Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 275, October 21, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 275
BID: $OPDX.275
October 21, 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, ARRL DX Bulletin, WX3N, AA4NC, K4CEF, WB5CRG, WV5S, N6DLU, KH6BZF, KF7AY, K8CH, A35RK, DF4RD, DL5EBE, EA6BH, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G4ZVJ, OH2BH, OH2BVE, RN9XA and ZS1AFZ following DX information.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE EDITOR. Please send all DX announcements/information "ONLY" to the addresses below and NOT to the distribution InterNet address of: dxinfo@barf80.nshore.org

P.S. OH BOY! The "Chief Proofreader" (by wife) is going to be mad at the length of this one. Can you PLEASE help me out by sending her a "Thank You" message at: linda@barf80.nshore.org

9N, NEPAL. The ARRL DX Bulletin reports that Jack, W4OSN, will be active as 9N1OSN from Kathmandu on 80 through 15 meters from October 14 to November 28. He will be using a solar powered Ten-Tec Scout.

A35, REP. OF TONGA (UPDATE). Paul, A35RK, reported to OPDX that Bob, W7TSQ, arrived in Ha'apai on Thursday (17th). He brought a Cushcraft R-7000+ vertical and a Force 12 C-3S. They got the R-7000+ up Friday, and reported "it's working very well!" They are waiting for mast material to arrive on the ferryboat, and the C-3S beam should be operational by next weekend. At the moment, Bob is signing A35SQ and is active on 80-10, mostly SSB; while A35RK (Paul) is active on CW; both from same QTH: Lifuka Island, Ha'apai Group (IOTA OC-169). QSL both via W7TSQ. Bob is "tuning up" for CQWW-SSB Contest, so you'll hear him alot. Also, Marcel, A35DM, left for Vava'u Friday and he should be active from IOTA OC-064 by the time you read this (SSB only). QSL via ON4QM.

BY, CHINA. Mike, W5ZPA, Delta Division Representative DXAC, will be going to China and will operate W5ZPA/BY1QH, October 22, 23, or 24th, depending on the station manager for the university club station.

DU, PHILIPPINES. Andy, G4ZVJ, plans to be active from October 25th to November 6th, as DU3/AH8F from Bataan, Philippines. Activity will be mostly CW. QSL via G4ZVJ. (Home page: http://www.g4zvj.demon.co.uk/du3.htm)

DXAC NEWS. Southwestern Director Fried Heyn, WA6WZO, has appointed Vince Thompson, K5VT, to the DXAC. (ed. As a member of the DXAC, I would like to welcome Vince aboard.)


T8, REP. OF BELAU (ATTENTION PREFIX HUNTERS!). Jim Hood, WV5S, President of the Oklahoma DX Association has informed the DX/Contest community of the following statement: "In 1994, Belau (Palau) declared its independence from the USA. Consequently, the KC6 prefix needed to be replaced by a new unassigned prefix. The prefix T8 has been assigned to Belau. Oklahoma DX Association members N5OK and N5CG have now activated the T8 prefix for the first time as T88T. They will be using this call in both of the CQWW Contests. QSL to Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-0088."

V47, ST. KITTS. Andy, G4ZVJ, and Ken, G4RWD, will be active November 15-25th, as V47VJ and V47WD. This will include activity in the CQWW CW Contest as V47VJ on: 1827, 3503, 7003, 10107, 14027, 18077, 21027, 24897 and 28027 kHz +/- QRM (QSX up). This is a low-key vacation operation to activate the multiplier.

More Information and Stations to be active in the CQWW SSB DX Contest

KH6BZF SPECIAL PROPAGATION REPORT for the CQWW SSB DX Contest for the weekend of October 25-27th. DX contesters will make the bands highly active and it will appear that bands and paths normally thought to be closed, open up and surprise you. On the first evening propagation will be slow as we should be recovering from an active GEOMAG period. So, work those Asia and Oceania areas the first evening. While on the 27th (Sat/Sunday), the bands are expected to be better. Last year at this time Solar Flux was in the mid-to-high 80'. This year the mid 60's to low 70's will be the norm. Note, band will close earlier and open later than last year. CU on the bands. Remember: Have fun.....KH6Bloomin'ZipperFlipper

3C1, EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Teo, EA6BH, and others will be active as 3C1DX in the contest. Their activity has been cut short/delayed due to the work stoppage in France's airports. They hope to be active from October 24-31st.

5T, NIGERIA. Pat, 5N0T, will be signing 5N36T as a Single-Op all band entry in the upcoming contest. The special prefix will be used until October 31st to celebrate the 36th Anniversary of Independance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. QSL card as usual via Paul F2YT.

7P8, LESOTHO. The DXNS report Wolf, OE2VEL, will be active as 7P8EL in the contest, and before/after with CW on WARC bands. QSL via OE2DYL (direct or bureau).

8R, GUYANA. Olli, OH0XX, will operate 8R1K in the contest as a Single Op all band entry. QSL via Suite 599, 1313 So. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL33442, U.S.A.

9Y, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Glenn, K6NA, will activate 9Y4H on all bands in the contest this year. Glenn states, "Yes, I do QSL although I am a bit behind...Please don't send second requests, you WILL get your card! About 2,000 will go out early December. Thanks! Glenn K6NA".

A4, OMAN. Tony, A45ZN, will be acive as a Single Op in the contest. He states 6 and 30 meters operation is not allowed in A4, but Tony thinks there is a chance of some limited 6 meters operation soon. QSL direct.

CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Just before going to print OPDX received the word that the CY0 team will be using CY0XX as a Multi/Multi entry in the contest. The team will be active from October 21-29th. There will be a total of 5 operators with an operation planned on all bands including RTTY and 6 meters. Refer to last week's OPDX.274.

C3, ANDORRA. Look for activity by either C31LD or C31LJ. If C31LJ is active in the contest, the entry will be SO/AB. If C31LD is active, it will be a Multi/Single entry. QSL for C31LJ is via VE3GEJ. C31LD is looking for a manager. (VE3HO has volunteered, but final arrangements have not been made. Query the station before you send a card.)

CT3, MADEIRA ISLANDS. Look for Martin, DL4NAC, as CT3FN in the contest. Look for CT3FN during the following times/frequencies: 28450 kHz - 1200z, 21350 - 0900/1500z, 14250 - 1100/2000z, 7050/7300 - 1800/2100z, 3750 - 0700/2130z and 1850 - 0200z. QSL via HB9CRV. Also, look for Jukka, OH6LI, as CT3/OH6LI in the contest on all bands.

FJ5, ST. BARTHELEMY. Operators (so far) N6DLU, N6LL, FJ5AB and some others will be active as a Multi/Single entry from this Caribbean island as FJ5AB. QSL information will be posted later.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Look for the special contest call FK5DX in the contest. Operators ERIC, FK8GM, and Franck, FK8HC, will operate on all bands, 160-10 meters (as conditions allow). QSL for FK5DX via WB2RAJ.

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Look for HC8N to be a Multi/Single entry activated by WN4KKN, WX3N, VE3EJ, and HC1OT. They suggest looking for them on 160 meters around 1.840 MHz CQing on the half hour between 0600-1100z and on 75 meters anytime during the night. They may be operating split. For JA they will make special attempts to listen split--especially around 3752 kHz. On 40 meters, 20 meters, 15 meters, and 10 meters, they should be easy to work. QSL via AA5BT.

M6, ENGLAND. The gang at G0KPW have decided to make use of the new UK contest callsign facility and will be signing M6T this year, Multi/Multi.

NH2, GUAM. Gary, NH2G, (in Zone 27) will participate as Single Operator, All Band entry in the contest. QSL via WF5T. Just a reminder for those 40 meters SSB operators, U.S. terrorities in ITU region 3 (KH0/KH9/KH2) can only operate SSB 7075-7100 kHZ!

P4, ARUBA. Jose, CT1BOH, will be active a P40E as Single Op All Bands entry. By the time you read this, he should already be on the air. QSL via CT1AHU.

TK, CORSICA. Members of the Bavarian Contest Club will be active as TK2C as a Multi/Multi entry in the contest. The following bands will be activated by the following operators: 160m - DL4MCF, DK4VW; 80m - DL1MAJ; 40m - DL4MEH, DK6WL; 20m - TK5NN, TK5EP; 15m - TK5MH, DF7RX; and 10m - DL6RAI. QSL via DF7RX, Bernhard Steibl, Kelheimwinzerstr. 40, D-93309 Kelheim F.R.G.

TL, CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. Stefan, TL8MS, in Baboua, will taking part in in the contest as Single Operator with activity mostly on 7, 14, 21 MHz. QSL cards via bureau, or QSL Manager DL6NW.

V85, BRUNEI. Hajime, JO1RUR, will operate V85HG in the contest as a Single Operator/Multi-band entry. QSL via JH7FQK (CQ WW SSB 1996 only).

VP2E, ANGUILLA. Robert, WB5CRG, will use the callsign VP2E for a 14 MHz single band effort in the contest. Robert states other S/B efforts may pan out with OTHER callsigns depending on antennas. There will be no 15 meter antenna up this year. QSL via WB5CRG's CBA for the contest only.

XX9, MACAU. A press release from Martti, OH2BH, (provided by Warren, KF7AY) indicates there will be a Multi/Multi effort by XX9X in the contest. Here is the press release: "The South China Sea DX Team officers have noticed a planned American assault on Bangkok, Thailand. To rebuff and challenge this foreign invasion, another Asian multi-multi operation will be staged with the ARM - The Amateur Radio Association of Macau. Activity will begin Wednesday, October 23rd, and continue through Monday, October 28th. October 26 & 27 will be a multi-multi entry in the 1996 CQ WW SSB DX Contest. Five Yeasu FT-1000MP stations, with all necessary firepower, will be on all bands from Taipa Island, Macau. Cushcraft has supplied four beams that will be energized from two luxury hotels located side by side. The operators and supporters of this undertaking include: OH1KAG, OH2BH, OH2BVF, OH2PM, OH6DO, XX9AL, XX9AS, XX9KC and XX9MD. The following frequencies may be worth watching: 1.827, 7.047, 21.270, 14.170 and 28.470 MHz. Special event QSL cards will automatically be sent out for all QSOs. Direct requests may be made to: Martti Laine, OH2BH, Nuottaniementie 3 D 20, FIN-02230, Espoo, FINLAND, Europe

YV, VENEZUELA. Kenny, WM2C, will participate with YV-operators in a planned Multi/Single entry in the contest from the island of La Orchila (IOTA SA-054) off the coast of Venezuela. They hope to use the callsign YV10M (YV-one-zero-M), but if not, they may be on as YV5A or 4M5X from the mainland.

ZL, NEW ZEALAND. The Kiwi Contest Group will be active as ZM2K in this contest as well as the CQWW CW Contest.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. Reports indicate Chris, ZS8IR, has announced that he will be active in the contest as an all band entry. He hopes to make many people happy during the contest. He will put up his Battle Creek Special antenna for that extra help on the low bands for this rare multiplier!

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