The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 802
March 19, 2007
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, Amateur Radio Newsline, ARRL Web Page, K1XN & GoList, AD1C, N1DG, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, W8GC, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, EA8AUW, F5NQL & UFT, GM4FDM, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2YSB, OH2BN, PY3CQ, RSGB IOTA, VE3LYC, VA3RJ & ICPO and ZL3AB for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th-March, through Sunday, 18th-March there were 232 countries active. Countries available: 1S, 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, 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, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, 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, R1FJ, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T33, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YU6, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZL, ZL7, 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 Leopoldo/DU1LR, Ed/DV1DPE, Thelma/DU1IVT, Efipanio/DV1VEQ, Ramon/DU1UGZ, Valentin/DV1AIR, Nazario/DV1QZC, Edwin/ DW1VEU and Alejandro/DW1UPV will be active as 4E1P during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via the bureau.
Mamuka, 4L2M, will be active during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via info on (QRZ.com)
Gia, 4L4WW, will be active in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via EA7FTR.
Operators Stefano/IK2QEI, Matteo/IK2SGC, Bacha/CN8WW and Spiros/SV8CS will be active with the special callsign 5D5A during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi-Single or Multi-2 entry. QSL via I2WIJ.
Frank, K3TRM, will be vacationing in Lucea, (NA-097, also counts for WLOTA LH-0214) between March 31st to April 9th. He is expected to be active as K3TRM/6Y5 and be active on 80-10 meters, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and possibly some CW. He has a request to the Jamaican Spectrum Management Authority for special permission to operate on 60 meters. 60m is not currently authorized for Amateur Radio use at this time. QSL direct to his home callsign (w/SASE) to: Frank Aiello, 7600 Burnt Tree Drive, Manassas, VA 20111 USA. DX stations can send cards through the bureau. Further information can be found at:
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P1A during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via NN1N.
Ralph, DL9MWG, will be active as 9H3RT from April 28th through May 11th. Activity will be on the HF bands mainly on CW. QSL via DL9MWG.
Operators Joaquin/EA1AAW, Roberto/EA1JK, Alberto/EA1TU and Fernando/EA1EA will be active as AO1O during the CQ WW WPX Phone Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/? entry. QSL via EA1EA.
A group of EA3 operators will activate the callsign AO3A during the CQ WW WPX Phone Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/? entry.
Operators Javier/EC4DX, Oscar/EA4TD, Dimitri/UY7CW, Juan/EB1ISN, Santos/EA4ATA, Ricardo/EA4ZK, Jose/EC7AKV, Miguel/EA4DEC, Alberto/EA4KE, Martin/EC7AEJ, Mariano/EA4ZR, Angel/EC4ABM, Hector/EA4CMD and possibly others will be active as AO4R during the CQ WW WPX Phone Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via EA4TD. Look for more information to be available at:
Members of the Nippon Boy Scout Amateur Radio Club (JA1YSS) will use the special callsign 8J1S to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouts and be active in the CQ WW WPX Phone Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL is OK via the JARL Bureau.
Operators JP3PZD, JH3PRR and possibly others will be active as 8J3YAGI during the CQ WW WPX Phone Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/ Multi entry. QSL via JA3YKC. This will be the final contest operation of Dr. Yagi memorial station; QRT at end of March.
C5, THE GAMBIA
Operator Darren, G0TSM, will be active as C52T from March 20-27th. His activity will include the CQ WW WPX Phone Contest (March 24-25th). QSL via G0TSM.
CQ MAGAZINE'S 2006 DX MARATHON ANNOUNCES THE FINAL SCORES
The final high scores for the 2006 DX DX Marathon have been posted on the following Web page at:
During the ARRL's Board of Directors annual meeting at Hartford/ Windsor Airport Marriott in Windsor, Connecticut, on Friday, January 19th, and Saturday, January 20th, President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, announced the appointment of a new DX Advisory Committee (DXAC) Chairman. Bob Allphin, K4UEE, was appointed the new DXAC Chairman.
