The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 579
September 23, 2002
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NB1B, NC1L, W2GR, WB2RAJ, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, AD4IE, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4NU, W5UE, WW5L, K8YSE, WD8MGQ, 4S7DA, 9A6AA, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL2VFR, DL9RCF, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, HK3JJH, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, IN3XUG, JI6KVR, LA9VDA, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, PA0VDV, PY7ZY, UA0ACG, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3EXY, VK4AAR, XQ5SM, Z32AF, ZL2ARN, ZL4HU and ZS6DX for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15/September, through Sunday, 22/September there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, 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, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T33, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
NOTE FROM EDITOR (Jester or Gesture!)
I want to thank the few (2) who spotted and told me about the BIG grammar error in OPDX.578. Probably this error was caused by my hurry to finish OPDX.578 Sunday morning so I could attend the Cleveland Indian's game that afternoon. The surprising thing was that it got by the Chief Proof-reader (Linda, my wife and teacher). Well, I can't blame her. She was editing the bulletin during the game (and this was not the first time she did it at a Tribe game)! Talk about dedication.......
14.325 EMERGENCY NET
Charles Harpole, K4VUD, wants to remind everyone that the USA Hurricane Watch Net is now active on 14.325 kHz handling potential emergency messages. A clear frequency will be very helpful during this important net.
Ely, IN3VZE, will be active as 7Q7CE from September 22nd through October 8th. Activity will be on the HF bands, including the WARC bands on SSB. QSL via his home callsign IN3VZE to the ARI Bureau or direct to: Ely Camin, C.SO Tre Novembre 136/2, I 38100 Trento ITALY.
Dave/NT1N and Jim/W1UK will operate from here in the CQWW SSB Contest as Multi/Single entry. Callsign is not known yet, and they will be active before and after the contest (October 24-25th, and 28th).
9H, MALTA (IOTA Op)
Gerd/DJ4KW and Gisela/DK9GG will be active from Gozo Island (EU-023) between September 26th and October 8th. They are expected to sign DJ4KW/p and DK9GG/p. Activity will be on CW and the digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns.
John, W4NU, has been here since July and has been active as W4NU/9K2. He only operates on Sundays (usually two Sundays per month due to his job demands). John can usually be found after 1800z on/around 21250 kHz until about 2300z before moving onto 20 meters (14200 kHz) as the band opens up to North America. He will be here until at least the first of the new year. His QSL Manager is Nancy, NK4U.
A five man team from the Magnolia DX Association will be active from Treasure Cay, Abaco Island (IOTA NA-080) in the Bahamas from October 21-28th. They will be participating in the CQWW SSB Contest in the new Multi-2 catagory using the callsign C6ARB. Team members will be active the week before the contest as homecall/C6A on 160-10 meters, CW and SSB. Team members are: Randy/W5UE, Stan/K5NY, Bernie/KK5EW, Joe/N5ID and Terry/W8JE. QSLs for C6ARB are via W5UE, and individual team member activity are via their home callsigns.
By the time you read this, Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG should be active from here for the next two weeks as C98DC. They arrived in Maputo on September 20th and were expected to head towards Bazaruto Island (AF-072) in northern Mozambque. Activity will be SSB on the usual DX frequencies and also on RTTY/PSK31 (watch 18101 kHz). QSL via DL7AFS. For more information, check out the Web page at:
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports the following:
* 7O/OH2YY - The DXCC Desk has received evidence that the Yemen operation by Pekka Ahlqvist, OH2YY in May 2002 was conducted with written, government approval. Credit for QSOs with 7O/OH2YY between May 4 and May 11, 2002 (inclusive) will be given effective immediately.
* 7O1YGF - (Update) No evidence traceable to the Yemeni government has been received by the DXCC Desk to date. DXCC credit for this operation will be given only after such evidence has been presented to ARRL.
Operators ES5TV, ES5RW, ES5MC, ES5RY, ES5QX, ES5RN and ES5MG will be active as ES6Q in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi/Single entry. Also, operators ES5TV, ES5RW, ES5MC, ES5RY, ES5QX, ES5RAH, ES5RN and ES5MG will be active as ES6Q in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/Single entry. QSL both operations via ES5RY.
FO, AUSTRAL ISLANDS (Possible New IOTA)
Silvano/I2YSB and Adriano/IK2GNW will be active as FO/I2YSB/p and FO/IK2GNW/p from Rurutu Island (OC-050), October 17-28th. While there they will try to also operate from Maria Island (OC-NEW). QSL via their home callsign. A web page has been set up for this operation at:
FT/Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND
Georges, F8OP, reports that Caroline, FT1ZK, has just received all her equipment. They are expecting her to be active very soon.
