The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 729
October 3, 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, K1XN & GoList, KA2AEV, WB2GAI, NG3K, W3TN, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4WX, K8YSE, K0HB, 4X1VF, 9V1PC, DJ8NK, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3SWH, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8EDJ, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JK1EBA, PA2R and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25th/September, through Sunday, 2nd/October there were 218 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, 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, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PY0S, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, 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).
4S, SRI LANKA (IOTA Op)
Joel, F5PAC, will be active as 4S7PAG between November 28th and December 16th from the Sri Lanka (main island - AS-003). During his stay he will take a short trip to Barberyn Island (AS-171) between December 9-11th. QSL via F5PAC, direct or by the bureau. Visit the following Web page at:
Hans/DL6JGN and Jan/DJ8NK will be active as 5H1GHW and 5H1JCH, respectively, from October 13-20th (possibly with 5 addional days). There will also be an operation from Zanzibar Island. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via their home callsigns.
5Z4, KENYA (African Tour/IOTA Op)
Vladimir, UA4WHX, is now active as 5Z4/UA4WHX from Nairobi. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. He was heard this past weekend on 80/30/20/17 meters CW and 15 meters CW/SSB. Unfortunately, his rig was badly damaged while in Ethiopia. However, Enrico, 5Z4ES, was able to provide a spare radio which he cannibalized from other radios, but it still does not work correctly. Vladimir is using borrowed equipment for the time being. If he can resolve his equipment problem in time, he intends to operate from Lamu Island (IOTA AF-040). After Kenya he is planning to visit Uganda (5X), Tanzania (5H), Rwanda (9X) and Burundi (9U). QSL via his home callsign.
9M6, EAST MALAYSIA (Contest/IOTA Op)
Saty, JE1JKL, will be active as 9M6NA in the 2005 CQWW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) from Labuan Island (OC-133) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via JE1JKL (E-mail request for Bureau cards are welcome via firstname.lastname@example.org ). Visit the Web site at:
The Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (SARTS) is pleased to announce that as of September 29, 2005, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA) approved the allocation of the 7.1-7.2 MHz band for Singapore amateurs with immediate effect on a secondary use basis. This supplements their existing allocation 7.0-7.1 MHz.
CT3, MADEIRA ISLAND
Jose, CT1BOH, is expected to be active during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. The contest callsign and QSL route will be announced later. Visit Jose's Web page at:
FS, SAINT MARTIN (IOTA Op)
Pierre, F5AHO, will be active as FS/F5AHO from Saint Martin (the main island - IOTA NA-105 and DIFO FS-001) between November 9-18th. Activity will be mainly on 20/17 meters SSB. Look for him to be on Tintamarre Island (NA-199 and DIFO FS-002) from November 11-13th, between 1400-2000z. QSL via F5AHO, direct or by the bureau.
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN (Topband Op)
Topbanders should mark their calendar for this one. Operators T93M, T93Y, T94DX/DJ2MX and T94JJ/OE1EMS are expected to be active as HB0/T94DX during the next CQ 160 Meters Contest (January 28-29th, 2006).
AS-041. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Nishino Island (JIIA AS-041-010 and JA4 - Oki Islands Shimane Prefecture), October 8th. Activity will be on the IOTA frequencies 40-15 meters CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the JARL Bureau or direct to: Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cyo, Yamaguchi-City, 753-0038 JAPAN. Visit the JIIA Award Web page at:
AS-100. Jan, 4X1VF informs OPDX that they finally received approval to operate 30 hours from Akhziv Island. They will operate next week on Friday and Saturday, starting at 0500z on October 14th until 1400z, October 15th. There will be a new team consisting of 4Z4KX, 4Z5LA, 4X6HP, 4Z5FI, 4Z4BS and 4X1VF. There will be 3 complete stations active on 40-10 meters CW/SSB with power amplifiers. QSL via Ros, 4Z5LA.
AS-117. Operators JE4YAR, JE4NKF/4 and JL4GEL/4 will be active from from Miya Island (JIIA AS-117-021), Honshu's Coastal Islands, Hiroshima Prefecture), October 15-16th. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or through the JARL Bureau.
EU-042. Georg, DK7LX, will be active as DK7LX/p from Foehr Island (GIA/DID N-17), October 6-12th. Activity will be mainly CW, with a multiband vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-129. Jens, DD0VD, will be active as DD0VD/p from Usedom Island (GIA/DID O-13 for the German Islands Award) now through October 7th. This will be a holiday style activity, with participation in the Scandinavia VHF Activity Contest. QSL to his home callsign via the bureau.
SA-NEW. (Update) A group of several operators from Argentina will activate Isla Escondida in the Chubut Province North Group. The callsign L95WI has been issued. They will leave October 20th, and hope to be ON THE AIR starting the 22nd, operating 24 hours a day with 4 stations until October 24th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW, SSB and Digimodes. QSL via Dany, LU3CT, to the following address (donations are welcome to help with expenses): Sr. DANIEL CARLOS FAIGUENBLAT, TRES ARROYOS 768, C1416DCF, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. Sponsor is: Strange Radio Team and World Wide Antarctic Program. For more information, visit:
IOTA CORRECTION: Last week we listed under "OC-119" that Wayne, K9YNF, would be active as K9YNF/KH6 from Kauai Island. The IOTA number was incorrect. The reference number for Kauai is OC-019.
Operators DF1JM, DF1LON, DF4UM, DH4JQ, DJ8VC, DK2CRN, DL1ECG, DL1EK, DL3EW and DL7AOS will be active as IS0/DL3EW during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via the Bureau.
