The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 985
November 15, 2010
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, KH2AR/W4, NG3K & ADXO, K4RUM, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5TR, N5SMD, W5KUB, K8GI, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8GEX (60m News), K9CS, AT Inter- national, DL1SBF, DL7MAE & The DX News Letter, DX World.Net, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete's- DX-Newsdesk, RSGB IOTA Web Site, 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, 7th-November, through Sunday, 14th-November there were 227 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, 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, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, 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).
Gert, ZS6AYU, will revisit and be active as 3DA0GF from the Hawane Resort near Mbabane, between November 16-19th. Activity is on 40-10 meters including the 17/12 meters using CW only. QSL 3DA0GF via the info on (QRZ.com).
Operator Andi, UU0JM, will be active as 4L0A from Obcha during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
Operator Vaho, 4L8A, will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K1BV.
Members of the URE Cartagena team will be active from the ARRAM HQ club station CN8MC in Rabat as 5C5T during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via EA5YU, by the Spanish Bureau or direct. Operators mentioned are: Juan/EA5BLJ, Jose/EA5CP and Jose/EA5YU. The operators will be there between November 25-28th, and plan to be active outside of the contest on 80-10 meters using 100 watts, CW only.
Orlando, IN3KIZ, is expected to be active as 5H3OC (dates were not provided). Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via IN3DEI.
6V/6W, SENEGAL (Update)
Stan, EI6DX, will be active as 6W/EI6DX from Somone, which is located 70 km southeast of Dakar, for the holidays (dates not announced). He will concentrate on the lower bands and CW. Stan will take part in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry signing 6V7Y. QSL via RX3RC, by the Bureau or direct. Look for updates at:
Mischa, PA1OKZ, will be active as 6Y5NS from Jamaica (NA-097) between now and November 26th. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via eQSL or PA1OKZ.
C5, THE GAMBIA (Just A Reminder)
Members of the Czech and Slovak OM0C Contest Crew will be on another DXpedition to The Gambia to take place between November 17-30. They will be using renewed callsigns from their previous DXpedition, C50C or C52C used in The Gambia 2007, the greatest Slovak expedition of its kind ever. The special callsign C5A will be reserved for the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-Multi entry. The team members of The Gambia 2010 DXpedition are: Rich OK8WW/OM2TW, Jiri/OK1RI, Joe/OM5AW, Norbert/OM6NM, Roman/OM2RA, Jiri/OK1DO, Lada/OK1DIX, Petr/ OK1FFU and Vlada/OK1NY.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB. The Gambia 2010 DXpedition will use various transceivers from Elecraft and Kenwood. They will set up 6 full time stations that can be used simultaneously in order to take advantage of all band openings. Most of the time they will use 4 stations only. The whole set up of 6 stations will be used during the CQWW CW Contest only. QSL Manager is Brani, OM2FY. QSL by the Bureau or direct to: Branislav Daras, P.O.Box 6, SK-820 08 Bratislava 28, Slovak Republic. For more details and updates, visit their Web at:
Brian, ND3F, will once again be active as C6AQQ from New Providence Island between November 24th and December 6th. Activity will be mostly on the lower bands, but he will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) and ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 3-5th). QSL via his home callsign, direct preferred or LoTW, by the Bureau (long wait).
Operators Bob/N4BP (C6AKQ), Tim/N4UM (C6ARU) and Mike/K4RUM (C6AUM) will be active from Freeport in the Bahamas (NA-080) between November 30th and December 7th. Bob and Mike will operate primarily on CW, while Tim will be primarily on the Digital modes. Their operations will also include the ARRL 160 Meter Contest (December 3-5th). QSL via the operator's home callsign.
Operators Tom/N6BT and Fred/KE7X will be active as C6ARR and C6AKX, respectively, between November 20-29th. Activity will be on 160-20 meters. Both operators will also be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). Tom will be a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m)/Low-Power entry (He will be looking for JAs on 160m before the contest). Fred will be a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL both operations via WA4WTG.
Operators Chris/9A5K, Mario/DJ2MX, Matthias/DK4YJ, Christoph/DK9TN, Ranko/E70R, Vlado/E70T, Radomir/E74IW, Zoran/E76C and Braco/E77DX will be active as E7DX during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via E77E.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLAND
Julio, EA3AIR, will be active as EA6URA (formerly EA6IB) from Ibiza Island during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via EA3AIR, by the Bureau, LoTW or direct to: Julio Isa Garcia, Carrenca 25, 08017 BARCELONA, Spain.
