OPDX Bulletin 777 September 25, 2006

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 777
BID: $OPDX.777
September 25, 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 DX Bulletins, K1XN & GoList, KA1ZFE, K2FF, N2OO, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4MPY, K8YSE, KU9C, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1XGI, ON5KL, ON5NT, RSGB IOTA, TF3AO, TA3YJ 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 RTTY Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the CQWW DX RTTY Contest participants.

DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 15th/September, through Friday, 22nd/September there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, 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, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YU6, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).

3B8, MAURITIUS
Members of a Slovak Contest Team will be active as 3B8/OM0C during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Multi-Single entry. QSL via OM2FY. Operators will be active before and after the contest between November 17-30th. Look for activity on the low bands, especially 160m and RTTY!

3DA, SWAZILAND
Operators Rhy/ZS6DXB, Daniel/ZS6JR and Toni/ZS6GF will be active as 3DA0WW during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi entry. QSL via ZS6DXB. More information will be released closer to their travelling date. Look for info on the following Web sites:

http://www.qrz.com
http://www.zs6dxb.bravehost.com

3XM6, GUINEA
Operator Serge, 3XM6JR, will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th). Operation class is not known. QSL via UA6JR.

4L, GEORGIA
Operator David, 4L1DA, will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via W7LPF.

4O, MONTENEGRO
A group of Montenegrin operators will be active as YT6A during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via operator's instructions or use the address on (QRZ.com).

8P2, BARBADOS
Dean, 8P6SH, will be active as 8P2K in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry. He will be running a KW to a 2-stack F12 C3E's and a 2-vertical array. QSL via KU9C, direct+SASE or by the Bureau. ADDED NOTE: Dean will also be active as 8P2K in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/High-Power entry.

9Q, DEM. REP. OF CONGO
Just before going to press (1855z, September 22nd), Ghis, ON5NT, informed OPDX that he and others just received their official licenses from the Ministry of PTT in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Look for the following operators and callsigns sometime this weekend:


       9Q1D  - Gus, SM5DIC            9Q1TB - Phil, F5LTB
       9Q1EK - George, VE2EK          9Q1NT - Ghis, ON5NT
All operators are all in Kinshasa (9Q1 area). More details will be forthcoming. Ghis tells OPDX, "Unfortunately, after having been here for 10 months I will be leaving the DRC next week Thursday. This came very much unexpected. We did not believe anymore it would happen. Will put up some antennas tonight."

AH2, GUAM
Aki, JR1VAY, will be active as AH2J between October 6-10th. He plans to take part in the Oceania DX Phone Contest (October 7-8th) as Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via JR1VAY (JARL Bureau).

AT0, INDIA
Operator Ram, VU3DJQ, will be active as AT0D during CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via EA7FTR.

C6, BAHAMAS
Operators Peter/W2GJ, Edwin/K3IXD and Jim/K4QO will be active as C6APR during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K3IXD. Operations will be from Crooked Island (IOTA NA-113, Light House BAH-005). After the contest, operators will sign homecall/C6A and be active on 80-6 meters, including the WARC Bands, CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. If conditions permit, they will try for the first time ever to activate Lighthouse BAH-001, on October 30th or 31st.

CU2, AZORES
Operator Toni, OH2UA, will be active as CU2A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BH.

FG, GUADELOUPE (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club A.C.R.A of Guadeloupe from St. Claude will do their 8th "The Road of the Rum" starting October 29th. They will activate the special callsign TO8RR on all strips of the road for 15 days through November 12th. Activity will be on SSB/PSK31/RTTY. Operators mentioned are: FG5DN, FG5BC, FG5GG, FG5GK, FG5IM, FG5AZ, FG1GW and FG1JD. Look for updates and QSL info on the ACRA club news Web page at:

http://acra-radioclub.site.voila.fr

FS, SAINT MARTIN
Operators Nathan/W3ADX, Mike/N3VOP, Rob/K1RH and Clint/W3ARS will be active from here between October 25-31st. Look for the team to be active as FS/WY3P during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via W3ADC. Operators will be active before and after the contest probably signing FS/homecall on 160-6 meters, especially on the WARC Bands and RTTY.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN
Operators Rainer/DL1ZBO, Tilman/DJ5BX, Thomas/DK9FEC and Ekki/DF4OR will be active from the Principality of Liechtenstein from Thursday, September 21st until Sunday, September 24th. Their main goal is to participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest. The callsign during the contest will be HB0/DL1ZBO, and the category will be Multi-Single/High-Power. Before the contest they will operate on CW (mostly) and SSB (if it cannot be avoided).

HK, COLOMBIA
Siso, HK3SGP, will be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via HK3SGP.

