The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1025
August 29, 2011
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 & ARRL DX, WA2HMM, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, N6NO, K8GI, K8YSE, W8AEF, W8GEX (60m News), AT Inter- national, DL1SBF, DG8KAD & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G0IAS, HA0HW, HA5AO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWY, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, VA3RJ & ICPO and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 21st-August, through Sunday, 28th-August there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, 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, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, 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).
QSL Manager Allan, G0IAS, informs OPDX that he dropped Harry, 7Q7HB (G0JMU), at the airport on August 23rd, for another trip to 7Q-land this past week. Length of stay will be about 3 months at Club Makokola. Activity will probably be on 20/17/15 meters using the Digital modes and CW. QSL as usual is "ONLY DIRECT" to G0IAS with sufficient funds for return cards. NO BUREAU cards. NO eQSLs. Just old fashioned paper cards DIRECT! Allan states, "SORRY NO RETURN POSTAGE = NO CARD." G0IAS also handles the cards for Malcolm, 7Q7MH (Allan states, "ALL that I have received have now been returned."). Allan also mentions that 1 USD is no longer enough postage for return, even into EUROPE. NOR are envelopes with local currency on them, he has half a dozen with Spanish and German stamps... the ROYAL MAIL will NOT accept them.
Raul, IC8ATA, will be active as 9H3AT from Malta (EU-023) between August 29th and September 5th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands, SSB only and a focus on 17/12 meters. Suggested fre- quencies are: 7060, 14160, 18140, 21160, 24940 and 28460. He will use a FT-450D into a Multi-Band Fishing Rod antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see:
9M6, EAST MALAYSIA
Hideto, JF2QNM, will be active as 9M6/JF2QNM during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power entry. QSL via JF2QNM.
CJ3, CANADA (Special Event)
Look for CJ3A to be active during the entire month of October 2011. Activity is to celebrate the Centennial of Parks in Canada (1911-2011). Operations will be on all HF bands. QSL via VE3LA. For more details about the celebration, visit the "Parks Canada" Web page at:
DR16, GERMANY (Special Event)
Station event station DR16BENE has been active since July 1st, and will continue through October 31st. Activity is to celebrate the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Freiburg at the end of September. Operations have been from the club station DK0FR on 80/40/30/ 20/15/12/10 meters using SSB and PSK31. QSL via DL7BC.
EX20, KYRGYZSTAN (Special Event)
Special event station, EX20ID, is now active until September 4th. Activity is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Independent Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Members of the "Amateur Radio Union of Kyrgyzstan" have established a "Kyrgyzstan Award" which can be obtained by any licensed ham or SWL around the World. Complete details are available at:
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE
Jacek, SP5DRH, will once again try to activate Pigeon Island (OC-065), Reef Islands, in the Temotu Province between October 8-21st. Operation last year had to be cancelled due to "dramatic plane delay" that destroyed Jacek/SP5DRH and Jerzy/SP3BQ plans. Jacek's main target will be Europe on 160m, some 80m is planned to. Operations will be mainly CW, and RTTY on 15/17 meters. QSL via SP7DQR ONLY. For more details and updates, watch:
AS-066. Gennady, R3BY, is expected to be active as R3BY/0 from Antipenko Island between August 28th and September 4th. Activity will be on 80-17 meters using mostly CW. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-110. Italian operators Ampelio/IK3JBP, Calogero/IW3ILP, Silverio/ IK3IUL and Giacomo/IZ3DBA will be active as 9A/homecall from Porer Island between October 14-16th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via the operator's home callsign. NA-041. Rick, K6VVA, will be active as K6VVA/KL7 from Revillagigedo Island (not the Mexican XF4) between September 6-8th. This is his third trip to NA-041. Activity will be mainly CW on the 30/20/17 meter bands and a focus on the EU and JA stations. QSL via N6AWD, direct or by the Bureau. DO NOT send QSLs to K6VVA. For more details and updates, watch the following Web pages:
NA-137. Wayne, K9YNF, will be active as K9YNF/1 from Peaks Island in the Maine State West IOTA Group between September 25-30th. This will be Wayne's 4th IOTA DXpedition. Activity will be on 14260 and 18128 kHz SSB (+/- QRM) and 14070.15 kHz PSK31. He plans to use a Elecraft K3/100 and a TransWorld vertical dipole. QSL via K9YNF. Skeds can be made via firstname.lastname@example.org.
