Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 280, November 25, 1996

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 280
BID: $OPDX.280
November 25, 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, AE4AP & The DX Bulletin, N4AA & QRZ DX, W5IJU & Island/DX News, KH6BZF, DF4RD, F6AJA, G3NYY, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, JA1IDY and Japan DX News for the following DX information.

C5 GAMBIA. Babs, DL7AFS, will be active from the QTH of C53CS from December 2-15th. Activity will be only SSB.

C6A, BAHAMAS. Walt, G3NYY/C6A, and Tim, G4VXE/C6A, will be active, mainly on CW, from New Providence Island (IOTA NA-001) November 30th through December 9th. They will take part in the ARRL 160m Contest (December 6-8th). Some RTTY activity is also possible. QSL routes: G3NYY/C6A via home call; G4VXE/C6A via G3SWH. (Direct or via bureau.)

FK, NEW CALEDONIA (NEW IOTA?). Eric, FK8GM, and Eddy, FK8CR, will be active as FK5M from Matthew Island (listed on the IOTA directory without a number). They are landing by helicopter on Wednesday, December 3th, at 2000z (possibly on Tuesday evening, 0700z). They will stay there for only 24 hours. Activity will be on SSB (3790, 7075, 14195/260, 21260, 28460). They will also be on CW and RTTY on the usual DX frequencies, if it's possible due to the very short time of the operation. QSL via F6AJA.

FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN. The "Island/DX News" reports members of the North Jersey DX Association will be on as FS/W2QM December 4-11th. They plan to be active on all bands 160-10 meters, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W2QM.

HK0, SERRANA BANK (Colombia). Pedro, HK3JJH, was to be active from here this past weekend but had to postpone this operation because of bad weather. Next possible operation from IOTA NA-133 may be next December 22nd or January 1997. Pedro may also activate Roncador Key (NA-133) and Serranilla Bank (NA-132) during this same time frame. All of these operations are reportedly scheduled to last only 6 to 8 hours.

J6, ST. LUCIA. Dominique, F5RYC, will once again be active from here. Look for J28YC to be active in early December.

JD, OGASAWARA (Chichi Island, IOTA AS-031). JA operators will be active from here December 23-25th. Look for JA4GXS/JD1, JF4LNO/JD1 (a YL) and JN4AWW/JD1 to be active on 160-10 meters SSB/CW. QSL via JA4GXS. Meanwhile, "QRZ DX" reports JA8FCG will join Eiji, JQ1SUO, in operating from here December 16th through January 3rd (Refer to OPDX.270). Both will sign homecall/JD1. They plan to be active on all bands CW and SSB. QSL via respective homecall.

JT, MONGOLIA. Sur, JT1BH, in Ulan Baatar, was heard this past week on 20 meters (14008 kHz between 0900 and 1000z), 40 meters (7004 and 7007 kHz between 1051 and 1343z) and 80 meters (3505 kHz around 1415z). QSL info is needed to pass on to readers. Meanwhile, "The DX Bulletin" states Mike, NI7T, will be active next month as JT1FBT. His activity will be between 0000 and 1200z on 160-10 meters. QSL via CBA.

KH6, HAWAII. Mike, W7DRA, who has retired from Boeing recently and was active on 80 meters in last weekend's CQWW Contest as W7DRA/KH6, states he will also be active from Kaual, Hawaii, during the upcoming ARRL 160 meter Contest. Look for him on 1804, 1808, or 1843 kHz.

S7, SEYCHELLES. Paddy, S79MAD, can often be found with Randy, WX5L, at 1300z on Sundays on 14086 kHz (RTTY list operation). QSL via GW4WVO.

T9, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (UPDATED by KH6BZF). Dave, T9/WA5IKQ, is located in Camp McGovern as the AT&T site engineer. His location is not far from the city of Brcko, Bosnia north of Tuzla. He is active on the SSB and CW, mostly on 80-20 meters. Dave's logs have been arriving at his QSL Manager's QTH (KH6BZF via CBA). Please SASE or SAE + IRCs for returns. Please no bureau QSLs.

UPDATE. Information reported in last week's bulletin about 70 year old Mako's (JA1OEM) trip to Suriname (PZ) and French Guiana (FY) have been updated thanks to Ted JA1IDY. Mako will be staying in these areas for a period of about 2 months starting from November 19th. Planned callsigns to be used during his stay are PZ1HP and FY/JA1OEM. Refer to OPDX.279 for more details.

XZ1N Final Update from Warren, K7WX: Dated November 24, 1996 from Yangon, MYANMAR, will be sent to all OPDX InterNet subscribers.

ZD7, ST. HELENA. The "DX News Sheet" reports Johnny, ZD7WRG, is active for the next few months on 80 and 40 meters. He is active daily at 1830z on 14240 and 21355 kHz to make LF band skeds. QSL via WA2JUN.


