The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 933
November 9, 2009
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, NG3K & ADXO, N4AA & QRZ DX, KH6BZF, AH7C, K8YSE, K9WZB, W0GJ, Algarve STAR DX Team, AT International, CO8ZZ, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World of Ham Radio Web Site, GM3WOJ, I1JQJ/ IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK7JWX, OH9MM, Pete's-DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, TA1HZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3LYC and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st-November, through Sunday, 8th-November there were 219 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FK/c, 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, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, 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, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2M, VP2V, VP8, VP8/g, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK2, 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 Vaho, 4L8A, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via K1BV.
Dick, N6AA, will be active as 4L0A during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via EA7FTR.
5W, WESTERN SAMOA
Steve, WB2IQU, will be active (possibly) as 5W2IQU between November 1822nd. Operations will be low key using an Icom 706 into a small MFJ antenna tuner and a 20m dipole.
Nick, G3RWF, will once again be active as 5X1NH between January 21st and March 21st, 2010. Activity will be on the HF bands. Nick prefers CW and likes the Digital modes (PSK and RTTY), but may work SSB whenever signals are good enough. QSL via his home callsign.
Just a reminder that a team of Italian operators will be active from Busua Beach between November 13-27th. The group will also activate Abokwa Island (AF-084), during their stay with one station on 20 meters only. The time of operation on the island will be planned day by day, pending the sea condition and weather forecast. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes, 80-10 meters. The callsign 9G5TT will be used from the mainland while the callsign 9G5XX will be used from Abokwa Island. Operators mentioned are: Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Carlo/IK1AOD, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/ IK2HKT, and Donato/IZ2CHO. QSL via I2YSB, direct only. More information can be found at:
9L, SIERRA LEONE
Members of the VooDoo Contest Group will be active during CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th), signing 9L5A. This year the operators are Ned/AA7A, Nick/G3RWF, Fred/G4BWP, Bud/N7CW and Gary/ ZL2IFB. They will enter the contest as a Multi-Two or Multi-Multi category. Their activity in the contest will be on all six contest bands (CW only). For pre-contest activity, there may also be some operations on 30/17/12 meter bands. QSL 9L5A via G3SXW (see (QRZ.com)). G3RWF may also activate his 9L1NH callsign, and AA7A his 9L7NS callsign. Please QSL via their home callsigns. There will be no daily logs, but LoTW upload will be done soon after returning home. No cash donations are requested for this project just the usual USD/IRC for direct cards.
AU8, INDIA (Special Event)
Dattatry, VU2DSI, states that he will be operating the special event station AU8JCB between November 28th and December 1st. Suggested frequencies are: 7070, 14270, 14200, 21280 and 28510 kHz. Activity is to commemorate the 151th anniversary of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose -"Father of Radio Communication". QSL direct to VU2DSI: Dattatry Deogaonkar, Surabhi Meherabad, Ahmednagar 414006, INDIA.
ADDED NOTE: Other Indian Hams are expected to operate possibly with other special callsigns.
Jim, W7EJ, will once again be active as CN2R during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op and possibly as a Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via W7EJ. See the station from CN2R at:
Paulo, CT1ITZ, will be active as D2PJB from Porto Amboim, 300km from the capital Luanda, until November 29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB only. Most of his activity so far has been on 20 meters. He is using an Icom 706 and a Windom antenna. QSL via CT1IUA. Direct QSL, please send 2 USDs or one new IRC (ending 2013). QSLs without enough postage will go via Bureau.
* Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports that the following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
VQ9JC - Chagos Island; Current operation This operation was previously rejected as a shipboard operation. DXCC exchanged correspondence with the operator and determined that this operation was actually land-based thereby satisfying the conditions of DXCC Rule 8. If you had this operation rejected send an email to email@example.com to receive credit.
* DXCC YEAR-END SUBMISSIONS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager, reports: "This is a reminder that the cut off date to have submissions in for the 2009 DXCC Annual and Honor Roll Listings is December 31, 2009. Applications must be postmarked by this date.
