Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 261, July 8, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 261
BID: $OPDX.261
July 8, 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, KA2AEV, N5UD, KE5GA, W5IJU & Island News, AA7VB, K9AU, C53HG/WA1JBB CT1EEB, EA3BT, EY8MM, DF4RD, DJ7IK, DL5EBE, G3SXW, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G0AZT, I4EWH, IK1TZO & Island News Bulletin, IK6CGO, ON4BDS, VE6OA and ZS1AFZ for the following DX information.

3DA, SWAZILAND. DXNS reports that Dave, WJ2O, is planning an African tour in October to include 3DA.

5A, LIBYA. Andy, DJ7IK, reports that a planned operation is in the works by Brendan, G0UCT, and that an announcement will be made when all things are ready to go. Also, Andy mentions he is planning a multi-station contest operation from 5A1A next year. He has met the 1st operator of 5A1A, Ali during the "Ham-Radio-Convention" in Friedrichshafen and has invited Ali to his home before going back to Libya. Andy will provide some information about 5A1A and the actual situation there within the next weeks.

5V, Togo (Update). Rodger, G3SXW, states the VooDoo Contest Group is now optimistic that plans for Togo will succeed. They hope to operate Multi/Multi in CQ World-Wide CW Contest on November 23-24th. Their team took first-place in the contest as 9G5AA (in 1994) and TY5A (in 1995) and their goal is for a third straight win. They have requested the callsign 5V5A. The team consists of AA7NO, G3SXW, G4FAM, GM3YTS, K5VT, K7GE, KC7V, N7BG, W6RGG and WB7SRW. They plan to establish six stations and 17 antennas in Lome, the capital of Togo, with increased efforts on LF antennas. QSL Manager will be Bill Ferguson, GM4AGL. The trip will include road journeys to collect equipment stored in Abidjan (TU) and Accra (9G). They also hope to operate with personal callsigns just before the contest on WARC bands and maybe 160 meters. More details will follow, including the address of a remarkable page on the World-Wide Web now being developed for the team by Warren Hill, KF7AY.

8Q, MALDIVES ISLANDS. Josep, EA3BT, and his wife Nuria, EA3AOK, will be active October 22-31st, using the callsigns 8Q7OK and 8Q7BT, respectively. Their main goal is to take part in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. They plan to be active on SSB, RTTY and do their best on CW (as they are not very experienced in this mode). Activity will be on all bands including the WARC bands. QSL via EA3BT, Josep Gibert, P.O. Box 366, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain.

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. A report received indicates that Don, VE1AOE, and Ken, VE1RU are planning to go here for a mini DXpedition some time in September.

D4, CAPE VERDE. Start looking for Veronica, IK3VAW, to be active for several weeks beginning July 21st. Activity will be on all bands but mostly SSB around 14240 kHz. No callsign was given but QSL to home call.

DU2, BABUYAN ISLANDS (Philippines). The "Islands News" reports Jim, DU2/N3GKY, will be active from here (IOTA OC-092) July 12-19th, as DU2INT. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with operations probably on SSB only, running 100 watts and a wire antenna.

DX WEB PAGE.... Al Girard's, VE6OA, home page (http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/agirard) contains the VE6OA's DX Links at: http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/agirard/DXLINKS.HTM

FG, Guadeloupe. F6FUM will be active (probably as FG/F6FUM) from July 7-14th. There will also be activity from Les Saintes (NA-114) from July 15-21st, from Marie Galante (NA-102) from July 21-28th and from La Desirade (NA-102) from July 29-30th. He will be accompanied by FG5HR and both will be active on CW and SSB.


NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL DX CONVENTION slated for August 30-31st, now has a its scheduled events available on the World Wide Web! It can be viewed at: http://www.sousystems.com/ke5ga/ke5ga.html They will be updating this information at least once every two weeks with biographies of the presenters as well as a synopsis of their presentation. Also, Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK, has been named "DXer of the Year". The convention is drawing near so call the host hotel, The Royal Sonesta, in New Orleans to reserve your rooms at the discounted convention rates.

