OPDX Bulletin 817 July 16, 2007

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 817
BID: $OPDX.817
July 16, 2007
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, KU4BP, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4II, K8BL, K8YSE, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 4L2M, 9A6AA, CE3FZL, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, E21EIC, F1JXQ, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8EDJ, JA1XGI, JI6KVR & JA IOTA News, MM0BQI, ON6QR, PG7V, PY1NEZ, PY3DF, RSGB IOTA, SM6CVX, VE1JF, VE2VE and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th-July, through Sunday, 15th-July there were 211 countries active. Countries available: 1A, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C2, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, 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 Leonid, 4K8F, will active during the CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Multi-Band entry. He will also be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Multi-Band/Low-Band entry. Most of the activity will be on the lower bands. QSL both operations via 4K8F.

Emir, 9A6AA, plans to be active as 4O6AA from Sveti Nikola Island (EU-163, LH-1097) between August 13-19th. Activity will be on the HF bands. More detailed info can be found at:


Visit the 4O7AMD Montenegrin Amateur Radio Station's Web page at:


The 5th International DX Convention organized by the Strange Radio Team (SRT) which will be held April 12-13th, 2008. The City will be Paestum near Salerno (fantastic Archeological Area) and the airport is Napoli Capodichino. The hotels are:

Savoy Hotel -- http://www.hotelsavoybeach.it/
Esplanade Hotel -- http://www.hotelesplanade.com
More details are forthcoming or contact Oreste, IZ8EDJ/HB9EFS, at:

6Y, JAMAICA (Early announcement, NA-097)
Operator Mark, M0DXR, will be active as 6Y5/M0DXR, February 12-25th (2008). Activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside the contest Mark will be active on all bands. QSL via his home callsign.

8J1, JAPAN (Special Event)
Look for special event station 8J1ESP to be activated by Lenio/PY3DF, Tanaka/JA1FXZ and a group of International League of Esperantists Radioamateurs (ILERA) from the following areas in Japan:

July 31st-August 4th: From Nagano/Takato, Japan
August 4-12th : From the 92nd Esperanto World Conference in Yokohama
August 12-31st : From Tokyo

Station will operate from the following frequencies (+/-): 7066, 14266, 21266 and 28766 kHz. QSL via JA1YAR or JA1FXZ, by the bureau or direct.

8Q, MALDIVES (Update)
Andrew, G7COD, will be active for the third time from Embudu Island, Maldives (AS-013), as 8Q7AK from September 30th to October 12th. Activity will be mainly SSB with possibility of a little CW on the 30/20/17/15/12 meters. Suggested frequencies are: 14147, 18133, 21253 and 24953 kHz (+/- 10 kHz to allow for QRM). Times of operation will be every day from 0830-1030z and 1300-1515z. QSL either via the bureau or direct to G7COD. More detailed information is available under 8Q7AK on (QRZ.com).

Steven, W7VOA, is currently in Thimpu and was active on 20 meters CW as A52SW for a short time around 1439z. He may also be active for a short on Monday and Tuesday (July 16-17th). Watch 20 and 17 meters. QSL via K2AU.

The "ARRL Letter" reports: "The DXCC Honor Roll listing, which normally appears in the August issue, will be in the September 2007 issue of QST. In addition, the ARRL International DX Phone Contest Results that normally appear in the September issue will instead appear in October."

DXCC ONLINE LISTINGS (July 12, 2007, 10:51 ET)
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports: "Due to database problems the live online listings on the DXCC web site are temporarily unavailable. We are working on restoring access to the listings as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

Champ, E21EIC, will again be active as E21EIC/8 from Southern Thailand between July 19th and August 10th.

David, F1JXQ, will be active as FG/F1JXQ between August 4-20th. He will operate SSB and likely to be found on 10, 6 and 2 meters between 1000-1600z. QSL direct or via eQSL. PLEASE NOTE: For the first time you will be able to follow a DXpedition on Twitter! See it at:

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Christian, F6HLC, will be active as FG5JK during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/TBD entry. QSL via F6HLC.

Operators Art/N3DXX and Steve/KN5H will be active as FS/N3DXX during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. Activity will be from Morton's (FS5UQ) QTH. QSL via KN5H.

AS-012. Operators JA6RGJ, JK6IIS and JO6RGZ will be active as homecall/6 from Kuro Island (JIIA AS-012-028), JA6 Nagasaki Prefecture, July 28-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.

