OPDX Bulletin 720 August 1, 2005

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 720
BID: $OPDX.720
August 1, 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, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, N4AA & QRZ DX, AI5P, K8YSE, CT1AXS, CT1EEB, CT1END, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F6EXV, GW0ANA, HA5X, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, IN3VZE, IZ8CCW, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OH5DX, SP2BIK, VA3RJ & ICPO and Scottish HAM Portal for the following DX information.


This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 22nd/July, through Friday, 29th/July there were 201 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, R1MV, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZK1/s, ZL, ZL7, 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).

Elmo/EA5BYP and Vicente/EA5YN announced that they are planning an operation to Pagalu as soon as possible. Complete details have not been released yet, but they are forthcoming. Activity will be CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 160-10 meters. Organizer of the DXpedition is once again "DX Club Tabarca Island". There will also be a new QSL Manager for this operation. Their Web page is currently under construction but can be viewed at:


Eugene/W2LU and Stephen/WA2WVI will be active from here. Their tentative dates are December 1-5th. Their callsigns are not known yet. They plan to focus on 160 and 75 meters SSB; check 1850 and 3795 kHz, listening down 5, between 1600-0600z.

Chris, HA5X, informs OPDX readers:

"6m is not allocated for the amateur radio service in Hungary. Haros Radioclub (HA5HRK) has requested a 30 day experimental 6m licence at the National Communications Authority in Hungary for 25 stations. Aim of the experiment is to test whether interference with television broadcast is managable, and if the band can be opened for amateur radio use before terrestrial TV broadcasting comes to an end. The authority has shown a very positive attitude and invited two other amateur radio organizations to take part in the experiment with their sets of stations. This means that a maximum of 60 licenced HA stations may appear on 50MHz in the period 1-30 August. There will be no major mode restrictions (digi modes also allowed), but a limit of 5W ERP (0dB antennas). As the aim of the experiment is to finally get a permanent okay for 6m activities, and the authorities are watching the activity with their equipment, we hope that all stations will keep to the rules, ie. power restriction. No single QSO is worth the whole future of 6m in Hungary."

Ely, IN3VZE, will be active as 7Q7CE from the southwest shore of Lake Malawi, "Club Makokola", between August 28th and September 16th. Activity will be limited because this is a DX holiday style operation . QSL via IN3VZE, by the bureau or direct to:
Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento, Italy.

Mikhail "Mike", UN8GC, will be active as EX7MW from July 30th to August 5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. He states that he will be operating from "the shore of the beautiful Issyk-Kul Lake in Eastern Kyrgyzstan." Suggested frequencies are:

CW - 3510, 7015, 10105, 14025, 18070, 21025, 28010, 50110 KHz
SSB - 3700, 7070, 14180, 21200, 28500, 50110 KHz
It is also possible for activity on 144200 KHz on CW, SSB and FM. The station equipment includes computer interfaces for digital modes like BPSK, RTTY, JT6M and others. The transceivers included are: IC-756 and IC-706. Mike states, "If you feel like running a SKED, please send SMS at +996-502-654680. It’s worth mentioning that Issyk-Kul is one of the ‘white spots’ on the map of Kyrgyzstan in terms of HAM activity. So don’t loose your chance!" QSL should be directed to the address of UN8GC which you may look up on (QRZ.com).

Kaz/JA2BDR, Jun/JA2EWE and Ken/JA2KRE will be active from Noumea, between August 19-24th. Their callsigns will be FK/homecall. They hope to operate on 80-10 meters, SSB and CW; no RTTY operation. They will use only one transceiver with a 500w linear amplifier. Antennas are: 2 element beam for 17/15/12/10m and wire verticals for 80/40/30/20m. QSL to their home callsigns, direct or the JARL Bureau (good for one year).

JA2BDR - Kazuo Yoshikawa: 4249-4 Shimoebi, Yokkaich, 510-1203 JAPAN
JA2EWE - Junich Matsunaga: 9 Shinmachi, Niiya, Jimokuji, 490-1105 JAPAN
JA2KRE - Kenji Ito: 1457 Yui, Tado, 511-0101 JAPAN

Operator Heinrich, DL2OBF, will be active as GD6IA in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL route: POB 1, Peel, Isle of Man, Britisch Isles.

