The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 669
July 19, 2004
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, K1XN & GoList, NC1L, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3YY, N4AA & QRZ DX, WW4LL, W5KNE, N6HR, K8YSE, W8CNL, WB8YJF, VQ9LA/N0QM, CO2TK, CO8TW, CT1EEB, DL/VE3ZIK & www.contesting.info, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL6UAA, DL7DF, EA4ST, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, G3XTT, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ2ELA, JE1RXJ, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, LZ1BJ, MM0DFV, OE3EPW, OY1CT, SM3CXS, SP3BJK and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
** SPECIAL ADVANCE NOTICE BY EDITOR (by KB8NW): There will "NOT" be an OPDX bulletin for August 2nd. I know, you heard this before, but it is true this time. My wife (chief proof-reader), daughter and I will be going to Las Vegas to visit my dad and step-mother (who we haven't seen in 2 years). Besides, I can really use the break! However, PLEASE continue to send your DX info to me.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th/July, through Sunday, 18th/July there were 213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV9, T33, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2M, VP5, VP8/h, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD8, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, 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).
3D2/R, ROTUMA. Reports indicate that Christian, 3D2EA, is expected to operate as 3D2EA/R for one or two weeks starting around July 26-27th. His plans of activity were not provided. QSL via EB2AYV.
3Y0, PETER I ISLAND. Another press release was posted July 11th on the 3Y0X DXpedition Web page by Bob/K4UEE and Ralph/K0IR. The DXpedition, which is scheduled to take place between January 20/21st and February 5th, is planning to a have multi-national team of twenty operators. The current list of operators are: K0IR, K3NA, K4SV, K4UEE, F2JD, HB9AHL, HB9BHW, LA6VM, NP4IW/6, N2WB, N4GRN, N6OX, UA3AB and W0RUN. Several invitations are pending that will complete the team. A backup list is also in place, and they are seeking potential team members who might want to go in the event of a cancellation. If interested, please contact Bob, K4UEE, via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Also, the press release lists the team's scheduled itinerary and states they expect to be active with 4-6 high power stations operating around the clock for about 2 weeks. Operations will be on 160-6 meters CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. The team still needs funds, as well as additional financial sponsors for this DXpedition. This is a very expensive DXpedition. The Web page states, "Fundraising is continuing with the addition of several area fundraisers: W3WL (North/South America), JA1ELY (Asia), F2JD (Europe and Africa) and ZL2AL (Pacific). For more details and updates, please visit the DXpedition's Web site at: http://www.peterone.com
7P, LESOTHO. John, G4IRN, is planning a DXpedition to here and will be active as 7P8RN from September 3-12th. This will be mainly on CW on 160-10 meters. QSL via G4IRN; bureau, E-mail requests, or direct cards with $ plus a SAE is accepted. The station will be comprised of a 4 element tribander at 80 ft plus 2 element on 12/17 and slopers on the low bands. Further details are available at: http://www.qrz.com Also, on-line logs will be available after his operation at: http://www.qsl.net/g4irn/
C5, THE GAMBIA. Josep/EA3BT and Nuria/EA3WL will be active from July 29th to August 4th. Their expected callsigns will be C56BT and C56WL (not yet confirmed). They will operate during their spare time only on SSB, on 40-6 meters. QSL via EA3BT.
CO5, CUBA. Juan, CO8TW, will be active in the IOTA Contest as a Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via IZ8CCW, and the log will be available after the contest at: http://www.qsl.net/co8tw/
DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following are approved for DXCC credit:
HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Mark, KB2MS, will be active as HI3/KB2MS from July 29th-August 15th. Activity will be mainly on 20 and 6 meters. QSL via his home callsign. By the way, Mark is the QSL Manager for HI3NR.
IOTA CONTEST REMINDER. Don, G3XTT, IOTA Contest Manager, sent out the following reminder: "With the IARU contest out of the way, the next 'big one' is the IOTA Contest on 24/25 July (1200z to 1200z). There should be plenty of island activity, as always, with lots of island expeditions already announced. This year it's also a great opportunity to work islands towards the IOTA 2004 40th Anniversary Award (for details go to the Chiltern DX Club (CDXC) Web pages at: http://www.cdxc.org.uk Many European islands count for premium points for the award during July. An up-to-date list of expected operations appears on NG3K's Web site at http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2004.html and on DL2VFR's Web page at http://www.iota-post.de/iotatest/hauptteil_iotatest.html - thanks to both of these supporters. The contest rules are unchanged from 2003 and can be found on the RSGB HFCC Web site at: http://www.rsgbhfcc.org If you take part, we are very keen to receive your log. Logs go to email@example.com (not rsgb.org - this was an error on the Web site and has been corrected). This year you will get an acknowledgement E-mail, asking you to visit a Web page to complete your submission. This way we can ensure that we will not need to get back to you to check on the exact category you have entered, etc. My thanks to Marios 5B4WN/G0WWW for helping to write the scripts for this. It will save a lot of post-contest correspondence with entrants. E-mail logs should be sent with a single (ideally, Cabrillo) attachment. There is good news if you are a CT user, which is that Ken K1EA has now implemented Cabrillo for the IOTA contest. Please ensure you are using the latest version of CT, and you will be able to send in a conformant Cabrillo log. Most other logging programs (SDI, Writelog, N1MM, TR, LuxLog, etc.) already support Cabrillo for the IOTA contest. A reminder, if you are deciding what category to enter, that Braco, OE1EMS, has kindly compiled a list of records for the contest, and they appear on the IOTA Contest pages on the RSGB HFCC Web site (see above). We look forward to receiving your IOTA contest log. If you have any queries, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ..."
