The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 678
September 27, 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, AA3B, KQ3F, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5UE, K8YSE, K7ZZ, W0YG, 9K2HN, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, FO5RJ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, PA7FM, PG5M, SM0AGD, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3EXY and VK4AAR for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th/September, through Sunday, 26th/September there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9N, 9U, 9V, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZK3, 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).
4U1, ITU HQ
Operators LA7JO, OM1AM, OM3CGN and PB2T will be active as 4U1ITU for the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via 4U1ITU.
7X, ALGERIA (Update)
The upcoming 7W0AD operation (October 2-9th) now has a Web page online at:
Look for Kees, PA0CJH, to be active as 9G5JH from Accra, September 29th through November 13th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15 meters CW/SSB/PSK31. QSL via his home callsign.
A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Robert, S53R, announced that he will be active as A61AJ during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 31-31st) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via: North/South America via K2UO, rest of the world via DJ2MX.
CF5/CG5, CANADA (Special Prefixes)
Industry Canada has granted permission to use the special prefix CG5 for VE5 and CF5 for VA5 to commemorate the 100th birthday of Prince Albert from October 3-16th. They hope that all amateurs in Saskatchewan will use this special prefix and enjoy the special event. QSL via the operator's regular callsign.
Jim, W7EJ, will be active during two upcoming contests as CN2R. He is expected to be in Morocco October 5th through the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). He will enter the contest as a Single-Op/ All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W7EJ. He will then return November 18th and plans to be active as CN2R in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL also via W7EJ.
Jan, SM2EKM, will be active as CN2KM in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via operator's instructions.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
5X2A - Uganda, from August 3-22nd, 2004
5X4CM (5X4/KH9AE) - Uganda, from September 6, 2004 to September 1, 2005
Operator Champ/E21EIC and Kriangkrai/E20HHK will be active as HS8AC in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E21EIC. Before the contest, they will use the callsign HS8AC/P on 160-10 meters on low power.
AF-018. Alberto, IT9MRM, will be active as IH9/IT9MRM from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001 and MIA MI-124), starting 1200z, September 27th until 2000z, September 28th. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct to: Alberto Mattei, via E. Millo 20, 96011 Augusta - SR, Italy.
AS-024. Steve, JA1SKY, will be active as JA1SKY/6 from the Kuro-shima Island (JIIA-AS-024-009), in the Yaeyama Island group, October 14-18th. Activity will be on 15, 20, 30, 40 meters SSB and CW. QSL via the bureau or direct to JA1SKY: Steve Miyamoto, POB 30, Haneda Airport, Tokyo,144-6591, JAPAN.
AS-024. Operator JR2RKK will be active as JR22RKK/6 from the Yonaguni Island (JIIA-AS-024-014), in the Yaeyama Island group, starting October 19th. He will then move to Hateruma Island (JIIA AS-024-001), October 22nd. QSL via the bureau or direct.
AS-118. A group of operators from the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are expected to operate as 9K2F from Failaka Island during the last 3-4 days of September. QSL via 9K2RA: P.O. Box 5240, Safat 13053, Kuwait.
EU-048. Once again, Francois, F5JNE, will be active from Belle Ile en Mer (AT 015), September 27th to October 4th. He will be on 40 meters SSB, and CW if needed (CW QSO on the same frequency) only. ADDED NOTE: On October 2nd, especially for French Forts and Castles hunters, there will be activity from the "Fort de la Pointe du Cardinal ", DFCF 56026. QSL via the bureau (preferred), SWL cards are welcome.
EU-091. Members of the "Strange Radio Team" are expected to activate three islands from this island group early October. Operators mentioned are: Nuccio/I7YKN, Umberto/I0NZK, Christine/I7OCD, Luigi/IW8EQS, Simone/IZ0BTV, Francesco/IZ7AUH, Fabio/IZ7CRW, Marco/IZ7DOK, Oreste/IZ8EDJ and Salvatore/IZ8GGF. Look for the following island to be activated: Isola del Capezzone (IIA LE 004 and MIA MI-012) on the 1st, Chianca D' Abramo (LE 017 and MIA MI-017) on the 2nd and Grande di Porto Cesareo (LE-002 and MIA MI-040) on the 3rd. QSL via I7YKN, direct or by the bureau.