AS-053. Cha, HS8KAY, will active from Phuket Island durin the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/24-Hrs entry.

AS-060. Member of the Gwangju DX Club will be active as 6L0NJ/4 from Ch'ung Island unitl 0300z, July 17th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HL4XM, direct or by the bureau.

AS-101. Champ, E21EIC, will be active as E21EIC/P from Samui Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/ 24 Hrs entry. He will be active on the island between July 27-29th. JA stations QSL via JR5XPG; all others via E21EIC.

AS-102. Look for station BO0K to be active from KinMen Island (Quemoy Island), July 26-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (no WARCs) using CW and SSB. QSL via BV2KI.

AS-120. Members of the Nicosia Amateur Radio Club will be active as 5B4NC from Agios Georgios [aka Kakoskaliou] (MIA MCI-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). No QSL inform- ation at this time.

EU-010. Members of the Workington and District Amateur Radio and IT Group will be active as MS0WRC from Crannag, NE Coast Isle of Barra (IOSA OH-11, SCOTIA HI-02, WAB NF70), Outer Hebrides, from October 6-12th. Operators mentioned are: Steve/G0MTD, Paul/M1PAF, Mark/M0WCR and Jim/G7GAG. The group also plans to travel to Vatersay (IOSA OH-07, SCOTIA HI-01) and Eriskay (IOSA OH-09, SCOTIA HI-05) during their trip and activate WAB Squares NF60, NF70, NF71, NF80, NF81, NL69 and NL79. QSL via MX0WRC. More information can be found at:


EU-038. Operators Jack/PD2J and JanJaap/PG7V will be active again with the special callsign PC6IOTA from Texel Island between July 24th and August 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands. Their main activity will be in the RSGB IOTA contest. ALL QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau; for those who are in a hurry, direct QSLs are via PG7V. For more info, visit the Web page at:


EU-038. Operators Henk/PA0HFT, Leo/PA0LMD, Ben/PA0IBF, Hans/PA0WYS, Lex/PA3CDM and Gert/PA5TS will be active as PA0HFT from Terschelling Island (WLOTA LH-0943) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via PA0HFT, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-072. Operators Zdenek/OK1MBZ and Jindrich/OK1MKI will be active as SV8/homecall from Skopelos Island, September 10-20th. Activity will be on CW from 80-10 meters.

EU-092. Jim, MM0BQI, will be active from the Summer Isles (IOSA SC10) during the last week in July and the first in August. He plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) using the callsigng MM0Q and the special event callsign GB5SI outside of the contest. QSL to MM0BQI, bureau, direct or the LoTW.

EU-170. Laci/HA6NL, and his friends Gyuszi/HA2VR, Zsolti/HA6PS, Sanyi/HA7JJS, Laci/HA7PL will be active as 9A6NL and 9A/homecall from Pasman Island (JN73QW, CI-085), between July 21-31th. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters on CW and SSB, and possibly some digital modes are expected as well. All of them will work in the RSGB IOTA Contest with different callsigns, in different categories. QSL via their home callsigns (9A6NL via HA6NL) by the HA QSL Bureau or direct to the QRZ.com address.

NA-014. Dana, VE1VOX, will be active VE1OTA/VE9 from Grand Manan Island (C.I.S.A NB-003 and LH CAN-491), July 26-29th. Look for activity on 40/20/15 meters. QSL direct to VE1VOX.

NA-027. Fred, ON6QR, plans to be active as VO/ON6QR in the next RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) from Newfoundland. Activity will be mainly CW using a dipole, vertical and running QRP (5w). QSL via his home callsign.

NA-031. Page, WA3EOP, will be active as WA3EOP/p from Conanicut Island (USI RI-007S, Newport County, Rhode Island) and the Beavertail Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-048, WW Loc. FN41HK), July 18th. Most of the activity will take place during the after- noons and evenings. Suggested frequencies are: 14266, 14332, 7178 and 3902 kHz. Watch before and during the Century Club nets on 40 and 75 meters. The QSL will have a picture of the lighthouse on it. There will be an additional operator after 1900z, Al, KZ3AB.

SA-077. (POSTPONED) Brazilian operators that were going to activate Santana Island (ARLHS BRA-062 and WLOTA-0714) between July 12-15th had to cancel their operation due to Rick´s (PY1VOY) serious health problem which occurred last Monday (abnormal blood pressure). OPDX was informed that they will try to put the SA-077 on the air as soon Rick gets out of the hospital in Rio de Janeiro. They apologize for the delay.

