The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 425
September 6, 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, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3HC, W4DR, N5KO, N6RT, N6TJ, K8YSE, WA8AA, 9M2TO, BA1DU, DF4RD, EA3BT, JM1LJS, LA7MFA, LU7DIR, PA3AXU, VK4AAR, VK9NS, ZD8V/KF4OOX, ZS5BBO and Kevin Walton for the following DX information.
5W, SAMOA (Update/Refer to OPDX.424). Gerard, PA3AXU, informs OPDX that he will arrive in 5W-land early morning (local time) September 28th, and he states that he should have had enough time to sleep during his flights (total travelling time 29 hours). He states that he will be active on PSK31 and hopes that Pacific will allow at least some low band activity, although he will not be taking an amplifier. All equipment and software has been tested last weekend. Gerard adds, "My XYL Ria will go with me, but she promised me that she will take enough books to read, so that the time I can be QRV is 'unlimited'." Activity will last until October 14th. QSL via: G.A.M.C. Dijkers, Dokter P.A. Cornethof 3, 6669AZ Dodewaard (The Netherlands).
7Q7, MALAWI. NODXA member Edwin, ZS5BBO, reports that he will hopefully be operating a station from the shores of Lake Malawi from December 19-26th. Edwin mentions that he doesn't have a callsign as of yet, but he has been told it could be 7Q7BB or 7Q7BO. This will be a SSB operation only on 10, 15 and 20 meters using his IC-706MK2 and possibly the antenna that is already up at the hotel where he is staying. Please stay tuned for further updated information regarding Edwin's vacation plans.
9A2000, BRIONI ISLANDS (Update/Change, Please refer to OPDX.420). Mac, W3HC, informs OPDX that Sado, 9A2OP, reported that some changes have been made to their DXpedition plans. The authorities have changed their callsign to be used. The new callsign will be 9A2000B instead of 9A2000FT which was announced earlier. They will be active on the Brioni Islands group (EU-110) now until September 8th. As this bulletin was being prepared, activity so far seems to be mainly 15 and 20 meters. Watch 14011, 14260, 21238 and 21260 kHz. QSL via 9A7K.
C9, MOZAMBIQUE. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Reinhard, DL6DQW, will be active September 18-21th as C91RF. QSL via homecall.
CN, MOROCCO. Members of the Bavarian Contest Club (BCC) are forming a Multi/Multi team to participate in the upcoming CQWW DX Contests. The contests callsign (CW/SSB) will be CN8WW. CN8WW will have seperate stations on all six bands for the complete 48 hours of both contests. Suggested frequencies for the CQWW SSB Contest (October 30-31st) +/- QRM are: 1855, 3755, 7055, 14255, 21355 and 28355 kHz. Suggested frequencies for the CQWW CW Contest (November 27-28th) +/- QRM are: 1833, 3533, 7033, 14033, 21033 and 28033 kHz. QSL CN8WW to DL6FBL via the bureau or direct to: Bernd Och, Chr.-Wirth-Str. 18, D-36043 Fulda, Germany. For the latest updates, check out the CN8WW Web site at: http://www.dl6fbl.de/cn8ww/ For questions, send to the CN8WW E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Look for Jeff, G4ELZ, to be active as EA8/G4ELZ/P, September 4-18th from Puerto de la Cruz. Activity will be mainly 20 meters CW during his evenings and mornings. Watch for him around 14060 kHz.
EAST TIMOR VOTES FOR INDEPENDENCE. Over the past weekend the Associated Press reported that the "U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced Friday night what was apparent all week - that East Timorese had voted in a landslide to end a quarter-century of often brutal Indonesian rule. U.N. officials said that 344,580 people, or 78.5 percent, voted to split with the world's fourth most-populous nation. The news triggered a violent backlash by anti-independence forces, who had favored autonomy within Indonesia and had tried to disrupt the vote by attacking U.N. workers. At least four local U.N. workers were killed this week and another six were missing and feared dead." The Indonesian government is expected to respect the referendum and grant East Timor independence. Stay tuned!
GEARED UP FOR THE CQWW DX CONTESTS. Jim Neiger, N6TJ, reports, "Once again, 'NEIGER'S TIGERS' is forming multiple Teams for the upcoming CQWW DX Contest, both SSB and CW. Just when you thought it safe to return to the jungle......" Last year's CQ WW SSB, Jim's "TIGERS" placed 3 teams in the Top Ten, plus a new all time SSB Team Record. Jim states that he will return to Ascension Island as ZD8Z for the SSB contest, 10 meters only, and then to Brazil for the CW contest, also 10 meters only from ZX5J QTH.
HC8, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. HC8N will be activated in the CQWW RTTY Contest this month as a multi-multi effort operated by N5KO, W6OTC, K6AW, WF1B, N4GN, W5AP and HC1OT. QSL via AA5BT.
HS, THAILAND. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Don, G3VFU (ex A92BE, A45XU), is now active as HS0/G3VFU and only for an unspecified time. We have seen no QSNs reported yet, but look for him on SSB. QSL via W3HNK.
