OPDX Bulletin 766 July 10, 2006

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 766
BID: $OPDX.766
July 10, 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, K1XN & GoList, WV2B, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4JF, K8YSE, Pete Rayer, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA4ATI, EA5RM, EA8AUW, EI5DI, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, RSGBIOTA and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd/July, through Sunday, 9th/July there were 208 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3V, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, 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, PY0F, PZ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK3, ZL, ZL8, 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).

4W, TIMOR LESTE
Michael, PA5M (4W6AAB), will be returning here for about one month to finish his work there for the United Nations World Food Programme. He is expected to arrive on July 14th. Activity will be limited to his free time. QSL via PA7FM. For updates, logs and pictures, visit the following Web page at:

http://www.4w.pa7fm.nl/

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Operators Wanted)
Duane, WV2B (VA1ZZZ), is once again putting together an operation to CY9. He states, "Hi folks, we are looking for a VE1 ham interested in joining a minimalist Dxpedition to CY9, and/or helping arrange the various permits/permissions required. If interested please contact me for more detailed information ASAP." Duane's E-mail address is: wv2b@juno.com
ADDED NOTE: Just a reminder that Duane, WV2B, has created an on-line CY9 QSL Museum for expedition QSL cards from St. Paul Island (CY9). Please visit the Web page at:

http://www.stpaulisland.net/cy9qslmuseum.html

ED8, CANARY ISLANDS
Several members of URE (Las Palmas Section) will be active as ED8URL between July 19-21st to celebrate the 44th anniversary of URE (Las Palmas Section). Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via the Bureau to EA8URL (section callsign).

F, FRANCE (Castle Activity)
Members of the Radio Club de Saverne (F6KNJ) will activate Griffon Castle (DFCF 67056), July 16th. Watch on 7067 kHz. Members will sign as homecall/p. QSL via F6KNJ.

GJ, JERSEY
Russell, G5XW, will be active as GJ5XW/p from the Channel Islands (EU-013) between August 26th and September 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands, SSB only. QSL via G5XW.

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Operators Glenn/W6OTC, Steve/K6AW, Jeff/WK6I and Ramon/XE1KK will be active as HC8N during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via W5UE.

HQ9, HONDURAS
Ray, WQ7R, will be active as HQ9R during the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N6FF. Look for Ray to be active as HR9/WQ7R before and after the contest.

IOTA NEWS
AF-045. Dani, 6W/EA4ATI, finally got on the air from Goore Island this past weekend (July 8-9th). His callsign was 6W1EA. QSL via EA4ATI.

AS-131. Look for Vange, BD7KLO, to be active as BD7KLO/7 from Shangchuan Island, July 21-25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB or RTTY. QSL via BD7KLO, direct only. ADDED REMINDER: Vange is also expected to go to Sanmen Island (AS-129), July 27-30th. Activity will include an entry in the IOTA Contest.

AS-137. Vange, BD7KLO, will be active as BD7KLO/5 from Shengshan Island, August 13-17th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB or RTTY. QSL via BD7KLO, direct only.

AS-141. Vange, BD7KLO, will be active as BD7KLO/5 from Dongtou Island, August 5-9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters SSB or RTTY. QSL via BD7KLO, direct only.

EU-003. Pedro, CU2CR, will be active from Sao Miguel Island during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via CU2CR.

EU-008. Members of the Scottish-Russian ARS and West of Scotland ARS will be activating the Isle of Eigg (IOSA: NH03, SCOTIA: DI19) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). The team of operators will be using two different callsigns and will enter the contest as two different contest groups - GM2Z (operator MM0DFV) is a CW station, and GM4A (operators GM0WRR, GM4TOQ, MM0GDL, GM7WED and MM3LKV) is a SSB station. They report:

"Locator information can't be more precise at this point until we know where on the island we will be operating from. There is no arranged accomodation on Eigg. Nor is there mains electricity on the island. We are taking all our camping and portable equipment, such as tents, diesel generator, poles, sleeping bags and so on. We are leaving Airsaig on Friday at 11 a.m. and arriving in Eigg at 12 p.m. There will be oppor- tunities to explore the island on foot between setting up station on Friday and the start of the contest on Saturday. During this time we will be operating digital modes, especially PSK by using our special DXpedition callsign MS0DGR."
QSL cards for all callsigns should be sent via MM0DFV.

EU-031. Gian, IC8WIC, will be active from the Isle of Capri during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via IC8WIC.

EU-038. Operators Jan/PG7V and Jack/PD2J will be active as PC6IOTA from Texel Island during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via PG7V.

EU-040. Operators Jose/CT1END, Arlindo/CT1EGW, Luis/CT1EEQ, Jose/CT1DIZ, David/CT1DRB, Antonio/CT1EGH and Antonio/CT1EDX will be active as CT6B from Bugio Island during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via CS1GDX.

EU-043. Operators Boleslaw/SP4AAZ and Surdziel/SP4TKR will be active as SM6/SP4AAZ/p and SM6/SP4TKR/p from Orust Island between July 25th and August 2nd. QSL via their home callsigns. Look for them to be in the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as SM6/SP4AAZ/p and as a Multi-OP/Multi-Band/Mix-Mode/100w entry. QSL is "OK" via the Bureau or direct.

