Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 408
May 10, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 408
BID: $OPDX.407
May 10, 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, KH2/N2NL, KF2TI, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, N6RT, K8YSE, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DF6VI, DL3APO, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, G0REP, HJ3PXA, LA9VDA, LU4AAV, ON5FP, OZ1PIF, RW1QM/1, UN5PR, UT1HT, VK4NM, VK1TX, YO3FWC and ZS5BBO for the following DX information.

FEW NOTES FROM EDITOR, TEDD, KB8NW: Because I will be attending the Dayton HamVention, I cannot guarantee that there will be a bulletin next week. If it does happen, it will probably be late Monday. Please, continue to send your information (you never know!). Just a reminder! The Northern Ohio DX Association (along with WVNO Radio) will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite at this year's Dayton Hamvention. It will be in Suite 1011 on the 10th Club Floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel (old Stouffers) on Friday and Saturday evenings. All DXers/Contesters are welcome. Munchies and refreshments will be avaialble. Come and meet the members and friends of NODXA.

2S, SCOTLAND. Chris, GM3WOJ, reports that to celebrate the opening of the new Scottish parliament, the first in 300 years, the North of Scotland Contest Group GM2MP/GM7V will be using the special prefix "2S" and will be signing 2S2MP during the period of May 6th through July 31st. The group will be active from several different QTHs on different bands to give everyone the maximum opportunity to work this rare prefix. Their activity started this past weekend on 15 meters. QSL cards for ALL QSOs will be sent out VIA THE BUREAU only later in 1999. 2S2MP does not collect QSL cards, so PLEASE DO NOT SEND a QSL card. You will receive a 2S2MP QSL card if you make a QSO.

5N, NIGERIA (Update). OPDX received a message this week from Stan, OK1JR, currently active from here, stating, "Greetings from Nigeria and I want to say hello to OPDX readers. We just finished with 5N99 prefix. I hope I made happy all HAMs looking for 5N as a new one." Stan goes on saying he made 10,000 QSOs which includes activity on 40/80 meters. He states that he also made 1000 RTTY QSOs using the BTL software along with his multi- media sound blaster and notebook computer. Stan will be active until the end of the May, but using the callsign 5N0MSV. Look for him between 1500-0100z on 80-10 meters CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via home callsign OK1JR: Stan Matejicek, Moskevska 1464, 101 00 Praha 10, Czech Republic

9M2, WEST MALAYSIA. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Johnny, G3LIV, will not be active May 4-24th as 9M2/G3LIV from Pulau Penang as announced. The reason given was a change in the licensing authority by the Commission as of April 1st, which means he has been unable to obtain a license.

AX3, AUSTRALIA. "The 59(9) DXReport" states to look for AX3ITU May 17th from Melbourne during World Telecommunications Day. QSL via VK3DYL. Actually, look for each call area to be active during Australia's ITU Day. Look for AX1ITU, AX2ITU.... etc.

DAYTON DXERS/CONTESTERS EVENT.......... The 59(9) DX Report, Western New York DX Association and Rochester DX Association will host Hospitality Suite 325 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel during the Dayton Hamvention next weekend. Stop by for an eyeball and a cool one Friday and Saturday evenings from 8 PM onwards. Meet your fellow DXers and have an eyeball with some of the DX gang you worked lately. You never know who will show up. It is always a good time and enjoyable for both the Big Guns and Little Pistols. All are welcome.

FO, MARQUESAS ISLANDS (Change of plans!). The "Les Nouvelles DX" reports that some planning changes have taken place by Alain, F2HE. Alain will leave from France on May 19th and he will be in Marquesas on May 26th. He is also supposed to go to the Australes Islands. Please refer to OPDX.406.

