Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 367
July 27, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 367
BID: $OPDX.367
July 27, 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, W2LK, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, WB2YQH, W3UR & The Daily DX, K6RIM, NN6C, K8YSE, N9WDQ, 9K2HN, EA3CB, G3SWH, G3XTT, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HA1AG, HL1SSG, I4UFH, IK4CIE, and Tomas Zapattini for the following DX information.

DXERS LOSE A MAJOR INTERNET TOOL! Dxers of the InterNet will lose one of the major mailing lists (run by Lyndon, VE7TCP) known as the "DX Reflector". This mailing list was widely used by many, and it was one of the first stepping stones to start other ham related mailing lists. Lyndon provided this helpful service over the last several years, and his hard work in moderating the list and keeping the mailing list focused mainly on DX turned out to be a major commitment and battle, only to be spoiled by a few individuals. Lyndon's services will be dearly missed, and I (KB8NW) would like to thank him personally for the enjoyment and help he has provided to the DXers of the world.

1A0, SOV. MIL. ORDER OF MALTA. Operators IK0FVC, I0JBL, I0CUT, IK0PRG, IK0MBB, I0HCJ and IK0HBN are now active as 1A0KM until August 3rd. Their planned activities are to be on 160-2 meters. QSL via IK0FVC.

5W, WESTERN SAMOA. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Sakuma, JI3WLT, is active as 5W1SA for the next three years. Operations will be on CW/SSB and RTTY with reported activity on 30-10 meters so far. QSL via JH7OHF.

9K7, KUWAIT (Attention Prefix Hunters!). Hamad, 9K2HN, reports to OPDX that the club station from the "Kuwait Amateur Radio Society", will be signing 9K7POW for their prisoners of war (POW's) still being held by the Iraqi regime. They will start operation on August 1st at 1200z and it will end 48 hours later on August 3rd at 1200z. There will be a special QSL card for this event. QSLs will be "OK" only via the Bureau. Please note that this is the first time 9K7 prefix will be on the air, and maybe it will be the last!! If you are a prefix hunter, it is your chance to work a new one!!

CARIBBEAN TRIP. Carlo, I4ALU, says that he will be going to Martinique (FM) and Guadeloupe (FG) for a vacation tour. Look for FM/I4ALU during August 6-18th and FG/I4ALU during August 19-27th. Activity will be CW only, 80-10 meters but emphasis will be put on the WARC bands. He will work with 100 watts and vertical antenna. QSL via I4ALU either via bureau or direct.

CF3, CANADA (Attention Prefix Hunters!). Look for special event station CF3FHG to be active August 8-9th in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Highland Games.

FO, AUSTRALES ISLANDS. Remember to look for Albert, FO5JR, from the Island of Rimatara. He will be there until August 13th. Activity will be mainly CW on 20 and 15 meters (10 kHz up from band edge). Also, remember, Albert does not like pile ups. He likes to carry on a QSO, which includes operator's name and QTH.

FT5X, KERGUELEN ISLAND. Helios, FT5XN, continues to be active from here and can usually be found between 14185 and 14200 kHz beginning around 1100z. QSL via F6PEN.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that members of club station DL0HUN will be active now until August 2nd as HB0/DL0HUN. Activity will be on 160-10 meters from Malburn, 2000 meters above sea level. QSL via DL0HUN.

HL50/DS50, SOUTH KOREA (Special Prefix). Min, HL1SSG, reports that Korean radio amateurs are allowed to use "50" instead of their call area number to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Korean government after World War II. Korean government began on August 15, 1948, after Japanese rule for 35 years. All HL stations can use HL50. For example, HL1SSG can use HL50SSG, HL5CL can use HL50CL. Also, look for some Korean stations to use the "50" prefix signing a "/call_area". For example, DS1ABC can use DS50ABC/1, DS4DEF can use DS50DEF/4. The Korean radio amatuers are allowed to use "50" prefix during August 1-31st.

