Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 391
January 11, 1999

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 391
BID: $OPDX.391
January 11, 1999
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, K1XN & Golist, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, K3TEJ, KN4UG, W4DC, NC6J, N6HR, N7YA, K8EP, K8YSE, KU9C, C6AFV, CT1EEN, F5NOD, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HK8RPV, IV3NVN, JI3DST, ON6KZ, PS7KM, SV7DMU, VE6TP, VE7ARS and VK4AAR for the following DX information.

2U0, GUERNSEY. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Colin, 2U0ARE, (a novice operator) is often active between 1430-1600z on 10130-10135 kHz.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. Ed, K8EP, informs OPDX that he will be active from 9M6AAC station at the Hillview Gardens Resort from January 29th through February 1st. Operations will be on CW and SSB, with some activity in the 160M CQ Contest. QSL via N2OO.

ATTENTION PREFIX HUNTERS. Look for the station OA464QV to be active to commemorate the 464th anniversary of Lima, Peru. Operator Cesar, OA4QV, will be active until January 31st. QSL via OA3QV.

C6, BAHAMAS. Don, KN4UG, will operate from Great Abaco Island (IOTA NA-080) as KN4UG/C6A now until January 19th. He will also be active in the SSB portion of the NA QSO Party January 17-18th. QSL via the Bureau or direct to: Don Namm, 103 Birkhaven Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27511. Check out Don's Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/kn4ug/

C6, BAHAMAS. John/K3TEJ and Edward/WA3WSJ will be here from February 16-23rd. Their activity will be on 160-10 meters, including the WARC bands. They will also be in the ARRL CW DX Contest using the callsign C6AKW. QSL via K3TEJ.

FT5W, CROZET ISLAND. Gilles/F5AGL is now signing FT5WH and has been reported active mainly on 20 meters (14180 kHz) around 1915z. Reports indicate that he can be active on 40/20/15/10 meters for the moment, but he doesn't have an amplifier at the present. QSL via F6KDF: Radio Club de la Gendarmerie, 292 route de Genas, 69677 Bron Cedex, France. SPECIAL NOTE: Please don't send QSLs for FT5ZH and FT5WH in the same envelope. You must send 2 different mailings (one for each station).

FK8, NEW CALEDONIA. The "LNDX" reports that Philippe, ex-TU2FH, has received the callsign FK8VHU. He will stay there until August, 1999. He was heard this past week around 0000z on 10 meters (around 28500 kHz).

FT5Z, AMSTERDAM. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Michael, FT5ZJ, is now active and was heard on 14122 kHz between 1700-1800z. Hopefully someone can ask him to move up the band. He will be stationed on the island for a year with the army. QSL via F2YT.

FY, FRENCH GUYANA. The French DX bulletin "Les Nouvelles DX" (LNDX) reports that Christian, F6BEN, has received the callsign FY5DG and is active on 20 and 40 meters. The length of his stay is unknown.

HD1DX MOJANDA DXPEDITION. Look for several Ecuadorians to operate from Laguna Mojanda Grande beginning on Saturday, January 30th at 1500z. This operation will last until 1500z, Sunday, January 31st. Activity is expected to be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters. The following information received was a little confusing: "Laguna Mojanda Grande is located within the crater of Mojanda Volcano, located in spurs of Volcano Fuya-Fuya to 3,800 meters on the level of the sea." QSL via HC6DC, Rodrigo Camacho.

IOTA NEWS.......

J47, GREECE (Special Event). George, SV7DMU, informs OPDX that the "Radio DX Group of Thrace" (in SV7-land) will activate the special event station J47XCF from the February 8-21th. The station is active to commemorate the "Carnival Festival of City Xanthi" in North East Greece. For more details, check the home page of "Radio DX Group of Thrace" at: http://members.xoom.com/georgexanthi/dxgroup.htm

J7, DOMINICA. Members of the "Foundation for Amateur International Radio Services" (FAIRS) will be active again from here on February 12-22nd. Look for operartors Gay/KD4GMV (YL op) and her husband David/KK4WW; Kay/KF4EKH (YL op) and her husband Don/KE4UGF; Bill/W4WX and Larry/N4VA to sign as J79GMV, J79WW, J79EKH and J79UGF. Operations will be on CW/SSB and RTTY. Suggested frequencies are: 7180, 7240, 14190, 14240, 18130, 21350, 28380 and 50125 kHz. QSL via operator's instructions.

