OPDX Bulletin 776 September 18, 2006

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 776
BID: $OPDX.776
September 18, 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, AA1M, K1XN & GoList, WB2YQH, WV2B, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 9A6AA, CX5BW, DK8JB, DL4KQ, DL5EBE, EA7FTR, F5NQL & UFT, F5SDD, HA1AG, HA5BWW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LZ1ZF, OH2BH, OH2BN, OZ5AAH, PS7AB, PY5EG, RSGB IOTA, SM3CXS, VE2TKH, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZIK and YT6A for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th/September, through Sunday, 17th/September there were 215 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YO, YS, YU, YU6, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

During this past weekend you may have heard Martti, OH2BH/4O3B active on a variety of bands, including an entry in the Scandinavian Activity Contest. This activity will continue through Monday morning. QSL 4O3B via OH2BH.

As this was being typed Sunday morning, 4U1UN was active on 20 meters RTTY. According to "The Daily DX", the operators are LA5IIA, JR3EDE and JJ2RCJ. Activity is to be on CW, SSB and RTTY on the HF bands. Length of their activities is unknown.

Willi, DJ7RJ, will be operating from 5R8-land from October 1-27th. No callsign has been assigned yet, but he plans to be using all bands 160-10 meters CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

Zrinko (Zik), VE3ZIK, will be once again active from here between September 15th and October 1st with callsign 9A/VE3ZIK. He will use all HF bands, CW, SSB and possibly PSK31. Also, he will try to be at least one day active from some of IOTA Islands in the EU-170 group (in that case, he will use callsign 9A/VE3ZIK/p). QSL via DL3PS (don't send QSL via VE3 bureau because he will receive those QSL cards with very big delay). No e-qsl, no LotW. Also, you can request your QSL card at his E-mail address at: zik@tiscali.de

Operators Chris (9A/DL9CHR), Georg (9A/DL1GEO), Heli (9A/DH1ABC), Wolfgang (9A/DJ3MWB), Wolf (9A/DG0DE) and Emir (9A6AA/p) will activate various Croatian islands in the EU-170 IOTA group between October 7-14th. Activity will be on 20 and 40 meters SSB. More information about IOCA activities can be found at:


Look for Adam, K2ARB, to be active as KC4/K2ARB, from Patriot Hills Base starting from November 3rd through January 28th, 2007.

Alex, R1ANC/UA1ZCK, from the Vostok Base, is active for Europe every day from 0600-1000z on 14146 or 14152 kHz beaming over the North Pole. QSL via RU1ZC.

Oleg, R1ANF/UA1PBA, will depart for Jubany this upcoming Wednesday. Please listen for LU/R1ANF. More details are forthcoming. QSL via RK1PWA.

Pedro, CX5BW, informs OPDX that he and a couple of friends will activate the special callsign CX0TTY from his station during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th). QSL Manager is CX5BW (QRZ.com).

EA1, SPAIN (Attention Police Award Hunters)
Ben, OZ5AAH, will activate another International Police Association Radio Club (IPAC) country. Look for him to be active as EA1/OZ5IPA from Vigo September 28-30th. Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL direct to his home callsign only. Visit the IPARC Web page at:


Edu, EA8AUW/EC8AUA is expected to be active as EF8A in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20M)/High-Power entry. QSL via EA8AUW, by the Bureau or direct.

Nodir, EY8MM, will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th), as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via K1BV.

Gildas (Gil), TU5KG, who has been active as FT5XP/mm in the Austral Sea (in Southern Indian Ocean) on a fishing boat near/around the Kerguelen Islands. He is expected to be active for two days from Kerguelen Islands as FT5XP during the first week of November. QSL via F4EFI.

HA100, HUNGARY (Special Event)
Look for special event station HA100RADIO to be active until September 30th. Activity will be from Budapest on all HF bands, mostly on the CW mode. QSNs show this station was on 40/30 meters this past week. Operations are to celebrate the first telegraph connection in 1906. It was established by the means of spark telegraphs between a land station installed in Fiume Bay (today called Rijeka Bay) and a station built on a ship in Ancona, Italy. QSL cards are available via the Hungarian QSL Bureau (HA5KHC) only.

AS-158. Operartors Fan/BA1RB, ChenXi/BD1WC and BD1NNI will lead a team to Guang Lu Island and be active as BY1TX/2 between October 1-5th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. They will focus on the low bands especially 80m and 30m. It's expected 50% CW, 35% SSB and 15% RTTY on the operating mode. QSL via EA7FTR.

