The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 572
July 22, 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, NC1L, N2SU, NG3K, W3UR The Daily DX, WZ3AR, N4AA QRZ DX, KK5DO, KL7AK, KL7JR, K8YSE, W9DC, WLH Award Management Committee, DL1EK/DL7VOA DX Newsletter, DL6KAC, EA3BT, F5NQL UFT, F6AJA Les Nouvelles DX, FJ5DX La Gazette du DX, GM4FDM, HS0/G3NOM, IK2XDE, IZ8BRI, JA1ELY, JI6KVR, ON7YX, PS7AB, RV3GW, RX3RC, RZ1AK, RZ1OA, SM5DIC, SP9BRP, VA3CJM, VA3RJ ICPO, VE1VOX, VK3JMG and ZS1AN for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 21/July, through Sunday, 28/July there were 232 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, 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, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, 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, PZ, R1MV, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V4, V5, V6, V7, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP2E, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
4J, AZERBAIJAN. Yanncik, F6FYD/4J0FR (President of Clipperton DX Club), and Gerard, F2VX, will be in Baku from August 6-23rd. Yannick will use the callsign 4J0FR (QSL via F6FYD) and Gerard will use the 4K7W club station callsign (QSL via the operator instruction). They will be active on all bands CW and SSB. They will also try to obtain a special callsign.
5U, UGANDA. Jay, K4ZLE, departed Sunday for Uganda and is expected to be there from July 29th through August 11th. He has been assigned the callsign 5X2A. Since this is not primarily a ham trip, his operation will be limited. Jay will be on Bavuma Island in L. Victoria with no commercial electricity from July 31st through August 4th, but he hopes to operate on some kind of solar/battery power. Most of his operations will be late night/early morning. Uganda time is 7 hours ahead of the East Coast U.S. QSLs via home callsign, K4ZLE.
8Q, MALDIVES. (Update) Look for members of the young DX group called "Crystal Clear DX Group" to be active as 8Q7ZZ between July 29th and August 11th. Activity will be on all the HF bands plus 6 meters with three stations, and on CW, SSB and the digital modes. The team will consist of Mark/M0DXR (team leader), Robert/M0TTT, Tony/EA2AIJ and Fabian/DJ1YFK. The team has a web page which contains more information about the DXpedition at: http://www.8q7zz.com Also, an online log will be available and will be updated daily by their EU pilot station M5ZAP. QSL via G3SWH, either direct or via the bureau.
9N, NEPAL. Kiyo, JH3PAS, will be in Nepal from August 4-10th and expects to operate as 9N7AS. This is his 2nd time visiting Nepal. First time was May 1994, and he did operate as 9N1AS. This time Kiyo will be on all bands and all modes, but he expects to be mainly on the WARC bands (10/17/24m) and digital modes (RTTY, PSK-31, SSTV). He will concentrate his efforts for EU and North AM. QSL via homecall either JARL Bureau or direct address: Kiyotaka Ichikawa, Issiki-Nishi 1-74-3, Hiraoka-cho, Kakogawa, 675-0117 JAPAN.
9Q, DEM. REP. OF CONGO. Gus, SM5DIC/9U5D, informs OPDX that he is now operating the Amateur Radio Club station of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 9Q0AR, until August 28th. He has been there since July 20th. QSNs from last week show his activity has been on 17/15/10 meters SSB beginning after 1900z. Watch 18124, 21226, 21260, 28465 and 28485 kHz. Gus states, "Please inform that the QSL for QSOs made under this time should be sent to my usual QSL Manager SM5BFJ: Leif Hammarstrom, Lerklockan 4, 73091 Riddarhyttan, Sweden. DIRECT ONLY."
9Q, DEM. REP. OF CONGO. Pat, 9Q1A, has been active this past week on 17/15/12 meters. Activity varies around 1200, 1400, 1600, 2000 and 2200z.
C5, THE GAMBIA. John, G4IRN, will be active as C5/G4IRN from September 6-13th. Activity will be mainly on CW, 80-10 meters with 100 watts plus wire antennas. QSL to G4IRN: 31 Greenwood Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0DU, England, UK.
DXCC NEWS. Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC Manager, reports that the following have been approved for DXCC credit:
COUNTY (RARE)/IOTA/LIGHTHOUSE OPERATION. Nat, WZ3AR, will be operating as WZ3AR/4 from Chincoteague Island, VA (IOTA NA-083, USI# VA-002S), from July 29th to August 3rd on 20-6 meters SSB. This operation also counts for the relatively rare Accomack County, VA, and for ARLHS USA-021, the Assateague Lighthouse. Most activity will be on/near the IOTA SSB frequencies of 14260, 18128, 21260, 24950 and 28460 kHz with occasional trips to the ARLHS frequency of 14270 kHz. Chincoteague is in the grid square FM-27 and Nat will also be operating in the vicinity of 50.130 MHz in the mid-afternoon and early evenings. Nat will try and spot himself on DX Summit whenever he is operating. QSL route is via WZ3AR either direct or through the bureau.
