The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 811
June 4, 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, N2OO, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N6MZ, N6PF, N7NG, K8CX, K8YSE, A.R.V.M., Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, EW2EO, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8EDJ, MM0DFV, PA4JJ, RSGB IOTA, SP9MRO, VE2EBK, VA3RJ & ICPO and VE3ZIK for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 27th/May, through Sunday, 3rd/June there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D6, DL, DU, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z7, ZA, ZB, ZC4, 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).
3A, MONACO (Special Event)
Look for special event station 3A7JO to be active between now and June 10th to celebrate the XII edition of the "Games of the Small States of Europe" (see http://www.monaco2007.mc/). Activity will take place on all bands and modes. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct requests should be sent to the Association des Radioamateurs de Monaco (ARM) QSL Bureau, B.P. 2, MC 98001, Monaco Cedex.
Operators Luc/ON4LUC and Paul/ON6DP will be active as 3A/ON4LUC and 3A/OP0P from now until June 8th (possibly the 9th). They will be operating on RTTY, PSK and SSB with 100w and an "Inverted V" on 80/40/20 meters. QSLs via ON6DP, direct or by the bureau.
Eli, N6PF, will be celebrating his 60th birhday with a visit to 3A2MD's QTH. He will be operating as 3A/N6PF from June 25-30th. Bands and modes of activity were not provided. QSL via his home callsign.
3B6, AGALEGA ISLANDS (DXpedition Update)
Team leader, Witek, SP9MRO, sent out a press release a day before leaving (June 1st) for Agalega Island. He indicated that the 3B6SP group had finished loading the equipment to the catamaran, and that they would be leaving in the morning. The group would be passing St. Brandon Island, which is very close to the catamaran route and only one day sailing from Mauritius. He expects a 4-5 day trip to Agalega because of high level of the ocean and activity from the volcano on Reunion Island. The team will try to work on the air during their trip under homecall/mm on all bands. If everything goes as planned, they will start radio activity from Agalega on Thursday, June 6th. Their suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1821.5, 3521, 7021, 10121, 14021, 18081, 21021, 24901 and 28021
SSB - 1845, 3780, 7063, 14185, 18136, 21290, 24930 and 28490
RTTY - 3590, 7040, 10140, 14084, 18104, 21084, 24924 and 28084
PSK - 7038, 10142, 18102, 21072, 24922 and 28122 kHz
QSL via SP9SX. For more details and updates, visit the 3B6SP Web page at:
Marek, SQ8JCA, will once agin be active as 5N2/SQ8JCA from Cogi during all of June. Activity is expected to be on 80-6 meters SSB. Look for him especially between 1000-1600z. QSL via his home callsign.
6W/IZ2DPX NOW QRT
Oreste, IZ8EDJ, reports that 6W/IZ2DPX is now QRT, and the log is available online at:
7O1YGF OPERATION STATUS RESURFACED AGAIN
Since the International DX Convention in Visalia, as well as the Dayton HamVention, OPDX has been receiving questions about the status of the 7O1YGF German DXpedition to Yemen. It seems Dave Patton, NN1N, ARRL's Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager, has stated that the status of "7O1YGF is not closed". This would mean efforts continue to gain the right and necessary documentation.
A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Ghis, ON5NT/A61NT, is definitively back in Belgium as of May 24th.
AN8, CANARY ISLANDS (AF-004)
As part of a campaign to get the Teide National Park (Tenerife, Canary Islands) to be included in the UNESCO World Patrimony List, a group of radio amateurs will air the special callsign AN8TID, June 9-10th, by operating from La Rambleta (Teide volcano), at an altitude 3,555 meters. Activity will be on all HF, VHF and UHF bands, using CW, SSB and the digital modes. QSL via EA8NQ, either direct (see www.qrz.com/ea8nq/) or by the Bureau. For details and information, visit the Web page:
Jan, PA4JJ, will be active as 9A/PA4JJ/p from June 16th to July 7th. He will be on a holiday at Porec Istria and will try to be active as much as possible on the WARC bands using RTTY and PSK modes. He states that the antenna he will use will be either a vertical or a ZS6BKW. QSL information can be found on his Web site at:
There is a possibility to request a special paper QSL card as well.
9A & T9, CROATIA AND BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Zik, VE3ZIK (also DO7ZZ), will once again be active from Bilice (JN73WS), Croatia, as 9A/VE3ZIK between June 16th and September 5th. Look for him on all HF Bands, CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and FM (around 29600 kHz if there is condx). He will also be active at least from one IOTA island, and active in the IOTA
Contest. Visit Zik's Web page at: http://www.qslnet.de/ve3zik
Send E-mail QSL Bureau request via: email@example.com
Zik also has some plans to be active from Bosnia-Herzegovina as T9/VE3ZIK between June 20-27th and September 5-10th. This will be a holiday style operation with 100W and some wire antennas. QSL 9A/VE3ZIK and T9/VE3ZIK via DL3PS, by the DARC Bureau. No e-QSL or LotW.
