Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 424
August 30, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 424
BID: $OPDX.424
August 30, 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, N2OO, N3FTI, W3UR & The Daily DX, KB6NAN, W6SWM, K7BV, K8YSE, KE9KD & DX Central, AH0W/OH2LVG, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, F6AJA & LNDX, F6BLQ, GI0DVU, HK6DOS, JA1ELY, OJ1JR, SP2BIK, SV2AEL, UUA0JGB, VK2NP, VP8LP, ZD8V/KF4OOX and Carlos Mayer for the following DX information.

AUGUST 30TH, A VERY IMPORTANT DATE (Two items)..........

  1. OPDX's official proof reader (ed. my wife's) birthday. I want to wish her "ANOTHER wonderful 29th birthday" (ed. Hey, this great being married to a younger woman who never ages). Birthday wishes can be sent to: linda@barf80.nshore.org
  2. Closer To A Possible New Entity - The "New York Times" reports: "East Timor faces moment of truth in vote". On August 30th, "the people of East Timor will vote on a referendum that could lead it into a new era of freedom and reconciliation or one of even fiercer civil war. The referendum offers a choice between independence or an autonomous relationship with Indonesia."

1999 "HILLVIEW GARDENS" BORNEO DXPEDITION. Bob, N2OO/9M6OO, announced that a 3 week DXpedition partially sponsored by the Hillview Gardens Resort has been set for November, 1999. The list of operators are: Bob Schenck, N2OO/9M6OO (DXpedition leader); Jani Kusmulyana, YB0US/ NM6US/9M6US (Hardware engineer); Mike Mraz, N6MZ; Tom Harrell, N4XP and Paul Newberry, N4PN. Operations are scheduled to include activity from three different DXCC entities/countries. Schedule is as follows:

The team expects to be an entry in the CQWW CW Contest. Operators N2OO and N4PN. Currently, 3 or 4 stations are being planned for the 9M6OO operation. QSL 9M6AAC and 9M6OO via N2OO, Bob Schenck, PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-0345, USA. V85 callsign TBA. A special Web site is being set up and shall be maintained with regular updates and photos during the operation at: http://www.qsl.net/n2oo/ However, during the 9M6OO "Spratly" activity there is no InterNet access available and regular updates will not take place. Currently, there are no plans for a log search. Contributions for this DXpedition would be most appreciated. Contact point for this DXpedition is Bob Schenck, N2OO, and he can be E-mailed at: n2oo@arrl.net or via mail: Bob Schenck, N2OO, P.O. Box 345, Tuckerton, N.J. 08087-0345 U.S.A. Also, check out the Hillview Gardens Resort's Web page at: http://www.alfons.com Also, vist the 9M6AAC Web site now found at: http://www.qsl.net/9m6aac/

5W, WESTERN SAMOA. Gerard, PA3AXU, will be active again (on SSB, CW, RTTY and possibly PSK31) as 5W0GD between September 28th and October 14th. QSL via home call (G.A.M.C. Dijkers, Dokter P.A. Cornethof 3, 6669AZ Dodewaard, The Netherlands).

DID YOU HAVE FUN DURING THE INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND? Dates for next year's event will be from 0001z on Saturday, August 19th, until 2359z on Sunday, August 20th, 2000.

FK, NEW CALEDONIA. Dany, F5CW (ex-FT5ZB and J28EI), is now active as FK/F5CW, and he is waiting for a FK8V(??) callsign. He will be there for the next 2 years. There has been some 17 meters activty. QSL via F5PED.

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Patrick, FO5QS (ex FO8DT, FR7CE, F6ESW), now lives on Huahine Island (OC-067) for the next several months and is on the air between 14120 and 14150 kHz almost daily from 0500-0800z. His new QSL address is: Patrick Freys, Box 643, F-98731 Fare, Huahine, French Polynesia.

FR5/G, GLORIOSO ISLANDS. The "Les Nouvelles DX" reports that Gil/F5NOD, Eric/F5PXT, Larry/F5PYI and Erwann/F6JJX will be active from here next year in August. This may be a long wait, but many will be happy to hear this announcement since this DXCC entity is ranked 9th on the most wanted list. The group may also visit some different FH island.

HP, PANAMA. Ernesto/HP1EFR and Mari/HP1EGV (XYL) have just started using PSK31. No QSNs have been reported but keep looking. QSL via CBA/QRZ or Bureau.


KH2, GUAM. John, K4ANA, now active as KH2/K4ANA has been quite active this past week on 20/30/40 meters CW between 1030 and 1230z. He will be here for the next three years. Meanwhile, the DXNL reports that Gus, KH2/K4SXT, is listening for Europe, Africa and the Middle East on 1824 kHz daily from 1950-2010z. We have also seen reports that he has been active between 1030-1130z.

NEW NRAU CHAIRMAN. Frank Smith, AH0W/OH2LVG, reports that DXpeditioner Jari Jussila, OH2BU, was just elected for a three year term as Chairman of the Nordic Radio Amateur Union (NRAU), which represents Scandinavian amateurs (OH, SM, LA, OZ, TF and OY). Jari was one of the operators of the recent 3B9R DXpedition and leader of the record breaking 4J1FS DXpeditions. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Finnish Amateur Radio League and served two full terms as that League's Chairman. He also has served in a number of leadership capacities in the IARU.

