The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 708
May 2, 2005
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, K1DG, K1XN & GoList, KF2TI, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ZLE, N4AA & QRZ DX, WW5L, KI6T, K8YSE, CX6VM, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL6KAC, DL5EBE, EA7JX, EC8AUA, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F5SLD, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8BRI, IZ8CCW, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LA5YJ, UA3FDX, UR5WCW, VA3RJ & ICPO and VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th/April, through Sunday, 1st/May there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, 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).
3V,TUNISIA (IOTA Op)
Some members of The Canary Islands DX Society have announced that they will be active from Tunez on Djerba Island (AF-083) as 3V8SM (callsign of the Tunisian Scout Radio Club in the Houmt Souk City). Activity will be on the WARC bands and on SSB/PSK31/RTTY between July 26-29th. They will also be active on SSB during the IOTA Contest July 30-31st. The team icludes: Dunia/EC8ADU, Javi/EC4DX, Edu/EC8AUA and some Tunisian operators. QSL via the Bureau to Javi, EC4DX; with more infomation on QRZ.com. The team would like to send out a special thanks to Mr. Mustapha, DL1BDF, for his great help with them. The team also recommends that DXers pay special atention to their pilot station Oscar, EA4TD, and his Web page for up-to-date news from the team at:
It has been announced that Enrico, IV3SBE, will be returning to here and plans to be active as 5Z4ES. He will stay here through 2007. His activity will be during the weekends. QSL via the Kenyan QSL Bureau.
Zik, VE3ZIK (aka 4N1DX and also one of the news adminintrators at www.contesting.info), will be active from Bilice, on the Croatian coast, between May 7-17th. Look for him on all HF bands, CW and SSB. Also, he will make a special effort on 10m FM (check 29610 kHz). QSL via DL3PS; the DARC Bureau is OK. Do not send QSL cards via the VE3 Bureau because he said it is too complicated to reach them. Visit the following Web page for updates and the online log at:
The WAP (Worldwide Antarctic Program) is in regular contact with Bhagwati, VU3BPZ, the Communication Officer at the India's Maitri Base (WAP IND-03) in Antarctica. Actually, a team of 8 people will be there at the base during their winter. Bhagwati, VU3BPZ, is very active on HF bands, particularly on 15/20 meters SSB. Check on 21250 or 14150 kHz at any time. It was mentioned that if a DXer needs a particular sked, they can send an E-mail to Bhagwati, VU3BPZ, and he will be more than happy to answer you. His E-maill address is:
The WAP Antarctic Gallery is available at the following two Web sites. You will find one of the most complete Antarctic Galleries with more than 680 photos and QSL cards available and divided by the following segments: Ancient QSL, Antarctic QSL, Maritime Mobile Photos, Polar Ship Gallery etc.... Also, regular information about activities from the Antarctica are available at WAP and Dynamic DX Charterhouse Web sites at:
CW5R WEB PHOTOS
Visit the CW5R Lobos Island (SA-039) DXpedition 2005 Photo Gallery at:
Jorge, CX6VM, informs OPDX that he will be active on 12, 17 and 30 meters for the next 2 weeks. He suggests to please look for him on 24911, 18081 and 10111 khz (+/- QRM). He will be using a R7000 with 100 watts. QSL via W3HNK.
Janne, OH5NKD (OH3DD), active as D2DX, is expected to be here 2007. This past week he has be very active on PSK especially on 20/15 meters. His activity also includes 20/15/10 meters SSB. Watch for his activity between 1100-1330z and again after 1700z.
