The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 666
June 28, 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, K2MFY, WB2RAJ, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5UE, K8JE, K8YSE, DJ7IK, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL5ME, DL5MO, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK4RUX, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, MM0DFV, PS7AB, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE7AVV and YV5EED for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 20th/June, through Sunday, 27th/June there were 201 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9N, 9V, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, 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, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD8, 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).
Operators Gerry/IZ1DSH, Giovanni/IK1WEG and Riccardo/IZ1GDB will be active as 3A/IZ1DSH, 3A/IK1WEG and 3A/IZ1GDB from July 16-18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL to the operator's home callsign, direct or via the bureau.
4U1, UNITED NATIONS HQ
Dmitri, N2OW, was once again active during the past weekend. This time he was active on RTTY (a rare catch!). Remember to QSL via HB9BOU.
Aharon, 4X1FQ, has been active on 17 meters CW/SSB lately. Look for him as early as 2100z or as late as 0500z. QSL via AA4V.
Andy, DJ7IK, informs OPDX that there is a newly licensed operator in 5A-land. Start to look for Ali, 5A3A, a former operator of 5A1A, now operating with his own callsign.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (IOTA Op)
Jean Michel, F6AJA, informs OPDX that Alain, FO5RH, is active from Tuamotu Islands (IOTA OC-066). If he can find a plane, he will try to go to Reao Island (IOTA OC-238). Also, he will try to be active from different islands in the Tuamotu archipelago group. He hopes to activate Pukapuka (OC-062) and maybe Napuka (OC-094). He will be on 80-6 meters, mostly on CW and also on 14260 kHz. There are no more details about the dates!
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Look for FP/VE7SV to be active from Miquelon Island (IOTA NA-032) between October 23rd to November 2nd, inclusive. This will include participation in the CQWW SSB Contest -- in the M2 category. Operations will be on 160-6 meters including the WARC bands -- CW and SSB only at this point in the planning process. Additional modes may be added. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1822, 3502, 7002, 10102, 14022, 18072, 21022, 24892, 28022 and 50102
SSB - 1842, 3795, 7052, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945, 28495, and 50145
The idea of an expedition to St. Pierre & Miquelon has been on the minds of Team Canada members Dale/VE7SV and Andy/VE7AHA since their return from the 2002 WRTC in Finland. From VE7-land, St. Pierre & Miquelon seems a good balance between its rarity for the worldwide ham community and the relative ease of transport and setup to deliver the operation. A 9-member team has now been selected, and all participants are members of the internationally well known British Columbia DX Club (BCDX). Team members include: Dale/VE7SV, Andy/VE7AHA, Jason/VE7AG, Lee/VE7CC, Steve/VE7CT, Dave/VE7VR, Paul/VA7NT, Dick/N7RO, Ramon/XE1KK and Paul/VE7AVV. Most team members bring tremendous experience from participation in previous DXpeditions on an international scale. Others, however, are newcomers who will get a taste of what drives the engine of success from the action side of the DXpedition radio. While the primary objective of the Team will be to achieve a high QSO total for the DXpedition, their parallel objective is to give FP/VE7SV to as many locations as possible. The team will have operational blocks of time set aside specifically for JA, VK, ZL and the Pacific -- as well as other areas where working FP as a new one is particularly challenging. In the remaining months of lead time till the Team departs the west coast, everyone is working on equipment planning and deployment preparation process. Major equipment sponsors for the DXpedition are being secured, but individual or Club donations would be gratefully received. Please check their Web site if you're interested in supporting the Team. Go to the Sponsor link. For complete details of the DXpedition, go to:
AS-NEW. Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) and the Mediterraneo DX Club are proud to announce that the team of RA3NAN, RZ3EC, RZ0OA, RW0OO and RN0CT, are going to activate the New Asian Group in R0C - SEA OF OKHOTSK COAST NORTH group, from Malminskiye Island, starting July 15th for one week. There will be at least two stations + amplifier using the callsign RI0CM. For more details and updates, visit the following Web pages at:
EU-045. (Correction, not EU-043) Thomas, DL5MO, will be on a holiday style operation from Orust Island and will be active as SM6/DL5MO from July 12-23rd. His activity will be focused on 40/30/20 meters. QSL via his home callsign. Visit his Web page for pictures, his QSL card and an online log search (after operation) at:
EU-061. A two man IOTA-expedition to Tromoy-Island will take place between July 1-6th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15 meters CW and SSB. Antennas are a Butternut and a Spiderbeam. There will be no HF Bands during the time between 1400z, July 3rd and 1400z, July 4th (Participation in the VHF Contest). Mario, DL5ME, will be active as LA/DL5ME. He will later be joined by Gunter, DG3HWO, who will operate a second station. QSL via their home callsigns direct (prefer) or by the bureau (a longer delay for QSLs).
