Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 427
September 20, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 427
BID: $OPDX.427
September 20, 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, K1XN & The Golist, WF1N, AB2E, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, N4GN, KG6AR, N6RT, K8YSE, KE9KD & DX Central, CT1END, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, HA0HW, IK0AZG, JI3DST, JY4NE, LU3FCK, OH1EH, OH3LQK, OZ1ACB, PA3BWK, PY1KS, S21J/KF6WJY, SM0BFJ, SV1DKL/EX, UU2JQ, Z32ZM, 4X1VF and 9A3ZG for the following DX information.

9A, CROATIAN ISLANDS (IOTA and IOCA activity). Frane/9A5V, Matko/9A3VM, and Fredi/9A5KV, who activated the island of Kolocep (which counts as CI-038 for Croatian IOCA Award) this past weekend, will activate the island of Lopud (CI-057) September 24-26th. By the way, both islands are also valid for the IOTA award too (as EU-016). Activity will be on all bands. QSL to home callsign. Some may remember Frane was active in the 1999 IOTA contest as 9A2FK/p from the island Sipan (CI-120, JN82WR). He made some 800+ QSOs.

9H, MALTA. Wilko, PA3BWK, will be active as 9H3R now until October 1st. He states that most of his activity will be 20 kHz from the lower band edges. No QSNs were reported as this bulletin was being prepared. QSL via PA3CBU or via bureau.

9M6, EAST-MALAYSIA. Brett, VR2BG, will be on active as 9M6BG now until October 4th. His activity will be CW on 160-6 meters including the WARC bands. Over the past weekend Brett was heard on 20/17/15/12 meters between 2300-0400z.

C6, BAHAMAS. Look for Gary/KI6T, Glenn/WR6O and Salvatore/KA6WHA to be active as homecall/C6A between October 26th and November 1st. They will all be active as C6AGS in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi/Single entry. QSL C6AGS via KI6T.

E4, PALESTINE. Ayar, OZ6ACD, will be active as E44/OZ6ACD from Hebron again. The length of his activity is unknown at this time. No QSNs have been reported as this bulletin was being prepared, but his operation was to have started as of September 17th. QSL via OZ1ACB.

HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Julio, AD4Z, will be active between November 26th and December 3rd as HI3JH. Also, look for him as HI3K in the CQWW CW Contest. QSL via AD4Z.


LU, ARGENTINA. LU4FM will be active in the next CQWW RTTY Contest as a Multi/Multi entry. This will be the first RTTY contest from this station.

NOW STATESIDE. Mamtaz, S21J/KF6WJY, reports to OPDX that he is now stateside in Albuquerque, NM. Her husband Saif, S21A/KF6WJZ, is working in the U.S. Her daughter Maria's (age 15) callsign is S21JA/KF6WJX, and she is also stateside. Mamtaz wants everyone to know that they have a Web site at: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Metro/6949/index.html You can also contact Mamtz via E-mail at: mamtaz _s21j@yahoo.com

OH0B, "MARTTI IS BACK HOME"! The following is a press release from Tim, N4GN:

"OH2BackHome - and to go to Aland Islands, OH0B" Martti has returned to his native Finland after his almost 6 years in Asia--and several new DXCC counters and contest operations under his belt.

But he will not stay long; just pack up and proceed for another outing in Aland Islands, launching a new callsign OH0B. They have re-built their original site with multiple direction antennas on all bands. Array Solutions, WX0B, has furnished their station with a two-radio operating automation.

Why not welcome Martti back home this coming weekend? He will run 24-hours non-stop in the SAC SSB Contest, starting 12 UTC on Saturday.

QSL via OH2BH CBA address: Martti J. Laine, Nuottaniementie 3D20, 02230 Espoo, FINLAND

OH0, ALAND ISLAND. If you missed last weekend's OH0V and OH0Z operations you will have a second chance. Pertti, OH3LQK, informs OPDX that he and others will be active September 25th through October 2nd, on 40-6 meters CW, SSB and RTTY. Look for the following (along with QSL routes): Pertti/OH0LQK via OH3LQK, Alpo/OH0MFP via OH3MFP, Markus/OH0KCB via OH3RM and Jari/OH0/OH6LGM via OH6LGM. QSL via the Bureau is OK. Just a quick reminder! OH0Z will be on the air during the SAC SSB Contest September 25-26th. Station operated by OH1EH on 80-10 meters. QSL via OH1EH: Ari Korhonen, Kreetalank. 9, FIN29200 Harjavalta, Finland. For more information on OH0Z, check out: http://www.qsl.net/oh0z/

PY, BRAZIL. Alex, PY1KS, reports that he will be active in the CQWW RTTY Contest September 25-26th as a Single Op/All Band Low Power entry. He states his best band will be 10 meters.


