Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 235, December 25, 1995

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 235
BID: $OPDX.235
December 25, 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, KC4ELO, K5FUV & DXCC DESK, W4RIM, WA8MEM & CBARC, WE9V, 9M2TO, DF4RD, F6AJA, PT2BW, TG9IKE, VK2SG RTTY Notes, G4BUE & DX NEWS SHEET and DL9GOA & DXNL the following DX information.


Gerard, F2JD, will be returning to France before heading to 5R-land. He just finished up his S79JD operation where he logged 2200 QSOs. With his planned trip to Madagascar still on, Gerard will be leaving France on January 11th. He plans to stay in 5R-land for at least 6 months. He will try to be active on all bands, including the WARCs.


Derek, KC4ELO, reports that Tom, 9K2ZC, and his wife Donna, 9K2YY, will be leaving Kuwait sometime in March of 1996. Donna, 9K2YY, is still the only licensed YL in Kuwait, so she would be a nice catch if you collect YLs. They both can be found on 20 meters SSB (14195-14220 +/- kHz) usally about 1500-16:00z during this time of year. KC4ELO who is their QSL Manager states he will start doing bureau cards when they are out of Kuwait. He plans to keep their logs open until the end of 1996. QSL via KC4ELO, Raymond H. McClure, 674 Crestlyn Drive, North Augusta, S.C. 29841


Tex, 9M2TO, is currently active from IOTA AS-015 located in the Pinang State Group. Tex reported to OPDX that he will be looking for stateside stations on 17, 30, 40 and 80 meters (no times given). QSL to direct to: Tex Izumo, Bukit Dumbar Apt. 9-4, 97 Jalan Thomas 11700, Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia or via the bureau to his home call JA0DMV thru JARL.


The DXNS report that Michel, FR5HG, is on an assignment here and is waiting for a D68 callsign. Also, remember to start looking for Akio, JA3JM, as D68AS between December 26th and January 1st (details in OPDX.234).


Bernhard, DL2GAC, will be active from here (After his India operation. See VU) in February as H44MS and also be an entry in the CQWW SSB 160 Meter Contest. He plans to be active mainly on 80 and 40 meters operating SSB and Pactor (NO CW). While in H44-land he will try to activate a new IOTA from Sikaiana Island (if transportation can be arranged). QSL via CBA.


Wolfgang, DF4UW, plans to be active from this small island near Providencia (NA-049) from January 9-24th. The call will be HK0/DF4UW. QSL via homecall.


Garth Hamilton (DXAC Chairman), VE3HO, will be here from January 5th to the 12th of January, 1996. He will be there mainly on business, but would like to meet with some of the hams there and maybe do some operating on the weekend or evenings. If you can help, Garth can be contacted via his InterNet: garthh@cdx.net


Scott Neader, KA9FOX, is looking for a QSL Manager. The manager would be responsible for answering the backlog of PJ8Z, PJ7/KA9FOX, KP4/KA9FOX, TG/KA9FOX, and TG0AA (ARRL DX SSB 1995 only) QSL requests, plus his upcoming planned TG operations in 1996 for CQWW 160 SSB and ARRL DX SSB contests. All of the logs are available on computer disk and Scott would pay all expenses not covered by donations. If you would be willing to help Scott, please send him an e-mail at his new E-mail address: neader@centuryinter.net


Manfred, TG9IKE, reports that David, K4TT, will be active as TG9IDK from the 1st of January up to the 10th. He will work all bands from 10 to 40 meters, mostly CW, 5 up from the edge of the band, as propagation allows. QSLs go to K4TT CBA.


Bernhard, DL2GAC, will be active as VU2BMS during the month of January. Activity will be mainly on 80 and 40 meters operating SSB and Pactor (NO CW). QSL via CBA.


Al, W4RIM, will be operating as ZF2ON from Grand Cayman Island between December 26 and January 1st. QSL via KN4F. He plans to operate mostly CW on 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters at the low end of band. Al reports this will be a family trip, so he will be operating casually.


The VK2SG RTTY Notes report Ron, ZL1AMO, that he will NOT be going along with the group of ZLs going to ZL8 in May. They also report that Ken, ZL2HU is in charge of this operation.


Stuckert/PT2GTI, Paul/PT2NP and Lunkes/PT2HF will operate as ZW6C (on SSB) and ZX6C (on CW), from January 8 to 12th, concentrating on IOTA frequencies, 80-10 meter bands (including the WARC bands). QSL to Roberto Stuckert, PT2GTI, P.O. Box 09647, 70001-970 Brasilia, DF, Brazil.



The Cleveland Bicentennial Amateur Radio Committee (CBARC) is sponsoring special event stations in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio, areas which will celebrate Cleveland's bicentennial throughout all of 1996. The CBARC plans to activate special event stations from various sites around Cleveland during 1996. These sites will be announced at a later date. The CBARC is also sponsoring special award certificates for contacting Greater Cleveland Stations signing the /200 on all bands, CW, SSB and the digital modes (on HF) in and during 1996. No repeater contacts permitted and calls on different bands count as new stations. Award Levels are:
North America - two-way contacts with 10, 20, or 50 stations
Europe, Asia,
Oceania, Africa - 5, 10, or 25 stations.
Submissions must include a "GCR List" and 4 dollars (U.S. currency only, NO IRCs). QSL via WA8MEM.


The ARRL DX Advisory Committee (DXAC) has voted 12 to 4, and the Awards Committee, has voted unanimously to add Pratas Island, BV9P, for contacts made 1 January 1994 and after. This is based on DXCC Rules Section II, Point 2(a) (Separation by Water). Pratas Island, located in the South China Sea is administered by Taiwan. QSL cards will be received by the DXCC Desk starting April 1, 1996. Cards received before that date will be returned without action. Because of QSLing irregularities, it will be necessary for anyone who has a picture card from the January or March 1994 operation to obtain a replacement card from QSL manager KU9C. (The picture cards are not acceptable for DXCC credit.)........

The ARRL Membership Services Committee (MSC, a standing committee of the Board of Directors), having reviewed documentation from the DX Advisory Committee (DXAC) and the Awards Committee, has voted 5 to 2 to recommend the addition of Scarborough Reef to the ARRL DXCC Countries List. The DXAC and the Awards Committee had come to opposite conclusions regarding the eligibility of Scarborough Reef for separate DXCC status. Under new procedures adopted by the ARRL Board in July, 1995, when these committees do not agree the question is referred to the MSC for review and recommendation to the full Board. The recommendation that Scarborough Reef be added to the DXCC List will be considered by the ARRL Board of Directors at its January meeting...........

HAPPY HOLIDAY AND SEASONS GREETINGS from your editor and his family. We would also like to give a special thanks to all who have contributed DX information over the past year. Without them there would not be an OPDX Bulletin to read every week. GOOD LUCK in the New Year de Tedd KB8NW....

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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