Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 401
March 22, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 401
BID: $OPDX.401
March 22, 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, N1WLV, WA1ECA, AB2E, KP2BH, K4PC, K7AR, N8RFK, K8YSR, KE9KD & DX Central, W0YG, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G0RCI, G0TSM, LA0CX, OK1YM, ON4BAM, PY1KS, SV2CWY, UN5PR, VE2SEI, VK5FV, VO1HE, YC0LOW, YU7ADY, ZP5AZL, ARRL Letter and Takashi Sawaguchi for the following DX information.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM EDITOR. There may not be a bulletin next week due to the fact that my wife is sending me to Las Vegas for a few days for my birthday so I can visit my father..... FOR REAL... What a great gal, hey! Anyway, if possible, send your DX info before March 25th, and I will try to put one together before I leave.... 73 de Tedd KB8NW (Editor)

3A, MONACO. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Luc/I1YRL and John/IK1SLP will be active again March 27-29th, as 3A/I1YRL (CW) and 3A/IK1SLP (SSB). Activity will be on all bands. QSL both via I1YRL. Also, look for Henry, HB9APJ, to be active April 7-19th as 3A/HB9APJ His activity will be mainly CW on 30-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

8A, INDONESIA. Jo, YC0LOW, informed OPDX to look for 8A0J (Eight Alpha Zero Juliet) to participate in CQ WPX Contest on all bands as a Single Transmitter/Multi Op station. His QSL Manager is Taufan, YB0AI.

8P, BARBADOS. Look for Dean, 8P6SH, to be active as 8P2K during the CQ WPX SSB Contest and all other major contests until December 31, 2000. QSL via KU9C.

ATTENTION CONTESTERS! According to "The ARRL Letter (Vol. 18, No. 12, March 19, 1999)" the following was reported: "The new Canadian Territory of Nunavut, VY0, comes into effect on April 1, 1999. To reflect this new addition, Nunavut will become a separate multiplier in the two RAC Contests commencing with the RAC Canada Day Contest on July 1, 1999. --RAC"

C5, THE GAMBIA. Franky, ON4CEL, received the callsign C56EL and has been quite active on 40/15/12/10 meters CW. You just have a few more days to work Franky as C56EL (goes QRT on March 25th). Franky states for NA to look during their greyline time on 30/40/80 meters. QSL via ON4CEL, via the bureau or direct only to the following address: Franky Beuselinck, Oostmolenstraat 95, 9880 Aalter, Belgium.

C9, MOZAMBIQUE. Reinhard, DL6DQW, will once again be active from Benguera Island, March 26-29th, as C91RF/P. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB using a IC-706MKII and wire antennas. QSL via the bureau or direct to his home callsign.

CY9CWI, ST. PAUL ISLAND. Fred, VE2SEI, reports that the original CY9CWI DXpedition announcement contained several errors and they would like to have the announcement republished. Look for the West Island ARC of Montreal from July 21-28th. Operation from this DXCC country will be on 160-6 meters as conditions permit. Operations will be on or near: 1830, 3505, 3780, 3860, 7005, 7065, 7230, 10105, 14010, 14265, 18080, 18125, 21010, 21305, 24935, 28010, 28395 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-094, Can. Is. NS-002, N. Lat. 47.33 degs., W. Long. 60.16 degs. Direct your comments and questions to: Fred Archibald VE2SEI, 130 Embleton Crescent, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 3N2 Canada or via his E-mail address: archibal@pubnix.net. QSL via VE2CWI West Island ARC, Box 884, Dorval, Quebec, H9R 4Z6 CANADA.

DXCC FAQ #4. All OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive a few extra bulletins this week. One contains Bill Moore, NC1L, DXCC FAQ #4.

DXCC YEARBOOK. Reports say that Bill Moore, NC1L, stated that they should be in the mail soon (April 1st).

E4, PALESTINE. David, E41/OK1DTP, continues to be active especially on 80 and 12 meters. Look for him to be active in the upcoming CQ WPX SSB Contest. Reports indicate that David will be active until December 31st. David was recently joined by his father Jirka, OK1TD, and they installed a HF tri-band beam and 160 meters dipole. QSL via OK1TD, Jiri Lunak, U Sporky 185, CZ-470 01 Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic.

HS, THAILAND. Look for Charlie, K4VUD, to be active as HS0ZCW now through April 5th, and again between May 18th and June 2nd. No other details were provided. QSL via K4VUD.

IOTA NEWS........

OJ0, MARKET REEF. Look for OH0RJ, LA1SJA, LA3KIA and LA0CX, who will be active from the lighthouse around the last weekend of June. The lighthouse has been booked and transportation has been arranged. Their main mode will be CW, on 160-6 meters with an emphasis on 12 meters. The main station will be running on a 24-hours-basis, one more station as often as possible. Total time of operation is expected to be 96 hours. Callsigns will be OJ0/ with their home callsign. QSL via homecalls.

LO, ARGENTINA. Daniel, LU1DK, reports to look for the station LO0D to be using this new prefix for the next 5 years during contests. QSL via F6FNU.

