The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 732
October 24, 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, KI3O, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4RT, N4AA & QRZ DX, AA7UC, KH7U, K8YSE, K9NW, CT1END, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL7AFS, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA8RWU, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OH2BH, OH2UA, OZ5AAH, RN3RQ, PS7JN, SV1IW, TF4M, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VK3EW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th/October, through Sunday, 23rd/October there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 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, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, 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, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).
Members from a radio club in Baku will be actibe as 4K7Z in CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band/Single-TX entry. Operators mentioned are: Rashad/4J9RI, Aleksandr/4J7WMF, Sergey/4J5A, Andrey/4K6DI, Igor/4K5D and possibly others. QSL via UA3FDX, direct or by the bureau.
Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG inform OPDX that they will be active from Cyprus (AS-004 and MIA MCI-002) as 5B/homecall between October 28th and November 16th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (depending on the propagation), mainly on SSB (Babs), RTTY and PSK31. Look for them on the usual DX frequencies, especially on 30/17/12 meters. QSL via DL7AFS, either direct or by the bureau. More information and updates are available at:
Nick, G3RWF, has been reissued his old 5Z4 callsign after 35 years and will be active as 5Z4LS from November 24th to December 1st. His activity will include the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via G3RWF.
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P1A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via NN1N.
Operators Marco/CE6TBN, Alex/CE6DFY, Marcos/CE6VMO and Ramiro/ CE6VMR will be active as CE6TC during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via CE6TC (QRZ.com).
CT3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Members of the Madeira Team (CQ9K) will be active as CT3YA during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via CQ9K. Operators mentioned are: CT1BOH, CT1BOP, CT1DIZ, W6NV, N6MJ, P43E and OH2KI. For more info, visit the Medeira Team's Web page at:
CU2, AZORES ISLANDS (MOST WESTERN POINT OF EUROPE, CU2A)
The following are excerpts from a press release by Martti/OH2BH and Toni/OH2UA. Look for several Contest Club Finland (CCF) members to team up with locals and stage a serious Single-Band efforts (in the CQWW DX SSB Contest) from San Miguel Island (CU2). Look for Jose/CU2CE on 160m, Martti/OH2BH on 80m, Pertti/OH2PM on 40m and Toni/OH2UA on 20m. They will continue their efforts to get the contest site ready for next month's CQWW CW all-band operation. Their tentative CQWW SSB band selection depends on the weather for getting various tasks done successfully.
CU2, AZORES ISLANDS
Eduardo, CU2AF, will be active as CU2T during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via CU2AF.
Mike, K9NW, informs OPDX that he will be active from here between October 25-31st. He plans to be active as FG/K9NW in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) probably as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
INDEXA ELECTION RESULTS (Press Release by Judy, AA7UC)
"The International DX Association, INDEXA, is pleased to announce the results of its 2005-2006 election.
President: Judy Roush, AA7UC Vice President: Ron Wright, ZL1AMO Secretary-Treasurer: Bill Jennings, W4UNP Directors: Executive Committee: Bob Allphin, K4UEE, Chairman Judy Roush, AA7UC Richard Grant, W9RG Bill Jennings, W4UNP Ron Wright, ZL1AMO Ron Wright, ZL1AMO Franz Langner, DJ9ZB Nellie Saltiel de Lazard, XE1CI
This year INDEXA welcomes a new director, Robert C. Allphin, Jr., K4UEE. Bob has visited eighty-one DXCC entities and has operated from forty-two. He participated in twenty-five DXpeditions including five from 'top 10' DXCC entities such as Heard Island, Bhutan, Kingman Reef, the South Sandwich Islands, and South Georgia Island. Bob operated on three of the top seven DXpeditions with the highest QSO totals. He also had the honor of participating in five 'DXpeditions of the Year.'
Bob is also an active contester and has participated in twenty-eight contest DXpeditions. Six of these efforts resulted in new world records. Further evidence of his operating skill was his participation as a competitor in the 1996 WRTC (the Amateur Radio Olympics of Contesting), placing 5th with his teammate, N6IG. He also participated in the 2000 WRTC in Bled, Slovenia.
Bob is a member of the FOC (First Class Operator Club), the A-1 Operator Club, and the Southeastern DX Club. He is also a member of the ARRL DX Advisory Committee (DXAC) representing the Southeastern Division, and the CQ DX Hall of Fame.
INDEXA is honored to have Bob join its team and it wishes him the best of luck during his next venture, the Peter 1 Island DXpedition, 3Y0X, in February 2006!"
AS-008. Look for 7L3ATQ/1 and possiblly others to be active from Miyake Island (JIIA AS-008-006) in the JA1 North Izu Group, November 3-5th. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or via the JARL Bureau.
AS-053. Operators E20HHK, E20NTS, HS0GBI, HS1CKC, HS4BPQ, HS6NDK and HS9IFG will be active with the special callsign HS0T from Ko Lanta Yai (WLOTA 0946), November 24-28th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands, on CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. QSL via HS6NDK (QRZ.com).
