The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 858
May 12, 2008
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, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q, W2VU, WB2REM, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, F5PFP, F6FQK, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK1SOW, IT9DAA, IT9TQH, IZ8CCW, JI5RPT, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Island News, OK1DOT, PG2AA, RSGB IOTA Web Site, UA6JD, VE2EBK, VA3RJ & ICPO and WP3GW for the following DX information.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR (By KB8NW)
There will not be a OPDX Bulletin next week. I will be attending the Dayton HamVention. "IF" I receive a major announcement, I may send something out late Sunday or Monday. However, PLEASE continue to send your DX information. You never know what I might do.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW
P.S. Hope to see you at the HamVention Dayton at the NODXA Hospitality Suite at the Crown Plaza (See below)!
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th/May, through Sunday, 11th/May there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HK0/m, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, R1FJ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZL, ZL7, 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).
Franz, DC7NF, is now active as 5X7FN until the end of June. Activity is expected to be mainly on 40 and 20 meters SSB. Most of his activity so far has been on 20 meters on various frequencies between 1700-2100z. QSLs will go out when he returns home.
Nick, G3RWF, will be active again as 5X1NH from June 25th to August 15th. Activity will be from Fort Portal in Western Uganda. QSL via G3RWF. He was active during February and March this year and made 11000 QSOs.
6M0, SOUTH KOREA (IOTA and Lighthouse Activity)
Members of the GyeongNam DX Club will activate 6M0W/4 from Paegya Island (AS-060) between June 6-8th. Operators mentioned are: 6K5AQY, 6K5AYC , 6K5BHZ, 6K5ALT, DS5AJT and HL5BMX. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. This operation also counts for Paekya Do lighthouse (ARLHS SKR-022, WLOTA LH-3386). QSL via HL5BMX, direct or by the bureau.
8J, JAPAN (QRP Event)
Look for special event stations 8J4P and 8J6P to be active until June 30th. Activity is to celebrate "QRP Day" (June 17th). Stations will run less than five watts output. Activity over the past week has been on 40/30/20 meters CW and PSK. QSL according to the operator's instructions.
"The Daily DX" reports that Rich, WA3FPK, will be here for three weeks starting on May 15th. Activity will be limited to his spare time (especially during his last week) and will be mainly on 20 meters SSB. QSL via KA1CRP.
ANTARCTIC CRUISE/EXPEDITION (Update)
Mehdi, F5PFP, organizer of an upcoming Antarctic Cruise/Expedition for about 4 weeks in 2009, informs OPDX the following Antarctic bases and the main goal of the expedition is to operate about 5 to 7 hours from each base, BUT also have a great adventure, sailing, trekking, photos...etc. The Antarctic Cruise/Expedition will start in February, departing from Ushuaia on the 18th and returning to Ushuaia om March 17th. Mehdi states, "Our plan is very extensive and several bases could be cancelled due to weather and sailing conditions, but each area will be visited." The list of areas and bases are as follows:
AN-016 - ANTARCTICA (Mainland); Videla Station (Danco coast) and Almirante Brown Station (Danco coast)The expedition team will travel on the yacht "Le Boulard". The "Le Boulard" home page can be viewed (in French) at:
AN-012 - PALMER Archipelago; Yelcho Station (Doumer Island) and Port Lockroy (Wiencke Island)
AN-010 - SOUTH SHETLAND Archipelago; Macchu Picchu Station & Republica del Ecuador Refuge (King George Island), Gurruchaga Refuge (Nelson Island), Maldonado Station (Greenwich Island), Juan Carlos Station (Livingston Island), Station B (Deception Island) and Risopatron Station (Robert Island)
CQ MAGAZINE NEWS
Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Amateur Radio, sent out the following press release on May 8th: "Randy Thompson, K5ZD, Named Director of CQ WPX Contests (Hicksville, NY) -- Contesting luminary Randy Thompson, K5ZD, has been named Director of the CQ World Wide WPX Contests, effective immediately. Randy succeeds Steve Merchant, K6AW, who has been WPX Contest Director since 2002 and who needed to step aside due to business obligations.
