The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 669
July 19, 2004
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, NC1L, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3YY, N4AA & QRZ DX, WW4LL, W5KNE, N6HR, K8YSE, W8CNL, WB8YJF, VQ9LA/N0QM, CO2TK, CO8TW, CT1EEB, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL6UAA, DL7DF, EA4ST, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G3XTT, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ2ELA, JE1RXJ, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LZ1BJ, MM0DFV, OE3EPW, OY1CT, SM3CXS, SP3BJK and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
SPECIAL ADVANCE NOTICE BY EDITOR (by KB8NW)
There will "NOT" be an OPDX bulletin for August 2nd. I know, you heard this before, but it is true this time. My wife (chief proof-reader), daughter and I will be going to Las Vegas to visit my dad and step-mother (who we haven't seen in 2 years). Besides, I can really use the break! However, PLEASE continue to send your DX info to me.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th/July, through Sunday, 18th/July there were 213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV9, T33, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8/h, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
Reports indicate that Christian, 3D2EA, is expected to operate as 3D2EA/R for one or two weeks starting around July 26-27th. His plans of activity were not provided. QSL via EB2AYV.
3Y0, PETER I ISLAND
Another press release was posted July 11th on the 3Y0X DXpedition Web page by Bob/K4UEE and Ralph/K0IR. The DXpedition, which is scheduled to take place between January 20/21st and February 5th, is planning to a have multi-national team of twenty operators. The current list of operators are: K0IR, K3NA, K4SV, K4UEE, F2JD, HB9AHL, HB9BHW, LA6VM, NP4IW/6, N2WB, N4GRN, N6OX, UA3AB and W0RUN. Several invitations are pending that will complete the team. A backup list is also in place, and they are seeking potential team members who might want to go in the event of a cancellation. If interested, please contact Bob, K4UEE, via E-mail at: email@example.com Also, the press release lists the team's scheduled itinerary and states they expect to be active with 4-6 high power stations operating around the clock for about 2 weeks. Operations will be on 160-6 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. The team still needs funds, as well as additional financial sponsors for this DXpedition. This is a very expensive DXpedition. The Web page states, "Fundraising is continuing with the addition of several area fundraisers: W3WL (North/South America), JA1ELY (Asia), F2JD (Europe and Africa) and ZL2AL (Pacific). For more details and updates, please visit the DXpedition's Web site at:
John, G4IRN, is planning a DXpedition to here and will be active as 7P8RN from September 3-12th. This will be mainly on CW on 160-10 meters. QSL via G4IRN; bureau, E-mail requests, or direct cards with $ plus a SAE is accepted. The station will be comprised of a 4 element tribander at 80 ft plus 2 element on 12/17 and slopers on the low bands. Further details are available at:
C5, THE GAMBIA
Josep/EA3BT and Nuria/EA3WL will be active from July 29th to August 4th. Their expected callsigns will be C56BT and C56WL (not yet confirmed). They will operate during their spare time only on SSB, on 40-6 meters. QSL via EA3BT.
Juan, CO8TW, will be active in the IOTA Contest as a Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via IZ8CCW, and the log will be available after the contest at:
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following are approved for DXCC credit:
3DXQZ - Republic of Guinea - April 20-30th, 2004
5V7AD - Togo - June 12-22nd, 2004
HZ1AN - Saudi Arabia - All operations
HZ1IZ - Saudi Arabia - All operations
YA7X - Afghanistan - March 1st through April 30th, 2004
YI9MC - Iraq - Current operation effective March 23rd, 2004
HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Mark, KB2MS, will be active as HI3/KB2MS from July 29th-August 15th. Activity will be mainly on 20 and 6 meters. QSL via his home callsign. By the way, Mark is the QSL Manager for HI3NR.
