Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 400
March 15, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 400
BID: $OPDX.400
March 15, 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, N2OO, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, K4YDK, KI6WF, N7GSU, W7TSQ, K8EP, NE8Z, K9ALP, W0YG, DL2GAC, DF6EX, F6AJA & LNDX, FK8GM, G3SXW, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GW0ANA, HA1AG, IK2SGC, IK2SFZ, IW0DJB, PA3AXU, PS7AB, PT2GTI, RZ9WZ, UN7FZ, VE2SEI and 9A4KK for the following DX information.

3D2, FIJI. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Paul, A35RK, will be active again from the Viti Levu and Vanua Levu Groups (IOTA OC-016) as 3D2RK. His activity will be in May for 3 to 4 weeks. Operations will be mostly CW. QSL via W7TSQ.

3W6, VIETNAM. Jani, YB0US/NM6US, will be operating from here as 3W6US from March 25-29th. This will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest. Jani will be using the special callsign XV300S (that's Xray Victor Three Zero Zero Sugar) during the CQ WPX SSB Contest (March 27-28th). QSL XV300S via JH1EVE, Hiro H. Higashiyama, 1-12-5 Higashijujo, Kita, Tokyo, Japan. Outside of the contest, Jani will use his own call, 3W6US. QSL 3W6US via N2OO: Bob Schenck, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-0345 USA. QSL Manager Bob, N2OO, states, "For those of you still waiting for a 3W6US card from his last operation there in October 1998.... the cards should arrive from the printer in the next week or two. When they arrive, I shall kick butt! Good things always come to those who wait!"

8P, BARBADOS. Mario, K2ZD, will be operating from here as 8P9JM from April 6-13th. Activity will be on 50 Mhz and HF, with 100 watts. QSL via K2ZD.

8Q7, MALDIVE ISLANDS. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that DH5HV will be active from here May 17-31st, while on his honeymoon. Operations will be with 100 watts into a dipole.

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. Johnny, G3LIV, will be active from Pulau Penang as 9M2/G3LIV, May 4-24th. Activity will be mainly on CW 20/17/15 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

C21SX/C21ZM WRAP UP. Nauru operations C21SX (Roger/G3SXW) and C21ZM (Bob/G3ZEM) made over 20,000 CW contacts in 132 DXCC countries between February 27th and March 7th on all nine HF bands, including 38% on the WARC bands. More details and break down on this operation will be provided to OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an addtional bulletin.

CORRECTION. In OPDX.399, under "JW, SVALBARD", Kjell's (SM7NAS) Web site was listed wrong. The URL address should have been: http://home.bip.net/kjell_adolfsson/

CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND. Look for CY9CWI to be activated by the West Island ARC of Montreal from July 21-28, 1999. Operation from this DXCC country will be on 160-6 meters as conditions permit. Operation will be on or near the frequencies: 1830, 3005, 3745, 7005, 7065, 7230, 10105, 14010, 14265, 18125, 21010, 21305, 24935, 28010, 28395, 50010 and 50130 kHz. The team will be an entry in the 1999 IOTA Contest (July 24-25th) and will make special efforts to work Asians on 10-15 meters, Europeans on 80-160 meters, and Canadians everywhere! Operators will be Helen/VE2YAK (YL Op), Fred/VE2SEI, Al/VO1NO/VE1, Reg/VE2AYU, Bill/VE1MR, Dragan/VE2ZIV, Lowell/ VY2OX, and J-F (Jeff)/VE2TBH. The following CY9 references were provided: CQ zone 05, ITU Zone 09, IOTA NA-94, Can. Is. NS-002, N. Lat. 47.33 degs., W. Long. 60.16 degs. Direct comments/questions go to: Fred Archibald VE2SEI, 130 Embleton Crescent, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R3N2 Canada or via his E-mail address: archibal@pubnix.net QSL via VE2CWI West Island ARC, Box 884, Dorval, Quebec, H9R 4Z6 CANADA.

E41, PALESTINE. "E41/OK1DTP is a legal operation", states Zoli, HA1AG (aka E44/HA1AG). Zoli reports that he has seen the printed license of David, E41/OK1DTP, in the Ministry of Telecommunications in Gaza. By the way, a copy of the license can be seen on the following Web site: http://www.okdxc.cz/e41/license.htm Zoli goes on and mentions that E44 is used for the operations from the Gaza Strip such as E44/JA8RUZ, E44/HA1AG and E44/JA1UT. All other regions will use different callsigns like E41/OK1DTP or E46/OZ6ACD. It would seem David is the first to use the E41 prefix. ADDED NOTE: Zoli states that QSLs for E44/HA1AG will be ready by Monday, March 15th. Meanwhile, E41/OK1DTP, continues to be active and was heard on 12/10 meters SSB over the past weekend. Check 24935 and 28400 kHz between 1100 and 1400z.

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Chris, 9A4KK, reports that he will be active from here during the CQ WPX CW Contest as a Low Power entry. He is currently unsure what bands he will be active on.

HK, COLOMBIA. Gerard, F2JD/G0SHN, continues to be active as G0SHN/HK3 until the local administration gives him a normal HK3 callsign. He will be here for about the next 2 years. He can sometimes be found on 20 meters. QSL via the French Bureau REF or via F6AJA: Jean-Michel Duthilleul, 515 rue du Petit HEM, 59870 Bouvignies, France.