Randy has been a contester for more than three decades and has multiple wins to his credit in the single-op, all-band categories of both the CQ World Wide DX Contest and the CQ WPX Contest, in both CW and SSB modes. Randy is also a past editor of the "National Contest Journal" (a post he has held three separate times) and a co-founder of the eHam.net website. He is a longtime member of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club and an instructor at K3LR's Contest University. In the past year, Randy has been working with Steve Merchant behind the scenes on the WPX contests, so he is already familiar with the program from the administrative side.
Any questions regarding the 2008 WPX Contests (SSB weekend was held last March; CW weekend is coming up at the end of May) should be directed to Randy via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org . We thank K6AW for his years of dedicated service to the WPX Contests and look forward to a seamless transition to K5ZD's administration of the event."
DAYTON HAMVENTION ACTIVITIES (Reminders)
* Contest Super Suite - May 14-17th, 7pm-2am at the Crowne Plaza, Dayton (Downtown), OH; 2nd floor - Miami Ballroom; Free Pizza Parties Every Night!
* DX HOSPITALITY SUITE. The Northern Ohio DX Association (along with Janeen Hire, W8ZET) will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite at this year's Dayton Hamvention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th Club Floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel (old Stouffers) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (Look for signs!). All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refreshments will be avaialble. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA.
* The 23rd annual SWODXA DX Dinner will be Friday evening, May 16th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located in Dayton city center. Speaker is Eric Scace, K3NA, one of the operators behind the excellent VP6DX operation.
* Topband Dinner on Friday evening, May 16th, at the Barnsider Restaurant, (Near Hamvention Arena), 5202 N. Main Street (Route 48 just north of Needmore Ave), Dayton, Ohio.
* DX AND CONTEST FORUMS AT THE CONVENTION
* The Contest Dinner will be held on Saturday night, May 17th, at 6:30 PM, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Official Contest Hotel), 5th and Jefferson Streets (Next to the Convention Center), Dayton (Downtown), Ohio, in the VAN CLEVE BALLROOM. Speaker is Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH from the FCC.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS (EU-004)
Matthias, DD9HK, will be active as EA6/DD9HK from Mallorca Island between June 15-19th. Activity will be holiday style on 160-6 meters on SSB using an Icom IC-7000 w/100 watts and a dipole.
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY
Harry, AC8G, will be active as FJ/AC8G between May 22-27th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. Harry states, "Please avoid asking for band changes, schedules and other interruptions especially if I am running well. Exceptions would be if 12, 10 or 6 meters are open to nearby islands." QSL via AC8G. QSLs from stateside SASE ony. Others SASE or bureau OK. Do not send cards to FJ Bureau. A week or so after returning home, Harry hopes to have his log posted to LoTW.
GJ, JERSEY (EU-013)
By the time you read this, Geoff, G4CID, is expected to be active (starting May 11th) as GJ4ICD for possibly 7 to 10 days. His activity will be on the HF bands, but with a focus on 6 meters. Look for a beacon on 50.140 MHz. QSL via G4ICD.
EU-005. Operators John/M0JFE, Ian/2E0EDX, Grian/2E0OYG, Nathan/2E0OCC, Greg/2E0RXX, Sean/2E0BAX and Liam/M3ZRY will be active as GB0IPA during the CQ WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) from Piel Island.
EU-005. Steve, G0UIH, will once again attempt to activate Walney Island between May 31st and June 2nd using the callsign G0UIH/M. Activity will be mainly on 20/17/15 meters, but also on 40 meters using a IC706MK2G, w/400 watts into an Outbacker Perth Vertical. This activation is a reschedule from May 3rd. QSL direct to his home callsign.
