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DX Bulletin No. 518
July 2, 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, NC1L, NX1Q, WF1N, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, KO4PY, N4AA & QRZ DX, WA4TLI, K8YSE, KF9YL, KU9C, AK0A, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DL7IO, EY8MM, F5JTL, F5NOD, GM4DZX, GM4FDM, HA2NM, HK3CW, IN3ZNR, JA3MZB, LU1FAM, LU9JX, OA4AHW, OH6LI, ON7SS, OZ5VF, PA1KW, UA0MF, VA3RJ, VE2MBS and Sharon Taratula for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24/June, through Sunday, 1/July there were 229 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C2, 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, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HK0/m, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, 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, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T30, T32, T33, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZK1/s, 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".
3W, VIETNAM. Michal, 3W7TK, has been very busy lately on 15 meters CW/SSB. Check between 1245 and 1830z on or around 21255 or 21012 kHz. QSL via OK2HWB.
9H, MALTA. NODXA's good friend Holger, DL7IO, informs OPDX that he is happy to announce their first DXpedition with the newborn Xenia. Holger and the girls (Birgit/DL7IQ, Saskia and Xenia), along with Olaf/DJ7TO left for Gozo Island (EU-023) on Sunday, July 1st, and by the time you read this, they should be active as 9H3O for the next two weeks (July 15th). Birgit/DL7IQ will use her 9H3TZ. They plan to have two stations up with legal power, directional antennas for 20-10m and verticals/dipoles for the lower bands. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, mostly CW. Their main activity will take place between July 6-9th. They got permission to use the location of the Gordon Fanal Lighthouse on Gozo (130m over NN, 360 degree view) during that time and will do so with both stations. QSL route is of course via DL7VRO. ADDED NOTES: As the editor was putting the final touches on the bulletin, 9H3O was heard active on 17/15/12 meters between 1200-1600z. Check around 18080, 21007 and 24900 kHz.
CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT/CHANGE. Rob, HK3CW, Director of Contests and Awards of the Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados (LCRA), informed OPDX that this year's Colombian Independence Day Contest will be held on July 21st, 0001-2400z. This has not been publicized. The contest committee decided to change the date and rules to make it more competitive for DX to work the contest and avoid other DX contests that occur on the same date. Details can be found on the Web page: http://hk3cw.freehomepage.com (Sadly it is in Spanish)
DXCC NEWS RELEASE (June 26, 2001): Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC Manager, has announced the following: DXCC is pleased to announce the addition of the 12-Meter Single Band DXCC award. Applications for this award will be accepted beginning July 2, 2001. 12 Meter DXCC certificates will be dated but not numbered. 12 meter credits will not count toward the DeSoto Cup competition until October 1, 2001, but they will be included in the DXCC Challenge totals. If you do not know what credits you have on 12 meters, you may contact DXCC for a copy of your record. Note: the 12-meter band was added to the printout on January 1, 2001. If you received a copy since then, you already have a copy of your 12-meter credits. This will help avoid duplicates and additional costs. If you have web access and can handle ADOBE (.pdf) files, contact DXCC at email@example.com for a copy of your record. If you do not have web access, please send a note to DXCC along with $2.00 for postage and handling. For further information, please contact DXCC at firstname.lastname@example.org
EY, TAJIKISTAN. This is the week that a group of mountaineers and EY amateurs are planning an expedition to the Sarez Lake. The group will climb a nameless mountain (5800m) and name it "Radio Amateurs Peak". The operators will be Vladimir/EY8HB, Nodir/EY8MM and Faruh/EY8AV. However, Faruh will stay in the base camp and coordinate all the activities while Vladimir and Nodir climb the mountain. Once the expedition team reaches the peak, the two operators will use the special callsign EY1ARP (Amateur Radio Peak) only for about one or two hours. For more information on this expedition, check the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/ey8mm/ey1arp.html
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Karesz, HA8EU, will be active from here now through July 3rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, primarily on CW with some SSB. QSL via HA2NM, direct or Bureau.
JW, SVALBARD. Remember to look for Tom, LA4LN, as JW4LN on Spitsbergen from July 6-23rd He is actually working there and can only operate on CW on 40/30/20/6 meters during his spare time in the evening hours. During his stay there he will also visit Bear Island.
