The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 511
May 14, 2001
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K the AR TelNet Clusters Network, W3RM, W3UR The Daily DX, K4VUD, KO4MR, N4AA QRZ DX, W4VQ, K6GNX, N6UB, K7BV, K8MR, K8YSE, KU9C, 4X6UO, 9A6AA, 9A7K, DL1EK DX News Letter, E21EIC, EA5KB, F5NOD, G0KJW, G3XSV, G3XTT, HB9DLE, HP1AC, I2YSB, JA0DWY, OA4DJW, ON4BAM, PA1AW, RA4HT, SP5PB, UX7MA, UZ8RR, V31MX, VA3RJ and VK4CP for the following DX information.
FEW NOTES FROM EDITOR, TEDD, KB8NW: Because I will be attending the Dayton HamVention, I cannot guarantee that there will be a bulletin next week. If it does happen, it will probably be late Monday. Please, continue to send your information (you never know!). The Northern Ohio DX Association (along with WVNO Radio) will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite at this year's Dayton Hamvention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th Club Floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel (old Stouffers) on Friday and Saturday evenings. All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refreshments will be avaialble. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA.
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DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6/May, through Sunday, 13/May there were 224 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B6, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3D2/r, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E3, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/n, ZK1/s, ZL, ZL7, ZP, ZS
There were 39 CQ Zones available during the past week. CQ Zones that were not active are: 2
There were 51 ITU Zones available during the past week. ITU Zones that were not active are: 3,4,9,15,21,22,23,24,25,26,31, 34,35,43,58,59,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,90
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL). OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin (due to its size) with a complete breakdown and "DXCC/Entities Chart of Activity".
3B6RF THE AGALEGA DXPEDITION (Update). It seems this DXpedition is now going QRT early. According to Sigi, HB9DLE, Headpilot Station for the 3B6RF operation, a "Huriccan Warning for Agalega" will make the 3B6RF Agalega DXpedition go QRT on Monday, May 14th. Check for official news and updates on the team's Web page at: http://www.agalega2000.ch/
5U, NIGER. Jim, 5U7JK, has been active recently on 10 meters. He was heard this past Wednesday, May 9th, on 28495 kHz around 1630z where he has been heard sporadically over the past few weeks. QSL Manager is Silvano, I2YSB.
5V, TOGO. YL Elvira, 5V7SE, has been active over the past week on 12 meters as well as 10 and 15 meters SSB. Check the following frequencies after 1600z for activity: 21275, 24965 and 28495 kHz. She has also been on a 40 meters net with Daniel, 5V7TD, on 7045 kHz around after 2130z. Daniel has been active mainly on 20 meters but has also been heard on 17/12/10 meters. QSL both via IV3TDM.
6Y, JAMAICA. Look for 6Y6L to be active October 23-30th from IOTA NA-097. Operation will be on all bands 160-6 meters, CW, SSB and PSK-31. QSL via WA8LOW.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Joe, G3MRC, is now active as C91MR/3 from Beira. You can usually find him on 24901 kHz (sometimes on 21052 kHz) between 1600 and 1830z (sometimes as late as 0700z). QSL via home call.
E4, PALESTINE. Guenter, E4/OE1GZA, was expected to operate from Ramallah over the past week with a linear amp. He is mainly looking for stateside contacts.
EN, UKRAINE (Island Operations). Operators UX7MA, US5MPO, UR0ML and others will be active as EN1MKN from islands on the river "Severskyi Donets" (the Ukrainian Island Award references numbers are: SD-06 and SD-07). Their activity will be on all HF bands CW/SSB, from June 13-30th. QSL via UX7MA, by the bureau or direct to: P.O.Box 22, Stakhanov 94000 Ukraine.
HK3JJH/HK0M WRAP-UP. Pedro, HK3JJH, wrote to OPDX and informed us that he returned from Malpelo late Saturday evening (May 5th). He states that it was a little hard, but he is glad to be home. Pedro made approx. 15000 QSOs on SSB on all the bands, except 6 and 160 meter, which had bad propagation. He now has to translate the hand written log to the computer and send all the information to Carl, N4AA. He plans to write about his trip/activity and send it to Carl for the "DX Magazine".
HOSPITALITY SUITE IN THE SUN. The Mad River Radio Club is pleased to announce that it will again be hosting the "Suite in the Sun" at the Dayton Hamvention Friday and Saturday May 18th and 19th. Located in spaces 3858-3860, they will be there with chairs, cold soda, munchies, and a roof overhead (think protection from sun, not rain!). Stop by to take a break, talk contesting, or even look over their fine selection of radio junk for sale.
HS, THAILAND. Champ, E21EIC, will activate the RAST club station HS0AC in the CQ WPX CW Contest (possibly as a Single Op). He will be active on 80 and 160 meters. Suggested frequencies are 3.524 MHz and 1.834 MHz. QSL via G3NOM.