KG4, GUANTANAMO BAY. Don, W4ZYT, will once again be active from here, February 16-23rd, as KG4ZK. Also, look for him to be active as KG4DZ in the upcoming ARRL CW Contest. QSL KG4ZK via home call and KG4DZ via W4SD.

PACIFIC TRIP. Simon, IV3NVN, reports to OPDX that from February 16-20th, he will be in Honolulu and probably active as KH6/IV3NVN. From February 21st to March 3rd, Simon will be active as KH4/IV3NVN from Midway Island. His activity will be on SSB and CW. His equipment includes the following: Yaesu FT-890, maybe a linear from Sommerkamp FL-2277B, a 5 element Log-periodic by TITANEX (for 10/12/15/17/20 meters), a home made vertical for 30/40/80 meters and maybe an inverted L for 160 meters. If Simon can find a 6 meters rig, he will also be active on this band. His QSL Manager will be Flavio IV3TMV, direct or via Bureau.

PY0S, ST.PETER & ST. PAUL ROCKS DXPEDITION CANCELLED. Karl, PS7KM (NDXG Coordinator), informed OPDX that the DXpedition to St Peter & St Paul Rocks (PY0S) scheduled for the first week of March was cancelled due to low budget. All donations received to cover expenses for the trip will be returned to sponsors as soon as possible. Karl and the "NATAL DX Group" would like to thank all, directly or indirectly, for their valuable help one more time.


SAN ANDRES 1999 DXPEDITION. The Woodbridge Wireless (WWI) from Woodbridge, Virginia is pleased to announce its 4th DXpedition. This DXpedition will be to San Andres Island (HK0, NA 033) and will coincide with the 1999 ARRL DX Phone Contest. Their callsign is yet to be assigned (it may turn out to be HK0/W4DC). They plan to operate from March 2-9th, including the contest, when two transmitters will be on the air. Operations before and after the contest will emphasize RTTY, CW, and WARC bands. All contest QSOs will be confirmed automatically with a photo QSL via the bureau. You can send an SASE to W4DC if you need one quicker, or for QSOs outside the contest. The TEAM SAN ANDRES members are W4DC, K5OF, AA3KX, WB4ZNH, WN4FVU (if you need a YL contact), N2PP, and WZ8P. Check out their Home Page for the latest news and log checking at: http://www.pwcweb.com/wwi/DXpedition/ Questions and comments before and after the Dxpedition should be directed to Denis, W4DC (catalanode@navsea.navy.mil). During the operation, please contact Mike, KA4RRU (ka4rru@erols.com).

SILENT KEY. OPDX was informed that Philip Dawkins became a Silent Key on December 30th. His callsign was C6ACN. OPDX sends our deepest sympathy to the family.

T2, TUVALU. Mar/DL3DXX, Falk/DK7YY, Manfred/DK1BT, Tom/DL2OAP and Uli/ DL8OBQ are now active as T20FW until January 14th. Please refer to OPDX.388 for more details. QSL via DK7YY.

V3, BELIZE. Art/NN7A and Mike/NG7S will be active January 31st through February 6th as V31JZ and V31RL. They will operate from Turneffe Island. Their activity will be mainly CW, but there will be some SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

XJ1, CANADA. Look for Nova Scotia amateur radio stations to use the XJ1 prefix now until November 27th. This is to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express between Halifax and Victoria Beach.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. "The 59(9) DXReport" states that Jim/N6TJ and Glenn/K6NA will be active as ZD8Z and ZD8A, February 2-10th. QSL ZD8Z via VE3HO and ZD8A via K6NA.

ZL9, CAMPBELL ISLANDS. The ZL9CI team with ten operators and six stations is very active on the bands now. Just a little reminder that the operators have permit restrictions. They are limited to the hours of daylight only on the island, and the operators have to leave the island between 1030 and 1600z (weather permitting). QSL via ZL2HU. Operation should last until January 25th. On-line logs are available with updated information on this operation at the Web site: http://www.qsl.net/zl9ci/ OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive all the latest press releases by Don, N1DG.

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