The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 364
July 6, 1998
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1 (New Area Code!)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB2E, WB2RAJ/WB2TQH & The 59(9) DXReport, WA4FFW, KH6BZF, W7WK, K8YSE, BA1DU, DL2GG, F6AJA & LNDX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GM4SUC, JA1ELY & The 59 Magazine, OH2KI, OH1MDR, OK2PAA, ON4BDS, ON5NT, PA3DMH, PA3ERC, VE2SEI, VE3BW, VK3EW and ZP5AZL for the following DX information.
5B4, CYPRUS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that a Russian group consisting of Val/RZ3TX, Andy/UA3DPX, RA9JX, RZ9UA, UA9NN and UA9ND will be active now until July 15th as 5B4/homecall and as P3A in the IARU HF Championship. QSL via W3HNK. ALso, "The 59(9) DXReport" states Steve/G3VMW and Bob/G3ZEM will sign 5B4/homecall between July 21st through August 5th from Paphos. QSL via homecalls.
AFRICAN DXPEDITION TOUR. Charlie, W0YG, leaves Wednesday for South Africa where he will spend a week before going on to Botswana and Zimbabwe. He will probably start his A2 activity on July 18th. Charlie expects to start his Z2 activity on July 22nd. He will then head back to A2 on August 7th and stay until August 22nd. Charlie currently holds V5/ZS6YG, A22/W0YG and Z21/W0YG licenses. Look for him to be active mainly on 40-10 meters CW with special attention on the WARC bands. There may be some RTTY activity. QSL via W0YG only (REPEAT, ONLY W0YG, not the ZS bureau).
CARIBBEAN TOUR. Rob/PA3ERC and Ronald/PA3EWP have announced they will be active from Montego Bay, Jamaica (6Y) between August 27th and September 8th, using the callsigns 6Y5/PA3ERC and 6Y5/PA3EWP. They will also be active from Leeward, Cayman Islands (ZF) September 8-20th, using the callsigns ZF2RC and ZF2WP. They plan to have two stations on the air operational on 160-10 meters. Operations are planned to be active on the modes CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, 6 meters will be activated when propagation permits. They will focus mainly on the WARC bands and the low bands for Europe during their grayline. Both locations will have an excellent takeoff to the US and Europe. A Web Page has been set up containing actual information, digital photo's and daily uploaded logs. Check out the URL address: http://www.igr.nl/users/pa3dmh/tour98.html Rob, PA3ERC, will be the QSL manager. QSLs can be sent via the bureau or direct to: Rob Snieder, Van Leeuwenstraat 137, 2273 VS Voorburg, The Netherlands
EI, IRELAND. Look for Graham, M0AEP, in the coming weeks (July 18th-August 1st) to be active as EI/M0AEP from Kenmare River in County Kerry. His activity will be on CW and SSB.
FG, GUADELOUPE. Baldur, DJ6SI, is currently active as FG/DJ6SI. The length of his operation is unknown at this time. His activity is usually CW. His activity seems to be on all bands including the WARC bands. QSL via his homecall.
FO0, AUSTRAL ISLANDS. Joel, F5JJW, will once again sign as FO0SUC between October 7-17th. He will be on Tubuai Island (IOTA OC-152). His activity will be mostly on 14, 21, 28 MHz.
GU0, GUERNSEY ISLAND (A change in plans). A group calling themselves "Golden Spur Section KTK - Kortrijk" of the UBA, who were planning to activate the Minquiers Reef IOTA EU-099 in the forthcoming IOTA Contest at the end of July, have changed their plans due to a conflict by another team that was going to EU-099. The reef is too small for two operations to take place. The Belgium team will now activate Guernsey Island, IOTA EU-114, before, during and after the IOTA contest this year. The team will commence activities on Thursday, July 23rd, or Friday, July 24th, terminating on Monday 27th or Tuesday 28th. There will be a team comprised of ON5SY/Harvey (leader), a cook-SWL Ronny, ON4AVA/Wilfried, ON4CHS/Lieven, ON4ON/Danny, ON6HH/Roland, ON7PQ/Pat and ON9CGB/Bill. They expect to use the callsign GU0MEU during the contest and possibly GB0ON, GU/personal, or call/p outside the contest period. They will operate on all contest bands in the contest and will concentrate on the WARC bands outside the contest using SSB and CW. QSL via ON bureau via ON4ON for all the callsigns from GU.
HR6, HONDURAS. Joe, VE3BW, will be returning to Roatan Island (NA-057) as VE3BW/HR6 for two weeks in October. He will arrive on the island on October 18th, and be active until November 1st. He plans to be active in the CQWW SSB Contest and will be active on CW and 6 meters before and after the contest. QSL via VE3BW, Joe Adams, 5 Romko Court, ST. Catharines, ON, Canada L2N-7A1.
KH6, HAWAII. Marco, IK0PHY, will travel here to be active as KH6/IK0PHY between July 13-23rd. QSL via homecall.
