The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1031
October 10, 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, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX (60m News), W8IZC, W9ILY, N0TG, AT International, DH7WW, DL1SBF, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, EA5GL, EA5RM, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LA9VDA, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, PY2SEX, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), VK4FW and YS1GMV for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd-October, through Sunday, 9th-October there were 226 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H40, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, PJ4, PJ5, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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).
Operators Gert/ZS6AYU and Hannes/ZS6BZP will once again be active as 3DA0GF (CW) and 3DA0HC (SSB), respectively (if the licences can be obtained in time), from the Hawane Resort near Mbabane, during the weekend of October 21-24th. Activity will probably be on 40-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meters and will alternate operations between CW and SSB (If possible, simultaneous operation). QSL only direct to their home callsign. CW QSOs to ZS6AYU and SSB QSOs to ZS6BZP. QSL address can be found on (QRZ.com).
3D2R, ROTUMA (QRT)
The 3D2R team went QRT 9 hours earlier than planned on October 5th. According to the 3D2R Web page (edited): "Our Team is greatly satisfied about our outstanding score, 60,000 QSOs for 6 days. We are pleased to announce that the new donated Amateur Radio Station (3D2RI) at the Rotuma High School began operation today, Oct. 6, 2011. We kindly ask amateur radio stations world-wide to make a QSO with the members from the radio club -- slowly and with passion. Members of our team made the following donations to the Rotuma amateur radio club:
- TS 570 SG transceiver, Hrane YT1ADOnce again, thank you for each contact and the pleasure that you have brought from 3D2R activity. The completed 3D2R LOG will be uploaded next week." QSL via YT1AD, direct or by the Bureau. Online log is available at:
- New A3S Tri-band Antenna with tower, Hrane and 3D2R Team members
- New 200’ RG-8X Cable, Hrane and 3D2R Team members
- Switching Power supply 25A/13.8VDC, Paul - N6PSE
- Laptop Computer HP, Aleksey - UA4HOX
- Headphones Heil HC-4 with foot switch, Krassy - K1LZ
- 1,500.00 USDs Cash for School Projects, David K3LP
- 2,000 QSL cards 3D2RI was donated by Atilano - PY5EG
- Equipment for satellite Internet with one year subscription will be donated by Atilano - PY5EG
David, N6HD, will be active as 4X/N6HD from Israel between October 23rd and November 3rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.
9H, MALTA (Reminder)
Just a reminder that operators Tommy/DL8KX and Andy/DD8ZJ will be active as 9H3KX from Gozo Island (EU-023, MIA MM-004, WLOTA 0046) between now and October 14th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DL8KX, by the Bureau or direct.
9H, MALTA (EU-023)
A German team of operators will be active as 9H9OB from Malta between October 14-22nd. Operators mentioned are Torsten/ DG0OHD, Rich/DK8YY, Hans/DL1AOB, Dieter/DL1AWD, Ingolf/DL4JS, Olaf/ DL5AOL, Jens-Uwe/DL8ALU and Konstantin/DO5KO. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes, as well as on 2 meters CW/SSB, and an entry in the Worked All Germany Contest (WAG - October 15-16th). QSL via DH7WW, by the Bureau or direct.
9L, SIERRA LEONE
Dr. Karl-Heinz Ilg, DK2WV, will once again be active from here and lead another team of operators consisting of Jan/DJ8NK, Andy/DL5CW, Andreas/DL9USA and Heye/DJ9RR. They will be active as 9L0W from Banana Island (AF-037) between November 22nd and December 4th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826, 3506, 7006, 10106, 14006, 18076, 21006, 24896 and 28006 kHz
SSB - 3776, 14186, 18136, 21186, 24936 and 28486 kHz
RTTY/PSK - 7046, 10146, 14086, 18096, 21086, 24916 and 28086 kHz
Also, watch the IOTA frequencies. Operations will also include partici- pation in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via DK2WV. For more details and update, visit:
The first teams and individuals are already lining up to be active in the 9th Antarctic Activity Week (AAW) which will take place February 20-26th. This is an all bands, all modes world-wide event celebrating the international scientific work in Antarctica. Certificates may be obtained from the WAP using the QSLs from the WAP Reference Numbered stations worked. For more details, see:
A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Members of the South East Europe Contest Club have cancelled their A61K operation in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. They can not operate without TRA (Telecom) licence.
