Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 410
May 24, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 410
BID: $OPDX.410
May 24, 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 and The Golist, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, KE4LWT, N4AA & QRZ DX, K6UR, N6RT, N6TQS, K7BV, K8YSE, DC8TS/KC2DMA, DL6FBL, F5NOD, G3LWM, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GM0DEQ, GW0ANA, GW0VSW, HA5COK, HL2KAT, PY1KS, RA1WZ, SM5MX, SP5ELA, VE9DX, VK8HA and YO3FWC for the following DX information.

3W6, VIETNAM. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Karl, W9XK, will be active June 1st-July 20th as 3W6XK. Activity will be on 20 and 15 meters CW/SSB. QSL via homecall. ADDED NOTE: See XV7 below.

3W7CW UPDATE. Zygi, SP5ELA, from the Warsaw University of Technology RC (SP5PBE) and President, reports that Tom, 3W7CW/SP5AUC (ex-YI9CW), has been active from Hanoi, Vietnam since April 11, 1999. Tom has a one year license to operate on all HF bands plus 50 MHz, all modes. However, Tom's main interest is in CW. He is planning to operate some RTTY once his station gets fully set up. Tom's new QTH is on a second floor of a four story building (A DXer's paradise: no nearby high-rises, open horizon, tennis courts and parks all around. And, most of all, an unlimited access to the building's roof where Tom mounted his R7.) Tom is currently struggling with getting items ranging from a coax cable to a laptop computer, most of which have to be ordered from abroad. Fortunately, Tom took the majority of basics with him. He operates his faithful TS-180 and reports hearing not a single local 3W activity, only the neighboring BY, VS6, VK and JA. He has spotted many West Coast U.S. stations during the ARRL Contest, some of them really loud. Europe comes in with generally poor signals that he has to combat because of the overwhelming QRM from the local broadcasts, especially on 40 meters. Tom is planning to stretch some long-wire antennas north-west and possibly to other directions. He is a member of the Polish diplomatic corps in Vietnam and signed a four year contract. There should be lots of opportunities to work him, so dust those keyers off... For those interested in operating from Vietnam a word of caution: a one-year license fee is 500 (USD)! QSL cards for 3W7CW should be directed to P.O.BOX 11, 02-800 Warsaw 93, Poland. Tom has been heard recently on 17 meters between 1230 and 1600z.

6 METERS CONTEST. Ciprian, YO3FWC, wants to remind everyone that the 1999 Oltenia Six Meter Contest will be held on the last full weekend of May (First period: May 29th, 0400-2000z, Second period: May 30th, 0400-2000z). All hams in the world are invited to participate in "Oltenia Six Meter Contest 1999". Rules can be found at "Romanian Amateur Radio Federation" Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/yo3kaa/

BY, CHINA. The "DX News Sheet" reports that the Nanjing Agricultural University Radio Club will be active June 1-30th as BT99WED to celebrate "World Environmental Day".

BY, CHINA. Look for Pertti, OH2PM, to be active this weekend (May 29-30th), from the BY1DX station in Beijing for an all-band operation. Activity will be mostly on CW. QSL BY1DX via OH2BH.

CF3/VA3, CANADA. Look for amateurs in Ontario to begin using the CF3 prefix instead of VE3, and VX3 prefix instead of VA3 June 1-30th, for the 75th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCVAF).

CN, MOROCCO. Ben, DL6FBL/CN8WW, will operate during the CQ WPX Contest as a Single OP/All Bands entry. There will be some activity before the contest, but after the contest there will be no or only little activity because he will take down all antennas on Monday and go back to Germany early Tuesday morning. Ben states, "Please: during the contest all QSOs are welcome, of course. Outside the contest, please call me only on bands/modes, we have not yet worked!!! After this activity ALL logs will be merged and ALL QSOs (Oct.-Dec. 1998, Mar./Apr. 1999, and now) will be confirmed in one step!"

CY6, CANADA. Look for amateurs in Alberta to begin using the CY6 prefix instead of VE6, July 1-14th, to promote the Calgary Stampede.

DX CONVENTIONS (Update). The Holiday Inn in Visalia, where the International DX Convention is being held (in the year 2000), has a new area code. To make early reservations call 559-651-5000.

DX1S UPDATE. "QRZ DX" and "The Daily DX" sent out a press release from Martti, OH2BH, on his upcoming operation as DX1S. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive a copy of the release as an additional bulletin. Here are some excerpts from the release: "Operators are Robin, DU9RG, Kan, JA1BK and Martti, OH2BH..... the station DX1S - DX Is - will hit the airwaves and be available for those who Deserve. DX1S is a new callsign of the Filipinas DX Society, of which WA6AUD and OH2BH are the first invited foreign members........ the station will be available May 28-31 for the multitudes on all known DX bands." Suggested frequencies: CW - 7005, 14025, 21025, 28025 kHz and SSB - 14195, 21295, 28495 kHz. QSL Manager for this special activity is KU9C.

GD6/MD0, ISLE OF MAN. GD6IA will be active during the upcoming ANRTS Contest, June 12-13th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, but their objective is to get some of the local hams active on RTTY. Also, Doug, N6TQS, will be active as MD0BPI on RTTY from here May 21-27th. He will be using a wire antenna for the first two days, then he will have a beam up and running. QSL via N6TQS or the G or W bureaus.


