The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 784
November 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, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, K8IW, KU9C, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DJ5AV & The DX News Letter, DK8JB, DL5EBE, DL5YWM, E21EIC, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, OH2BN, RSGB IOTA, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK4AAR and VU2GMN for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th/November, through Sunday, 12th/November there were 210 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, 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, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J5, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YU6, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/n, ZK1/s, ZK3, 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).
5A, LIBYA (Update/Reminder)
Just a reminder that an international team of operators will activate Libya between November 15-29th, using the callsign 5A7A (See OPDX.765 and OPDX.774). Mustapha, DL1BDF, member of the 5A7A team, reported this past week that the team will leave Frankfurt/M on the morning November 15th for Tripoli. They expect to send the first "CQ de 5A7A" the same day during the evening or on the morning of November 16th at the latest. Mustapha mentions that part of the DXpedition is to setup a settlement for a permanent 5A station for some Lybian newcomers. For more info and updates, visit:
In 2007 the Federacion Mexicana de Radio- experimentadores A.C. (FMRE) will celebrate its 75th anniversary (LMRE and FMRE), and XE stations will be using new prefixes during this special event. Look for the following prefixes/callsigns in 2007:
6G1LM - From January 1st through December 31st, 20078J, JAPAN (Special Event)
6F75A - From January 1st through December 31st for contests for FMRE
6H1 for XE1 stations
6I2 for XE2 stations
6J3 for XE3 stations (foreign stations)
6E4 for XF4 Revillagigedo stations
Gianluca, IK0XIH, will be active as 8Q7GL and will be on holiday between November 21-27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign. His official Web page is at:
9M6, EAST MALAYSIA (IOTA and Contest Op)
Saty, JE1JKL, will be active as 9M6NA from Labuan Island (OC-133) during the CQWW DX CW Contest November 25-26th as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via JE1JKL (E-mail requests for QSL Bureau cards are welcome at: email@example.com ). See Saty's station at 9M6NA on:
Brian, ND3F, will be active as C6AQQ during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. He is also expected to be active in the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 1-3rd) as a Low-Power/DX entry. QSL via ND3F, direct preferred.
CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Reginald Fessenden's first AM voice broadcast on December 24, 1906, all Canadian Amateur Radio operators may use a special prefix during the period of December 1, 2006, to January 31, 2007. For example, the special callsign CG1 could be use by all callsigns with the VE1 prefix.
CF1 = VA1 CG1 = VE1 CG8 = VE8 CF2 = VA2 CG2 = VE2 CG9 = VE9 CF3 = VA3 CG3 = VE3 CH1 = VO1 CF4 = VA4 CG4 = VE4 CH2 = VO2 CF5 = VA5 CG5 = VE5 CI1 = VY1 CF6 = VA6 CG6 = VE6 CI2 = VY2 CF7 = VA7 CG7 = VE7 CI0 = VY0QSL via the individual operator's own personal callsign.
Operators CX3AL, CX5AO, CX5BW, CX9AU, CX7CO and CX9BT will be active as CX7BY during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via CX5BW. Activity is to pay hommage to their late friend Raul, CX7BY. Operations will be from CX5BW's station.
A new radio operator will be active from the Neumayer Base (WAP-DEU-02) starting in December through February 2008. Look for Mirko, DG9BHQ, to be active using the club's callsign DP0GVN and a Yaesu FT-897D (100W) and wire antennas. QSLs for this operation will be handled by DL5EBE.
AF-018. Members of the Tikirriki Contest Club will be active as IH9P from Pantelleria Island (African Italy - CQ Zone: 33, IIA: TP-01, WAIP: TP, WLOTA: LH-0041) in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Multi-Multi entry. This is the group's ninth effort in the CQWW DX Contest and second time in the CW leg. QSL via KR7X and LoTW. Operators mentioned are: I1HJT, I1NVU, I2YSB, IK1QBT, IK2AHB, IK2ANI, IK2CIO, IK2HKT, IK2RZP, IK7JWY, IK8ETA, IT9BLB, IT9VDQ, IT9ZGY, IT9ZMX, IV3SKB and IZ1GAR. Expect some activity before the contest, starting around November 20th by operators as IH9/homecall on SSB and the digital modes. Visit the Tikirriki Contest Club Web page at:
NA-219. (Update to OPDX.783) A group of German operators will be active from Elbow Cay which belongs to Cay Sal Bank Cays Group in the Bahamas early in 2007. The ARLHS Lighthouse is BAH 018. IOTA NA-219 is on the most wanted IOTA lists in North America. Daniel, DL5YWM, informed OPDX that the group was issued the callsign C6ARI. The QSL Manager is DL3OCH. For more updates and information, please check the following Web site at:
Martin, OL5Y, will be active as IS0N (possibly IS0/OL5Y) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single- Band (40m, possibly 80m) entry. QSL via OK1MG.