J48/SV8, IONIAN ISLANDS (Greece). Kiki, SV1BRL (YL), will be active until October from Kefalonia Island (EU-052) as SV1BRL/8. Activity will be on SSB, mainly on 80, 40, the WARC bands, 6 and 2 meters bands. If you were lucky to work her between July 24-27th, and during the IOTA Contest, she used a special callsign "J48KEF". QSL both callsigns via SV1BRL.

KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND. Look for Ted, NH6YK, to be active towards the end of the month (July 30 through August 12th) as KH4/NH6YK. Activity will be on SSB 20-6 meters. QSL via home-call.

NCDXF PRESS RELEASE. At its Board of Directors meeting on July 21, 1998, in San Francisco, CA, the Northern California DX Foundation re-elected the following officers and directors:

  President Len Geraldi  K6ANP       Director  Chuck Ternes N6OJ
  Secretary Tom McShane  NW6P        Director  Steve Thomas N6ST
  Treasurer Bruce Butler W6OSP       Director  Bob Vallio   W6RGG
  Director  Lou Beaudet  K6TMB       Director  Glenn Vinson W6OTC
  Director  Rusty Epps   W6OAT
Al Burnham, K6RIM, formerly a Director, was elected Vice-President. Bob Fabry, N6EK, was newly elected as a Director. Jack Troster, W6ISQ, announced his decision to retire from the Board of Directors. President Len Geraldi, K6ANP, thanked Jack for his years of service, and presented him with a plaque attesting to his outstanding contributions to the Foundation. Information pertaining to the Northern California DX Foundation is available at: http://www.ncdxf.org


SV9, CRETE. Juanjo, EA3CB, reports he will be on holiday here next month. Look for him to sign SV9/EA3CB/P August 15-22nd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with operations mainly on RTTY with some contacts on CW/SSB. Remember, Juanjo is on holiday and will operate in between his stay on the beaches and site seeing. He will QSL automatically via the bureau one month after his operation. Juanjo states he prefers the bureau system but will also accepted direct QSL (repeat, he prefers bureau).

SV9, CRETE. Fabio, I4UFH, and IK2QEI will be active from here August 3-17th. They will be guest operators at SV9ANJ QTH. They plan to use the callsign SV9/I4UFH and SV9/IK2QEI (They have requested 2x1 callsign, but are still waiting, more confirmation later). Activity will be on 160-6 meters SSB and CW. Equipment will be an Icom 706, vertical R7, 4 element yagi for 50 MHz and a windom antenna for 80m/160m (depending on space avalability). USA and JA will be checked carefully on 80/15/10 meters. There is a possibility of 2 meters operations depending on propagation condition. DX Frequency will be used, and when needed, split operation will take place. QSL to respective home callsign via the bureau or direct to callbook address.

TK, CORSICA. By the time you read this, Robert, S53R, should be active TK/S53R until August 17th. Activity will be on all bands CW and SSB plus some satellite operations on RS-12/13. He plans to QSL all the QSOs automatically via the bureau.

USI ALERT. Harold, K1RV, has received permission from the Coast Guard to operate from Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbour. This is a club operation that is participating in the Lighthouses on the Air from Boston Light the weekend of August 22-23rd. His club will be using the callsign N1L. Boston Light was the first lighthouse in America and is now the only "manned lighthouse" in the USA.

VK9C, COCOS-KEELING ISLAND. Look for Hiro, JE5WJM, to be active next month from here, August 8-15th, as VK9CE. His equipemnt will be IC706 (100W) and wire antennas. QSL via home call.

WELL KNOWN DXER TO VISIT THE STATES. It has been announced that the North Alabama DX Club will be holding a DX Dinner Banquet during the Huntsville Hamfest August 15th, at the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama. Their guest speaker will be world known DXer Jim Smith, VK9NS. Advanced dinner tickets are $25.00 each and can be acquired by sending a SASE and the total amount for all tickets to the following address: Bruce Smith, AC4G, 15 Henderson Drive, Fayetteville, TN 37334

ZP, PARAGUAY. Word out of ZP-land states that Juan, ZP5MAL, will be active daily on 160 meters from 0300-0500z and from 1000-1130z on Saturdays and Sundays during their winter season (until September).

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