Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 610
May 12, 2003
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 610
May 12, 2003
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
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VK8NSB and YV4GMG for the following DX information.
** A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR, TEDD,
KB8NW: Because I will be attending the Dayton
HamVention next weekend, there will not be a bulletin on
May 19th (unless something major is announced). Since I
missed an issue last weekend and will miss an issue next
week, this week's bulletin is extra long to make up for it.
Please continue to send your information ("you never
know"), and I hope to see you/meet you at the HamVention or
the NODXA Hospitality Suite (see Dayton Happenings below).
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT:
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Monday,
5th/May, through Sunday, 11th/May there were 220 countries
active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X,
4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5W,
5X, 5Z, 6W, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2,
9M6, 9N, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, AP, BV, BY, CE,
CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, EA, EA6,
EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG,
FK, FM, FO, FO/m, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA,
HB, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3,
J5, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH3,
KH6, KH9, 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, S2,
S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG,
TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2,
V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9L, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V,
VP5, VP8/h, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL,
YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZD9, ZF,
ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM"
operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry
7P, LESOTHO (Update). A sixth
operator has joined July's week-long 7P8
Lesotho DXpedition. That will give the group even more
expertise on CW and digital mode operations. The newest
operator to join the group is Igor Zdorov, W0IZ, of
Minneapolis, MN. Look for 7P8CF and
7P8TA to be the main phone ops, while
7P8MJ, 7P8NK, and
7P8DA, 7P8IZ will be
mostly CW and digital modes. This all modes, all band
operation is under the aegis of the Texas DX Society and the
Lone Star DX
Association. QSL routes
for July 18-25th 7P8 DXpedition are as
QSL each call individually since there won't be a main
DXpedition callsign. A web page will be announced later.
ADDED NOTE: K4SV and VA7DX will also be operating from 3DA
after 7P8, but callsigns have not been issued yet. AGAIN
NOTE (Please): This is a different operation from the
"African Double Jump" at: http://www.qsl.net/xu7aay/africa/
AL1, ALASKA. Operators
Corliss/AL1G, Francis/KL7FH, William/KL7Z and Kyle/AL7J
will be active in the CQ WPX CW Contest as
AL1G. The entry is Multi/??. QSL via
BALLOON EXPERIMENT RESCHEDULE (Update
from OPDX.609). The Italian Amateur Radio Society
- Milano Chapter (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani -
Sezione di Milano) has rescheduled their ARBE (Amateur
Radio Balloning Experiment) to May 17th
due to weather conditions. Look for
IQ2MI/p, on 144.300 MHz +/- QRM USB
starting at about 0800-0900z. Flight should be 1-3 hours
long. If delayed again, they will try again on May 18th.
For the latest updates about the ARBE event, please visit
the ARI Milano Website at: http://www.arimi.it/rubriche/arbe.html
C6, BAHAMAS. Operators
Frederick/K9VV and Calvin/K6CT will be active as
C6AKU during the CQWW WPX CW
Contest (May 24-25th) as a
Multi-Single entry. QSL via K9VV.
CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES.
Just a reminder that Industry Canada has authorized the use
of "Special Event Prefixes" to celebrate the 50th
Anniversary of the National Library of Canada
between May 24th and July 27th. This means
that the special prefixes will be available for use in the
upcoming CQ WPX CW Contest (May
24-25th). The special prefixes are as follows:
CK for all VE's, CJ for
all VA's, CY for all VO's and
CZ for all VY's.
EUROPEAN CASTLES DAY will take place on
May 18th. Look for a lot of castle
activity on all HF and VHF bands from France, Italy,
Belgium, Spain and Portugal. All contacts will count for
the National Castles Awards.
(Update to OPDX.609). Members of the "Clube Radioamadores
do Entroncamento", who are expected to be active as
CS7AL on May 31st from
Castel Alcanede, will now be active on
40/20 meters CW/SSB/DIGITAL. QSL via CT1BXE.
Francois, F5JNE, will be active from the French Castle of
Maligny. Reference number DFCF 89226
(contacts also count for French Department Yonne - 89 and
Province Burgundy). Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters
SSB, starting about 0600z. QSL via bureau preferred.
On Sunday, May 18th, members of the
Association des Radio Amateurs des Cotes d'Armor (ARACA
22) will be active from the Cap Frehel
Lighthouse as F6KBO/p. Activity
will be between 0630-1600z on the HF and VHF bands.