FG, GUADELOUPE (IOTA Op). Members of the "Project DX Team" A.R.I. Lomazzo (Co), will be active from Terre de Haut Island (IOTA NA-114 Les Saintes and DIFO FG-011), August 5-17th. Activity will be on the HF bands and 50 Mhz. Operations will be on SSB and RTTY. Look for the callsigns and operators as: FG/IK2XDE (Andrea), FG/IK2JYT (Giovanni), FG/IK2HAB (Mario) and FG/IW2MVS (Luigi). QSL via their home callsigns via the bureau.
GB5, SCOTLAND. If you missed Jim, MM0BQI, operating the special event station GB5SI on the Summer Isles off the north west coast of Scotland this past weekend during the IOTA contest, you will have a second chance October 19-24th. His activity should be 80-6 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL direct or via the bureau to MM0BQI. Jim's home page is at: http://www.qsl.net/mm0bqi/
HF9, POLAND (Special Event). Look for special event station HF9JP to be active to commemorate the 9th visit of John Paul II to the Pope`s homeland between August 10-31st. Activity will be on CW/SSB/RTTY on 160-6 meters. QSL via SP9PKZ/Bureau.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Operators Bill/W4WX, Clarence/W9AAZ, Cory/N1WON and Robert/K9MDO will operate as W4WX/HI9 in the 2002 CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest (October 26-27, 2002) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via W4WX.
LIGHTHOUSE NEWS AND ACTIVITY............
MW3, WALES. John, KL7JR, informs OPDX that he will sign MW3/KL7JR on the weekend starting August 10th. Activity will be on 20 meter SSB (+-14.255). QSL CBA only.
NEW AWARD. Roman, RX3RC, informs OPDX that there is a new award available. Check out the information about the new "Russian Districts Award" (RDA) at: http://rx3rc.paints.ru/rda/rda_eng.htm By the way, Roman is Russian Districts Award Manager.
P5, NORTH KOREA. It was reported this week that Ed, P5/4L4FN, is expected to operate CW (per UFT) sometime. However, QSL Manager Bruce, KK5DO, states "in order to give everyone a chance at one QSO, he (Ed) might limit CW QSOs to only those that have never had a P5 QSO with him. This way more people will get at least one QSO as he will never be able to work everyone on SSB, CW and RTTY. He might decide that if you had a SSB QSO, then one CW QSO would be okay or if you had RTTY, then no CW. Don't know exactly how it will be done yet, but there has to be some type of limitation."
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Mark, KD4D, will be active August 1-14th from Curacao (SA-006) as PJ2/KD4D. He will be participating in the 2002 WAE DX CW Contest as PJ2M. QSL via home call. QSL PJ2M via N9AG.
QSL INFO AND NEWS .................
SEANET CONTEST 2002. Ray, HS0/G3NOM, wants to remind everyone that "the organizers of the SEANET Convention 2002 invite all radio amateurs to participate in the SEANET 2002 Contest. This contest is associated with the 30th Annual SEANET Convention in Perth, Western Australia to be held November 1st-3rd, 2002, in the spirit of amateur radio world-wide friendship. The format of the contest will remain the same as last year, in accordance with the wishes of the contestants. The contest will therefore be a single 24 hour contest incorporating CW/Voice/ and digital modes." SEANET2002 Web Site http://www.qsl.net/seanet2002/ OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive Ray's complete press release with the rules of the SEANET 2002 Contest rules.
XY, MYANMAR. Remember that the Myanmar 2002 DXpedition starts this week. Part of the team will begin their activity August 2-8th, from Yangoon with one station active on 80-6 meters. From August 9-22nd, the full team will be active from Ngapali with four stations operating on 160-6 meters. Then look for a new IOTA to be activated from Apaw-ye Kyun Island (part of the Arakan Region Group) with two stations active between August 16-19th on 80-6 meters. The callsigns to be used during this operations will be:
The team consists of: Fabrizio/IN3ZNR, Mauro/IN3QBR, Yani/YB0US, Hiroo/JA2EZD, Frank/DL4KQ, Gregor/DF2IC, Juergen/DF7KP, Siegfried/DL8KBJ, Bernd/DL5OAB and Joe/AA4NN. For more information, please visit the Web site at: http://www.dx-pedition.de/myanmar2000/
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