Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 331
November 17, 1997

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 331
BID: $OPDX.331
November 17, 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, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, K5IDX, NT5C, K8RF, WA8JOC, K9FD, EA3KU, F6AJA, G3OZF, G3VMW, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HJ3PXA, JA1ELY, LU2BRG, SP3LFV, TG9IKE, VK4AAR and ZP5AZL for the following DX information.

5A, LIBYA. Remember that the RRDXA German group should be active this weekend (November 23rd through December 4th) as 5A7A. Activity will included the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi/Single entry from the 5A1A station. QSL via DL3KDV.

9G, GHANA (Update). The DXpedition to 9G by G3VMW, G4RWD and G4ZVJ has been reported to be on schedule and to begin on November 21st and last through December 2nd. Their operation will include a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW CW Contest as 9G5VJ. Outside the contest they will concentrate on 160, 80 meters and the WARC bands using their own personal callsigns (9G5SW/G3VMW, 9G5WD/G4RWD & 9G5VJ/G4ZVJ). Please QSL via their home calls. For further details of the operation, see the following web site: http://www.bramham.demon.co.uk. The DXpedition logs will be available on-line from the web site after the operation is completed.

9M2, PANGKOR ISLAND (West Malaysia). Don, G3OZF, will be operating as 9M2/G3OZF from AS-072, Pulau Pangkor, from November 24th to December 2nd. Activity will be from 80-10 meters (possibly 160, but unlikely), with the emphasis on CW, but some SSB on 40/20/15/10 meters. He will be in CQWW CW Contest for the weekend of November 29-30th. QSL to home call.

AH2, GUAM. Look for JF1SQC, JK3GAD, JR7OMD and others to paticipate in the CQWW CW Contest as AH2R and as a Multi/Single entry. QSL via JI3ERV.

BY, CHINA. Harold, W0RI, and Merv, K9FD, are in the process of planning a trip in either December or January to BY1QH. They report the BY club is in need of an amplifier, and they have purchased one to "hand carry" over. The main purpose of the trip is to put BY on the low bands, 160/80/40 meters for a full week. They are currently asking for any donations to help defray the cost of the amplifier. They state anything at all helps out and any donations over $5 will be returned if for some reason the trip is cancelled. The rest of the donations will go into the QSL/postage/equipment fund for BY1QH. All the operators at BY1QH are students with very limited funds; actually nothing for ham radio. This is why they are trying to help out. Also, they hope that they can put BY in as many low band logs as possible. If conditions are poor, they will be on the high bands as much as possible. If you would like to help, donations can be mailed to W0RI: Harold P. Smith, 742 Henry Ave, Manchester, MO 63011

CF5, CANADA. Members of the Weyburn ARC located in Saskatchewan are allowed to use the CF5 prefix instead of VE5 from December 22nd through January 5th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps of Weyburn. A commemorative certificate is available by working three CF5 stations. QSL via VE5RMO or E-mail log to: hjwhiteoak@sk.sympatico.ca

DX1, PHILIPPINES. Look for operators JA1KJK, JA1WLL, JK1CWR, JE8IVF and 9V1ZW to be active and a participant in CQWW CW Contest from here as DX1HB and as a Multi/Single entry. They will active on 160-10 meters and RTTY for a few days before the contest. QSL via JA1KJK.

EA6, IBIZA ISLAND. Fernando, EA3KU, reports to OPDX that a group of Spainish operators will activate EA6IB from this island in the Balearic Island group during the CQWW CW Contest as a Multi/Multi entry. Operators are: EA3AIR, EA3AJW, EA3AKY, EA3ALV, EA3DU, EA3KU, EA5BM, EA5FX, EA5KK, EA5WU and EA6ACC. Activity will be on all bands, but look for them on 40, 80 and 160 meters. QSL via the bureau or direct to EA3KU.

EP, IRAN. "The DX News Sheet" reports Abdollah, EP2FM, President of the Iran Amateur Radio Society (Anjoman-e Radiaoamateuri-e Iran), is active again as "the first legal amateur station" there since EP2FM's station was closed down in 1983". Look for him around 1600/1700z (especially Fridays) on 14200 kHz. He uses an inverted vee but hopes to have a three band quad up soon. He also hopes more "legal" EPs will soon be active.

ER, MOLDAVA. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that Slawa, ER1LW, is active on weekends on 10104, 18072 and 24895 kHz CW, and 18130 and 24945 kHz SSB. He has also been active on RTTY. He has an E-Mail at: er1lw@cinf.usm.md

GOING TO TG (Guatemala)? There have been some changes in TG-land which took effect January, 1997, under the a new Telecommunications Law which brings new regulations for amateur radio in this country. This will effect both ham radio licenses for Guatemalians and foreign operators. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin with some details sent by Manfred, TG9IKE, to the editor.

