The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 847
February 25, 2008
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, ARRL Letter, K1XN & GoList, N1BAA, N1KI, NJ1Q, NC1L, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4UEE, K4ZLE, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5LBU, K6RIM, N6KZ, K8YSE, N8FE, W8UVZ, W9DX, N0VD, DX-IS News Site, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, 2E0WMG, 4S7NE, DK8JB, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IV3IYH, PY1NEZ, RSGB IOTA Web Site, SK7BQ, SM5LWC, VA2RC, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK6HZ and YT1HA for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th-February, through Sunday, 24th-February there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, 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, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, 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, S0, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP6/d, VP8, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, 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).
Operators Kevan/2E0WMG (2J0WMG) and Mark/M0MJH (MJ0MJH) will be active from Jersey (EU-013) between March 20-26th. They also hope to activate Les Minquiers Reef (EU-099) during their trip. QSL via their home callsigns (addresses on (QRZ.com)).
4S, SRI LANKA (160m)
Nelson, 4S7NE, announced this past week that he will be active on 1822 kHz at 0045z. Once he is done on 160m, he will then QSY to 3505 kHz.
5R, MADAGASCAR (AF-013)
Franck, F4DBJ, will be active as 5R8HT from Ivato between March 30th and April 17th. His bands and modes of activity were not provided, but it was reported that he plans to activate Nattes Island (AF-090).
Remember to look for Sigi, DL7DF, who will be on holiday with his XYL Sabine at Diani Beach at the coastline of Kenya. He will be active as 5Z4HW from February 27th to March 11th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV. Operations will be limited (holiday style). He will use an IC-735 and Linear TY900. Antennas will be a R7 vertical and 18m Tower for 160/80m. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the DARC Bureau. Visit his Web page at:
Tom, W2SC, will be active as 8P1A during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via NN1N.
ATLANTIC OCEAN TOUR
Tom, KC0W, who moved to St. Helena Island in early September and has been active as ZD7X, has been given permission by the Tristan da Cunha government to visit Tristan for an extended stay. He is expected to leave St. Helena sometime in late April. So, Tristan will be his next DX location. Tom hopes to operate from Tristan for a period of 4-6 months and plans to be VERY active from Tristan as he was from St. Helena. He states, "My next planned DX locations after Tristan will be the three islands of South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Georgia. My goal is to activate each island for at least two weeks straight. This three island DXpedition is in the planning stages right now. I hope to stage this whole operation out of the Falkland Islands."
(Update to OPDX.846/Correction to URL Web address).
Frosty, K5LBU/C91CF, reports, "The web master (Steve, W9DX) was doing some updates to the Web page for July's C91 Mozambique trip. He had to make a change so therefore it is:
Yannick, F6FYD, currently active as HH2FYD, will leave Haiti early March. He can usually be found on 17 or 15 meters SSB between 1430-1700z or on 20 meters SSB after 2000z. He will try to go to St. Martin and be active as FS/F6FYD on March 8-9th. Yannick will then go to St. Barthelemy and be active until March 12th before he heads back to St. Martin and then France. QSL via his home callsign.
DAYTON HAMVENTION TOP-BAND DINNER BANQUET
George/W8UVZ and George/K8GG report, "All 160 meter enthusiasts are cordially invited to the Topband dinner on Friday evening of the 2008 Hamvention in Dayton. This annual event brings together 160 meter operators from around the world for food, drink and camaraderie. We will again be at the Barnsider Restaurant - same location as the past two years."
The event details are Friday, May 16th, at The Barnsider Restaurant (Near Hamvention Arena), 5202 N. Main Street (Route 48 just north of Needmore Av), Dayton, Ohio. Phone Number: (937) 277-1332. Social hour will be 6:15 PM (Cash Bar) and dinner at 7:30 PM. Dinner includes: Salad, rolls and butter, dinner entree, dessert and beverage. Choose from Grilled Chicken, Salmon, Pork Chop or Sirloin Beef Tips (selected at the restaurant). This is a plated dinner - not buffet.
Program will be: Presenters include K9DX on a "Circle 8" rx array and K3NA on the fantastic VP6DX DXpedition. The cost is 29 USDs each (in advance and includes complete dinner, taxes and gratuity). It is the same price as the last three years. Reservations can be made via E-mail, snail mail and pay cost in advance to: George Taft, W8UVZ, 271 Parkshore Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the 3Y0E DXpedition to Bouvet Island from December 2007-February 2008 has been approved for DXCC credit. "If you had cards rejected for this operation, please send an E-mail to the ARRL DXCC Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have your DXCC record updated," Moore said.
