OPDX 673 August 23, 2004

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 673
BID: $OPDX.673
Auugust 23, 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, N2YO, W2SN, K3GV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, K9RJ, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G3UML, HA0HW, HS0ZDZ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA0SC, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, PA7FM, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK6HZ for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th/August, through Sunday, 22nd/August there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, 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, FR, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/s, ZK3, 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).

Robert, 3B9FR, has been very active on RTTY lately. Watch 15/17/20 meters between 1400-1700z and after 0230z (on 20 meters). He has NO QSL MANAGER. QSL direct to: Robert Felicite, P.O. Box 31, Citronelle, Rodrigues Island, VIA MAURITIUS ISLAND, INDIAN OCEAN.

Look for Joe/AA4NN and Chuck/W4GMY to be active as 3DA0NN and 3DA0CG, respectively, November 17-22nd. They plan to have two separate CW stations active on 160-10 meters including the WARC bands. The duo plan to set up a contest in Mozambique (C9) beginning November 24th in preparation for a Multi-Single entry in the CQ WW CW Contest. The callsign has not yet been assigned. Also, they are interested and looking for two additional CW operators for this contest effort. If interested, please contact: aa4nn@earthlink.net or w4gmy@msn.net

You have less than a week to work Michael, PA5M (aka 9U5M/ST2DX), as 5U7DX from Niamey, Niger. He'll be leaving the country and heading for Mali (TZ) on August 27th. He will only be active in his spare time. Most of his activity has be on 17 and 30 meters CW, but there has been QSNs on 20 meters CW and 17 meters SSB. Watch these bands between 1230-1330z and 1930-0000z. His QSL Manager Dennis, PA7FM, informs OPDX that online logs and all information on Michael can be found on:

Dennis also mentions that for Michael's trip to Mali (and after that Ghana and Benin), the licence is not in hand yet, but they are working on that. QSL via PA7FM. ADDED NOTE: All direct ST2DX QSLs have been answered now, and new requests will be answered as soon as they arrive.

7Q, MALAWI (Update)
Allen, G0IAS, reported to OPDX last week that he was hoping to go down to Malawi before the year's end and be active as 7Q7RM. This week Allen states that he will hopefully be going down to see Ron, 7Q7RM, and has received his Malawi callsign which is 7Q7AH. Also, he reports that Les (original callsign not provide) will be going to Malawi and be active again as 7Q7LA. Les was the first 7Q callsign to be issued with an OFFICIAL licence after 16 years of non OFFICIAL transmission between 1974 and April 19th, 1990. His length of stay is to be around 12 weeks. Allen will provide more info as he gets it.

Operator Abdullah, A61Q, has been quite active over the past couple of weeks on 80/20/17/15/12/10 meters CW. Activity seems to take place at various times during the day. Watch clusters for QSNs. QSL via EA7FTR.

Geza, HA4XG, will operate from Masescha (1350m ASL) as HB0/HA4XG between August 28th and September 4th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB, using 100 watts into a GP antenna. For the first time, he will be on 2 meters with a 8 element Yagi on WSJT and tropo (w/120 watts on VHF). His main activity time will be in the mornings and evenings because this is a family holiday (which comes first). QSL via his home callsign either direct (QRZ.com) or through the HA Bureau.

AS-103. The CTARL DX group lead by Paul, BV4FH, will activate Peng Hu Island from August 27-29th. Callsign will be BV9A and activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via BV4YB.

NA-026. SPECIAL EVENT. The Kings County Repeater Association and The Metropolitan 222 ARS will co-sponsor the activity of KC2RA, a Memorial Station on Governors Island, NY, September 11th. Operations will take place between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM EDT (1500-2000z) on 28340 kHz, 21340 kHz, 14250 kHz and 7250 kHz (+/- QRM); also VHF/UHF if possible.

A group of Latvians will be active as OH0I during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. The operators mentioned are: YL1ZF, YL2KL, YL2LY and YL3CW. QSL via OH3BHL. Also, operator YL2KL will return to be active as OH0I in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Also, QSL via OH3BHL.

Ari, OH5DX, will be active as OH0Z in both CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) and CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH5DX (ex-OH1EH). Also, visit the OH0Z Web page at:


The OQP is next weekend August 28th between 1600-0400z. Join the fun and work many Ohio counties (maybe your editor!). For more details and rules, visit the Web page at:


By the time you read this, John, VK6HZ, who was active as YJ0AHZ from Vanuatu (OC-035) this past week will be QRT. QSL via his home call, VK6HZ.