IOTA CONTEST REMINDER
Don, G3XTT, IOTA Contest Manager, sent out the following reminder: "With the IARU contest out of the way, the next 'big one' is the IOTA Contest on 24/25 July (1200z to 1200z). There should be plenty of island activity, as always, with lots of island expeditions already announced. This year it's also a great opportunity to work islands towards the IOTA 2004 40th Anniversary Award (for details go to the Chiltern DX Club (CDXC) Web pages at:
AF-014. Some operators of the Agalega team that activated the Lighthouse Ilheu de Cima (AF-014, LH. numbers: LH 0830/FMA01) as CT9P this past weekend are planning a second operation and will participate in the IOTA contest from Porto Santo Island as CT9X. Porto Santo is a small island 50 km away from Madeira. Activity will be July 24-25th from the shack of CT3BX as a Multi-Single on CW/SSB. Operators mentioned are: CT1EPV/Antonio, CT1AGF/Luis, CT3EE/Luis, CT3FN/HB9CRV/Hermann, CT3MD/Jose, HB9EBV/Toni, DJ2VO/Juergen and VA2AM/Rejean. QSL Manager is Kim (daughter of Steve N3SL) via N3SL CBA or (QRZ.com).
AS-108. Operators Alfeo/I1HJT, Tony/IK1QBT and Claudio/I1NVU will be active as OD5/homecall/P starting July 24th. They will be joined by Naim/OD5LN and will participate in the IOTA Contest from Ramkin Island. They will have two stations active on all bands (160 meters excluded) SSB and CW, with at least one power amplifier and verticals. Expect activity from the island until July 26th in the local afternoon, then operations will continue from the mainland until the 29th. QSOs are also valid for "The ARLHS - Lighthouse Awards" ref. LEB 001 and "The WLHA - World Lighthouse Award" ref. AS0020. QSL via I1HJT, direct or via the Italian Bureau. On-line logs and further information will be available at: http://www.qsl.net/ik1qbt/ramkin_index.htm
AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 during the IOTA Contest this weekend from Yashiro Islands (JIIA-117-118), July 24-25th. Look for him on CW and SSB on 21260, 14260 and 10117 kHz. QSL to his home callsign either direct or via the JARL bureau. JA4GXS's address is: Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cho,Yamaguchi,753-0038 Japan.
EU-028. Marco, IZ2DVI, will be on a work trip to Montecristo Island (IIA LI-015) and will be active on SSB in his spare time as IA5/IZ2DVI/p. Dates were not provided. QSL via his home callsign by the bureau or direct.
EU-040. A Hipano-Belgium-Portuguese team will activate CS7T from Berlenga Island during the IOTA Contest as a Mixed-Mode/Low- Power entry July 24-25th. Operators mentioned are: CT1CJJ, CT1ILT, CT1EEB, CT1APE, CT2GLO, EA1CA, EA1OS, EA1DKV, EA4ST and ON5NT. QSL via CT1ILT. For more inforamtion, please visit the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/ct1eeb/cs7t/
EU-048. Oleg, ES1RA, will be on the Island of Saaremaa now through July 24th. His callsign will be ES1RA/0. Oleg will use 500w, a 20m Loop, vertical and a 30, 40, 80 meter dipole. QSL via the Bureau or direct.
EU-110. Look for Emir/9A6AA, Zoli/HA1AG, Peti/HA1TNX, Lacy/HA3NU, Anti/HA3OV and Zoli/HA6OI to be active as 9A0CI in this weekend's IOTA Contest from Sveti Nikola Island (IOCA CI-118) as a Multi-Op category. QSL via HA3KNA (for this operation only!) Before the contest all the operators will be active as 9A/homecalls. QSL via the operator's home callsign to the HA QSL Bureau, or direct. More information is available at: http://www.inet.hr/9a6aa/IOCA_IOTA_LH/next.htm
EU-111. Look for MM0CWJ/p to be active from the Monach Islands during July 22-26th, including the RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, SSB only. QSLs should be sent via WA3RHW: Bruce T. Carroll, 529 Charleston Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, USA.
