The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 517
June 25, 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, K2KW, KA2BZS, N3SL, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4ANA, KJ4UY, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, KM6IU, K8BN, K8YSE, N6RO, K9APW, W9DC, 4N7RGH, 9A2WJ, 9A3ZG, 9A7K, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DL2VFR, DM5JBN, E21EIC, EI6FR, F5NGL, F5PBL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, IK0REH, JA3AAW, LU6EF, OH6NJ, RA0FF, SV8DTL, UA6LQ, VA3RJ and VK4AAR for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17/June, through Sunday, 24/June there were 202 countries active. Countries available: 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HI, HK, HK0/a, HK0/m, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, 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, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S5, S7, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZL, ZP, ZS
* 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".
5R, MADAGASCAR (Callsign Change). Fidy, 5R8FV, General Secretary of the Madagascar Amateur Radio Association (M.A.R.A)., reports that Albert, 5R8O is now signing 5R8GZ. His old callsign 5R8O was a special callsign issued by the Malagasy Authority Transmission because his station was operating from Antananarivo Gendarmerie County.
EX, KYRGYZSTAN. John Janssen, K4ANA (ex-KZ5RQ, WA4WKY, C9RJJ, C91J and KH2/K4ANA) is now living and working in Kyrgyzstan. He has been on the air signing as EX/K4ANA. Anyone needing John's card from EX-land can QSL via the #4 QSL bureau to K4ANA or via the #2 QSL bureau to W2PS. Direct requests can be mailed to: Ben Bond, W2PS, 55 Eberle Road, Latham, NY 12110 ( email@example.com for E-mail requests ).
HK0M, MALPELO ISLAND. Reports now indicate that Jairo/HK5MQZ and Hiro/ HK5QGX will take down their antennas (from on top of the mountain) and end their operation as HK5MQZ/0M and HK5QGX/0M on June 25th around 1300z. However, Jairo, HK5MQZ, was heard saying that they hopes to set up dipole(s) again halfway down the mountain and may be on one or two more days. The operators will leave Malpelo Island on June 27th. QSL HK5MQZ/0M to: Jairo Vargas, P.O. BOX 10862, Cali, Colombia. QSL HK5QGX/0M via JA0MGR.
IOTA NEWS ....................
NEW LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVATED. Bernard/F5LRC and Phil/F5OGG were expected to activate a new lighthouse called "Pilier" (LH 0622) on June 24th for the World Lighthouse Award. Their expected callsigns were F5LRC/P and F5OGG/P. QSL via home callsigns.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND (YL Ops). According to a press release by Tim, N4GN, a group of YLs from Finland and Sweden have "madly been bitten by the DXpedition bug, and plan to be active from Aland Islands as OH0YLS, June 29th through July 5th. Operators will be Raija/SM0HNV, Eine/SM0UQW and Marjatta/OH1MK. Look for them on 14185, 21285, 28485 kHz and CW occasionally. Another station will be active on 40 and 80 meters. The special feature of this operation is that all direct QSLs will be answered from Aland Islands using attractive Aland postage stamps. You can take a look at the Aland Islands on the Web site: http://www.aland.fi Please note their specific location in the island group of Brando (IOTA EU-002). QSL via the address: Marjatta Kaistila, OH1MK, Nahvontie 5B1, FIN-25410 Suomusjarvi, FINLAND.
QSL INFO AND NEWS..............
SPECIAL EVENT. Gary Capek, K8BN, Event Chairman for Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA) informs OPDX that the members of the Central Arizona DX Association will conduct a special event operation honoring the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater on October 20 and 21st (0000z Friday through Sunday night local, 0200z, i.e. 50 hours). The callsign used will be the famous K7UGA. Operation will be on both SSB and CW, 160-6 meters. A special commemorative QSL card will be available for stations that send direct requests. QSL via the club station trustee, KC7V, at 6545 E Montgomery Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331, for commemorative QSLs, or via the W7-Bureau. Bureau reply QSL cards may not be the same. Any and all proceeds from this event will go to the CADXA Scholarship fund administered by the ARRL. As such, donations are appreciated. Please direct your questions or comments regarding this press release to: Gary Capek, K8BN, Event Chairman, CADXA, via his E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL EVENT. The Dragon Amateur Radio Club celebrates the "Coast Wireless Stations Centenary" with amateur radio station GB100HD at Holyhead "HD". Look for GB100HD to be active on 3537, 3773, 7037 and 7073 kHz (+/- QRM). Reference numbers are: WAB SH24, Loc. IO 73 TE, NGR SH 244-828 and IOTA EU-124. Part of the GB100HD operation will take place from the operating room used in 1901. The Dragon Amateur Radio Club (GW4TTA) of Anglesey is one of ten radio clubs around the coast of UK and Ireland, and is collaborating to make it possible for this unique centenary celebration of the 1901 Marconi stations. Operation will be on 80 and 40 meters, SSB and CW, on June 30th and July 1st. "Dedicated QSL from each station, via bureau." A Certificate to commemorate the centenary is available on request + certified copies of log showing QSOs with a minimum 4 participating stations qualify + voluntary contribution to RNLI funds. Apply to GW3PRL.
