The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 587
November 18, 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, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZLE, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, N5KO, AA7UC, KL7JR, K8YSE, N9AVY, 9M2/G3TMA, 9V1SM, A35RK, CO8TW, DF4SA, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL1HCM, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3NKC, GM3WOJ, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, JF2VAX, JI3ERV, JI6KVR, JT1CD, LA2EG, OH2BH, OH2XX, OH6LI, OM3JW, OZ6OM/OZ7M & OZ 50 MHz DX Bulletin, PA1AW, PY2ZX, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE6JO, Z36W and ZL4HU for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10/November, through Sunday, 17/November there were 240 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, P5, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, 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).
ZL1AMO BECOMES VERY ILL IN FIJI!
Judy, AA7UC, informs OPDX that well known DXer, Ron Wright, ZL1AMO, while operating as 3D2RW in Fiji, became very ill and was admitted to the Lautoka Hospital diagnosed with collapsed lungs, pneumonia and was placed on life support. After a few days later, Ron was in critical condition and an emergency air ambulance was sent from New Zealand to pick him up and transport him back to a hospital in Auckland at a cost of $40,000! At one point Ron's daughter, Terri, informed Judy that Ron was in critical condition, unconscious and his kidneys were not functioning properly.
As the OPDX Bulletin was going to print, the latest from Judy, AA7UC is: "I am writing to give you the latest update from Ron's daughter, Terri. The doctors say there is no change; however, Ron is stable. The swelling has gone down and the kidneys are starting to function better. Morphine and sedatives have been discontinued. They are now waiting for Ron to "wake up" which could take a couple of days. If he doesn't wake up soon the doctors will perform a tracheotomy. If you would like to contact the family directly, Terri's E-mail address is: T.J.WRIGHT@xtra.co.nz
Ron and Jeanette Wright's address is: 28 Chorley Avenue, Massey, Auckland 8, New Zealand
Terri's address is: Terri Wright, 9b Mayburn Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 8, New Zealand
The family thanks each of you for your prayers and concern. Let us continue to pray and hope." OPDX and its readers hope for a quick recovery for Ron, and we all will be waiting for his signal to hit the airwaves once again.
3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Update)
Vitaly, VE6JO, informs OPDX that he finally received his visa! However, he did have a problem finding tickets, but now it is all finalized. He departs November 20th arriving in Malabo on November 22nd. There is very little chance for him to get his original license (3C2A) and set-up the station before the CQ WW CW Contest. So his callsign will be 3C2MV (unless it is easy and fast to change his license to 3C2A or 3C3A before the contest). Vitaly will try to operate in the contest with limited number of bands (more likely on 40/80 meters with an Inverted V). His attempt to get a 3 element SteppIR on loan was unsuccessful. However, he has purchased and refurbished a TH-3Jr in addition to Sigma 5, and will use wire antennas on 40/80 meters and maybe on 160. He has no antenna for 6 meters. He mentions, "Do not expect a big signal as I will run 100 watts (could not find an amplifier). I hope to operate on as many bands and modes as possible. However, I would like to ask everyone to be VERY patient with me. This is my first time on the DX side and I'm not sure how to handle the pile-up." Vitaly's activity will last until December 12-13th (operating time) and depart Malabo on December 14th (this will give him time to dismantle the station and prepare for departure). QSL direct only (He is not member of the National Association) with sufficient postage and SAE.
Operators Hrane/YT1AD, Kecman/YU1AO, Radivoje/YU1RL, Mladen/YU7NU, Marijan/S56A and Mome/Z32ZM will be active as 3V8BB in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/Single. QSL via YT1AD. For updates on pre-contest activities, visit the Web page at:
Mike, DL1HCM, will be active in CQWW DX CW Contest again this year using the callsign 9K9X. 9K Sunrise is 0323z and the sunset is 1349z. QSLs go via 9K Bureau or via 9K2HN, not via DL1HCM.
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA
Ian, G3TMA, will be active as 9M2/G3TMA in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op 100w entry. QSL via 9M2/G3TMA: Ian Buffham, Bekay Court, 7 Lorong Enau (off Jalan Ampang), 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sasi, 9V1SM, informs OPDX he wants OPDX subscribers know that he is now active on PSK31 from Singapore. He states, "With the awful band conditions we are experiencing now, I plan to use this as my primary mode besides SSB when conditions permit." Also, Sasi will be active very soon on the other digital modes including RTTY and SSTV. Look for him on PSK31 around 14070 kHz at 1500z. All PSK QSOs after the 6th of November 2002 with his station would be considered valid. QSL via Joe, W3HNK.
