The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 862
June 16, 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, WJ2O, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DB1JAW, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, EA5RM, F5NQL & UFT, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Island News, JT1CD, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SV4FFL, TC0W team, VA3RJ & ICPO and XE1YJS for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/June, through Sunday, 15th/June there were 199 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FS, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, 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).
4U1WED, VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (Update)
The Vienna International Amateur Radio Club (4U1VIC) at the United Nations in Vienna is now active using the special callsign 4U1WED through June 30th. Activity is to celebrate the "World Environment Day" (WED) which took place on June 5th. Operations over the past weekend were mainly on 20 meters SSB between 1600-1900z. QSL via 4U1VIC. For more details on WED, please refer to the following Web site:
The members of the Union de Radioaficionados Espanoles, URE, (The Spanish Amateur Radio League) are now active as 4W6R from Dili until June 24th. The team has had a few problems during the first few days with power outages, but this has been solved with a generator they received from Spain. They also bent a mast on a Mosley beam badly on Friday, but hope to replace it. As this bulletin was being written on Sunday morning, 4W6R was heard active between 0500-1600z on CW (30/20m), SSB (20/15m) and RTTY (15m). QSLs will be via EA4URE, by the Bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 220, 28080 Madrid, SPAIN. For more info and updates, visit:
7Y46, ALGERIA (More Info)
A team of operators will use the special callsign 7Y46ND during the month of July from the city of Djelfa. Mike, DB1JAW, informs OPDX that the activity is to celebrate Algeria's 46th anniversary of independence and the newly established club station in Djelfa. One of the operators will be Mohamed, 7X2DD. Look for activity to be on 80-10 meters. QSL via 7X2DD: Mohamed Djaballah, P.O. Box 467, 17000 DJELFA, Algeria. A special certificate besides the normal QSL card will be available if requested for an extra fee of 5 Euros or 7 USDs.
ADDED NOTE: Mike, DB1JAW, also informs OPDX that he will be going back in October and will be active as 7X/DB1JAW.
Paulo, CT2IVH, will be active as 8Q7VH from Meeru Island (AS-013), June 16-23rd. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
FJ, ST. BARTHELEMY
David, WJ2O, will be active as FJ/WJ2O during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. David informs OPDX that his XYL Chris and he will be in the Caribbean between November 25th and Dec 3rd. He mentions, "I will probably operate 100% CW. I enjoy the WARC bands outside the contest and getting up early to see if I can hear JA's on 40m and then Europe on 17m. This won't be a very serious contest effort as I am just throwing up a wire and running barefoot. I still hope to net 2K Qs in the contest. I'm going to attempt 'almost real time' log viewing through wj2o.com." QSL direct only via his home callsign.
Members of "The Hungarian Traveling Amateur Radio Team" will once again be active from Liechtenstein between June 23-29th. Operators will be Laci/HA0HW, Tomi/HA4DX and Jozsi/HG4GBE. They will operate from Masescha (JN47SD, 1350 m ASL) as HB0/homecall. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB, and maybe some digital modes. The rigs are: TS-450SAT, FT-840, IC-706 and a small FET amplifier. They will use DunaX gps. QSL via the HA Bureau is "OK" or direct via the operator's QRZ.com address.
Operators Jan/DL7JAN and Mathew/DJ2HD will be active as HB0/homecall between July 15-19th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns, by the bureau or direct.
EU-016. Operators Emir/9A6AA and Toni/9A7PJT will activate Jabuka Island (ACIA 807, IOCA CI-032, MIA MC-136), a rare IOTA, on June 21st ONLY. Look for activity during the early morning hours on 20 and 40 meters. QSL via 9A6AA (QRZ.com). For more info, visit:
EU-034. Frank, DL1FT, will be active as ES0FTZ from Kuressaare, Saaremaa Island (WLOTA LH-1401, WW Loc. KO18FG) between July 8-18th. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau. For more info, visit the Web page at:
EU-088. Operatprs Klaus/OZ7KDJ and Erik/OZ9V will be active as OZ8MW/p from Anholt Island (DIA NK-001) between July 23-28th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters before the IOTA Contest. They will be in the IOTA Contest. Also, look for activity on 6 meters using a FT-920, 5 element beam at 15 meters.
