Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 429
October 4, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 429
BID: $OPDX.429
October 4, 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, W1LU, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, W4WX, N5FG, W5FI, K8PYD, K8YSE, K9MIF, Antonio Bosso, DF7ZS, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, EA4ABW, EA5GMI, G3SWH, G0IAS, G0PSE, HK3TAS, JI3DST, LU9AY, ON6TT/5X1T, SM0DJZ, SM0BFJ, SV1ENG, UR5WCW, VE2EH, VE3FU, 3A2MF, 4X1VF and 9U5D/SM5DIC for the following DX information.

3A PIRATE. Gino, 3A2MF, informs OPDX that a station operating on CW signing 3A/I1YRL between August 1-22nd was a pirate. Gino has talked to Luc, I1YRL, and it was confirmed that Luc was not in Monaco during this period. Do not QSL because cards will be returned to sender.

5R, MADAGASCAR. John, SM0DJZ, reports that from October 21-31st, he will visit Ake, 5R8FU, and hopes to be able to operate as second operator from his home station. He will try to activate 160 and 80 meters, if they can find ways of erecting an large enough pool supporting antennas for these bands. Also, he will be active on WARC bands and maybe 6 meters and RTTY. John states that they will enter the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Multi/Single, but on a small scale! (At least 5R8 and Zone 39 will be activated!!). He provides the "Sunrise and Sunset" for 5R8 around October 25th, which is approx: 0215/1457z. An online QSO-look-up will be available after his return in November. Please check the Web page: http://dx.qsl.net/logs/ Contacts for 5R8FU are already now avaible for all his activity up to July 12th. John hopes he will be able to make some photos available on some WEB-pages afterwards. QSL via SM0DJZ, Jan "John" Hallenberg, Siriusgatan 106, SE-195 55 Mersta, Sweden

7Q, MALAWI. Eli, 7Q7CE, has been very active over the past weekend on 10 meters. Check around 28495 kHz after 1315z and as late as 1430z Meanwhile, look for Harry, 7Q7HB, to be active from Club Makokola on the south west shore of Lake Malawi as of Sunday, October 3rd. By the way, this is the same QTH as 7Q7CE. Harry's activity will happen when time and work permits him to operate. QSL via G0IAS (DIRECT only).

9U, BURUNDI. Ragge "Gus" Jagero, SM5DIC (aka 5X1D, 9Q5TE, 9X/SM5DIC), informed OPDX by E-mail that he is now active as 9U5D and will stay there up to Christmas. He states that he received his new license last week by the Dept. of Ministery of Defense (ARCT) who now gives out LEGAL licenses. Gus reports that his license's serial number is 001! Gus will be active on all HF bands including 6 meters. Also, Leif, SM0BFJ, Gus's QSL Manager, has sent along some additional information. He states Gus is in Bujumbura and has a station at his office which is in another part of the city. Gus states that he will be active on all bands, but unfortunately, 40, 80 and 160 meters may be difficult because of the 1800-0500z curfew. However, Gus has promised to stay over some nights at the office in order to work some lower bands. His equipment is an IC-706, and the antenna is an inverted L with a total length of 41m. On 6 meters he will use a yagi. QSL via SM0BFJ (Direct only, no bureau) at: Leif Hammarstrom, Birger Jarlsgatan 38, SE-114 29 Stockholm, SWEDEN. By the way, Gus has forwarded all his documentation to the ARRL, who apparently accepted his documentation.

CO9, CUBA. Look for CO2WF, CM2KL and others to participate in the CQWW SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as CO9BCC from Boca Ciega beach. Operations will be 160-10 meters. QSL via VE3EH. Check out the CO9BCC Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/ve2eh/co9bcc.htm ADDED NOTE: Pierre, VE2EH, states that you will find the latest results of the 1999 ARRL International DX Contest, plus photos, check out the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/ve2eh/co9.htm

CP6, BOLIVIA. Mats, LU9AY, will go to CP6-land to work the CQWW SSB Contest from October 27th through November 7th. He will be on the air as CP6/LU9AY on SSB and CW. Activity will be mainly CW, and he will try to hang around the WARC bands. Look for him before and after the contest. QSL via NU4N. Mats states, "Please no more homecall cards.. or LU bureau.. because I am not replying those.. all should go to NU4N."

