Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 352
April 13 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 352
BID: $OPDX.352
April 13, 1998
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, WA4JQS, K5GH, N5KM, KH6BZF, WA6IBU, W6RJ, W6KR, K8NA, DJ1TO, EA2CLU, EA5XX, EI6FR, F6AJA & LNDX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, IK1WVQ, JH1ORA, PB0ALB, SV1IW, VK4AAR and ZS6RVG following DX information.

3A, MONACO. During the period April 25-27th, look for Tony, IK1QBT (CW only), and Mauro, IK1CJO (RTTY only), to be active from here signing as 3A/homecalls. They will be using a Icom 735 and Kenwood TS850, 100 watt (maximum legal power in 3A) to a vertical antenna multiband homemade and inverted "V" dipoles. The CW activity will be on all bands (emphasis on WARC band). Activity for RTTY will be on 21082, 14082 and 7037 kHz. The QSL via the bureau or direct to the respectives home call's: IK1QBT - Tony Gallo, Via Capo S.Spirito 1/16, 17052 Borghetto Santo Spirito (SV), Italy and IK1CJO - Mauro Ferrua, Casella Postale 41, 17031 Albenga (SV), Italy.

3Y, BOUVET ISLAND (Operation Postponed). In a press release from the South Sandwich Island DX Group (SSIDXG) and Operations Director Tony DePrato, WA4JQS, has officially postponed the planned operation again to the 1998-1999 Austral Summer. The planned operation was to take place in December of this year. The press release stated problems developed when the Norwegian Government, through the Nordst Polarinstitute, notified the SSIDXG group of plans for a major environmental project on Bouvet Island. Because of the environmental concerns and planned activities, the SSIDXG group decided to postpone.

4S7, SRI LANKA. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Denver, 4S7DA, is active on 20 meter SSB between 0000 and 0200z. Sometimes 4S7RO is on the air with him. QSL via W3HNK.

8P9, BARBADOS. Baerbel, DL7UTO, and Bernd, DJ1TO, will once again be on vacation and active from here as 8P9IU and 8P9IR. Activity will take place from April 22nd to May 5th, mostly on CW and on all bands from 80-10 meters. QSL via home calls.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Look for Phil, VR2CT, to be active as 9M6CT from Kota Kinabalu until May 7th. Activity will be SSB only with operations on 10, 12, 15 and 17 meters (between 0030-0300z) and 20 meters (between 1400- 1700z. QSL via HS0/G4JMB.

9M8, EAST MALAYSIA (Upate). Peter, PB0ALB (ex-PE1KDV, ex 9M8PFB, KC4VDE), has provided OPDX with the following updated details. Peter will sign 9M8CC from Serian which is located 50 Miles from Kuching, Capital of Sarawak. He will operate SSB, with a TS-440 and a 2 elements Fritzel Yagi, FD 4 long wire for local QSOs on low bands, and possibly he will be making a GP for 40/80 meters for DX. He will use a MFJ 259 to experiment with antennas. Peter states to look for him around 1200z most evenings on 14250 kHz or somewhere around this frequency. His antennas will be pointed at Europe as well as North America. A bit earlier, at 1100z, if he has time, he will be active on 15 meters to Europe. If he is on before 0900z, he will try to be active on 15 Meters to the West. He will be there until May 22nd. QSL via homecall.

EG, SPAIN. Next May 17th, many stations will be on air with the special prefix EG and a suffix celebrating the Telecomunications International Day. Look for EG5TID to be active along with stations using the EG prefix and the following suffixes: UIT, IUT and ITD. All the QSL cards go via the bureau.

EJ7, GREAT SALTEE ISLAND (IRELAND). The WestNet DX Group will operate this summer from this Irish island which is referred to as EU-103 on the IOTA list. They will be joined on the trip by their friends from Switzerland, the Saltee Dog DX Group. The operation will take place from Thursday, June 25th, until Monday, June 29th. The callsign for this operation will be EJ7NET. Their operation will be on all bands from 160 to 2 meters. The team will be active on SSB, CW, and RTTY. The QSL route for this operation will be via EI2GX. ALL stations worked will be QSLed via the bureau.

FG, GUADELOUPE. The "LNDX" reports that F2HE is now active from FG-land until June. No other details were provided.

FO0, AUSTRAL ISLAND AND OTHER FRENCH POLYNESIA ISLANDS. By the time you read this, Kan, JA1BK, will have or probably will be finishing up a two day operation from Marquesas, French Polynesia as FO0MIZ. He plans to activate Austral Island next for four days. After that, he plans to move on to Papeete, Moorea and possibly other French Polynesia Islands. All operations are under the callsign FO0MIZ. In Kan's press release, there were no specific frequencies mentioned, but activity by Kan over the past weekend showed him to be on 12/20/40/80 meters. A QSL manager has not been assigned yet. For more details, such as a map showing the location of the possible two new entities and Kan's activity schedule, please refer to the JA1BK's Web site at: http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JA1BK/ In last week's bulletin (OPDX.351), we mentioned that Paul, F6EXV, filed a petition for both Marquesas and Austral to become possible new entities for DXCC. OPDX has learned over the past weekend, that during a Membership Service Committee (held March 28th, in Dallas, Texas), the DXAC was assigned to add new DXCC Entity petitions for Austral Island, Marquesas Island and Santa Cruz Islands to their agenda. DXAC discussions on the petitions have already began.

