The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 709
May 9, 2005
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, K1BV, K1XN & GoList, W2CE, K3LR, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, K5LBU, KM6HB, KL7JR, K8CX, K8YSE, CS1CRE, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL8YR, EA8CAC, EC8ADU, ER1DA, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1HYW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8AJQ, IZ8BRI, IZ8CCW, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, NL12339, SM3CXS, UR5WCW, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK3EW, VK4AAR, VK4FW and VK8AN for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st/May, through Sunday, 8th/May there were 225 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZL7, 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).
2004 RARE DX SOUND CLIPS. Tom, K8CX, informs OPDX: "My DX sound clips for 2004 are now complete. There are 154 streaming Real Audio DX clips at: http://hamgallery.com/dx2004/. This covers all the major DXpeditions, several long path openings, rare and semi-rare DX!"
3DA, SWAZILAND (Update). Frosty, K5LBU, reports that he has one ham signed up and has his ticket for the trip to 3DA-land in July. However, he is still looking for more operators for this trip. He states there is a special fare available for a round trip ticket on South African Airlines flying from Washington DC. If interested, contact him at: email@example.com. Frosty states that operators will have their own 3DA callsign, but he hopes to have the callsign 3DA5HQ for the IARU Contest. Activity will be on all bands including 6 meters and all modes.
3V, TUNISIA. Three Hungarian operators have reportedly received written permission (on May 3rd) to operate from Djerba Island (AF-083). Activity will be from the 3V8SM Tunisian Scout Radio Club station between now and May 10th, on the HF bands. The operators are Jeno/HA5FA (mostly on CW), Miklos/HA5VZ (mostly on SSB) and Miklos/HA5GO (mostly on BPSK and sometimes on CW and SSB too). QSL via HA5FA, direct or via the HA QSL Bureau (Only for this operation!!!).
60TH ANNIVERSARY (End of WWII - Special Operations and Awards)..... Ted Melinosky, K1BV, from the K1BV DX Awards Directory, reports to OPDX that right now, there are 7 different awards from England, Russia and the Ukraine available for contacting special event stations commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Most of the activity centers around May 5-15th. Complete details of these awards are available on his awards oriented Web site at: http://www.dxawards.com/REALSHORT.htm.
7Q, MALAWI. Bill, KC4D, is expected to be here and be active for about four weeks as 7Q7WW starting on May 13th. Activity will be limited to his spare time, and mostly during his evenings on 40/80 meters and possibly 160 meters. Bill is expected to be active during the CQ WPX CW Contest. QSL via KC4D.
9M8, EAST MALAYSIA (Operators Needed For Mountain DXpedition)...... Alan, VK4AAR, informs OPDX that operators are being sought to join a DXpedition to a Dayak village in Sarawak (9M8) located at 1,000 meters ASL. The proposed operation will take place from June 3-5th June 2005, and Australians and DX operators are being encouraged to join this group. A callsign has been requested (TBA), and interested parties should contact Sengchai Chan, 9M8SC, for more details via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief outline of the plans are to follow. QSL (direct only) to VK4AAR: Alan Roocroft, 376 Old Toowoomba Rd, Placid Hills 4343, Australia (with a SAE + postage). The following was also sent by Alan with the announcement:
"Briefly, Gunong Jagi is a Bau Jagoi village, the only village that cannot be reached by vehicle, so you've to walk up but on a jungle foothpath, in some parts cement steps, under the canopy of Borneo trees. The altitude of the village is about 1000 metres, which is quite pleasant and cool in the evening. It has about 20 simple houses but most of them are not occupied, as the elderly people prefer to stay in their farms on the slopes or at the foot of the mountain below. Only the village chief called Ketua Kaum and three other families remain in the village most of the time. They will be very happy to welcome visitors, even if just for an overnight stay and will provide accommodation, help with cooking, etc. It is felt this is an ideal place for a DX.
I am proposing a 3Days/two nights visit, leaving Kuching for Jagoi Gunung on Friday, June 3, 2005 and coming back to Kuching/Airport on Sunday, June 5, 2005. For those intending to fly out of Kuching on Sunday evening, there will be more than enough time to leave the village and catch the flight at Kuching International Airport. So anyone intending to take part should at least arrive in Kuching the latest by Thursday, June 2. In other words, this is a long weekend trip on a ham expedition in a Dayak mountain village. As to details of cost, I have given the rough estimates, but to be on the safe side, if there is say a dozen or so people, it will be safer to say the cost from Kuching to the village for a 3D/2N stay inclusive of accommodation, food, ground transport, etc is approximately RM200 (52-55 USD) per person. Anyone coming in from overseas and needing help to book hotel accommodation in Kuching can also get in touch with Sengchai Chan (9M8SC). He will obtain the hotel package rates from a comfortable hotel in the city centre, but hams would have to indicate the number of nights they are staying and the dates so that bookings can be made, with advance payment. He will do the booking through an officially appointed travel agent in the city who can also organise city tours, if desired."
