The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 586
November 11, 2002
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K2KQ, N2LM, AA3B, KM3T, NG3K, W3BJ, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4AVQ, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, W4UFO, KG5U, N5KO, W5BAK, AD6TF, KH6BZF, KI6T, AC7DX, AL7KC, K8JP, K8YSE, K0BCN, A35RK, CO8TW, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, EA7FTR, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, FK8HC, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, I2YSB, I0MWI, JF2VAX, OA4AHW, OH9MM, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, PA5ET, VA3RJ & ICPO and XQ5SM for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3/November, through Sunday, 10/November there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0A, CE0Z, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XZ, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/n, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
Vakhtang, 4L8A, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (10m)/Low Power entry. QSL via OZ1HPS.
Reports indicate that Jim (Bull), N4HX, has received a callsign, 5U7JB. He is currently working for the "U.S. Peace Corps" in Niger and is expected to be there for a longer time.
9M6, EAST MALAYSIA
Operators Stanislav/OK2SG, Vit/OK2WH and Jaroslav/OK2PBM will be active from Sabah as 9M6/homecall now through November 25th. Their activity will be on all HF Band, plus 6 meters, on CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31. QSL via their home callsigns.
Paul, A35RK, has informed OPDX that he is once again active on RTTY after a 6 year "layoff". He can only run 50 watts, and he is still trying to sort out some software/computer problems. Also, it has been so long since Paul did RTTY he states, "It seems like I've forgotten everything. Please be patient with me." Look for Paul around 21081 kHz after 2230z and as late as 0330z.
C5, THE GAMBIA
A total of 11 operators will activate The Gambia from November 20th through December 2nd. Activity will be on all modes (CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV) and bands (160-6 meters). Operation before the CQWW CW Contest will be limited. The operators of this international team are: DL9GFB, LA6FJA, N0DY, OH3BHL, OH9MDV, OH9MM (team leader), YL1ZF, YL2GM, YL2KL, YL2LY and YL3CW. They will use the callsign C56R outside of the contest. The callsign C53M will be their callsign in the CQWW CW Contest. The QSL Manager is OH3RM. The Web page for this operation can be found at:
Eduardo, CO8LY, will be active in the next CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Operator/21 MHz/Low Power entry. QSL via EA7ADH.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND
Activity from here will start November 15th and last until the 26th. Operators George/VE3NZ, Nick/VE3EY and Lali/VE3NE will sign CY0MM. Activity will be on HF bands and 6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY, and include an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest. Their Web pages (with an on-line log) can be found at:
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
A group of operators (some EA3s, EA5s and EA6s) will be active as EA6IB in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the CBA.
Nodir, EY8MM, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single- Op/Single Band (10m)/High Power entry. QSL via K1BV.
Clemens, DL2GAN, will be active as FM/DL2GAN now through November 28th. Activity will be on 20-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via DL2GAN, direct or the bureau.
FW, WALLIS ISLAND
Franck, FK8HC, will be active from here between November 12-19th. His callsign is not sure, possibly a FW8?? callsign. He will be operating with 100 watts and R-8 Vertical on 40-10 meters. QSL are via VK4FW.
A group of operators from Ecuador will activate HC4T from Playas de Tonsupa, from the Province of Esmeraldas for a 24 hour period on November 16th. Their activity will be NON-STOP on 20/15 meters CW/SSB. The members of the group are: HC1NAP, HC1JL, HC4GF, HC1NER, HC1DY, HC1CB, HC4MZ, HC1SG, HC1KX, KC1ST, HC1HF, HC1VB and HC1AKP. QSL via EA7FTR.
