The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1030.2
October 5, 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 OH2BH, OH2BN and W2VU for the following DX information.
CQ NEWS (w/correction):
The following was received by Rich Moseson, W2VU, Editor:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - CQ ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PLAQUES FOR CQ DX MARATHON
"CQ magazine is pleased to announce a significant expansion in the number of DX Marathon plaques to be awarded each year. Presently, the Northern Illinois DX Association sponsors the only two plaques one for the top Unlimited Class score and one for the top Formula Class score. Starting with the announcement of the 2011 Marathon results in the June 2012 issue, DX Marathon Administrator John Sweeney, K9EL, says additional plaques will be awarded for the following top scores:
Top CW score Plaque sponsored by Bencher, Inc.
Top SSB score - Plaque sponsored by the Collins Amateur Radio Club in Memory of Art Collins, W0CXX
Top Single band scores (10,12,15,17,20,30,40,80) Plaque sponsor wishes to remain anonymous
Top Continental scores - Plaque sponsor wishes to remain anonymous
An additional sponsor for top Digital Mode score is desired. Please contact the DX Marathon Administrator, K9EL, at email@example.com if you wish to sponsor this plaque.
Please check the DX Marathon website (www.dxmarathon.com) for details on the new plaques and qualifying scores.
With the addition of the Republic of South Sudan to the DXCC list, CQ has also added the Republic of South Sudan as a qualifying entity for the 2011 DX Marathon. An updated score sheet (2011.4) and updated CQ Country Lists are now available on the DX Marathon web site.
The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long activity encouraging DXing on the HF bands. Competition begins anew each January 1st. Details are available on the CQ magazine website ( www.cq-amateur-radio.com) and on the DX Marathon website."
OH0X PRESS RELEASE
Report received from Martti, OH2BH/OJ0X, -- 73 Jarmo OH2BN
"MARKET REEF WITH NEW BLOOD - OCTOBER 4
It was at noon on Tuesday when the second and third week teams changed on the fly and quickly put fresh energy and two signals on the air again, now with a repaired Alpha 91B. It works! From now on OH1ND, OH2BH, SM0W and SM6U are in command.
An exhausted team of OH1TV, OH2BAD, OH2BO and OH5BM was sent home to get on with life as landlubbers again. Their 16.500 QSOs were added to the Log Search facility at QRZ.COM, now totaling some 37,000.
With lots of IT expertise and new data equipment, it still seems that the Internet is not reliable and more work needs to be done. The teams left four people on the small island of Enskär between OH0 and OJ0 to install a new cell site so traffic can be boosted for data and news delivery to the outside world.
After running their first thousand QSOs, mostly on 15m SSB to Japan and USA, the ops heated the island sauna behind the breakwater and enjoyd their new remote life.
They now have three complete stations, squeezing all available power from the wind generator charged plant. The overall target is set at 50,000 QSOs, and they have decided not to leave the reef before that goal is accomplished.
The wind is gathering momentum but the team is safe."
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