Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 366
July 20, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 366
BID: $OPDX.366
July 20, 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 etwork, N2ERN, WB2RAJ/WB2TQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4EP, K4ZLE, AD6AB, WD8MGQ, 9A4SP, DL6MHW, DS1DBX, EI8IR, F6AJA & LNDX, G3SWH, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GM4FDM, GM0GAV, JA1ELY & The 59 Magazine, ON4BAM, OZ4FF, RW0MM, SM5MX, VE1VOX, VK4AAR, YO3FWC, ZL1CRO and QST for the following DX information.

"THE REBUILDING OF 4U1UN" by Dave, K2GM. This article will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

8J, JAPAN. The 12th annual Japan Jamboree station 8J7BSJ will be active during August 3-7th, from Moriyoshi town in Akita prefecture. QSL via JARL Bureau.

8Q, MALDIVES. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Tony, G0EZU, will be active August 16-31st as 8Q7JD from Kuredu Island. Activity will be 80-10 meters including WARC bands, with a FT-767GX, dipole and vertical antennas. QSL via home call.

BV, TAIWAN. "The 59(9) DXReport" states to look for Jurgen, DJ3KR, to be active as BV/DJ3KR from July 24th to August 12th. QSL via homecall.

BV20, TAIWAN. The 20th annual Asian and Pacific Jamboree station BV20APJ will be active from August 2-9th. Operations will be from Pingtung (BV7). Activity will be on 80-10 meters on CW/SSB. The first 15 minutes of each hour will be mainly for QSOs for Scout persons only. QSL via BV QSL Bureau.

EUROPE TRIP (DL/HB0/LX). Jay, K4ZLE, reports that he will be in Europe on business from July 18th until August 3rd. He will be in Germany (DL) during the work week, in Liechtenstein (HB0) from July 24-26th and in Luxembourg (LX) from July 31st to August 2nd. Jay said he will most likely be using his UK callsign under CEPT provisions. So, look for DK/MU0BKA/p, HB0/MU0BKA/p and LX/MU0BKA/p. Activity will be on 15, 12 and 10 meters (as conditions permit) with activity mostly on CW and RTTY. QSL via K4ZLE. During his nighttime hours, Jay will try 40 and maybe 80 meters if the noise isn't too bad.

FREQUENCY CHANGE. The Down Under County Hunters net have now moved to 14.336 MHz. The net will still start at the usual time of 0330z and continue until the band folds up. This announcement is directed at USA stations because they are who the "Down Under Gang" want to work in order to confirm their counties.

HH, HAITI. Phil, KC0ARG, is scheduled to visit HH2NH's QTH from July 24-30th and plans to be active as HH2/KC0ARG. Operations will be on SSB 20 and 10 meters. QSL via F6DJB.

HOW'S DX (New Editor). In the August issue of QST's "How's DX?" column, it was announced that Bernie McClenny, W3UR, editior/publisher of "The Daily DX", will be editing this column starting in September. If you have any questions or suggestions about "How's DX?", Please feel free to E-mail Bernie at: bernie.mcclenny@mail.wdn.com

IOTA NEWS (BIG WEEKEND COMING UP! The RSGB IOTA Contest is this weekend.)

KH6BZF REPORTS (Part 2 - BAND-BY-BAND PROPAGATION EXPECTATIONS). This will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

KL7, ALASKA. Maurice, ON4BAM, reports that he will be touring KL7-land from July 24th until August 9th. His trip takes him from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Valdez, Homer and Seward. Along the way, he will be active on HF while driving and in the evenings from his campsites. Maurice will be using a TS-50S and Outbacker antenna while driving and whatever wires will fit when parked. Look for KL7/ON4BAM on 20 and 17 meters or the higher frequencies as propagation will allow.


T2, TUVALU. Yoshi, JA2ECL, will be here July 26th and will stay until August 6th. He will be active as T20YK. He will be taking an ICOM IC-706 (100w) and two antennas (2 element beam for 15m and a dipole for 40m). He hopes to operate RTTY as well as SSB. QSL via JA2ECL

TX8, BELEP ISLAND (New Caledonia). Eric/FK8GM, Franck/FK8HC and one other will try to be active from Belep Island (IOTA OC-079) from August 28th to September 2nd. They will use FT1000D, FT1000MP, TH5X, 203BA, R7. They hope to obtain the TX8B call sign. QSL via FK8HC (unfortunately, no bureau and remember one U.S. green stamp is not enough to cover the postage).

WH2, GUAM. Naoki, JE7RJZ, will be active from Guam as WH2M from July 24-28th. He will concentrate his activity on the AO-10 satellite and 6 meters, but he will also be active on HF bands. QSL via JA7FWR.

XV7SW NOW QRT FROM VIETNAM. Rolf, SM5MX, has now returned to Sweden after reactivating his callsign XV7SW during an extended vacation tour. When finally pulling the big switch in Hanoi, his accumulated total was 25,616 QSOs on CW and 59 on SSB. QSL cards can be sent via bureau or directly either to his home call SM5MX or to his manager SM3CXS. Rolf will move to the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo in September. He is contemplating leaving it to others to provide Japan for DXCC.

YO, ROMANIA. Jean, F6AJA, from the LNDX, will once again be active as YO/F6AJA from YO8FZ's QTH from July 22-26th. He will only operate during his free time.

YO-DX HF CONTEST. Ciprian, YO3FWC, reports to OPDX that the YO-DX HF Contest is scheduled on August 2nd, 0000-2000z. Rules can be found on the Romanian Amateur Radio Web page "FRR" at: http://www.qsl.net/yo3kaa/contests.htm This site is designed and maintained by YO3FWC. The E-mail address is: yo3fwc@qsl.net

SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE EDITOR. Please send all DX announcements/information "ONLY" to the addresses below and "NOT" to the distribution InterNet address of: dxinfo@barf80.nshore.org

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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