EF8, CANARY ISLANDS
Edu, EA8AUW/EC8AUA, informs OPDX that he will be active as EF8A during the CQ WW WPX Phone Contest (March 24-25th) from the radio club in the URE Las Palmas section. QSL via EA8AUW. Look for more information on:
Gabor, HA3JB, reports that his International Police Association station in Siofok City will be on the air with a new license (valid until 2011) and will now sign HG3IPA. Look for him to be active on the HF bands including the WARC bands, CW, RTTY, SSTV, PSK31, SSB, Packet and APRS. If you are a policeman and you need the QSO, please write an E-mail to him at: email@example.com QSL via HA3JB: Gabor Kutasi, H-8601 Siofok, P.O.Box 243, HUNGARY. Visit his Web page at:
IOTA DINNER BANQUET
The 12th annual Islands On The Air (IOTA) Dinner will be held on Friday, April 27th, in the Birch Room of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia, CA 93277, in conjunction with the 58th annual Visalia International DX Convention. The event's program agenda is as follows:
1800 Eyeball discussions (drinks available)The dinner will be served buffet style in the Birch Room at a cost of XX USDs per person, payable at the door (cash only). The buffet menu will contain entrée choices of beef, fish, and chicken along with selected vegetables, salad, dinner rolls, dessert, and a beverage (coffee, ice water, or ice tea).
1830 Welcoming/Introductions (dinner served buffet-style)
1900 IOTA Programs begin
"IOTA Program Overview/Status" (G3ZAY)
"Santa Cruz Is, NA-144" (N6VR)
"Canadian IOTAs, NA-195 & NA-156" (K9AJ & KD6WW)
"Mexican IOTAs, NA-1" (XE2K)
"Alaskan IOTA, NA-237" (W5BOS)
Reservations for this event are not required and will not be taken. Attendees will pay as they enter at the door. Admission is free for those wishing only to watch the programs without dining. As usual, seating will be performed using a "first come, first seated" policy. For additional information regarding this event, please contact: Jim Zimmerman (N6KZ), (IOTA Dinner Coordinator), 2316 W. Dallin Street, Lancaster, CA 93536-5702 Home Phone: (661) 945-6539 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AF-004. Wilko, PA3BWK, will be active as EA8/PA3BWK from the Island of Lanzarote (DIE S-007, Punta Pechiguera lighthouse FEA D-2782, WLOTA LH-0099, WW Loc. IL38BU), June 10-16th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly CW, at 10 kHz up from the lower band edge. QSL via PA0ZE (QRZ.com).
AS-117. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Ohzu Island (JIIA AS-117-110), JA4 Yamaguchi Prefecture, between now and March 20th. Activity will be on the HF bands CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct: Kenji Sasaki, 2-15 Ishikannon-cyo, Yamaguchi-City, 753-0038 JAPAN
EU-039. Operators Jean/F5IRC, Christophe/F5UBH, Luis/F5THW and Karim/ F4CTJ will be active as TM5CI from Chausey Island (DIFM MA-004, WLH 0424, PB062, DFCF 50002 and may be DFCF 50007), March 22-24th. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via the bureau.
EU-096. Operators Andy/IZ0EHO, Vincenzo/IZ0FKE, Simone/IZ0BTV, and Markus/OH1MN will be active as OH10TA from Parainen Island, April 25-29th. Activity will be on all bands, the WARC bands included. QSL via OH10TA (QRZ.com). Further information can be found at:
EU-146. Operators Fons/ON4AWT and Win/ON8VD will be active as PA/homecall from Schouwen Duiveland, April 8-13th. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW, SSB and the Digital modes. There will also be activity on VHF SSB. QSL via his home callsign; the bureau is preferred.
NA-231. Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Ken/G3OCA will attempt to activate for the first time NA-231P (East Pen Island, VY0), between July 20-22nd. Ken is a well experienced island activator, but this will be Cezar's first. East Pen Island is the only island approved for this IOTA group and the breeding place of polar bears, which brings interesting challenges to the team. They are prepared to have two stations on the air operating CW and SSB from 40-10 meters. QSL via VE3LYC, either direct or by the bureau (G/GI/GM/GW stations can QSL via G3OCA).
SA-098. Simon, IZ7ATN, is expected to be active this week as OA6/IZ7ATN/p from Blanca Island in the Arequipa/Moquegua/Tacna Department Group (new one) around March 20-22nd. He will concentrate on 20 and 17 meters SSB, plus 15 and 10 meters if the bands are open and 40 meters if he can put up a decent antenna. QSL via his home callsign.
