The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 569
July 8, 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, N2JNZ, WV2B, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4WSB, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4CID, N4GN, KK5DO, N6HR, N6WIN, K7BV, K8CX, K8YSE, K9RZ, N0UF, 4L1RK, DK9KX, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, DL7IO, EA3BT, EA7VK, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3NYY, GI0DVU, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, JA1ELY, JI6KVR, JR3TVH, LA2IJ, LX2AJ, OH1EH, OH2BH, OK1QM, OM3JW, ON5UM, PA1AW, PA5RA, PT2PS, SP9JPA, WRC/RRA Bulletin, VA3RJ & ICPO, VA7DP and ZS5BBO for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30/June, through Sunday, 7/July there were 220 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4U1U, 4W, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5U, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY0, CY9, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FJ, FK, FM, FO, FR, FR/t, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HM, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J3, J6, JA, JT, JW, JX, JY, K, KG4, KH0, 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, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9C, VK9M, VK9N, VP2M, VP5, VP8, VP8/h, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, 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).
3Z0, POLAND (Special Event). Look special event stations 3Z0AJC, 3Z0AWQ, 3Z0JLP, 3Z0ZKX and 3Z0ZAG to be active to celebrate 25 years of the town of Zagorz, Poland. Activity will last until the end of July 2002. QSL via the SP8 home callsigns (except for 3Z0ZAG), or SP8AJC.
7O1YGF UPDATE. Hans, DK9KX, informed the DX Community that Dominik, DL5EBE, handed over documents regarding the 7O1YGF operation to Wayne Mills, N7NG, at the Ham Radio Fair in Friedrichshafen last weekend. Now it's up to the ARRL to make a decision. The sad new is that Bernd Krueger, DJ7MG, one of the crew passed away in April 2002.
AL8, ALASKA. Ron, WA6FGV, is currently active from here as AL8/WA6FGV. His stay is unsure, but he has been active on 40/20/17 meters CW. Watch after 1300z on 40 meters, after 0500z on 20 meters and after 2330z on 17 meters. Also, check phone on 14205 at about 0300z. He says he has a very high noise level, but he wants to pass out the AL8 prefix as much as he can.
CE0Y, EASTER ISLAND. Hisato, 7K1WLE, will be active from here (IOTA SA-001) for his summer vacation between July 18-24th as CE0Y/7K1WLE. Some may remember Hisato as VY0/7K1WLE last October. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, mainly on CW and some SSB. He will be using a IC-706+IC-2KL(500W) with a wire antenna. Suggested operating frequencies are:
He may briefly be active from Papeete, French Polynesia (FO) for one day before and after his stay at Easter Island. QSL via JN1HOW: Toshihiko Niwa, 1081-8 Sakae, Kitakawabe, 349-1213 JAPAN.
CORRECTION (OOOPPPS Department). In OPDX.568 under "IOTA NEWS", the IOTA number EU-114 was incorrect for Dany's, F5CW, operation from Guadeloupe. It should be NA-114, not EU-114.
CY9, ST.PAUL ISLAND. The operators from the CY9DH operation are now QRT. Last report, they made 12,180 contacts on HF as of 0000z July 7th. No report is available on VHF contacts. QSL the operation via W7XU. Duane, WV2B, reports that he took pictures before he left the isalnd on July 2nd. They can be seen at: http://www.geocities.com/stpaulisland/CY9DH.html
DAYTON 2002 GALLERY IS UP! Tom Roscoe, K8CX, has posted the Dayton 2002 Gallery now up on the Web at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2002/ The Gallery has 154 photos this year. Tom took 97 photos and the rest came from W4MYA, XE1L, VP5JM, N1DG, K8AV, and K8KHZ. There are still some unidentified people in these photos. If you know who these unknown hams are, please let him know. There is photo coverage of the Contesters Banquet, Top Band Dinner, DX Dinner, and Crowne Plaza Hospitality Suites. Tom is interested in putting up a WRTC 2002 Gallery. Unfortunately, he will not be able to attend. If you go, take some pics and send them to him for the Gallery. You can E-mail them to: email@example.com Or burn the pics on a disk and mail it to: Tom Roscoe, K8CX, 857 N. Albright McKay Rd., Brookfield, Ohio 44403
EA9, MELILLA (Update). Juan, EA7VK, updates OPDX that the URE group going to Alboran Island (IOTA AF-042), July 19-23rd, is near North Africa. They will be operating on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 and possibly on 160 meters (He says, "This time no good for top band."). There will also be activity on 6m, 2m and 70cm on SSB and CW. If it is possible, there could be operations on RTTY. The transmissions on 50Mhz from the Grid Square IM85LW is new! They expect to put three stantions on IOTA frequencies: one SSB on the HF bands, one CW on the HF bands and one SSB alternating CW for 6/2m and 70cm. Maybe a fourth station will be added for the HF bands. QSL via EA7RU.
