The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 564
June 3, 2002
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, K2PF, N3SL, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4QD, KQ4YI, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4DTA, W5IHN, K8YSE, KU9C, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL7ZZ, DU9RG, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3XTT, G4OBK, G0LRX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK2QPR, JI6KVR, JQ1SUO, LA8AJA, OH3RM, OZ5MJ, VA3RJ & ICPO, VE2XO, VE3EXY, VK4AAR, VK6LC, VK6LK, XE1BEF and ZL4AFM for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26/May, through Sunday, 2/June there were 231 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5V, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, 9Y, A2, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, J7, J8, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH4, KH6, KH8, KH9, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OJ0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, R1MV, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T30, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TL, TN, TR, TU, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9L, VK9N, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZF, ZK1/s, ZK2, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
3D2, FIJI ISLANDS. Ron, ZL1AMO, is once again active from here as 3D2RW for about the next three weeks. He was spotted this past weekend on 40, 20 and 15 meters CW between 1000-1200z. QSL via ZL1AMO.
4D70/DZ70, PHILIPPINES (Special Prefixes). Robin, DU9RG, informs OPDX that from now through December 31, 2002, DU stations are authorized to use the special prefixes 4D70 (for individual callsigns) and DZ70 (for club callsigns). These special prefixes have been authorized in connection with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Philippine Amatuer Radio Association (PARA).
5V, TOGO (Also TY possible). Francois, VE2XO, informs OPDX that he will be active from Lome, Togo, as 5V7XO from August 25-31st. He will be mainly active on RTTY and also on SSB on 20/17/15/12/10 meters, operating split. Also, he may possibly be active on 6 meters. Francois also mentions that he may possibly be active from Benin (TY) (TBA later). He will be using a 1KW (TS-850SAT, IC-706 MKIIG and Acom 1000) into a Sigma-5 vertical, a Sigma-6M and a four-square Sigma-20 vertical array. Thanks to Acom, BUX ComCO, Comtek and Force 12. QSL via his home callsign.
BQ9P, PRATAS ISLAND DXPEDITION UPDATE. Further information on the upcoming DXpedition to Pratas Island (BQ9P) scheduled from June 4th to June 12th is as follows: Rod/WC7N and Dick/N6FF have agreed to serve as pilot stations for this operation. They can be reached for purposes of providing information of value to the DXpedition at: email@example.com The team plans to operate the typical DXpedition frequencies. They will make efforts to operate in the general class portions of the 20 and 15 meter bands.
CS0, PORTUGAL. An operation labeled as "DXpedition SAGRES 2002" will take place July 5-7th using the CS0RCL. Activity will be on HF, 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 432 MHz and 1296 MHz. The following reference numbers were provided:
Grid Square IM56MX, Fortresses F-054 and Lighthouse FAL-02. For possible skeds, contact via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org QSL via the Bureau to CS0RCL or direct to QSL Manager CT1EPS.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. PAOLO, IK2QPR, will be active as FO/IK2QPR from Bora Bora Island (OC-067) between August 10-14th. QSL via IK2QPR: Paolo Fava, via Bertani 8, 46100 Mantova, Italy.
HB, SWITZERLAND (Also S5). Roy, W6UKX, will be active on most bands from Switzerland, June 12-22nd and from Slovenia from June 24th-July 3rd. His callsigns were not provided. QSL to his home callsign.
HK0, SAN ANDRES. Operators DH7WW, DK8YY, DL2AKT, DL2OAP, DL3ALI, DL4ALI, DL4JS, DL4YY, DL7ZZ, DL8AKI and HC2DX will be active from July 16-29th. They hope to get the callsign HK0ZZ. Activity will be on 160-6 meters and the satellites on all modes. They will also be active in the IOTA Contest. QSL via DH7WW. Pilot-station is: DL3JJ@t-online.de
HL70, SOUTH KOREA. Look for some Korean amateurs to be using special prefixes until June 30th to celebrate the 17th FIFA World Football (soccer) Cup. Operators will drop their number designator for the number 17 (For example HL3AMO will become HL17AMO). Also, club stations will replace the zero (0) in their prefixes with 17.
K1B QSO TOTALS. It has been reported that Hrane, YT1AD, states that the K1B Baker Island DXpedition made 95,127 QSOs. This total includes 89,898 on CW/SSB, 4,708 on RTTY, 446 on PSK and 75 on SSTV.
KH9, WAKE ISLAND. You may only have a few days left to work Terry, K7ASU/KH9. He is scheduled to leave this week (actual date not sure). His activity will be PSK31 ONLY between 0730-0930z. Bands will depend on propagation. QSL via his home callsign.
OJ, MARKET REEF. Look for OJ0VR (CW/50MHz) and OJ0U (SSB) to be active from Market Reef (IOTA EU-053) between June 6-10th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, CW/SSB. On Friday there will be a short 2 hours break for genarator repairs after 3 hours operation. Operators are Lasse/OH0RJ, Seppo/OH1VR, Kauko/OH3KQ, Topi/OH3LO, Reino/OH3LG, Markus/OH3RM and Mika/OH4YR. QSL via direct to OH1VR: Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3 A 18, 33100 TAMPERE, fin 33100 Finland.
