Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 413
June 14, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 413
BID: $OPDX.413
June 14, 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, NC1L, WB2RAJ/ WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, K3UOC, N6HR, W6RGG, K8YSE, 4L5O, 9A6PKT, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL2RUM, EI4GK, F5NZO, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, HL0Y, I2WIJ, I5JHW, MI0BME, OH2BR, OK1JR, ON6TT/5X1T, ON9CGB, VK4AAR, YC0LOW and YU7CB for the following DX information.

3V, JERBA ISLAND (Tunisia, New IOTA!). Giovanni, I5JHW, informs OPDX that he together with Sergio/I5NSR, Danio/I5OYY, Sauro/IK5EKB, Roberto/ IK5FTQ, Marcello/IK5JAN, Gabriele/IK5OSA, Gabriele/IK5ZTW; and 3 OM operators of the 3V8BB club station (Lotfi, Ramzi, Fouzi) and 3 YLs (Zaida, Sarra, Ines) will activate Jerba Island (a new IOTA) between June 18-21st. Their callsign will be 3V8J. Activity will be on 160/80/ 40/20/15/10/2 meters and 17 meters (the only WARC band authorized in Tunisia). Operations will be on CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via I5JHW direct or bureau.

4L, GEORGIA (6 meters operation). Omari, 4L5O, reports that he is active on 6 meters (50 MHz) and will be there all summer. His antenna is a 5 element yagi w/50 watts. He can be found daily between 50.110 and 50.130 MHz CW/SSB (no time given).

5N99MSV AND 5N0MSV WRAP-UP. Stan, OK1JR, reports to OPDX that he is back in OK-land (Czech Republic). He wants to thank all the hams who worked him as 5N0/OK1JR, 5N99MSV and 5N0MSV. QSL direct, and he states that he will send them out at the end of the month. If you are not sure about your QSO, check his log search (about 200 DX logs including 5N0/OK1JR, 5N99MSV and 5N0MSV) on the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/ok1rr/

BY, CHINA. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Jack, WB8SMV, will be active until the end of July from several club stations including BY1DX in the AA CW Contest, and June 21st through July 14th from BY4LB in Qingdao. Activity will mainly be CW.

CU8, AZORES ISLAND (IOTA operation). Look for Moreira/CT1AHU and Lionel/ CU3EJ to be active July 21-31st from Flores Island (EU-089) as CU8/CT1AHUand CU8/CU3EJ. They will be entring the IOTA Contest in the Island DXpedition class with the callsign CU8I. QSL to CU3EJ. During their journey to Flores, they will also be active as CU3/CT1AHU from Terceira Island (EU-003).

E4, PALESTINE. Look for Radek, OK1FHI, to be active until June 23rd. His activity will include the AA CW Contest. Radek will sign as E41/OK1FHI from the QTH of David, OK1DTP, at Beit Jala, West Bank. QSL via his home callsign.

EL, LIBERIA. Start looking for Eric, EA5GIY, to be active as EL2VO during June or July. He is currently on a professional business trip through the country. QSL via EA5GIY.

FS, SAINT MARTIN. Operators Rob/PA5ET, Ronald/PA3EWP, Peter/PA4EA, Martin/PA4WM, Dennis/PA7FM, and Henk/PA3GCV will be active August 5-11th. They will sign FS/homecall. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB/ RTTY/SSTV. Special effort will be on the LF and WARC bands for Europe. They will have three HF stations along with one 6m station. QSL via PA5ET. Check out the Web site: http://www.muurkrant.com/pi4com/tour99/index.html

IOTA NEWS.......

J49, CRETE (Special Prefix/Update). Bob, I2WIJ, informs OPDX that he has received the special callsign J49WI from the Greece Telecommunication Ministry. He will operate from July 12-26th and also be an entry in the IOTA Contest with that callsign. QSL via his home call I2WIJ. Please refer to OPDX.406 and the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/i2wij/

JT, MONGOLIA (Update). Laurence "Flo", GM4DMA, reports that his operations from Central Mongolia will use the callsign JT1FCR. Equipment will be an IC706, R7000 and a 3 element 50 MHz beam. Operation will take place June 19-29th. Please refer to OPDX.411 for more details.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN! Peter, ON6TT/5X1T, is on route to Kosovo to be joined by Mats, SM7PKK, later in the week. Their callsigns are to be decided later. Peter states, "We might be sporadically active, but work has priority."