References numbers are: WAZ 14, ITU 27, French provinces
- Brittany, French Departments - Cotes d'Armor/22, and
for the Onshore French lighthouses Award (DPLF) - PB087.
QSL via F6KBO through the French Bureau.
CU, AZORES. Goran, SM4DHF,
will be active as CU2/SM4DHF in the
CQ World Wide DX CW Contest
(November 29-30th) as a Single-Op/Single
Band (20m) entry. QSL via SM4DHF.
DX FORUM. Moderator Jay, K4ZLE, states,
"This should be one of the better DX forums in recent
history." The scheduled speakers and presentations are as
Bernie McClenny, W3UR, on the AH3D story
Al Hernandez, K3VN - ZL7C story
Wayne Mills, N7NG - ARRL DXCC update
Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - Northern Ohio DX Association
Award presentation (2002 DXpedition of the Year)
The Northern Ohio DX Association (along
with WVNO Radio) will once again sponsor a
Hospitality Suite at this year's Dayton
Hamvention. This year's Hospitality Suite will be
dedicated to the memory of one of NODXA's "Silent Key"
club members Jim Hire, W8ZET. Jim loved ham radio and
enjoyed meeting his friends from around the world each
year at Dayton. He was also a NODXA "Honorary Life
Member" and was very involved with NODXA and the
Hospitality Suite. This year Jim's wife, Janeen (now a
new ham - KC8VRS, not KC8BRS as first reported and soon
to be W8ZET ... ) has decided to keep the tradition going
and will provide some special memorabilia of Jim at the
Hospitality Suite. Please stop by and visit. It will be
in Suite 1011 on the 10th Club Floor of the Crowne Plaza
Hotel (old Stouffers) on Friday and Saturday evenings.
All DXers and Contesters are welcome. Munchies and
refreshments will be avaialble. Come and meet the members
and friends of NODXA.
Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, informs OPDX that
the following operations have been approved for DXCC
YA1CQ and YA1JA --
(November 14, 2002 through March 31, 2003).
Uganda: 5X1CW --
(License renewed through March 1, 2004).
Nepal: 9N7DX --
(April 22, 2003 through June 19, 2003).
Market Reef: OJ0/OE1ZKC,
OJ0/JH1ARJ, OJ0/AH7X and
OJ0/JR4PMX (July 12-16, 2001)
Looks like the ARRL 2002 DXCC Yearbook
is out. Many have begun to receive them. Be watching the
mailbox for it (Your editor has not received his yet!).
The DXCC yearbook is sent free if you are or were a
member of ARRL as of September 30, 2002, and made a DXCC
submission between October 1, 2001, and September 30,
2002. If you did not submit anything, you will still get
one free if you are on the DXCC Honor Roll. If you are
NOT a member of ARRL and would like to have one, we
believe details are available on the ARRL Web page on how
to order one. Yearbook is 5 USD plus shipping.
INTERESTING NOTE: Gary Stilwell, KI6T,
reports: "At the Visalia International DX Convention this
past weekend (May 3-4th), the DXCC QSL card checkers
processed 85 DXCC applications which included 8,660 QSL
SITE/NEWLETTER. Zrinko, DL/VE3ZIK (4N1DX), informs
OPDX that he is administrator of the Web site at: http://www.contesting.info
He states, "We publish fresh DX/Contest news and QSL infos
EVERY DAY. Also, at the end of the month we send QSL info
bulletin to our subscribers." If one wants to subscribe to
their QSL info Bulletin... please send an E-mail to: email@example.com
FS, ST. MARTIN. Look for
Craig, AH8DX, will be active as FS/AH8DX
during the CQWW SSB Contest as a
Single-Op/All Band entry. QSL via CBA.
HC, ECUADOR. Andy, NP3D, will
be heading back to HC-Land on May 18th to
celebrate his birthday. He will be there until May
26th. Also, he will be joined by Alexandro/HC1AJQ
and Taka San/JA2JPA. They will try to activate
SA-033 at this time. They will have a
generator, ICOM-706MKIIG and dipoles. The schedule is as
May 18th - Celebrating Andy's 44th
May 19-20th - HC1/NP3D
and HC1/JA2JPA QTH on the Mountain at
11,000 ft ASL near Quito.
May 21-23rd - IOTA
May 24-25th - CQ WPX CW
as HC4/NP3D on 80 meters.
