OPDX Bulletin 764 June 26, 2006

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 764
BID: $OPDX.764
June 26, 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, Associated Press, K1XN & GoList, N2OO, NG3K, W3HNK, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3YY, N4AA & QRZ DX, N7OU, WA7NB, K8YSE, Pete's -DX-Newsdesk, BA4RF, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G7GLW, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA IOTA News, M5AAV, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK4AAR for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 18th-June, through Sunday, 25th-June there were 200 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, 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, JX, JY, K, KH0, 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, PZ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, 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).

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Bob, W3YY, will be in Dubai, from June 27th through July 2nd. He is seeking an opportunity for a guest op operation from an A6 station.

B1/B3/B4/B7, CHINA
The Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA) HQ stations will be on air during the 2006 IARU HF Word Championship, July 8-9th. There were four different special callsigns assigned by CRSA to be active on 160-10 meters. Look for B1HQ (B1Z), B3HQ (B3C), B4HQ (B4R) and B7HQ (B7P). QSL all four callsigns via BA4EG. The CRSA will issue four awards to encourage QSOs with CRSA HQ stations. The following Web link provides more information about the CRSA activity, and awards eligibility and application process (includes application forms):

English Version operation announcement: http://www.crsa.org/2006_BnHQ/e.htm
Chinese Version operation announcement: http://www.crsa.org/2006_BnHQ/c.htm
For CRSA HQ Award application form download (Basic award and Extra award):
http://www.crsa.org/2006_BnHQ/form1.doc
For CRSA HQ SWL Award application form download:
http://www.crsa.org/2006_BnHQ/form2.doc

HS0, THAILAND
Look for Tony, G4UZN, to be active from here for three weeks starting on June 23rd. He hopes that the WARC bands should be available by then and expects to be on the air as HS0ZGH (CW only) as time permits. QSL via home call (QRZ.com).

IOTA NEWS
AS-043. Operators Noboru/JR1WEB, Youichi/JO1IRO and Yasuko/JF1IZM will be active as homecall/1 from Aoga Island (JIIA AS-043-001), from the JA1 South Izu Group between June 30th and July 3rd. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters SSB only. QSL to their home calls, direct or by the bureau.

AS-129. Look for Vange (Wenjun), BD7KLO, to be active from Sanmen Island, July 27-30th. Activity will include an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL via BD7KLO.

EU-011. Members of the Cray Valley Team will activate St. Mary's Island during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). They will travel to St. Mary's on July 26th, and return on August 2nd. Operators mentioned are: G4BUO, G4TSH, G0FDZ, G0VJG, G7GLW and M3CVN. They will operate on the WARC bands and 6m prior to the contest either using their callsigns above /P or the club callsign of G3RCV/P. During the contest they will be active as M8C and after until they leave the Islands under the callsigns above. QSL via G4DFI, the QSL Manager of M8C and the Club callsign.

EU-047. Reinhard, DH6DAO, will be active as DH6DAO/p from Spiekeroog Island between July and August 4th. Activity will include an entry in the IOTA Contest but SSB only. QSL via the Bureau.

EU-049. Marcel/PA9M and George/SV8GXC will be active as SV8/PA9M/p from Chios Island between July 29th and August 10th. Activity will include an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL via PA9M.

EU-059. Remember to look for Gordon, G3USR, to be active as GM3USR/p from St. Kilda (IOSA OL02 and SCOTIA DI23), June 24th to July 6th. His activity will be limited since he is there visiting St. Kilda as part of a National Trust for Scotland working party. He will operate only SSB on 40/20 meters. There is a possibility of some 6 meters. QSL via G3USR (QRZ.com).

EU-068. Operators Danny/ON4ON, Harvey/ON5SY, Andre/ON6CX, Eddy/ON7PO and Pat/ON7PQ will be active as F/ON4ON/p from Ile de Sein during the IOTA Contest. QSL via ON4ON.

EU-077. Operators Gerard/EA4ST, Amadeo/EA1CA, Manuel/EA1HP, Jose/EA1OS, Jesus/EA1DAV, Domingo/EA1DAX, Javier/EA1FDI and Jose/EA1DKV will take part in next IOTA Contest from Sisarga Grande Island as a Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA1CA.