Look for Jorge, HC1JQ, to be active in the CQ/RJ WW RTTY Contest as a Single Op/Single Band (10m) entry. QSL via HC1JQ.
Elio, HP1BYS, will be active in the upcoming CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single Op/Single Band (20 meters) entry. QSL via HP1RCP.
IMPORTANT WEB PAGES FOR UPCOMING OPERATIONS
Markus, DL9RCF, reports: "As most of you already know an international team will operate from KH8, American Samoa, in November 2002. The team consists of 6 operators and will try to operate from the main Island of Tutuila (IOTA OC-045) and also from Ofu Island (IOTA OC-077). The callsigns will be K8T and K8O." If you are interested in more information and the exact dates, please visit the DXpedition's homepage at:
Gordon, ZL2ARN, announces that he has been authorized by Ken, ZL4HU, to advise everyone about the official release of the details and Web page for the upcoming Chatham Island DXpedition. For up-to-date news, the Chatham Island DXpedition Web page can be found at:
OC-NEWS. The Philippine Amateur Radio League, Inc. (PARL) and other members of Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) are planning to have an IOTA DXpedition this coming October. The following islands and schedule of activities have been announced:
Talicud Island ( OC-235) - October 6-10th
Cuyo Island (OC-120) - October 11-16th
Lubang Island (OC-126) - October 17-20th
EU-052. Look for Luke/ON4BB, Rene/ON5KH and Bill/ON5JE to be active now through September 30th from Zakynthos Island. They will operate as SV8/homecall on 20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB and CW. QSL via their home callsigns either direct or through the bureau.
EU-110. Mauro/9A2PU and Boro/9A3KB will activate the Island of Veli Brijun (IOCA CI-139) on September 28-29th. Activity will be on all bands icluding 6 meters. Their location will be Cape of Pinida beside Otok Brijun Veli Rt Pinida Lighthouse (WLH LH-1651 and ARLHS CRO-010). QSL via their home callsigns.
EU-110. Peter, DL4AMK, will be active as 9A/DL4AMK and activate the lighthouse on the Island of Sv Ivan na Pucini (CI 113, WLH 0036, CLH 145) from October 12-18th. Activity will be SSB only on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters. QSL via DARC or direct.
EU-125. Peter, DL4FCH, will be active as OZ/DL4FCH from Romo Island from September 28th through October 4th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters CW.
OC-NEW. Paul, VK3KXG, an Amateur Ornithologist, has gained permission to travel to Lady Julia Percy Island (VK3-Victoria State West Group), a wildlife refuge off the coast of Victoria in Southern Australia to undertake some scientific studies between September 27-30th. He has invited a small group of amateurs, including Tom/VK3ZZ and Peter/VK3QI, along to help with his scientific work and to activate the island. This island is part of a previously un-activated IOTA group. It will be a rare activation due to the closely guarded nature of the wildlife refuge and the harsh environment, which includes encircling 30-40m high cliffs and thousands of seals and seabirds! The operation will be CW/SSB on most HF bands on the usual IOTA frequencies. It is intended that two stations will be operational 18 hours a day with a special callsign to be announced upon their arrival. The above scheduled date is subject to change due to wind conditions which can make access to the island by boat very difficult. Please remember that the scientific work is the number one priority with the ham radio operation being secondary. QSL direct only to QSL Manager VK3KXG via address on QRZ.com (Paul Stampton, 69-71 Brown Street, Leongatha, Victoria, Australia 3953).
IOTW FORUMS ACTIVE AGAIN. John, WD8MGQ, informs OPDX that the folowing "Islands On The Web" forums are once again operational:
Just a quick reminder that Hiro, JA5XAE, will be here taking his DX vacation in Hawaii between September 22-26th and will be active KH6/JA5XAE. Refer to OPDX.575 for more details. QSL via his home callsign, direct or JARL bureau.
KH2, GUAM ISLAND AND
KH0, MARIANA ISLAND (Update)
Walt, KF2XN, currently active from Guam as KH2/KF2XN, will be going QRT by the end of the week. He is active mainly on 14.270-273 kHz from around 0830-1200z. QSL via W2GR. If everything goes as planned, he will hop a plane Thursday, September 26th, for a side trip and operate the weekend from KH0 Saipan (IOTA OC-O86) signing KH0/KF2XN. One report indicates that he will meet Jun/WH0V and Danny/KH2JU there. He will try to be active as much as possible on as many bands as possible, mainly on SSB, but he will try CW if possible. The QSL route for this trip will also be via W2GR: Mike Benjamin, 1064 99th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. QSL cards will be designed and printed after Walt's return home in October. They will be a nice photo QSL.
