The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 265
August 5, 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, KA2AEV, K6OZL, NL7TB, WB9PTN, AH0W/OH2LVG, DF4RD, DL8ZAJ, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, F6AJA, F6IIE, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HL1SSG, and LA4LN following DX information.
5N, NIGERIA. The DX New Sheets report that Pete/W0AW, Mike/N9NS, Joe/K8JP and Vincent/G0LMY, will be active October 22nd to November 3rd, on CW/RTTY and satellite RS-12 and AO-13. They will also be active in the CQWW SSB Contest as 5N9N and are looking for two more operators. Contact Pete, W0AW, if you're interested. QSL via N2AU direct only.
5R, MADAGASCAR. Theo, DJ1RL, and Hans, DK8FB will be active starting on Monday, August the 5th. Operation will be until the 13th. Theo's callsign will be 5R8EY, and he plans to be active as usual in CW with most of his operations on 160 meters. He will transmit on 1824 kHz and listen on/between 1830 - 1832 kHz. He knows the window to Europe should be between 0200 and 0300z, but he is not sure of the window to North America. If it is not possible to work "Top Band" because of local QRM/QRN, Theo will be on 80 meters transmitting on 3502 kHz and listening 2 kHz up. Hans's callsign is 5R8EZ, and he will be active mainly on SSB with operations on 10/15/20 meters. QSL via homecalls direct or via bureau. Addresses are:
DJ1RL - Theo SEE, Breulgasse 13, D 63477 Maintal, Germany
DK8FB - Hans SEE, Fechenheimer Weg 49, D 63477 Maintal, Germany
5R, MADAGASCAR. Jean Michel will visit Gerard, 5R8EN, between August 18th and September 8th. He will operate as a guest operator or with a personal call sign. During this period Jean Michel and Gerard will try to go to Nosy Bé (IOTA AF-057).
CHANGEOVER. According to the ARRL Letter Electronic Update, dated August 2, 1996: "New DX Bulletin, DX Magazine publishers: Paul and Nancy Smith, AE4AP & KB4RGW respectively, will take over the DX Bulletin and the DX Magazine from Chod Harris, VP2ML. The changeover is supposed to happen within a few weeks. The Smiths already produce The GOLIST, QSL Manager List and The DX Reporter." The Smiths can be contacted via their new e-mail address at "email@example.com" or write to DX Publications, PO Box 2306, Paducah, KY 42002-2306; Tel: 502-898=8863 (voice); 502-898-8864 (DX BBS); Fax 502-898-8865.
EL, LIBERIA. Carl, K4YT/DL4YT, has plans to be active for 2 to 3 weeks from Monrovia, starting August 12th. His callsign was not mentioned. QSL to homecall.
FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Hiro, JE5WIM, plans to be active mainly on CW from August 10-14th. QSL via homecall.
IOTA ON THE SATELLITES. A group of operators will activate Bendor Island (IOTA EU-095) from August 8-12th, using the callsign TM5BEN. This island is located in the Provence Cote d'Azur Group. They will be active on all modes and HF bands (using the IOTA suggested frequencies), but also the satellites. Check 144.220, 432.250 and 1296.200 (SSB) MHz for terrestrial contacts. QSL via F5PVX direct or bureau.
JW, SVALBARD (More info and YLs!). Last week we mentioned that YL Unni, JW6RHA, would once again operate from here starting August 2nd through the 10th. She will be joined by two other YL operators Inger, JW8KT, and Turid, JW9THA. Some of their operations will be on a Kenwood TS-50 and Ten-Tec Scout transceivers, dipole antennas, and limited battery power. Suggested frequencies: 7048, 14248, 21248, and 28500 kHz SSB with possibility of some CW operation on 80-10 meters subbands. QSL to JW6RHA via LA6RHA, JW8KT via LA8KT and JW9THA via LA9THA.
KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND DXPEDITION. The August 1996 DXpedition to the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, (KH4 and IOTA OC-030), is pleased to announce that the operation will now include satellite modes. Joining the team as satellite operator is Pat Guerin, NH6UY, of Honolulu who is well experienced in satellite operating from a number of other Pacific DXpeditions. The rest of the team includes AH0W/OH2LVG, W2UE, UA3AB and WA7LNW. QSL route for the Midway operation is Bob Johnson, KE7LZ.
KH6, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. Eric, WB9PTN, will be on Maui from August 10-22th, signing WB9PTN/KH6. He will operate mainly on the WARC bands, and he will also try some low bands. He will also operate in the NA QSO Party. QSL via 96 CBA or via WB9PGB.
TK, CORSICA. Paul, F2YT, will be active as TK/F2YT from August 18th to September 2nd. He will also try to be active from some coastal island.
V21, ANTIGUA (Now active on 6 meters!). A member of "Team Antigua", Alan, V21BF is now active on 6 meters. He states that there hasn't been any steady operation from Antigua for quite some time and is looking forward to helping everyone who needs a QSO on 6 meters from Antigua. (ed. No dates or times were provided. I will try to keep you updated.)
USI ALERT! Those who chase USI (United States Island Award Program), be looking for Pat, N0NYG, and Dave, K9FXH, to be active from a new Illinois island for USI Award on August 11th, starting around 1700Z. QSL w/SASE to K9FXH. For details on USI, check out their WWW page:
WEB SITES FOR DXERS AND CONTESTERS....
YK, SYRIA. The DXNL reports 20 operators (OMs/XYLs) from Germany will sign YK0B during the first week of October. Not only will this group operate on CW/SSB, but the group plans to also work on RTTY and the satellites. QSLs via DL8HCZ.
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