P4, ARUBA (on the satellite - RS12). As mentioned last week, Dennis, AA7VB, will be active as P40Z (see OPDX.260 for more details). He has now announced he will operate on the RS 12 bird as frequently as possible between July 11-16th. His windows are:

July 11th - 2048-2105 and 2235-2250z
July 12th - 0806-0819, 0950-1005, 1935-1947 and 2117-2133z
July 13th - 0833-0848z
July 14th - 2029-2044 and 2214-2229z
July 15th - 0744-0800, 0928-0944, 1915-1928 and 2055-2112z

P5, NORTH KOREA. A rumor started earlier last week from the JA3CMD Contest Reflector, states that Sanyi, HA7VK (aka XU7VK, XU95HA) will be on for 10 days from P5 starting 0000z on July 6th, using the callsign P51VK or HA7VK/P5. The rumor also stated that HA7VK will only be running 100 watts and will operate CW/SSB on 14 and 21 MHhz only. As this bulletin was being prepared (Sunday morning at 1530z), there has been no sign of Sanyi. BUT a message replyed from packet radio onto the InterNet's DX Reflector from Laci, HA0HW, (HA7VK QSL Manager) states HA7VK will get an answer to his permission request from PTT to operate on coming Monday. (KYFC!!!!!!)

QSL INFORMATION (Announcements and Corrections)......

TY, BENIN. Glenn/W6OTC, Eddie/G0AZT, Steve/KE6FV and Ray/WF1B, will be signing TY1RY as a Multi/Single entry in the 1996 CQ WW/DJ RTTY Contest, September 28-29th. There will be some CW, SSB and WARC band activity before the contest, if possible, providing all antenna erecting is successful. QSL all contacts to: Eddie Schneider, P.O.Box 5194, RICHMOND, CA 94805 USA. Please include an SASE or SAE and return postage. Do not send cards via TY or any other bureau.

UK, UZBEKISTAN. Two contest callsign were issued recently in Uzbekistan: UK7F operated by UK8FF (QSL via W3HNK) and UK0A operarted by UK9AA (QSL via DL4YT/K4YT direct). Both stations are planning activity in upcoming big contests.

V51, NAMIBIA. Gary, C53HG/WA1JBB, has informed OPDX that his three year operation as C53HG is now history and all his antennas are down. He will be moving on to V51 Namibia, July 17th. Gary can't say how much he enjoyed operating as C53HG and states his great QSL Manager Mac, W3HCW, has handed out over 20,000 QSL cards so far, but his QSOs numbered over twice that. He hopes to be operational in Namibia on HF by September, so look for him then.

V6, ANTIGUA. Just a reminder that Team Antigua will activate V26B in the upcoming WRTC/IARU RadioSport Games on July 13th. There has been a report that the team has been reduced in size of operators. They will be entering either the Multi/Single or Multi/Multi catagory and that the category decision will be made by the crew upon arrival in Antigua. They will be active for a short time both before and after the contest on all bands and modes. The members and QSL routes for this trip will be:

V26B - Sam Harner, QSL via WT3Q
V26E - Darrel Neron, QSL via AB2E
V26U - Bill Hudzik, QSL via WA2UDT

VK0, MACQUARIE ISLAND. Reports from Germany state Warren, VK0WH, will be QRT for the next 2 or 3 weeks due to antenna problems. The extreme weather conditions on Macquarie Island and salty water caused a strong corrosion of his antennas. Due to short days during the Antarctic winter season, it will take 2 or 3 weeks for him to repair what has been destroyed. We will keep you informed when Warren becomes active again.

ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Just a reminder to look for the 8-land operators (AA8U, AG8W, K8MJZ and KA8KZJ) to be active July 11-21st. Callsigns to be used are ZK1AAU, ZK1MJZ and ZK1AGW. The will operate from Rarotonga Island as ZK1AAU in the IARU Contest. QSL via AA8U.

ZS8IR (Marion Island Update). Chris, ZS8IR, is reportedly very happy on the island and his total QSOs to date are 3,670 and has worked 113 countries; 48 ITU zones and 35 CQ zones.

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