AF-018. Look for OL5Y to be
active from Pantelleria Island during
the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest
(November 29-30th), either as
IH9/OL5Y or IH9P and as
a Single-Op/Single Band (40m)/ High Power entry. QSL via
AF-083. Look for Francois,
F8DVD, to be active from Djerba Island,
Tunisia, using the callsign of the Djerba Scouts Radio
Club, 3V8SM, from June 23rd to
July 4th. Activity will be on the HF bands, SSB.
By special permision of Mustapha, DL1BDF, who's the
coordinator for Scout Radio Clubs organization in
Tunisia, all the cards for Francois' QSOs will go to him,
either direct or via the French Bureau. Please write "via
F8DVD/71" on the cards going through the bureau. For
direct cards please send a SAE and the correct return
postage. All the direct cards with insufficient return
postage due will be answered by the bureau. Send direct
cards to: Francois Bergez, 6 rue Liberte, 71000 MACON,
Kaoru/JA3MCA, Aru/JA0KNM, Jun/JJ1EQW and Kai/JE3NJZ will
be active as homecall/JR6 respectively
from Hateruma Island, Yaeyama
Archipelago, Okinawa, from June
6-9th. Their activity will be on CW/SSB and on
40-2 meters. Please QSL via their home callsigns by the
Bureau or direct. Hateruma Island is known as the
inhabited island in the south end of JA-land.
AS-073. Tex, 9M2TO will be
active as 9M2TO/P from
Perhentian Island, May
15-18th. Using an IC-706 plus a G5RV, Tex will
be active on 40-10 meters, including the WARC bands. QSL
100% AUTOMATICALLY through the Bureau via JA0DMV.
9M2/G3TMA, will be operating from
Pulau Ketam from May
14-18th. Operations will be on CW and some SSB.
Callsign will be 9M2/G3TMA. QSL address is: Ian Buffham,
Bekay Court, Lorong Enau, (off Jalan Ampang), 55000 Kuala
AS-107. Champ, E21EIC, will
be active as E21EIC/P in the
RSGB IOTA Contest in July from
Si Chang Island. He will use a dipole
antenna and 100 watts. QSL via E21EIC
AS-147. Takeshi, JI3DST,
will be active as JI3DST/8 from
Okushiri Island (Okushiri-cho
Okushiri-gun Hokkaidou) starting at 0700z, July
25th through 0000z, August 3rd.
Activity will be on 40/17/15/12/10/6 meters SSB. QSL via
the Bureau ONLY.
EU-004. Peter, DL8YR, will
be active as EA6/DL8YR/p from
Mallorca Island, May
14-28th. Activity will be mostly on CW on all
bands including an entry in the WPX
Contest on CW.
EU-008. Bob/N5ET with XYL
Linda/KE5TF and Peter/GM3OFT are expected to be active on
May 31st as MM/N5ET/P
from Raasay Island (IOSA NH-10, SCOTIA
CN-24, Loc. IO67xi). Activity will be for 5 hours
starting around 0900z. Activity will be on 40/20/15
meters, following propagation. Send direct QSLs (EU-only)
via GM3OFT, all other areas via N5ET or bureau.
EU-080. A multi-national
team (CT1APE, CT1CJJ, CT1EEB, CT1ILT, CT2GLO, EA1CA,
EA1DKV, EA4ABE, EA4ST, EA5FX and N5KO with the close help
of EA1MC) will be active during the IOTA
Contest from Ons Island as
ED1ONS. The Team will be on Ons from
July 25-27th. A Web page will be set up
very soon (online logs will be available) at: http://www.qsl.net/ed1ons/
Also, the team wants to know your needs for EU-080 so
they can set an operating plan for outside of the contest
hours. Send your feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org
QSL via ED4URJ: Seccion Comarcal Ure Jarama, P.O. Box
123, 28700 San Sebastian de los Reyes (MADRID), SPAIN.
Cards can be send Direct or via Bureau. PLEASE NOTE: A
station will also be active on 50, 144 and 432 MHz.
NA-057. Raymound, WQ7R,
will be active as HQ9R from
Honduras, in the CQ World Wide
DX SSB Contest (October
25-26th) as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power
entry. QSL via N6FF.
