The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 760
May 29, 2006
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, NC1L, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5RC, W5BOS, K8YSE, K0JGH, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA8AUW/ EC8AUA, F5NQL & UFT, GW0ANA, HA5X, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ5DIY, JI6KVR & JA IOTA News, LA0VDA, M5AAV, OH2BH, PA7FM, TA2RX, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VK4FW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 20th/May, through Saturday, 27th/May there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH5, KH6, KH8, 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, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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).
Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via DJ1CW.
Michael, PA5M, is now active as 4W6AAB until June 2nd. Activity will be limited to his spare time. QSL via PA7FM. For more details and an online log, visit the following Web site at:
Jack, RW3QC, will be active as 5B/NN3AA during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via RW3RN.
Operators Rastislav/OM3BH, Jozef/OM3GI, Jozef/OM3NA, Tibor/ OM3RM and Frantisek/7X0RY will be active as 7W2OM in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL route was not provided. Some of the team will be active until May 30th.
Craig, AH8DX, will be active as 8R1EA during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Look for RTTY activity before and after the contest. QSL via AH8DX.
AM8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operator Valery, RD3AF, will be active as AM8EW during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via RD3AF.
A group from Texas is going to be active with members of the Chinese Radio Sports Association from their club station "B1Z" during the 2006 CQWW SSB Contest. Hopefully more details will be forthcoming.
CQ HALL OF FAME
At the Dayton DX Dinner Banquet on Friday, May 19th, Ralph Fedor, K0IR, and Don Greenbaum, N1DG, were inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame.
At the Dayton Contest Dinner Banquet on Saturday, May 20th, Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Bill Fisher, W4AN (SK), were inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.
OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive a special bulletin (with the complete press release) sent out by Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Amateur Radio, listing all the 2006 inductees to the CQ Hall of Fame and their achievements.
Pertti, OH2PM, will be active as CU2A during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as an All-Bands entry. QSL via OH2BH.
Looks like a new DXCC entity is on the horizon. Montenegrins voted last week to end its union with Serbia. It would appear that Montenegro will probably be added to the DXCC List as a new entity. Stay tuned for more details.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Branch Manager, informs OPDX that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
4W6AAB - Timor-Leste; Current operation effective May 22, 2006
6O0M - Somalia; Operation from April 7-24th, 2006
A6/OD5TX - United Arab Emirates; Operation from October 5th through November 5th, 2005
HN0Z - Iraq; Operation March 27-28th, 2004 Operation May 29-30th, 2004
J5DOT - Guinea-Bissau; Operation from April 25th through May 5th, 2006
S01R - Western Sahara; Operation from April 11-21st, 2006
TT8WL - Chad; November 19th, 1996 through March 8th, 1997
YI9HU - Iraq; Operation from May 18th through June 5th, 2005
YI9NS - Iraq; Operation from January 5th through March 28th, 2006
ZV0F - Fernando de Noronha; Operation from March 30th through April 4th, 2006
DXCC FEES GOING UP! The ARRL DXCC Desk has announced DXCC program fees will rise slightly when a new awards fee schedule goes into effect July 1st. The fee for a basic DXCC application (including certificate and pin for initial applications only, 120 QSO maximum) and for first endorsement applications within a year will increase to $12 for ARRL members and to $22 for foreign nonmembers. Second and subsequent endorsements (120 QSO maximum) within a year will be $22 for ARRL members and $32 for foreign nonmembers. The $10 fee for a basic DXCC application (120-credit maximum) was established in 1990, and the current overall fee schedule has been in effect since 1998.
E51, COOK ISLANDS
Victor, ZK1CG/ZK1USA, reports that as of June 1st, (2006), the ZK1 prefix will change to a new prefix, E51. He will try and be on June 1st with his new callsign E51CG and later with E51USA from South Cooks.
