Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 246, March 11, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 246
BID: $OPDX.246
March 11, 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, N1OCS, AA8U, NC8V, DF4RD, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, F1RHK, F6AJA & LNDX, G3ZYP & British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG), G4BUE & DX News Sheet, JH6RTO, LA5IIA, PY2XV and SM0DJZ for the following DX information.


Gerard, F2JD (ex-S79JD/5Z4JD/5V7JG etc....) has received his licence and will begin operating as 5R8EN. He will stay in Malagasy until September. He plans to work with a long wire and he will improve his antenna system very soon. Gerard was heard over the weekend on 21019 kHz around 0905z. QSL via F6AJA.


Joe, N1OCS, will be on business in Navrongo from March 12-24th. He will be in Accra before going on to Navrongo and he hopes to be able to operate from the club station in the late evening of March 12th (local time). Once in Navrongo, Joe hopes to have his modest 100 watt station (using a dipole) operational by March 14th (work permitting). His suggested frequencies (+/- QRM):
CW - 1819, 3525, 7025, 10105, 14025, 18025, 21025, 24895 and 28025
SSB - 1845, 3795, 7065, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz


As reported in OPDX.244, Andrea, DL3ABL, and Michael, DL6MHW, will be active in Sarawak from the 14th to 26th of March. Both have now received their licenses and they hope to be on the air on the evening of the 14th of March. Look for 9M8AD (Andrea, DL3ABL) and 9M8MH (Michael, DL6MHW) to be active on CW and SSB on the following suggested times and frequencies: 3507 (3501) from 1930-2100z, 7007/7064 from 1700-2200z, 10101 (10107) from 1600-1700z, 14007/14195 from 1400- 1600z, 18073/18127, 21007/21295 and 24895 kHz. The frequencies and the scheduled times are without warranty. Everything depends on local and band conditions plus their personal activities. QSL via DL3ABL, Andrea Diekmann, Bruno-Taut-Ring 56, D-39130 Magdeburg, Germany


Morten, LA9GY, will operate from here March 16th through April 4th. His callsign will most likely be A35GY, but it has not been issued yet. His main mode of operation will be CW, but he will be active on SSB from time to time. He will make a special effort on the low bands, 160-30 meters. Morten will also take part in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest. Suggested frequencies:
SSB - 1841, 3795, 7055, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz
CW - 1827, 3505, 7005, 10115, 14005, 18075, 21005, 24895 and 28005
QSL via homecall adress: Morten Antonsen, Hallsetreina 6, N-7027 Trondheim, Norway


The BARTG GB2ATG News reports the special event station EV10D is on the air to mark 10 years anniversary since the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station disaster. Activity reported on the Ohio/Penn Network show this station has been operating mainly on 20 meters SSB and RTTY.


FT5WE was heard begging for calls on 40 meters this past weekend around 7005 kHz between 1400 and 1700z. Activity was also on 30 meters. QSL via F5GTW, Claude Touyeras, 23 rue des Chardonnais, Cite de la Diete, F-86130 Jaunay Clan, France

HAM, HUNGARY (Attention Prefix Hunters)

Some Hungarians are using the additional prefix letter "M" to celebrate 1100 years since foundation of the state (ex. HAM3HV, HAM5AWH, HAM5JI, HAM8RJ, HAM9SU...). Their length of activity with this prefix is unknown at this time.


Shun, a doctor of veterinary medicine, JF1MGI is now on Galapagos Islands for animal research and will stay there until the end of March. He will be on the air during his free time. Shun's callsign and band activity was not passed on. OPDX hopes to have an update on details.


Erik, SM0AGD, and John, SM0DJZ, will make a visit here and will be active from March 14-18th. Activity will be mainly on 80, 40 and 30 meters with operations mainly on CW, but there will be some RS-12, SSB and RTTY operations also. They plan to participate in BARTG-RTTY-Contest. Their callsigns will be JW/homecall, and QSL to their homecalls. (PLEASE NOTE: SM0AGD is only good in 1996 CB! SM0AGD, Vestagatan 27, S-19556 Marsta, Sweden.)