EU-123. GM2Z will operate from the Isle of Bute during the RSGB IOTA Contest [1200z, July 24th until 1200z, July 25th]. Administratively, the Isle of Bute is in Argyll and Bute Council Area [CAOSA: AB]. Reference numbers for other awards are: IOSA CL02, SCOTIA CS19, WAB NS05. Co-ordinates are: 55œ46'48''N and 05œ06'30''W [QRA Locator IO75KS]. Pertinent equipment available to the station is Icom IC-706 transceiver and a number of portable antennas. Contacts will be carried out on all HF bands, CW only. It is also planned to take numerous pictures of the island. All the pictures and further information will be presented as an addition to the publications on the Scottish HAM Portal - http://www.scotham.net QSL cards for contacts with GM2Z should be sent via RSGB QSL Bureau or direct to MM0DFV: Jurij Phunkner, P.O. Box 7469, Glasgow, G42 OYD, Scotland, U.K. ADDED NOTE: A second station on SSB will be active as GM4TOQ/p, also from Bute Island in the IOTA Contest.
EU-132. Zick, SP3BJK, will be active from Wiselka on Wolin Island (SPIA- SZ02) between July 20-27th as SP3BJK/1. Activity will be on SSB and CW on the HF bands. He is expected to be active during the IOTA Contest. QSL to his home callsign via bureau or direct.
EU-136. (Correction to OPDX.668) Laci, HA0HW, informs OPDX that he provided the wrong month on his upcoming operation. So, Laci/ HA0HW (CTC 264) and Tomi/HA4DX (CTC 192) are expected to be active as 9A/HA0HW and 9A/HA4DX from Silo, Krk Island, North Adriatic (IOCA: CI-046 ) between August 2-12th. This is a family holiday, but they will be active during the early morning and later evening hours on all HF bands (depending on the free space available for all of the antennas). Activity will mainly be on CW and PSK31, RTTY and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, either direct (QRZ.com) or through the HA bureau.
EU-149. Oskar, ES7NY, will be on the Island of Naissaar for about 2 months. His callsign will be ES7NY/2. Oskar will use 100w and a Delta Loop antenna. QSL via the Bureau or direct.
EU-172. Axel, DL7VEA, will be active as OZ7VEA from the islands of Fyn (DIA FY-001) and Langeland (DIA FY-019) now through August 6th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB and PSK31. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-176. Operators SM3CXS, SM3EVR, SM3GSK, SM3JGG and SM3XGV will participate in the IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) as SM3S on CW/SSB from Grimskar. QSL via SM3GSK, by the bureau or direct. For activity outside of contest, please QSL via operator's home callsign.
EU-177. (Attention Prefix Hunters!) Kjell, SM4DDS, will be active as 7S5A from Stora Alo Island, July 21-28th. His activity will included the IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Operations will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via SM4DDS, direct or by the bureau.
EU-181. Boyan/LZ1BJ and Ely/LZ1JB will be active as homecall/1 from Sveta Anastasiya Island, July 23-31st. They plan to operate on 80-10 meters SSB and CW using 1 Kw, 10 element logoperiodic ACOM LS108 antenna and vertical antennas. The aim of this activity is to give opportunity to all IOTA chasers who still need EU-181. QSL via operator's home calls, preferably through the bureau.
NA-061. Hillar/N6HR and Elsie/N7YX will be active from the QTH of Ron/VE7EDZ on Kaien Island (BC) during the IOTA Contest. Callsigns most likely will be just homecall/VE7. QSL to N6HR.
NA-067. (UPDATE) Jon, WB8YJF, will be active as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island, NC, now through July 25th. His grid square will be FM25ac. Jon states he will be using an IC-551D and a whip antenna mounted on the SUV. Hopefully, running the full 100 watts on CW and SSB (hopefully some RTTY too!).