Operators from the Guam Contest Club (Aki/JI3ERV, Kazumasa/ JG3RPL, Toshi/JR7OMD and Nozomu/JE8KKX) will be active as AH2R in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSL via JH7QXJ. Please DO NOT send your QSL to the KH2 BUREAU. JH7QXJ to JARL Bureau is OK. Sunrise/Sunset: 2024/0750z
Look for Art, UA3VCS, to be active as BW3/UA3VCS in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All Band/ Low Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
Operators Rich/N4RP and Charles/W4SAA will be active as C6AKP in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi/2 entry. QSLs to N4RP via the USA Bureau (Please). W4SAA is currently active as C6A/W4SAA from South Bimini Island (NA-048) until November 26th. QSL W4SAA/C6A via his homecall, direct or bureau.
The Cinco Nueve Contest Group will be a Multi/Single as C6AJX from Treasure Cay during the CQWW CW Contest. QSL to N7NU. The group will be signing C6A/N7NU, C6A/K7AR, C6A/WJ7R and C6A/N7MQ outside of the contest and those QSLs go to their home callsigns. Their activity will take place from now through November 25th.
Juan, CO8TW, will be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m)/Low Power entry. QSL is via IZ8CCW. The log will be posted after the contest at:
CT3, MADEIRA ISLAND
Cornelius "Con", DF4SA, will operate from CT3EE in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Op/All band/Low Power class (SOABLP) - unassisted. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau automatically. A return QSL is not necessary. If anyone still wants a direct QSL, send it to: Jose Luis Pinto Camacho, CT3EE, Caminho do Monte; 66 - Madeira Island, Funchal 9050-084 PORTUGAL.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND
George/VE3NZ, Nick/VE3EY and Lali/VE3NE are now active as CY0MM until November 26th. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters on CW/SSB/RTTY. They will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest. More information is available at:
Reports indicate that VK0MQI, 7Z1AC, 9U0X and 3XA8DX are now accepted for DXCC credit.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
The Finnish contest team OH2U hosted by EA8ZS, OH1MA and OH1RY will be active as EA8ZS in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via OH1JT.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Look for Siegfried, DL6QW, to be active as EA8/DL6QW in the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi-Single/Low Power entry. There will be no 160 activity. QSL via DL6QW.
FS, SAINT MARTIN (Change of Plans)
Dave, KM3T, has changed his mind and intends to be on the French side of the island for the CQWW CW Contest. His callsign will be FS/KM3T. K2PF will still be the QSL Manager. Look for Dave, KM3T, to be active before/after the contest as FS/KM3T and PJ7/KM3T. QSL to K2PF for the November 20-26th (2002) operation only. Also, look for heavy activity on 1.8 and 50 MHz.
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Operators Don/G3XTT, Zoli/HA1AG, Norman/K1DG, Ken/K1EA, Ken/K5KA, Steve/K6AW, Mike/K9NW, Trey/N5KO, Tine/S50A, Angelca/S56MM and Mike/WA6O will activate HC8N during the CQWW CW Contest. The team will be active on 160-6 meters from from November 16-27th. QSL via W5UE. (IOTA SA-004 and GS EI59gc)
AF-018. Zdenek, OK1DSZ, will be active as IH9/OK1DSZ from Pantelleria Island during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (10m)/Low Power entry. QSL via OK1DSZ.
EU-052. Geo, SV1NA, will be active from Zakynthos Island during the CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (160m)/High Power entry. He will use a Yaesu FT-1000 DX and ICOM IC-756 Pro with maximum permissible power into the following antennas: a full sized dipole, full sized vertical alternatively, delta loop and beverages for reception. Geo will be active in this contest on behalf of the Greek Telegraphy Club. In case of QSLing, all cards are accepted and very welcome via the RAAG bureau in Athens, Greece.
NA-037. John, KL7JR, will be active from Shemya Island (AK-019S) for a month starting November 24th. Listen to 28500 kHz after 1600z on Sundays only. Watch DXCluster spots for other possible bands. QSL via CBA and be patient!
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Operators Reunion)
Jay Slough, K4ZLE, reports: "Anyone who has ever operated from Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, either with their own KG4 call or from a club station, is invited to gather for a GTMO reunion at the 2003 Dayton HamVention ®. As a minimum there will be an informal gathering and recognition at the DX forum and DX dinner. If the attendees desire a separate function, that can be arranged. Please contact Jay Slough, K4ZLE (KG4MO) at: email@example.com, (513) 779-1747 or CBA for further information." All former KG4s are requested to contact Jay even if they do not think they can attend this year. He will advise you of plans as they finalize.
Operators Jorgen/DL4SDW, Uwe/DL4SDX, DL5SEJ, Bernd/DL8SCG and Philippe/LX2AJ will be active as LX7I in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL only via LX2AJ (Bureau or direct).
