OPDX 632 October 27, 2003

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 632
BID: $OPDX.632
October 27, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, K3GV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, W8UVZ, WB8B, DL/VE3ZIK & contesting.info, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, EA5BYP, EA7FTR, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, MM0BQI and OE1WEU and for the following DX information.

This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, it will provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 17th/October, through Thursday, 23rd/October there were 238 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, 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, 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, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VK9X, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZL8, ZP, ZS

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

Operator Leo, UT1WL, will be active as 3XY1L during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) using low power. QSL via UY5XE.

Dean, 8P6SH, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th). Look for him to sign 8P6SH as a Single-Op/ Single Band (40m) entry and 8P2K as a Single-Op/Single Band (15m) entry. QSL both callsigns via KU9C.

Marios, 5B4WN, will be active as C4W during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. He will attempt to use the "Logbook of the World" (LoTW) after the contest.

Operators DS3GLW, DS4NYE, HL3VQ, HL3AHQ, HL3AMO and HL3SEO will be active as D70LW in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-??? entry. QSL via HL3VQ.

Wolfgang, OE1WEU, informs OPDX and readers that YI9OM QSLs are being rejected. Reason indicted: No Documentation Received.

Well known DXer Martti Laine, OH2BH, will be active as EA8BH in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (80m) entry. QSL via OH2BH.

Andy, UA3DPX, will be active as EX9A during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. All QSOs in the log will be QSLed via the Bureau.

As mentioned in OPDX.631, Trey/N5KO and other operators (team not finalized) will be active as HC8N during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via W5UE. Trey informs OPDX that he will arrive on the island on Sunday afternoon, November 23rd local time, and depart on the Monday morning after the CQWW CW Contest. Activity before the contest will be on 6/10/12/15/17/20/30/40/80/160 meters, mostly on SSB and CW.

AS-049. Operators JA6PSE and JA6PSI will be active for about one week beginning of March 2004 from Tokara Arc in the Takara Islands (JIIA-049-012, WLH-0884). He will be on 160-10 meters CW and SSB. He might try some RTTY and PSK31. They will use the callsigns JA6PSE (for SSB and RTTY) and JA6PSI (CW only). QSL via home calls.

EU-156. Bruno, F5JYD, will be active as F5JYD/P from some of the Normandie Islands (for the DIFM), October 27-30th. Look for operations from Le Mont St. Michel (MA 005), Rimains Island (MA 006) and Landes Island (MA 034). Activity will be QRP with solar power energy. QSL via his home callsign.

NA-072. Mike/DL2OE and Will/DJ7AA will be active as HP1/homecall from Contadora Island now through October 29th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (with special interest on the low bands) CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL HP1/DL2OE via DL7CM and HP1/DJ7AA via his homecall.

At the October meeting, the members of the National Capitol DX Association elected the following officers to serve in 2004:

      Dick Mayott, W2YE    --  President
      Terry Hines, N2ZH,   --  Vice President
      Brian Bayus, N1KC,   --  Treasurer
      George Vincent, K3GV --  Secretary

Toni, OH2UA (ex-OH2JTE), will be active as OH0B in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via OH2BH.Mo

Elmo, EA5BYP, reports that the logs for the 3C0V operation (modes PSK31, RTTY and CW) are now available at: http://www.tabarca.es.mn SSB contacts will be available in a few days. They continue processing data.

Fran, EA7FTR, informs OPDX that he is now the NEW QSL Manager for Billy, 6W1RD. QSL via EA7FTR.

Zik, DL/VE3ZIK (4N1DX), informs OPDX that the latest QSL info from the CQWW DX SSB Contest will be published next Wednesday or Thursday at: http://www.contesting.info

Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RW2F in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via DK4VW.

Tom, N9NC, will be active as SU9NC in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via OM2SA.

Vladimir, UA4WHX, is again active from the Pacific. After being active from Fiji and Rotuma (3D2VB and 3D2VB/R), he is now active from Western Kiribati with the callsign T30VB. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. Over the last few days he has been very active on 40 meters. There has also been QSNs reported on 30 and 20 meters. The length of his stay is not known. QSL via UA4WHX.

Members of the IRA club will be active as TF3W during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via TF3GB.

Brian, K9QQ, will be active as V73AZ during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band/ High Power entry. QSL via K9JS.

Neil, V73NS, is still active from Kwajalein Atoll (OC-028). Most of his operating time is between 1700-1840z and from 0300-0500z. You will find him working only CW on all bands except 20 meters and 160 meters. He has spent most of his previous operating time on 20 meters but is now trying to spread the QSOs out more across the other bands. He plans on being active on 160 meters in late November and is also getting more active on 6 meters from grid RJ-39. QSL is direct (S.A.S.E. only): Neil Schwanitz, BOX 8341 APO, AP 96557 (USA).

VP9, BERMUDA (Update)
Bill/N1HRA, Matt/WE1H, Foster/N3KCJ and Joe/K1JN will be active from October 23-28th and will take part in the CQWW DX SSB Contest as VP9I. Outside of the contest, they will be active on 160-6 meters as homecall/VP9. QSL to homecall outside of the contest and to K1JN for VP9I QSOs. Please do not use the VP9 bureau.

