OPDX Bulletin 710 May 16, 2005

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 710
BID: $OPDX.710
May 16, 2005
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, N1WON, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4WX, K5LBU, K5OLE, K8YSE, NJ9K, CT1END, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA5KY, EC8ADU, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F8DQZ, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OK1DOT, PA7FM, UT2UZ, UT3UZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VA7DP, ZS6WLC and ARRL Web page for the following DX information.

Because I will be attending the Dayton HamVention, I can not guarantee that there will be a bulletin next week. If it does happen, it will probably be late Monday. Please, continue to send your information (you never know!). Hope to see you at the NODXA Hospitality Suite (see below).

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/May, through Sunday, 15th/May there were 217 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, 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, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).

3DA, SWAZILAND (Update/More!)
Frosty, K5LBU, reports that he has received word they have been issued their callsigns in Swaziland for July 8-18th. Callsigns are as follows: Wayne/W5KDJ will be 3DA0KDJ, Frosty/K5LBU will still be 3DA0CF and Daniel/ZS6JR will be 3DA0JR. They will be on all the bands that are open from 160-6 meters. They will also try to do RTTY and PSK. Frosty states, "Will have a A4S with 40 meter kit at about 50 feet a 2 element 12-17 meter beam above that along with a very good vertical for 160-80-40 meters along with some beverages for receiving. Will have a 6 element m2 6 meter beam up at 50 feet also." He is still hoping that there will be at least 2 other operators to join them so they can do a better job covering the bands. They will be on for the IARU Contest which is July 9-10th and is still hoping to get 3DA5HQ for the contest. There is still time to join the group. Contact Frosty at: frosty1@pdq.net

The following amateur stations will be active from Kiev during 50th EUROVISION SONG CONTEST (May 19-23rd): EM50KIEV, EN50KIEV, EN50UN, EM50UKY, EO50UA. A special award may be issued to those who make three or more QSOs with those special event stations.

Operators Frederick/K9VV, Calvin/K6CT and C6RUM will be active as C6AKU during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via K9VV.

Excerpts From The ARRL Web Page: Card Checking for Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) Awards at Dayton (May 10, 2005): For the first time at the Dayton Hamvention you will be able to have your QSL cards checked for several awards sponsored by the Japan Amateur Radio League! World-renowned DXer Masa Ebisawa, JA1DM, will be present at the ARRL booth to represent JARL and check cards for most of the awards sponsored by JARL. Ebisawa, who will also be inducted into CQ Magazine's DX Hall of Fame at Dayton, is the DXCC program's lead Card Checker for Japan and a past Director of the JARL. The awards that can be applied for at Dayton include: The Asian DX Award (ADXA), The ADXA-Half Award, the famous All Japan Districts Award (AJD), the Worked All Japan Prefectures Award (WAJA), the Japan Century Cities (JCC) Award and the Satellite Fuji Award. Please see the JARL Award Rules site for complete information on these and other JARL awards. The fee for each award is 14 USD, or 12 IRCs. Masa will have the certificates with him at Dayton and will issue them directly to the applicant. For complete announcement, see the ARRL Web page.

The Northern Ohio DX Association (along with Janeen Hire, W8ZET) will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite at this year's Dayton Hamvention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th Club Floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel (old Stouffers) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Look for signs!). All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refreshments will be avaialble. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA.

