Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 244, February 26, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 244
BID: $OPDX.244
February 26, 1996
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, K2TW, K4CEF, W5AU, KB7HO, K0BX, NS0B, WB2YQH & 59(9) DX Report, 425 DX News, DF4RD, DL3ABL, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, G4ZVJ, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, PY2XB, VE6SRC & ARLA and VS6WV for the following DX information.


The 425 DX News reports that Mario, HB9BRM, will be active from March 9th to April 17th, as 4S7BRG. Mario's operating schedule will be as follows: 1600z on 14290-14320 kHz or 21270-21300 kHz and 1900-2100z on 3780-3800 kHz or 7040-7070 kHz. Mario will also be active on Amtor and Pactor. QSL via HB9BRM (Mario Primavesi, Falkensteinerstrasse 5, CH-4710 Balsthal, Switzerland).


Andrea, DL3ABL, and Micha, DL6MHW, will be activate from Sarawak, March 14-25th. Their callsigns are un SSB with operations on 40, 20, 17, 30 and 80 meters (in order of our prknown at this time, but they plan to be active on CW andeferences). QSL via DL3ABL, Andrea Diekmann, Bruno-Taut-Ring 56, D-39130 Magdeburg, Germany.


There have been reports that the DXCC Yearbook will be sent out in the middle of March and everyone should have theirs by April 1st.


On 19 February 1996, Industry Canada Quebec Region authorised all Canadian Radio Amateurs to use special prefixes to mark the 50th anniversary of UNICEF. UNICEF is the United Nations agency concerned with the protection of children victimised by war. From 0000z, March 30th until 2359z May 30th, Canadian Amateurs may replace their normal callsign prefix with a special prefix as follows: VA2 to VC2, VA3-VC3, VA7-VC7, VE1-VD1, VE2-VD2, VE3-VD3, VE4-VD4, VE5-VD5, VE6-VD6, VE7-VD7, VE8-VD8, VE9-VD9, VO1-VO7, VO2-VO8, VY1-VY7 and VY2-VY8.


Michel, FR5HG, who has been active in Comoros for the last 2 and a half months signing D68SE, states he will be leaving within the next. He also states there is a good possibility that he will be in Glorioso next May. If you need D6 on 40 meters CW, check between 0230 and 0300z (his sunrise) on 7010 kHz plus or minus QRM. QSL via F6FNU.


Thierry, FR5DT/J, was heard this week on SSB operating on 14122 kHz between 1730 and 1815z. There is an indication that he is not an experienced operator, so expect some difficulty in working him. Maybe someone can ask him to move up the band so stateside stations can work him. QSL via: Trans, BP 386, 97410 Ile de La Reunion, Via France


Noah, K2NG, and Tom, K2TW, will be active once again in the ARRL SSB Contest from Bonaire. Their call this year will be PJ9G (QSL as usual via WA2NHA).


According to Alan, NS0B, the recent V3 operation by NS0B (V31EV), WC0W (V31TP), and WG9L(V31RC), it is not necessary to send QSLs for any contacts made with these stations unless the card is needed quickly for some reason. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau. If perchance a card is needed quickly, QSL to the above-mentioned home calls.


The city of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) will host the first race of the 1996 Formula 1 Grand Prix season. In celebration, the Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club has been granted approval to operate an Amateur Radio Special Event Station with the call sign VI3GP (Victor India 3 Grand Prix). The station will be operational from various club members' homes commencing 0000z on Thursday, 7th March to 2359z on Sunday, 10th March. The following frequencies (+/- QRM) will be used at appropriate times: SSB - 3650, 7050, 14180 and 21250 kHz, CW - 3515, 7015, 14015 and 21015 kHz and FM - 146.550 MHz (when time permits the "DX WINDOW - 3799 kHz"). QSL to VK3ER either via the Bureau or direct (with sufficient IRCs or green stamps for postage) to the callbook address (P. O. Box 87, MITCHAM, Victoria 3121). If insufficient postage is enclosed, cards will be returned via the bureau.


