The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1035.1
November 7, 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, 4Z4DX, N7OU and OH2BN for the following DX information.
9N, NEPAL (Update/Reminder)
The Mediterraneo DX Club's DXpedition to Nepal will start this week. The international DXpedition team will be on air as 9N7MD between November 12-27th. Operations will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7005, 10105, 14025, 18075, 21025, 24895 and 28025
SSB - 1840, 3799, 7080, 14200, 18145, 21295, 24950 and 28470
RTTY - 3600, 7040, 10140, 14085, 18100, 21080, 24930 and 28085 kHz
QSL Manager is IK2VUC for direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS cards (see the Web page). The LoTW files will be uploaded by the end of March 2012 (four months after QRT). Activity will also include an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest as 9N7DX. QSL via 4Z4DX. For more details and updates, visit the "NEPAL11" Web page at:
E5, NORTH COOK ISLANDS (Update)
Bill, N7OU, who is currently active as E51NOU from Rarotonga Island (OC-013, WFF E5FF-002), South Cook Islands, informs OPDX that his flight to Manihiki, North Cook Islands, will now be on November 8th or 9th, "pretty much as planned". Remember, activity will be on 160-10m, CW only, 500w to verticals, with his focus on Europe. His Manihiki, N. Cook Islands, callsign will be E51MAN. QSL via N7OU.
OJ0X DXPEDITION CAME TO AN END WITH 66.000+ QSOs
Press release by Jarmo, OH2BN, from Helsinki, dated November 7th, states (edited):
"With record warm temperatures and calm seas, the last OJ0X sub-group of Timo/OG9X, Olli/OH0XX, Martti/OH2BH and Teemu/SM0W got back to Aland Islands with 10,000 CQWW QSOs in the books, bringing the total to more than 66,000 in the OJ0X log. The updated log search page is now online at
www.qrz.com/db/OJ0Xwith the latest pictures to be added soon.
The OJ0X operating team comprised these fourteen (14) operators: Salvatore/DH7SA, Dietmar/DL3DXX, Frank/DL5CW, Timo/OG9X, Olli/OH0XX, Juha/OH1ND, Pekka/OH1TV, Miika/OH2BAD, Martti/OH2BH, Ilmo/OH2BO, Tapani/ OH5BM, Teemu/SM0W, Rick/SM6U and Robert/SP5XVY.p While the gang experienced all kinds of weather in fighting for their landings and departures, they were satisfied in being able to catch some good high-band openings, offering OJ0 on those bands and modes for the first time. They managed the four weeks without a glitch among the rotating groups.
Here, they offer a score card listing those with the highest number of band points in various geographical areas, such as Japan: JA6BZI and JA4DND (21) and JA4EPE, JR4FYW and JA0FSB (19). In the United States, top honors go to K5EK (17) followed by W4CHA, W4DXA and N8RR. The U.S. West Coast is led by W7AL (11), followed by N6ED (10). In Europe, OK2PAY and LZ1NG are credited with 23 band points, followed by EA1SB and ON7GB (22) and DF3QG and PA1PVH (21). Oceania's best score (15) comes from VK7ZE and South America's from YV8AD (13).
All in all, OJ0X contacted 26,873 individuals, and 141 stations made it on all 9 bands offered.
The background team offering help and performing several support functions consisted of:
Mario/9H5QB, Nigel/G3TXF, Jarmo/OH2BN, Pertti/OH2PM, Harri/OH6VM, Tore/SM0DZB, Vlad/UA6LV and the boat captain, Mats Sjostrom, plus the Finnish Lighthouse Society's chairman, Pekka Vaisanen, and Market Reef chairperson, Angela Eriksson, who did their utmost to make everything jell.
If you are interested in operating from Market Reef in 2012, you may contact Pekka or Angela for more information at:
http://www.majakkaseura.fi/eng/marketHarri, OH6VM/OJ0VM, is also offering you a complete tour of the light- house facilities at: http://www.oh6vm.org/marketOJ0X QSL cards are available from OH2BH in December and soon via LoTW."
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