OPDX 635 November 17, 2003

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 635
BID: $OPDX.635
November 17, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS 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, K2UO, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, N4KZ, N4SIA, N5FG, W6QE, K8YSE, W8LU, W8UVZ, 9A4NA, DJ5JH, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, G7GLW, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JT1BV, LA9VDA, SP5UAF, T93Y, VA3RJ & ICPO and ZK1CG for the following DX information.

According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th/November, through Sunday, 16th/November there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, 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, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, VE, VK, VK9C, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).

5R, MADAGASCAR (Top Band Activity!)
George, W8UVZ, reports that Ake, 5R8FU, is expected to start to be active again during his sunrise on 160 meters. As many of you remember, he tried often on 1834 kHz just before his sunrise during the winter months in the northern latitudes during the past couple of seasons. Ake says he is again on 160m near his sunrise calling CQ on days that he would seem to have better propagation. George states, "In prior years, he started about 20 minutes or so before his sunrise (now near 0207z) through the 5R sun up. More often he would then QSY to 3513 and work those who could hear him on 80 meters. I don't believe this will be a DAILY routine since sunrise is in the 'wee' hours during Madagascar summer. But Ake was pretty faithful to days when he thought condx might be favorable."

Milton, W6QE, informs OPDX that his dear friend Dr. Terry Wassell, K3JT, is now on the air from Uganda licensed and operating as 5X1X. Terry works for the Centers of Disease Control and Provention (CDC) and is doing statistical research on African Viruses. Terry will be there for approximately 6 weeks and is active on the low bands, particularily on CW. Check 40 meters in particular (after 0300z and again after 1930z). He will also be active during the CQWW CW Contest. QSL via K3JT. OPDX did some QSN checking and found that Terry is also active on 20 meters RTTY. Watch around 14083-86 kHz between 1800-2100z. Also, watch 15 meters CW before 1800z.

Ingo, DJ5CL, reports that a crew of operators will be active as 9H3WW during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Two entry. QSL via DJ5CL (Bureau). The crew (list not provided) will be active before and after the contest (November 26th-December 2nd). Their activity will be on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB and the digital modes. Operators will use their own individual 9H3 callsign. All QSOs will be confirmed 100% via DJ5CL.

Operators Toshinobu/JI3ERV, Mikawa/JR7OMD, Atsushi/JR8VSE and Kanji/JH0USD will be active as AH2R in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via JH7QXJ. PLEASE DO NOT send QSL to Guam mailing address or the Guam Bureau. QSL via JA Bureau or direct is OK.

Zeljko, 9A4NA, will be guest operator at the Asad's, AP2AUM, station for the CQWW CW Contest and will try to make some QSOs. It all depends on how much free time he will have. QSL via 9A4NA.

Tatsuhiko, JD1BKQ, will be active as BW3/JD1BKQ during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as Single-Op/All Band/ Low Power entry. QSL via JR3PZW.

Ken, W8LU, who was recently active as IS0/W8LU from Bosa in Sardinia (IOTA EU-024) from October 22-27th, will be on the air from Santana on Madeira Island (IOTA-AF014) as CT3/W8LU from November 25th to December 2nd. Activity will be on all bands on CW only. QSL both operations via his home callsiign. Ken also mentioned that he will be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a member of the CT9L team (See OPDX.630).

Operators Sung/HL1XP, Robin/HL1IWD, Seong-Joo/DS1BHE, Kang/DS2AGH, Lee/DS2BGV, Yoon/6K2AVL and Maeng/6K2BYF will be active as DS0DX during the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via HL1XP.

Boris, T93Y, will be active as FM/T93Y from FM5BH's QTH on Martinique Island (IOTA NA-107), November 25th through December 2nd. His main goal is to participate in the CQ WW CW Contest as a Single-Op/ All Band/Low Power entry. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY before and after the contest. Watch the WARC bands and the usual RTTY frequencies. QSL via T93Y: Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, Sarajevo BA-71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or T9 QSL Bureau. For more information about this operation, visit the Web page at:


HI8, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Update/Correction)
Hiro, JA6WFM (not JA6WFH as mentioned in OPDX.634), will be here on business for the next year. He has applied to Dominican Communication Bureau for the license and has requested the callsign HI8J. His license permission may take two weeks to receive.

Sam, HS0ZDY, in Bangkok, plans to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (15m) entry.

AS-117. Shigeo, JA4TI, is/was expected be active from Inuno Island between November 16-17th. Inuno is also good for the JIIA (Japanese IOTA Islands Award AS-117-066). He will use the callsign JA4TI/4 and will operate on the HF bands SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-011. (You have time to plan to work this one!) Richard, G7GLW, Secretary for the Cray Valley Radio Society (CVRS), reports that the CVRS will be operating from the Isles of Scilly, July 21-26th, 2004. M8C/P is the proposed callsign for the IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). All other times the operators will use homecall/p. The will be active on all bands CW/SSB and the Data modes. The operators will be G0VJG/Nobby, G4BUO/ Dave, G7GLW/Richard, G0FDZ/Chris, 2E0ATY/Ralph and M3CVN/ Simon. QSL Manager will be G4DFI.

