Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 419
July 26, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 419
BID: $OPDX.419
July 26, 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, ARRL DXCC Desk, KF2TI, N2OO, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, AC4G, N4AA & QRZ DX, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL2GG/YV5, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, GM0CLN, IK2QEI, JA1ELY, JF1OCQ, OK1DWJ, ON4CEL, PA3AXU, PA3GIO, PY1KS, SM0MPV, SP2BIK, SV2CWY, VK5FV, YO3FWC, ZD8V and ZS6EZ for the following DX information.

3B8, MAURITIUS. PA3EPD, PB0AIT, PE1ALV and PA0VHA will be here from September 23th until October 10th. They will operate all HF bands on CW, SSB and RTTY. Also, maybe they will operate 2 meters EME. QSL to bureau or direct to their home callsigns.

3W, PHU QUOC ISLAND (Vietnam/IOTA DXpedition). Kunio/JA8VE and Hiro/JF1OCQ are planning a IOTA DXpedition next week to Island of Phu Quoc between July 31st and August 7th. Phu Quoc Island (GL OK10XD, IOTA AS-128) lies about 300km west of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). JA8VE and JF1OCQ obtained the permission to operated in Vietnam as 3W6KS and 3W6HM, respectivedly. They arrive in HCMC July 31st and depart for Phu Quoc Island August 1st to operate for four nights before returning back to HCMC for two nights. Their suggested operating frequencies:

(No other frequencies are not permitted.) They will operate from Kim Linh Hotelon Phu Quoc Island and Kim Do International Hotel from HCMC. QSL 3W6KS via JA8VE, Kunio Saito, 2-26-5-554 Nishitsuruma, Yamato-shi, 242-0005 Japan. QSL 3W6HM via JF1OCQ, Hiroyuki Miyake, 1-3-6 Asakura-cho, Maebashi-shi, 371-0811 Japan.

3Z, POLAND (Attention Prefix Hunters). To commemorate the 60th anniversary of WWII, a number of stations from Gdansk Coast will use special callsigns from September 1st through October 2nd. Activity will be on all HF and VHF bands. Look for the following special event stations:

  Special call       QSL Manager      Special call       QSL Manager
    3Z60H             SP2FJN             3Z60W             SP2BNJ
    3Z60O             SP2HJN             3Z0MDL            SP2UUU
    3Z60P             SP2AYC

5W, WESTERN SAMOA. Gerard, PA3AXU, will once again return here. This time he will be escorted by his XYL Ria. He states he will be able to take more luggage this time. Look for 5W0GD to be re-activiated from September 28th through October 14th. His operations will be on SSB/CW/ RTTY and hopefully PSK31 (Thanks to PA0HVF, his teacher). QSL via PA3AXU, G.A.M.C. Dijkers, Dokter P.A. Cornethof 3, 6669AZ Dodewaard (The Netherlands).

5X, UGANDA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Tomo, JE9IKG, already known as JE9IKG/6O and 6O0A from Somaliland, is now to be active on SSB signing 5X1JA from Uganda. No QSNs have been reported. QSL via JE9IKG. Meanwhile, Joe, 5X1P (G3MRC), was spotted this past weekend on 18070 kHz around 0430z. QSL via G3MRC.

FW, WALLIS ISLAND (Special Operation). An excerpt from an announcement by the DXCC Desk reports the upcoming FW8ZZ DXpedition is dedicated to, and in memory of, Chuck Swain, K7LMU, and Ted Thorpe, ZL2AWJ, who were lost at sea in January, 1966, aboard the ketch Marinero while returning from their DXpedition to Wallis Island as FW8ZZ. Operators FK8GM, JA1BK, OH2BE and OH2BH will activate FW8ZZ on July 30 and close down August 3rd. A special effort will be made on WARC bands, but all regular DX bands will be offered. Normal DXpedition frequencies will be used. The equipment includes Yaesu FT-1000MP and FT-900 with FinnFet amps. The complete press release by the DXCC will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

HS, THAILAND. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Hide, JR5XPG, is in Thailand for 3 years as a teacher and will try to obtain a license. He will use club stations for now.

IOTA NEWS...........

