Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 422
August 16, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 422
BID: $OPDX.422
August 16, 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, KA2D, K2JXW, N2WB, W0CG, W0YG, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, CE6TBN, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, EC1BXI, EW2EO, G0PSE, HA0HKW, IK4MTF, JA1WSX, PA3BIZ, PS7AB, PS7KM, SP6ECA, TF3AO and 9M2TO for the following DX information.

9H0, MALTA. Wim (Bill) Visch, PA3BIZ, PR Manager V.R.Z.A. (Dutch Amateur Radio Society), informs OPDX that on September 17th a large group of Dutch amateurs will leave for a combination holiday/DXpedition to the island of Malta (EU-023). A total of 26 operators, all with their own 9H3 callsigns, will join the party of 45 participants. Four of the ops are female operators. The whole team has been granted the special 9H0VRZ callsign. They plan to be active between September 18th and October 10th. Operations will be on 80-6 meters both SSB and CW. They will be active daily on the international DX frequencies +/- QRM. They also plan to run a daily updated log on InterNet. QSL Manager for 9H0VRZ is PA0JR, Andre van den Bos, Olof Palmelaan 5, 9649 BH MUNTENDAM, The Netherlands. For more details on the participants and operation, please check out the Web site: http//www.vrza.org

BELARUS WEB SITE. Larry, EW2EO, reports that he has set up a Web site which contains: first callbook of Belarus (EU-EW) stations; amateur radio map of regions of Belarus; photos of the EW52BO and EW2EO QSL cards and other information. Check out the Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/ew2eo/

CHARLIE, W0YG, IS HEADING TO AFRICA AGAIN! Charlie, W0YG, informs OPDX that he will be off again on September 1st for South Africa (ZS), Namibia (V5), Botswana (A2) and Zimbabwe (Z2). He will be active on CW only, mostly on the WARC bands. Charlie has asked us to remind everyone to "ONLY ONLY" QSL direct to W0YG. Even if he uses his ZS6YG callsign, cards must still be sent direct to W0YG. Cards sent to the ZS bureau cannot be answered. If a bureau card must be used, cards must go through the WF5E bureau system and not the ARRL Bureau.

DXCC FAQ #6 by Bill, Moore, NC1L, will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

E4, PALESTINE. The "425 DX News" reports that Alessio/IZ0CKJ, Simon/IZ7ATN and Max/IW0FQZ will be active from here August 19-26th. No callsigns were mentioned, but there will be some 6 meters activity.


J3, GRENADA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Bill, J3/G0STR, is active working QRP CW on 7030 and 14060 kHz from 0000-0500z until August 25th. QSL via G0STR.

LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP ACTIVITY NEXT WEEKEND (August 21-22nd). Over 1200 stations and over 150 lighthouses/lightships will be active. QSL info is on page 93 of August's QST and details of the event are on page 91. Also, more information about the International Lighthouse Weekend can be found at: http://www.waterw.com/~weidner/ld.htm

PJ9, CURACAO (Ops Needed). Geoff, W0CG, Coordinator, reports that operators are needed for a plan mid-profile, Field Day style operation from Curacao, operating as PJ9CW, for the CQ WW SSB Contest, October 29-31st. The planned category is Multi/Single, but this is negotiable depending on how many operators they can sign up. Operations will be from the Kadushi Cliffs Resort, a beautiful luxury vacation spot on the northwest tip of the island. Geoff states, "PLEASE SIGN ON VERY SOON, AS I NEED TO FINALIZE THE VILLA BOOKINGS WITH THE MANAGER." If interested, view/visit the following WEB site (All the information is there, including photos of the operating location): http://asgard.kent.edu/ccc/pj9cw/


RARE/NEW IOTA'S TO BE ACTIVATED (Update, Please Refer to OPDX.421). Stuie, VK8NSB, reports that this week things are on track for the November operations to Melville Island (OC-173) and Croker Island (New IOTA). Two new operators have been added (Zoli/HA1AG and Allan/VK2NNN) to the team of Stuie/VK8NSB and Peter/VK8PDG. The team will operate 6 days on each island. They plan to have 4 HF stations active, 2 on 24 hours, on CW/SSB/RTTY/SSTV. Plans are in the works (hopefully) to be online with a chat line open for amateurs around the world to speak to the children on both islands. OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive Stuie's complete press release as an additional bulletin. Also, please visit the following Web page for more details: http://www.rustman.com/IOTA/

T31 & ZK3, CENTRAL KIRIBATI AND TOKELAU (Update). The planned operations by Mats/SM7PKK and Nils/SM6CAS is continuing to progress. The announcement of operators now include Erik/SM0AGD, Steve/G4EDG, Ulrika/SM6WYN (YL) and Lech/LA7MFA. The scheduled DXpeditions are slated for Central Kiribati between September 23rd and October 3rd and for Tokelau from October 7-12th. The callsigns to be used will be T31T, T31K, T31YL, ZK3DX, ZK3CW and ZK3YL.

T8, PALAU. Hiroo, JA1WSX, will be traveling here for a summertime vacation, but indicates that he will have time to operate. He will be active here August 13-18th. His callsign will be T88WX. Operations will be mostly 17 and 12 meters using a beam antenna with 500 watt amp. There will also be some 6 meters operations. QSL to his home callsign JA1WSX (OK in American call book).

V2, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (An excerpt from a press release, but all OPDX InterNet Subscribers will receive the complete release as an additional bulletin). Team Antigua will once again activate V26B on the Beautiful Island Nation of Antigua and Barbuda in the upcoming CQWW SSB Contest on October 30-31th. Their plans are to enter the contest as a Multioperator/ Multi-transmitter catagory. Members of Team Antigua will also make special attempts to be active on RTTY, PSK31, 160 meters and the WARC Bands a few days both before and after the contest. There is also a possibility of some 6 meter and Satellite operations with conditions permitting. The following is a list of members of Team Antigua and their Callsigns:

  V26A      Dale,    N3BNA      QSL via WB3DNA    Special certificates
  V26AK     Tony,    N2TK       QSL via  N2TK     and "Top Gun" plaque
  V26B      Sam,     WT3Q       QSL via  WT3Q     will be available for
  V26DX     Doug,    W3CF       QSL via  KU9C     working V26B during
  V26E      Darrell, AB2E       QSL via  AB2E     the contest. For more
  V26J      Jay,     WX0B       QSL via  WX0B     details, visit Team
  V26O      Bob,     N5NJ       QSL via N5NJ      Antigua V26B Web site at:
  V26OC     Brian,   N3OC       QSL via  N3OC     http://www.frc-contest.org
  V26R      Mike,    KA2AEV     QSL via KA2AEV     
  V26SZ     Sharon,  KM5SZ      QSL via KM5SZ
  V26TZ     Tom,     ZP5AZL     QSL via W3HNK     
  V26U      Bill,    W2UDT      QSL via W2UDT
  V26YR     John,    W2YR       QSL via W2YR

XX9, MACAU. Just a quick reminder. Look for Ed, K8EP, to be active later this week as XX9TEP from August 18-23rd. Operations will be on CW/SSB on 80-10 meters. QSL via K8EP.

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):
OPDX SPANISH WEB SITE. (provide by "QTC Magazine" and Tony Pernas, EA1CSI):

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Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW
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