The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 435
November 15, 1999
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, N4AA & QRZ DX, N4KU, N5PO, N6CW, N6RT, ND6S, K8YSE, KQ0B, N0ODK, W0YR, CO8TW, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DK5WL, G4UOL, HK6DOS, LA7MFA, LZ1PJ, PR7FN, S53R, SM5MX, SM0BFJ, SM0GNU, UN7LZ, V73CW, VK1ZL, VK9NL and Newsline for the following DX information.
3A, MONACO. Operators Mike/W0YR, Tom/K6CT and Gyuri/HA5JI will be active as 3A/W0YR from November 26-30th. Possibly Thomas/N9NC and Gyorgy/VA3EU may join them. Activity includes the CQWW CW Contest. Mike states to OPDX that once the station is set up he will try to do his best to get on RTTY before the CQWW CW Contest.
3W, VIETNAM (Update). Mike, N0ODK, informed OPDX that he will be active as 3W6DK from Ho Chi Minh City during November 16-29th, 1999. He plans to operate SSB on 15 and 20 meters (both advanced and general portions of the bands), and will try to get on 10 and 40 meters. Mike states that he may try some CW, but it will be at a slow speed. QSL direct to N0ODK. ADDED NOTE: Mike mentions that this will be his first DXpedition. He also mentioned that he will activate some Cambodian (XU) and Vietnamese Islands in February 2001.
9M6OO SPRATLY ISLANDS DXPEDITION. The 9M6OO operation is now active until November 17th. Activity is all over the bands. Just listen and read below about the "LAST TWO CRACK DOWNS"!
A5, BHUTAN (Update). Jim Smith, VK9NS, should have left Bhutan and was expected to arrive back on Norfolk Island on November 14th. Kirsti, VK9NL, (Jim's XYL) states that "the amateur radio legislation in Bhutan is almost ready, but not quite and nobody gets permission to operate until everything is properly done. Jim has been helping Yonten to get his station set up and ready for operation as soon as the legislation is in place...... With a bit of luck we may hear Yonten on the air in the near future. So we shall wait and see....."
BY1, CHINA. Pertti, OH2PM/XX9TRR, will activate his current "home station" BY1DX in the upcoming CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry.
C2, NAURU ISLAND. Jack/VK2GJH and Nev/VK2QF plan to be active next year (March/April) as C21JH and C21/VK2QF. Their activity will be mainly 6 meters with some HF operations. QSL via CBA.
C6, BAHAMAS. Ray, ND6S, will be at Treasure Key from November 19th until December 3rd. His callsign will be ND6S/C6A and C6AGY during the CWWW CW Contest. During the contest he will be a Low Power Single OP entry using a vertical antenna from Steve Rutledge's Villa. QSL to ND6S.
CO, CUBA. Eduardo, CO8LY, is expected to be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Operator/All Bands/Low Power (100w) entry. QSL cards must go to his QSL Manager EA7ADH.
E4, PALESTINE. Robert, S53R, will be active as E4/S53R from November 24th through December 1st. He will operate from the residence of Peter, E4/G3WQU, in Beit Jala, as Single Op/All Band entry in the CQWW CW Contest. A "FORCE 12" yagis will be used and also wire antennas for 80/160 meters, plus a multi-band vertical. Operations are also planned for activity on the WARC bands before and after the contest. QSL via S53R, Robert Kasca, P.O. Box 23, Idrija 5280, Slovenia.
GD, ISLE OF MAN (Update, refer to OPDX.434). Steve, G4UOL, reports to OPDX that he has received several GD4UOL sked requests for FM and SSB. Steve states that he will ONLY be active on CW between November 19th and December 3rd.
HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Dr. Heinz-Josef Pick, DK5WL, plans to be active as HI9/DK5WL in the CQWW DX CW Contest as Single Op/All band entry (160-10 meters). He will be active after the contest until December 8th, were he will be active on 160 meters and WARC bands. QSL via DK5WL. All contest QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau.
HF0, SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. "The 59(9) DXReport" states to look for SP3GVX to be active next year from the Polish Antarctic Base on King George Island as HF0POL. QSL via SP3WVL. Also, look for Oleg, R1ANF, to be active again as R1ANF/A from the Chinese Antarctic Base "Great Wall" on King George Island. QSL via RK1PWA. Also expected to be active soon is Danny, LZ2UU, as LZ0A from the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingston Islands. Currently, the trip is being arranged and possibly will start in 2-3 weeks.
