The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1075
August 20, 2012
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 & W1AW, WA2HMM, NG3K & ADXO, W3BTX, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ELV, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, KH6BZF, W7XA, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W9ILY, AT International, CT1FJZ, CX3AL, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LZ1ZF, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, OK6DJ, Pete's DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SM1TDE, SM3CXS, SP5UAF, UR7UD, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF), YB Land DX Club and YF1AR for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th-August, through Sunday, 19th-August there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, VU7, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, 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).
5T0, MAURITANIA (Update)
A group of Polish radio amateurs will be active as 5T0SP between November 24th and December 10th, from Mauritania. They've already got their license which was possible thanks to the great kindness of the l'Autorité de Régulation of Mauretania and with a great help from Jean, 5T0JL. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Their license does not allow for 6 meters operations - perhaps it will change but it is not sure now. There will be a focus on JA and Far East. Operators mentioned are Bob/SP2EBG, Jan/ SP3CYY, Jurek/SP3GEM, Wlodek/SP6EQZ, Ryszard/SP6FXY, Janusz/SP6IXF and Jean/5T0JL. They have not yet decided who will be the QSL Manager. It is not sure if they will have Internet access at their QTH. If they have access to the Internet, the logs will be uploaded daily to the ClubLog. Otherwise, logs will be uploaded to the ClubLog after the DXpedition. The DXpedition's Web site is at:
Eric, SM1TDE, will be active as 5Z4/SM1TDE from Diani Beach, Mombasa, between November 5-22nd. This will be a family vacation and activity will be limited to how much his XYL and kids allow. Activity will be on 40-10 meters on CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. He thanks Ted, 5Z4NU, for getting his license application through the system. For more details, visit his HAM Blog at:
Juergen, OE4JHW, will be active as 8Q7OE from the Maldives between September 3-14th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using SSB and BPSK (mode at night). He will focus on stations from DL, HB0, HB9 and OE, as well as on North and South America. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Also, LoTW and eQSL.
9/11 SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS
* Members of the Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club (STARC), will be operational as N1Y, September 8th and 9th. Activity is commemorating the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks. They will be operating on 40/20/15 meters using CW and SSB, in the "General" portions of the bands. A special QSL may be had by sending a SASE to the QRZ.com address of W2SBL.
* Look for special event station N3U/Flt93 (N3U/United Flight 93) to be activated once again between September 8-13th, to remind "Amateur Radio Operators World-Wide" of the tragic events that happened near "Shanksville (Pa), New York City and Washington DC, on September 11, 2001." Operators mentioned are Bob/W3BTX and Roy/W3TEF. QSL N3U/Flt 93 via W3PN, by the Bureau or direct (Please include SASE and enough return postage. If additional postage is needed...your QSL will be returned via the BUREAU). For more details, (QRZ.com).
* Look for Bob/W3BTX and Roy/W3TEF to be active as P49T (P49Towers) from Aruba between September 14-21st. QSL via W3BTX, by the W3 Bureau or direct. Don't QSL via the P4 Bureau or eQSL.
Paulo "Paul", CT1FJZ, informs OPDX that he is now in Angola and is expected to be there for one year working in Benguela and Huambo. Look for him to be active as D2FJZ, mainly on the weekends and limited during the weekdays. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB using a TS-480S with 100 watts into a EZwire (160-10m) and CT-V5a vertical antenna (20/17/15/12/10m). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
Alan, W7XA, will be active as DU1/W7XA near Tagaytay Ridge which is about 40 miles south of Manila between now and August 27th. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters using mostly CW and some SSB depending on conditions. Alan informs OPDX that he will use 100 watts and a dipole only. QSL via his home callsign (QRZ.com).
DXPEDITION VIDEOS OF THE WEEK
With more and more DXpeditions putting their videos on YouTube and other Web services, we decided to list them (possibly) each week. For this week's listings:
2012 - N6G Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60gWOJ0T5Xo#!
2011 - FP Cambridge University Wireless Society DXpedition:
2011 - TP50CE Short DXpedition (Russian Op): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MkjDXL4wzY
If you have a DXpedition 'video' available on the Web and would like to have it listed in the OPDX, PLEASE send the URL to use and we will publish it.
EM0, UKRAINE (Special Event/WFF Op)
Members of the Belotserkovsky Radio Club (BCRC) plan to be active as EM0UBC between August 24-26th. Activity is to celebrate the Ukraine's Independence Day, and the BCRC will operate from the territory of the National Park "Alexandria", National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (WFF Ukraine - URFF-91, Ukrainian Flora Fauna - UYFF-33). QSO also counts towards the "Ukrainian Rivers Award" (URA-034- Ros'River). QSL via UR4UXD. For more details, see:
FT5W & FT5X, CROZET AND KERGUELEN
Gildas, TU5KG, will once again be active a TU5KG/MM in the vicinity of Crozet (FT5W?) and Kerguelen (FT5X?) during November and December. QSL via F4DXW.
