Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 362
June 22, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 362
BID: $OPDX.362
June 22, 1998
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, W1QWT, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, KC2CJB, KH2D, N2OO, W2DEC, N4GN, W4WX, WQ4L, KG6AR, N6ED, N6JV, K8MN, KB8PZQ, K0IR, AH0W/OH2LVG, BA4TB, EA4ECF, F6AJA & LNDX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GM4FDM, HA5PP, HK0TU, ZS6IR and 3C5I for the following DX information.

5H, TANZANIA. Dave, K8MN (currently signing OH2/K8MN), reports to OPDX that he will be leaving Helsinki on July 9th and will be in the U.S. until near the end of August. After his short stay in the U.S., Dave will be in Tanzania for three years. As in the past, his activity (with no particular schedule) will be on 160-6 meters including all WARC bands. Operations on CW and SSB will be the predominate modes with RTTY thrown in from time to time. QSLs go to WA8JOC.

7O, YEMEN. Zoli, HA5PP, sent out a new release early Sunday morning (June 21st) stating he has been communicating with the Deputy Minister (of Telecommunications) in Sana'a Yemen. He reports that the they really want to "start/establish hamradio in Yemen..." (which Zoli states "that was the first big surprise to me there... Before I calculated a big contention/fighting about hamradio there.) Zoli has been given an application and has supplied an offer to the Deputy Minister. In it, Zoli has offered to build 4 complete stations in Sana'a, Taiz and Aden. He has also offered to conduct education class of hamradio (QSO, rules, etc) for the Yemenis between September 1st and December 1st. Zolis also mentioned that he made a promise to the Secretary of IARU to help Yemen to join the IARU. He has requested 7O8DX and 7O8CW callsigns for the two stations in Sana'a to operate during the education period (for Aden he requested 7O1A). Zoli reports his second big surprise happend when he found out that the Deputy Minister knew/spoke (a little...) Hungarian stating, "Mr. Zoli I like your application...you will be the first (one of the million, Hi) foreigner operator in Yemen. The first op will be a Yemeni op...foreigner only after Yemeni ops"... Zoli was told that there are a lot of applications from other hams who would like to operate from 7O-land. Zoli requested them to not lose those applicants and that he promised to collect all the hams of the world who want to help (and to operate from) Yemen. So, Zoli states if you want to help, please, contact him by E-mail at: navus@mail.matav.hu He would like to go back to Sana'a as soon as possible and wants to thank K4TKM and the NCDXF who made the 7O-trip possible!

A5, BHUTAN. Plans for an A5 operation continue. Specific dates are not set yet, but they are hoping to conduct an operation sometime next year, perhaps in February or March. The principal organizer is Zoro, JH1AJT, with other U.S., European, Japanese, and Oceanic operators included. According to Zorro, JH1AJT, permission for the operation has been granted. Frank, AH0W/OH2LVG, who received a message from Zorro Friday morning, states that it appears Zorro will prepared an announcement with the full details of the operation sometime in July.

CARIBBEAN ACTIVITY PLANNED. Look for the "Uruguay DX Group" and the "Centro Radioaficionados Montevideo" in another joint-venture to activate some Caribbean islands this coming July and August. They will start their activity as XF3/CX3AN from Cozumel Island (IOTA NA-045) July 9-13th. They will then continue on as VP5/CX3AN and VP5/CX4CR from Providenciales (IOTA NA-002 ) Caicos Island July 18-27th (2 operators active). The final leg planned will be on the air as VP2ECR (operator CX4CR) from Anguilla, August 3-10th. Activity will be on all band including WARC bands with special emphasis on 40 and 80 meters in the usual DX-windows.. QSL Manager will be Gustavo Sanchez, CX3CE, Box 244, Montevideo Uruguay. (Do Not use the 1998 Callbook).

CE0, EASTER ISLAND. Ed, K8VIR, currently active as FO0HAR, will be going here around June 24th or 25th. His callsign has not been mentioned, but keep a look out. QSL via home callsign.

EI, IRELAND. Jose, EA4ECF, reports to OPDX that he will be in Ireland from July 2th to August 8th. During his stay, he will be on the air as EI/EA4ECF, on CW, SSB AND RTTY, on all the bands. QSL via EA4ECF. Meanwhile, "The 59(9) DXReport" states Tom, W0GLG and XYL Glenys will be active as EI4VVF and EI4VVF/P from Inishmann Island (EU-006) in July while on holiday. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB.

HK0, MALPELO. The Malpelo 1998 DXpedition Committee (HK0TU) announced the following in a press release: "Please be informed that the official 1999 Malpelo DX pedition is now well underway. Operation has been planned between September and November of 1999. This expedition is totally backed by the LCRA (Liga Colombiana de Radioaficionados). Complete details will be given on a later date. This is the 1st offcial statement regarding this DXpedition, and we will continue to give statements regarding this matter by these same means."


