The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 670
July 26, 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, ARRL W1AW Bulletin, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3HC, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4SV, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8YSE, 3D2AA, DJ7IK, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JR3TVH, M3ZYZ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VU3DJQ and YV5RCV for the following DX information.
** SPECIAL NOTICE BY EDITOR (by KB8NW): This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the IOTA Contest participants.
Also, 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 Saturday, 17th/July, through Saturday, 24th/July there were 204 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 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, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H3, H4, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD8, 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).
5X, UGANDA. Jay, K4ZLE, will once again return here and be active (as time permits while there) as 5X2A from August 3-21st. Some effort will be made to operate on the lower bands this year, mostly CW. Activity is also planned for PSK31. QSL direct via K4ZLE.
A35, TONGA (Update/Change In Plans/Rotuma - Possibly Later). Aisea, 3D2AA, informs OPDX that Christian, 3D2EA, has changed his plans and is now active from Tonga instead of Rotuma. Christian was first heard active as A35EA, but now it seems he is signing A35DX. He is expected to be active until July 29th. Activity will be on 40/17 meters and mainly on 20 meters. Christian is still hoping that when he gets back from Tonga he shall reconsider his Rotuma trip. QSL via 3D2EA.
AFRICA TRIPLE HOP DXPEDITION 2004. Dave/K4SV and Neil/VA7DX return to Africa July 28th and will be active from three DX locations through August 17th. Dave and Neil will operate from Lesotho, July 29th to August 6th, Swaziland, August 7-11th and Mozambique, August 12-17th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and other digital modes, with operations planned for 160-10 meters; subject to daily propagation conditions, with focus on the low bands nightly. Special effort will be made to work the general portion of the bands. Equipment has been provided by ZS6WB for meteor scatter and EME operation on 2m and 6m using FSK441 and JT65. Patience will be required because neither operator has much experience in either mode. Verticals will be used on 160 to 30 meters with 4 element A4S and WARC beams at 75 feet for the higher bands. Towers, antennas, logistical support, licensing and all in-country arrangements have been handled by African DX Safaris - ZS6WPX. They suggest that anyone needing these countries get your antennas ready to go now. Last year's callsigns will be reactivated with Dave using 7P8DA, 3DA0SV and C91DA. Neil will use 7P8NK, 3DA0WC and C91NK. Information on how to QSL and online logs will be available at: http://www.k4sv.com Logs will be uploaded daily and will be updated with the date of any QSL requests received and sent. QSL Manager for the entire operation will be: Stephen K4YL, PO Box 183, Flat Rock, NC 28731-0183 USA.
P40, ARUBA. Ken/K6TA and Kay/K6KO will be active from here as P40TA and P40K, respectively, from November 30th to December 21st. Both operators plan to be active as P40K in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest (December 11-12th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. Also, look for P40TA in the ARRL 160m Contest. QSL both callsigns via WM6A.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.................
SILENT KEY. The ARRL Web page and W1AW Bulletins report that "radio astronomer, antenna designer, cosmic explorer and author John D. Kraus, W8JK, of Delaware, Ohio, died July 18th. He was 94. While he enjoyed a worldwide reputation, Kraus is perhaps best known in Amateur Radio circles for his bi-directional wire beam antenna--often dubbed the '8JK array. Other important Kraus designs include the corner reflector and helix antennas. The Michigan native was a pioneer of radiotelescope design and the father of the 'Big Ear' radiotelescope." For more information about John, W8JK, please read ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX006 or visit the ARRL Web at: http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2004/07/21/1?nc=1 OPDX and its readers would like to send out their deepest sympathy to John's family and friends.
T6, AFGHANISTAN. Henry, F6EAY, is currently assigned in Kabul, Afghanistan, and is active using the callsign T6RF only on PSK31. Henry states, "The propagation is not very good and the signals are weak." QSL via his manager, Jean Pierre, F6ITD.
TWLHF (The World Lighthouse Foundation). Charles, M3ZYZ, Founder and President of TWLHF, provides the following information about the TWLHF:
"This foundation was established as a result of great appreciation for lighthouses and lighthouse keepers of whom there are ever fewer in the world. All people of good will from any part of the world can become members of this foundation, independent of whether they are radio amateurs or not. TWLHF will closely cooperate with associations of similar stand, attitude and interests by assisting and honouring one another as equal partners connected amicably and by a mutual love of lighthouses. The Foundation was the idea of Kresimir, 9A7K, along with other persons from across Europe including myself Charles, 'M3ZYZ'. I have been interested in Lighthouses from an early age and to combine them along with radio also, was a dream come true. The Foundation, of course, is not mainly aimed at Radio Amateurs but also SWL's and any other person who shares in the passion for seeing Lighthouses for whatever reason. The membership fee is €5 euros or equivelent in US Dollars, GBP etc and for this the member will recieve a beautiful full colour certificate bearing their name and unique member's number. In addition to the above, their are many Medals, Diploma's and Trophies all available, but moreso, they are achievable even to the SWL or Qrp station." For more information and details about the TWLHF, please visit their Web page at: http://www.twlhf.com
XU7, CAMBODIA. Jaak, ES1FB, will once again be active as XU7ACE starting around October 15th and end November 5th. QSL via ES1FB.
