Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 301
April 21, 1997

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 301
BID: $OPDX.301
April 21, 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, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB2YQH & 59(9) DXReport, N4GN, W5IJU & Island/DX News, K7JJ, W9UI, CT1EE, 9K2HN, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, F6AJA, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HA0HW, JA1ELY, JH1NBN and LZ4BU for the following DX information.

3A, MONACO. No signs or QSNs were reported on the special event station 3A7A which is celebrating 700 years of the Grimaldi Dynasty. Activity is supposed to be until April 30th. QSL via the bureau. Meanwhile, 3A7G has been active and is reportedly celebrating the same event and will be active during the same time period. Activity has been reported on 20 meters. QSL via 3A2LF or via 3A bureau.

8R, GUYANA. Yuki, JH1NBN, will be active as 8R1ZB from April 25-29th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY with operations on 14-10 meters. QSL via JH1NBN.

A5, BHUTAN (Keep Your Fingers Crossed On This One!). The "DX News Sheet" reports Charlie, K4VUD, will try to be active in July while visiting Nepal (9N).

BS7H, SCARBOROUGH REEF (Excerpts Of An Update by Tim, N4GN). The BS7H 1997 DXpedition to Scarborough Reef is still on target to hit the airwaves in approximately two weeks. Team leader BA1OK met with JA1BK in Tokyo this week to finalize several key details of the operation. The U.S. members of the operating team--N7NG, W6EU and W6RGG--met at the recent International DX Convention in Fresno to review logistics issues with N4GN, a member of the two previous BS7H DXpeditions. Here are some details which will be of interest to the DX community:

For additional information, please visit the BS7H 1997 Home Page (http://www.iglou.com/n4gn/sr/) or contact Tim Totten, N4GN, at e-mail n4gn@iglou.com or fax +1-502-239-7766. ADDED NOTE: OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an unedited version of Tim's (N4GN) press release as an additional bulletin.

BV, TAIWAN. The "59(9) DXReport" states Johannes, DL5AUJ, will visit his friend Hans, BV3/DL4AMJ, in Taiwan from May 5-13. He will be active as BV3/DL5AUJ on all bands. He will also take part in the CQ Mir DX Contest May 10-11th, as BV0THU along with members of the University Hsin-Chu. QSL via DL5AUJ.

C6, CROOKED ISLANDS (Bahamas). Look for C6AJR to be active May 30th to June 2nd. The Crooked Island has an IOTA of NA-113 and is located in the South Bahamas Group. Operations will be on 80-6 meters. QSL via Joe Pater, WB8GEX, 1894 Old Oxford Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013 U.S.A.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. The "DX News Letter" reports that DJ9SI, DJ8KI and DL8SET will be active from Triesenberg on 80-2 meters from May 7-11th. QSL via DL8SET.

HZ1AB GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. The HZ1AB license was issued in late 1946, and to commemorate 50 years of being on the air providing HZ QSOs and QSLs, the the present and former members of this historic DX club station announce a Golden Anniversary celebration for HZ1AB. The present HZ1AB members at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, will be active in all major international and regional contests during the period May 1997 through April, 1998. A special QSL card will be designed and provided for contacts during this period. Review future issues of ham radio publications and DX bulletins for exact details. It is likely that all contest QSOs will be QSLed via the bureaus, with other contacts being via the normal SASE via K8PYD, the HZ1AB QSL manager. For more updates, check the web site: http://www.netcom.com/~k7jj/hz1ab.html

IOTA NEWS. A short DXpedition to Matthew Island (IOTA OC-218) will take place this week. Operators will be Eric/FK8GM, Robert/FK8AH and Claude/ FK1RF. They will use the callsign FK5M (same as the December, 1996 activity). The QSL will be via F6AJA. They are landing by helicopter on Tuesday, April 22nd around 2200z and depart Wednesday, April 23rd around 2000z. Activity will be on SSB and CW on the IOTA frequency.

J8, ST. VINCENT. After his activity in 8R-land Yuki, JH1NBN, will be active as J83ZB from April 29th to May 4th. Activity will also be on CW, SSB and RTTY with operations on 14-10 meters. QSL via JH1NBN.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. The "Island/DX News" reports KH0SI is active from Saipan, often between 1000 and 1200z on 14175 kHz.

OD, LEBANON. The "Daily DX" reports Gaby, OD5NJ, has been active on the lower bands. Check 3800 kHz between 0130 and 0300z and then afterwards check 160 meters fir Gaby.

PACIFIC DXPEDITION. Tada, JA1WPX, will once again be active from the Pacific. Look for him to be active from the Marshall Islands, April 25-26th as V73WP. Then from April 27th to May 5th, he will be active from Western Kiribati as T30WP. He will return to the Marshall Islands May 5-6th. Operations will be on 160-10 meters and the WARC bands. Activity will be on SSB/CW using a TS-50 and a small AMP (300W). QSL via JA1WPX direct to CBA or JARL bureau.

QSL INFO AND NEWS..... It was reported by Peter ON6TT/5X1T, that all printed QSL cards for VK0IR, TO0R and TO0R/MM arrived safely at W4FRU's QTH earlier this past week.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. This year's 2nd IARU High Speed Telegraphy Championship will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, from October 6-10th. The special event station, LZ0HST, will be active from now until October 30th. QSL via the Bureau or direct: P.O.Box 830, Sofia-1000, Bulgaria.

ST, SUDAN. Sayed, ST2SA, has been active. Best times to work him is on Saturdays and Sundays between 2000 and 2400z on 20 meters. He does have an antenna for 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 meters. QSL via the CBA.

SV5, DODECANESE. A group of Hungarians will be active from the Island of Rhodes from June 3-17th. Operators will be Laci/HA0HW, Tomi/HA4GDO, Laci/HA6NL, Zsolt/HA6PS and Tibi/HA6ZV. They will use their home calls with a SV5/ prefixes and /p behind the calls. The team will work on all HF bands from 160-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are:

They also want to be active on the satellites such as RS-10, RS-12 and RS-15. Their down link will be 29421/29441 and 29321/29341 kHz. Two stations will be active.

SWODXA DX DINNER BANQUET UPDATE. Bob, W9UI, President of SWODXA, reports the program for this year's SWODXA DX Dinner (Friday of Hamvention weekend) is VK0IR. Also, they are on the schedule for Saturday's SWODXA sponsored DX Forum at Hara Arena. Normally, if they are scheduled for both events, groups show something different at the DX Forum from what is presented at the DX Dinner.

T33, BANABA ISLAND. Ron, ZL1AMO, is currently active as 3D2RW from Fiji and plans to go to Tawara some time this week. If he can find passage on a fishing boat, he will be on Banaba the following week. Ron likes to work mainly on CW and can be usually found on the lower bands and also the WARC bands.

YI, IRAQ. Sanyi, HA7VK (ex. XU7VK), will be active as YI9VK starting May 12th. He will be there for a couple of months and will be operational on the HF bands with 500 watts on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HA0HW. He will later be joined (if possible) by Laci, HA0HW, signing YI9HW during the second part of July. QSL via CBA.

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