LSDXA 2003 OFFICERS ELECTED
The newly elected officers and directors of the Lone Star DX Association for 2003 were announced this week. The following LSDXA officers are:
President/Chief Director - Bill Priakos, W5SJ W5SJ@dxer.org
VP & Information Director - Tom Anderson, WW5L WW5L@gte.net
VP & Membership Director - Bob Alexander, W5AH firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer & Secretary - Jim Bass, K5KQI email@example.com
LSDXA Board Members:
Herb Blair, K5AT K5AT@dxer.org
Lynn Schriner, W5FO firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Bratton, K5RA K5RA@pulse.net
Ken Knudson, N5TY N5TY@arrl.net
LSDXA Webmeister - Bob Winn, W5KNE W5KNE@arrl.net
Ken, K6TA, will be active here as P40TA in the ARRL 160M Contest (December 6-8th) as a Single Op/High Power entry. Kay, K6KO, will team up with Ken in the ARRL 10M Contest (December 14-15th) as P40K and as a Multi/Single/High Power entry. Ken will be on the island from December 3-17th. QSL both operations via WM6A.
Taka, JR3QHQ, reports that a station signing 7Q7YE was active on September 15th stating he was the QSL Manager. Taka states that this station was a PIRATE and he is NOT the QSL Manager. He also does NOT have plans to go to 7Q.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Joeke, PA0VDV, will be active again as PJ2/PA0VDV from November 10th through December 2nd, from Curacao. Activity will be only CW on HF bands 80-10 meters with an emphasis on WARC bands. There will be NO activity planned in CQWW Contest. QSL via the bureau or direct to:
Joeke van der Velde, Delleburen 1, 8421 RP Oldeberkoop, Netherlands.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Denver, 4S7DA, informs OPDX that he is moving and will be off the air for some time until he sets up his station again. He states that his direct mailing address will no longer be correct and will provide the new address once his station is up again. All QSLs should go either direct to W3HNK or via the 4S7 QSL Bureau. Denver requests to PLEASE DO NOT send QSLs via the Bureau to the QSL Manager as he is already overloaded. His E-Mail address will still be OK at: email@example.com Also, Denver states, "Thanks to all my friends for the many QSOs we have had, but will be back soon."
Bernie McClenny, W3UR, editor of "The Daily DX", reports: "Please update your databases. The QSL Manager for A61AJ is N4QB. He has all of the logs that I had. I have no A61AJ logs and no A61AJ QSL cards. I know that a few months ago N4QB was missing some logs from 2002. Please pass this on to your friends and please help me to update any old databases. This change took place over one year ago."
Ferdi, XQ5SM, Chairman of the Southern Cross DX Group (SCDXG), informs OPDX that following Chilean SCDXG members/stations were active during the recent WAEDC-SSB Contest:
CE8EIO -- SOHP CE4P -- SOLP (operated by CE4PBB) CE4EBJ -- SOHP CE4EM -- SOLP CE4U -- SOLP (operated by CE4USW)Please, QSL via their home callsigns, via direct (check QRZ.COM for details) or via the Bureau.
DO NOT QSL VIA THE BUREAU TO HK3JJH! Pedro, HK3JJH, informs OPDX to tell the DX community that he is not a memeber of the LCRA, and all the QSL cards sent via the bureau are not arriving. He states that he can't answer QSLs for his last operations (SA-078 and SA-040). QSL only direct to his address: P.O. Box 81119, Bogota, Colombia (also other operations to him or to his QSL Manager N4AA).
QSL JI3DST/8 (operator Takeshi) via the Bureau only to home callsign. Activity was from Okushiri Island (AS-147). Takeshi states if you QSL direct, "Please don't send 1 USD (1 IRC is best" and use the address on QRZ.com.
QSLs for JT1FDK and JT1JA (September 8-9th, for all 2002 Asian DX Contest) go via UA0ACG.
QSL the K5C operation from Cat Island (IOTA NA-082, USI MS-002S) by members of the Magnolia DX Association to K2FF...direct with SASE or via bureau.
Nao Mashita, JA1HGY, was active as KH2/JA1HGY from September 13-16th. If you send your QSO data by E-mail to him, you will reeceive KH2/JA1HGY QSL via the bureau (He does not need your QSLs). His E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
LA8W was active this past weekend as LN8W in SAC contest. QSL via LA9VDA, direct or bureau. For a direct QSL, please add 2 USD or 1 IRC.
