Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 402
March 29, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 402
BID: $OPDX.402
March 29, 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 & The Golist, N2AU, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3JJ, W4DN, K4PC, N4GN, W5NA, KE9NA, AH0W, W0YG, BV2PU, CT1ERK, CT3HF, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, E21EIC, F6AJA & LNDX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G4EDG, HS0/G3NOM, IK3ZAW, OZ5AAH, UR5EDO, ZS6RVG and Maynard Heustis for the following DX information.

3A, MONACO. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Henry, HB9APJ, will be active as 3A/HB9APJ, April 7-19th. Activity will be on 30-10 meters CW with an FT-990 and magnetic loop antenna. QSL via homecall.

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Frank Smith, AH0W, from the Midway-Kure DX Found- ation (MKDXF), has released the following information: The Midway-Kure DX Foundation is about to embark on its 1999 DXpedition to Rodrigues Island (AF-017), the "Cinderella of the Mascarenes", starting April 1st and running through April 11th. Callsign will be 3B9R. The DXpedition will operate on all bands, 6 meter through 160 meters and all modes. One of the 9 HF stations will be dedicated to RTTY only. Team-members represent five nations and include Bruce Butler/W6OSP, Kimo Chun/KH7U, Jari Jussila/OH2BU, Victor Keller/XE1VIC, Jacky Mandary/ 3B8CF, Garry Shapiro/NI6T, Ned Stearns/AA7A, Yuuji Yoshitani/JA3IG/K1NT and Frank Smith/AH0W/OH2LVG, team-leader. Individual team members may also operate from Mauritius after the operation as 3B9/home-call. Acting as pilot stations will be Andy Chesnokov UA3AB, Tom Harrell/ N4XP of the Dateline DX Association and Gary McClellan K7ZD. During the operation they can be contacted as follows:

QSL manager is Joyce Johnson, N7LVD, 5627 West Hearn Road, Glendale, Arizona 85306. A Web site will be announced soon. Up-to-date information can be found at: http://mkdxf@aztec.asu.edu

5B, CYPRUS. Look for F5SQM to be active as 5B4/F5SQM from April 1st to 6th. Also, look for George, 5B4AGC, to be active in the CQ WPX SSB Contest as H2G (yep H2G). QSL via home callsign.

7Q, MALAWI. Activity will increase from this one. Ron, 7Q7RM, reportedly is back in the country with John/7Q7JL, Les/7Q7LA and Harry/7Q7HB to follow. QSL is only via DIRECT to G0IAS. NO BUREAU CARDS!

BV2, TAIWAN. BV2PU will be active in the CQ WPX Contest as BV2B. Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via BV2WA, via direct or bureau.

BY1DX, CHINA. A press release from Tim, N4GN, reports that the "Beijing- Chaoyang- Nokia Amateur Radio station", BY1DX, is now active. It is a first-ever foreign corporate sponsored amateur radio club in China, and it commenced its activities this past week on 40/20/15 meters. QSL cards go to OH2BH, Finland CBA address: Nuottaniementie 3D20, 02230 Espoo, FINLAND. ADDED NOTE: OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

CQ, PORTUGAL. Antonio, CT1ERK, reports to OPDX that he will be active during the 1999 CQ WPX SSB Contest using the special callsign CQ7ERK. He will be active as a Single Operator/Low Power Single Band 10 meter entry. QSL via his home callsign CT1ERK via the bureau or direct to his CBA. Also, look for team CQ9K to be active in the CQ WPX Contest as a Multi-Single entry. The Team operators are: CT3BD, CT3CD, CT3DL, CT3HF, CT3HK, CT3IA and CT3KN. The QSL route is via CS3MAD, P.O.Box 4694, P-9058 Funchal, Madeira Island, or via the Bureau.

E4, PALESTINE. Peter, G3WQU, who has been operating as 4X/G3WQU from Bethlehem since 1975, has now been issued a license by the Deputy Minister of Posts and Telecommunications in Gaza, Palestine, with the callsign E4/G3WQU. PLEASE NOTE: E4 and not E44 or E41 as previously issued. Peter will be active during weekends beginning March 26th on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters, 160 meters is not available. Peter expects to be in Bethlehem for at least two years. QSL via G3WQU at RSGB QSL Bureau or direct to: Peter McKay, UNIFIL, PO Box 75, NAHARIYYA 22100, ISRAEL.