IOTA NEWS (RGSB IOTA Contest This WEEKEND - July 30-31st)
AF-018. Members of the ARI Cinisello Contest Team will activate Pantelleria Island as IH9/IQ2CJ during the IOTA Contest as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IQ2CJ.

AS-107. Operators E20HHK, E21IZC, HS0GBI, HS1CKC and HS6NDK will be active as E20HHK/p from Si Chang Island, from July 30th to August 1st. Activity will include an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL via E21EIC.

AS-117. Akifumi, JA4FHE, will be active as JA4FHE/4 in the IOTA Contest from Yashiro Island (JIIA AS-117-118), Honsyu Coastal Island, Yamaguchi Pref, July 29th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

AS-117. Yu, JR4QUV, will be active as JR4QUV/4 in the IOTA Contest from Ominase Island, [JIIA AS-117-NEW), Honsyu Coastal Island, Yamaguchi Pref, July 30-31st. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau

AS-169. Activity to Elephanta Island for the IOTA Contest by Basappa, VU2NXM, and a group of newly licenced amateurs has been cancelled due to extremely heavy rains in India.

EU-008. Members of the Scottish-Russian ARS (MM0DGR) and West of Scotland ARS (GM4AGG) will be active from Isle of Mull during the RSGB IOTA Contest. Isle of Mull awards reference numbers are: IOSA NH15 and SCOTIA CN10. The team will operate from 2 positions - CW and SSB. CW position will use GM2Z contest callsign, SSB position will use GM4AGG/p callsign. QSL-cards for contacts should be sent via RSGB QSL-Bureau or direct (QRZ.com). This year's team consists of: Jurij/MM0DFV, John/ GM0WRR, Alan/GM4TOQ, Victor/GM0SDV, Ross/GM7WED and David/ MM3IEB. The camp location will be on the Ross of Mull. The "Ross of Mull" is the name given to the "leg" of land which extends to the south and west of Mull. It stretches from the southern foot of Benmore to Fionnphort in the west and is approximately 20 miles long. The team looks forward to working you from the Island.

EU-041. Look for station IM0X to be active from La Maddalena Island (IIA SS-01) in the IOTA Contest. QSL via IK5EKB, direct or by the bureau.

EU-091. Members of the M.DX.C. and the Salento DX Team A.R.I.(LECCE) will be active as IR7T/p during the IOTA Contest from Isola Grande di Porto Cesareo (LE), (reference numbers: IIA LE-002, and MIA MI-040). Operators mentioned are: Alfredo/IK7JWX, Carlo/IK6CAC (CW), Andrea/IK7YTT, Gilberto/IK7LMX, GianCarlo/ IK7QMJ, Michele/IK7FPX and Enzo/I7PXV (CW) and Marco/IZ7CDE. QSL via IK7JWX, by the bureau or direct.

EU-123. Members of the Crockodile Rock Amateur Group [CRAG] (MM0ROB) will be active from the Isle of Great Cumbrae during the IOTA Contest as GM5C. Operators mentioned are: Bob/GM0DEQ, Robbie/GM0SEI and Jennifer/MM0JJV. QSL via GM0SEI.

EU-124. Glyn, GW0ANA, will be active from Flat Holm Island during the IOTA Contest using the callsign GW8K. After the contest his callsign will be GB5FI. QSL via GW0ANA.

EU-145. Operators CT1AHU/Mor, CT1DRB/David, CT1EEN/Sam, CT1EEQ/Luis, CT1END/Carlos and CT2HCQ/Tiago will use the special callsign CT6C from Culatra Island (DIP AL-001) during the IOTA Contest. Before the contest look for the operators to use their own individual callsigns /p. Activity will be on 80-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY, also 2 and 6 meters. QSL CT6C via CT1EEN (QRZ.com) or via the REP Bureau; all others callsigns via their home callsign, direct or by the REP bureau. After the operation, logs and photos will be on the following Web page at:


