The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 808
May 7, 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, K1XN & GoList, N1DG, NJ1Q, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, KP4BJD, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4XP, W7VOA, K8YSE, KU9C, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 9M2TO, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DS5SWL, F5NQL & UFT, F5UJK, F6AJA, G4ELZ, HL1VAU, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ2DPX, RSGB IOTA, VA3RJ & ICPO and ZL2IFB for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th-April, through Sunday, 6th-May there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BS7, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, 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, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, 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).
Giovanni, IZ2DPX, will be active as 6W/IZ2DPX from Somone City (GL IK14MM), May 12-22nd. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/17/15/ 12/10/6 meters. He will use a Kenwood TS-870 and an Icom 706 MGIIs G into 3 elements monobands for 20/15/10 meters and a Titanex VE80 for 160/80/40/17/12 meters. Giovanni will also have a 5 elements Tonna for the 6 meters. There is a possibility he may also activate IOTA AF-045. QSL Manager is IK2DUW. QSL direct ((QRZ.com) address) or by the bureau.
Steve, W7VOA, informs OPDX that he will be active as A52SW from Thimpu, May 17-22nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW/SSB and possibly PSK, as well as 10-meter FM. Steve is a news correspondent based in India covering South Asia and says this will be the first of numerous trips he plans to make to Bhutan over the next several years as A52SW. QSL Manager for A52SW will be K2AU. ADDED NOTE: He is also licensed as 7J1AIL in Japan and 9N7VOA in Nepal.
BS7, SCARBOROUGH REEF
The BS7H DXpedition went QRT as scheduled at or about 0001z, May 6th. As this bulletin was being prepared, their Web page announced that the BS7H team made "NEARLY 45,000 QSOS". The team is probably very exhausted and glad to be out of heat and the salt water sea breezes. The reports throughout the week indicated that Scarborough Reef is an extremely hazardous location to operate from and team members were showing signs of it with fatigue and coral cuts. OPDX would like to thank the BS7H team for their hard work under the harsh conditions they had to endure over the past week, providing many in the DX community with a new DXCC entity which has put many on "Top of DXCC's #1 Honor Roll". QSL via KU9C. For updates, visit the BS7H Web Page at:
ADDED NOTE: Listen to an interesting interview with James Brooks, 9V1YC, made via sat phone from BS7H with Wolf Harranth,OE1WHC, at:
E51/S, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update)
Last week we mentioned that Gary, ZL2IFB (G4IFB), would be on a family holiday to Rarotonga this month. Gary has informed OPDX this past week that he will be there with his XYL from May 24-28th. He also states, "This is a holiday first and foremost, so I'll only be operating casually, mostly during WPX, using 5 or 100W (K2 or TS850 depends on weight allowance) to wires in the trees on the shore. Not exactly competitive! It's more of a chance to scout out the place for future trips, maybe. If/when I'm on, I'll be 100% CW, probably on 30 or 40m around E51 dawn & dusk. If there are any proper contest setups there who want some help, I'll try to slip across for a few hours instead of going it alone." QSL via ZL2IFB or LoTW.
HL7, SOUTH KOREA (Attention PFX Hunters!)
Kim, DS5SWL, informs OPDX that the "HL7" is a new prefix being used now on the air for the first time in South Korea. Look for special event station HL7WR to be active to celebrate the 2007 World Rafting Championship held in Sangdong-Ri, Inje, South Korea. The event will be held from June 27th to July 2nd. The special event station has been active since March 30th and will be on the air for 95 days until July 2nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, SSB, CW, FM and the digital modes. QSNs show activity has been on 40 and 17 meters over the past weeks. QSL via the manager, DS2UAL, direct or by the bureau. For details on the 2007 World Rafting Championship, visit:
AS-049. Operators JA1GLE, JA3BKM, JA4JBZ and JR8GZU will be active as homecall/6 from Taira Island (JIIA AS-049-011), Tokara Islands until May 8th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the bureau.