LIGHTHOUSE OPERATION (Lights Out!). The information OPDX received and reported on in last week's bulletin about Eric/G0KJW and Terry/G0OWE going to Longstone Lighthouse (LH 0234) is not true. Eric contacted OPDX and confirmed this. We are not sure who started the rumor, but we are sorry for reporting it.
PJ2, CURACAO. Nine members of the Bristol Contest Group will be here and active from July 19-31st. Operators G6YB, G3RFX, G3TKF, G3XSV, G4FKA, G4HFX, G0WKW, M0AXF and M0WLF will provide plenty of activity as PJ2/homecall on all bands CW/SSB. They will also be active during the IOTA Contest on July 28-29th, using the special callsign PJ2Y. A special QSL for PJ2Y will be issued with G3SWH as QSL Manager. QSL all other activity to the home callsigns.
PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Update). Dennis, K7BV, will begin operation on May 24th as scheduled. After an All-Band/Single Op effort in the CQ WPX CW Contest, he will operate through June 1st on all bands 160-6 meters, primarily on CW. A special callsign PV0F will be used throughout the operation. Rod, WC7N, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org is building up a 9BDXCC chasers "work list" for Dennis including long path 160 skeds for Asia. Carl, N4AA (editor of QRZ DX), has joined the team assisting Rod keeping in touch with Dennis frequently to insure that every effort is made to fill the needs of the deserving. Carl, K9LA, is brewing propagtion guru magic to predict the best path/time for those QSOs. QSL via Steve, KU9C. Check the following Web site which will be updated frequently with Dennis's current status: http://www.qth.com/k7bv/py0f/
QSL INFO AND NEWS.................
SO8ZZ via UY5ZZ EM10UCC via UY5ZZ EM7Q via UY5ZZ US0Q via UY5ZZQSL only direct to UY5ZZ: Box 4850, Zaporozhye, 69118, UKRAINE
RG, RUSSIA. Slava, UA4HTT, will be active as RG4H in the CQ-M, WPX and all major contests. QSL manager for Slava is RW4HB. Bureau cards are OK, for sending direct, send to: Serge Golobokov, P.O.Box 37, Samara, 443099, Russia.
S2, BANGLADESH. Rashid, S21AR, is active almost daily on 15 meters. Check around or in between 21260 and 21290 kHz, from 1100 and 1530z or after 0430z. QSL via JA1UT.
SPECIAL EVENT. Gil, JA0DWY, informs OPDX that a special event station for "International Telecommunications Day" will be active from Nagano, Japan (JCG: 09008), now through May 20th. The callsign will be 8J0ITU. Gil told OPDX that he will operate this station May 17-20th. The station will be active on 80-10 meters (WARC bands too) CW/SSB (however, mainly CW). QSL via JARL bureau.
SPECIAL EVENT/IOTA OPERATION. A group of Italian operators will be active May 23-27th from Santo Stefano Island (IOTA EU-045) Pontinian Archipelago with the special callsign IB0S. This special event is to commemorate the century of the first radio contact made by Guglielmo Marconi between Cornwall and Newfoundland through the Atlantic Ocean. A contact will be made with VO1WET on SSB and also on CW Saturday, May 26th at 1300z. QSL Manager for this special callsign IB0S is I0YKN: Carmine Meoli, Via della stazione snc, 04010 CORI (LT) ITALY.
SP, POLAND (Lighthouse Operation). Peter, SP5PB, will activate the Niechorze Lighthouse as SP5PB/1 from May 18-20th. Activity will be on CW/SSB. This operation is valid for the "SP Lighthouse Award", SPL 13. QSL via the bureau or CBA.
TT, CHAD. Chris, TT8DX, has been very active on 10 meters over the past weekend. Check 28495 kHz starting around 1330z as late as 1800z. QSL via F5OGL.
VP5, TURKS CAICOS ISLANDS. Dick/W3RM and Mike/N3MT will be active from the Providenciales Island (NA-002) from May 31st through June 14th as VP5/W3RM and VP5/N3MT. Operation will be on 80-10 meters, mainly CW, some SSB. QSL via home calls.
XW, LAOS. Charly, K4VUD, who has been active as HS0ZCW over the past week, should be in Laos by the time you read this. He did not mention what his callsign would be, but he did state, " I will be searching for the correct license there to satisfy ARRL DXCC." Charly hopes to be on the air on 20 and 15 meters with 100 watts. Check on CW about 20 kHz up from bottom of band edge (plus or minus Asian pirate QRM) and on SSB, check the usual frequencies.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND. Ed, K8VIR, is active as ZL7IR. His length of stay is unknown, but his activity seems to center around 20/17/12 meters. He reportedly is working on the island and will be active during his free time. Operations seem to start around 0100z and sometimes last as late as 0700z. There have been a few QSNs as early as 1030z on 20 meters. Check the following frequencies: 14260, 14270, 18130 and 24950 kHz. QSL via W8WC.
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