The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 717
July 11, 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, N1QAE, N2OO, N2YO, K3LR, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K8YSE, WT8C, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JT1CD, LA9VDA, LU4BR, LU5FF, OH2BH, PG7V, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3NQK, VK3DYL and VK4AN for the following DX information.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR
Due to some late and special IARU Contest announcements, the bulletin was released earlier than normal this week (Friday, July 8th) to accommodate the operators and keep the subscribers up-to-date.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 1st/July, through Friday, 8th/July there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/m, JD/o, 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, R1FJ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, 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).
3V8, TUNISIA (IOTA Op)
Some members of The Canary Islands DX Society (EC8ADU, EC4DX, EC8AUA) and some Tunisian operators have announced that they will be active from Djerba Island (AF-038). Activity will be on the WARC bands and on SSB/PSK31/RTTY between July 26-29th. They will also be active on SSB during the IOTA Contest July 30-31st. QSL via the Bureau to Javi, EC4DX; more infomation is available on (QRZ.com). Visit the DXpedition's Web site at:
9M4, EAST MALAYSIA
Operators 9M6US and 9M6MU will activate the official IARU HQ station 9M4SHQ for Malaysia for the IARU Contest. Please note that this station will be located at the Hill View Gardens Amateur Radio Club station in Sabah. QSL 9M4SHQ via N2OO.
Alex, HB9FBO, will be active as A35BO from October 24th to December 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands, and on CW/SSB/PSK31. QSL via info on (QRZ.com). Look for a A35BO Web page in the coming weeks.
CY9SS, ST. PAUL ISLAND
The CY9SS DXpedition on St. Paul Island went QRT on Wednesday, July 6th.
DX SUMMIT AND THE FINNISH TREASURE HUNT (OH2W, OH4W, OH5W, OH6W, OH7W,
OH8W and OH9W)
Martti, OH2BH, reports: "The Elisa Radio Club of Finland is managing the original world-renowned DX Summit, and you may have noticed that their heading includes the callsign of the group who operates the DX Cluster 'OH9W'. This coming weekend marks another interesting event when the DX Cluster will be employed to support the WRTC-2006 (World Radiosport Team Championship) OH qualifying run for 24 hours during the CW/SSB IARU Radiosport Contest that is sure to penetrate the bands. OH9W along with six (6) other W (Whiskey) callsigns will compete with low-power stations to capture the honors for Finnish team captain of the 2006 WRTC event. You are invited to try to log these seven stations by following this DX Summit link:
FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA
OPDX was informed that Guy, FR5ZL, will be active here as FW5ZL between July 13th and August 13th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15 meters CW/SSB, and possibly RTTY and PSK31. QSL direct to FR5ZL (NO QSLs via the French Bureau).
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Members of the Lomadeltoro Contest Team will be active as HI3CCP in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. Operators mentioned are: HI3CCP, HI3TEJ, HI3NR and HI8ROX. QSL via ON4IQ.
Also, members of the Lomadeltoro Contest Team (operators not provided) will be active as HI3A in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via AD4Z. Visi the Lomadeltoro Contest Team's Web page at:
INTERESTING PRESS RELEASE OF THE WEEK (New DXCC Entity?)
OPDX received a press release from Eddie DeYoung, VK4AN, titled "ROYAL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY (RARS) of the HUTT RIVER PROVINCE PRINCIPALITY". The press release states:
"We are a small country, located on the Australian continent, just north of Geraldton, Western Australia. We just celebrated 35 years of Independence from Australia and have received recognition from a UN-member country! Due to recent events, we are now ready to commence radio transmissions! Firstly, we established the Ministry of Communications, a Communications Act was decreed, Radio Regulations were formulated using the IARU Regulations as a guideline, and a body to represent Amateur Radio in the Principality was created, to be known as the Royal Amateur Radio Society. The RARS came into being 01 July 2005.
We have just applied for membership in the ITU/IARU-R3, and once a provisional prefix is granted by the ITU, we will qualify for new country status for DXCC purposes. We believe that we have submitted all the documentation that should be required. Once we have 'New Country' status, it is anticipated that a large number of DXers/Contesters will be eager to operate from here. The prefix block 'H5A~Z' has been applied for, and will be used (unofficially) until ratified by the ITU.