OTHER GUAM DXER LEAVES. Gary, K9AW/KH2 (aka NH2G, KH2L, NY6M/KH2) will be leaving Guam in few weeks and retiring to the Philippines. Gary was by far THE most active HF operator on Guam, having worked hundreds of thousands of stations on HF from Guam. Jim, KH2D, reports "Ham Radio" in KH2 (and KH0-land) is at an all time low, mainly speaking HF operators (the rest carry their shack on their belt). Jim suggests the downfall has to do with the military downsizing which started a few years ago. This cost Guam most of their Dxers and contesters. He states that they have lost five HF operators in the past six months, including K9AW. Currently in Guam, there are two active HF operators (N2NL/KH2 and KH2D) and in Saipan, one active HF operator (WH0AAV). In the fall of last year, the remaining few HF operators have decided to form a club called Mariana Islands DX Association that would unite the hams in Guam and Saipan, and would attempt to promote HF operating to the "new" hams. For more details on MIDXA, visit their Web page at: http://www.guam.net/pub/midxa/

OD, LEBANON. Jim, OD5PN, has been found to be active over the last week on 15 and 20 meters SSB. Check 14223, 21205 and 21245 kHz between 1330 and 1430z, and again around 2000z. QSL via LX1NO. Meanwhile, "The 59(9) DXReport" states Jean-Pierre, F6FLV, is active as OD5RAK until June 30th.


SPECIAL EVENT. Ed, ZS6Y, reports that he will be active until July 31st as ZS80NRM. This special callsign has been issued to celebrate the 80th birthday of President Nelson Mandella. Activity will be on 10, 15 and 20 meters with operations on CW/SSB/SSTV. QSL via ZS6Y: Etienne Swart, P.O. Box 12, Strubens Valley, 1735, South Africa. Ed states, "Please SASE w/green stamps, cannot use IRCs, SRI!"

SPECIAL EVENT. The Noble County ARC will activate KB8YWE (call subject to change) from 1300z to 1900z on September 26th and 27th. SSB operations will take place on the following alternating frequencies: 28450, 21350, 14290, 7275 and 3900 kHz. The station is commemorating the first oil well drilled in North America in 1814 and still in existence. This well is located in Noble Co., Ohio. Please send a 9" X 12" SASE for certificate to Noble Co. Amateur Radio Club, c/o Paul Wallace, 816 Main St., Caldwell, Ohio 43724.

SPECIAL EVENT. The USS Salem Radio Club is sponsoring a "Museum Ship Special Event". There will be about 15 or 20 museum ships from around the world coming on the air on July 18 and 19th. If you contact two or more of these ships, send your log info to Robert Callahan (W1QWT), 56 Acorn St. Scituate, Ma. 02066, and you will be sent a certificate. Please provide a SASE suitable for a 8 by 12 certificate. Check out the WEB page http://www.ziplink.net/~rcal/salem/ or http://www.uss-salem.org for more info.

S0, WESTERN SAHARA (S07WW update!). Ghis, ON5NT, reports that Mark, ON5WW, is leaving for S0 early Sunday morning (June 21st), and he expects to be active the same evening. So, by the time you read this Mark should be on the air. He will leave S0 either this coming Thursday or Friday.

U.S. COUNTIES NEEDED. Uli, ZS6IR, requested OPDX to publish that he will be active from July 5-28th, looking for US counties once again. Any specific informations or suggestions for frequencies and times would be very much appreciated and can be sent to: VonAswegen@aol.com

V2, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA. Tom, GM4FDM, states that he and a Scottish crew will activate V26VG during the IOTA Contest, July 25/26th. QSL to GM3UTQ direct or bureau. After the contest the crew will be active using their own callsigns /V2. QSL for these contacts go to their home calls. Their priority will be given to WARC bands after the contest.

VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that George, N2GA, and Diane, K2DO, will be active July 8-14th as VP5/N2GA and VP5/K2DO from Providenciales Island. Activity will be on CW/SSB and an entry during the IARU HF World Championship as VP5GA. QSL via home calls.

VP5/K5YG TRIP CANCELLED. Bill, K5YG, and his XYL Susan were supposed to make a trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands from where he was going to be active as VP5/K5YG during June 14-20th. This operations is now cancelled due to the sudden passing of Bill's daughter (35 years old). OPDX will like to send out our deepest condolences to Bill and his family.

WP2, VIRGIN ISLANDS. A newly formed DX club in Northeast Florida called the "Florida DXPedition Group", is planning to go to St. Croix and be active in this year's CQWW SSB Contest as WP2Z. Some of the members of this group are the same operators who were active as C6AJT from the Bahamas in the 1997 CQWW SSB Contest. By the way, this group states that their goal is be active from a different place each year. For more info on this group, send an E-mail to: dxpg@ac4et.ampr.org (addressed Attn: Secretary)

YO8, ROMANIA. A Romania and Moldova team are planning an expedition to Toaca Rock (QTH-KN36AX) June 27th to July 7th. Operators included YO8CT, YO8CGH, ER1AN, ER1BF and ER1AU. Activity is planned for all HF bands and 50/144/430/1296 MHz with the special callsign YO8KVS/p. QSL via Romania QSL bureau. To get more information (pictures and map) on this Expedition, check out the Web page: http://members.xoom.com/kc2cjb/yo&er.html Or contact via E-mail to: YO8CT cristiyo@mail.rtns.ro -- ER1AN er1an@acad.moldnet.md

ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS. John, ZF2JI, reports that a group of VE amateurs expressed an interest to be active from here as a Single OP/Multit-Band effort in this year's CQWW SSB Contest. Operations will take place from Andrew's (ZF2EJ) QTH. QSL via KG6AR, Chris Williams, 1117 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel, CA 91776-3034.

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