Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 279, November 18, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 279
BID: $OPDX.279
November 18, 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, AD1C, WA1YTW, KA2CYN, W4ZV, N5AW, W5ZPA, KH6BZF, K7WX, NL7TB, K8YSE, WA0RJY, DF4RD, DL2HBX, DL3KUD, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, JA1IDY, JF1SQC, LU6EF, OH7KD, VR2GO and ZS5S for the following DX information.

3C, EQUATORIAL GUINEA. Marv, N5AW, and Phil, N6ZZ, have licenses in hand for an operation from Bioco Island, Equatorial Guinea. Their callsigns will be 3C5A for Marv and 3C5Z for Phil. They will have two transceivers, an amplifier, a tribander and dipoles. They also plan to operate 3C5Z in the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi/Single entry. Also, they plan to operate the WARC bands outside of the contest, possibly with two stations. Both of them prefer CW but will try to spend a little time on SSB. Sorry, there will be no RTTY or packet. Phil arrives in 3C-land November 17th and departs December 1st. Marv arrives November 20th and departs the 28th. QSLs for both stations go via N6ZZ.

3V, TUNISIA. Uli, DL2HBX, states he is heading here for his first real pile-ups on Wednesday, November 20th. He reports that on Thursday and Friday he will most likely be spending time to get to know the people at 3V8BB and to do some antenna work. He states, "I hope there will be some time left over to become familiar with pile-ups before the BIG ONE starts..." During the CQ WW DX Contest you can find him around .033 kHz ("BCC frequencies") at least on the high bands. He will have to see if this is suitable for the low bands as well. NOTE! **** Every QSO will be confirmed via the BURO! **** If you can't wait, direct submissions should go to his home address: Ulrich Ann, Marienstr. 20a, D-38104 Braunschweig, Germany. Sufficient return postage for overseas airmail currently is either 2 US green stamps or 1 (one!) IRC. However, he asks for some patience as he plans to have color photo cards printed.

5X, UGANDA (UPDATE). 5X4DLI (Dave, KE4EW) and 5X4DEL (Dale, N3BNA) are now active from northwest Uganda, from the station of 5X4F (Paul). QSL 5X4DLI via KE4EW, 5X4DEL via WB3DNA and 5X4F via K3SW. They will join in a Multi/Single entry (using battery power) in the CQWW-CW Contest as 5X4F. Look for them 37 kHz from the bottom of the bands when possible.

C21, NAURU. JUST A REMINDER! Begin looking for the C21BH team to be active November 20-27th (activity also during the CQWW CW Contest) to celebrate Martti Laine's 50th birthday. Suggested frequencies:

CW - 1828, 3503/23, 7003/23, 10108, 14003/23, 18083, 21003/23, 24903 and 28003/23 kHz
SSB - 3792, 7085, 14215, 18115, 21255, 24945, 28475 kHz
RTTY - 10130, 14082, 18100 and 21082 kHz
During the CQ WW CW Contest they will move to the lower end of the bands if they can't keep their prefered frequencies. Do remember that one station will remain on SSB during the contest! ADDED NOTE: OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an added bulletin containing an update provided by Mats, SM7PKK. ADDED UPDATE: Just before going to print, OPDX was told Hillar Raamat, N6HR, has been added to the list of operators of: DU3YL, DU9RG, KJ4VH, K8YSE, JA1BK, JP1NWZ, OH1RY, OH2BC, OH2BE, OH2BH and SM7PKK.

CU, AZORES. Matt, DL3KUD, will once again be active from "these beautiful islands" as he calls them. His activity will begin between the December 30th and January 12th (1997) as CU8/DL3KUD from Flores Island (IOTA EU-089). He will sign CU2/DL3KUD from Sao Miguel Island (IOTA EU-003) from the Jaunary 13-19th. Operations will be in CW only and on all HF-Bands between 160 and 10 meters. He will use a 100W-TRX, R7, and dipoles for 160 and 80 meters. He may use a small Power Amplifier, too. QSLs will be answered 100% via bureau. If possible, don't send any QSLs direct please.

HC, EDUADOR. Look for Bernd, DL1VJ, to be active in the upcoming CQWW CW Contest as HC1OT. Activity will be on all bands.

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Trey, N5KO (ex-WN4KKN), will be active as HC8N on all bands in the CQWW CW, and will be active as N5KO/HC8 before and after the contest. QSL via AA5BT.

HS, THAILAND. Jack, WA0RJY; Sam, HS0/SM3DYU; LA7JO along with several others will be mounting a Multi/Single effort with the callsign HS0AC during the CQWW CW Contest weekend. They have received special permission to operate on 80 and 160 meters, and they will be working on receiving antennas for those bands during the week prior to the contest. Listen for them on the low bands! Jack told OPDX that he will be operating prior to the contest (and possibly after) as HS0/WA0RJY.

