The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 720
August 1, 2005
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
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** EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE: This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 22nd/July, through Friday, 29th/July there were 201 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 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, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, R1MV, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP5, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZK1/s, ZL, ZL7, 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).
3C0, ANNOBON ISLAND. Elmo/EA5BYP and Vicente/EA5YN announced that they are planning an operation to Pagalu as soon as possible. Complete details have not been released yet, but they are forthcoming. Activity will be CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 160-10 meters. Organizer of the DXpedition is once again "DX Club Tabarca Island". There will also be a new QSL Manager for this operation. Their Web page is currently under construction but can be viewed at: http://www.tabarca.es.mn.
5W, WESTERN SAMOA. Eugene/W2LU and Stephen/WA2WVI will be active from here. Their tentative dates are December 1-5th. Their callsigns are not known yet. They plan to focus on 160 and 75 meters SSB; check 1850 and 3795 kHz, listening down 5, between 1600-0600z.
60 HA STATIONS TO APPEAR ON 6 METERS. Chris, HA5X, informs OPDX readers: "6m is not allocated for the amateur radio service in Hungary. Haros Radioclub (HA5HRK) has requested a 30 day experimental 6m licence at the National Communications Authority in Hungary for 25 stations. Aim of the experiment is to test whether interference with television broadcast is managable, and if the band can be opened for amateur radio use before terrestrial TV broadcasting comes to an end. The authority has shown a very positive attitude and invited two other amateur radio organizations to take part in the experiment with their sets of stations. This means that a maximum of 60 licenced HA stations may appear on 50MHz in the period 1-30 August. There will be no major mode restrictions (digi modes also allowed), but a limit of 5W ERP (0dB antennas). As the aim of the experiment is to finally get a permanent okay for 6m activities, and the authorities are watching the activity with their equipment, we hope that all stations will keep to the rules, ie. power restriction. No single QSO is worth the whole future of 6m in Hungary."
7Q, MALAWI. Ely, IN3VZE, will be active as 7Q7CE from the southwest shore of Lake Malawi, "Club Makokola", between August 28th and September 16th. Activity will be limited because this is a DX holiday style operation . QSL via IN3VZE, by the bureau or direct to: Ely Camin, Corso 3 Novembre 136/2, 38100 Trento, Italy.
EX, KYRGYZSTAN. Mikhail "Mike", UN8GC, will be active as EX7MW from July 30th to August 5th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters. He states that he will be operating from "the shore of the beautiful Issyk-Kul Lake in Eastern Kyrgyzstan." Suggested frequencies are:
It is also possible for activity on 144200 KHz on CW, SSB and FM. The station equipment includes computer interfaces for digital modes like BPSK, RTTY, JT6M and others. The transceivers included are: IC-756 and IC-706. Mike states, "If you feel like running a SKED, please send SMS at +996-502-654680. It's worth mentioning that Issyk-Kul is one of the "white spots" on the map of Kyrgyzstan in terms of HAM activity. So don't loose your chance!" QSL should be directed to the address of UN8GC which you may look up on QRZ.com.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Kaz/JA2BDR, Jun/JA2EWE and Ken/JA2KRE will be active from Noumea, between August 19-24th. Their callsigns will be FK/homecall. They hope to operate on 80-10 meters, SSB and CW; no RTTY operation. They will use only one transceiver with a 500w linear amplifier. Antennas are: 2 element beam for 17/15/12/10m and wire verticals for 80/40/30/20m. QSL to their home callsigns, direct or the JARL Bureau (good for one year).
GD6, ISLE OF MAN. Operator Heinrich, DL2OBF, will be active as GD6IA in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL route: POB 1, Peel, Isle of Man, British Isles.
IOTA NEWS (RGSB IOTA Contest This WEEKEND - July 30-31st)...........
KL7, ALASKA. Bill, K4XS, will be active as K4XS/KL7 until August 7th from Attu Island (IOTA NA-064, USI AK-009S, 3rd S. Central District), Alaska. He will be working on Attu, so look for Bill in his spare time, CW only. QSL via his home callsign, direct ONLY (w/SASE). NO bureau QSLs.
LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP ACTIVITIES. Look for radio station SN2NP to be active from the Lighthouse Gdansk - Nowy Port (POL-033), August 18-22nd. QSL direct or by the via SP2BIK.
PY0, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Operators Marq/CT1BWW and Juanca/EA2RC will be active as PY0/homecall from August 1-14th. Their bands/modes of activity were not provided.
QSL INFO AND NEWS......................
TO0, REUNION ISLAND. Members of the Association Réunionaise des Radioamateurs (ARRA) will be active as TO0R from Reunion (AF-016) during the RGSB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via FR1GZ.
ZK2, NIUE. Eugene/W2LU and Stephen/WA2WVI will be active as ZK2LU. Their tentative dates are November 14-30th. They plan to focus on 160 and 75 meters SSB; check 1850 and 3795 kHz, listening down 5, between 1600-0600z.
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