ST, SUDAN. Two stations were active this past week. Zedan, JY3ZH, was signing JY3ZH/ST2. His activity was on June 20th on 18150 kHz around 1615z. Also, active was Sid, ST2SA, on June 22nd, on 21230 kHz around 1500z. QSL via DJ9ZB. No other details are available on these two stations. WFWL!
T5W AND T5X QRT. Baldur/DJ6SI/T5X and Tom/DL1QW/T5W went QRT June 21st around 1000z. QSL T5X via DJ6SI: Baldur Drobnica, Zedernweg 6, D-50127 Bergheim, Germany. QSL T5W via DL1QW: Thomas Lind, Saturnstr. 1, D-44579 Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. Some information about T5-land and their operation could be found on the following Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/dl1dcy/t5.html
V31, Belize (IOTA Activity). Rick/W7AV and Darleen/K6JEN will be on Ambergris Caye (NA-073) as V31TE now through June 29th. They will be active on 80-10 meters CW/SSB/PSK31. QSL direct to W7AV.
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Lawrence, KJ4UY, will be traveling back to St. Kitts and Nevis on July 19th. He will be operating from V44NK's on Nevis from July 20th through July 31st and also operating the IOTA contest. His activity will be 160-6meters, with the primary bands being 20 meters through 10 meters. Operations will be on SSB, CW, RTTY and maybe PSK31. During his second week, he is expected to be joined by RB, WB4FNH, his proposed callsign to be V47FNH. Please QSL V47UY via KJ4UY and V47FNH via WB4FNH with SASE for USA stations and SAE plus IRC or USD for return postage. They will be returning to the USA on August 1st.
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Bruce, AC4G, is expected to be active again from Kwajalein signing V73CW, June 26-30th. He will mainly be active on 40 and 6 meters, also AO-10. QSL via AC4G.
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Dick, K9APW, informs OPDX that he will be here beginning Thursday evening, August 2nd, through Sunday morning, August 12th, as VP5/K9APW from North Caicos Island (NA-002), and NOT Providenciales! He states, "While this is the same IOTA, it is a different grid square for the 6 meter fans." His operations will be from the villa owned by K4ISV on Whitby, North Caicos Island. His main emphasis will be on 6 meters, hoping to give out not only a new DXCC for many USA and EU 6 meter fans, but also a new grid square for the deserving. Operations will be CW/SSW on all bands, 160 through 6 meters. QSL to home call, CBA, which has been good for past 25 years.
W1AW/6 (Special Activity). Excerpts from a press release by Ken, N6RO, state that for 24 hours, from 1200z on July 14, to 1200z (that's 8 AM Eastern time, 5 AM Pacific, etc.), July 15, 2001, the ARRL Headquarters station callsign will be activated from CALIFORNIA as W1AW/6 for the duration of the IARU HF World Championship Contest. Prominent contest operator teams in Northern California Contest Club territory will make this unique station callsign available to the world, and attempt to top the IARU Headquarters competition category in this event. Activity will be on CW/SSB on 160-10 meters. Look for W1AW/6 near the following frequencies for USA/DX:
A certificate will be awarded to each station achieving a QSO with W1AW/6 on 8 of the possible 12 band modes for North American stations, 6 band-modes for those outside NA. Stations working W1AW/6 on all 12 band-modes will receive a special endorsement on the certificate. More details on the awards and the operation can be found at: http://www.nccc.cc/ Web site includes lots of hints on "how to work W1AW/6", including propagation information, best times on the low bands, etc. The IARU Contest rules are available on page 111, April 2001 QST. or on the Web page at: http://www.arrl.org/contests/announcements/rules-iaru.html Please QSL via ARRL. Questions by hams should go to N6RO at: email@example.com
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