The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 628
September 29, 2003
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, K1XN & GoList, N3ZOM, NG3K, W3CF, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5FG, WB6RSE, AC7DX, K8YSE, DK7PE, DL/VE3ZIK & Contesting.INFO, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL2VFR, DL9NDS, F5NQL & UFT, JA1ELY, JF6DEA, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LU6EF, OH4JFN, OK1JR, OM3JW, PP2BT, S52DG, SP4GFG, SP6M, SQ4NR, UA0FZ, VA3RJ & ICPO and VK3DYL for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 21st/September, through Sunday, 28th/September there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C0, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZK3, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND
3C0V is now active until October 10th on all HF bands 160-6 meters on CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK/SSTV. QSL via DJ9ZB.
BQ9P, PRATAS ISLAND (Update)
The Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League (CTARL) received their official document (landing permission) September 25th from the Ministry of Defense. The BQ9P Pratas Island DXpedition will take place on October 7-16th. They expect to be on air at 1000z on October 7th and go QRT at 0100z on October 16th. They plan to have at least two antennas set up before dark in the first day and will have 5 stations set up (total) after that. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, including the WARC bands on CW/SSB/RTTY/SSTV/PSK31. Frequncies will be in most DX window (+/- QRM). Also, DXer Floyd Gerald, N5FG, a member of the Magnolia DX Association (ed. great bunch of guys who I met during my vacation in Mississippi!), was named pilot station for the Eastern USA. Floyd's E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The BQ9P's Web site is at:
Members from the Lufthansa Amateur Radio Club (DL0DLH) will be operating from the Acores, October 9-12th, under the callsign CU2L. Activity will be on HF bands (160 meters included) on SSB, CW and PSK. Operators are: DL1FDS, DK7TF, DG5FCN, DL4FP and DK7PE. QSL via DL4FP.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA (IOTA Op)
Yoshi, JA7AQR, will be active from Male Island (OC-033) from New Caledonia, October 2-6th. He will operate as FK/JA7AQR on 40-10 meters SSB and RTTY. QSL via JARL or direct to his home address at: Yoshihiro Tanaka, 1-10-6 Minamihara, Yamagata, 990-2413 JAPAN.
It was announced this past week that the world's number 6th most wanted entity (Europe 10th and U.S 6th), Europa Island (IOTA AF-009) would be active between November 22nd and December 5th. A team of eight French military operators also plan to operate in the CQ World-Wide CW DX Contest during the last weekend of November. They report that it was a difficult project to secure permission to go to this rare island, however thanks to the persistence of Didier, F5OGL, and his team, they did receive the "OK" from the general headquarters to go. The team hopes to have three stations active on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB and the digital modes. The team members for this operation include: Didier/F5OGL, Dany/F5CW, Eric/ F5JKK, Stephane/F5KIN, Freddy/F5IRO, David/F0CRS, Chris/TU5AX and possibly another operator. The callsign will not be announced until the operation begins. QSL cards will be handled by F5OGL and may be sent via the bureau or direct to: Didier Senmartin, P.O. Box 7, 53320 Loiron, France. ADDED NOTE: It was also announced: "Be aware of the possibility that the operation could be cancelled if the international situation were to unfold, as these operators would have to all go on active duty because of their military jobs."
HK0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Top Band Added)
It was announced this past week that the team members of the Florida Dxpedition Group going to San Andres Island Dxpedition will be active on 160 meters (1826.5) in a few weeks. The antenna will be a 80/160 vertical, the one used by ZL7C (Chatham Island DXpedition) last October 2002. The operation/DXpedition is scheduled to take place October 20-28th. They will have 8 operators and plan to run 4-5 stations before and after the CQWW Contest (contest callsign will be 5J0J). The San Andres Island DXpedition 2003 Web page is at:
EU-136. Look for Dusan, S52DG, to be active as 9A/S52DG/P from Krk Island (CI-046), from October 2-5th. QSL direct or via bureau to S52DG.