OC-237. Dudy/YB0DPO and possibly others will go to the Peucang Island near the Ujung Kulon Banten Province. They will be there from July 21-25th, and will enter the RSGB IOTA Contest as YE1P. QSL via YB1TC, either by the Bureau or direct to: Soekardi, P.O. Box 151 BSD, Serpong 15330, Indonesia. More info on the Island can be found on: http://www.peucang.org
Tack, JE1RXJ, and his wife will be going here for a holiday to do some sightseeing and diving. However, Tack informs OPDX that he will operate only during the weekend as NB6A/KH2 from Guam (OC-026) between August 6-8th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. He does state that he will mainly operate 6m, 160m and the WARC bands. QSL via his homecall, JE1RXJ, either direct (15-11 Saiwai, Hiratsuka-City 254-0804 Japan) or through the JARL Bureau.
Bob, W3YY, informs OPDX that he "is in London and active as M/W3YY/P through July 20th. Even with a barefoot FT-897D to a random wire inside his hotel, room he reports working stateside and many European DX stations."
OY1, FAROE ISLANDS
Look for Carsten, OY1CT, to be active from Stroemoy in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25t) as Single-Op/All-Band CW entry. QSL via direct. Logcheck or questions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred/WW4LL and John/K4BAI will be active as PJ4Z during the ARRL 10 Meter Contest December 11-12th. They will be active as PJ4/WW4LL and PJ4/K4BAI on both SSB and CW beginning December 8th through December 15th. QSL both via the Bureau and/or K4BAI.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
3B8MM/3B9MM QSLS. Mart, DL6UAA, informs OPDX that all direct QSL requests for the 3B9MM and 3B8MM (Paradise on Air Mission 2004) are answered. He also mentions that the first batch of incoming bureau QSLs are answered. Mart does provide an online log on his homepage at http://www.dl6uaa.com and http://www.hamraido-mauritius.com for his "P.A.M." activities. He does not accept eQSLing because he is a QSL collector.
Ray, W8CNL, reports that the logs for 9K9Z (all 14,000 QSOs) and 9K2ZZ/NLD (8295 QSOs) have been uploaded to the LoTW. He has also uploaded 7703 QSOs for 9K2USA. Again, Ray states, "I DO NOT HAVE ANY QSL CARDS FOR THIS OPERATION (9K2USA) !! You must go to 9K2RA for cards." This completes the loading of all of Bob's, (9K2ZZ) logs from his stay in Kuwait. Ray will continue to answer card requests for 9K2ZZ, 9K9Z and 9K2ZZ/NLD. A SASE or SAE and postage is a must!! Cards received without SASE or SAE and postage will be destroyed.
NEW MANAGER. Pepin, CO2TK, informs OPDX that he has a new QSL Manager as of July 15th. His new Manager is F5CWU: Flo Moudar, 25 rue du castel salis, 37100 TOURS, FRANCE.
AK0A, reported last week (Sunday, July 11th) that all direct QSLs for T30WB were mailed.
ONLINE LOGS FOR OExxxx/90KK STATIONS. Peter, OE3EPW, President of the AMRS, informs OPDX that "the 'AMRS' now provides an ONLINE LOG for all those friends being interested in knowing whether or not they are in the log of one of those "90KK" stations. The update is usually made within 6 to 10 hours." The Web address is as follows: http://www.amrs.at After being connected to the Web page just click on the "90KK / Info & Logs" button.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Mike, K3AIR, announces to please update your databases to show that effective August 1st, he will be assuming the QSL Manager duties for Pri/YB0ECT and Dudy/YB0DPO. K5ZE has managed these stations for the last 5 years but has had to step down due to a job relocation. Mike will respond to both bureau and direct cards. Direct cards, of course, must have the appropriate return postage, IRC or GS.
Bob, W5KNE, informs OPDX that Morris Guzick, W5IO, of Sherman, Texas, became a Silent Key July 8th and was laid to rest July 12th in Sherman. Bob states, "He was a well known DXer with 385 countries confirmed. I have placed his obit (from the funeral) on my Web site and added some DXCC data at the end", at:
Dave, VA3RJ, reports that Ronald ("Ron") Mervin Brown, VE3WZ, of Pickering, Ontario, became a Silent Key Thursday, July 15th, at the age of 72. He was an avid QRPer and Contester.
