Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 246, March 11, 1996
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 246
March 11, 1996
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, N1OCS, AA8U, NC8V,
DF4RD, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, F1RHK, F6AJA & LNDX, G3ZYP & British
Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG), G4BUE & DX News Sheet, JH6RTO,
LA5IIA, PY2XV and SM0DJZ for the following DX information.
5R, MADAGASCAR Gerard, F2JD (ex-S79JD/5Z4JD/5V7JG etc....) has received
his licence and will begin operating as 5R8EN. He will stay in Malagasy
until September. He plans to work with a long wire and he will improve
his antenna system very soon. Gerard was heard over the weekend on 21019
kHz around 0905z. QSL via F6AJA.
9G, GHANA Joe, N1OCS, will be on business in Navrongo from March
12-24th. He will be in Accra before going on to Navrongo and he hopes
to be able to operate from the club station in the late evening of
March 12th (local time). Once in Navrongo, Joe hopes to have his modest
100 watt station (using a dipole) operational by March 14th (work
permitting). His suggested frequencies (+/- QRM):
CW - 1819, 3525, 7025, 10105, 14025, 18025, 21025, 24895 and 28025
SSB - 1845, 3795, 7065, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
9M8, EAST MALAYSIA (UPDATE) As reported in OPDX.244, Andrea, DL3ABL,
and Michael, DL6MHW, will be active in Sarawak from the 14th to 26th of
March. Both have now received their licenses and they hope to be on the
air on the evening of the 14th of March. Look for 9M8AD (Andrea, DL3ABL)
and 9M8MH (Michael, DL6MHW) to be active on CW and SSB on the following
suggested times and frequencies: 3507 (3501) from 1930-2100z, 7007/7064
from 1700-2200z, 10101 (10107) from 1600-1700z, 14007/14195 from 1400-
1600z, 18073/18127, 21007/21295 and 24895 kHz. The frequencies and the
scheduled times are without warranty. Everything depends on local and
band conditions plus their personal activities. QSL via DL3ABL, Andrea
Diekmann, Bruno-Taut-Ring 56, D-39130 Magdeburg, Germany
A3, TONGA Morten, LA9GY, will operate from here March 16th through
April 4th. His callsign will most likely be A35GY, but it has not been
issued yet. His main mode of operation will be CW, but he will be active
on SSB from time to time. He will make a special effort on the low bands,
160-30 meters. Morten will also take part in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest.
SSB - 1841, 3795, 7055, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
QSL via homecall adress: Morten Antonsen, Hallsetreina 6, N-7027 Trondheim, Norway
CW - 1827, 3505, 7005, 10115, 14005, 18075, 21005, 24895 and 28005
EV, BELARUS The BARTG GB2ATG News reports the special event station
EV10D is on the air to mark 10 years anniversary since the Chernobyl
Nuclear Power Station disaster. Activity reported on the Ohio/Penn
Network show this station has been operating mainly on 20 meters SSB
FT5, CROZET ISLAND FT5WE was heard begging for calls on 40 meters this
past weekend around 7005 kHz between 1400 and 1700z. Activity was also
on 30 meters. QSL via F5GTW, Claude Touyeras, 23 rue des Chardonnais,
Cite de la Diete, F-86130 Jaunay Clan, France
HAM, HUNGARY (Attention Prefix Hunters) Some Hungarians are using the
additional prefix letter "M" to celebrate 1100 years since foundation
of the state (ex. HAM3HV, HAM5AWH, HAM5JI, HAM8RJ, HAM9SU...). Their
length of activity with this prefix is unknown at this time.
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS Shun, a doctor of veterinary medicine, JF1MGI
is now on Galapagos Islands for animal research and will stay there
until the end of March. He will be on the air during his free time.
Shun's callsign and band activity was not passed on. OPDX hopes to have
an update on details.
JW, SVALBARD Erik, SM0AGD, and John, SM0DJZ, will make a visit here
and will be active from March 14-18th. Activity will be mainly on 80,
40 and 30 meters with operations mainly on CW, but there will be some
RS-12, SSB and RTTY operations also. They plan to participate in
BARTG-RTTY-Contest. Their callsigns will be JW/homecall, and QSL to
their homecalls. (PLEASE NOTE: SM0AGD is only good in 1996 CB! SM0AGD,
Vestagatan 27, S-19556 Marsta, Sweden.)
