Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 405
April 19, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 405
BID: $OPDX.405
April 19, 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, K1VV, KE1AC, AI2Q, ND1V, W2SF, W3UR & The Daily DX, N5FG, N6RT, AH0W/OH2LVG, 9M2TO, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G0KRL, OH2RF, RA0FN, SP5ELA, Socios del Radio Club Rosario, VE2NW, VE3XAP and YS1RR for the following DX information.

3B9, RODRIGUES ISLAND. Thanks to the 3B9R DXpedition operation, Robert Felicite, 3B9FR, is now back on the air. Robert has been off the air for over 5 years for a number of reasons. One reason given is that he lost nearly everything he owned to a cyclone. Robert was heard this past weekend on 30 meters between 1330 and 1400z and between 2130 and 2200z. QSL direct only (this may change later).

4U1ITU, ITU HEADQUARTERS (GENEVA). The "DX News Letter" reports that Eric, W3DQ, will be active as 4U1ITU during his spare time after 1900z now until April 25th. He will emphasize his activity on RTTY and the WARC bands. QSL via bureau.

FM, MARTINIQUE. Pertti, OH2RF, intends to operate as FM/OH2RF between May 1-7th, with a CEPT licence probable. He is visiting FM5BH during his week vacation in the Caribbean. There will be special attention to European stations on both CW and SSB. QSL via OH2RF, Pertti Turunen, Sulkapolku 1 A 2, SF-00370 Helsinki, 37, Finland.

FR5/T, TROMELIN. QSL Manager Zareh, VE2NW, informs OPDX that Jacques, FR5ZU, will be active from Tromelin Island (IOTA AF-031) from now to May 4th. Activity will be SSB only 40-10 meters. Zareh will run a net around 0200z on 14256 kHz and will try to run as many as NA stations as possible. As this bulletin was being prepared, QSNs indicate Jacques has been active on 20 meters and as late as 0400z. There was also one report where he was active on 28470 kHz around 1430z. Jacques will be working in Tromelin and will try to be active as much as possible during his rest periods. QSL all contacts, except JA ones, is via VE2NW. JA contacts go to the JA QSL Manager JA8FCG.

GD, ISLE OF MAN. Ian, G0KRL will be operating from the island May 1-8th, as GD0KRL/P. This will mainly be a vacation for Ian, but he hopes to be active every day. Activity will be on all bands mainly SSB with some RTTY using an Alinco DX-70 and multiband vertical antenna. QSL via the bureau or direct to his home callsign. E-mail QSL requests for the bureau can be sent to: G0KRL@ARRL.NET

HQ6RCH OPERATION (QRT). The Radio Club of Honduras was active this past weekend from Little Key Island. Little Key measures just 25 x 25 meters in size (!) and lies at N 16 degrees, 3 min., 36 sec. and W 86 degrees, 58 min., 58 secs. They used the callsign HQ6RCH and were active on CW/SSB. QSLs will be handled by the club president, HR2JAW. The club reports that there is NO IOTA number yet for this island, but Joe, HR2JEP, says that will be forthcoming.

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY (IMD). Just a quick reminder that this event takes place April 24th, between 0000-2359z. The event is sponsored by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club of Cornwall England. Check out the Web page: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~straff/ There will be 58 Marconi Special Event stations participating, many with certificates offered. Look for stateside station W1AA/IMD to be active, and it will represent the 1903 Marconi Transatlantic Transmitting Station on Cape Cod. DX stations QSL via the bureau and Stateside stations via the CBA with a S.A.S.E.



RRC "NORTH POLE 1999". The "International North Pole Expedition" with the "Russian Robinson Club" is now active until April 25th. It is under the sponsorships of the Federation of Parachute Sports of Russia in accordance with the direction of the official preparation and realization program of the celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of Polar Aviation, the 70th Anniversary of foundation of the First Polar Station at the Franz Joseph Land and the 50th Anniversary of the First Skydive onto the North Pole. This expedition is truly unique. It is the first time that an International Expedition will be routed via: Moscow - Murmansk - the Franz Joseph Land - North Land (Srednij Island AS-042) - North Pole. This expedition is in preparation for an expedition to the South Pole, whereby new technologies pertaining to performance in the polar conditions are to be worked through. The callsign of this Expedition is RV3MA/0. Operator is Roman. QSL via RV3ACA, Elen, P.O. Box 13 Moscow 127521 Russia. The special callsign of RRC`pedition is R3RRC/0. Operator is RV3MA. QSL via RW3GW, Valery, P.O.Box 3 Lipetsk 398000 Russia. There will be a special "RRC-North Pole-1999" plaque (the wooden plank 20x15 cm. on the metallic base) available for QSOs with R3RRC/0. Cost is 23 (USD for EU), 25 (USD for DX) and can be obtained via the plaque manager RW3GW (via DL6ZFG, Rolf Rahne, P.O.Box 15, D 39241,Gommern, Germany). Also, check out the Russian Robinson Club Web site at: http://www.stinol.lipetsk.ru/~rrc/

S7, SEYCHELLES. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Gavin, GM0GAV, will be active April 22nd through May 5th as S79GT "while on honeymoon". Activity will be CW on 20/17/15/12/10 meters and possibly 6 meters. QSL via home callsign.

SPECIAL EVENT. The "Socios del Radio Club Rosario (LU7FW)" will be active as L27FW from May 16-23rd, in celebration of the 75th aniversary of the contact between Carlos Braggio (r-cb8) and Ivan O'meara (z-2AC) establishing the world record distance between Buenos Aires and New Zeland in 1924. For more details see OPDX.404. QSL via LU7FW: PO Box 263 ZIP CODE 2000 Rosario, Argentina.

SPECIAL EVENT. The prefixes CI3 for VE3 and CJ3 for VA3 Canadian amateurs have been approved for use in the "Region of Peel" to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the "Incorporation of the City of Brampton" for the time period April 10-25th.

SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS. Monk Apollo has been active again as SV2ASP/A on 20 meters SSB. Check the 14252 kHz (net) between 2000 and 2200z. Also, look for him on 20 and 17 meters on Fridays and Saturdays on SSB and possibly RTTY and Pactor. QSL direct.

TF, ICELAND. Bob, W2SF, is currently planning an operation here which will take place August 27th through September 7th. His callsign has not been announced yet, but activity will be on 80-10 meters plus the WARC bands CW/SSB/RTTY.

XX9, MACAO. The "DX News Letter" reports that Motoi, JK2PNY/VR2SS, will be active from Taipa Island (AS-075) until May 9th. They state his callsign may be XX9TSS. However, "The Daily DX" reports that Motoi will concentrate on 6 meters. So, HF activity may not happen. QSL via JK2PNY, Motoi Kawattsu, 205 Mezon 3-17-15, Nishisugamo, Toshima-ku, 170-0001 Japan.

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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