Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 385
November 27, 1998

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 385
BID: $OPDX.385
November 27, 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, K3ZO, W3UR & The Daily DX, KR3I, K4YT, N6FF, N6RT, NH6YK, BA1DU, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, FK8HC, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HA1AG, HS0/G3NOM, LU1DZ, PY1KS, RA6CO, SM7PKK, VK2SG RTTY DX Notes, ZP5AZL and ZS5BBO for the following DX information.

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

5X, UGANDA (A dedicated operator!). . Mats, SM7PKK, will be active as 5X1Z in the CQWW CW Contest. He is currently on a mission to Tanzania and will arrive back in Uganda (hopefully) 1 hour before the contest. This definitely means he will not be set up for a multi-band effort, so he will stay on a single band, either 10 or 15 meters.

7Z1AB ACTIVITY. Karl, K4YT/4X, reports he was in Riyadh during September and was able to operate sometimes after work. He states that the station has not been shut down as reported earlier, just no operators. He talked to Johnny O'Dell, KA5BQM, who is one of the communicators at the Embassy, and was told that he has lost interest in Ham Radio. Johnny did say that if any TDY'er comes to the embassy they can use the station. The station is located in the basement of the embassy. There are 3 radios with amps and a 6 element tribander. Unfortunately, non-embassy employees are not permitted on the compound unescorted and therefore cannot operate a contest without, for example, Johnny being there. Karl states that he will be going back to Riyadh early next year and will try to do more operating. There are about 10 people in the Embassy's radio club, but all work for private companies and therefore cannot have unlimited access to the station. In case anyone wants to contact Johnny, he can be reached at Unit 61307, APO AE 09803-1307.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that Phil, G4JMB/VR2CT, will be active as 9M6CT from Kota Kinabalu, December 7th through January 16th and again in March/April. QSL via G4JMB.

9M8, PULAU SATANG (EAST MALAYSIA). Hans, DF5UG, reports that his OC-165 operation is cancelled due to bad weather. He hopes to return in March/April 1999.

A6, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Bernie, editor of "The Daily DX", is in Dubai. He has been busy visting with Ali, A61AJ, and his family. Bernie has been able to get on 160, 80, 40, 30, 20 and 10 meters at several times during his stay. He states to look for A61AJ to be extremely active this weekend on 10, 15, 20, 40, 80 and 160 meters in the CQWW CW DX Contest as a Multi-Multi effort. QSL via W3UR. He mentions that he still does not know his exact return date.

C4, CYPRUS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Ivo, 9A3A, will be active in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry as C4C.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Look for Franck, FK8HC, to operate in the CQWW CW Contest. The operation is planned to begin November 25th or 26th. He plans to enter the contest as a Single Op/Single Band on 10 meters.

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM ISLAND. FT5ZH is now active on the air with two stations. Their planned activity will last until December 23rd. They will operate on CW/SSB/RTTY. They have been heard on 14215 and 21295 kHz the past few days. The "VK2SG RTTY DX Notes" states to "Expect RTTY from them during the 3rd and 4th week of operation." QSL via F6KDF, either direct or via bureau. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive an addtional bulletin containing the latest press release by Jeffrey Pawlan, WA6KBL.

HS, THAILAND. Just a quick reminder for the upcoming CQWW CW Contest that the stations in Thailand have special permission to operate on 80 and 160 meters this weekend. Normally stations in Thailand are not permitted to use those bands. They will be limited to 3534-3536 KHz on 80 meters and 1840-1850 KHz on 160 meters. There will be plenty of stations active especially some newcomers. Look for E22AAA to be activated by a bunch of newcomers with the help of HS1CHB. This group (other than HS1CHB) have just upgraded to HF status, so be patient with this one. QSL to HS1CHB. In addition a number of hams will operate their individual stations. E21IZC will be one of them. Look for HS5AC to be activated by HS1NIV and other students at Chiang Mai University. QSL via W1ZS. Other stations to enter will be: HS0AC (QSL Manager HS0/G3NOM), HS7AS (QSL to P. O. Box 7, Sripachan, Suphanburi 72140, THAILAND) and HS8AS (QSL to CBA).

