Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 244, February 26, 1996
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 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.
4S, SRI LANKA
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,
9M8, EAST MALAYSIA
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.
ARRL DXCC YEARBOOK
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.
CANADIAN SPECIAL PREFIXES
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.
D6, COMOROS (and possibly FR/G, GLORIOSO ISLAND)
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.
FR/T, JUAN DE NOVA
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
PJ9, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
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
QSL INFO UPDATE FOR V31EV, V31TP and V31RC
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.
SPECIAL EVENT STATION
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.
VK9X, CHRISTMAS ISLAND
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.
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLAND (UPDATE)
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.
WEBSITES FOR INTERESTED DXERS/CONTESTERS
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)
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.
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)
The planned operation of XZ1R by OH1MA, OH1RY, OH2BE, OH2BH and OH2KNB has
been cancelled. There were no other details given.
ZD7 & ZD8, ST. HELENA AND ASCENSION ISLAND
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.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS
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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