The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 568
July 1, 2002
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, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NA2U, NG3K, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4KL, N4AA & QRZ DX, AA5AU, K5JIM, KK5DO, N6RT, WB6PSY, K8YSE, KG8DP, W8TTS, 9A6AA, CE4USW, CT1EEB, DL1EK/DL7VOA & DX Newsletter, F5NQL & UFT, FJ5DX & La Gazette du DX, G3XTT, HL1VAU, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, IK4DCT, JF1OCQ, JR1VAY, OH2LU, OZ5VF, SP5EWY, SP5ZCC, SP9MRY, UX0FF, VA3RJ & ICPO, VK3EW and ZL4HU for the following DX information.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT: According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 23/June, through Sunday, 30/June there were 212 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4S, 4W, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5W, 5X, 5Z, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9L, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9Q, 9U, 9V, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, CE, CE0A, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, CY9, D2, D4, DL, DU, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FR/t, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KH8, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ7, PY, PZ, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, T9, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TL, TR, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK0M, VK9N, VP8/h, VP8/o, VP9, VQ9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XW, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YK, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZD9, ZK1/s, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations. As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).
3B8, MAURITIUS. There have been several 3B8/S51OI QSNs reported over the past weekend on 20 meters CW. Watch 14022 kHz between 1030 and 1430z. The operator's name is Ed, and he states to QSL via his home callsign.
4W, EAST TIMOR. Thor, 4W6MM, has once again been very active on 20 meters CW. Watch 14002 kHz after 1100z. After 1300z, he will sometimes come up on SSB on 14195 kHz.
5W, SAMOA. David/K8AA and Ted/K8AQM hope to be active from here between July 2-12th, possibly as 5W0AA or 5W0DL (K8AA) and 5W0TR (K8AQM). Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly on CW and digital modes with some SSB. QSL via K8AA.
7X, ALGERIA. Mirek, 9V1XE/VK2DXI/SP5IXI, will once again be active as 7X0DX. His activity will begin the first or second week of July. He is expected to be there longer this time, 3-4 weeks. He will be active in his spare time on HF and via AO40. This time he will not take antennas for UO14, so there will be no activity on this satellite. During his last activities, Mirek was active from the locator IM81. This time, he will also activate IM93. On HF, he will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Look for Topband activity. Updates about his operation will be published on the Web site at: http://www.7x0.sp5zcc.waw.pl/ You can also find there his on-line log and a guest book where you can place your requests for a special band or mode. QSL via DL4DBR.
AN INTERVIEW WITH P5/4L4FN. Radio Austria International's "Intermedia" weekly communications magazine will broadcast an extensive interview with Ed, P5/4L4FN, in North Korea (his personal, ham, and professional background; how he succeeded to operate from P5; current situation and future plans...> in issue #275 Friday 5 July (UTC) 17:04, 18:30 Saturday 6 July 02:03*, 19:03 Sunday 7 July 16:30 German Service to Europe on 6.155, 13.730 (-18:00) and 5.945 (18:00-), *only via satellite and via ASTRA (ORF-DVB 12.692 H, SR 22000, FEC 5/6) RealAudio and MP3 for download (German and English versions) via: http://roi.orf.at/intermedia/ (#275) and http://www.qsl.at
CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. CY9DH is now active until July 9th. Operators are Duane/WV2B, William/VE1AAO, James/VE9DH, Ed/W0SD, Arliss/W7XU, Holly/ N0QJM and Edith/W0OE. One of the operators was heard saying NO RTTY this trip. Over the past weekend, they were heard on 20/17/15/12/10/6 meters. Please refer to OPDX.565 for frequencies to be used. QSL via W7XU.
DXCC NEWS........... Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager, reports that the following are approved for DXCC credit from Tunisia: 3V8SF, 3V8SM, 3V8SQ, 3V8ST and 3V8SJ.
EP, IRAN. Stig, EP3UN, seems to be active regularly on 30 and 17 meters CW. Look for him between 1530 and 1900z on or around 18077 kHz. From 1900z and later, watch around 10103 kHz. He has also been spotted on 40 and 20 meters. Watch 14195 kHz after 1500z and 7009 kHz after 1900 or later after 2300z. QSL via LA7JO.
FS, ST. MARTIN. Jimmy, W6JKV, is currently active from here as FS/W6JKV until July 7th. Activity will be mainly on 6 meters. From his QTH, he will be using a yagi with a 40 foot boom. He will have a beacon on 50.103 unless he announces otherwise.
GETTING STARTED ON RTTY. Over the past week, Don, AA5AU, has offered his assistance to anyone interested in getting started on RTTY to work the P5 operation. He states that he was surprised at the interest he generated and has helped several individuals privately to operate RTTY. Instead of trying to tutor all these operators individually, Don has decided to create pages on his web site with step-by-step instructions on how to download, install and use the MMTTY program. His project is almost complete and is expected to be done by this past weekend. The URL is: http://www.aa5au.com/rtty/ The project is called "Getting Started on RTTY". Don states, "As most of you probably already know, RTTY is a very popular mode for DXing. Every current DXCC Entity has been QRV on RTTY except one, BS7...... If you have any questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them for you. RTTY is a very easy and fun mode to operate. You can watch TV, read your E-mail, surf the Web and work RTTY at the same time...." Don's E-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
J7, DOMINICA. George/K5KG and Fred/NA2U plan to be active from July 6-16th, as J75KG and J79MM, respectively. They will operate the IARU contest as J75KG. Operation will be on 80 through 10 meters, with concentration on CW. They will be active on 6 meters if antenna arrangements can be made. QSLs for J75KG will be via KU9C. QSLs for J79MM will be via NA2U.
