Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 374
September 14, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 374
BID: $OPDX.374
September 14, 1998
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, KE1Y, NC1L & DXCC Desk, N1OLO, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, AC4G, K8YSE, WB8YJF, CT1FRN, DL4MCF, F6AJA & LNDX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G0TSM, HL5FOP, JM1LJS, ON5NT, PS7AB, RW0MM, VO1XC and Z32ZM for the following DX information. 3V, TUNISIA Eddie, W6/G0AZT, will once again be active from here. Look for him between October 15-20th from 3V8BB and participating in the JARTS Contest. Activity will be mostly on RTTY and on 80-10 meters with only a 100 watts. QSL direct only.

5A, LIBYA. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Abubaker will be active as 5A29, September 2-7th, to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the "Revolution of Libya". QSL via 5A1A.

6K98/D98, SOUTH KOREA (Attention Prefix Hunters). Look for special event stations D98WCX and 6K98WCX to be active now until November 10th. These stations will be operating SSB, CW, and SSTV. Operators are from KARL (Kyongbuk branch -6K0ZZ) and Kyongju HAM club (HL0FSI), and they are on the air in celebration of "The Kyongju World Culture Exposition". QSL via Bureau or to HL5FOP (P.O.BOX 97, Kyongju, 780-600, KOREA). Help with more details and questions can be obtained by Jung, HL5FOP, via E-mail at: rayman1@chollian.net

9V8, SINGAPORE. Look for special event station 9V8SEA to be active between November 13-15th during the "SEANET 98" convention. Activity will be on all bands including 6 meters (CW 50085 and SSB 50115 kHz). For further information on "SEANET 98" contact 9V1UV at: Comline Services, 622 Serangoon Rd., Singapore 218222; or via the InterNet at the E-mail address: seanet98@sarts.org.sg

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Members of the Bavarian Contest Club (DK6WL, DL4MCF, DL4MDO and DL4MEH) will be active from Tobago Island (IOTA SA-009) from October 15-31st. They will be an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Multi/Single using a special callsign (callsign was not given). They will be on before and after the contest using 9Y/homecall on all bands (160-10m) on CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via bureau to their homecalls and to DL4MDO for contest QSOs.

CT98, PORTUGAL. Portuguese amateurs will continue to use the prefix CT98 (also CS98, CQ98 and CU98) until September 30th, during their "Expo 98". Claudio, CT1FRN, has been signing CT98FRN almost every day on 20 meters from 0000 to 0200z (giving out 2 points for a special award for the "EXPO 98"). QSL CT98FRN via CT1FRN to the bureau or direct to: Claudio Cepinha, PO Box 247, 2871 Montijo, Portugal. For details on the special award check out the Web page: http://www.rep.pt/de98_i.htm

FH, MAYOTTE. Bruno, TK5PB, will be active as FH/TK5PB from November 12-25th. He plans to be active from a few different islands such as Grande Terre, Petite Terre Brandele and Bambo. He will only be active on SSB. QSL via his home address at: Bruno Padey, Le Magenta 1, F-20169 Bonifacio, France.

FW, FUTUNA ISLAND. Marcel, ON4QM, is here as of last Thursday and is active as FW5XX. The "LNDX" states he will stay on the island for 2 months. Activity will probably be on all bands. QSL via CBA.


KH0, SAIPAN. Kazu/JA3ART and Hide/JM1LJS will be active October 16-19th, as KH0/N3JJ and KH0/JM1LJS. Activity will be on all HF bands and including 6 meters. QSL KH0/N3JJ to: Kazuo Ebihara, P.O. Box 62, Sakyo Kyoto 606-8691, Japan or via bureau to JA3ART. QSL KH0/JM1LJS to: Hideyuki Kai, 915, Takata, Kohoku Yokohama 223-0063 Japan or via bureau to JM1LJS.