Trond, LA9VDA, reports that all direct QSL cards for OJ0LA with 1 IRC or 2 USD have been sent out on September 19th.
Richard, WB2RAJ, reports that he is receiving QSL requests and inquiries for ST2SA. WB2RAJ is NOT the QSL Manager for ST2SA. WB2RAJ is the QSL Manager for the following stations: EM3W, FK5DX, FK8GM, J39BW, LZ2TU for 1993 only, ST2/G4OJW, ST2AA through February 1995 only, ST0K and UZ3AYR.
QSL MANAGER NEEDED. Venci, Z32AF, informs OPDX that the following stations from Macedonia (Z3) are looking for a QSL Manager: Z31DX, Z32AF, Z32AM, Z32RS, Z33A, Z33AA, Z340FAD, Z350AM, Z350DX, Z350FAD, Z37FAD, Z39Z and Z30Z. Also, added very soon to this list will be two more licensed operators, Z32AY and Z34NO. They only want one manager for all. Send E-mail to: email@example.com --or-- firstname.lastname@example.org
Rudi, ZS6DX, activated the special event station ZS02AM during the past week. This activity was for the, "Africa Militair", an airshow and arms exibition at Waterkloof Airbase in Pretoria, South Africa. He states that the callsign is valid for a year, and he might use it again later in the year. A special QSL card has been printed, and the QSL information is via ZS6DX, direct or via the bureau.
Circo, PY7ZY, has informed OPDX that he has concluded his ZY7USA operation on September 17th. QSL via his home callsign. Those that send direct QSLs can visit Ciro's homepage to see if he has comfirmed the reception of their QSL at:
S0, WESTERN SAHARA
Look for operators Fernando/EA1BT, Xavier/EA3BTD, Juan/EA5FWK, Francisco/EA5WV, Julio/EA5XX, Bela/N8SHZ and Luis/XE1L to be in Alicante on October 8th, and be on active from October 9-13th as S07L. Activity will be on 40-10 meters with several 100 watt stations active on SSB/RTTY/PSK31 (80 meters is possible). Julio, EA5XX, states that they will be using a "Buddipole" antenna
SPECIAL EVENT AND 24TH HAM EXPO IN AUXERRE
On October 19-20th, in Auxerre, the 24th HAMEXPO Show will be held. This event is one of the more important activities in Europe, behind Friedrichshaffen. A lot of commercial and Ham societies will be there for these two days. A huge fleamarket will also be held indoors. Several thousand visitors are expected as each year. Auxerre is about 160 km south east of Paris in Northern Burgundy. The French REF Headquarter's callsign F6REF will be on the air on Saturday and Sunday by the REF89's hams.
Phil, G4OBK, is now active as SV5/G4OBK from Kos Island (EU-001) until October 1st. His activity will only be for a few hours on most days, with operations on 40-10 meters CW/RTTY/PSK31 and maybe a little SSB. He will be giving out a multiplier during the CQ/RJ WW DX RTTY Contest, however, his time might be limited. QSL via his home callsign either direct or through the bureau.
TEAM-ZONE 2 DXPEDITION
A large group of operators from Canada and the U.S. will activate "CQ Zone 2" (Grid Square FO10mi) from October 21-31st. Callsigns to be used before the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) will be CJ2KCE, CJ2BY and CJ2SRE. During the contest (and after), look for the special event callsign VC2C to be used to commemorate the October 31st, 1902, completion of the Trans-Pacific Cable. This cable was the first telegraph cable between Canada and Australia/New Zealand. The British Empire was now linked together by an all-British telegraph line, from Australia to New Zealand to Norfolk Island to Fiji Island to Fanning Island then on to Vancouver, Canada. For more information, please see the Web page at:
USA/International Direct Canada/International Direct and Bureau: and Bureau: Dennis Egan, NB1B James Davidson, VE3TPZ 3 Keith Rd, Wayland 65 Youngs St, Stratford MA 01778-4517 USA ON N5A 1J5 Canada
For sked requests and any additional information, send E-mail to:
Rudy/OM3PC and Miro/OM5RW will be active as TK/OM3PC/P and TK/OM5RW/P from now through September 30th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. During the CQWW DX RTTY Contest they will be active as a Multi/Single category.
TM5, FRANCE (Special Callsign)
Dom, F5SJB, will again be active as TM5CW for the CQ CW Contest. Also, look for TM5CW during some CW DX and QRP activity from November 11-25th. The callsign TM5CW is valid for the "Lons-le-Saunier City Telegraphy Award". A special QSL is available direct or via Bureau. QSL direct to F5SJB at: Dominique Meige, F-39130 Hautecour, France.