ED8/EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operators EA8RA, EA8AVK, EA8AMY, EC8AUZ, EC8ADW, EC8ADS, EC8AUA/EA8AUW and possibly others will be active as ED8CID and EF8CID in commemoration of "Canary Islands Day" (May 30th). This activity began on May 26th and will end May 30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via the Bureau to EA8AUW.
FS, SAINT MARTIN
Craig, AH8DX, will be active as FS/AH8DX during the CQWW CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Look for RTTY activity before and after the contest. QSL via AH8DX.
HA, HUNGARY (New Changes)
Chris, HA5X, informs OPDX that "Effective May 25th, 2006, amateur radio regulations in Hungary have changed significantly, in many respects breaking with age-long traditions." Key changes that also affect the international HAM community are as follows:
- ECC REC (05)06 on the "CEPT Novice Licence" is implemented. Foreign visitors holding a "CEPT Novice Licence" can now work in Hungary using HA/home call. The CEPT Novice licence grants access to 160m, 80m, 40m, 15m, 10m, 2m, 70cm and 23cm bands with reduced power levels. Please look up rules before operating!IOTA NEWS
- Morse-code is no longer a requirement, VHF licencees can start using HF bands without changing their HG callsigns. A 6 WPM Morse proficiency exam is still necessary to make CW QSOs, unless the CW QSO is between two computers.
- Geographic call area numbers no longer exist in callsigns.
- Callsign rules are simplified, thus allowing for a wider choice of possibilities.
- A new, simplified entry level exam and licence will be introduced for youngsters and seniors later this year.
- Earlier licence levels are consolidated into two: "CEPT Novice" and "CEPT". All existing licencees get more privileges with this change.
EU-020. Bernd, DL8AAV, will be active as SD1B from Gotland (SM1 and WLOTA LH 2969), now through June 5th. QSL via DL8AAV (100% via the bureau).
EU-028. Operators Veronica/IZ5HSW, Roberto/IW5CZU and Silvio/IZ5DIY will be active as IA5/homecall from the Island of Rats (IIA LI-012 and MIA: MI-150), May 27-28th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters. They will try to have two stations on the air.
EU-113. Operators Sotirios/SV1HER, Theodor/SV1GRM and Likourgos/SW1GZL will be active as SY8V from Kythira (Gerico) Island (MIA: MG-062). Activity will be from the north edge of the island from Moudari/Spathi Lighthouse (WLOTA: L-1703, ARLHS: GRE-120, WLH: SV-084) until May 28th. The team will then move to Antikythira Island (MIA: MG-014), and be active between June 2-3rd. Activity will be from the south edge of the island from Apolytares Light- house (WLOTA: L-0298, ARLHS: GRE-040, WLH: SV-011). QSL Manager for both operations is SV1HER.
EU-124. Glyn, GW0ANA, informs OPDX that he will be mounting a small trip to Flatholm Island, June 3rd and 4th. He will be involved in a TV documentary on Marconi. So, he will be going live, calling CQ from Flatholm Island during the filming of the documentary on "Ham Radio". Glyn states, "So if you guys would care to call me it would be most helpfull for the documentary." His callsign on the island will be GW4BRS/P. QSL via GW0ANA.
EU-174. Operators Laci/HA0HW, Tomi/HA4DX and Ivan (Johny)/LZ1PJ will be going to Skala Rachoni (KN20HS), Thassos Island, Greece, starting on May 27th and finishing on June 5th. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters, with operations on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Their callsigns (w/QSL routes) are as follows: J48HW and SV8/HA0HW via HA0HW; by the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com) J48DX and SV8/HA4DX via HA4DX; by the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com) J48PJ and SV8/LZ1PJ via LZ1PJ; by the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com) They will be using a FT-840, IC-706 and TS-450 SAT with several DunaX Gp and dipole antennas with 100w output.
