Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 256, June 3, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 256
BID: $OPDX.256
June 3, 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, WD4PDZ, AA5DX, DF4RD, DK9IP, DL7VOA, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, EI6FR, EY8MM, G3RTE, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HL1SSG, I1JQJ & 425 DX NEWS, OZ8RO, VE1RU and VE6SRC for the following DX information.

4S, SRI LANKA. Over the past weekend, stateside stations (along with Europeans and Asians) report 4S7EA was quite active on 15, 20 and 80 meters SSB. Check 15 meters on 21250 kHz around 1130z; 20 meters on 14190 khz around 1515z and 0140z and 80 meters on 3799 kHz around 1920z. QSL via Ernest Amarasinghe, 275 6 Colombo Rd, Divulpitija, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka.

9H, MALTA. Be looking for Heinz, DL6MDG, to be active from Valetta, June 7-20th. He will be signing 9H3SS and will be active mainly on SSB. QSL via CBA.

9N, NEPAL. The DX New Letter (DXNL) reports Brad, KV5V, will stay in Nepal and will try to become active from the stations of 9N1ARB (Dick) and 9N1RHM (Rich) from June 23-30th. Meanwhile, Dick can usually be found on 20 meter (around 14200 kHz +/- 20 khz) between 0100 and 0230z. QSL via KV5V. Rich, who seems to be not as active, can be found around about the same time and frequencies. Remember, YL Kyoko, 9N1KY, is on the air from Nepal until July. There have been no QSNs reported (on the Ohio/Penn Network) of her activity as of yet.

9U, BURUNDI. Well known DXer, Peter, ON6TT (currently signing 5X1T), was heard active from here this past week operating from Alfredo, 9U5CW, QTH. Using Alfredo's callsign and station, Peter was very active on CW on the lower bands. Check 80 and 160 meters between 2230 and 0300z. He was also heard operating on 17 meters and 20 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. His length of stay is unknown at this time.

EJ, GREAT BLASKET ISLAND (IRELAND). Declan, EI6FR, reports that the WestNet DX Group will activate IOTA EU-007 next weekend. Opertions will begin Friday, June 7th and last until Monday, June 10th inclusive. This will be an all bands (10-160 meters) operation with particular attention to the low bands. The callsign used will be EJ7NET and QSLs should go as usual to EI6FR. ADDED NOTE: Declan states this same group will be active in July for the IOTA contest where they will operate from Anglesey EU-124 using the callsign GW4VEQ/P (or a special contest callsign).

EY9, TAJIKISTAN (RARE PREFIX!). Nodir, EY8MM, reports he will be planning to be active as EY8MM/9 Sunday, June 6th (ed. I think he means June 9th, but just in case watch for him on the 6th) on 18 MHz. Nodir is looking for a good contest (160 m) position and will drive over mountains and install temporary 2-el quad for a 1 day test. He hopes it will be interesting for PX hunters to catch a EY9 since they are not active and are considered a rare prefix. All QSL via bureau or CBA.

FO, CLIPPERTON ISLANDS (DXPEDITION UPDATE). Jay, WA2FIJ, continues to seek a boat (or two) whose owner(s) would like to go to Clipperton or who may be passing the island and would be willing to stop for 7-10 days and then drop the team off in Mexico (or Costa Rica) in the February/March 1997 time frame. For this DXpedition, there is a planned FIRST YL operator and the first use of a Quad/tower combo on the island (if the vessel can handle the tower). Jay is quite confident he can get the necessary paperwork for an operation, but he needs a boat (or boats) committed so the paperwork can be inititated. Jay reports the Clipperton operation requires 3 levels of documents:

  1. Permission for the specific boat to be in French waters.
  2. Permission to be on the island.
  3. The actual amateur license.
In order to file the paperwork he needs the name of the boat(s) to generate the proper permits. Thus the search for a vessel.

FR/T, TROMELIN. According to the 425 DX NEWS FR5ZQ should be active in July as /T for some weeks. The CW/SSB activity is planned.

