The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 820
August 6, 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, NC1L, NJ1Q, N2OO, NG3K, W3BTX, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W7KFI, K8YSE, AA9RN, W9ILY, ARVM, Pete's-DX- Newsdesk, 9A7K, CX3AL, DK8JB, DJ2MX, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, G8ATE, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, ON6DP, RSGB IOTA, T93Y, TA3YJ, VA3RJ & ICPO and Z35X for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th/July, through Sunday, 5th/August there were 201 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, DL, DU, E5/s, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, 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, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YB, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, 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).
Look for Syrian hams to use the special prefix 6C60 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of amateur radio in Syria during the period October 15th to November 15th on all HF bands.
Members of the El Grupo RASE DX will be on the air between September 3-16th, to celebrate the centenary of the "I Centenario of the Royal Betis" football club in Spain. They are expected to use the special prefix AM, AN and AO, and the special event station EG7CRB during this event. Activity will be on VHF and HF bands, CW, SSB and the Digital modes. A special diploma and QSL card is available. For more details about the event, visit the Web page:
CE0Z, JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLANDS (Change)
Ulli, DL2AH, will be active as CE0Z/DL2AH from March 18th to April 7th, 2008 (not March 11-26th as first announced; this is due to airlane flight problems). Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters mainly on SSB and RTTY using a FT-897. QSL via DL2AH, direct or by the Bureau.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, informs OPDX that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
9UØX - Burundi; 2007 OperationIf you had cards rejected for this operation, please send an E-mail to email@example.com and you will be placed on the list for update.
BS7H - Scarborough Reef; 2007 Operation
J5UAR - Guinea-Bissau; 2007 Operation
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
Operators John/W9ILY and Bob/K9MDO will be going to Miquelon (NA-032) and be active as FP/W9ILY and FP/K9MDO. John informs OPDX that the operations will begin on Thursday, September 13th (or possibly the evening of Wednesday, September 12th) and continue through Tuesday, September 18th. Operations will be from the famous MAXOTEL that has been used by several previous DXpeditions. Activity is planned for all bands 80-10 meters. They will be concentrating on SSB (primarily FP/K9MDO) and RTTY/PSK (primarily FP/W9ILY). Their equipment will be two TS-570D(G) rigs, 100 watts and no amps, and they plan to use the antennas that were donated by previous DXpeditions. Due to the strict weight restrictions of Air St. Pierre, they believe that 100 watts with good verticals at the sea will provide good, workable signals. QSL routes are as follows:
FP/W9ILY - QSL direct or by the Bureau. Contacts will be uploaded to
LoTW ASAP following the DXpedition.
FP/K9MDO - QSL via W9NJB direct or by the Bureau.
John states, "This will be a 'laid-back' type of DXpedition to give us and the DX community the maximum enjoyment. Thus, we do not envision a 24-hour operation, especially with only two operators."
GB, ENGLAND (Special Event)
Robert, G8ATE, states, "A small group of satellite enthusiasts in the East Midlands of England are planning to operate a special event (GB) station to celebrate the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the world's first Earth orbiting satellite SPUTNIK ONE from October 3rd for one month." More details are forthcoming.
AS-039. Operators Vlad/RV1CC, Yuri/RA0FU, Serge/ UA1ANA, Oleg/UR3IFD, Victor/RV2FW, Valery/UA0ZC, Serge/UA0ZAZ, Alex/UA0ZCC and Elena/RV3ACA will be active as RK1B/0 from Bering Island, August 9-14th. This is a rare RDA (Russian Districts Award). RRC reference is RR-12-07. QSL via RV1CC. Check their Web site for more details at:
AS-066. Operators Igor/RW0LBM, Vlado/UA0LCZ, Alex/RU0LM and Andy/RW0LC will be active as UE0LAA from Chikhachev Island (RR-16-09, RDA PK-27) until August 7th. QSL via UA0LCZ, direct or by the bureau.