OC-185. Craig, VK4LDX/VK8PDX, will be on another IOTA DXpedition next year this time from Bremer Islets as VK8PDX/p between April 18-23rd (2012). He will use his Spiderbeam tri-bander (for 20/15/10m) on a 10m Spiderbeam mast. Modes will probably be on SSB, PSK31 and RTTY (he doesn't do CW). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. He does not use eQSL or LoTW. For updates, watch his Blog Web page at:
JW, SVALBARD (Update)
Morten, LA9DFA, will be active as JW9DFA from Spitsbergen (EU-026) between September 14-19th. This is his third trip to the Arctic islands (1993, 2006). Activity will be on the HF bands and possibly 6 meters using mainly CW with some SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be active during the Scandinavian Activity CW Contest (September 17-18th) as JW3C. QSL both callsigns via LA9DFA, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 29-September 4th)
Aug 29 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Aug 30 AN -------------------- Aug 31 AN BN - Below Normal Sep 01 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Sep 02 AN-HN LN - Low Normal Sep 03 HN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Sep 04 HN DIS - Disturbed VDIS - Very Disturbed GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE --------------------- QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between 0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between 7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or lessN1, UNITED STATED (Special Event)
OJ, MARKET REEF (Op cancelled!)
Operators Hans/PA0VHA, Steef/PA2A, Jack/PA3BAG, Will/PA3ALK and Wim/PA2AM, who were expected to be active as OJ0CC from Market Reef (EU-053) between August 27th and September 2nd, had to cancel their activity due to an accident. Reports indicate that Will, PA3ALK, has broken his leg (something about a sheep attacked him).
Operators Jiri/OK1IEC, Jan/OK1JK, Jiri/OK1JST and Vaclav/ OK1VVT plan to be active as OX4OK and possibly OX/homecall from the OX2A club station at the Kangelussuaq Airport between September 16-26th. Activity will be on all bands, 80-10 meters, depending on propagation, and 2m EME (JT65b). QSL via their home callsigns or via OK1JST.
John, KK9A, will once again be active as P40A starting October 25th, through the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). In the contest, he will be a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be on all bands using CW and SSB. QSL via WD9DZV.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 28th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5T0JL via ON8RA EN20C via UX7CQ JW/DF3TS via DF3TS 9A/SP5ELW via SP5ELW EN20UO via UX5UO KH2/WM1D via BU2AV 9A20V via 9A6DR EN20UZ via UR5UZ NN1X via JG3JLC CB2T via CE2RTF EN20W via UR5WA OG5N via OH1CQ CT8/DL1CW via DL1CW EO20IGN via US7IGN OX/OZ4UN via OZ4UN CT9/RW9JZ via RW9JZ EO20IO via UX3IO P29FR via I2RFJ EA8/EI6DX/P via RX3RC only EO20K via UR4KWA P29ZL via W1YRC EF1HLW via EA1HLW EO20M via UX7MA PA30LOU via PA0LOU EF2TW via EA2TW EO20UD via UR7UD PI65ALK via PI4ALK EF4RCH via EA4RCH EO20UM via UT0UM PJ2/DL1THM via DL1THM EF7CIN via EB7CIN EO20UR via UT7UR PJ2A via N5UCF EF7JB via EA7JB EO20UU via UT7UU R10RTRS/9 via R7AA EF7TV via EA7TV ER20MD via ER1FF SO1EKO/P via DL1EKO EF8AKN via EA8AKN FP/VE2XB via VE2XB SV0GU via DL4SV EG5DM via EA5DM FP5BZ via F5TJP TI4CF via W3HNK EG5FL via EA5FL FS/W6IZT via N7XG TM2GRF via F8BUO EG5KB via EA5KB HB9/OZ0UL via OZ0UL TM7FDM via F5MSS EM0BSCC via UU0JM HG7T via HA7TM TX8DD via LZ1JZ EM5UCC via UT7UJ HG8SDS via HA8PH UK8IWA via RW6HS (direct) EM20UKR via UR7UC JA1NLX/VK4 via JA1NLX UN9GD via DL8KAC EM20V via UR2VA JW/DC8TM via DC8TM ZY6Z via PY6HDJX5O NOW ON LOTW! Stan, SQ8X, announced this past week that the JX5O DXpedition to Jan Mayen Island has been successfully validated at the ARRL DXCC Desk and has received a DXCC credit. He also mentioned that the JX5O log has been uploaded to LoTW. Stan also mentions on the JX5O Web page: "Another update regards a major log check-in/corrections. I have received a couple of dozen inquires and went through all of them and accepted some of them. Please check our latest log update at to see the changes provided at
9M0M QSLS. Paul, W8AEF, informs OPDX that due to John, NA7DB's, poor health, he has assumed QSL Manager duties for the 2001 9M0M DXpedition. All QSL requests received by NA7DB, both direct and via the bureau to this date have been responded to, and the 9M0M log has been uploaded to LoTW.
QSL NH7YJ via JK1HIY direct. Operator was Taka Tumura, JK1HIY, Oahu Island (OC-19). The special suffix in the callsign NH7YJ stands for "Young Japanese".