EU-090. Look for Neno (9A5AN), Tami (9A/OM5MF), Rudi (9A/OM3PC) and Lubo (9A/OM5ZW) to be active from Palagruza Island (IOCA CI-084, ACIA IC-901, CIA-33, MIA MC-284), September 2-9th. Activity will also count toward the following lighthouse reference numbers: ARLHS CRO-012, WLH 9A-046, WLOTA LH-0057, CLH-100 and WW Loc. JN82DA. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via the operator's home callsign, direct or through the bureau. More information and a log search is available at:

http://www.palagruza.net/

EU-131. Matteo, IZ3HER, was expected to be active as IZ3HER/P from Crevan Island (IIA VE-037 and MIA MI-306) on June 24th (0800-1600z). Crevan (Ex-Ridotto di Crevan) is a private area and very hard to get permission, so it is a very rare one to activate. QSL via IK3GES.

NA-034. Operators Jim/N4AAC, Mike/N4MAA, Kyle/N4NSS and Chris/K8QV were expected to be active as W4Z from Mullet Key (USI FL-132S, Pinellas County, Florida), June 24th and 25th. Activity was to include Field Day using SSB, SSTV, PSK31, CW and RTTY. QSL via K8CXM, SASE please.

OC-295P. Steve Telenius-Lowe, 9M6DXX, reports: "Following the RSGB IOTA Committee's recent announcement that Pulau Sebatik (Sebatik Island, 9M6, YB7) would count as a new IOTA group (OC-295P), a DXpedition is to be mounted to activate this island for the first time. Members of the Borneo Amateur Radio Club including Steve, 9M6DXX (ex-G4JVG, P29DX etc) and John, 9M6XRO (ex-9M6/G3OOK), will be active as 9M4SEB (callsign applied for) from approximately 1100 UTC on 14th July until about 0300 UTC on 17th July 2006. Activity will be on 10 to 80m, CW and SSB, using up to three stations simultaneously. One station will use a beam antenna and two will use 400W amplifiers. QSL direct or via the bureau to M5AAV, Graham Ridgeway, 6 Pilgrim Street, Nelson, Lancs BB9 0JQ, England."

J6, ST. LUCIA
Dave/KC2HO and Lauren/KC2LR will be active as J6/KC2HO and J6/KC2LR, respectivelly, now through July 4th. Most activity will be during their evening hours on 40-10 meters, on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns.

LX, LUXEMBOURG (Date Change)
Operators Ivo/OQ0A, Guido/OP7A, Peter/OO7A, Jan/ON6RJ and Rob/OR9Q will be active as LX/homecall from the castle of Wiltz in Luxembourg (QTH LX5A) between September 8-10th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters on CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via the operator's home callsign, by the Bureau or (QRZ.com) address.

MONTENEGRO (One Step Closer - New DXCC Entity)
The UN Web site and the Associated Press reported the U.N. Security Council unanimously recommended Thursday, June 22nd, that the newly independent Balkan nation of Montenegro become the 192nd member of the United Nations. The General Assembly is expected to approve the council recommendation on June 28th. That means on June 28th DXers will have a new DXCC entity to work. The latest country to join the UN was Timor-Leste, which became the 191st UN Member State on 27th September 2002. For more details, visit it the following Web sites:

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=18969&Cr=montenegro&Cr1=
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060622/ap_on_re_eu/un_montenegro_2
http://www.yu6scg.cg.yu/international-dx-festival-montenegro-2006/

Remember, the DXpedition MONTENEGRO 2006 is expected to start July 20th through August 12th and will be on the air on all HF bands/modes.

OX, GREENLAND
Dwayne, KD4POJ, will be here for eleven months starting on July 30th. He plans to operate as OX3PG on most bands and modes. He also plans to participate in contests as work and propagation permit. QSL direct only via WA0SMQ.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
Jean-Michel, F6AJA, announced after a very long delay, the CE0Z cards have arrived. All QSL requests for Europe have been answered except for some requests without SAE and some with multiple QSL requests. He is still waiting for the CE9/F2JD cards... be patient!

MORE ON CE0Z QSLS. Bob, N2OO, reports: "The CE0Z QSL cards have been printed AND are in the USA, and enroute to me at this moment. We have pre-processed the log so the cards will start to go out 'steadily' once they arrive here. I don't expect that to happen for another couple of weeks. So, please be patient everyone! Since we have more cards to deal with, we will not be quite as quick as Jean-Michel! (good job J-M)"

QSL ROUTE CHANGE. Gary, K7ZD, reports that "Due to increasing serious health problems (XYL) I will no longer be managing any activities by Tony, HK1AR,...etc/W4OI, from this date forward (18th, June 2006). Please send ALL further HK QSL requests to Tony, W4OI. I can and will answer all requests for 5K5Z, HK0/HK1AR and HK1AR for QSOS made BEFORE 09 FEB 2006. Reminder - QSOs made with HK1AR between February 10-21st, 2006, go to Girts, YL2KL, who was the guest operator there and has his own logs." Gary still has logs/cards for 3B9R (APR 1999) and C56V (1993) operations: 3B9R 10-160M Direct Only (NO BUREAU) to K7ZD

