Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin No. 431
October 18, 1999

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 431
BID: $OPDX.431
October 18, 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, K1VV, N1OLO, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3LEO, N4GN, KG6AR, N6RT, N7NG, K8YSE, NE8Z, W8AEB, W8BT, W8DO, WA8AA, K0RX, N0KK, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL6FBL, DL2SBY, DL5NAM, GM3WIL, I4UFH, IT9BLB, IT9GSF, JH4RHF, OH2BH, VE2KH, VK6LC and VO1HE for the following DX information.

3W6, VIETNAM. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Mike, N0ODK, will be active November 15-29th as 3W6DK. His activity will be mostly 20 and 15 meters SSB. QSL via N0ODK.

3XY, GUINEA. Denis, VE2DPS, will be active here until December 22nd as 3XY2D. His activity has been mostly on 10 and 20 meters. Check above 28500 and around 14190 kHz. He will be using a FT-840 and G5RV antenna. QSL via his home callsign VE2DPS.

4U1VIC, VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE. Jun, JH4RHF, provides the following schedule for 4U1VIC contest activities: CQWW SSB Contest - Multi/Single effort by operators DL2OBF, RRDXA and possibly others; CQWW CW Contest - Multi/Single effort by operators DL6RDR, BCC and possibly others; ARRL 10 Meters Contest - Multi/Single effort by operators VE3IAY and JH4RHF; and CQ WPX SSB Contest - possibly Multi/Single effort by operator OE8CIQ and possibly others. By the way, this station counts as Austria for DXCC. QSL all contacts via the OE bureau or CBA.

CN8, MOROCCO (Update). Dieter, DF4RD, issued a huge press release by Ben, DL6FBL, to remind everyone that the members of the Bavarian Contest Club (BCC) are forming a Multi/Multi team to participate in the upcoming CQWWDX Contests from Morocco. CN8WW will have separate stations on all six bands for the complete 48 hours of both contests. Activity will be on all bands including 160 meters for both contests. The members of the SSB team are (16 people, alphabetically): DJ5IW, DK2OY, DK5WL, DK6WL, DK7YY, DL1MFL, DL2NBU, DL4MCF, DL6FBL, DL6RAI, DL8OH, DL8WPX, DL9NEI, OE2LCM, OE2MON, and OE2VEL. The current members listed of the CW team are (alphabetically): DK1BT, DK2OY, DK8LV, DK9IP, DL2MEH, DL3DXX, DL3NCI, DL6FBL, DL6LAU, DL8WPX, S51TA, and maybe some more OPs. The complete press release will be sent to all OPDX InterNet Subscribers as an additional bulletin.

DXCC BACKLOG. It has been reported to OPDX by Bob, W8BT, that Bill Moore, NC1L, from the DXCC Desk, states in doing the processing of DXCC sub- missions, "We are currently experiencing a backlog in excess of 8 weeks.."

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS. Martti, OH2BH, reports that the EA8BH will be active in the CQWW SSB Contest. From a press release he states the following: "The EA8BH contest site has been re-built to take full advantage of the improved radio propagation. This year, a dual radio station (using two Yaesu FT1000MP transceivers) will be launched into battle, again employing multiple direction beaming with power split concept. Your observation reports will again be valuable in helping determine the signal's penetra- tion throughout the world. All reports and QSOs will be confirmed with a folded Yaesu-sponsored QSL card describing the equipment and technology used this year. Your QSL cards and reports can be mailed to: Martti J. Laine, OH2BH, Nuottaniementie 3D20, 02230 Espoo, Finland or via E-mail address: oh2bh@n4gn.com

EA8/V2/ZB, CANARY ISLANDS/ANTIGUA/GILBRALTAR. Dave Clark, W8DO, informs OPDX that he will be active from Gilbraltar (ZB2) October 19th through November 1st. His operation will then move to the Canary Islands (EA8) for the first two weeks in Novmember, followed by a transatlantic sail aboard the sloop "Kiwi" to Antigua (V2). Dave will be active on FISTS frequencies of 7058, 14058 and 21058 kHz. QSL via the FISTS bureau or home callsign.

EIDXA NEW OFFICERS FOR 2000. The Eastern Iowa DX Association is pleased to announce its officers for the year 2000:

President - David Andersen, K0RX               Membership Committee:
Vice President - Nelson Moyer, KU0A            Jim Spencer, W0SR
Secretary/Treasurer - Tom White, K0VZR         Tom Vavra, WB8ZRL

EN5, UKRAINE. Look for the Crimea Contest Club station, EN5J, to be active in both CQWW SSB and CW Contest as a Multi/Single catagory. QSL via KG6AR.

EUROPE TRIP (EA, EA9 and ZB2). Rick, NE8Z, informs OPDX that he will be traveling and operating from the following places. Activity will be on CW/SSB on the HF bands, including the WARC bands. Rick's schedule is as follows:

Please QSL via NE8Z CBA.

FO0, CLIPPERTON. It has been reported that a Web site for the upcoming March 2000 DXpedition to Clipperton Island has been set up at: http://www.qsl.net/clipperton2000/ The web site is pretty extensive and contains: Clipperton Island Pictures and History, Clipperton Island Factbook, QSLs and Stories from Previous DXpeditions, Operator Profiles, Pictures of the boat, Operating Fre- quencies, Propagation aids and more... This DXpedition is still looking for sponsors. Please contact John Kennon, N7CQQ, n7cqq@laughlin.net if you can help out.