YV0, AVES ISLAND. The official YV0 DXpedition announcement was finally released this past week by the RCV. The press release states:
"The Radio Club Venezolano (RCV) is celebrating the 70th anniversary and would hereby announce an expedition to Aves Island - one of the top ten most wanted DXCC entities.
Aves Island (NA-020) is located at 15 40' 33" North 63 36' 27" West (FK85eq) which is around 600 kilometres north of mainland Venezuela. The island is about 580 meters long and 150 meters wide. The highest point on the island is only about 3 meters above sea level. Aves Island was claimed by Venezuela in 1865.
On August 23, 1972, the island was declared a wildlife sanctuary. In 1978 the Venezuelan Navy established a garrison in Aves called the Simon Bolivar = Scientific-Military Base. Now a new garrison has been installed this month, and this expedition will be there at the time of its inauguration. Last DXpedition to YV0 was in 1994.
Dates: From July 28th until August 8th. (on-the-air period depends on voyage to Aves)
Operators: K4UEE, K6MYC, OH2BH, OH0XX - as invited guest operators. The host group is YV1AVO, YV1DIG, YV4BOU, YV5AMH, YV5IVB, YV5JBI, YV5KM, YV5KXE, YV5OIE and YV6BTF. Also YY5FRD will be part of the crew.
Antennas: Sigma & SVDA vertical monoband antennas for HF provided by FORCE 12, the leading edge antennas for many successful DXpeditions and contest operations. On VHF M2 2x 41 ft. boomers on 6m and a 15.7 dbd yagi for 2m will be used. Crossed yagis for UHF and VHF will be used in satellite operation.
Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, SSTV, FM and some other digital, many modes for the 1st time from YV0.
Bands: 75cms thru 160m including WARCs and satellite.
EME: Moon bounce operation for the 1st time from YV0.
- CW - 1823,3503/3523, 7003/7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893, 28023, 50103, 144100 and 432100
- SSB - 1843, 3795, 7055, 14195/14260, 18145, 21295/21195*, 24945, 28480/28905*, 50103 and 144200
- RTTY - 3580, 7035, 10133, 14083, 18101, 21083, 24920 and 28083
- SSTV - 14233, 21343 and 28683
- PSK - 3580, 7035/7080, 10143, 14071, 18101, 21071, 24920 and 28120
- FM - 29600 and 146520
* only for Novice (please do not call if you are not a Novice)
Follow up operator instructions for split range and frequencies. Plus 50103, 144080 for EME operations.
Rigs: 4x Yaesu's FT1000MP Mark-V and 2x FT847's, 2x FinnFet HF amplifiers by MA-FET among others rigs & amps, also a 1kw (8877) on 6m and 350w on 2m (EME).
Online Logs: If a good communication can be established, a query for daily uploaded logs will be on the radio club (RCV) Web page.
Logs will be on ARRL's LOTW (Log of the World) but the expedition will NOT load logs into EQSL but right QSO's on the InBox will be honored.
QSL Manager is KB6NAN 'OK' on QRZ.com, (1 IRC or 1 USD is 'OK' worldwide, SASE is 'OK' for USA). QSLs (most probably full colour folded cards) will be printed after the Dxpedition. QSLing thru bureau are 'OK'.
Sponsors: FORCE 12 (www.force12inc.com) for all HF antennas and AMSAT-YV (www.amsat-yv.org) for the satellite operation.
Pilot for Asia and Oceania: ZL2AL, America: K6GNX and Europe: OH2RF.
Anything extra sent as contribution will be gratefully welcome to cover the expenses of the DXpedition and printing the QSL cards.
Profile: 6 HF stations plus a 6m/2m EME and a satellite station for (AO7-FO29-SO50-AO51...).
Trip to the island is expected to be a 24 hours or less depending on the ship. The set-up period after arrival will be some hours in the Caribbean heat.
Such as antennas and tents, in a high heat would take its toll. And thereafter... be our guest!