AS-117. Look for operators JA4TI/4 and JA4BBP/4 to be active from I-shima Island (JIIA AS-117-065) in the JA4 Okayama Pref Honshu's Coastal Islands Group, October 24th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
Tomas, LY1DF, will be active as J45A during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band entry. The single band is likely to be 160 or 80 meters. QSL via LY1DF.
Operators Akira/JA8RWU, Nobuhiro/JH8SLS and Atsushi/JR8VSE will be active as JA8RWU in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. Akira suggests to check the JA-windows on 75m (3749-3754 and 3793-3805). Their sunrise/sunset is 2104/0729z. View their station at:
Kimo Chun, KH7U, and another radio amateur (to be determined), are to go to Palmyra on November 5th for two weeks. They will be conducting the annual maintenance and repairs to the island electronics for "The Nature Conservancy". They are also going to install two BiggIR 6.9 to 54 MHz verticals kindly sponsored by the NCDXF and SteppIR. Another tower is also to be installed. This is another phase in constructing two amateur HF stations on the island. Though access to these stations may be very limited, it is hoped that it will lead to more and regular operations from this rare DX entity. Palmyra is first a privately owned (Cooper Island) scientific research station and wildlife sanctuary (the rest of the islets and surrounding waters.) In their spare time they will try to operate one or two stations on SSB/CW/RTTY. It is not known if operations on 80/160 will be made. It may not be possible to take or erect an antenna on this trip. Look for an update on this later. Please QSL via published QSL Managers for the respective operator or by their direction on the air. KH7U/KH5 is via AH6NF.
KP1-5 PROJECT UPDATE
Bradley, K4RT, sent out a press release indicating that the House Committee on Resources on October 19th approved H.R. 1183, the bill that, if passed into law, would reopen Navassa (KP1 / IOTA NA-098) and Desecheo (KP5 / IOTA NA-095) Islands to limited public access, and potentially renewed Amateur Radio operations from those islands. The press release also states:
"H.R. 1183 was among eleven bills listed on a Unanimous Consent Agreement under which the Committee merely asked for objections to each bill before consenting to approval. No objections were voiced in regard to H.R. 1183. KP1-5 Project Director Mike Thomas, NA5U, said H.R. 1183 was approved because scores of Amateur Radio operators wrote and called their Congressmen. 'Hams taking two or three minutes to write or call their Congressmen moved this bill to approval,' he said. Thomas said the hard work begins now. 'Even if you've already sent an e-mail, a fax, a letter or called on the phone, doing it again will be immensely helpful in moving the bill to the House floor for a vote,' said Thomas. A legal brief available atContact Mike Thomas, NA5U at:
http://www.kp1-5.com/pdf/1st-appeal.pdf, addresses the applicable law and facts in the Desecheo and Navassa situation in detail. 'If you read the legal brief, I guarantee that you will want to call or write your Congressman right away,' Thomas said. Thomas said Congress must hear from hams again now that the Committee on Resources has approved H.R. 1183. 'If we don't send a new message to Congress to move the bill to the House floor, the Fish and Wildlife Service will keep Desecheo and Navassa closed for many years to come,' he said."
Philippe, LX2AJ, will be active as LX7I during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LX2AJ.
Operators Jurgis/LY2CY and Andy/LY2TA will be active as LY7Z during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LY2TA.
Mathieu, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via F5SHQ.
OM, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Operators Tom/OK2BFN, Peter/OM3PA, Rudy/OM3PC, Joe/ OM5AW, Miro/OM5RW, Palo/OM5RM, Tami/OM5MF and Lubo/OM5ZW will be active as OM7M during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. They will also participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as the same operating class. QSL via OM3PA.
Look out for pirate activity by a VP8MM on 15 meters. This station is claimimg to be on the South Orkneys Islands and to QSL via F8IXZ. Jean Marc, F8IXZ, states he does not know who this station is. Save your green stamps/IRC on this one.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL CS5A via CS1GDX, by the REP Bureau or direct to: Grupo PortuguÍs DX (GPDX), P.O.Box 1156, 2736-996 Agualva, Portugal, for activity during the 2005 CQ WPX CW and 2005 IARU Contests. Operator was DF4SA.
Maurice, F5NQL, reports that FO5RN QSL cards (for activities from Papeete and other Pacific Ocean countries) have been received from the printer. He thinks the first batch of direct cards will be answered before November 10th. The cards for FO0/F8UFT are still at the printer. He hopes to get them before the end of November.
QSL PROBLEM FOR PS7JN/P. Joca, PS7JN, reports that the mail service in Brazil is bad and some envelopes with green stamps sent to him are being stolen. He requests to not send green stamps, only IRCs. Joca also indicates that if you want to make donation to the PY0S DXpedition (which will be greatly appreciated), please send it via Western Union Bank, payment order to:pre Joaquim das Virgens Neto ID Card: 073734734-4 CPF: 761.809.724-00 Natal-RN-Brasil After, send him an E-mail with the PIN number of the order so he can request/pickup the donation there. For more details see PS7JN on (QRZ.com). His E-mail address is: email@example.com
ROMEO ROMEO (aka-3W3RR/P5RS7) WHERE FORTH ART THOU?
