Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 235, December 25, 1995
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 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
5R, MADAGASCAR 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.
9K2, KUWAIT 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,
9M2, PENANG ISLAND (WEST MALAYSIA) 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.
D6, COMOROS 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
H4, SOLOMON ISLAND 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.
HK0, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND 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.
KH2, GUAM 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: email@example.com
NEED QSL MANAGER 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
TG, GUATEMALA 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.
VU, INDIA 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.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS 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
ZL8, KERMADEC ISLAND (UPDATE) 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.
ZW6, COROA VERMELHA ISLAND (Brazil, IOTA SA-062, DIB-32) 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.
996 BICENTENNIAL SPECIAL EVENT CERTIFICATE AND STATIONS 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
Submissions must include a "GCR List" and 4 dollars (U.S. currency
only, NO IRCs). QSL via WA8MEM.
Oceania, Africa - 5, 10, or 25 stations.
DXAC & DXCC NEWS.....
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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