Dennis, K7BV, having recovered from a serious medical condition, is returning to Asia for a short visit between August 25th and September 2nd. He will be using his HS0ZKS callsign on HF bands from the home of John, HS1CHB, and hopes to QSO friends from around the world. Dennis may also get on the air from Japan as well using his call JF1XJR. QSL via K7BV's new QTH, 290 West Road, Turkey, NC 28393.
AS-149. Operators Gennady/R3BY, Max/RU5D and Oleg/R7LP will be active as RI0FM from Moneron Island (RR-16-01, RDA SL-16) sometime between late August/early September. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via R3BY, by the Bureau or direct: Gennady Arkhipov, p.Kommunarka, 102-4, Moskovskaya obl, 142770, RUSSIA.
EU-008. (Update) Members of the Black Country DX & Contest Group will be active as MS0OXE from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, SCOTIA DI10, IO66ML, WAB NL94), in the Inner Hebrides Islands between September 13-21st. Operators mentioned are Simon/M0VKY, James/ M0YOM, Drew/G7DMO, Brian/G0JKY and Terry/G4MKP. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX OQRS. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. Visit their Web site at:
EU-064. Marc, F6HQP, will be active as F6HQP/p from Yeu Island (DIFM AT21) between August 19-21st. QSL via the Bureau.
EU-176. Jorgen, SM3CXS, will once again be active as SG3U from Grimskar Island between August 23-26th. Activity will be on CW and SSB, probably on the IOTA frequencies. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct and also LoTW.
EU-183. A group of Romanian operators will be active as YP1S from Sacalinu Mare Island between August 23-29th. QSL via YO9FNP.
NA-039. Operators Etahn/K8GU, Kevin/KJ4OAP and Nathaniel/W2NAF will be active as KL7/homecall from Adak Island between August 23rd and September 12th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.
SA-037. (Update) Member of the Grupo DX Caracas have rescheduled their YW5B DXpedition to La Blanquilla Island between August 21-27th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB, FM, Satellites and the Digital modes. QSL Manager is DM4TI.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 20-26th)
Aug/20th HN-LN Aug/23rd AN Aug/25th HN Aug/21st LN-HN Aug/24th HN Aug/26th HN-AN Aug/22nd 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=6-9 100-400KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA
Anne, OH2YL, will be active as LX/OH2YL from Luxembourg between August 24-31st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW. QSL via her home callsign.
PB100, NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
To commemorate 100th anniversary of the ITU Prefixes, look for special event station PB100PREFIX to be active between October 4-31st. QSL via PB0P. After the tragic loss of the Titanic (Callsign MGY, the, "M", is from the Marconi company) in April 1912, there was an acknowledgement that there should be inter- national standards for radio communications. Therefore, the leading colonial countries planned several meetings in the aftermath of the loss of the Titanic. For more details, visit:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated August 19th) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4X0A via 4X1VF CW5X via CX2ABC HP2TP via HP1RCP 5B/HA5SE via HA5SE DM0BARS via DL7UMG J68HZ via K9HZ 5W1SA via JA1DXA E51AIU via JJ8DEN KH6/JN3NYR via JN3NYR 6K0ON/4 via DS4DRT ED2SPS via EA2SPS LA6Q via LA9VDA 9A/LX9EG/P via LX1NO EE7NL via EA7NL LT5X via WD9EWK 9A/OE3WYC via OE3WYC EG1SAU via EA1HNP OE/DK7FK via DK7FK 9A/SP9MZH via SP9MZH EM0LH via US4LGW OG1G via R3AR A41NK via A47RS EM3WFF via UT4WA PA2012DYK via PA3RGH A60HD via NI5DX EW/US8ZAL via US8ZAL PJ5/K3TRM via K3TRM A61AM via EA5ZD EW/UY5HF via UY5HF PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ BG8GAM via BA4EG F/M0SLC via OM7PY SN10ZKD via SP2KDS C5YK via ON3TZ F/ON7RU via ON7RU SP0CFF via SP2FAP CP6/DF9GR via DF9GR HB0/E73CQ via E77E TF/EA3QP via EA3QP CR5LSV via CT5KAO HB0/F5PAC via F5PAC TM89SARA via F5KCC CR6LH via CT1GZB HF20RPL via SP9PRR ZP6CW via ZP6CU CU1ARM via CT-Bureau HF20WW via SP9KRT CW1R via CX1AA HG20SD via HA8PH7O6T QSL STATUS. Bernie, W3UR, reports that the 7O6T QSL cards are expected to begin going out in September. For those who donated they have already sent the LoTW confirmations.
