The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 735
November 14, 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, W2YR, K3BZ, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4HB, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, K9EL, K9NW, N0VD, W0TT, CO8TW, DD6VSF, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL1HCM, DL5CW, DL6KAC, EC8AUA, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G3SXW, HA0HW, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI5RPT, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OH5DX, UR5DEM, VA3RJ & ICPO and VE3VHB for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th/November, through Sunday, 13th/November there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH5, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, 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).
Mike, K9NW, will participate in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as 3DA0NW and as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. He will be active from Swaziland between November 20-29th. QSL via K9NW.
5T, MAURITANIA (NEWS/ACTIVITY)
Jean, ON8RA/5T0JL, who is a resident in Nouakchott since last January, reports that there are only three licensed hams in Mauritania. The operators are Nicolas/5T5SN (CW+SSB+EME+VHF), Bernard/5T5BN (SSB only but actually inactive), and himself 5T0JL (99% CW on all bands except 160m; not enough room for a long antenna, and planning to get on PSK soon). Jean states that he is planning an IOTA DXpedition to the Island of Banc d'Arguin (AF-050); now a World Protected Wildlife Reserve, so it's not so easy to get permission, but he still hopes to activate this one (some day). Jean's good friend Hugo, ON6ID, has left Belgium via a 4x4 mobile and has arrived in Mauritania. Hugo is currently signing as 5T0ID/M. He is expected to be active on all HF bands; however, his current activity is mainly on 20/15 meters SSB.
Tibor, HA7TM, will be going to Le Caola, Senegal, on December 15th. He plans to operate from 6W7RV's QTH as 6W/HA7TM for a week. There are radios and several antennas there to use, such as a 3 element mono- bander Yagis for 20/15/10m and a V80 Titanex vertical for 160/80/40m (as well for the WARC bands using a matching box). He will try to do something on RTTY too, but his main operations will be on CW and SSB. QSL via the HA QSL Bureau or to the address on (QRZ.com). An online log will be available after his trip at:
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via NN1N.
Look for Kees, PA5CW, to be active as 9K2/PA5CW between now and November 30th. Activity will be on all the bands on CW. He was heard this past week on 40 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign.
9Q, DEM. REP. OF CONGO
Pierre-Luc, F5HRH, will be here between January 15-22nd. He has currently applied for a 9Q callsign and is awaiting for it. He is not sure at this time what kind of equipment he will take. More details/information will be forthcoming.
Dr. Bhagwathi, VU3BPZ, continues to be active from the Antarctica's Maitri Base (WAP IND-03) until the end of March 2006. Activity is mainly on 20 meters SSB between 1700-1830z. His QSL Manager is VU3MKE, his boss at the IAE. VU3MKE's correct address is: Mr. Manoj Kumar Dhaka, Trupati Valley No 7, D-Lane , Kewal Vihar DEHRADUN, Uttaranchal - 24001, INDIA. The address on QRZ.com is wrong as Mr. Kumar Dhaka has moved from this QTH. VU3BPZ's QSLs are printed and donated by WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program) and have been sent to South Africa to a pilot who was expected to fly to the Novolazarevskaya Base on November 10th. QSLs will be forward to Bhagwati.
Yuri, UR5DEM, will be active as C6AUR in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Sinle-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign. Yuri informed OPDX that he will be there/active between November 24-27th. Activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. He states that he will be taking a GapTitan antenna and an IC756.
Patrick, F6IRF, will fly here on November 23rd and plans to be active as CN2PD. Look for him to be in the CQ WW CW DX Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via EA7FTR. Visit the following Web page to see a copy of his license at:
Eduardo, CO8LY, will be active in the next CQ WW CW Contest (November 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His QSL Manager is EA7ADH. Also, look for Juan, CO8TW, to be in the contest as Single-Op/ Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via info on (QRZ.com).
