The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 733
October 31, 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, NC1L, K3GV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, N0KE, 4Z4KX/4Z0X, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, HA0HW, HR2DMR, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JT1CD, LZ1ZF, OH2BN, PA0KHS, and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late CQWW DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 21st/October, through Friday, 28th/October there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, T5, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, 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).
Operators YT1AD, YU1RL, YU1AO, YZ1BX, 4N1JA, 4N1NM, RW3QC and RK3AD will be active as 3V5A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest(October 29-30th) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via YT1AD. The group will be there until October 31st. Outside of the contest, look for them on all bands and modes on CW, SSB, maybe RTTY. Also, they will try to spend as much time as possible on the WARC bands.
CU2, AZORES (Update/Press Release). Jarmo, OH2BN, provides the following
update from Martti, CU2/OH2BH:
CQWW SSB: SEVERAL SINGLE-BANDERS ON FROM THE AZORES, CU-LAND In spite of heavy rainfall and high winds, typical for the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic, a group of visiting OH contesters were able to set up their stations on the island. They are ready to provide you with a CU multiplier and observe the potential of this westernmost point of Europe for serious contesting. The OHs are the guests of Jose, CU2CE, at the northern end of the island with an open shot to the Northern Hemisphere. You will hear Jose, CU2CE, on 160M, Martti, OH2BH (CU2B), on 80M, Pertti, OH2PM, on 40M and Toni, OH2UA (CU2A), on 20M. Outside the contest you will hear them with a portable CU2 indicator. CU2A and CU2B QSL via OH2BH.
Bill, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, informs OPDX that the following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
6O0JT - Somalia, September 30th, 2004, through April 30th, 2005
5X1W - Uganda, August 3-12th, 2005
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS
Juan, EA6LP, is planning to participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Look for activity on 80-10 meters, possibly 160 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Valery, RD3AF, will be active as EA8EW during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSLs will be sent automatically via the Bureau.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS
Operators from the Gran Canaria DX Group will be active as EA8ZS in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via operators' instructions.
Operators SP9ERV, DJ0MCZ/SP9UON and SP9LJD (supported by EK6YL and EK6TA) will be acive as EK0B during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via SP9ERV.
H40, TEMOTU PROVINCE
Just a reminder that members of the Korea DX Club KDXC) will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Korea Amateur Radio League (KARL) by going on a DXpedition to the Temotu Province in the Solomon Islands, between November 5-11th. Six operators will have two stations active on all HF bands 160-6 meters (including the WARC band) on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. The callsign H40HL will be used for their activity on Nendo Island (OC-100) in the Temotu Province. They will use H44HL on Solomon (OC-047) before and after their operation on the Temotu Province. The six operators mentioned are Choi Jong-Sool (HL5FUA), Kang Ho-Jun (Team Leader: DS2AGH), Lee Ju-Dong (DS2BGV), Yun Yong-Ju (6K2AVL) and Yu Byeong-Jo(6K2DJM). They will use five beam antennas, two kinds of vertical antennas and one dipole antenna. QSL via their QSL Manager HL1XP direct to: Jeon Seong-Tae, 58-1 Nonhyeon-Dong Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, 135-815, Republic of Korea (or via the Bureau). For more details and updates, visit the following Web page at:
Pedro, HK3JJH, will be active in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign.
Dan, HR2DMR, will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Single-Op/All-Band (80-10m) entry. Also, look for him on 40 meters around 7225 kHz.
NA-114. Operators Jacques/F1BCS, Jean-Marc/F1HDI, Gilles/F5JBE, Pat/ F6CMH, Olivier/F6EIE, Daniel/F6EPD, Connie/F6GAL and Yves/F6JMV plan to be active as TO5S from Les Saintes Island, Guadaloupe, November 2-12th. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters CW, SSB and PSK-31. QSL via F1BCS.
J3, GRENADA (Update)
Operators AC8G, N0VD, J37LR (VE3EBN), W8QZA/6 and N0KE will be active as J3A as a Multi-Op entry for the CQWW DX SSB Contest. Phil, N0KE, announced this past week that the group will be using a Cushcraft 8040 vertical modified for 160m and a couple of pennants for RX. If time permits they may try another xmit antenna. The team will leave the island on November 2nd. Look for them outside of the contest using their own J3 callsign, possibly operating as J3/homecall. Their sunrise is 0958z and the sunset is 2145z. They will spend some time on CW and maybe RTTY (probably not RTTY on 160).
