The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 274
October 14, 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, WA1S, WJ2O, K4CEF, N4VZ, W4FOA, K4PI, W5IJU & Island News, W7KJJ/6, KF7AY, K8VJG, WN9JAT, EA3BT, EY8MM, F6AJA, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, IK0AZG, ON6TT and V73C following DX information.
3DA, SWAZILAND. It has been reported that two different operations will be active in 3DA for the CQWW SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Both groups will be active on all bands. The first group will be active as 3DA0DX which includes WJ2O and a couple of ZS hams as a Multi/Single entry in the contest. Outside the contest, several of the operators will be using various 3DA0 callsign. QSL via WJ2O. The second operation will sign 3DA0NX during the contest which will be Single Op entry by Koji, ZS6CAX (ex JM1CAX/KG7WW). He states this operation will be the part of contesting team registered as the "Team Nippon". 6Y5XX, FG5BG, V85HG and JH7PKU will be the partners (all JA ops). For QSLs if it's via bureau send it to JM1CAX but no direct mail to Koji JA address. QSL direct to: Koji Tahara, JM1CAX, ZS6CAX, Japan Embassy, P.O. Box 11434, Brooklyn 0011, South Africa. Meanwhile, the "DX News Sheet" reports Jon, 3DA0CA, is active again after his holiday in the USA, with a new FT990 and FL7000 giving him more power. He has put up a B/W 160-10m folded dipole and has worked a W8 on 160 meter with it. He is regularly active at his sunrise (0326z) below 3510kHz. QSL via W4DR.
5X, UGANDA (News by Peter, 5X1T/ON6TT)......
9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Tex, 9M2TO, reports to OPDX that as of October 7th, he built and installed a 80/160 dipole, so begin looking for him on those bands. QSL via JA0DMV thru the bureau or direct to: Terutsugu Izumo, Bukit Dumbar Apt. 9-4, 97 Jalan Thomas 11700 Gelugor, Penang Island, Malaysia
8Q7, MALDIVES (UPDATE, ref OPDX.261). Josep, EA3BT, and his wife Nuria, EA3AOK, will be active as 8Q7BT and 8Q7OK October 23-31st and have announced the following operating times on RTTY: U.S. on 14085 kHz between 1600-2000z, Japan (meaning also Asia) on 15 meters between 0300-0800z and Europe on 15 meters between 1100-1600z.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE. The DXNS reports Jon, 3DA0CA, will be active 1500z October 23rd to 0500z October 28th (including CQWW SSB Contest) as C91CO from Maputo. Activity will be on 160, 40 and 20 meters. QSL W4DR.
CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Operators WA4DAN, AH9B, VK2BEX, and V73C are planning to be active from here October 21-29th. In addition to the DXpedition, they plan to operate in the CQWW Contest as well. This was not orginally planned as a contest operation. However, the best dates available from Environmental Canada included the contest weekend. So why not? The operators will be signing homecall/CY0, but have requested CY0XX for the contest. At this time they do not know if the call will be issued in time. The QSL Manager is Murray, WA4DAN, QSL via his Callbook address. They will operate on all bands and plan to have active two PHONE, two CW stations and one station dedicated to RTTY.
D2, ANGOLA (UPDATE). Alex, PA3DZN (aka 9X5EE, 9Q2L, etc), has arrived in Luanda. He arranged a meeting with the PTT Director, and has received the callsign D25L (Delta-two-five-Lima). However, he does not expect to be active soon, as his antennas and amplifier is still under way and are not expected to arrive for the next 2-3 weeks. He does have his radio and keyer here, so he may string up a 40 meter dipole. However, he states it may not be worth going through the trouble because he will be leaving Luanda in about 3 weeks for a place called Menongue which is in the southern part of the country. Meanwhile, he is hopeful the shipment will arrive in time so he can take all of his equipment at once to Menongue and not miss out on the CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via PA3DMH.