J20, DJIBOUTI (IOTA Op)
Operators Alfeo/I1HJT, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/ IK2CKR, Carlo/IK1AOD, Marcello/IK2DIA and Silvano/I2YSB will be active from Moucha Island (AF-053), February 1-15th. Callsigns will be J20M and J20R. Activity will be on all bands 160-10 meters including the WARC bands, CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to have three stations on the air. QSL is via I2YSB. Their Web page is available at:
JOIN OH2BH 60TH BIRTHDAY ON THE AIR!
Jarmo, OH2BN, informs OPDX readers in a press release: "Martti J. Laine, OH2BH, has provided an abundance of on-the-air pleasure to Amateur Radio operators the world over by serving rare countries and exciting prefixes for several decades. He is up to celebrating his 60th birthday among his friends. Since his friends are scattered in every corner of the world, this new unique concept is presented.
You just dress up for the occasion, switch on your radio, and you will find yourself at the most thrilling birthday party ever. Welcome on board! The event will commence November 18th at 0000 UTC and run for 48 hours until November 19th, 2006, 2359 UTC - the 19th being the actual birthday. It will run on CW and SSB simultaneously, on frequencies .025 and .225, such as 14.025 and 14.225 with powerful 4O60BH stations from a 600-meter high mountain perch overlooking the beautiful Kotor Bay in the fledgling Republic of Montenegro. The radio operations are led by Ranko, YT6A, and Dragan, YT6Y and others from near and far.
But that's not all; you can pass your birthday wishes personally on radio since you may get an appointment at the time of your choice for 14.225 kHz by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org The birthday party station will then call you at that exact minute. You can also send your birthday greetings through email@example.com
But even better - following the procedures of any Asian flavoured birthday party, you can obtain a lottery number for a lucky draw from any of the 4O60BH stations. A lucky draw number can be requested by a new one-time Q-code, QBH. The prizes for the lucky draw will be published next week.
The actual draw will take place at the Monday Dinner Party and the winning number will be published the following day in The Daily DX and other DX publications.
The actual Birthday Reception will be held on Monday, November 20th at 1800 hours at Hotel Vila Aleksandar, Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
QSLs will be via OH2BN and each direct request will be honored by a special stamp released for the occasion.
Just join this new way of partying - making the internet work back-to-
back with Amateur Radio - all on the air - and be part of BH - Birthday
Happiness. See: www.kolumbus.fi/oh2bn/bhday
--- DX IS! 73 de Jarmo OH2BN"
Members of the Svalbardgruppen av NRRL will be active as JW5E during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Multi-Op/All-Band entry. Operators mentioned are Stellander/LA1CCA/JW1CCA, Math/LA5NM/JW5NM and Trond/LA9VDA/JW9VDA.
Operator Ian, G3WVG, will be active from the Scottish Shetland Island (IOTA EU-012) as MZ5A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Single-OP/All-Band entry. QSL via Nigel, G3TXF.
Dwayne, KD4POJ, has been active as OX3PG from Thule (FQ56, NA-018) since July 7th and will be here until July 30th. He mentions that he is active on most bands and modes mainly during his spare time and weekends. This past week Dwayne was heard on 20 meters SSB after 2000z, 40 meters after 2100z and 80 meters after 2200z. QSL is direct via his QSL Manager WA0SMQ. NO e-QSL or LoTW.
