The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 434
November 8, 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, ARRL Letter, AI2Q, WB2RAJ/WB2YQH & The 59(9) DXReport, W3UR & The Daily DX, K8YSE, W8DO, KE9KD & DX Central, DJ5AV & DX News Letter, DL3LAR, EB3GCP, G4UOL, HK6DOS, HP1AC, IK4AUY, JA4RED, JI3DST, LU7DIR, OH1KAG, OZ5AAH, PR7AR, PS7ZZ, VK4AAR and Bob Treacher for the following DX information.
3A, MONACO. Look for Mike/W0YR, John/N9NA and Ilyes/HA5JI to be active as 3A/W0YR as a Multi/Single entry in the CQWW CW Contest.
3F, PANAMA (Update, please refer to OPDX.430). Cam, HP1AC, reports that he and his special operation as 3F1AC to commemorate the turnover of the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama, has a new QSL address. This 3F1AC operation will take place starting December 1st, lasting through January 5th (2000). Effective immediately, all cards going to HP1AC have to go to: Camilo A. Castillo, P.O. Box 0860-00144, Villa Lucre, Panama, Panama. Please note that his drop mail address in Miami, Florida is no longer good for QSL's and QSL's arriving at his old Box number in El Dorado will be forwarded to his new Box in VILLA LUCRE.
9M6OO DXPEDITION. Just a quick reminder that the Layang-Layang Island (Spratly Island) operation will take place this week, November 11-17th. Please refer to OPDX.432 or checkout the Web page: http://www.qsl.net/n2oo/. By the time you read this, the team should be active from the Hillview Gardens (Borneo) Resort as 9M6AAC.
A5, BHUTAN. There have been a few sources reporting that Jim Smith, VK9NS, is now in Bhutan. He may be there until the end of next week, and we are all sure Jim will try his best to obtain a A5 license. Jim has worked very hard over the last several years to obtain a license in hopes to operate from here again like he did back in 1990 and 1994. Best of luck to him on his efforts.
CO, CUBA. It has been reported that Raul, CO8ZZ, will be active in the CQWW CW Contest as Single Operator/Single Band entry (10 meters). His QSL Manager is AD4Z.
GD, ISLE OF MAN. Steve, G4UOL, will be active as GD4UOL from 2000z Friday, November 19th through 1600z Friday, December 3rd. He expects to concentrate this year, again, on 18 and 24 MHz as long as the bands produce QSOs. In the CQWW CW Contest he will be Single Op/Low Power, unassisted, not as active as previous years but trying for plenty of QSOs rather than a big score! Skeds are welcome outside the contest via E-mail address: email@example.com QSLs should go to the GD buro rather than his home callsign as this speeds up the process. QSLs direct are via his home callsign of G4UOL: Steven Muster, Flat 4, 60 Genesta Road, Westcliff on Sea, England, SS0 8DB, UK More information about his previous trips, 1988 to 1998, can be found on his Web pages at: http://www.g4uol.demon.co.uk
HS, THAILAND. "The 59(9) DXReport" reports that Bruce, AA4XR, will be active from November 20th through December 7th as HS0ZCY. Actiivity will be on 40-10 meters CW and RTTY.
KH4, MIDWAY ISLAND. Mert/W0UFO, Thor/W0QIK, and Ed/N0OKW are expected to be active from Midway now through November 13th. Their primary task is to work with the Oceanic Society as part of the Elderhostel program, but they will also be operating Ham Radio in their spare time. If conditions are good, they will pay particular attention to the QRP frequencies on 20, 15 and 10 meters and operate QRP. Otherwise, they will increase power to up to 100 watts and do what they must to make some contacts. Mert mentions that Midway is -11 hours from UTC or -5 from CST. They would guess that they will get some operating time in the early morning (1100 CST) and in the evening (2200 to 2300 CST). They will use two callsign KH4/W0UFO and KH4/W0QIK. Meanwhile, Dick, KH4/W4ZYV, has been active this past weekend on 10 meters on or around 28480 kHz between 2200 and 0300z. This station will be here until January 10th (2000). QSL via home callsign.
KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS. Kazumasa/JA4CZM, Hiroyasu/JA4RED and Yasuo/JH4RLY will be active from Saipan, November 19-22nd, using the callsigns AA1NY/KH0, KH0/JA4RED, and KH0/JH4RLY. Activity will be on 160-6 meters CW/SSB/PSK31 and SSTV. QSL via home callsign. AA1NY/KH0 via JA4CZM.
LU, ARGENTINA. Jose, LU7DIR, reports that he will be active in the CQWW CW Contest as LU7DIR from Zone 13 as a Single Op on all bands.
