OPDX 668 July 12, 2004

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 668
BID: $OPDX.668
July 12, 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, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, W8CNL, NN9K, BD5RV/4, BRS 25429, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DK1II, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA2RY, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G0IAS, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JH6RTO/M0RAA, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LX2AJ, OH2BH, OH2BN, OY1CT, P43P, PA7DX, PA7FM, PS7AB, SM3CVM, SV1DPI, SV2WT, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO, and YT1NT for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th/July, through Sunday, 11th/July there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E3, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, 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).

4S7, SRI LANKA (Ham in need!)
Rohan, 4S7RO, is urgently wanting someone to scan the wiring diagram of a TS-850S for the page that contains the RF Board X44-320-00. He has a manual for it but has left it in Jamaica and is now back in Sri Lanka for a few months of R+R... If someone has an 850S and has the capability to scan the necessary diagram page, please send it to Rohan. He would be very grateful. His E-mail address is: sparkrohan@yahoo.com

9A, CROATIAN ISLANDS (Hungarian IOTA/Contest Activity)
Feco, HA8KW, will be active as 9A/HA8KW from the Island of Rab (IOTA EU-136, IOCA CI-096), July 19-26th. He will participate in IOTA Contest (Low Power, 12-hour). After his activity from the Island of Rab, he will activate the Island of Brac (IOTA EU-016, IOCA CI-010) from July 26th to August 2nd. After August 2nd, Feco will go to Pag Island (EU-170, IOCA-082). Activity from all locations will be on 30-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign either direct or through the bureau.

Look for Laci/HA6NL to be active as 9A6NL and Zsolt/HA6PS, Tibor/HA6ZV, Al/HA7JJS to be active as 9A/homecall, from the QTH of Branko/9A2ZD at Maly Pasman, Pasman Island (IOTA: EU-170, IOCA: CI-085) between July 20-30th (IOTA Contest included). They will build up a portable contest station with Yagis, TEN-TEC radios and so on. QSL via their home callsigns either direct or through the bureau. They are expected to do some 2 meters operations also.

Aniko/HA5TAA (XYL) and Feri/HA5AAZ have plans to activate different Croatian islands between July 19th and August 1st. They will use 9A/homecall from the IOTA EU-016 group, near Rogoznice, including CI-171, CI-187 and CI-193 for IOCA. QSL via their home callsigns either direct or through the bureau.

Reports indicate that the hams in C3-land are now authorized to use 6 meters. Johan, ON4IQ, reports that Jordi, C31JI, near Andorra La Vella, has become active. Also, Fred, C31HK, is still active on the bands but keeps a low profile and prefers to listen a lot.

To avoid interferences with the Scandinavian Activity Contest (CW) and the 2004 High Speed Telegraphy Championship, the first EUCW Belgian Society CFT (Club Francophone de Telegraphie) Party which was scheduled for September 19th has been postponed. This Party is still on the agenda, and the new date will be published in the near future.

Look for Andre, HB9HLM, to be active again this week as CN2DX until August 8th. Activity will be on 6 and 2 meters, possibly from either grid IM63 or other grid locators. QSL via his home callsign.

Operators EA2RU, EA2BXV and EA2RY will heading to this island of the Atlantic September 20-30th, to participate in the 2004 CQ WW RTTY Contest as CT9R. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 100w and wire antennas. They will be on SSB, but operations will be mainly on the Digital modes. QSL via the Bureau or direct to EA2RY. Visit their Web page at:


Pete, NN9K, will be on Miquelon Island, September 10-18th. He will use the callsign FP/NN9K. Pete states, "My operating goal is to make FP as available as possible on 30-meters especially for Asia and the Pacific Rim amateurs. This will be a CW only expedition and although the plan is to spend as much time as possible on 30-meters I may be found on other bands as well." For more information please visit the Web page at:


Due to numerous requests, the FP/VE7SV team going to Miquelon Island (NA-032) between October 23rd to November 2nd have added the RTTY, PSK31 and Satellite modes to their operating plan. For more updates and details, please visit their Web page at:

Or the DXpedition's Web page at:

HA, HUNGARY (Update to OPDX.667)
It seems Nilay (XYL), TA3YJ, will be joining Berkin, TA3J, to operate from different locations in Hungary, and will sign HA(?)/TA3YJ between July 18-21st. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters (including the WARC bands) on SSB and FM. QSL via her home callsign, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the bureau. SWL QSL cards are OK.

Geza/HA4DX will operate from Masescha (1350m ASL) as HB0/HA4XG between August 28th and September 4th. He will be active on 30-10 meters (CW, SSB) with GP antennas and on 2 meters with a 8 element Yagi and also on WSJT. QSL via their home callsign either direct (QRZ.com) or through the HA Bureau.

AF-018. Operators IK2JUB, IZ2ABI, IZ2ABZ, IW2HAJ and IH9GPI will activate IH9/IQ2CJ from Pantelleria Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via the Bureau.