EU-010. Paul, M3KBU, will be active as MM3KBU/p from the Island of Scalpay (IOSA OH-25, SCOTIA HI-19) between 1100-1600z on August 3rd. QSL via M3KBU, direct or by the bureau.
EU-016. Alex, DL1MAJ, and his family plan to visit Korcula Island (IOCA CI-041, ACIA-767, CIA-19, MIA MC-163, LH-1315) for one week between May 10-24th. The IOCA Group hopes Alex will find free time for ham-activity. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-054. Members of the Egadi DX Team and ARI di Trapani will be active as IF9LI from Levanzo Island (IIA TP-009, MIA MI-050, WLOTA LH-1918), May 16-18th. Operators mentioned are: Rino/IT9FXY, Momo/IT9GNG, Enzo/IT9ECQ, Sal/IW9FRA, Mimmo/IW9GTD, Pippo/IW9GNV and possibily Gastone/I4GAS. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using SSB, PSK31 and RTTY, and possibly 6 meters. A side trip to Il Faraglione (also EU-054, IIA TP-013, MIA MI-277) is being planned. QSL direct to IT9FXY.
EU-058. Operators Giovanni/IK1WEG, Davide/IW1DQS, Gerry/IZ1DSH, Giorgio/ IZ1DXS, Riccardo/IZ1GDB, Willy/IZ1HGM and Claudio/IZ1JMV will be active as F/homecall (or possibly M0IL, if callsign is issued. - QSL via IZ1HGM) from St. Honorat, Lerins Islands, May 17-18th. They plan to have three stations on the air. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the Bureau.
EU-110. Operators Alessandro/IK4ALM and Sergio/IZ4BBF will be active as 9A/homecall from the Island of Sveti Nikola (ACIA-16, IOCA CI-118, MIA MC-414, WLOTA LH-3152) between May 15-19th. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.
EU-124. Operators Ian/G1JCC, Dick/G4LBH, Don/G4LOO, David/G4MVU, Terry/G4UEM, Andy/G8ATD and Bryan/M0BIK will be active as GB2CI from Caldey Island (WLOTA LH-4056) between 1800z, September 2nd to 1100z, September 8th. Activity will be holiday style with operations on all bands 160-2 meters. Look for GW3SVJ/P to be operational over the weekend of September 6-7th for SSB and 2m contests. QSL direct or by the bureau to G8ATD. QSL manager G4UEM. Further information can be found on their Web site at:
NA-057. Ray, WQ7R, will be active as HQ9R from Roatan Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via K5WW.
NA-128. A group of 4 operators from Quebec City will be active as CG2I from Grosse-Ile, Quebec, Canada ( C.IS.A. PQ-010, GRID FN47) between July 25-27th. The members of the team will be Francois/VA2RC (VO2/VA2RC, NA-077), Guy/VE2QRA (NA-128, NA-077), Steve/VE2TKH (CY9SS, VO2ZT, VY0ICE) and Dany/VE2EBK (CI0GI, NA-128). There should be 2 stations (with KW, beams and dipoles) active at the same time. Activity will be on all bands 80-6 meters (if propagation is there) on SSB, CW and RTTY/PSK31. During the RSGB IOTA Contest, a station will be dedicated to the contest exclusively on SBB on the first half hour and CW for the last hour. QSL via VE2CQ. More info on (QRZ.com).
IO1, ITALY (Special Event)
Members of the A.R.I. Ivrea Club Station (IQ1IV) will activate special event station IO1WWC between May 12th and June 8th. Activity is to celebrate the 2008 Wildwater World Championships in Ivrea that takes place between June 3-8th. Look for operations to be on all the bands, HF to the VHF and UHF, with activity on the satellite. QSL via IQ1IV, by the bureau or direct (see (QRZ.com)).