AO5, SPAIN (Special Event)
Look for Pascual, EA5FKQ/AO5FKQ, and other EA operators from the Valencia region to use the special prefix AO5 instead of EA5 until July 7th. This special activity is to celebrate the most prestigious 32nd America's Cup sailing event being held in Europe for the first time off the shore of Valencia.
BS7H PHOTOS AVAILABLE
More BS7H Scarborough Reef photos are now available for viewing at via the following Web page at:
Members of the ARVM (Associação de Radioamadores da Vila de Moscavide) will be active as CS2FD, June 16-17th, from Montemor Park near the city of Loures, to participate during their Field Day event. Activity will be on all bands, CW, SSB, RTTY and TVA. For more details, visit their Web page at:
DL100, GERMANY (Special Event)
Look for special activity during the month of June by members of the radio clubs of Norddeich (Z-65) and Hage (I-55) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the well known coast station Norddeich Radio. Operations are planned for 160-10 meters on various modes. Also, look for 2 meters to be activated on SSB, CW, FSK441 and JT65. A special callsign, DL100DAN, and a special award, DAN100, will be available. More informations can be found on the Norddeich Web page at:
Members of the Borisov Amateur Radio Club (BARC) will be active as EW905B between now and November 30th. Activity is to celebrate the 905th anniversary of Borisov City. QSL via EW2EO. For more details, visit:
FO/C, CLIPPERTON ISLANDS (Update)
Bob, N6OX, will be leading an inter- national team to Clipperton Atoll (NA-011, DIFO FO-001) in early March 2008. To celebrate the Clipperton DX Club's (FO0XA-H) 30th anniversary, the DXpedition team's goal will be to make 100,000+ QSOs worldwide and to work as many European, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and African stations where Clipperton is high on the most wanted list. Departure date is February 28th, 2008, and they are planning to operate 12-14 days depending on conditions. The list of operators are as follows:
Alan/AD6E, *David/K4SV, Alan/K5AB, Steve/K6SGH, *Bob/N6OX, *Alan/K6SRZ, Joe/KO4RR, Bill/N2WB, Arnold/N6HC, Doug/N6TQS, John/N7CQQ, *Terry/AB5K, *Steve/VE7CT, Paul/W8AEF, Ann/WA1S, John-Peter/F5AHO, *Alain/F5LMJ, Alan/F6BFH and his XYL/Danielle, Joel/F5PAC, Mike/FM5CD, Jim/F5JY and his XYL/Mayse, and *David/VE7VR. [* Pending]Operators John/N7CQQ and David/K4SV will be handling the organization and management of this operation. For information on this DXpedition, visit their Web page at:
FS & PJ7, ST. MARTIN AND ST. MAARTEN ISLANDS
Operators Marq/CT1BWW, John/EA3GHZ and Tomas/EA5YH will be active as FS/homecall and PJ7/homecall between July 15-25th. The trio (with their XYLs) will start their activity on the French side of the island but will make visits to the Dutch side throughout their stay. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, CW, SSB and the digital modes. Visit their very interest- ing Web page at:
FY, FRENCH GUIANA
Operators Roger/G3SXW and Nigel/G3TXF will be active as FY/homecalls, June 8-10th. Activity will be on all bands, CW only. QSL via their home calls, direct or by the bureau.
GB1, SCOTLAND (Special Event)
Look for special event station GB1EPC to be active from now until June 28th to celebrate of the European PSK Club's 1st anniversary. The station will be set up in Glasgow, and the activity will only be on the PSK modes. QSL via MM0DFV.
