Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 240, January 29, 1996
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 240
January 29, 1995
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 216-237-8208 14400/9600/2400/1200/300 8/N/1
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, ARRL Bulletins, K3DI, K8PYD,
NW8F, WB8LFO, 9A3GW, DF4RD, EI6FR, F5PYI, G3SXW, G4BUE & DX NEWS SHEET,
JJ2QXI, ON6TT, OZ8RO and ZS6AOO the following DX information.
5X, UGANDA (ON6TT on the road again!) Peter, ON6TT, reports he has just
signed a contract with the UN again and will be leaving soon (probably
this week) for 5X for 6 months to 2 years. Peter will manage the regional
telecom team for UN/WFP (World Food Program). Based in 5X, Peter will move
around frequently to the countries of the Rwanda (9X,9U,9Q,5H) and the
Greater Horn of Africa (ST,ST0,T5,5Z,E3,ET,..). He cannot promise to be
active from every single spot, but will surely try too. Peter will take
with him his FT900, TL922, MFJ/DSP, PK900, R7 and his big vertical for
80/160 meters. If he has time to take down part of his station at home,
he will ship his the 3 element WARC antenna and his 2 element for 40
meters. Peter states that it might take a month before he receives his
5X license (maybe shorter). His operations will be mainly SSB and RTTY,
CW on request/sked. He will be on during most of the contests. QSL via
his QSL Manager ON5NT. ADDED NOTE: Peter states he will continue to work
hard with Bob, KK6EK and the rest of the team on the Heard '96-'97
expedition. Getting 2 months off from work to go to Heard was part of
his contract negotiations ("You wanna go WHERE?!?!"). hi
8Q, MALDIVE ISLANDS Chris, HB9CYV, and Rolf, HB9CZR, will be active
from February 14-20th, probably as 8Q7YV and 8Q7ZR. Operations will be
on 10-80 meters with a possibility of activity on 160 meters.
9A, CROATIA The Croatia DX Club will take part in CQ WW 160 CW Contest
as 9A1A as a Multi/Op category. Robert, 9A3GW states they have three new
beverages up and are ready to use them.
Meanwhile, Dick, K4XU, should be in Zagreb (by the time you read this)
for four weeks starting January 30th. He will be active as either 9A/K4XU
or 9A4XU from the 9A1A club station. QSL via K4XU, Dick Frey, 2927 Curved
Creek, Quincy, IL 62301, USA.
C56, THE GAMBIA Several operators (DL2RUM, DL7BO, DL7DF, DL7UFR and
DL7URH were mentioned) of Berlin/Brandenburg area will be active near
the capital city of Banjul, from March 4-18th. Suggested CW frequencies
will be on 1822, 3505, 7005, 10115, 14005, 18073 and 21005. SSB will be
on the usual DX frequency. They plan to have two stations active. Their
callsigns are not yet known. They will pay special attention to the
lowbands 80/160 meters, RTTY in the BARTG Contest (March 16-17th) and if
permissible, AO13 satellite and 6 meters. QSL via DL7DF (ex-DL7UUO).
DXCC FIELD CHECKING NEWS (Endorsements are here!) Jerry, WB8LFO, one of
the Great Lakes (Ohio) Division's Field Representatives reports receiving
a letter from the ARRL and Phase 3 of the Field Checking is starting.
They can now do endorsements.
DXCC NEWS As reported in W1AW bulletins ARLD005 and ARLD006, the "ARRL
Board of Directors" (BoD) at their meeting in Savannah, Georgia, approved
a Membership Services Committee recommendation to add Scarborough Reef to
the ARRL DXCC Countries List. The vote was 11-yes, 3-no and 1-abstention.
Scarborough is added to the list based on DXCC Rules Section II, Point
2(a) (Separation by Water). The DXCC Desk announced that the start date
for Scarborough Reef is January 1, 1995. Only QSOs made on or after that
date will be eligible for DXCC credit. The first accredited operation took
place in April of 1995. The 1994 DXpedition did not qualify as a land based
operation. QSL cards will be received by the DXCC Desk starting April 1,
1996. Cards received before that date will be returned without action.
IOTA EU-007 (EJ7NET Dates) The WestNet DX Group has announced that they
will operate from The Great Blasket Island EU-007 this summer. The group
will be active from Friday, June 7th, until Monday, June 10th inclusive.
