OPDX Bulletin 785 November 20, 2006

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 785
BID: $OPDX.785
November 20, 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, NJ1Q, W2IRT, K3GV, K3MSB, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4THW, W4JS, K6RIM, N7OU, K8JP, K8ND, K8YSE, K9NW, Southgate ARC, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DJ5AV & The DX News Letter, DK8JB, DL4KQ, EA5YN, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3NKC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JA1BK, JI6KVR IOTA-JA, LY1DF, OH1WZ, OH2BN, RSGB IOTA, S50U, SP5UAF, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO, and XE1BEF for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th/November, through Sunday, 19th/November there were 216 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E3, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YU6, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

It is time to book yourself and friends for the 12th Contest Club Finland and OH DXFoundation Contest and DX Meeting on the Baltic Sea. Event will take place January 19-21st, 2007. Booking should take place before December 18th, 2006. You can find information about the event and the booking on CCF's Web site at:


Members of Polski Zwiazek Krotkofalowcow (PZK)(the Polish Amateur Radio Union) and SP-DX-Club are organizing a DXpedition to the Island of Agalega to take place in March of 2007. The group has received a license and access to visit the island. Operators mentioned are Witek/ SP9MRO (co-leader), Wojtek/SP9PT (co-leader), Marek/SP9BQJ, Bogdan/SP3IQ, Wojciech/SP5BFX and Jozek/SP9-31029. Activity will last for 12-14 days. They are planning to be active on all bands from 160-6 meters, on the modes CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT6M on 50 MHz. Also, activity is possible from Seychelles (S7), Mauritius (3B8) and /MM operations from the Indian Ocean. The team is looking for sponsors to help off-set the huge expenses of this DXpedition. More details should be forthcoming.

Mamuka, 4L2M, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via K3PD only; "OK" direct or by the Bureau.

Vaho, 4L8A, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. QSL via DJ1CW, by the Bureau or direct.


Dragan, YT6Y, from the on-the-air birthday party for Martti, OH2BH, in Montenegro, reports that a log search facility for 4O60BH, the station now active in connection with Martti's 60th birthday celebrations on the Adriatic coast, will be available starting today, Sunday. The first 3500 QSOs will be uploaded by Dragan later this morning (19-Nov), with the rest of the log to be uploaded by Ranko, YT6A, on Monday morning. The online log can be found at:

#2 (November 19, 2006)
The 4O60BH on-the-air birthday party has passed the halfway mark as far as its radio part is concerned. This happened at 0000 UTC on November 19 when the total reached 4000 QSOs, and the party switched into a true birthday mode. High bands have caused something of a disappointment, but 75/80M has compensated a great deal. The 80M band saw 4O60BH penetrate both Japan and USA with several hundred QSOs into each of the two major regions.

This activity will continue for another 24 hours and move into party time mode on Monday with a Reception and a Birthday Dinner. Some 200 Lucky Draw (QBH) numbers are given out, but you still have time to get yours. The Lucky Draw will take place at the Monday Dinner, and the winners will be announced at the same time.

The international team is up and active now as 5A7A with 8 stations on various modes on all bands through November 29th. QSL via DL9USA. Check also their Web site at:

Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via NN1N.

Operators Igor/RA9CMO, Willy/RN4WA, Vladimir/UN9LW, Igor/ RA3AUU and Igor/UA9CDC will be active as 8Q7DV during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via UA9CLB.

Michel, OD5TX, who has operated from the UAE as A6/OD5TX until late July 2006, has now been issued authorization to now operate as A61TX. The license was issued on November 14th and is valid for one year. His QSL Manager, as in the past, will be Jack, W4JS.

Operators Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikawa/JR7OMD and Nozumu/JE8KKX will be active as AH2R for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via JH7QXJ.

It seems Karl, N1DL, will be very active through the end of the year from various Caribbean locations. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau. Look for him to use the following callsigns from the following islands:

FJ/N1DL - St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146); November 29th only.
9Y4/N1DL - Island of Tobago (SA-009); November 30th to December 1st.
FY/N1DL - French Guiana from the Isle Diablo (Devils Island; SA-020); December 11-12th.
8P6/N1DL - Barbados (NA-021); December 14th only.
J7R & J79DL - Island of Dominica (NA-101); December 15th only.
VP2V/N1DL - British Virgin Island from the Island of Tortola (NA-023);
December 17th only.
N1DL/HI9 - Dominican Republic (NA-096); December 18-19th.
Mark, K3MSB, informs OPDX that the ARRL DXCC Desk is not crediting QSOs for his December 2005 contact with 5X1RI. Reason given is "Documents Pending".

