The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 814
June 25, 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, NJ1Q, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5LBU, W7KFI, K8YSE, N8DX, K9CS, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, DK8JB, DL6KAC, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, E21EIC, EA3GHZ, EA5RM, F5NQL & UFT, G0IAS, G0SFJ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK0REH, M0RNR, OE1WHC, RSGB IOTA, TA3YJ and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th/June, through Sunday, 24th/June there were 199 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B7, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, CE, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FO, 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, J3, J6, J7, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9L, VK9N, VP2V, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD8, 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).
Operator Slavo, SP2JMB, will be active as 3A2/SP2JMB between June 26-28th. Activity will be on 40m to 70cm on CW and SSB.
3B7, ST. BRANDON ISLANDS (DXpedition Update)
DXpedition was expected to go QRT at/around 0600z, June 21st; QSL via SP9SX. For more details, updates and the log, visit the 3B6SP Web page at:
Vladimir, UA4WHX, has left Rwanda and is once again active as 5X1VB. As always there is no indication on how long he will be there. He was heard this past weekend on 80/17/12 meters mostly CW. We were told by Allan, G0IAS, that Vlad wants to visit with Graham, 5X1GS, but it seems that Graham is in the UK at the present time. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau. It is recommend to send direct cards after his travels.
Antonio, EA5RM, has announced that a multi-national-team is planning to be on the air from Kigali this summer. Details will be announced later. Stay tuned!
A2, BOTSWANA (Update)
Frosty, K5LBU/A25CF, announced this past week that his team operators will use the possible following SSB frequencies during their July 6-20th (possibly the 5th) operation:
Transmit Receive 1840 1845-1850 3790 3800-3810 also up at 3850-3860 7075 7185-7195 14220 14225-14230 14265 14270-14275 18145 18150-18155 21270 21275-21280 24935 24940-24945 28450 28455-28460 50110 50110Frosty says that he has not received the CW frequencies from the CW operators on the team yet. He also mentioned that the team has been issued the callsign of A25HQ to use in the IARU Contest next month.
C5, THE GAMBIA
Andre, ON7YK, will once agin be active as C56YK from September 14-27th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and also on 6 meter SSB. QSL via the info on .
DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports: "The 2006 DXCC Yearbook - Jun 22, 2007 16:19 ET The 2006 DXCC Yearbook is now at the printer and it is expected to 'hit the streets' in mid to late-July. While this is a little later than usual it is still within the DXCC timeframe for this publication. In order to receive the free publication you must:
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FS & PJ7, ST. MARTIN AND ST. MAARTEN ISLANDS (Update/Survey)
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. QSL via their home callsigns. Visit their very interesting Web page at:
HAMIGG (Ham Social Forum)
Christian, DL6KAC, informs OPDX about a new project he has started last week called HAMigg (http://hamigg.de). It is a social bookmarking platform similar to digg.com (therefore HAMigg = Ham Radio + Digg). Christian states, "The big difference is HAMigg is limited to ham radio and technical topics only. In my opinion, Digg.com and all other platforms are heavily congested and it is really difficult to find the 'good stuff'. HAMigg is an effort to change this a bit. The idea is the following:
Users can submit interesting stories or articles which they have found on the internet (DX news, websites, ham software [freeware], ham radio news in general etc.). Other users can vote on these stories via an interactive voting system. Submissions or articles which receive a lot of positive votes will rank high, others will rank lower, helping to sort the submitted articles. RSS feeds are available so that users can easily subscribe and stay updated once new submissions are online. In a nutshell it's all about content for hams by hams."
Christian has compiled a more detailed write-up about the new project at:
Pierre, HB9QQ, will be active as HB0/HB9QQ between June 29th and July 2nd and again between July 6-9th. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6 and 2 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
AF-019. Giuseppe "Joe", I2AZ, is now active as IG9/I2AZ from Lampedusa Island (IIA AG-001). The length of his stay is unknown. I2AZ is only active on CW. QSL via the Bureau.