A Chinese team of operators will activate B7P from Foshan City (WW. Grid OL63NA), nearby Guangzhou City, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. All QSLs will be sent via Bureau. For direct cards, please QSL via their manager BD7IXG.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Reminder)
Look for Alan, VE1AWW, to be active again as VE1AWW/CY0 until the end of the year. Activity will be limited to his spare time using just a vertical and dipole. On his (QRZ.com) page, Alan states, "The rig is a Kenwood TS-690S with the AT running a maximum of 100W through a Hy-gain AV-18VS vertical on top of a 30 ft tower or a triband 160/80/40 inverted Vee (CY0 only)." He usually works mainly SSB. Alan is a government employee at the Sable Island station. QSL via his home callsign.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND
Randy, N0TG, has announced that he is going back to Sable Island in a second DXpedition, July 2012. Complete details have not been released yet. Watch for more details and updates on:
D4, CAPE VERDE
Italian operators Fabio/I4UFH, Cortes/IZ4DPV, Luca/ IK2NCJ, Carlo/IK1HJS, Fiorenza/IZ8FWN, Dario/IZ4UEZ and Gianfranco/ IT9SPB will be active as D4C between October 10-30th. Their activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via IZ4DPV. For the latest information, check the D4C Web page at:
D4, CAPE VERDE
Achim, DL1DAW, will be active as D44TZN from Sal Island (AF-086) between October 12-18th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He will also be in the Worked All Germany Contest (WAG) (October 15-16th) to provide a multiplier. QSL via his home callsign.
EA9, CEUTA AND MELILLA
A group of Spanish operators will be active as EE9Z during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Multi-? entry. QSL via EA9LZ (QRZ.com). Operators mentioned are: Cristobal/EA7RU, Jorge/ EA7HZ, Jorge/EA9LZ, Julio/EA7JB, Al/EA7JR, Juan/EC7DX, Enrique/EA9GW, Jorge/EA9LZ and possibly others.
Nodir, EY8MM, from Dushanbe, will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (TBD) entry. QSL K1BV via direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Check out his home page at:
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE (Reminder)
By the time you read this, 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's/SP5DRH and Jerzy's/SP3BQ plans. Jacek's main target will be Europe on 160m, some 80m is planned too. Operations will be mainly CW, and RTTY on 15/17 meters. QSL via SP7DQR ONLY. For more details and updates, watch:
Dan, HR2DMR, will be active as HQ2W during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry. QSL via HR2DMR (QRZ.com) or LoTW.
HU, EL SALVADOR (Update)
Mario, YS1GMV, and a team of operators will be active as HU1YS from "Club de Radioaficionados de El Salvador" (C.R.A.S.) in San Salvador during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are Jose/YS1MS, Federico/YS1FEA, Francisco/YS1FAF, Mario/YS1MAE, Mario/YS1TG, Florencio/YS1ZC, Mario/YS1GMV and possible others to be confirmed. QSL via EA5GL. ADDED NOTE: Mario, YS1GMV, informs OPDX that he has the 1987-88-89 HU1YS logs, also all the YS1YS and YS0YS logs, and of course the YS1GMV, HU1GMV and HU0WDX logs since 1972.
EU-061. Operators Bjørn/LA5UKA and Trond/LA9VDA were active as LA6Q from Spjaeroy Island this past weekend (October 7-9th). QSL via LA9VDA.
EU-120. Operators Kev/M0TNX and Martin/M3POG will once again activate Hilbre Island as GB2HI. After their successful activation of Hilbre Island in May this year, the duo has received another permit to be on the air and hope to be on the evening of Friday, October 21st, through the morning of Sunday the 23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Since their activity will be taking place in the autumn, a special emphasis will be placed on the lower bands. Operations on 160m and 80m will be run on alternate sunrise and sunset. QSL via M0OXO. They will also upload to LoTW and E-QSL twice daily as long as there is an internet connection. For more details and updates, watch:
EU-189. (MS0INT Postponed) The June 2012 MS0INT, Isle of Rockall DXpedition has been postponed for another year. The team's decision was not made easily considering their planning and organizational aspects were going extremely well. They believed that the recent activation by the MM0RAI/p Belgian team made Rockall a less attractive target. For more details about the postponement see:
NA-078. Manuel/XE2HUQ will be active as XF1M from Santa Margarita sometime in December. Specific dates are not announced. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB only. QSL via XE2HUQ.
NA-089. Operators Dragan/K0AP, Hector/AD6D/XE2K and Mike/AB5EB will be active as homecall/5 from Grand Island (aka Half Moon Island) possibly starting as early as 2300z, October 14th, and stay until October 16th. The operation will be dependent on good weather. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SBB, with 2 stations using a 3 element beam and vertical antennas. QSL via their home callsigns.
NA-165. Operators Manuel/XE2HUQ, Saul/XE2HQI and Jose/XE2HVF will be active as XF1C from Coronados Island between November 7-12th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via XE2HUQ.
