Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 272, September 30, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 272
BID: $OPDX.272
September 30, 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, WU1F, K3TEJ, N5OK, KK6EK, DK7NP, WD8SDL, YV5DTA/W4, DL5IAR, DL9GOA & DX News Letter, EI6FR, G4BUE & the DX News Sheet, LU9AUY, PS7AB, SM0BFJ and TF1MM following DX information.

4U, UNITED NATIONS HQ. 4U51UN (aka 4U1UN) was heard active on 20 meters CW and SSB. This special callsign will be used until the end of October to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the United Nations. QSL ONLY to WB8LFO.

5X, UGANDA. Leif, SM0BFJ, reports that Gus, 5X1D, is active every day between 1730-1800z on 50.150 MHz. He also states Gus is the first station ever to be active from Uganda on 6 meters. QSL 5X1D via SM0BFJ.

ARGENTINA BEACON. Mats, LU9AUY, reports having a part-time beacon (LU9AUY/BCN) active on 28197 kHz running on a TS-870 (10 watts) into a 3 element Cushcraft A3S Yagi at 30 meters. Mats leaves the beam pointed at Europe (somedays to Caribbean and the U.S.). The beacon is active on his weekday afternoons... (as he is working) ... then it goes QRT for normal operation. Mats hopes to receive any reports soon.

A5, BHUTAN. "The DX News Sheet" report A57A was reported on the UK DX Packet Cluster at 2209z, September 18th, on 7001 kHz giving his QSL manager as JH1AJT. There was speculation in 1995 that Zorro, JH1AJT, who was active from A5 in 1994, may be active later in the year.

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Don, WB2DND will once again be active from here November 3-8th, from A61AD's QTH. Activity will be on all bands including 160 meters. Don has reportedly shipped a 1000 feet of wire to put up an inverted L and beverage aimed at Europe and North America.

BRYLA NET. BRYLA (PY-YLs Net), which started in July 1975, meets on Wednesdays on 14248 kHz from 1900-2100z. Interested operators gather together with the Brazilian YLs and DXers from around the world so they can have a chance to make contacts to work for their BRYLA Award. Net controller has been Teresa, PT2TF, who has been sharing the frequency with Alzira/PT2LS, Helt/PY1AIP and Tessy/PS8YL.

C6, BAHAMAS (UPDATE). As reported in OPDX.271, John, K3TEJ, and Ed, WA3WSJ, will be in the Bahamas on Great Abaco Island. They will be there from November 19-26th, to operate CW and SSB on all bands (160-10 meters including WARC bands). During the CQWW CW Contest they will be using C6A/K3TEJ. QSL via K3TEJ. Meanwhile, the DXNS reports that Mike, W7FKF, will be active October 22-28th, as W7FKF/C6A. Mike will also participate in the CQWW SSB Contest probably as C6AHU, 160-10 meters near the IOTA frequencies. QSL via WJ8C.

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. Weather continues to plaque the CY9AOE operation. Don, VE1AOE, and Ken, VY2RU (VE1RU), orginally planned to leave September 18th for this operation.

FW, WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS. DJ2EH DJ4OI and DL8NBH will be active between October 22nd and November 4th, signing FW/homecalls. Their QSL route will be announced later. They plan to be active on 160-10 meters CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be an emphasis on the WARC bands and the lowbands.

KC6, REP. OF BELAU. Members of the Oklahoma DX Association are returning to Belau. N5CG (KC6GG) and N5OK (KC6OK) will be arriving in Koror on the 12th of October. They will be operating all bands from 10 through 160 meters, including the WARC bands. Operation will be limited to CW and SSB with participation in the CQWW SSB Contest and possibly the CQWW CW Contest. Normal DX operating frequencies will be used. QSL to: Belau DXpedition, Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-0088.

OD, LEBANON. Thor, TF1MM, continues to be active as OD5/TF1MM from Naqoura, South Lebanon. This is the UN headquarters and he has been permitted to use a 16 element Log Periodic. He was heard on 14016 kHz at 1545z and 10103 kHz at 1950z. QSL via 4Z4DX.


RS-12 SATELLITE DX (From WU1F). Joel, WU1F, located in Massachusetts (Grid Square FN42), reports the following stations worked on RS-12 Mode K: GW0DZL, G3KMQ, G3LUW, OZ1AED, VY2RU, V31DE, OZ8ABE, TI5RLI and DF8TJ. "Looks like there IS DX around" ..... Joel WU1F.

VK0 HEARD ISLAND GATHERING (UPDATE). Bob, KK6EK, reports that the Heard Island team was gathering this past weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area for training and equipment checkout. Also, this was reported to be an open house for all who were interested in meeting the team and seeing one of the shelters that they would be using on Heard Island, complete with radio, computers, galley, and sleeping facilities. The gathering took place on Coast Guard Island, Oakland. Meanwhile, this week an announcement of the addition of Arno Metzler, OE9AMJ, and Michael Mraz, N6MZ, to the Heard Island team was made. As of this moment the team is:

EA8AFJ Michel Sabatino     NP4IW Carlos Nascimento
HB9AHL Willy Rusch         OE9AMJ Arno Metzler
JH4RHF Junicho Tanaka      ON6TT Peter Casier
KA6W Ted Algren            PA3DUU Arie Nugteren
K0IR Ralph Fedor           RA3AUU Igor Booklan
K4UEE Bob Allphin          VK2TQM David Muller
K9AJ Mike McGirr           W6OTC Glenn Vinson
KK6EK Bob Schmieder        W8FMG Wes Lamboley
N6EK Bob Fabry             WA0PUJ Glenn Johnson
N6MZ Michael Mraz          WA3YVN Al Hernandez
9V1YC James Brooks

VP9, BERMUDA. Steve, YV5DTA/W4, will once again be active from here October 6-11th. If he can escape from his work duties, look for him signing YV5DTA/VP9 on the regular DX windows.

ZK1, SOUTH COOK (also North Cook?). The "DX News Letter" reports that Gun, DF4DI, will be on the island from November 2nd for at least five months. Gun will be active as ZK1DI on all nine HF-bands. Gun intends to go to Manihiki Island (North Cook) for a week. Gun's manager is DK1RV.

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