Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 377
October 5, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 377
BID: $OPDX.377
October 5, 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, W2FXA, N2WB, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, N4GN, W4WX, N5FG, KJ9I, K8PYD, K8YSE, W0YG, F6AJA & LNDX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HB9HFN, HK8RPV, JA4AHV, LU1DZ, PA3GBQ, PA3CRA, SP9MAX, UA9LP, VE2NW, VK1ZL, YB5QZ and 9K2HN for the following DX information.

4S7, SRI LANKA. Mitsunori, JA4AHV, reports to us that he will be here October 20-30th, as 4S7AHG or 4S7/JA4AHV. Activity will be mainly CW on the low bands 160/80/40 meters. QSL to: M.N Sako, PO Box 59, Matsue 690-8691 Japan (or via bureau).

4S7, SRI LANKA. "The 59(9) DXReport" states to look for Ron, 4S7RO, to be active on 160 meters in October with an Inverted L antenna.

4U1UN, UNITED NATIONS HQ. A 4U1UN surprise appearance happen this past weekend on 12/15/20 meters. QSL via W6TER.

5J, BOCAGRANDE ISLAND (Colombia). A group of 12 Colombian hams will be active from here October 10-11th. They will have two HF stations on 20 and 40 meters using the callsign 5J8IB on SSB. No other details were given. QSL via HK3DDD.

5U, NIGER. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Dan, 5U7DG, is now active after his 5UDAN licence was revoked. He is using a long wire antenna until he gets a TH6 beam up. He does not like pile-ups. QSL via K4SE.

9G, GHANA. Steve, PA3GBQ, reports he will be here October 15-30th, for a job. He will be traveling all over the country, but if there are any possibilities, he will be active with the same call as before, 9G5BQ. Activity will be on SSB/CW with just a 100 watts and wire dipoles. QSL via PA3GBQ (CBA 1998 or bureau): Steve van Lieburg, Stresemannplaats 27, 3068 JL Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

9H0, MALTA. Just a quick reminder to look for the group of 24 Dutch operators that will be active from here from October 4-17th. Please refer to OPDX.375. Activity will be on all HF bands except 160 meters. Each operator will use their own 9H3 callsign, but a special club callsign 9H0VRZ will also be used.

DX NET REACTIVATED. It has been announced that Jim, VK9NS, will be reactivating the "Triple Two Net". For the time being it will be run on Saturdays and Sundays at 0530z on 14222 kHz as in the past. As conditions improve it is hoped that other net controllers are able to run this net on weekdays, but not on Mondays as this is the YL Triple Two Net. There is no word on the re-commencement of the HIDXA net which in the past was on Sundays at 0400z on the same frequency.

E31, ERITREA (UPDATE). The good news is Jacky, F2CW, was active this week and continues to be active as this bulletin was being prepared. The bad news is that the TS-50 he received has a broken VFO. It was reported, "he can't operate above 22 MHZ in SSB, and the power he is using now is 100w. And about CW, he can operate all bands but the power is from 10w to 50w only." KEEP LISTENING....... NOW FOR THE DISTURBING NEWS! The members of the "Space A DX Group" to Eritrea was informed this week that each operator must pay $500 for his operating permit, and they could not operate as a group with one license. This will cost the DXpedition $10,000 ($500 X 20 operators). They will lose several of their operators if this is not changed. The group has requested assistance on this matter through the Eritrean Embassy in Washington. As you can see, this group is in real need of donations or cuts may take place. For more information, check their Web pages at: http://qsl.net/eritrea/ or http://pagus.it/E31DX/ OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release by Bruce, WD4NGB.

FR5/G, GLORIOSO ISLAND (Update). Zareh, VE2NW, reports to OPDX that Jacques, FR5ZU, will be operating SSB only from Glorioso Island from October 6-30th. QSL via VE2NW. He also mentions that he will try to run Jacques about 0200z on 14256 for NA stations. Otherwise, Jacques will be operating solo.

FW, WALLIS AND FUTUNA. Cedric, HB9HFN, reports that since he had great fun and success last February with his DXpeditions to A3 and 5W (A35FN and 5W0FN) he is preparing to go to Wallis and Futuna next year. Activity will take place February 23rd through March 8th. He will be active once again especially for Europe, mostly on CW and on 80-10 meters. This will be a one man DXpedition unless someone with DX/contest experience is interested in going with him. Cedric has put up a WEB page where you can find more info (geography, schedules, material, logs, qsl, flight plan) about the DXpedition at: http://www.qsl.net/hb9hfn/pacific99.html

HO3, PANAMA. Louis, KG6UH/HP3XUG, reports he will use the callsign HO3A during the EME Contest weekends in October and December. It will also be used in the CQWW DX SSB Contest this month and for the ARRL 10 Meters Contest in December. Louis also likes to keep his ears glued to 6 meters during the TEP hours while at home (he also listens around 144.200 during the TEP hours). On HF, he mostly listens around 24900 kHz during his local morning hours (1100-1500z) and in the evenings (2200-0300z). If there is not much activity, he listens mainly around 18080 kHz, or around 10104 or 7005 kHz later in the evenings or in early mornings. See QSL info below.

LU1, SOUTH SHETLAND. The station LU1ZI is located on the Argentine base Jubany on Mayo Island (King George Island, Lat 62 14 South, Long 58 38 West, Grid Locator GC07QS). There are two operators that are active mainly on SSB. The QSL information is: Direccion Nacional del Antartico, Cerrito 1248, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

OX, GREENLAND. Jorgen, OZ8AE, will once again be active from here, this time from November 11th to December 2nd, as OX/OZ8AE. Activity will be from Groennedal (southwest part of Greenland) while visiting Kim, OX3FV. He will be active on 160-10 meter CW and he will also be in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via home call.