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Mauri, OH2BYS, will be active as EA8/OH4NL during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Band (40m)/High- Power entry. QSL via OH2BYS.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operators as Peter/EC8(???), Edu/EC8AUA, Manolo/EA8BYG, Andres/EA8AMY, Paco/EA8AAG and possibly others will be active as ED8CSC from the Saint Christobal Castle in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City. Here are some reference numbers: Grid Locator IL28HB, DME 35.016, DCE GC003, IOTA AF004 and D.I.E. S05. The activity will mainly be on 20/15/10 meters, possibly on 12/17 meters and a little of PSK 31 and RTTY. QSL via EC8AUA, direct or via the URE Bureau. Check out the QSL on (QRZ.com).
FS, SAINT MARTIN
John, K9EL, will be operating as FS/K9EL from November 30th through December 7th. This is a family vacation, so his operating activities will be balanced with beach time. John will be using an FT100 barefoot and vertical antennas for 80-10 meters. No PSK or RTTY. 160m operations are unlikely. QSL to his home callsign. Skeds are OK - see (QRZ.com) for E-mail address. ADDED NOTE FROM JOHN: All QSLs received to date, including bureau cards, from his last FS operation have been answered.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Stefan, DL5XX, will be active as HI9T during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) possibly as a Single-OP/Single-Band or All-Band entry. QSL via KU9C.
John, W2YR, informs OPDX that he will be leaving for Thailand sometime this week. He plans on staying until sometime in late March and will be active using his Thai callsign of HS0ZDJ. John plans to be very active in the CQWW DX CW Contest in a few weeks, and he is preparing for a major effort on 160 and 80 meters. John states, "I am bringing over some low band receive antennas and hopefully, that will enhance my ability to copy some of the distant signals." All QSLs go to his home callsign of W2YR, and he will answer them when he returns home.
AF-032. Members of the Provins ARS will be active as 5H1C from Zanzibar Island, January 24th to February 2nd. Their activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW, SSB and digitals (PSK, RTTY, SSTV ....). Operators mentioned are: Franck/F4AJQ (SSB), Serge/F6AML (CW/SSB), Pascal/F5JSD (CW/SSB Webmaster), John/F5VHQ/0E5TGL (SSB), Bernard/F9IE (CW/SSB), Jean Paul/F8BJI (Digit/SSB), Romain/F8BUI(Digi/SSB/CW), Gerard/F2VX (SSB) and Jean-Marc/F8IXZ (CW). QSL via Franck, F5TVG, by the Bureau or direct to: Franck Savoldi, BP 92, 94223 Charenton Cedex, France. More info on the DXpediton can be found on the Web page at:
EU-047. Sven, DD6VSF, will be active between December 26th and January 3rd, from Norderney Island. He is planning CW activity on 40-10 meters including the WARC bands. QSL via the bureau or direct. For further information, visit the following Web page at:
See YN4 below.
Operators Rich/W6VX, Jim/N6KZ, Frank/N6FH, Skip/KJ6Y, Don/N6IC, Dick/W8DX and Jay/WB9AWX to be active from Santa Catalina Island (USI CA-016S, Los Angeles County, California), December 2-5th. They will operate from "Two Harbors" on Santa Catalina Island. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, the WARC bands included, with 100 watt rigs and beams. QSL via the individual operator's home callsign.
Operators Andy/DL5CW, YL Marina/DL5DYL and Andi/DL9USA will be active as J79CW, J79DYL and J79AG, respectively, from Dominica (NA-101) between November 18th and December 5th. Andy informs OPDX that their activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). Look for them outside of the contest on the HF Bands, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via operator's instructions.
Operators Toru/JI5USJ and Makoto/JI5RPT plan to operate as JD1BLX and JD1BLY from Chichijima Island (JD1-Ogasawara), between February 19-28th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters and satellite (VO-52, FO-29) CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Their focus will be on the low bands and CW. QSL via their home callsigns, by the bureau or direct. More information is available at:
Mike/KH6ND and Kimo/KH7U continue to be active on Palmyra until November 19th. Listen for KH6ND/5 on CW/RTTY (QSL via K2PF) and for KH7U/5 on SSB (QSL via AH6NF).
Remember to look for Seppo/OH1VR and Juhani/OH3SR to be active as KH6/AE6PP and KH6/OH3SR this week between November 15-19th. Activity will be on all bands, SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL direct only to their home callsigns.
