Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 414
June 21, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 414
BID: $OPDX.414
June 21, 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, WB2RAJ/ WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, K4AVQ, KQ6XA, N6HR, N6RT, W6KK, N0ED, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL3KUD, DL6MHW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G3NYY, G4BUE & DX News Sheet, GM4FDM, HA0HW, JA1ELY, OH2BR, ON6QR, PA5ET, PY1KS, and ZD8V/KF4OOX for the following DX information.

5U, NIGER. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Dan, AE4RP, who is active as 5U7DG until the summer of 2000 or maybe summer 2001, hopes to be active on 160, 80 and 40 meters soon. The "DX News Letter" states that Dan received his license in July 1998 and is now the only radio amateur in the country. Dan is running 100 watts into a beam for 20/15/10m and a longwire for 12 and 17 meters. QSL via K4SE.

6O, SOMALILAND (also 5X and 5H). It has been reported by Toshi, JA1ELY, that Tomo, JE9IKG, has been staying in Nairobi, Kenya, on official business but will travel to Somaliland on June 19th, and stay there until June 29th. He will try to operate during his free time as 6O/JE9IKG. However, there is no powerline available there, so he will operating with a solar panel and with only 50 watts on SSB using a long wire. QSL via his home callsign. ADDED NOTES. Currently Somaliland does not count for DXCC. Also, Tomo has plans to make another trip to either Uganda (5X) and Tanzania (5H) in July. He expects these operations will be short and they will take place on weekends.

A9, BAHRAIN. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Regi, ON4CFI, is active until July 7th as A9/ON4CFI. Activity will be SSB on 40-10 meters. Checking QSNs, look for him after 0000z on 15 meters SSB. QSL via home call.

CARIBBEAN TOUR. Ronald/PA3EWP, Henk/PA3GCV, Peter/PA4EA, Martin/PA4WM, Dennis/PA7FM and Rob/PA5ET are proud to announce their "Caribbean Tour for 1999". They will go to the following islands of St.Maarten (PJ5), St.Martin (FS), Nevis (V4) and Anguilla (VP2E). The callsigns will be the home callsigns followed by the prefix with the exception of Nevis which will be a V47 callsign that will be assigned at their arrival. Their schedule will be as follows: August 5-11th for St.Maarten and St. Martin (mobile); August 11-18th for Nevis; and August 18-25th for Anguilla. The team plans to have 3 HF stations and a combined HF/6 meter station on the air on the modes CW, SSB and RTTY. They plan to focus on the Low Bands and the WARC bands for Europe. SSTV and satellite operations will only happen when the occasions allow it. All QSLs for this tour will be handled again by PA5ET (ex PA3ERC): Rob Snieder, Van Leeuwenstraat 137, 2273 VS Voorburg, The Netherlands. The team has also set up a Web site to keep the DX community up-to-date on their operation before/during/after at: http://www.muurkrant.com/pi4com/tour99/index.html

CAVE EXPLORATION EXPEDITION PERU '99. Bonnie, KQ6XA, will operate as OA/KQ6XA and particapate in an exploration and mapping expedition to previously unknown deep caves in the remote area of the Andes Mountains. Using only solar powered gear, Bonnie will be active on 160-10 meters CW/SSB. Her activity will be between July 20th and August 20th. Bonnie invites amateurs to make a sked with USA and Peru operators. For more details, please visit her very interesting Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/kq6xa/

C6, BAHAMAS. Maurice, ON4BAM, has plans this summer to be active from July 24-30th as M0CIL/C6A from Abaco Island. QSL via ON4BAM.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA (IOTA Activity). The "Les Nouvelles DX" reports that Jacques, F6BUM, will be active as FK/F6BUM from the main island (OC-032), August 9-21st. Activity will be CW/SSB. He plans to activate a few other IOTAs around the main island. Look for him on the following islands:

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Andrea/DL3ABL and Michael/DL6MHW are going here for a one week holiday/activity from June 26th to July 3rd. They will be focusing their efforts on WARC bands to this semi-rare counter using high power. QSL via DL3ABL, Andrea Diekmann, Ginsterweg 51, 39326 Wolmirstedt, Germany.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. By the time you read this, the first German-Hungarian HB0 DXpedition should be active until June 26th. Operators will be DL4OCM/ Tom, DF6VI/Jo, DL1FDH/Thomas, HA4DX (ex HA4GDO)/Tamas, HA0ET/Feri and HA0HW/Laci. They will be active from a guest house on Mtn. Malbun at 2200m above the sea level. They plan to have three stations active at the same time with amplifiers and Dunestar filters on CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 meters. Each operator will use his own callsign after the HB0/ prefix. The team hopes to provide a new QSO to you on any band or mode. All QSL requests are via the operators home callsign (either via DL and HA bureaus or direct to operators CBA), except QSL HB0/HA0ET/p via HA0HW. A full color QSL card with picture on front side will be available.

