The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 865
July 7, 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, NJ1Q, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, NI5DX, K8YSE, N8OFS, DX-IS News Site, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, 9M6XRO, CT1GFK, DK8JB, DL2VFR, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, E21EIC, F5NQL & UFT, G4IRN, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8EDJ, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Island News, LY4Q, OH3RM, RSGB IOTA Web Site, S50U, UA6JD an VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th-June, through Sunday, 6th-July there were 199 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1U, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/m, 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, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).
Bill, ON5JE, will be active as 4O1/ON5JE from Budva, July 9-17th. Activity will be on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via his home callsign.
Jack, RW3QC, will be active as 5B4AII during the IARU HF Championship (July 12-13th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Mix entry. QSL via RW3RN.
7X, ALGERIA (Lost Privileges)
Mustapha, DL1BDF, is reporting some bad news from Algeria. According to Mokthar, 7X5JF, the Algerian authorities have revoked/cancelled operating privileges (for unknown reasons) for the use of the 80 and 17 meters bands as well as VHF and UHF. Hopefully, there will be a quick return of privileges on these bands for our Algerian friends.
Tim, VE6SH, IARU Vice President, will be active as 8Q7TM between July 11-20th. His activity will include the IARU HF World Champion- ship (July 12-13th). QSL via VE6SH.
John, 9M6XRO, (one of the Frosty/K5LBU team members going to Mozambique), informs OPDX that he will be active from the following African locations:
July 11-13th: From Johannesburg, South Africa, as ZS6/GM3OOK
July 14-19th: From Mozambique as C91XO
July 19-25th: From Swaziland as 3DA0OK
His activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW/RTTY/SSB. John states,
"At each QTH, I will be running a linear with beams for HF plus a four- squares and verticals on the low bands. In Mozambique, for part of the time, I will be with the group who is operating from the 16th to 30th. See:
CT3, MADEIRA ISLANDS
Zoltan, HA5PP, will be active as CT3/HA5PP during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via HA5PP.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND (Update)
The 6 meter DXpedition to Sable Island will be coming to an end by the time you read this. They are expected to go QTH on July 7th. Operators Pete/VE3IKV, Dick/K5AND and Chris/W3CMP have been very busy. Sunday morning's Web site reports that 2514 6m QSOs are in the log with 55 DXCC entities, including North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. Just a reminder, the online log does not contain any HF contacts, only 6m and 2m. QSL via VE3IKV (please include two green stamps). For updates, visit their Web page at:
D4, CAPE VERDE
Massimo, IZ4DPV, will be active as D4C during the IARU HF Championship Contest (July 12-13th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High- Power/SSB entry from Mindelo, Ilha do Sao Vicente (AF-086, WLOTA LH-1976).
Members of the RSGB will activate a special callsign for the upcoming IARU HF Championship (July 12-13th) from three separate DXCC entities this year (G, GW, GM). Look for the special callsign GB7HQ to be active between 1200z, July 12th and 1200z, July 13th, on 160-10 meters CW and SSB (contest bands). Full details of the station hosts, locations, operators, WAB squares and grid locators can be found at:
To assist you in making contacts, they can give you the frequency of the next GB7HQ station to work, when you contact one operator. QSLs are being handled by G3TXF: direct, bureau, or LoTW. Team members mentioned this year are (at the moment): G0AEV, G0IVZ, G0MTN, G0OPB, G3LZQ, G3LZQ, G3SJJ, G3SVL, G3TXF, G3UEG, G3WVG, G4BAH, G4BUO, G4BYG, G4IRN, G4MJS, G4PIQ, G4RCG, G4TSH, G6PZ, G7VJR, GM0NAI, GM3POI, GM3WOJ, GM4FDM, GW0GEI, GW3PRL, M0BJL, M0ITY and MW0BER.
HK0, SAN ANDRES & PROVIDENCIA
Operators Mike/K5UO and Calvin/WF5W will be active as HK0CW during the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via W5PF.
AS-024. Look for JA1YUC/6 to be active from Kuro Island (JIIA AS-024-009) in the JA6 Yaeyama Island Group, July 22-27th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Operations will be on 6m and the HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via the home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: TOKYO DENTAL COLLEGE A.R.C, 1-2-2 Masago, Mihamaku, Chiba-City 261-8502 JAPAN.
AS-154. Mustafa, TA2MW, will be active as TA0GI from Giresun Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a DX/24h/SSB entry. QSL via TA2MW.