DAYTON HAMVENTION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Jay, K4ZLE, provides the following SWODXA press release: "The program has been set for the 20th Annual SWODXA DX dinner held during the HamVention® at Dayton. The program title is: "FT5XO - Not Your Regular DXpedition" and it will be presented by Wes, W3WL, and other members of the FT5XO operation. In addition, CQ Magazine's 2005 DX Hall of Fame presentation is on the agenda. We plan to have our usual array of door prizes, with two of them worth 1000.00 USDs or more! There are a few seats available, and if you want to join us for the evening's activities, tickets are on a first come, first served basis. The dinner will be Friday evening, May 20th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Seats are 32.00 USD per meal, payable in U.S. funds to SWODXA, and may be ordered from Jay Slough, K4ZLE, at his CBA. SASE would be appreciated. Prior to ordering, it is suggested that you contact Jay at k4zle at arrl dot net to be sure there will be a seat reserved for you."
Announced by Doug Grant, K1DG: Two of the Dayton Hamvention Forums will be changing location this year. The Antenna Technology Forum, originally scheduled for Friday, May 20th, in Room 1 of the Hara Arena and the Contesting Forum, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 21st, in Room 4 of the Hara Arena, will now be held Saturday afternoon in the Van Cleve Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton. The Antenna Technology Forum, chaired by Tim Duffy, K3LR, will be held from 12 noon to 2:30 PM, and the Contesting Forum, chaired by Doug Grant, K1DG, will begin at 2:30, running until 5:00 PM.
DX HOSPITALITY SUITE. Members of the North Jersey DX Association invite DXers to visit one of the oldest, continously run hospitality suites, on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21st, at the Jimmy Doolittle Suite, 12th Floor, Crowne Plaza (7pm-??).
DXCC EU POLL
Egidio, IZ8BRI, informs OPDX that European stations are invited to visit the Dynamic DX CharterHouse Web page and participate in the European DXCC Poll for the most wanted countries. Please vote, just connect to the Web site at:
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Christain, DL6KAC, will once again visit Mallorca Island (IOTA: EU-004 and DIE: E-021) between May 4-24th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly SSB, but a CW Key is available. Antennas will be dipoles using about 350 watts of power. This will be a holiday style operation! QSL via the DARC Bureau or direct (QRZ.com). He has a Web page at:
EO60, UKRAINE (Special Event)
Operators Igor/UR3GM and Andy/UR5GAR will activate special event station EO60G from May 5-15th. Activity is to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Victory in World War II. QSL via UR3GM, by the Ukraine QSL Bureau or direct to: Pulin, Box 23, Kherson 73022, UKRAINE. QSLs can be requested by sending an E-mail to: email@example.com
ADDED NOTE: A special "Victory-60 Award" is available by the Ukrainian Amateur Radio League in honor of the 60th anniversary for making QSOs/SWLs with the following memorial stations and veterans of the Second World War from the different countries of the world during the period May 1-31st (2005). To earn the award it is necessary to achieve the following:
1. For the CIS stations - 60 QSOs/SWLs (for UA0 30 QSOs/SWLs)All modes and bands are allowed. No duplicate contacts. Applications (GCR list) should be sent not later than July 1st, 2005, to the following address: Vlad Ageyev (UR5WCW), P.O.BOX 1856, Lviv 79040, Ukraine. The award is free-of-charge. Applicants from the C.I.S. awards will be sent centralized through branches of UARL and/or the national organizations. Applicants from other countries of the world should enclose 3 IRCs for the postage. The following memorial ARS dedicated to the event will be on the air from the Ukraine, May 5-15th:
2. For Europeans - 40 QSOs/SWLs
3. For the rest of the world - 20 QSOs/SWLs
EO60AN EO60AB EO60AS EO60AX EO60AR EO60AW EO60AKU EO60AK EM60C EO60CC EO60CK EO60CL EO60CT EN60FA EM60F EM60FT EN60FY EN60FHY EO60G EN60G EM60GX EO60I EM60IG EM60II EO60IM EO60IS EO60JM EO60JF EO60JK EO60JP EO60JS EO60LC EO60M EO60MF EM60N EO60NK EO60NA EO60QF EO60QQ EO60QWW EM60R EO60R EO60RPL EO60TA EO60UD EO60UWC EO60UW EO60UAP EO60UZ EO60W EO60ZFor the QSL info, just follow the operator's instructions. Also contacts with the Russians, and from other ex-USSR contries, special event ARS are valid for the award. Russians will be using RP... prefixes.
