Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 300
April 14, 1997

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 300
BID: $OPDX.300
April 14, 1997
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, W3UR & The Daily DX, W1AA, WB2YQH & 59(9) DXReport, K4TS, WT4K, W5FKX, K7JJ, NL7WA, K8YSE, W0YG, EA2CLU, EY8MM, GB2ATG & British Amateur Radio Teledata Group, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, ON4WW, PS7AB, T93Y, VE9AA and XV7SW for the following DX information.


9X, RWANDA. By the time you read this, Mark, ON4WW, should be back in Kigali. He hopes to obtain permission to operate on new frequencies (40/80 instead of 20/160m) or even a full license. Mark was active as 9X4WW last time.

A7, Qatar. The "BARTG News" reports Jean, J28JJ, is now active on RTTY from the QARS club station as A71A. He usually can be found on Saturday. QSL via QARS Radio Club, GM 222122, Doha, Qatar.

BIOSPHERE 2 OPERATION. On April 20th, Amateur Radio Operators from the Tucson area will host a special event station at the Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, AZ. This event will kick off Earth Week Activities at the Biosphere. The activities will include a science fair for school age children along with no admission charges on April 20th, 1997. This is the first time this type of event involving amateur radio has ever been attempted at the Biosphere 2 Center. The Special Event Station will operate with the cooperation of the Southern Arizona DX Association, the Radio Society of Tucson, the Tucson Repeater Association and the Old Pueblo Radio Club. This event will be operating under the club call sign of K7RST from 1300z April 20th to 0000z on the 21st. The following frequencies will be used: SSB - 50130, 28405, 21238, 14238 and 7245 kHz; CW - 21138 (novice), 7117.5 (novice); and FM - 147.140 MHz. A beautiful commemorative certificate will be available. Please QSL with a 9 x 12 SASE to K0DVH (ex-KC7NCB) with signal reports and contact number on your QSL. For more information about the Biosphere 2 Center and Columbia University, (who presently manages the Center) check out the web page at http://www.bio2.edu Other questions can be directed to Dave Kalahar - KD4HXT, SADXA Chairman, at: cool-fm@theriver.com

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. Mike VE9AA, states the CY9AA operation by K7BV, VE1PZ, and himself will now be from June 26th to July 3rd.

EK, ARMENIA. EK6OCM states to look for him to be active on 20 meters RTTY. QSL PSE via K6EID.

FR/J, JUAN DE NOVA. The "59(9) DXReport" states FR5KH/J and FR5FT/J are reportedly active for "50 days from March 21". QSL via F6FNU.


OOOOPPPSS DEPARTMENT. Thanks to Rolf, XV7SW, in pointing out the name for XV7TH in OPDX.299 was listed wrong. The name of XV7TH is Torsten, not Rolf.

PIRATE ALERT! Nodir, EY8MM, Vice President of the Tajik Amateur Radio League, reports a station, EY4AA/6, was active on 80 meters the past few weeks. He states there is no license issued for this callsign and possibly this operation is taking place from Krasnodar, Russia (UA6A).


SPECIAL EVENT STATION. In the middle of this month through the 12th of October, the club station EA2URD will be active with the special callsign EG97CMC to celebrate the "1997 World Cycling Championships of Road" in San Sebastian (October 8-12th). They will operate on all bands and modes with a special emphasis in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th). QSL direct to: EA2URD, P.O. Box 1198, 20.080 San Sebastian, Spain or via the bureau. For more information send Jose, EA2CLU, an E-mail message to: ea2clu@ctv.es. Also check the WEB page:


SPECIAL EVENT STATION. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Coast Guard Air Station on Kodiak Island (Alaska), look for KL7HKX (U.S. Coast Guard Amateur Radio Club) to be active for the entire month of April. Look for the operators to be active on 20 meters (14240-14280 kHz). A contact will get you a Special Event QSL card via the callbook address or via the bureau. For more more information contact John/NL7WA at roger@ptialaska.net

SPECIAL GET WELL SOON goes out to Bernie, W3UR, Editor of "The Daily DX", who was admitted to the hospital late in the evening on Wednesday, April 9th, in an emergency situation with acute appendicitis.

SPECIAL REQUEST. Dave, K7JJ, an ex-operator of HZ1AB (1954 & 1977-86), has asked OPDX for help in finding out the actual start date of the HZ1AB station. Present and former operators are attempting to determine if this is the anniversary year for the callsign. Records have been "misplaced" over the years with all the moves the station has made around Dhahran Airport. They think it was 1947 (maybe '46). They are looking for a confirmed contact in the form of an early QSL card received by anyone 50 years or more ago. They can contact Dave with details via E-mail at: k7jj@ix.netcom.com. Dave also has a WEB site at:


SV9, CRETE. Bert, PA3GIO, will be active from here April 28-May 5th. Operations will be on 20-10 meters SSB plus WARC bands and maybe 40/80 meters. His callsigns will be SV9/PA3GIO/P and SV9/PA3GIO/M.