Bob/W7YAQ/E51PDX and Bill/N7OU/E51PEN inform OPDX just before going to print that they are back in Rarotonga after 2 weeks on Penrhyn. They mention that they will be on during CQWW from Rarotonga, South Cooks Islands, as E51YAQ. QSL via W7YAQ. Here are their E51PDX/E51PEN QSO totals:

   Total QSOs = 14912          By Band:         Distribution by continent:
   Total DXCC =   121          160m    10              NA   63.0%
                                80m  1402              AS   20.6%
   By Mode:                     40m  4726              EU   10.7%
   CW   13721                   30m  3785              SA    3.5%
   RTTY  1013                   20m  1671              OC    1.9%
   SSB    178                   17m  2261              AF    0.3%
                                15m   694
                                12m   291
                                10m    72

Rigs: TS570, FT897. Antennas: HF6V, 40M, 20M Verticals on edge of lagoon (water 180 degrees, north-to-east-to-south). They state, "Great condx all bands to North/South America. European openings were disappointing. Some days grey line openings hardly materialized. Very FB QTH, support, and accommodations from Warwick, E51WL....."
73, Bob/E51PDX and Bill/E51PEN

Leppala, OH2BYS, will be active as EA8/OH4NL during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry (possibly 160m). QSL via OH2BYS.

Wieslaw, SP4Z, will active as EI/SP4Z again in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Lower-Power entry. He will use IC7000 and a rotary Spiderbeam, inverted VEE and dipole. Read about his effort two years ago described at:


Alain, F2HE, is once again active as FO5RH, and will stay on the Tatakoto Atoll (IOTA OC-066) until December 4th. He will also return there again starting January 10th.

Members of the Manx Kippers will be making another trip to GD-land for the CQWW DX CW Contest:

MD6V - Operator Dave, G3NKC, will be active on 160m as a Single-Band entry. He will be looking for JA's before the contest using GD3NKC/P; since there is a big demand from there. QSL via G3NKC.

MD4K - Operator Martin, G4XUM, will be active on 80m as a Single-Band entry. QSL via G3NKC.

GD8T - Operator Peter, G4MJS, will be active on 40m as a Single-Band entry. QSL via G4SHF.

Please be sure to include sufficient postage for all direct QSL requests - 1 USD is now not enough for outside of EU (but 1 IRC is !!)

Jean-Marc, F1ABQ, will be active as HH2FJM as of November 18th. He will be on every day between 0500-0700z and 1800-2200z around 14126, 18126 and 21226 kHz. QSL via F5RPB.

AS-041. Operators JG4PYJ, JI4IPB, JJ4KME and JM4FGW were expected to be active as homecall/4 from Chburi Island (JIIA AS-041-002) in the Oki Island Group, JA4 Shimane Pref, this past weekend. QSL to their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.

OC-150. Hotang, YC0IEM, will be active as YC0IEM/9 from Lombok Island between November 20th and December 6th. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or by the bureau.

Eric, ON7SAT, will be active as J20SA from November 20th through December 16th. His activity will be limited since he is there on a work assignment. Eric hopes to have the possibility of putting an antenna on the hotel there (nothing is sure at this time). Activity will be SSB on 40/20/15/10 meters (if his QTH permits). The equipment is a half size G5RV antenna and a Yaesu FT100 transceiver running 100 watts barefoot. Eric states, "Please understand that I'm there on business, so I might have to stop operating abruptly and get back to work." QSL via ON7SAT, direct or by the Bureau.

Tomas, LY1F, will be active as J41A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. Look for him before and after the contest as SV1/LY1F. QSL via LY1DF. Visit his Web page at:


Father Gianfranco, J59OFM, operates from the Catholic mission at Caboxangue, Guinea Bissau. He is active only on Sundays and Wednesdays between 1615-1645z on 14321 kHz (+/-). Father Gianfranco does not speak English, but answers to calls in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages. QSL via I3LDP: Lucio Bresciani, Via Locchi 29, 37124 Verona - VR, Italy.

Operators Michel/F6COW and Dominique/F6EPY will be active as J79CO and J79EP, respectively, between November 20th and December 5th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Precontest activities will be on 160-15 meters, CW, SSB and some Digital. QSL via their French callsigns, direct or by the bureau.

KH2, GUAM (OC-026)
Operators Masanori/JA1OZK/AA9WZ, Masao/JA1OHP, Tadao/JF1TAB, Ken/JH1FUD, Hiroshi/JL1LOW and JK1DRM will be active from here using the callsign K2G between November 25-28th. Activity will be on the HF bands including the WARC bands, SSB, CW and the digital modes. They will not participate in a CQWW DX CW Contest. If operators use the homecall/KH2, QSL via the bureau (or direct) to each operator's home callsign. QSL K2G via JA1OZK.

Operators Al/WP3C, Felipe/NP4Z and Eric/NP3A will be active as KP3Z during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via WC4E.

