Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, N2TO, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4GKR, AA5AU, K8YSE, N0AX, 4X6UO, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, DL5ME, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8BBL, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OH2UA, SP2DX, SP5MXZ, UT5UGR, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK4AAR and VK4FW for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th/August, through Sunday, 21st/August there were 201 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, 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, FK, FM, FO, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JT, JW, JX, 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, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, 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).
CCF & OHDXF CRUISE. Once again, the Contest Club Finland (CCF) and the OH DX Foundation (OHDXF) are proud to announce the 11th CCF & OHDXF Contest and DX Meeting on January 20-22nd, 2006. The meeting concept will be the same as last January - a cruise on the Baltic Sea from Helsinki(OH) via Aland Islands (OH0) to Stockholm (SM) and back to Helsinki. More details of special cruise packages, agenda, registration etc... are coming soon. Information from the previous CCF & OHDXF meetings can be found on the CCF Web pages: http://www.qsl.net/ccf/.
CN, MOROCCO. Jim, W7EJ, will be active as CN2R during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. Look for him to be active before the contest on the WARC bands and 160 meters. QSL via W7EJ.
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Uli/DK2OC and Rich/W4GKR will be active (possibly as EA8/homecall) from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004) now through September 4th. Uli will handle CW and Rich will do SSB/PSK. If anyone needs a (specially) PSK contact, please send info on Band/GMT, band opening to your QTH to: firstname.lastname@example.org. They try very hard to be on that band/opening time slot. They should have a good signal on all bands 40-10 meters. They will also try to get on 80 meters with a dipole. Listen between 18120-18130 kHz SSB, if band is open. PSK frequencies are: 18105, 14070, 10139, 7035 and 3579 kHz. QSL via their home callsign.
ET3, ETHIOPIA. YL chasers may want to look for the E.A.R.S. club station, ET3AA, on 20 meters. Operator Mima was heard this past week on 14174 kHz between 1530-1600z. QSL via Box 60258, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
GD6, ISLE OF MAN. Operators Joe/K1JB and Mike/K1EU will be active as GD6IA during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Multi-Single entry. QSL only direct to K1EU.
HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Ted, HI3TEJ, announced that he will be active in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via ON4IJ.
HS0, THAILAND. Charles, K4VUD, is now on the air as HS0ZCW. He informed the DX community that there will be no 80 meters operations planned for now. However, he may try to activate the HS0AC club station on that band during the big contests. More details are forthcoming.
IARC'S AWARD WEB PAGE CHANGE. Isaac Lindenbaum, 4Z4TL, IARC V. Chairman and Secretary, announced that the "Maccabiah 17 Games Award" Web page was updated as follows: Award sample picture and a small applet to search eligibility for the award were added. The Web page address is: http://www.iarc.org/~4z4tl/Maccabiah17_award.htm. In case a callsign is not found on the search applet, please contact Isaac, 4Z4TL, at: email@example.com.
KH7K, KURE ISLAND (Update). A press release was sent out by Ward, N0AX, late last week (dated 8/19/2005) indicating that the K7C team will be leaving for Kure Island in less than a month. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin. Excerpts from the release state that the K7C team will leave the Hawaiian Island by boat aboard the Machias on September 15th. It will take about 9 days to sail to Kure Atoll, aided by the trade winds. The return trip will take another day or two. During the voyage, they hope to be active as K7C/mm on the HF bands. The success of this phase of the operation depends on how they can best rig an antenna aboard the Machias. Activity from Kure is expected to be between September 24th and October 6th. For more details, please visit the K7C Web page at: http://www.cordell.org/htdocs/KURE/.
MONTAIN DXPEDITION CANCELLED! Alan, VK4AAR, reports: "It is with regret that the DXpedition to a remote Dayak mountain village (of Sarawak - 9M8) has had to be cancelled. Various factors contributed to this unfortunate circumstance which caused Sengchai Chan (9M8SC) and Festus (9M8FH) and their team to 'pull the plug' on their late August plans."
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Ari, OH5DX, will be active as OH0Z during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Operation class is to be determined, probably Single-Op and Single-Band (15m) or All-Band entry. QSL via W0MM.
P5, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA. No QSNs reported yet for Dave, KA2HTV, as P5/KA2HTV as this was being written Sunday morning. There has been some PIRATED QSNs but nothing legit. During the next few days there "should" be activity. He announced that his last three days would be devoted to ham radio. He is expected to be there until August 23rd. QSL via KK5DO.
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RTTY DX SURVEY. Don, AA5AU, Co-editor of the "VK2SG RTTY DX Notes", is pleased to announce the "2005 RTTY Most Needed DXCC Entities Survey." All digital operators are invited to take part in this exciting new survey. The survey can be found on the following Web page at: http://aa5au.com/rttysurvey2005.html. Survey ends 2400Z September 18, 2005.
S6, SINGAPORE. Members of the "Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society" (SARTS) will organize another local field day to be held August 26-29th, from St. John's Island (AS-019). They expect a fairly large group of local operators to operate and be active as S61FD. Look for 2-3 stations to be on the air on 40-15 meters all modes. If time permits, and there is the availability of hardware; he may also try 80 meters and possibly 160 meters. QSL via PA0KHS, by the Bureau or direct to: Henk van Hensbergen, Smaragdstraat 53, 6534WN Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
SPECIAL EVENT. A special event station, SN25SOL, is operating from the Gdansk Shipyard to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Solidarity (Solidarnosc), the social movement which changed the country (Poland) and Europe. The festivities will end on August 31st, 2005. The station is operating on all bands from 80-10 meters (CW, SSB and digital modes). Piotr, SP2AYC, is the QSL Manager (via PZK Bureau).
YO CONTEST. The Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) invites radio amateurs world-wide to participate in the annual YO DX HF Contest. The 24 hour contest is scheduled on Saturday, August 27th, 1200z - Sunday, August 28th, 1200z. Rules can be found on the following Web page at: http://www.hamradio.ro/contests/yodx_eng.pdf. Writelog and N1MM Logger have recently included YO DX HF on their supported contest list.
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