EU-061. Members of the Norwegian Expedition Club will be active as LA1NEC from Jomfruland (Norwegian Virgin Island)(WLOTA LH-08321), August 19-21st. They will focus on the International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend (August 19-20th) with 6 operators and 3 stations. QSL via the bureau. For more information, check their Web site at:

http://www.la1nec.no

EU-096. Joern, DG5XJ, will activate Houtskar/Mossala Island, one of the most wanted islands in Europe, from July 29th to August 4th. He will use the callsign OH1/DG5XJ and will be active on 80/40/20/15/10 meters SSB only. He will use a Yaesu FT-897 (w/100 watts) to a Force 12 Sigma 40XK and double-dipole for 80 and 40 meters. QSL via his home callsign. More information can be found at:

http://managementpsychologie.de/dg5xjiota.htm

EU-122. Members of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC will be active as GN0ADX/p from Rathlin Island (WLOTA LH-0039), July 28-31st. This is the eighth year in a row for this group to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Operators mentioned are: Allan/GM3OZB, Barry/GM3YEH, Steve/GM4OSS, John/GM0DJG, Gordon/MM0BIM and John/MM0BQN. QSL via GM0ADX (QRZ.com).

EU-129. Operators Peter/DM5DX and Ulf/DL5AXX will be active as DR6IOTA from Usedom Island during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL route TBA.

EU-136. Operator Okko, PH2CV, will be active as 9A/PH2CV/P from Krk Island between July 22nd and August 12th. Activity will be on all bands SSB. QSL via PH2CV (QRZ.com).

EU-146. Operators Will/PE1OPM, Manfred/PE1OXV and Jeroen/NL12339 will will be active as PE1OPM/p from Schouwen Duiveland during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). Activity will be on all bands from the City of Zonnemaire. QSL via NL12339 (QRZ.com)

EU-171. Hans, OZ7BQ, will be active as OZ7BQ/p from Fur Island (NJ-003 for the Danish Islands Award), July 27-31st. Operations will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity will be on all HF bands, QRP, with a K1 and vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

EU-172. Operator Chris, DL4FO, will be active as OZ/DL4FO from Tuno (TUNě) Island between July 22nd and August 5th. Activity will be mostly CW, QRP and all HF bands. He will also be active in the IOTA Contest (July 19-30th), and plans to activate a lighthouse (DEN-071). QSL via DL4FO (QRZ.com). Visit his Web page at:

http://www.qslnet.de/dl4fo

NA-046. Alec, W2JU, is currently active as W2JU/1 from Martha's Vineyard (USI MA-005S, WLOTA LH-2804, Dukes County, Massachusetts), until September 2nd. Activity will be on all bands, mostly CW; this will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). QSL via his home callsign.

NA-083. Members of the Dominion DX Group will activate Tangier Island (USI VA-001S, Accomack County, Virginia), as K4VAC during the IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). Operators mentioned are: Tony/ KC4AUF, Becky/KS4RX, Guy/K4CNF, Mike/K4AUR, Robert/W4BNO, Dave/N4DWK, Jim/W4THU, Bruce/WD4LBR, Sheila/K4WNW, Parke/N4KFT, Andrew/K4PUF, Ron/KG4QIV and Warren/KO4XB. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB, near the IOTA frequencies. QSL via K4VAC.

NA-092. Operators Nelson/KI5JF and Carl/KA5GUD, will be active as homecall/p from Matagorda Island (USI TX-010S, Calhoun County, Texas), during IOTA Contest (July 29-30th). Activity will be on 40/20 meters CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

NA-112. Kyle, W4KTF, will be active as W4KTF/p from Bald Head Island (USI NC-003S, Brunswick County, North Carolina), from July 28th to August 4th. Look for activity on all bands, IOTA Contest included. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.

NA-112. Members of the Tennessee Valley DX Association will be active as W4PL from Emerald Isle (USI NC-010S, Carteret County, North Carolina), between September 27th and October 7th. Operators mentioned are: Tony/W4FOA, Nancy/K2NAN, Greg/WA4NFO, Barbarra/ WA4RMC, Howard/KE4MBP, Tom/K4VCM, Lynn/K0MAI, Alan/N4HL, Charles/AD4F, Larry/WA4IVO, Paul/N4LCD, Kathy/W4KRY and Kenny/AB4GG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW, SSB and RTTY, including the WARC bands. QSL via K4KWK (QRZ.com). NA-112. Steve, W3HF, will be active as W3HF/4 from Bogue Banks Island (USI NC-010S, Grid Loc. FM14, Carteret County, North Carolina), August 6-12th. Activity will be QRP on 40-15 meters. Primary mode will be PSK, with some SSB possible. Steve requests that stations who want SSB QSOs to contact him before the trip via E-mail at: w3hf@arrl.net His equipment will be a vertical and a Yaesu FT-817. This operation qualifies for the APE (August PSK Expedition) endorsement from the PODXS 070 Club. See the following Web page at:

http://www.podxs.com/html/070_club.html
There is also a possibility of 6 meter PSK and/or SSB operation, from either Steve or his twelve-year-old son Matthew (KB3JJV). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau, or via W3HF/4 on eQSL.