LT1, ARGENTINA (Live Webcam). The "BadPower Team" will be active during the IARU Contest with a live Webcam feed for people around the world to see and hear themselves being worked by LT1F. The Webcam can be seen at: http://www.badpower.com.ar/ This has been done before, though this would be the first time a LU station will be airing a contest feed online for the world to see. The Team is: LU1FAM/Luc, LU1FGE/Fabi, LU1FKR/Kar, LU3FZW/Ber and LU5FHM/Joe. The station's description is:
10m - 4x4 + 6 element mono-bander 40m - 3 element mono-bander 15m - 5x5 80m - wire vertical 20m - 4x4 160m - inverted "V"
LX, LUXEMBOURG. A Dutch team will be active as LX9SW from September 15-22nd. They will concentrate on CW and SSB, 160-10 meters, but there will also be active on RTTY and PSK31. Suggested frequencies are (+/- QRM):
They will listen up 5 kHz. QSL via PA1KW. QSL is OK by the bureau or direct with an IRC or greenstamp.
OH, FINLAND (also OH0 and ES). Bernie, W3UR, Editor of "The Daily DX" is on his way to Finland, the site of the 2002 World Radio Team Championship (WRTC). His first stop will be Helsinki, Finland, on July 3rd, where he will be active for a day or two as W3UR/OH2 from the QTH of Martti Laine, OH2BH. While there he will tour the "Ring Three", the main road circulating Helsinki where all 50+ WRTC stations of next year's event will be located. He will also attend Hietahami 2001 (http://oh8ta.oulu.fi/hietahami/), the SRAL (Finnish Amateur Radio Society) Summer Camp. This is a hamfest and field day event with lots of demonstrations of many Amateur Radio activities. This is the primary reason for Bernie's trip as he will be the guest speaker at both the DX and Contest forums, presenting 4W/W3UR and A61AJ. Also, look for W3UR/OH0 to be active from Brando Island (EU-002), in the Aland Islands (http://www.aland.fi) from July 7-10th. Assisting him on the air will be his hosts OH2RF, OH2BE, OH2BH, OH2JTE and possibly others. On July 11th, the group will be visiting Enn, ES1AR, and friends in Tallinn, Estonia. There may be some activity as W3UR/ES1 for a few hours. A special QSL card will be created for this WRTC-2002 introduction operation. QSL via W3UR.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Team OH0V will be active July 24-31st on atop of Geta Mountain. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, plus 6 and 2 meters with various callsigns. Look for them on HF, digimodes and 2m meteorscatter (available on 144.139 MHz). The OH0V international team of operators are: DJ2QV, DK3DM, DK5DQ, OH6LI and OH6QU. QSL to OH6LI via bureau or direct: Jukka Klemola, Aarontie 5, 31400 SOMERO, FINLAND.
OY, FAROE ISLANDS. The "DX Newsletter" reports that Fabian, DL1YFK, will be active July 7-11th; no callsign mentioned. Activity will be on CW on 40-10 meters. He will then travel to Iceland afterwards.
QSL NEWS AND INFO...............
SPECIAL EVENT. The Radio Club Chajari celebrates its 30th anniversary through December 31st, using the special callsign L30J (Lima three zero Juliett), only during international contests and a few special events. QSL via the bureau or direct to LU5JC: Radio Club Chajari, Casilla de Correo 2, E3228 Chajari, Argentina
SPECIAL EVENT CANCELLED. Vernon, VE2MBS, informed OPDX Sunday, July 1st, of the following about the special event VC2A by the Montreal Amateur Radio Club: "Sorry for the notice. I was told a few minutes ago that the special event station has been canceled because of thunderstorms in the area. I was about a half a mile away from the Canada Day site in Dorval about twenty minutes ago and the lightning was quite a sight! Again, sorry but that's the way it goes I guess...... Vernon"
T48, CUBA. Fabrizio, IN3ZNR, will be operating from Cuba with the special callsign T48Z during the IARU HF Championship. This effort will be together with some Cuban Hams, like CO8HF and CO8TW. Some hours of operation will be possible also before the start of the contest. QSL via IN3ZNR his callbook address.
TI, COSTA RICA. William, AK0A, will be going to Costa Rica for the CQWW RTTY Contest in September and the TARA PSK31 Rumble in October. His callsign will be issued upon his arrival.
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