OPDX and its readers would like to send out their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of both W5IO and VE3WZ.
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of the Town of Saint Lo, by the 29th American Infantry division, Major Howie (killed on July 17th, 1944), the Manche area hams will air the special callsign TM6SLO now through July 25th. QSL via F9CH. Suggested frequencies are: 3644, 7074, 14174, 18160, 21174, 24940 and 28574 kHz. For more info on the Battle of Saint Lo, please visit the following Web page at:
SV8, GREECE (Maritime Mobile Op)
Pietro, IZ2ELA, informs OPDX that he will be active between August 7-21st, during his holiday on a boat sailing from Corfu Island to Zante Island. His callsign will be SV8/IZ2ELA/MM. Look for activity on 10/15/17/20 meters, CW-SSB. No IOTA activity is possible. QSL via his home callsign, direct ONLY (SAE only, 1 IRC is appreciated..., no green stamps please). IZ2ELA's address is: Pietro Volpi Longari, Via M.Buonarroti 7, 20149 MILANO, ITALY.
Operators Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Reiner/DL7KL, Sigi/DL7DF, Frank/DL7UFR and Les/SP3DOI will be active from Kribi as TJ3SP and TJ3FR, October 6-20th. Sigi, DL7DF, informed OPDX they received their license on March 23rd. They plan to have 4 stations (3 w/amps) active. Their radios and antennas are: IC735, IC706, PA's, Vertical Titanex V80E, Vertical for 40m, Vertical for 30m, Beam A3WS and a Beam for 20, 15, 10m. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and the WARC bands. There will be no 6m and 160m (NO LICENCE/AUTHORIZATION in CAMEROON). Most of the activity will be on the low bands and on RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. They are looking for some support for their DXpedtion because of some problems with transportation of oversized and extra baggage. The operation's Web page is at:
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS
Larry, VQ9LA (N0QM), has been QRT for a couple of months and has been on vaction back in the states. He is presently in the Philippines. He informs OPDX that he will be back in VQ9-land on July 26th and will start operating again. Larry states that he has taking another year contract with his company, so VQ9 will be active again when he arrives at Diego Garcia. His plans are to operate a lot on the low bands this season for those who need 160 meters to 30 meters on all modes. He hopes to confirm as my QSOs as possible. QSL via the address on (QRZ.com).
YV0, AVES ISLAND
Word out of Japan reports that Mike, K6MYC, (via Lance, W7GJ) states, "We leave Venezuela on July 28th on a 24 hour boat ride to Aves. We may get on the air late on July 29th but don't count on it. I'll try to have 14.345 com set up immediately with Quad loop and 100W. We should have GPS timing working so we can take skeds for JT65A and should be operational some time on July 30th. Best guess is we tear down on August 7th or 8th. We are there for ten days, but I believe that includes the two travel days. Keep an eye out for the official announcement on the DX sites. To repeat, earlier equipment I will have: 1 KW (8877) on 6M and 2 x 41 feet yagis (M2 specials) (no elevation) and 350W on 2M and 15.7 dBd yagi with elevation to about 45 degrees. Martti, OH2BH, is going and will be taking his two, now famous, solid state HF KW amps, and at his request were made special to get about 500W on 6M so we have a backup amplifier if 8877 has problems. Please pass this message to all 6M friends and all 2M EMEr friends. Gary/KB8RQ and Dave/W5UN will probably have most consistant comm to me on 14.345 and can handle questions and sked times. Try to make 2M JT65A skeds after my moon is over 25 degrees on my rise and before 25 degrees on my set. My above the noise random frequency will be 144.080 Xmit, and I will listen up 2 to 5 KHz for randoms. Grid square for YV0 is FK85eq."
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