ANTARCTICA NEWS................ Gianni, IZ8CGS, Antarctica Award Manager, announced that Cezar-Ioan Trifu, VE3LYC, has been appointed as Antarctica Award Checkpoint for Canada. Those who are interested in participating in the Antarctica Award program may contact him at: email@example.com.
AX3, AUSTRALIA (Special Event). A team of 16 radio amateurs will activate the special event callsign AX3ITU to celebrate the 140th birthday of the International Telecommunications Union. "Amateur Radio Victoria" aims to have the AX3ITU on air virtually the entire 24 hours on Tuesday, May 17th. It will be available on CW, Phone, PSK31 and an amateur satellite on that day. Three members of the team, VK3QI, VK3ANJ and VK3YR, will concentrate on CW on the 40, 30 and 20 meters bands. Phone operation will be on the 80, 40, 20 and 2 meters bands, while PSK31 is to target 80 and 40 meters. A commemorative QSL card will be available for contacts. QSL information is direct to VK3WI QTHR or via the bureau. Visit Amateur Radio Victoria's Web site at: http://amateurradio.com.au.
CASTLE ACTIVITY. Members of the Clube Radioamadores do Entroncamento, will use the special callsign CS7MA to activate Castelo de Marvao (DCFP reference C-067, DMHP reference PG-036 and DMP reference 1210 for the Portuguese Castle Award) on June 4th. Castelo de Marvao is located in the Province of Alto Alentejo. The Clube Radioamadores do Entroncamento Web site: http://www.geocities.com/cs1cre/.
DAYTON HAMVENTION ANNOUNCEMENTS.............
DXPEDITIONER OF PEACE AWARD. The ARI section of Sala Consilina (SA), ITALY, desiring to honor and to remember Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II has founded the award "JOHN PAUL II - DXPEDITIONER OF PEACE". Three awards are available to all amateurs and SWLs:
All the bands assigned to the Radio Amateur Service and all the modes are allowed, satellites included. There are 4 versions of the award: MIXED, PHONE, CW and DIGITAL MODES. To claim the Award, the QSL cards are not required, but they must be in possession of the applicant and could be requested anytime for checks. To receive the forms for the award application and the list of the 131 countries visited by Pope John Paul II you can write to the Award Manager Erminio, IZ8AJQ, via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The award fee is 10 Euro or 12 USDs. To receive the Award as registered mail please add 3 Euro or 4 USDs. Application forms must be sent to this address: ARI SEZIONE SALA CONSILINA, CASELLA POSTALE N.11, CAP 84036 SALA CONSILINA (SA), ITALY.
EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS. Peter, DL8YR, will be active as EA6/DL8YR/p from Mallorca Island (IOTA EU-004 and DIE E-21) now through May 18th. He was expected to be active during the ARI Contest this past weekend. Look for him to be active mostly on CW (and possibly RTTY) this week. QSL via his home callsign.
ED8, CANARY ISLANDS (Special Event). Members of the Union of Radio Hams of Las Palmas (URL), will travel from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004) to Fuerteventura Island (AF-004) to be active as ED8MPJ from Morro Jable, the municipality of Pajara, in a special and cultural event between May 23-29th. This activity will provide a demonstration of the hobby to the students who are visiting from several colleges. References numbers are: DME - 35.015, DIE - S 06 and IOTA - AF 004. The QSL Manager for this activity is EA8BYG, Manuel Santos Moran. The team of operators are: EA8GL, EA8BYG, EA8AAG, EA8AMY, EB8CTK, EC8ADU and some operators from Fuerteventura Island. For more information visit the following Web pages: http://www.ea8url.com -or- http://www.qrz.com.
EO60, UKRAINE (Special Event). A group of operators from the Lviv Shortwave Club will operate special event station EO60W between now and May 15th to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Victory in WWII. QSL via UT7WZ, by the bureau or direct to: Miroslav Lupiy, P.O. Box 94, Lviv 79000, Ukraine.
ER60, MOLDOVA (Special Event). Operators from Moldova will activate the special event station ER60V from May 5-15th. Activity is to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Victory in World War II. QSL via ER1DA, to: Valery Metaxa, P.O. Box 3000, Chisinau, MD- 2071, Moldova, Europe.