Khos, JT1CD, announced this past week that the following stations will active from Mongolia in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest:
JT1CJ - Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power JT1CH - All-Band/Low-Power JT1DA - Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power JT1JA - Multi-Single JT1BG - All-Band/High-Power JT1KAI - Multi-Single JT1CS - All-Band/High-Power
Roger, LA4GHA, currently active as T98GHA until the end of November, informs OPDX that he will be operating from Bear Island (EU-027) between December 1st and June 2006. His callsign will be JW4GHA. His activity will be on 160-2 meters,and on CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, LA4GHA, by the bureau or direct to: Roger Bjoergvik, The Registry, Court of BiH, Kraljice Jelene 88, 71 000 Sarajevo, BiH.
NEW OFFICIERS FOR 2006
At their October meeting, the members of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) elected the following officers to serve in 2006:
Dick Mayott, W2YE -- President
Terry Hines, N2ZH, -- Vice President
Brian Bayus, N1KC, -- Treasurer
George Vincent, K3GV -- Secretary
PJ4, NETHERLAND ANTILLES
Operators Jeff/KU8E and John/K4BAI will be active from Bonaire (SA-006) as PJ4R in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 18-19th) as a Multi-Single. QSL via K4BAI.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
The log for the recent 3G1M DXpedition to Santa Maria Island (SA-069) is now online at:
"Maccabiah 17 Award". The Award Manager 4Z4TL reports that all requested "Maccabiah 17 Awards" were sent out. If you are interested in this beautiful and colorful award, please check/search the Web site at:
To commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the Roman City of Nijmegen (Noviomagum), a special callsign, PA2000N (PA "two thousand" N) has been issued. The callsign will be used during the period of November 26th until December 11th. This includes a Multi/Multi entry in the CQWW CW Contest. A crew of local hams will air the callsign as much as possible in the indicated period. A special QSL will be printed, and you can send your QSL via the Dutch QSL Bureau (R35) or direct to the manager PA0KHS: Henk van Hensbergen, Smaragdstraat 53, NL-6534 WN, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Operators Yutaka/JQ2GYU and Mihoko/JJ2VLY will be on vacation and will operate T88YU and T88LY from November 20-25th. Activity will be limited to their mornings and evenings. Look for them on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.
TO4G, GLORIOSO ISLAND
Dany, F5CW, announced:
"The Glorioso Islands CDXC DXpedition could finally take place from March 17th to April 7th, 2006, after the hurricane season. We cannot carry out this operation earlier because of various logistic and safety problems. We are expecting a team of 8 operators with, if possible, 5 all bands stations, all modes. I point out that the team is only made up members of the French forces which will travel by tactical transportation means. It is why the operation can at any time be postponed or be cancelled. We are conscious of waiting imposed for some time for the activation of this country but we want to carry out this operation under the best conditions."QSL Manager for this operation will be F5OGL. QSL via the French REF-Union Bureau or direct to: Didier SENMARTIN, P.O. Box 7, 53320 LOIRON, France.
TOP 5 QSL MANAGER SURVEY
Just a reminder that the annual "TOP 5 QSL MANAGER SURVEY" will begin on November 1st, 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. This survey is not a "Popularity" survey, but a "Performance" survey. The 2005 TOP 5 QSL MANAGERS will be announced in February 2006 on the Golist reflector and published in the major DX bulletins. Please send your list of 5 QSL Managers to the following E-mail address and place in "Subject" line "Top 5 Managers". The E-mail address is: email@example.com For more details, see OPDX.732 or visit the GoList Web page at:
Kurt, W6PH, will be active as VP9/W6PH for both ARRL Contests (CW - February 19-19th and SSB - March 4-5th). QSL direct only to W6PH.