HV, VATICAN. Luca, IW0DJB, HV5PUL's QSL Manager, reports that the ham station from Pontifica University Lateranense, Vatican City State, will be on air on April 22nd during the "III Lateran Journey". The activity will be on HF, RTTY, 6 and 2 meters. For other information on the HV5PUL station check out the Web site at: http://www.pul.it

IOTA NEWS........

JT, MONGOLIA. Operators Antonio/I1ZB, Andrea/IZ0CRN, Gaetano/IT9GAI and Nicola/I0SNY will be active April 6-15th, as JT1Y from the JT1KAA club station in Ulan-Bator. QSL via I0SNY. Suggested frequencies are:

N7GSU/BCN (Signal reports PLEASE). Robin, N7GSU, reports that the N7GSU Beacon is now on the air at 28.2825 MHz. It transmits continous with 500mw to a 1/2 W Vertical antenna from grid CN85if. Please send signal reports via snail mail to Robin Faulkner, N7GSU, 24142 SW Peavine Rd., McMinnville, OR 97128 or via E-mail to: n7gsu@qsl.net

NEW OFFICERS FOR 1999.......

P3, CYPRUS. Harry, UN7FZ/UP6F, informs OPDX that the "Team of P3A" will take part in CQ WW WPX SSB as a Multi/Multi category. QSL via W3HNK. Operators will be active before and after the contest using their callsigns/5B4. QSLs for operations before and after the contest must go to home callsigns.


SPECIAL EVENT. A special event station will be on the air to celebrate Marconi`s first transmission "Across the English Channel" from Dover to France. This first "DX" transmission was done on the 27th of March, 1899. Their re-enactment will take place from his original QTH South Foreland Lighthouse, Dover. The operation will be active from the March 25-29th, using the callsign GB100SFL (if confirmed by authorities, if not then GX4BRS). QSL to GW0ANA, CBA or the bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for special event station UE9WZZ to be active to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Republic of Bashkortostan (Russia). Look for activity on all bands especially 20/15/10 meters bands. QSL via RZ9WZ. E-mail address: rz9wz@ufanet.ru Direct address: P.O.Box 7, Ufa, Russia, 450071

T5, SOMALIA. A few sources report that Julian, T5EC, a member of a German medical relief team in Badade, was heard on 12 meters SSB on March 7th. No other information or QSNs were reported since then. His length of stay is not known. QSL via DL0MAR

TX8, NEW CALEDONIA. Operator FK8FI, FK8VHN, FK8HC and FK8GM will be active in the CQ WPX Contest in 2 weeks as TX8DX as a Multi/Multi entry. The QSL Mmanager is VK4FW: Bill Horner, PO Box 929, Gympie QLD 4570, Australia.

VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. Matt/IK2SGC and Conrad/IK2SFZ will be active from March 24th to April 5th from Whitby, North Caicos as VP5/IK2SGC and VP5/IK2SFZ. They will be on the air for the CQ WPX SSB Contest as Multi/ Single as VP5N or VP5R. During the non-contest operation, they will be concentrating on the lower bands and WARC bands. The equipment will be the following: Yaesu FT1000MP, Kenwood TS-950, Kenwood TS930, Kenwood TS-830, Alpha 87A, Alpha 78, Heath SB220, 10 element 10/15/20 + WARC, Cushcraft 2 element 40 Meter, M2 80M rotatable dipole and 160m slopers. QSL via IK2SAI. E-mail QSL requests for the bureau can be sent to: ik2sai@amsat.org Or via packet radio at: ik2sai@ik2hdg.ilom.ita.eu Direct QSLs can be sent to: IMCO P.O.Box 99 20101 Milan Italy.

XX9, MACAO. Ed, K8EP, will be travelling to XX9-land over the period April 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th. He will obtaining his license when he arrives there (Callsign to be assigned later). His operations will be on 40-10 meters SSB and CW. QSL via K8EP.

YB0, INDONESIA. Wisnu, YB0AZ, reports that he tries to be on 14195 kHz (+/- QRM) each day. He is currently looking for HI and MS to complete his WAS on 20. QSL via Bob/W7TSQ his QSL manager and THE ONLY route for a card. Bureau cards are OK.

ZC4, UNITED KINGDOM SOVEREIGN BASES ON CYPRUS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that George, 5B4AGC, may be active as ZC4RAF, March 26th. Activity will be on CW, possibly staying overnight for LF bands. QSL via 5B4YX.

ZK2 NIUE. Look for Uwe/DL2YAK and Hape/DL1EMH to be active from here March 22nd through April 11th as ZK2GEO. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB/RTTY and also an entry in the CQ WPX SSB Contest. QSL via DL1EMH.

ZV0, ST. PETER & ST. PAUL ARCHIPELAGO (Update). By the time you read this, the ZV0SB and ZV0SW operation should have started (scheduled to begin on March 15th or 16th). It was announced this past week the team will, unfortunately, not work RTTY this trip. They hope to do it next DXpedition. Also announced, Ari, PT2BW, who was to be their pilot station and land coordinator, had to drop out do to health reasons. Morgado, PT2CSM, will replace him along with the help of PS7AB/Ronny, PT2/PY1HE/ Dias and PT2TF/Tereza. Operations will last until March 21st or 22nd.

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