Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 245, March 5, 1996
The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 245
March 5, 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, KJ4VH, KQ4GC, N5WA, KF7AY,
KY0A, AH0W, DA4RG, DL1SBF, DF4RD, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, EA3NY, F6AJA,
G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GU3MBS, HS1PDY, I1HYW, LA1BJA, ON5NT, PS7AB,
and RA3SL for the following DX information.
3W, VIETNAM Nikolay, 3W5FM (home call UA0FM), continues to be active
every day from 1400z on 7005 kHz CW and from 1530z 7045 kHz SSB with
Sergey, UA0WY, running a list operation. QSL direct: P.O. Box 66,
Vladimir, 600011, Russia. The 3W5FM operation may end in May (1996).
4U1SCO Beginning next spring, a station from UNESCO (in Paris) will be
active probably with the 4U1SCO callsign (QSL via F5SNJ). The UNESCO
will commemorate their 50th year annivesary on November 4th.
DU, PHILIPPINES (ATTENTION ISLAND HUNTERS) Erich, DJ1PV, will be in the
Philippines from March 12th to April 16th and plans to stay mainly in
Mauban, on Quezon (OC-042). His travels include a trip to Polillo Island
(OC-091), but exact dates are not known yet. His license does not allow
him to work on 1.8, 18, 24 and 14.100-14.275 MHz, so look for Erich on
14.275 and/or 21.260 MHz. His DU callsign was not mentioned.
DXER/CONTESTER FOUND BRUTALLY MURDERED Last week OPDX reported that
Floyd, W5MUG, would be active from Little Cayman with W5AU and N5OCD.
Since then, OPDX has learned Honor Roll DXer and Contester Floyd Teetson,
W5MUG, and his wife Winnie, WN5YTR, were found brutally murdered near
the small town of Heflin, LA. OPDX would like to wish the friends and
family of Floyd and Winnie our deepest sympathy. (Also read ARLB014.)
FT5/W/X/Z, CROZET/KERGUELEN/AMSTERDAM (UPDATE) Many have been asking
"WHEN and WHERE is FR5HR?" Jean, F6ARA, provides the latest following
schedule: FT5W from February 29 to March 5th, FT5X from March 9 to 15th
and FT5Z from March 18 to 24th.
KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY Bill, KQ4GC, will be active as KG4GC from March
8-14th. He will be on all bands with SSB and RTTY. QSL via KQ4GC, Bill
Gallier, 4094 Sandy Run Drive, E., Middleburg, FL 32068 with a SASE.
JW, SVALBARD LA5VK, LA7XJA and LA1BJA will be signing JW5VK, JW7XJA and
JW1BJA respectively, from March 7-11th. They will try to be active on
all bands, including WARC, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LA5VK. Tom, LA1BJA,
states, "JW is not exactly the most wanted DXCC, but if you have any
special modes/bands where you miss activity from JW, send me a little
note by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)". Tom has also setup a WWW
Home-Page for the expedition, where they have some pictures from their
last trip. The Home-Page is: http://la3t.itek.norut.no/jw/jw_exp.html
LU, ARGENTINA Pierluigi, IK1EDC, will be leaving for Buenos Aires
March 8th and will stay in LU-land until April 8th. His callsign will
be LU/IK1EDC. He may possibly activate a few IOTA islands in the Buenos
Aires Province East Group and Santa Cruz Province North Group during
NEW ADDRESS FOR THE RSGB The RSGB Islands on the Air (IOTA) Programme
has a new address to be used only for enquiries and administration
purposes: RSGB IOTA Programme, PO Box 9, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3RH,
England. This address is NOT to be used for QSL checking or IOTA award
applications; all UK and overseas Country Assistants remain in place as
before. ADDED NOTE: The RSGB will be disbanding the existing IOTA
Committee and will establish a new IOTA Committee as a Full Committee
of the Society. The RSGB which has been very supportive of the IOTA
programme and has been impressed with its growth in recent years, the
Society wishes to give the IOTA programme full recognition.
QSL CHANGES, CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES........
- Check those data bases! Kanok, HS1PDY, reports wrong QSL information
is being passed around on his mother (HS1OVH). Some state that she
has I0WOK as a QSL Manager, however, she has never allowed anyone to
do this job, including Kanok. :-) QSL HS1OVH, HS1PDY and HS1NYH (his
dad), to Box 195 Samsennai, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND or bureau.......
- Charlie, KY0A, reports all stateside cards for his V5/ZS6YG operation
that have not been sent for have been dumped into the bureaus. He also
indicated that he is getting many requests for cards through the ZS6YG
bureau in Johannesburg. Charlie says this is a bit awkward for him and
he requests that all cards be sent to KY0A, either direct or via
- Ray, W8CNL, and Derek, KC4ELO, will have a new address as of March 1st,
1996. W8CNL is the QSL Manager for 9K2ZZ and KC4ELO is QSL Manager for
9K2ZC and 9K2YY. The new address will be: Ray or Derek McClure,
5 McKenzie Circle, North Augusta, South Carolina 29841 U.S.A.
S0, WESTERN SAHARA EA3NY plans to operate from S0 land during the CQWW
SSB WPX Contest (March 30-31) as a Single Op/Multiband station. Activity
will be on 10-80 meters. His callsign has not been announced, but he will
probably use S01EA.