Operators Marcus/DL1EKC, Jorgen/DL4SDW, Ralf/DL5SEJ, Bernd/DL8SCG and Philippe/LX2AJ will be active as LX7I in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LX2AJ.
Daniel/DL5YWM and Eric/W0TT will operate from the Radio Club Peruno in Lima, from November 20-28th. Callsigns will most likely be OA4/DL5YWM and OA4/W0TT. Additionally, they plan to operate all bands in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest. QSL via their home callsigns.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Two Finnish operators will be active from here during the CQ WW DX CW Contest. Look for Juha, OH1JT, to be active as OH0Z as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. Also, look for Ari, OH5DX, to be active as OH0M as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL OH0Z via W0MM and OH0M via OH1MM.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
CURRENT NOMINEES FOR TOP 5 QSL MANAGER. John, K1XN, from the GoList has announced that nominations have begun to come in and here is the latest list (as of November 7th): DJ2MX, DL9ZB, DL7AFS, EA4KB, EA5KB, EA7FTR, F6AJA, G3SWH, G3SXW, G3SXX, G3TXF, HB9BOU, IT9DAA, IT9YRE, IZ8CCW, IZ8CGS, IZ8FWN, JE1LET, K1BV, K2PF, K3PD, K8LEE, KB6NAN, KU9C, LU4DXU, M5AAV, N1WON, N2OO, N4AA, N4XP, N5FTR, N6RT, ON5NT, PA3GIO, RU6FZ, RZ3EC, VE3XN, VK9NS, W2GHK, W3HNK, W5UE, WA3HUP, WA4JTG, WA4WTG, WV7Y and YB9BU.
Those who have been waiting for CW5R QSL (SA-039) to show up, you may be happy to know that the CW5R logs are now on LOTW. This should make a few people happy. Doesn't help for the IOTA chasers, of course, but maybe one day the cards will come through.
Carl, N4AA, from QRZ-DX, reports that the present KH6ND/5 on Palmyra goes to K2PF. The KH6ND/KH5 2000 operation still goes to K4TSJ. However, any KH6ND/5 received for this current operation at K4TSJ "will be forwarded without hesitation, no need to resend."
NEED A QSL MANAGER. Petr, OK1DOT, is willing to offer his services as QSL Manager. He states, "I provide all QSL printing and cards to stations I manage at no charge. Paper logs are OK. Electronic logs are preferred. Please contact me if you are interested, and we can then work out any other details." Contact Petr at: firstname.lastname@example.org More info is available at:
CURRENT QSLS BEING REJECTED BY THE DXCC DESK (Due to "No Documentation Received"): TT8PK (April 2004), EZ4XX (October 2004), 9Q0AR (February 2005) and HZ1YB (March 2005).
TI5N QSL ROUTE. John, K1XN, from the GoList, advises: "Please be aware that the 2005 October operation at TI5N, QSL requests MUST goto N8JE and not to W3HNK. Joe is getting flooded with requests to confirm contacts for this period and HE CAN NOT, HE DOES NOT HAVE THE LOGS. Please pass this information to all your friends and reflectors to help Joe out..... Thanks".
R1MV, MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ ISLAND (MVI)
Look for a multi-national team to be active from here starting November 15th and lasting through November 28th. Activity will include an entry in the CQ WW CW DX Contest. They will have equipment for 160-10 meters and 2 meters scatter. There will not be any 6 meters operations as their license does not include 50 MHz. Modes of activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. PLEASE NOTE: The first week, between November 15-20th, look for activity on VHF/UHF and satellites. The team of operators will use two different callsigns there. For activity before the contest they will use R1MVW. For the first time ever the team will activate MVI during the CQWW DX CW Contest, and they will operate as R1MVC as a Multi-Multi entry. Team members mentioned are: DL3DXX, DL5LYM, IW9BBX, LA8AJA, LA9VDA, OH5LID, OH5NE, RA1AR, RA2FW, RA6LBS, RK3FA, RN9XA, RU1AS, RV1CC, RV1AC, RV2FW/1 (team leader), RX1CQ, RX1AX, UA2FB, UA2FF, UA2FM, UA2FZ and UA9XC. QSL via DK4VW (for direct cards - maildrop) or via the UA2 QSL Bureau. Anyone donating 100 USD will be listed on the QSL card. Also, a special color QSL will be available for anyone donating 5 USD with their QSL card. A Web page and online log will be available at:
R3, EUROPEAN RUSSIA
Operators Andrei/UA3DPX, Helen/RV3ACA, Alex/RL3DX, Yury/RL3FT, Vyacheslav/UA3DK and possibly others will be active as R3R in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL will be sent to all contacts automatically via the bureau.