NA-067. Ken, W8KL, will be
active from the North Carolina State East
Group between May 18-22nd. This
will be a "Mobile Operating Position" using a
FT-100D/Hamstick Mobile Antenna. Look for him on SSB on
14260 kHz +/- QRM during the afternoons/evenings (East
Coast Time), if band conditions are good. He will also
try during the mornings for JA/VK stations. Ken states,
"If Bands Are Dead There's A Nice Beach There!!!" QSL via
the Bureau or direct (QRZ.com OK).
NA-144. Tom, WA6WPG, will
be active as WA6WPG/P from San
Miguel Island, July 25-27th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters and include the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July
26-27th) as a Single-Op. Tom will have a solar
panel in addition to his battery and plans to be
operating at least 24 hours. QSL via his home callsign.
OC-NEW. Members of the
Mediterraneo DX Club (YC3DIK, YC3MM, YC3BDJ and YC3BCS)
and possibly others plan to activate Pisang
Island, a new IOTA in the Sumatra's Coastal
Islands South Group. All operators will sign
homecall/5 and activity will start
around 1200z May 11th and end
May 17th. Activity will be on
80/40/15/10 meters SSB. QSL all callsigns via IZ8CCW,
direct or bureau. Their web page is at: http://www.mdxc.org/southsumatra/
SA-024. Members of the
LABRE/SP (Liga Amadoristica Brasileira de Radio Emissao
in Sao Paulo's) will activate Comprida
Island (DIB 021), May 17-18th.
Their callsign will be PV2AA. Activity
will be on 160-2 meters CW/SSB/FM. QSL via PY2AA: Caixa
Postal 22, Sao Paulo/SP, CEP 01059-970, Brasil. "The main
objective of the PV2AA Comprida Island Expedition is the
educational approach, with University - Ham integration.
Teachers and students of journalism from UNICID
(Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo) will be following the
expeditionaries, making one institutional video,
interviews, and stay more closed with basic ham radio DX
SA-042. UPDATE to OPDX.599.
Operators PT7BI/Daniel, PT2GTI/Stuckert, LU1YU/Helmult,
PY8BI/Marcelo, CT1EEN/Samuel and PY8EA/Rocha, will be
active from Mexiana Island, May
21-25th, using the callsign
ZW8M. QSL via CS1GDX. For more details,
visit the Web page at: http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/mexianaisland/
SA-082. Pedro, HK3JJH, will
be active from Morro Grande from
June 3-8th. There was no callsign
provided, but activity will be on all the bands (mostly
20m). He also mentions that there is a lighthouse (WLH-
LH-0404) on the island. QSL cards are only by direct to:
P.O. Box 81119, Bogota, Colombia, SA (Postage is 2 USD,
any help is welcome)
IU3, ITALY. Operator Andy,
IV3SKB, informs OPDX that he will use the special callsign
IU3X in the CQ WPX CW
Contest as a Single-Op/Single Band (40m)/High
Power entry. His Web page is at: http://www.qsl.net/iv3skb/
J75, DOMINICA. George, K5KG,
will be active as J75KG between
May 20-29th. Activity is planned for the
HF bands CW/SSB and an entry in the CQ WPX CW
Contest (May 24-25th) using the
J75A callsign. QSL via KU9C. George is
currently working to help local hams get on the air. A
request has gone out, asking for donations of small rigs or
HTs. You can contact George via E-mail at: email@example.com
KH9, WAKE ISLAND. This may be
the last week to work Jake on Wake as
N6XIV/KH9. He has been active on most days
on 20 meters (around 14265 kHz between 0730-0915z. His QSL
Manager Glenn, K2FF, informed OPDX that Jake was expected
to install a Force-12 tribander C3SS last week which was
left behind by Chuck Brady (N4BQW/KH9) and will be used by
both operators when there.
Members of the Michigan DX Association (MDXA) will
activate both Grand Havens South Pierhead
Inner (USA-1077) and Outer
Lighthouses (USA-1078), August
16-17th. They will use their club callsign
W8DXI. The lighthouses are located in
Ottawa County, Michigan, Loc. EN63ub.
More details are forthcoming.
Members of the Michigan DX Association (MDXA) will
activate the Historic Grand Haven (Main)
Lighthouse (USA-327) on the shores of
Lake Michigan (Ottawa
County, Loc. EN63ub), August
17-18th. More details are forth- coming.
