Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 317
August 11, 1997

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 317 (Packet, DX Reflector and UseNet Version)
August 11, 1997
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, N1BB, N1SP, WF1B, KA2D, KC2X, W2UD, WB2YQH & WB2RAJ THE 59(9) DXReport, N3AF, WB3LHD, WA4JQS, AC7DX, EA5RD, G3XTT, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GJ4ICD, PA3ERC and VE2CND for the following DX information.

9M0, SPRATLY ISLANDS. (The complete news release will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin!) With the activity of two groups being active from here this month, a third group has announced that they will also be active from here. A multi-national group of DXpeditioners, primarily members of the UK's CDXC (Chiltern DX Club), the UK DX Foundation, will operate from Layang Layang Island in the Spratlys in February, 1998. Exact dates will be announced later, but the intention is to operate soon after the island re-opens to visitors following the typhoon season in order to maximize the opportunities for good LF propagation. It is also hoped that sunspot numbers will by then have started to increase, and that the expedition will enjoy favorable HF propagation. The team is expected to include: G3NUG, G3OZF, G3WGV, G3XTT, G4JVG, G0OPB, K5VT, VK2BEX, 9M2OM/G3NOM and 9M6SU. It is planned to keep four stations on the air round the clock to maximize band openings. All HF bands will be activated on SSB, CW and RTTY. The group will also have equipment for 6 meters. The team will use a wide selection of monoband and multiband antennas including phased verticals for both 40 and 80 meters. The callsign 9M0C has been provisionally allocated. A Web page is available at http://members.aol.com/spratly98 with up-to-the-minute expedition news. G3SWH will be QSL manager, and QSLs will be available through the bureau or direct.

AP, PAKISTAN. Hiro, JA1EZM, is reportedly here until August 19th. He has applied for his own callsign AP2AP. Another JA operator, possibly JA8WPP, may be with him. Most of the activity will be on 160, 80/75, 40 and 30 meters, but if conditions are good, look for them on 20, 17, 15 and 12 meters. Main frequencies also mentioned are 10105 kHz and 7005 kHz. QSL to JA1EZM: Hiro Tabuchi, 242 Kumagawa, Fussa City 197, Tokyo, Japan. Meanwhile, AP2JZD has been active on the 14226 DX net around 1500z.

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Peter/PA3BBP, Rob/PA3ERC and Ronald/PA3EWP will be active from Cap Estate on St. Lucia (J6), from August 21-30th, as J6/PA3BBP, J6/PA3ERC and J6/PA3EWP. They might be active as J68BP, J68RC and J68WP, but they haven't received a confirmation yet. From August 30th through September 11th, they will be active from Pigeon Point on Tobago (9Y4) as 9Y4/PA3BBP, 9Y4/PA3ERC and 9Y4/PA3EWP. They will have 2 stations on the air with activity on 160-10 meters with operations on CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also try to work some Satellite RS-12. Their focus will be mainly on the WARC bands and the low bands for Europe during their grayline. Both locations will have an excellent take off to the US and Europe. A special InterNet Web Page will be setup at the URL: http://www.igr.nl/users/pa3dmh/tour1997.html This page will contain daily uploaded logs and digital images of the expedition. Special wishes can be sent to Alex, PA3DMH, the Webmaster of this page. They like to make as much contacts as possible, however, THEY DO NOT ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WORK THEM DOUBLE! QSLs for all the above callsigns go to PA3ERC, via the bureau or direct to: Rob Snieder, Van Leeuwenstraat 137, 2273 VS, Voorburg, The Netherlands

CY0NCD, SABLE ISLAND (UPDATE). Due to some transportation problems and adjustments, the CY0NCD operation had to start earlier than expected, and by the time you read this the operation will probably be winding down (August 12th). QSL via VA3NCD (bureau or direct and PLEASE consider QSL bureau delays - up to 18 months to receive some cards.) Film materials and pictures will be available upon request to anybody who might wish to see them. (For video, both NTSC and PAL will be available). Inquiries can be sent to Jarek's, VA3CND, E-mail address: jpawlega@perle.com

DOCUMENT #30. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive a copy of this document which contains the DXCC 2000 AD HOC Committee Interim Report and Recommendations that were presented at the ARRL's Board of Directors meeting which took place July 20th.

EA9, CEUTA. Frank, EA5RD, and Kim, EA5ND, will be active from Northern Africa September 6-7th. During their activities, they will sign EA9/homecall. They plan to have two stations active on CW/SSB/RTTY on 80-10 meters (in the usual DX-windows). Contacts made with these stations will be valid for the "Spanish Castles Awards", with the reference number CCE-049 and the location will be the Muralla Real. A special color QSL card will be available. QSL via the bureau or direct to homecall signs.

FG, GUADELOUPE. John, EA3CB, is currently staying on Guadeloupe Island (NA-102) and plans to go to Les Saintes Island (NA-114) next. Look for John to be active as FG/EA3CB until August 14th on Guadeloupe and Les Saintes August 15-17th. Activity will be on CW/SSB/RTTY with operations on 40-10 meters (WARCs included). QSL via EA3CB.

FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON. Rich, K2RW, of the North Jersey DX Association is planning a RTTY operation from St. Pierre starting August 14th through 18th as FP5AA. He will be active in the SARTG RTTY Contest August 16-17th. QSL via his home call K2RW.

JD, MINAMI TORISHIMA. "The 59(9) DXReport" states JD1/JG8NQJ will QRT in late September, one month earlier than expected . He is can be found active on 7010, 10103 and 14027 kHz. QSL via JA8CJY.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. Look for members of the Great South Bay ARC, Islip ARES and Long Island DX Association to operate from the Fire Island Lighthouse (ref #670, IOTA NA-026, USIA NY-013-S), August 16th and 17th, between 1400-2200z signing W2GSB/p. SSB activity will be on the usual IOTA frequencies, CW will be announced. A special color QSL certificate will be available. QSL via AC2P CBA, #10 SASE please.


P4, ARUBA. Ray, WF1B, be active from here September 24-30th and will operate in the 1997 CQWW RTTY Contest this September. He will be operating some SSB before and after the RTTY contest. He has be issued the callsign P40TT. No CW or 160 meters operation is planned.


S2, BANGLADESH. The "DX News Sheet" states that Jim, VK9NS, may be active October/November as S21ZA.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. Look for W4MT to be active on September 6th between 1300-2100z on 20 and 10 meters. The station's activity are in celebration of the U.S. Air Force's 50th Anniversary. Special QSL's will be available via KE4WMG.

SSIDXG NEWS. Tony DePrato, WA4JQS, Director of Operations for the South Sandwich Island Dx Group, released the following: Mark Parrin, N7MQ (ex-N7MCA), legal advisor for SSIDXG, announces that SSIDXG is now Incorporated as a non-profit DX group and all donations are non taxble. SSIDXG would also like to welcome our newest member of the team DR. Frank Weigelt, N0DX. Frank is with the University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Department of Radiology. He will be assisting Jerry, AA6BB/7, in the fund raising operations for the upcoming Bouvet oeration until it is time for his departure as a team member of the DXpedition. With the new tax status of SSIDXG, all donations can now go directly to Jerry, AA6BB/7, and have a positive tax implication for our supporters. The current Board of Directors of SSIDXG is made up of the following members:

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