The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 515
June 11, 2001
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, N3SL, W3UR & The Daily DX, KJ4Z, N4AA & QRZ DX, AA5XE, KM6HB, AA8LL, K8YSE, AE9B, KU9C, K0JGH, BD7NQ, DJ7ZG, DL1EK & DX News Letter, DL2VFR, AI5T, E21EIC, F5PHW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, F8BBL, G3NUG, HK5MQZ, HL1VAU, LA4LN, OH1EH, PS7AB, PS7ZZ, PY1NEZ, RN3OA, SP6ECA, SV1DKL, VK4FW, XE1KK and ZS5BBO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3/June, through Sunday, 10/June there were 213 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5Z, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, 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, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XZ, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL). OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin (due to its size) with a complete breakdown and "DXCC/Entities Chart of Activity".
NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!! (You have another chance) HK0, MALPELO ISLAND. Just before going to print (or should I say getting ready to hit the "SEND KEY"), OPDX received word that Jairo/HK5MQZ and Hiro/HK5QGX set sail Sunday from Buenaventura aboard a Colombian Naval Force towards Malpelo Island, and the duo is expected to land early in the morning of June 13th. Possibly starting the operation on the same day (this was not made clear). However, on June 16th, they should be operational on all bands 80-6 meters. They plan to climb on top of a mountain to try to improve conditions towards the U.S. West Coast and also the Pacific, mainly to Japan. The 80/40/30 meter bands will be operated with wire dipoles and an amplifier, and the others bands with yagis. Jairo will operate as HK5MQZ/OM on SSB. QSLs only via HK5MQZ (Jairo Vargas, P.O. BOX 10862, Cali, Colombia). Hiro will sign HK5QGX/OM (operating on CW only). QSL via JA0MGR. They will reply QSLs directly ONLY, and since the Colombian postal rates have risen, please send two green stamps or 2 IRCs. Suggested frequencies are:
5R, MADAGASCAR (IOTA Activity). Jacques, F6BUM, will be here from September 2-27th. He will also be active from Ste Marie Island (AF-090) from September 3-7th and from Nosy Be (AF-057) from September 23-26th.
BY, CHINA. Terry, BD7NQ, informs OPDX that they are planning to run a China DX Net once a week. They would like to let many DX stations work China and help more China DXers and novices work DX. The net will run on frequency 21410 kHz, the time will start at 1300z or 2300z on Saturday. They will pick up a better time depending on the propagation. They welcome any DX station checking in to their net and making a QSO with any China station. To search for QSL information on Chinese stations, go to URL: http://www.chinaqrz.com
C6, BAHAMAS. Members of the University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club will be active from Eleuthera in the Bahamas (NA-001) from July 13-22nd. Mike/KJ4Z, Dan/K2VOL and Bret/K4TKE will be signing portable home calls and will be active on 80-10 meters SSB, CW, and RTTY. Their logs and photos will be available during the expedition on the group's web site at: http://www.utarc.org/bahamas/ QSLs for all operators should go to KJ4Z (Mike Coffey, P.O. Box 7033, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-3333).
CT3, MADEIRA ISLAND. Glen/K0JGH and XYL Pamela/N0ICF will be active and on a holiday near Funchal, Maderia, June 20-26th. Activity will be on the WARC bands, RTTY, with some SSTV and PSK31 between sightseeing and pooltime. Their equipment will be IC-706, with a 6 band dipole with coverage from 30-10 meters, a laptop with writelog and MixW software for all the modes.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Yves, F6CTL, will be on Rangiroa Island (OC-066) from mid-June to mid-July and probably will sign FO/F6CTL. He will be with Alain, FO0CLA, who is the QSL Manager for.
HS, THAILAND. There will be plenty of Thai hams active in the All Asian CW Contest next weekend. Look for the following operators/callsigns to be active:
QSL HS6NDK via HS1CKC. QSL HS4BPQ, E20HHK, E20RRW and E21EIC via E21EIC, address: Champ C. Muangamphun, P.O.BOX 1090, Kasetsart, Bangkok 10903 THAILAND.
ADDED IOTA NOTES:
JD, OGASAWARA. JD1BFA was active over the past weekend on 40/20/15 meters CW. Check 15 meters between 2230-0130z. Check 20 meters after 1115z, but 40 meters before this time. QSL via JA3EMU.