AS-151. Operators BY1TT, BD1PTA, BA3CE and possibly others will be active as homecall/2 from Juhua Island between August 10-12th. QSL via BD1PTA.
EU-003. Falko, DG1WIM, will activate the Island of Sao Miguel (AZ-002 for the Portuguese Islands Award, WLOTA LH-2016) as CU2/DG1WIM between now and August 14th. Operations will be holiday style. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
EU-025. Alberto, IT9MRM, will be active as IT9MRM/p from Isola delle Palme (IIA SR-010, MIA MI-266) between August 6-8th. Activity will be on the HF bands SSB. QSL direct or by the bureau.
EU-030. Jens, DL8WOW, will be active as OZ/DL8WOW from Bornholm Island (BO-001 for the Danish Islands Award, WLOTA LH-2203) between now and August 17th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly CW, using a FT-897 with 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign.
EU-054. Operators Raffaello/IT9ATF, Gianni/IT9ORA, Renato/IT9NPR, Pippo/IT9PPG, Giuseppe/IT9RZU and Pino/IT9WDC will be active as IF9A from Favignana Island (IIA TP-011, MIA MI-025, WLOTA LH-1545), between October 26-28th, for the CQWW DX CW Contest. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via IT9ATF.
EU-055. Operators Henk/PA3FMC and Ruud/PE1BTV will be active as LA/PA3FMC from the lighthouse (ARLHS NOR-264, WLOTA LH-2373, WW Loc. JP21GA), on Utvar Island, August 16-22nd. They will participate in the International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend. Activity will be on all HF bands using SSB and BPSK, plus 2 and 6 meters with meteor scatter. QSL via PA3FMC (QRZ.com). Further information can be found at:
EU-175. Operators Jorge/CT1FMX, Mary/CT1YTS and Jose/CU3EQ will be active as CU3F from Terceira Island (AZ-003 for the Portuguese Islands Award, WLOTA LH-0524, WW Loc. HM68KP), Azores, between now and August 9th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. QSL via CT1FMX, direct or by the bureau.
NA-041. Rick, K6VVA, will be active as K6VVA/KL7 from Revillagigedo Island (USI AK141S, WW Loc. CO45IP, 1st South Eastern County, Alaska), September 7-9th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/30/20/17 meters primarily on CW. He plans to operate in the CW Sprint Contest. QSL via N6AWD. More information is available at:
NA-083. Operators Dave/W4SAR and Joe/K4SAR will be active as W4SAR/p from Chincoteague Island (USI VA002S, WW Loc. FM27HW, Accomack County, Virginia) from 0100z August 12th to 0100z August 24th. Special note: Look for sporadic activity on 6m SSB and on 20m SSB and 20m PSK31. QSL direct to W4SAR (QRZ.com).
NA-140. Page, WA3EOP, will be operating mobile from Kent Island (USI MD004S, WW Loc. FM18UW, Queen Annes Couty, Maryland) on August 11th (1600-1800z). Activity will include the MDC QSO Party. He plans to use both 40 and 20 meters, perhaps both SSB and CW from the mobile. Suggested frequencies are: 7230, 7060, 14266 and 14060. Most activity will be SSB, and if there is any CW it will be slow speed. QSL via his home callsign.