T5, SOMALIA Franco, I4LCK, and Onda, IK4SDY, will be active from Majo
Island (AF-052) from March 27th through April 3rd. They plan to be active
on 160-10 meters using a 500 watt amplifier, a R7 vertical and dipoles.
VK8, MELVILLE ISLAND VK8NSB will be active from IOTA OC-173, located
in the Northern Territory (Arafura Sea Coast) West Group, March 15-18th.
VK8NSB reports he received special permission by the aboriginals on the
island. QSL only direct to VK4AAR (1995 or 1996 CBA).
VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS DA4RG, will be active as VP8BPZ, from mid May
until mid September. He currently does not have firm plans of activity,
but states this will be a SSB only operation with NO nets or lists. QSL
via GW8VHI or to the bureau to DA4RG. No QSLs will be sent out until his
return from the Falklands (around November).
WEB PAGE The "Guernsey Amateur Radio Index" has a WWW page at:
XZ, MYANMAR (Burma) With the recent postponement of the XZ1R operation
from Yangon, many have wondered whether or not the April XZ1N DXpedition
will be allowed to proceed. According to Wayne, KF7AY, things still look
very promising. Some regulatory matters between the Myanmar military and
related ministries need to be ironed out, but word from Yangon is
encouraging and chances are good that the DXpedition will be allowed to
proceed as originally planned. However, final approval is still pending
and will not be passed on to Wayne until March 4th. STAY TUNED! (All OPDX
InterNet subscribers will receive an addition bulletin that will contain
the complete press release by Wayne, KF7AY.)
ZW5 & ZY5, BRAZIL Look for ZY5A to be active March 9th and 10th, on SSB and
on 10-80 meters. There will also be activity on the Brazil DX Net (21225
or 14240 KHz, 1150z). ZY5A will be active from the Santa Marta Lighthouse
(DFB SC-012) which counts for the "Brazilian Lighthouses Award". QSL via
PP5SZ, Pedro Sirzanink, Rua Padre Roma 194/704, Florianopolis/SC,
88010-090, Brazil. Also look for ZW5CIA (which is located at the Ararangua
Lighthouse DFB SC-13) to be active March 28-30th, on CW/SSB, 10-80 meters,
and on the Brazil DX Net. QSL via PP5VB, PO Box 13, Imbituba/SC,
36th ANNUAL A.R.A.R.M. CONVENTION IN MEXICO The Association of Radio
Amateurs of the Republic of Mexico (ARARM) extends an invitation to
amateurs worldwide to join in attending their 36th annual convention to
be held this year in Uruapan, Mexico. The dates are July 18, 19 and 20,
1996. Uruapan is located in the Mexican State of Michoacan in the Western
Sierra Madre's. The convention site is the Plaza Uruapan Hotel and
Resort with accmmodation ranging from $21.50 to $26.90. Additional
rooms will be available at the Mansion de Cupatitzio for slighly higher
prices. Flights in and out of Uruapan are via Mexico City and recommended
airlines are America West, Aero Mexico and Aeromar. The ARARM Conventions
are very well attended by hundreds of Mexican amateurs and their families.
Separate programs for the spouses (cultural tours, etc.) will be organized.
This year's convention will include break-outs on emergency communications,
satellite, packet radio, a DX forum, antennas, and more. Information via
Sergio Valdes Sada, XE2RJ, International Liaison for ARARM, by telephone:
5283 + 35 33 68 or 5283 * 35 71 13 or 5283 + 35 34 76
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Additional bulletin for OPDX InterNet Subscribers
The following was received from Martti Laine, OH2BH today.
Bangkok, Wednesday, 21st of February
MYANMAR (BURMA) UPDATE
This week's announced XZ1R operation is further postponed. Several
regulatory issues still need to be worked out between the military and the
ministries involved before amateur radio can freely proceed on a permanent
It is now clearly learnt that when amateur radio was suspended in 1962, the
military had a reason to fear that amateur radio was used as a means to
pass sensitive information across the boarders and into the regions within
Burma under rebel rule. The fact that amateur radio was also extensively
used in the opposing Karen State (XZ9A & 1Z9A) without license from the
Ministry of PT, has added to the current sensitivity.
The recent efforts have been successful in showing the Government the clear
benefits of the amateur radio service. Now patience is needed while the
different parties will sort out their questions and concerns. Only selected
demonstrations will be allowed for the next several months.
The final approval for the planned XZ1N operation in early April is still
pending, but the final decision is expected early next week.
Myanmar is another Buddhist country with lots of treasures and temples-
very exciting to visit and experience. Petri, OH2KNB obtained Buddha's
prediction for the near future, at the leading Buddhist temple- it clearly
"No sorrow, family and friends are enjoyable, but yourself seems unhappily
restless. Recommend making some merits and donations. Get rid of greed and
you shall gain a peace of mind. Good luck approaching. Lost items
recovered. Affectionate loving care interchanged. Patient recovering. Other
matters also good in general..."
So, according to Buddha, good times for the Deserving are still ahead of
us- for those who are not greedy!
OH2BH, OH2BE and OH2KNB have arrived in Bangkok, Thailand today, Wednesday.
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