KOSOVO AND ADDING NEW COUNTRIES TO DXCC
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports (on February 19th): "Naturally there are many questions about the DXCC status of Kosovo, and whether or not it will be added to the DXCC list.
The DXCC rules, which were modified in 2000 to better handle inclusion
to DXCC, are clear on how additions can be made:
For inclusion in the DXCC List, conditions as set out below must be met. Listing is not contingent upon whether operation has occurred or will occur, but only upon the qualifications of the Entity.
Political Entities, Geographical Entities, Special Areas
#1, Political Entities is the category with which we are concerned with respect to Kosovo.
1. Political Entities: Political Entities are those areas which are separated by reason of government or political division. They generally contain an indigenous population which is not pre- dominantly composed of military or scientific personnel.
An Entity will be added to the DXCC List as a Political Entity if it meets one or more of the following criteria:
a) The entity is a UN Member State.New Entities satisfying one or more of the conditions above will be added to the DXCC List by administrative action as of their 'Event Date.'
b) The entity has been assigned a callsign prefix bloc by the ITU. (The exceptions to this rule are international organizations, such as the UN and ICAO. These Entities are classified under Special Areas, 3.a); and Ineligible Areas, 4.b).) A provisional prefix bloc assignment may be made by the Secretary General of ITU. Should such provisional assignments not be ratified later by the full ITU, the Entity will be removed from the DXCC List.
c) The Entity contains a permanent population, is administered by a local government, and is located at least 800 km from its parent. To satisfy the 'permanent population' and 'administered by a local government' criteria of this sub-section, an Entity must be listed on either (a) the U.S. Department of State's list of 'Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty' as having a local 'Administrative Center,' or (b) the United Nations list of 'Non-Self-Governing Territories.'
So, Kosovo will be added to the DXCC list if it becomes a member of the UN, or (2), if it receives a prefix bloc from the ITU. The third condition does not apply. The date upon which either (a) or (b) occurs will be the event date." Bill Moore spells it out even more in this week's "ARRL Letter": "The 'Event Date' will be either the date Kosovo became a UN member or it receives its prefix from the ITU. Contacts made before the 'Event Date' will be counted as Serbia."
FR, REUNION (AF-016)
Look for Jean-Pierre, F5HIJ, to be active as FR/F5HIJ from Bernica, near Saint-Paul, between March 3-31st. He will use a FT-897 and 2x20m dipole. It is suggested to look for him during his evenings between 1800-2000z.
H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Bernhard, DL2GAC, will be active as H44MS from Honiara, on Guadalcanal Island (OC-047, it will also count for WLOTA LH-0086) between March 5th and April 27th. As usual, look for Bernhard to confirm all QSL cards via the bureau or direct after his return home.
Roberto, IV3IYH, will be active as H7/IV3IYH from February 28th to March 11th. He is going there to participate in the ARRL DX Phone Contest (March 1-2nd) as HT2N. Outside of the contest, activity will be mostly CW with emphasis on 30/17/12 meters and low bands. QSL both callsigns via IK2ILH, either by the bureau or direct. E-mail requests for bureau cards or LoTW confirmations are welcome at: email@example.com
OC-164. Operator John, VK6HZ, will be active as VK6ARI from Rottnest Island (WLOTA LH-2197), March 27 to April-3rd. This will be a holiday style operation using an IC-7000 on SSB, PSK and RTTY, possibly CW. Antenna will be a Buddipole. Activity will be around the usual IOTA frequencies. He will also be active during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). Look for him to be active on the 17/12 meters bands before and after the contest. Online logs will be available during his operation at:
Operators Marcello/IT9ABY, John/IT9DQM, Sal/IT9HUV and Joe/IT9RBW will be active as IR9Y from Sicily during the following contests as a Multi-Single entries: ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd), CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th), CQ WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th), RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th), CQ WW DX SSB Contest(October 25-26th) and CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th). QSL all operations via IT9ABY.