MACEDONIA OPERATORS TO BE ACTIVE IN CONTEST
Venco, Z36W, informs OPDX that members of the Z37M/Z30M Club will be active in next CQWW CW Contest in follow categories:
Z36W SOSB 10 meters HP (QRZ.COM)
Z33F SOSB 160 meters LP and (QRZ.COM)
TA2/Z31GX from Turkey SOSB 40 meters (QSL via DJ0LZ)
MD4, ISLE OF MAN
Martin Platt, G4XUM, will be active as MD4K in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (15m) entry. The QSL arrangements will be again via G3NKC, who now has agreed to deal with all HF card requests. They have formed a Web site with details of their operations and where bureau QSLs can be requested. Visit the Web page at:
Justin, G4TSH, has arranged to operate from the Guernsey ARS HQ signing MU5X for CQWW CW Contest this year. He will be a Single-Op/ All Band entry. QSL via G3KKQ. Justin may be operational before the contest under his own callsign as GU4TSH (/P) mainly on the WARC bands in between setting up the station.
Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MW5A from Steve's, GW4BLE, QTH and station for the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via G3TXF.
Jari, OH6QU, will be active as OH4A in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m)/High Power entry. He plans to use a 4o4o4 + 4o4o4 + 2 element yagis. For details, view the Web page at:
Jarno, OH6NJ, will be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (10m)/(A)-category. QSL via the Bureau or direct.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Jukka, OH6LI, will be active as OH0V in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (15m)/High Power entry. He plans to use a 4o4o4 + 2 element yagis. For details, view the Web page at:
Small typo in last week's bulletin (OPDX.586). Under "KH8, MARIANA ISLANDS", the KH8 prefix should have been KH0. Thanks (and sorry) to Taka, JF2VAX, for informing us.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Alex, PA1AW,, reports that the log for 5Z4DZ is now updated and now contains 20,485 QSOs through 9-Nov-2002 0751z at:
Jerry, N9AVY, informs OPDX that he has not been the QSL Manager for
Mark, AH2E, since 1988, and is still receiving cards for Mark from
the Bureau. He does not have the logs nor the cards.
NEED A QSL MANAGER. Debbie, N9DRU, who has been the QSL Manager for YJ8RN for the last 13 years, is looking for another station to manage cards for.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Chris, GM3WOJ, informs OPDX that the QSL cards for GM7V and GZ7V are now being handled by Linda Taylor, M0CMK, 18 Folly Lane, North Crawley, Bucks. MK16 9LW England. All cards sent to ZS5BBO will be answered - sorry for any delay. Please E-mail Chris if you are waiting for a GM7V or GZ7V QSL card at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members/Operators of the "Radioamateurs of Japy" and "LABRE/SP Jundiai Region" (Ark/PY2ZX, Ric/PY2EVN, Milton/PY2MTM, Luis/PU2OCZ, Marco/ZZ2KEZ, Lizanias/ZZ2LZC and Thiago/PY2GEJ) activated the special event station PV2DAE this past week to celebrate the 101 years of public services made by DAE (DAE in Portuguese is "Departamento de Agua e Esgoto", and means "Department of Water and Drain"), the water department of Jundiai City, S. Paulo State, Southeast Brazil. QSL via PY2LDJ by Bureau or P.O. Box 1292, Zip 13202-970, Jundiai, SP, Brazil.
Ken Holdom, ZL4HU (Team Leader / Group Organizer / QSL Manager for the Kermadec DX Association), wishes to advise that the "DRAFTS" for QSL cards for the very successfull DXpedition to Chatham Islands in October have been sent to Japan. They are hopeful to have the proofs by mid-December and the cards by mid-January. They would ask that you all be very patient, and you will get your cards in due course. Please do not send "2nd Requests". They will advise us when the cards are to be mailed out.
ZK1MA ROUTE. Bob (W7TSQ/ZK1ASQ) reports that as he was departing the South Cook Islands for home, there is already a pile of ZK1MA QSL cards received at ZK1JD's post office box in Rarotonga. He wants to remind everyone that the ONLY good QSL route for ZK1MA is "VIA W7TSQ". Cards received in Rarotonga will be delayed, perhaps for months: they will be sent to W7TSQ via surface (sea) mail in order to minimize the cost of returning them to Bob. (TNX Paul, A35RK)
RT9, ASIATIC RUSSIA
Operators RU9WX, RX9WR, RW9WW, RW9WY, RA9WR and possible others will be active as RT9W in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via the Bureau is OK.
S0, WESTERN SAHARA
The 425 DX News reports that Peter, G3WQU/CN2PM, will be active as S07PM and participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op Low Power entry from Tifariti in Western Sahara. QSL direct only to Peter McKay, MINURSO, P.O. Box 80000, Laayoune, Western Sahara, Morocco.
Khos, JT1CD, informs OPDX that special event station JV5C will be active November 20-24th to celebrate the 840th birthday/anniversary of Chinggis Khaan. The activity will take place from Bayanbuural and is located 120 km North of Ulaanbaatar. QSL via JT1KAA: P.O.Box 830, Ulaanbaatar-24, Mongolia.