EY, TAJIKISTAN. Nodir, EY8MM, reports that he and Alex/EY8CQ, Irage/EY8WW, Vlad/EY8XX, Vlad/EY8VV, and Bruce EY8RR (AA3DK) will be active this year as Multi/Single entry in CQ WW SSB contest as EY2Q. The station will include a 3 element monobanders for 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. For 80 meters they will use a Rombic antenna and an inverted Vee for 160 meters.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Eric, F5CCO, will be on Tahiti during the months of November and December. He is there mainly on business, but he will be active on the weekends and if possible after work. He should be on the island November 15th and will stay for about 4 or 5 weeks there. Particular attention will be given for 80 and 40 meters. He currently does not know what his callsign will be but will receive it upon his arrival.
IR, ITALY. GianFederico, IK0AZG, states he will air the special callsign IR0C during the next CQWW SSB Contest. QSL via home call.
J3, GRENADA. From November 16-26th, a group from the Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC) will be operating from here. Operators are as follows: J38AA - Ann/WA1S, J38AB - Paul/K1XM, J38AC - Al/W1FJ, J38AD - Joe/KM1P, J38AE - Charlotte/KQ1F and J38AF Rich/K2WR. They will be operating in the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi/Multi entry with 3 stations (possibly 4) with amplifiers at each station and monobanders on 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters. They will have wire antennas for 80 and 160 meters. Paul, KX1M, is trying to get a short call for the contest operation. Their backup callsign will be J38AA. All contest QSLs will be via Charlotte, KQ1F.
KC6, REP. BELAU. Just a reminder! Start looking for the Oklahoma DX Association members, Coy, N5OK (KC6OK), and Dave, N5CG (KC6GG), to be active for the next 4 to 8 weeks. Coy plans to try 160 meters everyday. (Refer to OPDX.272).
P4, ARUBA. Mike, K4PI, will be active as P49I during the CQWW SSB Contest, October 26-27th. He plans to be in the contest as a 80 meter single band entry.
QSL NEWS AND INFORMATIONS......
SOUTH CHINA SEA ACTIVITY. It has been reported to OPDX, that Bolon, BV5AF, President of CTARL & TAMSAT, states they have plans for BV9P, to be active late March, 1997, if the propagation is better. Also, they have plans to activate BV9S, on one of the big island of Spratly, named Equal Island, which is handled by ROC, Taiwan. This operation is scheduled to be on aired 2 years later.
T2, TUVALU. Ron, ZL1AMO, is now on Tuvalu signing T28RW as expected. W4FOA had a QSO with him on 40 meters CW and asked if he planned to work any 80 or 160 meters. Ron said that he hopes he will be able to. He says that the airlines lost his antennas and his linear.
XZ, MYANMAR DXPEDITION UPDATE. (Excerpts from a press release by Warren, KF7AY. The complete press release will be sent to all InterNet OPDX Subscribers as an additional bulletin.) The XZ1N DXpedition to Myanmar remains on course. Final approvals have been received and all but last minute details remain to be worked out. This will be a large scale operation, with a chance for everyone to have this location in some new and exciting ways. The group will arrive in Yangon on November 16th and may even be active that evening. There will be a special event station running on November 18th. From November 19th through November 22nd, three stations will be on all bands and most modes (CW, SSB and RTTY). On November 23rd and 24th, XZ1N will be active in the 1996 CQ World-Wide CW DX Contest as a multi-multi entry from zone 26. There will be some activity on November 25, just before everything is taken down. The team departs for Bangkok on November 26th. Participants: OH1NYP, OH2BH, K5VT, KA5AYR, AB6ZV, N6BT, WA6CDR, AA7WP, KF7AY, N7WTU, WA7LNW and WY7K. QSL via W1XT (direct or bureau): Bob Myers, PO Box 17108, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7108. The XZ1N web site has been updated with current information and can be found at: http://www.getnet.com/~kf7ay/myanmar.html
YB, INDONESIA. Dennis, AA7VB, will be active from here this week as YB9BV and for the upcoming contest. He hopes to make some serious noise from Zone 28.
ZS1, SEAL ISLAND (SOUTH AFRICA). By the time you read this, ZS1IFJ, ZS1B, ZS1JM, ZS1X, ZS1LVH and others should be active from here until October 23rd. This will be a new IOTA located in the Cape Province South Coast Group. Activity will be on CW/SSB 24 hours a day. Callsign and QSL information has not be released yet.
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