EU-028. Look for IA5K to be active from Elba Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via Max, IZ5BTC.
EU-041. Giacomo, IZ3DBA, will be active as IM0/IZ3DBA from Maddalena Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via the Bureau or Direct with a SASE and new IRCs.
EU-064. Members of the RC de Provins ARC will be active as TM7C from Ile de Noirmoutier during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Operators mentioned are: Frank/F4AJQ (SSB), Jean-Paul/F8BJI (SSB), Romain/F8BUI, Flo/F5CWU (CW), Bruno/F5AGB and Bernard/ F9IE (CW). Activity will be a Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24-HR/Low- Power entry. Look for activity outside of the contest on the HF bands, including the WARC bands and 6m. Modes will be CW, SSB and digitals. QSL via F6KOP, bureau preferred.
EU-091. Look for IO8OM/7 to be active from Sant' Andrea Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via Oreste, IZ8EDJ).
EU-123. Peter, GM3OFT, will be active as GM3OFT/p from Arran Island (IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), July 6-11th. Activity will be on 80-15 meters CW/SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-125. Operators Gabi/DF9TM, Frank/DL2SWW and Ric/DL2VFR will be active as OZ0FR from Romo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL only via DL2VFR, direct or by the Bureau (but NOT via the OZ Bureau).
EU-146. Operators ON4ON, ON5SY, ON6CX, ON7PO, ON7PQ, ON7XT, ON8LW, ON4ASG and ON6JM will be active as PA/OQ1C/p from Schouwen Duivenland during the RSGB IOTA Contest(July 26-27th). QSL via ON4ON. SA-090. Members of the Radio Club Venezolano will be active as YW6AJ from Piritu Adentro Island, July 24-27th. Look for YW6A to be used during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th), while YW6AJ remains on the Digital modes and the 30/17/12m bands. QSOs are valid as Anzoalegui State (DEV AN) for the DEV Award and Piritu Adentro (DIV 002) for the DIV Award. More information about the awards can be found at:
Members of the Kaunas University of Technology will be active as LY7A during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi/Multi entry. QSL via the LoTW.
LY755, LITHUANIA (Special Event)
Look for 8 special event stations to be active and on the air using the prefix LY755 from July 6th until August 6th. Activity is to celebrate State Day and the 755th anniversary of the Crowning of Lithuanian King Mindaugas. Lithuanians will be celebrating their State Day and the Crowning of Lithuanian King Mindaugas. The state of Lithuania was created by King Mindaugas in the 13th century, with the building of political, economic and cultural bridges to modern Europe. After receiving baptism from the Pope of Rome in 1253, King Mindaugas was the first leader of the country to direct the nation to Western Europe. Look for the following special callsigns to be used:
LY755A Jonas (LY5A,LY2ZZ) LY755Q Rolandas(LY4Q) LY755BY Vilmantas(LY3BY) LY755QT Valerijus(LY2QT) LY755BKK Algimantass(LY2BKK) LY755W Saulius(LY5W) LY755DX Romualdas(LY4DX) LY755X Tomas(LY3X)Look for details/rules to become available on a special Award LY755 - Crowning of Lithuanian King Mindaugas to be posted at:
OJ, MARKET REEF (Update/EU-053)
Five operators will activate Market Reef between July 11-14th, which will include a Multi-Op entry as OJ0A in the IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th). The group is expected to arrive on Friday, July 11th, and leave on Monday, July 14th, depending, of course, on the sea conditions. They will have three stations on the air on 160-6 meters. Operators mentioned are: Olaf/G0CKV/SM0CKV, Seppo/OH1VR, Markus/OH3RM, Bob/W6RGG and Rodger/G3SXW. All operators will sign OJ0/homecall before and after the IARU Contest, except for OH1VR who will use OJ0VR. QSL all OJ0/homecalls via the operators' home callsigns and OJ0VR via OH1VR. QSL to OJ0A via OH3RM. The Market Reef lighthouse has the following reference numbers: ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WLOTA LH-0542 and Admiralty C4472.
OX, GREENLAND (Update)
Operator Bo/OZ1DJJ (OX3LX) is expected to combine a work and vacation DXpedition here, July 9-23rd. Activity will be on 6 meters and possibly 2 meters. Operations will be limited to his sparetime. QSL via OZ1PIF.
OY, FAROE ISLANDS
A German group will be active from Suduroy Island (EU-018), July 7-16th. Operators mentioned are: DL2MLU, DD1LD, DD5FZ, DK7MCX and DL6RAI. Look for the operators to sign homecall/OY. Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters using modes CW, SSB and Digital. The team is expected to be in the IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th).
