Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 523
August 6, 2001
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 523
August 6, 2001
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, KF2TI, WF1N, K2JXW, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4VUD, KW4DA,
N4AA & QRZ DX, W5FI, KM6HB, N6HR, AC7DX, KL7AK, W7QF, K8YSE, BA1DU, DJ7IK,
DL6KAC, DS5RNM, EA4DX, EA4ST, F5NQL, GM4SUC, HA0HW, LU4BR, OH2LRE, PA5ET,
PA5NT, PS7AB, PT7WA, PY2ZX, PY3DF, RZ1AK, VA3RJ, VU2JOS, 9A6AA and 9M2TO
for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the
week of Saturday, 28/July, through Saturday, 4/August there were 211
countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S,
4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K,
9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE9,
CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9,
EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP,
FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a,
HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J3, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0,
KH2, KH4, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH,
OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ,
S2, S5, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL,
TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE,
VK, VK9N, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XW, XX9, YB, YI, YK,
YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZB, ZC4, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As
always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin (due to its
size) with a complete breakdown and "DXCC/Entities Chart of Activity".
3V, TUNISIA. Now through September 15th, all Tunisian stations will use
the special callsign 3V8MED. MED stands for the "MEDiterranean Games 2001"
in Tunis. See the following Web page for details:
5B, CYPRUS. Laci, HA0HW, informs OPDX that he and his family will spend
their holidays on Cyprus between August 7-21st. He will use his radio as
5B4/HA0HW/p on the basis of CEPT license. His activity will be limited
to the early mornings and later evenings mainly on CW. QSL cards will
be OK via the HA bureau or direct.
CARIBBEAN TOUR 2001 (Update). Rob, PA5ET, reports that the callsign J3PA,
which was previously announced, can't be used and has been changed by the
Government of Grenade into J38PA. The 8 in the callsign is for visitors
and MUST unfortunately be used. Remember, the Low Land DXpedition Team
(LLDXT) will be active from the Island of Carriacou, Grenada, (IOTA NA-147)
August 2-15th and the Island Bequia, St.Vincent, (IOTA NA-025) August
16-27th. The team members will be Bouke/PA0ZH, Ronald/PA3EWP, Rob/PA5ET
and Dennis/PA7FM. The callsigns will be J3/homecall, J8/homecall and J38PA.
The J38PA callsign will be used on Topband and during contests. Their
activity will be around the clock on 160-10 meters on the modes CW, SSB,
RTTY and PSK31. The Tour Web site, which will be updated daily with the
latest information, on-line logs, tour diary, digital photo's, propagation
forecasts and digital pile-up recordings, can be found at:
All QSLs will be managed again by PA5ET: Rob Snieder, Van Leeuwenstraat 137,
2273 VS Voorburg, The Netherlands.
H40. TEMOTU PROVINCE. Roberto, EA4DX, will operate for two weeks beginning
August 15, from Lata on Santa Cruz Island (OC-100). The H4 callsigns will
be issued upon arrival. Before and after his Temotu operation, he will be
signing H44** from Honiara (OC-047). The operation, as usual, will be a
one man effort only SSB, usually operating +18 hours a day. His equipment
includes Yagis for 10/12/15/17/20 meters and a Vertical for 40/80 meters
using a 1 Kw. His suggested frequencies, as circumstances permit, will be
as follows: 3795-3799, 7042-7045, 14195, 18135, 21295, 24945 and 28395 kHz.
