Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 420
August 2, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 420
BID: $OPDX.420
August 2, 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, N2WK, WB2YQH, W3HC, N6RT, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, EA5XX, EA6VQ, EI6FR, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, JH4RHF, RZ1OA, SM7MPM, SM0DTK, SV2CWY, VE3ZZ, VK3EW, UA0MF and ZL2HU for the following DX information.

3A, MONACO. The "LNDX" reports that Patrice, F5RBB, will be 3A/F5RBB from August 23-28th. Look for activity on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL via home callsign. Meanwhile, remember to look for 3A/IK1SLP and 3A/IK1YLL who will be active on CW/SSB/RTTY until August 5th. QSL via homecalls.

3B9, RODRIGUEZ ISLAND. Robert, 3B9FR, can often be found on 20 or 15 meters on 25 KHz up from band edge. Check after 0300z on 20 meters and after 1300z on 15 meters. It has been mentioned that he can also be found on 40 meters (around 7015 kHz) between 2000-2100z. QSL to the following address: Robert Felicite, P.O.Box 31, Rodriguez Island, Via Mauritius Islands

4U1VIC, VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE. This station, which counts as Austria for DXCC, will be active in the coming months. Look for 4U1VIC in the following planned activities:

Please note that 4U1VIC is a separated multiplier (county) for the WAE and WW contest. QSL via OE bureau unless otherwise mentioned.

9A2000, BRIONI ISLANDS (Brijunska Otocja, IOTA DXpedition/Special Event). Sado, 9A2OP, reports that a team of operators (Kreso/9A7K leader, Sado/9A2OP and 4 others) will activate these Croatian islands located in the Adriatic Sea, September 1-6th (possibly 2 extra days). The IOTA reference number is EU-110. The callsign to be used will be 9A2000FT in celebration of the President's 77th birthday (FT stands for President Franjo Tudjamn, and the 2000 is to celebrate the upcoming new millenium). Also, these islands are the exclusive summer residence of the Croatian President Franjo Tudjman. Activity will be on all bands including the WARC bands and 2/6 meters. QSL via 9A7K, Kresimir Juratovic, POB 88, KR-48000, Koprivnica, Croatia.

HU4, EL SALVADOR (Special Prefix/Event). Operators from Spain and El Salvador will be active as HU4U, on August 16-23rd. This special operation is organized by URE, Spanish Radioamateurs Association, to rebuild all the digital net destroyed by hurricane Mitch. The Spanish radio amateurs will carry everything from Europe, incluiding PCs, transceivers, antennas, etc, to help establish a new network in El Salvador for packet radio users. This big and expensive operation is possible thanks to the sponsoring of La Rioja province goverment, and the help of the URLR (La Rioja Radiomateurs Association), Radioamateurs Without Frontiers (RSF) and the perfect organization of URE, the Spanish bureau, and Angel, EA1QF its General Secretary. The HU4U operators will be: EA1AU, EA1QF, EB1ADG, EA3CUU, EA4BT from Spain and YS1AG, YS1FAF, YS1FI, YS1GF, YS1MS, YS1RR and some more YSs from El Salvador. The suggested operating frecuencies will be:

QSL cards via EA4URE.


LIGHTHOUSE SPECIAL EVENT. The Western New York DX Association will operate Special Event Callsign K2L during the period of August 8-22nd, in conjunction with the Buffalo (New York) Harborfest and culminating with an operation from the Buffalo Lighthouse during the Lighthouse/Lightship Activity Day August 22nd. The August 22nd operation will be on or near these frequencies:

During the August 8-21st period, activity will be on CW, SSB and RTTY on all bands, including WARC. A special photo QSL will be available for QSOs of August 22nd, and a regular QSL will be used for all other dates. QSL via WB2YQH, P.O. Box 73, Spring Brook, NY 14140 with SAE/SASE.

OH0, ALAND ISLANDS. Just a reminder! Start looking for Hartmut, DJ7ST, as OH0/DJ7ST. He will be here until August 20th. Activity will be on all bands CW running 5 watts. QSL via DJ7ST.

P29, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (IOTA activity). Uwe, DJ9HX, will be active as P29VHX from August 7-31st. He will activate a few IOTAs while in the area. Uwe will first be active from Loloata Island (OC-153) from the August 7-9th. From August 10-12th, look for him to be on Rabaul (OC-008) and from Kavieng (OC-008) August 13-15th. Activity will continue on to Manus Island (OC-025) August 16-18th, and ending with activity from Madang (OC-034) August 19-22nd. Uwe still may plan to travel to other IOTAs between August 23-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW/SSB. QSL via DJ9HX (he prefers via bureau).


SV5, DODECANESE. Dieter/DL9UDS and Andreas/DL9USA, will be active from Kos as J45K until August 11th. Activity was spotted on 30 (around 1330z) and 17 meters (around 2300z) so far.

WEB PARTY GOING ON! Yep! David, VK3EW, one of the lucky few to work P51BH, has added a new twist in celebrating on working a new one. Join in on the fun and see a rare QSL card from P5 at: http://www.qsl.net/vk3ew/p51bh.htm

ZK1, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Watch for Yoshi, JJ8DEN, to be active as ZK1MSG until August 6th from Mangaia Island (OC-159). Activity will be on 80-10 meters, including the WARC bands, on RTTY and CW. Operations will be limited because he has only power between 0500 and 2400 local time. As this bulletin was being prepared, QSNs were reported that he was on 10106 kHz at 0904z and 18084 kHz at 0246z. QSL via JJ8DEN.

ZK3, TOKELAU ISLANDS (DXpedition JULY-AUGUST 2002). Following their very highly successful DXpeditions to Campbell Island in January 1999, Chatham Island in October 1997, and Raoul Island, Kermadec Island Group in May 1996, the Kermadec DX Association is planning a further Dxpedition to the Tokelau Islands in July/August 2002. They are planning a multi band all mode operation with approximately three weeks on the island. Because of the shipping situation and the logistical costs involved their target is substantial at around 45,000 USD. They report donations are vital at this early stage to ensure ZK3 is activated in July/August 2002. Donations for this operation can be sent to: Kermadec DX Association ZK3 DXpedition, C/O - Ken Holdom, ZL2HU, P.O. Box 56099, TAWA, Wellington, New Zealand. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete press release as an additional bulletin.

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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