HAM COM 2005
Tom Anderson, WW5L, announced that the DX programs and DX Luncheon is now set for Ham Com 2005, June 3-5th, in Arlington, TX, sponsored by the Lone Star DX Association. The DX Luncheon speaker will be Charles Harpole, K4VUD, who is the spark that made the VU4 operation possible. Come hear a fascinating story of DX and emergency operations coming together. This year's DX programs will bring you up-to-date on many things going on in the world of DX. After each day's activities, join everyone at the Wingate Hotel for a hospitality suite sponsored by the North Texas Contest Club. For a complete schedule and a PDF Ham Com Flyer that lists all the DX activities and Ham Com events, visit the following Web sites at:
AF-097. The 7V2SI DXpedition from Sandja Island in the Bay of Algiers, Algeria, is now active until May 5th. This is a new IOTA. QSL via OM3CGN.
AS-117. Operators JG2TZL, JK2EBB, JK2NWU and JN2TZB plan to be active from Saku Island (JIIA AS-117-007), Aichi prefecture from May 3rd. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
AS-117. Operators JE4YAR, JJ4VQU and JN4BBM plan to be active as homecall/4 from Miya Island (JIIA AS-117-021) Hiroshima prefecture, May 4-5th. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-054. Michele, IF9ZWA, will be active as IF9ZWA/p from some of the Egadi Islands and Lighthouses, May 12-18th. These operations will count for several awards. Here are the reference numbers and list:
Levanzo Island - IIA: TP-009, MIA: MI-050 and ARLHS: ITA208.
Il Faraglione - IIA: TP-013 and MIA: MI-277.
Isola Galeotta - IIA: TP-005 and MIA: MI-031.
Isolotto Prevedo - IIA: TP-007 and MIA: MI-079.
Favignana Island - IIA: TP-011, MIA: MI-025, ARLHS: ITA135 & ITA145, and WLOTA: 1545.
Galera Island - TP-014 and MIA: MI-032.
QSL via his home callsign.
EU-059. Just a reminder that members of the Grantham ARC will be active as GB0SK from St. Kilda (IOSA OL-02 and SCOTIA DI-23), May 2-6th (See OPDX.703). All contacts will be confirmed from St. Kilda; only send a QSL if you want one returned direct. QSL via G0RCI.
EU-105. Jean-Marc, F5SGI, will be active from Batz Island (DIFM MA-018) now through May 6th. Look for activity on 80-10 meters, mainly on CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
Harry/AC8G and others will be active as J3A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-(?) entry. QSL route is to be announced (TBA). ADDED NOTES: Harry states, "Hurricane Ivan did only nominal damage to the normal J3A operating site. However, due to temporary use of the site for certain government offices, we may have limited space both interior and outside for the antenna farm. Before and after the contest (and perhaps during depending on circumstances) effort will be made to operate on various modes and bands other than used in the contest. A full team has not yet been assembled so anyone with interest should contact AC8G at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to look for Nob/JH1WCD and Joe/JR1AGC as JD1BLW and JD1BLZ, respectively, later this week from May 5-8th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, mainly SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.
OJ0, MARKET REEF
Operators Pertti/OH2PM, Lasse/OH0RJ and Risto/OH3UU are active as OJ0J for a few more days. With two stations on the air, the team has been very active on 160/80/40/30/17 meters. QSL via OH0RJ.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
NEW ADDRESS. Hugo, LA5YJ, informs OPDX that effective as of May 1st, 2005, the QSL address for LA5YJ, is permanently changed to: Hugo B. Ark, Rute 509, N-1766 Halden, NORWAY. This will also apply to XU7ACW, 9N7YJ, MI0YJR and ST2YJ.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Dom, DL5EBE, who recently met with Nikolaj, RW6ACS, and was formerly R1ANL on the Antarctica Novolazarevskaya Base, has announced he will be the new QSL Manager for R1ANL.