EU-172. On Monday, September 27th, Palle/OZ5MJ and Jakob/OZ7AEI plan to activate the following islands and lighthouse:
Island IOTA DIA ARLHS LH ------ ---- --- ----- -- Thuroe EU-172 FY-016 DEN-220 + 221 Thuroe BF + FF Taasinge EU-172 FY-015 DEN-161 + 162 Vindebyoere FF + BF Sioe EU-172 FY-021 DEN-218 Sioe S FF Langeland EU-172 FY-019 DEN-163 Keldsnor
There is a possibility that they will activate 1 or 2 new ones for the DIA later that day (But only if they are good for the DIA). They will sign homecall/P. Activity will start on 20m and later 40m from each location. For more info and updates, watch the Web page at:
NA-082. Randy, W5UE, informs OPDX that Round Island, Mississippi, has been officially approved for immediate addition to the NA-082 island group and will be activated as an IOTA event for the first time ever using the callsign K5R. During the weekend of October 1-3rd, operators Glenn/K2FF, Randy/W5UE, Terence/W8JE and Bernard/KK5EW of the Magnolia DX Association will join forces for this IOTA expedition. They will have three HF stations active on CW and SSB during the 48 hour period running 100 watts output, using yagi antennas for 10-12-15-17-20m, and a vertical plus dipoles for 30-40-80m. There may be some limited 160m operation if the logistics permit. And as a bonus, Round Island is also recognized by the US Islands program as MS001 (never activated), plus the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society has recently voted to move the lighthouse (USA 711), destroyed during Hurricane Georges in 1998, from historical to active status thanks to ongoing rebuilding efforts. This tiny island is truly value packed, so don't miss out on making the log! Please send all QSLs via W5UE, and be sure to keep an eye on their Web site for additional updates, photos, and online logs at:
OC-046. Manu, FO5RJ, informs OPDX that he will be active from Tahiti Island, now through September 30th (possibly October 1st). Activity will be on SSB on 7068, 14288 and 21288 kHz. He was also spotted on 17 meters this past weekend. Watch 18120 kHz after 1600z. QSL via F8IJV.
OC-079. Mike/KM9D and Jan/KF4TUG are now active from Pott Island in the Belep Island group until September 29-30th. The callsign being used is FK/KF4TUG, and activity over the past weekend has been on 40/30/20/17 meters CW and 15 meters SSB. QSL via OM2SA.
Mat, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. He will also be active in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest (December 11-12th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power (CW only) entry. QSL both contests via F5SHQ.
OJ0, MARKET REEF (Op Postponed!)
It seems that the members of the "World Wide Young Contesters" (WWYC) have postponed their planned activity to Market Reef (EU-053) as OJ0YC until 2005 due to "studying matters, internal conflicts with various people (not related to WWYC)." Watch their Web for updates at:
John, W2GD, will be active as P40W in two upcoming contests. He will first be there between October 26th and November 1st, and will enter the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st). His operating class is "To Be Decided" (TBD). He will return again an operate between November 20-29th and enter the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). His operating class is TBD. QSL both operations via N2MM (SASE is greatly appreciated). John told OPDX,"Yep, that time of year again...a chance to go fix what needs fixing down at the contest station in Santa Cruz, Aruba, and do some DXing/Contesting too." He states that before the CQWW Contest, expect him to operate on all bands while testing the antennas on Phone and CW; especially 160, 80 and 40 meters after dark. There will be some 30, 17 and 12 meters activity as time permits. John also mentions, "Sorry, no RTTY - yet." John also provided a list of some of the contest station's antennas:
Band Antennas (Two Towers, 60 and 70 feet) 160 Vertical Dipole, Inverted V 80 3 element wire yagi, Inverted V 40 5 element wire yagi, Rotatable Dipole, Inverted V 20 4 element F12 yagi 15 5 element F12 yagi 10 5 element F12 yagi 40/20/15/10 F12 C4S 800' bev NE/EU, 450' beverage NW/USA
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Hamad, 9K2HN, announced this past weekend that he has just sent the following QSL cards to the 9K bureau:
9K2F AS-118 (100 QSL) 9K2USA (700 QSL) 9K9X (550 QSL) 9K2HN (500 QSL)He states, "I don't have any pending direct requests for the above calls, the last patch of direct cards sent last week (around 80 envelope)." If you have any problems getting a card for any of the above calls please E-mail Hamad at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil, G4OBK, who was recently active from Chania, Crete, informs OPDX that his holiday was GREAT! He said, "For the record as J42004Q, I made 1512 QSOs between September 7-15th and with SV9/G4OBK 1014 QSOs between September 16-21st." QSLs are available now for the SV9 callsign, but the J42004Q QSLs are on order from the printer and will take around a month. QSLs are OK via the bureau or direct with return postage to: Phil Catterall, Wayside, Lendales Lane, Pickering, YO18 8EE England.
NOT THE MANAGER. Joe, KQ3F, is not the QSL Manager for PJ2P's 2004 WAE SSB Contest operation. Those QSLs are being handled by DL8OBQ. KQ3F still handles QSLs for the 2003 operation.
NOT THE MANAGER. Erik, SM0AGD, reports that he receives daily QSL requests for QSOs with the present (Sept. 2004) ZK3DX operation. Please note that he only has the logs from the ZK3DX (and ZK3CW) operation during October 1999. The present operator is requesting QSLs via EB2AYV.