PACIFIC ISLAND HOPPING
Susan, W7KFI, will once again be heading out to sea. This 70 year old Grandmother be leaving Majuro Atoll (V73, OC-029), Republic of Marshall Islands in January. She is expected to head towards Tarawa Atoll (T30, OC-017), Gilbert Islands, Kiribati. Keep listening for her to activate other IOTA references while en route. Her departure will also include Kwajalein Atoll (V73, OC-028), Republic of Marshall Islands. QSL via K6FAF, direct only with the required SASE. This amazing lady has an interesting story. It is highly recommend to visit the following Web pages to see where she has been, and there is a Real Audio recording of her radio interview with Art Bell. Visit the Web pages at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
BA4VE via BA4EG HA505BA via HA5BA BV0BSD via BX4AN HA505MY via HA5MY GB6WWT via GW0KJZ HG195BR via HA3HKKH8/K8YSE QSL STATUS. John, K8YSE, advises that all QSL requests for his July, 2006, operation from Pago Pago, American Samoa, have been answered. If you need a card, QSL direct to his (QRZ.com) address. To see what the QSL looks like, please visit John's Web page at:
"I am desperately trying to help DXers by reminding them of the nearness of the cut-off date for the current style of IRC (expires 31/12/2006). I have not managed to get a reminder published on any bulletin since the first information a couple of months ago (ed. that is not actually true Alan; read OPDX.778, October 2nd). I have not yet received a NEW style IRC ... and that worries me! Seven weeks to go and the post office will not accept the present one ... so the DXer loses. DXers can E-mail me for FULL and GENUINE details which I received from the Universal Postal Union in Switzerland."His E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vasilij, RW6HS, informs OPDX that he is the QSL Manager for the following stations: 3DA0BL, 4J4KM, 4K2BY, 4K2OX, 4K4BCU, 4K4CDE, 4K6CM, 4L1FP, 4L1QX, 4L1RK, 4L1UN, 4L4KA, 4L6FU, 4L6QL, 4L6QQ, 4Z5BZ, 4Z5FL, 4Z5FW, 9H1ED, CE2EZE, CT3FF, DU1EIB, EK60DZ, EK6DZ, EK60LX, EK6LX, EK60SB, ER2OG, ER5AL, EX2F, EX7ML, EX8NC, EX8NK, EX8NP, EX8NR, EX8NV, EX8NX, EX8VAB, EX8VI, EY8VV, EZ14V, EZ25V, EZ5AR, EZ6DB, EZ6DM, EZ6DK, EZ60V, EZ7AD, EZ7AI, EZ7AL, EZ7AV, EZ7AW, EZ7V, EZ8AI, FP5EK, GM0SDV, GM0WRR, JL8GFB, JT1FDD, KP3EM, LY2ER, OD5EH, OD5NO, OD5SE, R0/UT1EO, R1FJC, RA1WL, RA1WP, RA6QA, RA6QAS, RA6QD, RA9FHW, RA0BU/A, RA0BY, RA0CAH, RA0FAC, RA0FAN, RK6QWA, RN4CA, RU0LX/mm, RV0AM, RW0BM, RW0LIA, RX3DQN, RX6LMQ/0, RX9CEV, RZ6LL/0, RZ9DX/0, TA1AZ, UA2FBR, UA2FGU, UA2FFM, UA3QJC/VR2, UA6QL, UA6QR, UA6WIL, UA9CDE/UA0B, UA9ZBN, UA0BC, UA0BCU, UA0BD, UA0LDY, UA0LQJ, UE6ADI, UI8IAW, UI9BWO, UI9B/RB3MO, UK50A...Z, UK7AV, UK7AW, UK8ABT, UK8AIE, UK8AJ, UK8BEG, UK8BEP, UK8BN, UK8BQ, UK8BWO, UK8CAD, UK8CCD, UK8CK, UK8CWA, UK8DAN, UK8FC, UK8FCN, UK8GA, UK8GBO, UK8GDW, UK8GWW, UK8GI, UK8GK, UK8IAO, UK8ICP, UK8ICQ, UK8IG, UK8IWK, UK8IWT, UK8LBB, UK8LBZ, UK8LBX, UK8LC, UK8OAU, UK8QL, UK8VA, UK8ZAG, UK8ZAH, UK8ZAV, UK8ZC, UK8ZD, UK8ZK, UK8ZL, UK8ZU, UK8ZX, UK9BB, UM51BWO, UM8AWP, UM8IG, UK8IT, UK8LWA, UK8QQ, UK8ZAB, UK8ZR, UM9AA, UN2O, UN5J, UN7AD, UN7AO, UN7BL, UN7BU, UN7EED, UN7GDL, UN7GDV, UN7GHG, UN7GKR, UN7GN, UN7GZ, UN7IG, UN7MM, UN7MN, UN7MV, UN7QBQ, UN7QN, UN7SK, UN7TO, UN7TX, UN8BG, UN8BR, UN8BW, UN8CK, UN8LA, UN8LWZ, UN9LV, UN0GN, UO2000T, UO2000TFN, UO2000TO, UO0L, UO2000TS, UO2000TX, UP0SAT, UP1SAT, UP2SAT, UP3SAT, UP4SAT, UP5SAT, UP60CAD, UP60CC, UP60CD, UP60CH, UP60CI, UP60CJ, UP60CM, UP60CN, UP60CS, UP60M, UP60MV, UP7GN, UP9L, VK4SJP, VR2EH and YV5DEH.