Gyuszi, HA2VR, is now active again as YB0/HA2VR from Jakarta, until November 4th. He will operate on 30 meters and the upper bands. He has plans to be in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest as well. QSL via HA2VR, by the HA-QSL Bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
Gosho, LZ1ZF, informed OPDX that Ilian, YI9LZ, will be staying in Iraq until the end of January 2006. Remember to look for 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:
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC CQZ Class QSL Callsign Entity Route ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 3V5A Tunisia 33 M/? YT1AD 3Z3Z Poland 15 SOSB 10M SQ3ET Buro 3Z6V Poland 15 SOSB 20M SP6DVP 4K7Z Azerbaijan 21 M/S UA3FDX 4L8A Georgia 21 SOSB 20M 4M5DX Venezuela 09 SOSB 40M EA5KB 4M5R Venezuela 09 SOSB 20M EA5KB 4X0WV Israel 20 M/S W8HC 4Z4DX Israel 20 SOSB 40M 5B/AJ2O Cyprus 20 M/S RA3AUU 5B/HA5PP Cyprus 20 SOSB HA5PP 6W1RY Senegal 35 SOAB HP F5VHJ 8P1A Barbados 08 SOAB HP NN1N 8P9R Barbados 08 M/M W3ADX 8Q7C Maldives 22 EC1CW 8Q7EA Maldives 22 M/M EA4URE 9A1P Croatia 15 M/S 9A1UN AH2R Guam 27 M/S JH7QXJ AT0D India 22 SOAB EA7FTR B7P China 24 M/2 BG7KUB BV0J Taiwan 24 M/2 BW0IR C6A Bahamas 08 M/S Home Call C6ALH Bahamas 08 SOSB 15M WJ7R C6ALJ Bahamas 08 SOSB 80M N7MQ CE6TC Chile 12 M/S CE6TC CN2R Morocco 33 SOSB 40M W7EJ CS5BWW Portugal 14 SOSB CT1BWW CT3YA Madeira 33 M/M CQ9K CT7T Portugal 14 SO2R CT1ILT CU2/OH1VR Azores 14 SOSB 15M OH1VR Direct CU2A Azores 14 SOSB 20M OH2BH CU2B Azores 14 SOSB 80M OH2BH CU2CE Azores 14 SOSB 160M CU2CR Azores 14 SOSB CU2CR CU2T Azores 14 SOSB 160M CU2AF D44TD Cape Verde 35 SOSB CT1EKF E20WXA Thailand 26 SOSB 40M E20WXA E21IZC Thailand 26 SOAB LP EA5KB EA4TD Spain 14 M/2 EA4TD EA6LP Balearic 14 SOAB EA8/F6GOE Canary Islands 33 SOSB 20M F6GOE EA8URL Canary Islands 33 SOSB 15M Buro EA8ZS Canary Islands 33 M/S ED3SSB Spain 14 M/S EA3QP EK0B Armenia 21 M/2 SP9ERV EY8MM Tajikistan 17 SOSB 40M K1BV FG/K9NW Guadeloupe 08 SOAB LP K9NW FM5FJ Martinique 08 SOSB 20M KU9C FR/F5SGI Reunion 39 SOAB LP F5SGI FS/AH8DX St Martin 08 SOAB HP AH8DX FY5KE French Guiana 09 M/S FY5KE G5W England 14 M/S G3BJ G6PZ England 14 M/S M5AAV GD6IA Isle of Man 14 M/S GD6IA GM0B Scotland 14 M/M GW9T Wales 14 M/2 M1LCR H22H Cyprus 20 SOAB 5B4MF HB9TQG Switzerland 14 SO LP HB9TQG HG6N Hungary 15 M/2 HI3CCP Dominican Republic 08 M/? ON4IQ HK3SGP Colombia 09 SOSB 80M HK3SGP HL50 South Korea 25 M/M HL1OYF HP1BYS Panama 07 SOSB 15M EA5KB HQ9R Honduras 07 SOAB LP N6FF HS8KAY Thailand 26 SOSB 15M HS8KAY HS0AR Thailand 26 M/S E21YDP HS0ZCW Thailand 26 SOSB 20M IG9R African Italy 33 M/S IK8HCG IH9GPI African Italy 33 M/S IH9GPI IH9P African Italy 33 SOSB 15M KR7X IH9YMC African Italy 33 SOSB 15M IH9YMC IO1T Italy 15 SOSB 80M IK1RQT IO4T Italy 15 M/S IK4XCL Direct IQ1RY Italy 15 SOSB 80M IK1HXN IR2M Italy 15 SOSB 20M IZ2FDU IR3J Italy 15 M/S IK3TCH IR4X Italy 15 M/2 I4EAT IS0/DL3EW Sardinia 15 M/M Buro IS0/K7QB Sardinia 15 SOSB IN3QBR IS0/WH0Q Sardinia 15 SOAB IN3ZNR IT9GSF Sicily 15 SO2R KB1LNF IU1B Italy 15 SOAB HP