Two members of the Bulgarian Contest Club (LZ9W) will be leaving Sofia very soon to be active from Livingston Island. Operators Mitko/LZ1UQ and Danny/LZ2UU will be active as LZ0A from the Bulgarian Antarctic Base "St.Kliment Ohridski" starting December 1st. Mitko will stay until March 1st, and is expected to be active as VP8/LZ1UQ in some HF contests. Danny will stay until December 20th.

Members of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) elected the following officers during their October meeting for the year 2007:

  President       Dick Mayott, W2YE        Treasurer  Brian Bayus, N1KC
  Vice President  Bernie McClenny, W3UR    Secretary  George Vincent, K3GV
More information about the NCDXA is available at: http://www.qsl.net/ncdxa/

Members of the Redwood Empire DX Association EDXA) Petaluma, CA, elected the following officers and directors during a meeting on November 9th for the year 2007:

  President        Al Burnham, K6RIM       BOD    Fred Leoni, N6YEU
  Vice President   Len Geraldi, K6ANP      BOD    Chuck Ternes, N6OJ
  Secretary        Doug Bender, WW6D       BOD    Rich Carbine, W6UDS
  Treasurer        Gordon Kiefer, K6PT
More information about the REDXA is available at: http://www.redxa.com/

Operators Bob/5B4AGN, George/5B4AGC, Stephen/G3VMW and Andy/ ZC4VJ/G3AB will be active as P3F during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via 5B4AGN.

Members of the Caribbean Contesting Consortium (CCC) will operate as PJ2T from Signal Point, Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942)in the CQWW CW Contest (November 25-26th). Operator Jeff, K8ND, (Station Manager for PJ2T) will stick around after the contest and be active as PJ2T in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 1-3rd) as Single-Op/High-Power entry. Also, look for Jeff/K8ND and Jim/W8WTS to be active as PJ2T during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 27-28th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL both operations via N9AG. ADDED NOTE: COBRAS member Gerry, G0RTN/GI0RTN, will be active as PJ2T during the CQWW DX CW Contest with the contest team PJ2T. Outside of the contest, he will be active as PJ2/G0RTN.


  NL7G via OK1DOT               UK8ACG 700000, Tashkent, PO Box 0 (direct)
  OK3MAD direct                 VK9CCG via W0YG(direct)
  TC4ITU via TA4KA (direct)     YB0BC direct
  TC4PP via TA4KA (direct)
Vic, EA5YN, (Pilot for 3C0M) reports that the log for 3C0M can be now found at:

QSL 4U1UN via HB9BOU. There was activity on November 18th.

FT4WD QSLS. Norbert, F6AXX, still has the logs and the QSLs for the FT4WD (1993) operation by Christian, FD1NOG (now F5NOG), from Crozet Island.

KH8SI QSL STATUS. Kan, JA1BK, advises that over 4000 envelopes have been mailed out. There were about 8000 unique callsigns in the log. Kan asks that you QSL for "ALL" of your contacts since he is using pre-printed labels with all contacts listed. Requesting confirmation for all of your QSOs will insure that all log entries are legitimate two-way contacts.
If you only sent for some of your QSOs, simply send the rest in an envelope with no SAE or postage; and you will receive your card. If you have not yet requested your cards, please include "ALL" contacts in one envelope along with an SAE and postage.

Nilay, TA3YJ, informs OPDX that the YM125ATA QSL cards have been sent direct on November 18th. Special postal stamp for the memory of ATATURK's 125th birthday and its information have been sent with the direct QSL cards. You can find the sample stamps on:

Nilay states, "Beside the QSL cards for YM125ATA a CD representing Mustafa Kemal ATATURK and modern, contemporary Turkey will be sent to the radio amateurs who have made QSOs on 3 different bands or 3 different modes and also have sent their QSL cards direct. They should send me their QSL cards direct until December 31, 2006. YM125ATA's special CDs will be sent in January 2007." Inside the YM125ATA's special CD: *FILMS: Mustafa Kemal ATATURK, Wonders of Turkey, Turkey, Gallipoli, Fire of Anatolia - *PHOTOS: Mustafa Kemal ATATURK - *eBOOK: Who are the Turks? - *INFORMATON: Operating and licence conditions for foreign radio amateurs (CEPT members only) visiting Turkey - *ETC. YM125ATA's special CD is free.

Charles Lewis will retire in February 2007, and finish his work as IBB VOA station manager on the Island of Sao Tome where he is known as S9SS (aka A22AA, S92SS, SV0LM, SV5/SV0LM, A25/KY4P, KY4P). In his deserved retirement, he and Lesley, S9YL (aka S92YL, SV0LN, N3TIA), will live in the mountains of the northwestern region of North Carolina in the USA. His S9SS LOG is uploaded to LoTW. Paper QSLs can be confirmed by his QSL manager N4JR. S9SS log on-line can be seen on Danilo's home page at:

By the end of February, more than 80000 QSOs will be sent to:
All of his logs for callsigns prior to S9SS exist only on paper; however, he plans to create files of at least some of them for submission, little by little, to the LoTW over the next few years. It will require typing the data for about 100000 QSOs, so he perhaps will never finish the work. He will do the A25/KY4P log first.