D44, CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Angelo, D44BS, has informed them that Julio, D44BC, had a heart attack and is in critical condition. OPDX wishes Julio a complete recovery.

EAST TIMOR. Peter, 5X1T/ON6TT, reports that one member of his team, Brian 'Joe' Poole, G3MRC (5X1P), is in East Timor and Darwin installing their stations. He knows that Brian has a VK8 license already, but forgot his callsign. However, it will probably take a while before East Timor will be qualified as a new country. It must conform to one of the 3 criteria for a DXCC entity.

GB2, GIBRALTAR. Gary, W5FI, informs OPDX that he will be active as ZB2/W5FI now through October 10th. Although this is a business trip for Gary and business will come first, he anticipates being on during the openings to NA, SA, JA, and Europe almost every day. His emphasis will be on RTTY, CW, and SSB on 80-10 meters. QSL via W5FI.

HB0, LICHTENSTEIN. Helmut, DF7ZS, reports that they will be active from here and participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest from October 30-31st. The callsign is not known yet, as they are trying to get a short callsign from the HB0 guys. The worst case would be HB0/DL0TS. QSL info is via DF7ZS. They are planning to operate mainly on 40 meters operating split (looking for DX at night) and a second station on 10/15/20 meters. The team is going to test the 40 meters band setup during the WAG (Worked all Germany) Contest, October 16-17th, using the DF2OOO callsign.

IOTA NEWS........

J6, ST. LUCIA. Members of the "Florida DXpedition Group" (W4DXP) will be here October 25th through November 1st. They will be active in the CQWW SSB Contest (October 30-31st) as J6J. Look for J68WB (William/N2WB), J68AZ (Clarence/W9AAZ) and J68WX (Bill/W4WX) before and after the contest on all bands/modes. QSL cards for J6J go to N5VL and others to home calls.


SPECIAL ACTIVITY. Jaime, EA4ABW, would like to inform everyone that on October 15-16th the JOTA (Jamboree On The Air) will take place. A lot of special Scout event stations will be on the air. In Madrid, Spain, Jaime states that he will be on the air possibly as ED4SDM (Scouts De Madrid) or with his personal callsign EA4ABW/J (Jamboree). The special callsign has not been approved as of yet and is still waiting for authorization. QSL will be via EA4ABW through the bureau or via CBA.

SPECIAL EVENT. Look for EO55WL to be active between 2100z October 24th, and 2100z October 29th, to celebrate the 55 years of liberation of the Ukraine in WWII. The activity will be on all bands CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31/SSTV. QSL via UT1WA either bureau or direct to: P.O.Box 5951, LVIV, 79054, UKRAINE. The same callsign was used in July this year to celebrate the liberation of Lviv City. The QSL cards are OK via the same manager, UT1WA, either bureau or direct. After the end of October, QSL cards for both operations will be sent as soon as they will be received from printer.

SPECIAL EVENT (Attention Prefix Hunters!). The very special callsign EG0UV will be used during the 500th anniversary of the University of Valencia. The special event station will be again on the air October 6th (next Wednesday) because of the official inauguration of the academic year 1999/2000 by his Royal Highness, the Prince of Asturias. The number zero (0) is only issued to stations where some member of the Spanish Royal Family has taken part in a special event and as the personal callsign of the King of Spain, EA0JC. QSL via EA5GMI.

UP ONE. The ARRL DXCC List is officially up one entity as of October. With the addition of Palestine (E4), the current entities are now 332.

VK9C, COCOS-KEELING ISLAND. The "DX News Letter" reports that a VK2 ham has said to be on Cocos Keeling now and should be able to be on the air after October 1st. No QSNs were reported as of yet.

ZK3, TOKELAU. Ron, ZL1AMO, has cancelled his trip to ZK3 due to being sick from the boat ride to 5W (Samoa). He states that he could not face the trip on the boat again. However, remember the "Double Trouble" group will be heading here October 7-12th.

ZX, BRAZIL. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports to look for ZX7G from Fortaleza de Nazare Island, October 8-11th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, CW and SSB. QSL via PY7MEU

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