The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 716
July 4, 2005
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, WS1L, W2SN, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, W3YY, KU4J, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4GN, K5LBU, KH6BZF, WQ7R, K8YSE, WB8YJF, CX7BY, CX6VM, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ8CCW, JH8KYU, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, OH6NJ, ON5NT, PY3DF, PY5EG/PP5JR, SP5UAF, TG9ANF, UT5UY, VA3RJ & ICPO and XQ1IDM for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th/June, through Sunday, 3rd/July there were 205 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J5, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PY, PZ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T5, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, 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).
3DA0, SWAZILAND. Frosty, K5LBU, states, "All systems are go for the DXpedition to Swaziland. We should be on the air starting the night of July 8th." Daniel/ZS6JR (3DA0JR) and Frosty/K5LBU (3DA0CF) will start putting up antennas on the 6th of July. They will have a very tall vertical for 160-80 meters, along with three 800 foot beverages. They will have an A4 beam with 40 meters on it along with the 2 element 12-17 meters beam at about 60 feet. Also, they will have a 6 meters 7 element beam along with a 2 meters 18 element beam at about the same height. Wayne/ W5KDJ (3DA0KDJ) will arive on the 8th of July, and he will be their main CW operator. They will be on the air for the IARU Contest and hope that they can get 3DA5HQ for the contest callsign. Their activity will last until July 18th. QSL via their home callsigns: 3DA0JR (via Daniel/ZS6JR), 3DA0KDJ (via Wayne/W5KDJ) and for 3DA0CF & 3DA5HQ (via Frosty/K5LBU). They hope that Andy, 3DA0TM, will join them to do some operating.
A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Ghis, A6/ON5NT, provides OPDX with updated news from A6-land. David Hardy, G4BXH, has just received his guest license in the UAE. He's A6/G4BXH. David has been in the UAE for many years and originally comes from the Falkand Islands and should be known to oldtimers under his VP8HJ call sign. This past week there were QSNs reported on 17/20 meters CW between 1000-1030z.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE (New IOTA and Also 3DA0). Alexey, UT5UY (ex-UR4LUG, UX0LV, EM5UIA) informs OPDX that he is the leader of a team of seven Ukrainian radio amateurs planning to be active from Chiloane Island (New IOTA) in the Sofala Province in the Indian Ocean July 28th through August 1st. Activity will include the IOTA Contest. This DXpedition is expected to be well equipped, and they will be on the air with 2-3 stations operating simultaneously. Stations will be on 160-10 meters with Yagi antennas and amplifiers. Alexey states, "All members of our expedition are very good operators. We plan to use C93DX callsign." Operators mentioned are: Alexey/UT5UY, Roman/UR0MC, Dim/UT5UGR, Dim/UT7UJ, Bob/UT7UT, Andy/UU4JMG, Alex/UX0LL and Andy/OK8ANM (UR4LRQ). Also, during the period between July 23rd and August 10th, they plan activity from Maputo, Mozambique, using their personal callsigns (C91UY, C91LL, etc.), and from Mbabane, Swaziland, using their personal callsigns (3DA0UY, 3DA0LL, etc.). QSL C93DX via UT5UGR. QSL all individual C9 and 3DA0 callsign via the operator's home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. This is expected to be a highly costly DXpedition, and the group is look for sponsors/financial help. If you or club can help, please contact Alexey by: E-mail at: email@example.com or Mobile Phone: +38 067 5043408. For more information, please visit the DXpedition's Web page at: http://www.c9.dxer.com.ua.
CX, URUGUAY. In the next IARU Contest, look for members of the "Radio Club Uruguayo" (RCU) to use their official callsign CX1AA. A very large group of CX operators will activated this callsign on all bands 160-10 meters on both modes CW and SSB. QSLs for this operation only are via the QSL Manager KA5TUF.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Fred, F5INL, will be on a 2 year assignment in Papeete starting August 8th. His new callsign is FO5INL. Fred states it (seems) that this will be the first time a three letters suffix will be issued in FO5 area. He will use a TS50, AT50, morse paddles and some undetermined antennas. ADDED NOTES: During his stay he is scheduled to make a visit to Easter Island (SA-001) and possibly another location in New Zealand. More information is forhcoming.