TM8T - Activity will be from November 27th to December 10th, on 80/40/20 meters CW/SSB, possibly 2m/F3E. Operators mentioned are F0FGG, F4DEA, F5TBE, F6HSQ and F6BDM, from the city of Croix. The main activity will be during the "The Telethon" from 1400z, December 8th to 1700z, December 10th. QSL direct with a SASE and 2 Euros which will be given for the fight. An award will be issued for 2 QSOs on 2 bands for 3 Euros, same destination. QSL managing address: GCNF, 87 Avenue Roger SALENGRO 59170 CROIX, before December 23rd imperative deadline.

TM5DIA - Activity through November 25th. Activity to celebrate/help the "DIABET'ALLO" (Young Diabetic in Burgundy). QSL via F5LRL or see info for TM5DIA on (QRZ.com).

TM5AIR - Activity by the F5KEK ARS between December 2-16th, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first Air Base in the French Auvergne Atea in Varennes Sur Allier. All bands and modes. QSL direct or via the bureau.

Operators Jovica/ST2A and Fernando/ST2BF will be active as ST2A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters only. There will be more activity on Saturday than on Sunday (which is a work day). QSL via T93Y.

Dimitrios, SV9COL, will be active in the CQWW CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.

Mike, K9NW, will be active as T88MR during the CQWW DX CW Contest (Novemer 25-26th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K9NW. Mike will be here between November 20-28th, and will try to pay special attention to the low bands outside of the contest.

Well known German DXers Baldur/DJ6SI and Franz/DJ9ZG will be on a DXpedition to Congo in late November and early December. Baldur will use the callsign TN6X on CW and Franz will use TN0Z on SSB and RTTY. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with two stations on the air. QSL to their home callsigns via bureau.

Joe, K8JP, informs OPDX that he will be operating back home in Belize as V31JP from mid-November through early April 2007. Activity will be mostly CW on 160-6 meters. He mentions that he will try to get into some contests this year. QSL via his QSL Manager KA9WON.

Peter, VK6AAL, reports that there is a very active SSTV group on HF on 14230 kHz with SSTV Live Webcams, and they are monitoring the frequency around the clock. He states, "Stateside stations are heard on occasions, and if they are aware of our presence, good DX contacts are possible both on the LP between 23:00 to 00:00 UTC and some times on the SP between 11:00 to 14:00 UTC. Our problem down under is breaking into local traffic in the U.S. as we are often beaming into the sides of the stations in the U.S. who are sending pictures North and South in their transactions. On the odd occassions when we have been able to make our presence known, then signals of 5/7 with good picture quality is possible. All that is required is a 3 element beam with about 70 watts pointing down under:-)". Peter wants to let more SSTV operators in the U.S. know the stations in VK-land are there and eager to work stations LP or SP. They have an elaborate array of SSTV Live Wecams to monitor DX; some on fixed antennas others on Beams that track the propagation. Visit his SSTV Live Webcam at:


George, K2DM, will be active as VP2MDG during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via K2DM.

Operators Phil/G3SWH and Jim/G3RTE will be active from the Island of Montserrat between February 21-28th, 2007. Callsign will be announced later. Activity will be primarily on CW with some possibly RTTY and PSK31 on all bands 160-10 meters. Propagation permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as is possible. Their main objective is to work as many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many bands as possible. QSL via G3SWH, either direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via E-mail for a bureau reply or via the bureau. Phil's E-mail address is: phil@g3swh.demon.co.uk

VU7RG NEWS (Lakshadweep Islands)
Press releases from the past week:
November 15th - The WPC, Govt. of India, has initiated the process of issuing reciprocal licences to the applicants of VU7 HAMFEST participants. The first batch of 10 reciprocal licences are received today. More are expected to be issued in due course.

November 17th - We are pleased to inform that the Ministry of Communi- cations and Information Technology, Department of Telecommuni- cations, WPC wing has released the first list of Special permission issued to foreign hams holding Indian amateur radio license to operate amateur radio stations from Bangaram, Kadmat and Agathi in Lakshadweep Islands.

VU7RG - The special callsign for hams participating in Hamfest. Amateur Radio Operations will start on January 15th, 2007. Regards, Mohan, VU2MYH

For more details please check the official VU7 webpage

on regular basis since from now on more interesting information regarding dates, callsign(s), planning status will get published there.

Carlos, N4THW, is now active as YI9HW. In addition, he also has a MARS license, AEM3BD. Carlos informs OPDX that he will be active on all bands from 80-10 meters.

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