IOTA NEWS.......

J8, ST. VINCENT. The "DX News Sheet" reports that Mike, G0GPX, will be active until the year 2001 as J87AB. Activity will be SSB on all bands, especially at 1100z on 18147 kHz and 12 and 10 meters. He is there working as a missionary at Canouan. QSL direct (BTW, Mike collects post cards for his xyl and daughter).

JT, MONGOLIA. A JA DX team will visit here during July 2-6th. Look for JT1FAJ (op JA0HC), JT1FAK (op JR0CGJ), JT1FAL (op JA0IXW), JT1??? (op JR0BQT) and JT1??? (op JA0EJ). Activity will be CW/SSB on 160-6 meter. QSL via home callsigns.

KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Look for JI2IXA, JN3AHZ and JM3FUY to be active from Saipan Island as KH0/homecall, June 24-28th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. QSL via home callsign.

KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. From July 8-12th, look for Dave/AG8L, Larry/ K6RO and Charlie/W6KK to be active as WP2Z during the IARU HF Championship, July 10-11th. Activity before and after the contest will be on all bands including 6 meters CW/SSB as KP2/(homecall). QSL WP2Z via KU9C. QSL KP2/AG8L via NN6C. QSL K6RO and W6KK via their home callsigns.

OOOPPPSSS!!! In OPDX.413, under "YB, INDONESIA", the correct name and callsign should have been "Sanyi" and "HA7VK", not Sanji and HA6VK.

OX, GREENLAND (The Biggest Island Expedition). A member of the Belgian DXpedition Committee will head north to be active during the next IOTA Contest (July 24-25th). Fred, ON6QR, will operate from IOTA NA-018 in the capital city, Nuuk, hosted by the local amateurs. The callsign to be used will be OX3NUK, although a special callsign has been requested. Activity will be on CW/SSB on the 5 bands during the contest. Listen also near the IOTA frequencies to catch Fred from Friday 23rd until the contest. The QSL Manager is Mike, ON4GO. For more information, look at the Web Page of the Belgian DXPedition Committee at: http://www.ping.be/on6qr/ Or contact Fred, ON6QR, at: on6qr@ping.be

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

R1MVA WEB SITE UP. Jukka, OH2BR, reports that you can find up-to-date information about the R1MVA-expedition at the OH5AB home page: http://www.etela-karjala.fi/yhdistykset/viitoset/MVI_1999.htm Jukka states that he will try to keep this information as fresh as possible. Log checking will be announced on the above www-address as soon as he has more information from the computer boys.

SV9, CRETE. Walt/G3NYY, Tim/G4VXE, Dave/G4FRE and Meg/G7FRE (YL operator) will be active as SV9/homecall from here (EU-015) between June 29th and July 6th. They plan to be active on the following modes: PSK31, Hellschreiber, Baudot RTTY and CW. Activity will be on all bands, 160-6 meters, the WARC bands included, with some SSB on 50 MHz only. QSL SV9/G3NYY via G3NYY, SV9/G4VXE via G3SWH, SV9/G4FRE via WW2R and SV9/G7FRE via WW2R.

VP9, BERMUDA. Ed, N0ED, will be operating as VP9/N0ED from July 15-25th, including the IOTA contest (24 hour CW section). Activity will be CW only on the WARC bands and 160 meters (QRN permitting) before the contest. He will use only a "100 watts and a dipole" during this operation, but he hopes to give everyone who needs it as a multiplier. QSL via N0ED. His E-mail address is: n0ed@qsl.net Ed will put more information (possibly logs) on: http://www.qsl.net/n0ed/

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND. Paul Hutley, KF4OOX, is now active as ZD8V as of June 15th at 0030z from Ascension Island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. Paul wrote to OPDX stating that he is currently active from 1800-2400z on 10-20 meters. He mentioned that he can also be found sometimes on the 14.247 DX Net for a couple of hours. He likes doing the DX nets and thinks they are fun. However, Paul spends most of his time on 10 meters around 28495 kHz. Paul reports that he needs 8 more states for his WAS and will be looking for them on the air (OPDX will try to find out what states he needs). Over the past weekend Paul indicated that he would like to be active on "Kids Day" (June 19th). He also plans to be active during "Field Day" and will be looking for Mercer Co. (PA club station) and for the Brevard Co. (FL) stations. In the coming future Paul mentions that he will have scouts over (on the island) for JOTA. However, Paul does state that he will call or take calls from anyone. Please note, that in the past when a ZD8 station has tried to support "Kid's Day or JOTA" the adult hams have tried to contact the ZD8 station. Paul requests and states, "Please if we are trying to support the kids, then let us do that and wait for another day for the ZD8 contact. As the children do not find this very enjoyable and this sets them against Ham Radio."

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

OPDX WORLD-WIDE WEB HOME (provided by John, K8YSE):
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