OH0 & OJ0, ALAND ISLAND AND MARKET REEF (Update/Excerpts From A Press Release). Dennis, K7BV, reports that he will arrive on OH0 Monday, September 13th at 2030z. He will be joined by Ari, OH1EH, will go immediately to the OH0Z super station. They will combine their gear and set up for a one-night "multi-multi" operating on 80 and 160 throughout the night until sunrise. Their frequencies will be on or close to 3512 and 1827 kHz. Some SSB may be attempted if conditions are favorable. On Tuesday morning, Dennis will board a helicopter (along with Seppo/OH1VR and Lars/OH0RJ) for OJ0 Market Reef, weather permitting. They will begin operating a few hours later after the antennas are up and the stations are put together. Look for Dennis to sign OJ0/K7BV from September 14-20th. Also, look for OJ0 activity in the SAC Contest. They will leave the reef Monday, September 20th at 0800z. This operation was made possible thanks to the financial support from the NCDXF and Top Band enthusiasts organized by W6PBI, K6RK and K3SX. This is K7BV's second trip of the year to Market Reef, and he will place heavy emphasis on the 160 and 80 meters. QSL all OH0/OJ0/K7BV QSOs via KU9C. OH0Z QSLs go to OH1EH. QSL printing for the earlier trip was held until outcome of planning for this trip was known. The printer is preparing the cards now, and SASE requests should be in the mail very soon. Operating frequencies, details of the trip and photos of the May trip are posted on the Web site: http:www.qth.com/k7bv/

PSK31 CONTEST. This contest is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Contest Club and it will take place between 0000z and 2359z on September 4th.


SPECIAL AWARD/CONTEST/EVENT. The Polish Short Wave Operators Association in Gdansk announces that several special stations will be active and an award will be available in commemorating the "60th Anniversary of Defense of the Polish Coast" between September 1st and October 2nd. This activity commemorates the ground and naval actions related to the Defensive Warfare in 1939, especially at the Reinfoced Area of Hel Penisula, Oksywie, Polish Postal Office in Gdansk and other units that offered resistance. October 2nd was the date the Reinforced Area of Hel Penisula had surrendered. This contest will be held for all HF and VHF bands, especially 80 and 40 meters. For award eligibility stations ouside of the Polish area: DX stations contacts must includes at least two QSOs or any European station shall be at least three QSOs with any of the special event stations that will operate from the following National Memorial Places:

The cost of the award is 12 (PLN) for Polish operators and 3 USD or 3 IRC for all foreign stations. Requests for the award must be confirmed by two operators and should be submited with payment to: SP2FJN.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for station K3T to be active to celebrate "Wellsboro Rail Days" October 9-17th. K3T will be on all bands 160-10 meters both CW and Phone modes. Operation will be from Wellsboro, PA (Tioga Co.), and will be active during the PA QSO Party. QSL w/SASE to: Steven Kerns/ K3T, PO Box 344, Douglassville, PA 19518.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for UE0JX to be active from September 1st through November 30th. The special event station is to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Zeya city. QSL via DIRECT to RA0JX: Vladimir I. Babynin, P.O.BOX 1, ZEYA-3, AMURSKAYA OBL.676200, RUSSIA.

SW2, GREECE. Savas, SV2AEL, will again activate the special callsign SW2A during the WAE SSB and CQWW SSB Contests. QSL via P.O. Box 22013, Thessaloniki - 55310 - Greece. Also, the logs for SW2A (WPX SSB), SV2AEL/SV8 (IOTA EU-052), J48ISL (IOTA EU-49) and SX2T-SX2THE (1997) will be available at: http://www.qsl.net/sv2ael/

TF, ICELAND. Just a quick reminder (please refer to OPDX.415). Look for Bob, W2SF, to be active as W2SF/TF until September 6th. Activity will be on CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL to his home callsign.

TK, CORSICA. Look for Jack to continue to sign TK/F6FGY and stay on the island until September 10th. His activity has been RTTY on 20 meters.

TU, IVORY COAST. Look for Laurent, F4ATM, to be active as TU2/F4ATM from September 7-17th. He will use a TS-850 and a 14AVQ vertical antenna.

XX9, MACAO. Tomio, JM3DTY, will be active from here as XX9TUP beginning the evening of September 3rd and operate until September 13th. Activity will be on 20/15/10 and 6 meters (50.130). If spaces permit, he will be on the lower bands. Operations will be on SSB/CW/FM/RTTY/PSK31 (all 200 watts PEP). Tomio plans to participate in either the "All Asian DX Phone Contest (September 4-5th) and the WAE DX Phone Contest (September 11-12th). QSL via the Bureau or direct to JL3VUL: Hideki Noma, 15-15 Fujigadai, Himeji, 670-0066 JAPAN

YI, IRAQ. Look for the "German Arab Friends" to be active now through October 1st signing YI9DAF, YI9SEB, YI9JN, YI9MB, YI99BIF, YI/DJ2SX, YI/DH1YVI, YI/DL8ABO and YI/DD3VW. No other details were given.

ZD8V WILL GO QRT. Paul, ZD8V/KF4OOX, informed OPDX that he will now be going QRT from Acension Island on September 15th and will return to his home back in Sharon, Pa. Paul states. "I will not be returning.... After 15 years of work down here I have had enough of it and need to leave and get a life back in the states."

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