The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 751
March 13, 2006
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, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W6LD, K8YSE, K9GY, K9WZB, 9A5CY, 9V1CW, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL3APO, DL4KQ, EC8AUA, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, LA3OHA, OK1DOT, UA4CC and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th/March, through Sunday, 12th/March there were 228 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD8, ZF, 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).
3B8, MAURITIUS (Maybe 3B9 too!)
Operator Jose, ON4LAC, will be active as 3B8/ON4LAC between March 17th and May 13th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB, RTTY and PSPK31. He is also trying to get authorization to go and operate from Rodrigues Island as 3B9/ON4LAC. If he gets the permission, he will be active between April 25th and May 13th. QSL via his home callsign.
4Z, ISRAEL (Holyland Areas)
Alex, 4Z5KJ, will activate some Holyland Areas (for the Holyland Award) on his business trip to the south of Israel on March 13th. He will sign 4Z5KJ/m and will leave his home (G-11-HS) at 0400z. While traveling mobile, Alex will activate the following areas:
HS: G-11, G-12, H-12 RH: F-17 PT: G-12, H-12, G-13, G-14 RM: G-17, F-17 RM: G-15, G-16, F-17 AS: F-18, E-18, F-19, G-19, E-20, F-20, E-21 JS: G-16, G-17 BS: E-21From 1100-1200z, he will reactivate Holyland Areas:
All activity will be on the usual frequency 14265 kHz. Alex is planning another trip next week. More details about the "Holyland Award" is available on the 'Israel Amateur Radio Club" (IARC) Web page at: http://www.iarc.org
Fernando, EA1BT, will be active as 5T6BT, April 7-16th. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via EA4URE.
Look for Riccardo to sign 5Z/IZ1GDB from April 20th to May 1st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct using the QRZ.com address.
9A, CROATIA (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club "JAN HUS" Daruvar (9A1CCY or 9A5Y in contests) will be operating with the special callsign 9A35Y (NINE-ALFA-THREE-FIVE-YANKEE) to celebrate their 35th anniversary of their formation. Their first activity was during this past weekend's CQ RTTY WPX Contest. Look for this callsign to be used throughout the year of 2006. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, as well as 6 and 2 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL Manager is 9A5CY: Dean Milde, P.Preradovica 15, HR-43500 DARUVAR, CROATIA.
Operators Hamad/9K2HN, Faisal/9K2RR, Faisal/9K2ID, Yaser/9K2YM, Ahmed/9K2OO, Ahmad/9K2DB and Mohamed/9K2CQ will be active as 9K2HN during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via 9K2HN (QRZ.com).
Operators Ijaz/AP2IA and Dane/S57CQ will be active as AP2IA during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as Multi/Single entry. QSL via AP2IA, direct or by the Bureau.
Operators Wendy/BV2RS(YL), Katie/BU2AO(YL), Bruce/BV2KI, Eddie/BV2DD, Hao/BX4AQ, Pro/BX4AN, Lee/BV2NT, Evan/BV2KS, BX9AAA, BM2AAL and BM2AAV will be active as BP0P during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via BV2KI.
Eric, K9GY, will be active as C6AYM from Nassau, New Providence Island during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via K9GY, direct or by the Bureau. Eric informs OPDX that he will be there from Thursday, May 25th to Monday, May 29th. Most of his operating will be in the contest on 40/20/15/10 meters (maybe 80m - if he gets an antenna strung up). Mode outside of the contest will be CW. ADDED NOTE: Eric states, "Slight chance I might operate from Eleuthera Island instead."
C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Still looking for Ops!)
Frosty, K5LBU, announced again this past week that he is still looking for operators to go to Maputo, Mozambique, for 15 days and to be active in the IOTA Contest. Currently, the operators are Frosty and Tom, WW5L. They would like to have 6 operators so they can set up 2 complete stations. They need CW operators. For details, contact Frosty via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, visit the following Web pages for more details:
CENTRAL/NORTH AMERICAN OP
Marcos, EA1APV, is planning to spend 26 days in Central and North America, and he hopes to be active from 6 different locations. His planned schedule is as follows:
March 22-26th: He will be active from Guatemala City, Guatemala (TG), to take part in the CQ WPX Contest with a special callsign with other TG Hams in a Multi category entry. Callsign will be TG7M.
March 27-28th: Active as TG7M/P, from Tikal Ruins, North Guatemala. Mayan Tikal Ruins are the most important ancients of Guatemala.
March 29th to April 2nd: Active as V31SF from Orangewalk, North Belize (V31). A special effort will be on WARC bands.
April 4-5th: Active as HR5/EA1APV from Copan Ruins in Honduras (HR). The Copan Ruins are the most important ancients from Mayan Culture.
April 7-14th: Active as HR6/EA1APV from Roatan Island (in the Bahia Island Group - IOTA NA-057).