Operators Klaus/DF3GL, Gregor/DL1BFE and Uwe/DL3BJ will
activate the offshore Lighthouse "Roter
Sand" (red sand), July 10-14th,
using the the club callsign DA0LRS. The
lighthouse carries the amateur radio related numbers FED
019 for the ARLHS, and WLH 0396 for the World Lighthouse
Award and DLD/GLA 44. Activity will be on all bands
The Tandil Radio Club (LU2EE) announced that the next
operations for commemorating the start of "Mistongo DX
Tandil Group (GMDXT)", will be from the Lighthouses of
CLAROMECO and SEGUNDA BARRANCA:
From May 31st to June 1st, they will
activate Lighthouse CLAROMECO (ARG
014), on all bands and modes. Operators are:
LU5DIT/D, LW5EE/D, LU6DLB/D, LU8EXJ/D, LU8ERH/D and
LU3DR/D. QSL via direct to LU2EE with SASE, or via
the Bureau operator's home callsign.
Between June 13-16th, they will
activate (first time ever) the Lighthouse
SEGUNDA BARRANCA (ARG 067), on all
bands and modes. Operators are: LU5DIT/D , LW5EE/D,
LU6DLB/D, LU8EXJ/D, LU8ERH/D, LU8EGS/D and LU3DR/D.
QSL via direct to LU2EE with SASE, or via the Bureau
operator's home callsign. Visit the following Web
sites at: http://www.qsl.ne/lu2ee/
NCDXF PRESS RELEASE. Al
Burnham, K6RIM, V.P. Northern California DX Foundation,
reports: Effective immediately, the Northern California DX
Foundation (NCDXF) has a new and greatly improved web site.
Check it out at: http://www.ncdxf.org/index.html
P4, ARUBA. Scott, K0DQ, will
be active from Jacky's, P43P, QTH during
the CQ WW WPX CW Contest (May
24-25th) as P41P and as a
Single-Op/All Band/High Power entry. QSL via Mario, I2MQP.
Look for some P40Q operations before/after
Special event station HF6UE will be
active now though June 10th. This
station is active to celebrate the signing of the
European Community Accession Agreement
by Poland. The suffix UE means UNIA EUROPEJSKA (European
Union in English). This activity is organized by the
SP6ZDA club station. QSL via SP6ZDA, via the bureau (the
best) or direct to: Scouts Radio Club SP6ZDA, P.O. Box
41, 51-673 Wroclaw 9, Poland.
Special memorial operation will be taking place in the
coming months to commemorating Ignacy
Lukasiewicz, the Polish petroleum pioneer who
distilled crude oil and designed kerosene lamps to light
up the operating theatre in the hospital in Lvov on 31
July 1853. He is the founder of the petroleum industry
(Award: http://www.ot5.cq.pl ). "This
lotion is the future wealth of this country, it's the
welfare and prosperity for its inhabitants, it's a new
source of income for the poor people and a new branch of
industry, which shall bear plentiful fruits." -- Ignacy
Lukasiewicz, 1854 Look for the following special event
Now thru June 30th -
HF8IL (via SP8PJG) Ignacy
Lukasiewicz: founder of the petroleum industry
July 1st-August 15th -
HF150IL (via SP8PJG) Ignacy
Lukasiewicz: distilled kerosene, designed lamps and
illuminated an operating theatre in a hospital (1853)
July 25th-August 4th -
3Z0IL (via SP8ZBX), SN0IL (via
SP9PEE), EN3WLL (via UR4WXQ) Ignacy Lukasiewicz
memorial stations (Award: www.ot5.cq.pl)
August 20th- September 10th -
HF8IL (via SP8PJG) Ignacy
Lukasiewicz: founder of the petroleum industry
QSL INFO AND
8TH AREA QSL BUREAU ADDRESS CHANGE:
Great Lakes Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, informs OPDX that
effective May 1st, the address for the 8th Area Incoming
QSL Bureau will be changed to: W8 QSL Bureau, PO Box 307,
W Chester, OH 45071-0307. Also, Jay Slough, K4ZLE, has
been named to replace Ed Gassman, N8HTT, who has managed
the 8th Area QSL Bureau for several years and is
9K2ZZ OPERATIONS. Ray, W8CNL, reports he
received the following from Bob, 9K2ZZ. Ray states, "He
(Bob) is going to be spending the majority of his time in
YI and A9. I ask about logs, cards, etc. He informed me
that all requests for confirmations go to the LOTW. This
includes the past K4CY/P and K4CY/M operations from Iraq.