HQ9, HONDURAS. Ray, WQ7R, will be operating from Roatan Island (NA-057) from October 22nd to November 4th, possibly as WQ7R/HR9. His activity will be limited due to other commitments while on the island, but look for him on the HF bands on the modes RTTY, PSK and CW. There will also be activity on 6 meters CW/SSB. He will also be a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry as HQ9R in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). QSL both operations via N6FF.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Look for operators Nao/JK1FNL (NA8O/KH0), Jim/7K4QOK (KG8RP/KH0) and Takky/JE1KUC (N1KU/KH0) to be active from Saipan, Nothern Mariana Islands (OC-086), July 8-11th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their JA home callsigns, direct or through the JARL Bureau.
KH2, GUAM. Hide, JH8KYU, has a plan to spend several days on Guam Island. The main purpose of his trip is a general vacation like swimming, shopping and driving with his wife. But he will be active as K8YU/KH2 in the IARU Championship Contest (July 9-10th). The category will be the Single Operator/All-Band both SSB and CW. QSL via KH8KYU, direct to his mailing address in Tokyo or through the JARL Bureau. Don't send any cards to the K8YU's callbook address or the W8 and KH2 Bureaus.
KH9, WAKE ISLAND. "The Daily DX" is reporting that there may be some activity by Mel, W3MR, as W3MR/KH9 during his current work assignment on the island. The length of his stay is not known. However, if Mel finds time to operate (work comes first), look for him on 20 meters using only 100 watts and a dipole. QSL via his home callsign.
LY90, LITHUANIA. Lenio Marobin, PY3DF (ILERA-General Secretary), and a team of European members of the International League of Esperantists Radioamateurs (ILERA) will activate the special events station, LY90E, from the 90th Esperanto World Conference in Vilnius/Lithuania from July 23-30th. Suggested frequencies are: 7066, 14266, 21266 and 28766 kHz. QSL via LY2FN, direct (QRZ.com) or by the bureau.
NADXC DX DINNER BANQUET. The annual "North Alabama DX Club" (NADXC) DX Banquet held during the Huntsville Hamfest is rapidly approaching! This year's speaker is Wes Lamboley, W3WL, and Wes will be talking about his recent participation to Kerguelen Island as one of the operators of FT5XO. This year's banquet will be in Ballet Room of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. This is the same venue as the last few years. Social time starts at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 20th. Tickets to the 2005 NADXC DX Banquet are $29.00 each. Tickets may be ordered by sending your check or money order payable to NADXC, care of Vic Holland K4RVH, 219 Cedar Pond Dr, Madison, AL 35757 or by purchasing your tickets at upcoming NADXC meetings in July or August. SPECIAL NOTE: OPDX Internet Subscribers will receive a handy form to print for ordering tickets as an additional bulletin.
PP5, BRAZIL. It was announced that the first setup in Florianopolis for the WRTC 2006 is ready for operation. A Brazilian Team will operate from there in the 2005 IARU Contest as a Multi/Single CW and SSB MIX with the special callsign PP5WRTC. The callsign PP5WRTC has been specially issued by Anatel for this contest. The Brazilian Team includes: PP5JR/Sergio, PY2EMC/Eric, PP5WG/Walter, PP5UA/Pedro and PP5UB/Fernando. They are going to distribute a special commemorative QSL cards with photos from their first site setup. Voluntary donations with your QSL card will be very much appreciated. All funds captured will be transferred to WRTC 2006 organization.
PZ5, SURINAME. Bob/N3CXM and Carroll/KG4EHW will be active as PZ5JR and PZ5CM, respectively, until July 17th. However, their activity will be limited to their spare time. They have been there since June 30th, but no QSNs have been reported yet. QSL both callsigns via K3BYV.