OC-142. Steve, G0UIH, will be active as VK2IAY/4 from Great Keppel Island, December 16-22nd. As with previous DXpeditions the main operation will be centered around 14260 kHz, but with some possibility of 15/17 meters operations. His equipment will be an IC-706MK2G with homebrew wire dipoles. QSL either direct or by the bureau. Check out the website for further details at:
OC-160. Steve, G0UIH, will be active as VK2IAY/4 from South Molle Island, January 7-11th (2008). As with previous DXpeditions the main operation will be centered around 14260 kHz, but with some possibility of 15/17 meters operations. His equipment will be an IC-706MK2G with homebrew wire dipoles. QSL either direct or by the bureau. Check out the website for further details at:
Look for Charles, MØOXO, to again activate the special event station GB4IPY between August 30th. Activity is to celebrate the "Inter- national Polar Year (IPY)". The International Polar Year Events run until 2009 and has been set up to raise awareness about the plights of our Polar Regions in respect of Global Warming and other matters of interest. The GB4IPY station is the only station active from the U.K. and for the World- Wide Antarctic Program it has a reference number of WAP-098 for the WAP chasers. The station will be active on the HF bands and 6m using SSB, CW and PSK31 modes several times each week. There is also a new award now available by the operator and can be claimed for working a combination of GB4IPY and GB0ANT stations on various bands and modes. Details about the GB4IPY/GBØANT award can be found on MØOXO Web site at:
Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, reports the following stations will be active using special ISWL club callsigns:
August Operations:All QSL info is on www.iswl.org.uk or (QRZ.com) or via eQSL.cc. NO LOTW.
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Towcester, in Northamptonshire, by Phil, G4DMS (WAB Square = SP65 NHM). Phil will also be on the ISWL stand at the Wimborne Hamfest on August 12th. Group photographs will be taken around noon.
MX1SWL/A - Operated from Skegby, Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD. (WAB Square = SK56 NOT).
JD1/O, OGASAWARA (Real Early Announcement)
Koya, JI5RPT (JD1BLY), and possibly others (using JD1 callsigns) will be active from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between February 13-28th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB, Satellites and Digital modes. They will focus on 160 and 80 meters. QSL via their home callsigns. Meanwhile, Koya, JI5RPT, will be active as JD1BLY during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/ All-Band entry. QSL via JI5RPT. For more details and updates, visit the Web page at:
KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND
Skipper of the USSV Dharma, Susan Meckley, W7KFI, who was expected to depart sometime last week for Johnston Island (OC-023, USI OI-006), has once again postponed her departure. Susan informs OPDX (as she apologizes to everyone) that it seems the hurricane weather coming from the Mexican area does not look good. Apparently, she started to head out and heard about hurricane Erik. The hurricane was heading her way and it was expected to pass to the south. Susan states, "I am heading into Honolulu for the hurricane season...it ends in Nov. If there is a break in the WX then I will schedule to KH3."
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITIES (ILLW is August 18-19th)
Members of the "RADIO CLUB URUGUAYO" will activate "Faro Puerto del Buceo West Breakwater" (ARLHS URU-014, 34°54'35"S - 56°07'51"W, GF15wc), during the upcoming ILLW activity, August 18-19th. Activity will take place from Friday, August 17th, 2200z until Monday, 20th 0100z, on all bands from 160-10 meters on CW and SSB with at least two stations using the special callsign CV1AA. If possible, some digital modes and VHF 2 meter operation will also be active too. QSL for this activity only DIRECT to: Radio Club Uruguayo, P.O.Box 37,11000, Montevideo, URUGUAY, SOUTH AMERICA, with SASE and IRC or 2 green stamps.
Members of the Associacao de Radioamadores da Vila de Moscavide will be signing CT1RVM/p during ILLW 2007 from Cabo Raso Lighthouse - reference number ARLHS POR011. This activity will also be valid for the Portuguese Lighthouses Award (Reference number DFP FES04), and the Portuguese Castles and Fortresses Award (Reference number DCFP F141 - Forte de Sao Bras). Activity will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters, SSB. Look for them near the World Lighthouse frequencies. Suggested SSB frequencies (+/- 20 khz) are: 7070, 14270, 21370, 28370 kHz. QSL will be sent 100% via the Bureau to confirm all contacts. For more info, visit:
Members of the "Bittern DX'ers" will activate for the 5th time GB2BML "Blakeney Mariner's Light" for the ILLW 2007, on the weekend of August 18-19th. Reference number is #ENG-292 first issued in 2003. Activity will be on all bands and most modes. They have new QSL for this year! Visit the Bittern DX'ers Web page at:
Look for TC1LHW to once more be on the air from Karaburun Lighthouse (TUR-036) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW). Operators will be Leonardo/TA1FR and Tevfik/TA1HZ. Detailed information is available at:
Look for TA2RX to activate the Taslik Gelidonya Lighthouse (TUR-049) for the first time during the ILLW. There is no electricity or generator there. Due to the hard conditions to reach the lighthouse - nearest road suitable for vehicle traffic is 2 kms away - the operator will be operating QRP, using a car battery (He has to carry all the equipment for 2 miles on foot). Operations will be only 20 and 40 meters. So watch out for this QRP DXpedition.
