Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 375
September 21, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 375
BID: $OPDX.375
September 21, 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, N1OLO, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, K4VUD, W4WX, N5UR, N6RT, K8EP, WB8YJF, AP2TJ, BV4FH, C6AFV, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL2VFR, DL6FBL, G3XTT, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, IK1QBT, JH6RTO, ON4ANT, P43P, PA3AXU, PA0JR, PS7AB, PS7KM, PY1KS and ARRL Letter for the following DX information.

3A, MONACO. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that Luc, I1YRL, will once again be active as 3A/I1YRL in October and November. No specific dates were given. QSL via I1YRL.

7O, YEMEN. Zoli, HA5PP, reported to OPDX last Thursday that he will be traveling to Sana'a, Yemen, on Friday, September 18th. KYFC!! (Keep Your Fingers Crossed)

9H0, MALTA. The Dutch Amateur Radio Society (V.R.Z.A.) has planned their 11th DXpedition/holiday trip and will be active from here October 3-18th. The group of 24 hams will activate the Island of Qawra (EU-023) with five HF stations using their own 9H3 callsign on CW and SSB. A special club station callsign has been issued, 9H0VRZ. QSL Manager for this station is PA0JR, Andre van den Bos, Korianderweg 25, 9731 HW Groningen, The Netherlands. More information and direct QSL addresses for all participants can be found on the WEB site: http://www.vrza.org/malta.htm

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Ed, K8EP, will be operating from the station of 9M6AAC. He will be there from October 8-11th. Ed will be concentrating on CW but also some SSB. Operations will be on mostly 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters. QSL route is via N2OO.

9N, NEPAL. Good news for those who need Nepal! The "DX News Sheet" reports that the following operators have been issued new licences in Nepal: Khatri/9N1AB, Navin Mainali/9N1AC (previously 9N1CW), Mr. Sunuwar/9N1AD, and Gourish Kharel/9N1AE.

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Members of the Bavarian Contest Club (BCC) will be active from here October 15-31st. Operators will be DK6WL, DL4MCF, DL4MDO and DL4MEH, and they will sign as 9Y4/homecall from Tobago Island. Operations will be on CW/SSB/RTTY with operations on 160-10 meters. They will also be a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW SSB Contest with a special callsign. QSL via their home calls.

A3, TONGA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Klaus, DJ4SO/A35SO, and Manfred, DJ7RJ/(will receive his call upon arrival), will be active from here October 1-19th. They intend to operate with a FT-847 and a IC-775DSP, no power amplifiers and vertical antennas (HB9CV on 6m) on 160-6 meters. QSL via the bureau to their homecalls.

A3 AND 5W, TONGA AND WESTERN SAMOA. Gerard, PA3AXU, reports that he will depart on October 19th, from Amsterdam Airport for Tonga. He will arrive on October 21st, and his callsign will be A35XU (his license to be picked up upon arrival). He will stay in A3 until October 28th, where he will then transfer to Western Samoa. His callsign will be 5W0GD and plans to stay until November 8th, at which time he will depart from 5W for PA-land. He will use a TS-450SAT, DX-70 (for 6 meter monitoring), GPA-30 and wire dipoles. Operations will be on RTTY/CW/SSB with activity on the "normal DX-frequencies", including the WARC bands, and a trial and error on the low bands (he has no AMP). Gerard is looking for input on whether to put an emphasis on particular bands/modes. Request are welcome at: dijkers@molyvos.net QSL to: G.A.M.C. Dijkers, PA3AXU, Dokter P.A. Cornethof 3, 6669AZ Dodewaard, The Netherlands.

AP, PAKISTAN (on CW and RTTY). Nasir/AP2NK is active on 20 meters CW beaming short path to the USA 0130-0300z. Look for him around 14010-14030 kHz. QSL via CBA. Tariq/AP2TJ is active on 20 meters RTTY at the same times, again beaming short path to the USA, usually on 14083 or 14085 kHz FSK. QSL via W3HNK.

ARRL OUTGOING QSL BUREAU. Starting January 1, 1999, the ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau will increase its fees from $4.00 to $6.00 a pound, (150) cards. The increase is necessary "to absorb the effects of a proposed postal rate increase and to bring the money-losing service a bit closer to a break-even basis" (ARRL Newsletter/Bill Kennamer). The rate for quantities of 10 cards will remain at 1 USD.

BM0, TAIWAN. Look for BM0S which is a new prefix from Taiwan. This station was active this past weekend from downtown Taichung city. This call will be on the air for just 2 weeks. Activity seemed to start on September 17th. Paul, BV4FH, was put on the air to use this opportunity to educate the BV people on how to use the radio legally and give examinations for the novice class. The QSL info for the BM0S is: P.O.BOX 2006, Taichung City Taiwan ROC.

CN, MOROCCO. Ben, DL6FBL, has announced to OPDX that he will be active in the upcoming CQWW Contests. Look for him here October 20-25th in the CQWW SSB Contest as CN8MC (or CN2??) as a Single OP/All Bands/High Power entry. Look for him again November 25-29th in the CQWW CW Contest as CN8MC (or CN2??) as a Single OP/All Bands/High Power entry. He will be operating the WARC bands before the contests. QSL cards for SSB and CW will be automatically sent via the Bureau. People who can't wait, send directly to DL6FBL (CBA). Ben will be updating this info as soon as he knows which callsign will be used. Also, he will soon activate a webpage at: http://www.boc.de/dl6fbl/

FG, GUADELOUPE. Members of the Southern California DX Club (N6RV, K6RO, W6SR, N6ED, W6KK, and N6RT) will be active from here (IOTA NA-102) from October 17-27th. They will be a Multi-Single entry in the 1998 CQWW SSB contest using the callsign FG5BG. They will be on before and after the contest using FG/homecall on all bands (160-10 meters) using CW and SSB. QSL via bureau or direct to their homecalls. QSLs for FG5BG for "1998 CQWW SSB ONLY" via K6RO. A web page and log search will shortly be available at: http://www.qsl.net/n6ed/fg.html.

