Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 407
May 3, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 407
BID: $OPDX.407
May 3, 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, AC4G, AA5DX, N6HR, N6RT, N8BJQ, KE9KD & DX-Central, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL4BQE, DL3APO, DL7VRO, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G0REP, GU0SUP, JA1WSX, JI3DST, LU3FCK, VK8PW, Lukasz Komsta and Herb Blair for the following DX information.

3W, VIETNAM. 3W7TK was heard this past weekend on 17 meters (18069 kHz) between 1600 and 1900z. QSL via OK1HWB.

9N, NEPAL. The "DX News Letter" reports that Sergio, IZ6BRN/AP2WAP, is going to sign 9N7RN from Mirni near Pakhara. His activity should have started by the time you read this. He intends to stay until the end of June 1999. QSL via IK4ZGY. Meanwhile, the "DX News Sheet" states to look for Fred, WF6Z, to be active until May 7th as 9N7ZA. The QTH he will be operating from is at 24,000 feet. Activity will be SSB on 7234, 14158 and 14175 kHz. QSL via home call.

CY9, ST PAUL ISLAND. From a press release: Look for Doug/K4LT, Dan/K8RF, and Bob/W6RGG, Stan/AC8W and Hank/K8DD to be active May 23-31th as CY9RF. The CY9RF team will also be a Multi-Op/Multi Transmitter entry in the CQ WPX CW Contest May 30-31st. Look for them to have four 24 hour station and two part-time stations. Before the contest they will run 2 or 3 stations concentrating mostly on the WARC bands and on difficult propagation areas of the world such as Asia, VK, ZL etc. Also, all SSB operations will be before the contest period. This operation is now a YASME DXpedition and QSOs count for the YASME awards (for details check the Web site: http://www.cestro.com/myweb/yasme.html QSL via K8RF. All OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

DAYTON HAMVENTION DX ACTIVITIES. Steve, N8BJQ, informs us that the following events will take place:

FT5W, CROZET ISLAND (Update). Good news. Reports indicate that Gil, FT5WH (F5NOD), has reportedly fixed his radio and should be active again soon. Look for him on 20 meters.

FS, ST. MARTIN (and V4, St. Kitts & Nevis). Hiroo, JA1WSX, informs OPDX that he will be going to FS and V4 after the Dayton HamVention. He will sign FS/KH0Y from St. Martin, May 16-19th. After this operation he will go to St. Kitts and will try to get a V4 license from the Telecommunication Office there. He will be there May 19-21th. QSL to JA1WSX direct or JARL.

IOTA NEWS.......

J28BS NOW QRT. Phil, J28BS/F5PHW, is now QRT and is in Muscat at A45XR's home. He reports that his J28BS DXpedition netted 5700 QSO IN 57 hours of activity. If you hear J28BS on the air now, it is a pirate. QSL via F6KPQ, Bureau or CBA.

LO1, ARGENTINA. LU4FM reports that he will be active as LO1F in the ARI International DX Contest as Multi-Op Single Transmitter entry.

MM, SHETLAND ISLANDS. Wolf/DL4BQE, Helmut/DL5BUT, Thomas/DM4VDE and Arno/ DL1CW will go on an Amateur Radio Expedition to the Shetland Islands (DXCC: Scotland). They will be active with two 400 watts stations from June 11-16th. They will operate from Muckle Roe Island (IOTA EU-012, WAB HU 36). The team will use CEPT callsigns (MM/DL4BQE/p and MM/DM4VDE/p). The first station will run on CW, while the second station will run either on SSB or CW. They will be active on 160-10 meters bands including the WARC bands with verticals and wire antennas. The goal is to make as many QSOs as possible, especially with stations outside of Europe. At the moment, Wolf is trying to find a comfortable RTTY software, and they hope to be able to satisfy some RTTY requests, too. QSL cards are prefered via DARC-bureau. If you cannot wait, you may send your cards direct to DL4BQE. For some further information, check out the Web site at: http://privat.schlund.de/y/y36/shetl.htm.

QSL INFO AND NEWS............

SPECIAL EVENT SPECIAL. From May 1st through July 31st, special event station SN0APT will be active from Lublin and Klementowice. The event is the 750th anniversary of the first opening of a pharmacy in Poland. The "APT" suffix is the abbreviation of the Polish word "Apteka" which means "pharmacy". The first Polish pharmacy was opened in Swidnica in 1248. The special event is organized by radio club "Ariadna" (SP8YCB). For any questions about this station, please send E-mail to: radioam@ariadna.pl QSL via the bureau or direct to: SP8YCB Club, Po Box 403, 20950 Lublin, Poland.