GJ, JERSEY (An IOTA DXpedition). IOTA chasers should mark their calendars for this one. Jim, G3RTE, and Phil, G3SWH, will be active from "Les Minquires" - The Minkies, EU-099 from Friday 28th June until Monday 1st July 1996. Callsigns to be used will be GJ3RTE/P on SSB and GJ3SWH/P on CW. Operations will be on all bands from 80-10 meters depending upon conditions. It is planned to have two stations running. All QSLing will be handled by G3SWH (direct to CBA or via the bureau). This trip is dependant upon the weather.

HL0, BOGIL ISLAND (South Korea). Hanyang University Amateur Radio Club (HL0C) plans to operate at Bogil Island, Chunnam Provice, Korea. The island is in IOTA AS-085 group. The date of operation will be June 24-26. HL0C/4 will be the callsign used. Send QSL card to HL0C direct or via the bureau. Please add "Amateur Radio Club, HL0C" to the CBA if you send your QSL card direct.

QSL UPDATES.... Ken, VE1RU, reports that 75% of the CY0TP QSLs for the USA have mail. Mailings go out every Monday morning. Requests for QSLs via the bureau have been arriving over the last month with the first mailing of bureau cards taking place last week. QSL requests for 6 meters and satellite contacts have been mailed with none outstanding. If you have already sent for a QSL and it hasn't shown up in your mailbox as of yet, Wayne, VE1CBK, requests that you don't send again, at least until all the remaining QSLs have been answered and the questionable cards have been checked. Remember, all contacts for 6 meters and up which includes all satellites contacts go via VE1AOE (CBA). All contacts with CY0AOE, also go via VE1AOE. All HF contacts RTTY, CW and SSB go via VE1CBK, Wayne King, 63 Brook St., Lake Fletcher, Nova Scotia, CANADA, B2T 1A5....... If you need QSLs for 9K2ZZ, 9K2ZC or 9K2YY, you better send for them soon. Ray, W8CNL, and Derek, KC3ELO, report that they will be removing the logs off their computers. Once the logs are off the computer, they will only reply QSLs about once every 6 months......... 9H0DX AND 9H3WK QSLs are printed (reports Win, DK9IP) and will be mailed to the DARC-HQ next week for further distribution to the bureaus. Cards received direct were mailed already...... Ray, OZ8RO, reports all direct QSLs for his JW5HE activities in April and May have been sent out now...... Dave, WD4PDZ, reports he is NOT the QSL Manager for KP4XX. He has been receiving cards for this station (mostly from Europe) and he has no knowledge of this station. He is the QSL Manager for YS1XS.

RARE GRID SQUARE FOR VHF CONTEST. Look for I8TWK/8 operating from grid square JM79, from the June 6-10th. Frequencies to be used are: 50.152 MHz (SSB and CW) and 144.100 (Random MS); also 144.300 *-QRM SSB Tropo calls.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. Armed Forces Day will be held at Canadian Forces Base Calgary next Sunday, June 9th from 1600z to 2200z. Special Event Station CF6AFD will be on the air from Hanger 1, Currie Barracks, CFB Calgary. Activity planned will be on HF, local VHF (FM & SSB), packet radio and possibly 6 meters. QSL to VE6SRC.

UK SPECIAL CONTEST CALLSIGNS. The DX News Sheets (DXNS) report British club stations will be using special "1x1" and "2x1" callsigns in certain international HF contest. The callsign will consist of a "G" or "M", a regional locator (except England), a digit corresponding to the year (ie. 6 for 1996) and a single letter (example: G6A, M6B, GW6Y, MM6Z... etc). Fifty-two callsigns are available each year (G#A-Z and M#A-Z). The first contest in which these special callsigns will appear will be the IARU Championship (July 13-14th).

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Ron, VQ9DX (AA6DX), will be leaving Diego Garcia on June 11th after 4 months of activity. QSLs will be printed upon his return and mailed promptly. QSL via home call AA5DX, Ron Marra, Marginal 301-C, La Rambla, Suite 205, Ponce, PR. 00731

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