EUROPEAN DXPEDITION (via Mobile Home). Look for Patrick, F5MQW, to travel throughout Northern Europe with motor-home starting May 15th and ending June 20th. He is expected to travel through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Danemark and Sweden. Patrick will sign using either his xx/homecall (ex. ON/F5MQW, PA/F5MQW...etc.) or xx/F8UFT/p (ex. DL/F8UFT/P, SM5/F8UFT/p .....etc.). F8UFT is the callsign of the French EUCW Society, "The Union Francaise des Telegraphistes". His main goal and radio activity will be to activate several IOTAs in Germany, Danemark and Sweden. As of today, the following stops are scheduled:
The IOTA stops in Danemark will be according to the ferries time tables, and will be announced later; look at the DXclusters. Patrick will be active on the HF bands (except the lower bands 160/80m), CW and SSB. QSL xx/F5MQW via the French Ref-Union Bureau or direct. QSL xx/F8UFT, to F6ICG, via the French Ref-Union Bureau or direct.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Tibo, F5CCF/VK3FJH, will be returning here sometime this week to live and work after completing his studies in France. He will again get very active as FK8HW on SSB and on the usual frequencies. QSL via VK4FW.
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Operators Diethelm/DJ2YE and Wolfgang/DK3KD will be active as HB0/HB9AON during the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via eQSL or direct.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Operators Dennis/N4BBA and Bill/KG4WW will be active before, after and during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). The contest callsign will be KG4SB OR KG4WW. Operation class has not been decided yet. QSLs KG4SB via N4BAA and KG4WW via KG4WW.
MU, GUERNSEY. Remember to look for Johannes, DF5AU, this weekend (May 14-15th) from EU-114 as MU/DF5AU. Activity will be on 160-10 meters (no WARC), using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct.
P4, ARUBA. John, W2GD, will be active as P40W in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via N2MM. Look for activity before the contest on some of the WARC bands and 160 meters.
PI25, THE NETHERLANDS (Special Event). Look for members of the Netherlands Amateur Radio League (VRZA) to activate the special event stations PI25BEA and PI25TRIX through the end of May. Their activity is to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Beatrix. Activity seems to be mainly on 80/40/20 meters. QSL via PA3FTX. For more details, visit the Web page at: http://www.vrza.nl (in Dutch).
QSL INFO AND NEWS...........................
SILENT KEY. OPDX has received a report that QSL Manager Bob Keenan, KD8IW, has passed away. OPDX and its readers would like to send out our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
SPECIAL EVENT. Using "No special callsign nor prefix or suffix", but only a special "Souvenir QSL card", will be sent to those who contact the Jean Bart ARC, F6KMB of Dunkirk, in Northern France, between May 1st and June 30th. This activity is to commemorate, both the liberation of Dunkirk (the last French City, liberated after the June 1944 landing) and the 65th anniversary of the Evacuation from Dunkirk (the Dynamo Operation of 1940 - which was conducted by the British Navy). QSL via: RC J.Bart Maison Sciences, 62 Rue du 110 EME Regiment D Infanterie, F59140 Dunkerque, France. For more information on the Dynamo operation, visit the following Web page at: http://www.answers.com/topic/operation-dynamo/.
W6, UNITED STATES (Special Event). The Anaheim Police Amateur Radio Club (W6APD) will operate from May 15-21st to commemorate National Police Week. Suggested operating frequencies will be: 28450, 24950, 21350, 18150, 14253 and 7250 kHz -/+ QRM. For a picture QSL card only, no certificate, send a S.A.S.E. via KM6HB: Mark McMullin, P.O. Box 27271, Santa Ana, California 92799.
VE8 & VY1, CANADA (Non-IOTA Islands). Yukon John, KL7JR, informs OPDX that he will be active from the roving Icemobile (see bio on QRZ.com for K7ICE) on Vale Island and Latham Island (VE8), and Dickson and Scully Island (VY1, and maybe two new ones) starting around May 15th through late June. His activity will be on SSB and PSK-31. Look for KL7JR and K7ICE to concentrate on 17, 20, 40 and 75 meters. Watch DXCluster spots. QSL via KL7JR CBA.
XU7, CAMBODIA. Jaak, ES1FB, will be active again as XU7ACE starting around May 14th for 10 days. QSL is OK via CBA, and Jaak plans to upload his log to LoTW later.
XU7, CAMBODIA. Yuki, JH1NBN, is expected to be active as XU7ADJ between now and May 13th. Reports indicate that this is a business trip, and his activity will be limited to his evening hours. QSL via JH1NBN.
YO, ROMANIA. Jean Michel, F6AJA, French DX Editor of the Les Nouvelles DX, will be again signing YO/F6AJA from Suceava in Romania from the YO8FZ's station. He will be active from May 16-21st during his free time. QSL via his home callsign.
ZL1, NEW ZEALAND. Chris, ZL1CT, will be active as ZL1V in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via N3SL. Visit the ZL1V Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/zl1v/.
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