Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 426
September 13, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 426
BID: $OPDX.426
September 13, 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, WF1N, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, K3TEJ, W3HC, KF4OOX, K5OVC, W5FKX, W5KFT, K8YSE, AH0W/OH2LVG, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, EA2BUF, EA5BY, EA5BD, EY8MM, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4ZVJ, HB9CYN, LA9VDA, OH6LI, ON7GB, OZ5AAH, RW3AH, UT5RP, UX0FF, VE3ZZ, VK6HD and VK8NSB for the following DX information.

3B8, MAURITIUS. The French DX Bulletin "LNDX" reports that ON4LAC will be active as 3B8/ON4LAC from October 1-28th. He will operate on SSB on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters.

3C0R ANNOBON DXPEDITION. By the time you read this, the DXpedition team SHOULD be on the island. From a press release by Tony/EA5BY, the DXpedition crew departed from Alicante airport Sunday, September 12th, at 0430z and arrived on Sao Tome on Sunday night. They will depart from Sao Tome to Annobon on Monday morning. It was reported that the generators, fuel, food and some hardware arrived safely on the island over the past week. Tony states that he will announce the operation starting time on Tuesday via the InterNet and DXClusters. They will have four operating stations. The team was provided with propagation charts for the following areas: USA West-Mid-East Coast, Caribean, South America, Africa, West-Central- Eastern Europe, Mid Asia, Japan, Alaska, Hawaii, South Pacific and Australia. The suggested operating frequencies will be:

Operations on 6 meters will depend of propagation. They will try 50110 kHz. ALL the antennas are donated by CUSHCRAFT thanks to BIT RADIO - EA3NY. They will test the NEW model MA5B during the expedition. The QSL information is: EA5FVY, Angel Garcia Mendoza, P.O. Box: 3045, 03080 Alicante, Spain. All QSLs received via Bureau will be answered after direct QSLs. There will not be log-chek via InterNet during the expedition. They will post them after it. Any questions or comments are welcomed at: galiana@jet.es Details on the 3C0R DXpedition can be found on the WEB site at: http://web.jet.es/lynx/

4U1ITU. Look for Miquel, EA5FFC, to be active from ITU-HQ September 13-24th. He plans to be active on all bands including the WARC bands CW/SSB. QSL via 4U1ITU.

9M6, EAST MALAYSIA. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Phil, G3SWH, plans to be active as 9M6PWT from Sabah November 3-12th. QSL via homecall.

9X, RWANDA. Beginning September 15th, the special field club station, which belong to the Russian Amateur Radio Emergency Service RARES will once again be activated for the next several months. This station was orginally activated by Andy/RW3AH in 1997-1998 as 9X0A. Look for Vladimir, RE3A, to be active as 9X/RE3A from this station. Vladimir Legoshin is a well-known Russian rescuer (lifeguard) from the Ministry of Emergency situations and Civil Defense and has operated in 1996 as 5H/R3ARES from Tanzania during the UNHCR and EMERCOM humanitarian actions for the Rwandies refugees in Tanzanian camps. Vladimir's mission to Africa is to create a school for local rescuers (Lifeguard school) which is supported by UNDP-EMERCOM (a joint project). Vladimir is leader of the Russian team who will stay there for several months. The school location is near Nyanza village in the center of Rwanda (Same QTH as 9X0A). All HF equipment was granted by Andy/RW3AH and has been installed there earlier. The antenna is a TH3mk4 from "HyGain". The transceiver is a FT-900 and a Henry Radio Amp is there and only works on 14-21-28 Mhz (the 7 and 3.5 MHz needs work). It has been requested to "Please NOT call Vladimir during his operation on the daily RARES Net." Check out the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/rw3ah/eng/e_re3a.htm

A3, TONGA. The "DX News Letter" reports that Klaus/DJ4SO and Manfred/DJ7RJ will be active from Fafa Island (OC-049) as A35SO and A35ZL between September 27th and October 27th. They intend to operate in CW, SSB, RTTY (also PSK31) on all HF bands and 50 MHz. QSLs via homecalls (direct or via bureau). Also see ZK2.

ATTENTION POLICE AWARD HUNTERS (This is a CODE BLUE). Ben, OZ5AAH, (ex- OY5IPA, OX3IPA, TF/OZ5IPA, LA/OZ5IPA, HS0/OZ5IPA and E44/OZ5IPA) is on the move again. From 1100z November 5th until 1100z November 8th, including the IPARC Contest (November 6th 0600-1000z and 1400-1800z [CW] plus November 7th 0600-1000 and 1400-1800z [SSB]), he will be active as SM/OZ5IPA. He requests to PLEASE, PLEASE notice in the contest hours PRIORITY to other police radio amateurs and contesters (the contest is open to all hams). QSL OZ5AAH Ben, 9 Knoldager, 2670 Greve, DENMARK direct only. Contest information can be found on the Web page at: http://www.iparc.com Outside contest hours look for Ben on the WARC and low bands.

C6A, BAHAMAS. Look for Ed, WA3WSJ, to be active as WA3WSJ/C6A from Abaco Island (NA-080), November 23-30th. His activity will be QRP on all bands CW/SSB. Also, look for him in the CQWW CW Contest. QSL via homecall.

EY11, TAJIKISTAN. The Tajik Amateur Radio League is planning to use the special callsign EY11OO (EY11 Oscar Oscar) to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the first Tajiks-State of Samanids which was found by Ismoili Somoni. Special activity is planned on all 9 HF bands CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV through the end of September. QSL via DJ1SKO.

