The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 519
July 9, 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, K1VV, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4JZ, W4SAA, K5KG, K7BV, K8AZ, K8YSE, NE8Z, KU9C, W9DC, 9A6AA, DL1EK & DX News Letter, EA5RM, F5NQL, F5OGG, G3XTT, GM0HCQ, GW3KJN, HA8IC, HA0HW, JA1ELY, JH1ORA, JQ1SUO, LU7DW, LY1DR, OH1EH, S57AW, SM4DDS, UR5LCV, VE7DP and YS1AG/G5AYU for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1/July, through Sunday, 8/July there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5N, 5R, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, D6, DL, DU, E4, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J6, J8, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1FJ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T32, T7, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, 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".
3B8, MAURITIUS. Taher, 3B8DB, was active this past weekend on 12 meters CW. Watch between 24894 and 24900 kHz between 0900 and 1400z.
4W, EAST TIMOR. Thor, 4W6MM, was heard this past weekend with very few takers on 20 meters CW. Watch 14002 kHz as early as 0545z and as late as 1430z. He was also heard around 7025 kHz at 1030z and also at 1130z. There was one QSN on 10 and 15 meters this week. Check 28490 kHz at 0215z and 21003 kHz at 0445z.
E4, PALESTINE. Gunter, E4/OE1GZA, was heard this past weekend on 21287 kHz between 1145 and 1330z. QSL via Gunter Zwickl, BOX 1133, Ramalah, Palestine.
IARU 2001 ANNOUNCED HQ OPERATIONS. Bill, NG3K, has created a listing of HQ and official stations announced for the forthcoming 2001 IARU Contest (July 14-15th) and can be found on the Web at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iaru2001.html. If you'd like to have your HQ/official operation listed, please send the details (Callsign, Country, Class, QSL Info, Operators) to: Bill@ng3k.com (Please, only HQ/Official operations for this one.)
Callsign IOTA Island IOCA Date ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 9A4A EU-170 Pag CI-082 until September 2001 9A6AA EU-136 Losinj CI-058 until September 2001 9A/DL1BKK EU-110 Pulari CI-205 July 15th-August 7th 9A/ON4IPA EU-136 Cres-Losinj area July (last week) 9A/OE5EMS EU-136 Krk CI-046 IOTA contest 9A9R EU-136 Krk CI-082 IOTA contest 9A5JR/p EU-170 Sestrice CI-103 August (Lighthouse event) 9A2V/p EU-170 Sestrice CI-103 August (Lighthouse event)
J7, DOMINICA. George, K5KG, will be active as J75KG from IOTA NA-101 from July 7-17th. He will operate 160-10 meters, with a concentration on CW, WARC and the low bands. He will also operate in the IARU Contest as a mixed mode. QSL via KU9C.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Keiko/JJ1CRV and Kaz/JH1ORA will be on vacation here from July 13-16th and will be active as KI8CT/KH0 (JJ1CRV) and KD1OS/KH0 (JH1ORA). Activity will be on CW/SSB on 40/20/15/10/6 meters (possibly 160 and 80 meters) and the WARC bands. QSL via the JARL Bureau to their home callsigns or direct to JJ1CRV. ADDED NOTE: KD1OS/KH0 will participate in the IARU HF Championship.
LY0, LITHUANIA. Look for LY0HQ activity in the IARU Contest 2001 by the HQ station from Lithuania. QSL via LY1DR: Saulius Zalnerauskas, P.O.Box 922, Kaunas 3005, Lithuania.
MUSEUM SHIP SPECIAL EVENT WEEKEND will be held beginning 0001z July 21st until 2359z July 22nd and is sponsored by the USS Salem Radio Club, K1USN, Quincy. MA. U.S.A. During the "Museum Ship Special Event" you will be able to work warships, submarines, lightships and various motor vessels from WWII (earlier USA, Russian, German U Boats, British and much more). By working these ships you will be able to collect unique QSL cards which have their histories going back almost 100 years!! A certificate is usually available from the sponsors of these ships. See the USS Salem Web page for the list of participating ships with operating frequencies and certificate information at: http://www.qsl.net/k1usn/event.html Also, every one of the U.S. WWII ships has an individual historic record on the web which you can read from the US Navy records at: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/USN-ships.html
QSL INFO AND NEWS..............