Station W2T will be activated by members of the Old Barney ARC from the
Tucker's Island Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-911) on Saturday, August 18th, from
about 1300z through 2100z. QSL via N2OO. Visit the following Web pages:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
3Y0X ON LOTW! QSL Manager Bob Schenck, N2OO, announced that the 3Y0X logs has been uploaded to LoTW as of August 3rd, 2007.
QSL AM1HQ, AM2HQ, AM3HQ, AM4HQ, AM5HQ, AM7HQ via EA4URE. QSL AM3A via EA3FHP. CORRECTION: In OPDX.818, under - UPDATE on "Has anyone received XU7ADB QSLs yet?" Bruce, AA9RN, stated that he has received his QSL from EA4URE from the October 2000 operation. Bruce now tells OPDX that he was wrong on the QSL info, and he is sorry for the false info.
GOLIST QSL MANAGER DATABASE HELP NEEDED. John, K1XN, from the GoList informs: "During my QSL Manager confirmation process, I have accum- alated a list of QSL Managers for which I could not find a published E-mail address, or the E-mail address that I found is not valid and bounces mail. Listed below are some of those QSL Managers that I am having problems with. I hope that maybe they will read this message and take the time to update their E-mail address on QRZ.com or send them to me direct at: firstname.lastname@example.org "
DB2GO DF2IY DF6IC DJ5ZWS DK7PE DL2VK DL5RMH DL8RM DB3LSP DF3FN DF7GB DJ6EA DL1DWR DL3AMA DL5SE DL9DYL DB8JO DF3IAU DF7ZH DJ6SI DL1GDS DL3APO DL6CT DL9GFB DC8HG DJ2AVB DF7ZS DJ7SX DL1YMK DL3BUM DL6HBX DL9HCU DC8HV DF3NZ DF9TM DJ7ZG DL2AAZ DL3ML DL6LAU DL9MS DC8TS DF4TD DH2FW DJ8VC DL2AH DL3OCH DL6NI DL9USA DC8XL DF5AN DJ1MH DK1BT DL2AU DL4FF DL6QT DM2AYO DD1TG DF5IW DJ2EH DK2CL DL2GAC DL4VBP DL7AFS DM5DX DF0CB DF5UG DJ2VO DK4DV DL2JRM DL5DYL DL7CN DO1ARS DF1IC DF5UL DJ3EH DK4YJ DL2NUD DL5JMN DL7UGO DS2GOO DF1IM DF6EX DJ3KR DK5TX DL2SWW DL5KUD DL7UUO DF2IY DF6FK DJ4MZ DK5VD DL2VFR DL5NAM DL8NUVK9DNX QSL STATUS. Mario, DJ2MX, reports: "I would like to inform you about the status of VK9DNX direct QSLs. On last Friday (July 27th) the last big batch with VK9DNX cards has been sent out. The next step will be processing of all requests received via OQRS (Online QSL Request System) followed by answering the bureau cards. Please notice that 3 USDs or 1 IRC are sufficient for return postage to destinations outside of Europe. Once again the VK9DNX team wants to thank you very much for your support and donations. The planning of the next DXpedition just started.....73"
YI1BGD QSLS. Paul, ON6DP, received the following mail from YI1IRQ, from the Society I.A.R.S. (Baghdad, Iraq) stating that they "lost the logbook of YI1BGD for the last perioud after 2003". The location of their old club has been looted and all papers burned. No one was there "to keep the log safe at that time (it was war)." They still suggest to send QSLs to their QSL Bureau (P.O.Box 55072, Baghdad - 12001, Iraq) and they may be able to find a way to answer some of them (for YI1BGD). They will send the QSLs to people who visited their club station at that time before 2003. Operators like G0TLC and OM6TX who used that callsign sometime, and they may have a copy of the log.