April 15-20th: Active as W4/EA1APV from Florida. Activity will be from different lighhouses in the Cayos Area.
On April 21st, Marcos will take a one day tourist trip on a ship to Barbados. On April 22nd, he will return to Spain. QSL via EA1APV. He prefers direct QSL (w/SAE and 2 USDs/1 IRC), but will accept bureau QSL (these will be delayed for several months to ship). Send one QSL per envelope (PLEASE DO NOT SEND OLD IRCs). All the QSOs will be uploaded on the LoTW. His direct home address is: Marcos Suárez, Capitan Almeida 25 4ºB, E33009 Oviedo, Spain. QSLs received direct without SAE and with 1 USD/IRC will be sent out via the Bureau.
DAYATON 2006 HAMVENTION NEWS
A press release by Jay, K4ZLE, from the SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) states: "The program for the 21st annual DX Dinner has been finalized. The speaker this year will be Harvey Laidman, W8DX. Harvey has had a 30 year career directing network TV shows including "The Waltons", "JAG", "7th Heaven", "Magnum PI", and many, many more. Harvey suggested the following as titles for his presentation:
"DXpedition to Oblivion",He added that regardless of what title we pick, the program will be the same! We think the program will be very entertaining.
"The Psychosexual Evolution of Ham Radio",
"I Hate Ham Radio",
"DXing and its Power Over the Opposite Sex",
"Fifty Years in Front of the Same Table",
"I Didn't Fall off the Roof. This is How I am.",
"Put That Stuff Down and Go Get a Job",
"You'd Rather Talk to Stranger Than to Me!".
Tickets are moving quickly and we expect to sell out. If you plan to attend, please act now. The dinner will be Friday evening, May 19th, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located in Dayton city center. Tickets are 34.00 USDs per meal, payable in U.S. funds to SWODXA. (Sorry, We do NOT process PayPal or Credit Card payments.) You may order from Jay Slough, K4ZLE, at his CBA. Requests received without SASE will be available at the door. If you do not send an SASE, include your E-mail address and we will confirm receipt of your check. We attempt to honor group seating requests when tickets are ordered together. DX stations wanting to attend should contact Jay directly for payment options."
Further information may be obtained from
Jay at: k4zle
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Branch Manager, informs OPDX that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
YI/OM2DX - Iraq; Operation commenting June 9th, 2003
This week's ARRL Letter reports/reminds DXers that the DXCC Honor Roll deadline is approaching: "The deadline for the next ARRL DXCC Honor Roll list is rapidly approaching. In order to appear in next list, which will be published in August 2006 QST, operators must be current on the DXCC Honor Roll as of March 31, 2006 -- the last day applications may be postmarked. To qualify for the DXCC Honor Roll, operators must be within the numerical top 10 of the overall entities on the DXCC List. Since there are 335 current entities on the DXCC List, the minimum level to make the Honor Roll is 326 current entities. Deleted entities do not count toward DXCC Honor Roll. Wall plaques remain available for those currently or previously on the Honor Roll. The DXCC Web site has the order form and more information
Operators Ark/UA4CC, Roman/UR0MC, Nodir/EY8MM, Alex/EY8CQ, Artem/EY8BA and possibly several other operators will participate in the Russian DX Contest (RDXC) during March 18-19th in the MOST category (Multi Op, All Bands, Single transmitter, MIXED) using the callsign EY0R from Dushanbe, Tajikistan. They will be active on all bands CW and SSB. QSL via UA4CC (direct or by the bureau). E-mail QSL-requests are also welcome. During the period of March 14-21st, EY8/UA4CC and EY8/UR0MC will be active on all bands, especially on the WARC and lower bands CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns.
GERMAN HAMRADIO (2006 Friedrichshafen)
Frank, DL4KQ, GDXF Administrator, informs OPDX that to celebrate its 10th year anniversary, the German DX Foundation (GDXF) is proud to present the following DXpedition highlights of 2005 during the German HAMRADIO, Friedrichshafen, June 23-25th. On Saturday, June 24th, 4 P.M., the GDXF will present exclusively:
1. 3Y0X - Peter I Island PresentationHB0, LIECHTENSTEIN
2. K7C - Kure Island Presentation
3. Announcement/Presentation of the GDXF DXpedition AWARD
Operator Chris, W3CMP, will be heading here on a mission trip with the Northwest Haitian Christian Mission
EU-127. A group of 30 operators will be active as DA0HEL (DOK E-20) from Helgoland Island (N-14 for the German Islands Award) between March 16-21st. They will also activate the Helgoland Lighthouse (GLHA #26, ARLHS FED-101, WLH DL-009, WLOTA LH 0518). Look for activity on the usual IOTA frequencies, CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DA0HEL (by the bureau is prefered).