EF8, CANARY ISLANDS (Lighthouse Activity)
Several members of the Canary Islands DX Ham Society, Edu/EC8AUA, Dunia/EC8ADU and others, will take part in the International Lighthouse Weekend 2005, August 20-21st, from the Old Arinaga Lighthouse and New Arinaga Lighthouse in Gran Canaria Island (AF-004). Look for the following to be active (References numbers are provided):

EF8OAL - Old Arinaga LH, ARLS CAI 062, FEA D2812, and DME 35.002
EF8NAL - New Arinaga LH, ARLS CAI 024, FEA D2812, and DME 35.002

QSL via EC8AUA (address on QRZ.com). It is not necessary to send your QSL via the Bureau (for confirmation). Direct QSLs can be sent via the normal way. Look for more info very soon on the following Web pages:


Members of the Radio Club Tivadar Puskas (HA5KHC) are now active from here until May 21st (See OPDX.705). Their activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands, and now they have received permission to operate on 6 meters. Remember, they will also try to do something on 2 meters. Look for Laci/HA5MA, Pisti/HA5OJ, Ed/HA5BWW and Karl/HA7PC to sign HB0/homecall. QSL via operators' home address or via the HA QSL Bureau.

AS-105. Members of the Pyongtaek DX Club (D90HE) will be active from the Korean Island of Kukhwa, May 20-22nd. Operators Han/DS2GOO, Lee/6K2CEW, Chae/DS5BSX and Young/6K2ABX will be active from Hwaseong City signing as homecall/p and D90HE/2. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB and RTTY. QSL D90HE/2 via DS2GOO, and all others via their home callsigns (direct or by the bureau).

AS-117. Look for JN2TZB/2 to be active from Kaji Island (JIIA AS-117-003) Aichi prefecture, May 22nd. Bands and modes were not provided. QSL to the home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

EU-016. Operators Fredy/DE0MST, Sven/DF9MV, Mathias/DL5MFL, Boro/9A3KB, Daki/9A2WJ and Emir/9A6AA will be active as 9A0CI from Lastovo Island (IOCA CI-051 and MIA MC-196), now through May 21st. Their activity will be from Struga Lighthouse (TWLH 9A-065, ARLHS CRO-148, WLOTA L-0815, ADLL E3544). Look for them on all bands. QSL via DE0MST, direct or by the bureau. ADDED NOTES: During this expedition there is a possibility for an operation from other islands near Lastovo: Prezba (CI-092, MC-317), Bratin (CI-158, MC-043) and Zaklopatica (CI-new, MC-new). Activity, only SSB under operators' personal callsigns. All are counted as EU-016. For more info, go to:


EU-043. Operators Thomas/SM6XMY, Rolf/SM6IQD, Tony/SM7YLT and Rick/ SM6YOU will be active as 8S6KOS from Sydkoster Island, May 20-22nd. QSL via SM6YOU (QRZ.com).

EU-071. Martin/G3ZAY, Dominic/M0BLF, Tim/M0TDG and Tom/M0TJH will be active from the Westman Islands during the RSGB IOTA Contest, July 30-31st. Callsigns were not provided. However, more info is forthcoming.

EU-129. Helmut, DL7VOX, will be active as DL7VOX/p from Usedom Island (GIA O-013), May 16-25th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

EU-129. Operators Jens/DD0VD, Falk/DF3UFW, Klaus/DL8DZL and Joerg/DL2DSL will be active from Usedom Island (GIA O-013), May 20-27th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL to the operators' home callsign, via the bureau.

NA-092. Members of the South Texas DX and Contest Club (STDXCC, W5RTA) will be active from Mustang Island from July 28-30th. STDXCC will operate as K5M from Mustang Island during the 2005 Islands On The Air HF Contest, July 30th and 31st. The callsign W5RTA will active on SSB, CW, and RTTY, on 80-10 meters (the WARC bands included), according to Obie Weathers, N5VYS, the K5M Station Manager. During the contest, K5M operations will be on SSB and CW on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. QSL via W6WF, Lyle Meek, the K5M QSL Manager. The pilot station and network support is Don Hinte, KA5EYH. The K5M operators include K5OLE, KS5V, KC5YKX, W5DK, W5QZT, AC5YK, KB5WT, and N5VYS. Questions regarding K5M during the IOTA Contest should be directed to N5VYS at k5mustang(at)swbell(dot)net. Information about the South Texas DX and Contest Club may found at:

Details of the K5M operation may be found at:

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Correction)
Operators Jose/N4BAA (not Dennis/N4BBA as mentioned in OPDX.709) and Bill/KG4WW will be active before, after and during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). The contest callsign will be KG4SB OR KG4WW. Operation class has not been decided yet. QSL KG4SB via N4BAA and KG4WW via KG4WW.