R1, MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ. A press release from Jukka, OH2BR, announced that: "A joint Finnish-Russian team of 25 operators will show serious activity from Malyj Vysotskij Island in July on all bands HF to UHF. The team has been issued the callsign R1MVA. In the IARU Contest a special short callsign R1MV will be used." Activity will be from July 4-15th. The joint Finnish-Russian team includes: 8 operators from Finland (OH2BR, OH5BM, OH5LZY, OH5NE, OH5PT, OH5SC, OH5UX and OH5YB) and 17 operators from the well-known Russian contest team RU1A (RU1AA, RW1AC, RV1AW, RX1AA, RN1AM, UA1BX, RA1ACJ, UA1ANA, RV1AC, RU1AS, UA1AAF, RA1ARZ, UA1ACC, RA1ARJ, RA1AIP, Alex and Vadim). The modes of operation will be: CW, SSB, RTTY, MS, EME, tropo (Aurora not wanted, hi!) Their HF equipment includes: FT-1000MP+DVS-2 (7), FT-1000D (1), TS-940 (1) plus some spares. Signals will be boosted by six linear amplifiers. Additional accessories include Dunestar filters and Heil Sound Pro headsets. HF antennas include: Inverted L's for 160 and 80 meters, 3 element beams for 40, 30 and 12 meters, 4 element beams for 20 and 17 meters, 5 element beam for 15 meters, 7 element beam for 10 meters and also an A3S, A3WS, R-7000 and wires antennas. They will have seven towers (10...20 m high) with Yaesu rotators. They will have 6 generators (2...7 kW). Their goal is to simultaneous operate CW/SSB/RTTY on all bands with propagation. Plans call for 9 to 12 operating positions. Suggested frequencies are:

QSL Manager is Jukka Heikinheimo, OH2BR, Rikunkuja 4, FI-01420 VANTAA, FINLAND (CBA not valid). VUHF frequencies and details will be issued by OH5LZY in VUHF bulletins. Home page and log check are under construction. More news later. Expedition preparation was started in late 1998, now all licenses are granted, callsigns assigned and equipment ready to be transported to the island. THIS TEAM IS DETERMINED TO ESTABLISH MASSIVE PRESENCE ON THE BANDS! BE PREPARED!

T30 & T33, WEST KIRIBATI AND BANABA ISLAND (Update). Tom, DL2RUM, reports that the team has received the following licences concerning their trip to Kiribati this year. The following callsigns were assigned: T30Y, T30CW, T33Y and T33CW. Activity will take place in October and November (refer to OPDX.406). For further details, please visit the Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/dl2rum/ Concerning the trip to Banaba, the Berlin DX Group, lead by Sigi, DL7DF, reports, "Unfortunately and in an unexpected way, it seems so, that we can`t find an agreement with the airlines to carry our oversized baggage with us. The transportation is not the problem, but the extra costs. So we are still looking for support and donations. Who can help us? If you have the possibility to support us, please feel free to contact us and/or visit our web-site.

TI, COSTA RICA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Kees, PA5CW/TI8, is now active through June 22nd. Activity will be CW on 10/15/20/40 meters (possibly on other bands. No QSNs have been reported yet. QSL via PA5CW, Kees Wiegers, De Schans 96, NL-9351 AZ Leek, The Netherlands.

V6, MICRONESIA. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Mike/G0VJK and Mike/ G4VGO are planning an operation from Truk next year (February 14th-March 6th). They will concentrate their operation on 160-40 meters CW. More information will be forthcoming.

XW, LAOS. By the time you read this, operators 7L1MFS, JA2MNB and JR2KDN may have ended their operation as XW8KPL/CSN. As this bulletin was being prepared, they were very active on 15 meters SSB (around 21280 kHz). Their announcement states that they will be active on CW/SSB/RTTY on 80-6 meters. QSNs reports show activity on 20/18/15/12 meters. QSL via JR2KDN.

YB, INDONESIA. Sanji, HA6VK, a diplomat in the Hungarian Embassy in Jakarta, has finally received an official notice from the Indonesian authorities which approves him to get an Indonesian amateur license. This approval is a part of the agreement between Hungary and Indonesia allowing their hams to operate in a reciprocal basis. Expect to hear Sanji on the air using the callsign YB0AVK this month. Sanji has been involved in this effort since October, 1998. More details will follow soon.

YW7, VENEZUELA (Special Event/IOTA operation). To celebrate the 1999 "Venezuelan Navy Day", the Association of Radioamateurs of Venezuela (ARV) and the Grupo DX Caracas have organized their annual DXpedition. This year they will go to Coche Island (SA-012) and will be active as YW7C, from July 29th through August 1st, 1999. Activity will be on SSB and CW. QSL via W4SO.

YZ75, YUGOSLAVIA. Laci, YU7CB, reports that YU club stations are allowed to use the special prefix YZ75 during the month of June to celebrate 75 years of amateur radio in their country. He also mentions to look for his club station, YU7AEW, to be active as YZ75AEW (QSL via YU7CB).

ZA, ALBANIA. Croatian operator Pero, 9A4SP, is active every evening on the frequencies 7080-7085 kHz at 2100z. Pero is working in Tirana, capital of Albania, and is using the callsign ZA/9A4SP. He will be in Albania until June 28th.

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