AS-080. Rocky, HL1VAU, informs OPDX that due to operators personal reasons and transportation problems, the IOTA operation which was scheduled on Anmyon Island (KDN F26) this past weekend was cancelled. Look for the team to schedule other islands on the west coast of Korean peninsula during the summer season again. They apologize to all who were waiting for their activity from the island.
EU-025. Operators Davide/IW9GUR, Angelo/IW9HLM, Andrea/IW9HLM and Andrea/IT9RKR will be active as homecall/p from Scoglio delle Sirene (Sirena's Rock), May 19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, depending on the propagation, using one trans- mitter. QSL via IW9HLM (QRZ.com). This is a new one for the IIA Reference ME-040 (ITALIAN ISLAND AWARD). Visit the following for more details and logs, at:
EU-032. Operators Jean-Philippe/F4EEK, Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Fabrice/F5NBQ and Bertrand/F6HKA will be active as TM0A on Aix Island (DIFM AT023, DPLF PB036, DFCF17013) on the Atlantic French coast, May 12-19th. They plan to have three stations the on air (one FT840 and two IC706). Antennas are: Yagi TH3MK3, vertical on 40m, vertical DX88 (80-10m), delta-loop on 80m, Yagi 2 element on 40m and vertical on 80m. Activity will be on all bands (with priority on the lower bands), CW, SSB and the Digitals modes (RTTY, PSK). QSL via F5OIU; the bureau is OK. Info about Aix Island is available at:
EU-043. Operators Tomas/SM6XMY, Rolf/SM6IQD, Sten/SM6MIS, Janne/ SM6YOF, Magnus/SM6WET, Rick/SM6U, Pierre/SA6AOA, Daniel/ SA6ABU and Christer/SM7YLS will be active as 8S6KOS from Nord Koster Island, May 11-13th. They plan to have three stations on with amplifiers and good antennas. Their main activity will be on 80/40/20 meters SSB. If conditions permit, they will add one station and activate other bands between 80-10 meters (including all WARC bands). QSL via SM6YOU, by the Bureau (preffered) or LoTW/eQSL. Further information, along with an online log search, can be found at:
EU-155. Operators Luigi/IZ4FTE, Michele/IZ4GWE, Davide/IK4UNH, Paolo/I4EWH and possibly others will be active as II4SDP from Scanno di Piallazza Island (IIA FE-001, MIA MI-104), May 18-20th. They will be active on 40m (vertical monoband), 20/15/10m (Spiderbeam) and 6m (3 element yagi), CW and SSB. QSL via IZ4GWE. Further information can be found at:
EU-168. Operators Jeff/G4ELZ and Steve/G4EDG will be active from Flatey Island (Iceland's Coastal Islands) from May 17-23rd. Their callsigns will be TF4/G4ELZ/P and TF4/G4EDG/P. Look for activity to be mainly CW on 80-17 meters with 100 watts into wire antennas. QSL to G4ELZ direct only. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
NA-091. John, VE7JZ, is currently active as VE7JZ/p from Minstrel Island (BC-028 for the Canadian Islands Award) until August 1st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters, SSB and digital modes. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-122. After 18 years of inactivity, look for Isla Cabras, Dominican Republic, to be activated with the callsign HI0C from June 9-17th. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via ON4IQ (address (QRZ.com)).
NA-138. Operators Ron/W9QGB, Wilson/W7GAM and possibly some other St. Augustine ARS members will be active as N4AUG from Talbot Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via N4AUG.
Roland, HB9FMD, will be active as OX/HB9FMD from Hotel Hvide Falk in Ilulissat, August 17-27th. Activity will mainly be CW on the WARC bands. QSL via HB9FMD.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES BY Johannes, DK8JB MW0TTU via GW0MOW MW3TLC via GW6XXY (direct) MW0RHD eQSL only MW3TOB via GW6XXY (direct) MW2I via WW2R MW3WPH via GW1IOT MW3AGN via GW0MOW MW3YBX direct MW3ARD via GW0MOW RO4OE via RA3CQ MW3PEB via GW6XXY (direct)9M4SDX QSL STATUS. Tex, 9M2TO, informs OPDX that all the direct QSL requests for 9M4SDX (1,200 QSLs) have been sent out via the Post Office on May 5th. He states, "NO MORE QSL cards on my table. QSL team are waiting for the next postal delivery."