Activity by a F5LPY/TU8 has been showing up on the DX Clusters. This is not possible. Bernard, F5LPY, has been back in France for about 12 months! This is a PIRATE operation so do not QSL.

Fred, PY2XB, is now active as PY2XB/PY0F. The length of his activity from Fernando de Noronha (SA-03) is not known at this time. He seems to be active mainly on 30/17/12 meters CW. QSL via PY2XB.

Alex, UT3UZ, is the QSL Manager for: EM0U, EM0U/p (Aug. 6-8th, 2004), EM0ITU (Sept. 21-24th, 2004). Station EM0U is the club station of the Ukrainian State Centre of Radio Frequencies and the 6th ITU Centre of Exellence. Alex has a new address: Alex Arbuzov, P.O.Box 7, KIEV-232, 02232, UKRAINE.

NEW QSL MANAGER. Due to the passing of Vance, W5VL, the new QSL Manager for W4A and J6J is N1WON. Both operations took place in 1999. QSL direct only with a SASE please.

QSL TM380 direct (or by the bureau) to F5GNY: Michel Valette, 1 rue des Mimosas, F-31850, Beaupuy, France. Activity is to celebrate the first take-off of the AIRBUS 380 airliner through May 24th. Pictures and video of the first flight are available at:


ZS8MI QSL STATUS. Ludwig, ZS6WLC, reported on May 10th: "Some of you would have received your cards, and some of you have not. I will be getting additional QSL cards tomorrow (as I have run out of cards), and will finalise all outstanding cards. If you have sent your card to the address below, your card has most likely been received and you will get a card back. If you have used the ZS6M post box address, it could have been stolen, so if you have not received a card and used that address, mail a card to the address below. I am sorry about the delay and interruptions, but I am out of E-mail contact quite regularly due to work reasons. Also, I have to mention that my QSL Manager, OM Bushy Roode, ZS6M, ex-ZS6YQ, had a serious stroke 2 weeks ago and is still in a coma in the hospital. I am meeting his son tomorrow and we will have a look to see whether he has outstanding cards as well." The address to be used is: Ludwig Combrinck Ph.D, P.O. BOX 443, Krugersdorp 1740, South Africa.

Look for special event station CQ1M to be active now through May 22nd. Activity is from Portimao, Portugal, to commemorate the 7th Grand Prix Formula 1 of Motonautica (boats engine) for the Championship of the World. Operators are Paulo/CT1ITZ and Manuel/CT1EMO. Operations will be on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB. QSL via CT1ITZ only direct to (QRZ.com).

The Penticton BC Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special event station, VE7KVL, from the Kettle Valley Railroad, May 28-29th (starting each day about 1600z). Operation will be on 20 meters around 14190 kHz, plus or minus. They will also be using IRLP. The operation will take place while the train is traveling on a short piece of the original track left over from the Kettle Valley Railroad line. Return trip takes about an hour and a half. QSL w/SASE to VA7DP.

Claude, HB9CRX, will be active as SV9/F8UFT/p from Kissamos, July 17- 31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, the WARC bands included, CW only. QSL via F6ICG, direct or via the French Bureau.

TI, COSTA RICA (Update and EA8)
Luis, EA5KY, updates OPDX on Tono's, EA9CP, upcoming TI operation from San Jose. His callsign will be TI2/EA9CP. His favorite band is 20 meters (14250), but he will also be on 15 and 10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct or via the bureau. After this operation, Tono will be in EA8-land, June 15-23rd. His callsign is not assigned yet, but it will probably be EA8/EA9CP. QSL via his home callsign, direct or via the bureau.

