The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 663
June 7, 2004
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, W2CE, WB2REM, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4WLS, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5WW, AC7DX, K8CX, K8YSE, CT1GFK, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL6UAA, EI8IC, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G3SWH, HG2EBJ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LU7EE, M5AAV, M0AFJ, PA2R, PS7AB, VA3RJ & ICPO and ARRL DX Bulletin for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th/May, through Sunday, 6th/June there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PZ, S0, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
2004 DAYTON PHOTO GALLERY
Tom Roscoe, K8CX, has posted the 2004 Dayton Gallery on the Web at:
CE0, EASTER ISLAND
Scott, AC3A, will be active as CE0/AC3A from June 20-24th. He will mainly concentrate on 6 meters - if the band cooperates. However, Scott will also be on HF during his evenings.
Michal, ET3TK, has been very active on RTTY lately (along with some PSK) on 30/20/17/15 meters. Check 30 meters after 2000z, 20 meters after 0130z and later after 1830z, 17 meters after 1430z, 15 meters after 1230z, and 10 meters after 1100z. QSL via OK1CU.
Look for members of the LABRE RN to be active as ZX7AA and ZW7AA from Fortaleza dos Reis Magos, June 11-13th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. Operation is good for the DFH award as RN-01. QSL via PS7KC by the Bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 251, Natal - RN - 59010-970 - Brazil.
FREE PREFIX MAPS!!
Tim, EI8IC, has a great collection of the most comprehensive prefix maps on the Web; now available for free to download (ed. Yes, for FREE!). There are 34 new maps available separately or in a combined zipped archive. Visit the following Web page at:
Dov, 4Z4DX, will be active as HB0/M0DOV from June 27-28th. Activity will be on the WARC bands, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via 4Z4DX.
AS-067. A photo gallery is now available on the Web for the recent JA4PXE/6 and JH4WXV/6 Uji Island DXpedition at:
AS-081. Operators Han/DS2GOO, Son/DS3HWS, Chae/DS5BSX, Choi/6K2CLF (YL) and possibly others will be active from Kadok Island June 18-20th. They will sign as homecall/5 or D90HE/5. QSL via operator's home callsign (or QSL D90HE/5 via DS2GOO). The team will use 100w transceivers with a vertical and various wire antennas. The operation's Web page can be found at:
EU-010. Tim, M0AFH, will be active as MM0AFJ/P from the Island of Harris from June 27th to July 2nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW and SSB with some 6 meters if conditions allow. QSL via his home callsign M0AFJ. Skeds are available by E-mail to: M0AFJ@tiscali.co.uk
EU-028. Operators IK5PWQ, IK5WOB and IK5XCT will be active June 13th (only one day) from Elba Island as: IA5/IK5PWQ, IA5/IK5WOB and IA5/IK5XCT. Activity will be CW/SSB on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using Vertical GP, Inverted V and a Vertical Dipole center feed. QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
EU-030. Herb, OZ7SM, is expected to spend his holidays on Bornholm Island until June 18th. No QSNs have been reported yet.
EU-064. Francois, F8DVD, will be active from Noirmoutier Island (DIFM AT-20) for the upcoming IOTA Contest on July 24-25th. He will use the special callsign, TM8N, on all bands 80-10 meters. Francois will set up and try some of his gear a few days before the contest. QSL via F8DVD, either via the French REF Bureau or direct to: Francois Bergez, 6, rue de la Liberte, F-71000 MACON, France. Those who will choose the direct way, please send 1 IRC. If no IRC, send 1USD (Europe) or 2USD (outside of Europe).
EU-167. Members of the Algarve DX Group will activate Pessegueiro Island from June 11-13th. The team will use the callsign of the Radioamador Clube de Loule, CS0RCL/P. Activity will be on all bands on CW/SSB/RTTY. Operators mentioned are: Toze/ CT1GFK, Goncalo/CT1GPQ, Paulo/CT2ITZ and Miguel/CT2IUA. QSL cards are "OK" via the bureau to CS0RCL or direct to CT1GFK. More information is available via the Web page at:
SA-046. Jim, PY7XC, will be active during the month of June as PY7XC/p from Itamarac Island (DIB-18 for the Brazilian Island Award). Activity will be on CW, SSB and the digimodes. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Just a reminder to look for members of the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA), Ann/W2AZK and Brian/KF2HC to be active as W2AZK/KP2 and KF2HC/KP2 from the Island of St Croix between now and June 12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meter CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns direct or via the bureau. Confirmed QSOs with Ann and Brian are good towards the North Jersey DX Association's "NJDXA Award". For more details, visit the NJDXA Web page at:
A special event station signing CS5E will be active June 12th from Gibalta Lighthouse (Reference Number ARLHS POR022). This activity is also valid for the Portuguese Lighthouses Award (Reference Number DFP FES09). Operations will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters, SSB. QSL via CT1CSY. Visit the Web page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Mart, DL6UAA, informs OPDX readers to NOT QSL 3B8GL via UR5VHB. The 3B8GL QSLs are managed by his father 3B8CF. He states that Ashvin, 3B8GL, never sent his logs to UR5VHB and Mart has known 3B8CF/3B8GL personally for nearly 10 years in person. Mart says, "So SAVE your IRCs or dollars and do not send any QSL requests to a money-collector."
Maurice, F5NQL, reports that the first batch of direct QSLs for the 5V7C Togo 2004 operation has been mailed this past week up to June 4th.
