Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 357
May 18, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 357
BID: $OPDX.357
May 18, 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, K4VUD, W5ZPA, KQ7K, K8YSE, EA3KU, FE11DX, FK8HC, HA1AG, HA5PP, LU3FP, LU9AUY, VK2PS, VK4AAR and ZS6RVG following DX information.

7O, YEMEN. Zoli, HA5PP, reports that he will be going to Sana'a June 1st, with the help and support of K4TKM and the NCDXF. Before he travels to Yemen, he will be in Cairo, Egypt for 3 days beginnig May 29th, and he will be active in the CQWW WPX Contest as SU0ERA on 20 meters. Zoli states he will be in Sana'a for a month or so. He hopes to get the callsigns 7O/HA5PP or 7O8DX/CW. Also, he will try to get a stamp (CFM) on the copy of his 7O1A license while there. He then hopes that the 7O1A QSLs will then be good for DXCC. QSL via HA5YPP, P.O. Box 1157, Budapest 1245, Hungary.

9N, NEPAL. Charlie, K4VUD, will once again be active as 9N1UD. He states that he will arrive in Nepal on July 7th, and plans to stay until the middle of November, 1998. Charlie will participate in the IARU HF World Championship Contest (formerly called RadioSport) July 11th. Outside of the contest, he will be on the air at his local sunset and local sunrise every day, possibly for the whole visit. He suggests looking for him on the following frequencies: 14023, 14195 and 14215 kHz. Also, he will try the following: 21023, 21295, 7023, 7065 (listening 7200 or another frequency), 3799 and the 160 meters DX window. If 9N1AA and Charlie can get the RTTY gear assembled, they will try RTTY on the usual frequencies. If there are any 10 meters openings, check 28490 kHz. He will be traveling into Tibet/China and into Bhutan (Charlie does not know about operations from these place, but it looks like a weak possibility).

A25, BOTSWANA. Dave, ZS6RVG, and Dick, ZS6CAL, will be active as A25/ZS6PDX from June 11-17th. They will be working mainly RTTY and SSTV looking to work JA, but as with their 7P8 trip in January they will also work SSB and CW. Their station will be a ICOM IC-756 with a TH3 jr. on a home made 10 Meter mast (using only a 100 watts), TNC will be a AEA PK232-MBX. Their software on a Pentium lap top for RTTY will be "RTTY by WF1B", for SSTV it will be "GSHPC 2.3" and for logging "SWISSLOG".

AZ4, ARGENTINA. Operators LW1EXU, LU2AYB, LU2DPW, LU3FP, LW4DYI, LU4FD, LU4FPZ, LU5ER, LU5FAO, LU5FC, LU5FF, LU5MM, LU6KK, LU7DW, LW8EXF and others are making arrangements for participating in the CQWW WPX CW Contest from the club radio station LU4FM (RADIO CLUB ROSARIO) as a MULTI/MULTI effort. They will be using the special callsign AZ4F. QSL via LU3FP, Hernan Baez, Gorriti 462, 2000 Rosario, Argentina.

COULD YOU HAVE WON A PRIZE AT THE DAYTON HAMVENTION? Did you leave early? Many hourly door prizes were unclaimed this year and the tickets were redrawn before the main door prizes. Some of these prizes included: antennas, 100 Alinco HTs and prizes range from $300 to $800. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an additional bulletin from NODXA member John, K8YSE, which contains the list of Dayton Tickets that were called, but the ticket holders were a "NO SHOW". "This is one time we hope you did not make the list!"

CP6, BOLIVIA. Mats, LU9AUY, will be signing CP6/LU9AUY from May 27th to June 3rd, and will be signing CP6AA during the CQWW WPX CW Contest. He states he will try to be on as much as he can on CW and SSB. QSL is "OK" via the homecall for the CP6/LU9AUY, but the QSLS for the CP6AA operation have not been decided as of yet.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Fernando, EA3KU, will be active from Gran Canarias Island from May 28th to June 2nd. He will be using the EA8ZS as the callsigns and will be active in the CQWW WPX CW Contest as Single OP/ Multiband.

HS, THAILAND. The 59(9) DXReport states Yoh, 7L1MFS, will be active June 11-13th as HS0/7L1MFS from Samet Island. Operations will be CW/SSB on 40-10 meters.