Some older DXers may find the following Web pages of interest to read. It seems our long lost friend is in a pickle.
S7, SEYCHELLES (IOTA Op)
Denise, F6HWU, will be active as S79WU from Praslin Island (AF-024) from November 11th through December 2nd. She will mostly be active on CW. Bands of activity were not provided.
Gabor, HA3JB, will be active as SU8BHI during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th). Operation class will be determined later. QSL via HA3JB only direct.
Look for SX1W to be active from October 24-30th to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the ending of WWII. Activity will be on 80-10 meters on CW/SSB/Digital modes. QSL via the SV QSL Bureau: Box 3564, 10210 Athens, Greece.
Look for a team of TF operators to activate TF4M in the CQ WW DX CW Contest next month as a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Thor/TF4M, Yngvi/TF3YH, Oskar/TF3DC and possibly three more TF operators (still looking for Ops). This operation will be a serious effort for this category. TF4M is located in Iceland's Western Fjords close to Bildudalur airport. The TF4M contest station consists of three Rhombics antennas beaming towards JA (switchable front to back), USA and EU. In addition there will be large V-Beam wire antennas for 160m and 80m and possibly single band Delta Loops in place for 160m and 80m before the contest. The Rhombics are efficient antennas for 40-10m. The station consists of two FT-1000MP Mark V transceivers exciting Emtron DX-2SP and DX-3 linear amplifiers at 1KW RF Output. Further information is available on the setup on (QRZ.com).
TOP 5 QSL MANAGER SURVEY
This survey begins next month (next week, Tuesday November 1st). John, K1XN, from the "GoList", sent out the following press release: "The annual *TOP 5 QSL MANAGER SURVEY *will begin on November 1st, 2005 and end January 30th, 2006.
The Golist, QSL Manager List sponsors this survey each year to bring recognition to those QSL Managers that gave Outstanding service to the DX community in responding to QSL requests. The DX community feels that all QSL Managers provide a very valuable service and wish to express gratitude via the *TOP 5 QSL MANAGER AWARD*.
This survey is not a *popularity* survey, but a *Performance* survey. Each DXer is encouraged to send a list of up to 5 QSL Managers that gave outstanding response to their qsl requests during the year of 2005. The 5 QSL Managers (worldwide) that receive the most votes will be awarded a wall plaque or a new plate for their existing wall plaque. To view a list of nominees from 2004 and the TOP 5 winners and their plagues, visit the Golist web site (http://golist.net) and click on the Top 5 Managers link. The 2005 TOP 5 QSL MANAGERS will be announced in February 2006 on the Golist reflector and published in the major DX bulletins.
Donations to the Top 5 plaque fund are being accepted now. You may make a donation of any amount to this fund via PayPal
Serge, F6AUS, will be active as TX0P during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will be here between November 9th and December 7th. QSL via his home callsign.
UA3, EUROPEAN RUSSIA
Members of the "Michurinsk Contest Groupe" will be active from their club station using the special contest callsign UA3R during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Op/Single-Transmitter entry. QSL via RN3RQ, by the bureau (E-mail request: firstname.lastname@example.org ) or direct to: Jack Yatskiv, P.O.Box.30, Michurinsk 393760, Russia.
VK (AUSTRALIA) NEWS
On Friday night, October 21st, the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) issued their first 9 band DXCC to David J. McAulay, VK3EW. Michael Owen, VK3KI, President of the National Wireless Institute of Australia, presented the award to David at the Moorabbin and District Radio Club. Congratulations David for your outstanding DXCC achievements.
Operators John/VK6HZ, John/VK6NU and possibly others will be active as VK6ANC during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via VK6NE.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators John/N2VW and Frank/WA2VYA will be active as VP5T during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30, 2005) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via N2VW, by the Bureau or direct.
Ramon, XE1KK, will be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry.
Gosho, LZ1ZF, will be active as YI9LZ during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via LZ1ZF. Visit his Web page at:
This year Ben, OZ5AAH, will visit Latvia during the IPARC Contest (November 5-6th) and be active as YL/OZ5IPA. Activity will be on CW and SSB. Bands of activity were not mentioned. QSL direct to his home callsign. ADDED NOTE: Ben needs to contact a local YL club for antennas and etc...... He can be reached at: Phone Number +45 43902612 or via E-mail ( email@example.com )
Jean Michel, F6AJA, will once again be active as YO/F6AJA from Bucarest between November 2-8th. He will try to go to the YO3KPA club station during his free time.
Members of the Venezuela DX Club will be active as YV4A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via the bureau is OK or direct to YV5AMH.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as ZD8Z between October 26th and November 5th. Look for him to be in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. After the contest, look for him on the WARC bands and on 160m. QSL via VE3HO.
Operators Tino/PT7AA, Alise/PT7BZ, Barreto/PT7CB, Ednilton/ PT7GS, Luke/PT7WA and Beto/PT7YV will be active as ZY7C in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via PT7WA.
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