NCDXF PRESS RELEASE (NCDXF NOW ACCEPTS PAY-PAL)
Al Burnham, K6RIM, Northern California DX Foundation Vice President, reports, "The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting PayPal for NCDXF contributions and for the additional purposes of processing supplies orders and assisting in the payment of equipment sales." The Web site for the Northern California DX Foundation is available at:
OH0, ALAND ISLAND (EU-002)
Operators Steve/PA2A, Wim/PA2AM, Hans/PA0VHA, Jack/PA3BAG, Wil/PA3ALK and Teun/PB5A will be active as OH0/homecall between May 24th and June 6th from Aland Island (WLOTA LH-1373). Their activity will be on 160-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. They plan to have three stations on the air and also participate in the CQ WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th). QSL via their home callsigns, or direct ONLY to PA0VHA: H. Vernhout, Ph. de Goedestraat 54, 3132 XR Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. Please no eQSL!! Further information can be found at:
PJ4, NETHERLAND ANTILLES
Kelly, N0VD, will be active from Bonaire (SA-006) as PJ4/N0VD between March 1-8th. This is primarily a business trip so activity will be as time permits. QSL to W3HNK. Kelly is working on building a DX/Contest rental QTH on Bonaire. The Villa Desert Palm Web site can be found at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:
CN3A via I2WIJZik, YT1HA, informs OPDX that he should receive his 4O/YT1HA QSLs from the printer soon (in about 10 days). Direct QSLs will go quick.
IH9/W1NA via W1NA
II1ANT via IZ1GJK *
II2EFA via IW2MNO *
II3ANT via IZ3DBA *
IO2ANT via I2AZ *
IR1IPY via IZ1GJK *
LX7I via LX2A
* The above can be QSLed by the Bureau via E-mail at:
PLEASE NOTE that the N8S Swains Island QSOs are now available on the LoTW.
TO5FJ QSL STATUS. Paul, F6EXV, informs that all the direct cards received up to February 16th were answered and mailed. Bureau QSL cards will be answered when received from the French Bureau (once a month). If you haven't sent for your QSL, don't forget to follow or read about Paul's QSL instructions at:
Jean-Michel, F6AJA, reports that all direct requests for the 2008 January TR50R operation are in the mail. Logs are online at:
QSL ZV8M via PT2OP or PT2 Bureau. Activity was from Marajo Island (not an IOTA). Here are the lighthouse names and reference numbers: Salvaterra LH (ARLHS BRA-092), Soure LH (ARLHS BRA-198) and Joanes LH (ARLHS BRA-060).
QSLS VIA LOTW: 4Z4DX, EU1PA, HG7T, IK2WXV, LA3S, LU6ETB, MD0CCE, N8S, OK2ZI, OQ5A, OQ5M, PA3AAV, PJ2T, PY1NB, UA4LU, XE1CT and YV5AAX
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3C7Y, 3DA0ZO, 3Y0E, 4S7NE, 4U1WRC, 6E4LM, A45WD, A45XR, CE1/K7CA, EA9/OL8R, FS/EA5YH, KC4AAA, LU2DVI, T77NM, T93J, TG9NX, TO5FJ, VI9NI, VP5/AE6XY, VP5/W3AVO, YB5AQB and ZD7X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: None reported this week!
OPDX was informed to tell readers to look for the following six special event callsigns to be active on February 26th from various former Danish parts of Sweden and in Denmark. Operations will be mainly 80 and 20 meters. Activity is to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Roskilde on February 26, 1658. Look for the special callsigns in the following Provinces:
Blekinge - SB1658OZ (QSL via SK7JC); valid for the very rare "laen K" WASA/HASA award issued by SSAT4, CUBA
Skane (Eng. Scania) - SC1658OZ (QSL via SK7BQ); (laen M)
SK1658DK (QSL via SK6JX); (laen M)
SK1658OZ (QSL via SK7BQ); (laen M)
Halland - SH1658DK (QSL via SK6JX); (laen N)
SH1658OZ (QSL via SK6KY); (laen N)
All stations are valid for the Swedish/Danish award: "Roskilde 1658 Award". Only two contacts with the special callsigns are needed for the award on February 26th (UTC), and four special callsigns are required the rest of the year. Rules and information can be found (in English) at:
T6, AFGHANISTAN (6/2m EME)
Ross, ex-VK1UN/VK8UN, 4W6UN and EX1UN, is now active as T61AA from Faizabad for possibly 2 years. Reports indicate that he has been on 20 meters SSB (PLEASE SEND QSNs). It has also been reported by Mike, K6MYC, that Ross is expected to be active soon on 6/2 meters EME from Afghanistan (MM57). He is using an IC-7000 into a Tokyo Hi-Power HL-1.5KFx Amp for HF/6m and also a new Acom for HF/6m. Ross is currently using a 2x8 element antenna on 2 meters but plans to increase the size as weather premits. His operations are good for DXCC. QSL via T61AA: Ross Ballantyne, PO Box 99, World Trade Centre, Victoria 8005, Australia.
