The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 722
August 15, 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, ARRL DX Bulletin, K1XN & GoList, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K5LBU, W6SJ, K7ZUM, K8YSE, N8MR, W8UVZ, 9A7K, DJ7IK, DL1EK & The DX News Letter, EA1CNF, F5CWU & La Gazette du DX, F5NQL & UFT, HP1AC, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IW4EKY, IZ7ATN, JI6KVR & JA-IOTA Islands News, JT1CD, LU9ESD, PS7AB, SP5XSD, SV1DPI, SV1IW and VA3RJ & ICPO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/August, through Sunday, 14th/August there were 200 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH0, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PY0F, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TR, TT, TU, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZC4, ZD7, ZD8, ZK1/s, ZK2, 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).
3V, TUNISIA. The Association of Tunisian Scouts are organizing the "37th World Conference of Scouting" as well as the "9th Forum of the Young People of Scouting World" for the first time in an Arab country between September 5-9th. For more information, please visit the following Web page: http://www.scouts2005.org.tn. During this important event, the Tunisian Scouts Radio hams have organized a special ham radio activity for the first time for the World Conference of the Scouting which will be activated by scouts and chiefs scouts, Tunisian and other radio hams. Your participation will be enormously appreciated during the following three principal phases (events).
*Since August 7th, the following seven club stations of the Tunisian Scouts Radio hams have changed their callsign and are currently active until 2200z, August 31st, with these special callsigns:
Call - 3V1WSC 3V2WSC 3V3WSC 3V4WSC 3V5WSC 3V6WSC 3V7WSC QTH - Tunis Borj Cedria Monastir Safx Jerba Jendouba Sousse ex-Call - 3V8ST 3V8CB 3V8SQ 3V8SF 3V8SM 3V8SJ 3V8SS
The 7 stations will be active on be SSB, PSK31 and SSTV, and on the following bands 10/12/15/17/20/40/80 meters; generally on the special frequencies for scouts: http://home.versatel.nl/worldscout/Jota/frequencies.htm.
*During the weekend of September 2-4th, the special callsign TS9SF will be used in the International Center of the Camp-site Borj-Cedria (9th Forum of the Young people of Scouting World) including 3 active stations on 10/12/15/17/20/30/40/80/160 meters on SSB, PSK31, SSTV and CW (according to availabilities of the operators in Morse).
*From 0700z, September 5th until September 9th, a special callsign will be activated at the conference site in "Médina" Yasmine Hammamet: TS37WSC (World Scout Conference). Four stations will be active.
8P, BARBADOS. A team of operators will be active as 8P9R in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Multi-Multi/High-Power entry. QSL via W3ADX. The team will arrive on the island on October 25th and depart November 1st. Activity before and after the contest will be on all HF bands including WARC bands plus RTTY/PSK and 6 meters. The following are the operators and their callsigns that will be used:
K3LP - 8P9LP & 8P9R (contest callsign) N3VOP - 8P9OP K1LZ - 8P9LZ W3ADC - 8P9DC W3ARS - 8P9AS W3ADX - 8P9DX N3KS - 8P9KS WB6CBU - 8P9HC
Send QSLs for all QSOs to their QSL Manager W3ADX, Nathan King, using the QRZ.com address.
8Q, MALDIVES. A Spanish DXpedition team will travel here next October to participate in 2005 CQ WW DX SBB Contest (October 29-30th) with activity prior to the contest. Callsign for this operation will be 8Q7EA. Operators mentioned for this activity are: Carlos/EA1DGZ, Oscar/EC1KW, Roberto/EA1DBC, Joaquin/EA1AAW and Fernando/EA1CNF. Activity will be on 80/40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using an Icom IC-706MK2-G, beam, dipole and a G5RV. QSL via EC1KW, by the bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
9A, CROATIA (All Croatian Islands Award - DXpedition). Branko, 9A7YY, Vice-President of the "All Croatian Islands Award Group" (ACIAG), is organizing a DXpedition to activate about 31 Croatian Islands between August 14-21st. QSL via his home callsign by the bureau or direct. The list of all of the Croatian Islands that Branko is going to activate is available at: http://www.9a7k.com.