IR9, ITALY (Special Event)
Maurizio, IT9TQH, President of A.R.I. - Palermo's Association, informs OPDX look for special event station IR9GI on Sicily Island to be active through May 18th. Members of the ARI Section of Palermo will use this callsign to celebrate "91=B0 Giro d'Italia di Ciclismo" - a road bicycle race in Sicily. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. An award is available. QSL via IT9TQH.
JD1, MINIMA TORISHIMA
Masa, JA6GXK, is now active as JD1BMM on Marcus Island until May 22nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, CW and RTTY. QSL via the bureau.
Operators Toru/JI5USJ (JD1BLX) and Makoto/JI5RPT (JD1BLY) will be active from Chichijima Island (IOTA AS-031) in the Ogasawara Island group between Augsut 10-16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, using satellites, CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns. For updates, see:
Lars, LA5LJA, will be active as JW5LJA and JW7FJA from Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA LH-0125) from May 25th to June 1st. Look for activity on all HF bands, using CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL both calls via LA5LJA, bureau preferred and also direct.
Look for Ron, KJ5XX, to be active as KJ5XX/KH6 from Kauai Island (OC-019, HI-003S, LH-1761) between now and May 16th. Activity will be mainly on 20 meters and with possible operations on 17/15/10 meters. QSL via KJ5XX.
KL7, ALASKA (IOTA and USI Op)
Look for Michael, K6UMO, to be active as homecall/KL7 from several Alaskan islands between September 15-20th. He will be on a cruise ship that stops at all of these islands. He will take an ICOM IC-703+ with him and will try to transmit from each island for as long as the ship is in harbor (or until dinner time). Michael will try to activate the following:
Kodiak Island (NA-019, USI AK-004S, 3rd S. Central County)Please note: AL099 and AK197 are unqualified. QSLs will be accepted via: USI eQSL or direct to the callbook address.
Unga Island (Not IOTA, USI AK099, 3rd S. Central County)
Unalaska Island (NA-059, USI AK005S, 3rd S. Central County)
Kiska (NA-070, USI AK197, 3rd S. Central County [Aleutians West])
Attu Island (NA-064, USI AK009S, 3rd S. Central County)
Philippe, LX2A, and a team of opertaors will be active as LX7I during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LX2A, by the bureau or direct. He has a new home page with a log search at:
NEW OFFICERS FOR 2009
The members of the Union Francaise des Tele- graphistes (UFT - French CW Society), have elected the following officers for next year:
President - Vincent Ortega, F5MJV
Vice Presidents - XYL Evelyne Terrail, F5RPB
Jean Jacques Mahieux, F5NKX
Treasurer - Pierre Gallo, F6FXS
Secretary - Bernard Irigoyen, F5HEW
Trustees - XYL Claudine Declef, F5JER Stephane Collas, F5NZY
Valere Tijus, FM5CW Jean Claude Mercier, F6JOE
Francis Fagon, F6ELU Frederic Bossu, F5INL
Gerard Toussaint, F6ICG Paolo Paravagna, F8ENY
OJ0, MARKET REEF (EU-053)
Pasi, OH3WS/OG3A, will be active as OJ0/OG3A during his spare time between May 14-17th. Activity will be on 40-20 meters. QSL via OH3WS.
PA143, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Members of the Veron Traffic Bureau will be using the special callsign PA143ITU between May 15-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 143th anniversary of the ITU and the "World Telecommunication Day" which is held yearly on May 17th. Operations will be on all HF bands on CW, SSB and some RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
SSB - 3645, 7045, 14245, 18145, 21245, 24945 and 28445 kHz
CW - 3545, 7025, 10125, 14045, 18075, 24900 and 28045 kHz
Look for activity during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th). QSL Manager is PA3CAL ("OK" via Bureau).