EM4, UKRAINE. The team of UR4EYT (club station of young technicians) will be active as EM4E during most contests for the year 1999. The team used to use the contest callsign UR4E. QSLs are OK via the bureau to UR4EYT, or direct to: P.O.B. 3363, Dnepropetrovsk-5, 320005, UKRAINE.

HK0. MALPELO ISLAND. Pedro, HK3JJH/0M will stay there until the early part of April now.

HS, THAILAND. Look for the RAST HS0AC Club station to be active during the CQWW SSB WPX Contest as a Multi/Single entry. Operators will be HS1CKC, HS1BZY, HS0GBI, HS0VGC, E21ENF and E21EIC. The team of operators are licenced to use 80 and 160 meters during the contest. HS0AC activity will be on 10/15/20/40/80/160 meters. QSL Manager is HS0/G3NOM. Also, look for HS7UCQ/p to be active in the CQWW WPX Contest. Operators will be HS7UCQ, HS7VMI and E21IZC. QSL Manager is E21IZC.

IOTA NEWS. Hans, DF5UG, will re-attempt a landing on Pulau Satang (OC-165), subject to weather and tidal conditions. He will use the callsign 9M8QQ. He has received permission from the National Museum of Sarawak for a two night stay on the island, and the use of a generator which was not previously allowed. He plans to leave for the island at 0630z on Saturday, March 27th, and to depart after 0400z on Monday, March 29th. Look for him on the IOTA SSB frequencies on 14/21/28 Mhz. QSL via DF5UG.

IOTA NEWS. Veronica, IK3ZAW, reports to OPDX that her friend Kiki, SV1BRL, and she (and possibly other Athens ham) will be operating next weekend (April 3-4th) from Evvoia Island (EU-060). They will be signing with a special callsign, J41YLS (YLs hi!). Operations will be on phone and as usual CW, and she will possibly try some of the RS-13 and AO-27 orbits.

JX, JAN MAYEN. If you need this one you better work it soon. Per, LA7DFA, will go QRT as JX7DFA on April 16th and return to Norway. He reports that there will not be any further amateur radio activity this summer. Look for Per between 1800 and 2230z on 20 meters SSB/RTTY. Also, check 30 meters.

KP2, AMERICAN VIRGIN ISLANDS. The "DX News Letter" reports that Chet, W6XK, will be active as WP2Z during the CQ WPX SSB Contest. QSL via KU9C. Before and after the contest he will be signing as KP2/W6XK. QSL via W6XK.


SPECIAL EVENT. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Mike, ZL1MH, will use ZL2RN/1, April 1-30th, as part of the Commonwealth Area Stations tribute to Portishead Radio. Activity will be CW on 7020, 10120, 14050, 21050 and 28050 kHz.

SPECIAL EVENT/PREFIX. Industry Canada has released the prefix CY6 for use by the Calgary area amateurs from July 1-14th. This is to celebrate the world famous Calgary Stampede. This will be a good time to work on your Stampede City Award. Full details of the award can be seen at: http://www.cara.ampr.org/stampede.html VE6NQ is a two point station for the award and will be on July 1st, in the Canada Day contest. All inquiries can be sent to: ve6yc@rac.ca

TM7, FRANCE. Look for F5AMH to use the callsign TM7T in this weekend's CQ WPX SSB Contest.

TZ, MALI. Alexandre, TZ6AK, can sometimes be found on 20 meters around 0630z, but is hard to find on the bands. A report indicates that he responds to a "CQ DX", and he listens for stations instead of calling himself. OPDX has also learned that Alexandre is French and speaks little English. QSL info is to: PO Box 933, Bamako, Mali.

WEBSITE OF INTEREST. Leon, W5NA, says to check out the following MDXA's Web site, "put together by a bunch of DXERS and Contesters.... who also run the ARRL W5 Incoming QSL Bureau": http://www.mdxa.org

ZC4 OPERATION CANCELLED. A report states that George, 5B4AGC, will not operate from ZC4 on March 26th. His mother has passed way, and he has returned to the UK.

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Jim/N6TJ and Glen/K6NA are active again until March 31st as ZD8Z and ZD8A. This will include activity in the CQ WPX SSB Contest (Single Band 10 and 15 meters). QSL ZD8Z via VE3HO and ZD8A via home callsign.

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):
OPDX SPANISH WEB SITE. (provide by "QTC Magazine" and Tony Pernas, EA1CSI):

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