OC-159. By the time you read this, Vladimir, UA4WHX (aka ZK1/AC4LN), should be QRT from Penryhn Island (North Cook Island) and is back in Rarotonga (as of Saturday afternoon, November 15th). Victor, ZK1CG, informs OPDX that Vladimir will try and go to Mangaia Island to the southeast of Rarotonga for a week or so. This is a RARE IOTA (Position 21' 55 South and 157' 55 West -- Grid Square BG18AC). Look for him possibly Monday morning (Flights to Mangaia Island are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings).

Wolff, DJ5JH, in Peloponnese, informs OPDX that he will be active as J43J in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (just like in the phone portion) as a Single-Op/Single Band (20m) entry. QSL J43J via the Bureau to DJ5JH.

Naran. JT1BV, informs OPDX that he will participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via his QRZ.com address.

Tip, N4SIA, informs OPDX that he will be making a trip after the first of the year to here and will provide all the details very soon. He does have the callsign KG4AS. Stay tuned!

Mark/K4MCE and Dave/N4KZ will operate the special events station N4Z from St. Croix, December 30th through January 5th. Their activity will be on 160-6 meters SSB and CW. QSL via N4KZ.

P4, ARUBA (Contest and Lighthouse Activity)
Ken/K6TA and his XYL Kay/K6KO plan to be very busy on Aruba between November 26th and December 17th. Look for them to be active as P40K and P40TA. Their activity also includes the following contests:
P40TA - CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry
P40TA - ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 5-7th) as a Single-Op/High Power entry
P40K - ARRL 10 Meter Contest (December 13-14th) as a Multi-Single entry
While on Aruba, they plan to visit some of the lighthouses on the island. Look for some activity from the California (Hudishibana) Lighthouse (ARLHS reference ARU-001) and Ceru Colorado Lighthouse (ARLHS reference ARU-002). QSL both P40TA and P40K via WM6A, direct only.

Peter, PA3CNX, will be on holiday from here between November 20th and December 15th and is expected to be active as PJ4/PA3CNX from Bonaire (SA-006). Activity will be on the HF bands. His preferred frequencies are: 3790, 7070, 14210 (14328 for Dutch skeds), 28440, 29580 (FM) and 6 meters, if open, he will be on 50110 kHz. QSL via the bureau to PA3CNX or direct via the callbook address (QRZ.com).

The first photos from PZ5A operation are now available on the MDXA Web page at:


A61AJ QSL UPDATE: George, K2UO, reports that he has logs up until the 5th of November 2003 and that DIRECT A61AJ QSLs are being answered DAILY. HOWEVER, there are quite a number of cards being held due to missing log data. These will be processed as soon as the missing logs are received. The bureau cards are also being processed as time permits and about 1,000 have been processed and will be mailed shortly. K2UO is the QSL Manager for North/South/Central America, Caribbean and all U.S. posessions. DJ2MX is QSL Manager for Europe/Asia/Africa/Pacific.

Ken, W8LU/DL7FLU, informs OPDX that all known requests for QSO confirmations with KL7Y (Silent Key) have been mailed. This includes requests that were sent to KL7Y, direct or via the Bureau, or to other QSL Managers, including himself (W8LU). Ken believes he has all KL7Y logs with the exception of his contest logs prior to 1994. Ken will be happy to respond to any requests for a QSL for KL7Y. Please submit your request either direct or via the bureau.

Trond, LA9VDA, reports that Bureau cards for OJ0LA can be requested via E-mail. Send an E-mail (with your QSO information) to:

Please do not send cards via the bureau if you request a card via E-mail.

TP6CE was active over the past weekend by the radio club TP2CE (Council of Europe). QSL via F6FQK. QSO is valid for the Council of Europe Radio Club Challenge. See rules on the Web site:


QSL TU0PAX via TU2CI. Activity took place this past weekend on November 15th. This special event was active to celebrate the "Peace Day Commemorative in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)."

SPECIAL EVENT (Meet the real Santa before December 24th!)
Juha, OH9MM, reports: "As we all know the real Santa Claus comes from Finland! Santa Claus Land (OH9SCL) will be again active during this December from the Artic circle." This year there will be a special activity period between 17th of December and the 21st of December. Operation will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV. The main focus of digital modes will be during the weekend. The persons willing to help Santa this year are: OH2BH, OH2NWG, OH3BHL, OH9KL, OH9MDV, OH9MM, OH9RJ and OH9VC. QSL is via OH9UV.

Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, was heard this past Saturday on 20 meters SSB. He was first active on 14227 kHz around 0613z and then later on 14200 kHz around 2320z.

Maciek, WQ7X (ex-SP8EST, SP5EST), will be active as VP2V/WQ7X now through November 24th. He will be operating CW and SSB on the HF bands. Over the past week, he was active mainly on 80 and 40 meters CW starting around 2130z (also after 1000z). He was also active on 75 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.

Kunihiko, JE7IDA, will be active as XV2NA for the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via JE7IDA, bureau or direct.

"The Daily DX" reports that the tenth most wanted DXCC entity will be activated in late January or sometime in February by Radio Club Venezolano (RCV). This operation will coincide with the RCV's (YV5AJ) celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2004. Activity is expected to be on all bands and modes, including operations on 6 meters, SAT, digital modes (RTTY, PSK, SSTV) and possibly EME. They also plan to have a YL operator for the YL chasers. The callsign will be annouced at a later date. More details are forthcoming.

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