JW, SVALBARD. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Mathias, JW5NM, is very active on 160 meters (1820-1825 kHz). He hears JAs between 2105-2125z and the USA West Coast and KH6 at 0630z. He will be QRT November 15-21th and December 1-15th, but plans to be active for the CQWW CW Contest. QSL via LA5NM.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Sei, KH0DQ/JF1SQC, informs OPDX that he and NH2C/JI3ERV, AL7NC/JK3GAD and WI3O/JR7OMD will operate as KH0DQ from Saipan (IOTA OC-086) in next CQWW CW Contest as a Multi/Single entry. Their Sunrise/Sunset is 2023z/0744z. QSL via JF1SQC.

LX, LUXEMBOURG. Look for LX4B during the CQWW CW Contest as an 80 meters single band entry. QSL via LX1TI. Meanwhile, look for LX/DF0BK in the contest as a Multi-Op/Single entry. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via DL8SCG.

OI, FINLAND. The SRAL has authorized OH7AAC to use callsign OI7T during both 1996 CQWW SSB/CW Contest. So look for OH7AAC to use the callsign OI7T in the upcoming CW contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via OH7AAC.

PZ, SURINAM (also possibly FY, French Guiana). Mako, JA1OEM, will be active most days in Surinam on CW. His callsign was not mentioned. Suggested frequencies:

80m - 3501, 3508, 3790/3793-3805
40m - 7001, 7008, 7045, 7085
30m - 10101
20m - 14001, 14130
17m - 18101, 18115
15m - 21001, 21185
If possible, he will go to French Guiana (FY) for a week during his stay in PZ-land and he hopes to be active on CW with activity on 3.5/3.8 and 7 MHz. His length of stay was not mentioned, but Mako will not join the CQWW CW Contest activity and will be on SSB during the contest on November 23-24th. Mako has been active from 5 continents (AS, OC, EU, NA and AF). This DXpedition is his 6th and last continent. Mako is 70 years old! QSL to JA1OEM.


USI ALERT (United States Island award program). Jim, KA3UNQ, will be roving Rhode Island's islands from now until November 19th. Look for him to be on from RI-06, 07, 03 and 05 (all NA-31) on 14260 or 7260 kHz +/- QRM (probably around 1700/1800z). QSL via bureau or direct with SASE.

V3, BELIZE. The following group will be active from Ambergris Caye, Belize, from December 11-16th: Mike, W5ZPA (V31MP); Stan, W5JYK (V31YK) and Wondy, K5KR (call pending). Activity will be on CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL to each home call with SASE.

V85, BRUNEI. Hajime, JO1RUR, will operate as V85HG in the upcoming CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via BURO to JH7FQK.

VS96/VR96, HONG KONG (VS6/VR2). Tom, VR2GO (now signing VR96GO), states these prefixes will also change to VS97 and VR97 on 1/JAN/97 and to VR98 on 1/JAN/98. All this is in observence of the handover of Hong Kong to Mainland China.

XZ1N (MYANMAR) NOW ACTIVE. Warren, K7WX (ex-KF7AY), states in a news release that ..... "Construction of the four stations began on Saturday, November 16th, and all should be fully operational by the time of the first North American opening on Sunday, November 17th. Zones 3, 4 and 5 should look for us on 40 and 30-meters around their local sunrise. We will have monoband antennas and all the necessary firepower. Daily updates to the XZ1N web site will be handled by N7RK. We will list useful propagation information for zones 24, 15, 14, 5, 4 and 3, as well as other observations regarding long path possibilities. We will also list the call signs of very strong stations and some of the better operators we encounter. Look for your call sign!! From all of us on the XZ1N DXpedition team, good DX and CU in the pile-ups! 73 de Warren/K7WX" ADDED NOTE: OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an added bulletin containing the last press release provided by Dave, N7RK.

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Path: barf80!news
From: mats.persson@mbox2.swipnet.se (SM7PKK)
Newsgroups: contest
Subject: dxreflector, topband
Message-ID: <3.0b36.32.19961114221211.0070a534@mailbox.swip.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 22:12:16 +0100
Sender: news@barf80.nshore.org
Reply-To: mats.persson@mbox2.swipnet.se (SM7PKK)

C21BH Nauru Updated information. Concerning the prefered frequencies.

Strategies and station information:

     Dates:      20 November - 27 November 1996
                        (including CQWW CW)

     Operators:  DU3YL, DU9RG, KJ4VH, K8YSE, JA1BK, JP1NWZ,
                 OH1RY, OH2BC, OH2BE, OH2BH and SM7PKK.

     Frequency Rooster. Note these are PREFERED frequencies.

