The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 566
June 17, 2002
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, K1RV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4DX, KW4DA, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K5LBU, KG6AR, KH6B, K8YSE, K9OT, KU9C, AK0M, KK0DX, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL4KQ, E21EIC, EA7FTR, F5NQL & UFT, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, GM4SUC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK2DUW, ON5MF, RA9XF, SP5UAF, SP6ECA, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE3ZZ, VK4EJ, XE1KK and YV5EED for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9/June, through Sunday, 16/June there were 233 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BV9P, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FR/t, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, S2, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Robert, 3B9FR, was heard this past weekend on 18140 kHz around 1245z. He was also heard this past week on 21285 kHz around 11315z. QSL via the address on qrz.com.
3DA0, SWAZILAND. Frosty, K5LBU, will once again operate from here between July 11-18th as 3DA0CF. Andre, ZS6WPX, will be his host and take him to the station which should have a 3 element tribander plus dipoles for the low bands. They hope to put up something for 6 meters during this time. Frosty plans on bringing a RigBlaster to try some PSK (if he can learn how it works), otherwise it will be all SSB. He also plans to be in the IARU Contest. Frosty states he will arrive in ZS-land on the July 5th and leave for Houston, Texas, on August 4th. He teachs school, so he has to be back by August 9th. QSL via K5LBU direct or bureau. SASE or SAE and USD or IRC.
3X, GUINEA. Baldur/DJ6SI and Tom/DL1QW are active from Conakry as 3XA8DX until about June 24th. Expect CW activity from Baldur and SSB/RTTY activity from Tom on 160-6 meters. QSL via home callsigns.
6th ANNUAL WORLDWIDE MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND is being sponsored by the "USS Salem Radio Club" during July 20-21st, 2002. It begins at 0000z and runs for a full 48 hour period. They are expecting participation by more than 70 Museum Ships from throughout the World. Each participating ship will issue their own QSL cards. A certificate will be available from the "USS Salem Radio Club" for working 10 or more ships during the weekend event. The certificate is available by sending a 9 X 12 SASE along with log information 2171 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Suggested operating frequencies are
QSL for K1USN contacts: Send Business Size SASE to K1RV - Harold Pugh, 8 Temple St.Abington, MA 02351 email@example.com DX stations via bureau. For additional information and complete list of participating ships check their web page at: http://www.qsl.net/k1usn/ Also, many ships plan to activate some of their original equipment during this event! Check their web site for particulars. The "USS Salem Radio Club" is continually looking to get more Museum Ships on the air. If any Clubs or individuals wish to activate additional vessels please contact W1QWT, Bob Callahan, 56 Acorn St. Scituate, MA 02066 or via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BY, CHINA. Jean Michel, F6AJA, informs OPDX that he will be in Nanjing from June 26th through July 1st. His licence is valid up to May 2004, and he is expected to sign homecall/clubcall. Jean states he will probably be F6AJA/BY4RSA or /BY4WNG from the University. He would like to say thanks to Michael, BD5RV, for his help.
D2, ANGOLA. Joan, D2U, was heard this past week on 40 meters CW and this past weekend on 30 meters. Watch 7010 kHz around 2130z and 10120 kHz after 0045z. QSL via CT1BFL. Also, D2EB, was heard on 15 meters CW/SSB this past week. Check around 21215 and 21017 kHz (plus/minus a few) after 1100z and again after 1830z.
ET, ETHIOPIA. Operator Aleksej, RX3DD, was heard active as ET3AA on 15 meters this past week and weekend. Activity was on 21210 or 21297 kHz between 1300 and 1600z. QSL via Box 60258, Addis-Ababa.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Paul/K9OT and Peg/KB9LIE will operate from Miquelon (NA-032), August 11-19th, as FP/K9OT and FP/KB9LIE. Operations will be on 80-6 meters CW and SSB only; 160 will be attempted. This is a low-key vacation trip with 100 watts to wire and vertical antennas. Rigs will be a Ten-Tec Jupiter, Yaesu FT-900 CAT, and Alinco DX-70TH. Special emphasis will be on 30, 17, and 12 meters. They will enter in the North American QSO Party SSB Contest, and they will use the Green River Valley ARS club callsign FP/K9WM. QSL via their homecall, except FP/K9WM QSLs go to NN9K.
FR/T, TROMELIN ISLAND. Jacques, FR5ZU, continues to be active from here. His activity during the past week has been mainly on 15 meters (21225-2130 kHz) SSB, but some RTTY operations on 20 meters. Look for him between 1330-1400z, 1730-1900z and after 0330z. There have been a few SSB QSNs reported on 20 and 10 meter. QSL via JA8FCG.
KH6, HAWAII. Dean, KH6B, reports to look for the Hawaii QRP Club to be active as KH6IN in the upcomming Field Day. They plan to use the K2 on CW and TT Scout on SSB, both at 5W.
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY AND NEWS........................
OOOPPPS DEPARTMENT (Your editor needs more caffeine early Sunday mornings while writing the OPDX!) Last week we had two typos. First, we would like to apologize to Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC Manager for printing his name as Bob Moore. The second typo was under "IOTA NEWS....". IOTA listed as AS-279 should have been AS-159.