NA-NEW. Lanny, W5BOS, will attempt to activate two new IOTA islands
in Alaska, August 16-22nd. He will activate the following:
1. Coastal Groups (o) Southern Alaska Peninsula Centre (NA238/pr) using the callsign W5BOS/AL0.
2. Coastal Groups (p) Southern Alaska Peninsula East (NA237/pr) using the callsign W5BOS/NL0.
The Fish & Wildlife Service advises, "This is a very remote and storm swept part of the world". These islands are very difficult to land on. Weather will be a major factor. QSL via N6AWD.
NA-144. Operators Terry/W6WTG, Larry/KF6JOQ and Mark/KG6ZBL will be active from Santa Cruz Island (USI CA-012S, Santa Barbara County, California), between June 9-11th. They will be using the special callsign W6C. Activity will be on 14260 kHz (+/-), 50.130 MHz (+/-) and also 144.210 MHz SSB. QSL via N2OWL. More information is available at: http://www.w6wtg.com
OC-270. Kardi, YB1TC, and a team of operators from the YE7P operation are planning to operate as YE6P from Simeulue Island between now and May 29th. QSL via YB1TC, direct preferred, bureau ok.
KH5, PALMYRA ISLAND
Mike, KH6ND, will be active as KH6ND/KH5 during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/High- Power entry. QSL via K2PF.
OH0, ALAND ISLANDS
Phil, N6ZZ, will be active as OH0ZZ for the CQ WPX Contest. He will be accompanied by OH2BH (OH0B) and OH2MM (OH0E), and they can be found on WARC bands. QSL OH0ZZ via N6ZZ.
OY, FAROE ISLANDS
Operators Wim/PA2AM, Steve/PA2A, Hans/PAOVHA and Martin/PA2VMA will be on a holiday trip to Eysturoy, Faroe Islands (EU-018) between May 29th and June 8th. Look for them to be signing OY/homecall. Activity will be on all bands, CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL all callsigns direct to PA0VHA (QRZ.com). Further information can be found at:
Andy, AE6Y, will be active as P49Y in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via AE6Y.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Members of the Caribbean Contesting Consortium (CCC) will activate Signal Point Station on Curacao. Operators Marty/W1MD, Scott/W4PA, Helmut/DF7ZS, Steve/N8BJQ and Geoff/W0CG will be active as PJ2T during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry (or possibly a Multi-2; if the team increases). QSL via N9AG.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Jim, WI9WI, will be active as PJ2T from Signal Point Station on Curacao during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via N9AG.
PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Look for Glen, K0JGH, to be active as PJ4/K0JGH from Bonaire, May 31st to June 8th. He will be there with his XYL Pamela, N0ICF. Glen will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on a casual schedule. QSL via his home callsign K0JGH.
PW5/PT5, BRAZIL (WRTC2006 News)
Atilano, PY5EG, from the WRTC2006 Steering Committee, reports that ANATEL (AGÊNCIA NACIONAL DE TELECOMUNICAÇÕES, their Telecom National Governmental Authority) has approved the allocation of special callsigns to be officially used by the teams during the WRTC2006 next July 2006. The callsigns approved are: PW5A to PW5Z and PT5A to PT5Z. Accordingly, by the rules, the process to assign the stations will be by a lottery the Friday prior to the contest. The callsigns will be given to the teams at the station before the contest.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Graham, M5AAV, informs OPDX that effective immediately he is now the QSL Manager for 9M6XRO. This is the new callsign of John, 9M6/G3OOK.
Trond, LA9VDA, informs OPDX that he is the QSL Manager for LA3Z and LN3Z.