FREE IOTA LOGGER. Paul, EI5DI, reminds everyone that the 14th IOTA (Islands On The Air) Contest takes place on July 29-30th. The SDI program by EI5DI is the only contest logger dedicated to this event. SDI is recommended for stations that will be in the IOTA Contest as a Single-Operator entry. Since SDI is optimised for IOTA, it offers many unique features. SDI runs on any Windows PC, and is free from:

http://www.ei5di.com/sd/sdisetup.exe
It is intended for SO-unassisted entries. It supports ESM (Enter Sends Message) in both Run and S&P modes, with internal serial or parallel keying - or external keying via WinKeyer USB (recommended) - see:
http://www.k1el.com
Any problems, just send E-mails to: sd-user@contesting.com

OJ0, MARKET REEF
Members of the QLF DX-Team will be active as OJ0LA from September 8-14th. Activity will be on all bands from 160-10 meters and on modes CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are: Bjorn/LA5UKA , Andy/LA8AJA, Morten/LA9DFA, Trond/LA9VDA and Olav/LB8IB. QSL Manager is LA9VDA. For updates and more info, visit their Web page at:

http://www.la8aja.com/expeditions/oj0la_2006/

OA, PERU
Just a reminder to start looking for Ulli, DL2AH, to be active from a few different areas in Peru. His holiday style operation will be on 40-10 meters on SSB and possibly RTTY using a FT897 + Windom + Sigma5/Force antennas. Look for him to use the following callsigns during his purposed schedule:

July 13-17th - OA3/DL2AH from Caraz/Huaraz
July 19-21st - OA2/DL2AH from Trujillo
July 23-25th - OA1/DL2AH from Mancora/Tumbes
July 26-31st - Perhaps Iquitos/OA8 or Puno/OA7
QSL direct to DL2AH or via the DL Bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
Joe, W3HNK, is now the QSL Manager for the following stations:
*/FS5KA - All contacts after March 2006
PJ7A - All contacts starting 2006

HL0HQ QSLS. Look for QSLs to be sent out automatically via the bureau. Activity by HL0HQ was during the IARU Contest.

QSL PP5WRTC via PP5VB: Barbosa, P.O. Box 13, Imbituba, Santa Catarina, 88.780-000, BRAZIL. Activity from Santa Catarina Island [Ilha de Santa Catarina, (SC)] (SA-026, DIB 05 for the Brazil Islands Award, WLOTA LH-2981).

Toni, EA5RM, reports that the S01R Web page has been updated with the late news about QSL card. You can see the S01R QSL card at:

http://www.s01r.com
S01R QSL will be ready around July 15th, so direct confirmations will start very soon.

QSL YT6ML via DL3ML: Dr. Reinhard Bollmann Am Wildpfad 19, D-53797 Lohmar, Germany.

Jerry, N4JF, received a note from Andy, ZD9BV, stating that IRCs are NOT exchangeable at his post office or bank and requests to please send only currency for return QSL.

T8, PALAU
Operators Taka/JO2JDJ, Ryo/JG3DOR and Hide/JM1LJS will be active as T88DJ, T88OR and T80W, respectively, between 1300z, July 14th and 1500z, July 18th. Activity will be from the "IMAPC Palau Rental Shack" on 40-6 meters CW/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns. Visit Hide's Web page at:

http://radio-dream.com/t80w/

TX1, NEW CALEDONIA (Lighthouse Activation)
Members of the Association Radio Amateur en Nouvelle Caledonie (A.R.A.N.C) will sponsor the activation of the Amedee Lighthouse (FK-0147), to celebrate the 140th anniversary of this lighthouse. Operator Sam, FK8DD, will be using the callsign TX1A from July 21-31st. The equipment will be 2 transceivers, dipoles for 80-40 meters, multiband T2FD and a vertical Cushcraft antenna R7 with 100 watts of power. Activity will be mainly on CW with some SSB if conditions are good, on 160-10 meters (no 6m). QSL via LZ1JZ: Tony Stefanov, P.O Box 43, HARMANLI -6450, BULGARIA.

VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS
There has been a report that David, K3LP, is planning to be active from here as VU7/VU3RWO between January 15-25th. Activity will be mainly CW and SSB, with limited RTTY. He will use 2 SteppIR beams with 2 amps. No other details were provided. Stay tuned!

XX9, MACAO
Hide, JM1LJS, will be here between August 10-16th. He is trying to renew his XX9TJS license. He states that his activity will start around 0700z on August 11th. QSL XX9TJS via JM1LJS.

YI, IRAQ (Update/Correction)
Carlos, N4THW, informs OPDX that he is currently in Fallujah and should be back in Al Asad around July 20th. He reports that he received an E-mail from Baghdad, and his license is being processed, and he should have it about the same time he is back from Fallujah. We misunderstood Carlos last week about his stay in Iraq. He has been in Iraq for four months already on a military air base. However, he expects to be in Iraq for the next 8 months until his contract expires. Stay tuned.

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