HC8, GALAPAGOS Islands (Ham Radio Hotel)
A DXpedition rental QTH is now available on the Galapagos Islands at the hotel "Hogar de Don Guido", owned and operated by the family of Guido Rosillo, HC8GR, on the seaside town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos. Reservations are being handled by N5KO. See the following Web page for additional details:
Hans/DL7CM and Sid/DM2AYO will operate from here between January 30th and February 16th. Their callsigns will be HH2/DL7CM and HH2/DM2AYO. They were not able to obtain a special 4V prefix by the Haitian PTT. Their activity will be on all HF bands 160-6 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. Their main goal is to be on the low bands, 6m and RTTY. For more info on their operation, please visit the Web page at:
HV, VATICAN CITY
Look for HV5PUL to be active this week (November 12-15th) to celebrate the opening/starting of the academic year at the "Pontificia Universita Lateranense".
HZ, SAUDI ARABIA
Thomas, SM0CXU, plans to be active at HZ1AB during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (15m ?) entry. QSL via K8PYD.
JA IOTAs. Takeshi "TAKE", JI3DST, will be activating a few JA IOTAs over the next several weeks. His callsign will be JI3DST/6 from all islands, and activity will be on 40/17/15/12/10/6 meters SSB. QSL via the Bureau or direct on the address on QRZ.com (Bureau is Best) His planned schedule is as follows: AS-049. Tokara Island (Kuchino-shima Toshima-mura Kagoshima-gun Kagoshima-ken, JAPAN). N.A. and S.A. look for him on 15/10/6 meters. He will have two stations active here (For EU, AF, OC, AS and for NA and SA stations). Activity from November 9-17th.
AS-017. Okinawa Island (Okinawa-ken not a fix QTH; JCC or JCG). Activity from November 18-21st.
AS-079. Miyako Island (Miyako-jima Hirara-City Okinawa-ken, JAPAN). Activity from November 21st thru December 6th and December 29th thru Janaury 5th.
Operators Don/K2KQ, George/N2GA, Ann/WA1S and John/KT0F plan to mount a 4-operator, 4-radio Multi-Multi operation at J3A during the CQWW CW Contest. The group will mount the usual pre-contest operations. Ann, WA1S, will be on the air as either J3/WA1S or J38AA starting around November 12th. She will be on both SSB and CW. Don, K2KQ, will be on the air as J37ZA after November 20th and John/KT0F will be on as J3/KT0F. They will make an effort to activate the WARC bands, but currently have no plans for RTTY or digital modes. Don, K2KQ, states, "As a group, we are interested in activiating J3 on EME, but not this time. I'd be interested in an expression of interest, and if there's enough, we'll make an effort next time."
JY9QJ will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via DL5MBY.
KH8, MARIANA ISLANDS
Taka/JF2VAX and Yoshi/JK2VOC will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as KH0/JF2VAX (in the Single-Op/All Band category), KH0/JK2VOC (in the Single-Op/All Band category) from the Mariana Islands (OC-086). QSL via home calls either the bureau or direct:
JF2VAX - Takao Imai, 401-107 Ozatokawakita, Tsu-City, Mie 514-0124 Japan
JK2VOC - Yoshihiro Fukuta, 7-9 Mikawa, Tsu-City, Mie 514-0045 Japan
Before and after the contest, between November 22-25th, they will operate on all bands (80-6 meters) and modes (SSB/CW). The web page for the operations are at:
MW, WALES (Lighthouse Op)
Kevin, MW3AFR/p, and Melfyn, MW3AGN/p will be activating Caernarfon Lighthouse, Wales (WAL-003, IOTA EU-005), on November 23rd, weather permitting. They will be active on 40 meters, starting at approximately 1000z. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or bureau.
NJDXA 2002-2003 OFFICERS
During an evening last week, the members of the North Jersey DX Association elected the following officers to serve the 2002-2003 term:
Steve Adell, KF2TI, -- President
Rich Gelber, K2WR, -- Vice President
Gene Ingraham, N2BIM, -- Treasurer
Steve Saposnik, KB2ENF -- Secretary
Alan, K4AVQ, informs OPDX that he will be active as P40AV from January 4-18th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, however, he will be spending extra time on 160/80 meters CW looking for stations that need it for DXCC. QSL via K4AVQ.