AF-104. (NEW ONE!) Operators Ivan/OM3CGN, Robert/OM1KW, Afif/7X2RO, Youcef/7X2HF, Sofiane/7X2GF, Faouzi/7X2FB, Frantise/7X0RY and Yves/7X0MT are expected to be active as 7U5CI from Cavallo Island in the Mediterranean Sea Coast East Group for the first time between June 23-28th. They plan to have three stations active with a spiderbeam and wire dipoles. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on all modes. This island is located between Bejaia and Jijel. QSL via OM3CGN.
AS-155. Operators Bill/BV8BC, Bob/BV8BQ, Cheng/BX8AAA, Chan/BX8AD, Max/BX8AE, and Ryan/BX8AG will be active as BV9G from Green Island (also known as Lu Tao, WLOTA LH-0495) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via BV8BC.
EU-008. Members of the Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club (CPSARC) will once again operate from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, WAB NM04), the most westernly part of Scotland's Inner Hebridean Islands, during the RSGB IOTA (Islands on the Air) Contest which runs from 1200z, July 28th to 1200z, July 29th, using the clubs special contest callsign GM2T. Pre-contest activity members will be signing as MM0CPS/P. CPSARC heavily supports newcomers to their wonderful hobby and has a large number of newly licensed members who are actively encouraged to participate in their contest effort, whether experienced or not. This way, not only does their hobby benefit from new operators, but contesting benefits as they invariably become bitten by the contest bug. This year's team consists of: Cambell/MM0DXC, Bob/GM4UYZ, John/ MM0JXI, Brian/M0RNR, John/MM0CCC, Landles/GM4XZZ, Willie/ MM0WZZ, Iain/MM1CPP, Gary/MM0FZV, Gareth/M3INO, Derek/ MM0WST, Colin/2M0CRR, Moe/MM0MRM, Geoff/MM5AHO, Ellis/GM4GZW and Innes/GM4VJV. QSL GM2T via the Bureau, or their QSL Manager GM4UYZ, by the Bureau or direct. Details are available at:
EU-031. Operators Luigi/IK8HCG, Salvatore/IK8UND, Mauro/IN3QBR, Walter/IZ8FDG, Walter/IN3XUG, Virgilio/IC8OZM and Paolo/ IC8DAK will be active as IC8R from Procida Island (IIA NA-002, MIA MI-080) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via IC8OZM.
EU-042. Manfred, DF7FC, will be active as homecall/p from Langeness Island (N-19 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). His activity will be SSB only, with 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign; bureau is preferred.
EU-057. Joachim, DL5KUD, will be active from Ruegen Island (O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via DL5KUD; bureau is preferred.
EU-115. Dez, G0DEZ, will be active as EI9JQ from Ireland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Activity will be on 80-10 meters, but low power. QSL via G0DEZ.
EU-123. Operators Colin/MM0NDX and Ian/GM1RIG will be active as homecall/p from Cramond Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via their home callsigns, direct only.
EU-127. Operator Jo, DL5AUA, will be active as homecall/p from Neuwerk Island (N-12 for the German Islands Award, ARLHS FED-165, TWLHD WLH DL-019, WLOTA LH-2311) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign.
EU-128. Holger, DL5XAT, will be active as homecall/p from Fehmarn Island (O-01 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign.
EU-129. Members of the club station "des OV Konigs Wusterhausen" (DL0KWH) will be active as DL0KWH/p from Usedom Island (0-13 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op CW and SSB entry. QSL via DL0KWH; bureau is preferred.
EU-129. A team of German operators will be active as DR6IOTA from Usedom Island (0-13 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via DM5DX.
EU-146. Operators Hans/PA1BX, Jochen/DH5HV, Joe/ON4JZ, Andre/ON4PH, Jim/ON5UM, Luc/ON6LUQ, Geert/ON7GF, Francis/ON4CFQ and possibly others will be active as PA1BX/p from Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via PA1BX.