AH8A QSLS. QSL Manager Ron, AC7DX, informs OPDX readers that he has been unable to secure logs since October 2002 from AH8A. He states, "I will not be able to confirm QSOs after 10-24-2002. My policy is... No logs, no confirmations."
The latest CQ WPX CW Contest QSL info has bee posted on the following Web page at:
Tito, LU7EE, states QSLs for LU7EE are only via direct. The address is "OK" on QRZ.com or in the CallBook.
Javi, LU5FF, who participated in last weekend's CQ WPX CW Contest as a SOLP/20m entry, should be QSLed via EA7JX.
NEED A QSL MANAGER? Graham, M5AAV, is offering his services to anyone who requires a QSL Manager. Currently, Graham handles, apart from the M5 series for the RSGB, G6PZ, GB6MD, GB90RSGB/113, TX4PG, ZK3SB and Z21KF. He can be contacted via E-mail at: email@example.com or via his "snailmail" address at: 37 Highfield Gardens, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, BB2 3SN. Also, visit his Web site at:
Rob, PA2R/PA5ET, reports that he is not the QSL Manager for the following stations: VP2E and 8Q7WP (2004).
QSL MANAGER CHANGE FOR P40L. John, P40L, has a new QSL Manger. The new Manager is Gert, K5WW, effective immediately. Gert informs OPDX that he has volunteered to do P40L's QSLing for QSOs made in 2003 and later. QSL direct with a SAE and 1 USD or 1 new IRC or via the Bureau.
QSL WW2DDM via K4UK. This was a special event station operated by FISTS to commemorate the 60th anniversary of D-Day.
QSL W5D via Jefferson Amateur Radio Club, W5GAD, PO Box 73665, Metarie, LA 70033 USA. This was a D-Day Museum special event station that was active over the past weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of D-Day (the Allied invasion of Normandy). A certificate will be available for those contacting W5D. Include 2.50 USD for postage and handling (or include an SASE for a QSL card). For Certificate/QSL requests, use the address above.
Phil, G3SWH, is pleased to announce that all the direct QSL requests received (for V8JIM) to date have been processed and that the cards themselves will be mailed over the course of the next few days.
SPECIAL ACTIVITY (Late Announcement)
Joe, HG2EBJ, from Hungary informs OPDX that a new special callsign has been activated from Tatabanya City, HA2YNG (shortend suffix of YOUNG). All operators at HA2YNG are bewteen the ages of 10-18 years old. Their first activity was on International Children's Day (May 12th). The latest activity was this past weekend on June 6th. The HA2YNG station is located in Tatabanya at the HA2KNC Radio Club station. It sounds like more activity will be forthcoming, so stay tuned. QSL via the bureau to Joe, HG2EBJ (E-mail to Manager can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
The official amateur radio club station of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is W9IMS. This special event station was active for the Indianapolis 500 race on and before May 30th. Also, look for W9IMS to be active during two other races that complete the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Triple Crown -- the United States Grand Prix (Formula One) on June 20th, and the Brickyard 400 (NASCAR) on August 8th. Activity for these operations are about three weeks before each race: during the month of June (for the U.S. Grand Prix) and from mid-July through early August (for the Brickyard 400), again ending the operations on the respective race days. Activity will be on various frequencies and modes (watch DX spots), including 6 meters when possible. Suggested frequencies are (-/+ QRM): 1840, 3840, 7240, 14070 PSK31, 14240, 21340, 28340, 50140, 144.240 SSB, and 146.52 Simplex FM. Stations that work W9IMS (or log them, in the case of SWLs) will receive an official W9IMS Indianapolis Motor Speedway QSL card. Plans are in the works for a couple of collectable bonuses:
(1) A distinctly different QSL card for each of the three
special event operations.
(2) A certificate, suitable for framing, awarded to anyone who takes the "checkered flag" by working (or logging) W9IMS during all three operations.
These special events will continue to occur annually, and any combination of years will be valid as long as all three operations are worked (or logged). So, the only way to qualify is to start now. For an official W9IMS Indianapolis Motor Speedway QSL card, send a SASE to: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 18495, Indianapolis, IN 46218-0495, USA. Stations outside the United States may QSL via the bureau.
SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS
Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, was heard this past Sunday on 15 meters SSB (21260 kHz after 1000z). QSL via direct.
Panos, SV8DTL, will be here with his XYL Eyh, SV8DTZ, until June 15th. He will be active as SV9/SV8DTL on the following suggested frequencies: 14255, 21255, 28495 and 50115 kHz. QSL via SV8DTL, by the Bureau or direct using the address on QRZ.com.
VP2E, ANGUILLA (Special Callsign)
Look for Jim, WB2REM, will be active with the special callsign VP2EREM from June 17-27th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via WB2REM.
Tom, W9AEB, will be operating as VP9/W9AEB from now until June 11th. His activity has been mainly on 20 meters after 1930z on CW and SSB. QSL via WF9V.
The Worldwide World Lighthouses Contest is held each year on the first full weekend of July, so this year the contest will take place from 0600z, July 5th to 1200z, July 6th. The complete rules are available online at the WLH Web site at: _
Pete, SM5GMZ, will be active as XU7ADI from November 22nd to December 5th. He will also enter the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, look for him to be active on CW mainly and on all bands (including the WARC bands).
Jaak, ES1FB, will be active as XU7ACE from Sihanoukville for the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via ES1RA. Visit the following Web page at:
Wally, YI9WRV (N4ZNH), continues to be active on 20 meters almost daily, usually between 1700-1830z. He now has a new QSL Manager. QSL via W3HNK.
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