The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 613
June 9, 2003
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, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5AZN, K6IPV, N6UK/DL4TT, W6YOO K8YSE, KD8JN, W8UVZ, K9AJ, K0MP, 9A6AA, 9A9R, 9A7K, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL/VE3ZIK, EA5RM, F5NOD, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G4IRN, HA0HW, HS6NDK, I1JQJ & IK1ADH - 425 DX NEWS, IN3ZNR, JG1OWV, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, PY2YU, RW3GU, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3EXY and YB0DPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st/June, through Sunday, 8th/June there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, C2, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JD/M, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH3, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VP2E, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
4U, UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS (Possible Change/Update). Fritz, N6UK/DL4TT, informed OPDX that he would be active as 4U1UN on June 9th, however, some bulletins are reporting that he will be active on the 10th. We have been trying to contact Fritz over the weekend to confirm the change. It is recommended to watch on both days for his activity. Remember, his band choice will depend on shortwave conditions and the status of the roof/ antenna work going on at the moment. Mode will be mainly CW. As usual, QSL only via Box 3873, Grand Central Station New York, NY 10163 USA.
5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND (Update to OPDX.606). Eight members of the Florida DXPedition Group will be operating from San Andres Island during the period of October 20-28th. They will run four to five stations before and after the CQWW SSB Contest. They have been assigned 5J0J as their contest callsign. The group is still looking for any assistance and is asking for donations to help offset the cost. If you are interested in donating, you may send it via credit card through PayPal (Paypal ID: email@example.com) or mail to: Bill Gallier, FDXPG, 2694 North Camel Ave., Middleburg, FL 32068 For information on their team and activities, visit their two web pages at: http://www.geocities.com/hk02003/ and http://www.geocities.com/w4wx1/upcoming/
9A0, CROATIA (Special Event). As announced last week, Pope John Paul II, visited Croatia over the past weekend. Amateur radio stations from some Croatian towns have activated the special callsign 9A0PAX. This callsign will be in use from now until June 30th. QSL Manager for this station is Kresimir Juratovic, 9A7K, P.O.Box - 88, HR-48001 Koprivnica, Croatia. The special event station's callsign 9A0PAX is valid for the "The Pope John Paul II in Croatia Award". The rules for this award can be found at: http://www.qsl.net/9a7k/
9A, CROATIA (Lighthouses and Islands). A DXpedition is being organized by the President of CIHG and WLH checkpoint Kresimir/9A7K, WLH Manager Phil/F5OGG and Branko/9A6BND, who are all members of Croatian IOTA Hunters Group - 9A0LH. They will be active from many Croatian lighthouses and islands between June 21-30th. During this activity they will use the following callsigns: 9A7K, 9A6BND, 9A/F5OGG/p and 9A0LH. QSLs are via their individual home callsigns; 9A0LH via 9A7K. The list of all Croatian lighthouses and islands that they are going to activate are:
You can also visit the following Web page for more details and updates at: http://www.qsl.net/9a7k/
A2 & 7P8, BOTSWANA AND LESOTHO (African Double Jump DXpedition - Update). Fabrizio, IN3ZNR, reports that they have lost a member of their team. Mauro, IN3QBR, will not be joining the team on this DXpedition (no reason given). He reports everything is ready for this African effort. Operators are: Joe/AA4NN, Aldo/IK2ANI and Fabrizio/IN3ZNR. Activity will take place between June 28th- July 13th. In June, they will be traveling to South Africa, so it is possible for some operations using ZS/home calls. The operation in Botswana will take place starting on July 2nd through the 6th. The operation in Lesotho will take place starting on July 7th through 11th. The plan is to run both CW and SSB with two stations on the air. In spite of the summer season, the CW guys will make a great effort on 80 and 160 meters. The Phone operators will be monitoring 50.110 MHz for checking the 6 meter band. They will also pay attention to the frequencies of USA General Class band plan, 10-15-20 meters. The callsigns are already assigned:
Send QSLs via their home callsign. For further information, check their dedicated web pages at: http://www.AfricanJump.org
HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Members from the Hungarian Pannon DX Club and the P.V.R.Klub Puspokladany will operate from here again this year. The operation will take place between June 22-27th from a rented house at Masescha 1350m ASL. Activity is planned for the HF bands (40-10 meters, including the WARC bands) CW/SSB and RTTY. There will be 3 stations active 24 hours a day by the following operators:
They will be using a FT-840, a FT-890 and a FT-990 with monoband yagis for 24 and 21 MHz, and groundplanes and wire antennas for all the other bands sponsored by DunaX ( http://www.pannondxc.hu/dunax/ ). Cards can be sent to their home callsigns direct or via HA bureau. For more details, please visit the following Web pages:
INDIAN OCEAN OPERATION. John Warburton, G4IRN, informs OPDX that he will be active as follows:
All operations will be mainly CW with 100 watts, on 40-10 meters, into a vertical antenna. QSL via G4IRN (See QRZ.com for details).
QSL INFO AND NEWS......................
