The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 316
August 4, 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, W3CF, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8NA, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, EA5ZI, G3USF, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, PY1CAS, SM0KCO and ZR5DTS for the following DX information.
5W, WESTERN SAMOA. Perry, WH6XY, who is active as 5W1PC until November, can be found mostly weekends operating SSB on 15, 17 and 20 meters using a FT-757 and delta loop. He is currently working as a schoolteacher there.
7Q, MALAWI. The DX News Sheet reports that Eli, IN3VZE (ex-9J2CE), will be active now until August 25th as 7Q7CE. Operations will be on SSB, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL via homecall.
BT, CHINA. Lou, PA0LOU, will be active from September 4-16th with the special callsign BT1IARU while attending the IARU Region 3 Conference. Operations will be from a hotel in Beijing where he is staying along with other delegates.
FW, WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS. Paul, FW5IW, will continue to be active from here until August 14th. Reports state he will be active on CW only on 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters. Most of the QSNs reported so far have been on 20 and 40 meters. QSL via OH5UQ.
KH2, GUAM. Ray, WH6ASW, will sign WH6AW/KH2 from here again from mid-August until December. QSL via VK4FW.
KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND. Al, KK5ZX, will be active every third and fourth day during his stay beginning August 23rd. His activity will be from the club station there and operations will be mostly CW but, there will be some SSB on 160-10 meters.
KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Long time DXpeditioners Doug, W3CF; and Dick, K3MQH; will be active from Windwood, WP2Z, from October 22-30th. During their stay, they will participate as a Multi/Something entry in the 1997 CQWW Phone Contest. These charter members of V26B will focus on WARC bands and RS-12 during free time. QSL W3CF/KP2 to his QSL Manager Koos, KK3S. QSL K3MQH/KP2 to his home call, K3MQH. QSL contest call "WP2Z" for THIS CONTEST ONLY (1997 CQWW PHONE) to KK3S. Windwood is a rental property, so many different QSL routes will apply. Pay close attention to announced QSL routes in specified time periods and specific contests. For more information, E-mail this operation (1997 CQWW Phone) to: W3CF@aol.com
P4, ARUBA. The DX News Letter states DL3XM, DL4LQM, DL5LYM and DL8WAA will be on the air as P40XM from August 1-26th, which will include activity in the WAE CW Contest. They will also try to activate PJ2 and PJ7. QSL via Gunter, DL3XM (ex DL8WXM), via bureau or CBA 1997.
QSL INFO AND NEWS......
T4, CUBA (Attention Prefix Hunters). Members from Kvarnberget Amateur Radio Club (SK0UX) and Radio Club Las Tunas will activate Cuba with a unique callsign T48RCT during the 1997 CQWW CW Contest November 29-30th. Operators from Sweden will be SM0DRD/Goran, SM0JHF/Henryk, SM0KCO/Carlos, SM0MO/Ingvar, SM0AIG/Ingemar and SM5DSB/Kare. Operators from Radio Club Las Tunas were not listed in the release. The station will be active one week before the contest, and one week after. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY which inclues operations on the WARC bands. QSL via SK0UX. A SK0UX QSL-server will be available on Internet to download your cards instantaneously at URL: http://ham.te.hik.se/clubs/sk0ux. For more information about the expedition, check out the WEB page at URL: http://ssa.te.hik.se/clubs/sk0ux/T48RCT.html -or- via E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
TY, BENIN. Sigi, DJ4IJ, will be active once again from now until September 10th as TY1IJ. His activity will be mainly 160, 80 and 30 meters. He has a sked on 18140 kHz during the weekends (no times were given). QSL via DK8ZD.
V31, BELIZE. Joe, K8JP, and his XYL Bev will be traveling here on August 12th and then return home on August 21st. He is currently waiting for his callsign to be issued. He reports to us that he will operate on 80-6 meters, but maybe 160 is possible. Joe will be active mostly on CW with some SSB operations. At times they will be active mobile depending on how bumpy the roads are (Joe..."They are all bumpy, some are just worse than others.") QSL via: Joe Pontek, K8JP, P. O. Box 59573, Schaumburg, IL 60159-0573, U.S.A. SPECIAL NOTE: His Indiana or any other addresses are no longer good.
VK9, NORFOLK ISLAND. According to The Daily DX, Kevin now signing VK9NX is here for about 2 weeks celebrating his 60th birthday. He was heard active most days on 80 meters between 1000 and 1200z. QSL via VK2CE.
VK0, MACQUARIE ISLAND. Tom, VK0TS, has become increasingly active over the last few days. Watch for him on 14222 kHz starting around 0400z (sometimes with Jim, VK9NS). Reports also indicate he sometimes goes to 40 meters (7075 kHz) around 1100z to work VK, ZL and JA operators. If he is not around 40 meters this time check 80 meters (3799 kHz).
XU, KAMPUCHEA (Cambodia). Both Mike, XU6WV, and Harv, XU2FB, continue to be active on 20 meters looking for NA and SA stations. Look for them to be on between 1130 and 1430z. Frequencies reported on were: 14192, 14195 and 14226.5 kHz.
ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA. Ian, ZD9IL, is active from here and can be found on most bands. JA operators have heard Ian on 14202 kHz between 1500 and 1600z working mostly JA stations. There were no other QSNs reported. His QSL Manager is Edwin, ZS5BBO, and QSLs can be sent direct to: Edwin Musto, P.O. Box 211032, Bluff, 4036, SOUTH AFRICA. Edwin does have an E-mail address: Edwin@mec.co.za
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