Look for Patrick, ON7ARQ, to be active from Lombardia (JN55) as I2/ON7ARQ between June 8-18th. Activity will be on HF SSB, 6 and 2 meters using a FT817 and TS50 into a mobile antenna + ATU. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-017. Giovanni, IK5BCM, will be active as ID9/IK5BCM from Panarea Island (IIA ME-006, MIA MI-070) now through June 9th. No other details were provided. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-172. Operator Ulli, DO2ML, will be active as OZ/DO2ML from Aeroe Island (DIA FY-014, WLOTA LH-0973), June 4-7th. Activity will be on 80/40/20 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
K8CX's 2007 DAYTON HAMVENTION PHOTO GALLERY
Tom's, K8CX, 2007 Dayton Photo Gallery is now up at:
The Mediterraneo DX Club has announced details of their 3rd upcoming "World Meeting" (convention) to be held at the San Leonardo Resort in the Vibo Valentia Province (a Italian Tourist Zone), Italy, on November 10-11th. The MDXC will also be celebrating their 10th anniversary during this event. The line-up of presentations expected include BS7H, 1A4A and several IOTA operations. For more information, please visit the MDXC Web page at:
Jean-Marc, ON4JM, is in the southern part of Lebanon near the city of Tibnin and is expected to sign OD5/ON4JM between June 5th and mid-August. As part of the Belgian Army and there to assist the United Nations Forces, Jean-Marc activity will be limited to his spare time. He plans to be active on all bands 80-10 meters (possibly 160m), CW, SSB and the digital modes. Jean-Marc's will make a special effort to listen for low power stations. QSL via ON Bureau. For more details, visit his Web page at:
Paulo, CT1EFS, is in Shama and is active as OD5/CT1EFS until the end of June. Activity will be on 20/17/15 meters, CW and SSB. Look for him starting around 1630z. QSL via CT1CJJ.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL routes provided by Johannes, DK8JB: 3G1X via XQ1IDM (direct) SV5/OO5S via ON4ON 5P4VM via OZ4VM T88NN via JI0NNM 9A8ABG via DB3GF T91CFG via 9A2AJ AO5GSW via EA5GSW UE4HKD via RU4HD BG5DKK direct UW0L via UR4LWY C92IO via ZS6HB YD0NWO direct EV2A via EW2AA ZW2T via PY2TNT PD5URK via PA0LEYQSL EH4EI via EA4CT. This was a special event station aired from the Italian Embassy in Madrid to celebrate Italy's National Day. Look for them to be active again on October 12th during Spain's National Day.
QSL I0RI via IZ0GKN. Members of the SRT were active from the Roma Embassy using this special callsign to celebrate the anniversary of the Italian Republic.
KY6YL BUREAU QSLS. DXpeditioner Mike, N6MZ, who also sorts the "Y" segment for the ARRL 6th District QSL Bureau, regrets to inform DXers around the world that KT6YL, who claims to be the QSL Manager for TF0GX, TF8GX, TF4RX, TF7GX, TF7RX, TF7X, TF8RX, TF3XEN, and TF3ZA, does NOT use the ARRL QSL bureau. Unfortunately, Mike has to shred many, many hundreds of your QSL cards every year because Mrs. Gehrke will not participate in the bureau system. Mike states, "Please don't waste your time and your QSL cards sending via the bureau to KT6YL. TNX & 73, Mike"
VU7RG/VU7MY QSL UPDATE. QSL Manager Bob Schenck, N2OO, reports: "I recently received my supply of VU7RG/VU7MY QSL cards from the QSL printer in Europe. My QSL team from the South Jersey DX Association will meet next week to process the "Region 2" cards. Most cards will go into the mail on the same day which is expected to be June 11th or 12th. The exception is for those who requested BOTH VU7RG and VU7MY (or perhaps any other call that I handle) in the same envelope. Those will be processed later since it involves a separate confirmation process here. As for the extra postage needed due to the recent increase, I have a good batch of 2 cent stamps here. I want to thank the couple of folks who mailed me some sheets of 2 cent stamps to add to my postage box! That was a very nice gesture. Thanks! See ya' in the Pileups! 73! Bob Schenck, N2OO"
QSLS VIA LOTW: DR1A, EA4TX, EC1CT, HA5UK, LA6FJA, M4A, OE2S, S53F, VE7ON and YT6A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A4A, 3B8/HA7TM, 6W/HA7TM, 9M4SDX, 9N7JO, A45WD, BP100S, EA9EU, ET3BN, FG5FI, HB0/IV3LZQ/p, IK1ZNN/p, J5UTM, KH0/K3UY, PJ2/N8LGP, ST2R, V63UA and VU2NXM
SPECIAL EVENT (ISWL)
The International Shortwave League (ISWL) will have a few special event station events active during the month of June. Look for the following:
GX4BJC/A - Herbie, G6XOU, ISWL QSL Bureau Manager, will operate from Walton on the Naze, in Essex.All QSL info is available on http:/www.iswl.org.uk or via eQSL.cc (NO LOTW).
GC4BJC/P - Herbie, G6XOU, will also used this callsign from Wales during the month.
MX1SWL/A - John, G8XTJ, ISWL President, will operate from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire.
TM6, FRANCE (Special Event)
Look for special event station TM6ACO to once agin be activated (for the 56th year) between June 3-17th for the "24 Hours of Le Mans 2007". Activity will be on all bands (HF-6m), CW and SSB. QSL via the bureau to F6KFI. For more details, visit the Web page at:
Wayne Mills, N7NG, President of the Yasme Foundation, informs OPDX:
"One of the more famous and long-lived post box numbers in DXing has changed. Effective immediately, all mail sent to the Yasme Foundation should go to: The Yasme Foundation, P.O. Box 20578, Castro Valley, CA, USA 94546. The current mailing address shown on the Yasme Web site (Yasme.org) is now correct. Mail sent to the old box number, Box 2025, will be forwarded for approximately six months, so if you have sent mail recently, it will be delivered with no difficulty. For a period last summer, the USPO was not forwarding mail properly, and some mail was returned. This is no longer the case."
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