EU-189. A group of operators plan to activate the rare Scottish Isle of Rockall between June 16-28th. The group is currently waiting for a special callsign (TBA). Operators mentioned so far are: Jacek/SP5DRH, James/MM0CWJ, Witold/SP5LCC, Terje/LA3OHA and more to be announced (they want 12 ops for this trip - XYL, YL and OM). QSL route will be announced later. More details are forthcoming but for now visit the following Web page at:
OC-181. Johan, PA3EXX (aka VK4WWI), will be active as P29VV from Witu Islands (OC-181), June 16-19th. Activity will be on CW/SSB on 40/30/20/15/10 meters. If possible, he will operate from New Britain (OC-008) a few days before and after his OC-181 activity.
QSL info and additional information will be published on:
OC-258. (JUST A REMINDER!) Operators Jerry/P29ZAD, Norm/P29NB, Tommy/ P29TL and Peter/P29KPH will activate the rare IOTA Kranket Island as P29K between 0000z, March 17th to 0400z, March 20th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB. Suggested frequencies are: 3755, 7055, 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950, 28460 and 50260 kHz. QSL via LZ1JZ (QRZ.com). Further information can be found at:
Peter, HA3AUI, who was recently active as 6W/HA3AUI from Senegal, is now active as J5UAP until the end of April. Look for activity on 20/17/15/12/10 meters, SSB, with some possible PSK and RTTY. QSL via home callsign direct only.
Jack, K9JE, will be active as J68AR from March 16-20th. QSL via K9JE.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND
Juha, OH9MM, will be active as OH0Z during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W0MM.
MJ0, JERSEY (Castle Activity)
Chris, M0DOL, plans to make a trip to the Island of Jersey (EU-013) and be active as MJ0DOL/p. He also plans to activate some castles while there between April 26th and May 4th. A list of castles will be forthcoming.
John, W6LD, will be active as P40L between March 22-29th. His activity will include the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside of the contest John will be active on 160-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via K5WW.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
Jun, JA2EWE, was active this past week as 3D2JM from the Fiji Islands. QSL via his home address at:
QSL Manager Peter, DL3APO, informs OPDX that the log search page for the recent German FO operation has a new design (thanks to DF3CB for his Log Search Script). It has also been updated after the return of Wulf (FO/DL1AWI), Mat (FO/DL5XU) and Erik (FO/DL9AWI). QSL via DL3APO. Please visit the Web Page at:
QSL WP3F via OK1DOT at: Petr Gustab, Box 52, Cesky Brod, 282 01 CZECH REPUBLIC. E-mail: email@example.com
Selva, 9V1UV, will be active during the BARTG RTTY Contest (March 18-19th) using the Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society's (SARTS) special contest callsign S65X. Operations will be from Selva's home QTH. QSL via PA0KHS.
Members of the Balkan Contest Club will operate from Karacabey, Asiatic part of Turkey, as TC3A during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) as a Multi-One entry. QSL via LZ1KZA.
Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as V25V from June 23rd through July 6th. Bands/Modes of activity were not provided. QSL via G4DFI, direct or by the bureau.
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Merv, N6NO, will celebrate 55 years of hamming and his 70th birthday from May 5-13th as VK9LNO. Activity will be mostly CW with 100 watts and wire antennas on 80-10 meters. QSL to N6NO.
VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS
Frank, DL4KQ/VU3FRK, (NIAR Coordinator Europa), has informed OPDX that (ed. edited) "The already announced 3 day VU4- activities during the NIAR HAMFEST at Pt. Blair (VU4) has been extended according to information received from Bharathi, VU2RBI. All licensed participants of the hamfest (April 18-20th) are now permitted to operate from Andaman Islands for a period of 8 days. It is still possible to join the hamfest and apply for VU4 licenses
ADDED NOTE: Frank, DL4KQ/VU3FRK, and a team of operators will be active from the Andaman Islands during the above event. Possible callsign will be VU4/VU3FRK or individual callsigns issued. Operators announced so far are Frank/DL4KQ (CW), Sarath/VU3RSB (Digital), Bernd/DL5OAB (CW), Doug/ N6TQS (Digital) and possibly three other operators. Activity will be on 160-10 meters (including 30m) with an emphasis on CW. QSL route TBA. Visit the following Web for updates at:
VU4, ANDAMAN ISLANDS
Joe, DK5WL, will be active from the Andaman Islands betweem April 18-23rd. Callsign will be in the form VU4/VU3***. His activity will be on 160-10 meters all modes, but he will focus on 20/30/40 meters CW and PSK31. Logs will be sent to the ARRL's LoTW. There will be updated information and an online log at:
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND
Jim, N6TJ, will once again be active as ZD8Z, March 19-30th. He will participate in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via VE3HO.
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