December is expected to be a heavy period so applicants are en- couraged not to wait until the last minute to get their submissions in. Also, with the holiday season approaching mail handling will sharply increase.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to check the 'List of DXCC Applications Received' link on the DXCC web site to assure that their applications were logged in for 2009. With the mail being heavy in DXCC, last minute applications received after December 31st, may get logged in for 2010. Also, the USPS postmarks are often unreadable so this could also affect last minute submissions. If you find on this page that your 2009 submission was logged in for 2010, you must contact DXCC by February 1, 2010, to get this corrected. DXCC is not responsible for 2009 applications that are logged in for 2010 after February 1, 2010.
We expect for December that the turnaround will increase in excess of 12 weeks. This is normal for this time of yea,r and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to get all 2009 applications completed.
The 2009 DXCC Yearbook is expected to be in the mail by late May
or early June 2010. Please remember that in order to receive the free
copy you must:
- Be a member of ARRL
- Submit an application within the 2009 calendar year, or
- Be current on the DXCC Honor Roll (329 current entities or higher)
If you did not qualify for the yearbook, copies will be avaliable from the ARRL catalog. Send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org "
Operator Tony, E21IZC, to be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via E21IZC direct (QRZ.com).
E4, PALESTINE (Update)
Antonio, EA5RM, has announced that he has received the callsign E4X and license from the National Palestine Authority officials from Telecommunication Ministry. Operation will take place in 2010. QSL via EA5RM. No other details are available, but a Web page is up and running at:
E51, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Henrik, OZ6TL, is now active as E51TLA from Raratonga Island (OC-013) until the end of November. Activity will be holiday style, and most of his operations so far as been mainly on RTTY 20 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON (Rescheduled Op)
Operators Eric/KV1J and Tom/W8TOM are now active as FP/homecall from Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, WW Loc. GN17TC) between November 7-15th. Activity will be on 160-2 meters and 70cm (Satellite AO-51), using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31, generally on the highest frequency band that is open (no permission for 60m). QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau. Visit Eric's Web page for more details at:
GD, ISLE OF MAN
Dave, G3NKC, will be active as MD6V during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. He will be active outside of the contest using GD3NKC/P. QSL via G3NKC.
(Year Long Special Event - Yaesu Heritage Year 2010). Using their club callsign GS2MP (North of Scotland Contest Group GM7V), operators Chris GM3WOJ/ZL1CT and Jim/GM0NAI will be operating their vintage Yaesu transmitters/receivers and transceivers during the year 2010. Each calendar month they will use a different Yaesu radio, and amateurs worldwide are invited to work GS2MP and earn points towards the "Yaesu Heritage Year Award". Operation will mostly be on 40 and 20 meters, SSB and CW, using classic radios like the FT-dx-100 (original), FT-200, FT-dx-401, etc. Yaesu (UK) Ltd are kindly sponsoring the event by supplying special QSL cards, small trophies and a special prize to the overall 'winner' of this year-long fun event. More details to follow soon - please visit the following Web site for some photos of the vintage radios at:
HI7, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Ronny, ON4ARV/OT4R, will once again be active as HI7/OT4R from Punta Cana between May 122nd (2010). Activity will be mainly on 20/15/10 meters SSB. Suggested frequency for 20 meters maybe 14300 kHz. QSL via OT4R. Visit his Web page at:
AF-019. Claudio, I1NVU, will be active as IG9U from Lampedusa Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single- Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via I1NVU.
AS-086. Vasily, RA9LI, will be active as RA9LI/0 from Troynoy Island for about a year. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via UA9LP.
EU-031. (Update) Operators Alfredo/IK7JWX, Alessandro/IW8EHK, Leopoldo/ I8LWL and Titti/IK8GQY (YL) will join Raul/IC8ATA and be active as IC8/homecall from Procida Island (I.I.A. NA-002, Grid JN70BR) between November 68th. Activity will be on all HF bands and 6 meters using SSB, RTTY and PSK31. It is possible that the group may operate from Ischia (Grid JN60XR) and Vivara Islands (Grid JN70AR) also. QSL via IK7JWX, direct or by the Bureau. Visit their Web page at:
NA-153. Operators Zalo/XE3N, Jose/XE3PP, Benigno/XE2WK and Juan/XE3RR will be active as XF3RR from Isla Cerrito between December 414th. This operation is organized by the Radio Club Cancun, and it will be a low scale operation as the island is a protected area. More details are forthcoming.