OC-228. Peter, VK3QI, reports that they had to postpone their Baudin Rocks operation for the time being. Reasons given are that two of the operators could not go, and also the weather has been very bad for the last week (with continuous 35-45 knot winds making landing and exiting the Rocks difficult in the time slot they had available for the remaining operators). Peter said, "Not worth taking the risk at the moment. We hope to put the operation on later in the next 6 months when the weather is much better and operators are better placed to be available."
LU, ARGENTINA (Rare Province)
Alberto/LU1DZ, Hector/LU6UO and Fernando/ LW2DX, are going to "Valle Fertil" near Moon Valley in the San Juan Province to operate from this "rare" Province between October 2-6th. Due to LU regulations, they will use the callsigns LU1DZ/P, LU6UO/P and LW2DX/P, where "P" stands for San Juan Province. They plan to operate on all HF bands, from 160-6 meters, both CW and SSB.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Marko, OH4JFN, will be active as OH0Z (Zone 15) during the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All Band entry. Marko's activity will take place between October 25-28th. QSL via OH5DX. More information concerning OH0Z can be found via the Web page at:
PACIFIC OPERATIONS (5W and ZK2)
Anci, JA2ZL, will be active from Niue Island (OC-040) as ZK2ZY, October 18-24th. His activity will be on 80-12 meters on SSB/CW/RTTY with 100w with dipoles and a 2 element beam. After Niue Island, Anci will move to Samoa and operate from here as 5W0ZY from October 25-28th. His activities will be only SSB on 75-12 meters, and he hopes to participate in the CQWW DX Phone Contest. QSL to his home callsign via JARL bureau (until July 2004) or direct to his home address: Anci Yamada, 17-8-2 Takirocho, Tajima, 507-0813 JAPAN. Please visit to his Web page at:
PJ4, NETHERLANDS ANTILLIES (Update OPDX.625)
Uwe, DL9NDS, informs OPDX that the German team going to Bonaire Island (October 16-26th) has received their CQWW DX SSB Contest callsign, PJ4T. QSL Route for PJ4T and all personal callsigns (PJ4/Homecall) is via DL9NDS.
Julio, PP2BT, will activate the callsign PY9BT from Chapada dos Guimaraes-MT from October 1-8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via the PP2 Bureau PP2 (slow) or via P.O.Box 105, Itumbiara-GO, ZIP 75500-970. QSLs for the 2001 PY9BT operation not receveid may be claimed via E-mail at: email@example.com
Operators Bob/PZ5JR, John/PZ5DX and Arnold/PZ1AP will be active during the CQWW SSB Contest as PZ5JR from October 20th to November 4th. operators PZ5JR and PZ5DX will be operating in different parts of the country, possibly from the jungle as portable seven. Their bands/modes of activity were not provided.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
DIRECT ONLY PLEASE. QSL Manager Frank, N3ZOM, informs OPDX that he only accepts QSL cards for CO6XN, CO6TB, and CL6BIA, "DIRECT ONLY" with the proper return envelope and sufficient postage. He mentions that he received a shipment of bureau cards recently and found quite a few of CO stations he manages. These cards that Frank received will be answered via the bureau, but any cards received after this will NOT.
Operators RA0FU and UA0FZ from Sakhalin Island who operated from Moneron
Island on August 20th should be QSLed as follows:
QSL for RA0FU/P: Yurij Buryh, Box 12, Sakhalin Island, ZIP 693023
QSL for UA0FZ/P: Vlad Kovalev, Box 43, Sakhalin Island, ZIP 693020
QSL YB0ZZ via the address on QRZ.com. The operator this past weekend during the CQ WW RTTY Contest from Jakarta, Jawa Island, was Stan, OK1JR (YB0AJR).