EU-146. Operators Hans/ON4ASG, Dan/ON4ON, Harvey/ON5SY, Dries/ON6CX, Pat/ON7PQ and Jean-Marie/ON7XT will be active as PA/OQ1C/p from Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via ON4ON.
EU-170. Operators Miko/9A4ML, Ivica/9A2HW, and Igor/9A4CD will be active as 9A9Z/p from Pasman Island (IOCA CI-085, CIA-34, ACIA IC-348) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via 9A1ADE; bureau is preferred.
EU-088. Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OZ/DL2VFR from Laeso Island (NK-003 for the Danish Islands Award), and possibly Horn- fiskroen Island (NK-005 for the Danish Islands Award), from June 24th and July 1st. Activity will be on all HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-121. Look for operators G3ZAY, M0HSW and M0TJH to be active as EI/homecall/p from Inishbofin Island in the Irish Coastal Islands Group from June 25-27th. QSL via their home callsigns.
NA-046. Howie, K1VSJ, will be active as K1VSJ/p from Martha's Vine- yard (USI MA-005S, Dukes County, Massachusetts, WLOTA 2804), during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via his home callsign.
NA-196. Operators Pete/VE3IKV and Bill/W4TAA will be activating Belcher Islands in CQ Zone 2 (VY0 Nunavut Territory), using the special callsign authorized by Industry Canada, VF0X, between June 29th and July 4th. Activity will be on HF and 6 meters, CW and SSB. QSL is via VE3IKV, direct (quick) or by the bureau (slow).
SA-027. Bone, PP5VX, will be active from Sao Francisco Island (DIB 08 for the Brazilian Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). QSL via the address on (QRZ.com).
KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND (Delay and Update)
Skipper of the USSV Dharma, Susan Meckley, W7KFI, who got sidelined from her trip to KH3-land because of her bad toothache, has informed OPDX that she had to have jaw surgery. The almost 73 year old grandmother states, "boy does it hurt today...anyway it was 1366.48 USDs....wow." Susan states it will take her a week or so to recuperate, then she will be off for KH3 and V7 again. She indicated that she wants to (has to) "leave Honolulu well before August as the hurricanes start coming this far west in August." She estimates to look for her to be active from KH3 on 14036 and 14236 kHz during the last week of July or the first week of August.
LZ, BULGARIA (Bird Op/Possibly YO)
Andy, G0SFJ, hopes to operate as LZ/G0SFJ/P again, this time from the Rhodopi Mountains south of Kardjali between August 12-14th. He will be at the Astrocamp there. His equipment will be a FT-51R (QRP) and a trusty Arrow on AO51 and SO50. ADDED NOTE: Andy will be taking a train to Bucharest, Romania, and he needs a partner/supporter in Bucharest to help him operate as YO/G0SFJ/P in a public park in Bucharest on Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19th. Andy states, "Without a partner in YO I will not feel secure in operating there, and I might not take my equipment at all." If you can help him, E-mail him at the following addresses to make arrangements: andythomasmail AT yahoo.co.uk andythomasmail AT gmail.com
OE16, AUSTRIA (Special Event)
The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communication/QSL Collection will activate the unique callsign OE16B between August 31st and September 9th. This special event station is on the air to celebrate the Papal visit of Bendedikt XVI to Austria. QSL only direct via: ORF/OE16B, A-1136 Wien, Austria,. This is a charity operation for the El Molo Mission and School in Kenya*. Therefore, the special QSL will only be issued for a donation (at least 1 new IRC or 1 USD). All other reports will be answered with a plain QSL via the Bureau.
PACIFIC TRIP (IOTA Op)
Karl, N1DL, who was active from various Carib- bean locations last year, will be active from various French Polynesian Islands as FO/N1DL and as E51ADL from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks Islands, this year between June 27th and July 11th. His activity will be limited because he is on holiday, but look for operations to be on most bands and all modes. QSL via his home callsign.
