The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 314
July 21, 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, N1BB, KQ2I, WB2YQH and WB2RAJ from The 59(9) DXReport, W4FOA, N5PG, W6KK, W8CNL, F6AJA, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HA0HW, HL2KAT, JA1ELY, JA1HGY, OH6KXL, PP5LL, SM0AJV, VE2PIJ and VY2SS for the following DX information.
1997 NEW ENGLAND DXCC CONVENTION. The Patriot DX Association will be sponsoring the 1997 New England DXCC Convention to be held Sunday, October 12th. The convention will be held at the Chelmsford Elks Hall, Chelmsford, Mass. (jct I-495/RTE3). An exciting program is shaping up with a pair of new shows from K1XM 1996 CQWW at J3, and the 1997 Spratley trip. N6EK will share his experiences at VK0IR. For more info, contact Bill, N1BB (E-mail address N1BB@JUNO.COM).
5A, LIBYA. The "DX News Sheet" reports that EA5FKI will be active early September from the 5A1A club station. RTTY was mentioned.
CE0, EASTER ISLANDS. Erling/LA6VM and Just/LA9DL have plans after their Peru (see South American Visit) trip to be active from here July 31st to August 4th during their holiday visit. Their callsigns have not been announced as of yet, but using a TS-50 and dipoles antennas, their suggested frequencies were given as:
CW - 7001, 10101, 14001, 18069, 21001 and 28001 kHzQSL to their home calls via the bureau or direct.
SSB - 7047, 14185, 18120, 21275 and 28475 kHz
CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (ATTENTION RTTY OPs). Robby, VY2SS, reports to OPDX that he and operators VY2LI, VY2CD, VY2RO and VY2KHZ will be active during the last week in July. The team hopes to land on the morning of the 23rd (weather permitting) and leave on the 31st. They report that their activity will be concentrated on RTTY as it has been neglected in many past operations. Their callsign will be CY9SS. QSL via VY2SS. There will also be activity on 6 meters beaming at Europe with a beacon on 50.101 MHz. They will also participate in the IOTA contest from there as well.
EP, IRAN. Paul, N5PG, has recently called the League to find out the status of EP2MKO. Bill Moore at DXCC advised him that this station is "OK" for DXCC. This station has been heard recently on 20 meters (around 14001 kHz) around 1200z or between 2200 and 2230z. QSL via UA6HCW.
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. The following group will operate from Bora Bora as a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW Phone contest in October. The operation will be from the Bora Bora DX Club station and will use the club call FO8DX during the contest. Stan, FO5IW, will be their host for the week. Outside of the contest, the group will operate with individual FO calls, Ron N6VO/FO5VO, Doug N6RT/FO0RT, Mike W6RW/FO0RW, John KA7CQQ/FO0CQ and Charlie W6KK/FO0KK. QSL to CBA's or W6DA.
FR, REUNION. Look for DF2SS to be active sometime between July 28 and August 17th. He will sign as FR/DF2SS/P and will operate mostly SSB on 160-10 meters.
FRENCH WEST COAST IOTA DXPEDITION. Just a reminder that David, ON4BDS, continues to activate islands from here (EU-157 and EU-074 this past week). His next stops are: EU-065 (Ouessant) July now-22; EU-094 (Glenan) July 22-25th and EU-068 (Sein) July 25-28th. After he leaves Sein, he might also activate EU-105 and EU107. Operations are planned for activity on all HF bands, including WARC. QSL cards are "OK" via the 1996 Callbook address, or via the bureau to ON4BDS.
JD1, OGASAWARA ISLAND. Look for members of "Mitubishi Electric Tokyo Ham Club" to be active from here August 14-16th, as JM1YGG/JD1. They will be operational on 40-6 meters CW/SSB. QSL via JM1YGG (JARL) or direct to 7N3GNX: Tatuo Torii, 34-10 Sakuragaoka 3, Tama, 206 JAPAN
KH2, GUAM. JA1HGY and JI1DLZ will be active from here July 25-27th, as KH2/JA1HGY and WH2Q, respectively. Operations will be on 40-6 meters (modes not mentioned). QSL KH2/JA1HGY via JA1HGY: Nao Mashita, 8-2-4 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107, JAPAN. QSL WH2Q via JI1DLZ.