9M4SLL ON LOTW. Tim, M0URX, reports: "9M4SLL log has been uploaded to LoTW, there is currently a LONG delay on the LoTW system please wait for LoTW to process the file. Log has now been uploaded to Club Log online log search. Expeditions page."
QSL HOUSE CLEANING. Henryk, SM0JHF, reports,
"I am retired now and can no longer afford sending all QSL cards automatically. I have in the past 50 years personally filled in and shipped more than 100k QSL cards for my activities using the following callsigns: SP5AHL (1960-1966), 3Z0L (1969), SP5PWK (1969-1974), SM0JHF (since 1978), SK0MT, SK0UX, K6JHF, C56JHF, S92JHF, D44CF, 9H3HF, F0HWF, VK2EHK, SV8/SM0JHF, TA0/SM0JHF, SM0JHF/HI3, SM0JHF/HI9, TK/SM0JHF, IS0/SM0JHF, 5B/SM0JHF, 6W/SM0JHF, VU3HKE and others." He will "clean house" and dispose of blank cards by the end of this year. If you need a card for any of the above call- signs, you need to contact him by E-mail: email@example.comThe YB Land DX Club announces that the callsigns YB67RI and YB26SEAG are now available on Clublog's OQRS and LoTW.
He states, "Please do not send any QSL cards to me either direct or via any QSL bureau. I don't collect QSL cards and cards via bureau are destroyed at arrival. Send only a list, do not send any QSL cards, please."
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 1A0C, 5C13KD, 9K2VO, 9M4SLL, A92IO, AA4NC, AY8A, CR6K, CT1HFS, CY9M, EA1EYG, F4BKV/P, FP/VA2WA, G5O, HG6N, HK0NA, II9P, JA1QOW, KH7Y, LU8ADX, ND3R, NK7U, NT8Z, OH2XX, PY1NB, PY4HO, PY5FB, RT0Q, RT5A, SM4OTI, SP1DMD, SP8VJV, ST0R, SV1NJA, UR3IFD, VE2OJ, VE6MBX and YR0HQ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 2O12L, 6O0CW, 6Y5WJ, 9M6XRO, AO5ANT, CO8LY, CX7CO, EA1BLX, ES9C, H44UD, HB9SVT, HC1MD, HL1IWD, HV0A, J52HF, JX5O, LU6EF, NH0Z, NN3W, RI1ANA, RI1ANA/MM, RI1ANR, UA1PBA/MM, UA6JCC, T32TX, T32XX, V73AX, VP2ETE, VP2MSN, VY0HL and YR0HQ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 1B1AB, 3B8/F6HMJ, 3D2OU, 4L8A, 5W0OU, 8P5A, 9M2/JE1SCJ, A25SL, AH2R, AO6CHI, C56E, CN8PV, E51MAN, E51NOU, EA6BH, EA6SK, EB6VP, EA8AB, EA8AZ, EA8ADL, EA8AGF, EA8BED, EA8MT, EA8URL, EF8HQ, J25DXA, J28RO, J39A, J6/N7UN, J68UN, K6VVA/KL7, WJ2B/KP2, KP4ED, OG0Z, OH0Z, P40A, P4/W1HEO, PJ4/K5WE, T30UA, T30YA, T31A, TJ3IC, TO1BT, TO5T, TZ6EI, V25WY, V48M, V73BL, VK9XXY, VP2MSC, VP2MWG, VP9/K1XM, VQ9LA, WP4NYZ, WP4U, YI9PSE, Z2/K0YY, ZA/F4DTO, ZD8O, ZD8W, ZF2AH and ZF2EZ
R1000, EUROPEAN RUSSIA (Special Event)
Look for special event station R1000M to be active between now and September 30th. Activity is to celebrate 1000th anniversary of the "Unity of the Mordovian People with Peoples of Russia State". Operators menitoned are Alexey/RA4UDC (RDA: MD-05), Dmitry/RA4UVK (RDA: MD-03), Andrey/RW4UW (RDA: MD-05) and Sergey/ RZ4UZ (RDA: MD-04). QSL via the Bureau to QSL Manager RA4UVK. A free electronic "Mordovia-1000" award is available. Details about the award are available at:
SPECIAL OPDX BULLETIN
If you missed OPDX.1074.1, containing press releases on the upcoming CY0 Sable Island DXpedition, ZL9HR Campbell Island DXpedition and how to become eligible to participate in an Azores lottery to win a two all-paid packages to the beautiful Azores Islands in the Atlantic, completely free of charge, go to the OPDX's Home page at:
SU30, EGYPT (Special Event)
Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society (ERASD) will activate special event station SU30ASR from Abu Quear, Alexandria, to be on the air between August 24th and September 2nd. Activity is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Arab Scouts Radio Camp." Operations will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operators mentioned are Said/SU1SK, Atef/SU1AO and Ayman/SU1AR. QSL via SM5AQD. Visit the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society Facebook page to learn of upcoming activities and all news about ERASD at:
Ilian, LZ1CNN (ex-YI9LZ), will be active as T6LG from Kandahar between September and February 2013. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL Manager is LZ1ZF. Postal address since September 1st, 2012, for LZ1ZF is: G. Vodenicharov, P.O. Box 25, 3600 Lom, BULGARIA. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW.