NEED A QSL MANAGER? Buck, G0OYH, is offering his services as a QSL Manager to any station that can use his help. He is currently the QSL Manager for C33IU, G0BCO and G4KEE. Buck can communicate via HF, Echolink, Skype, QSONet, E-mail or Snail mail. Also, he has an excellent printer for QSL cards. If interested, contact Buck via E-mail at: email@example.com
OLD QSL COLLECTION. Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 4400 old QSLs in six different albums. This site contains:
- At least, one card, for each 58 deleted DXCC countries (more than 400 QSLs)The URL address for the Web site is :
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 1900 QSLs)
- More than 600 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 230 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Franšaises).
- More than 100 QSL for the rare French islands such as FK/C, FO/C, and FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 200 cards for the old timer with more than 100 countries before 1945.
- A card from the French Department before 1945.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 4U1ITU, 5W0DP, CT1DJE, CY9SS, CY0AA, EA1CUB, EY8MM, FO/KM9D, FS/N0BSH, FY5KE, HS0ZEE, HV0A, JH8SLS, MJ/K8PT, OE2LCM, S79SO, V73NS, ZD8Z and ZL1BYZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3XD2Z, 9U9Z, A22/JA4ATV, A35AX, BP100S, CN2A, EK0B, EY8MM, EA9EU, GB4IPY, HZ1AN, J5UAR, JX9NOA, KE0A/KP2, KH8Q, LU1ZAB, LU4ARA/mm, R1FJT, S21XA, UA2FW, VP2MTC, VP2MVG, VP8DJU, XU7DXX, XU7MDY, YW0DX, ZK3RE and ZS9X
RV3, EUROPEAN RUSSIA
Dmitry, RV3ATS, is expected to activate some Russian disticts in the coming weeks as RV3ATS/p. He is also expected to participated the following contests: S.M. el Rey de Espana, Canada Day Contest, VHF Russia Championship, IARU HF Championship, HF Russia Championship and CQWW VHF Contest. Look for him to be active on 40/20/ 15/10/2 meters SSB from the following references:
GSq: KN-95, KN-84, LN-04, LN-03, LN-13QSL via RV3ATS, by the bureau (for standard QSL card) or direct (+3 USDs [no SSL, no IRC] to receive a full color 6 sided QSL card). Visit his Web page at:
RDA: KR-43, KR-10,KR-58, AD-06, KB-10
RM: RM-03-51, RM-03-56, RM-03-01, RM-03-36, RM-03-52,
RM-03-57, RM-03-50, RM-03-58, RM-03-59, RM-03-60,
RM-03-64 and RM-03-53
Various members of the Williamsburg Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) will be active as W4J between May 4-25th to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. On May 12th, a special event station will operate from Jamestown Island (USIA-VA013R) using the W4J callsign. Contacts with W4J during May 4-25th, will count as a Jamestown Island contact towards the Historic Triangle Award (Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown) Certificate. QSL via KU4FP.
Operator Shoji/JA7HMZ (V63DX) will make a regular trip to Pohnpei (OC-010) together with Takao/JA7AGO (V63GO) and Akio/JA7ZP (V63ZP). They will be active starting on May 21st through May 26th. Their activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via their home callsigns.
Jim, WB2REM, will be operating the special 4-letter suffix callsign VP2EREM from Anguilla, June 28th-July 8th. Operation is expected to be on 80-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via WB2REM.
Hank, W0CZE, and possibly another operator will be active from here between July 13-21st. QSL via W0FF. More details and the callsign should be forthcoming.
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