NA-231. (NEW/RARE IOTA). After his recent and memorable trip to Ottawa Islands (NA-230 as VY0O), Cezar, VE3LYC, will attempt to activate East Pen Island, Nunavut, for three days during the period between March 26-31st, 2010. Intended callsign will be VY0V which will be applied for in due course. East Pen Island is located in CQ Zone 4. Cezar would like to remind everyone that an earlier try he undertook with Ken/G3OCA in July 2007 was unsuccessful. The outcome of this new attempt will be determined by local conditions, weather and safety factors. At this time Cezar is looking for group and individual donors who understand and appreciate the nature of this difficult project and are willing to join in the effort. Support for this project is welcome via PayPal at: email@example.com
JD1, OGASAWARA (Update)
Operators Ted/K8AQM, Stan/AC8W, Brian/KG8CO and possibly others will be operating from the Island of Chichijima (AS-031) in the Ogasawara Island group, starting March 28th, for two weeks as JD1BNM, JD1BNK and JD1BNJ, respectively. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. JD1BNJ will be active only on RTTY and PSK. QSL via LoTW or to K8AQM, direct or by the Bureau.
Tom, N1CE, will be active as N1CE/KH6 from Oahu Island (OC-019, HI-008S) between December 17th and January 6th. He states that his activity will be mobile using a Kenwood TS-480 w/100 watts, and it will be SSB only on this trip. Tom will use a bunch of Ham Sticks, G5RV and some end fed 1/2w dipoles (possibly a 160m dipole). QSL only direct to his home callsign.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For November 9-15th).... Nov 9 AN SOLAR REFERENCE Nov 10 AN --------------- Nov 11 AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Nov 12 AN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Nov 13 AN LN - Low Normal Nov 14 AN Nov 15 AN GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE --------------------- QUIET - The "A" index is expected to be between 0-7 and the "K" index will be 2 or less UNSETTLED - The "A" index is expected to be between 7-16 and "K" index will be 3 or lessKP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Special Event)
MD, ISLE OF MAN
Martin, G4XUM, will be active as MD4K during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via G3NKC.
NCDXF PRESS RELEASE (Dated November 5th)
"At a board meeting this week, the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) elected officers for 2010. Bruce Butler, W6OSP, will remain as President. Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, will remain as Vice President. Tom McShane, NW6P, will remain as Secretary/ Treasurer. The NCDXF Board of Directors reluctantly accepted the retirement of Len Geraldi, K6ANP, and Al Burnham, K6RIM, from the Board of Directors after many years of excellent leadership. At the present time, the NCDXF Board is planning on operating with 9 directors.
The http:/www.ncdxf.org Web site has been upgraded and newsletters are now available in electronic format and can be downloaded from the Web site. The latest newsletter features 'the rest of the story' and an excellent summary of the 7O1YGF Yemen operation which was only recently approved for DXCC.
Please note that the NCDXF mailing address has been recently changed:
NCDXF, P.O. Box 2012, Cupertino, CA 95015-2012, USA
Please contact me if any questions..... 73 Glenn W0GJ firstname.lastname@example.org"
OH9, FINLAND (Special Event - This one is for the kids!)
Once again Santa's own amateur radio station OH9SCL will be active from Santa Claus Land (SCL) in the Arctic Circle, during the month of December. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Among Santa's helpers, the following operators will be there operating: Raimo/OH3BHL, Erkki/OH9KL, Kimmo/OH9MDV, Juha/ OH9MM and Aaro/OH9RJ. QSL via OH9UV: Santa Claus Land, Napapiirin Yhdeksikot Ry, PL 50, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland. A special "Santa Claus Land" award is available. For more information about the award, please visit the SCL Web page at:
PC60, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event)
Fred, PA0FAW, will activate special event station PC60TROLLEY between 2300z, November 17th and 2300z, December 15th. Activity is to celebrate Arnhem 60th anniversary of the city's use of Trolleybusses. It is the only city in The Netherlands to have them. Fred will use CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via PA0FAW, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW and e-QSL. SWLs are welcome. Fred states, "I will ask for a special EPC-number and will try to be in at least 1 ISWL-SSB net."
QSL INFO AND NEWS
4W6AL QSL CARDS. The Algarve STAR DX Team reported that the 4W6AL picture QSL cards are now available for viewing at: http://algarvedx.com A double-sided QSL card will be sent for direct request and a single cards for bureau request. QSLs were printed by LZ3HI. They also mentioned that all documents were sent this week to DXCC desk.