NA-240. NEW IOTA! Rick, K6VVA, is currently making plans for another Alaskan IOTA next year, this time to the Bethel County IOTA Group. The group contains Kwigluk and Pingurbek Islands. The operation depends on a few final details and WX, but is planned for June 22-24th, 2012. For more details and updates, watch the following Web and Twitter pages:
JUST A REMINDER!
T he DX Magazine's "2011 Most Wanted DX Survey" will be coming to an end. The deadline is October 15th. The survey is available at:
KG6, GUAM (OC-026)
Joel, KG6DX, will once again be active as KG6DX in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/High-Power entry. QSL via KG6DX, CBA or (QRZ.com) address. Also LoTW.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (October 10-16th)
Oct/10th HN Oct/13th AN Oct/15th AN Oct/11th HN-AN Oct/14th AN Oct/16th AN Oct/12th AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE ====================================================== NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha ----------------- ------ -------- ------ AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7 HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15 LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29 BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49 DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99 VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400KH7, HAWAII
Jürgen, DJ2VO, will be active as OA4/DJ2VO from near Lima starting October 11th, for three weeks. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW only, using 100 watts and a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign, by the DARC Bureau or direct.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Operators Charlie/K4UWH and George/W4BUW will be active as PJ7/homecall between October 29th and November 11th. Activity will be mainly CW on 160-10 meters, including a few operations on 60 meter SSB. They are not sure how effective their antennas will be on 160 and 80 meters. QSL via their home callsigns. Also, watch (QRZ.com) for additional information.
Stefan, DK1MM, will be active as PZ5MM from Suriname between October 25th and November 1st. His main activity will take place during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign. Visit his home page at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated October 9th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4J0K via RW6HS (direct only) HZ1PS via IZ8CLM OG6K via OH6MSZ 5N7Q via DF8DX ID9/DL4KM/P via DL4KM OZ/DF8LD/p via DF8LD 5Z4/PA5M via PA7FM IG9/I2ADN via I2ADN PA/DL2VFR via DL2VFR 6O0M via PA7FM IQ5HC via IZ5RLK SA3D via SM3WMU CP8/DF7NX via DF7NX K4L via N4NX SF3A via SM3CER EG7LLJ via EA7URJ KJ4YDW/6Y5 via KJ4YDW SU1SK via SM5AQD (direct) ER8C via ER1DA LA6Q via LA9VDA SV5/DF7XE/P via DF7XE EZ7V via RW6HS (direct only) LU1EHR via EA5KB T32CI via SM6CAS (direct) GB5WVR via 2E1HQY LU6EE via EA5KB TF3W via TF3IRA GB650JP via G0OOO LU7FOJ via EA5KB V63DX via JA7MHZ H40KJ via SP7DQR M0/RK3DT via RK3DT W1S via K1NIU HB9SPACE via HB9ACA MS0WRC via G0MTD XE1RK via EA5ZD HF100MSC via SP1NQF OA6/OE3NHW via OE3NHW XE2B via EA5OL HF225DT/8 via SP9PTA OG2A via OH2RA YU/ZL1SLO via ZL1SLO HL4/F5IDM via KH6-Bureau OG5N via OH1CQ ZS2DL via NI5DX ZS3Y via SQ8XMM0RAI/p (EU-189) QSL POLICY (dated October 6th). Marc, ON6CC, reports: "The log has been uploaded to LoTW. All individual sponsors (both 2009 and 2011) will get a 'free' direct QSL card via mail, no need to send a SASE to our manager! (provided you worked us of course). Make sure your address is correct on (QRZ.com)! Bureau cards will be put in the QSLing system in November. Members of the GDXF and MDXC will have their cards a little sooner. The QSL card has to be designed and printed so sit back and wait. If the online log does not show your callsign send an e-mail to ON4ATW. An update will be posted on this Website
NEW QSL MANAGER. Pedro, EA5GL, announced that he is now the new QSL Manager for A61M. This is due to the postal problems A61M has been receiving. If someone has sent a QSL and has not had a replay, A61M apologizes and states he is sorry but please send a QSL to his new manager because he has not received anything. You are free to contact Mohammad by E-mail for updates or check QSOs list. His E-mail address is on (QRZ.com).
NEEDS SOME HELP. It is official, Alex, PY2SEX, needs some information about Cologne (Koln), Germany, and/or any HAM Radio operators because he is moving there. He can be reached via his E-mail address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ST0R QSL STATUS. Antonio, EA5RM, informs OPDX on October 9th, that the "ST0R QSLs arrived from printer five days ago and the first batch of cards were mailed. Donors's QSL and cards requested through OQRS will be the first going out."
