Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 273, October 7, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 273
BID: $OPDX.273
October 7, 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, K1VV, WU1F, W5IJU & Island News, W7TSQ, WA8JOC, K0DEQ, KI0W, I4UFH, LU6EF, PA3GBQ, PT2NP, PS7AB and SM0BFJ following DX information.

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLANDS. Jon, EA2KL, and Luis, EA3ELM, are making plans to be active from Rodriguez Island, possibly October 31st to November 5th. If everything receives an OK from the Ministery of Communications in in Mauritius (3B8), they plan to be active on 80-10 meters including the WARC bands. Operations will be on CW, SSB and RTTY. The QSL information was not provided at this time.

8P, BARBADOS. Jack/K3KG, Steve/(callsign not provide), John/N6YRU and Vic/KI6IM will be active as 8P9Z as a Multi/Single effort in the CQWW SSB Contest, October 26-27th.

9G, GHANA. Steve, PA3GBQ, reports he will once again spend his holiday in Ghana. He will be there in time to participate in the ARRL CW Contest (and possibily the SSB one also). His callsign will be 9G5BQ, and he has some plans to operate from on top of a mountain with nothing between USA and antenna than air. He has not yet decided what category to run (Single Op/ Multi or Single Band). Steve states he will also try to get a license for 160 meter this year (This is not allowed with a 9G5 callsign.).

A3, TONGA. Bob, W7TSQ, will be active as A35SQ from October 16-28th. His operation will include participation in the CQWW Contest. His plans are to operate all bands except perhaps 160. On his arrival, Bob will be helping Paul (KK6H), A35RK, install new antennas. By the way (BTW), Bob, is the QSL Manager for Paul. QSLs for A35SQ and A35RK go ONLY to W7TSQ with NO to A3 bureau active.

HEARD AND WORKED ON RS-12. This week Joel, WU1F (from FN42 - MA), reports EI4CL, 9Y4VU, F5RRS, EA3AHE and EI7CC were active. He also reports RS-15 is now working Mode K (15 up and 10 down).

IG9, LAMPEDUSA ISLAND (ITALY). Fabio, I4UFH, reports after good results in the 1995 CQWW Phone Contest (IG9W), a team will once again be active from IOTA AF-019 for the 1996 CQWW Phone Contest effort. Operations will be from October 20-27th. This year they will cover all the 6 band, as a Single Band/Single Op effort. Look for the following (callsign - and band): IG9/IV3TAN - 160 meters, IG9/I4UFH - 80, IG9/IT9GSF - 40, IG9/IK2QEI - 20, IG9/IT9EQO - 15 and IG9/IT9GEZ - 10. There will be a little activity before the Contest to tune-up the equipment. QSLs will be handled by IV3TAN.

KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Members of the Yamata ARS will be active this week from Ofu Island starting October 9-11th. Look for operators JA1JQY, JA1KJW, JR1LVB, JA3MCA, JA8VE, JA0KNM, JD1BIK and 7L3MNH to sign homecall/KH8. Operations will be CW, SSB and satellites with activity on 80-10 meters. QSL to CBA.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN (or should we say sea!). Ron, ZL1AMO, is once again and currently active from Fiji as 3D2RW. Activity is mainly on CW, 80, 40 and 15 meters. He was heard also on SSB operating around 3796-3799 kHz at 1145z. On October 2nd, Ron stated he would be leaving for T2 (Tuvalu) soon and would be active as T28RW. QSL via ZL1AMO.


ZV0, MARTIM VAZ ISLAND. Just a reminder that Stuckert/PT2GTI, Paul/PT2NP and Lunkes/PT2HF from the ABRA-DX Brazilian Association will be active this week. The team was to be active as of October 7th, but because of a delay, look for them on October 8th (Stay tuned on the SSB IOTA frequencies and 5/10 kHz from the low edge bands on CW). The team will be taking a helicopter trip from Trindade to Martim Vaz Island, which is a big rock of about 130 meters high over Atlantic Ocean. It will be the first operation in the history of that island and the first time that somebody inhabited it. This will be a short operation only lasting two days. Look for the callsigns: ZV0MB for SSB and ZV0MV for CW. QSL only via PT2GTI (OK in CBA). Cards can be sent either directly or via the bureau. Their land coordinator, Ari, PT2BW, will assist them on the Brazil DX Net (14240 kHz, 0900z).

ZK3, TOKELAU. The "Island News" reports Yvette, F3YA, is active for the next three years as ZK3YA. With operation limited to six hours per day due to power restrictions, look for Yvette on 7003 kHz between 1000-1100z. QSL via home callsign.

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