The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 718
July 18, 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, KI3O, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, KJ4UY, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4WX, WA4AA, AI5P, KH6BZF, N6HR, K8YSE, NE8Z, N0QM, 9A5K, 9A5ST, 9A7K, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, F8BBL, G3GJX, HL2DDZ, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IZ0EJQ, JA1DOT, JA1ELY, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JA0SC, LU6EF, PA7AB, TA1DX, TA3J, UA3SGV, UT3UZ, UT5UY, UX0FF, VA3RJ & ICPO, VA3YDX, VE3VHB, VE6AX, ZL4HU and the Scottish Ham Portal for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th/July, through Sunday, 17th/July there were 199 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, D6, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, G, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV/a, SV9, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP5, VP8/h, VP8/o, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, XZ, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV,Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, 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).
3D2 & 3D2/R, FIJI AND ROTUMA ISLAND. Hiro, JA0SC, informs OPDX that he will operate from Rotuma Island from July 27th to August 2nd, and after that from Fiji, August 3-5th. Activity will be mostly digital modes (SSTV - 14230, 21340 and 28680 kHz; RTTY and PSK31). He has requested his old callsign 3D2HY. QSL to his home callsign, JA0SC, address is OK at the QRZ.com.
5X, UGANDA. Hisato, JA1DOT, informs OPDX that he plans to take his summer vacation in Uganda. During his stay he plans to be active on 160-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. He recently received his 5X1W license from the Uganda Communications Commission. Hisato will be using an IC-706MKIIG into a SG-235 plus 4 meter mast and 10 meter fishing rod. Look for activity from him between August 3-12th. QSL via JA1DOT, either direct to QRZ.com or via the JARL QSL bureau. This operation is supported by NDXA (Nanchatte DX Aikoukai). Visit their Web page at: http://www.ndxa.jp/pedi/5x1w-2005/.
6W, SENEGAL. Look for F6BEE to be active as 6W1RW in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via F6BEE.
A9, BAHRAIN. Operators A92FF, A92GR, A92GQ(9K2AI), A92GN and possibly others will be active as A92C in the RGSB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). Operation class and QSL route will be anounnced later.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Reminder/Update/New IOTA). Remember to look next weekend for a group of operators from the Ukraine (Chiloane Island Team) to be active from Maputo during the period between July 23rd and August 10th (See OPDX.716). The operators will be using their own personal callsigns (C91UY, C91LL, etc.) on 160-10 meters CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL for all individual's C9 callsigns are via the operator's home callsign, direct or via the bureau. This team of operators will also activate a new IOTA. Look for them to use the callsign C93DY (not C93DX as first reported) on Chiloane Island (IOTA AF-NEW), Sofala Province, Mozambique. Activity will take place from July 28th to August 1st, and will include an entry in the IOTA Contest. The QSL route for C93DY is via UT5UGR, by the bureau or direct to: Dimitry Stashuk, P.O. Box 115, Kiev-147, 02147 Ukraine. For more information, please visit the DXpedition's Web page at: http://www.c9.dxer.com.ua. ADDED NOTE: This group will also be active from Swaziland (3DA0) in August. More info next week.
FRENCH SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS...............
HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Mark, KB2MS, will be active as HI3/KB2MS from Puerto Plata between July 23rd and August 21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL only direct via his home callsign.
LU, ARGENTINA (Rare Provinces). Operators Sylvester/DH4PB, Al/LU1DZ, Hector/LU6UO and Fernando/LW2DX are going to operate from two "rare" LU Provinces in August. Their schedule is: La Rioja - August 4-10th, signing LU/DH4PB/S, LU1DZ/S, LU6UO/S and LW2DX/S and Catamarca - August 10-15th, signing LU/DH4PB/R, LU1DZ/R, LU6UO/R and LW2DX/R. Activity will be all bands when propagation is available, including the WARC bands, with an emphasis on CW, but also some SSB and possibly others modes.
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Operators KU7B, SM3WMV, OH8K and OZ1AA will be active as OJ0YC from July 23-31st. Their activity will emphasize 50 MHz. QSL via OH6GDX.
OOOOPPPPSSS DEPARTMENT. Last week's OPDX.717 mistakenly listed "OL200, SLOVAKIA (Special Event)" and it should have been listed as "OL200, CZECH REPUBLIC (Special Event)." The editor states he is sorry for the error to our Czech friends and repeats again, look for OL200BA and other special event stations to be active now through December 31st, to celebrate the "Battle of the Three Emperors" in Austerlitz 200 years ago. More information can be found on the following Web page at: http://www.qrz.cz/Pages/diplom_en.html. OL200BA was heard this past week on 80/17 meters SSB and 80/20 meters CW. QSL via OK2SW.
QSL INFO AND NEWS......................
S7, SEYCHELLES. Just a reminder that DDr. Karl, OE3JAG, is expected to be active as S79JAG from Mahe between July 22nd and August 7th. This will be a DX holiday style operation, and Karl will be using a FT-817, running QRP, with random wire and dipole antennas. Look for activity on the following suggested frequencies:
QSL via OE3JAG: DDr. Karl Jungwirth, Adalbert Stifter Strasse 25, 2232 Deutsch Wagram, AUSTRIA - EUROPE. Further information can be found on Karl's Web site at: http://www.oe3jag.com/.