George, W8UVZ, informs OPDX that Bob, XQ6ET, has been mostly inactive for several weeks now with rig problems. A replacement radio is on its way to Chile but not expected to arrive for at least 4 weeks. A reminder that QSLs for XQ6ET are done only DIRECT to W8UVZ. Bureau cards are being received but cannot be processed.


The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th, 2003)

Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2003 CQWW SSB Contest. For a more detailed listing in HTML format, please visit the Web page at:

http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsd2003.html (by entity)
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqsz2003.html (by zone)

 Contest        DXCC       CQZ    Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                          Route
3XY1L        Guinea        35      LP          UY5XE
4L4AJ        Georgia       21      SOAB HP
4L6AM        Georgia       21      SOSB 20M
4W2A         Timor Leste   28                  JR2KDN
4X6FR        Israel        20      M/S         4X6OM
5I3A         Tanzania      37      M/M
5W0ZY        Western Samoa 32                  JA2ZL
5J0X         San Andres    07      M/?
7S2E         Sweden        14      SOSB 40M    SM2DMU
8P1A         Barbados      08      SOAB HP     NN1N
8P2K         Barbados      08      SOSB 15M    KU9C
8P6SH        Barbados      08      SOSB 40M    KU9C
9A7P         Croatia       15      SOAB LP     9A6XX
9A0R         Croatia       15      M/?         9A9R
9H3UD        Malta         15      M/2         DL5OB
9N7ET        Nepal         22                  JI1LET
9N7MV        Nepal         22                  JA0UMV
9Y4ZC    Trinidad & Tobago 09      SOAB HP     DL6FBL
A61AJ United Arab Emirates 21      M/M         See Info
AH2R         Guam          27      M/2         JH7QXJ
BW3/JD1BKQ   Taiwan        24      SOAB        JR3PZW
C2           Nauru         31
C4W          Cyprus        20      SOAB HP     LOTW
CE4Y         Chile         12      SOSB 10M    CE4FXY
CE0Y/SQ9BOP  Easter Island 12
CN2R         Morocco       33      SOAB        W7EJ
CO8LY        Cuba          08      M/2         EA7ADH
CQ9K         Madeira       33      M/M         CS3MAD
CT9L         Madeira       33      M/2         DJ6QT
D4B          Cape Verde    35      SOAB HP     K1BV
D44TD        Cape Verde    35      SOAB        CT1EKF
D70LW        South Korea   25      M/?         HL3VQ
E21EIC       Thailand      26      SOSB 15M    E21EIC
EA1COZ       Spain         14      M/S         EA1COZ
EA8BH       Canary Islands 33      SOSB 80M    OH2BH
ED3SSB       Spain         14      M/S         EA3QP
ED7VG        Spain         14      M/M         EA7HY
EM0U         Ukraine       15      M/M         UT3UZ
FM5FJ        Martinique    08      SOSB 20M    KU9C
FS           St Martin     08                  Home Call
FY5KE        French Guiana 09      M/S         FY5KE
GM5A         Scotland      14      M/2         GM0RLZ
GM7V         Scotland      14      SOAB HP     M0CMK
GM0B         Scotland      14      M/M         Buro
HB0/HB9AON   Liechtenstein 14                  DJ2YE
HC4/NP3D     Ecuador       10      SOSB        W3HNK
HC8N         Galapagos     10      SOAB HP     W5UE
HI3NR   Dominican Republic 08                  KB2MS
HP           Panama        07
HQ9R         Honduras      07                  N6FF
IH9P      Italian Africa   33      M/2         KR7X
IO3C         Italy         15      SOSB 40M    IN3QBR
IO3T         Italy         15      M/S         IZ3ESV
IO4T         Italy         15      M/S         IK4XCL Direct
IR1A         Italy         15             IK1GPG
IR4X         Italy         15      M/S         IK4QJH
IR7G         Italy         15      SOSB 40M    I7RIZ
IR8M         Italy         15      M/S
IS0/DL3EW    Sardinia      15      M/M         TBA
IS0A         Sardinia      15      M/M         See Web
IT9GSF       Sicily        15      SO2R        IT9GSF
IU2X         Italy         15      M/S         IK2GSN
J42A         Greece        20                  SV2AEL
J42C         Greece        20                  SV7CLI
J42T         Greece        20                  SV2BFN
J43GRC       Greece        20      M/?         K6HRO
J49Z         Crete         20      M/S         IK8UND
JW5E         Svalbard      40      M/?         JW5NM
KH6/K0CD     Hawaii        31                  K0CD
KH0A       Mariana Islands 27                  JF1MIA
KH0AA      Mariana Islands 27      M/2         JA5DQH
KP2A       Virgin Islands  08      SOSB 20M    W3HNK
KP3Z         Puerto Rico   08      SOAB/A      WC4E