A61, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Members of the German Bavarian Contest Club will continue to be active as A61AJ until August 17th. They were active mostly on WARC bands, CW, SSB and RTTY before this past weekend's WAE CW Contest. Operators mentioned are: Mario/DJ2MX, Chris/DL1MGB, Tom/DL4MCF, Ben/DL6RAI, DO2MLU and Anja/DO2WW. Remember, North American stations should QSL via K2UO and all others via DJ2MX.
C6, THE BAHAMAS. Randy, W6SJ, will once again head to Grand Bahama Island in November. He expects to be on the air on November 22nd but will leave on November 28th. Activity will include the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 26-27th) as C6AWS and as Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Randy informs OPDX that since this is a solo effort again, he may just try 20m in the contest instead of spending hours and hours fooling around with antennas. Outside of the contest, he will try to operate on the WARC bands and will try PSK. He states that hopefully there will be some PSKers who need C6. QSL via W6SJ, direct or by the Bureau.
C6, THE BAHAMAS. Foster, W1CGT, will be active as W1CGT/C6A from Kemp's Bay, South Andros Island (IOTA NA-001), now through August 19th. Activity will be on 40-2 meters SSB and PSK-31. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the bureau.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE (Looking to next year.). Operators Frosty/K5LBU (3DA0CF) and Wayne/W5KDJ (3DA0KDJ), who just recently returned from their Swaziland operation, have already begun making plans for next year. They are looking to operate from Mocambique Island (AF-088) in the Nampula District Group (Mozambique) sometime in the June (possibly the 6-20th). Frosty states that they would like to have six operators this time (3 for CW and 3 for SSB). They would also like to try RTTY and more PSK on this trip. Also mentioned was 160/80/40/30 meters and a possibility of 2 and 6 meters EME. If interested in joining their team, please contact Frosty via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARIBBEAN TOUR. Kan, JJ2RCJ, is currently active from Martinique (FM) as FM/JJ2RCJ until August 18th. He will then move to Guadeloupe (FG) and be active as FG/JJ2RCJ from August 18-21st. Activity from both QTHs will be mainly on the digital modes and low bands. QSL via AB2RF.
CU2, AZORES (Super Contest Station in the Making!). Activity by CU2A this past weekend's European DX Contest (WAEDC) was in preparation for the upcoming CQWW Contests (CW and SSB). Operators from the San Miguel Island DX Team and OH Contesters are in the process of setting up a superb contesting site. An early summer meeting to discuss this project took place between Pertti/OH2PM, Jose/CU2CE, Jacinto/CU2AA, Fernando/CU2BV, Jose/CU2AP, Martti/OH2BH and Eduardo/CU2AF. Fernando/CU2BV is the Honorary Consul of Finland to the Azores while Jose/CU2CE is acting as a Coordinator for this season's activities. Adding to the group will be Toni/OH2UA, President of Contest Club Finland. The CU2A station was activated this past weekend by Pertti/OH2PM. Reports on the CU2A signal on various bands will be welcome and sent to Toni, OH2UA, at: email@example.com. They also reported that a lot of bulky equipment was moved this past week from the previous Madeira Island site (CT3BH) thanks to the kind support of SATA Air Azores along with their captain CT3AV plus CT3AR, CT3EE, and CT3FJ. SteppIR is credited with antenna support for this project while HamRadio Solutions is providing a new SO2R controller adding to OH3QK station automation. Vertex Standard (Yaesu) will release folded full-color QSL cards for CU2A, and each QSO will be confirmed through the bureau or direct via OH2BH.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA (Op Cancelled). Fred, F5INL, who was expected to be on a 2 year French Military assignment in Papeete starting August 8th, has cancelled his tour of duty due to a serious family issue.
FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Five operators will be here between November 21-29th trying to a run Multi-Multi station for the CQWW DX CW Contest. The callsign is yet to be determined (possibly some FP/homecall). Operators will be AC8W, K8DD, K8GL, K8MM and K8AQM. There will be activity before and after the contest on 160-10 meters and the WARC bands. QSL all callsigns via K8NA.
HP, PANAMA. Paul/WN6K and Juan/W6NOW will be leaving for Panama from San Diego on August 31st. They expect to operate as HP1/WN6K (while on vacation) from September 1-13th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with an emphasis on the WARC CW bands. Also, they plan to be active in the All Asian SSB Contest (September 3-4th). Paul states they will be staying at a place on the Pacific Ocean side on the beach. W6NOW is from Panama but is also a new U.S. Ham, so his experience is limited.