3C5Z-N6ZZ          FH/F6HWU-F6HWU          OI7T-OH7AAC
3E1DX-KU9C         FS5PL-KF0UI             OI0MEP-OH3MEP
4L5A-IK3HHX        GD4UOL-GD Buro          P40W-N2MM
5N0MVE-ON7LX       HC8N-AA5BT              PY0FF-W9VA
5V7A-GM4AGL        HR6/WA6VNR-WA6VNR       SV5/K7AR-AA6BB
5X4F-K3SW          J3/WJ2O-WJ2O            TM0ZK-F5OZK
6Y5XX-6Y5XX        J38AA-KQ1F              V2/G6QQ-G6QQ
7Z5OO-W1AF         J87GU-DL7VOG            V47KP-K2DQX
8P9Z-K4BAI         JW5NM-LA5NM             V47VJ-G4ZVJ
8R1K-OH0XX         KG4ML-WB6VGI            V85HG-JH7FQK
9J2SZ-SP8DIP       KH0DQ-JF1SQC            XX9X-OH2BH
9M6NA-JE1JKL       L75AA-LU4AA             YB1AQS-DK7YY
C21BH- OH2BH       LX4B-LX1TI              ZA1AJ-OK2ZU
C4CQ-5B4AEA        LX/DF0BK-DL8SCG         ZS8IR-ZS6EZ

3V8BB - Marienstr. 20a, D-38104 Braunschweig, Germany (US$2 or 1 IRC)
3DA0NX - NEW route for direct QSLs: Koji Tahara, Embassy of Japan, P.O. Box 11434, Hatfield, Pretoria 0083 South Africa -or- via the ZS(ZS6CAX) or JA(JM1CAX) bureau.
4K70DWZ- Box 116, Ktoprak, 81031 Azerbaijan
6Y6A - MasIII H. Kozu, Box 8202 C.S.O. Kingston Jamaica
A45ZN - Tony Selmes, PO BOX 981, Muscat 113, Oman
HS0AC - Jack Fleming, POB 581, Seattle, WA 98111
J6DX - Scott Lehman, PO Box 803, Greenville, OH 45331 w/ SASE or Buro
OH2BH - Martti Laine, Nuottaniementie 3D20, 02230 Espoo, FINLAND.
T88T - Belau DXpedition, Box 88, Morris, OK 74445-0088
ZF2RF - K4UVT (PO Box 231240, Montgomery, AL, 36123-1240

Additional Bulletins for OPDX InterNet Subscribers

Date: Sun, 24 Nov 1996 18:30:21 +0200
To: kb8nw@barf80.nshore.org
From: davidh@getnet.com (Dave Hollander - N7RK)
Subject: XZ1N Final Update - Nov. 24, 1996

Here is the final update from the guys in XZ Land......... de Dave N7RK

XZ1N Final Update from Warren, K7WX: November 24, 1996 Yangon, MYANMAR

The demand for SSB has been so high, the XZ1N team has made the decision to alter our CQ WW CW contest plan. In place of a multi-multi entry, we have instead opted for single band entries in 160 through 15 meters. The remainder of the group will concentrate on SSB.

160 Meters: WA6CDR continues to work from late evening through our local sunrise on top band. By tomorrow he will likely pass the 1000 QSO mark for total QSOs. Openings to Europe and Japan have been good. Openings to North America have been brief. From 1450Z to 1458Z the following stations were worked: NI6T, W6RJ, KG6I, KA6W, K7IDX, N6NF, W6AJJ, and N6TR. From 1620 to 1643, KH6CC and KL7Y were worked. near impossible to zones 4 and 5.

80 Meters: From this location, in each pileup there appears to be three distinct layers. The first background layer is a collection of unintelligible calls, sounding almost like pink noise. These are most likely average stations with modest power and a dipole or something similar. The next recognizable layer consists of stations that may only 1 or 2 dB stronger and stand out due to a combination of favorable location, more power and a better antenna. With effort, these stations are workable and have been the majority of our contacts. The third layer is heard many dB over the rest and is undoubtedly due to a more efficient antenna system. W6RJ remains the best example of this group, although there have been may others.

40 Meters: We have devoted one North American and one European opening to SSB. The response was so positive that this will be done once more before our departure.

20 Meters: This morning ( local sunset yesterday at zones 3-5) Millie, WY7K ran the best opening to North America of the entire DXpedition. Big signals in both directions for more than one hour.

15-10 Meters: Europe and Japan continue to dominate with no North America heard. It should be remembered that we are still at the bottom of the sunspot cycle and Myanmar is on the other side of the world. When was the last time you worked a VU on 15 meters if you are in North America?

This will be the final update from Myanmar. with a stated emphasis on North America, let me say once again that we remain grateful to the many European and JA stations who graciously stood by during these openings. Visit the XZ1N web page at http://www.getnet.com/~kf7ay/myanmar.html for details regarding QSLs. A final summary of our activities will appear on this web site next week.

73 and good DX to all de Warren K7WX

Dave  N7RK -  Webmaster CADXA
Phoenix, Arizona         *DXCC Honor Roll*    *WAZ#23 - 75 Meter SSB*

Visit the Central Arizona DX Association Home page --- http://www.getnet.com/~davidh/cadxa.html

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