These are his wishes. I am starting to get cards for
K4CY/M. Do not waste your money as I do not have logs or
cards. I do have all the 9K2ZZ and 9K9Z logs and plenty
of cards. Direct only to me with SASE or SAE and postage.
Some countries tell me they can not get IRC's. I accept a
ruble, franc, lira, mark, etc." Ray's address is: Raymond
H. McClure, 5 McKenzie Circle, North Augusta, S.C.
Members of CW-Philippines Club were active from Mindoro
Island (OC-244) on May 1-3rd as DX1CW.
QSL via VE7DP.
Frank, VE7DP, provides OPDX with the QSL info for the
recent IOTA activations from the Philippines:
4G6A OC-125 via VE7DP 4H1LC OC-244 via VE7DP or DX1CW
DX4CN OC-202 via VE7DP
Frank states he has several listed addresses, but the
preferred one is: General Delivery, Winfield B.C. Canada
Special event station EO58G was active
from May 5-11th to commemorate the 58th anniversary of
the end of World War II. QSL via UR3GM, via the Bureau
(Box 56, Kiev 01001, Ukraine) or direct to: Igor Pulin,
Box 23, Kherson 73022, Ukraine.
Phil, G4OBK, has recently returned from his
GD4OBK/P Isle of Man operation
(Saturday, May 3rd) and made 1159 QSOs in 20 hours of
operating. A log search and report is available at the
following Web page: http://www.qsl.net/g4obk/
QSL route is via his home callsign G4OBK. His address is:
Phil Catterall, Wayside, Lendales Lane, Pickering, YO18
K1B QSL STATUS. Dave, K4SV, "K1B North
America QSL Administrator", reports: "So far we have
processed ~11,000 QSOs and ~2300 cards. Please contact
Stephen, K4YL, at < K4YL@arrl.net > if you have any
special requests (Please note his new E-mail address).
Stephen will do all he can to help in obtaining K1B QSL
cards. Please remember Stephen only handles DIRECT
requests, NO bureau cards please.
Stephen Grose, K4YL (ex W4SMG)
PO Box 183
Flat Rock, NC 28731-0183
Our goal is to get everyone QSLed for K1B who has not
received their cards. Any small donations will be
gratefully accepted towards printing cards, printing
supplies and postage. Please remember: USA send SASE, DX
send SAE, one Green Stamp preferred or one LARGE IRC
COLLECTION OF OLD QSLS. Jean-Michel,
F6AJA, from Les Nouvelles DX informs OPDX that more than
1000 old QSL in five different galleries are waiting your
visit on the web site: http://LesNouvellesDX.free.fr
It was announced that Mac, W3HC, will handle the cards
for the PT5T operation of November 2001
conducted by CT1BOH. Cards are being designed now.
QSL RA3AR (ex-RV3AKU) via: Dmity K.
Darkov, 115211, Moscow, ul. Borisovskie prudy 10-1-108,
T9 CALLBOOK. Nenad, VE3EXY, reports that
a T9 (Bosnia-Herzegovina) callbook is available online
June, VK4SJ, has been active as ZK1AYL
for about two weeks from the Aitutaki Group
(OC-083), Southern Cook
Islands, as ZK1AYL. QSL to her
home callsign VK4SJ. By the way, she was heard on 10
meters begging for QSOs as this was being typed up
XQ6ET UPDATE. George, W8UVZ, provides
OPDX with an update mentioned in issue OPDX.609 regarding
Bob, XQ6ET, and his becoming his QSL Manager. George has
now ordered the QSL cards and expects them in 4-5 weeks.
Bob is loading all his QSOs into a logging program which
they hope to soon transfer to George. Also, Bob has been
without high power on the low bands - particularly 160
meters. A small group in Battle Creek (ala the "Battle
Creek Special" guys) are in the process of shipping an
amp to XQ6ET. In addition, to the cost of the amp, they
will have air freight expense to Chile and will have
about 600 USD total into the project when Bob receives
the amp. So, if you would like to help out in the cost,
any donations are accepted no matter what the amount is
with or without QSL requests, to help fund the amp for
XQ6ET. W8UVZ would be glad to receive your donations and
confirm good QSOs with XQ6ET.
XY1M QSL STATUS. OPDX was asked to find
out if anyone has received their QSL cards for Hiroo's
operation in Myanmar last November. If you received one
let us know.
