacts with as many French stations as possible. QSL via VK3QI, direct (any callbook) or via VK3 QSL Bureau.

A member of The Pannon DX Club, Geza, HA4XG, will travel to Sardinia (EU-024) on a holiday with his XYL. His callsign will be IS0/HA4XG/p. Geza and his wife will be staying at Cugnana Verde (Nr. OLbia), September 13-20th and Tortoli, September 20-27th. Since this will be a vacation, his activity will take place during the early morning and late evening hours. Geza likes the WARC bands but he will be active on 40-10 meters; this depends on the possibilities on places to erect antenna(s). He prefers CW but will do some SSB operations. QSLs are OK via HA bureau or direct.

JW, Svalbard
Operators Just/LA9DL, Erling/LA6VM and Halvard/LA7XK will be active from Longyearbyen on Svalbard during the "2003 Scandinavian Activity Contest". They will be arriving in Longyearbyen just before noon Thursday, September 25th and will depart for home early Monday morning, September 29th. They will operate during the contest with the callsign JW5X. QSL is via LA5X, direct or via the LA bureau. Before and after the contest they will be active with their respective JW callsign (JW9DL, JW7XK and JW6VM). QSL for these contacts are via their home callsigns. Look for JW7XK to be mainly on BPSK31 and RTTY, while JW9DL and JW6VM will work SSB and CW.

Richrad, M5RIC, will be active as MJ2Z for the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via M5RIC.

Kuro, JH0MGJ (aka AL5A), will go to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands and operate as AL5A/NH0 from September 20-22nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB. If he can, Kuro will try RTTY and SSTV as KG6SA. QSL is OK via JH0MGJ.

Jukka, OH6LI, will be active as OH0V in the Scandinavian Activity Contest (September 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (15m)/ High Power entry. QSL via OH6LI.

Tomi, OH6EI, will be active as OH0Z in both CW and SSB Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC). His planned activity is as follows:
SAC CW - September 20-21st, all bands operated by OH6EI and QSL via OH5DX (ex-OH1EH).
SAC SSB- September 27-28th, all bands operated by OH6EI and QSL via OH5DX (ex-OH1EH).
The Web page for these activitie are at:


Geoff, W0CG, will be active as PJ2DX from Signal Hill, Curacao (SA-006), between September 8-18th. His activity may be limited because it was reported that this is a working trip. He is expected to participate in the WAE DX SSB Contest (September 13-14th). QSL via N9AG.

Operators John/K4BAI, Steve/N8BJQ, Don/K8MFO, Jeff/K8ND, Jim/W8WTS, Geoff/W0CG and Leopold/S50R will be active from Curacao as PJ2T in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via N9AG.

Chris/DL5NAM, Uwe/DL9NDS and Klaus/DL7NFK will be active as P4/homecall from Bonaire Island (SA-006), October 16-26th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via their home callsign. They also plan to be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) with a contest callsign. For more information, visit their Web page at:

Activity by CT1GFK/P, CT1GPQ/P and CT2IHP/P over the past weekend was from Rata Island (Portuguese Islands Award - DIP AL-13). A full color QSL card is available. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau. All information and online logs are on the Web page at:

Jean Michel/F6AJA and Yves/F6CYV have been QSL Manager for more than 15 years for some stations. The majority of the logs (75 logs, more than 240,000 QSOs) are now on the Web. Look for these logs on the Web page at:


HV3SJ QSLS. John, K1XN (from the GoList), informs everyone that Steve, I0MWI, told him: "All the logs for this callsign have been destroyed. Any reported operation using this callsign is a PIRATE."

Alan, VK4AAR, informs OPDX that he has taken on the job of managing the QSL cards for 9V1DX (Alan). Please QSL direct ONLY with USDs (or IRCs ... but USDs are much preferred!). Card printing is currently being negotiated. VK4AAR's address is: A. Roocroft, POB 421, Gatton 4343, Australia.