SPECIAL EVENT. Carlos, CT1END, reports that special event station CR8END, in Massam, Portugal, will be active daily (during various periods of the day) around +/- 14.180 in order to inform the world about the Timor Loro-Sae tragedy. To help the Timorese in this very dificult times Carlos states all QSLs request will be paid out of his own pocket. All SASE received with IRCs/USDs will be converted in funds and put in the Timor Loro-Sae help fund Bank account. QSL via CT1END.

SPECIAL EVENT. GianFederico, IK0AZG, reports to OPDX to look for special event station IR0MFP (Millennium For Peace) on the air next September 23-24th (last 100 days to 2000). QSL via IK0AZG.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for UU4JZB/P to be active on October 1-4th, during the international meeting of speleologists in Crimea on Chatyr-Dag mountain (1527m, LOC KN74DS), near Marble Caves (the most beautiful caves of the Europe). Activity is planned to be on all HF bands + 2m, CW and SSB. Operators are: Rusty/UU2JQ, Ken/UU2JZ, Yuri/UU4JQE, Mike/UU4JV, Toly/UU5JLW and Yuri/UU0JX. A special photo QSL and photo award with a beautiful view of Marble caves will be available via QSL Manager UU2JQ, Rustam R. Muhametzianov, Mate Zalki st.9-32, Simferopol 95053, Crimea, Ukraine. To qualify for "CRIMEAN CAVES" award, amateurs and SWL's around the world must collect 10 points. QSO with UU4JZB/P gives 5 points; UU1JA, UU2JQ ,UU2JZ, UU3JM, UU4JAA, UU4JQE, UU4JV, UU4JXL, UU5JLW, UU7JF, UU8J, UU9JT, UU0JG, and UU0JX - 2 points; other QSO with Crimean amateurs (prefix UU)- 1 point. Dupe contacts is valid on different bands or modes. All contacts since September 1, 1994, are valid. The award fee is 10 IRCs for world, 6 IRCs for CIS, 5 IRCs for Ukraine. Send your applications signed by two amateurs and fee to award manager UU2JQ (IRCs only PSE, better registered mail with return notification.)

SPECIAL PREFIX. Look for EO55JM to be active October 25-27th, to celebrate the 55 years of libration of the Ukraine. The activity will be a major operation by the Crimea Contest Club and the QSLs will be via KG6AR Chris Williams, 1117 S. Del Mar Ave. San Gabriel, CA. 91776-3034

SV5, DODECANESE. Geza, HA4XG, will spend his holiday at Faliraki, Rhodes Island (EU-001) between September 28th and October 5th. He will use the callsign SV5/HA4XG/p. Activity will be on CW/SSB using an IC-735 and vertical antenna on 40 meters and up. QSL via home callsign direct or via bureau.

YJ, VANUATU. Ed, K8VIR (ZL4IR), will be active on Iririki Island (OC-035) as YJ0AIR for only a few more days. Check around the IOTA frequencies on or near 14260 and 21260 kHz. QSL direct via W8WC.

Z3, MACEDONIA. Look for YL operator IV3FSG to be active from Skopje until the end of September on a humanitarian mission. She hopes to be active as Z38/IV3FSG on SSB and RTTY. QSL via IV3FSG.

ZP, PARAGUAY. A multi-national team will activate ZP as a Multi/Multi entry for the 1999 CQWW CW contest. Dale/N3BNA (V26A), Darrell/AB2E (V26E), Jorge/CX6VM (CX5X), and Juan/ZP5MAL will activate Juan's contest callsign ZP6T on his farm near Asuncion for the contest. The plans call for some ops to be in ZP from November 20th until December 6th. Also, look for ZP6/N3BNA who will enter in the ARRL 160M Contest. An inverted L for 160 meters, with beverages will be added as well as a new 40 meters yagi to Juan's world-class antenna farm. Also, planned to be added is a 3 element wire yagi identical to the one built at the V26B site and designed by WX0B. Because ZP is considerably rare on CW, much attention will be paid before and after the contest to work the highest open WARC band. Also, attempts will be made frequently on 160/80 meters CW after the CQWW Contest. QSL info is as follows: ZP6/AB2E via AB2E, ZP6/N3BNA via WB3DNA, and ZP6/CX6VM via W3HNK. Do NOT QSL ZP6T via W3HNK.

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