SILENT KEY. Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD/HC5EE, informs OPDX that Alfonso "Alfo" Villavicensio, HC5AI, became a Silent Key (SK) July 13th. Alfo was 78 years old and was quite ill for the last 2 years. Alfo was an active CW operator for 65 years!! OPDX and its reader would like to send out our deepest sympathy to Alfo's family and friends.
SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS. It seems Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, has been active lately on CW. Word has it that he is using a computer to send and receive CW. His activity over the past weekend has been on 160/40/30/15 meters.
SV5, DODECANESE. Stefano, IV3IPS, will be active as SV5/IV3IPS/p from Rhodes Island (EU-001), August 13-20th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters SSB/RTTY. QSL via the Bureau to his home callsign.
SV9, CRETE. Claude, HB9CRX, will be active as SV9/F8UFT/p from Kissamos until July 31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW only, the WARC bands are included. QSL via F6ICG, direct or via the French Bureau.
TORINO 2006 AWARD. The Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI) Regional Council of Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta is pleased to introduce the "Torino 2006 Award" celebrating the "XX Olympic Winter Games" that will take place in Torino, Italy, in February 2006. Full details can be found at: http://www.ari-r1.it/torino2006/.
UA1, RUSSIA (Mountain Activity). Look for Andrei, UA3SGV, to be active as UA3SGV/1 on a Khibin Mountains Polar DXpeditions (RM-01-002, RM-01-003, RM-01-004, RM-01-005 to "Russian Mountains Award"; MU-06 to "RDA") from July 26th through August 9th. Activity will be on all HF and VHF bands. The Khibiny is the largest mountain range of the Kolski Peninsula in Russia. It is located between the Imandra Lake and the Umbozero Lake 150 km to the north from the Polar Circle.
V25, ANTIGUA. Members of the Florida DXpedition Group, Inc., Larry/W1LR (V25LR) and Bill/W4WX (V25WX), will be active from here August 15-24th. Look for them primarily on PSK-31 and RTTY on 10-12-15-17-20 meters. QSL direct only to their home callsigns. They will be traveling via "Space A" on a military aircraft. Let's hope they get a seat!
V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Larry, KJ4UY/V47UY, informs OPDX that he and his wife Mel, will once again head back to their second home on St. Kitts and Nevis. They will be leaving Orlando on August 19th and arriving back in Orlando on August 26th. Larry states that he has sent a tribander (for 10-15-20m) and a dualbander beam (for 12-17m) to Karl, V44NK, to install on St. Kitts. Larry informs, "I hope to operate from both St. Kitts and Nevis. Hopefully propagation will be better than last year. I have 6 meter on Nevis, but not on St. Kitts. Would like to operate more 40/80 meters and maybe 160 meters from Nevis. Anyway, I will operate as propagation allows 160-6 meters. When on Nevis, 6 meters will be on all the time and would really like to make a lot of 6 meter contacts. Please, no special requests/schedules as I have a lot of friends there and my time is not always my time." QSL via KJ4UY with SASE for U.S. stations or SAE & return postage for DX stations. Larry mentions that he is looking forward to being back in the West Indies with his friends. Karl and Larry are also working on something different in December.
VB3, CANADA (CISA/Lighthouses). Igor, VA3YDX, will be active as VB3M from the several Canadian Islands and lighthouses starting at 2300z on July 22nd, from Little La Clotche Island (a CISA new activation). His plans are as follows:
July 23rd July 24th --------------------------------- ------------------------------ Great La Clotche Isl. CISA: ON016 Manitoulin Island CISA: ON001 Birch Island CISA: ON017 Skinny Island CISA: NEW Goat Island CISA: ON072 Activation Manitoulin Island CISA: ON001 Barrie Island CISA: ON015 Little Current Lighthouse: NEW Providence Bay Lighthouse: CAN 416 Activation Kagawong Lighthouse: CAN 259 Janet Head Lighthouse: CAN 203
His suggested frequencies are: 3795/3815, 7060/7260, 14260 and 21260 kHz. QSL via VA3YDX, by the bureau or direct to: Mr. Igor Slakva, 105 La Rose Avenue, #803, Etobicoke, ON M9P 1A9, Canada.
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Larry, N0QM/DU3, states that VQ9 did not make the OPDX's "DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT" last week and says that will soon change. Larry, currently in DU3 land until July 25th, will be back on VQ9 July 25th. He hopes to see you all in the pileups.
YL, LATVIA. Kresimir, 9A7K, will operate as YL/9A7K from the cities of Riga and Talsi until July 19th. He plans to be operating on all HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. For more info on his operation, visit his Web page at: http://www.9a7k.com.
YI, IRAQ. Ilian, LZ1CNN, now active as YI9LZ will take part in the WAEDX Contest (August 13-14th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL to LZ1ZF via the Bureau or direct to: P.O. Box 8, 6000 Stara Zagora, BULGARIA. ADDED NOTE: The QSL Manager Gosho, LZ1ZF, has request to inform him by E-mail for each sent direct QSL card at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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