Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 418
July 19, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 418
BID: $OPDX.418
July 19, 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, K1WY DX Association, NB1B, AB2E, K2JXW, KE2LJ, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, WB3JFS, K4VUD, N6FF, N6HR, N6RT, K8EP, K8YSE, AH0W/OH2LVG, BD5RV, CT1CSN, CT1END, DJ7IK, DL2FAG, DL3APO, DL4TT, EA4ST, EI8IR, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, FM5GU, HL3QAR, HS0/G3NOM, IK0YVV, JA3ART, JA1MXY, JI3DST, LA7QIA, OK1YM, ON4ALW, PY1SL, RZ1OA, SP6ECA, SV2CWY, TA3J, VE2YAK, VE6JY, VK4BLE and VK8AV for the following DX information.

3V, TUNISIA (A new station). Andy, DJ7IK, reports that a second official station license has been now issued to the Tunisian scouts. The station's callsign is 3V8ST (Scout Tunisienne). They will build up a new station within the next few weeks, and they hope to be on the air in September after the summer holidays.

9H, MALTA. Look for Akis, SV7CLI, to operate from the club station of 9H-land probably as 9H/SV7CLI beginning July 20th. Activity will be on all bands. QSL via CBA.

9L, SIERRA LEONE. The "Les Nouvelles DX" reports that Jacky, F2CW/ZL3CW, will be here for 3 months and hopes to get a licence.

CY9CWI, ST. PAUL ISLAND. This island will be activated by the West Island ARC of Montreal from July 21-28, 1999. Operation from this DXCC country will be on 160-6m as conditions permit. Operation will be on or near: 1830, 3505, 3780, 3860, 7005, 7065, 7230, 10105, 14010, 14265, 18080, 18125, 21010, 21305, 24935, 28010, 28395 and 50130 MHz. The team will enter the 1999 IOTA Contest and will make special efforts to work Asians on 10-15m, Europeans on 80-160m, and Canadians everywhere! Operators will be Helen/VE2YAK (YL Op), Fred/VE2SEI, Al/VO1NO/VE1, Reg/VE2AYU, Bill/VE1MR, Dragan/VE2ZIV, Lowell/VY2OX, and J-F(Jeff)/VE2TBH. Direct comments, questions go to: Fred Archibald VE2SEI, 130 Embleton Crescent, Pointe Claire, QC, H9R 3N2 Canada ( archibal@pubnix.net ). QSL via VE2CWI West Island ARC, Box 884, Dorval, Quebec, H9R 4Z6 CANADA ( http://www.PubNIX.Net/wiarc/dx.htm ) The following reference numbers were provided: CQ zone 05, ITU Zone 09, IOTA NA-94, Can. Is. NS-002, N. Lat. 47.33 degs., W. Long. 60.16 degs., Grid Square: FN 97.

FM5GU OFF THE AIR! Denis, FM5GU, reports to OPDX that he thinks his station will be off the air for one to two years. This is due to a storm that hit Martinique on Thursday, July 8th, at about 6:00 AM (his local time) and broke his mast and all antennas. His also mentions "the tide is low for the money" to set things back up.

HL0, SOUTH KOREA (IOTA DXpediton). Hyun, HL3QAR, the operator of HL0C (HanYang University Wave Research Club), informs OPDX that an operation by HL0C/4 to Mara Island (AS-026) will take place August 3-9th. Mara Island is in the Cheju Province Group in the southern extremity of KOREA. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters CW/SSB. QSL via: CPO 4397, 100-643, Seoul KOREA. Visit the HL0C Web site: http://campus.hanyang.ac.kr/~HL0C/

HS, THAILAND (IOTA and DXpedition). A large group of Thai/foreign amateurs will be active from SiChang Island (Koh SiChang, IOTA AS107) during the IOTA Contest. There will be a two Multi-Mixed mode stations active: HS2AC (led by HS1CHB with JA operators) and HS0AC/2 (led by HS1CKC with Thai/UK operators). After the contest the groups will combine for a DXpedition operation under the callsign HS2AC until July 28th. QSL Manager for both callsigns will be HS0/G3NOM (Via Thailand Bureau or PO Box 1300, Bangkok, 10112, Thailand).

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

JW, SVALBARD. Thanks to the support from some very enthusiastic 6 meters operators and the UK Six Meter Group, Peter, LA7QIA, should be active from here. By the time you read this he should be on 6 meters as JW7QIA from JQ68TB for two to four days. Details are published on his Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/la7qia/ (and mirrored http://home.c2i.net/dx/ ).