FO0, AUSTRAL AND MARQUESAS ISLANDS (More activity!). By the time you read this Bob, W6RJ, and Rob, W6KR, will be active as FO0FI from the Austral Island group on the island of Rurutu. The operation will continue until the morning of the April 20th. Their activity will be on all bands, CW and SSB. Their equipment is a 30 ft. high FORCE 12 C3S and a Titinex V80 vertical for 160 through 40 meters. Power is 500W output. Beginning on April 21st through April 28th, a second operation is planned from the Marquesas Island group on Nukuhiva Island with the callsign FO0FR. For both operations, check the normal DX frequencies. QSL via K6SLO.

HR, HONDURAS. Gerard, F2JD/HP1XBI, currently active from Panama, will be moving to HR5-land around the middle of April for one month.

NEW DXCC MANAGER. Newly appointed Membership Services Manager Bill Kennamer, K5FUV, announced during a MSC meeting on March 28th, that Bill Moore, NC1L, will be promoted to DXCC Manager effective April 20th.

OOOPPPSS DEPARTMENT. In OPDX.351 under "RESULTS of the DX Magaine's Most Wanted Countries" the "100" and the "e" were reversed and the URL address should have been: http://www.qsl.net/cwsp/dxcc100e.htm Since then, Cesar, PY2YP, has reported to OPDX that the CWSP (Sao Paulo CW Group) Web site is entirely dedicated to the CW mode.

OPDX INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS will receive the following additional bulletins this week:

  1. Part 2 of KH6BZF's "Band by Band Propagational Report"
  2. H40AA Bulletin NR 6
  3. Rules for the 1998 YU DX CONTEST
  4. ZL9 Campbell Island Press Release


SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event "Marconi Day" station W2RC/IMD to be active April 25th, from 0000-2400z. The Radio Central ARC will operate 3 high profile HF stations on 160-10 meters in honor of Marconi's Birthday. Operations will take place from the orginal Marconi Radio "Shack" site at Rocky Point, Long Island, New York, USA. This marks the 11th year of celebration for the International Marconi Day (Sponsered by Cornish ARC of UK). Look for more special event stations to participate. QSL W2RC/IMD via N2IME with SASE or 1 IRC, or Via N2IME via bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT. On May 5th, "Europe Day", a station from the European Council will be active as TP4CE. Activity will be on 18, 24 and 28 MHz from 0600 to 2000z on CW/SSB.

SPECIAL EVENT. Amateur astronomers/hams representing the Southwestern Region of the Astronomical League will be operating Special Event Station W5TSP at the 20th annual Texas Star Party. The operation will commence April 20 thru April 25. The frequencies are (+/- QRM) 28365, 21365, 14265 and 7265 kHz. Pactor on 7073 and 14073. SSTV/CW contacts on request. For an astronomical theme QSL, send QSL/SWL report with SASE to K5GH-TSP, 2619 Bordeaux Dr., McKinney, TX 75070-4705 or by E-mail at: k5gh@flash.net

SV, GREECE (Update). Manos G. Darkadakis, SV1IW, General Secretary of the Radio Amateur Association of Greece, informs OPDX that Berkin/TA3J and Nilay/TA3YJ were not issued a license to operate from Greece. Manos states, "Since Greece and Turkey have no reciprocal licensing between them, any activities from TA operators in Greece or SV operators in Turkey is illegal. The above mentioned TA operators have been clearly informed about this and therefore no licence has been issued by Greek authorities. Also No CEPT rules can be applied to the situation."

THE SPACE "A" DXPEDITION GROUP. This group has been making plans to put on two DXpeditions. Bill, W4WX, reports their trip to Iceland (TF) is a go and the operation is scheduled for June/July. Operators going are: Team Leader Vance/N5VL, Tom/K7ZZ, Rick/W8PT and Bill/W4WX (back-up Bruce WD4NGB). Vance has reportedly applied for a license and the group is looking at a couple of places to operate from. The group is also looking at a possible trip/operation from Diego Garcia (VQ9), but this is still in the planning stage. They are planning for a November, 1998, operation. Members signed up for the operation are: Team Leader Bill/W4WX, Bruce/WD4NGB, Vance/N5VL and Joe/KO4RR. For more details on this group, please refer to OPDX.341 or drop Bill/W4WX a note at: w4wx@bellsouth.net

TK, CORSICA. Look for Norbert/F6AXX, Maurive/F6IIE, Nernard/F5HEW and Guy/F5MNW to be active as TK0UFT or TK5UFT, from now until April 18th. Activity will ONLY be on CW. QSL via F6AXX.

VP8 ISLANDS MAY BE ACTIVATED. Carl, G4VFU, is currently MM heading south and was on 80 meters off the coast of Uruguay last week stating he will be heading to the VP8 which includes the Falklands Islands, South Shetland Island and South Sandwich Islands. There were no other details given, other than he will be in the area for two weeks.

YJ, VANUATU. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Dick, DJ2EH, will be active until April 17th, possibly as YJ0ADJ (callsign not known). Activity will be on CW/SSB and RTTY with operations on 160-10 meters. QSL via home call.

ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA. Ian, ZD9IL, has been heard active on 10 meters (around 28492 kHz) between 1200 and 1400z. QSL via ZS5BBO. Also, Andy, ZD9BV, has been active on 10 meters (check around 28487 kHz). QSL via W4FRU.

ZL9CI, CAMPBELL ISLAND (Update). From the latest press release, the DXpedition team is set to depart from New Zealand on January 5, 1999, and arrive on Campbell Island the 9th. The team will remain active until the 25th of January. They hoped that this timing will allow all the adequate time make a QSO with ZL9CI on any bands or modes (CW, SSB or RTTY) that a DXer can wish. This operation will have 11 experienced operators. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete up-to- date press release as an additional bulletin.

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