Stephan, N2MAU, QSL Manager for Boris, T94EU, one of the most active individual stations from Bosnia Herzegovina, reports as of February 21, 1996, he has answered all direct QSL requests for QSO up until November 19, 1995. He has not received any logs for QSOs that were made since then. Stephan states he has about 100 cards outstanding for contacts made between December, 1995, and January, 1996. PLEASE BE PATIENT and DO NOT SEND DUPLICATE CARDS. Also, please note that his Bronx, NY address is no longer valid, and the correct address is in the 1996 CB.


The DX News Sheet (DXNS) report Francois, TJ1AG, is active daily between 2000-2300z on the African DX net on 7065 kHz. QSL via F5RUQ.


DL7FT should be active now as TT8FT, but QSNs have been reported. The DXNS report he will be there until March 9th and will be active on CW/SSB all bands, including 160m. QSL to home call. Meanwhile, TT8BP continues to be active. Reports show activity on the 14247 DX net around 2100z. Also, check 3800 kHz starting around 0445z. QSL via IK5JAN.


You still may have a chance to work this one if you missed VK9XY. DXNL reports that Ken, JA1CMD/AD4WF, will be active as VK9XHC from March 23-25th. He will be operating on CW and SSB with activity on 10-160 meters. QSL via homecall or AE4EZ.


Ron, AA5DX, is currently active on Diego Garcia and is operating as VQ9DX. He states that he has a new mail address and will answer all QSLs after his return from VQ9-land. QSL VQ9DX via Ron Marra, Marginal 301C, La Rambla Suite 205, Ponce, PR 00731. Check for Ron on 3507 kHz around 1500z and 7007 kHz around 1400z. Also, look for Mike, KB7HO, who will be signing VQ9HO and be active maninly on 20 meters SSB in the SPLIT MODE. His planned air time will be from 1300 to 1500z, transmitting on 14140 kHz and receiving bewteen 14180 and 14190 kHz. Mike also plans to be active from the VQ9 club station using the call VQ9IO. QSL to the W7 bureau or direct to KB7HO.


The following WEB sites report details on the upcoming CY0AA Sable Island DXpedition (VHF/HF) in June 1996:
THE 59(9) DX REPORT is pleased to announce its new web page is now available to DXers, Contesters and all interested. They have assembled a sampling of the bulletin's features and relevant information. You can visit the site at: http://members.aol.com/the599rpt/dx.htm


Mike, VS6WV, should be here as of February 23rd and will stay until March 15th. He plans to spend the next few weeks on 80 and 40 meters. Here is the schedule he plans to use:
1130-1200z 7007-7012 QSX up 2-3 kHz (looking for east coast)
1200-1300z 3507 QSX up (looking for midwest/east coast)
1300-1330z 14192+/- SSB
1330- whenever 3507 QSX up (usa & europe)
2230- his sunrise 3507 QSX up (looking for east coast)
Mike would like to remind everybody that this is not a DXpedition and that he expects to be operational over the next year or two.


The planned operation of XZ1R by OH1MA, OH1RY, OH2BE, OH2BH and OH2KNB has been cancelled. There were no other details given.


Andy, G4ZVJ, will sign ZD7VJ from the island of St. Helena, March 29th to April 12th. Activity will be CW only on 1827, 3503, 7003, 10107, 14027, 18077, 21027, 24897, 28027 kHz (+/- QRM) listening up. From April 16-23rd, he may also be active as ZD8VJ. QSL via G4ZVJ's NEW ADDRESS! Andy Chadwick, 5 Thorpe Chase, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1UA, England.


Operators Floyd/M5MUG, Troy/W5AU and Brian/N5OCD will be operating from Little Cayman this week as ZF2FT, ZF2AU and ZF2LB, respectively. They will also be a Multi Op/Single entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest signing ZF2FT. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via WN5YTR.

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