HB0, LIECHTENSTEIN. Kazik/DL2SBY and Henry/SP2FOV will be active here October 29th through November 7th. They will be active on 160-10 meters including the WARC bands on CW/SSB/RTTY using the callsigns HB0/DL2SBY and HB0/SP2FOV. Equipment will be: 2 Trx, 2 PA, Vertical, Delta Loop and a Quad. QSL via home call.

INTERESTING CALLSIGN OF THE WEEK. GM3WIL, GM0SEI and GM0DEQ were operating from Horse Island (IOSA CL13) on Sunday (October 17th) using the callsign GB2NAG.


KH0, MARIANA. By the time you read this, members of the Northern Kyushu DX Club should be active. Members Asa, JA6AGA (KH0/AF4IN), and Tony, JA6CNL (KH0N), will be active on all bands mostly on CW. QSLs via home callsign or via Northern Kyushu DX Club QSL Bureau: P.O. Box 11, Yawata, 805-8691 Japan.

MM, SCOTLAND. Leo, W3LEO, will be active from Portpatrick in southwest Scotland from October 21st to November 12th. However, Leo states that this is a vacation not a DXpedition and "time on the air will depend on the antennas, on propagation, and on when the pubs are open, HI....." He will use the callsign MM/W3LEO and plans to be in the CQWW SSB Contest at least on the Saturday. Outside of the contest, look for him on 17 meters SSB or 10 SSB (if 10 meters stays open). He will use an Icom 706 (100 watts]) with a 10/15/20 meter vertical and a 17-meter dipole. QSL via his CBA (with SASE) or bureau.

PJ4, BONAIRE. Doug, N6RT, reports that the Bonaire CQWW crew from PJ9B will be using the callsign PJ4B from now on. The PJ9B callsign will no longer be used. Please pay special attention to this when logging them this year.


SPECIAL EVENT. To mark the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Guglielmo Marconi's birth, the Marconi Radio Club will operate special event station W1AA/CC on 20, 17, 15, and 10-meter SSB, Friday, October 22, approximately 1400-2000z. Suggested frequencies: 14280, 18140, 21280, and 28480 kHz. Activity will be from the location of the former 1903 Marconi Transatlantic station at Cape Cod National Seashore on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (Marconi's original transatlantic transmission call sign in 1903 was "CC"). The Comitato Tricolore of New England will dedicate a monument that day (at 1530z) to honor Guglielmo Marconi, and Marconi's daughter (Princess Elettra Marconi) is scheduled to be present. Princess Elettra will be presented with a plaque by the Marconi Radio Club making her an Honorary President of The Marconi Radio Club.

SPECIAL EVENT. The Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club will be operating W1NLK from Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT, on November 14th, in celebration of the first "Fun Fly Day". Club members and their families will be bringing their model planes, rockets and kites to fly. The public is invited to join in the festivities and see demonstration of HF, VHF and ATV. However, the highlight of the "Fun Fly Day" will be their kite-borne RLW (really long wire) antenna. Operation will be in the general portion of 40 meters (7.250+/-) and 20 meters (14.230 +/-). Operations will commence between 1500-1600z and last until 2000z. A certificate and QSL card will be available. For their QSL, send a letter size SASE please (DX 1 IRC or 1 USD). For the certificate and the QSL, send a 9x12 SASE (DX 2 IRC or 2 USD). A 1 USD donation for the certificate to defray printing costs is appreciated but not required. Send QSL requests to: W1NLK Fun Fly, GNARC, 305 Main Ave PMB115, Norwalk CT 06851, USA

VK9, LORD HOWE ISLAND. Dee, W1HEO, is currently in Austrailia and is getting ready to operate from Lord Howe Island for five days starting Octber 24th. He was issued the callsign VK9LM and will be on 20 and 15 meter SSB and CW. Suggested frequencies to check would be: CW - 14030 and 21030 kHz; SSB - 14185 and 21185 (21230) kHz. QSL via W1HEO.

VP2, MONTSERRAT. Chris, DL5NAM, from the Bavarian Contest Club (BCC), reports that they (also DL9NDS, DL7NFK) have just received the callsign VP2MCS to be used in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi/Single. The team will be active on the air with 3 stations from October 25th through November 9th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, mostly on SSB, Pactor and PSK31. QSL via DL5NAM.

VP2, MONTSERRAT (Update). John, K3TEJ, reports that the callsign VP2MHJ was issued to him in error and the correct callsign that he will be using from Montserrat will be VP2MKW. He will be active from November 22-25th.

VP5, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. Operators N0AT, N0KK, W5WW and N5QQ will operate from North Caicos Island as VP5R during the CQWW SSB Contest as a Multi/Single entry. Outside of the contest operators will sign VP5/homecall. All QSLs via operators homecall CBA. VP5R QSLs go to N0KK or N0AT via CBA.

YASME AWARD ADDRESS. Wayne Mills, N7NG, President of the Yasme Foundation, reports the following: "All correspondence regarding the Yasme Award, including the submission of applications should go to the following address. This new address was announced previously, but several sites still post the old address." The new address is: Randy Wright, 18432 Milmar Boulevard, Castro Valley, CA 94546 U.S.A.

ZONE 2 ACTIVATED (Lighthouse Alert). Gus/VO1MP, Dan/VO1MX and Chris/VE3FU are planning to be in Labrador for the CQWW SSB Contest this month. They will be operating with their own calls (see below) until the contest and use the callsign VO2CQ during the contest. They will be active on most bands and both SSB and CW until contest time. QSL routes (bureau or direct): VO2CQ and VO2AC via VE3FU; VO2ZZ via VO1HE. The site they will be operating from is the Point Amour lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada. It's located on the southern shore of Labrador. Check out the following Web page for story and pictures: http://www.labradorstraits.nf.ca/ptamour.html

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