Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 258, June 17, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 258
BID: $OPDX.258
June 17, 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, N4AA & QRZ DX, N5FG, W5ZPA, N6EK, WA6BXH, AA8U, K8AQM, KA9FOX, KC8IM, 9M2TO, DF4RD, DL7VOA, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, EI2GX, G3SXW, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, SP5ECA, SM0DSF, VE3MJQ, VE6SRC and ZS6RVG for the following DX information.

5A1A QSL UPDATE. Carl, N4AA, editor of QRZ DX, reports details have been worked out for a stateside QSL manager to handle QSLs for U.S. contacts with the 5A1A operation of July 1995. ONLY (repeat ONLY) contacts with the Ukrainian operartion in July 1995 will be handled. The last day of their operation was July 25, 1995. Contacts with the continuing Libyan national's 5A1A operation CANNOT be confirmed. The stateside QSL Manager for 5A1A (Ukrainian operation) will be N4AA. The only requirement will be an SASE. If you have already QSLed to the original LZ or OM managers, or if you have QSLed directly to Toly in Kiev, you do not need to QSL again. Those will be answered 100%.

5X, UGANDA (NEWS)... The DXNS report the following Ugandian News: Peter, ON6TT, who obtained the callsign 5X1T on May 30th, will be QRT for two weeks from June 21st when he returns to Belgium on holiday. Also, Ake, SM4ARJ, (one of his technicians) will probably be 5X1AR or 5X1ARJ. QSL 5X1T via ON5NT..... Father Sebastiano's, 5X4C, mission was attacked on April 12th and the radio station was damaged and equipment stolen. He is currently QRT and welcomes any help to be active again...... Paul, 5X4F, and his wife Peggy, 5X4G, have gone QRT and have returned to the USA. During his eight month operation, Paul made over 12400 QSOs (including 650 on 160m and 1650 on 80m) most of which were with 100W solar powered.

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Tex, 9M2TO, has finally received his 6 meter four element yagi. He reports he will be watching 6 meters when he is in the shack. His 6 meter system is anIC-551, 150w Mirage amp and 4 element HB9CV.

BV, TAIWAN. There will be a station signing BO0KS from Kin-Men (Quemoy) Island (AS-102), July 26-29. QSL via BV2KI.

GW, WALES. The WestNet DX will be active again from the Welsh Island group EU-124 in the IOTA contest (July 27-28th) as GW4VEQ (or perhaps with a special contest call).

IOTA NEWS... Peter, SP5PB, will be active from the Italian Veneto Region Group (EU-131) and the German/Polish island Usedom (EU-129) until July 6th as SP5PB/1. Activity will be on CW/SSB and on the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call: Piotr Brydak, Okolnik 9A/16, 00368 Warszawa, Poland. Peter plans a similar operation from these islands in September, 1996.

J52, GUINEA-BISSAU. Dave, KC9IM (remembered by some as 4K0IM, TL8IM, YB0AIM, KH2AD or KC6GZ), will be off to Guinea-Bissau in July and should be on in plenty of time for the CQ WW DX Contest in October. He will be there for the next two years and hopes to be signing J52IM. He will be active on 40-10 meters, SSB and CW. He plans to take his PK-232 along for RTTY operations. QSLs will be via KB9XN.

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Don, N5OLS, will be active for the next three years as KH8/N5OLS. Operations will be on all bands/modes. He is frequently on SSB 14218 and 14224 kHz, or CW on 14030 kHz at 0300z. QSL via AA5BL or direct to Don Barclay, Box 8, Pago Pago, AS 96799, USA.

NEW IOTA! Steve, AA6LF, who was recently active from OC-172 and OC-187, said that he hopes to operate from Ashmore Reef (located in Northern Territory Outliers) the first week of August. He doesn't know what permissions are required yet, but he will try to work them out when he reaches Darwin. If Steve is successful, this will be an all-time new IOTA group.

OY, FAROE ISLANDS. Ingo, SM0DSF, will visit Faroe Islands for 14 days starting June 22nd. He plan to be active as OY/SM0DSF. Between a visiting conference and being out looking at nature, most of his operating time for amateur radio will be during the first week. QSL to homecall, CBA or bureau.

QSL CARDS UPDATES.... There is a delay for LU6Z (South Orkney Island) cards coming out due to a problem with the printer. Alberto, LU1DZ, hopes the first mailing will be around the end of June.... The recent operation to the Blasket Islands EU-007 by the WestNet & Saltee Dogs DX Groups made over 4000 QSOs on all bands from 160-2 meters. The QSL cards for the operation are being printed in Italy and must then be shipped to EI for distribution, so there will be a delay before the cards start to appear, but they will do their best to minimize it...... The WestNet team looks forward to meeting many of you again from EU-124 in the IOTA contest as GW4VEQ (or perhaps with a special contest call).... 3W1D QSL cards. Marcin, SP5ES, reports he is getting many claims about poor service of 3W1D QSL cards made by him. The operation was done by the Russian operators. Marcin was only a mail drop off to avoid the theft by Russian postal workers. The cards were collected by him and safely shipped via a carrier to Moscow. So no one card could dissappear by postage. He can only take the responsibility for the forwarding of the cards. If anyone still needs a 3W1D card, they can contact Marcin; he does have the logs for 1992 operation and still has some QSLs.....

