Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 380
October 23, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 380
BID: $OPDX.380
October 23, 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, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4GN, KE5BR, KL7J, NA7DB, W0YG, CX1JJ, CX1JK, CX5JF, FR5FC, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HA/W0YR, LX2AJ, VK6APH, YL2TQ and ZP5MAL for the following DX information.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the upcoming CQWW SSB DX Contest and some additional announcements of stations participating in the contest, I felt that an earlier release of the OPDX bulletin was warrented.

A22, BOTSWANA. Charlie, W0YG, will be returning to South Africa on November 4th. He states that he will probably not operate from there this trip, but he will go to Botswana on November 15th, where he will again be active from his vehicle as A22/W0YG. He will attempt some 80 meters operation when in the bush, but he is not optimistic because mobile antennas on the low bands are more or less dummy loads. Charlie will be on the WARC bands regularly as well as the normal bands, 40 through 10 meters. As before, QSL to W0YG. SPECIAL NOTE FROM CHARLIE: "Please do not include cards from other operations in the same envelope with A22 cards. Send requests for QSL's from other operation in separate envelopes. I do not yet have cards from my recent A22/W0YG or Z21/W0YG operations. While they were ordered immediately upon my return, they have not yet been shipped. I have been assured that I will have these in hand the first of next week, so I should be able to at least get some cards out before I leave."

CP6, BOLIVIA. Olli, OH0XX, will operate CP6AA in CQWW SSB Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via Suite 599, 1313 So. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL33442, U.S.A.

CX125, URUGUAY. A group of operators in Salto City will participate in a special event station on October 30th, 31st and November 1st. They will be celebrating the "125 ANIVERSARY" of an important local Institution. They will be active on 2, 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters during the 3 days. Five stations will be active working on SSB and CW using the special callsign CX125J. Special QSL cards and Diploma will be available. Listen for details. The QSL to: CX-125-J, P.O.Box 164, Zip.Code:50.000, Salto, URUGUAY. NOTE: For any requests, suggestions or more details; write to: P.O.Box:164 Zip.Code:50.000 Salto URUGUAY or by E-mail: tvnet@adinet.com.uy

CX5, URUGUAY. "The 59(9) DXReport" states to look for Jorge, CX6VM, to sign CX5X in the CQWW SSB Contest, most likely on 10 meters. QSL via W3HNK.

E3, ERITREA. Zoltan (Zoli), HA5PP, is currently in Ashmara, and has just received the callsign E30HA. He has been on 10 meters and will try to get on 20-15-10 meters during his stay. At the moment, he is only on SSB, there may be CW later. He is using a TS-50 with some antennas fashioned from tubing and 50 meters of wire and an MFJ tuner. QSL via HA5YPP (his wife).

FS, FRENCH ST. MARTIN. Look for Brian, N3OC, to be active as FS/N3OC from October 27th through November 3rd. Activity will be mainly on 160, 30, 20 and 6 meters. Also, look for activity on 20 meters RTTY. QSL via homecall.

JW, SVALBARD. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Tor, LA9XGA, will be active October 30th to November 4th as JW9XGA from Longyearbyen. Activity will be on CW/SSB 160-10 meters. QSL via home callsign.

JY, JORDAN. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that Ken, K4ZW will be active on November 5-16th as JY8ZW, especially on 160 and 80 meters, mostly CW and 10 meters.

QSL INFO AND NEWS...... QSL information for the following Scouting Callsigns: LX1JAV via LX2AJ, LX9LGS via LX2AJ and LX9KGS via LX2AJ.

TO150 DXPEDITION. Activity is planned on top of "Piton des Neiges", an island off of Reunion, with an altitude about 3069 meters. Activity will last for 3 days. On December 18th, 19th and 20th, look for TO150 (Tango Oscar One Hundred Fifty) to be activated by 10 operators on CW/SSB/RTTY on 160-2 meters. A special QSL will be available. The special callsign is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of abolishing slavery on Reunion Island on the December 20, 1848.