NEW ENTITIES ADDED TO THE DXCC LIST. If you are not a subscriber to the OPDX's InterNet Mailing List, you missed the announcement this past week that the ARRL Awards Committee has accepted a recommendation of the ARRL DX Advisory Committee to add the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands to the DXCC List. The additions will be effective with contacts made beginning 23:59 UTC on 31 March, 1998 and after. The DXCC Desk will accept QSL cards for both the Marquesas and the Austral Islands beginning October 1, 1998. QSL cards received before that time will be returned without action.

QSL INFO AND NEWS. Bruce, AC4G (ex-N4GAK), QSL Manager for Ken, V73C, reports that Ken has retired V73C as of August 25th. Ken has moved stateside to Washington state. No other details are available now, but Bruce will follow up with more details later. As some folks know, Ken got married earlier this year to Irina, a YL from Moscow.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION. The "DX News Sheet" reports to look for GB100AR next weekend, September 19th, to celebrate 100 years of amateur radio and the first two-way trans-oceanic amateur radio contact in 1923 between 8AD in France and 1XAM and 1MO in the USA.

SPECIAL EVENT STATION (FAR EAST OF RUSSIA). Special event station UE0LLL will be active on the air now until October 8th, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the first Russian Far East hamradio station, "AS3KZ" (which began on October 5, 1928). The station will also commemorate its 1st operator Vlad Mekhailoff, UA0LL, (1911 - 1988), the radiopioneer. The station is located in the port-city of Vladivostok (CQ zone 19). Activity will be on all HF bands, CW/SSB. QSL via bureau or RW0MM, CBA.

SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS. Thanks to Dominic, DL5EBE, a rare treat has taken place over the last week and will possibly last until September 20th. Dominic is currently visiting Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/A, and is installing some new equipment which includes an antenna for 160 meters and new antennas for 80/40 meters. While there, Dominic has been active on "CW" as SV2ASP/A which is very rare from here. Also, look for some RTTY activity while Dominic is there. By the way, Apollo's station is ONLY 100 watts. QSL via Monk Apollo, Dochiariou Monastery, GR-63087 Mount Athos, Greece - Europe.

V6, MICRONESIA. "The 59(9) DXReport" states to look for JH1BLP, JP1WDN and 7L1PBB to be active September 14-21st as V63LP, V63CV and V63DI. Their activity will be on 160-6 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via respective homecall.

VP8, FALKLAND ISLANDS. Carl, G4VFU, who was active from here earlier this year is currently back in the U.K. for a well deserved break. Carl will once again be on the air from here (activity on 80/160 meters), beginning September 20th to 23rd, as VP8CJZ. Carl states that there was some confusion last time on where he was operating from when he uses the /mm (maritime mobile). When Carl is operating as VP8/G4VFU/mm, he is operating from the vessel. When Carl is operating as VP8CJZ, his new callsign, he is operating from the Falklands "on shore and ground". Carl is now on the InterNet, and he will answer any of your questions or verify the log at: CTFW18@hotmail.com

XX9, MACAO. Jon/WB8YJF and Leo/K8PYD will be leaving September 20th to be active from here and then return on October 1st. They plan to be active in the upcoming CQWW RTTY Contest and hope to use the callsign XX9YD, if they can get Leo's old callsign back, or else they will try to get XX9TJF or XX9TRY. They also planned to be active before and after the contest. Jon states that he will be taking his TS-830S and AL-811 amp. They will use a 3 element beam on 10/15/20 meters, a vertical for 80/40 meters and dipoles for the WARC bands. They will try to work some 30/17/12 meters RTTY. There may also be some VR2 activity before and after the contest.

ZD9, TRISTAN DA CUNHA AND GOUGH ISLAND. A station signing ZD9/ZS1B was up and active on 20 and 10 meters this past week, but has now gone QRT. The operator named Bud who came with the supply ship from South Africa, states that he would be moving to Gough Island (rare IOTA AF-030) during this past weekend. However, while preparing this bulletin it seems this operation did not take place due to heavy winds gusting to 60 knots. Because of the high winds, the helicopter could not land on the island. Access to Gough Island is via a helicopter due to the steep cliffs. It was mentioned by Bid that if landing is unsuccessful, the ship will return in two weeks for a 3-5 day stay on the island. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate.

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