J75, DOMINICA (Update)
The W2RZS Amateur Radio Club will be returning to Dominica for the 2007 CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th), and they will be using their J75RZ callsign. This will be their third trip to J7-land. They expect to arrive on March 21st and stay for 6 days. Their "home" will be the Harmony Villa which boasts a 1700 foot elevation and is situated in the rain forest. Due to work schedules, there will be only two operators this trip; Bob/WB2NVR (J79RS) and Mike/WA2VQW (J79VQ). They will be active before and after the contest on 160-6 meters, CW/SSB/RTTY, including the WARC bands, and possibly 60 meters. They will also be concentrating on the lower bands. All QSLs for J75RZ should be sent to W2RZS via direct or by the bureau.
Members of the Scouting Association Ham Radio Baependi (PY3UEB) will be activating Santa Marta's Lighthouse (ARLHS - BRA 187/ DFB SC/012) in Santa Catarina State, now through March 20th. Look for the following: PP5/PY3UEB/LH, PP5/PY3CQ/LH, PP5/PY3KN/LH, PP5/PY3NZ/LH and PP5/PY3FOX/LH. QSL via the bureau or direct ((QRZ.com) or HAMCALL.net).
MOST WANTED OCEANIA SURVEY RESULTS
Mark, ZL3AB, announced his results of his "Oceania Most Wanted Countries List" that were sent in by operators in the VK/ZL and Oceania areas. Mark seemed disappointed that just under 40 contributors took part in his survey. Here are the top 10 countries (out of his top 40) with their ranking as follows:
Rank Prefix Country Rank Prefix Country ---- ------ ------- ---- ------ ------- 1 7O Yemen 6 FR/J Juan de Nova & Europa 1 KP1 Navassa I. 6 KP5 Desecheo I. 3 3C0 Pagalu I. 8 FR/G Glorioso Is. 4 BS7 Scarborough Reef 8 PY0P St. Peter/St. Paul Rock 5 FT8Z Amsterdam & St. Paul Is. 8 TN CongoP4, ARUBA (SA-036)
P4, ARUBA (SA-036)
Andy, AE6Y, will be active as P49Y from March 21-27th. His activity will include the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via AE6Y.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Operators Martin/K2PLF, John/N4RV, Helmut/DF7ZS, Joe/W9JUV, Ray/WA9YYY and Geoff/W0CG will be active PJ2T from Signal Point, Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942), during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi-Single (or possibly Multi-2) entry. QSL via N9AG.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL 3Z0AKK via SP5ZHP QSL 3Z0BWG via SP8AQA QSL 3Z0EAA via SP7PAS
QSL 3Z0AKL via SP7ZDV QSL 3Z0CUG via SP3CUG QSL 3Z0EKO via SP6KYU
QSL 3Z0AMW via SP2PMW QSL 3Z0DD via SP7MOA QSL 3Z0EO via SQ2CDB
QSL 3Z0APA via SP0APA QSL 3Z0DFN via SP6PWT QSL 3Z0ER via SQ2FOR
QSL 3Z0APM via SP2PTU QSL 3Z0DL via SP8PCF QSL 3Z0FAR via SP3FAR
QSL 3Z0AU via SP6YGB QSL 3Z0DLK via SP6DLK QSL 3Z0FBD via SP6FBD
QSL 3Z0BLM via SP8BJH QSL 3Z0DRA via SP5PPK QSL 3Z0FLY via SP4KTY
QSL 3Z0BMB via SP8ZBX QSL 3Z0DS via SP8KKM QSL YB3MM/9 via IZ8CCW
QSL 3Z0BP via SQ5ABG QSL 3Z0DZX via SP6ZDA QSL YC3DXC/9 via Bureau only
G3NOM QSLS. Tom, GM4FDM, reports (edited): "As some of you may know, I am the QSL Manager for Ray, G3NOM, and have all (or most) of his log books for his various travels. Again, as some of you may know Ray had a major stroke some time back and has not been on the radio since and is doing VERY poorly. Today I received a package from one of Ray's friends in Thailand containing a number of QSL cards which have been received in Thailand either direct to Ray's home or via the Bureau.
Some of these QSLs go back quite a long ways and contain old style IRCs etc. I shall try to honor all these requests but returning cards either by the bureau or direct as they arrived irrespective of whether the IRC is valid or not as they were all valid when posted. Please bear with me, and I shall do my best to get this done as quickly as possible. Please do not trouble Ray or his XYL with any more QSL requests. I have a large number of blank cards, and as I said earlier, all or if not most of the logs. The only cards I cannot verify are for 160m just prior to Ray's illness. As you know 80/160m was only allowed in Thailand on a few special occasions, and I always verified the 160m QSOs with Ray before responding, so if you have a 160m QSO, then unless it is very clear in the logs, then I cannot help you.