Nilay, TA3YJ, reports that the YM1907FB online log has been updated at:
CALLSIGN CHANGE! Chris informs OPDX, "After 14 years of being Z31GX, I have changed my callsign to Z35X as of August, 1st 2007. 73 and greetings from Macedonia de Chris, Z35X (ex. Z31GX)"
QSLS VIA LOTW: 1A0KM, 3Y0X, BS7H, E30NA, OH1MA, OJ0/SM0EPO, SK3GM and ZF1A
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 1A4A, 5W0JT, 5W0RE, 5X1Z, 6V7F, A92GR, BS7H, FK8CP, N8S, TR8CA, VK9DNX, YA/LY1Y and ZK1VVV
P4, ARUBA (Special 911 Event)
Earlier this year, Bob/W3BTX (P49T) and Roy/W3TEF (P4/W3TEF) requested a special prefix that could be used over the upcoming anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attack on the USA. On Saturday, August 4th, the government of Aruba issued their requested callsign P41USA for the period of September 1-15th, 2007. In addition, they also received permission to use several photos taken at NYC by the National Park Service for their special prefix QSL card. The QSL card will also mention that they are affiliated with the PVRC. Bob and Roy will be operating 160-6 meters (including the WARC Bands) at various times during this period using the special callsign. It's possible that several bands will be operating at the same time. All QSLs should go to Roy, W3TEF, (direct with SASE or via bureau).
Boris, T93Y, informs OPDX that after 40,660 QSOs logged as ST0RM and ST2A, operator Jovica's, T98A (ex. T94FC) assignment in the Sudan has come to an end. During the past two years spent in the Sudan, Jovica has made 35,012 QSOs on CW, 3386 on SSB, 2249 on RTTY and 13 on PSK31. He also provided many new ones working 843 QSOs on 160m, 3916 QSOs on 80m and 585 QSOs on 6m. Some of the pictures which illustrate living and working conditions in Sudanese desert environment are available at:
SV9, CRETE (EU-015)
Look for Marc, ON7SS/OO9O, to be active as SV9/OO9O/p from here during his holiday between August 7-17th. Bands and modes of activity were not provided. QSL via ON7SS, direct or by the bureau.
T31, CENTRAL KIRIBATI ISLAND (Possibly Also T33)
Toshi, JA8BMK, plans to be active from Kanton Island (OC-043) as T31XX in late October. He plans to stay there for about a couple of weeks (minimum 1 week). Activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. He has started to prepare for activity and has sent necessary equipment like a generator, food, antennas, .....etc. to Tarawa, in Western Kiribati. Toshi is scheduled to leave Japan sometime in September and will head towards Western Kiribati (T30) via Fiji (3D2). He will leave T30-land for T31 in mid-October. It will take Toshi a week's sailing trip to reach Canton Island. If Toshi has some extra time, there is the possibility he will visit Banaba Island (OC-018) and operate as T33ZZ before or after the T31 operation. QSL via his home callsign.
Start planning for the 55th W9DXCC DX Convention/Dinner Banquet. The event will take place on September 15th. Details are available at:
Look for members of the well known contest Radio Club "Nikola Tesla", Z37M (ex.Z30M), to use the special callsign Z360M (Z-three sixty-M) from August 1st to the end of the year. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Radio Club Nikola Tesla in Stip, Macedonia.
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