Bill, VE3EBN, will be active as J37LR between October 18th and November 16th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters CW/SSB/PSK31. QSL via VE3EBN.
K7C KURE ISLAND DXPEDITION
As this was being typed Sunday morning, the DXA Web reports that the DXpeditions QSOs count is over 37000. Operations will last through October 6th with tear down on October 7th. News from their Web page (as of October 1st) reports: "K7C has focused much of their attention on making European contacts over the past 24 hours. Judging by a sharp rise in emails thanking the operators for their efforts, many more contacts there are being made. Solar conditions for the weekend appear stable, but weak with the SFI at 72, but no storms predicted. Weather conditions on Kure are very very hot. The operating tents have been described as ovens during the middle of the day as the blazing hot sands reflect a lot of heat. Preventing dehydration is a primary concern for KK6EK who imposed a mandatory break yesterday due to extreme conditions." Visit the K7C Web page for more details and pictures at:
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Ten operators from the Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo ARC (JM1YGG) will be active as KH0/JM1YGG and KH0/homecall from Rota Island, Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), October 9-12th. Operators are JA1DFS, JA1IWP, JA1RNO, JA1RTG, JI1EOP, JJ1EWN, JN2AMD, JA3RAF, JF3IPR and JL3IJK. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW, SSB. They also hope to be active on the digital modes. QSL via JM1YGG, direct (QRZ.com) or the JARL Bureau.
MD4, ISLE OF MAN
Operators G1GEY, G3NKC, G4MJS, G4XUM, M0BEW and M0RHI will be active as MD4K during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-?? entry. QSL via G3NKC. They are looking for extra operators. Anyone interested, please E-mail: email@example.com
Members of the International Police Association Radio Club (ON4IPA) will will be active as MJ/ON4IPA, October 5-10th. Operators will be ON4PO/Martin, ON6OM/Rene, ON7EG/Martin and ON6ZV/Eddy. Activity will be on 160-2 meters (6/2m depends on conditions and their equipment) on CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK. QSL via the Bureau to ON4IPA or ON6ZV. QSL direct to: IPA Radio Club, p/a Eddy West, Kweepeerstraat 16, B-9940 Evergem, Belgium. A special "Hercule Poirot Award" is available during the activation of MJ/ON4IPA. The rules are:
2 contacts / 2 bands - same mode (like: 20m SSB and 15m SSB)
-or-2 contacts / 2 modes (same or different bands like: 2Om RTTY and
20m SSB or 15m SSB and 15m PSK)
Visit the IPA Web page at: http://users.pandora.be/on4ipa-on6zv
Members of the "Low Land DXpedition Team" will be active from Paramaribo, Surinam, from November 23rd to December 14th (Some days they will be QRT for a trip to the inlands). Operators Ronald/PA3EWP and Rob/PA2R will have two stations with amplifiers on the air. Activity will be on 160-10 meters on the modes CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also be active in the CQWW CW and ARRL 10 Meter Contests. The callsigns are PZ5WP (Ronald), PZ5PA (Rob) and PZ5C for the two contests. The QSL Manager for all three callsigns will be PA7FM: Dennis Robbemond, Loggerhof 11, 3181 NS Rozenburg, The Netherlands. More details and online logs will become available on the LLDXT Web site in the coming months at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Jean-Michel, F6GBQ (ex-FT8WA/FT0WA) still has his the logs from his Crozet activity in 1987. Unfortunatly, he doesn't have any more QSLs. However, the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) has printed a small batch of cards and he can now answer any card not received in the past. QSL via: GABOURIAUD JEAN-MICHEL, 138 CHEMIN DES COURREGES LES MATELLES, 34270 ST MATHIEU DE TREVIERS, FRANCE.
QSL HV5PUL via: LUCA DELLA GIOVAMPAOLA, P.ZZA S.GIOVANNI IN LATERANO, 4 00120 CITTA' DEL VATICANO, VATICAN CITY
The Mississippi Valley DX and Contest Club (MVDXCC) of St. Louis, MO, is now the new home of the W0 (WZero) incoming QSL bureau. Their Web site is available at:
ED, PS7DX, reports that it is "OK" now to QSL via his Bureau now.
Herve, F5RMY, will be active as SU/F5RMY, October 22-29th. His activity will be on all bands. He also plans to participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign.
SV9, CRETE (Update)
Ron, WB2GAI, is now active as SV9/WB2GAI/p until November 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW using a Force 12 vertical dipoles. Over the past week he was heard on 30/20/17 meters running 5 watts QRP. Please QSL via the bureau.
Operator Pasquale, I8QSL, will be active as TY0T during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry.
Team Antigua is please to announce their 12th year of operating from the beautiful Island paradise of Antigua (NA-100 and FK-97). They will be active in the CQWW SSB Contest this upcoming October 29-30th, as V26B once again. They will be active on all bands. As operators arrive on the island, they will be operating on all bands and modes before the contest using their own calls listed below. Their operators will also be on after the contest too! Please QSL the operators via the following routes:
V26B via KA2AEV V26KEN via N2KEN V26EM via W2SN V26OC via N3OC V26J via WX0B V26R via KA2AEV
Mike, KA2AEV, reports that Team Antigua is proud to welcome back WX0B as well as W2BZR and WX3B".
Three members of the Florida DXpedition Group, Inc., will be on Anguilla between October 25th and November 1st. Participating members are: Bill/W4WX (VP2EWX), Cory/N1WON (VP2ECM) and Clarence/W9AAZ (VP2EAZ). Each operator will operate a different band during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as a Single-Band entry. Look for them on all modes on 160-6 meters before and after the contest. QSL direct to their home callsigns.
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