SPECIAL PREFIXES. Just a quick reminder to look for special prefixes being used by Scottish and Welsh amateurs to celebrate the opening of their new parliments. Activity will begin May 6th and last until July 31st. GM stations (Scotland) will use 2A, 2S and 2T. GW stations (Wales) will use 2C, 2W and 2X.

USI NEWS. The Michigan DX Association (MDXA) will be putting "Beaver Island" on the air September 10-17th. Beaver Island is USI MI032L and they will be using a 8 man team with the special callsign KC8MHX (Michigan Ham Xpedition). The team will use the standard IOTA frequencies as well as other frequencies. QSL via W8VOM at: MDXA-BEAVER, O-947 Lake Michigan DR, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.

V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Steve, G4JVG, will be active June 4-18th while on holiday. His callsign will be allocated upon his arrival. Activity will be SSB on 40-10 meters including the WARC bands and possibly 80 meters with 400 watts and verticals. QSL via home callsign.

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS (possibly KH1, KH9 and maybe others). Bruce, AC4G (ex-N4GAK), informs OPDX that he will be active for at least 2 years from Kwajalein Island beginning in mid-June, hopefully. Bruce expects to be active on all bands unless it interferes with his work assignment. He will be taking his Kenwood TS-850, a vertical Cushcraft R-7000, his satellite rigs and antennas for AO10 Satellite QSOs, etc. Bruce states that he hopes to be active from his residence as well as from the club station on Kwaj. Many of you may remember Bruce as QSL Manager for Ken Wells, V73C. Bruce hopes to pick up where Ken left off and be active in many contests. He is applying for the callsign of V73G. Bruce will continue to answer Ken's QSLs as well as his own unless it becomes a problem. If so, he may ask for a volunteer to help with the QSLing. Bruce adds that he also hopes to be active from Baker-Howland, Wake, and a few other islands nearby. Lastly, Bruce hopes to give out many QSOs on SSB and CW. If you need a certain band QSO, let him know and he will try to accomodate. He will not be taking RTTY gear in the hopes that the club station has this setup already.

VK8, AUSTRALIA (Rare Area). Peter, will be operating as VK8PW/p starting around May 14th from Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal Land Trust, in the VK8 district some 350km east of Darwin. This area is accessible by special permit only from the Aboriginal land owners. This might be the first ever ham operation from this part of VK8. Peter will be there until mid October, 1999. Operations will be on 20-10 meters on SSB only. QSLs for bureau requests go only to VE8RZ and for direct requests to: Peter Wollenberg, Box 2142, Darwin, NT, 0801, Australia.

VQ9, CHAGOS ISLAND. Ron, VQ9DX (AA5DX), reports from Diego Garcia that he is now dockside and can ride his bike into the radio club at least 3 or 4 times a week depending on his work load. Ron states to look for him on 1828 kHz starting around 2315z through 0130z (that is when he must QRT to get back to the ship on time). He states that their offical sunrise is now 0112z.

XZ, MYANMAR (New IOTA DXpedition). A few different sources report that Mike/N7MB, Steve/G3VMW, Ray/G3NOM, Darryl/AF7O, Warren/K7WX, Jouko/OH1RX, Robin/WA6CDR, Dan/NA7DB, Sally/KM5EP (YL op), Paul/W8AEF, Martti/OH2BH, Rich/K7ZV and EA5XX; N5IA and K6KRE of the Central Arizona DX Association (CADXA) will be active in mid January of the year 2000 for two or three full weekends as XZ0A. Operations will take place from Thahtay Kyun Island (also known as Mergui Archipelago, 9 57' N, 98 32' E) located in the Andaman Sea. This will be the first IOTA operation from XZ-land, which means it will be a new IOTA. Planned operations will be CW/SSB/RTTY and SSTV on 160-6 meters. More details are to follow.

ZC4, UK SOV. BASE AREA ON CYPRUS. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Jeff, G0WSA, is active until the year 2001 or 2002 as ZC4JP while stationed at the Western Sovereign Base Area (WSBA) in Episkopi. No QSNs have been reported as of yet, but activity will be on CW/SSB/RTTY and Pactor three to four afternoons weekly. Jeff will use a TS-850S 100 watts and dipole. QSL via RSGB bureau to G0WSA. Meanwhile, George, 5B4AGC (G3LNS), was active as ZC4ATC over the past weekend on 40/30/20 meters between 2100 and 0400z. Check 14170, 10109 and 7052 kHz. QSL via 5B4YX.

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