KG2, GUANTANAMO BAY. Larry, WB6VGI, will be returning to GIMTO, Cuba, around the 8th of August for about 30 days. Signing KG4ML (CW and SSB), he will be operating 160-10 meters on the weekends and 80-15 meters on the weekdays. His work schedule will determine the weekday times, but he hopes to be on from 1000-1130 and 2200-0300z. Larry states the weekends will be the big push (but taking time out for a fishing trip or two). This looks like the last trip down to GITMO for Larry, so he is going to try and work as many that need KG4 as possible. WARC bands will have a higher priority as the resident HAM population spends a lot of time on the "usual" bands. He reports 10 MHz is very difficult due to a local noise source that's about 30 over S9, but he will try whenever the noise is absent. QSL is via WB6VGI.
OH0, ALAND ISLAND. A group from Sweden will be active from August 14-17th. Callsigns to be used: OH0/SM0AJV, OH0/SM0EEH, OH0/SM0GNS, 0H0/SM0HJZ, OH0/SM0HPL, OH0/SM0IEA and OH0/SM0IHR. More information about Aland Island and this DXpedition can be found on their WEB page: http://www.mistra.se/oh0/
PIRATE OPERATIONS REPORTED!!!!!
QSL INFO AND NEWS.....
SOUTH AMERICAN VISIT. Before heading to Easter Island (see CE0), Erling/LA6VM and Just/LA9DL plan to be active during a holiday trip now until July 26th as OA/LA6VM and OA/LA9DL. They also plan to vist Bolivia from July 26-29th, Chile from July 29-31st, and Brazil from August 5-7th. They have not received the licenses for these countries as of yet, but expect to receive them upon their arrival. Suggested frequencies and modes are the same as the CE0 operation.
SPECIAL PREFIXES. From now until 2400z September 15th, be looking for the following special prefixes to be active to commemorate the "Centenary for Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada" (Regular prefixes/Special prefixes): VA2/XL2, VA3/CI3, VE1/CG1, VE2/CG2, VE3/XL3, VE4/CG4, VE5/CG5, VE6/CG6, VE7/CG7, VE8/CG8, VE9/CG9, VO1/XO3, VO2/XO4, VY1/XN1 and VY2/XN2.
TK, CORSICA. F5UKW will be signing TK/F5UKW from August 12-31st. He will be active on 40 and 20 meters during his evenings. If he can, he will be active from Cavallo and/or Lavezzi (IOTA EU164).
XV, VIETNAM. Rolf, XV7SW, has returned to Hanoi after a month's vacation in his homeland of Sweden. It has been reported that Rolf is scheduled to leave his position at the Swedish Embassy in the middle of September. He will return to Sweden, but plans to keep his license since he expects to visit Vietnam again later in the year or early 1998.
YI, IRAQ. Laci, HA0HW, has recently talked to his good friend, Sanyi, HA7VK, who is currently active as YI9VK in Bagdad. Sanyi's licence allows him to work on 7, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28 MHz CW/SSB/RTTY. Unfortunately, he is forbidden to work on 160, 80, and 30 meters from Iraq. Sanyi sent in an application to use these bands for a week as "experimental" bands. He hopes he will get an answer before leaving for home. Laci reports good news from Sanyi who stated that he can now operate from his place of residence. Last week Sanyi had to operate from The Central Radio Club only, with his work schedule and the open hours of club, his operating times did not work out too well. Now he has full-permission to work from his residence with his own rig. His son Gabi, HA7SK, is also active as YI9SK, but only has permission to operate from the club. They will be trying to get this changed with the help from Mr. Adnan, YI1DX, who is the President of "Iraque Amateur Radio Association". Sanyi will leave July 29th.
Z2, ZIMBABWE (Update). As mentioned in OPDX.311, Cedrick, N9YXA, would be active from here (August 3-21st), but he did not know at that time of the announcement what his callsign would be. Well, it is official now, Cedrick will be signing Z2/N9YXA. Check out his 1997 Zimbabwe DXpedition Website at: http://www.netcom.com/~n9yxa/zimbab/
ZD7, ST. HELENA. Gilbert, ZD7BG, is active on CW 80-10 meters. Last QSNs reported were around 14015 kHz between 1900 and 2100z. QSL to P.O. Box 157, Jamestown, St. Helena Island.
ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Tony, KQ2I, informs OPDX that he will be active on 30 and 40 meter CW as ZK1AAT from Aitutaki, August 1-11th. There is a possibility for him to be active from Rarotonga, July 25-31st. Tony states, "Real signal reports appreciated". QSL via his homecall.
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