EU-170. A member of the Croatian Telegraphy Club (CTC) will activate the Island of Pag (CI-082, JN74MK) from July 1-10th. Operator will be Den, 9A3FO, and he will sign 9A3FO/P. Activity will be CW on 40/30/20/17/15/12 meters. QSL via the bureau or direct to 9A3FO (no eQSL). For more info about CTC, take a look their Web page at:
SA-090. The Association of Radioamateurs of Venezuela and the Caracas DX Group are organizing an IOTA DXpedition to activate Chimana Island (Grid: FK70) to celebrate the 2004 Venezuelan Navy Day. Look for the callsign YW6C to be active July 14-18th. Activity will be on HF (CW/SSB/RTTY) and VHF (FM). QSL via W4SO (a mail drop). QSLs are verified and mailed from Venezuela. Please no USA stamps.
NEW CW CONTEST
Eric, ON4MIC, announces that the Belgian EUCW Society (The Club Francophone de Telegraphie), invites you to enter their first contest next September 19th. This contest is open to all the world's CW lovers, members of the EUCW Society or not. SWLs are welcome as well. The complete rules are available in French at: http://www.on5cft.be.tf/ The complete rules in the English language are available at:
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2004-2006
The Long Island DX Association (LIDXA) has elected new club officers for the 2004-2006 term:
President : Martin Miller, NN2C V. President : Pat Masterson, KE2LJ Secretary : Ed Whitman, K2MFY Treasurer : John Reiser, W2GW Directors : Andy Cola, W2VZQ Lew Reinberg, W2BIE Emil Tillona, KD1F For more information on the LIDXA, check out their Web page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
NEW QSL MANAGER. Fran, EA7FTR, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL Manager for Juma, A71EM.
Randy, W5UE, reports that new cards for HC8L have been received from the printer. QSL requests sent direct to him with SASE or SAE + IRC/GS will begin to go out by this past weekend. He currently has the logs for the Feb/Mar 2004 HC8L activity and anticipates receiving logs for pre-2004 HC8L activity shortly. Randy is now handling all QSL duties for HC8L. Check his Web page for details:
QSL Manager WB2RAJ confirms that he has acquired new logs from Dobri, LZ2TU. The new logs span from February 15, 2001 thru May 17, 2004, including contest contacts. QSL cards are at the printer now. To confirm any of these contacts with LZ2TU, QSL DIRECT ONLY to: Kash Kashdin - WB2RAJ, 4591 West Overlook Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221. WB2RAJ is also QSL Manager for EM3W, FK5DX, FK8GM, ST2/G4OJW, ST2AA (up to Feb. 1995), ST0K, UZ3AYR and WB2RAJ/VP9.
SJ9, MOROKULEN PEACE REPUBLIC (Interesting Operation of the Week!)
OPDX was informed that the Norsk Radio Relae Liga, LG5LG, will be active as SJ9WL on 14277 kHz between July 27th and August 9th from Fredsriket Morokulen (Morokulen Peace Replic). We have been told that this is a little republic located between the borders of Sweden and Norway. It was founded to honor the peace between the two countries. QSL via PP5ASN.
During the next "27th Jazz in Marciac Festival (South France, near Toulouse), look for special event station TM5JIM to be activated by the Gers Department area Hams from August 1-15th. Activity will be on CW/SSB on 80/40/20 meters, on HF and on 144 and 432 MHz. QSL via F6DJB by the REF Bureau or direct to: Claude Bonne, Garderes 3 Vallees, F-32230 Monlezun, France. For direct QSLing, please use a SAE and 1 IRC (or 1 USD for Europe or 2 USD outside of Europe).
ST, SUDAN (Update/Correction)
Last week in OPDX.665 there was a typo listed for Michael's, ST2DX, QSL Manager. Actually, it was listed wrong twice (first as PA7M and then PA7FN). The correct callsign for Dennis is PA7FM (the eyes are going or maybe the keyboard is being uncooperative). Anyway, Michael, ST2DX, was heard this past week on 17/15/10/6 meters. Watch 18140 kHz between 1520-1545z, 21030 kHz after 1615z, 28430 kHz after 1730z and 50110 kHz between 1545-1730z. Remember he is leaving the country on Saturday the 10th of July, so his last day of activity prbably will be on the 9th. His online log and also real audio of the recent 6m openings can be found on the following Web page at: http://www.pa7fm.nl QSL to PA7FM (direct cards from outside EU with 2 USD or 1 IRC).
Jim, N6TJ, will be active as TO4A during the CQ WW DX CW Contest in November as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. He will be operating from FM5BH's QTH. QSL via VE3HO.
UK DX RTTY CONTEST
The Scottish-Russian ARS, who ran the UK DX CW Contest last weekend (June 25-26th), is honored to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the UK DX RTTY Contest (from 1200z, July 10th to 1200z, July 11th. For more details on the contest, please visit their Web page at:
Daniel, DL5SE, was quite active this past week, mainly on 17 meters CW, but there were also QSNs reported on 20/15/12 meters. It seems he is active between 1045-1400z and again at 0400-0730z. QSL via DL5SE.
YZ80, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
To celebrate 80 years of Amateur Radio in YU-land and the first ham radio activity (Radio club YU1AFS, 1924) look for HAMs in Serbia and Montenegro to use some special prefixes. Rodja, YZ1AA, is active already with the callsign YZ80A. QSL via his home callsign.
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