Jules, ex-FR1AN, has relocated to Guadeloupe Island, his wife's homeland. He has been issued the callsign FG4NN. A tower and antennas were put up last week, and he is on the air now with activity also on 6 meters. Buzz, NI5DX, will continue to assist Jules with the QSLs.
HI7, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Ronny, ON4ARV, will be active as HI7/OT4R from Punta-Cana between May 2-20th (2011). Activity will be on 20/15/10 meters SSB between 2000-2200z everyday. QSL only via LoTW and eQSL. More info is available on his Web site at:
Gerd, DL7VOG, will once again be active as HK0GU/1 from Isla del Pirata (SA-040) between November 17-21st. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and RTTY. QSL via DL7VOG, direct or by the Bureau.
HK0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Gerd, DL7VOG, will be active as HK0GU from San Andres Island (IOTA NA-033) between November 22nd and December 2nd. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). QSL via DL7VOG, direct or by the Bureau.
Martin, OL5Y, will be active as IM0/OL5Y from La Maddalena Island (EU-041, IIA OT-008) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. Listen for QSL info.
EU-009. Russell, G5XW, will once again be active from the Orkney Islands as GM5XW between November 17-22nd. His main QTH will be the mainland Orkney (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652), but he will also be activating other islands in the Orkney group (excluding Stroma). QSL via G5XW, direct only (QRZ.com).
NA-078. Operators Manuel/XE2HUQ and Tony/XE2HVF will be active as XF1HUQ and XF1HVF, respectively, from Magdalena Island between November 18-22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.
NA-085. After activating Santa Rosa Island (NA-142) this past weekend, look for William/K9RR and Rick/K8GI to activate St. George Island (NA-085) as K9RR/4 and K8GI/4, respectively, on November 15th, between 1300-2030z. Suggested frequencies are: 7160 (SSB), 14040 (CW), 14072.5 (PSK63), 14082.5 (RTTY), 14260 (SSB), 18103 (RTTY) and 18128 (SSB) kHz (+/- QRM). QSL via their home call- sign, direct (preferred) or by the Bureau. All K8GI/4 QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW as well.
NA-171. Members of the Radio Club Satélite A.C. (XE1RCS) will activate the rare Isla Venados in the Sinaloa State Group as XF1RCS between November 18-21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via N7RO. A Web site and Twitter page is available (with a live video stream during their activation) at:
OC-111. (Cancelled) Pista, HA5AO, reports on his Web page:
"Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this trip, due to the
circumstances and considerations, as follows --
We could find transportation to the island early in the morning. However, we would have to spend the night there, as the motorboat can only come back for us on the next after- noon. We would have to spend the night there, but we could not find any solution to be safe there. We could not take the risk to have an overnight alone on those remote islands. Our safety is the first. Sorry about it, but we have had to make this decision. We can only hope your understanding." For more details, see the Web site at: http://ha5ao.novolab.hu
J6, ST. LUCIA
Bob, G3PJT, will once again be active as J6/G3PJT from the northeast corner of St. Lucia (NA-108) between March 8-15th. Activity will be holiday style using a K2 w/100 watts and vertical antennas. He plans to also be in the RSGB's 74th Commonwealth Contest (March 12-13th). Look for him outside of the contest, especially on 80 and 30 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
KH6BZF PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (For November 15-21st)
Nov 15 AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS Nov 16 AN -------------------- Nov 17 AN-HN BN - Below Normal Nov 18 HN-AN AN - Above Normal/Geomagnetic Level is QUIET Nov 19 LN LN - Low Normal Nov 20 HN HN - High Normal/Geomagnetic Level is UNSETTLED Nov 21 HN DIS - Disturbed VDIS - Very Disturbed 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 lessSPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR: A FREE excellent tutorial on LF and HF radiowave propagation written by Steve/G0KYA and Alan/G3NYK is available at:
LIVE HAM RADIO WEB BROADCAST
Tom, W5KUB, informs OPDX readers that a live Web broadcast will take place on Tuesday, November 16th, at 1400z, from MFJ, Cushcraft, Hy-gain, Ameritron, Mirage, and Vectronics, at:
Mat, F5SHQ, will be active as MJ0ASP during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via LoTW.