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL ROUTES by Johannes/DK8JB and Tedd/KB8NW:
AO5GX via EA5GX
AO08OK via EA2OK
CQ35MD via CT3MD
Activity this past week was from Ria Formosa Natural Park. Operators were Toze/CT1GFK and Al/CT1GPQ. Activity/QSOs are good for a new permanent award in Portugal. QSOs are good for DPRN - Diploma dos Parques e Reservas Naturais, Portuguese Natural Reserves and Parks Award (CTFF - DPRN) by ADXG - Algarve DX Group. This national award follows the international award "WFF - World Flora Fauna" http://wff.qrz.ru and has their support. All information about CTFF-DPRN awards can be found at:
Champ, E21EIC, informs OPDX that as of March 2008, Champ and his wife (JayCie/E20NKB) are once again volunteer QSL Managers for Thailand's RAST QSL Bureau. They will service all RAST members only. All RAST members are requested to send your current mailing address to Champ to make sure that they have your up-to-date address. For outgoing QSLs, it's still 2 Bt. per QSL.
OLD QSL COLLECTION (Update). Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone
to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 5500 old
QSL cards in several different albums/galleries. This site contains:
- The ten most wanted DXCC entities (2004 to 2007) with more than 200 QSLs
- At least one card for each 58 deleted DXCC countries (more than 800 QSLs)
- Nearest the totality of current prefixes, disappeared now (more than 2000 QSLs)
- Album for stations from Magrebh - 1945 to 1962 (more than 200 QSLs)
- More than 600 QSLs from the Antarctic bases.
- Nearly 230 QSLs from the TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises).
- More than 160 QSLs for the rare French Pacific Islands such as FK/C, FO/C, FO/A, FO/M, FO/C and FW
- Nearly 100 cards from Eparses Islands such as FR/B/E/G/J/T
- More than 250 cards for the old timer with more than 110 countries before 1945.
- A card from the French Department before 1945.
- One card from each of the states in the U.S. before 1945.
The URL address for the Web site is :
QSL TC2YF via TA1HZ. Members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (Special Wireless Activity Team) were active from the Yalova Festival during the past weekend. Operators mentioned were TA1HZ and TA2RX. For more details see the Web site at:
QSLS VIA LOTW: C6AKU, EA3FP, HC8N, HK1X, KP2M, LQ0F, PJ2T and RA3CM
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3D2A, 3D2RR, 3W2BMK, 5L2MS, 5R8VB, 6Y5/K4BAI, 9X0VB, A45WG, C21DL, C91VB, D20VB, D88S, EK3AA, EK6TA, ET3JA, FJ/OH2AM, FO/OH1RX, HB0/DJ2MX, HB0/DJ5MW, HB0/N0MX, J5C, KB7OBU/KH2, OH0R, T32XG, T77NM, TO5RZ, V31TB, V63ZM, V85SS, VK9ML, VP6PR, XW1A, YI9WV, ZD8RH and ZK3RE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3W7CW, 9J2SZ, 9M2/PG5M, 9U9Z, J5UDX, LZ1PJ, LZ2PEP, OJ0J, T33C, XT2C, YB1HDF and YI9KT
The Radio Amateur Association of Slovenia, Zveza Radioamaterjev Slovenije (ZRS), will be active as S50HQ in the IARU HF World Championship Contest as a Multi-Op/IARU HQ station entry. Look for the Multi-Op stations on the following bands and modes:
Contest Call Band Mode Operators ----- ----- ---- --------- S50HQ 10 SSB S53XX S50HQ 10 CW S52EZ S50HQ 15 SSB S57UN, S52ZW S50HQ 15 CW S50U S50HQ 20 SSB S50K S50HQ 20 CW S57DX S50HQ 40 SSB S51ZO & team S50HQ 40 CW S52AW, S53F S50HQ 80 SSB S50A S50HQ 80 CW S53O S50HQ 160 SSB S57M, S56P, S51IV S50HQ 160 CW S50XX, S52XQSL all S50HQ via the S5 QSL Bureau and LoTW.