LIGHTHOUSE/IOTA ACTIVITY. The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club will be activating N2OB celebrating "National Lighthouse Day" weekend from "OLD BARNEY", the Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat Light, NJ, which is on Long Beach Island (IOTA NA-111 and USI NJ001S). Operations will take place August 7-8th, from 1300-2300z each day. Suggested operating frequencies: listen in 1st 25 khz of General phone bands (40, 20 and 15 meters) and on 28480 kHz. Some limited CW operation is possible on 30 kHz of these bands. (Also, 146.835 rpt -600 and 146.52 simplex). QSL via N2OB with regular SASE/SAE+IRC for QSL, or 9"x12" SASE with 2 units postage/IRCs for a certificate and QSL. N2OB address: Old Barney ARC, PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087, USA.


S7, SEYCHELLES (IOTA DXpedition). Bert, PA3GIO, hopes to be active from Desroches Island in the Amirante Group, IOTA AF-033, 250 Km south of Mahe, Seychelles, September 2-14th as S79GI. Also, there will be some activity from Mahe AF-024, August 26-31st. QSL preferably by the Bureau to PA3GIO. Visit Bert's Seychelles Webpage at: http://www.xs4all.nl/~pa3gio/S79/

TF, ICELAND. After being active in this past weekend's IOTA Contest, look for Norbert, LX1NO (KM6RY/LX4A/LX9EG), to be active from several areas in Iceland as TF4/5/0/1/6 /LX9EG. Look for him on the IOTA frequencies and the WARC bands. QSL via LX1NO.

V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS. Bruce, AC4G, reports to OPDX that he has begun his AC4G/V7 operation on Kwajalein Island for the next 2 years. His activity will be on 160-10 meters. Bruce has applied for the callsign V73CW which he expects to obtain soon. He has already made about 500 QSOs and plans to pay special attention to the WARC bands, 40, and 80 meters with emphasis on CW with lots of SSB. In mid-August he will receive his satellite gear and hopes to be active on OSCAR 10 Satellite. QSL to AC4G (home address w/ mail forward to Kwajalein Island or via direct (best route) to: Bruce Smith, P.O. Box 1436, APO, AP 96555. Bruce mentions that he will be ordering color QSL cards soon.

VU7, LAKSHADWEEP (LACCADIVES). "QRZ DX" and "The Daily DX" report an operation by a team of operators will be active from here in the fall. Full details have not been released, but forthcoming.

XU, CAMBODIA. Tom, SP5AUC (ex-YI9CW), also known as 3W7CW, has been temporarily reassigned to Cambodia. He has already obtained a license there, and his callsign is XU7AAS. He promises to be active soon, time permitting. He has acquired a new rig, a TS-570D, and hopes to put it to good use. Due to the nature of his stay, Tom has no chance to set up antennas, but he will be using a commercial log periodic, fixed to Europe. Tom is scheduled to return to Vietnam on August 15th. QSL cards for XU7AAS should be directed to: P.O.BOX 11, 02-800 Warsaw 93, Poland.

YODX CONTEST. Ciprian, YO3FWC, reports that the 1999 YODX HF Contest will take place on Sunday, August 1st. Any QSO is permitted, ITU zone/YO counties exchanged. There is a great chance to work as many as needed Romanian counties to get a special award issued for the "Total Solar Eclipse" (August 11th), best viewed from Romania. Don't miss YR99E on SSTV - Solar Eclipse live! For rules and more info, check out the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation web site: http://www.qsl.net/yo3kaa/

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND (Update). Paul, ZD8V (aka KF4OOX), is still having antenna problems. He reported to OPDX this week that his antenna "finally let go" and he will now have to take it down and fix it. The major problem is finding time to do the work since he is working during the mid-shift. He mentions that he hoped to take it down during this past weekend with some help from friends. Paul hopes to have it back up in a few days. As this bulletin was being written, we do not know if these events took place.

ZS8, MARION ISLAND. Deryck, ZS8D, has been refused permission to erect his tribander (donated by NCDXF) on the island after negotiations with the Prince Edward Island Management Committee. This means he will still have to use the dipole. The committee's reason of refusal seems to be the concern for birds flying into the antenna.

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