EU-092. Members of the Grantham ARC are now active as GB0SI from Tanera Mor, Summer Isles (IOSA SC-10, SCOTIA CN-32) until June 21st. Activity has been on 14260 kHz over the past weekend. This group was originally going to activate Treshnish Islands (EU-108). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the Bureau (your return cards are not required). QSL Manager for direct cards is G0RCI. For more details, please visit:
EU-162. Operator Serge, RZ3AMW, will be active as RZ3AMW/1 from Ryashkov Island (RRA RR-02-07, RDA MU-05, WLOTA LH-1803) between now and July 5th. Activity will be on daily on 40 and 20 meters CW/SSB between 1700-2100z. Other reference numbers are: Kandalakshsky Nature Reverse (RFFA RFF-043), Murmansk oblast (#143, MU for the Rossija Award).
EU-170. Operators Tibor/HA3HP, Neno/9A5AN and Tom/9A2AA will be active from Dugi Otok, June 15-25th. Callsigns were not mentioned. The group may possibly activate other islands in that area. QSL via their home callsign.
NA-067. Operators Barry/K4CZ, Keith/W4KAZ and Nathan/N4YDU will be active as N4A from Core Banks, NC, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi/Single/Low-Power/Island DXpedition entry. Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL via N4YDU (DIRECT ONLY).
NA-142. Swen, DL3YCF, will be active as W4/DL3YCF from Santa Rosa Island (USI FL003S, Okaloosa County, Florida), between July 27th and August 6th. Activity will be holiday style. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
SA-030. Cris, PY7GK, will be active as ZW6GK from Morro de Sao Paulo, Tinhare Island (DIB #60, for the Brazil Islands Award), July 24-27th. Activity will be mainly CW, with some SSB, on 40/30/20 meters, using only 100 watts and G5RV antenna. QSL direct to PY7GK.
Members of the Mongolian Amateur Radio Society (MARS) will activate HQ station JT1KAA and participate in the annual IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th). All QSOs will be upload to LoTW. For direct QSLs (w/SASE): HQ Station Of The Mongolian Amateur Radio Society, P.O.BOX 830, ULAANBAATAR-24, MONGOLIA.
A research team (Scott/KC0KHA, Dave, Gabor, and Terry) is currently in JT-land on a Mongolian Vertebrate Parasite Project (MVPP). The team has been assigned two club callsigns for two different regions in Mongolia. While in Ulaanbaatar they will use the callsign JT1N. In the Gobi region they will use the callsign JT4N. They were recently active as JT1N from Naran's, JT1BV, QTH and made more than 90 contacts. Watch 20 meters (14190 kHz after 1030z). Next May in the year 2009, they will be doing field work in and around the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park in southern Mongolia through August. QSL via KC0KHA. Read about their MVPP at:
JX, JAN MAYEN (Update)
Michael, G7VJR, will be departing for Iceland on June 24th, where he will be catching a ride on a 60 ft sailing boat with the adventure company, Eco-Expeditions, to Jan Mayen. He is expected to be active as JX/G7VJR for approximately 6.5 days between June 25th and July 6th. He plans to be active as much as possible, especially on CW, using lightweight antennas and a K2/100 radio. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. Also on the trip will be Wojtek, SQ4MP. Wojtek will sign JX/SQ4MP and will be active on CW/SSB and a small amount of RTTY. QSL both callsigns via G7VJR, direct or by the Bureau. It was announced that Chris, GM4FAM, will be the pilot station for the operation. Visit Michael's interesting Web page at:
Greek operators Dimitris/SV4AAQ, Katerina/SV4AFY, Kostas/SV4FFF, Thanasis/SV4FFK, Kostas/SV4FFL, Panagiotis/SV4JYI and George/SV4LAX will activate the Trikeri Lighthouse (ARLHS GRE-128) as SY4LH during the first weekend of July (5th and 6th). Other operators mentioned but will only participate for one day out of the two planned days, are John/SV4FFB, George/SV4FFE, John/SV4FFI, Sotiris/SV4JYK, Nikos/SW4JYL and Dimitris/SW4LAD.