Seiji, JH6RTO will be active as AH0AV/KH2 from April 11-14th. He will concentrate on 10 and 17 meters except during the JIDX Contest hours. QSL via homecall, Seiji Fukushima, 2-183-A207, Soubudai, Zama City 228, Japan.


Jun, JH4RHF, will be on a business trip to Saipan from March 10-18th. He plans to be active as KH2S/KH0. Two other operators will be with him, but Jun does not know their callsigns at this time. Look for him on 40 or 80 meters around 10-1600z. QSL to his home call: Junichi Tanaka Ph.D. JH4RHF, P.O. Box 61 Toyonaka, Osaka 560 JAPAN The DXNL reports that Allen, KN6AH, plans to be active as KH0/KN6AH from March 15-30th. He wants to work especially on 40, 20, and 15 meters and on nets on 20 meters. QSL direct only via callbook.


Mendonca, PY1UP, will be signing PY0TI until June 12th (or around this date). He continues to be active on all bands SSB/CW, using a 100w transceiver and a multiband wire antenna. His most updated QSL information is: Joao Batista G. Memdonca, Rua Alfredo Backer 536, apto 1101 Bloco 05 - Alcantara, 24452-000 Sao Goncalo - RJ, Brazil. In the past Mendonca has had problems regarding mail violation, but he states this problem has been solved. He has written a letter to the post office top Director in Brasilia about the postal violations and the post office Director has fired and transferred personnel based in PY1UP's post office. Since then, Mendonca has not seen any mail violations and states he has been sending the logs to the continent and cards are being answered even before he gets back.


Please DO NOT send QSL cards to the home call or to Turkey for TA2ZW. QSL to OK1TN via the bureau or send direct to the OK-DX-Foundation, P.O.Box 73, 293 06 Bradlec, Czech Republic....... A message from our "Bavarian Contest Club" states cards for the TK2C operation in the 1995 CQWW DX-Contest SSB and CW are now printed and will be send out within the next few weeks. QSL Manager is DF7RX (direct or via the bureau)......


Claus (ex-9G1AP and 9N1AP) is currently active as ST1AP. He was heard on 14178 kHz around 2215z, but he can also be found on the MAR net at 0745z on 14332 kHz.


The radio club station "Sciences ET Techniques Nancy" (F6KIM) will be active on 160-10 meters during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest with the special call TM5Z. The team will be composed with all members of 1993 AIX Island DXpedition (Pascal/F5LEN, Bruno/F5NGZ, Pascal/F5PTM and Herve/F5RMY). A special QSLs will be available only via bureau!


John, NC8V, will be operating as ZF2JC/ZF8 from Little Cayman Island (NA-016) from March 15-21st. The operation will be mostly around the IOTA frequencies and mostly SSB, but he will try to switch to CW upon request. QSLs go to his home call NC8V (Good in any callbooks since 1991): John Cornwell, NC8V, 15100 E. Scatter Ridge Rd., Athens, OH 45701


Bruce/AA8U, Stanley/K8MJZ and Marilyn/AG8W will be going to Rorotonga for the IARU Radiosport Contest in July of this year. They plan to be active on all HF bands from July 11-20th. They intend to focus activity on 160 and 80M outside the contest period so look for them at your sunrise. The contest callsign will be ZK1AAU. Also, look for ZK1MJZ and ZK1AGW to be active before and after the contest period SSB and CW. QSL to Bruce Lallathin AA8U, 9221 Ford Rd., Rives Junction, MI 49277 (include appropriate SASE).


Chris, ZS5IR/ZS6RI, will be active as ZS8IR from May until June or July 1997. His planned activity will be on 160-6 meters with operations on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL ZS6EZZ.

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