HI3, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Operators ON4ANT, ON4GG, ON4AOI, ON4AME, ON4AMM (YL), ON4AWK, ON4CBA and ON5LW will be active from here October 20-27th. They will be an entry in the CQWW SSB Contest as HI3/ON4ANT. Activity before the contest will be on CW/SSB /RTTY on 160-10 meters using a FT-1000MP, ALS600 amp and verticals (if they can get FT-920 from their sponsor, they might get on 6 meters). QSL via CBA or bureau.


KH8, AMERICAN SAMOA. Bill, W4WX, will join Don, N5OLS, in Pago Pago as a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW RTTY contest September 26-27th. If the "Space A DX Group's" travel permits, Bill will be active a few days before the contest. Bill is the founder of the Space A DXPedition Group. Visit their web page at: http://www.geocities.com/Nashviulle/9646/ Please QSL W4WX/KH8 via his CBA address in Florida.

P4, ARUBA. Jacobo, P43P will be active on all bands as P40B during the CQWW SSB Contest (October 24-25th). QSL information for P40B is: Jacobo Oduber, P.O. Box 685, Oranjestad, Aruba. PLEASE SEE P40 NOTE UNDER QSL INFO AND NEWS. Depending on the results of the contest, Jacobo might have to look for a QSL Manager for the P40B callsign. In the meantime, he requests to just send direct all QSL requests for P40B to the address stated above. E-mail inquiries can be directed to: P43P@arubanet.com


SPECIAL EVENT STATION. Now until September 28th, look for special event station IY1EY to qualify for the "Loano Elettra Award" to celebrate Marconi's radioeletric experiments on the Elettra Ship from 1919 to 1936 in the Ligurian Sea. The special prefix IY1EY will be active on all modes (CW/SSB/RTTY) and bands. To receive a special QSL card reproducing Marconi's legendary boat "Elettra", QSL IK1QBT via the bureau or direct to: Tony Gallo, Via Capo S.Spirito 1/16, 17052 Borghetto, S.Spirito (SV) Italy.

ST, SUDAN. "The 59(9) DXReport" states Pierre, HB9AMO, plans to be in Sudan for 3 months starting in October. He will attempt to obtain a license.

V2, ANTIGUA. The Frankford Radio Club (FRC) has once again announced that "Team Antigua" will be active again during October 20-30th and be a Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW SSB Contest as V26B. Before and after the contest the operators will be active using their own callsigns. Look for them to be on CW/SSB/RTTY on all bands (including the WARC bands and 160 meters). The list of operators are as follows:

   OPERATOR      V2 Callsign      QSL to
   --------      -----------      ----------
   Dale/N3BNA       V26A          via WB3DNA
   Sam/WT3Q         V26B          via HC
   Tom/N2TK         V26AK         via WT3Q
   Bill/W2UDT       V26U          via HC
   Doug/W3CF        V26DX         via KU9C
   Barry/W3FV       V26FV         via HC
   Jay/WXOB         V26J          via HC
   Brian/N3OC       V26OC         via HC
   Mike/KA2AEV      V26R          via HC
   Dick/K3MQH       V26T          via HC
Tom, ZP5AZL, and Wayne, K5ZG, will receive their V2 callsigns upon arrival. The members of V26B, Team Antigua, have also announced that their 1998-1999 Web site is functional at the following address: http://www.frc-contest.org/v26b/index.htm This is a link off the main FRC Website that posts all the coming DXpeditions and other club information.

VP9, BERMUDA. Seiji, JH6RTO/AH0R, will be active from here as AH0R/VP9 from October 15-17th. He will mainly work on the WARC bands. QSL via JH6RTO or Seiji Fukushima, 1182-2506 Hase, Atsugi 243-0036 Japan.

XX9/VR2, MACAO/HONG KONG DXPEDITION (Update). As reported in last week's bulletin, OPDX.374, Jon/WB8YJF and Leo/K8PYD would be going here. Their departure date has been changed to September 22nd rather than September 20th due to a change in airlines. This may or may not effect their return date. They plan their operation with a heavy ephassis on RTTY. They also mentioned that they will have InterNet access from VR2, so they can let everyone know their exact schedules. QSL via homecalls.

ZY0, ST. PETER AND ST. PAUL ROCKS. The "NATAL DX GROUP" has announced that they will be active from here, January, 1999. There will be four operators: Randy/WX5L, Karl/PS7KM, Tino/PT7AA and another operator yet to be announced. They plan to leave Natal, Brazil, the second week of January in 1999, with the operation to commence 4 days later. The operation will last for 12 days, or 2 full weekends. All bands and modes will be utilized, with emphasis on RTTY, 6 meters and low bands (80/160 meters). The normal DX frequencies will be used. The callsigns will be ZY0SP for SSB/RTTY (QSL via PS7KM) and for CW, ZY0SZ (QSL via PT7AA). Both QSL callsigns can be found via 1998 CB. Their total planned budget for the event will be 11,000 USD, with 70% to be allocated for the boat rental. Due to these facts, they are requesting donations to make this DXpedition possible. Funds can be sent to WX5L Randy or PS7KM Karl via CBA. The "NATAL DX GROUP" E-mail address is: ndxg@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

OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE):
OPDX SPANISH WEB SITE. (provide by "QTC Magazine" and Tony Pernas, EA1CSI):

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