TF, ICELAND (EU-021)
Ric, DL2VFR, plans to activate various locations of Iceland (WLOTA LH-2975) using the callsigns TF1/homecall, TF5/homecall and TF6/homecall between June 9-19th. He also plans to activate Hrisey Island (EU-168) from 1800z, June 10th to 1200z, June 12th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the DARC Bureau to his home callsign. More information is available at:
TF, ICELAND (EU-021)
Franz, DL3PS, and possibly others will be active from various sections of Iceland as TF/homecall and TF7/homecall between July 17th and August 5th. Their plan include a visit to Heimaey Island, Vestmannaeyjar [Westman Islands] (EU-071, WLOTA LH-0976), the Coastal Islands (EU-168) and the main island (EU-021, WLOTA LH-2975). QSL via their home callsign(s), by the bureau is preferred. A Web site for this activity has been set up and can be found at:
TI50, COSTA RICA (Special Event)
Look for twelve members of the South- eastern DX Club (SEDXC) to activate TI50DX (Tango India Five Zero Delta Xray) during the upcoming ARRL DX Phone Contest (March 1-2nd). This activity is part of the celebration of the SEDXC's 50th anniversary. QSL via N4NX. Also, look for the SEDXC operators to use their individual callsigns prior to the contest. Visit the SEDXC Web site at:
TK7, CORSICA (EU-014)
Members of the F6KOP Provins ARS will be active as TK7C between May 3-10th. Operators mentioned are Thierry/F4TTR, Bruno/ F5AGB, Bernard/F9IE, Jean Paul/F8BJI and Jean-Luc/F6BIV. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via Bernard, F9IE.
- If direct (SAE + postage, - 1 valid IRC or 1 USD for the European Community (EEC) or 1 IRC or 2 USDs elsewhere - ). Bernard's address is "OK" in all of the major callbooks and QSL Managers data bases.ADDED NOTE: The crew is looking for a 6th operator, who if possible, can operate CW/SSB/DIGITAL. If interested, get in touch with Thierry/F4TTR, CBA, QRZ, Buck, French callbook, by snail mail or firstname.lastname@example.org, or with Franck, F4AJQ at: email@example.com
- If bureau, via the French Ref-Union Bureau (please only this bureau).
TM5, FRANCE (Special Event)
Friends and members of the "French Amateur Radio Society for the Disabled Hams" (AFRAH) will be active on the air using the special callsign TM5H until March 2nd. Activity will be on the HF bands, CW and SSB. The group was active over the past weekend during the French SSB Championship. QSL via F4ABC, direct using the QRZ.com address (sae + postage) or by the French U.R.C. QSL Bureau: B.P. 40148, 42012 St Etienne cedex 2, FRANCE.
TX5C, CLIPPERTON ATOLL DXPEDITION UPDATE
From a press release (dated February 19th): Jay Slough, K4ZLE, reports: "On behalf of the Clipperton 2008 team: The Clipperton 2008 team is proud to announce that Outfitter Satellite (http://www.SatelliteGPS.com) has become a major sponsor of the TX5C DXpedition to Clipperton Atoll. 'Outfitter Satellite will provide the high bandwidth needed for the DXpedition to upload its logs on a frequent basis as well as enable a wide range of high bandwidth content.
This support will enable our French team to make video conference calls with two schools in France that are following the DXpedition to Clipperton that would not be possible without this sponsorship. We are also planning a webcam that will stream live images during the DXpedition, frequent uploads of new images from the island, as well as being able to watch the clusters and receive email so that we can be as responsive as we can to the needs of the DX community,' says Steve Hammer, K6SGH, Web Master and team member of TX5C. 'Outfitter Satellite has been very responsive to our needs and we deeply appreciate their support of TX5C and the ham community.' TX5C's Web site is available at:
The TX5C team will meet in San Diego early the week of Feb. 23rd, and may depart aboard the fishing vessel Shogun as early as Wednesday evening, Feb. 26th. Conditions permitting, expect them to be QRV, March 7-17th, 2008. Thanks to Outfitter Satellite, you will be able to monitor the web site mentioned above for up-to-date information on their progress. C U N D Pileups!"
Updated from their Web page (corrected by Editor): "The TX5C Dxpedition will operate as FO5A/mm from the Shogun while on route to Clipperton Atoll. The expected departure date is February 28th, but it is also possible the team will be able to leave a day earlier on the 27th. Part of the French team is already in San Diego with other members coming in from points around the U.S. and Canada. The team expects to be together on the 26th."
Operators Rustam/UU2JQ and Eugene/UU5DX will be active as UU5A during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via K2PF.