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB:
A92GS direct CQ5MGP via EA4URE
5X7FN via DC7NF CS5NRA via EA4URE
BY1TTY via BG1LLB
EP4SP QSL ROUTE. Petr, OK1DOT, informs OPDX that he is now the QSL
Manager for EP4SP as of May 5th. Petr offers his services to any
station in need. He can be contacted at: email@example.com
For more details and a list of stations that he is the manager for,
QSL STATUS FOR PZ5YV AND YN2YV. Conrad, IT9DAA, informs OPDX that all direct requests concerning PZ5YV and YN2YV have already been processed and mailed. The logs for PZ5YV have already been uploaded into LoTW. In a few weeks, after correcting any possible error, the log for YN2YV will be uploaded to LoTW.
NEW ADDRESS FOR RW3GW/3: Valery Sushkov, P.O.Box 88, Moscow 101000, Russia. Please send SASE with only IRCs (no currency).
QSLS VIA LOTW: 4O3A, 5B4AHI, 6W/IZ2DPX, 9A2CY, A92GE, C91CF, CT9EPC, EA8FJ, FJ/OH2AM, GM0HCQ/MM, GM3POI, GM4FDM, HL0U, IR8DX, MJ/F5CWU, MM/F5CWU, PA7RA, PZ5YV, R245GS, RV4LC, SV9CVY, T33C, TK/F5CWU, TM7Z, UK8AKK, V8FWU, VU2NKS, VU4AN/VU3RYN, VU4AN/VU3SIB, YI1OM, YK9G, YR1C and YO22NATO
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4L8A, 4U1UN, 5B/LZ2HM, 5H1HD, 5J0E, 5T5DC, 9A73AA, 9G5ZW, C21DL, EK6CC, HP3AK, J8/DJ7ZG, J5C, LU1ZD, OJ1ABOA, OX/OH1RX, TU2/F5LDY, VP2E, VP2EFB, YN2YV and XW1B
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
Willi, DJ7RJ, will be active as SV9/DJ7RJ in 2009 between February 25th and March 15th. Activity will be on the low bands, 160-10 meters and CW/SSB. QSL via his CBA.
"THE OLD TIMER" (60 Years in the hobby of Amateur Radio)
is a book written by Jim Smith, VK9NS, from Norfolk Island, and is now available at:
Operators Dieter/DK5PZ, Volker/DL1WH, Peter/DL2RPS and Rene/DL7WR will operate from the Council of Europe Radio Club (TP2CE) betweem May 16-18th. They will concentrate on the lower bands, CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via F5LGF. A log search will be available on:
Operators Jay/K0BCN (V31MX) and Tom/AB5XZ will be active from Cay Caulker (NA-073) starting October 22nd. They also plan to be active as V31MX in the CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K0BCN.
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
Reiner, DL2AAZ, will be active as V4/9H3TI from the Island of Nevis (NA-104) between May 25th and June 15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, using CW and SSB, with 100 watts to GP and dipole antennas. QSL via DL2AAZ, direct or by the bureau.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Jim, WB2REM, will be active as VP5/WB2REM between July 2-12th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL direct ONLY via WB2REM.
Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as VP9/VE3DZ between May 22-28th. His activity will include the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest he will be on RTTY, PSK and SSB. QSL via VE3DZ.
WP3, PUERTO RICO
A group of operators will be commemorating the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day, May 13th, in San Juan Antiguo [Old San Juan] (USI PR-013, San Juan County) and also qualify the island for the U.S. Islands program (USI), using the callsign WP3GW. Activity will be on 20 meters using CW and SSB from 1400 to 2300z. QSL via WP3GW.
ZS8, MARION ISLANDS
From the ZS8T Web page, Christian/DL6KAC and Col/MM0NDX report on behalf of ZS8T team (dated May 11th): "Over the past 24 hours numerous spots have been appearing on DX clusters mentioning Petrus is on air. As yet, we have no confirmation from Petrus. It's becoming apparent there are internet/phone problems on the island, so news is currently scarce. In the meantime, be aware of bogus ZS8T stations appearing on the bands. If you'd like to familiarize yourself with Petrus's voice please visit previous recordings during 3Y0E at:
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