Look for special event station ER60SB to be active from November 17-24th and again between January 23rd through February 2nd to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the "Battle of Stalingrad". QSL via ER1DA either through the Bureau or direct to: Valery Metaxa, P.O. Box 3000, Chisinau, MD-2071, Moldova.
Look for special event station LM1LGN (LA1LGN was used earlier) to be active between now through November 30th from the Coastal Radio Station LGN - Bergen Radio. Activity is to celebrate the 90 years of service for ships at sea. A special QSL is available via the bureau or direct from LA1B. More information is available on this activity on the Web page at:
Jovo, T94FC, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (10m)/Low Power entry.
TI, COSTA RICA
Philip, N0KE, will be active as TI5N in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All Band/QRP entry. QSL via W3HNK.
Ron, K0NEO, will be active as K0NEO/p November 19th from Held's Island (USI MO-New one), Gasconade County, Missouri. Activity is expected to start approximately at 0600z. Operations will be on 20 meters and on the usual IOTA Islands frequencies. They will also be operating 6 and 2 meters to take advatage of the Leonids meteor shower. QSL via the homecall, direct or bureau.
XU & XY, CAMBODIA AND MYANMAR
Hiroo, XW2A, who was recently active as XY1M in Yangon, Myanmar, reports he made around 3,500 QSOs with 13 countries (EUs, A4, VR2, KH6, 8R1 and 600 JAs on 6m) and used only A4S antenna to do it. He plans to have high power when he returns to Yangon in January. He plans to be active on the lower bands and the WARC bands this trip. By the time your read this Hiroo should be active from Cambodia with his new callsign XU7ADX. He was there with his friend Mr.Daisuke/XU7ACG to repair antennas at the "DXshack XU" before Jaak/ES1FB and Dick/N6FF arrive to operate (first week in December). QSL XU7ACG via 7N4QHA: Daisuke Ito, 2-23-202, Toyama Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0052 Japan, QSL XU7ADX via XW2A: Hiroo Yonezuka, P.O.Box 2659, Vientiane, Laos. IMPORTANT QSL NOTE FROM HIROO, XW2A (Not edited): "Basically, I am not member of DXCC, so that I don't need any QSL cards for DXCC and I am not QSL card collector I am only one residence station in Laos (2001) so that, There are no QSL buro in Laos. I have no service for check log/ also your QSL card was coming already or not. because I am not QSL colector. I don't need any QSL cards, so I have no interesting that your card coming or not, But If your need my QSL card and your QSL coming to me, I will return for you. In case of QSL cards with 2 IRCs, it will return next day, QSL card with one IRC, it will coming back to you after few months latter. No-IRC is no return.!! Any years (Old ,New ) IRC OK. P.O.Box 2659 Vientiane Laos"
"The Daily DX" reports that Hiro Nakanishi, JA1CQT, has received written permission to operate as YA1CQ on November 12th. He is expected to be there until November 23rd, but has plans to return to Kabul in mid-December. QSL via home callsign.
Operators Mike/OM2DX, Jaro/OM3TZZ (ex SU9ZZ), Robo/OM1KW and Peter/YI9OM (OM6TX) will be active in the upcoming CQWWDX CW Contest as YI0M. Peter, YI9OM, will be finished with his stay in the Slovak Embassy in Baghdad a few days after Contest. A new worker will replace him at the Embasy; Mike, OM2DX (the son of OM3JW). He will get his callsign few days after his arrival. QSL will go via OM3JW. QSLs for YI9OM go via OM6TX.
ZA, ALBANIA (The Most Sought After Country Of The World)
A press release by Martti, OH2BH: "That was the case in 1991 when an International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) project group entered Albania for training more than twenty locals, establishing the Albanian Amateur Radio Association (AARA) and finally activating ZA1A to remove ZA from all wanted lists. For once and all.
So this November, eleven years have passed, and it is time for a belated celebration of the 10th anniversary of AARA and see a gathering of the original instructors and their students. The then Albanian telecom/security authority, Mr. Dajlan Omeri, ZA1Z, one of the students, has earned the DXCC certificate - hence he is one of the Deserving.
An international delegation of OH2BH, OH2PM, OH5BM and OH8SR will arrive in Tirana on Sunday, November 17, 2002 and set up two stations for a one week activation of ZA1B together with Geni Mema, ZA1B. This includes the CQWW CW Contest, with the team's entry planned in the multi-two category. QSL via OH2BH."
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
Look for Glenn, K6NA, to be active as ZD8A in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Hign Power entry. QSL via N6CW.
ZS4, SOUTH AFRICA
Bernie, ZS4TX, will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single Band (10m) entry. QSL via ZS4TX.
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