Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 268, August 26, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 268
BID: $OPDX.268
August 26, 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, WB4ZNH, N5OGP, NL7TB, W7KCN, 5X1T/ON6TT, DF4RD, DL9GOA & the DX News Letter, EA6BH, G4BUE & the DX News Sheet, LU1DZ, PY7AB, and Franz Heinz following DX information.

3C1, EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Teo, EA6BH, announced he will be active from Cogo, October 16-22nd, as 3C1DX. His suggested frequencies are: CW - 3005, 7005, 14005, 21005 and 28005 kHz; SSB - 80/40 meters unknown at this time, 14195, 21195 and 28495 kHz. He stated that he will try to be active on the WARC bands, and if he has time he will operate RTTY on 14088 kHz. QSL via EA6BH.

5X, UGANDA. Peter, 5X1T, has been barely active as his family was on visit during July and August. Beginning September 7th, Peter will be back on the air full speed. 9U5CW is shipping Peter's low band vertical back, so we can expect 5X on 80 and 160 meters again. Peter is leaving Uganda on December 1st for 3 months for the Heard Island expedition.

8Q, MALDIVES. Andy, G4VPM, will be here September 8-22th and will be active as 8Q7AS. His station operations will be limited to QRP only with an Argonaut 535 and R7 antenna. QSL to CBA.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. The DXNS reports Saty, JE1JKL, has a contest shack on Labuan Island where he is regularly active as 9M6NA. He plans to be active in the CQWW CW Contest 80 meters (November 23-24th). QSL to CBA.

9U, BURUNDI. Alfredo, 9U5CW, has informed Peter, 5X1T/ON6TT, that due to security precautions, he decided to temporarily suspend his ham activity. The situation in Burundi after the coup and during the economic embargo is not clear and far from safe. Alfredo sends his regards to all.

D2, ANGOLA. Birgitta, SM0FIB, now active as D2FIB will continue to be active until September 13th. This YL can also be found daily on 20/15 meters SSB. Check 21226 kHz around 1245z and 14252 or 14265 kHz starting around 1915z. It has also been reported that she checks into the YL net on 14243kHz at 1700z Thursdays and is active most evenings at 1900z on 14295kHz looking for SM stations. QSL to CBA.

E3, ERITREA. Many have been waiting and wondering why an operation has not taken place from here. Carl Henson, WB4ZNH, who had the first valid operation from E3, informed everyone this week: "I travelled to Eritrea last October assuming I would have no trouble operating there. Bad move. Even though Martha and I were the first to operate from Eritrea after the revolution, we were denied permission. The official reason was that Eritrea is in the process of creating new Amateur Radio Rules. At that time, the head of the Dept. was in Norway, studying Norway's Amateur Radio Rules. I phone Asmara day before yesterday (August 20th) and received the same answer as nearly a year ago."

LU6Z SOUTH ORKNEY QSL NEWS. Alberto, LU1DZ. states: "As you know, during the last Antartic summer two operators from our Argentine CW Group, Hector, LU6UO, and Ernie, LU1ZPF, made more than 23,000 QSOs mainly in CW from the South Orkney Island." You can read the complete story with some photos in the last "The DX Magazine" issue published in USA by VP2ML. Raul, LU6EF is the QSL Manager and he has sent more than 500 direct and bureau QSLs. You can use the InterNet address "URANITO@IMPSAT1.COM.AR" to inquire about some problems in receiving your QSL cards for all GACW DXpeditions and DX operations as follows:

1979 - LU7X Staten Island
1982 - L8DX Staten Island
1983 - LU3ZI South Shetland Island
All operations of LU6UO/Z, and LU5EVB/Z from South Atlantic and Antartic Islands. The QSL Manager and GACW address is: GACW, Box 9, 1875 - Wilde, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

SPECIAL EVENT. The ADXB-OE radio club, a member in the AGDX, will be active on HF and VHF with the special callsign OEM1XBC from Friday, September 13th, 0800z until Saturday, September 14th, 2000z. Suggested frequencies are: SSB - 28520, 21220, 14220, 7060 and 3770 Khz or CW - 20 kHz at the beginning of the bands. The organizer of this event is Wolfgang Heinz, OE1WEU. The use of this special prefix M stands for "MILLENIUM", which means the 1000 year anniversary of Austria. QSL route for a special QSL: ADXB-OE, P.O.Box 1000, A-1081 Vienna, Austria; or to the organizer CBA.

USI ALERTS AND NEWS! Results and story of the NL7TB Barren Island (AK) DXpedition can be found on the World-Wide WEB: http://ww.owt.com/usislands/ and click on "USI other". Those who have begun chasing USIs, here are a few stations that will be active:

VS9AJM QSL CARDS. If you have been waiting 16 years for this QSL card here is a chance to receive one. John, W7KCN, has obtained the QSLs and the tattered, water-logged record of QSOs for VS9AJM. An interesting story about this operation can be found in "The DX Magazine" March/April 1996 issue.

W4D (SPECIAL EVENT STATION). W4D will be activated October 1st, from Walt Disney Magic Kingdom Park (Florida) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the park. This will be the first amateur radio station to be active from the park. Activity will be on CW (40 and 15 meters) and on SSB (80 and 20 meters). QSL via KD4FQT.

ZG2, GIBRALTAR. The DXNL reports that once again the prefix ZG2 may be used in Gibraltar this year from September 3-10th. Reason for this special prefix is to celebrate a national holiday in ZB2-land.

ZV2, COMPRIDA ISLAND (BRAZIL). This Brazilian Island has an IOTA of SA-024 (or Diploma Ilhas Brasileiras Award, DIB-21) and is located in the Sao Paulo State West Group. A DXpedition will take place here October 24-27th. A special callsign will be used, ZV2EPA. Look for activity on the IOTA frequencies. QSL via PY2YW (CBA) or bureau.

ZV5, SAO FRANCISCO ISLAND (BRAZIL). By the time you read this, ZV5AVM (CW) and PR5L (SSB) will be active until September 1st. This island has an IOTA of SA-027 and is located in the Santa Catarina Island Group. Suggested frequencies are: SSB - 3760, 7060, 14260, 21260, 28460 kHz and CW 3510, 7010, 14010, 21010 and 28010 kHz. QSL via PP5LL.

1996 OKLAHOMA DX ASSOCIATION DX BANQUET. The Oklahoma DX Association announces its 1996 DX Banquet featuring presentations by globe-trotting DXpeditioner Vince Thompson, K5VT, and Bill Kennamer, K5FUV, Manager of the ARRL's DXCC Program. Vince will present a color slide collage of his most recent operations and Bill will discuss the DXCC Program of the future. This year's event will take place on Saturday, November 9, 1996, at the River Oaks Golf Club, located just east of Edmond, OK (2 miles east of Interstate 35 on Hefner Road, between Sooner Rd. and Air Depot Rd.). For the latest banquet details check out OKDXA WWW site at http://www.pcok.com/~n5ogp/okdxa/ ADDED NOTE: The complete announcement will be sent to all OPDX InterNet subscribers as an extra bulletin.

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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