We have a club-station room available at the main Government building, and acres of land for an antenna farm 'but' we do not have any equipment or antennas to offer visiting Hams as yet. We are asking the international DX community for help as we are an emerging country, and, as can be expected, funds are scarce to purchase equipment for the Club station. You and your group can help in several ways: by joining RARS; donate or sell radio items surplus to your needs at minimal cost; donation of funds. All donations of equipment and funds will be acknowledged by a personal letter of thanks from the RARS and our Sovereign, HRH Prince Leonard! Items can be sent direct to Hutt River Province, or to me for checking and any refurbishment. I am planning to return to Hutt River Province in a few months, and can take what we have and set it up to begin operations. DXpedition groups will be very welcome, but, will need to make a reservation, as we expect a 'flood' of hams wanting to use the club facilities in the first year that we have DXCC country status. 'Self contained' groups are welcome anytime. For information about the Hutt River Province Principality; an insight into our 35-year history of independence and photos of the Principality, please visit
http://www.hutt-river-province.comAn application for membership, citizenship, more information, or reply on other matters, can be had by contacting me at: email@example.comYours in amateur radio,
Eddie DeYoung H50A~VK4AN~VK6CC
Director-General - Ministry of Communications & temporary RARS "Secretary of Everything"
VK QTH: 17~19 Ross St, Maryborough, QLD 4650 Australia
H5 QTH: Government Offices, Nain, Hutt River Province, via Northampton, WA 6535 Australia"
AF-004. Peter, PC2A, will be active as EA8/PC2A from Lanzarote Island (DIE S-007) until July 14th. Activity may be limited because this is a holiday trip with a K2-100 and dipole antennas. QSL via PC2A, direct or by the bureau. Visit the following Web page for more information at: http://www.pi4cc.nl/personal/pc2a/ea8/
AS-079. Tack, JE1RXJ, will sign homecall/6 from Miyako Island (JIIA AS-079-055), Okinawa Pref, August 3-7th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
AS-147. Sasi/JA1KJW, Yama/JJ1JGI, Akira/JK1EBA, Mitsu/7N4AGB will be active as homecall/8 from Rebun Island (JIIA AS-147-006), Hokkaido Coastal Island, July 15-18th. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-037. Kent, SM0ELV, will be active as SM0ELV/7 from Ido Island in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Activity will be on both CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-038. JanJaap/PG7V and Jack/PD2JVE will be active from Texel Island with the special callsign PC6IOTA from July 27th to August 3rd. Their main activity will be participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Activity before and after the contest will be on all HF bands on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK, and 6 meters, 2 meters and 70 centimeters. QSL via PG7V. More info about the operation can be found on: http://www.pg7v.net/pc6iota
EU-055. Members of the QLF DX Team (LA6Q), will be active from Utsira Lighthouse NOR-262 on the Island of Utsira, July 20-24th. This IOTA group is #6 on the Most Wanted list for EU. Operators mentioned are: LA5UKA/Bjorn, LA8AJA/Andy and LA9VDA/Tony. Activity will be on 80-17 meters, CW, SSB some RTTY. QSL via LA9VDA.
EU-130. Bodo, DL3OCH, will be active as IV3/DL3OCH from Grado Island (IIA GO-001 and MIA MI-039), July 28th to August 1st. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW only. Bodo will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-132. Operators Zick/SP3BJK and Przemek/SQ3RX will be active from Wolin Island (SPIA SZ-002 for the Polish Islands Award) between July 22nd and August 2nd. They will sign homecall/1. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW and SSB, and an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL via SQ3RX, direct or by the bureau.
SA-055. Roberto, LU4BR, President of Radio Club Argentino, informs OPDX that his members will activate Martin Garcia Island using the callsign LR4D from July 28-31st. Their schedule will be as follows:July 28-29th: HF bands, mainly CW/RTTYQSL via LU4AA, both direct or by the bureau.
July 30-31st: Entry in the 2005 IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op.
From the HQ station of the MRSF, look for JT3T to partipicate in the IARU World Championships from the border town of Zamyn-Uud. QSL direct to JT1CH: P.O. Box 421, Ulaanbaatar-38, MONGOLIA.
Look for Dov, 4Z4DX, to be active as 4Z4DX/LH from the Jaffa Lighthouse (ARLHS ISR-005), August 20-21st. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com), or eQSL. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
Gordon, VE3RGG, will be operating from Cabot Head Lighthouse (CAN-067) the first week of August. He will be living there for the week and be an entry in the Lighthouse/Lightship Contest (August 6-7th). Cabot Head Lighthouse is located on the Bruce Peninsula, South of Tobermory, on Georgian Bay. QSL via his home callsign, direct, IRC or Canadian postage.