JW, SVALBARD (IOTA Op). Tom, LA4LN, will again be operating as JW4LN from Spitsbergen (IOTA EU-26) and Bear Island (IOTA EU-27) July 6-23rd, while on business. He will be on the radio mainly in the evenings (local time) and when time permits. Check the lower CW portions, especially on the 40/30/20 meters bands; and 6 meters (50110 +/- 10 kHz). His equipment will be an ICOM IC-706 MkII with mainly wire antennas. Operations on PSK-31 and RTTY are possible. While on Bear Island, a 60 Ah battery and solar panels will be used for power. Please QSL direct to Tom's home address: Tom V. Segalstad, P.O. Box 15 Kjelsas, N-0411 OSLO, NORWAY.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY (Update). The planning continues by Pat/W5OZI and Dale/AA5XE, who will operate from here during the period of June 29th through July 5th, as KG4ZI and KG4XE, respectively. QSL to their home callsign. Please refer to OPDX.514 for more details.
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. An operation from Cabo Sao Roque Lighthouse (DFB RN-06, LH ??? for the WLH Award) is planned on June 13-17th. Look for PQ7ZZ to be active on all bands SSB, RTTY, PSK and CW. Operators will be PS7ZZ, PS7HF, PS7KC and possibly others (to be confirmed). QSL via PS7ZZ: Francisco EdvaldoP de Freitas, Av. Sao Miguel dos Caribes 31 - Conj Jiqui, 59086-500 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil.
MD, ISLE OF MAN. Wade/AA8LL and Liz/K8LIZ have planned a holiday operation from here June 15-17th. They will sign MD/AA8LL and MD/K8LIZ on 40-10 meters SSB. Wade requests, "Please be gentle with the YL operator as this is her first time." QSL to home callsigns.
PJ2, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Tom/AE9B and Marty/NW0L will be active from this area with one of the PJ2T guys during the WAE Contest, September 8-9th. You can look for them to be active the week prior as PJ2/AE9B and PJ2/NW0L.
QSL INFO AND NEWS..............
SV9, CRETE. Laurent, F8BBL, will be active as SV9/F8BBL from June 25th through July 2nd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW/SSB/FM. He will use an IC-706MKII (100w) with a 80m longwire into AH4 ICOM. Suggested frequencies are:
QSL via French Bureau or direct to CBA 2001.
TX0, CHESTERFIELD ISLAND (Update/Help Needed). Bill, VK4FW, informed the DX community that they have lost some of the operators who were going on this dxpedition. Primarily, most of them have not been able to get the necessary time off work. If you would like to go on this trip, please E-mail Bill direct at: email@example.com Dates for the operation are September 1-19th. Each operator is paying 2500 USD for their spot without personal expenses. Most of the equipment is secure and finalized. The primary goal of this operation is to make sure that anyone who needs this for a new one will get in the log at least once. Time is short. If you would like to go, you will need to E-mail Bill now.
WRTC2002 ON THE ROAD. Ari, OH1EH, reports the following: "If you are looking for an opportunity to meet the WRTC2002 representatives, some of them will visit several hamventions and meetings in the near future. Some of these happenings will have a separate WRTC stand where contributions to the WRTC2002 are warmly accepted. Meet the WRTC2002 representatives as follows:
ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (IOTA Op). Mark, KM6HB, will again be operating from the South Cook Islands from August 7-17th. He will visit a few of their IOTAs while there signing ZK1AHB. His schedule is as follows:
Operations will be on all modes including RTTY and PSK31 with activity on 40-6 meters. QSL via KM6HB or W6 Bureau.
ZONE 2. Jim, W2RA, will be back in Iqaluit on Baffin Island (NA-047), June 11-17th and plans to be on the air as his work schedule permits. Activity will be mainly 20 and 17 meter CW, and possibly 30 and 15 meter CW depending on propagation. Iqaluit is at 63.75N 68.50W. Sunrise 0643Z, sunset 0225Z. QSL via W2RA.
ZS, SOUTH AFRICA. Edwin/ZS5BBO and Gary/ZS5NK will be active in the HF World Championships in July. They will be operating on all bands on phone only using the callsign ZS5T. QSL via ZS5BBO.
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