KH2, GUAM. Aki, JR1VAY, will be active as KH2VI in the IARU HF World Championship July 13-14th. Guam is in ITU Zone 64 and he will be in the contest as a Single Op/All Band/SSB only entry. QSL to JR1VAY through the JARL Bureau.
LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY AND NEWS.............
LOW BAND FREQUENCIES. Tapani, OH2LU, informs OPDX readers that the allowed low frequency bands in Finland (and in Europe) are as follows:
So, the low bands are narrower there than in the USA, and on 160m there are discontinuances and power restrictions.
OZ, DENMARK. The EDR Vestfyn branch will participate in the annual VHF Field Day, from 1400z, July 3rd through 1400z, July 4th, using the call OZ5VF from Grid Square JO55CE near Faaborg at the Island of Fyn (EU-172). Their suggested frequencies will be around (+/-QRM) 50.173 MHz, 144.173 MHz or 144.273 MHz and 432.173 MHz.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.......................
SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station K4S to operate from the 4th of July celebration at Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee, on Thursday, July 4th from 1600 UTC until 1800 UTC. A special full-color QSL will be available for an SASE to K5JIM via his QRZ address. Activity will be on 14270 and 21370, plus or minus QRM.
SPECIAL EVENT. The Prezes BGK (SP9PGB) will activate the special event callsign SN150HZ (Sierra November One Five Zero Hotel Zulu) to celebrate the 150th birthday anniversary of Hugo Zapalowicz. Activity will be on CW/SSB/RTTY/SSTV/PSK, between July 15th and August 31st. QSL, please, via the Bureau to SP9PGB. Hugo Zapalowicz was a Polish nature explorer and the activist for nature preservation, author of the natural science study, geological study and the study of folk names from region of the Babia Gora Moutain. He was a propagater for climbing and highlander folk custom. Babia Gora Moutain is at the top (1725m) of the Beskid Wysoki in Polish Carpatia Moutain.
ST, SUDAN. Sid, ST2SA, showed up on the Arabian Net June 28th on 14252 around 0615z. Sometimes he is active on SSTV on 14230 at various times. QSL via WB2RAJ.
UIA ACTIVITY. Serge, UT2FA, will operate July 6-7th from the Island of Shabash. Reference number DU-15 for the UIA ( Ukrainian Island Award ).
V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Hiro/JF1OCQ and Tsutomu/JA1VND will be touring the Marshall Islands July 2-10th. During their vacation/DXpedition, they will sign V73XX (JF1OCQ) and V73AA (JA1VND) from Majuro (OC-029). They plan to operate on 80-6 meters SSB/CW/RTTY/SAT. Suggested frequencies are:
Their equipment will be two Yaesu FT-100 for HF and 6m's Beacon, a Kenwood TS-690SAT (for backup) and an Icom IC-706Mk2 (for backup). Their antennas will be a Delta-loop (33 ft. x 2) for HF, Long-wire for HF and a 4 elements YAGI for 6m. QSL via their home callsign, either direct or through the JA bureau.
YA, AFGHANISTAN. According to the YA5T Web page, news on operators and operations are as follows:
Nobody from the YA5T team is planned to be in YA from July 13th until mid August (at the earliest). By July 13th, they expect to have close to 40,000 QSOs.
ZL7, CHATHAM ISLAND. Ken Holdom, ZL4HU, Group Organizer/Team Leader/QSL Manager, reports that "The Kermadec DX Association" is undertaking a DXpedition to Chatham Island (ZL7) between October 15-29th, 2002. This DXpedition follows their previous very highly successfull DXpeditions to ZL8RI (Raoul Island) in May 1996 and ZL9CI (Campbell Island ) in January 1999. They do realize that ZL7 is not on the most wanted country list, but the timing of this event will coincide with the CQWW SSB contest which will give DXers and Contesters alike the oportunity to perhaps gain a new band/mode for their awards, etc. The ZL7 DXpedition team will be made up of international operators from USA, England, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and possibly Canada. There is an exceptionally good mix of talent within the team, most of whom have been on previous DXpeditions. They hope to be able to operate 160-10 meters on all bands where possible, realizing, of course, that this may not be the best time to undertake such an event due to the position of the solar cycle. The operation site has been arranged and confirmed, as well as their callsign which will not be released until the time of the operation (this is to prevent "Pirates" stations to use the call prior to the DXpedition). The association is looking for funds/donations to help cover the high cost. In addition to financial support, they are also looking for equipment support in the way of filters, WARC and low band antennas, Radios etc. The ONLY address for ALL correspondence is: Kermadec DX Association ZL7, P.O. Box 7, Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand. Cards and etc sent to their previous Wellington addresses will no longer reach them. E-mails can be sent to Ken Holdom at: email@example.com Please note that there will be NO online logs or pilots and they will NOT be E-qsling. This is a back-to-the-basics DXpedition, and they hope that you will all get a great deal of satisfaction in making contacts with them.
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