OC-091 1600 VE7DP/DU1 & DU1KGJ/p OC-126 2100 4I1P OC-244 3900 4I1P OC-093 4100 4H2BHe mentions that the documentation to have the operations accredited is on its way to G3KMA. Some cards are arriving also for 4G1A, but Frank is NOT the QSL Manager. Cards for the 4G1A contest station should be sent direct to 4G1A/DX1CW.
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special station HG8SDS to be active only once a year between August 14-21th, in Veszto-Magor to celebrate "Sarret Days" (HG8 Sarret DayS). A contact with this station is good towards the "Sarret Award" (10 points). Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW and SSB. For more details on the award and HG8SDS, check the Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/hg8sds/
SPECIAL EVENT. Gene, UA9AB, President of the Troisk Amateur Radio Club, reports that the TARC will celebrate its 30th anniversary on July 23rd. During their celebration, they will be active using the special callsigns UE9ATC and UE9ATC/P from July 20-27th. A special colored QSL card will be issued for contacts during this period. Also, any station that makes contact with 3 members of the club during this period will receive a Special Award.
T8, PALAU. Hideki, JE8BKW, will be active as T88BB from the evening of July 8th through the morning of July 11th. Look for Hideki on 80-6 meters, SSB and CW. QSL via the JARL bureau or direct to his new address at: Hideki Sanada, 4-2-11-312, 24-Ken 2-Jo, Sapporo, 063-0802 JAPAN.
TG, GUATEMALA. A Spanish team consisting of EA1QF, EA3CUU, EA4BT, EA4KA, EA7AAW, EA7JB, EB1ADG and EB4EE will be in Guatemala from September 17-26th, installing a digital radio emergency network as was done in El Salvador and Honduras in past years. At the same time, a HF operations will take place on all bands from 160-6 meters on SSB, CW and RTTY with special emphasis on CW and the WARC bands. They have requested the callsign TG0R, but the final approval from the Guatemala PTT is still pending. All the activities will be done jointly with the Club de Radioaficionados de Guatemala (CRAG). QSL via EA4URE.
TI9, COCOS ISLAND. Andy, YS1AG/G5AYU, informs OPDX that there is an active station on Cocos Island, and the operator is Hugo, TI2HFM/TI9. He is a gamekeeper/forester there working for the Costa Rica Parks administration. He is usually heard on weekends, around 0300z somewhere near 7070 kHz ragchewing with TI5ECC (YL) and TI3GBP, who is due to join him by the end of this month. They will also take a radio along so there will be two TI9 stations on the air. They are not DXers, but like to ragchew in Spanish on 40 meters (it is better than no activity at all).
VP8, SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND (possibly South Orkney Island also!)..... OPDX received an E-mail this week from Mike Gloistein, GM0HCQ, who was active from South Georgia Island as VP8SGK for a few days during the end of March and the beginning of April. To start, Mike informed OPDX that the address we had listed in OPDX.505 was wrong (Sorry!). The correct address is: Mike Gloistein, 27 Stormont Way, Scone, PH2 6SP, Scotland. He also reported to OPDX that he will be going back to South Georgia sometime in late November or early December. He will be active onboard the Royal Research Ship Ernest Shackleton beginning about October 10th. He will be changing his callsign to VP8CMH/MM once in the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic waters. There is a slim chance that he may even be able to operate from Signy Island this time around, but he won't know for sure until he gets there. Mike hopes to post the ships itinerary on his Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/gm0hcq/ Once he is away, updates will be posted at: http://www.hfdx.co.uk
WORLD LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY......
WRTC 2002 UPDATE. The 13 U.S. contest clubs have nominated the following contesters to eventually lead the ten U.S. teams to Finland in July 2002.
USA West: USA East: N6MJ Daniel Craig NT1N David (Dave) Patton N6RT Douglas Brandon K1AR John Dorr N5RZ Ralph Bowen W4AN Bill Fisher N2IC Steven London KQ2M Robert (Bob) Shohet N5KO Robert (Trey) Garlough. K5ZD Randall (Randy) Thompson
Congrats to Team Croatia for being the first one to select a national team! The following contesters will represent Croatia in the WRTC2002: Zdravko (Emil) Balen/9A9A and Robert Orehoci/9A3GW.
WRTC 2000 AWARDS. Robert, S57AW, reports that the distribution of awards, T-shirts and gifts is less than a month away. They are almost finished processing everything, and they are sorry for the delay.
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