IOTA NEWS
AF-019. Operators Davide/IW9GUR, Angelo/IW9HLM , Andrea/IW9HQP, Riccardo/IT9CVO and Andrea/IT9RKR will be active as IG9/homecall from Linosa Island (IIA AG-003, MIA MI-128, WLOTA LH-0820), October 12-15th. They plan to have three stations active on 160-10 meters CW and SSB. QSL all callsigns via IW9HLM, direct or by the bureau. More information can be found at:

http://www.095dxteam.org

EU-025. Members of the 095 DX Team will be active as IR9K in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) and CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) from the Island of Sicily (IIA SC-001, MIA MI-107, WLOTA LH-1362). Operation class is not known. QSL via IW9HLM, by the Bureau or direct to: Angelo Mai, Via Carlo Pisacane 18/a, 95030 Mascalucia Catania, ITALY.

NA-055. Operators Eric/N8YC, Phil/KG8AP, Brian/K4BRI, Lynn/WD8JAW and possibly others plan to operate as K8SCH from Deer Isle (USI ME-014S, Hancock County, Maine), between September 25-29th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters SSB, depending on band conditions. QSL via K8SCH (QRZ.com).

NA-154. Dana, VE1VOX, will be active as VE1OTA from Pictou Island (CISA NS-005, WLOTA LH-0682), between October 12-14th. Activity will be SSB on 80/40/20/15 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau is "OK" or direct (preferred) to: Dana Rushton, P.O. Box 1862, Truro, NS B2N 6C7, Canada.

IQ, ITALY
Mario, IK1HXN, member of the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani - Sezione di BRA will be active as IQ1RY in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via IK1HXN.

LU1/LR5/LR50, ARGENTINA (Special Event)
This December look for special event stations LR50U and LR5U to be activated. This activity is to com- memorate the 50th anniversary of the first operation from South Sandwich Islands by an Argentine Ham (LU3ZY). The activity will be on CW and SSB. Members of the Radio Club Pampeano in the city of General Pico (LU1DZ), La Pampa Province, will celebrate this event during various days throughout December. Three operators from GACW will join the locals during this event between December 7-12th. Operators mentioned are: Alberto/LU1DZ, Tito/LU7EE and Fernando/LW2DX. QSL direct only to EA5NI (w/SAE + IRC). For more information, please visit the GACW Web site at:

http://gacw.no-ip.org/

KH2, GUAM
Phil, KH2X, will be active during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Phil will arrive in Hafa Adai, Guam, on the 26th and "usually" will operate primarily on 80/40 meters before and after the contest. QSL via KH2X to: Phil Witherspoon, PSC 473 Box 13, FPO AP 96349-0013. On (QRZ.com), Phil states that he uploads his logs to LoTW frequently.

MD4, ISLE OF MAN
Operators David/G3NKC, Peter/G4MJS, Martin/G4XUM, Tim/M0BEW, Royce/M0RHI, Phil/GJ4CBQ and possibly others will be active as MD4K during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Multi/? entry. QSL via G3NKC.

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Manny, NP2KW, plans to be active as a portable camper at 1045 ft during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He will use a FT847 w/100w into a 6BTV Vertical antenna and a long wire for 160m. QSL via the address on (QRZ.com).

P4, ARUBA
Nick, W4GKM, will be active as P40KM for the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.

QSL INFO AND NEWS
3Y0X QSL UPDATE. Bob, N2OO, reports on the 3Y0X Web page that "All DIRECT QSLs ARE IN THE MAIL (52,342 QSOs -- September 18, 2006)!" The SJDXA QSL TEAM held another weekend QSL session on Sunday, September 17th. They processed ALL remaining direct QSL cards (3YX, XR9A, CEZ) received through September 16th. For more details, please visit the 3Y0X Web page at:

http://www.peterone.com/qsl.htm

QSL L55D direct only via LW1EXU: P.O.Box 907, La Plata 1900, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

NOT A QSL MANAGER! Wayne, W4MPY, aka "QSLman - W4MPY" and printer, wants it to be known that "W4MPY is NOT a QSL Manager for any station." He is getting a number of cards each bureau mailing for stations he has PRINTED QSL cards for. In the past Wayne has forwarded them at his expense to the customers but will no longer be doing that.

Nilay, TA3YJ, informs OPDX that besides receiving the QSL cards for YM125ATA, some individuals will get a CD representing Mustafa Kemal ATATURK and modern, contemporary Turkey. This CD will be sent to radio amateurs who have made QSOs with YM125ATA on 3 different bands or 3 different modes and also have their QSL cards sent direct. Inside the YM125ATA's special CD: *FILMS: Mustafa Kemal ATATURK, Wonders of Turkey, Turkey, Gallipoli, Fire of Anatolia - *PHOTOS: Mustafa Kemal ATATURK - *eBOOK: Who are the Turks? - *INFORMATON: Operating and licence conditions for foreign radio amateurs (CEPT members only) visiting Turkey - *ETC. All the CDs (for direct QSL cards) will be sent after November 10, 2006.