T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI. Members of the Western Wireless CC will be active from here between November 23rd and December 7th and participate in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) as a Multi/2 entry. Operators will be Barry/N0KV (T32KV), Bill/K0MP (T32MP), Valeriy/N2WW, Gregory/W0ZA, Paul/NO0T and Tim/N0ZM. All T32 callsigns have not been received yet. They will be active on 160-10 meters including the WARC bands. Modes will be CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK-31. QSLs will be via operators' home callsigns.
T33, BANABA ISLAND (Looking for SUPPORT!). In OPDX.611, an announcement was made that an international team of about 15 well known operators were going to activate Banaba Island for a period of about 12 days in March or April of 2004. Because of the long ocean voyage and the lack of facilities on this devastated island, this will be an expensive undertaking. Each member will be contributing to travel expenses. However, even with this, they will fall far short of their needs. They hope organizations will be able to provide some help. Any amount is appreciated, and they will put your club logo on their QSL card, and it will be included in the credits for the video and articles for all significant donantions. For more information please visit their web site at: You can send your contribution to:
F5CWU - Florent Moudar, 25 Rue du Castel Salis, 37100 TOURS, FRANCE -- or -- N4CD - Robert A. Voss, 3133 Charring Cross, Plano, Texas 75025 USA
All contributors will be acknowledged by letter and by a listing on the web site when received. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Flo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
V2, ANTIGUA. Kevin, WB8XX, will be on holiday from here June 10-16th. He plans to be active (callsign not mentioned) and will try to catch a few European openings on 6 meters during this time. QSL via WB8XX.
VK9C, COCOS-KEELING ISLANDS. Operators Gerhard/DJ5IW, Thomas/DL2RMC, Hartmut/DM5TI and Andree/DL8LAS will be active as VK9CT and VK9D from here October 11-23rd. Activity will be on all modes, 160-6 meters with a focus on the lower and the WARC bands, including operations on AO-40. They will have 3 stations on. QSL via DL2RMC.
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND. Operators Gerhard/DJ5IW, Thomas/DL2RMC, Hartmut/ DM5TI and Andree/DL8LAS will be active as VK9XW, VK9XM, VK9XT and VK9XA, respectively, from October 4-11th. Activity will be on all modes, 160-6 meters with a focus on the lower and the WARC bands, including operations on AO-40. They will have 3 stations on. QSL via DL2RMC.
XW, LAOS. Son, HS6NDK (XW1N), informs OPDX that Champ, E21EIC, will continue to be active as XW1IC until the morning of June 27th. He has been active on 6 meters (on 50.110 and 50.115 MHz around 1000-1700z). He will mainly be pointing to Japan, Asia stations and sometime to Europe. He was heard this past week/weekend on 17 meters RTTY (18104 kHz around 1330z) and 20 meters CW/SSB (between 1530-2030z or later). QSL via E21EIC.
YA, AFGHANISTAN (Update). Masa, JG1OWV, has informed OPDX that Sada has joined Hiro/JA1CQT (YA1CQ) and the group on June 5th. He was invited to use their club station, YA1JA, on 6th. Sada will temporarily go to U.A.E. where he will pick up his FT-857 that Masa has sent him. Sada will be back to Kabul around June 12th with the equipment. Masa states, thet we can expect Hiro's operation to continue for a few more days until he leaves for the southern area next week.
YB35, INDONESIA (Attention Prefix Hunters). To celebrate the 35th anniversary of ORARI (ORganisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia), 1968-2003, the special prefix callsign YB35AR will be on the air from Jakarta City, July 6-13th by a lot of YB0 call area operators. Activity will be on all HF bands including WARC Bands, VHF 6m and AO-40 Satelite. Modes are: CW, SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK31. QSL via YB Bureau, or P.O. BOX 8000, Jakarta 11000 Indonesia. On July 11th, 12th and 13th, the ORARI in the Jakarta area will organize Jakarta HAMfest. YB35AR will be on 40 and 80 meters for local HAM, if everthing is running well. On July 12-13th, look for YE0HQ (ORARI HQ Station) to participate in the IARU World Radio Championship 2003.
ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Dave/W6AQ and Don/K6IPV are going on the road again. Don states, "This time, we'll stay away from the CW, which neither of us has a great familiarity with, and will travel to the South Cook Islands for the CQ WW SSB Contest the end of October." Don also states, "Licenses have been applied for and a decision is about to be made as to just which delightful place we will stay, but we know it will be next door to Victor, ZK1CG/ZK1USA, who has been a tremendous help in coordinating our trip and promises to help whenever he can. We believe that help will probably be in the form of constructive criticism and the supply of tools and duct tape when necessary. We plan to arrive on Rarotonga the evening, local time, of October 20th and will be leaving on October 29th. We anticipate antennas for all HF bands, 160 through 10 meters, and will attempt to get in a little bit of CW along with a lot of SSB. We understand that South Cooks is the most wanted country, in Europe, on RTTY, so, Don will be attempting to patch together some gear to be able to operate the other digital modes while Dave will be checking out the local dining and wine establishments. We have our wives along, this time, so will not, obviously, 'have at least one transmitter on the air 24 hours a day'. We'll do as much as we can." QSL Manager is to be named later and callsigns will be announced as soon as granted.
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