The Texas DX Society (TDXS) and friends will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the "Great Armadillo Run of 1986" with special event station K7A. The operation and reunion will be held in Virginia City, Nevada (Storey County), at the QTH of K5RC. Operations will be over the Field Day weekend, June 24-25th. From 1983 through 1985, TDXS sponsored "Armadillo Runs" which, over three years, activated every county in the 5th call area. In 1986, they celebrated the Texas Sesquicentennial by sponsoring the Great Armadillo Run of 1986, where they attempted to activate every county in the USA over two weekends. See the story in April's 1986 QST and CQ Magazines. They also created and activated "Armadillo County, Texas", during the Sesquicentennial celebration, which is now a deleted county. Twenty years later, over 50 of the participants, friends and supporters are gathering at the K5RC Ranch to commemorate the event and operate K7A during Field Day. QSL via W7RN. For details, visit the Web page at:
Bekir, TA2RX, will be running a special event station with the callsign TC150HP, between May 30th and June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Turkish railways and the 100th anniversary of Haydar Pasha train station. Operating frequencies will be mainly 40/20 meters SSB. However, he will try to give the other bands a try too. Bekir states,
"I expect to operate mainly after 1400z, until I get tired or XYL starts shouting on the phone, whichever is earlier ;-) However, don't expect me to run the station each and everyday. This station, hopefully, will be part of a Turkish Railways award, details of which to be announced later."SV9, CRETE
Gerry, IZ1DSH, will be active as TK/IZ1DSH from Porto Vecchio, August 3-15th. Activity will be on 40/20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign by the ARI Bureau.
VI9, NORFOLK ISLAND
The VI9NI team is now up and active until June 21st. A press release by Bill Horner, VK4FW, states that there have been major problems with gail force winds since their arrival. However, all operators are in good health, and they do have up all the antennas. Bill also mentions that their InterNet connection there has failed them on at least 50 times. They hope to change things there to improve access/connection. He asks that no one bothers to send them E-mails at this time. For more details, visit the follwoing Web page at:
Csaba, HA3LN, will active as VK4ADF during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign.
WH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Operator JP1JFG and others will be active as WH0W from Northen Mariana during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via JP1JFG, not KH0 address.
ZC4, UK SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS
Griff, G0OAB, is planning to be active as ZC4DG between May 27-31st. QSL via his home callsign.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Terry/N6CW and John/K6AM have been active the past week as ZF2AM and ZF2BU, respectively. The two operators will end their activity with a Multi-Single entry in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as ZF1A. QSL via W5ASP, direct, the W5 bureau or LoTW. QSL ZF2AM via K6AM, direct, W6 bureau or LoTW. QSL ZF2BU via N6CW, direct or the W6 bureau.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Jim, W4JO, and his 13-year-old son Mike, K4MBO, will be active as ZF2JO and ZF2MO, respectively, between May 26th and June 2nd. QSL ZF2MO via K4MBO, and ZF2JO via W4YCH
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To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: CQ News: 2006 Hall of Fame Inductees Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 11:24:32 -0500 MIME-Version: 1.0 ------------ CQ Communications, Inc. / 25 Newbridge Rd. / Hicksville, NY 11801 / Phone: (516) 681-2922 / Fax: (516-681-2926) / e-mail: email@example.com NEWS RELEASE For more information, contact: Richard Moseson (W2VU) Editor, CQ Amateur Radio (516) 681-2922 / firstname.lastname@example.org EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Saturday, May 20, 2006 CQ Announces Hall of Fame Inductees for 2006 (Dayton, Ohio - May 20, 2006) -- CQ Amateur Radio magazine today announced this year’s inductees into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and the CQ Contest Hall of Fame. There are 21 inductees into the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame and two new members each of the DX Hall of Fame and the Contest Hall of Fame. CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals who: 1) Whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and/or 2) As licensed amateurs, have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. This year's inductees are, in