IARU HF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION (Available and Needed). Bill, NG3K, has once again set up a URL address to list the HQ Stations planning to be active in the IARU HF World Championship 2002: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iaru2002.html If you have information relating to a HQ (or IARU Administrative Council or IARU regional Executive) station that's planning to be active and would like to have it listed here, please send it to: Bill@ng3k.com
INTERTESTING OPERATION OF THE WEEK. Look for the "Naturist Amateur Radio Club's" station, NU5DE, to be active from 0000z, July 8th through 2400z, July 14th, from Austin, TX. Activity will take place during the 27th Annual North American Nude Awareness Celebration. Suggested frequencies are: 7265, 14265, 21365 and 28465. QSL via: Naturist Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 200812, Austin, TX 78720-0812.
J4, DODESCANESE. Miro/OM5RW and Rudi/OM3PC will be active July 22-28th from Rhodos Island (Rhodes - IOTA EU-001) as J49RW and J45PC, respectively. They will be active in the IOTA Contest with the callsign J45RW and outside of the contest as J45PC. QSL to their home callsign.
JX, JAN MAYEN. Ove, LA2IJ (also JW2IJ, JX2IJ, TF/LA2IJ, OY/LA2IJ) will be active as JX2IJ from July 25th to August 1st. Activity will be mainly on RTTY but also some SSB. He will be active when not busy with work. Suggested RTTY frequencies are: 14083, 21083 and 28083. QSL via his home callsign LA2IJ direct or via bureau. ADDED NOTE: Please observe that 1 USD is not sufficient for return postage to either Europe or the rest of the world. 1 IRC is OK for all parts of the world for up to 20 gram envelopes. More than 50 percent of direct QSLs for the April 2002 JX2IJ activity were received with insufficient return postage.
LX, LUXEMBOURG (SPECIAL EVENT). Look for activity from the special event callsign LX8LGS (Luxembourg Guides and Scouts) between July 17-27th. Their activity will be on 160-2 meters on SSB, CW, RTTY and SSTV. The station will be active during the "National Scout Camp" (11 to 14 years old) in the northern part of Luxembourg. For more details look at qrz.com. QSL is OK via LX2AJ.
MOUNTAIN POLAR DXPEDITION. Members of Russian Robinson Club plan to be active as R3RRC/1 from August 9-23rd from Khibiny Mountains in the Kola Peninsula (RM-0101 for Russian Mountain Award). The activity will be on the HF and VHF bands. For more information regarding Russian Mountain Award, see the Web page at: http://www.hamradio.ru/rrc/AWARDS/rma.htm (However, it is in Russian)
P5/4L4FN, NORTH KOREA (Upate). Bruce, KK5DO, informs OPDX that several weeks ago he sent a bunch of equipment over to Ed, P5/4L4FN. He was in Beijing during the end June and has collected everything. He is now back in North Korea. Among the things sent to him was a complete satellite station for AO-40 (less the radio which he has), a Hex Beam and rotor as well as an addition to his Butternut antenna for 6m/12m/17m. In the next few weeks he will assemble these items and make them operational. Ed will start making some satellite contacts on AO-40, phone only. The Hex Beam should allow him to have a better signal than he has now, and give him the ability to point at the signals he wants to hear. The upgrade on the Butternut will allow him to continue to make 6m contacts and possibly work some further away stations than he already has. Also included in the package was a copy of QST that had an article about him by Bernie, W3UR, and the plaque that was given to him in absence at Dayton, as well as some of his QSL cards (Bruce thought it would be nice for him to see how they look in print).
QSL INFO AND NEWS....................