P4 & PJ2/PJ4, ARUBA AND NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Carsten, DL1EFD, is expected to be active from Aruba (P4) as P4/DL1EFD from November 11-17th. Activity will be a holiday style operations with wire antennas. He will then move to Bonaire (PJ4, Netherlands Antilles) and be active as PJ4/DL1EFD/p from November 18-22nd. Also, he will in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as PJ4W and be active as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. He will use a beam and dipoles. From November 26-29th, he will sign as PJ2/DL1EFD/p from Curacao (PJ2, Netherlands Antilles). This will also be a holiday style operations with wire antennas. QSL via DL1EFD, direct or via the Bureau is OK. Also, E-mail request can be obtained at:
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN (FS also possible)
Dave, KM3T, who informed OPDX last week (please refer to OPDX.585) that he would be active from PJ7UQ's QTH, updates us that with some luck, he will be active quite a bit on 50 MHz as PJ7/KM3T and maybe FS/KM3T before and after the CQWW CW Contest.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Just a reminder that QSLs for 9K2ZZ are ONLY DIRECT (no Bureau cards) to W8CNL: Ray McClure, 5 McKenzie Circle, North Augusta, S.C. 29841-4319.
NEED IRCs or QSL MANAGER? Ron, AC7DX, informs OPDX that he has about 60 IRCs and will sell them at 1 USD ea. Also, he is interested in handling QSLs for other stations as a QSL Manager. If interested, his E-mail address is: email@example.com
Ferdi, XQ5SM, Chairman Southern Cross DX Group, reports that the
following Chilean stations were active in the JIDX Phone Contest 2002
this past weekend:
CE3NR -- 28 MHz High Power
CE4Y (by CE4FXY) -- 21 MHz High Power
XQ1IDM -- 21 MHz High Power
CE4P (by CE4PBB) -- 14 MHz High Power
CE4EBJ -- 7 Mhz Low Power
3G5A (by XQ5SM & CE4USW) -- Multi Single
Please, QSL via their respective homecalls (check QRZ.COM for details). They're all members of Southern Cross DX Group.
NOT THE MANAGER! Nobby, W4UFO, is NOT the QSL Manager for EP3SMH. He informs OPDX, "After many tries, I can't get cards myself from Moshen, EP3SMH, or Ali, EP3CQ/EP3PTT, nor any E-mail response." He states that he would like to offer his services as QSL Manager for any EP station.
Silvano, I2YSB, informs OPDX that the logs for the recent FO/I2YSB and FO/IK2GNW operation from Rurutu (OC-050) in the Austral Islands are now available at:
The Low-Land DXpedition Team's "2002 Caribbean Tour" to Dominica and Montserrat ended on November 2nd. The team made 16,539 QSOs in 7 days in Dominica (J7 -- this includes a loss of an amplifier and many power outages) and 31,886 QSOs from Montserrat (VP2M - including some 7700 contacts during the CQWW DX SSB Contest). They had 2 stations active around the clock on 160-10 meters on the modes CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. Many stations were worked on the low bands, their Titanex verticals worked wonderfully for them. QSL cards can now be submitted, via direct or by the Bureau. The on-line logs are now on their Web site. They request to please sign the guestbook, and tell them how you experienced this year DXpedition. Their Web page is at:
Operators Jorge/OA4BHY/p, Manuel/OA4AHW/p, Rene/OA4/DL2JRM/p and Klaus/ OA4/DL9FAW/p were active this past weekend from Pachacamac Island (IOTA SA-052), Southwest from Lima. QSLs go via their home calls.
T77CD QSLs. Please note that cards for Giovanni, T77CD, should be routed direct via his QSL Manager, I0MWI: Stefano Cipriani, Via Taranto 60, 00055 Ladispoli - RM, Italy. Do not send your QSLs direct to T77CD as this does not speed up the process. All cards received (with SASE) up to November 5th were answered by mail.
Yves, F6CTL, has received the TX5BTY QSL card from the printer. This activity was by Alain, F2HE, from Tubuai Island in the Australes (FO). The card will be mailed soon.
Effective November 1, 2002, Gary, KI6T, will handle North American QSLs for Olga, UU5YL. Gary can probably help if you have any outstanding QSLs prior to November.