AF-018. Operator IT9BLB and an international team will be active as IH9P from Pantelleria Island (IIA: TP01, WAIP: TP and ITU Zone: 37) during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. This is another Tikirriki Contest Club's Multi/Op. operation. QSL via KR7X.

AS-017. Look for JH1MUK to be active as JH1MUK/6 from Ie Island (JIIA-017-011) on July 22nd and then from Iheya Island (JIIA-017-012) on July 23-24th. QSL to this home callsign either direct or via the JARL bureau.

AS-079. Seiji, JH6RTO, will sign JH6RTO/6 from Miyako Island on July 16-20th, using his IC-706 and R7000. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via the bureau.

AS-147. Takeshi, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/8 from Okushiri Island from about 0700z on July 24th through about 0000z on July 27th. He is expected to be active during the IOTA Contest. QSL via JI3DST by the bureau.

EU-064. Jerome, F5ASD, will be active from Noirmoutier Island (AT 020) between August 2-15th. Activity will be on SSB for the most part, and on 80-2 meters. QSL to his home callsign, either direct (SASE + 1 IRC or 1 USD for Europe; 2 USD outside of Europe) or via the French REF Bureau.

SA-045. Operators PQ8KGB, PQ8VA and PT7BI will activate Maraca Island (DIB 39) as ZX8M from July 21-25th. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB (possibly RTTY). QSL via PT7BI. The DXpedition's Web page is at:


To celebrate the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, look for a group of Greek amateurs to be active as SY2004KF now through September 15th, from Kefalonia Island (IOTA EU-052) in the Ionian Sea. Operators mentioned are: SV1BJW (Vasilis or Bill), SV8CKJ (Panayiotis) and assisted by SV1DPI (Costas) and SV1CIB (Dimitris). Activity will be on 160-10 meters (including the WARC bands) and probably some 6 meters. Modes will be: mostly CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Antennas are: Long wires, Windoms, G5RVees, Verticals, Tribander yagis and Quads. Power is be within legal Greek State limits. Simultaneous multiband operation is expected. The CW operators are expected to transmit as : SY2004KF or SY2TT4KF or SY04KF. The recommended split frequencies are 1-5 kHz UP on the CW mode. The recommended split frequencies are 5-10 kHz UP on the SSB mode. Listen for QSL instructions. QSL can be either by the operator's instructions or via SV1BJW, by the Bureau or the address at (QRZ.com) (provided that the other operator encloses a SAE + IRC or equivalent for the postal fee).

Anton, PA7DX, informs OPDX that he will be on his first "DXpedition" on his own for the 2004 IOTA Contest (He was on Malta as 9H3UJ with a group some years ago.), and states this is "so very exciting". Look for him to be active as J45C from Kos Island (EU-001).

OJ0J, MARKET REEF (Party at Sea Wrap-up!)
A press release from Martti, OH2BH (via Jarmo, OH2BN), states: "The weather was calm this morning (Monday, July 5th) and the party at OJ0J had no difficulty departing Market Reef. They have now returned safely to Aland Islands. Due to bad weather, dipole radiators had to be used most of the time while a beam was hoisted only on the last day of operations. Total time on the reef was 84 hours, and 12,414 QSOs were made with two radios, resulting in 150 QSOs per hour for the entire stay. Only 30, 40, 20 and 17M bands were activated. QSL via OH0RJ."

Laci/HA0HW (CTC 264) and Tomi/HA4DX (CTC 192) were active as 9A/HA0HW and 9A/HA4DX from Silo, Krk Island, in the North Adriatic (IOTA: EU-136, IOCA: CI-046) between July 2-12th. This was a family holiday. QSL via their home callsigns either direct (QRZ.com) or through the HA bureau.

9K2ZZ ON LOTW! Ray, W8CNL, has uploaded all 253,600 plus contacts with 9K2ZZ to the "Logbook of The World" (LoTW). He states, "I am very sure there will be some missing QSOs due to broken calls, etc. If you are one that needs the card, please send a SASE or SAE and postage, with all the details you can come up with and I will try every means to find you in the logs."

QSL B4HQ via BA4RD (P.O.Box 538 Nanjing, China). This activity was by the Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA) They had 5 stations set up for the IARU HF World Championship, and all the stations were located in Nanjing.

Operators JA4BBP/4 and JA4TI/4 were expected to be active from Mu Island (AS-117 and JIIA AS-117-073) (QTH Okayama) over the past weekend. QSL to their home callsign either direct or via the JARL bureau.

Operators JE4TST/4,JE4WIP/4 and JE4QIG/4 were expected to be active from Mutsure Island (AS-117) (QTH Yamaguchi) over the past weekend. QSL to their home callsign either direct or via the JARL bureau.

Operators JA5BEX/5 and JA5BQX/5 were to be active from Ibuki Island (AS-076) (QTH Kagawa) over the past weekend. QSL to their home callsigns either direct or via the JARL bureau.

QSL OY1CT via the CBA or the address on (QRZ.com). Activity was during the IARU HF World Championship Contest as the official station of the Foroyskir Radioamatorar [FRA].