IOTA NEWS ............
KH2, GUAM. Tack, JE1RXJ, and his wife will be going here for a holiday to do some sightseeing and diving. However, Tack informs OPDX that he will operate only during the weekend as NB6A/KH2 from Guam (OC-026) between August 6-8th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. He does state that he will mainly operate 6m, 160m and the WARC bands. QSL via his homecall, JE1RXJ, either direct (15-11 Saiwai, Hiratsuka-City 254-0804 Japan) or through the JARL Bureau.
M, ENGLAND. Bob, W3YY, informs OPDX that he "is in London and active as M/W3YY/P through July 20th. Even with a barefoot FT-897D to a random wire inside his hotel, room he reports working stateside and many European DX stations."
OY1, FAROE ISLANDS. Look for Carsten, OY1CT, to be active from Stroemoy in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25) as Single-Op/All-Band CW entry. QSL via direct. Logcheck or questions can be sent to: email@example.com
PJ4, BONAIRE. Fred/WW4LL and John/K4BAI will be active as PJ4Z during the ARRL 10 Meter Contest December 11-12th. They will be active as PJ4/WW4LL and PJ4/K4BAI on both SSB and CW beginning December 8th through December 15th. QSL both via the Bureau and/or K4BAI.
QSL INFO AND NEWS..........................
OPDX and its readers would like to send out their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of both W5IO and VE3WZ.
SPECIAL EVENT. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of the Town of Saint Lo, by the 29th American Infantry division, Major Howie (killed on July 17th, 1944), the Manche area hams will air the special callsign TM6SLO now through July 25th. QSL via F9CH. Suggested frequencies are: 3644, 7074, 14174, 18160, 21174, 24940 and 28574 kHz. For more info on the Battle of Saint Lo, please visit the following Web page at: http://www.normandie44lamemoire.com/version%20anglaise/
SV8, GREECE (Maritime Mobile Op). Pietro, IZ2ELA, informs OPDX that he will be active between August 7-21st, during his holiday on a boat sailing from Corfu Island to Zante Island. His callsign will be SV8/IZ2ELA/MM. Look for activity on 10/15/17/20 meters, CW-SSB. No IOTA activity is possible. QSL via his home callsign, direct ONLY (SAE only, 1 IRC is appreciated..., no green stamps please). IZ2ELA's address is: Pietro Volpi Longari, Via M.Buonarroti 7, 20149 MILANO, ITALY.
TJ, CAMEROON. Operators Manfred/DK1BT, Wolf/DL4WK, Reiner/DL7KL, Sigi/DL7DF, Frank/DL7UFR and Les/SP3DOI will be active from Kribi as TJ3SP and TJ3FR, October 6-20th. Sigi, DL7DF, informed OPDX they received their license on March 23rd. They plan to have 4 stations (3 w/amps) active. Their radios and antennas are: IC735, IC706, PA's, Vertical Titanex V80E, Vertical for 40m, Vertical for 30m, Beam A3WS and a Beam for 20, 15, 10m. Activity will be on 80-10 meters and the WARC bands. There will be no 6m and 160m (NO LICENCE/AUTHORIZATION in CAMEROON). Most of the activity will be on the low bands and on RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. They are looking for some support for their DXpedtion because of some problems with transportation of oversized and extra baggage. The operation's Web page is at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7df/
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Larry, VQ9LA (N0QM), has been QRT for a couple of months and has been on vaction back in the states. He is presently in the Philippines. He informs OPDX that he will be back in VQ9-land on July 26th and will start operating again. Larry states that he has taking another year contract with his company, so VQ9 will be active again when he arrives at Diego Garcia. His plans are to operate a lot on the low bands this season for those who need 160 meters to 30 meters on all modes. He hopes to confirm as my QSOs as possible. QSL via the address on QRZ.com.
YV0, AVES ISLAND. Word out of Japan reports that Mike, K6MYC, (via Lance, W7GJ) states, "We leave Venezuela on July 28th on a 24 hour boat ride to Aves. We may get on the air late on July 29th but don't count on it. I'll try to have 14.345 com set up immediately with Quad loop and 100W. We should have GPS timing working so we can take skeds for JT65A and should be operational some time on July 30th. Best guess is we tear down on August 7th or 8th. We are there for ten days, but I believe that includes the two travel days. Keep an eye out for the official announcement on the DX sites. To repeat, earlier equipment I will have: 1 KW (8877) on 6M and 2 x 41 feet yagis (M2 specials) (no elevation) and 350W on 2M and 15.7 dBd yagi with elevation to about 45 degrees. Martti, OH2BH, is going and will be taking his two, now famous, solid state HF KW amps, and at his request were made special to get about 500W on 6M so we have a backup amplifier if 8877 has problems. Please pass this message to all 6M friends and all 2M EMEr friends. Gary/KB8RQ and Dave/W5UN will probably have most consistant comm to me on 14.345 and can handle questions and sked times. Try to make 2M JT65A skeds after my moon is over 25 degrees on my rise and before 25 degrees on my set. My above the noise random frequency will be 144.080 Xmit, and I will listen up 2 to 5 KHz for randoms. Grid square for YV0 is FK85eq."
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