Gerben, PG5M, informs us that QSL cards for his recent SV9/PG5M operation are printed now, and he expects to have them in hand in about two weeks. He also mentions that he has rebuilt his Web site and updated it with information about his recent SV9 trip. He has also added information on his PJ2/PG5M operation of last year and his 9Q5MA activity from 1985. Some of the other older stories will be added in the coming months. His Web page is:
Alan, VK4AAR, informs OPDX that he made a typo in the list of stations that he manages (in his E-mail signature he uses). He states, "Please delete VK8AN from my list. Dan manages his own QSLs for operations from his home, and I look after the DXpeditions to islands (VK6AN, VK8AN/6, VK8AN/8). Sorry for the error. Would you please publish a correction before I get flooded with QSLs ... and I don't have (his) log or cards." The correct list is: 9V0A, 9V1DX, C21RH, KH2VM, P29RH, V63PD, VI0ANARE, VK0MM (Macquarie), VK6AN (OC-266), VK6BM (OC-234), VK6BSI (OC-243), VK6LI (OC-071), VK8AN/6 (OC-154), VK8AN/8 (OC-229), VK8AV/3 (OC-136), VK8DP, VK8MI (OC-173), VK8RH, VK8XC, VU3RSB, YJ8AA, ZK2JJ and ZK2PJ.
GREAT NEWS! Many are now reporting that the YV0D contacts are now being confirmed on the "Logbook of The World".
T30, WESTERN KIRIBATI
Tom, K7ZZ, informs OPDX that he will be active from Tarawa from October 25th through November 9th. The callsign of T30T has been assigned. His activity will include the CQWW DX SSB Contest as Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside of the contest, he will concentrate on the WARC bands and CW. He will be low power but will have a two element vertical arrays for 40-10 meters. On 80 meters, he will have a single vertical and wire for 160 meters. The operating location is right on the lagoon. Please QSL direct only to K7ZZ. The logs will be placed on the "Logbook of the World" for those who only need DXCC credit.
TI8, COSTA RICA
Members of the Pine Mountain DX Group will be active as TI8M during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as Multi-2 entry. QSL via TI2KAC, direct or by the Bureau. Operators mentioned are: TI2KAC, W4BW, K4UN, W4KTR, WW4LL and N5VI. There will be activity outside of the contest on 160-10 meters. Also, check QRZ.com for more TI8M info.
QSL Manager Dennis, PA7FM, informs OPDX that Michael, TZ5M (PA5M), went QRT from Mali on the 20th of September, heading for Ghana (9G). The original plans were to be active from 9G, but with the very tight schedule and short stay in mind, he decided not to apply for a licence this time. On the 30th of September, Michael will go to Benin (TY) and will be active as TY5M. As things look right now, he will leave Benin on the 21st of October. QSL via PA7FM. ADDED NOTE FROM DENNIS: The 5U7DX QSL cards have arrived from the printer while the TZ6M cards have just been ordered. Both logs are online at:
Bud, AA3B, informs OPDX that he will be activating V26K between November 24-28th. Activity will include an entry in the CQ WW CW Contest as a Single-Operator/All-Band/Low-Power category. Outside of the contest, he will be active on CW only. QSL via AA3B.
Neil, V73NS, is expected to be active as V63NS, October 7-10th, from Pohnpei Island (IOTA OC-010). Activity will be QRP on CW, with some PSK. QSL via V73NS (QRZ.com).
VE3, CANADA (Special Activity)
The Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) National Capital Chapter 70 has been authorized to use the special event callsign VE3QCWA between September 17th and October 17th, for the QCWA International Convention that will be held in Ottawa, Canada, October 15-17th. The event is also sponsored by National Capital Chapter 70. The QCWA Convention is open to all radio amateurs. QSL Manager for VE3QCWA will be VE3IQ. Currently, no QSNs have been reported. Details about the QCWA are available at their Web page at:
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Charlie, W0YG, informs OPDX that Dr. Burt Myers, W0MY (ex-W0RLX), and he will be active using VK9XG from November 22nd until December 9th. Burt will return to the States on December 2nd, but Charlie will carry on a solo operation until December 9th. They will be active in the CQWW CW Contest (November 27-28th) probably on one of the low bands with a single band entry. Outside the contest, they will concentrate on the lower bands and RTTY, but they will be active on all bands that are open at various times and probably on SSB as well. They will have two stations that will allow them to both be on at the same time. Please QSL direct only to W0YG.
We received this late, but you may have a day or two to work Nenad, VE3EXY, as VE3EXY/2 from ZONE 2. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 3510, 7010, 10107, 14025, 18077, 21025, 24897 and 28025 kHz.
RTTY - 14090, 21090 and 28090 kHz.
His sunrise is 1102z and sunset is 2320z. QSL via his home callsign.
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