Activity will be on all bands 10-160 meters with operations on the
following modes: CW/SSB/RTTY/AMTOR. The callsign used will be EJ7NET,
and QSLs should go to EI6FR.
TU, IVORY COAST The team of G3SXW, G4FAM, K7GE, N7BG and WB7SRW expect
to be active from Ivory Coast in February, taking in the ARRL DX CW
Contest on February 17-18th, signing TU5A (multi-two section). QSL via
W8AEF. On February 15-16th they also hope to be active with personal
call-signs (to be advised).
VK8, MELVILLE ISLAND (AUSTRALIA) This DXpedition will take place on IOTA
OC-173 which is located in the Northern Territory (Arafura Sea Coast) West
Group from March 8-11th. Two operators (VK8HZ and VK8NSB) and two different
stations will be active at the same time on all bands from 6-80 meters.
This rare IOTA is hard to get authorization to land because they need one
from the Aborigen Council who owns the islands. QSL via VK4AAR direct only
via 1995 or 1996 callbook address. ADDED NOTE: There was an indication
that dates and callsigns could be changed...
VP2M, MONTSERRAT Art, WA2UJH, will once again make a return trip to
Montserrat as VP2MDY from February 16th through March 1st. Art will be
active mostly on CW with activity on 10-160 meters. QSL via NW8F.
VP5, TURKS & CAICOS (UPDATE) As mentioned in last week's bulletin, Koji,
JJ2QEH, and Mack, JJ2QXI, will be active. This week Mack has informed OPDX
that they will be signing VP5/JJ2QEH and VP5/JJ2QXI from February 3-9th.
They will also have 2 stations active simultaneously. They would like to
emphasize picking up JAs while the conditions are open between VP5 and JA,
but they still want to make as many QSOs as possible. Mack says, "PLEASE
CALL US!" QSL addresses can be found in OPDX.239.
VP9, BERMUDA Dave, N3RD, states he will activate VP9AD during the CQWW
160M CW Contest as a Single/Operator entry from Paget Parish, Bermuda.
Anybody who still needs VP9AD's card can QSL to W3HNK. N3RD/VP9 may be
acive sporatically before the contest.
VU2PAI QSL UPDATE Pai, VU2PAI wants to inform the DX community that he
has had problems with the Indian Excise and Customs because DXers are
sending him dollar notes for direct QSL. He is not permitted to receive
foreign currency this way and wanted DXers to know that he would rather
have some stamps from the sender's country. This would keep him out of
trouble with the government and at the same time contribute to his stamp
collection. Meanwhile, Pai is active on 160 meters with a dipole but is
working on new antennas at a new QTH.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS Dick, K3DI, will be active as ZF2OP in the ARRL CW
Contest (February 17-18th) as a QRP entry. His band activity was not
mentioned. Dick will answer QSL requests via K3DI, W3-bureau, NE USA
DXcluster, or Internet (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS Leo, K8PDY, and Paul, WT8S, expect to be on Cook
Island (South) February 17th and leave February 24th. "This will be an all
bands operation using the same equipment WB8YJF and I took to ZL7 land",
states Leo. He also hopes conditions will be better than ZL7 was. Activity
will be mostly CW and RTTY with some SSB. Leo should be using the callsign
ZK1PYD and Paul (who was on the Rapa Nui team last fall) should be on as
ZK1WTS or possibly another call if he decides otherwise. INTERESTING NOTE:
Leo states all short time non-residents have 3 letter suffix calls while
residents have 2 letter suffix. They also tried for a trip to ZK1/North
but the plane was booked 2 months beyond their time frame of up to late
March. ADDED NOTE FROM LEO: All ZL7PYD cards not having SASE went via
bureau January 19th.
ZSM6A SPECIAL PREFIX Jim, ZS6AOO, will be operating as ZSM6A for The
Soccer Cup of Africa taking place in South Africa. This station will be
on the air until the middle of February. The QSL Manager is WA3HUP.
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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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