HF0, SOUTH SHETLANDS (Update). As stated in OPDX.325, Stan, SP3BGD, will be the new operator of the Polish Antarctic station HF0POL. The station HF0POL is located on King George Island (IOTA AN-10, WAZ 13, ITU 73). Stan will be active from January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998. He plans to work mainly RTTY and CW with very little SSB on all bands. Send your QSL via SP3SUN (Stan's son) either by the SP QSL Bureau or direct to: Piotr Miranski, ul. Rydza Smiglego 27/5, 65-610 Zielona Gora, Poland. The new HF0POL QSL cards are already printed. The colored card will feature a penguin photo.

JD1, OGASAWARA. Look for Satoshi, JR0BQD, to be active from here between November 28th and December 6th as JR0BQD/JD1. Operations will be on 160-10 meter but with low power. He will also participate in the CQWW DX CW contest. QSL via home call.

JD1, Minami Torishima. Ryoichi, JL1KFR, will once again be active from here between November 25th and December 15th as JL1KFR/JD1. His time will be limited because he is there to work on the WX station. Activity will be on 80-10 meter, mainly CW. Look for him around 0900-1100z. QSL direct to: Ryoichi Tojo, #1-102, 5-37 Miyazaki 2 chome, Cyuo-ku, Chiba, 260-0806 JAPAN

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. The JH0YKS group will be active from here November 22-25th. Their activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW and SSB. Look for the callsign: KH0/JH0YKS via JH0YKS; KH0/JA0IXW via JA0IXW; KH0/JH0AKT via JH0AKT; KH0/JF0WIR via JF0WIR; KH0/JE0WTU via JE0WTU and KH0/JI0EYA via JI0EYA. If you have any questions or requests to for group, try sending an E-mail message to Masa, JA0IXW, at: ja0ixw@janis.or.jp

NEW 1998 OFFICER ANNOUNCED. The Lone Star DX Association announces the election of their 1998 Directors: Chief Director - Bob Alexander, W5AH; Membership Director - Bud Walton, K5HW; Information Director - Herb Blair, K5IDX; and Program Director Bill Priakos, W5SJ. The Lone Star DX Association (LSDXA), was founded in 1987 by a small group of DXers from the Fort Worth area.

PERSIAN GULF TRIP. Dave, KA5TQF, is traveling around the Persian Gulf area and plans to activate a few IOTAs and countries. From November 16-22nd, he will be active from A61AH QTH, but from November 17-19th he will sign as A61AH/P on AS-124 and AS-21. From November 23-25th, Dave will be active as A72O on AS-88, and/or A71/G0WOH if/when on mainland. And lastly, from November 26-30th, he will be active from 9K2HN QTH, and on November 27-28th from AS-118 (same call). There will be no serious operation during the CQWW CW Contest.


VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (DXpedition Update/Reminder). Just a quick reminder that the VK9LX operation begins this weekend (November 23rd to December 1st). They will be operating Multi/Single in the CQWW CW Contest during the following weekend. They plan to run two stations before the contest as much as possible. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin containing the latest update provided by Dan, K8RF.

VP2E, ANGUILLA. Look for Bud, AA3B, to be active from November 25th through December 2nd as VP2EEB. He will be an entry in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op Low Power category. QSL via home call.

XV, VIETNAM. Currently operators F5LGQ, F6AOI, F6AUS, F6BFH, F9IE are active as XV8FP and will be in the country until the end of the month. They are authorized to use 7063, 14263, 21263 kHz SSB/CW only. QSL via F6BFH.

ZP, PARAGUAY. Ernesto, LU2BRG (ex-LU6BEG) will be operating as ZP5/LU2BRG November 27-28th and as ZP5XF (Single Operator 15 meters HP) during the CQWW CW Contest. QSL ZP5/LU2BRG via Ernesto Grueneberg, Box 1589, 1000 CF, Argentina and ZP5XF via N2AF.

ZP, PARAGUAY. Dale, N3BNA, will operate from Tom's, ZP5AZL, station during the CQWW CW Contest as a Single OP entry using the callsign ZP0Z. Activity will probably be on all bands, but he will pay special attention to USA stations on 160, 40 and 80 meter. The QSL route for ZP0Z is ONLY via W3HNK. Dale will operate a few days before the contest as ZP5/N3BNA. QSL via N3BNA.

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