Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 370
August 17, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 370
BID: $OPDX.370
August 17, 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, K1XN & The GOLIST, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, K4QD, K8NA, K8PYD, 9M2TO, BD7JA, BG5RV, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GM4SUC, HA5COK, HA5FA, JA3ART, JH6VLF, PP5LL, PY5BF, RA0FF, VE3CUI, VK8AN and YO3FWC for the following DX information.

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. The "DX News Letter" reports that Frank, AH0W, has announced a large scale international DXpedition for this autumn.

3W, VIETNAM. Reports indicate to look for 3W6AR, 3W6UB and 3W6HCK from August 23-26th, as 3W6TV, operating mainly on SSTV. Meanwhile, JA3ART reports he will be in Vietnam as 3W6JJ from August 22-27th. He will be active on all bands CW/SSB/SSTV and RTTY if possible. QSL via JA3ART, P.O.BOX 62, Sakyo Kyoto 606-8691 JAPAN.

5W, WESTERN SAMOA. Look for Hansjuergen/DL1SDV and Rainer/DL2BFH to be active between August 20th and September 11th as 5W0HP and 5W0BF respectively. Activity will be on CW/SSB/RTTY/PACTOR. Reports indicate that they intend to activate 5W0HP on Pactor on 14063 or 18104 kHz around the clock. QSL via their home callsigns.

7Q, MALAWI. Look for Ely, IN3VZE, to be active as 7Q7CE until September 7th. QSL via home call.

ALMOST A POSSIBLE NEW ONE! Last week some 6,785 voters on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis voted to breaking away from their larger neighbour St. Kitts to possibly become one of the world's smallest states. However, the Nevis voters have, by a narrow margin, voted no on independence from St. Kitts.

BI5, PINGTAN ISLAND. By the time you read this, the Fujian Islands Hunting Club of China may have finished their Dxpedition to Pingtan Island with the call BI5P (ending August 17th). This is the first time amateur radio transmissions were broadcast from this island. For more details see the Web page: http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/manchaca/844/

BI7, WEI-ZHOU ISLAND (Update). Yang, BD7JA, reports that the operation of BI7W which takes place August 21-24th (see OPDX.369), will also be active on 80 and 40 meters. They will use the following frequencies:

* They will sometimes listen above 7125 kHz for some America stations.

C6, BAHAMAS. "The 59(9) DXReport" states John, KS4SO, plans to operate from Coco (Little Stirrup) Cay (IOTA NA-054) August 24th, mainly CW.

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Duane, WV2B, plans to be active September 9-14th as CY9/WV2B. The operation will depend on the weather conditions. QSL via home call.

FREE AWARD AVAILABLE! The European Athletic Championship will be held in Budapest, Hungary, August 18-23rd. During this special occassion 13 stations/organizers will be active during the Championship. If anybody can work 7 or more different stations from the list below during this period, they can receive a nice diploma/certificate for free. No applications, no fees and no IRCs are needed. Just send in your QSLs for these stations to this address: Radioclubs, Box 383, Budapest 114, H-1537 HUNGARY. The list of 13 stations are:

  HA5AF          HA5ARX          HG5BEJ          HA5CCI
  HA5COK         HA5COX          HA5FA           HA5NK
  HA5OFN         HG5UZ           HA5VZ           HA5WG
Also, check out the Web page at: http://ural2.hszk.bme.hu/~fg214/

HEARD ISLAND DX ASSOCIATION ADDRESS. Requests have been made as to where to send donations to HIDXA for Jim Smith's (VK9NS) Bhutan DXpedition. Send them to: HIDXA, P.O. Box 90, Norfolk Island, NSW 2899, Australia

HEY, WHAT ABOUT THE STATUS OF H40, FO/A AND FO/M? Great Lakes DXAC, Ted Pauck, K8NA, informs OPDX that the DXAC voted on Temotu Island (H40), and have approved it. It is now up to the Membership Service Committee (MSC) to approve it. No vote has been taken on FO/A or FO/M yet.

INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND 1998. A full list of stations (plus QSL information) that are participating in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend from 0001z on Saturday, August 22nd, until 2359z on Sunday, August 23rd, can be found at the following Web page: http://www.qsl.net/gm3zdh/lighthouse.htm. There are over 100 stations at lighthouses and lightships in 38 countries.


J3, GRENADA. Look for W8KKF/J37K, NH7CC, NH7C/J38NA, ES7RE, WA8LOW/J37L, W5WW, K5PN, VE3RZ, N6HR, IK6CAC, IV3VIA, DL6LAU, KP2A/J37A, WO9Z, and W9IXX/J3X to be active once again from October 20-27th. Some will use a J3 callsign or sign as J3/callsign. The group will be active as J3A in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi\Multi station. Operations will take place from the National Emergency Relief Organization emergency operating center. QSL J3A via WA8LOW and others via their home callsigns.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS (Correction). Masa, JH6VLF, informed OPDX that he supplied us with the incorrect information (in OPDX.369) about the callsign he will use on Rota Island. He will be using KH0/KD7CLP (Not WD7 as reported), October 9-12th. QSL via JH6VLF.

NORTH AFRICAN ACTIVITY. Ghis, ON5NT, QSL Manager for Mark, ON4WW, reports that Mark is back in Algeria after having been on holiday in Belgium. Mark has now reportedly received a license for Mauritania (5T) and is planning to travel again through S0 and 5T in the coming weeks/months. So keep your ears open for S07WW and 5T5WW. Ghis promises to keep us updated as much as possible on those activities. All cards via ON5NT. Meanwhile, Ghis states that he has received the pictures for the upcoming S07WW QSL.


VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Jan, K4QD, will operate as VP8CRB from the Falkland Islands for three weeks from December 26, 1998, to January 16, 1999. Jan will be assisted in the Falklands by Bob, VP8BFH, and Tim, VP8CKN. Operations will be on all bands and modes. Emphasis will be on geographical areas, bands, and modes that are most needed by DXers. A special callsign, VP8TTY, will be used during RTTY operations including the January ARRL RTTY Roundup. Jan states that plans for his trip are firm, tickets are in hand, most equipment is already in place or in hand, operating arrangements are made and the VP8CRB license has been renewed. Jan, K4QD, and Bob, VP8BFH, were members of the 1995 South Georgia Island VP8SGP DXpedition (along with team leader Al Hernandez K3VN, and Vince Thompson, K5VT). This Falklands DXpedition is a four year reunion for Jan and Bob, and it is being personally funded. Any donations for cost, shipping of antennas and equipment, which will be left in Falklands, and QSL cards are welcome. QSL route, donations and questions are via Jan Heise, K4QD, 614 Dundee Circle, West Melbourne, Florida 32904, USA. Phone: 407-956-2482. Web site and online log info will follow. Jan's E-mail address is: k4qd@palmnet.net

XX9, MACAO. Jon/WB8YJF and Leo/K8PYD will be operating from here for the CQWW RTTY Contest. They are hopeful that they will operate with their previous callsign XX9YD. Activity on CW and perhaps SSB will take place prior to contest. Leo reports that the airline tickets are purchased and accomodations being sought at this time. QSLs will go via K8PYD. There will be more information reported as it becomes available.

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