This is the first time that this lighthouse will be activated for radio-amateur purposes. The lighthouse is situated on Point Kavoulia, about a ten-minute hike from the Geroplina Settlement of Trikeri, in the Gulf of Pagasetikos. Gridsquare: KM19MC. Activity is expected to be on all bands, 160-2 meters using modes CW, SSB, PSK, RTTY and SSTV. QSL via SV4FFK. For more details, please visit the Web page at:
MD4, ISLE OF MAN (EU-116)
Operators David/G3NKC, Peter/G4MJS, Martin/G4XUM and possibly others will be active as MD4K during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi entry. QSL via G3NKC.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:
ER3WFF via ER1DA
ER6WFF via ER3GS
OE2008ASL via OE2ASL
SN775CH via SP2GWZ
9X0R QSL STATUS. Toni, EA5RM, informs OPDX that the 9X0R QSL cards will be out of the printer in a couple of weeks, and then they will start the confirmations of all direct QSL received with the needed minimums. All cards received without the minumums listed on http://www.9x0r.com/qsl/ will be answered via bureau, including those received with old style expired IRCs.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 9X0R and TX5C
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A3A, 1A4A, 3D2A, 5R8FL, 5R8GZ, 5R8HA/P, 5R8HA, 5R8O, 5T0CW, 6V7I, 8P2K, 8Q7ZZ, 8R1PW, 9G5XA, 9J2CA, 9Q5MO, A92GE, CP4BT, EZ8AQ, EX2X, EX8MZ, FJ/AC8G, FK/JK1FNL, G4WFQ/6W, GX6YB, HP3DX, J37K, J6/G3XAQ, J7DX, J79KM, J79IU, OC1I, OC6I, R1ANR, SV8/G3SWH, TI9KK, V8FGM, VP2MTE, VP2V/G6AY, VP6PR, YI9PT and YU8/OH2R
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 9H20, OC5I, TZ1T, TZ2T, TZ3T and TZ4T
By the time you read this, Keith, G3TTC, has started his tour to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, which will end on July 14th. He plans to activate various islands during his tour. However, this is a holiday style operation, so dates may change by one or two days. His schedule is as follows:
June 12-13th as OZ/G3TTC/p from Romo [aka Roemoe] (EU-125, DIA NS-001); was active on 40m on the 12thSX24, GREECE (Special Event)
June 15-16th as OZ/G3TTC/p from Mors (EU-171, DIA NJ-002)
June 19-20th as SM6/G3TTC/p from Hono (EU-043)
June 25-26th as LA/G3TTC/p from Spjaeroy (EU-061)
July 5-6th as LA/G3TTC/p from Averoya (EU-036)
July 6-7th as LA/G3TTC/p from Godoya (EU-056)
July 7-8th as LA/G3TTC/p from Runde (EU-079, also count for WLOTA LH-0074)
July 14th as LA/G3TTC/p from Toftoy (EU-055)
QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the RSGB Bureau.
TC0W QRT (Wrap-up Report)
Operators Pavel/TA2ZAF (OK1MU), Slavek/OK1TN and Dan/OK1HRA, who activated the special callsign TC0W from the Turkish Island of Kefken (AS-159) in the Black Sea, have now gone QRT as of June 11th. The TC0W team made 10,752 QSOs (6009/CW and 4741/SSB) after 82 hours of operating. Complete details with photos, on-line log search, and a Web Bureau QSL request are now available at:
TM8, FRANCE (Special Event)
French radio amateurs of the Ardennes area, as well as Belgium friends Bruno/ON7ZD, Philippe/ON7PV and possibly Eric/ON7RN, will activate TM8CEC on Sunday, June 29th. Activity is part of the "open doors" from the Charlemont Fortress (DFCF 08006) at the "French Army Training Commandoes in Givet (Ardennes North of France)." Operations will be on the HF bands, CW, SSB and VHF. QSL via F5JER, direct or by the bureau. For more information, please the Web page at:
Members of the radio club "Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores" (FMRE) will activate XE1LM during the IARU Contest as a HQ station giving out the FMRE multiplier on both CW and SSB. Operators will be XE1YJS, XE1MM and XE1CXC.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS (Update/6m Op)
Just a reminder that operators Jim/K4BI and Mario/K2ZD (with XYLs Meredith/K8BBN and Daphne/N2TIN) are planning a major 6m DXpedition here this week. Look for them to sign ZF2BI and ZF2ZD, respectively, between June 20th and July 6th. They will be running an ACOM amp into a 6M5X. Look for them on 50.105 MHz. Their beacon will be on 50.095 MHz. Emphasis will again be EU, AF, SA and AS, but will, of course, work NA. They will have HF capability but don't plan on being there very much or very often. QSL via their home callsign.
ZS8, MARION ISLANDS
There is still no activity reported. For updates and the first offical announcement of ZS8T being on the air, please visit the official ZS8T Web site at:
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