FR/G, GLORIOSO ISLAND. Several are reporting that Henri, FR5ZQ, will be active again from here sometime in May/June as FR5ZQ/G. However, Bernie, W3UR, editior of "The Daily DX" reports that he received information from Flavio, IK2IQD, stating Henri, will arrive on the island of Glorioso May 8th. He will be active on 80-10 meters CW and SSB for 4 weeks. He will be working on the island and will be on the air in his spare time. The following suggested frequencies were given: CW - 28023, 21023, 14023 and 7003 kHz --- SSB - 28480, 21230, 14180, 7050 and 3770 kHz. No WARC frequenices were given, but he will be on the WARC bands. Also, in the report it was mentioned that Henri will show up on 14180 at 1500z. It is not known if this is a list operation or not. QSL direct to FR5ZQ CBA.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. A group of Germans will be active from here June 19-25th. They report that their QTH there will be 2000 mt ASL. Their callsigs will be HB0/DF6VI, HB0/DL1FDH and HB0/DL4OCM. They will be active with 3 stations on simultaneously, each with about 800 watts output into several antennas on 160-6 meters on CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns.

JW, SVALBARD. Look for DF6VI and DL4OCM to be active from Spitzbergen, August 9-15th. Their callsigns will be JW/DF6VI and JW/DL4OCM. They will be active on 160-10 meters on CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via their home callsigns.

HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. Look for Trey/N5KO, Ken/K1EA, Steve/K6AW, Jon/ N0JK, Ralph/K9ZO, David/KM3T and Robert/N6TV to be active May 26th through June 2nd from San Cristobal Island. Their activity will include the CQ WPX CW Contest. Callsigns were not given. Look for N0JK to be active on 6 meters with 100 watts and a Yagi. A beacon will be on 50.110 Also, look for him on the satellitea outside of the contest.

IOTA NEWS...........

L2, ARGENTINA. Horacio, LU4AAV, is another station that will active as L24AAV between May 16th (0000z) and May 23rd (0000z), CW/SSB on all bands. This will be during the celebration of

75th Aniversary of the World Record of Distance in 1924
(please refer to OPDX.404). QSL via the bureau or direct to LU4AAV: Horacio Cilmi "Hoc", Navarro 5078, 1419 Buenos Aires, Argentina (w/ SASE). For questions send E-mail to: luaav@mixmail.com Also, look for LU1DK, LU2JCW, LU5FCI and LU8EEM during the celebration as L21DK, L22JCW, L25FCI and L28EEM, from May 16-23rd, on all band (SSB). QSL via F6FNU.

P3, CYPRUS (Update). Harry, UN7FZ/UP6F, informs OPDX that the P3A Team (RA9JX, RZ3TX, UA9MA, UA3DPX, UA3AB, I2VXJ, RW3QC, UT7QF, RX4HW, RU3DX, UA9CDV, UN7FZ) will be active during the 1999 CQ WPX CW Contest as a Multi/Multi category. QSL route is via W3HNK. QSLs for operations before and after the contest for contacts with teams signing 5B4/homecall, must go to home callsigns.


SV9, CRETE. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Drew, GM3YOR, will be active May 15-28th as SV9/GM3YOR while on holiday. He will operate CW mainly on the WARC bands, but also 160 and 80 meters (13kHz up) if conditions allow. QSL via home callsign.

TM, FRANCE. F5JBR will be active as TM0AI from May 23rd to June 6th. This will include CQ WPX CW Contest.

V3, BELIZE. Bill, W2WC, will be here May 11-14th, and plans to be active from V31GM's QTH in Punta Gorda. No callsign was given, but there was some mention of him possibly working the digital modes. QSL via home callsign.

WH2, GUAM. Dave, KH2/N2NL, informs OPDX that he will be active as WH2/N2NL in the CQ WPX CW Contest as a Single Op/All Band entry. QSL via W2YC, direct or via the bureau is OK. Cards sent directly to his Guam address will be answered, but the turn around will be much longer than via his QSL Manager W2YC.

YM0, TURKEY (Attend Prefix Hunters). The "DX News Letter" reports that DL6DB, DA2KT, DJ2JH, DL4DN, DL6BK and DG1NPM should be active as YM0S from Bozcaada Island (AS-099) now until May 14th.

YO, ROMANIA. Jean Michel, F6AJA, will be active as YO/F6AJA from May 17-22nd from YO8FZ's QTH during his free time. Jean states, "It's NOT a DXpedition of course."

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