JU1, MONGOLIA (Update). Members of the Hungarian Pannon DX Club will operate from Ulan-bator between May 18th and June 2nd, using the callsign JU1HA. The team includes HA0HW, HA1AG, HA4GDO, HA4XG, HA6NL, HA7SK and HA7VK. They planned to keep 2-3 stations simultaneously on the air 24 hours a day to maximize band openings. All HF bands will be activated on SSB, CW, RTTY and SAT. The DXpedition is supported by Yaesu; the Ambassador of Hungary to Mongolia, Mr. Burt Scott N0FYR on behalf of Communication Concepts; Mr. Garry Shapiro NI6T, Mr. Miklos Olah HA5UX, Mr. Zoli Szoke HA5PP, Mr. Istvan Bogyo HA0DU, the Hungarian Radioamateur Society, the German DX Foundation, Rohde & Schwartz Budapest and the "Radiotechnika" magazine. The DXpedition team includes experienced DX operators. The members of the expedition already have operated from Cambodia (XU0HW, XU95HA, XU7VK), Iraq (YI9SK,YI9VK), Albania (ZA1HA), Liechenstein (HB0/HA0HW/p, HB0/HA4GDO/p, HB0/HA6NL/p etc), ITU Geneva (4U0ITU) and numerous Greek islands including SV5, SV8 and SV9. The plan suggested frequencies are:

The license that they received doesn't include 6 meters. The QSL manager is Laci, HA0HW. His address is: Laszlo Szabo, P.O.Box 24, H-4151 Puspokladany, Hungary, Europe. The DXpedition has a WEB homepage at: http://www.dunanet.hu/pannondxc/


RARE IOTA. A team of 8 operators (CT1CJJ, CT1EEB, CT1EEN, CT1END, CT1ENQ, CT1ETZ.... the 7th and the 8th operator will be announced at a later date) will be active between July 24th and the 27th from Pessegueiro Island IOTA EU-167. All licenses and permits to operate on the Island are in hand, "INCLUDING THE VERY DIFFICULT PERMIT TO STAY OVERNIGHT". They state that usually spending the night on Pessegueiro is not allowed by the authorities, so, any operation taking place during the night without this permit cannot be credited for IOTA by the new rules of creditation. There will be two kilowatt stations, beams and special antennas for 80/40 meters. Their main goal is giving this IOTA reference to those areas of the world where EU-167 is a most-wanted IOTA. Therefore the Team will concentrate on working North America, Asia and Oceania. During the IOTA Contest, a Multi effort will be made with the call CQ2P. The authorities stated that future visits (daylight visits) to Pessegueiro will be restricted and only with the presence of an official guide because of the Islands Archeologic and Biologic presence. QSL each callsign/portable via the home callsigns. QSL CQ2P via CT1EEN.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. Station W3FY, Amateur Radio League of Lawrence County in New Castle, PA, will be active from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("The Moving Wall"). Operations will take place daily from July 12-18th, between 1300-2100z, on 28350, 14250 and 7250 kHz.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. From July 1-5th, between 1400-1800z (a possibility of extended hours), special event station W7A will be commemorating the Grand Opening of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana. The re-enactment of the Lewis & Clark Expedition Portage around the Great Falls of the Missouri will also take place during this time frame. Activity will be on CW/SSB with operations on 80-10 meters (possibly 6 meters). QSL information as follows: "We will be printing a "rustic" looking certificate to confirm contacts with the operation. We are requesting $3.00, to cover printing & mailing costs. Certificates will be mailed "flat" in a large envelope. You will also receive a QSL card with your certificate containing contact information in a format for awards etc.. We will also have a QSL card available for a SASE and your QSL card. QSL ADDRESS: W7A, C/O BOB, KQ7K, PO BOX 221, BLACK EAGLE, MT 59414-0221 USA. For more information, contact Bob Avritt KQ7K, W7A Trustee. His E-mail address is: KQ7K@qsl.net -or- W7A@qsl.net -or- ICQ#6767824. Also, check out the WEB page: http://www.qsl.net/w7a/

TX8, NEW CALEDONIA. Franck, FK8HC, reports to OPDX that he will be active in the 1998 CQWW WPX CW Contest using the special callsign TX8A. He plans to be operating on 160-10 meters as a single operator. A beautiful color QSL card will be printed for this special call. QSL via FK8HC: Franck Petitjean, P.O. Box 7636 Ducos, 98801 Noumea Cedex, NEW-CALEDONIA.

V31, BELIZE. Stan/W5JYK, Wondy/K5KR and Mike/W5ZPA will be active from August 26-30th, as V31YK, V31KR and V31MP, respectively. They will operate from Ambergris Caye (IOTA NA-73). They will operate CW, SSB, and RTTY on 80-10 meters. QSL to each operators home call.

VM4AA, NOT A PIRATE. If you have worked "Macka" VM4AA from Queensland, Australia, he was Not a pirate. The holder of this unique callsign, the ONLY one amateur callsign in Australia with an VM prefix, is a retired Royal Australian Air Force Squadron Leader (AFC,AFM,AE), who is now 87 years old. Macka was first licensed in 1932 as VK3FX. The special callsign VM4AAA was awarded to him in 1983 by the then-Minister of Communications of Australia in recognition of extended participation in amateur service. The callsign VM4AAA in 1997 was modified to VM4AA. Keith McCarty known by his amateur name as "Macka" is not often on the bands, but from time to time he can be found around 14020 kHz or near using his only mode of activity - CW.

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