J6, ST. LUCIA. Jim/KF8VX and Cathie/KG8QL are announcing their summer vacation/DXpedition to St. Lucia from June 19-26th. Callsigns are expected to be J6/KF8VX and J6/KG8QL. They will be active on SSB and RTTY on all bands based on propagation. QSL to home callsign or the W8 bureau.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Another group will be active from here during the All Asian DX Contest. Look for Asa/JA6AGA and Tony/JA6CNL to be active June 18-21st as KH0/AF4IN and KH0N. Listen for them on CW, 25 kHz up from band edge.

NEW #CQDX HOME PAGE. Doug, N6RT, reports that the new home page of the IRC #CQDX Chat channel (with realtime spots from DX Summit) is now: http://dx.qsl.net/cqdx/ The new page includes a java based IRC applet which you can try out if you have been curious about #CQDX but did not want to download and install any software.

OJ0 & OH0, MARKET REEF AND ALAND ISLANDS. A few press releases by Dennis, K7BV, announced that plans are now firm for the OJ0 and OH0 DXpedition. On May 25th, Dennis will fly via helicopter from the Aland Islands to Market Reef with Lars/OH0RJ, Seppo/OH1VR and Pasi/OH1MM. Operations will begin that evening (local time) after the antenna work has been completed. Listen for OJ0/K7BV, OJ0U, OJ0/OH0RJ and/or OJ0/OH1VR. Dennis will depart the reef for the Aland Islands OH0 Friday morning May 28th. One or two or all of the others may stay behind to operate in the CQ WPX CW Contest. K7BV will operate as OH0/K7BV from the OH0Z super station beginning the evening of May 28th and continuing until June 4th. He will use the OH0Z callsign during the WPX CW contest. Expect appearances on all bands 160-10 meters, the WARC bands and the RS12 satellite. A strong emphasis will be placed on CW. The 6 meters operation is questionable at this time. QSL OJ0/ OH0/ K7BV via KU9C. QSL OJ0U and OJ0/OH1VR via OH1VR. QSL OH0Z via OH1EH. The DXpedition Web site is now up and available for viewing at: http://www.qth.com/k7bv/

P3A AWARD. The 1999 P3A Team, which will be active in the upcoming CQ WPX CW Contest, announced that they will issue a special colorful award (with photos of all members of P3A) for contacts with P3A during 48 hours contest period. Details/press release will be provided to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

PW, BRAZIL. Alex, PY1KS, will be active in the CQ WPX CW Contest as PW1S. He will be on all bands as a low power entry. QSL via Bureau or direct to: P.O.Box 18123, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, 20722-970, Brazil.


R200, RUSSIA. Look for special event station, R200AP, to be active on all bands and on all modes from June 5-7th to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. QSL via RA1WZ either direct (Al Trubchaninov, Rizhskij pr.51-104, 180016 Pskov, Russia) or through the bureau.

S9, SAO TOME (New on the Satellites?). Hardy, DC8TS/KC2DMA, states he will activate this one on the satellites. If you remember, he was active in 1996 as 5R8EO from Madagascar. He feels that it is now time for another "new one" on the satellites. However, he mentions that this is NOT a Dxpedition, but a holiday with his wife combined with a bit of satellite activity, if the licensing authorities allow this to happen. He has not heard anything yet about his license, but he will visit the Sao Tome Telecom to hopefully pick up a license on Monday the 31st of May. Activity in the hotel will be limited. Look for him between 1600-2000z. QSL is via the German QSL Bureau to DC8TS or direct. Direct QSLs for destinations outside of Europe require 2 USD return postage.

SV8, ZAKYNTHOS (Zante). Carl, GW0VSW, will be operating from this Greek island (IOTA EU-052) from June 1-14th, as SV8/GW0VSW. This will be mainly a vacation for Carl, but he hopes to be active every day. Activity will be on all bands mainly CW. He will also be looking for low power stations on the usual QRP frequencies. QSL via the bureau or direct to his home callsign.

XJ9, CANADA. A special prefix has been issued to be used by stations in Saint John, New Brunswick during the period of 0000z May 22nd through 2359z June 6th. There will be several stations active during this period. This prefix was issued to recognize 150 years of operation by the Saint John Police Dept., the oldest force in Canada. Andy, VE9DX, reports that he will be active during the CQWW WPX CW Contest as XJ9DX. Look for him before and after the contest on SSB, RTTY and PSK31.

XV7, VIETNAM. Rolf, SM5MX, is about to travel from Tokyo, his present QTH, to Hanoi to revive his call XV7SW for two weeks, May 23 to June 5. Rolf will take part in the WPX CW Contest. He is now the only remaining XV7 on CW. From now on, only 3W calls will be issued. QSL via SM3CXS.

YS, EL SALVADOR. Jack, KE4LWT, will be active as YS1/KE4LWT through at least August 15th. Activity will be on 10/12/15/17/20 meters. QSL through July 1st to: Jack R. Smith, Unit 3105, JTF New Hope, APO AA 34023. After July 1st, QSL direct to his home callsign. Bureau cards to the home callsign are always welcome.

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

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