OP0, BELGUIM (Special Prefix). A Belguim radio club station (ON6CK and OT2R) will be using the special callsign OP0GS at various times to commemorate the "Battle of the Golden Spurs" until the end of 2002. On July 11th, a special activity day, OP0GS is planned to be active for a 24 hour period on different bands and modes including RTTY and probably PSK31 also. QSL as follows: OP0GS via ON5GK, ON6CK via ON4ADN and OT2R via ON4ADN.
P5, NORTH KOREA. Ed, P5/4L4FN, is once again up and active. Activity during last week seemed to be mainly RTTY operations (at 50 baud) on 15 meters. However, he has been active on SSB during the weekend during his usual time. QSL via KK5DO.
QSL INFO AND NEWS..................
S2, BANGLADESH. Operator Ramayet, S21DM, was active this past weekend on or around 21275 kHz between 1430 and 1630z. QSL via the qrz.com address. Also, S21B was active on 21230 kHz around 1515z. QSL via KX7YT.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station 3Z0EMC to be active now through June 28th during the 16th International Symposium and Exhibition on Electromagnetic Compatibility at the Wroclaw University of Technology. The Symposium Web site is: http://www.emc.wroc.pl Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB and digital modes. QSL via SP6ECA. The session EMC in Amateur Radio Service will be presented at this symposium. Also, there will be a traditional meeting of hams, and participants during the symposium with local hams at an organized contest location near Wroclaw.
SPECIAL EVENT (Also IOTA Op). Look for special event station IQ9YL to be active June 18-26th in connection with the "International YL Meeting" that will take place in Palermo, IOTA EU-025, from June 21st to 23rd. QSL via operators' instructions.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for K5F to be active from June 6-23rd, on 80-10 meters, CW only. This is a special event station to commemorate Amateur Radio Week and will be active during Field Day Contest. QSL via KW5DX.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station N4B to be active now through June 25th to celebrate the College World Series being in Omaha, Nebraska. Station N4B (Nebraska For Baseball) will be operating on all bands and modes and will be available for skeds for anyone needing the state of Nebraska. To set up a sked for N4B, please contact KK0DX, at: email@example.com QSLs for N4B (with SASE) to: Todd LeMense, KK0DX, 3603 So. 89th Street, Omaha, NE 6812-3931
SPECIAL EVENT. The Club station RK9XYW will be active as UE9XSC from June 20-30th to take part at the 10th Scout Camp in Ulyanovo (Troitse- Stefano-Ulyanovsky monastery). The operators will be RA9XF, UA9XF, UA9XOJ, UA9XRV and the scouts. QSL via RA9XF direct with SASE or through the bureau.
SU, EGYPT. Bob Blumberg, K4RB, an active contester, is now licensed as SU9US. He will be active in most CW and some selected SSB contests from his QTH in Cairo. QSL via K4DX, direct only w/SASE/SAE-IRC/etc, no bureau.
SU, EGYPT. Alan, VK6BN, is now active as SU9BN from Sharm El Sheikh, Southern Sinai. He has been active on CW and PSK31 on 20 meters between 0230 and 0530z. Alan has been stating to QSL via VK6BN, but OPDX was informed early Sunday morning by Fran, EA7FTR, that he is now the QSL Manager for Alan. His address is: Francisco Lianez, Asturias 23, 21110 Huelva Spain.
TF, ICELAND (and also OX). Ramon, XE1KK, will be active as TF/VE7RKK from July 2-8th. Activity will be on the HF bamds and UO-14. During that week he will try to make a 2 or 3 day visit to Eastern Greenland and operate UO-14 satellite only as OX/VE7RKK. There are plenty of good orbits to work him from most of North America, all of Europe, North Asia and even North Africa on this low orbit satellite. QSL to XE1KK, via the bureau is preferred.
TK, CORSICA. Look for Isabelle, F5BOY, to be active as TK/F5BOY from June 14-24th. She will be mobile on 10, 15, 17 and 20 meters.
XF4, REVILLA GIGEDO. Ramon's, XE1KK, DXpedition to Socorro Island announced for the end of the year is now postponed indefinitely.
XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will be back in Laos again and will be active as XW1IC from June 19-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters (maybe 160m) and the WARC bands on modes CW, SSB and RTTY. For PSK-31 and SSTV, you must request for a specific mode and bands. QSL via E21EIC (OK for direct or HS bureau). ADDED NOTE: More than 1000 XW1HS QSL cards have now been sent out.
XY, MYANMAR (Update). The August operation to Myanmar has been updated. The schedule now includes dates, locations and activity as follows:
Expected callsigns to be used are XY3C, XY5T and XY7V. For up-to-date info, on "Myanmar2002", check the Web site at: http://www.dx-pedition.de/myanmar2002/
YA, AFGHANISTAN. Plently of activity from this one over the past week by YA/DL5NAV (mainly CW, some SSB, 40-10 meters including the WARCs), YA/G0TQJ (mainly RTTY, some SSB, on 15 meters), YA3GIB (20 meters SSB, Op is UA3GIB) and YA5T (CW/SSB on 30-12 meters).
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