Walsker, CT3HK, was active this past week as TN3S. QSNs show he was on 21211 kHz around 2226z. "The Daily DX" reports that he has been working in Congo for one year and has finally received his license to operate. He will be working here the next three years. Reportedly, Walsker is a little intimidated by the pileups and will probably be working very closely with Luis, CT3DL, who will be taking lists. His activity will be on 80-6 meters, probably only on SSB. QSL via Madeira Team, P.O. Box 19, 9001-901 Funchal, Madeira Island or to the bureau.
VK8, AUSTRALIA (QRP Op)
Alan, VK4AAR, reports that Claude, VK8XC, has asked him to manage his QSL chores effective immediately. Claude will be going QRP in the near future but is currently using 100w and a vertical. He is mostly on CW, so look for him on 14.009 kHz (preferred frequency). The best times are 1930-2130z and later between 0630-0830z. QSL direct to VK4AAR with SAE plus reply postage. Alan states, "The Australian postal rates are being misunderstood by many amateurs in other countries. Please let us put the CORRECT stamps on the reply envelope. 1 USD covers the postage nicely." VK4AAR's address is: Alan Roocroft, PO Box 421, Gatton 4343, Australia.
VK9, NORFOLK ISLAND
Jim Smith, VK9NS, and his wife Kristy, VK9NL, are the only active hams on Norfolk Island (CW only). There are two hams who are not very active, VK9NT and VK9JA. Jim can usually be found on CW between 1000 and 1330z on 7005, 10105 and 18070 kHz. After 2130z, watch 10 meters. He was spotted on 28481 (SSB) and 29030 (FM). QSL via his home callsign.
ZC4, U.K. BASES ON CYPRUS
Look for ZC4DW to be active in the CQ/RJ WW RTTY Contest possibly as a Single Op/All Band or Single Op/Single Band entry. QSL via G0DEZ.
Nenad, VE3EXY, will be active as VE3EXY/2 from September 27th (about 2200z) through October 2nd (1300z). He will also be active in the CQ/RJ WW DX RTTY Contest. Activity during the contest will be on 20/15/10 meters and around the greyline times, either on 80 or 40 meters. Outside of the contest, he will be on RTTY, LF and the WARC bands. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3510, 7010, 10107, 14025, 18077, 21025, 24897 and 28025 kHz
RTTY - 14090, 21090 and 28090 kHz
ADDED NOTE: No 6 meters. Outside contest, Nenad will always be working split (2 kHz CW, 5 kHz RTTY). Sunrise/Sunset: 1035/2328z.
QSL via VE3EXY, direct with SASE (SAE + postage), via the bureau, or direct without postage. QSLs with sufficient return postage will be answered the same day (if in the log), or via the bureau otherwise. QSL cards are already printed, and there is no reason to wait. E-mail requests are not accepted. However, Nenad states e-QSL requests will be confirmed electronically, subject to receiving notification and electronicQSL server address. He will upload all Zone 2 electronic logs into LoTW as soon as this system becomes available.
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Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 10:42:34 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: News Release - Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society Meeting
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News Release: Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society Meeting Contact: Jim Buffington, K5JIM - email@example.com
ARLHS MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER SEVERAL ISSUES AT
OCTOBER MEETING IN GEORGIA
Members of the burgeoning Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS) will consider establishing a QSL bureau, including possible overseas checkpoints, when the group holds its first-ever meeting next month. The gathering will take place on Saturday, October 19 at St. Simons Island, Georgia.
In addition to the QSL bureau proposal, items on the agenda for a two-hour business session, slated for 9:00 a.m., include presentation of a new lighthouse computer logging program by Alfred Genola, W3REG, a discussion of the ARLHS awards program, operating events, equipment and logistics involved in operating portable stations at lighthouses, and several other topics. ARLHS Founder James Weidner will address the group.
There is still time to register by sending the $10 fee (make checks out to Weidner Publishing) to Lee Graves, WA7OBH, at 4341 Southeast Satinleaf Place, Stuart, FL 34997, USA. Include name, address, call sign and ARLHS member number.
Jim Buffington, K5JIM, chairman of the meeting, pointed out that those attending will have an opportunity to activate St. Simons Lighthouse, which is located adjacent to the Coastal Georgia Historical Heritage Center, where the meeting will take place. Free tours of the lighthouse and museum will be available to those registered for the meeting.
Weidner founded the ARLHS in 2000. Since then, its membership has grown to more than 700.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Buffington at 662-369-4985 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Buffington, K5JIM
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ARLHS Member #150
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