Look for LR2F to be active during the IARU Contest this weekend as a Multi-Single CW/SSB entry. Before the competition the operators will activate the station on different bands putting an emphasis on 160m. The operators mentioned are: LU2FA, LW7DX, LW9DA, LU5CW, LU1FZR, LU4FPZ and LU5FF. To request sked for QSOs before the competition, send an E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org QSL via LU2FA.
OL200, SLOVAKIA (Special Event)
Look for OL200BA and other special event stations to be active now through December 31st celebrate the "Battle of the Three Emperors" in Austerlitz 200 years ago. More information can be found on the following Web page at:
PA2000, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Look for special event station PA2000N to be active on the air between July 8-23rd. Activity is to celebrate the 2000th anniversary of the City of Nijmegen (also known as Noviomagum).
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Claude, N1QAE (ex-6Y5CC), reports that the 6 meter logs for 6Y5RV have finally arrived. He states, "This is all possible due to the deligence and help from my good friend Wenty, 6Y5IC, in Jamaica. He and I are in the process of inputing the information in the computer. The first batch of QSLs will be going out the the second week of July 2005. I do understand that these 6 meters logs are very important and needed. AS soon as we are finished inputing the information, I will try to get them up on the Web (time permitting). Please be patient. Thank you all for you kind understanding."
OPDX was informed that the A35YL and YJ0YL QSL cards should be mailed out in approximately one month's time. The IOTAs covered during the trip are:YJ0YL - OC-035 (May 2-19th)An Australian postage stamp covering the return, at "Card Only" rate, will be a special issue stamp picturing the 2 YLs, VE7YL and VK3DYL on it. It is planned to have only one run of these special stamps, so they will no doubt become collector's items! Note: This stamp can not be used with 2 cards in the one envelope.
A35YL - OC-049 (May 23-29th)
- OC-064 (May 30th to June 7th - a fairly rare IOTA).
Goran, YZ1SG/YT2A, has announced that the logs for TA0/YZ1SG (AS-098) and TA4/YZ1SG (Bodrum) are now on:
http://dx.qsl.net/logs/index.htmlQSLs will be printed very soon. QSL via YZ1SG, by the bureau or direct: Goran Savic, Zlatiborska 59, 31310 Cajetina, Serbia & Montenegro.
The VooDoo Contest Group will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) this year signing TZ5A. As usual, they will be a Multi- Multi entry with seven 1 KW stations and mono-band antennas. QSL TZ5A via G3SXW. Individual licences have been issued to the team members as follows:AA7A - TZ6NS K7WP - TZ6CW G3SXW - TZ5A KC7V - TZ6MF G4BWP - TZ6WP KY7M - TZ6LF G4IRN - TZ6RN N7NG TZ6NGG3PJT and K5VT will also join the operators of the TZ5A contest group. QSL personal TZ callsigns will be used outside the contest. More details are forthcoming.
W1AW/5 AND NU1AW/3 HQ MULTIPLIERS FOR IARU
Tim Duffy, K3LR, sent out the following press release: "The two USA Headquarters (HQ) multipliers for the 2005 IARU HF World Championship contest will be very active on all HF bands and modes this coming weekend. The ARRL HQ station, W1AW, will be portable five in Arkansas with multi multi contest station, K5GO as the flagship host station. The IARU HQ station, NU1AW, will be portable three with multi multi contest station K3LR as the flagship host station.
QSL to the W1AW and NU1AW addresses as listed on (QRZ.com)
Experienced contestmen from several states will man the radios for the 24 hours contest period.
W1AW/5 will be staffed with 12 CW and 15 SSB operators.
NU1AW/3 will be staffed with 6 CW and 6 SSB operators."
WP3, PUERTO RICO
Alfredo, WP3C, will be active in this year's CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via W3HNK. Visit his Web site at:
Ilian, YI9LZ, in Ad Diwaniyah, will participate in the IARU HF World Championship 2005 (1200z, July 9th to 1200z, July 10th) as his work duties dictate. QSL via LZ1ZF.
The Romanian headquarter station will be active in the 2005 IARU HF World Championship as YR0HQ. A free award (YR0HQ 2005 AWARD) is issued for those who work this callsign during this contest. Details are available at:
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