QSL VI2MI via VK2XNF (See instructions below). The previous callsign was to be VK9MI, but was changed. Activity was from Montague Island during last weekend's International Lighthouse Weekend. Montague Island is located on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 12km off the coast from the town of Narooma. The island is a nature reserve managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The operators for the weekend were: VK2XNF/Neil Fallshaw, VK2CWI/Ken Carey, VK2KEV/ Kevin Purves, and VK2HAK/Justin Rumsey. QSL instructions are:
* Direct, No card - SASE w/info including 1 IRC
* Bureau, No card - E-mail for Bureau card. E-mail address
is: vk2xnf@yahoo.com.au

A group of operators are planning to activate MV Island as R1MVI next weekend betweem August 27-29th. Their expected activity will be on 80-10 meters (160m will depend on their opportunity to install an antenna during the short stay). Operations are expected to be RTTY, PSK31, CW and SSB. Radio equipment mentioned are: FT-1000, FT-990, Acom-1000 and Acom-2000A. Antennas are: фо-3MK4 and G5RV. Station's power is: Honda EM-20 generator. Operators mentioned are: RA3CQ, RA3AMG, UA1CKC, RA1CD, RA1AR and ES4RZ. QSL Manager is RA3AMG.

The Northern Illinois DX Association is pleased to announce the 52nd annual W9DXCC Convention to be held September 17-18th. The 2004 convention will be at a new location, the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village, IL, conveniently located by Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Woodfield Mall and other suburban attractions. Banquet speaker is: John Devoldere, ON4UN. The many forum speakers are: John Battin/K9DX, Jerry Rosalius/WB9Z, Eric Scace/K3NA, Jay Terleski/ WX0B, Scott Robbins/W4PA, Lee Finkel/KY7M and Carl Luetzelschwab/K9LA. The ARRL Forum features Central Division Director Dick Isely/W9GIG, Vice Director Howie Huntington/K9KM, DX Advisory Committee Chairman Jim O'Connell/W9WU, and Membership Service Chairman and Logbook of the World Guru Wayne Mills/N7NG. For the IOTA fans, Mike McGirr/K9AJ, Jim Model/K9PPY, and Gordon Bazsali/WB9EEE will have the latest Island News. There will be prizes! For more complete details, please visit the W9DXCC Web page at:

You can register on-line or request more info via: w9va@aol.com

THE SEANET CONVENTION 2004 - BANGKOK, THAILAND "This year's convention which will be held in the Arnoma Hotel, in the city-centre of Bangkok from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November 2004. The hotel is close to most of the City's attractions, and is within short walking distance of the new Sky Train which links with most important destinations in the City. Some major shopping destinations are within walking distance, such as the World Trade Centre, Pratunam Market, Prantip Plaza, Naripan Plaza, Central Stores, Sogo etc.... All the usual popular SEANET social and sightseeing events will be arranged, plus something new, and of course the SEANET special event radio station HS72B (all bands). We will also organise a CQ WW CW Contest team entry the following weekend from HS0AC (HS72B) Club Station, and suitably licensed members are welcome to join in. More details, including a registration form are available from the Convention Web-site http://www.seanet2004.com, or please contact Ray Gerrard, HS0ZDZ, PO Box 69, Bangkok Airport Post Office, Bangkok 10212, Thailand, E-mail seanet@RAST.or.th for brochures and information. Sawadee Khrap!" -- Mayuree Chotikul, HS1YL, President of RAST (Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King)

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (DXpedition Update)
Longtime English DXer Laurie Margolis, G3UML, is joining the October operation on Lord Howe Island, organized by VK4FW and the Oceania DX Group. A team of Australians, Italians, and now one Englishman, will arrive on Lord Howe on October 9th for a well-equipped two week operation. Full details to follow later. G3UML has been active since 1965 and holds DXCC completed and full 5BWAZ, as well as much contest experience.

George, K3GV, will be active between August 29th and September 12th as K3GV/VY2 from Prince Edward Island (IOTA NA-029, CIA PE-001). Activity will be on 15 and 20 meters around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

Hiro, JA0SC, will be going to the Island of Coloane, and will be there between August 24-31st. He will receive his callsign after his arrival there. Activity will be on the digital modes especially on SSTV. Operating bands are 20-10 meters, using 200 watts and a 2 element HB9CV antenna. QSL to his home callsign (OK at (QRZ.com)).

YO DX HF CONTEST (ed. And I Don't Mean YAO!)
Chip, N2YO, wants to remind everyone that on August 28-29th, to please consider participating in the YO DX HF 2004 Contest (24 hour contest) which is held on the last weekend of August every year. Rules can be found on the following Web page at:

Compatible YO DX HF Contest software is listed here:

Atsu, 5W1SA, must be active again as ZK3SA. Activity was heard on Friday, August 20th, on 40 meters CW and 20 meters SSB. His length of stay is unknown. QSL via JH7OHF.

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