Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 233, December 11, 1995

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 233
BID: $OPDX.233
December 11, 1995
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, WB2DND, WB3JFS, K4UTE, K6OZL, DF4RD, CT1ENQ, F6AJA, JJ2QXI, NPDXG Bulletin, G4BUE & DX NEWS SHEET, DL9GOA & DXNL and VK5IE the following DX information.


Palmer Station, KC4AAC, operator Mark makes phone patches and operates every Thursday night anytime after 0000z. He is more than willing to hand out QSOs between phone patches and after he has completed them all. MAWSON BASE. It has been reported that Graeme Currie, VK0GC, will be stationed here for the season. No QSNs have been reported on the Ohio/Penn Cluster Network as of yet. EM1KA is active from the Ukrainian research base Vernadsky around 14195 or 14265 kHz after 0300z. This station has also been heard on 1832 kHz around 0350z.


5N0OBA, 5N0PYL, 5N0T, 5N3ALE, 5N9WKO will use 5N4OTB call sign from Bonny Island (which may count for a new IOTA) from December 23-28th. They will be active on all bands SSB and CW. QSL via F2YT.


Ray, WH6ASW, who works as a teacher on Guam and will be there for the next two years. Begin looking for him on the bands as WH6ASW/KH2 very soon. QSL via G3EZZ.


The Dateline DX Association is pleased to announce its plans to activate Wake Island January 24-31st (1996). This will be a one week operation by 4 experienced operators with the intention of taking KH9 off the DX Bulletin's most needed 100 list and satisfying the large European demand. The callsign to be used will be announced shortly before commencing operations to minimize pirate activity. Operators that were announced are: AL7EL, WB2DND, KC7V and K4HQI. Activity will be on all bands including the WARC bands. There will be a major emphasis on RTTY and satellite, as these modes have never been activated from Wake. QSL via AL7EL, Tom Harrell, 27257 Nellis Road, Evans Mills, NY 13637


The DXNS report that OX3XR tries to be active every Wednesday on 1825 kHz between 2200 and 2300z. Also, check 3503 kHz around 1030z. QSL via OZ3PZ.


On December 15th, a second submarine, "the FARNCOMBE", will be launched in Adelaide, South Australia and as such the Port Adelaide Radio Club will be operating under the call sign of VI5SUB to commemorate this event. VI5SUB will be active on December 15 and 16 from 0130z and will operate on the following suggested frequencies: 21200, 14200, 7100 and 3600 kHz +/- QRM and depending on propagation.


Austrian stations during 1996, will be allowed to use the special prefix "OEM" (on a voluntary basis) to celebrate their 1000th anniversary.


The PVRC was active as K3VOA from the Voice of America HQ during the ARRL 10 Meter Contest. QSL via K3IXD..... Pete, AH3C, who was active from Cyprus as C4A in the CQ CW Contest, reports his new mail address as follows: Pete Grillo, AH3C, 2150 E. 6200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84121......... Steve, KU9C, is now the new QSL Manager for for Leonce, FM5DN.......


Koji, JJ2QEH, and Mack, JJ2QXI, will be active from February 3-9th at VP5JM's rental shack. QSL JJ2QEH to Koji Iida, 1866-2, Oota, Minokamo, Gifu 505 Japan. QSL JJ2QXI, Masahiro Mori, 1268, Atobe, Mugegawa, Mugi, Gifu 501-26 Japan.


The NPDXG reports that VP8CGE and VP8CID will return soon to this island.


The DX News Letter reports JA7AYE and JA7XQV, who were recently active from Paraguay, will make a stopover on Easter Island on their way home back to Japan. They will be active mainly on CW as XQ0/JA7AYE between December 30th and January 3rd (1996). QSL via JA7AYE.


Dick, K4UTE, talked with Yan, F5TCN, who is the QSL Manager for YA9XL, and Yan states that at this time he has no logs but will let Dick know when he receives them. The operator of YA9XL is Oleg, UT9XL, and he is in Kabul. Oleg appears to like 7005 kHz around 0100z and has been heard on 20 meters CW bewteen 1400 and 1500z. Yan gives the following address to QSL which in not the one in 1996 callbook: Yannick Chilliau, 14 Route d'Harnes, F-62880 Annan sous lens, France.

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