SCANDINAVIA IOTA TOUR
Gabriele, IK3GES, is expected to activate several IOTAs through Scandinavia between now and August 12th. His plans are to activate the following islands (dates and times were not provided):
EU-002 (Aland, main) EU-076 (Andoya) EU-139 (Seskaro) EU-029 (Mon) EU-085 (Alnon) EU-173 (Repo-saari) EU-033 (Hinnohya) EU-096 (Kustavi) EU-177 (Armno) EU-037 (Oland) EU-101 (Bjorkon) EU-184 (Hailuoto) EU-044 (Kvaloya) EU-128 (Fehmarn) EU-076 (Moskenesoy) EU-138 (Hasslo)Look for Gabriele to be active on 20 meters (14260 kHz) during his morning and afternoon hours. Also. look for RTTY/PSK31 operations on 14085 kHz starting around 1900 local time. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
Stations are signing up to celebrate 5th Strange Radio Team (SRT) birthday event during August. Here are some of the SRT special callsigns to be active:
EG3SRT via EA3GHZ IU3SRT via IZ3DBA PD05SRT via PD5CW II5SRT via IZ5BTC W1SRT via W3IZ IO5SRT via IK5ZTT V55SRT via IZ8EDJ IR6SRT via IZ6GSQ II0SRT via IS0LFZ IU7SRE via IZ7CRW IU0SRE via I0YKN II8SRE via IZ8GNH IR1SRT via IZ1GJK IU8SRE via IK8WEJ II2SRT via I2JJR IQ8OM via IZ8EDJ IR3SRT via I5JKI YU05SRT via YT3W YX5SRTFor more details about the Strange Radio Team, visit their Web page at:
TI0, COSTA RICA
Members of the Radio Club of Costa Rica and a U.S team plan to be active as TI0HQ in the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 12-13th) from the Costa Rican HQ as a Multi-Multi effort. They expect to have several stations on the air from different locations around San Jose. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via TI0RC, by the Bureau.
USI SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS
The ARRL Letter reports, "The United States Islands (USI) awards program will host a series of special event stations
Clay, K7HC, will be active as V31HC between September 1-15th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Watch for possible 60 meter operations. QSL via K7HC.
Dick, AD7AF, will be active as V63WWA from Kosrae Island (OC-059) between July 6-24th. Activity will be mostly CW with some SSB/PSK31/RTTY on 80-10 meters. QSL via AD7AF.
Frank, K3TRM, is now active as VP2MRM until July 13th. He will be active on all bands 80-6 meters. He is expected to run at least 100 watts on 6 meters, quite possibly 500-1KW if VP2M law permits, into a 5 element yagi. Frank has been spotted over the past weekend on 14260 and 18145 kHz between 1800-0500z. QSL via K3TRM.
Remember Ralph/K9ZO and his XYL will be on holiday from here between July 9-16th. He expects to be active as K9ZO/VP9. During his stay he plans to be in the IARU HF World Championship Contest ("a bit" - July 12-13th) and also monitor 30/17/12/6 meters.
Peter, NO2R, will once again return back to Sihanoukville on December 15th. He will also sign as XU7ACY again. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. An emphasis will be on 80 and 160 meters. QSL via W2EN. No return date was reported at this point in time. ADDED NOTE: Peter will also be active in the CQ 160-Meter CW Contest (January 24-25th, 2009) as a Single-Op entry.
Buzz, NI5DX, reports that Kitch, WD6V, who has been active as YI9WV, has made some 4000 contacts in the log since mid-April. Most of his contacts have been on 40 and 30 meters CW, but he has also been on 20/17/15/10 meters. Kitch has also been active on PSK31 on 20 meters and is expected to try 40 meters. He is going to try to look for the U.S. East Coast on 40m between 0030-0300z. Kitch will be in Iraq possibly until late November unless he receives an extension. Activity is limited to his free time. QSL YI9WV via NI5DX, by the Bureau or direct (w/SASE & 1 USD/1 IRC).
Members of the Radio Club Venezolano will activate their multiplier HQ station as YV5AJ during this year's IARU HF World Champion- ship (July 12-13th). QSL via the info on (QRZ.com).
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND (AF-003)
Jim, N6TJ, is once again active from here as ZD8Z and will be staying on the island until July 15th. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB. Look for him to be in the IARU HF World Championship (July 12-13th). QSL via his new manager AI4U, direct or by the Bureau.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Operators Verne/W8BLA (ZF1DX) and Tom/K2UFT will be active as ZF1A from Grand Cayman Island (WLOTA LH-1042) during the CQWW 160 CW Contest (January 24-25th, 2009). QSL via W8BLA.
ZS8, MARION ISLANDS
There is still no activity reported. For updates and the first offical announcement of ZS8T being on the air, please visit the official ZS8T Web site at:
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