Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 252, April 29, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 252
BID: $OPDX.252
April 29, 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, WA2FIJ, KQ4QM, WA4JQS, AA5AU, W5ZPA, DF4RD, DL7VOA, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, F6AJA, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, I1JQJ, IK1DPA, JR0GFM, ZL2DX and ZS1AFZ for the following DX information.

3A, MONACO. Tony/IK1QBT, Frank/IK1HLG and Mauro/IK1CJO will be signing 3A/homecall from May 11-13th. Activity will be on all bands, including the WARC bands. Operations will be mostly CW (by Tony) and RTTY with some SSB (by Frank and Mauro). QSL via their respectives home calls.

3V, TUNISIA. Hrane, YT1AD, will be activating the club station 3V8BB from May 23-30th. Band activity and operations are unknown at this time. QSL to his homecall.

9A0, CROATIA (ATTENTION PREFIX HUNTERS!) The DXNS report 9A0CW will be active in the CQWW WPX CW Contest. This will be the first time that the 9A0 prefix is to be used). QSL via 9A2AJ.

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Presently there are plenty of 9M2 stations active daily between 1200 and 1700z on 20 and 40 meters. 9M2JJ can be found on 40 meters CW, while 9M2IY and 9M2/G4JVG can be found on 20 meters SSB somewhere on the band.

9M8, EAST MALAYSIA. Chang, 9M8FC, can be found operating CW on 20/30 meters between 1330 and 1830z. QSL via CBA (1995).

FO, CLIPPERTON ISLAND DXPEDITION 1997. Jay, WA2FIJ, has reported he is interested in returning to Clipperton (projected date is around March of 1997). It has been 5 years since the activation of Clipperton. Jay is trying to keep costs down by looking for hams or friends of hams with boats capable of making the trip. The last trip was on an 88 ft. power vessel and was comfortable, but expensive. If a few 45/55 ft. sailboats could be found, a flotilla could be established which would result in (1) capability to carry enough gear and personnel and (2) improved safety. If you know of any hams or friends that may have access to a boat that can make the trip and would be interested in participating in such an adventure, please drop Jay a line via InterNet: pcb4u@ix.netcom.com

IOTA NEWS. Takeyasu, JR0GFM, will be active from Kamisaka-Park (about 300 meters above the sea) in Tsushima Island (IOTA AS-036), May 5-7th. He will be using some QRP transceivers to be active on 30 meters CW, 20 meters CW/SSB and on 10 meters FM. F6EXQ and some others will be active as F6KSA/P from Cordouan Island (IOTA EU-159) located in the Aquitaine Region Group, from June 28th to July 5th.

IZ, ITALY (New Italian Prefix). The IK#AAA-IK#ZZZ series, which had started in the early 1980s, has run out. Italian radio amateurs are therefore being given the new IZ#... callsigns (3-letter suffix, from AAA, AAB, AAC etc. up to ZZZ).

JD1, MINAMI TORISHIMA. JG8NQI/JD1 is active on Marcus Island and can be found on 30/20 meters CW. Check between 1000z and 1330z on 30 meters or around 0745z on 20 meters CW/SSB. QSL via JA8CJY. Also, JD1YBJ was heard this past weekend on 21177 kHz around 0550z.

JX, JAN MAYEN. Per, LA7DFA, is now operating as JX7DFA, and he will be on the island for a six month stay. He has been heard active on SSB and RTTY. Per currently has a problem hearing North America due to the mountain that blocks N.A. from his location and his yagi has a bad rotor hich is stuck pointing to Europe. There is good news. He has a replacement rotator in hand and he plans to to work North America by mid-June with a new Icom rig and an amplifier. QSL via LA7DFA, Per-Einar Dahlen, N-8099 Jan Mayen, Norway or via PO Box 105, N-6520 Rensvik, Norway

NEW DX NET: As of April 20th, a new DX net started with OE6EEG as net control. This net will be held every Tuesday at 0600z on 14220 kHz and every Friday and Saturday at 1400z on 14220 kHz.

NEW DX WORLD-WIDE WEB PAGE. George, KQ4QM, reports he has setup a new DX WWEB page (He calls it the "Unofficial DXCC Web page".) George states he just did not want to design a WEB page with a bunch of links to other sites but instead he has made the DXCC list with a new twist. For each country he has made a page that includes geographical information (population, area etc.) and DXCC information (admission date, country number, etc.). The URL is http://www.webbuild.com/~geo

THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND ANTARCTIC DX GROUP NEWS. Tony, WA4JQS, has announced that Gary Jones PH.D, W5VSZ, of Hattiesburg, MS, has been added to the SSIDXG team. Gary is an Extra Class operator who has been a ham for 35 years and has operated as HS0AC in August of 1993. Gary will fill two roles with SSIDXG. He will fill the spot for CW operator on the team and he will help in designing and running a WEB site for the SSIDXG. Once the WEB site is on-line, SSIDXG will release information as to their next major DXpediton to an Antarctic island.

TL8, Central African Republic. Eric, F5SEC, still continues to be active as TL8ED until end of May. He usually can be found on 20 meters SSB between 1530 and 1700 (sometimes as late as 1930z). QSL via his homecall.

VOLUNTEERING HIS SERVICES. Chet, KA3NUM, would like to offer his services as a QSL manager for a DX station. He has been an active ham for 10 years, DXing for 5 and sure appreciates the stateside managers. Chet can be reached at: Phone - 1-412-271-7151 or via E-Mail: dandr@pgh.net

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Mike, W5ZPA, will be active from the Grand Cayman as ZF2PA, from May 19-25th. Activity will be on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL to his home call W5ZPA: Michael W. Mayer, 5836 Marcia Avenue, New Orleans, LA. 70124

ZL8, KERMADEC ISLAND (UPDATE). ZL8RI should be active next weekend (May 4-14th). Chris, ZL2DX, one of the operators, has suggested the following frequncies to look for them:

CW - Will be 5 or 20 kHz above the bottom of the band.
RTTY - Will be on 14080 and 21080 kHz or if conditions are bad 7040 kHz.
SSB - 1830, 3775, 7065, 14195, 18120, 21295, 24940 and 28395/28495 kHz.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND (UPDATE). Chris, ZS6RI, is reportedly on his way by boat to this very environmentally controlled island. There are only about 10 individuals on this island and each individual stays on the island for only about 14 months. Chris will be on the island until June or July of 1997. His callsign will be ZS8IR and Chris plans to be active on CW, SSB and RTTY, with operations on 160-6 meters. Chris hopes to be active in the CQWW WPX CW Contest. For more details read OPDX.247

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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