HUNTING LIONS ON THE AIR CONTEST - JANUARY 2000. The 29th annual Hunting Lions on the Air contest will take place on the weekend of January 15-16th, in the year 2000. This contest is to create and foster a spirit of understanding and co-operation among radio amateurs and Lions through worldwide communication. This contest is to comemorate the birthday of the founder of Lionism, Melvin Jones, born at Ft. Thomas, Arizona, USA, on January 13, 1879. For more details please visit the following Web site: http://www.sarl.org.za/contests/lionita.htm Edwin, ZS5BBO, will be signing his contest callsign ZS5T and will be operating the station on behalf of the Durban South Lions Club. By the way, Edwin is also the Vice President of the Durban South Lions Club.
LAST CHANCE TO WORK ZD8V. Paul, ZD8V/KF4OOK, reports: "ZD8V will go QRT on Wednesday, September 8th. I got to pack up everything and turn it in for shipping on September 10th. I will try to be on the air as much as I can. I will be trying to show up on the 247 DX net (14.247 MHz), the ANNSE Net (14.164 MHz around 0700Z) and the JA DX Net (21.365 MHz around 2000Z). I am looking for Pacific DXCC places. I am kind of weak on them. I am also looking for the members of two clubs. The Mercer Co. ARC in Sharon Pa and the Indian River ARC in Cocoa Fl. I would like to work as many of the above as I can as well as working every one else.....On September 8th, I will have to go QRT then go to work on mid-days and then I will pack up my computer and ham station. I hope propagation is very good the next week as I will be spending as much time on the air as I can and I want to get the most out of the bands." NOTE: Please see new QSL route for ZD8V down below.
PACIFIC OPERATION UPDATE (T31, Kanton Island and ZK3, Fakaofo Island). Operator/QSL Manager Lech, LA7MFA, reports that the "1999 Double Trouble DXpedition" is right on track, and they expect to have their first team members in Pago Pago, American Samoa on Tuesday, September 7th. Look for Steve, KH8/G4EDG, on CW and Nils, KH8/SM6CAS on SSB. QSL via their home callsign. From September 14-17th, there might be some additional operation by the rest of the team. Look for KH8/SM7PKK, KH8/SM0AGD and KH8/KK6HC. QSL via their home callsign except for the last one which goes to LA7MFA. New updated QSL routes are now placed on their main Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/t31t/ Lech states that the operating frequencies for the T31 and ZK3 operations can be found on the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/t31t/qrg.html A quick look at the site shows the following suggested frequencies:
Remember the T31T Kanton Island operation will be from September 23rd through October 3rd. The ZK3DX Fakaofo Island (Tokelau) operation is scheduled for October 7-12th. Very shortly, the update news page will be activated at: http://www.qsl.net/t31t/news.html There will be no online log on their WEB page! Please do not send E-mail to the WEB-master. Everything should go to: email@example.com. Lech mentions that some of the sponsored money will actually be used to buy supplies for the locals on Kanton (T31) and Fakaofo (ZK3). There has not been any supply boats on these islands for months. Lastly, the team still needs more donations!
PACIFIC OPERATION (ZL1AMO on move again). Ron Wright, ZL1AMO, will leave New Zealand on September 8th to operate for one week as 3D2RW from Fiji. After Fiji he will then spend one week at Samoa and will operate as 5W1CW, if a suitable location is found. On September 22nd, Ron will leave by ship for ZK3 and will arrive at Nukunono Atoll September 24/25th. Ron will stay on the island approx. 4 weeks until the ship returns. Look for Ron to be active mainly on CW and the lower bands, especially 160 meters.
QSL INFO AND NEWS......
KP2/K6RO (July 1999) 9X0A (March 1996 thru April 1998) WP2Z (1999 IARU Contest) IZ4AFW (thru August 29, 1999) VQ9CV (thru August 29,1999) 4K9W (thru August 16, 1999) DU1ODX (thru August 31,1999) KP4AH (thru August 28, 1999) DS5DNO (thru August 31,1999) ED6EIG (August 1999)
T8, PALAU. Toshi/JA6QXW and Mac/JA1OYP will be active as T88XW and T88XX, respectively from September 12-15th. Activity will be on 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6 meters. HF power will be 500W and on 6m 200W(?) with beam antennas. QSL T88XW via JA6QXW and T88XX via JA1OYP.
VP2, MONTSERRAT '99 DX-PEDITION. A press release by Josep, EA3BT, reports that an operation will take place October 22-30th. Team members Josep/EA3BT and Nuria/EA3WL (YL station) will use the callsign VP2MBT and VP2MGL. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters SSB, RTTY and some CW. Josep states, "Because of the last eruption of the Soufrieres volcano on the island of Montserrat that happened in 1997, the radio amateur activity from the island has been very poor. This is the reason why we think that it is convenient to organize a DXpedition that covers the demand over this DXCC country. Our aim is to be active in the maximum number of bands and modes, attending the requests that can be done to us." QSL via EA3BT. An online log search will be available and is under construction at: http://www.qsl.net/ea3bt/
ZF2, CAYMAN ISLANDS. Look for Steve, W7TZ, to sign ZF2CQ now through September 18th. This will be a SSB only operation. QSL is via W7TZ direct.
ZS5, SOUTH AFRICA. Edwin, ZS5BBO, reports that he will be active in the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest as a single station on a single band signing ZS5T.
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