TN, CONGO. Haxel, TN7OT, is back in the Congo doing missionary work for another year. Hazel's home call and QSL route is AL7OT. Her home is Soldotna, Alaska, and she frequently contacts KL7J. She has 100 watts and a dipole and will work a few stations after contacting Alaska usually on her sunset or sunrise.

VK9X & VK9Y, COCOS KEELING AND CHRISTMAS ISLANDS. Jack, HB9TL, and Erwin, HB9QR, will be active on all bands from 14 to 28 MHz as follows:

QSL direct to HB9QR only - Erwin Fink, Toedistr. 7, CH-8572 Berg, Switzerland with SASE and 2 IRC or 2 green stamps. They request that when calling, use complete call signs only (PLEASE) - no part callsigns.

VP2E, ANGUILLA (Update). Joe, W1EK, reports to OPDX that his assigned VP2E callsign will be VP2EJR. He will be on island only October 21-26th inclusive.

XR3, CHILE (Update). XR3J will be active during the World Scout Jamboree from December 28th to January 5th. Operators are: PA3BAR, HB9AOF, M0AEU, PA3GVR, ZL2APE, OH2BXB, K2BS, PY2RAR, PU5TAZ, PD1AIL, OZ1JRD, LW4DYZ, LW1ECO, PA3EFR, LX3DL, LX2AJ and G7VFD. QSL via HB9AOF. Also, look for XR3M to be on the air. Operator will be CE3/W9FW (ex-CE0/W9FW, XT2JB, TU4EI, TU5EV). Special cards will be printed and W3HC will furnish the cards and be the manager.

XW, LAOS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Shin, JA7SGV, hopes to be active now until October 30th from the XW8KPL club station while working in Laos.

XZ, MYANMAR. The following is a press release by Dan Brown, NA7DB: "XZ1N will return to the airwaves beginning November 21, 1998, through December 6, 1998. The operation will take place from Yangon, Union of Myanmar. Most of the team are members of the Central Arizona DX Association, with some members of the original XZ1N operation in 1996. This will be a multiple station operation covering 160 through 10 meters including the WARC bands. Modes of operation will be CW, SSB, & RTTY. There will be entries in the CQWW CW Contest and the ARRL 160 meter contest. CADXA and the team members are very honored to be invited back by the government of Myanmar. Since there have been no other Amateur operations for the last two years from Myanmar, we are sure the DX community will be as excited as we are. The solar cycle upswing leads us to believe this can be a very successful operation. We are also honored to have Bob Brown, NM7M, do our propagation studies. Original team member WA6CDR, Robin, will be returning and will dedicate the bulk of his time to 160 meters. Planned improvements over his successful 1996 efforts give us great hope for even greater success in 1998. Returning YL operators, Millie, WY7K, Sally, KM5EP, and Jessica, N7ZRD, will give the operation a unique flavor and an added incentive for those seeking YL contacts with a rare country. Mike Bill, N7MB, a veteran DXpeditioner and current President of CADXA, will be active on CW and RTTY. Additional team members, web site address, propagation information, and other details will be available in upcoming news releases."

YL80, LATVIA. Amateurs from Latvia are allowed to use the special prefix YL80 in October and November to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the proclamation of Republic of Latvia (November 18, 1918). An award is available for contacts made during this period. For further information, please visit the WEB site: http://www.hamradio.lv/

ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Robert, KE5BR, will be operating under the callsign of ZF2UH again this year from Georgetown, Grand Cayman, from November 6-14th. He will work 40 meters in the early mornings SSB and all bands during the day. During evenings he will work 10 meters, and after a hour or so on SSB he will go to CW (as he states, "the five hams on Cayman don't operate CW and there are those who need CW contacts from ZF-land!"). QSL via KE5BR. SPECIAL NOTE: He will also be operating on the NOVICE CW bands, and asks that no calls other than NOVICES call him while in the NOVICE sub bands. Robert enjoys giving the new comers the thrill of DXing and getting a color picture QSL for their collection. He will QSL all NOVICE contacts as soon as he returns to the states. Robert states, "During the day I will be all over the bands and will be giving daily info to the Kansas City DX Club and the Santa Fe Trail ARC members of my activities so they can put it out on packet. Thanks again and hope those who need ZF will try to get me."