. Operator Tano, IZ8GCB, will be active as IS0/IZ8GCB between August 1-19th. Activity will be on 40/20/15/10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Visit his Web page at:


Operator Masafumi, JA6GXK, will be active as JA6GXK/JD1 between July 18th and August 2nd, and again from August 29th to September 30th. He seems to like PSK31 on 20 meters.

Skipper of the USSV Dharma, Susan Meckley, W7KFI, is expected to depart sometime this week for Johnston Island (OC-023, USI OI-006). Susan was told that she is the last official operation from KH3-land as the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has delcared it a closed island. It took Susan 7 months to get permission from the USAF to stop there. Susan is expected to use the callsign KH3/W7KFI and prefers the CW mode (she states "I can get many more QSOs in"). Watch the frequencies 7036, 10105, 14036, and 18170 kHz. She will also operate SSB (possibly 14236 kHz), but can operate most anything upon request. QRP fans are supposed to watch 10105 kHz. QSL via her home callsign (QRZ.com).

Look for CE4T and CE4S to be active from Topocalma Lighthouse (CHI-076) during August 17-19th. They will also be active in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW - August 18-19th). Activity will be on 40/20/10 meters using SSB only. QSL CE4S and CE4T via EA5KB Jose in Spain.

Operators Ian/GW0VML and Jayne, Steve/G0SGB and Hugh/M1NTO will be participating in this year's International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 18-19th) as GB1SL from "The Skerries Lighthouse" (BARLS A-5168, RLHS WAL-030, TWLHD WLH GW-016, WW Loc. IO73QJ), in Wales. More details are forthcoming closer to the operation.

Members of the Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club will be active as N1EV from Sheffield Island (NA-136, USI CT-008S, Fairfield County, CT) and the lighthouse (ARLHS USA-753, TWLHD WLH K-150, WLOTA LH-2712), during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, August 18-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL direct to N1EV (QRZ.com).

Members of the Motorola Amateur Radio Club (Florida Chapter) will take part of International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

( http://illw.net/ ),
and activate the Cape Florida Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-118), on August 18th from 1300-2330z, using the special callsign K4L. This lighthouse is on Key Biscayne, part of the Florida State South East Group, IOTA NA-141. Activity is planned for CW, Digital, and SSB operations on the IOTA frequencies on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via W4MOT, direct or by the Bureau.

Members of the Englewood Amateur Radio Society (EARS) plan to be active as K8ONV from the Boca Grande Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-910, WW Loc. EL86UR) on Gasparilla Island (NA-069, USI FL-034S, Charlotte County, Florida), August 18-19th. They will participate in the Inter- national Lighthouse Day. QSL via K8ONV (QRZ.com).

Michel, F6DWQ (ex-FB8ZP), will be /MM aboard the "M/V Grigoriy Mikkheev" vessel around Svalbard (JW) from July 15-24th. Look for Michel to be mostly on 20 meters with a TS-50 rig.

Juha, OH9MM, will be active as OH0Z during the CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W0MM.

P2, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (New IOTAs To Be Activated)
Look for operators Hans/SM6CVX, Derek/G3KHZ, Steve/G4EDG and Luis/CT1AGF to be active as P29VCX from Nukumanu Island (New IOTA OC-284) between September 23-29th. QSL via SM6CVX. The team will then go to Takuu Islands (New IOTA OC-283) and be active as P29NI from September 30th until October 5th. QSL via G3KHZ. It is also possible that the team may be active from Tulun Island (OC-256) between October 6-9th. The callsign is yet to be decided as is the QSL route. The group plans to have 3 stations and 2 linears on the air. Activity will be on all bands and each night they expect to be on either 80 or 160 meters as well as all the other bands. They will use verticals and multiband dipoles.

Mamuka, 4L2M, President of the National Association Radioamateurs of Georgia (NARG), informs OPDX that 4L6VV is a pirate station. Operator states his name is Yuri and is in Tkvarcheli. Mamuka says this is not a Georgian license, and they believe the pirate is operating from Russia. Please do not QSL this operation.

Operators Jeff/KU8E, John/K4BAI and Larry/ K5OT will be active as PJ4/homecall from Bonaire (IOTA SA-006) between November 20-27th. Also look for them to be active as PJ4A during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL all callsigns via K4BAI.