NEW QSL MANAGER. Rod, EA7JX, informs OPDX that he is glad to announce he is the new QSL Manager for Osvaldo/ZP8VAO, Osmel/CO6MAB and Milagro/ CM6MAM. All QSL cards are OK direct or by the bureau.
QSL JA5BEX/5 via the home callsign, direct or by the bureau. Activity was from Honjima Island (IOTA AS-076) Kagawa prefecture. Honjima Island was expected to receive a new JIIA number. Visit the following Web page for details at:
QSL TM380 via F5GNY, by the bureau or direct to: Michel Valette, 1 rue des Mimosas, F- 31850, Beaupuy, France.
VISALIA DX CONVENTION. Gary, KI6T, reports that the DXCC card checkers processed 88 DXCC applications covering 7,043 QSOs at the recent Visalia DX Convention.
To celebrate "Shikoku Information Telecommunication Month", look for special event station 8N5SAIT between May 1st and July 31st. QSL via the JARL QSL Bureau. Each letter in the callsign's suffix represents the old names of Shikoku's four prefecture.
S = Sanuki (kagawa Pre) I = Iyo (Ehime Pre) A = Awa (Tokushima Pre) T =Tosa (Kouchi Pre)
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, look for special event stations, EV6ZK (from Orsha), EV7DP (from Mogilev), EV8DP (from Gomel) and EV60BR (from Baranovichi) in the Republic of Belarus, to be active from May 1-15th. QSL via UA3FDX
SPECIAL SWEDISH PREFIXES
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the separation of Norway and Sweden, look for Swedish stations to use the following special prefixes between May 17th and June 7th:
SE - SM stations SJ - SK (club) stations SF - SA stations SG - SL (milatary) ham stations
Wolfgang, OE1WWL, will be active as SV9/OE1WWL/p from May 8-13th. Activity will be on all bands, SSB only, with 10 watts and a longwire antenna. QSL via his home callsign by the bureau.
TM5, FRANCE (Special Event)
To celebrate 40th anniversary of the Radio-club de Sevran (F5KKD) near Paris, members will be active as TM5KD from May 27th to June 11th. Activity will be on all modes and bands. A special QSL card will be available. QSL via F5KKD. The radio club will also be active as TM5KD during the "VHF and Above Contest" the first weekend of July.
V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Operators Jurgis/LY2CY and Andrius/LY2TA will be active as V25O in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-(?) entry. Activity will be from the V26B QTH. QSL via LY2TA.
Korey, YI9VCQ/KA5VCQ, will be active in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via N3ST. ADDED NOTE: Korey, YI9VCQ/KA5VCQ, reports: "We are trying to organize a club effort under the auspices of the Iraqi Amateur Radio Society in Baghdad. The contest may include both Iraqi and American radio operators." Details will be finalized and posted on the Hamurabi Hams group page at:
Hal, WB4E, active as YI9B4E (yes callsign is correct) was heard this past week very active on 17 meters. Watch this band after 1700z. QSL via WB4E.
YJ, VANUATU (Also, A3)
Remember YL operators Elizabeth/VE7YL and Gwen/ VK3DYL will be active this week from Port Vila and Aore Island (IOTA OC-035) between May 2-19th. They will receive their callsigns upon their arrival. Their expected activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via VK3DYL, by the bureau or direct with 2 USDs or 1 new IRC. ADDED NOTE: They will visit Tonga (A3 - May 24th to June 8th) after this operation. They will activate Nuku'alofa (OC-049) and Vava'u (OC-064).
Tomas, ZP5AZL, will be active as ZP0R during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W3HNK.
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