The main antennas will be taken down day before the ship arrival while a modest signal may be kept on the air until 8th of August.
At the hour (00 minutes) operators will ask for only AF/AS/OC, be polite and stop calling if you are not in this areas, just wait until the next general QRZ.
At half hours (30 minutes) operators will ask for short skip stations only, it means Caribbean & North SA, again please follow the previous lines instructions.
If the ship commander would allow operations on the ship, keep your ears on 6m for some Caribbean sea grids.
As you have noticed there are real good operators in the crew, so just follow their instructions.
WEB Page: www.radioclubvenezolano.org and follow Aves link on the left menu, then choose 2004 (will be active soon).
You can enjoy some info on all the RCV's DXpeditions to Aves Island."
RSGB IOTA CONTEST ACTIVITY. The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 24-25th, 2004). Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2004 RSGB IOTA Contest. For a more detailed listing in HTML format, please visit the Web page at: http://www.cpcug.org/user/wfeidt/Misc/iota2004.html. To get the list in order by Entity and IOTA, see: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2004.html and http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2004.html
Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Callsign Entity Route 5B4/GM4AFF Cyprus AS-004 Cyprus M0CMK 5B4PRC Cyprus AS-004 Cyprus 7S5A Sweden EU-177 Stora Alo SM4DDS 9A/HA6PS Croatia EU-170 Pasman HA6PS 9A/HA6ZV Croatia EU-170 Pasman HA6ZV 9A/HA7JJS Croatia EU-170 Pasman HA7JJS 9A/HA8KW Croatia EU-136 Rab HA8KW 9A2004YC Croatia EU-110 Sveti Andrija 9A5AEI 9A6NL Croatia EU-170 Pasman HA6NL 9A7T/p Croatia EU-016 Korcula 9A2EU 9A9Z Croatia EU-170 Obonjan 9A1ADE 9A0CI Croatia EU-110 Sveti Nicola HA3KNA 9A0R Croatia EU-136 Krk 9A9R 9H3OE Malta EU-023 Malta OE5CMN 9H4JB Malta EU-023 Gozo AA4V USA NA-110 Isle of Palms BI5D China AS-141 Dongtou BA4RD BI5Z China AS-137 Zhoushan BD5HAG BW9W Taiwan AS-155 Peng Chia Yu BV2KI CO8TW Cuba NA-015 Cuba IZ8CCW CS7T Portugal EU-040 Berlenga CT1ILT CT9X Madeira AF-014 Porto Santo N3SL DB1BAC Germany EU-047 Wangerooge Buro DD6VSF Germany EU-047 Norderney Buro DF0TX/p Germany EU-057 Ruegen Buro DG3XA/p Germany EU-057 Ruegen Buro DJ7YT/p Germany EU-128 Fehmarn DJ7YT DL4FCH/p Germany EU-042 Pellworm Buro DL5AUA/p Germany EU-127 Neuwerk DL5AUA DL5CX/p Germany EU-015 Insel Gormitz DL5CX DL5KVV/p Germany EU-015 Insel Gormitz DL5KVV DL0HGW/p Germany EU-057 Vilm Buro DL0KWH/p Germany EU-129 Usedom Buro DS2GOO/2 South Korea AS-090 Tokchok DS2GOO DS5AAQ/5 South Korea AS-081 Namhae DS5AAQ Buro DS5ACV/5 South Korea AS-081 Namhae DS5ACV Buro DS5DNO/5 South Korea AS-081 Namhae DS5DNO Buro DS5HVJ/5 South Korea AS-081 Namhae DS5HVJ Buro DS0DX/2 South Korea AS-105 YoungYu HL1XP E20HHK/p Thailand AS-125 Chang E21EIC E21EIC/p Thailand AS-107 Si Chang E21EIC CBA EA1 Spain EU-142 Mouro ON4ADN EA1ABS/p Spain EU-142 Deva EA1ABS EA1YY/p Spain EU-142 Deva EA1YY EA5KB/p Spain EU-093 Portitxol EA5KB EJ2MT Ireland EU-121 Bere EI6HB EJ4F Ireland EU-103 Little Saltee ON5MF ES1FB/0 Estonia EU-034 Saaremaa