SPECIAL EVENT. Bob, N0UF, Vice President of the Kansas City DX Club, reports that on Saturday, July 13th, from sunrise (6:03 AM CDT) to sunset (8:44 PM CST), the Kansas City DX Club will be participating in the IARU Contest from the Associated Radio in Overland Park, KS. They will be using the callsign of Lee Bergren, W0AR, the 41st DXer to be inducted into CQ's DX Hall of Fame. They will have a CW and a SSB Station active.
SU60, EGYPT. Said Kamel, SU1SK, announced that he will activate the first DXpedition from the Egyptian Western Desert with a special callsign SU60WW. The special callsign marks the elapse of 60 years over the start of World War II in the battlefield of Al Alamein, Egypt. Activity will be between July 6-13th, on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters CW/SSB. He was heard this past weekend on 15/17 meters. Watch 18123 kHz after 2130z and 21295 kHz after 1700z. For more details, please visit the DXpedition homepage at: http://www.qsl.net/su60ww/
THE NETHERLANDS. Alex, PA1AW, informs OPDX that PA6HQ will represent The Netherlands (IARU Member VERON) in this year's upcoming IARU Championship Contest. QSLs for PA6HQ go to PA3CAL. There is also a special PA6HQ award available. For more details on PA6HQ, check the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/pa6hq/
WRTC2002 RELEASES OJ CALLSIGNS. The IARU World HF Championship is right around the corner, within which is the WRTC2002 run (July 13-14th). The callsigns (from OJ1-OJ8 prefix block) in the WRTC2002 Contest that will be used by 52 teams will be:
OJ1C OJ1F OJ1M OJ1N OJ1S OJ1W OJ1X OJ2F OJ2H OJ2J OJ2Q OJ2V OJ2Y OJ2Z OJ3A OJ3D OJ3N OJ3R OJ3T OJ3X OJ4A OJ4M OJ4N OJ4S OJ4W OJ5A OJ5E OJ5M OJ5T OJ5U OJ5W OJ5Z OJ6C OJ6E OJ6K OJ6N OJ6W OJ6X OJ6Y OJ7A OJ7C OJ7M OJ7N OJ7S OJ7W OJ7X OJ8A OJ8E OJ8K OJ8L OJ8N OJ8W
You can download an Excel checklist for the contest from: http://www.wrtc2002.org/wrtc/ojcalls.xls Also, remember the "WRTC2002 Worked All New OJ Prefixes" awards and special plaques + their special "Early Bird" prizes will be available (All E-mailed logs submitted within 6 hours after the contest ends will participate in a lottery with special WRTC2002 prizes), read full details at: http://www.wrtc2002.org/rules_all.htm Also, all OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive a last minute reminder from Martti, OH2BH, as an additional bulletin.
XW, LAOS (Operation Wrap-up!). Champ, E21EIC, who was active as XW1IC, reports that he made some 5,106 QSOs and 103 countries. Operations were on CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV. He expects to go back to Laos again in November (maybe for the CQWW CW Contest). His complete E-mail message with more info on his operation will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.
ZB2, GIBRALTAR. Holger, DL7IO, informs OPDX that it is holiday time and his family (and one other family) are planning a round trip through Europe. They are expected to travel around F/EA/CT/ZB2. Holger guesses ZB2 may be interesting to the community. The two families will have 3 HAM operators, DL7IQ/Birgit, DJ7TO/Olaf and DL7IO/Holger. They will be travelling around and will be in Gibraltar between July 9th (late evening) and 12th (early morning). They plan to be active at all times. The operators will sign using ZB2/homecall. QSL will be via their homecall. They prefer bureau cards or better no cards, and only an E-mail request for bureau cards. Their E-mail addresses are as follows:
ZS5, SOUTH AFRICA. Gary/ZS5NK and Edwin/ZS5BBO will once again be in the HF World Championships. They will be operating with the callsign ZS5NK, last year they operated as ZS5T. They are asking all stations to point their antennas to Africa to work them. They really want to put on a big show this year. They will be using one of the following: TS870, TS940 or FT1000MP on a stacked array of TH6's (6 over 6). The linear is a TL922. They will have a 6 element mono on 10m and various dipoles on 160m, 80m and 40m. Edwin states, "We also wish all operators the best of luck for the contest and hope the propagation gods will be on our side!!!"
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