EU-170. If you heard and worked 9A1C this past week, it was members of the radio clubs "Karlovac" and "Duga Resa" that were activating Zut Island (CI-154). They were also planning to activate some of the islands around Zut Island (for the first time the Islands of Babuljas Mali, CI-605, and Ravna Sika, CI-606).

EU-176. Operators Anders/SM3XGV, Classe/SM3GSK, Jorgen/SM3CXS and Staffan/SM3JGG will be active as SG3U from Grimskar Island starting at 1600z on September 22nd to 1100z September 24th. Activity will be on CW/SSB. QSL preferably via the Bureau.

Just a reminder that operators Karl/N1DL and George/W4LFK will be operating from the Commonwealth of Dominica from September 21-27th. They will operate on all modes with their callsigns J79DL and J79MD but during the RTTY Contest they will use the special callsign J7R from IOTA NA-101. QSL to N1DL: Karl Geng, 285 Grande Way #1803, Naples, FL 34110, USA.

LZ26, BULGARIA (Special Event)
Members of the Balkan Contest Club (LZ1KZA and LZ5A) will once again activate the special callsign LZ26ZA between October 1-31st. LZ26ZA counts 10 points for "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski Award"

. QSL via the bureau or direct to LZ1KZA: Balkan Contest Club, P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, BULGARIA.


      BY4XSL/4 via BA4XA           RK9XYZ via RA9XY
      ED8OTA via IZ7FLP            S50FIRAC via S59DZL
      EF8CID via EA8AUW            SC6C via SM6DEC
      ED8SFD via EA8AUW            SQ9SVA via SV0XBB
      LZ5HST via LZ1PJ             VY0ICE direct via VE2AWR
Ranko, YT6A, 4O3T QSL Manager, reports [edited]:
"As you all know, 4O3T did about 120,000 QSOs. After the festival, we needed some time for collecting photos and designing 9 different QSL cards. Now QSLs are in the printing process. As our QSL policy demands absolutely ONLY EXPERIENCED HAMs are in our QSLing process, it means that we will need hundreds and hundreds of hours for carefully checking of each QSL received and replaying. 4O3T QSL team will make it on highest level possible.

Delivering of all QSLs will start from beginning of October and will take some time. We will display on WEB all information about callsigns, whom and when we send QSLs, and from whom we received QSLs. All bureau QSLs will be sent in two months, too. Thanks to all of you for working us and for understanding. I understand that QSL card is what you only need, but hope you understand that it has to take some time.....73."

FP/WV2B AND FP/VE1AAO QSL STATUS. Duane, WV2B, informs that any who has sent requests, the QSLs are currently being printed. As soon as they are received, requests will start being answered. The cards will be nice, Billy, VE1AAO is a good photographer. QSL FP/WV2B via QSL Manager KA3QLF, Scott. QSL FP/VE1AAO direct to Billy's home address. He is mainly a casual op and doesn't receive cards from the bureau. This was mainly a sightseeing trip for him, but he will answer the requests received direct. Duane has put a few pictures of their FP operation on the following Web site at:

NEW HA BUREAU ADDRESS. Please note that the address of the Hungarian Bureau has been changed. The new address is: MRASZ QSL BUREAU, P.O. BOX: 144, H-1476 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. This change was necessary due to the changes in the operational regulations of the Hungarian Post Offices. Please DO NOT send any shipment to the old address (MRASZ QSL Bureau, Box 214, H-1368 Budapest 5, Hungary).

NEW QSL ROUTE. Nenad, VE3EXY, is now the new QSL Manager for C31LJ (including his other prefixes). His old QSL Manager VE3GEJ became a "Silent Key" in May 2006.

QSL SA3C via SM3CZS. Operator was Christer, SM3CZS, using his new vanity callsign during this past weekend's SAC Contest.

VU4AN/VU3CHE QSL STATUS. Charles, K4VUD (VU3CHE/HS0ZCW), reports that his QSL cards are printed, and his dear wife is filling out replies to the incoming mail card requests this week. He mentioned that he received a batch from his son and his Texas address and those will be bulk mailed to his son for remailing in USA. Most incoming arrived in Thailand and those, of course, will be responded to via air mail.

WRTC2006 QSL CARDS. Oms, PY5EG, is pleased to inform that the QSL card for the WRTC2006 stations are printed and ready to be mailed. If you are interested to get a QSL card confirmation for any of the WRTC2006 stations please take a look at their Press Release 070/06 at:


S50, SLOVENIA (Special Event)
The 45th International Federation of Railway Radio Amateurs (FIRAC) congress will take place in Ljubljana, September 21-25th. Look for special event station S50FIRAC to be active during the whole month of September. Activity this past weekend has been on 40/20/17 meters. QSL via S59DZL.