The UA2 Contest Club will be active as RW2F in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via DK4VW. Their sunrise is 0626z and sunset is 1423z.
OPDX was informed this past weekend of the passing of Rick, KH7RS (EX-KH6JEB), Saturday afternoon after a short medical problem. Rick was a noted DXCC Honor Roll member, QCWA member and for his activity on Kure Island. OPDX and its reader would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Rick's family and friends.
Fran, EA7FTR, informs OPDX that Roger, G3PVU, is active from here as SU9VU. He is working in the Northern Sinai at El Gorah near El Arish. QSL via EA7FTR. Roger will be active on 20 and 15 meters CW/SSB during his free time. Hours of activity will always depend on his work schedule. Roger was heard this past week on 21260 and 21240 kHz between 1030 and 1400z. He has also been heard in past weeks on 20 meters SSB between 1830 and 2300z.
T32, EAST KIRIBATI
Chuck, T32NCC, found time inbetween his surfing to be active this past weekend on 28520 kHz around 1745z. He is on Fanning Island (OC-084). QSL via N6GDS.
Mark, WQ7X, will be here from November 20-25th. His callsign will be T88SP. His activity will be on 80-6 meters, including the WARC bands and on CW/SSB. His antennas are verticals and dipoles for lower bands, and a beam for 20-6m. He will use 1kw for power. His QSL Manager is SP5DRH: Jacek Kubiak, P.O. Box #4, 00-957 Warsaw 36, Poland. Also, a second address was provided: Jacek Kubiak, ul. Morszynska 47,02-925 Warsaw, Poland.
Joey, W5BAK, informs OPDX that he will be traveling to Sarajevo, December 17-23rd. He will sign T9/W5BAK unless he has time to get a T98xxx callsign. Activity will be in the evening hours local time on 10/15/20 meters on SSB/PSK31/RTTY. QSL via his home callsign W5BAK.
V2, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from November 21-24th. Activity will be CW only, and he plans to be in the CQWW CW Contest. QSL via AA3B.
Joe/K8JP and his wife Beverly will be returning to Belize this November. They hope to be there from November 20, 2002 through April, 2003. Joe will once again sign V31JP. He informs OPDX that he mainly operates CW with some SSB and, maybe, RTTY. Operations will be on 160-6 meters. If he is there in time, Joe will do a Single-Op 40 meters entry in the CQ WW CW Contest. He also plans on being active in the ARRL DX CW and SSB Contests as a SO/AB/HP entry and many other contests, as time permits. QSL via KA9WON with SAE and postage. Please visit the following Web page at:
V31, BELIZE (IOTA Op)
Jay/K0BCN/V31MX and Cal/V31MF will be on Caye Caulker (NA-073) from December 11-17th. Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters SSB, and they will be in the 10 meter contest as V31MX as a Multi-Single. QSL via K0BCN direct or bureau.
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Remember to look for Hirotada, JA0SC, to be active from here as VK9LI from November 13-18th (Please refer to OPDX.582). His activity will be mainly on SSTV (14233/21343 kHz) and RTTY (14080 and 21080 kHz). QSL via JA0SC.
Jig, AD6TF, informs OPDX that he will be active as VU3JDI in the CQWW CW Contest (in Zone 22) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. There will be some activity before and after the contest mainly on CW.
Jean Michel, F6AJA, will be in Bucharest from November 12-17th and if he can find a station to operate he will sign YO/F6AJA.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Pete, N2LM, will be on Grand Cayman Island from November 23rd through December 1st, using the callsign ZF2PD. He plans to operate 80-6 meters CW/SSB. QSL to his homecall, N2LM. (Direct or Bureau)
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Operators John/K6AM, Roland/K9LA, Mike/K9MK, Dale/KG5U, Blake/N4GI, Daniel/N9XX and Joe/W5ASP will be active on Grand Cayman Island as ZF1A during the CQ Worldwide CW Contest (November 22-24th). QSL to W5ASP (CBA only).
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