NEW YI9DXX QSL MANAGER. Adam, KA1ZFE, has announced that he is now the new QSL Manager for YI9DXX. Station YI9DXX is an internet remote HF base station by W7DXX. Cards should be sent to KA1ZFE with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) in order to receive a QSL card in return. QSL KA1ZFE either direct or via the Bureau. You can also find information about the YI9DXX station at:

http://www.w7dxx.com/
-or-
http://www.ka1zfe.com/portal

YX0A/YX0LIX QSL UPDATE
Steve, KU9C, provided the following short update this week:

"I'm still waiting QSL cards from the printer, which was organized by the DXpedition. I've printed most of the labels, and as soon as the cards arrive, I'll begin the next level of fun. I have yet to do a number of log searches for the gaps in the logs, and as soon as the DX team provides these I'll start that process. I do plan to send out partial cards if there was two SASEs sent or enough to send two mailings. Please be patient (I know it's not easy, but the situation is a bit out of my control). I'll do what I can to get these cards out as soon as practical given the arrival of the cards, logs and my work schedule..... 73"
RK2, KALININGRAD
Members of the UA2 Contest Club will be active as RK2FWA during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via DK4VW.

TF, ICELAND
Operators Thor/TF4M, Seli/TF3AO and Jon/TF3PPN will operate as TF4M in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Multi-Single/ High-Power entry. See Thor's Web page for more info at:

http://www.otradalur.com/tf4m/

TT8, CHAD
Philippe, F4EGS, will once again be active as TT8PK, from September 20th through November 20th. Activity is planned for 40-10 meters, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via Phil's instructions. Skeds are possible via E-mail at: cocheese.cocheese@laposte.net

V3, BELIZE
Operator Hartwig, DL7BC, will be active as V31HK between October 17-31st. His activities will include the Worked All Germany Contest (WAG) (October 21-22nd) and the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 28-29th) as a Sinle-Op/Low-Power entries. QSL via DL7BC.

VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Dave, AH6HY, will be active as VP2V/AH6HY from Tortola, between September 26th and October 3rd. Activity will be SSB only on 15/17/20 meters. QSL direct or via the bureau to his home callsign. Visit his home Web page at:

http://ah6hy.htohananet.com/

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as VP5/W8XGI from November 4-7th. Activity will be on all bands, CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV. QSL via his home callsign JA1XGI.

WEB PAGE
Glenn, K2FF, would like everyone to visit the Magnolia DX Association (MDXA) Web page at:

http://www.mdxa.org

Z3, MACEDONIA
Operators Zorance/Z31GX, Milosev/Z31MM, Igor/Z32ID, Tone/Z32PT, Ozren/Z32XA, Zoran/Z33F, Goran/Z35KG and Venco/Z36W will be active as Z37M during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th) as a Multi/? entry. QSL via the address on (QRZ.com).

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The following stations are expected to be active in the CQ World Wide DX RTTY Contest (September 23-24th, 2006)
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Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2006 CQWW DX RTTY Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2006.html

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 Contest        DXCC       CQZ     Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                           Route
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 3XM6JR       Guinea       35       ???         UA6JR
 4L1DA        Georgia      21      SOSB 20M     W7LPF
 8P2K         Barbados     08      SOSB 20M     KU9C
 EA8AH      Canary Islands 33       M/2         RD3A
 EF8A       Canary Islands 33      SOSB 20M     EA8AUW
 EY8MM        Tajikistan   17      SOSB 20M     K1BV
 HC8N         Galapagos    10       M/2         W5UE
 HI3CCP Dominican Republic 08       ???         ON4IQ
 LU8XW        Argentina    13       M/S         WD9EWK
 J7R          Dominica     08       M/?         N1DL
 OH0AW       Aland Islands 15      SOSB 10M     OH9MM
 OH0I        Aland Islands 15      SOSB 40M     OH3BHL
 OH0KAG      Aland Islands 15      SOSB 15M     OH1KAG
 OH0M        Aland Islands 15      SOSB 20M     OH1MM
 OH0Z        Aland Islands 15      SOSB 80M     W0MM
 OM8A      Slovak Republic 15       M/S         Bureau
 RK2FWA       Kaliningrad  15       M/M         DK4VW
 UU7J         Ukraine      16       M/?         UU0JM
 VK6HZ        Australia    29      SOAB         VK6HZ
 W7LR         USA          03       M/?         W7LR
 WP3C         Puerto Rico  08      SOAB LP      W3HNK
 YM125ATA/4   Turkey       20      SOSB 40M     TA3YJ
 Z37M         Macedonia    15       M/?         Z37M

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