ZP6, PARAGUAY. Juan, ZP5MAL, will be active during the CQWW SSB Contest as ZP6T, Single Operator, Single Band (15 meter, HP). QSL via ZP5MAL. The the Paraguay bureau is also "OK".

MORE CQWW SSB DX CONTEST STATIONS (Quick List). The following was put together from various bulletins (OPDX, DXNS, DXNL, ARRL DX Bulletin, The Daily DX, National Contest Journal, QRZ DX...(ed. GEEE... I hope I named all of them... TNX to all).....

Callsign  Category  Operator(s)
--------  --------  -----------
P40W      SOABHP    W2GD
3W6US     SO/ *     YB0US/NM6US
9M6AAC    SO/ *     KD6WW
A35XU     SO/ *     PA3AXU
A4        SO/ *     G0BQV
A61AC     SO/ *     DL2CC
FO0PT     SO/ *     DJ0FX
FR5ZU/G   SO/ *     FR5ZU
HO3A      SO/ *     KG6UH
HR1ERL    SO/ *     HR1ERL
HR6       SO/ *     VE3BM
VE3BW/HR6 SO/ *     VE3BW
J6?LP     SO/ *     K3LP
N98ITU    SO/ *     W0AIH
PJ7/W4WR  SO/ *     W4WR
PJ8Z      SO/ *     K4ZA
V31MX     SO/ *     K0BCN
V47NS     SO/ *     W9NY (exW9NSZ)
VP2E      SO/ *     W1EK
UA0SJ     SO/ *     UA0SJ
US1I/VP9  SO/ *     US1IDX
ZK3RW (?) SO/ *     ZL1AMO
5B4/EW1AR SB/10M    EW1AR
P40Z      SB/10M    WA5ZVE
P40N      SB/15M    W5AJ
ZS5BBO    SB/20M    ZS5BBO
4L5O      SB/80M    4L5O
5B4/NP3D  SB/80M    NP3D
FS/N7KG   SB/160M   N7KG
LZ2CJ     SB/160M   LZ2CJ
4U1VIC    M/S       DH3IAJ
8Q7IO     M/S       DL7IO (German OM/YL group)
9Y *      M/S       DL4MCF,DK6WL,DL4MDO,DL4MEH
B4R       M/S       JiangSu DX C., BA4TB
CQ9T      M/S       CT3 Ops
FG5BG     M/S       So.Cal DXC
IQ9T      M/S       IT9s
PJ9Q      M/S       W4JVN,W9QQ
WP2Z      M/S       W4WX
T32MP     M/S       K0MP,RI,N0KV,W0NF
VP5T      M/S       N2VW,WA2VYA,WA3RHW
VP5DX     M/S       N4KE, + NFDXA
3E1DX     M/ *      DL5RBW,1RBR,9RCF
C56T      M/ *      Bavarian Contest Club
C6        M/ *      KI6T,WR60,KA6WHA
DX100DX   M/ *      K6MDX,DX1DX
HI3       M/ *      ON4ANT
TO8B      M/ *      EA3BT,EOK                    (FM)
VO2CQ     M/ *      VO1MP                        ZONE 2
WP2Z      M/ *      W4WX,N2WB,W4CJK,VE3FU,W5OXA
WP3A      M/ *      KP4 OPs
YE5B      M/ *      YB5QZ,YB5PD
ZF2JI     M/ *      KG8AR
AH2R      M/M       Guam Contest Club
B1A       M/M       OH ops & China ops           China
CI9DH     M/M       VY2SS
IH9P      M/M       IT9s,K/Ws,ZS,OK ops
J3A       M/M       W8KKF + 15 ops
PJ9B      M/M       N3ED
T88X      M/M       JA6VZB, + 7 ops
V26B      M/M       W3CF
XX9X      M/M       USA ops,XX9 ops

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