  QSL routes provided by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:
   HS0AC   via HS0ZFZ       VR2VTN   via JM1FYH
   XW1A    via E21EIC       YL7X via YL2LY
   VR10VTN via JM1FYH       YU5C via 4N1GZ
   VR10VVJ via VR2VVJ
GOLIST QSL MANAGER DATABASE HELP NEEDED. John, K1XN, from the GoList informs: "During my QSL Manager confirmation process, I have accum- alated list of QSL Managers for which I could not find a published E-mail address or the E-mail address that I found is not valid and bounces mail. Listed below are some of those QSL Managers that I am having problems with. I hope that maybe they will read this message and take the time to update their E-mail address on (QRZ.com) or send them to me direct at: golist@gmail.com "

   3A2AH    4X6DK     4Z5FL     9A1A      9A3ZA     9K2DZ
   3A2LW    4X6IL     4Z5JE     9A1ADE    9A4AA     9K2MT
   3B8AD    4X6MS     4Z5MK     9A1AKL    9A4BL     9M2TO
   3D2SJ    4X6VT     4Z9EBI    9A1AYZ    9A4NA     9M6MO
   3V8SM    4X6WP     5B4AGN    9A1BHI    9A4RV     9M8BL
   4F1EJD   4X6YN     5B4NC     9A1CVW    9A4W      9Y4AL
   4F1FZ    4X6YY     5N9GM     9A1EZA    9A5AEI    9Y4NZ
   4K2DX    4X6ZI     6K5SSR    9A1HCD    9A5AX
   4L4CR    4Z4SZ     6N0YO     9A1HDE    9A6Z
   4N1LB    4Z4TT     6W1AAD    9A1O      9A7C
   4N1RS    4Z4UR     6W1QV     9A2AJ     9A7W
   4U1ITU   4Z4UT     6Y5DA     9A2DM     9A8DX
   4X4HQ    4Z4YU     7X2ARA    9A2TW     9A9R
   4X4JU    4Z5AV     7X2DD     9A3FT     9H1EU
   4X4JW    4Z5CU     7X2LS     9A3JB     9H1FG
   4X4KK    4Z5FF     8P6AW     9A3LM     9H1XT
   4X4SO    4Z5FG     8R1AK     9A3TY     9J2BO
INFO NEEDED. Has anyone received XU7ADB QSLs yet? OPDX has some individuals inquiring.

NOT THE QSL MANAGER. Bob, K8BL, informs OPDX that he is receiving QSLs for VP2EDH and IS NOT the QSL Manager. He is the QSL Manager for VP2EOH. QSL VP2EDH via W7XU.

Ed, KU4BP, QSL Manager for V26H in the 2007 ARRL DX SSB Contest, informs OPDX that the operators of V26H have informed Ed that QSL cards for V26H will be going to the printer in a few weeks. So Ed expects to have them by late August. He has confirmed all QSOs for the contest that he has received so far is 340+. Ed states, "My job is taking me out of town from mid July to mid November. When I return home I will start getting the cards out. Thank you all for your patience."



The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has been involved in the study and drafting of or a new proposed HF bandplan, which is now posted:

This proposal is now going before the RAC memerbership then shortly to the Region 2 HFBP meeting.

Jack, HB9TL, will be active as TK/HB9TL, July 18-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB. Other reference numbers: IIA TK-001, MIA MCO-001 and WLOTA LH-1390). QSL direct to HB9QR.

Operators Franck/FM0IR, Thierry/FM0JR, Yvon/FM0JZ, Eric/FM1HM, Christian/FM1II, FM1KM and Tijus/FM1HN will be active using the special callsign TO1YR from July 29th to August 5th during the turn of the Round Skiffs of Martinique. Activity will be on 80-2 meters on SSB, RTTY and PSK.

VE2, CANADA (Special Event)
Look for special event station VE2XPO to be active from the site of the former Korean Pavilion on Ile Ste-Helene in Montreal from July 13-29th. Activity is to celebrate the 40th anni- versary of the 1967 EXPO.

Haru, JA1XGI (W8XGI), informs OPDX that he will be active as VK9GLX between October 19-22nd (only 3.5 days!). Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters and possibly the lower bands. Modes will be CW, SSB and Digital (RTTY, SSTV). QSL via JA1XGI (Bureau or direct) or W8XGI (only direct).

Alfredo, WP3C, will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via W3HNK, direct preferred, but Bureau is OK.

Hank, W0CZE, is now active as YJ0CZE until July 21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3505, 7010, 10105, 14020, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28020
SSB - 3795, 7082, 14190/14250, 18150, 21295, 24950 and 28495 kHz QSL via W0FF.

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