KP1, DESECHEO. Harry, W8KKF, reports that over the past few months he has attempted to obtain a landing permit for Desecheo and has been turned down. He has all but given up in any further attempts. However, after several amateurs recently inquired Harry about the island, Harry has made one last attempt by sending a rather long E-mail to the Vice President of the United States. Harry feels others should do the same if they want KP1 on the air. If you are interested in doing the same, you can send a message (using the Web site below) in your own words requesting consideration to issuing a landing permit, and your desire to make amateur radio contacts with stations on the island. Harry states, "Do try to keep your message rather short. You might mention your state or Country in the message. A very large number of messages, might just be what is needed." To send a message to the Vice President, go to the Web page: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Mail/html/Mail_Vice_President.html The above line should take you right to the form. You have to fill in a few blanks and put in your message.
LAST TWO CRACKDOWNS. Reports from "Newsline" and "QRZ DX" indicate that the practice of only using the last two letters of your callsign while calling on a net or working DX "is not legal under Part 97" as per FCC Enforcement Chief Riley Hollingsworth. The FCC "is" going to crack down on anyone not IDing according to the rules. This current decision will surely effect nets, DXing and contesting "BIG TIME".
QSL INFO AND NEWS............
5R8FU (thru October 31, 1999) NH0E (thru November 9, 1999) 9K2HN (thru November 1, 1999) VQ9CV (thru October 31,1999) DK3EG (thru December 1998) VU2WAP (1999 CQWW SSB Contest) E44A (thru October 6, 1999) WP3C (thru October 30, 1999) GB0LI (IOTA EU-120, October 1997 YC0LOW (thru November 7, 1999) & November 1999) ZX4Y (1999 CQWW SSB Contest) JY4NE (thru October 19, 1999) ZY4K (1999 CQWW SSB Contest) JY4NE/OD5 (thru September 21, 1999)
T31, KANTON ISLAND. Lech, LA7MFA, reports a correction to Ueata's callsign which is T31UT (not T31UA), and his name is Ueata Tetabo. He goes on and states that he has had skeds with Ueata on 40/20/15m SSB and feels Ueata is making very good progress and will be able to handle QSOs on his own very shortly. Times/frequencies were not provided and no QSNs were not reported on the cluster network. Hopefully, they will be forthcoming.
T32, EASTERN KIRIBATI ISLANDS. Paul/WC5P (T32BE), Bob/N5RG (T32BO), and Lee/N5PO (T32PO) will operate from Christmas Island (T32) November 24-29th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW and SSB. They will operate in the CQWW CW Contest using T32PO. QSL via home callsigns.
TI5, COSTA RICA. Fred/K9VV and Bob/K4UEE will be another group active from here during the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi/Single using the callsign TI5N. QSL via TI5KD.
UP4, KAZAKHSTAN. Valery, UN7LZ, will operate as UP4L during the last weekend of November on 10 meters or on all the bands in the CQWW CW DX Contest as Single Operator. All QSL cards must be sent direct ONLY to UN7LZ (No Bureau cards) to: Valery Zhilyaev, P.O.Box 7, Kostanay, 458000, KAZAKHSTAN.
V7, KWAJALEIN ISLAND. Bruce, AC4G, signing as V73CW from here, reports to OPDX that he is active on all bands 160-6 meters and also on the satellites. He was heard this past weekend on 6/10/12/15 meters at various times mainly on CW, but there was some SSB. Bruce want to tell OPDX readers to only QSL directly to the following address: Bruce Smith, PO Box 1436, APO, AP 96555 USA. He states that his AC4G mail was being forwarded, but the postmaster is going to discontinue this. So the AC4G address is no longer any good. Bruce will be on Kwajalein Island for a year and a half.
XV7, VIETNAM. Rolf, SM5MX, is about to travel from Tokyo, his present QTH, to Hanoi to re-activate his callsign XV7SW from November 25th to December 3rd. Look for Rolf to take part in the CQWW CW Contest. He is now the only remaining XV station on CW, since only 3W calls are issued nowadays. QSL via SM3CXS as usual.
XX9, MACAU. Ulf, SM0GNU, will be active from Macau as XX9TDX from November 25th through December 2nd. He will also be active in the CQWW CW Contest as an all bands low power (100w) entry. QSL via SM0GNU.
ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Glenn Rattmann, K6NA, will be active once again as ZD8A from November 15th through November 30th. Operations are planned for all bands including the WARC bands prior to the CQWW CW DX Contest. Glenn will also operate during the contest. QSL via N6CW: Terry Baxter, 5243 Mt. Burnham Drive, San Diego, CA 92111. All previous ZD8A and ZD88A operations are being confirmed by N6CW, and all direct cards should be in the mail by the end of the month. Do not resubmit QSLs previously sent to K6NA.
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