NEW PREFIXES FOR THE "CQ WW WPX CONTEST". Chris/SV2CWY and Savas/SV2AEL, will operate with the new following prefixes for the CQ WPX Contest only during the last weekend this March. Chris/SV2CWY will us the callsign J4Z, probably the first time a 3 letter callsign is used in Greece. QSL ONLY via: PO BOX 40130, Thessaloniki 56000 Greece. Savas/SV2AEL will use the callsign SW2A. QSL ONLY via: PO BOX 22013, Thessaloniki 55310, Greece. These two callsign will not be accepted via the SV QSL Bureau.

NP3, PUERTO RICO. The NP3X team will be in the CQ WPX Contest after some last minute preparation. They will be in the contest as a Multi/Multi entry. The team will be operating from the KP3P contest station. The list of operators will be: WP3A/Jim, WP4NHM/Rafael, WP3C/Al, W4OV/Bruce, WD4JNS/Julio, W4DN/David and KP2BH/Jimmy.

P4, ARBUA. NODXA Member Bob, K8BL, will be operating from here from March 22-26th. His equipment is an IC735 and MFJ portable antenna. Look for him 15 kHz above the band edge. Callsign is currently unknown. QSL via K8BL.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DX CONVENTION. The Willamette Valley DX Club is pleased to announce the annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention is to be held July 30-31th and August 1st, at the Monarch Hotel in Portland, OR. For more info about the club, and to print out a registration flyer for the convention, visit the club's Website at: http://www.qsl.net/wvdxc/

PW, BRAZIL. Alex, PY1KS, will be active in the CQ WPX SSB and CW Contest as PW1S. His entry will be All Bands Low Power (ABLP). QSL via Bureau or direct to: P.O.Box 18123, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, 20722-970 (GG87ic), Brazil.

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA. Just a quick reminder! By the time you read this, Peter, PY5CC, should be active as PY0FF on all bands until March 29th. QSL via JA1VOK.


SPECIAL EVENT. The Ikeda citizen's ARC (JH3YKV) have been issued the special callsign, 8J3IKD, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Ikeda City, Osaka Japan. Their activity will be on all bands, all modes up to 5.6 GHz. Operations will be from April 10-30th and their licence is only good for 20 DAYS! During the weekdays, they will operate during their spare time in Ikeda City and during the weekends from Mt. Satsuki. Any JARL member is welcome to operate. For details, contact JE3LGJ via E-mail at: je3lgj@jarl.com. QSLs will be issued one way through the bureau.

SPECIAL EVENT. April 14th marks the 40th anniversary of the Incorporation of the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA). To commemorate this event, the SONRA DX Group will be operating as VO1AA for this special event on April 14th, from 0000-2230z from their club station. Activity will be CW/SSB on 160-10 meters and also 2 meters. There will be a certificate available to any eligible contact upon receipt of an SASE. To receive your certificate, please send your QSL card with a self addressed envelope big enough to take an unfolded 8.5x11 inch sheet of paper (unless you want it folded) and sufficient return postage to:

        SONRA DX Group         -or-  Paul J. Piercey VO1HE
        Box 23099                    40 Mt. Cashel Rd.
        St. John's, NF  A1B 4J9      St. John's, NF  A1A 1X7
        Canada                       Canada

SU, EGYPT. Jaro, OM3TZZ, who has been a resident in Giza, Cairo, for some time now, has finally received a callsign. Begin look for SU9ZZ to be active on the bands. He was spotted this past week and weekend on 20/15/10 meters CW. Check between 1530 and 1730 on 15/10 meters and around 0500z on 20 meters. QSL via the bureau or direct to OM3TZZ: Jaroslav Jamrich, Gejzu Dusika 43, Trnava 917 08, Slovak Republic.

SV, GREECE. Olda, OK1YM, (currently now in SV1-land) reports to please look for SV1DKR to participate in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as a Multi/Multi entry.

UP5, KAZAKHSTAN. Romeo, UN5PR, informs OPDX that he will be in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as UP5P and as a Single Operator-All Bands entry. QSL via direct to his regular callsign UN5PR: Romeo Y. Loparev, P.O.Box 73, Temirtau, 472300, Rep. of Kazakhstan. The QSL Bureau in Kazakhstan is not working.

V2, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA. Brian/N3OC/V26OC and Darrell/AB2E/V26E will be activating the V26B supersite as a multisingle entry in the CQ WPX CW Contest, May 29-30th. They will be on before and after the contest with their individual callsign from May 26-31st. QSL V26OC via N3OC and any V26E operation via AB2E. Darrell reports that he is waiting for another 2000 V26E QSLs from the printer and hopes to have all the bureau cards out before May for the past operations.

XF4, REVILLAGIGEDO. The "DX News Letter" reports that Hector, XE1BEF, will be active as XF4BEF from Socorro Island (NA-030) between March 17th and April 2nd. However, no QSNs have been reported yet. Activity is to be active on CW/SSB/RTTY and on 160-6 meters. QSL via XE1BEF.

ZP40, PARAGUAY. Tom, ZP5AZL, informs OPDX that he will be active in the CQ WPX SSB Contest next weekend using the special callsign and prefix ZP40Z. This is a brand new prefix for the collectors. He will be active as a High Power/All Band entry. QSL route is only via W3HNK, not to his home address.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE EDITOR. Please send all DX announcements/information "ONLY" to the addresses below and "NOT" to the distribution InterNet address of: dxinfo@barf80.nshore.org

OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE):
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