The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 376
September 28, 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, K1XN & GOLIST, K2KQ, KF2TI, N2TK, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3KT, W4WSZ, WD4NGB, N6RT, W8VI, W9NY, BA4TB, DL9RCF, F6AJA & LNDX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HB9CYN, HS1NIV, LZ2CJ, OZ8RO, PS7AB, YC8VIP, 4L5O and 5N0/OK1AUT for the following DX information.
3V8, TUNISIA. The "LNDX" reports that Albert, F2KN, will again be in Tunisia from October 1-15th. He hopes to be active from 3V8BB during his free times. QSL via F2KN.
3W, VIETNAM. The "DX News Sheet" reports that special event station XV300S will be active until December 31st to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Saigon city. QSL via K2WE.
5N, NIGERIA. David, OK1AUT, reported to OPDX that he is currently in Lagos and is active as 5N0/OK1AUT. His length of stay was not mentioned. He stated that he will be active on 80-10 meters CW/SSB. He was spotted this week on 21295 kHz between 2130 amd 2330z. He has also been reported on or around 3505 kHz between 0130 and 0430z. QSL direct to OK1AUT: David Klimosz, P.O.Box 53, 16201 Praha 6, Czech Republic.
BI5, XIAOYANGSHAN ISLAND (PRC). Deal, BA4TB, reports that the ShangHai DX Club and JiangSu DX Club will be active again from this Zhoushan archipelago (IOTA AS-137) as BI5X. The BI5X operation plans to be active on 80-6 meters (WARC bands included) on CW and SSB. Activity will be October 1-3rd. They will have 2 or 3 stations on 24 hours a day. QSL BI5X via BY4BHP: P.O.Box 085-299, Shanghai 200085, China.
BV9, PRATAS ISLAND. Gary, W8VI, talked with Taya, BV5BG, September 23rd, and Taya seemed very optimistic about a Pratas operation that will take place in October. Taya said on the air that "In October, BV9 will be active !". KYFC!!!
CHANGES IN UPCOMING DXPEDITIONS.......
CN, MOROCCO. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that Gerald, OE8GNK, will be active October 9-30th. His callsign is to be issued upon arrival. QSL via homecall.
CN, MOROCCO (Update). In last week's bulletin (refer OPDX.375) Ben, DL6FBL, stated he would be active during both CQWW Contest (CW/SSB) and was not sure what his callsign would be. Well, Ben has informed OPDX that he will use the callsign CN8WW.
E3, ERITREA. After several years of silence Eritrea was finally heard on the air thanks to Jacky, F2CW, who was in Asmara for the past few weeks. Jacky received a letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications stating that Amateur Radio is officially open in Eritrea as of September 21st, 1998. The only "bad" news is that the license fee has currently been set at $500 USD! Jacky was only able to be active for a little while during September 22-23rd, as E31AA because he had to leave for Djibouti Wednesday morning for business for one week. The good news is that Jacky will be back in Eritrea in a week and will then operate some more with a Kenwood TS-50, which is currently being shipped to him. QSL via ZL3CW/F2CW: Jacques Calvo, POB 593, Pukekohe Auckland 1800, New Zealand.
E3, ERITREA. Bruce, WD4NGB, reports that things are moving along on the "Space A DX Group's" trip to Eritrea. He mentions that it takes time to plan a trip for 20 operators from 10 different countries. The operation by Jacky as E31AA is a plus for their plans. Jacky has also helped them to do some of the detail work before the group gets there. Bruce has asked Jacky to join them when they go to Eritrea. A few details and questions still have to be worked out. Once this happens, an official announcement with dates, frequencies, etc.... will take place. Currently, they have 4 WEB pages up and running and a 5th is under construction to speed up access. They tried to get one in Japan with no luck. These pages are:
FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA AND AUSTRAL ISLAND. It has been reported that two French operators will be activating several islands in the French Polynesian group. Look for Christian, F6IFC, to be active as FO0RIC from Moorea Island (IOTA OC-046 and FO-010) September 29th through October 7th, Bora Bora Island (IOTA OC-067 and FO-003) October 7-12th and Huahine Island (FO-067, IOTA not mentioned) October 12-15th. Look for Joel, F5JJW, to be active as F0OSUC from Tubuai Island (part of Austral Island, IOTA OC-152 and FO-126) October 7-17th and Tahaa Island (IOTA OC-067 and FO-013) October 19-22nd.
FR/G, GLORIOSO ISLAND. A report in the "Megahertz Magazine" (a French amateur radio magazine) states that Jacques, FR5ZU, will be active again from October 7-30th, as FR5ZU/G. Planned activity includes SSB and RTTY on all bands. Look for him during the following times: 0230-0430z, 0830-0900z, 1430-1600z and 1700-1800z. QSL via JA8FCG.