Bob, 5B4AGN, will be active from the Pacific during the first half of February 2011. His tentative plans are as follows:
February 28th - From Palau (OC-009) as T88ZM. Operations will be from the Palau Rental Shack (See the following Web page at: http://palau.rental-shack.com/english )
February 9-16th - From Saipan (OC-086, USI NI002S, WLOTA 1333) as KH0/G3ZEM. Operations will be from the Saipan Rental Shack (See the following Web page at: http://saipan.rental-shack.com/english/index.html )
Activity from both locations will be CW only on the HF bands. QSL via M0URX.
PJ4, BONAIRE ISLAND
Valery, RD3A, will be active as PJ4G from the K2NG/PJ4G rental QTH on Bonaire (IOTA SA-006, WLOTA L1279) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 19-20th, 2011) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via K4BAI.
PJ6, SABA ISLAND
George, K5TR, reports (edited): "A six meter expedition to Saba Island (NA-145) is taking shape. The team will be Dick/K5AND, Pat/W5OZI and George/K5TR. We have a location picked out and reserved on the island. It is located on the northeast part of the island at about 150 meters above sea leavel (490 ft) with perfect take off to the US, EU, AF and most of SA. We will be on the island between June 22nd and July 6th, 2011. The plan is to operate CW on 50.106 MHz and SSB on 50.118 MHz. We will also be on JT65 during moonsets and moonrises on 50.190 MHz. We should have a website in the coming month to post updates to the trip. We do not know what callsign(s) we will use."
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Joe, KC0VKN, will be active as PJ7/KC0VKN from Sint Maarten (NA-105) between December 1823rd. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using CW, depending on operating times and openings. QSL via his home callsign.
QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (dated November 14th) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 6V7Z via DE0MST JG1DVQ via DL1EHR TI5KS via N3KS 9A/HA5TAA via 9A3JB K8V via W8JWN TJ3AY via F5LGE 9L0W via DK2WV KH0WF via JH1AJT TO9RRG via FG5KC CE2/CX1EK via CX1EK LX/PA3EZC/P via PA3EZC V31BD via K5WW CT7/CT3FN via HB9CRV MU/F4EGD via F4EGD WT4Q via W2NY DT8A via HL2FDW MU/F4ERS via F4ERS XE2/K6PT via K6PT EA8/DJ9RB via DJ9RB MU/F5CWU via F5CWU YB9/HB9MPX via HB9MPX (Bureau) EA8/M0MPG/P via M0MPG MU/F5NHJ via F5NHJ YO/KG8CO via KG8CO ED1RCM via EA1RCM PI9ESA via DL3LUM YQ0U via YO5BFJ EG0EJA via EA3RKR RD0C via UA0CA Z23MS via UA3DX IY1EY via IK1QBT RW9XU/9 via UT4MF ZD9AH via DL2AH J28AA via K2PF SV9/YL2VW via YL2VW ZL8X via DJ2MXPJ2/N2MF ONLINE LOG SEARCH is now available at:
QSLS VIA LoTW: 9M6DXX/P, DT8A, FP/KV1J, HB0/HB9CVQ, OY6FRA, TR8CA, UA2FX and ZD8ZZ
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 6V7W, 9M6DXX/P, A51A, CE3RR, CE9/R1ANF, D44TD, EI185RNLI, G/HB9LEY, J3/AA8LL, JW/HB9LEY, JW/JQ2GYU, M0LZP, T88NA, VP8DMH, VP8DMH/P, XE1RCS and XR0Y
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: NONE Reported This Week!
It has been reported that Henry "Hank" Richard Kohl, K8DD, became a Silent Key (SK) on Saturday, morning November 13th, from respiratory complications in the ICU of Henry Ford Detroit. Hank was surrounded by his wife Kathie, son Andy and friends Trish and Stan Arnett/AC8W. Hank was well-known for his operations from some of the following places:
FP/K8DD - February 2005, October 2001, October 2000
HK1/K8DD - February 2007
K8DD/C6A - 1997, 1998, 1999
K8DD/KH0 - 1992
PZ5DD - February 2008
V47DD - 2003
VO2AAA - November 2004 CQ WW CW contest ONLY
VP2MEH - 1978
YN2DD - February 2009 & 2010
OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of K8DD.
T7, SAN MARINO
Operator Ivo, 9A3A/E73A, will be active as T70A from the contest station of the "Amateurs Radio Republic of San Marino" (ARRSM) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ High-Power entry. QSL via A.R.R.S.M. Radio Club, P.O.BOX 77, 47890 Rep. San Marino, SAN MARINO.