           CW           SSB         RTTY

         1.828          N/A         N/A
         3.503/23       3.792       N/A
         7.003/23       7.085       N/A
        10.108          N/A        10.130
        14.003/23      14.215      14.082
        18.083         18.115      18.100
        21.003/23      21.255      21.082
        24.903         24.945       N/A
        28.003/23      28.475       N/A

     During the CQ WW CW Contest we will move to the lower end of
     the bands if we can't keep our prefered frequencies. Do remember
     that one station will remain on SSB during the contest!

     Station logistics:

     Station A:  This will be located in the main hotel, including
                 WARC-bands and probably one other major band in the
                 contest. FT1000MP and Alpha 91B with A3S and Create
                 80/40 vertical. Station Master The Old Timer himself.

     Station B:  With the best low-band location on the Island
                 together with OH1RY's expertise to generate super
                 160-80-40 signal. This can also do low-bands in the
                 contest. FT1000MP and OH1RY solid state amp with A3S
                 and dipoles for low-band. Station master OH1RY.

     Station C:  At the house of C21RK with the beam and amp.
                 This can run 20M thru 10M DX, including CQ WW CW.
                 TS940 and TL922, 3-el beam and some low-band antennas.
                 Station master KJ4VH.

     Station D:  At the main hotel JA1BK's Yeasu Radio and OH1RY solid
                 state amp with WARC band wire antennas.

73 from the C21BH team and CU on the bands!!

You can see more about this DX-pedition by going to the WWW address at
the end of this message.

SM7PKK E-mail: mats.persson@mbox2.swipnet.se
Mats Persson The SM7PKK DX-Pedition Site- http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-17565
Zenithgatan 24 # 5          PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SITE HAS MOVED!!!
S-212 14 Malmoe             DON'T USE CALLBOOK ADRESS IT'S WRONG!

Date: Sat, 16 Nov 1996 08:19:15 +0200
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
From: davidh@getnet.com (Dave Hollander - N7RK)
Subject: XZ1N News Release

XZ1N News release....please post immediately....tnx and 73, Dave N7RK


Update from Warren, K7WX: November 16 Yangon, Myanmar

All members of the XZ1N DXpedition arrived safely in Myanmar on November
15th. We are busy constructing each of the four stations to be used during
the nine days of operation. This will be an all-mode operation and will
even feature a special event station during the official opening ceremonies
of the "Visit Myanmar Year 1996" on November 18th.

Participants of this operation are:

K5VT    KC5AYR  K6ZV    K7WP    K7WX    N6BT

This activity has the support of the Myanmar government at the highest
levels and will conclude with a special multi-multi entry in the 1996 CQ
World-Wide DX Contest. This week of intense activity from this rare
location will be a wonderful opportunity for operators from every zone to
work XZ in many ways.

The crew will run four Yaesu FT-1000MP transceivers with all the necessary
firepower to a collection of monoband yagis and other special antennas. All
antennas have been provided by Force-12 and will be at a height of 90 feet
or higher:

Band            Antenna

160             Magnum 160V, 53 foot linear loaded vertical with full
                          length radials
80              EF-180B rotatable dipole at 120 feet
40              EF-240 2 element monoband yagi
30              EF-230 2 element monoband yagi
20              Two EF-230 3 element monoband yagis fed in phase
20-10           Two C-3, 5 band trapless yagis

The operating site will be from the New World Inya Lake Hotel, located on
the outskirts of the capital city of Yangon (96 deg 17.17 min E, 17 deg
03.05 min N). The main mode of operation will be CW, but there will also be
extensive RTTY and SSB activity. Please consult the XZ1N internet web site
for a detailed listing of approximate calling frequencies and splits.

http://www.getnet.com/~kf7ay/myanmar.html       English Version
http://www.getnet.com/~kf7ay/ea.html            Spanish Version

This will be one of the very few times that RTTY has been offered from XZ.
On this mode, XZ1N will be found around the low end of the RTTY segment of
each band, listening up 1 to 6 kHz. K5VT and WA7LNW will conduct this part
of the operation.

Once the operation has begun, N7RK, Dave Hollander, the Central Arizona DX
Association Webmaster will post frequent updates to the XZ1N web site, with
observations by team members about propagation and best times to work us
from different areas. We will list the call signs of especially strong
signals and some of the better operators encountered.

A unique aspect of this operation will be that bureau QSLs can be requested
in two ways: the usual method routed as "XZ1N via W1XT" and via the
internet by sending E-Mail to xz1n@qrz.com. For a quicker reply, direct
requests with a return envelope and sufficient postage are encouraged and
should go to;

W1XT, Bob Myers
PO Box 17108
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269  USA

In less than 24 hours, we will be QRV. All members of the XZ1N DXpedition
team look forward to working you from the Union of Myanmar!

73 de Warren, K7WX

relayed by Dave, N7RK



Dave  N7RK -  Webmaster CADXA
Phoenix, Arizona         *DXCC Honor Roll*    *WAZ#23 - 75 Meter SSB*
                 ex-N7RK/ZB2, VK2ERK, ZM0AJN, WB6NRK

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