Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 368
August 3, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 368
BID: $OPDX.368
August 3, 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, K2HJB, W3UR & The Daily DX, W6KNB, W6MD, K7FL, K8YSE, 7N2PYF, BA4TB, BY5QN, DL6FBL, EA2BUF, EA4DX, EB2DJB, EU1DX, EW4EW, F5NOD, F6AJA & LNDX, G3KHZ, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, IK0HBN, SM5MX and K.U.A.R.C for the following DX information.

3D2, FIJI ISLANDS. Shozo, 7N2PYF, will be active from here as 3D2PY between August 7-9th. Activity will be mainly on 20, 17 and 15 meters SSB. Operating frequencies will be around normal DX windows or IOTA window. He will use a TS-50 with a 100 watts into a wire antenna. He mentions, "Depending on the condition, I will try another bands" on SSB and CW. QSL via home call 7N2PYF (1997 and 1998 callbook address only or via the Bureau).

3D2DX ROTUMA DXPEDITION (Update). Roberto, EA4DX, reports that the 3D2DX operation is on schedule. 3D2DX will begin August 29th from the village of Fapufa on Rotuma (OC-060). He will be there for three weeks. After Rotuma, he willl sign 3D2DX/P from Fiji (OC-016) for 4 days more. He is leaving Madrid on the 24th, and after a short stop at Phoenix, AZ, where he will meet with members of the CADXA (8Q7AA-XZ1N guys among other ops) he will then head to Rotuma. The operation will be on 160-10 meters (WARCs included) SSB/RTTY only and on the usual DX frequencies. QSL via EA4CP: Jose Dmaz, Doce de Octubre #4, 28009 Madrid, SPAIN or Jose Dmaz, PO Box 50.546, 28080 Madrid, SPAIN. Photo QSLs will be ready 2 months after the end of the operation. More details can be found at the URL: http://www.qsl.net/ea4dx/index.html

7X, ALGERIA. By the time you read this Mark, ON4WW (ex-9X4WW), will be here again and hopes to be active soon. He expects to be issued the license/callsign 7X0WW. Activity will be CW on all bands. QSL via ON5NT. ADDED NOTE: While here, he will try to obtain a Mauritania (5T) license.

9M0, SPRATLY ISLANDS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Uwe, DJ9HX, will be active from here August 11-19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters with an emphasis on 12 and 10 meters. QSL via home call (he prefers the bureau).

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Before and after his Spratly Island activity, Uwe, DJ9HX, will be active from two IOTAs. Look for him to be on Sabah (OC-088) August 6-10th and August 26-29th. Then from August 20-25th, look for him to be on Sipadan (OC-133). Activty and QSL info is the same as his 9M0 operation (above).

AH4/WH4, MIDWAY ISLAND. Ron, WA6FGV, and Frans, K6SHJ, will be active from here now until August 6th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW and SSB. They will be signing AH4/WA6FGV and WH4/K6SHJ, respectively. QSL via home call.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT! (Watch-a-Contest live on Internet). Ben, DL6FBL, has informed OPDX of a unique and different way to watch a contest. His group of contesters will be using a "WebCamera" in the shack! You will be able to see DJ9MH/Hajo, DL1MFL/Markus, DL2CC/Frank, DL2ZAV/Udo, DL4NAC/Martin, DL6FBL/Ben) and some other young SWLs/computer kids from DL6FBL's QTH during Worked All Europe DX Contest CW (WAE). The show begins August 8th (0000 UTC) and ends August 9th (2400 UTC). The contest callsign will be DA0FF. Ben suggests the following:

  1. Find us on the air. Try +/- 3507, 7007, 7033, 14007, 14033, 21007, 21033, 28007, 28033 kHz.
  2. Get on the internet and point your browser at http://www.boc.de.
  3. For live video, choose "Server push" or "Java image".
  4. Watch us for a while...
  5. If you are not in Europe - call in and work us. (Sorry, no EU-to-EU contacts allowed)
  6. If you are online, sign "WEB" after your report (like '599 001 WEB').
  7. The crew will do funny things you can watch on the web.
  8. Send us an Email and tell us what you think about our crazy team. Any comments (before and after the contest) are also welcome: E-mail to: dl6fbl@boc.de.
ADDED NOTE: Ben states, "If you don't find us at once, but don't want to miss the fun: we will display our current CQ frequency on the Web."

FP, ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON. Look for the Praire DX Group to be active from here August 26th to September 1st as FP/N9ND. Activity will be CW/SSB and RTTY with operations on 80-10 meters and possibly 6 meters. QSL via N9ND.

HL0, YOUNG-HEUNG ISLAND (South Korean IOTA). The Korea University Amatuer Radio Club (K.U.A.R.C - HL0T) has announced a five day IOTA DXpedition to Young-Heung Island from August 6-10th. KUARC was founded in 1976 and now has about 80 members. About twenty members will activate IOTA AS-105 using the callsign HL0T. This is the 7th DXpedition the group has put together since 1991. Young-Heung Island is small island that is located west about 80km from Seoul City, the capital city of South Korea (ROK). This island is famous for blue sea and beatutiful beaches and many travellers have visited this island for summer vacation. Activity will be on the following (REPORTED) suggested frequencies: 40m (7090-7095 MHz SSB), 20m (14015-14030 MHz SSB), 15m (21020-21030 MHz SSB) and 2m (145.000 MHz). QSLs can be sent to the KARL bureau or directly to the address: 1, 5-Ka, Anam-Dong, Sungbuk-Ku, Korea University Amatuer Radio Club, Seoul, 136-701, South Korea.

MEDITERRANEAN IOTA DXPEDTION. Alvaro, EA3BUF, reports that he will be activating some French IOTA's during the month of August. Look for him to sign F/EA2BUF/p from Provence-Cote d'Azur Region Group (EU-95), Hyeres Islands (EU-70) and Lerins Islands (EU-58). QSL via F8REF (Bureau) or EA2BUF (Direct).

NEW IOTA TO BE ACTIVATED! Michael, BY5QN, reports that he and others will be going Pingtan (Haitan) Island (no ref. number yet), which is located to the Southeast of China's mainland near Fujian Province. This will be the first time amateur radio transmission will be used from this island. The callsign will be BI5P. Dates were not mentioned, but stay tuned for updates.

OPDX INTERNET SUBSCRIBERS will receive an additional bulletin containing the article/message called "CY9AA - Summer 1997" by Dennis Motschenbacher. K7BV, Editor - National Contest Journal.


S0, WESTERN SAHARA. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Mark, ON4WW, hopes to return here again sometime after August 3rd, as S07WW, when he goes back to 7X. QSL via ON5NT.

SPECIAL EVENT. Special event stations EU200A, EV200M and EW200M will be active from now until December 31st. The station will be on the air to celebrate the 200th anniversary/birthday of Adam Mitskewich. QSL Managers are as follows:

TT, CHAD. Jim, WA4KKY, is reportedly back in Chad. If he becomes active again look for TT8JWM. This could be the last time you hear him. He is scheduled to leave August 7th or 8th. Activity will be SSB and RTTY with operations on mostly 20, 17 and 15 meters. QSL via N4RXL.

USI Alert. Hank, K2HJB, reports that he will be active from Montauk Point, Long Island, NY (NA-026) and Block Island, RI (NA-031) during August 17, 18, 19 and 20th. He will be around 14260 kHz (20 meters only). QSL via K2HJB or KB2PFP.

YL DXPEDITION/GATHERING. A group of YLs from 14 different countries will be active as JW0YL from the Svalbard Polar YL's 1998 gathering August 20-24th. They will be active on all bands.

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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