Zik, DL/VE3ZIK, wants to remind everyone that QSL info for this past weekend's CQ WW RTTY Contest will be published on Wednesday on the Web site at: http://www.contesting.info
The JAs that were active from Sri Lanka a couple of weeks ago should be QSLed via the following managers by the bureau or CBA (QRZ.com):
CALL NAME MANAGER 4S7YHG Yshihiko Hasegawa ----- JA3HXJ 4S7CHG Sadao Konagai ----- JA3CHS 4S7FAG Nobuko Hasegawa ----- JH3FAR 4S7GXG Satoshi Abiko ----- JH3GXF 4S7DUG Masahiko Ikeda ----- JQ3DUE 4S7YJG Hikari Sakamoto ----- JR3QHQ 4S7GGG Kazuo Ebihara ----- JA3ART 4S7QHG Toru Tanaka ----- JR3QHQ 4S7UJG Tsuguya Nakasako ----- JA3UJR 4S7DBG Soichi Mitamoto ----- JA3DBD 4S7ARG Tatsuo Okushi ----- JA3ARJ 4S7LSG Kunio Miyagawa ----- JH3LSS 4S7JKG Tadaaki Tanigawa ----- JG3JKG 4S7AQG Hiroshi Shirahara ----- 7J3AOZ 4S7QIG Misaki Shirahara ----- JN4QIN 4S7OCG Fumie Miyamoto ----- JR3OCS 4S7FDG Takuo Omura ----- JA5FDI 4S7AVG Masumi Nakade ----- JA3AVO 4S7PBG Horoko Nakade ----- JH3PBL 4S7DSG Takeshi Funaki ----- JI3DST
Look for KL7FAA to be active the first weekend of October to commemorate the "Centennial year of flight". For QSL only, send a standard SAE and proper postage to AC7DX. For those wishing a certificate, please send a business size SASE.
Ric, DL2VFR, informs OPDX that during the month of October look for a special DOK (SDOK) callsign that was issued to the "Klubstation des Ortsverbandes", DL0KWH. The SDOK callsign is "80VOX" and celebrates the 80th anniversary of starting a regular radio broadcast service in Germany. The program was produced in the historical "VOX-Haus" in Berlin and transferred to the transmitting station in Konigs Wusterhausen where it hit the waves worldwide. The club station DL0KWH is situated in the area of the old transmitting site (it will be shown on the QSL card). The club station plans to be busy giving out the SDOK callsign between October 1-31st on all bands and modes. The SDOK callsign is good for the DARC's "DLD Award". Additionally, there is an award called "Sender Konigs Wusterhausen" and it also counts for this club activity. The club station's Web page is at:
A team of SP4KSY club members will be active again as HF650O to celebrate 650 years of Olsztyn City. The station will be active from October 1st to December 31st, on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via SQ4NR, bureau or direct to: Grzegorz Gawel, ul. Herdera 16/14, 10-691 Olsztyn, POLAND. Their Web page is at:
During the month of October, look for special event station, SN25JP, to be active to celebrate the 25 years of Pope John Paul II pontificate. The station will be active on 160-2 meters CW/SSB/FM and RTTY. A special QSL will be available via SP4GFG (direct or via the bureau).
The Polish club station, SP6KFA, will use special event callsign SR25JP to commemorate 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II pontificate. Also, on October 16th, 1978, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was elected as the Bishop of Rome. This October 16th, he will have completed 25 years of service. Look for SR25JP on all HF bands (CW, SSB, PSK31, RTTY) between October 1-31st. ADDED NOTE: The prefix "SR" is a very rare prefix. QSL direct (using address on QRZ.com) or via the PZK bureau to SP6KFA.