OPDX was informed that Gene Nadolny, W2FXA, became a "Silent Key" (SK) on September 10th, after a brief battle with cancer. A veteran DXer for over 50 years, he was a #1 DXCC Honor Roll member including the latest KH8 and 406 operations. He was also WPX Honor Roll CW and SSB, IOTA Honor Roll, WPX Honor Roll (#9 in the world) and 5 time Worked All USA County Hunter. He also operated from Bermuda as W2FXA/VP9 and was a Lighthouse enthusiast. He is survived by his wife Marie. His son is Bob, WB2YQH, also #1 DXCC Honor Roll member and DXer who said he taught me everything about the DX game. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Gene's family and friends.

Operators Toshikazu/JE1SYN and Toshio/JP1IOF will be active as T88YN and T88AS, respectively, from Koror (OC-009), September 21-24th. They plan to have two stations on 80-6 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. QSL via their home callsigns.

TM, FRANCE (Special Event)
The French Naval Air Force air show will be held next weekend at Nimes-Garons. Look for special event station TM8ANG to be active during this event, September 22-23rd. QSL via F6KQK, bureau preferred.

Operators John/VK6NU, Aleksandar/VK6APK, John/VK6HZ, Keith/VK6XH and Wayne/VK6EH will be active as VK6ANC in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi/Multi or Multi/2 entry. QSL via VK6NE.

The official VU7 Web page is now available online at:

Web site has interesting facts about the islands, but also information about the upcoming VU7RG operation.

A Mexican and German team of operators are planning a DXpedition to Socorro Island (NA-030), in the Revillagigedo Islands group, to take place between October 17th and November 3rd. The announced callsign will be XF4DL. For a list of operators refer to OPDX.774. Activity will be on all bands, CW, SSB, Digital, EME and the satellites. The team is planning to operate with up to 5 stations with 3 of those 5 for 24 hours a day. Equipment to be used is mainly ICOM and YAESU trans- ceivers, ALPHA 99 for amplifiers plus two FL2100B and transistor amps as spare. Antennas to be installed are Titanex Verticals for the low-bands, Spider-Beams and Cushcraft A3S as well as Phased Arrays for all others. K9AY loops and / or beverages are planned as low-band receiving antennas. Besides their low-band activity the main focus will be on RTTY (digital modes) and WARC bands. The planned operation site is near the air strip and will be optimum for North/South America, Europe and Japan. QSL via N6AWD for North-America, and DL9NDS for the rest of the world. Visit their Web page at:

As of to date, the landing and transportation permits from the Mexican Navy has already been sent to them (departure date from Manzanillo will be either Oct 14th or 15th, 2006). The COFETEL has already assigned the callsigns XF4DL and XF4K, and the permits from the Environmental Agency and the Immigration Authority are ok as well. To help cover the high costs of nearly 10,000 USDs for this operation in addition to the air fares of the participants, air freight fees and the equipment they have to buy, they are depending on donation from clubs, companies, organizations and private persons. If interested in helping the team, send an E-mail to Juergen, DL8LE, at dl8le@darc.de or jsturhahn@vogt-electronic.com , or just phone at +49 8591 937110 (office) or +49 8546 973783 (home).

Steve, VE2TKH, informs OPDX that he will be active as VY0ICE from September 9th, 2006, until May 30th, 2007, on Baffin Island (NA-047, CISA NT001) in the heart of CQ Zone 2. His QTH is Iqaluit, Nunavut. Activity will be on 80-6 meters depending on the conditions there in the Arctic. Modes will be SSB/CW for now. Antennas will be verticals and wire dipoles, with ACOM 1010 amplifier. Most of his activity so far as been on 20 meters CW/SSB at various times. QSL Manager is VIA DIRECT to VE2AWR.

ZV100, BRAZIL (Special Event)
Look for special event station ZV100SD to be active from October 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first flight in an airplane by the Brazilian Alberto Santos Dumont in Bagatelle, France. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via PS7AHR, direct or by the Bureau. Alberto was a gifted engineer who made valuable contributions to aviation. The airplane (designated 14 Bis) he flew was considered to be the first independent flight, self-propelled to take off, fly, and land without the use of catapults, high winds, launch rails, or other external assistance. This flight was the first public and officially observed from Aero-Club de France and took place on October 26th, 1906. For some more interesting information, please visit the following Web pages at:

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/history/q0189.shtml (english)
http://www.aeroclub.com/santos_dumont_14bis_14bis.htm (French)

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