IS0, SARDINIA. Gaetano, IZ8GCB, plans to be active as IS0/IZ8GCB, August 18-29th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters. QSL via the bureau to his home callsign.
IZ4, ITALY (Red Cross Station). Beginning in October, look for the first Italian Red Cross ham radio station to be activated using the callsign IZ4GQA. This station is managed by the Radiocommunications Technical Office for the Emilia Romagna region of the Italian Red Cross. Visit their Web for more information related to their work and activities, timetables and frequencies. You can also subscribe to a free newsletter to be promptly informed on IZ4GQA's radio activity. Web page is at: http://radio.cribo.it.
KG4, GUATANAMO BAY. Bruce, W4OV, will be active as KG4OV, August 19-22nd. Activity will be on all bands 160-6 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP ACTIVITY..... (ILLW this weekend August 20-21st)
NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Operators NP2B, WD4R, W4OV, W4DTA, W1RG, K9VV and possibly others will be active as NP2B during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th) as Multi/? entry. QSL via NP2B.
OD, LEBANON. Pierre Louis, F5NED, will be active as OD5/F5NED between August 16-25th. No other details were provided.
P5, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA. No QSNs reported yet for Dave, KA2HTV, as P5/KA2HTV. There has been some PIRATED QSNs but nothing legit. He is expected to be there until August 23rd. QSL via KK5DO.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN. Ken, K7ZUM, will be active as PJ7/K7ZUM in the CQ Worldwide DX RTTY Contest (September 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via K7ZUM. Ken informs OPDX that this real "quick" trip, just long enough for the RTTY contest: setup late Thursday and Friday, work contest, tear down after contest, leave Monday morning. Ken would have liked to have made it longer, but it did not work out that way. However, he will be back on the beach in November for the CQWW CW Contest with a Butternut vertical and a K2 at 100 watts.
QSL INFO AND NEWS......................
SILENT KEY. JT1CD from Mongolia reports that Ebi, JT1BJ, has become a Silent Key (SK). His age was 44.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station TM7VM to be active again between August 14-28th. Operations will be on HF and CW/SSB. Activity is to celebrate the opening of the Millau Viaduct (South France, which is said to be the highest one in the world). This viaduct is 343 meters above the ground at its highest part. A technical Web page about this viaduct (in English, Spanish and French), is available at: http://www.viaducdemillaueiffage.com/. The activity is organized by the Millau ARC (F6KSM) under the leadership of Patrick, F5UJZ, who is also the QSL Manager. QSL either direct (SASE + postage) or via the French REF Bureau. During the year 2005, the special event station will be activated a few more times. The following is an update on their scheduled days:
ADDED NOTE: The QSL cards are printed. All the direct cards for previous operations have been answered, and the first batch is ready to be mailed. The first batch of Bureau cards will be sent to the Ref-Union QSL Bureau when reopened in September.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station PS113QB to be on the air on SSB, CW and the DIGITAL modes during the month of September. Activity is to commemorate the 113th anniversary of the Liga de Amadores Brasileiros de Rádio Emissão (LABRE RN) in the State of Rio Grande do Norte Brazil and its first President (1939), Sr. Jose Bezerra Marinho, ex-PY7QB. QSL via the bureau or direct to: Labre RN, Caixa Postal 251, 59010-970 Natal, RN, Brasil. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SY9, CRETE. Kostas, SV1DPI, will be going here (EU-015) for his holidays from August 24th to September 3rd. He has requested the callsign SY9DPI. He will operate during his free time, mainly late in the evening (2000z) and early in the morning (0400-0600z). His plans are to operate mainly digital (RTTY and PSK31) but also CW and SSB. He will use a Kenwood 480SAT w/100w and a homemade vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign SV1DPI.
TY, BENIN. Luc, F6FVX, will be active as TY/F6FVX from Azové (in northwest Cotonou, Benin) now through September 6th. His bands and modes of activity were not provided, but he will be on HF with his TS-50 and dipole. He only speaks French.
V47, ST. KITTS. Just a reminder to look for Larry, KJ4UY, to be active this week as V47UY between August 19-26th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL direct to KJ4UY.
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