V4, ST. KITTS
We will be seeing more of St. Kitts (NA-104) on the air. John, W5JON/V47JA, has just returned from Calypso Bay after purchasing a vacation/retirement home on the island. He states, "Our applications for St. Kitts residency have been submitted and will soon be approved. The antennas will be going up in Feb. when we return for an extended stay."
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (Update/IOTA Op)
Yuri, N3QQ, has reported that Tim, NL8F, will join him on the DXpedition to Marshall Islands. Both operators will arrive on Majuro (OC-029) on November 30th, and they will stay in V73-land until December 17th. The operators will travel to Enewetak Atoll (OC-087) where some of the equipment is already prepositioned. Look for some possible 160m operations from Enewetak Atoll. The callsign will be V73QQ on Enewetak Atoll. The callsign V73RRC will be used on Ujelang Atoll (OC-278) planned around December 7-12th. For updates, watch:
VP2M, MONTSERRAT (Update)
Operators Larry/K3VX (VP2MVX), Will/K9FO (VP2MFO), Don/K9NR (VP2MNR) and Carl/K9CS (VP2MSC) will be active from here (NA-103) between November 23rd and December 5th. Activity will include entries in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) and ARRL 160 Contests (December 3-5th) as a Multi-2 class signing VP2M. Activity outside the contests will be on 160-10 meters, mostly CW but some SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL all callsigns via K9CS.
WR4, UNITED STATES (Special Event)
Members of the Barrow Amateur Radio Club will activate special event Christmas station WR4BC from Bethlehem, GA, between 1700z, December 4th and 1700z, December 5th. Suggested frequencies are (-/+ QRM):
CW/Digital/RTTY - 3575, 7065, 14065, 21065 and 28065 kHz
SSB - 3875, 7265, 14265, 21365 and 28465 kHz
A Limited-Edition collectable QSL will be issued, complete with the Bethlehem Christmas Postmark, to arrive at your QTH before Christmas. To Receive YOUR QSL card, make the QSO and send 1 USD to the address below to cover postage and printing. QSL to: Barrow Amateur Radio Club, 287 Crescent Court, Winder, GA 30680. For more information, please visit the club Web site at:
XR3, CHILE (Special Event)
Members of the Radio Club de Copiapo are now active as XR33M between now and end of December. Activity is to celebrate the rescued miners in Chile. Look for operations to be on 80-15 meters on SSB. Also, look for the Radio Club de Copiapo team members to be active during the ARRL 10 Meter Contest (December 11-12th). QSL via CE3BBC direct.
Operators Yon/YB1CCF, Heri/YB1KAR, Gus/YB1ALL, Terry/ YC1KAF, Danu/YD1GCL and Joz/YD1JZ will be active as YE1C during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL YE1C to: West Java DX Association, PO. Box 1042, Bandung, 40010 Indonesia. Visit their Web page at:
Members of the Hungarian "Haros Radio Club" (HA5HRK) will be active as ZA3HA from Orikum-Radhime Beach in the Bay of Vlora during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th). Operators mentioned are: Fatos/ZA1FD, Lazer/ZA1V, Tomi/HA5PT, Fero/HA8MT, Otto/HA5OT, Happy/HA5TMK, Pista/HA5TI and Chris/HA5X. Look for HA operators to sign ZA/homecall outside the contest. QSL ZA3HA via HA5X or LoTW. All other callsigns via the operator's home callsign.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND (Update)
Seppo, OH1VR, will be active from Chatham Island (OC-038) as ZL7VR between November 2329th. Activity will be on the HF bands (specific bands and modes not provided). Operations will also include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th) as a Single-Op/ Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via OH1VR.
ZL8, KERMADEC (Update)
By the time you read this, the whole team should be in Auckland. They plan to depart from Tauranga harbor around Monday evening, November 15th. Weather permitting, they should be at Raoul Island on Thursday morning. A couple announcements were made this past week. There is a webcam on Raoul Island. It is a permanent installation of the GeoNet, a monitoring system in New Zealand to watch hazards like earth- quakes, and volcani activities or tsunamis. The ZL8X Web site has installed a link where you can go directly to the GeoNet site. Also, Mario, DJ2MX, was again announced as their QSL Manager, as well as an Online QSL Request System (OQRS) which will be activated "AFTER" their radio operations. They state, "If it is possible, please use our service to minimize the workload for us! If for any reason you are not able to use our OQRS you may also send your card normally by post (address via QRZ.COM) or via the Bureau." For details on becoming a sponsor or more information about this DXpedition, visit the ZL8X Web page at: http://www.kermadec.de Also see their FACEBOOK at:
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