Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 308
June 9, 1997

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 308
BID: $OPDX.308
June 9, 1997
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 216-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, WB2YQH & 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4RO, WT4K, W5IJU & Island/DX News, K8SM, NW8F, G3NOM/9M2OM, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, ER1DA, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GB2ATG & BARTG, F5ATD, PS7AB, RA1QHJ and VE1CBK for the following DX information.

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. The "DX News Sheet" reports Jamal Al Maktoum, A61OU, is a newly licensed operator and will be active sometime this week. He is the cousin of A61AD. QSL via N1DG.


CY0, SABLE ISLAND. Wayne, VE1CBK, will be travelling to Sable Island for work reasons on June 7 and will be there until around June 23rd. He expects to get on the air about June 12 or 13th and will be operating during his off hours. He will be on all bands HF (except 160m). He will also be active on 2 and 6 meters (50.132 and 144.200 MHz). The callsign will be CY0SAB. QSL to VE1CBK.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Didier, F5PXQ, is active as FK/F5PXQ. He will be here for the next three to four years. His activity will include RTTY. He has been heard on 20 meters SSB (above 14250 kHz) between 0330 and 0545z. QSL to his CBA.

FR/E, EUROPA. FR5KH, who was recently active from Juan de Nova with FR5FT, states he will be active as FR5KH/E from Europa Island the next time he visits the islands.

GU, GUERNSEY. A group of BARTG (British Amateur Radio Teledata Group) members will take part in the CQWW RTTY Contest, September 27-28th, as a Multi/Op team on all bands from the club radio station using the club call GU3HFN.

HP, PANAMA (HR, HONDURAS, possible). Bill, WT4K, will be active as HP3/WT4K, June 23-27th. He will be active on SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call with SASE. If travel arrangements can be made, he will also go to Honduras as HR6/WT4K June 30th through July 4th.

HS, THAILAND. Chai, HS1NGR, was active for a couple of days on 14195 or 14180 kHz between 1300 and 1600z.

HZ, SAUDIA ARABIA. Sam, HZ1CCA, in Riyadh, has been quite active on 40, 18 and 15 meters SSB. Activity times vary throughout the day, but watch around 7060, 21235 and 18135 kHz. Meanwhile, HZ1AB was very active this past weekend on 18160 kHz between 1300 and 1500z. QSL via K8PYD.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. "The 59(9) DXReport" states N2OO, KF2BQ and N2LD will sign homecall/KP2 July 24-31st. Their stay here will include the IOTA Contest and activity on 160-10 meters CW and SSB. QSL via their respective homecall.

NEW SIX METERS BEACON. A new beacon is now active on 50.080 MHz sending the following message every 3 seconds: VVV BEACON DE PP1CZ PP1CZ GG99UQ GG99UQ 3 WATTS 5 ELEM YAGI VVV. The current antenna is a 5 elements Yagi (for a short time until a vertical can be fixed by July). Send reports to: PP1CZ, P.O.Box 010.629 - Vitoria - E.S. Brazil (or Internet e-mail: pp1cz@br.homeshopping.com.br).

"POLAR-97" DXPEDITION! Nick/RA1QQ, RW1ZZ and RA1ZZ reported that they are planning a major DXpedition during the second part of June to the islands of Barentsevo Sea. After the 15th of June, they want to visit the following islands: Kildin Island (EU-82), Bolshoi Olenij Island (EU-61), Harlov Island (EU-161), Novaya Zemlya Island (EU-35) and possibly Bolshoi Ainov Island (a new one for IOTA, EU-???). The team will be using special callsigns as homecall/1 (ex. RA1QQ/1, RW1ZZ/1, RA1ZZ/1). Also, they will be using the team callsigns: UE1QQQ/1 and UE1ZNF. Additional information about this DXpedition can be obtained from RA1QQ or RW1ZZ on the air or via E-mail at: Albert_Marcovchuk@p18.f350.n50.z2.fidonet.org


R, FRANZ JOSEF LAND. Nick, R1FJV, continues to be active, mostly on CW. He will be here until the end of the year. QSL via UA3AGS.

SV, CRETE. The "Island/DX News" reports that Manfred, DL8SET, will be active signing /SV9 from now until June 20th. No QSNs reported yet. QSL via home call. Also, look for SV9DJV and SV9DRO to be active on SSTV. This is believed to be the first SSTV operation from Crete. Meanwhile, SV9/OM7RU has also been active, mainly on CW. He was heard on 20 and 18 meters between 1130 and 1600z. Length of activity is unknown at this time.

SV5, DODECANESE. Another report of an operator that will be active from here is Vito, I3BQC. He will be active from June 16th to the early part of July from Karpathos Island. QSL via bureau to his home call.

TJ, CAMEROON. Mark (ex-J5UAI) is now active from Yaounde as TJ1US. Mark is running an ICOM 735, and we are not sure if he has his amplifier operating yet. His antennas are a Mosley tri-bander, dioples for 40/80 and a Butternut vertical. We are not sure what he will use for 160 meters. He plans to be active on all bands CW/SSB/RTTY. His tour of duty at the U.S. Emabassy in Cameroon will be 2 years. All QSL cards go to NW8F.

YN, NICARAGUA. Hiro, JA6WFM, will be active until the end of December as YN6WFM. He can sometimes be found on 20 meters operating RTTY on 14085 kHz between 1130 and 1230z or SSB on 14190 kHz around 2315z. QSL to JA6VU.

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