QSLS VIA LOTW: 9M2CNC, 9M6XRO, AO8A, CT3EN, CT3FQ, CQ9T, EA1AP, EA8/OH6CS, FO/G3BJ, GW4BLE, HI3TEJ, HK1X, HK6P, IK0YVV, K4M, LA/DL6JZ, LA9Z, LX7I, LY4L, LY9Y, OA4AI, OE9GHV, OG6N, OK1CF, OK2ZI, ON4QX, P49X, PA7LV, PF7M, PR1T, RW0LT, RZ9HT, SV2BFN, TI5/NP3D, TO4X, TS7C, UA3BS/3, UA3SAQ, UA3TCJ, V31MW, VK4MA, WH2X, XE1CQ, YL7X, YO9HP, YW4V, ZM2M and ZY0T
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 3XM6JR, 4L5O, 9V1VV, HA5JI, J6/WB4WXE, KL5O, J79ZG, K9AJ/VY0, KD6WW/VY0, LA/DL6JZ, LA/DM2AUJ, LA1CI, LA9IAA, OK1DVM, OX3XR, RI1OP, TA1AN, TA3D, TU2/F5JJW, VC8B and YS1MAE
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 4W6R, 9M6/JF2OZH, A35ZS, D68WL, DL0CS, EB1LA, JA7COI, LZ1RAY, UN7MMM, V73WN and YJ0MM
T31, CENTRAL KIRTIBATI
Doug, NH6ZA, is in the process of putting together a DXpedition to Kanton Island using the callsign T31ZA. No other details available. Watch QRZ.com under T31ZA.
Members of the "Las Tunas Contest Crew" in Las Tunas will be active as T48K during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators mentioned are: CO8DM, CO8DL, CO8KA, CO7RR and CO8ZZ. QSL via DK1WI.
Junichi "Jun", JJ1BMB, will be active as T88AA from Palau Island, Micronesia, between November 9-22nd. He will be there for diving and ham radio. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. The best days to look for him, and he plans to spend most of his time on the radio, is November 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
TC1, TURKEY (LH Activity)
Members of the Turkish group called TCSWAT (TC Special Wireless Activity Team) in collaboration with the Directorate General of Coastal Safety
TX3, CHESTERFIELD ISLAND
Operators George/AA7JV and Tomi/HA7RY are now active as TX3A until December 6. Activity will be on all HF bands with an emphasis on the lower bands. QSL via HA7RY. For more detailed information and updates, visit their Web page at:
V4, ST. KITTS (NA-104)
Andy, N2NT, will once again be active as V47NT from the QTH of V47KP during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via W2RQ.
V8, BRUNEI (OC-088)
Hans, SM3TLG, will be active as V88/SM3TLG between November 16-20th. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
VP2V, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Gerd, DL7VOG, will be active as VP2V/DL7VOG from Anegada Island (NA-023) between November 15th and December 2nd. Activity will be on the HF bands, including 160m, mainly on CW and RTTY. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
VY1, CANADA (Yukon Territory)
Steve, N6QEK, has announced that he is planning a DXpedition to the Canadian Yukon Territory. He states, "I am going to be activating VY1 during the American Radio Relay League 2010 RTTY Roundup. I will be based in Whitehorse in a cabin that I have rented." Steve hopes to be on the air by December 30th (he arrives in Whitehorse on December 29th). He plans to operate before and after the contest on 80-10 meters (including 17/12m and possibly 160m) using RTTY, PSK31 and SSB. Operations will cease about January 4th. Check out his DXpedition Web page at:
XR0, EASTER ISLAND (Update)
The international team of operators continue to be active as XR0Y from Rapa Nui until November 15th. For more details, please see their Web page at:
Pri, YB0ECT, will be active during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via K3AIR.
ZL, NEW ZEALAND (We Stand Corrected)
Last week we mentioned that Rick, AI5P, will once again be active as ZL/AI5P between November 1-6th, from New Zealand's North Island (OC-036). We stated that North Island was the main island. This is incorrect per Phillip, ZL2TZE, who informed us that the main Island in New Zealand is the South Island also known as the Main Land.
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