The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 715
June 27, 2005
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, W2GB, WB2RAJ, WB2REM, WB2YQH, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB3CDX, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5FF, WB6RSE, K8YSE, W8HC, WB8FSV, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL4KQ, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F8DQZ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, IZ0FKE, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, VA3RJ & ICPO and VE5FN for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTE: Too much fun at "Field Day" and "HOT WEATHER" (101 in an open air tent) causes a short bulletin!
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th/June, through Sunday, 26th/June there were 200 countries active. Countries available: 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J5, J6, J7, 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, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TI9, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2V, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, 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).
4X, ISRAEL (Update to OPDX.714). Hal, W8HC, updates OPDX on his 4X0WV CQWW SSB Contest activity. He states that he and Jerry/K8OQL will be active outside of the contest (about 12 additional hours on each side of the contest). They will arrive late Thursday night (actually Friday A.M. in Tel Aviv) and will travel mid-morning on Friday to the IARC club station. On Monday morning after the contest they are off to Jerusalem for a couple days and then will head back to Tel Aviv on Wednesday and hope to spend a few hours with some of the 4X boys in Tel Aviv Wednesday evening. They will operate mostly CW outside the contest and will be on all bands.
BA4/BD4, CHINA (Also VR2). Jack, WB8FSV, informs OPDX that he and his family will visit China again this year, staying with his wife's family in Qingdao, China. From Qingdao, Jack will operate during his spare time as WB8FSV/BA4IT and WB8FSV/BD4JV from June 28th to July 27th. From July 28th to August 1st, Jack will be in Hong Kong, and he plans to operate a little from Charlie/VR2XMT's station as VR2/WB8FSV.
CY9SS, ST. PAUL ISLAND. The CY9SS operation still continues until July 7th. An update in the confusion of the VY2SS QSL addresses reported last is "there is no confusion". All three different addresses for VY2SS are good as reported by the CY9SS operators and friends of VY2SS. Here are the addresses again:
ADDED NOTE OF INTEREST: If you want to read about past CY9 operations, visit the Web page at: http://www.stpaulisland.net/amateurexpeditions.html.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Jim, WB2REM, will be operating from Vahine Island and Bora Bora (OC-067) as FO/WB2REM from July 24th through August 3rd. Operations will be on CW/SSB and on 40-10 meters as time permits. QSL via WB2REM.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Franco, HB9OAB, will be active as HI7/HB9OAB from Punta Cana now through July 15th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, the WARC bands included. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. Alfredo/IK7JWX and some friends will be active as IR7LH/p, July 2-3rd, from Diga di Forte a Mare (ITA-187) and Castello a Mare N. Breakwater Head (Green Tower) (ITA-266) lighthouses on Islola Sant'Andrea (I.I.A. BR005 - Not IOTA). Activity will also be from Castello Alfonsino o Rosso o a Mare di Brindisi (DCI BR-001 for the Italian castles award). Activity will be on all HF bands SSB. QSL via IK7JWX, by the Bureau.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Operators Dan/N1ZZ, Malcolm/NP2L, Scott/W4PA, Jeff/K8ND, Steve/N8BJQ, Jim/W8WTS, Noel/W9EFL, Charles/WA9S, Jim/W0NB and Leo/S50R will be active as PJ2T from Signal Point, Curacao, during the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27, 2005) as a Multi/?? entry. QSL via N9AG. Visit the Caribbean Contesting Consortium at: http://www.pj2t.org.
QSL INFO AND NEWS....................
TY, BENIN. Luc, F6FVX, will be active as TY/F6FVX from (Azove) northwest Cotonou in Benin, between August 13th and September 6th. He will be on the air with his TS-50 and dipole, and only on HF speaking the French language. QSL via the operator's instructions.
V3, BELIZE. Look for Jimmy, W6JKV, to be active as V31IV between now and July 6th. His activity will be mostly on CW on 6 meters. Europe stations are to look for him on 50091 kHz and North America stations are to look for him higher up the band. Jimmy will also try to operate EME.
VD2, CANADA (Zone 2). Pete, VE3IKV, plans to activate Zone 2 on 6 meters from Labrador (VO2) beginning early July. He will use the special callsign VD2X. The purpose of the trip is to investigate high latitude Sporadic-E propagation on the North American side as it is affected by proximity to the North Geomagnetic Pole. Special attention will be paid to multihop transatlantic paths, as well as double hop to central and western USA/ Canada. His equipment is a FT-650 and a 5-element K6STI wide spaced portable yagi (10dBd). Pete will be monitoring CW/SSB during the drive, and if the band opens up, he will switch over to the yagi. QSL via VE3IKV (QRZ.com).
YK, SYRIA. Saad, N5FF, will once again be active as YK1BA between July 2-16th. He informs OPDX that the purpose of the trip is not a DXpedition, so his operating will be "very spotty and not extensive at all." However, he hopes to be able to operate at least 3-4 hours a day. He thinks that he will limit his operating to 20 meters, unless the propagation is better on other bands (80-10m) at the time. His most probable operating times are between 0100-0400z (Americas and Pacific), between 1900-2200z and possibly between 1100-1400z (for the rest of the world). Saad will try to be around 14195 kHz on SSB, and 14045 kHz on CW. Also, check 14080 kHz for RTTY running split and listening 5-10 kHz up. QSL via N5FF only.
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