Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 267, August 19, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 267
BID: $OPDX.267
August 19, 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, K4CEF, W5IJU & Island News, WB6VGI, NL7TB, DF4RD, DL9GOA & the DX News Letter, F6AJA, G4BUE & the DX News Sheet, JA1IDY, LU1DZ, ON6JG and W. M. Loeschman following DX information.

3V, TUNISIA. The DXNS reports that Eddie, W6/G0AZT, will be active October 9-13th, from 3V8BB. Operations will be mostly RTTY 80-10 meters low power. QSL direct only.

5R, MADAGASCAR. This is just a reminder! Look for Jean Michel, F6AJA, who is visiting Gerard's, 5R8EN, QTH and will be active from August 18th to September 8th. Both will probably be active from Nosy Bé (IOTA AF-057) starting August 20th (or 21st) to August 24th as 5R8EN/P. Operations will be on SSB and CW. Jean Michel has taken some RTTY equipment with him for Gerard and perhaps after Nosy Be they will be on the air with RTTY.

7P, LESOTHO. Martin, G4FUI, is active as 7P8/G4FUI on CW/SSB. He will be there until the beginning of December. QSL via homecall.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND. If you missed the CY0AA operation you will have another chance in October. Murry, WA4DAN, plans to be active as WA4DAN/CY0 October 22-29th, which includes the CQWW SSB Contest. There will be other members of the team which include Ken/V73C/AH9C, Bob/KW2P, Atsi/VK2BEX and Ron/AA4VK.

J8, St. VINCENT. Buzz, N5FTR, will be active from September 2-7th. Buzz is going to request a J8 call but may have to sign J8/N5FTR. Operation will be mainly on SSB, but CW gear will be taken. Those wishing for a CW contact will have to be patient as Buzz is "relearning" the code. Operation will be with 100 watts to a Sommer vertical antenna from a beachfront hotel. QSL via Buzz's home call address in any call book.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Larry, WB6VGI, will once again be active from KG4 land for a 2 week period starting on the 10th of September. Look for KG4ML on the WARC bands (primary bands) and others as requested. Most of the Guantanamo ops use the other bands so the KG4 card isn't as hard to get on these. QSL via WB6VGI CBA.

KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND. By the time you read this, the big AH0W/KH4 operation should have started ands run through the 25th. QSL via KE7LZ. For more details read OPDX.263 and OPDX.265.

LU6Z QSLS ARE IN THE MAIL! Alberto, LU1DZ, reports to OPDX that the QSLs for the LU6Z South Orkney Island DX operation by a CW group from Argentina are in the mail and/or the bureau since 3 weeks ago.

SU, EGYPT. An Egyptian DX net called SU DX Net meets Fridays and Saturdays at 1500z on 14220 kHz. Operators who are usually present included SU1ER, SU1SK, SU1GS and SU3AM.

SV8, IONIAN ISLAND (Greece). SV1DPL and SV1CID plan to be active from this island (EU-052) and several other Greek islands until the end of the month. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via SV1CID.

SV9, CRETE. Island News reports that Ivan, IK7VEK, will be active August 21-29th, as SV9/IK7VEH. Activity will be maninly SSB. QSL to CBA.

TT, CHAD. TT8SP has been very active over the past few weeks. His activity includes operations on the WARC bands and mainly on CW. Check 18070 kHz around 1630z, 10102 kHz around 2330z and 20 meters (between 14003 and 14019) after 2000z. He has also been heard on 3500 kHz around 0430z. QSL via F5OIJ.

USI (United States Island Award Program) NEWS/ALERT. The North Shore Radio Club (IL) will be activating several Illinois islands on Saturday, August 24th, starting around 1500z and ending around 2000z. Watch for N9LUR, N9CHQ and KF9YL (Fred, Mike and Fred). QSL w/SASE to KF9YL. Only 3 Illinois islands have been activated to date. Stop by on 14260 kHz to help the guys qualify the new islands. Meanwhile the following stations will be active in the upcoming 2nd Annual W/VE Island Contest (September 14-15th). Details on this contest will be forthcoming in a future OPDXB.

VK0, MACQUARIE ISLAND. It has been reported that Warren, VK0WH, had apparently agreed to show up on 40 meters on 7189 kHz between 0400 and 0830z on Wednesday. Jim Smith, VK9NS, reportedly "EMCEED" the list operations, and comments from him seem to indicate that they may do it again, but he does not know when. Also, Jim mentioned that Warren had been on 160 meters but not 80 to date. Apparently, Warren has been experimenting with new or repaired antennas, and he has been successful. OPDX will try to keep you updated.


XW, LAOS. The DXNL reports: "Andreas, DK9LM, states that the officials in Laos have several licence applications from DL, UA, JA and PA operators. Due to the high number of applications Andreas hopes to receive a positive answer from Vientiane in the near future".

XY, MYANMAR. Reports from Asia indicate that Kan, JA1BK, and Martti, OH2BH, will be leaving for Yangon (XZ) on the 23rd of August. They will be joined by Warren, KF7AY. It's not certain if they will be on the air or not in Yangon, but it does not hurt to listen and look for them.

IS THE TIME RIGHT? Over the past few years, several members of the Northern Ohio DX Association (NODXA) have talked and thought about having a DX Convention in Cleveland. Now that the International DX Convention is no longer being held a week before the Dayton HamVention at Visalia, should NODXA take the step in having the first annual "North Coast DX Convention/EXPO"? Messages read on InterNet from the DX Community seem to indicate they want something the weekend before Dayton. Just think of it, a DX Convention and Dayton Hamvention within a week and a three and one half hour drive between the two. Cleveland could easily fill the days between the DX Convention and HamVention with visits to the Rock-Roll Hall of Fame, Science Museum, Art Museum, Natural History Museum, Auto Museum, the Cleveland's MetroParks Rain Forest/Zoo and much more. Maybe Cleveland is ready to have its first DX Convention. NODXA would like to poll the DX Community on their views and thoughts of this possible event. We would ask that you answer the following questions below. Answers can be sent via E-mail to: ncdxc_expo@barf80.nshore.org

  1. Would you attend the convention in Cleveland if it was held the weekend before the Dayton HamVention (or possibly the weekend after so as not to conflict with "Mother's Day)?
  2. Where will you be traveling from to attend the convention?
  3. What type of forums would you attend (technical, DXpeditions, etc.)?
  4. Would you/group/organization be interested in conducting a forum?
  5. Would you/group/organization be interested in helping to sponsor the convention?
  6. Any other comments/input you may have.
Your answers are very important to help us make our decision. Also, time is an important fact to get the ball rolling on this event. NODXA thanks you for your input..... 73 de Tedd KB8NW (President of NODXA)

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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