EU-150. A Portuguese-Spanish Team (CT1APE, CT1CJJ, CT1EEB, CT1FFU, CT1ILT, CT2GLO, EA1CA, EA1DKV and EA4ST) will be active from Ilha da Insua, July 29-31st, including an entry in the IOTA Contest as CQ2I. Outside the contest, the operators will use their homecalls/p. Activity will be on 3.7 MHz to 1.2 GGz on all modes, but expect CW to be the prefered mode. QSL Managers: CQ2I via CT1ILT. All others to their home callsigns. Logs will also be on LoTW. A Web page is available at:


EU-182. A French-Ukrainian team will be active for the IOTA Contest from the Ankudinov Island in the Delta of the Danube not far from the Romano-Ukrainian border. The callsign will be EM5F. Team consists of: Nicolay/UX0FF, Alexandr/UR5FAV, Vitali/ UR5FGW and Patrick/F6IRF. QSL via UX0FF: NIKOLAY LAVREKA, P.O. BOX 320, IZMAIL , 68609, UKRAINE.

OC-237. Adhi, YC3MM, will be active as YB3ZMI from Madura Island and Sembilangan Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-079) starting 1700z, July 29th. He will participate in the IOTA Contest.

SA-032. Julio, CA8VJG, will be active from Isla Wellington (DICE ICE-802), July 30th to August 3rd, the IOTA Contest included. He does not have much experience handling DX and pile-ups, so please be patient. Look for Julio on 40-10 meters SSB. QSL via CA8VJG (QRZ.com).

SA-046. Ben/PY7VI and Renner/PY7RP will be participating in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as PY7VI/7 from Itamaracá Island. QSL via PY7VI (QRZ.com).

Bill, K4XS, will be active as K4XS/KL7 until August 7th from Attu Island (IOTA NA-064, USI AK-009S, 3rd S. Central District), Alaska. He will be working on Attu, so look for Bill in his spare time, CW only. QSL via his home callsign, direct ONLY (w/SASE). NO bureau QSLs.

Look for radio station SN2NP to be active from the Lighthouse Gdansk - Nowy Port (POL-033), August 18-22nd. QSL direct or by the via SP2BIK.

Operators Marq/CT1BWW and Juanca/EA2RC will be active as PY0/homecall from August 1-14th. Their bands/modes of activity were not provided.

Paul, F6EXV, reports that he is almost up-to-date with replies to direct requests for QSL cards for WH8/F6EXV and WH6/F6EXV. He will now confirm the rest of the log via bureau. Unless you want the card quickly and are not a member of your QSL Bureau, Paul would appreciate if no further direct requests would be sent to him as all contacts will be confirmed. The log can be checked on his Web page at:


Rick, AI5P, reports that all direct QSL cards received for ZK1APX have been answered. Those with multiple cards for the other callsigns from his trip will be answered when he gets the other QSLs. He mentions that the QSLs for the other three callsigns (ZL7/AI5P, A35PX and 5W0HR) have been designed, and the order was placed for printing the week of July 18th. The cards are coming from Europe and normally take 6-8 weeks for him to get them.

Charles, K4VUD, reports that over the past three months, his dear wife and he, have hand written QSL cards and replied to over 5,000 cards that had been back-logged (mostly K4VUD). He states (as July 26th), every single QSL card that has come in to him has been answered via the bureau or direct mail. Callsigns involved are: K4VUD, HS0ZCW, XW1UD, A52UD, 9N1UD, 9N7UD, V26V, AC4TT, KG4FPK and VU3CHE. He thanks everyone for their patience if they were waiting.

S92RI QSLS. All the received direct cards are now answered and in the mail. The team is now working on the bureau cards. QSL via CT1APE.

QSL MANAGER WANTED. The Aland Islands contest station, OH0Z, is looking for a QSL Manager. If interested, please contact Ari, OH5DX, at: oh5dx@sral.fi

Members of the Association Réunionaise des Radio- amateurs (ARRA) will be active as TO0R from Reunion (AF-016) during the RGSB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via FR1GZ.

Eugene/W2LU and Stephen/WA2WVI will be active as ZK2LU. Their tentative dates are November 14-30th. They plan to focus on 160 and 75 meters SSB; check 1850 and 3795 kHz, listening down 5, between 1600-0600z.

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