KH2, GUAM Seiji, JH6RTO will be active as AH0AV/KH2 from April 11-14th.
He will concentrate on 10 and 17 meters except during the JIDX Contest
hours. QSL via homecall, Seiji Fukushima, 2-183-A207, Soubudai,
Zama City 228, Japan.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS Jun, JH4RHF, will be on a business trip to Saipan
from March 10-18th. He plans to be active as KH2S/KH0. Two other operators
will be with him, but Jun does not know their callsigns at this time.
Look for him on 40 or 80 meters around 10-1600z. QSL to his home call:
Junichi Tanaka Ph.D. JH4RHF, P.O. Box 61 Toyonaka, Osaka 560 JAPAN
The DXNL reports that Allen, KN6AH, plans to be active as KH0/KN6AH
from March 15-30th. He wants to work especially on 40, 20, and 15 meters
and on nets on 20 meters. QSL direct only via callbook.
PY0, TRINDADE ISLAND Mendonca, PY1UP, will be signing PY0TI until June
12th (or around this date). He continues to be active on all bands SSB/CW,
using a 100w transceiver and a multiband wire antenna. His most updated
QSL information is: Joao Batista G. Memdonca, Rua Alfredo Backer 536,
apto 1101 Bloco 05 - Alcantara, 24452-000 Sao Goncalo - RJ, Brazil. In
the past Mendonca has had problems regarding mail violation, but he states
this problem has been solved. He has written a letter to the post office
top Director in Brasilia about the postal violations and the post office
Director has fired and transferred personnel based in PY1UP's post office.
Since then, Mendonca has not seen any mail violations and states he has
been sending the logs to the continent and cards are being answered even
before he gets back.
QSL TIDBITS..... Please DO NOT send QSL cards to the home call or to
Turkey for TA2ZW. QSL to OK1TN via the bureau or send direct to the
OK-DX-Foundation, P.O.Box 73, 293 06 Bradlec, Czech Republic.......
A message from our "Bavarian Contest Club" states cards for the TK2C
operation in the 1995 CQWW DX-Contest SSB and CW are now printed and
will be send out within the next few weeks. QSL Manager is DF7RX (direct
or via the bureau)......
ST, SUDAN Claus (ex-9G1AP and 9N1AP) is currently active as ST1AP. He
was heard on 14178 kHz around 2215z, but he can also be found on the MAR
net at 0745z on 14332 kHz.
TM5, FRANCE The radio club station "Sciences ET Techniques Nancy"
(F6KIM) will be active on 160-10 meters during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest
with the special call TM5Z. The team will be composed with all members
of 1993 AIX Island DXpedition (Pascal/F5LEN, Bruno/F5NGZ, Pascal/F5PTM
and Herve/F5RMY). A special QSLs will be available only via bureau!
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS John, NC8V, will be operating as ZF2JC/ZF8 from
Little Cayman Island (NA-016) from March 15-21st. The operation will be
mostly around the IOTA frequencies and mostly SSB, but he will try to
switch to CW upon request. QSLs go to his home call NC8V (Good in any
callbooks since 1991): John Cornwell, NC8V, 15100 E. Scatter Ridge Rd.,
Athens, OH 45701
ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLAND Bruce/AA8U, Stanley/K8MJZ and Marilyn/AG8W will
be going to Rorotonga for the IARU Radiosport Contest in July of this
year. They plan to be active on all HF bands from July 11-20th. They
intend to focus activity on 160 and 80M outside the contest period so
look for them at your sunrise. The contest callsign will be ZK1AAU.
Also, look for ZK1MJZ and ZK1AGW to be active before and after the
contest period SSB and CW. QSL to Bruce Lallathin AA8U, 9221 Ford Rd.,
Rives Junction, MI 49277 (include appropriate SASE).
Chris, ZS5IR/ZS6RI, will be active as ZS8IR from
May until June or July 1997. His planned activity will be on 160-6
meters with operations on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL ZS6EZZ.
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