SOUTH PACIFIC DXPEDITON. Five operators from 8th land plan to be active throughout the Pacific beginning July 1st,, and it will last a month. They will be active on all bands with an emphasis on 160-30 meters. All modes including RTTY from KH8 and 5W for the RTTY contest will be used, They will be active in the IOTA Contest. QSL all calls to AA8HZ unless specified otherwise. The operators Ted/K8AQM, Jeff/N8CC, Brian/KG8CO, Kurt/KG8DS and Dave/KB8ECG will be operating from various places and times. Their schedule is as follows:

V73 Majuro Island July 1-4th N8CC and K8AQM
V63 Ponape Island July 4-7th N8CC and K8AQM as V63CF and V63CK
V63 Truk Island July 7-9th N8CC and K8AQM as V63CF and V63CK
KC6 Palau Island July 10-12th N8CC and K8AQM as KC6BP KC6JJ
7J3 Japan July 13-17th N8CC, K8AQM and KG8DS as 7J3Y??
KH6/NH6 Maui Island July 17-19th N8CC and K8AQM as /NH6 or /KH6
NH8/KH8 Ofu Island July 19-24th NH8/N8CC, KH8/K8AQM, KH8/KG8CO KH8/KG8DS and KH8/KB8ECG
5W0 Apia (W.SAMOA) July 24-29th N8CC/5W0JB, K8AQM/5W0TR, KGCO/5W0BS, KG8DS/5W0?? and KB8ECG/5W0??

SPECIAL PREFIXES. Industry Canada (Montreal) has authorized all Canadian Amateurs to use special prefixes to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Yukon Gold Discovery from 0000z, June 8th through 2400z August 8th, 1996. Canadian Amateurs may use special prefixes as follows: Regular Prefixes/Special Prefixes, VA2/VD2, VA3/VD3, VE1/VC1, VE2/VC2 VE3/VC3, VE4/VC4, VE5/VC5, VE6/VC6, VE7/VC7, VE8/VC8, VE9/VC9, VO1/CZ5, VO2/CZ4, VY1/CK3 and VY2/CK4.

The Special Prefix VF6 will be used during the period of June 23-26th, by Calgary amateurs in honor of The Rotary Convention being held in Calgary. Also, Special Event Station VF6RFR will be on the air during this time.

YK, SYRIA. Marco operates from the Golan Heights occupied station as VE3MJQ/YK. He reports that he has only 2 more months left in the camp before he leaves for Canada. The station is 22 years old and is also used for CFARS (military) operation. His location is 65 km West of Damascus and near to Quneitra. The name of his camp is called Ziouani and is shared with a Japaneese contingent. North America stations should look around 14200 kHz at 1900z to 2200z. QSL via CBA. His QSL card is going to be a very nice picture of the site.

ZC4 Problems. Roger, G3SXW, reports some distressing news from ZC4-land. Currently non-residents of the British Sovereign Base Areas will not be permitted to operate amateur radio. Resident licensees may continue to operate, but it seems that visitors will not be welcomed. Naturally, the circumstances are somewhat unclear, but it would appear that sponsorship from one of the two SBA radio clubs will be required, and they are not currently willing to co-operate with non-residents.

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Look for Wondy/ZF2KR, Stan/ZF2MP and Mike/ZF2PA from June 22-26th. They will sign portable ZF8, as they will be on Little Cayman Island. Operations will be on CW, SSB, and RTTY. General and Advance classes should look for them on CW 30 kHz from the band edge. Meanwhile, Art, WB8YFE, is planning to be active from June 25th to July 2nd with emphasis on 6 meters.

ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (North Cook in 1998!). Bruce, AA8U, one of the operators (including K8MJZ, AG8W and KA8KZJ) for the upcoming South Cook Islands operation, July 11-21st mentions the following: "There is a really nifty web site that is worth the time to check out. Lots of neat pictures and information about the North and South Cook Islands. If you would like to see where we will be operating from, look into it:" http://www.ck/raro.htm Bruce and the others have been working real hard to make sure they have decent antennas and equipment for their trip to South Cook. Bruce says he is already planning for another return trip to the Cooks. The next time will be to RF deprived North Cook Islands! This will take place in November of 1998.

ZS, SOUTH AFRICA. Dave, ZS6RVG, reports he is on most weekends. Check on 14184 kHz at 1600z.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. Chris, ZS8IR, is very willing (time permitting) to schedule QSOs with operators via Internet. His E-mail address is: "cdebeer@cis.co.za". Chris gets his E-mail in batches via a satellite link. On an interesting note, you might want to look at a description of his stay on Marion Island which can be found with the following URL:


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