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SN0, POLAND. Look for the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) Team to once again participate in the IARU HF World Championship in the HQ category. Station SN0HQ will work from many locations. About 60 operators will take part in this event. They hope to meet everyone on the bands during the second weekend of July. For information about their special SN0HQ awards and the SN0HQ Team of operators, please visit the following Web page at: http://www.sn0hq.org/. QSLs for SN0HQ go via SP2PI (bureau or direct).
SN125, POLAND (Special Event). Look for special event station, SN125LO, to be active now through July 20th. Activity is to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the University of Sanok. Operations will be on the following modes: CW/PSK/RTTY/SSB. QSL via SP8PAB, bureau ok.
SPECIAL EVENT (Also IOTA Op). Members of the Metropolitan 222 Amateur Radio Society (K2MET) will sponsor a September 11th Memorial Station on Governors Island, NY (NA-026), September 10th. Operations will take place between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM EDT (1500-2000z) on 21340 kHz, 14250 kHz and 7250 kHz (+/- QRM). QSL via W2SN.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for the special event station, R3K, to be on the air July 15-21st, from the space rocket corporation "Energy". Activity is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Apollo-Soyuz space program. QSL via RN3DK to receive a special memorable QSL card.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station, TM5TDF, to be on 40 and 20 meters CW/SSB (and 2 meters/70 cm, SSB/FM/Repeaters), starting 1000z on July 8th through 2400z on July 10th. Activity will take place as the "Tour de France" (cycling race) goes through the Great Ballon pass (Vosges area, 1350 meters ADSL). QSL via F6HAV.
SPECIAL EVENT. Hams of the North Cotentin will activate special event station, TM1TSR, on all bands and modes from July 9-22nd. Activity is to celebrate the "Tall Ship Races" in Cherbourg-Octeville harbor. They expect more than a hundred of great sailboats, 3000 sailormen and half a million visitors during this most important boat meeting of 2005. The tall ship races have been going on since 1956, and the main goal is to educate the young to the sea practice. They believe at least half of the expected sailors must be between the age 15 and 25. QSL via F6KFW.
TG4, GUATEMALA. Operators Mario/TG9ADQ, Francisco/TG9ANF, Edgar/TG9AXF and Sergio/TG9SM will operate using the special callsign TG4P from August 6-7th (from 1800z to 1800z) near Pacaya Volcano which is erupting constantly. It is located 17.1 miles to the south of Guatemala City, and it is 8,373 feet high. They will be operating on SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and CW on the bands 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters, 24 hours simultaneously on all modes. QSL Manager is TG9ANF. NO BUREAU QSLS.
TK, CORSICA. Bon, DK1EAW, will be active as TK/DK1EAW between July 26th and August 2nd. His activity will be CW only and include participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single Op/Unassisted/CW/ Low-Power/24hr entry. Outside the contest, look for him on the WARC bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau. NO E-QSLs!
TREASURE HUNT FOR SEVEN (7) LOW-POWER STATIONS (OH2W, OH4W, OH5W, OH6W, OH7W, OH8W and OH9W). The IARU Radiosport event slated for July 9-10th, 2005, is a qualifying run for serious OH contesters to gain an official Finnish slot in the Amateur Radio Olympics (WRTC-2006) to be held in Brazil next year. The 100-watt stations listed above, all with similar antennas, will be competing against each other and looking for your QSOs! All bands, CW and SSB, are going to be used.
If you can log all seven (7) stations, you will qualify for a professional WRTC-2002 video presenting a similar WRTC event organized in Finland three years ago. James Brooks, 9V1YC, has donated these videos to those with all seven callsigns logged.
Six competitors - OH0XX, OH1NOA, OH1JT, OH2UA, OH4JFN and OH6RX - will be joined by a seventh dark horse racer with full power. W-suffix callsigns will be issued randomly just prior to the event.
USI NEWS (United States Island Award).........
V3, BELIZE. Colin, KU5B, will be active as V31UB now through July 10th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW/SSB and possibly 6 meters. QSL via his home callsign.
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