ES1FB ES2U/p Estonia EU-149 Rammu ES1QV F6KOP/p France EU-064 Noirmoutier G5W England EU-005 Great Britain GM2T Scotland EU-008 Isle of Tiree GM4UYZ GM2Z Scotland EU-123 Isle of Bute GM2Z Buro GM4TOQ/p Scotland EU-123 Isle of Bute GM4TOQ GU8D Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey G3LZQ HI3/ON4QX Dominican Republic NA-096 Hispaniola ON4QX HS0EHF/p Thailand AS-107 Si Chang HS0EHF CBA IC8M Italy EU-031 Licosa IZ8EDJ IC8OZM Italy EU-031 Procida IC8OZM IC8WIC Italy EU-031 Capri IC8WIC IH9/IQ2CJ Italy AF-018 Pantelleria Buro IK7QMJ/7 Italy EU-091 Grande IK7QMJ IM0/IZ0EJQ Sardinia EU-165 San Pietro IZ0EJQ IQ3GO/P Italy EU-130 Del Campo Buro J45C Dodecanese EU-001 Kos J49LH Crete EU-015 Crete JI3DST/8 Japan AS-147 Okushiri Buro JJ3NAW/8 Japan AS-147 TBD Buro JM1PXG/6 Japan AS-047 Kita Daito JM1PXG JR3TVH/8 Japan AS-147 TBD Buro K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ K3PFW USA NA-140 Smith K3PFW KU8E USA NA-085 St George KU8E LU8XW Argentina SA-008 Tierra del Fuego WD9EWK LZ1KSL Bulgaria EU-181 Sveta Anastasiya LZ4BU M8C England EU-011 St Marys G4DFI MJ0DLQ/p Jersey EU-099 Minquiers Reef ON4ON MM0CWJ Scotland EU-010 South Uist WA3RHW N1DX USA NA-137 Bailey Buro N2GC USA NA-026 Long N2GC N6HR/VE7 Canada NA-061 Kaien N6HR N7YX/VE7 Canada NA-061 Kaien N6HR NC2N USA NA-111 Long Beach NC2N OD5 Lebanon AS-108 Ramkin I1HJT OH/SM0W Finland EU-101 Bergrund SM0WKA Buro OH9A Finland EU-173 Sandstrom Reef OH1NOA OH0R Aland Island EU-002 Aland OH2TA OH0Z Aland Island EU-002 Aland OH5DX OY1CT Faroe Islands EU-018 Stroemoy OY1CT Direct OZ/DL1OKB Denmark EU-171 Nordjylland DL1OKB Buro OZ/DL2JRM/p Denmark EU-030 Bornholm Buro PA Netherlands EU-038 Texel PA/ON7BWB/p Netherlands EU-146 Duiveland ON7BWB PB2T/p Netherlands EU-146 Goeree Overflakkee PB2T RA0FF Russia (Asia) AS-018 Sakhalin N6FF RA0FU/p Russia (Asia) AS-149 Moneron RA0FU RA0FW/p Russia (Asia) AS-149 Moneron RA0FW RI0BDI Russia (Asia) AS-005 Dickson RA3XR RI1NU Russia (Europe)EU-147 Zelenaya Luda RN1NU RK0FWL/p Russia (Asia) AS-149 Moneron RA0FU RW0MM/p Russia (Asia) AS-066 Russkij Buro RZ0ZWA/p Russia (Asia) AS-095 Starichkov SK6M Sweden EU-043 Tjorn SC6AG Buro SK7DX Sweden EU-138 Hanoe SM7DXQ SM1T Sweden EU-020 Gotland SM1TDE SM3LF Sweden EU-087 Alnon Buro SM3S Sweden EU-176 Grimskar SM3GSK SM0ELV/5 Sweden EU-177 Lilla Olso SM0ELV Buro SP/DL6ZFG/p Poland EU-132 Wolin SP3BJK/1 Poland EU-132 Wolin SP3BJK SP4JWR/1 Poland EU-132 Wolin SP4JWR SX8J Greece EU-075 Aigina SV1BKN TF7/LX9EG/m Iceland EU-071 Vestmannyeyjar LX1NO TM4Z France EU-065 Ouessant TM8N France EU-064 Noirmoutier F8DVD UE3FWM/1 Russia (Europe)EU-133 Moshnyi UW0G Ukraine EU-179 TBA US0ZZ VY2/W1MO Canada NA-029 Prince Edward W1MO W2JU USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard W2JU W2WB USA NA-111 Long Beach W2WB W4YO USA NA-110 Harbor WA6WPG/p USA NA-144 Santa Rosa WA6WPG WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocracoke WB8YJF XU7POS Cambodia AS-133 Koh Pos YE1P Indonesia OC-237 Peucang YB1TC ZL/G3SQX New Zealand OC-201 Waiheke G3SQX ZL6QH New Zealand OC-036 North ZL2AOH ZX7XX Brazil SA-046 Itamaraca
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