Member of the Metz Frescaty ARC at the French 128th Air Base (not Airborne) will be on the air as TM50OBA from November 26th to December 10th. Activity is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Base. Activity will be on all bands and modes HF and VHF. Each QSO will be confirmed automatically. The normal QSL route is via the French Bureau to F6KAT ARC.
Gab, HA3JB, will be head here and will be active as SU8BHI between November 22-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW, SSB, SSTV, PSK and RTTY. He will also take part in CQ WW DX CW Contest too. QSL via HA3JB, via the (QRZ.com) address or via the HA QSL Bureau.
Zrinko, VE3ZIK has plans to be active as T9/VE3ZIK in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m - subject to change) entry. QSL via DL3PS, direct or by the bureau.
The VooDoo Contest Group will take part in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as a Multi-Multi entry and they will be signing TZ5A. The group will be active with seven one-kilowatt stations and mono-band antennas. This is their 12th straight year operating from West Africa, and in their sixth different country. They will have ten operators. Before and after the contest, operators will use their own personal callsigns:
AA7A - TZ6NS K5VT - TZ6VT G3PJT - (???) K7WP - TZ6CW G3SXW - TZ5A KC7V - TZ6MF G4BWP - TZ6WP KY7M - TZ6LF G4IRN - TZ6RN N7NG - TZ6NGQSL the contest callsign, TZ5A, via G3SXW. All other callsigns, QSL via the operator's home callsign.
Mike, DL1HCM, will be active as V31TM between November 22-30th. His activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside the contest, Mike will operate on CW and PSK on the low bands and the WARC bands. Visit his Web site at:
Laci, HA0HW, will be in Canada from November 13th to December 15th. He will try to operate as VE3/HA0HW and take part in the CQWW DX CW Contest from VE3NE's QTH. Laci states, "It isn't a 'DXpedition' it is a work-trip (on the job training)." QSL via the HA QSL Bureau or direct to the (QRZ.com) address.
VP2M, MONTSERRAT (Update)
Operators William/W3WH, David/K9UK, Kirby/N7NM, Carl/K9CS and Larry/K3VX will be active in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via N3ZNI. The contest callsign has yet to be determined, but each operator will have their own personal callsign. Larry informs OPDX that the five operators will "concentrate on the WARC bands during the non-contest times. And, being CW nuts, there doesn't seem to be much interest in SSB operations." He also states that the team will arrive late on February 14th and leave early on February 22nd.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Look for Kelly, N0VD, to be operating from here December 3-10th, with an entry in the ARRL 10m Contest as VP5D. Before and after the contest, Kelly will be signing VP5/N0VD with a concentration on the lower bands. A special effort will also be made to activate various digital modes on all bands outside of the 10m contest. QSL both VP5D and VP5/N0VD direct, via the bureau or LoTW.
VR2, HONG KONG
Operator Yoshiyasu, JH4JNG, will be active as VR2JN in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via JN4ASA.
Christian, DL6KAC, informs OPDX that he finally got his licence in Mexico. Look for XE1/DL6KAC to be active until the end of February 2006. Activity (mostly on weekends) will include all bands from 80-10 meters on SSB and PSK31/RTTY. Updates and news can be found on his Web page at:
YN4, NICARAGUA (IOTA Op)
Mike/K9AJ and Bruce/KD6WW plan to operate from the Caribbean Sea Coast North Group (NEW IOTA) from November 16-18th, using the callsign H79W/YN4. QSL via K9AJ, either direct or via the bureau.
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