RTTY ON ZONE 17. Serge, UA9LP, reports to OPDX that he is on every day operating RTTY on 80-10 meters. Ther were no times on bands reported. He does provide an E-amil address of: ua9lp@yahoo.com. QSL ONLY DIRECT to: Box 698, Tyumen 625000, Russia (No CBA 93-98).

SN20, POLAND (Special Event). Look for special event station SN20JP to be active from Cracow to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul`s II pontyficate. The station will be active 160-6 meters on all mode from October 1-31st. QSL via SP9PKZ.

T8, PALAU. Operators Dave/KJ9I, Rudolph/NF9V and John/NZ9Z will be active from December 8-17th, as T88II. Activity will be 160-10 meters with a emphasis on the topband. QSL via KJ9I (Contributions appreciated): David Schmocker, N7298 County Trunk Highway F, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-9040 USA (E-mail address: DSchmock@Cellular1to1.com)

VK9C/VK9X, COCOS-KEELING AND CHRISTMAS ISLAND. Charlie, W0YG, wants to remind everyone that he and George/W8UVZ will operate from Christmas and Cocos Islands from February 6, 1999, until February 20, 1999, spending a week at each location. Emphasis will be primarily on the low bands, WARC bands and RTTY. Some 6 meters activity will be attempted. However, the purpose of the DXpedition will be to give as many of the deserving low band contacts as possible. A Battle Creek Special and beverages will be used for 160/80M. Callsigns have been applied for and will be announced as soon as they are issued. Every effort will be made to be on top band each day for both sunset and sunrise openings into the States. Please QRX on schedule requests as Charlie is sure that if there is an opening and the tropical QRN subsides, they will work you. SPECIAL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Charlie reports to OPDX about his Z2 and A2 operation. He states, "I worked a bunch from Z2 but never got the chance to operate on 80/160M as a DX mobile signal on those bands is equivalent to a dummy load. But an unforeseen bout in the bush with 'malaria' cut short my operation from Z2 and stopped me from further operating from A2 when I went there....... Sorry but I just couldn't do more. That malaria is bad stuff." Charlie reports he will again try for a license on his next trip and states he will attempt to do a better job.

VP9, BERMUDA. Gene, W2FXA, will be operating as W2FXA/VP9 in the Devonshire Parish, from October 25th to November 2nd. Activity will be on all bands 80 thru 10 meters including the WARC bands CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

VP9, BERMUDA (Rare Parishes). Igor, US1IDX, will be active from here as US1IDX/VP9 from October 17-24th. He will be staying at The Palmetto Bay Hotel located in the Smith`s parish. Igor will be active on the usual DX frequencies. He will operate as US1IDX/VP9/m and try to operate the VERY RARE Bermuda Parishes for those working on "The Bermuda Award". The award is issued to those who work ALL 9 parishes (districts) of Bermuda. He will arrive at Bermuda International Airport on the 17th at 1935z, and after finishing passport control (abt 15-20 min. later) he hopes to be active as US1IDX/VP9/m from the rarest parishes, St. Georges and Hamilton on his way to Palmetto Bay Hotel. Please watch during this time on 14195 kHz. Also, during the CQWW SSB Contest, Igor will very likely be active using his contest callsign US1I/VP9. While on Bermuda, Igor will be attending an annual dinner banquet as the World Wide winner of the 40th Anniversary Bermuda Contest (winner for the second year in a row). All QSLs go via N5FG: Floyd Gerald, 17 Green Hollow Road, Wiggins, MS 39577, USA (SASE please).

WP2, ST. CROIX (Update). Between October 19-27th, members of the Florida DXPedition Group (FDXPG), Bill/W4WX, Clarence/W4CJK, William/N2WB, Chris/ VE3FU, Jim/AA9TK and Ernie/W5OXA will be Multi/Single entry in the CQWW SSB Contest from St. Croix. They will also be active on all bands and modes, including RTTY, SAT and 6 meters, before and after the contest. WP2Z will be used during the contest. QSL via home callsigns and WP2Z via KU9C.

XX9, MACAO. From a press release by Tim, N4GN, both OH2PM (XX9TR) and OH2BH (XX9TZ) have been active this past weekend from Macao as they prepare their station for the upcoming contest season. Also mentioned was a message from Martti, OH2BH, stating "that the recent BT2HC and UE0LEZ special event stations were a tremendous success. They received quite a bit of local coverage in both the television and print media with ham radio being portrayed in a positive light. BT2HC alone made more than 4200 QSOs. Let's hope this enthusiasm for ham radio spreads into other areas of the region!"

YE5, GALANG ISLAND. Operators YB5QZ and YB5PD will be on IOTA OC-075 to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of Batam Industrial Development Authority. Galang Island is an ex-rufugee camp of Vietnam in 1979-1996. Activity will take place October 23-25th using the callsign YE5B. This station will also participate in the CQWW SSB Contest. Outside the contest there will be an emphasis on the WARC bands. They will be using CW, SSB and RTTY on 15/20 meters. QSLs for YE5B go via: Erizal M. Isa. YC5TML, P.O.Box 154, BATAM Island 29400, Indonesia. For information about Batam Industrial Development Authority and Galang Island look at: http://www.batam.go.id

ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Bruce, N6NT, will be here while building a new house, October 11th through April. Look for him to be active as ZF2NT. QSL via N2AU.

ZONE 2. Look for VO1MP and VO1MX to be operating from Point Amour Lighthouse, Labrador, to activate Zone 2 as VO2CQ during the CQWW SSB Contest. Before and after the contest (between October 21-25th), look for them as VO2ZZ. Their activity at this time will be mainly on CW 160/12/17 meters. QSL via VE3FU.

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