3B9R Bureau to AH0W
3B9R 6M to Ned, AA7A
C56V 1993 - Direct or Bureau
For more infor/updates, visit: http://qrz.com/k7zd

QSL Manager Alan, VK4AAR, advises OPDX readers that "they should be VERY CAREFUL when QSLing and sending IRCs for return postage costs. The large IRCs have an expiry date printed on them and won't be accepted if they are past that date, but my local PO (post office) has been lenient with me up to now. I would imagine that, in view of this, the older (small) ones will no longer be accepted by the post office, and they will be of no use to me either. I suggest that DXers send U.S. dollars, if possible. A new IRC in USA costs more than a dollar in the post office, anyway." Alan is the QSL Manager for: 9VA, 9V1DX, C21RH, KH2VM, P29RH, V63PD, VIANARE, VKMM (Macquarie), VK6AN (OC-266), VK6BM (OC-234), VK6BSI (OC-243), VK6DHI (OC-206), VK6LI (OC-071), VK8AN/6 (OC-154), VK8AN/8 (OC-229), VK8AV/3 (OC-136), VK8DP, VK8MI (OC-173), VU3RSB, VP2V/W3HQ and (YJ8AA, ZK2JJ, ZK2PJ logs are now closed). If YOU need a QSL Manager, just E-mail Alan at:

al-mee@aapt.net.au

SV9, CRETE
Mick, G8VHB, will be active as SV9/G8VHB from Crete (EU-015) from September 27th until October 9th. Look for activity on all bands 20-10 meters using only 100 watts and a rotary dipole antenna.

T6, AFGHANISTAN (Update)
Mika, OH6MKL, is now active as T66T until the end of July. Suggested frequencies are:

CW - 1820, 3520, 7020, 10120, 14020, 18090, 21020, 24900 and 28020 kHz
SSB - 1880, 3680, 7080, 14180, 18150, 21250, 24980 and 28495 kHz.
He was heard this past week on 30 meters between 1700-2100z and on 20 meters CW between 1400-1700z. QSL via OH6MKL.

VP2, MONTSERRAT
Graham, M0AEP, will be active as VP2MDD between July 1-14th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters with 200 watts into a windom antenna, on SSB and CW. His main focus will be on 6 meters on SSB and CW with 350 watts plus a 5 element yagi. QSL via M0ARP (QRZ.com).

VP2, MONTSERRAT
Art, WA7NB (formarly N2NB), will be active as VP2MDY, October 25-31st. He will be participating in this year's CQWW SSB Contest. Outside of the contest, look for Art to be active on 160-6 meters CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via WA7NB.

YJ, VANUATU
Tommy, VK2IR, will be active as YJ0IR from July 3-15th. QSL via W3HNK.

Z3, MACEDONIA
Laci, HA1RS, will visits Zoli, Z38C/HA1CA, in Scopje between June 24th and July 14th. He will use the Z38R callsign on HF and 6 meters; also VHF/UHF bands. Dime/Z35Z and Szabi/HA1DRJ will join Laci and Zoli during the upcoming VHF/UHF Contests from Grid KN12DC on Mnt. Podrzi Konj (1400m ASL). QSLs for Z38R and Z38C go to HA1RS via the HA QSL Bureau or to his QRZ.com address. Full colored QSL cards are expected to be ready at the end of August.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
Andy, G0JLX, is expected to operate from Ascension Island (AF-003) as ZD8AD between July 1-23rd (dates are approximate at this stage). Activity will be on all HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via G0JLX, direct or by the bureau.

ZK1, NORTH AND SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
In November, Bill/N7OU and Bob/W7YAQ will be operating from both the North and South Cook Islands. From November 4-18th, they will be on Penrhyn Atoll, North Cooks, and from November 18-28th, they will be on Rarotonga, South Cooks, and be an entry in the CQ WW CW Contest. Like their DXpedition to the South Pacific earlier this year, they will be operating mostly CW with some RTTY and SSB, on 80-10 meters, and using lightweight rigs, low power, and vertical antennas.

ZL8, KERMADEC ISLANDS
Look for Jacky, ZL3CW, to be active from Raoul Island (OC-039) starting around June 27-28th. He plans to be there for about one week as ZM8CW. Activity will be limited to his spare time. He will concentrate on the lower bands. QSL via ZL1AMO.

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