Wayne Carroll, W4MPY, wants it to be known that he will
furnish QSLs at no charge to Military personnel deployed
to Kuwait and Iraq if the quantities are reasonable and
there is a stateside shipping address. Wayne states, "I
feel they have sacrificed a lot for all of us and that is
the least I can do to say THANK YOU!"
Z32AF NEW QSL MANAGER. Please note
Arthur, N8RKA, is the new QSL Manager for Venci, Z32AF.
His address is: Arthur Barbetta, 2395 Liberty Rd, Stow OH
44224, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
RL1, RUSSIA (Special Prefix).
Radio amateurs from Sankt Petersburg, Russia, are
celebrating the 300th anniverary of their city. Look for 21
stations to be on the air from Sankt Petersburg now through
R300SP via RU1AE (RZ1AWT) RL1N via RA1ABC
RL1A via RA1AG RL1O via RZ1AWO
RL1B via RU1AB RL1P via RZ1AP
RL1C via RV1CC RL1Q via RV1AQ
RL1D via OH5ZZ (UA1DJ) RL1R via RA1ALA
RL1F via RU1AS RL1S via UA1AES
RL1G via RA1AR RL1T via RX1CQ
RL1J via RZ1AWF RL1U via RA1AOL
RL1K via UA9KG/1 RL1W via RW1AI
RL1L via RZ1AYA RL1X via RX1AX
RL1M via UA1ANA
S9, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE.
Duarte, CT1CPP, is now active as S92UN. He
is now active on 12/15/17/40 meters with dipole antennas.
Watch around 7067- 7074, 14260-14270, 18126-18130 and
21260-21270 kHz starting around 2100z. Duarte asks to
please be patient with his answering of the QSL cards,
because he can only answer them when he returns to
Portugal. QSL via CT1CPP (QRZ.com): Antonio Duarte Prates
Bebiano, Estrada dos 4 Marcos No. 17, Sarilhos Grandes,
2870 Montijo, Portugal. Duarte is expected to be here for
about 3 months.
SOMETHING OF INTEREST ON THE
WEB. There was a story on NPR's "Talk of the
Nation" on April 30th about Ham Radio. Visit the following
Web page at:
SPECIAL EVENT. Special event
station HF25KVW is active until
July 31st in commemoration of the 25th
anniversary of the SP5KVW Radio Club in Ostroleka.
QSL via SP5KVW, either via the bureau or direct to:
Radioklub SP5KVW, P.O. Box 56, 07-410 Ostroleka, Poland.
Their Web page is at: http://www.sp5kvw.prv.pl/
SPECIAL EVENT. For the next
2003 French Mills Day, on June
15th, look for Andre, F5PEZ, to be active using
the callsign TM1JNM. Activity will be on
the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via Andre, F5PEZ, either
direct or via the French Bureau.
SPECIAL EVENT. The year
2003 is the European Disabled
Persons Year. Look for operators Domi/F5PTI,
Alain/F6ANA and Joel/F8DCZ are now active using the special
callsign TM5I until May
17th. On May 18th, they will use
the same special callsign TM5I, for the
2nd European Castles Day, from the
Oisellerie Castle (JN05BN). Look for them
on CW/SSB, 80-10 meters and on 2 meters (144.316 MHz). QSL
via F5PTI, either direct or via the French REF Bureau.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for the
special event callsign VC3RCS to be active
between June 1-30th to celebrate the
100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal
Canadian Signals Corps. QSL via the operator's
SPECIAL EVENT. The special
callsign W2H continues to be active
until May 15th. Activity is for the
anniversary of the crash of the Airship
Hindenburg. This is the 66th
anniversary. Operations, hopefully, will take
place each year using the same callsign. They plan to be
active on as many bands as possible. QSL only direct to
W2CE (no bureau cards).
TA, TURKEY. Andy, G3AB
(ex-G4ZVJ), will be active as TA3/G3AB in
the CQ WPX CW Contest as a Single-Op
(possibly Single Band) entry. QSL via G3AB.
TO5, MARTINIQUE. Jack, RW3QC,
will be active as TO5AA, in the
CQWW WPX CW Contest (May
24-25th) as an All Band/High Power entry. Activity
will be from FM5BH's QTH. The QSL Manager has not been
V63, MICRONESIA. Operators
Funaki/JA7ZP, Takao/JA7AGO and Sho/VA7HMZ will be active
from Pohnpei (OC-010)
May 12-15th as V63ZP,
V63GO and V63DX
respectively. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL
via their home callsign (Bureau OK).