NEW 10 METER BEACON. Alberto, LU1DZ, GACW Coordinator, reports that on December 7th, during the Martin, LU4XS, 77th birthday, he will be visiting Martin in the southern part of Tierra del Fuego Island to join with Jorge, LU7XP, in the installation of the new GACW beacon. The location will be Moat Ranch, Moat River and Beagle Channel (150 km. west of Ushuaia city in Tierra del Fuego Province). The transmit frequency will be 28.190 kHz. The beacon will send out a 45 second message saying, "LU4XS GACW LAT LONG and LOCATOR", every 90 seconds. The power will be 3/4 watts output and the antenna is an inverted VEE (9 meters high). Every correct report of the message will be confirmed with a postal card. Please send your card via bureau or to: GACW, Box 9, 1875 - Wilde, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

NH4, MIDWAY ISLAND. Ted, NH6YK, will be back on Midway from December 20th to January 2nd, as NH4/NH6YK. He will have more time to operate than on his last two trips. Activity will be on HF SSB and 6 meters. There is a slight possibility of RTTY. QSL via the home call.

P4, ARUBA. Ed, KR3I, will be operating as P40I from December 1-8th. His activity will be on 40-10 meters and also 80 meters, if there is an antenna available. Operations will be mostly CW with some SSB in the general bands depending on condx. QSL via KR3I/bureau (He will be getting cards printed after his trip!)

PY, BRAZIL. Alex, PY1KS, states to look for him in the CQWW CW Contest as a Single Operator/All Band Low Power (SOLPAB) entry.


V6, MICRONESIA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Ann/WA1S/V63HO, Charlotte/KQ1F/V63HC, and Paul/K1XM/V63YP, are on Kosrae Island (OC-059) from now until November 30th. Look for them to be on Pohnpei (OC-010) from November 30th until December 3rd and on Truk Island (OC-011) from December 3-9th. They will sign V63X during the CQWWDX CW. All QSLs via KQ1F.

VK9L, LORD HOWE ISLAND (Now active). Remember to look for Nick, VK2ICV, to be active from here as VK9LX during the CQWW CW Contest. The team that is there will be active now until December 1st. Reportedly, they have two stations up and working. Operations will be on 160-6 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. Their Web site which contains propagation forecast is at: http://qsl.net/vk9lx/. QSL via VK2ICV, Nick Hacko, Box 730, Parramatta, NSW 2124, Australia.

VR2, HONG KONG. Look for Frank, DL3MFN, to be active as VR2FD or VR98FD for the next 2 years. Activity will be mainly 17 meters and 15 meters. QSL via DL3MFN to the DARC bureau.

XT, BURKINA FASO. Michel/F5RLE and Joel/F5AOW will be active in the new year between February 7th and March 1st, as XT2DW (on SSB) and XT2DM (on CW), respectively. They will be active mostly on WARC bands. QSL via F5RLE.

XZ1N, MYANMAR (Update). The station XZ1N has reportedly logged a little over 7,000 QSOs as this bulletin was being prepared. There will be another 7 operators arriving on Friday, November 27th, to augment the 5 that have been operating and constructing the stations. They are currently running 3 stations, and will have the 4th up and running on Friday. Remember to look for them during the contest this weekend.

ZK3, TOKELAU ISLANDS. Lee, 3D2VA, reportedly has talked to Ron, ZL1AMO, during this past week, and states that Ron is going to try and go to Tokelau again sometime in December. Hopefully transportation will not fall through this time.

ZP, PARAGUAY. Tom, ZP5AZL, reports to OPDX that he will be active in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest December 12-13th, with the callsign ZP5Z (HP). QSL via W3HNK.