QSL via EA4DX: Doce de Octubre #4, 28009 Madrid SPAIN. A log search will
be updated "only" after his return at: http://www.qsl.net/ea4dx/
- AS-NEW. Alan, BA1DU, informs OPDX that the Beijing DX Club will team
up with Jiangsu DX Club to work out the last unnumbered IOTA
group in China. The activity will be at Furong Island
(37 20'E,119 48'N) which belongs to Shandong Province Northwest
Group of the IOTA program. The island is entirely a desolate and
uninhabited island and is used as a bomb-dropping range by the
Chinese Air Force. They plan to set up four stations at the
island including two Yagi antennas and two linear amplifiers
and expect to be active at about 1200z on August 10th. Their
operations will be continued until the local morning of August
13th. Activity will be on SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV, using the
normal IOTA frequencies from 40 meters to 6 meters. Their
callsign sign will be BI4F. The team members consist of BA1AJ,
BA1DU, BA1FB, BA1KA, BA1MK, BA1MT, BA1RB, BA1TU, BD1CC, BD1CL,
BD1CU, BA4KR, BA4RD, BA4TA, BD4RS, BD5RV and others. Since
this Island is a military area the activity schedule may be
changed at last minute. QSL via Jin, BA4TA, directly or
to the Chinese QSL bureau.
- AS-148. Lee, DS5RNM, informs OPDX that he and other members of Taegu
DX Club (TDXC - 6N0YO) in Korea will be active as 6N0YO/4
from Wi Island, August 17-19th. Activity will be on all bands,
CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. A special emphasis will be given to
the North America. QSL via 6N0YO: Taegu DX Club, POB 4,
TAEGU, 700-600, KOREA (or the KARL bureau). For more info
check the Web page at: http://myhome2.karl.or.kr/6n0yo/
- EU-133. Dennis RZ1AK, Vlad UA1CIO and Tim UA3DPB will be active from
Vysotskiy Island (RR-01-14) and a few other islands in the
Baltic Sea on August 5-12th. Most of the islands would qualify
for IOTA EU-133. Look for RK1A/p, RZ1CXF/p, RZ1CXO/p and
possibly some other callsigns. All QSLs are via RZ1AK, either
through the bureau or direct to: Dennis Eremin, PO Box 202,
St.Petersburg 196070, Russia.
- EU-136. Paul, 9A/DK8SP/p is active from the Island of Rab (CI-096)
until August 10th, mainly on 20m SSB.
- EU-136. Jozo, 9A5RJ, will activate the Island of Pag in the Kvarner
Group (CI-082), now through August 8th. He will be active on
20/15/17/12 and 10 meters.
- EU-136. Emir, 9A6AA will try a short trip to two islands on August
9-10th (weather permitting). On August 9th, look for him to
be on the Island of Galiola (EU-136, LH-0315, CI-020, not
inhabited) beginning at 1000z on 14240 kHz (plans to also
work on 40, 20, 15 and 10m, too). On August 10th, look for
him to be on the Island of Unije (EU-136, CI-135), between
1000-1300z on 40 and 20 meters. QSL only direct to 9A6AA,
Emir Mahmutovic per the following addresses:
Up to September 1st (The island of Losinj):
Zad Bone 8, 51551 Veli Losinj, CROATIA
After September 1st (home): Slovenska 15, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA
- NA-053. Richard, KL7AK, and others will be active from the Trinity
Islands, Alaska, from about 2130z August 9th, to about 1800z
August 14th. They will be operating from the island called
Sitkinak. Activity will mainly be on SSB on or near the 20
meter IOTA frequency of 14260, but they also plan to operate
on 15 and 10 meters CW/SSB, propagation permitting, and
possibly on 40 meters. They will be operating on the Amateur
Satellites, mainly AO-27 during the daylight passes only, and
UO-14 on all daily passes. For IOTA, this is a very very rare
island. There will be 4 operators and the main station will
consist of a Kenwood TS-570D transceiver, an Ameritron AL-80A
amp, and a Mosley 3 element Yagi up about 30 feet. A backup
station and antennas will also be taken. QSL Manager is Fred,
- SA-055. L80AA/D will be active on August 11-12th from Martin Garcia
Island. Activity will be from Martin Garcia Lighthouse
(ARG-045) on HF-VHF-SSB-CW. QSL via LU4AA.
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY ...............