IU2R Italy 15 M/S IK2BCP J3A Grenada 08 M/M WA1S J49Z Crete 20 M/S IK8UND Direct J7DM Dominica 08 M/? K2DM JA8RWU Japan 25 M/S JW5E Svalbard 40 M/S JW5NM KG4RN Guantanamo 08 SOSB 40M W9RN KH2X Guam 27 SOAB KH2X KP4KE Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 160M KP4KE LT1F Argentina 13 M/M AC7DX LU8YE Argentina 13 M/S EA7FTR LX/ON4ACA Luxembourg 14 SOAB ON4ACA LX7I Luxembourg 14 SOAB LX2AJ LY4A Lithuania 15 SO LY2FY LY7A Lithuania 15 M/M LY2ZO LY7Z Lithuania 15 M/2 LY2TA LY8O Lithuania 15 SO LY4XX LZ9W Bulgaria 20 M/M LZ1PM M8C England 14 M/? G4DFI MD4K Isle of Man 14 M/? G3NKC NP2B Virgin Islands 08 M/? NP2B NP3QE Puerto Rico 08 SOSB 10M OE4A Austria 15 SOAB HP OE1EMS Direct OE50V Austria 15 SOSB 10M OE6VHF OE7B Austria 15 M/S OE7SPI OH0Z Aland Island 15 M/S W0MM OL7R Czech Republic 15 M/S OK1XUV OM7M Slovakia 15 M/S OM3PA OM8A Slovakia 15 M/S OM2VL OT5A Belgium 14 M/M LotW OT5L Belgium 14 M/S ON6NL OZ3RIN Denmark 14 M/S OZ0J P40A Aruba 09 SOAB WD9DZV P40W Aruba 09 SOAB N2MM P49Y Aruba 09 SOAB HP AE6Y PA2000N Netherlands 14 M/M PA0KHS PC2T Netherlands 14 SOSB 80M PA1TT PI60ZI Netherlands 14 M/2 PA1TX PJ2T Netherlands Antilles 09 M/2 N9AG PJ4W Netherlands Antilles 09 M/S DK1MM PS2T Brazil 11 M/2 PT5W Brazil 11 SOSB 40M PP5NW PW2C Brazil 11 M/? PY2WC PX5E Brazil 11 SOSB 15M VE3HO PX8C Brazil 11 SOSB 20M PY8AZT R3R Russia (Europe) 16 M/S Buro Auto RD3A Russia (Europe) 16 SOSB 20M RD3AF RU1A Russia (Europe) 16 M/2 RU1AE RW2F Kaliningrad 16 M/? DK4VW S580A Slovenia 15 SOA Buro SM0W Sweden 14 SOSB 80M SM0WKA SN6U Poland 15 M/2 SP6YFU SQ6Z Poland 15 M/2 SQ9UM SU/F5RMY Egypt 34 SO F5RMY SX3F Greece 20 SV1ELF SX5P Dodecanese 20 M/2 SV5FRD T97C Bosnia & Herzegovina 15 SOSB 80M N3UA TA2ZAF Turkey 20 SOSB 10M OK1TN TA0U Turkey 20 SOSB 20M TA2KK TF/N0HJZ Iceland 40 SOAB HP N0HJZ TF3CW Iceland 40 SOSB 20M LX1NO TI5N Costa Rica 07 M/M N8JE TM2Y France 14 M/S F6BEE UA3R Russia (Europe) 16 M/S RN3RQ UU7J Ukraine 16 M/M UU0JM V26B Antigua 08 M/? KA2AEV V31MD Belize 07 M/? V31MQ Belize 07 SOSB LotW V44/KC2FVN St Kitts & Nevis08 SOSB 10M KC2FVN Direct V47NS St Kitts & Nevi 08 W9NY V49A St Kitts & Nevis 08 SOSB 80M W3HNK VA2VFT Canada 02 M/S VE3VFT VA2ZM Canada 02 M/S VA2ZM VK1AA Australia 30 SOSB 20M VE3EXY VK1CC Australia 30 M/S DL8YR VK6ANC Australia 29 M/? VK6NE VK9XD Christmas Island 29 SOAB VK6NE VP2EAZ Anguilla 08 SOSB W9AAZ VP2ECM Anguilla 08 SOSB N1WON VP2EDP Anguilla 08 SOSB WA4ET VP2EWX Anguilla 08 SOSB W4WX VP2M Montserrat 08 M/S G4WTD VP5T Turks & Caicos 08 M/M N2VW VP9I Bermuda 05 KQ1F VQ9X Chagos 39 M/M VY2PA Canada 05 SOAB HP W4PA WP3C Puerto Rico 08 SOAB LP W3HNK XE1KK Mexico 06 SOSB 160M YB0/HA2VR Indonesia 28 HA2VR YI9LZ Iraq 21 SOSB 15M LZ1ZF YO6EZ Romania 15 SOSB 160M YO6EZ YT7A Serbia 15 SOSB 40M YU7GMN YV4A Venezuela 09 M/M YV5AMH YV5LIX Venezuela 09 SOSB 80M EA7FTR Z33AA Macedonia 15 SOSB 20M Z33AA ZB Gibraltar 14 ZD8Z Ascension Island 36 SOAB VE3HO Z32AF Macedonia 15 SOSB N8RKA ZP0R Paraguay 11 SOAB W3HNK ZV5K Brazil 11 SO HP Buro ZY7C Brazil 11 M/S PT7WA
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