John, K1XN (from the GoList), informs that Venco, Z36W, does not have a QSL Manager and states that he responds to all QSL requests for: Z36W, Z31JA, Z32JA and 4N5JA. Venco prefers direct with a SAE and 1 USD or 1 IRC, but the Bureau is okay. No E-QSL!!! Here is his correct postal address: Venco Stojcev, Ivo Lola Ribar 92, 2000 Stip, Macedonia.

T5/EI5C STATUS (The Final Word)
OPDX was informed that someone in Ireland has contacted the "last remaining member" of the T5/EI5C team and the word is "that they had verbal permission from an un-named officer to operate the station in T5 with the club call. They made QSOs and sent out QSLs but they never had any paperwork. The logs are also gone at this stage." YOU MAY FILE THIS CARD!

TI5, COSTA RICA (Update)
Operators Harry/AC8G, Ron/WA8LOW, W8ILC/Ron, Brian/KA7KUZ, Kecko/TI5KD, Tony/VE3RZ, Jorge/CX6VM, Ed/K1EP, Tom/ZP5AZL, Juan/ZP5MAL, Dale/N3BNA and Dave/WT8R will be manning the TI5N Contest station as a Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW SSB Contest, October 25-26th. QSL TI5N via W3HNK. For a day or two before and after the contest, the individual operators will be on then using TI5/own-callsign as time permits. Expect a higher level of CW and other non SSB modes on the contest bands due to the large SSB volume in the contest. Attention will also be directed to 6 meters and the WARC bands using various modes. QSLs for the individual QSOs should go to the callbook address unless advised otherwise. IMPORTANT: Do not mix the contest QSL with ones for the individual contacts.

TM8, FRANCE (Special Event)
To celebrate the Clipperton DX Convention in Lille (Northern France) on September 20th, look for special event station TM8CDX to be on the air from September 8-21st. QSL via bureau to F5CQ.

Operators Joe/K1JN, William/N1HRA, Foster/N3KCJ and possibly others will be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. Callsign and QSL route will be announced later.

The W0DXCC 2003 convention in Bloomington, Minnesota (near Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and the Mall of America) is only weeks away! The event is on October 18th. They want you to come to hear top DXers speak, including the latest addition to the W0DXCC 2003 program, 160 meter guru Tom Rauch W8JI! There will be DXCC Card Checking, the W0 bureau, ARRL DXAC, and equipment vendors will be there as part of the fun. For details, visit the following Web page at:

Or E-mail them at w0dxcc@w0dxcc.com or send mail to them at: W0DXCC 2003, PO Box 390633, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439-0633.

More stations continue to show up from here. Some of the stations active this week were: YI1AL (Op. Ali), YI/N2OBM (Op. Trent), YI1EM (Op. Esam), YI/KC0LEK (Op. Abel, QSL via QRZ.com), YI/KV4EB (Op. Willie, QSL via K0JN), YI/S57CQ (Op. Dane, QSL via S5 7DX), YI1SPY (Op. Mark) and YI1BGD. Most of their activity seems to take place mainly on 20/15 meters.

Victor, ZK1CG, from Rarotonga, is once again active as ZK1USA. This past week he was heard on 20/15 meters. Watch 14195-200 and 21305 kHz between 0400-0700z.

Fred, K2FRD, informs OPDX that "It's early, but I've been encouraged to announce my Zone Two Labrador VO2/K2FRD mini-Dxpedition for summer 2004 (about June 1st to about September 7th, 2004)". Details of his operation can be found on the following Web page at:

This page will be updated as plans solidify and the date nears. Fred states, "Everyone seemed pleased with the results of the 2001 DXpedition, so we're gonna do it again except this time, I hope to have RTTY and PSK-31. Details on the Web page."

Joca, PS7JN, continues to be active for one more week (unitl September 14th) as ZW0S (not ZS0S as mentioned in OPDX.624). His activity has been mainly RTTY on 20 meters, but there has also been some RTTY activity on 40/30/17/15/12 meters. Joca has also been on PSK31 and SSTV. QSL via PS7JN.

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