- PRIZES AND AWARDS FOR THE NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE - LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND,
AUGUST 3-5, 2001. In honor of the USA national Lighthouse Weekend,
"EVERY" participant who submits an NLLW log showing valid contacts
with at least one USA lighthouse OR one ARLHS member will receive
a "FREE" Harbour Lights collectible lighthouse miniature prize.
(See the Harbour Lights web site at: http://www.harbourlights.com )
The Harbour Lights company, makers of miniature lighthouse collectibles
and a sponsor of the ARLHS, has donated one lighthouse miniature for
every NLLW participant. These exquisitely detailed models are among
the most valued by collectors. All you have to do is participate in
the NLLW event and submit 1 USD along with your valid log to the ARLHS
secretary, Lee Graves, WA7OBH, 4341 SE Satinleaf Place, Stuart, FL 34997.
All logs must be postmarked by August 31, 2001, and must show the ARLHS
lighthouse number (see page 10 of the web site: http://www.arlhs.com )
or the member number for at least one contact. Be sure to include your
name and address. Logs submitted that do not meet all the requirements
and guidelines are not eligible for this prize.
- The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society makes the following Public
announcement: "Through a lot of hard work and dedication by some ham
radio operators, Thomas Point Light in the Chesapeake Bay (ARLHS USA-845)
will be activated by two ham groups under two call signs for the ARLHS,
NLLW and ILLW events, August 4-5th and August 18-19th. More important,
this is the FIRST time the Coast Guard has granted permission for hams
(or members of the general public for that matter) to board this automated
and rather isolated lighthouse. We owe a debt of gratitude to the US Coast
Guard for their interest in and support of this project. It is a tribute
to the professionalism and expertise of the ham operators that the Coast
Guard has placed enough trust to allow our boarding of this previously
"off-limits" beacon. So significant is this event that Baltimore newspapers
and TV are planning coverage, and there will be a live broadcast
from the light over radio station WBCQ, 7415 MHz, at 7 PM eastern time
on Saturday night, Aug 4th. The stations will operate from both the light
and Thomas Point Park. Look for special event station W3T, which, through
the efforts of Reg, W3REG, and his crew, will concentrate on CW and some
SSB. Reg will also be giving out ARLHS member #329, as well as the ARLHS
Thomas Point number. Then, if you are an old fan of AM radio, look for
K3L set up at the light. This may be your only chance to work Thomas
Point on AM fone, and the event takes on further significance in that
it celebrates the first 'voice' transmission made from Cobb Island in
MD by Reginald Fesseden. Ops N2INR and WA3VJB, among others in their
group, deserve a lot of credit for taking initiative in activating
AM phone operation and in choosing Thomas Point for their celebration."
Further information can be gotten from the Amateur Radio Lighthouse
Society (ARLHS) web page at http://arlhs.com or by sending an
E-mail to Jim Weidner, K2JXW, President and Founder of ARLHS, at:
- The North Fulton Amateur Radio League (Atlanta, GA, USA) will operate
special event station K4T from Tybee Island Lighthouse on the Georgia
coast during the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society's National Lighthouse
Weekend, August 4 and 5th. Stations will be operating on (+/-):
28270, 21270, 14270, 7270 and 3970 kHz. QSL via K4PCF.
- Members of the Metro Amateur Radio Club (MAC) will activate K9Y from
Grosse Point Lighthouse (USA 359) in Evanston, Illinois. They will
participate in the National Lighthouse Weekend sponsored by the Amateur
Lighthouse Society. This is the first time that Grosse Point Lighthouse
will be on the air for an amateur radio event. Grosse Point Lighthouse
is one of eight lighthouses in the United States designated as a National
historic landmark, and the only one located on the Great Lakes. Look
for K9Y on August 5th, on CW and SSB (1800 to 2300 Zulu) on or around
these frequencies: CW - 7030, 14030, 21030 and 28030; SSB - 7270,
14270, 21370 and 28370. A special event QSL card is available by sending
a SASE to N9BOR via the callbook address. They will not reply to e-QSLs.