P5, NORTH KOREA. Ed, P5/4L4FN, is expected to be more active this summer. He made his first 6 meter contact this past week on May 26th with JJ2GAZ. Over the past week, Ed has made some 100 QSOs on 6 meters (according to the KK5DO Web site). He continues to be active on 15 meters SSB on 21225 kHz usually after 2130z.
QSL INFO AND NEWS...............
SPECIAL EVENT REMINDER. Look for U.K. operators to use the prefixes 2Q, GQ and MQ in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee. This The special prefixes may be used from 0000z, June 1st until 2400z on June 30th. This may cause some confusion because the country locator is dropped. For example, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU and GW all become GQ, as well as M, MD, MI, MJ, MM, MU and MW all become MQ. Listen carefully to the operators. Also, Don, G3XTT, would like to remind everyone that the GB50 special event station to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II will be active daily between 0700-2200z now through June 9th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, PSK31 and RTTY. Suggested operating frequencies are:
QSL Route: Owen Cross, G4DFI, (bureau, or direct to: 28 Garden Avenue, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4LF, England). Special Awards are available. Check the following Web pages for more details:
GB50: http://www.gb50.com or RSGB: http://www.rsgb.org Golden Jubilee: http://www.goldenjubilee.gov.uk Visitor Information for Windsor Castle: http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/page576.asp
NEED A QSL MANAGER? Hector, XE1BEF (ex-XF0C, XF4C, XF4CIS, XF4CA), offers his services as a QSL Manager for any expeditions or any operator. If interested, contact hin via E-mail at: email@example.com
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station TM6JUN to be on the air from Utah Beach from now until June 8th. The activity will be on CW and SSB on HF bands.
TN3B AND TN3W QRT. Josep/EA3BT and Nuria/EA3WL left the Congo on May 27th. They are very tired but very happy with their DXpedition with almost 27,000 QSOs in his log in only 8 days.
VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND. Remember to look for Bert, PA3GIO, as VK9LO. His activity will last until June 7th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters. QSL to his home callsign.
YA, AFGHANISTAN. Robert, S53R/YA5T, is expected to be back in YA-land as of this past Sunday. He is bringing with him a new IC-746PRO, IC-PW1 and some extra aluminium. Also, he is carrying a 4 element 6m yagi. He hopes to put YA on the 6m map! To make sure he works as many as possible in the U.S. this time, Robert also has a 3 element 10/12/15 meters yagi (his design, single band but only takes a few minutes to retune any 3 bands) in his luggage and will put it up soon. He states propagation to U.S. is perfect during the summer from about 0130 to 0330z and agian in the evening hours in YA-land. He also plans to do much more SSB this time. They have some 22,000 QSOs on CW and only about 4,500 on SSB. Meanwhile, Chris, YA/G0TQJ, is active from Kabul until the end of July. QSL via his home callsign either via the Bureau or direct to: C.M. Vernon, 66 Kesteven Road, Stamford, Lincs PE9 1SU, England.
YV, VENEZUELA. Steve, W4DTA, will be going to YV-land for a quick holiday (June 19-23rd). He will be active as YV5DTA while down there and will be on the air during his spare time. Steve should be active from 40-6 meters (SSB/CW). QSL via W4DTA.
ZONE 2. Nenad, VE3EXY, reports that he just received confirmation that he can operate from CQ ZONE 2. He will be active for 4 days (and 5 nights) from Friday evening, June 7th, to Tuesday morning, June 11th around the ANARTS/Jubilee RTTY/CW weekend. He expects to be active on the following modes: CW, RTTY, and Phone, but mostly RTTY/CW during the contest. He will use the callsign VE3EXY/2 (Counts as Zone 2 and VE2). Suggested frequencies are:
Sorry no 6 meters. Outside the contest he will always work split (2 kHz CW and 5 kHz RTTY). Outside the contest look for him on the WARC bands, RTTY and the Lower Frequencies. During ANARTS Contest, watch for him on 20/15/10 meters. During Jubilee Contest, watch for him on 80/40/20/ 15/10 meters. Around his Greyline times, Nenad will be either on 80 or 40 meters. QSL via VE3EXY. Nenad's QSL Policy: "For all my DXpedition I do not do blanket cover of all QSOs in my log. Instead I answer QSLs when I receive them. You can send them direct with SASE (SAE +postage), via the bureau, or direct without postage. QSLs with sufficient return postage will be answered same day (if in the log), or via the bureau otherwise. QSL cards are already printed, and there is no reason to wait. No special cards are waiting for sponsors' approval or funding. E-mail requests are not accepted. However, e-QSL requests will be confirmed electronically, subject to receiving notification and electronic QSL server address."
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