Send QSL direct ONLY to RW6HS. NO bureau cards please. He requests that you PLEASE use "sticky" tape on your envelope to prevent postal pilferage. Vasilij also states that he can help get any QSL card hard to obtain in Russia and the other CIS. Send your request to RW6HS direct, with your address (a label) + an IRC. Never send USDs. His address is: Vasilij M. Kasyanenko, Stavropolskiy kr., 357300, g. NOVOPAVLOVSK, P.O. BOX "0"(zero), RUSSIA. His E-mail address is: email@example.com His Web page is:
YX0A/YX0LIX QSL STATUS. Steve, KU9C, is still waiting for the QSLs to show up. He states that he should have them shortly and is sorry for the delay. Once Steve receives them he will begin to send them out.
Mark, K0EJ, will be active as V49A during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 17-18th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Look for activity outside of the contest (signing V44/K0EJ). QSL via K0EJ.
Klaus, DJ4SO, will be active as V51/DJ4SO between now and December 1st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW, RTTY and PSK31. There will be an emphasis on the low bands. Klaus will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). QSL via DJ4SO, direct or by the bureau.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Kwajalein Atoll, OC-028)
Neil, WD8CRT, will once again be active as V73NS around January 5th and remain there for at least two years on the Island of Roi-Namur. Activity will be mostly CW on 160-6 meters. QSL by the Bureau or direct to: Neil Schwanitz, Box 8341, APO, AP 96557 (USA). QSLs for his 2003 to 2005 QSOs are "OK" to the same address. Visit his Web site at:
VU7, LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS (edited VU7LD PRESS RELEASE - 4; November 11 2006)
"In an earlier press release we had given the name of Franz Langner, DJ9ZB, who had kindly agreed to be our collection point for European contributions. Franz has now indicated to us his inability to continue doing this and so we would request that contributions be only sent to our Indian address or to the one in USA. Japanese contributors may kindly use our Japan hub. Our webpageXT2, BURKINA FASO
http://www.arsi.info/vu7has been updated. It has a new look and readability has been improved. All contributions received so far have been acknowledged under the sponsors/donations page. This will be updated weekly as more information is received from our different collection hubs. When we have the contributors e-mail addresses we will acknowledge the contributions immediately as they are received.....Stay tuned... 73, de Gopal VU2GMN"
XU7, CAMBODIA (Update/Micro-DXpedition)
A group of Thai amateurs from the TAMSAT Group and SIAM DX Group plan to be active in Sihanouk Ville (aka: Kampong Som), Southern Cambodia, between November 23-29th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters plus the WARC bands, 6m, 2m and 70cm. Modes will include CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK-31, FM and Satellite. Some team members will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th). Look for the following operators:
Champ/E21EIC - Active as XU7ADE on HF and the CQWW CW Contest as SOLPQSL via operator's home callsign or per operators' instructions. Updates and more information are on their Web site at: http://www.tamsat.org/xu7 XU7 Micro-DXpedition will have souvenir T-shirts available to help fund this DXpedition. They are "Yellow T-Shirts (100% cotton)":
Bruce/AA4XR/HS0ZCY- Active as XU7ADF on HF and the CQWW CW as SOSB(?)LP
Narongdej/E21YDP - Active as XU7ADK on HF RTTY/PSK-31 and CQWW CW as SOSB(40m)LP
Part/E20PFE - Active as XU7ADL on HF and the CQWW CW as SOSB(?)LP
Supong/E21QEB - Active as XU7ADM on UHF and Satellites
Tanan/HS1JAN - Active as XU7ADN on VHF, Satellites and 6m
Noppadol/HS5IGY - Active as XU7ADP on VHF, Satellites and 6m.
B.Width A.Length size: L 21" 28" size: XL 22" 29" size: XXL 24" 30" (Man's European) Price : 150 Baht/each (Pse +25 Baht for postage fee) For Oversea: 17 USD/each (include postage fee) For T-Shirts, please contact: Champ, E21EIC, via: Tel: 081-4967611 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgXU7, CAMBODIA
A group of Hungarian operators will join members of the "Nikola Tesla" Radio Club (Z38M) to be active as Z38N during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 25-26th) as Multi-Multi entry. QSL via HA6KNB.
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