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 5X1VJ, A92IO, CR6K, EA3GHZ, EA3IN, F5TTI, FK8CP, FM5CD, HH2/PYSB, JI2ZJS, JX5O, S50A, TY1KS, YN2PR and ZS3Z
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5N7M, 5W0IR, 9L5MS, 9Y4VU, CO8LY, EH8BPX, FP/K9OT, IW5DHN, JD1BMH, JY5HX, LU1ZI, PJ4/N5WR, PP0T, RI1ANC, V85SS, VU2PAI and ZB2FK
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE REPORTED THIS WEEK!
SOUTH PACIFIC TOUR (Update/Change)
Operators Pista/HA5AO and George/HA5UK, who planned to activate Fiji, Tuvalu, Western Kiribati and possibly Banaba, between October 1st and November 15th (OPDX.1010), have now reschedule their DXpedition to January/February 2012. This due to difficulties in organizing and making arrangement for the transportation to Banaba. Excerpts from their Web page states they plan to operate from Tuvalu on January 12th, as T2HA. They will fly back to Fiji on January 26th, and do 3 days of operations as 3D2HA, before leaving for Tarawa, on January 31st. Operations from West Kiribati will last until February 23rd.
They will attempt to go over to Banaba Island for 7-10 days within this period. The Web page states (edited), "We will do our best to get over to Banaba, but the exact time of T33HA Banaba operation can be announced from Tarawa only. Two stations will be on the air from 160-10 meters bands on CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK and SSTV modes. The landing permit to Banaba, licenses and flight tickets to Fiji, Tuvalu and Tarawa are in hand. The radios, antennas, PAs and other technical stuff have already been put together and packed. The weight of these packages exceeds the 100 kg (200 pounds).
We will bring everything with us, as excess baggages. This DXpedition is not an expedition with dozens of operators, neither family holiday. It will be a 'simple two men show'. However, our 8 weeks long operating plan, working from 3 different rare countries, makes it very expensive. We will cover the flight tickets, accommodations and other personal expenses. The excess baggage fees and the transfer to Banaba are extremely expensive. Thus we are seeking support from DX Foundations and Organization to help us to cover the extremely high transfer expenses to Banaba and the excess baggage fees. Personal con- tributions are also welcome." For more details and updates, visit:
Atsu, JA8FAA, will be active as T88GO from Palau (OC-009) between September 16-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
Ulf, DL5AXX, will be active as T88UE from the Palau Rental Shack
TU, IVORY COAST
An Italian team consisting of Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/ I2YSB, Carlo/IK1AOD, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA and Stefano/IK2HKT will be active as TU2T from the Ivory Coast sometime between October and November (dates to be confirmed). Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1823, 3505, 7005, 10106, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025 kHz
SSB - 3780, 7056/7180, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14080, 18104, 21080, 24902 and 2808 kHz
6m - 50105 kHz - CW, SSB and Beacon
Pilot station will be Art, IK7JWY. QSL via I2YSB, direct (2 USDs Europe, 3 USDs outside Europe and SAE [NO IRCs and stamps) or via the OQRS. For more details, visit the TU2T Web page at:
TX8, NEW CALEDONIA (Special Event)
Look for Alain, FK8GN, to be active as TX8GN during the 16th South Pacific Games between now and September 10th. There may be other stations on the air switching their prefix from FK to TX to commemorate this event.
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Merv, N6NO, will be celebrating his 75th birthday and 60th year in ham radio by activating Lord Howe Island (OC-004) as VK9OL between September 10-18th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters with a focus on CW and openings to Europe. QSL via N6NO. His log will be put on LoTW after his return and validation.
Les, N1SV, will once again be active as VP9/N1SV from Bermuda (NA-005) between October 28-31st. QSL via his home callsign. With lessons learned from last year, this year during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) he will sign VP9I. QSL via N1HRA.
A JA team consisting of Masumi/JA3AVO, Kunio/JA1CJA, Lida/JA3BZO, Nishimura/JA3HJI, Nakasako/JA3UJR and Tatsuo/JA3ARJ will be active from the XU7AAA rental shack between January 12-22nd (2012). More details will be forthcoming.
YJ, VANUATU (Update)
A team of 8 amateur radio operators from Australia and the USA will be activating YJ0VK from Port Vila on Efate Island between September 30th and October 12th. Earlier updates indicate that the team will operate with 3 stations on bands from 160-10m, using CW, SSB and RTTY/PSK31. They do not have plans to activate 6m. The YJ0VK team has obtained authorization to operate on 60m. QSL via VK2CA, direct or by the Bureau. LoTW log upload will be available on completion of operation. For updates, visit the YJ0VK Web page at:
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