LN4C         Norway        14      M/M         LA4C
LN8W         Norway        14      M/S         LA9VDA
LT1F         Argentina     13      M/M         AC7DX
LX5A         Luxembourg    14      SOSB 80M    LX1RQ
LX7I         Luxembourg    14      SOSB 40M    LX2AJ
LX9SW        Luxembourg    14      SOSB 20M    LX1RQ
LY7A         Lithuania     15      M/M         LY2ZO
LY7Z         Lithuania     15      SOAB LP     LY2TA
LY9Y         Lithuania     15      M/?         LY2CY
LZ9W         Bulgaria      20      M/M         See Info
M4A          England       14      M/S         G6UW
MD4K         Isle of Man   14      M/2         G3NKC
MD0BJM/M     Isle of Man   14                  MD0BJM
MJ2Z         Jersey        14      SOAB HP     M5RIC
MM0Q         Scotland      14      SOAB        MM0BQI
MM0LEO       Scotland      14                  W3LEO
MU/DL2OBF    Guernsey      14      SOAB        DL2OBF
MW/VE6WQ     Wales         14      SOSB
OE2S         Austria       15      M/S         OE2GEN
OE5T         Austria       15      M/?         OE5XVL
OH1F         Finland       15      M/?         OH1AF
OH4A         Finland       15      SOSB 20M    OH6LI
OH0B         Aland         15      SOAB HP     OH2BH
OH0V         Aland         15      SOSB 15M    OH6LI
OH0Z         Aland         15      SOAB        OH5DX
OL5T      Czech Republic   15      M/M         OK1TNM
OL7R      Czech Republic   15      M/S         OK1XUV
OM7M         Slovakia      15      M/S         OM3PA
OT3A         Belgium       14      M/M         ON7LR Direct
OT3H         Belgium       14      M/S         Buro
OT3L         Belgium       14      M/2         ON6NL
OX3UB        Greenland     40      SO          OZ1GER Direct
P29AM     Papua New Guinea 28                  NU5O
P40A         Aruba         09      SOSB 20M    WD9DZV
P40W         Aruba         09      SOAB HP     N2MM
PA0CYW/DU2   Philippines   27      SOAB        PA0CYW
PJ2T  Netherlands Antilles 09      M/2         N9AG
PJ4T  Netherlands Antilles 09      M/?         DL9NDS
PJ7/AH8DX    St Maarten    08      SOAB        AH8DX Direct
PT0F  Fernando de Noronha  11      SOAB        W3HC
PZ5A         Surinam       09      M/2         W5UE
PZ5JR        Surinam       09      M/S         K3BYV
RL3A      Russia (Europe)  16      M/S         W3HNK
RM0A      Russia (Asia)    18      SOAB HP     UA0ANW
RT9W      Russia (Asia)    17      M/S         RT9W
RU1A      Russia (Europe)  16      M/2         RU1AE Buro
RW2F         Kaliningrad   15      M/2         DK4VW
S79AX        Seychelles    39                  ON5AX
S53S         Slovenia      15      M/S         Buro
SU9NC        Egypt         34      SOAB LP     OM2SA
SY8A         Greece        20      M/S         SV8CS
TF3W         Iceland       40      M/S         TF3GB
TI5A         Costa Rica    07      M/S         TI5AA
TI5N         Costa Rica    07      M/M         W3HNK
TI8M         Costa Rica    07      M/2         TI2KAC
TM9AF        France        14      M/S         F5SM
TO5A         Martinique    08      SOAB        F5VHJ
UK/JE7RJZ    Uzbekistan    17      TBD         JE7IDA
UV7M         Ukraine       16      M/?         US5MTJ Buro
V26B         Antigua       08      M/2         WT3Q
V26DX        Antigua       08      M/2         KU9C
V47KP      St Kitts Nevis  08      M/2         K2SB
V55V         Namibia       38      M/S         ZS6MG
V63B         Micronesia    27      M/M         JA7AO
V73AZ     Marshall Islands 31      SOAB HP     K9JS
VB2C         Canada        02      M/M         See Notes
VE2CVI       Canada        02      M/?
VE3BW/HR6    Honduras      07      M/S         VE3BW
VK9XD     Christmas Island 29      SOAB        VK2CZ Direct
VO2WL        Canada        02      SOAB HP     VE3JM
VP2E         Anguilla      08      M/S         N5AU
VP5B       Turks & Caicos  08      M/2         N2AU
VP5DX      Turks & Caicos  08      M/S         NU4Y
VP5T       Turks & Caicos  08      M/M         N2VW
VP9I         Bermuda       05      M/2         K1JN
W8JE/C6A     Bahamas       08      SO          W8JE
WP3C         Puerto Rico   08      SOAB LP     W3HNK
XU7ACE       Cambodia      26      SOAB HP     ES1FB
YB0ZDA       Indonesia     28      M/S         YB0AI Direct
YJ0X         Vanuatu       32      M/S         VK4TI
YL8M         Latvia        15      SOAB        YL2KL
YM2ZF        Turkey        20      SOAB LP     UT2UB
YN2EJ        Nicaragua     07      M/S         K5LBU
ZS5T         South Africa  38      SOSB 20M    ZS5BBO
ZW5B         Brazil        11      SOSB 10M    ZW5B
ZK1SSB  South Cook Islands 32      M/S         W6ORD

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