Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 417
July 12, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 417
BID: $OPDX.417
July 12, 1999
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, N2VW, WB2RAJ/ WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W4WX, N5VL, N6RT, AF8C, K8YSE, CT1END, CX1ABD, DL7VSN, DS1BHE, EA5BY, F1UVN, F6IRA, G4FRE, HA0HW, JH1ROJ, LU7EC, OH1MDR,OK1FLM, PS7KM, PT2NP, SM3CVM, SP6TPM, UA6AF and VK4BLE for the following DX information.

3C0, ANNOBON. A press release by Tony, EA5BY, reports the finalizing plans for a DXpedition to the island of Annobon scheduled for September 14 through 24th, 1999. Their goals are the following: first of all to provide as many stations with a new country, and second is to leave open doors for other possible DXpeditions. Annobon island is very much needed as evidenced as being identified in the top 10 (7th place) on the most wanted list. The callsign to be used will be 3C0R. With four stations operational, this should allow easy access for those in need. One station has been identified specifically for RTTY. The other three will pay attention to SSB as well as CW. The list of operators are: Ramon/3C1GS, Roberto/3C1RV, Elmo/EA5BYP and Vic/EA5YN. The complete press release will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

AMATEUR RADIO NEXT ???? "PLEASE!" On nationally televised news this week, reports showed that the Bhutanese government has allowed broadcast television available in their country for the first time. However, the TV station is government run. Could "Amateur Radio" be next?

ATTENTION ISLAND/LIGHTHOUSE ENTHUSIAST. Look for UE6AAF to be active from Utrish Island in The Black Sea from July 14-20th. This operation will count for the "Russian Robinson Award (RRA)" as RR 24 01 and for the "World Lighthouse Award (WLH)" as LH 1236. QSL via UA6AF, Victor Kravchenko, PO Box 33, Novorossiysk-22 353922, RUSSIA.

CANCELLATION. Bill, W4WX, from the "Space A Group", announced that his Haiti operation/trip (see OPDX.416) was cancelled due to very negative travel advisories put out by the State Department. Bill states, "Will try something else."

CT7, PORTUGAL. On July 31st, August 1st and 2nd, look for activity by CT7P from Fort Peniche by operators CT1CBI/Ant, CT1FIJ/Vitor and CT2FUP/ Fernando. Contacts will count for F-031, which is valid towards the DCFP Diploma Castle and Forts Portuguese Award. It is also valid towards the DMP Award Country Portuguese NBA 1014. QSL via CT1CBI bureau or direct.

H44, SOLOMON ISLANDS. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Peter, G8BCG, will be in the Solomons in late 1999/early 2000 as H44PT. No other details were given.

IOTA NEWS (Stations continue to prepare for the upcoming IOTA Contest, July 24-25th)...........

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Another operation is planned from here by Hartmut, DJ7ST. Look for him to be active as OH0/DJ7ST August 2-20th. Activity will be QRP 5 watts on all bands mainly CW. QSL via homecall.


SI, SWEDEN (Attention Prefix Hunters). The callsign SI9AM and prefix will be aired for the first time ever July 17-18th, during the opening of the Thai Pavilion, "King Chulalongkorn Memorial Building", in Ragunda, Sweden. The Pavilion is of course in Thai style and the only one outside Thailand. For more information about the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Building, see the Web page: http://www.ragunda.se/ SI9AM will later be established as a visiting Amateur Radio Station near "The King Chulalongkorn Memorial Building". Look for activity, especially on the weekends after July 17-19th until September, on all band CW/SSB. QSL to SM3CVM via bureau or direct CBA. QSLs are to be printed in late August. A homepage is under construciton at: http://home.swipnet.se/lararo/

SPECIAL EVENT. The Florida DXpedition Group (W4DXP) will be operational for the International Lighthouse Day, August 21-22nd, from the Amelia Island Lighthouse which is located on IOTA NA-138. The special callsign will be W4A and QSLs will go to N5VL. This is the first and possibly the only operation to take place from this location as the lighthouse and its property are for sale by the U.S. Government.

TM5, FRANCE. Look for the special callsign TM5FDH to be used during August 15-29th. QSL via F5LGF.

VP5, PROVIDENCIALES ISLAND. The team of Frank/WA2VYA, Ken/K2WB and Jack/ N2VW will be operating as VP5T from IOTA NA-002, part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, from October 26th to November 2nd for the 1999 CQ WW DX SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as a Multi/Multi entry. Emphasis will be on CW and the WARC bands before and after contest. QSL to N2VW with a SASE/SAE+return postage, or bureau via N2VW. QSL VP5/homecalls via homecalls via the bureau or direct to their CBA. All the QSLing info applies to SWL cards, too.

VP9, BERMUDA. Isao, JH1ROJ, informs the OPDX group that he is planning a trip here at the end of this month and has already received his license as KG8XV/VP9. Look for him to be active July 24-31st. Activity will be 80-10 meters (including the WARC bands) CW and SSB. QSL via JH1ROJ.

ZX0, ST. PETER AND ST PAUL ROCKS. A press release by Karl, PS7KM, from the Natal DX Group, has announced this week that a DXpedition will begin between the end of September and the beginning of October. Further information will be available sometime in the middle of September. Contacts with the Brazilian Navy through the Sea Resources Secretariat Comission were made and two radio operators will be allowed to remain on the rocks for the duration of the ship's stay. The Brazilian Navy visits the rocks for maintenance on their equipment once every six months. The NATAL DX GROUP has designated two operators for the DXpedition: Karl Leite, PS7KM, and Pergentino Andrade, PT7AA. Operations will be on the air for 10 consecutive days, 24 hours a day, on 6/12/15/17/20/40 and 80 meters on CW and SSB. Special emphasis will be given to the 40 and 80 meters bands. The callsign for SSB will be ZX0SK (QSL via PS7KM). The callsign for CW will be ZW0SP (QSL via PT7AA). The complete press release by Karl, PS7KM, will be sent to OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

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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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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