KH3, JOHNSTON ISLAND. It has been reported by Dick, N6FF, that Bill, NH6D, will be making numerous trips here for the next year or so. He will be there on July 20th for a few days, and will try to operate as work committments permit. He expects to make several more trips in August. The club station equipment and antenna status is currently unknown, but the FT-1000D and tri-band yagi are supposedly operational. The amplifier is said to be 'fried'. Bill will check the station status this trip, and if necessary, return with whatever is needed to operate the lowbands. It is believed that Bill will have NH6D/KH3 up and running on 160/80/40 meters before the September/October lowband season begins. Dick states that he will try to keep everyone informed of station status and progress. By the way, Bill prefers CW, but does operate some SSB. QSL to N6FF.

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITIES. There will be two upcoming events in August which involve lighthouse operations: The National Lighthouse Weekend (August 7-8th) and The International Lighthouse Weekend (August 21-22nd). Both are described on the "Ham Radio Lighthouse" Web page at: http://www.waterw.com/~weidner/ld.htm Also, check the listings on pages 71 and 93 of the August QST. If you are planning a lighthouse activity and wish to be listed on the Lighthouse Page, send details to Jim Weidner, K2JXW, USA Coordinator for National/ International Lighthouse Weekends, at : K2JXW@amsat.org Please give location of lighthouse, frequencies, call, dates, and QSL info.

OTHER POSSIBLE NEW? Reports during the week indicate that Montenegro has been conducting talks with Serbia and they want independence from Yugoslavia. Check out the Web site: http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/europe/9907/14/yugoslavia.02/


SPECIAL EVENT. The Grumman Amateur Radio Club will operate WA2LQO on July 20th to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Landing on the Moon. The station will operate from the Bethpage, NY building where all the Lunar Modules were built by Grumman. Operation will be on 10/15/20 meters, propagation permitting. For a special QSL card, send a SASE to the CBA of WA2LQO which is: GRUMMAN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, 70 DEWEY ST., HUNTINGTON, NY 11743 USA. SWL cards will gladly be honored. (No Buro cards can be accepted).

SPECIAL EVENT. Special event station VC6MP will operate July 24-25th, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police March West ( details at http://www.av.bc.ca/ve6jy.html.

T88, PALAU. Jim/JA3AJ/N7EIU and Kazu/JA3ART/N3JJ will be active from here September 15-19th. Callsigns to be used are T88MM (Jim) and T88JJ (Kazu). They will be active on HF (w/500 watts) all bands and 6 meters (Mainly on 10/6m). QSL to each home call address or via JARL QSL bureau.

V26, ANTIGUA. Darrell, AB2E, will again be active as V26E from the V26B supersite from August 11-17th. He will enter the WAE CW Contest August 14-15th, and would request that stateside not try to work him during that time. He will be on plenty before and after the contest, mostly on the WARC bands, and will try 160 since there are a pair of new fullwave beverages at the site. QSL this and all V26E operations to the home call, AB2E.

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Dave, V73UX, has been active on 20 meters SSB between 1100 and 1400z. He has also been heard on RTTY around the same time. Also, there have been reports that he recently put up a 3 element Yagi for 40 meters. NO QSNs reported for this band. QSL via V73AX.

XW, LAOS. XW8INH was active over the past weekend on 17 meters (18135 kHz) between 1245 and 1330z. Reports indicate that Motoaki, JH1EDB, who is currently living in Vientiance, is the operator of this station. However, the callsign belongs to Mr. Inh, the Manager of the KPL (Khaosane Pathet Lao) the official news agency in Loas. Motoaki may be using this station because foreigners are not permit to receive their own licenses. QSL via JM1GYQ.

XX9, MACAO. Ed, K8EP, will be travelling to Macau over the period of August 18th through the 23rd. He will be operating as XX9TEP. His operation will be CW and SSB on 80-10 meters. There is some activity planned for the SEANET SSB Contest. QSL is via K8EP.

ZB2, GILBRALTAR. The "Les Nouvelles DX" reports that Martin, G3RFX, will be active as ZB2FX or ZG2FX from September 1 to 16th.

ZC4, UK SOV. BASE AREAS ON CYPRUS. Ian, ZC4OS, wants to remind everyone that on each second and fourth Wednesday of the month the radio club meets and plans to operate between 1930 and 2300 Cyprus local time. The next operation should be July 28th. The callsigns to be used will be either ZC4ATC or ZC4RAF, and the operation will be either CW or SSB. The club also hopes to be operational for the CQWW SSB Contest. There will be more detailed news on this later. Additionally, there are or will be ZC4ATC operations (all night) on or around the last of Friday each month. More info will be sent out later.

ZM, NEW ZEALAND. "The 59(9) DXReport" states it has been reported that ZL stations may use the ZM prefix from October, 1999, through March, 2000, for the Millennium.

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