T97, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. You still have a few days to work this one. The ARABiH Headquarters states that in the honor of Pope John Paul II's visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the members of ARABiH will operate under the special callsign T97POPE. Activity will be on all HF bands 160-10 meters now through April 15th. Special QSL card can be requested via the bureau or direct to : T97POPE, P.O. Box 61, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

W1AA/IMD (Marconi Radio Club Station). Look for this station on April 19th. It represents the Marconi Station CC on Cape Cod where the "First Two Way Transatlantic Radio Spark Transmission" took place in 1903 between the USA and Europe. QSL via W1AA: Marconi Radio Club, R.J. Doberty, P.O. Box 1193, Lakeville, MA 02347-1193.

10TH INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY. This event is organized by "The Cornish Radio Amateur Club" and will take place next weekend on April 19th. The activities will run a full 24 hours from 0000 to 2300z and will take place on all HF bands with all modes of communication encouraged. There will be the usual number of high profile official participating groups representing former Marconi operating locations. A certificate is available for contacting these groups (seven different categories available). Here are some of the stations that will be active:

  CT1TGM - Coimbra, Portugal             DA0IMD - Borkum Island
  EI2IMD - Crookhaven, Eire              EI3MFT - Letterfrack
  EI3IMD - Dublin Bay                    EI4IMD - Clifden Galway
  EI4JAM - Dublin                        EI5IMD - Crookhaven Site
  EI6YXQ - Ballybunnion                  GB0MAR - Puckpool Iow
  ED7IMD - Cadiz.s Spain                 GB1IMD - Leicester
  GB0IMD - Alum Bay I.O.W.               GB2MID - Sandbanks Poole
  GX0MWT - Chelmsford                    GB4IMD - Truro
  GB2GM  - Poldhu Cove                   GM4MD  - Old Carnarfon STN
  GB2MDI - Pepperbox Hill                GB4MPC - Cullercoates
  GB2SFL - S. Foreland L'house           GB5MD  - Flatholm/Lavernock
  GB4JAM - Isle of Wight                 GB2MD  - RSGB Potters Bar
  GB4MDI - Lavernock Point               GB?MD  - Break Down Site
  IY0GA  - Sardina Island                IY0TCI - Civitavecchia
  IY0ORP - Rocca Di Pappa, Rome          IY4FGM - Pontechio
  IY1TTM - Sestri Levante                W1AA/IMD - Cape Cod Mass.
  IY1MR  - Rapallo, Genova               OE1M   - Vienna
  WB6TMY/IMD - Marshall, CA              PR1MD  - Rio de Janeiro
  PQ1MD  - Rio de Janeiro                PT1MD  - Rio de Janeiro
  PS1MD  - Rio de Janeiro                PV1MD  - Rio de Janeiro
  PU1MD  - Rio de Janeiro                PX1MD  - Rio de Janeiro
  PW1MD  - Rio de Janeiro                NW2P   - Somerville, N.J.
  ZW1TTO - Rio de Janeiro                ZW1USK - Rio de Janeiro
  VE1IMD - Glace Bay, N.S.               ZS6IMD - Johannesburg
  VO1IMD - St. Johns NFD                 ZW1LL  - Rio de Janeiro
  TM0IMD - Srirling Wendel               VK2IMD - Wahroonga NSW
IY4W - Casalecchio di Reno bo For more details on how to obtain awards and/or send for awards, send a request to: Sue Thomas, G0PGX, Cornish Radio Amateur Club, I.M.D. Awards Manager, P.O. Box 100, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1RX

ZK1, NORTH COOK ISLANDS. The Date Line DX Association is in the final planning stages of an operation to North Cook scheduled for September 20-27th. This operation will have the same goals of its last operation, AL7EL/KH9 Wake Island, that being priority to low bands and East Coast North America and EU. North Cook is currently ranked number 85 in the recent ARRL DXCC Most Wanted 100 and is ranked in the mid 20s for Europe. Three radios will be operational with one of those radios specifically for RTTY where it is ranked number 46 overall on RTTY. Numerous sponsors are providing equipment. Current operators are N7RO, N4RF (ex-AB4AE), WA4YBV, KI6AN and K8XP (ex-AL7EL). They are solicitating for an additional operator, specifically someone who is a Medical Doctor or one with equal professional qualifications. Anyone interested can contact Tom, K8XP, at: K4TSJ@juno.com

ZV, BRAZIL. Look for ZV3A to be active from the Brazilian Tramandai Lighthouse (good for the Brazilian Lighthouse Award (DFB): RS-04) from April 25-27th. Operations will be on SSB 40-20 meters (Also check the Brazil DX Net). QSL via PY3AAC: A.V.Christensen - Rua Ir. Jose Otao 170/1302, 90035-060, P.Alegre/RS/Brazil, or via the bureau.

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