alphabetical order: Bell, Art, W6OBB Syndicated radio talk show host, regularly promotes ham radio in his broadcasts. Burdine, Walt, W8ZCV Former CQ Novice editor (1955-57, 1962-66); “elmered” thousands of new hams. Cossiga, Francesco, I0FCG - former President of Italy. Cushman, Les, W1BX Founder, Cushcraft Antennas. Dorhoffer, Alan, K2EEK Editor, CQ, 1976-1999. England, Tony, W0ORE Second ham to operate from space. Ensor, Marshall, W9BSP Helped track down German “Wolf Pack” submarines during WWII by refining radio direction-finding (RDF) techniques; taught code and theory to thousands of future hams via nightly “radio by radio” course over the air, 1929-1939. Evans, Clif, K6BX Inspired sub-hobby of certificate-chasing; founded Certificate Hunters’ Club (CHC) and developed the USA Counties Award with CQ magazine. Fessenden, Reginald, VP9F Father of radiotelephony; 2006 marks the centennial of the first wireless voice broadcasts. Hulse, Russell A., ex-WB2LAV shared 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics with Joe Taylor, K1JT (inducted 2001), for discovery of binary pulsars. Johnson, Edgar F., 9ALD Founder, E.F. Johnson Co., major manufacturer of ham equipment in 1950s and 60s. Kaul, Alan, W6RCL Producer, NBC Nightly News; has covered many of the major news stories of the past 25 years; longtime contributor to amateur radio promotional videos. Koerner, Wolfram “Felix,” DL1CU Major player in rebirth of amateur radio in Germany after World War II; co-founder, DARC; first Editor & Publisher, DL-CQ magazine; later Editor & Publisher, independent QRV magazine. Prasad, Bharathi, VU2RBI Organized and coordinated Andaman Islands DXpedition in 2004 that turned into massive emergency communications effort in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Reeves, Hazard “Buzz,” K2GL Founder, Reeves Soundcraft, one of the major manufacturers of magnetic recording tape for many years; President, Cinerama; developed method of affixing strip of magnetic oxide to movie film, making it possible to record pictures and sound simultaneously on one piece of film. (Best known in ham radio as a major contester, 1st inductee into CQ Contest Hall of Fame, 1986). Rogers, Glynn “Buck,” K4ABT Former CQ Packet Editor, helped popularize packet radio, packet networking and amateur radio digital communications. Rutan, Dick, KB6LQS Aviation pioneer; completed first non-stop, non- refueled flight around the world aboard “Voyager” in 1986. Sando, Louisa B., W5RZJ Longtime CQ YL Editor and proponent of women's involvement in amateur radio; also wife/widow of Clinton B. DeSoto, W1CBD (inducted 2001). Spenceley, Dick, KV4AA CQ DX Editor, 1952-57, provided first DX contact for thousands of hams from his station in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sterman, Terry, W9DIA Founder, Amateur Electronic Supply. Trossman, Arne, W2DTJ Former CQ Editor, helped develop Cosmophone, early amateur SSB transceiver. CQ DX Hall of Fame There are two new inductees this year into the CQ DX Hall of Fame: Ralph Fedor, K0IR, has been a driving force behind every recent major DXpedition to the Antarctic region, including VP8SSI, VK0IR, 3Y0PI and this year's 3Y0X. Donald Greenbaum, N1DG (and previously WB2DND), is one of those "behind the scenes" people who help the DXing hobby in a variety of ways. As an executive of Commodore Computers in the 1980s, he helped bring computers into amateur radio. He also wrote one of the first popular logging programs, WB2DND Log Data Base, and has developed websites or served as webmaster for several major DXpeditions. CQ Contest Hall of Fame The CQ Contest Hall of Fame inducts two new members this year as well: Tim Duffy, K3LR, regularly hosts many visiting operators at his contest "superstation" in western Pennsylvania. In addition, he was moderator of the Dayton Contesting Forum from 1980 through 1990, and has been moderator of the Dayton Antenna Forum from 1980 to the present. Tim is also the founder and host of the Dayton Contest Dinner, a member of the CQ Contest Committee and a regular competitor in the World Radio Team Championships (WRTC). William Fisher, W4AN (SK), helped make the internet an integral part of ham radio, and of contesting in particular, as co-founder of both contesting.com - the premier contesting website - and e-ham.net, one of the major off-air gathering places for hams to exchange news and views on a variety of topics. Bill provided space at no charge for those sites, and many other ham-related websites, on his network of web servers. Bill also helped develop software for remotely controlling a ham station via the internet. CQ DX and Contest Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the respective DX and Contest dinners in Dayton.