Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 320
September 1, 1997

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 320
BID: $OPDX.320
September 1, 1997
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1 (New Area Code!)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, KE2VB, WB2YQH & WB2RAJ The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, NF4W, W6OTC, K8SM, NW8F, WT0Q, A41JT, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL7VSM, EA3NY, EI6FR, F5NZO, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, OK1MD, ON6TT, SM0DRD, and 4X6UO for the following DX information.

3W, CON DAO ISLAND (Vietnam). The "DX News Sheet" reports Yuki, JI6KVR, will activate a new Vietnamese IOTA October 14-20th. This island is in the Con Son Group (b). The callsign was not given. QSL via JJ6LXX (JA) and EA5KB (others).

5A, LIBYA. By the time you read this, an Austrian group here will activate their 5A28 operation. Activity should last until September 7th. QSL via OE2GRP or bureau.

5H, TANZANIA. Harald, DL7VSN, informs OPDX that he will be traveling to Uroa/Zanzibar from September 7-27th. He has already received his licence from the Tanzanian Communication Commission. The callsign he will use is 5H/DL7VSN. He added that Fabio, 5H1FS/I4UFH, was the last person to receive a real Tanzanian callsign for a temporary stay. Harald plans to be active on 80-10 meters mostly in CW. If conditions are right (along with the palmtrees and other factors), he will also try to be active on 160 meters. QSLs are OK via the bureau. After his travel, Harald will publish the log on his WEB homepage: http://home.t-online.de/home/0309314613-0001/dl7vsn.htm

5X, UGANDA (160 meters!). Paul, 5X4F, states, "Yes I'm still set up for 160. The band is very noisy yet. I will start listening 30 minutes before sunrise after September 9. Sunrise is approx. 0350z on the 9th and 0346z on the 30th. I also get on some times between 2300-2400z, if I'm not too tired. My usual frequency is 1.824."

A4, OMAN. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Chris, SP5EXA (ex A71CW), will be going to Oman on September 11th where he will be active for the next five years. He is currently waiting for a licence.

A4, OMAN (ROARS 25th ANNIVERSARY). The Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary (Silver Jubilee) from October 1st to December 31st. All A4 stations should use their callsigns followed by /SJ to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Society. The Society will be operating a Special Event Station at their site on Athaiba Beach under the callsign A43XXV during the period from December 17-21st. To commemorate their Silver Jubilee, the Society has introduced the "ROARS Silver Jubilee Award" for the Radio Amateurs worldwide. ADDED NOTE: Details on this award will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers (Thanks to 4X6UO).

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. "The Daily DX" reports that David, K3LP, will be operating from November 22nd to December 2nd as A61AJ. Activity will be on all bands CW and SSB. David will also be an entry in the CQ World Wide CW DX Contest as a single operator on all bands with two rigs. QSL for this operation only to K3LP (ex AA6DC.)

AP, PAKISTAN (Update). Hiro, JA1EZM, continued to be active as AP2AP despite the message put out by the PARS stating he was not properly licensed (refer to OPDX.318). However, Jun, JA7SSB, states he has talked to Hiro and he insists that his license is good. Hiro will expand his operations during September.

CU, AZORES. Maike, DL4XS, and Dieter, DL3KDV, will be active from here again as CU2/DL4XS and CU2/DL3KBV, from September 1-15th. Look for them on 20 and 160 meters. QSL to CBA (via bureau).

FS, SAINT MARTIN. Eddie, EA3NY, will be active as FS5PL during the CQWW RTTY Contest (September 27-28th). He will try to use more than 150w during this contest, but he has a problem with power lines. Eddie will use 3 diferents modems, 3 diferents DSP filters, 3 diferent computers, and he will be able to receive on 3 diferents stations on different frequencies at the same time. He suggests to PLEASE BE PATIENT, he knows that most people need FS in RTTY and he will do his best.

HV, VATICAN. With the efforts of IK0FVC and I0JBL, look for HV4NAC to be active during the 1997 CQWW RTTY Contest (Sept. 27-28). Other operators will include W6OTC, K6AW and W6OSP. Before the contest, look for activity on CW and SSB as time permits.

J2, MOUCHA ISLAND (Djbouti). Dominique, J28YC, and some others will be active as J28YC/P from his Djiboutian island located in the Gulf of Aden Group (IOTA AF053). This will be a short operation from September 3rd (on the afternoon) to September 5th. They will be active on all bands (except WARC bands) on SSB.

KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND. Just a reminder that Al, KK5ZX, should be active from here by the time you read this. He will be on the island until October 1st. Activity will be from the club station on 160-10 meters, mainly CW, but there will be some activity on SSB. QSL via K3SX, 5008 Red Hill Road, Keedysville, MD 21756 USA.

KP5, DESECHEO ISLAND. Several DX bulletins report that Vance's, W5IJU, request for landing permission on KP5 has been denied due to "unsafe and dangerous conditions on the island".


T9, BOSNIA (Update). Kent, WT0Q, has sent the following update to the information that was reported in OPDX.319 last week. QSLs for T9/WT0Q need to go to his home call, WT0Q, which is okay in all callbooks for the past 5 years. Dale, N2NDY (T9/N2NDY), needs his QSLs sent to DA2DM, his German call, where he will return to this fall. Dale is currently using a dipole at 50 feet with an MFJ Tuner. His radio is a TS-450SAT. Kent is using an IC-761 into a Hygain DX77 vertical at 8 feet, also via an MFJ tuner. They will be on the air as their respective schedules permit for the next 4 to 8 weeks.

TJ, CAMEROON. Cecil, NW8F, who is the QSL Manager for Mark, TJ1US (ex-J5UAI), provides the DX community with the following schedule which will be Fridays only for now with Saturday coming at a later date:

1800-2100z - 14085 kHz RTTY
2100-2130z - 10104 kHz CW
2130-2200z - 14050 kHz CW
0200-0400z - 7020 kHz CW
0400-0500z - 3510 kHz CW
Nothing has been mentioned about 160 meters yet, but Scott, K8SM, is in communication with NW8F to help or advise in obtaining something for 160 meters. For those of you that have interest in 160 and would like to help Mark get some kind of antenna, contact NW8F@JUNO.COM.

TY, BENIN. Sigi, DJ4IJ, is now active until September 19th as TY1IJ. Activity has been on 40, 30 and 20 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via DK8ZD.

V3, BELIZE. "The 59(9) DXReport" states Jay, K0BCN, will sign V31MX from Caye Caulker, October 21-29th. Activity will be on 20-10 meters, CW and SSB.

V4, ST. CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS. The "DX News Letter" reports Joe, V47CA, will be active again around the CQWW DX CW Contest between November 16th and December 1st. QSL via homecall VE3BW.

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS. Start looking for Pres, N6SS, to be active once again from here as VQ9SS. Activity will last until November. Look for him to be active on 160 meters. QSL via CBA.

ZG, GIBRALTAR. Martyn, G3RFX, will be active as ZG2FX from September 3-10th, to help celebrate Gibraltar National Day. Outside the celebration, he will sign as ZB2FX. QSL to home call.

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