VI8, AUSTRALIA (Special
Event). The Darwin Amateur Radio Club of the
Northern Territory, Australia, will be operating a special
event station with the callsign of --
VI8NT -- to celebrate 25 years of
self government. The station will be opened
officially on the 1st of July 2003
(Northern Territory Day) and run until the 31st
December 2003. This special Amateur Radio callsign
-- VI8NT -- is allowed to be used by any licenced VK8
Amateur. Only one Amateur will hold the callsign at any one
time, meaning only one station on air at a time. They have
many VK8's who are interested in operating one week periods
on all bands and modes and the Darwin Amateur Radio Club
will partake in all major contests with this special
callsign. A special QSL card is being made up by the QSL
Manager Neil, VK6NE. All QSLs will be accepted directly or
via the Bureau.
VP2, MONTSERRAT. Three
members of the Florida DXpedition Group are on the "Road
Again"! Operators Bill W4WX/VP2MHX,
William/N2WB and Bob/K9MDO (both waiting on VP2M callsign)
will be here July 22-29th. They will have
three Kenwood TS-570D stations and will be active on most
bands and modes. This is a "Little warm up for the upcoming
San Andres trip in October". QSL via their homecalls, CBA.
N2WB via QSL Manager N2OO.
VP9, BERMUDA. Merv, N6NO,
will be active as N6NO/VP9 from
May 14-21st. His activity will be on 80-10
meters, possibly 160, with a 100w and a focus on CW. His
operating times will favor the difficult Asia/Oceania path.
QSL via N6NO.
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLAND. Larry,
VQ9LA, has been very active on 20 meters
RTTY. Watch around 14083-14090 kHz beginning around 2200z.
Larry will be there for about a year.
XU, CAMBODIA. Jaak, ES1FB,
informs OPDX that he will once again return to
Shianoukville, and operate as
XU7ACE for about 10 days
starting May 11th. Activity will be on
40-6 meters, mostly SSB. He plans to activate IOTA
AS-133 on May 17-18th,
but this depends on the weather condition (It is the rainy
season now...). QSL via his home callsign, ES1FB, either by
the CBA or by the bureau (but this will take more time).
ADDED NOTE: Previous XU7ACE bureau cards are answered about
70%, direct cards on a weekly basis..
XW, LAOS. Champ, E21EIC, will
be back in Laos around June 3-23rd and
will be active as XW1IC. His activity will
be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands using only
100 watts. He states the modes he will use are CW/SSB/RTTY
and 2 meter FM (Maybe 6 meters if possible). Champ will
also be active in the All Asian DX Contest
as a Single-Op/All Band/Low Power entry. QSL via E21EIC.
YO, ROMANIA (ed. I don't mean
YAO!). Jean-Michel, F6AJA, will once again be
YO/F6AJA (10th year consecutively) from
Suceava (450Km north of Bucarest) from May
19-28th. He will be on the air when time permit
from the Silviu station YO8FZ.
YV4, VENEZUELA. Dario,
YV4GMG, in Santa Cruz, informs OPDX that
he is active on 160 meters and 6 meters (on 50110 kHz), as
well as 20/15/10 meters. On HF, he can also be active on
PSK31/SSTV/RTTY/MMT63/AMTOR. QSL via his home callsign.
Also, active from the same station is Hector/YV4GMH and
Z38, MACEDONIA. Lothar/DJ7ZG
and Babs/DL7AFS will once again be on tour. This time they
will be active from here using the callsign
Z38Z. They hope to be active starting on
May 15th for about 10 days. Activity will
be on 160-6 meters, mainly on RTTY, PSK and SSB. They will
travel through the country to reach Z3-land. They ask you
to cross your fingers that the ride will be without
problems. Lot informs/states to OPDX, "Due to the request
of many Hams from America and Japan we want to work these
countries particularly." QSL via DL7AFS. Their homepage and
online log will be at: http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs/
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. The team
of John/K6AM, Ned/AA7A, Lee/KY7M and Bud/N7CW will activate
ZF1A (IOTA NA-016) in the
2003 CW WPX Contest. This will be a
multi-single operation with limited operation before and
after the contest. Please QSL via W5ASP.
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