FO0, AUSTRALS AND FRENCH POLYNESIA. Marcel, ON4QM, is on his way to Tahiti where he will take a boat to Raivavae (IOTA OC-114) in the Australs group. He expects to be active as FO0DEH with 100 watts and SSB only around September 17th for at least two weeks, possibly even 2 months. Depending on transportation facilities, he may also travel to OC-131 and/or OC-051. IOTA OC-051 is Rapa Island and also belongs to the Australs group for DXCC credit. He will use an Icom IC-706 and a Cushcraft R-6000 vertical. Additionally, he may take an 80 meters dipole with him to erect in between some coconut trees if there are any available. QSL via the bureau or direct to: Marcel Dehonin, Eversestraat 130, B-1932 Saint-Stevens-Woluwe, Belgium.

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Henry/KE1AC and Tony/LA9VDA will be active as FP/LA9VDA from October 20th to November 2nd. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. Modes to be used will be CW, SSB, RTTY and SSTV. They will try to get a FP5 callsign for the CQWW SSB contest. QSL via LA9VDA with SASE to: Trond Johannessen, Helgedalen 13, N-1528 Moss, Norway.

HS0, THAILAND. Don, G3VFU (ex-A92BE and A45XU), has been here since May on a work assignment (length of stay is unknown) and has been active as HS0/G3VFU from a friend's station (TS-950s and a TL-922 linear). He is currently trying to get his own station approved by the authorities. Meanwhile, Don will try to be active once a week from his friend's QTH. Check 14200 kHz between 1330 and 1500z. QSL via W3HNK.

IOTA NEWS........

LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVITY. David, CX5ABY, President of Radio Apoyo Castillos, located in Castillos city in Uruguay, reports that they have planned to activate two ligthouses, the Polonio Ligthouse and La Paloma ligthouse. Times/Days/Callsigns/QSL information were not given, but keep a look out for them.

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. Jukka, OH6LI, informs OPDX to look for OH0V to participate in the Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC), CW, September 18-19th, 1200-1200z) in a Multi-Multi category with the youngest M/M team ever. The average age is 28 years. Suggested frequencies will be: 3507, 3527, 7007, 7027, 14027, 21027 and 28027. Various callsign will be available outside the contest hours mainly on WARC bands. QSL via bureau/OH4JLV or Antti Tiittala, Akselinkatu 14A, 57130 Savonlinna, Finland


V2, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA. Look for John/K3TEJ/V26KW and Bud/AA3B/V26K to be active from November 23-30th from Antiqua. They will participate in the CQWW CW Contest using the callsign V26K. QSL V26K to AA3B, and QSL V26KW to K3TEJ.

V3, BELIZE. Several members of the Delta DX Association will again activate Ambergris Caye (NA-073) on October 7-12th. Returning operators are Mike/W5ZPA (V31MP), Wondy/K5KR (V31KR), and Stan/W5JYK (V31YK), joined by Don/W5FKX (V31KX). Plans are to operate 80-10 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY, with a possibility of some 6 meter activity as well. An attempt will also be made to activate one of the Turneffe Islands (NA-123), if transportation can be arranged. QSL via home callsign.

VK8, CROKER AND MELVILLE ISLANDS (Update on Rare IOTA DXpedition). Stuart, VK8NSB, reports that Peter, ZL1HN (Extra class operator), will be joining the DXpedition team of Stuart/VK8NSB, Peter/VK8PDG and Allan/VK2NNN to IOTAs OC-173 and OC-229. This will mean that they will be on all bands (80-10 meters). They plan to have 4 HF stations running with two stations 24 hours. Modes that will be used will be SSB/CW/RTTY/SSTV and possibly some others. QSL via VK9NS. Please refer to OPDX.421 and OPDX.422 for more details or go to the Web site: http://www.rustman.com/IOTA/

VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. Chris/HB9CYV and Martin/HB9CYN will be active next from North Caicos from September 16-26th, as VP5/HB9CYV and VP5/HB9CYN. Activity will be 160-10 meters CW/SSB using a 1kW amp into Delta Loops, Inverted-Vee and beam antennas. QSL via home callsigns (bureau or direct). QSL policy for direct requests:

Direct Addresses:

More information and logs can be found at the URL address: http://mypage.bluewin.ch/hb9cyn/

W5 DX BASH. This event will be held on October 8-9th at Lake Buchanan in Texas. Bryan/W5KFT reports to OPDX that there will be lots of good programs, including remote operation of a station using the new Kachina computer radio, new Alpha products demo by John/W0UN, and demo set up for actual operation of the new Ten-Tec Pegasus computer radio. All the registration and other information is on the "W5 DX BASH" Web page at: http://www.dxer.org/w5bash/

XE, MEXICO. Bela, N8SHZ, will be active sometime this month until mid-December as XE1/N8SHZ. His activity will be on most bands using a FT-100, DX70T and various antennas. QSL via homecall.

XU, CAMBODIA. Andy, G4ZVJ, reports to us that he will be in Cambodia from September 15th for approx. 10 days. He has applied for an XU licence, but his callsign is unknown yet. Activity will be CW only and QSL via G4ZVJ. After XU, he will be active as DU3/G4ZVJ and HS0/G4ZVJ up to October 6th.

ZD8V QRT. Paul, ZD8V/KF4OOX, reported to OPDX on Friday: "ZD8V is now permanent QRT. I have done 2860 QSOs and 674 QSLs are done so far. I have worked 134 countries. I may not have been the most active ZD8 but I think I did a fare job. I have tried to work as best as I could. I know in the face of some of the other DXepeditions these totals are very small but I was not on a DXpedition I was here to work. And work I did. I also did as much hamming as I could...... Well So long from Ascension Island".....73's de Paul L Hutley, ZD8V/KF4OOX

ZK2, NIUE. Ater his A35ZL Tonga operation Manfred, DJ7RJ, will make a short trip to here from October 7-14th. This callsign is not known yet. QSL via bureau or direct to DJ7RJ.

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):
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