I have logs for: 5B4/G3NOM, 9M2OM/P, 9M2/G3NOM, 9M2OM, A52OM, E22DX, E28DX, G3NOM, HS0AC/2, HS2AC, HS0/G2NOM, JT4/G3NOM, S21U, S2/G3NOM, XY1HT and ZC6/G3NOM. I also have logs for V8NOM, BUT I have NO QSL cards for this one. Please feel free to E-mail me any questions. 73 de Tom GM4FDM" ADDED NOTE: Tom's E-mail address is: email@example.com
J20RR/J20MM QSLS. Silvano, I2YSB, informs OPDX that all the QSLs for J20RR and J20MM have been sent out (over 2300 cards).
QSL OH0B via OH2BH. Operators Toni/OH2UA and Martti/OH2BH were breaking ice when traveling to Brando, Aland Islands, to activate OH0B in the Russian DX Contest this past weekend. This is their first outing in 2007 to observe how all the antennas have survived the freezing winter at 60 degrees North.
To commemorate the 95th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, ham radio operators worldwide will participate in a special event broadcast originating from the TITANIC Museum Attraction (in Branson, Missouri) beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 14th, and concluding at 7p.m., Sunday, April 15th. Members of the Nixa Amateur Radio Club will transmit the news of the anniversary using the special event callsign W0S. Operators from Nixa, Missouri, have permission from the FCC to broadcast using this special callsign which stands for "White Star," the name of the company that built the Titanic. The worldwide broadcast will take place to honor the radio broadcasters working aboard the Titanic on the night she sank. ADDED NOTE: A UK group is also expected to be active. Details should be forthcoming.
SX5, DODECANESE (EU-001)
Operators Theodor/SV1GRM, Sotirios/SV1HER, Nikiforos/SV1EEX, Cliff/SV1JG, Spiros/SV1RC and Lykourgos/SW1GZL will be active as SX5AS from the Rocky Islet of Astakida and lighthouse (WLOTA LH-0393, WW Loc. KM35JV), July 17-23rd. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via SV1HER (QRZ.com).
TI, COSTA RICA
Operators Don/N6JRL, Sandra/N3TQU, Cliff/N0ZUQ, Lisa/KB0RLJ and David/WA6IFI will be active as TI5N in the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via info on (QRZ.com).
Operators Jean-Paul/F6FYA, Geneviève/F5SQM and possibly others will be active as TM4Q during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/? entry. QSL via F6FYA.
Operators Andre/F0ELK, Olivier/F1AKK, Stephane/F4DXW, Laurent/F5MUX, Xavier/F5TTU, Robert/F5VCR and Sebastien/F8DBF will be active as TM6M during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/? entry. QSL via F6KHM.
Operators Joz/YD1JZ, Terry/YC1KAF, Yoyan/YB1CCF, Heri/ YB1KAR and Mohammad/YE1AA will be active as YE1ZAT during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL route was not provided.
YI, IRAQ (Stations Are Off The Air!)
Several sources are reporting that the Amateur Radio in Iraq has been suspended until further notice. Details of the suspension, reportedly, are from a letter addressed to the world-wide ham radio community from the Iraq Amateur Radio Society (IARS) President, Diya Sayah, YI1DZ. He received confirmation from the office of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki that all Amateur Radio activity in that nation is to be closed down immediately. This includes operation by Iraqi nationals, foreign visitors and even members of the coalition forces safeguarding that nation. This is apparently in an effort to increase security.
ZK3, TOKELAU ISLAND (Op Cancelled!)
Members of the N8S Swains Island DXpedition have cancelled their trip to the Tokelau Island (ZK3A). The operation to Swains Island (as N8S) will take place April 4-15th. However, operations from the Independent State of Samoa (5W - formerly known as Western Samoa from 1914-1997) as 5W5AA (and possibly other callsigns) will take place between April 17-24th.
ZL8/ZM8, KERMADEC ISLANDS
Remember that Jacky/ZL3CW (F2CW) and Aki/ZL1GO (JA4EKO) are expected to be active this week as ZM8CW and probably ZL8GO from Raoul Island (OC-039) between March 22-27th. QSL via ZL1AMO.
Members of a PY7 team will be active as ZY7C during the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest (March 24-25th) as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via PT7WA.
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