ZS3, SOUTH AFRICA (Operation Cancelled). Edwin, ZS5BBO, reports to OPDX that his planned expedition to ZS3 (refer to OPDX.378) from Kimberley, the "City of Diamonds", in December has been postponed. He states that he needs a break from all the Amateur Radio activities/events that he has been participating in since the CQWW SSB Contest and also ZS75SIG operation. He wants a break without amateur radio during his Christmas holiday. Edwin will, however, go to ZS3 during 1999 sometime and has kept the callsign ZS3MM. He is very sorry if he had put up the hopes of many operators who were wanting to work him from the ZS3 area. Also, Edwin sends a note of thanks to all the operators who have supported the ZS75SIG special event station. This call will still be used until the end of November, 1998. QSL cards will only be sent out in late January, 1999, due to him leaving on holiday in mid-December.

MORE CQWW CW 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)
--------  --------  -----------
3A/N9NC    SOAB-?       N9NC
5B4ADA     SOAB-HP      9A3A                          
6D2X       SOAB-HP      W5VX                              
8P9Z       SOAB-HP      K4BAI           
9M6NA      SOAB-?       JE1JKL                 
9M6AAC     SOAB-?       DK3GI                                       
C4A        SOAB-?       9A2AJ                         
C6AKP      SOAB-LP      N4RP
CN8WW      SOAB-HP      DL6FBL                    
CP6AA      SO?-?        LU9AY 
CU2V       SOAB-HP      DL3KDV                 
D68WU      SO?-?        F6HWU                                
FG5BG      SOAB-HP      KI6FE (JF2DQJ)            
HI3K or HI3JH SO?-?     AD4Z                              
HC8N       SOAB-HP      N5KO                      
GU6UW      SOAB-?       G3XTT                     
HI8/DL1HCM SOAB-HP      DL1HCM                   
P40E       SOAB-?       CT1BOH                   
P40W       SOAB-?       W2GD                   
ZW5B       SO(ABorSB)-? K5ZD
UP6P       SO?-?        UN6P
V2/G6QQ    SO?-?        G6QQ
V26K       SOAB-LP      AA3B                             
V47KP      SOAB-?       W2OX                      
V8A        SOAB-?       JO1RUR  
VP5GN      SOAB-HP      K5GN                    
VP5M       SOAB-?       N4TO                    
WP2Z       SO?-?        WD5N             
WP3R       SOAB-?       DL2CC             
XX9XS      SOAB-?       OH2PM                   
ZF2NT/ZF8  SOAB-HP      N6NT    
ZF2/W8GEX  SO?-?        W8GEX
ZF2VR      SB-?         ZF2VR           
9M8YY      SB-15m       JA Ops
ZF2NE      SB-15m       W5ASP   
ZP5XF      SB-15m       DL6LAU  
ZZ4W       SB-15m       PY4WAS  
4L5O       SB-80m       4L5O
IH9/OL5Y   SB-160m      OK1FUA  
ZF2LA      SB-160m      K9LA
CO0CW      40/15m       CO2MA
3E1DX      M?           DL5XX, DL2BAY   
5R8        M?           F6AOI, F6BFH
8Q7DV      M?           UA9s
CU2V       M?           DL4XS, DL3KDV
EA6IB      M?           EA3KU + others
XU1A       M?           AH0W + others
4U1VIC     MS           DL Ops
8Q7DV      MS           UA9CDC + UAs    
AH2R       MS           JAs, Guam Contest Club  
CE         MS           CE3FIF, SM3SGP  
HS5AC      MS           HS1NIV + others
JT1A       MS           OH1RX + SCSDX  
JW5E       MS           JW5NM, JW6MY, JW7QIA
JY9QJ      MS           DK3QB + others
KL7Y       MS           KL7Y + others
KP3Z       MS           PRCC            
NH7A       MS           NH7A, AI6V, KH6TO  
V63X       MS           K1XM, KQ1F, WA1S       
VK9LX      MS           VK2ICV           
XZ1N       MS           N5IA + others
5V7A       MM           G3SXW + 10 ops
6Y2A       MM           K2KW  + others
B1Z        MM           JA1BK + BY ops
EA8ZS      MM           EA8ZS + others
J3A        MM           K2KQ + others
J6DX       MM           N9AG + others
P3A        MM           UA3AB + others
PJ9B       MM           N3ED + others
TI1C       MM           N6TJ + others

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