Look for 20 operators from the F5KCC ARS to activate the special callsign TM9AF, from October 12-26th, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ham Expo (October 18-19th), and the memory of Pierre Michel, F9AF (creater of Ham Expo and the long time (only) ham gear builder (Mics Radio products) in France. Activities are planned for 160-6 meters on CW, PSK, RTTY, SSB, SSTV and from 144 to 1.2 GHz on CW, FM, RTTY, SSB, ATV. They will also enter the CQ WW SSB Contest. The QSL route is via F5SM (Pierre's daughter), through the REF Bureau or direct to: Christiane MICHEL, F5SM, 1 rue de l'Ocrerie, Les PillTs, F89240 PARLY, France. (SAE + postage). There will be NO e-QSL. For more info about HAM-Expo, please visit the Web page at:
V26, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Doug, W3CF, informs OPDX that he "blew a callsign" of one of the V26DX operators in last week's announcement and he apologies to all for the blown call. The correct callsign for Thomas is DF2BO, not DL2BO. Again, look for operators W3CF, WX0B, N5CK, KD3TB, KD3RF, DF2BO and KM9M to activate the Royal Antiguan Radio Club Station, V26DX, as a Multi/2/Low Power entry in the CQWW Phone Contest. QSL all V26DX QSOs via KU9C with appropriate return postage and SAE or via the bureau. QSL individual ops via their on air instructions.
Operators Vlado/ZS6MG and Emil/ZS6EGB will be active as V5/ZS6MG and V5/ZS6EGB from Outjo, between October 23-27th. The two operators will also be active in the CQWW SSB Contest as V51E (QSL via ZS6MG, contest only). Activity outside of the contest will be on most HF bands CW/SSB/RTTY and PSK.
Kato, JO1RUR, is now here and was active as V8A during the past weekend's RTTY Contest. Outside of the contest, he will sign as V85RH. He was spotted on 40/15 meters RTTY outside of the contest (Thursday/Friday). His length of stay is unknown. QSL via JH7FQK.
VK9C & VK9X, COCOS KEELING AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Reminder)
Gwen, VK3DYL, informs OPDX that there seems to be some confusion about the dates of the YLs' upcoming VK9XYL and VK9CYL DXpedition. They will be on Christmas Island (OC-002) as VK9XYL, October 13-27th, and on Cocos Keeling Islands (OC-003) as VK9CYL, October 27th to November 10th. QSL via VK3DYL: Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Court, Mt. Waverley, Victoria, 3149 Australia. For direct cards, if you enclose old style IRCs, insufficient postage or no SAE, your cards will be returned via the Bureau. No e-QSLs will be accepted.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators Ken/K2WB, John/N2VW and Frank/ WA2VYA will be active from Providenciales (NA-002), October 21-28th, and will be active as VP5T during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as Multi/Multi entry. QSL via N2VW. The team will be active before and after the contest signing VP5/homecall on CW and the WARC bands. QSL VP5/homecalls via their home callsigns to their CBA. Bureau is OK.
WP3, PUERTO RICO
Alfredo, WP3C, is expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via W3HNK.
Shirow, JF6DEA/KE1EO, will be back on the air from Cambodia signing XU7ACD from October 3-6th (Local time). Activity will be on 40-10 meters and also 6 meters. There is further infomation at his web site, "JA 6m Companion", at:
Stefan, OM3JW, father and QSL Manager for Mike, YI/OM2DX, informs OPDX that last week his son received a new callsign, YI9X. You should have heard his first activity with his new callsign during the RTTY Contest this past weekend. QSL via OM3JW.
YJ0, VANUATU (Possibly H40)
Early last week we received word that Mike, KM9D, and his girlfriend Jan, KF4TUG, were anchored at Tegua Island in the Torres Island Group (OC-110), northern Vanuatu. Mike was expected to be active as YJ0AMY with no mention of his planned bands of activity. However, there were no QSNs reported over past week. Also, Vanikolo Island (OC-163) in the Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Group (H40 - Temotu Province) which is only about 100km north of their position was also mentioned. Be listening. You never know. QSL via OM2SA.
An international team of thirty operators will activate VB2C (Zone 2, Camp Rupert, James Bay, Northern Quebec, Canada) between October 21-27th. Activity will include the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi/Multi entry. "Team Zone 2" with its 30 op effort will be active before the contest on 160-6 meters. For QSL info, see the Web site at:
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