Ulf, DL5AXX, will once again go to Palau as a combined dive- radio-holiday. Operation will take place from the Palau rental shack
VK0H, HEARD ISLAND (Update)
The 2014 Heard DXpedition Web page has posted the following:
"15 August 2012 PROJECT DESCRIPTION and TEAM UPDATESVP2M, MONTSERRAT
We have posted updates of the Project Description (version 4.3)
http://www.cordell.org/HD/HD_pages/HD_Documents.htmland the TEAM http://www.cordell.org/HD/HD_pages/HD_Team.htmlYou will see in the Project Description that we have developed a wide- ranging scientific program, including radio operations (the DXpedition), real-time communications, mountain science, biological science, atmospheric science, astronomical science, documentatioin, and educational outreach. We are proposing that the AAD collaborate on some of the research.
We have confirmation of the vessel Marion-Dufresne for the expedition, the same vessel we used for VK0IR in 1997. We will now be working with the AAD concerning the permit. We are interested in establishing a collabor- ation with any person or group that can fit into the research program (or extend it). The next NEWS update will be on Sept. 15. The next round of team members will be announced on October 15, but if you are interested in joining the team (on the island or offsite), we invite you to contact us anytime."
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS (Cancelled)
Chuck, W4XP, who was expected to be active now as VQ9XP from the club station VQ9X on Diego Garcia Atoll (AF-006, WLOTA 1645, LOC MI62), reports: "I am sorry to report that the station has been placed off-limits by the installation Commander; there- fore, I will not be operating from Diego Garcia on this trip."
YB, INDONESIA (IIHG Award)
The Indonesia Islands Hunter Groups (IIHG) consists of DXers who are interested in making contacts with amateur radio operators in different islands of Indonesia. Membership of IIHG is free and is open to all interested amateur radio operators and SWL world- wide. There is no special requirements. IIHG sponsors several special and attractive operating awards. The main award is the Nusantara Award. The main goal of this award is to encourage amateur radio activities from as many different islands as possible in the vast archipelago of Indonesia. For complete details and rules on the Nusantara Award, visit the following Web pages:
Operators Petr/OK1FCJ, Pavel/OK1DX and David/OK6DJ will be active as ZA/homecall between September 27th and October 3rd. Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. The team will also be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as ZA/OL8R. The equipment will be an Elecraft K3 and Kenwood TS850 into a SpiderBeam (20/15/10m), 40-10m vertical, 80m dipole and 160 meter LW. QSL ZA/OL8R and ZA/OK1FCJ via OK1DRQ, ZA/OK1DX via OK1DX, and ZA/OK6DJ to LoTW, eQSL, by the Bureau or direct to home callsign.
ZD9, GOUGH ISLAND
Look for Paul, ZD9KN, to be active from Gough Island (AF-030) until September 31st. He is there working as a radio/electronics technician. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using only SSB. His equipment is a Yaesu FT-2000 into a directive Multiband and Inverted V dipole. For now the QSL is only via LoTW. All information to receive a QSL card will be published very soon on QRZ.com. The log is also uploaded to ClubLog.
LAST MINUTE UPDATE (Per (QRZ.com)): Paul states, "ZD9KN log will be uploaded in its entirety to LoTW within 1 year from the end of the DXpedition. The information for the QSL will be published after the end of the DXpedition. The QSL card is via my QSL Manager IZ0UIM or LoTW. The internet connection is not very good unfortunately, so there may be delays in response." Paul recommends that you check his log before sending a QSL card because there are PIRATES using his callsign. There was a report of a PIRATE on Sunday morning, August 19th, at 0955z.
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