QSL TC2X via QSL Manager TA1HZ, either direct to POB 73, Karakoy 34421, Istanbul, TURKEY, address or via TA QSL Bureau. Activity this past weekend was during the Scandinavian Activity Contest.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 4W6A, 9L5MS, EA4EQD, F1MWV, FP/G4EAG, FP/M0BLF, G0ORC, GW0TKX, GW4BKG, GW5O, HK1MW, JO3JIS, JS1NDM, JS3CTQ, JW8AJA, LU2FE, LX/PA3EWP, NL7G, OK1TN, OK6DJ, OM5MF, OX3R, RA3CQ, RW3XZ, SM5IZS, SQ5STS, TF3IRA, TF3Y, UA3KW, VK7ZX, YV6BFE and WH2X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3B8FQ, CS2W, GB5TI, RI1FJ, ST0R, UA2F, VE1OMI, VK6DXI, VK0KEV and VP9NI
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: ST2R
T2, TUVALU (T2T Press Press).
Bill, VK4FW, sent out the following press release on October 6th: "Today I received some disturbing emails being circulated from an EU operator. So before this all gets out of hand, I want to set the record straight. The operators and equipment are ready to go. The entire team will be concentrating in getting as many individual callsigns in the log especially from EU and AF where Tuvulu is wanted the most. Logs WILL be uploaded to LOTW and EQSL within 12 months of the DX- pedition. QSL Manager is VK4FW. I am personally disgusted that persons who have nil to do with this DXpedition have seen fit to try to interfere and cause major problems." For more details and updates, watch:
T32, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
The Five Star DXers Association (FSDXA) group continues to be very active as T32C from Kiritimati (Christmas Island) until October 26th. As of 0704z, October 9th, the T32C operation has made 91639/QSOs with 25386 Unique Callsigns (36971/SSB, 49979/CW and 4689/RTTY). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog
T32, EAST KIRIBATI
Dave, VO1AU, will be active as T32AU from Kiritimati Island (aka Christmas Island, OC-024) during January 2012. Specific dates were not provided. QSL via VO1MX only for the 2012 operation.
Les, WB8LES, Defense Contractor pilot who is stationed in FOB (Forward Operation Base) Shank, Loghar Province, Afghanistan, is expected to be active as T6LB soon. He was sent an ICOM 706 and some other parts for building antennas this past week. Les will be posting updates and the times and frequencies (for 40/20 meters) on QRZ.com for those who need a T6 confirmation.
T7, SAN MARINO
Ivo, 9A3A/E73A, will activate the Amateurs Radio Republic of San Marino (A.R.R.S.M.) club station T70A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via T70A, by the Bureau. Also via LoTW.
Hartwig, DL7BC, will once again be active as TA2/DL7BC during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low- Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
Siggi, TF3CW, has announced that he will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via LX1NO.
TX5, MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Update to OPDX.1030/Reminder)
The international team of operators will start making their way to Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027) sometime this week to be active between October 19th and November 1st. The whole team should be in the Pacific area (Tahiti) on October 15th. For more details, visit the TX7M Web page at:
WP3, PUERTO RICO (NA-099)
Alfredo, WP3C, will be active during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) 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. Visit his web page at:
YL operators Do/HL1KDW and Kyoko/JR3MVF will be active as XV2KDW and XV2YL, respectively from Ho Chi Minh City until October 12th. Activity will be on 20/15 meters. QSL via their home callsign.
XU7 & XV2, CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM
Mal, VK6LC, will be on a "DX Vacation". He is expected to be in Cambodia (XU7) between November 5-20th; callsign was not provided, and he did not mention if he will operate. From XU7, he will then return once again to Vietnam and will be active as XV2LC from Vung Tau between December 2-8th. He states that this will be a dedicated 30 day "Culture Tour" of Cambodia (XU7) in November and Vung Tau, Vietnam, in December (on route for 7 days in October, he will be in 9M2 Malaysia). Activity will be on 20/17/12 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, only direct. He does NOT use the QSL Bureau.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
Operators Allan/W6HGF/ZD8F and Tom/K7ZZ/ZD8ZZ will be active from Garden Cottage on top of Green Mountain on Ascension Island (AF-003) sometime in early November for two weeks. Look for Allan to focus on RTTY, while Tom will provide the CW operations. QSL via their home callsigns direct only or LoTW. More details will be forthcoming.
Gerard, ZS6KX, is currently active as ZS6KX/ZS7 (until he receives his ZS7KX callsign) from the SANAE 4 Base, Vesleskarvet, Queen Maude Land (AA ZS-03, WAP ZAF-03, WFF ZSFF-026), until February 2012. Activity is mainly on 20 meters SSB (check around 14175 at 1400z), and when weather permits.
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