Visit the Metro Amateur Radio Club (MAC) web site at:
- Christian, DL6KAC, reports to look for activity from Helios Lighthouse
in Cologne/Ehrenfeld (FED-107) during the International Lighthouse
weekend. Callsign will be DN1KAV (QSL via DH4KAV / bureau) or DN2EI
(QSL via DH7KAT / bureau). Activity will be on 40-10 meters, maybe
on 80 meters on SSB.
- During the International Lighthouses weekend (August 18-19th), look
for Francis/F6HKS and Jean Claude/F6HDH, operating from Cordouan
Lighthouse (located in the middle of the Gironde at sea). They will
sign homecall/p and be active on 40/20 meters SSB/CW. QSL via their
home calls. Cordouan reference numbers are: WLH - 0271; French "Phares
et Balises du littoral (PBLF)" award - PB 018; ARLHS - FRA 007;
IOTA - EU-159 and DIFM - AT-032.
- Mike, GM4SUC, reports that with just about two weeks to go for the
Internationl Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (0001z Saturday, August 18th
through 2359z on Sunday, August 19th), they have 257 lighthouse/lightship
stations in 37 countries confirmed. Here is the list of countries and
their number of stations: Argentina 4, Australia 17, Austria 2,
Belgium 4, Brazil 5, Canada 6, Canary Islands 1, Croatia 1, Denmark 17,
England 22, Finland 8, France 2, Germany 20, Gibraltar 1, Greece 2,
Iceland 3, Ireland 3, Isle of Man 1, Israel 1, Italy 2, Japan 1,
Lithuania 2, Malta 1, Netherlands 9, New Zealand 8, Northern Ireland 5,
Norway 3, Poland 2, Portugal 1, Puerto Rico 3, Scotland 11, Slovenia 1,
South Africa 8, Sweden 10, Turkey 1, USA 65 and Wales 4.
Countries represented = 37, Lighthouses/Lightships = 257
A full list, including callsigns QTH and QSL information can be found
PRESS RELEASE: OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional
bulletin containing a special press release from the ARRL by Wayne Mills,
N7NG, about the details of the new "Logbook of the World".
PY0T, TRINDADE ISLAND. Operators PY1LVF and PY1VOY are sailing to Trindade
for a short operation to take place from August 7-10th. Currently it is
unclear whether or not there has been confirmation from the Brazilian Navy
that the two have received the requested callsigns ZX0T and PT0T. If not,
they will be active as homecall/PY0T. Look for them on CW/SBB on 40-10
meters, including the WARC bands. QSL via PY1LVF, Jose Luiz Vieira Fernandes,
P.O. Box 18009, 20722-970 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Those reading
Portuguese can find more details at:
QSL INFO AND NEWS....................
- Ron, AC7DX, would like to let everyone know that after sorting
everything out and being promised the logs by Gabby, he will again
be the QSL Manager for the following stations: XE2Z, XE2GV, 6D0Z and
- You can request Bureau cards via E-mail for the operation by WF1N and
W1DIG from Thacher Island (IOTA NA-148, ARLH USA105 and USI MA001S)
from: Tony, WF1N, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou, W1DIG, email@example.com
- Hillar N6HR/VE7 and Elsie N7YX/VE7 operated from NA-075 Gabriola
Island (BC-013) during the IOTA contest. Please QSL via N6HR.
- TEX, 9M2TO, has a new QTH and address. As of August 1st, please QSL
via: Tex Izumo, 2C-10-03, Ferringhi Mutiara Apt., JLN. Sungai Emas 11100,
Batu Ferringhi, Penang Is., MALAYSIA.
- QSL CQ2I via EA4URJ: URE Jarama, P.O.Box 123, 28700 San Sebastian de
los Reyes, Madrid, Spain.
- OH0/OH2K/M was active from a sailing boat fastened to an island from
Aland Islands (OH0) in July 2001. QSL via the bureau via OH2LRE or
direct to: Simonito, PO BOX 73, 02710 ESPOO, FINLAND.