OJ0, MARKET REEF. Seppo/OH1VR and Jorma/OH2KI, will activate OJ0VR from July 9-12th. Their activity will be on CW, SSB, and maybe some RTTY. QSL via OH1VR: Seppo Sisatto, Lansirinteenk 23, 33400 Tampere, Finland
OPDX INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS will receive additional bulletins containing Lee's (KH6BZF) July's Propagation Forecast (Part 1) and details on the VK1 Award.
PACIFIC HOLIDAY AND ACTIVITY. Five members of FEDXP (Far East DX-Ploiters), which included JA1BRK, JA1HGY, JR1MLU, JA4DND and 7N3AWE, will activate the Belau Republic (T88) and Guam Island (KH2) as their summer DX Vacation. Their activity from T88 land will be between July 16-18th, using the callsigns T88AD (JR1MLU), T88AJ (7N3AWE), T88HG (JA1HGY), T88ND (JA4DND), and T88RK (JA1BRK). The KH2 Guam Island activity will be between July 19-21st, using the callsigns homecall/KH2. Activities will be on 160-10 meters plus 6 meters, SSB, CW and RTTY from two separated stations. They will concentrate on the WARC bands. QSL via their home callsigns.
QSL INFO AND NEWS....
TF, ICELAND. We have been asked to remind everyone that TF3IRA will be operational on July 12-13th during the IARU Contest from the TF HQ Station. TF3IRA has again been granted full power license and the "BIG OLGA" antenna will be used on lower frequencies. The Clubs C3 antenna will provide the 20 meters and above QSOs. QSL via TF3GB.
TL5, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (Update). Alex, PA3DZN, now signing as, TL5A will be on 3504 or 1833 kHz between 2100-2300z and at his sunrise, 0400-0440z. It was mentioned that his amplifier went dead during last weekend's RTTY run, so all he has now is a 100 watts until new tubes are received. He was heard on 14025 khz around 0515z this past weekend.
V2, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA. Darrell, AB2E (V26B team), reports to OPDX that he will be here operating as usual from the V26B superstation site. He will be active using the callsign V26E between August 6-11th. His activity will be operating on the WARC and low bands. Darrell will also be a Single Op in the WAE CW DX Contest which is on August 8-9th. Later in the year, he will return (November 26th to December 1st) to be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single OP. He will once again use V26E and be active on the WARC and low bands before and after the contest. QSL for all V26E operations are via his home call AB2E.
XO1, FOGO ISLAND (Canada). Members of the West Island Amateur Radio Club of Montreal are preparing for their 8th annual summer DXpedition. This year they will activate Fogo Island, Newfoundland, 54.2 deg. W. Long., 49.7 deg. N. Lat. Fogo Island is IOTA NA-198, Canada Islands NF-05, CQ Zone 5, and Maidenhead grid square GN-39. The group will be entering the annual IOTA (Islands on the Air) contest, operating as a Multi-Op island station from 1200z Saturday, July 25th, to 1200z Sunday, July 26th. A special callsign, XO1CWI, will be used. It was issued in honor of the Brimstone Head Folk Festival to be held on Brimstone Head, Fogo Island from August 7-10th. Suggested frequencies to be used: 3505, 3790, 7025, 7070, 7200, 14005, 14195, 21005, 21310, 28005, 28485, and 50130 kHz. Operations should begin on July 22nd and continue through July 27th. QSL route is: West Island ARC, P.O. Box 884, Dorval, Quebec, Canada, H9R4Z6. For further information or comments send an E-mail to: email@example.com (before July 19th).
ZP0, PARAGUAY. Tom, ZP5AZL, reports that he will use the special callsign ZP0Z in the upcoming IARU Contest (July 11-12th). Activity will be on all bands (if propagation is good). QSL "ONLY" to W3HNK and not direct to Tom's P.O. Box.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE EDITOR. Please send all DX announcements/information "ONLY" to the addresses below and "NOT" to the distribution InterNet address of: firstname.lastname@example.org
OPDX INTERNET SUBSCRIBE/UNSUBSCRIBE REQUEST: email@example.com
OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE):
OPDX SPANISH WEB SITE. (provide by "QTC Magazine" and Tony Pernas, EA1CSI):
Excerpts and distribution of The OPDX Bulletin are granted as long as KB8NW/OPDX/BARF80 receive credit. To contribute DX info, call BARF-80 BBS online at 440-237-8208 14400/9600/2400/1200/300 and leave a message with the Sysop or send InterNet Mail to one of the two following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org -or- email@example.com - OR - Send a message via packet to KB8NW @ WA8BXN.OH.USA.NA - OR - Use the VOICE or FAX answering machine at 440-237-8208 which shares the same phone line as BARF-80 BBS using a data/fax/phone switch. To access: 1) Dial Number. 2) Wait for first ring (the second ring should be a false ring from the fax/data switch box) and then dial four quick ones ("1111"). (NOTE: Some FAX machines that send single "BEEPS" every second will not have to do this step.) 3) The phone will pick up and after the "BEEP" leave your voice message or FAX.
Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS (BARF-80) +1 440/237-8208
"Totally devoted to Amateur Radio" - 24 Hrs a day 8/N/1 14.4k-300 baud