Operators Charles/K1XX (V26X) and Martin/W1MD (V26F) will be active from here. Activity will include the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL V26X via K1XX and V26F via W1MD.
Mike, DF8AN, will be active as V31MN between February 23rd and March 9th. He plans to activate two different islands: Caye Caulker (NA-073) during his first week and Ambergris Caye (NA-073) during the second week. Mike will operate mainly on CW using only 100 watts into a longwire. QSL via DF8AN.
VC2, CANADA (Special Event)
Members of the Club Radio Amateur de Quebec, Inc., (CRAQ) will activate special event station VC2VQ between April 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. For more details, visit the CRAQ Web page at:
VISALIA IDXC IOTA DINNER CORRECTION
Jim Zimmerman, N6KZ, IOTA Dinner Coordinator, informs OPDX that there is a correction to the IOTA Dinner announcement: The cost per person is 28 USDs, not 25 USDs as stated in the announcement. Jim states, "My apologies to the OH/PA DX Bulletin folks (I used last year's dinner announcement and missed that detail)."
John/K8UP and Marsha/N8FE will be visiting their new granddaughter and son James/VK4TJF and family. They received their licenses before the Aussie government announced that you could operate with just the VK4 prefix and your home license. Listen for John to sign VK4AIJ and Marsha to sign VK4AII. This will be holiday style operation from March 3-13th, on 20/15/10 meters SSB. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW, but they are avid card collectors and will answer 100%. QSL via N8FE; use info on (QRZ.com).
VP5/VQ5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Operators Bill/KX4WW, Vic/W4VIC, Noll/W9RN and Bruce/W4OV will be active as VP5/homecall between March 24th and April 1st. The group will be active in the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th) using the special callsign VQ59W. QSL VQ59W via KX4WW, LoTW or direct ONLY (NO BUREAU QSLs). Bill, KX4WW, states, "Please QSL direct with SASE or ONE USD. International IRCs are difficult to process here locally, so please send U.S. Dollar ONLY." QSL all others as follows:
VP5/KX4WW - LoTW or Direct Only with 1 USD or SASE - NO eQSL
VP5/W4VIC - LoTW, Direct, or Bureau - NO eQSL
VP5/W9RN - Direct or Bureau
VP5/W4OV - Direct, Bureau, LoTW - NO eQSL
VP6, DUCIE ISLAND (Update)
The VP6DX operation is very active and will continue until they leave on February 28th. As this was being written, the VP6DX Web site was reporting just under 139,000 QSOs. Online logs are now available at:
VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS (SA-002)
Just a reminder to look for Ulli, DL2AH, to be active as VP8/DL2AH from Pebble Island between February 26th and March 13th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, mainly SSB with some RTTY, using a FT-897 and Windom antenna. QSL via DL2AH, direct (QRZ.com) or by the bureau.
WEB PAGE OF THE WEEK (ARRL Field Day Web Page)
The League announced on February 23rd the official 2008 ARRL Field Day Web page is now up and running. The page includes a summary of available resources, with links to Field Day forms and rules, logos and reference links. There is also a link for ordering commemorative Field Day T-shirts, pins and other supplies. ARRL Sales and Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, said supplies will begin shipping in early March, but it's not too early to place a pre-order now. Radio clubs are encouraged to order early. Visit the ARRL Field Day Web Page at:
YU8, KOSOVA (Update on Project Goodwill Kosova)
Member of Project Goodwill Kosova (YU8/OH2R) have gone QRT as of Thursday, February 21st, after making 11,000 QSOs. Operators were Nigel/G3TXF, Wayne/N7NG, Martti/OH2BH, Pertti/ OH2PM, Juha/OH8NC and Bernie/W3UR. The operators were issued a licences by the UNMIK (the United Nations Mission In Kosovo) "in an effort to support and help revitalize Amateur Radio locally" as reported last week.
QSL all YU8/homecall via their home callsigns and YU8/OH2R via OH2BN. You may have noticed that the spelling for KOSOVO is now Kosova. Reports indicate that this is the way the new nation will spell its name. Nigel, G3TXF, has posted some photos of the recent YU8/OH2R operation on his Web page at:
PLEASE NOTICE (as of February 12th), NEW ADDRESS CHANGES FOR THE OPDX INTERNET HELP/SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST:
Help: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:help
Subscribe: email@example.com Subject:subscribe
Unsubscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:unsubscribe
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE (email@example.com):
ALSO VISIT THE NORTERN OHIO DX ASSOCIATION'S WEB HOME PAGE:
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