GM, SANDA ISLAND (SCOTLAND). Ian, GM3UTQ, will activate this Scottish Island from now until October 3rd. The island is just south of the Mull of Kintyre. His visit is mainly for the "Islands of Scotland Award". Its reference numbers are CL-08, EU-123 (IOTA) and NR-73 (WAB square). Look for GM3UTQ/P on SSB 80-10 meters.
HK, COLOMBIA. By the time you read this, Gerard, F2JD, may be active from here. Activity is to start during the end of September and last for one year, probably two. He hopes to renew his previous licence as HK/G0SHN. QSL via F6AJA.
HP, PANAMA. In October, Roger/DL5RBW, Rainer/DL1RBR and Markus/DL9RCF, will be visiting Guenter/HP1XVH on Contadora Island (IOTA NA-072). Activity is planned during the CQWW SSB Contest using the callsign 3E1DX. QSLs for 3E1DX go via N0JT. Before and after the contest, QSLs go via homecalls.
HS, THAILAND. Nida, HS1NIV, states that the Chiangmai HF Clubstation (HS5AC) or the official Chiangmai "Ham" Association will be active in the November CQWW CW Contest as a Multi-Single entry. He is currently looking for more operators. The station consists of: TS850S, TS450S, A4S w/t 40m, R7, FL2100 1K Linear, a desktop computer running CT, etc. Chiangmai is located in the north region, 800 Kms north of Bangkok and it will be winter during this time (10-18c, sunny). If interested, contact HS1NIV, not the manager, via E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
J3, GRENADA. A group organized by YCCC will once again activate a 6-band Multi/Multi station during the CQWW CW Contest in November. Don, K2KQ, is leading the group this year. The group will use the callsign J3A and QSLs will be handled by WA8LOW.
J68, ST.LUCIA. Fabrizio, IN3ZNR, will be active from here October 3-10th. He did not mention his callsign, but his activity will be on SSB all bands with emphasis on the lower band. He will also be on the WARC bands, if hardware becomes available. QSL via home call IN3ZNR either direct (callbook address) or bureau. If interested in sked or want additional information, please get in touch with him at: in3znr@AEA-qsl.net
LZ, BULGARIA (160m activity planned). Wally, LZ2CJ, reports that he will be active in the upcoming CQWW DX SSB as a Single Op/Single Band entry on 160 meters. His QTH is at 1330m ASL, and his antennas will be: phased Inverted Vees to USA, 200m Long wires to Asia, Pacific and Africa. If interested for skeds, send E-mail to: email@example.com
PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD. An AP report from Jerusalem states that in a upcoming speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Yasser Arafat will call for a declaration of Palestinian statehood regardless of whether there is progress in talks with Israel on a West Bank troop withdrawal by then.....
PIRATED PREFIX "1V6". Omari, 4L5O, wants to inform all radio amateurs in the world that "1V6" is a "PIRATED PREFIX". He mentions that some operators from the Rep. of Georgia do not like the 4L1 prefix but choose to use the 1V6 prefix. These are not a valid allocated callsigns.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.......
S9, SAO TOME & PRINCIPE. Chris/HB9CYV and Martin/HB9CYN will be active here October 26th through November 7th, as S92YV and S92YN, respectively. Activity will be on CW/SSB, all bands 80-10 meters and on the usual DX windows. QSL S92YV via HB9CYV (bureau or direct to new address: Chris Zeller, Jaegerstr.19, CH-8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland). QSL S92YN via HB9CYN (bureau or direct to CBA). QSLs via bureau are preferred. If QSLs are sent directly to the home call addresses, please consider the postage cost in Switzerland. They are one of the most expensive in the world (2 USDs or 2 IRCs are needed for Air Mail to oversea countries (outside Europe!). Information about the Dxpedition will be available soon at the WEB page: http://ab5eh-lin.tamucc.edu/~hb9cyn/ Also, the logs will be available on the same WEB page mentioned above just after the DXpediton.
V4, NEVIS ISLAND. "DOC" Michael Treister, M.D., W9NY, reports to OPDX that he will again be active as V47NS October 22-27th. His CQWW SSB Contest operation will probably be monoband 10 or 15 meters but will work 20 meters outside of the contest. He states, "This assumes that there is electricity on the island following the hurricane)". QSL via W9NY (older callbooks, W9NSZ is OK).
VP5, TURKS & CAICOS. Members of the North Florida DX Association (NFDXA) will again activate VP5 during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. This will also be a Multi-Single entry using the callsign VP5DX. Operators will be Ron/N4KE, Jim/NU4Y, Jim/KC4FWS, Steve/AB4UF, Larry/W1LR, Al/WA4DRU, Frank/W3KT, Robert/W4WSZ and Gene /AA4US. QSL VP5DX via K4UTE. QSL other members' callsigns via their home calls. The operaton will take place from the Cottage of N4KE on Middle Caicos (IOTA NA-02).
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