QSL P40HQ via Mario, I2MQP. Activity was during last weekend's IARU Contest. Jacobo (Jacky), P43P, states that since Aruba is celebrating its 50th Carnival this year, they will be printing full color conmemorative QSL cards that are sure to become collector's items. He also mentions that a special P40HQ team T-Shirt and a small surprise sponsored by ACOM will be given to the first Single Op or Multi Single station to work them on 6 bands (SSB, CW or mixed).

The special callsign YT80HQ commemorating 80 years of ham activity in Serbia and Montenegro was active over the past weekend during the IARU HF Championship as a SCG Multiplier. Special YT80HQ QSL cards confirming all contacts will be sent automatically via the bureau. In case you need it, their mail address is:
Savez radioamatera Srbije
Trg republike 3/6
11000 Beograd
Serbia & Montenegro

OE, AUSTRIA (Update to OPDX.667)
It seems Nilay (XYL), TA3YJ, will be joining Berkin, TA3J, to operate from different locations in Austria, and will sign OE(?)/TA3YJ between July 21-23rd. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters (including the WARC bands) on SSB and FM. QSL via her home callsign, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the bureau. SWL QSL cards are OK.

It seems Nilay (XYL), TA3YJ, will be joining Berkin, TA3J, to operate from different locations in the Czech Republic, and will sign OK(?)/TA3YJ between July 23-25th. Look for activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters (including the WARC bands) on SSB and FM. QSL via her home callsign, direct (only SASE and 1 IRC, no green stamps please) or by the bureau. SWL QSL cards are OK.

Look for John, KK9A, to be active as P40A in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. Activity will be from the Iguana Villa

. QSL via WD9DZV.

SI9, SWEDEN (Special Event)
Look for SI9AM to be active now and then, July 17-19th (Open House) on HF CW/SSB. SI9AM is located close to the King Chulalongkorn Memorial in Utanede, Sweden, the largest Thai Pavilion in the world outside Thailand. The radio shack can be rented by worldwide radio amateurs, and it is very popular because of its very attractive callsign. QSL via SM3CVM CBA or via bureau. For more information about this station, please the following Web page at:


David A. Whitaker, BRS 25429, informs OPDX that his brother Mike, G3IGW, became a Silent Key on June 29, 2004, after a short illness. Mike was very well known throughtout the world for his CW transmissions, especially on the LF Bands. Besides being a member of the RSGB for over 50 years, he was a highly respected member of the FOC for his superb operating on the key. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Mike's family and friends.

From July 22nd to August 1st, look for the special callsign LX8LGS (Luxembourg Guides and Scoutes) to be active from an International Scout Camp from Lasauvage (South of Luxembourg). Activity will be on all bands and modes (especially the Scout frequencies). Operators are Tobias/ DL4KBS, Dan/LX1JU, Mike/LX1KQ, Gilles/LX3GR and Philippe/LX2AJ/LX7I. QSL via LX2AJ (by the Bureau or direct). Visit the camp's home page at:

http://4u.lgs.lu -or- http://www.qrz.com/lx8lgs

Look for the following French activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Allied Forces landing in Provence, August 1944. From various locations on Provence landing Coast, the following stations will be active as:

TM3ID - August 7-21st, under Patrick, F4TXE, leading, and also from Cavalaire on August 15-16th. Activity being part of the Official commemoration. QSL via F4TXE, either direct or via the French REF Bureau.

TM6ANV - Activity will take place during the same period (August 7-21st). Also look especially on CW. QSL Manager: Guy, F5MNW, either direct or via the French REF Bureau.

QSL Manager Dennis, PA7FM, informs OPDX that ST2DX has gone QRT on the afternoon of July 9th. Online logs, audio files and some photos are available on the following Web page at:

Dennis states, "The QSL design will go to the printer as soon as possible now....and will try to answer all direct QSLs before the end of August (off course depending on the card delivery from the printer)." He also wants to remind those who still need the Sudan, ST2T is active inbetween work from the same QTH, and in a few weeks LA5PN is expected in Sudan (Who also works for the World Food Program of the UN). His callsign is unknown yet. ST2T was heard on 15 meters over the past week and weekend (in the contest). QSL via S57DX.

Look for Nikos, SV2WT, to be active as SY2004WT now through September 15th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via the Bureau. The SY2004 and SX2004 are two special prefixes that can be used by Greek radio amateurs for the period before and during the Olympic Games in Athens. For more details and information, please visit the Web page at:


Claude, XU7ABN, has been active over the past week on 20/15 meters RTTY. Watch 20 meters between 1830-2230z and after 0600z. On 15 meters, watch after 1000z.

Franz, DK1II (ZL2III), will be active from Port Vila, Vanuatu (IOTA OC-035), from August 6-15th. He plans work mainly on CW on 40-10 meters, depending on propagations. Franz has applied for the callsign, YJ0II, but this is not confirmed yet. Please QSL via DK1II.

Look for Tom, ZP5AZL, to be active as ZP0R in this year's CQWW SSB DX Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W3HNK.

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