Philippe "Fil", F4EGS, will once again be active as TT8PK from May 20th to July 20th. He is in N'Djamena City for professional reasons, so his time will be limited. He plans to be on all modes (RTTY, PSK, SSB and may be a little CW) with a FT100D and a vertical MA5V. If you have need for Chad on a band, ask him on the air, and he'll maybe QSY. QSL via F4EGS, direct or by the bureau. ADDED NOTES: It has been reported that Philippe has sent all of his documentation for his past operations from Chad, Togo, Tadjikistan and Gabon, to the ARRL. It was also mentioned that in August, Philippe is expected to be active from Kabul, Afghanistan. More information is forthcoming.

QSL Manager Dennis, PA7FM, provides the following update on the TT8M and TT8AMO operations. Michael, TT8M, is now QRT for about one month and will returned back home for a few weeks off. He will return to Chad around mid-June bringing antennas for 6m and probably also 2m. He will try to do EME on both bands then (JT6M/WSJT), and of course, he will try to catch every sporadic E opening into EU. In the meantime, Pierre, TT8AMO, will still be in Chad and will remain active in his spare time. Since Pierre will probably not be "out in the field" until Michael returns, he should be active about everyday. He will also be able to use Michael's antenna + antenna tuner, so he will be on all bands now. Dennis states, "QSLs for both operations are being designed right now and they will be printed as soon as possible." More information is available on:


Four members of the Florida DXpedition Group, Inc., will be here between October 25th and November 1st for the CQ WW SSB Contest. Participating members are Bill/W4WX (VP2EWX), David/WA4ET (VP2EDP), Cory/N1WON (VP2ECM) and Clarence/W9AAZ (VP2EAZ). Each member will operate a different band during the contest as a Single-Band entry. Look for them on all modes on 160-6 meters before and after the contest. QSL direct to their home callsigns.

Larry, VQ9LA (aka WD0HSP), innforms OPDX that he will be off the island (Diego Garcia) and QRT for 3 months between May 4th and July 25th. He mentions that he really enjoyed all the 30 meters LP CW/RTTY QSOs during the month of April. Larry states, "73 to all and see everyone on the low bands next season."

Look for Nick, UT4UT, to be active as XY4U from Thebyu (aka Sandy) Island (IOTA AS-167), May 20-20nd. Activity is expected to be on, or near, the CW and SSB IOTA frequencies with CW being his main mode. The operation will begin around 1000z, May 20th and end around 0900z, May 22nd. QSL via UT4UT (QRZ.com).

Bob, ex-9V1GO, is now active as YB5AQB. Bob thinks he will be here for at least two years, so 9V-land is effectively over and YB-land is his new QTH. Bob reportedly has not been too active on the low bands for the past few weeks, but that is changing. Bob will have two stations in Indonesia. Look for him on the weekends from Batam and during the week from Jakarta. In Batam, he has a complete station for the low bands which is operational. In Jakarta, his apartment is on the 21st floor and the antennas are being put up for the low bands, and it is not operational yet. He states, "So, during the week, all bands, all modes and not much 160/80 until I get QRO in Jakarta. Weekends when I fly back (1 hour 20 minutes from Jakarta) to Batam, low bands mostly. QSL via OK1DOT, direct only.

Ilian, LZ1CNN, is now active as YI9LZ. His current activity is on 40-10 meters. In about a week, he will be active on the 80 and 160 meter bands. He preferably works on CW, but he will also be on SSB too. He'd like to participate in contests (depending on his duties of course). Ilian will stay there for about 6 months or possibly until the end of the year. QSL via LZ1ZF, by the bureau or direct to: George Vodenicharov, P.O. Box 8, 6000 Stara Zagora, BULGARIA. ADDED NOTE: YI9LZ counts for 3 points for the "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski Award". Details are available on:


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