- Gerben, PA5NT, reports that the you can find the story about the
JW0PK operation to Prins Karls Forland on the following web site:
http://dx.to (select Dxpeditions and then Prins Karls Forland)
- Lenio Marobin, PY3DF, International League of Esperantists RAdioamateurs
Secretary (ILERA), reports that special event station, 9A0E, has the
QSL Manager of DJ4PG: Hans Welling, zum Ortenbrink 42, 49205 Hasbergen,
GERMANY (also via bureau). The early manager DL1CC is still valid if
someone already sent a card. 9A0E was located within the Congress
complex at the Faculty of Electronics and Computing in Zagreb and was
operated by DJ4PG and PY3DF.
- Dave, VA3RJ, reports that the logs for Helmut's operation from Costa
Rica, TI2/DJ4VW (March 13-26, 2001) are now on-line at his web site:
S2, BANGLADESH. Junji, JA7KXD, will operate S21YT again from now through
1759z August 8th. Bands and modes of activity were not mentioned, however,
he was active last time on 20 meters CW. QSL via JA7KXD: Mr. Junji Ogawa,
2-3-51, Kimachidori, Aoba-Ku, Sendai 980-0801, JAPAN.
VU (India) NEWS. Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, informed the DX community last week
that permission to use the following frequencies by Indian Amateurs has
been extended up to January 31, 2002. (It was to expire at July 31st,
2001). VU operators can use: 3790 to 3800 kHz, 10100 to 10150 kHz; and
50.35 and 50.55 MHz.
XW, LAOS. Charly, K4VUD, reports that he had to abandon his efforts to
obtain a XW license this summer. He states that the process is rather
difficult, but the personel at the Lao PDR are very friendly and responded
to his E-mails in a timely manner. The big draw back seems to be the visa.
The usual Laos visa is for only 15 days, and the license application
process takes longer than that. Charly states, "One must depart Loas (or
somehow get a longer term visa), wait for the license approval, and then
return for ham operations." He recommands to work Hiroo, XW0X, who is
now there and will be active in Laos for a limited period.
XX9, MACAU. Gary Jones, W5FI, informed OPDX that he will be active from
here and will be arriving in Macau on August 5th and hopes to be operational
on the 5th of August. He will operate until the 8th or 9th depending on
when transportation has to depart back to Hong Kong. This is part of a
business and pleasure trip to Asia and includes travel to Hong Kong,
Korea, and Japan, however, he intends to operate only in Macau. Gary will
be staying at a hotel and using a roof mounted Butternut vertical. He will
be operational on all major modes: CW, RTTY, SSB, and PSK-31. His suggested
frequencies will be the standard DX frequencies, QSX up as announced. Gary
will operate on all bands 80 through 10 meters including the WARC bands.
He will emphasize RTTY and will show on RTTY early in the operation since
Macau is most rare on digital modes. RTTY frequency will be 14083 kHz
and PSK31 14070 kHz. Gary states he will be running only 100 watts (maybe
less on digital) to the Butternut vertical and dipoles. He is sorry the
signal will be weak, but he will try to make up for it with persistence.
His previous DXpeditions have been single operator solo operations at:
HS0AC (1993), JD1/7J1AYK (Ogasawara - ChiChiJima, 1996), and ZB2/W5FI
(Gibraltar, 1999), and some other smaller operations.
ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (Update/Reminder). Mark, KM6HB, will again be
operating from the South Cook Islands next week, August 7-17th. Look for
him to be active as ZK1AHB, from August 7-8th on Rarotonga (OC-013),
August 9-11th on Mangaia Island (OC-159), August 11-16th on Autituki
Atoll (OC-083) and then back to Rarotonga, August 13-17th. Activity will
be on all modes including RTTY and PSK31, on 40-6 meters. QSL via KM6HB
or the W6 bureau.
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