PJ2, NETHERLAND ANTILLIES
Operators Carsten/DL6LAU, Jan/DJ8NK and Joachim/DL8OBQ will be active from Curacao Island (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942) as PJ2/homecall, July 9-16th. The trio will also participate in the IARU HF Contest (July 14-15th) as PJ2HQ, a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via their home callsigns. QSL PJ2HQ via N9AG or LoTW.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL routes provided by Johannes, DK8JB, and Tedd, KB8NW: 6M0W via HL5BMX IZ1LBG via IW1ARB 7J2YAF via JA1KSO KB1OVL via E21EIC AO5JK via EA5JK W1/E21EIC via E21EIC GM6NX via GM4UYE W3/E21EIC via E21EIC GX5BK via G3SNN W4/E21EIC via E21EICChamp, E21EIC, informs OPDX that QSLs for XW1A, XW1LLR, XW1IC, E21EIC/P and E21EIC received between March and June 10th have all been answered.
Dan, IK0REH, was recently active as 3V8SS between June 5-17th. Activity was on the HF bands "CW ONLY". He made 1100 QSOs from Hammam Sousse (in the Sousse Province) at the Maison de Scout Tunisienne. QSL "this operation ONLY" via IK0REH and "DIRECT ONLY". Donations are welcome to help spread ham radio in Tunisia. Dan thanks Mustapha, DL1BDF, for his efforts and help in Tunisia.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 4U1ITU, 7Z1HL, DP9Z, E51TUG , EA7FIQ, FY/G3SXW, FY/G3TXF, GM4WZL, P40L, PY5EW, RA4LW, SM2CEW, T97C, TF/G4EDG/P, TF/G4ELZ/P, VP8LP and VR2PX
QSLS RECEIVE VIA MAIL: 3B9/G3TXF, 3C0M, 5H1Z, 5W0CK, C21HC, C98BWW, ER1DA, ER/RW3AH, GB5HQ, J20SA, JT1BV, KH7DX, KH8/K6SRZ, T20HC, V26B, VK9DNX, VU7MY, VU7RG, W1AW, XF4DL, XT2C, OY3QN, ZF1A and ZL2PR
SV9, CRETE (EU-015)
Operator Theo, SV1EJD, will be active as SV9/SV1EJD, July 3-17th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB and RTTY. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or by the Bureau.
VP2E, ANGUILLA (Interesting Callsign)
Look for Jim, WB2REM, to operate with a special four letter suffix callsign, VP2EREM, from here between June 28th and July 8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
Operators Larry/K3VX, Greg/K4NO, Lee/K7NM, Howard/ AK9F, Don/K9NR and Carl/K9CS (VP2MSC) plan to be active from here between November 20th and December 3rd. Activity will include entries in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) and ARRL 160 Contests (November 30th-December 2nd). Callsigns and other info will be forth- coming. QSL via K9CS.
Tom, KV8Q, will be active as VY2/KV8Q from Prince Edward Island from July 11-16th. Activity will be mainly CW. He will also be in the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 14-15th) as a Single-OP CW entry. QSL via KC8UR.
YM1907, TURKEY (Special Event/Prefix)
To celebrate the 100th anni- versary of Fenerbahce Sports Club, look for Berkin, TA3J, to be active using the special callsign YM1907FB, which was authorized by the Turkish Republic Telecommunication Department of Istanbul Site Manage- ment, between 1907z, July 19th and 1907z, August 2nd. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/15/10/2 meters and the WARC bands on all modes. QSL via TA3YJ, direct or by the bureau. For direct QSLs, please send only SASE and 1 IRC (2006 version) with your QSL card, no green stamps please. SWL QSL cards are OK. No eQSL. Visit the Web page:
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