MU, GUERNSEY. Asko/OH3GI and Juha/OH1KAG/OH9MM will be active from Guernsey Island (EU-114) as MU/OH3GI and MU/OH9MM in the CQWW CW Contest (November 27-28th). They will be active from the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society premises. QSL MU/OH3GI via bureau to OH3GI. QSL MU/OH9MM via bureau to OH3LQK. By the way, Juha informs OPDX that his birthday is on the 28th of November, so QSOs are welcome as a birthday gift ;-)
NEW EDITORS FOR THE BPDX. Jose, CT1EEB, reports that he will no longer be able to publish the Portuguese DX Bulletin (BPDX) because he will be "heading out of the country for work reasons and cannot take in hands the responsibilities of publication anymore." The BPDX will continue and the new DX Publishers are:
NEW LIGHTHOUSE. Look for PV7ZZ to be active from the lighthouse "Ponta do Mel" (Lat 04 58 06 S, Long 036 54 01 W, Grid SQ HI15NA) from December 3-6th. Activity will be on all bands CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31. QSL via PS7ZZ: Francisco Edvaldo Preira de Freitas, Av Sao Miguel dos caribes 31, 59086-500, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte - Brazil.
OA, PERU. The "DX News Letter" reports that Yves/F5TYY, Alan/F6BFH, and Bernard/F9IE are to be active from several places in Peru (perhaps also IOTA) now through November 20th. QSLs via bureau.
PIRATE. Lars, OZ1HPS, informs us that there is no callsign 4L80. Any operations by this station is a pirate. There are only 4L8A and 4L8T in the 8 area. Lars is also QSL Manager for 4L8A.
QSL INFO AND NEWS.........
SPECIAL EVENT STATION. The Catalonian Ham Radio Union, Television of Catalonia and YAESU will be active on the air December 11-12th, from TVC studios using the very special callsign EG3TVC. This callsign is used to promote the "8th Edition of The Marathon of TV3" dedicated to collect funds for non-cure diseases/transplantments. They will operate on HF, VHF, UHF, Meteor Scatter and Satellites. For more information, check out the Web pages: http://www.urc.es and http://www.urc.es/eg3tvc.htm
SPECIAL MILLENNIUM STATION. Look for M2000A to be active on all bands (HF, 6m and 2m) with 5 stations from December 31, 1999, to February 29, 2000, by Cray Valley Radio Society (CVRS) to celebrate the Millennium from the Greenwich Meridian in South East London, England. Skeds with other groups planning special Millennium activity are invited. Any licensed amateur who plans to visit G-land early in 2000 can operate M2000A if they become a temporary member of CVRS for 4 (USD). Special awards will be available. QSL via G4DFI <firstname.lastname@example.org>. For further infor- mation, contact Bob Treacher (Chairman) via E-mail at: email@example.com Also, visit their Web site at: http://www.qsl.net/m2000a/
WELL-KNOWN DXER HOSPITALIZED. The ARRL Letter reports: "Chod Harris, WB2CHO/VP2ML, hospitalized: Former ARRL HQ staffer and well-known DXer and CQ magazine DX columnist Charles J. "Chod" Harris reportedly suffered a massive heart attack and has been hospitalized in Santa Rosa, California. Bob Locher, W9KNI, reported November 4 that Harris, 50, was gaining ground but remained in intensive care. "While Chod is not out of the woods, things are definitely looking better," Locher said. Flowers are not permitted in the intensive care unit, but friends may write Chod Harris, 3201 Franz Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. While he was at ARRL HQ, Harris and ARRL Educational Activities Manager Rosalie White, WA1STO, started the Club and Training Department in the mid-1970s." OPDX and its readers hope for Chod's quick recover. Get well soon Chod.
ZB2, GILBRALTAR. A message (on Monday) from Dave, W8DO, states he is still active as ZB2/W8DO and continues to be active on 15 and 20 meter C.W. and was helpful giving many a new multiplier during the the past weekend's CQWW DX Contest. His operation continues through November 15th, during the evening. Look for Dave on the FISTS frequencies of 14058 and 21058 kHz. As of November 1st, he has made over 2,000 contacts using the small 25 watt Argosy. His antenna is a Hustler Whip on the stern of a 50' Oyster sailboat.
ZF, CAYMAN ISLANDS. The "DX News Letter" reports that Bruce, N6NT, will be active again as ZF2NT now through at least May 2000. He was spotted on 12 meters this past week on or around 24900 kHz after 2300z. QSL via G3SWH (See OPDX.429).
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